boymimbo
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:59:01 AM permalink
Newt's upcoming book was to include a chapter on global warming, written by my friend, a deeply Christian Republican who happens to be at the forefront in global waming research (and a professor at Texas Tech). In Iowa, in order to curry favor with candidates, Newt promised (and did) take it out of his book. Of course, she learned about it from Newt's press conference. Rush called her a "climate babe".

How can she dare be a Republican, a Christian, AND believe in global warming? Must be some kind of left-winged nut liberal conspiracy.

And that's the problem with US politics today. You can't be a republican and believe in global warming. You can't be a democrat and believe in reduced government. You can't be a republican and believe in health care for all americans. You can't be a democrat and be pro-life... and so on and so forth. Believe it or not, there is a middle ground.
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March 19th, 2012 at 1:36:39 PM permalink
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You can't be a republican and believe in health care for all americans.



We have health care for all Americans and have for decades.
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March 20th, 2012 at 3:53:15 AM permalink
there are currently 50 million americans without health insurance.
yes there is health care if you show up at an emergency room.
thats not the same thing.
if you cant be honest, you cant be taken seriously.

Number of Uninsured Rises to 50.7 Million
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AZDuffman
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March 20th, 2012 at 5:28:00 AM permalink
Quote: WongBo

there are currently 50 million americans without health insurance.
yes there is health care if you show up at an emergency room.
thats not the same thing.
if you cant be honest, you cant be taken seriously.



Well, the dishonest one is the person who says a person without insurance is "without health care." At least in the 1990s the left would use the correct terminology. Now they act as though the people have no options at all.

Why do you assume a person must have health insurance or "show up at the emergency room?" Go to the "Minute Clinic" at Walgreens, you can get a basic diagnosis for about $50. This is a very fair price. Or go to a bigger clinic, they are around, that has more facilities. Might be $100-500, but still more affordable than the ER. Most doctors would be happy to see a cash customer, might even give you a better price if they are your regular doctor. Keep a credit card for medical use only, pay with it if you are short on green-money.

Lots of options exist. You just have to get the idea that "health care should be free" out of your head and accept that you must pay for what you consume. Obamacare supporters think they are going to get "free health care like they have in Canada!"
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April 10th, 2012 at 11:33:08 AM permalink
Well, as of about 2:15 EDT looks like it is over. Spares me deciding to vote for him or not in the PA Primary this month. While I always liked Rick, his "Obama is better than Romney" line was unforgivable. And Mitt is showing some spunk, telling the college student he isn't looking for the votes of people who want "free stuff." My guess there is Mitt got some influence from Christie, a guy who makes those comments stick as easy as making a cup of coffee.

I do hand it to a guy who went from 1% support to winning several states overnight. All on a shoestring of a budget. My prediction is he ends up as Mitt's Sec of HHS in 2013. To pick him for Veep would not be prudent. Picking a primary competitor has a 6-10 record in modern times.
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April 10th, 2012 at 11:43:48 AM permalink
In case anyone is wondering, the current Intrade market has Obama at a 60.8% chance to win the general election, which would equate to a fair money line of -155.

The field is wide open for Romny's VP. The current front runner is Marco Rubio, but even he has only a 24.5% chance. I rather like Paul Ryan at 7%, which would pay over 13 to 1, if I had an account there.
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April 10th, 2012 at 11:58:19 AM permalink
It will be an interesting election. Obama's approval rating is still in the mid 40s, and no president in April has won reelection when their approval rating was below 50%. On the other hand, Gallup and the major pollsters still have Obama leading Romney, and Realpolitics has Obama winning the general election over Romney, though many states in are a tossup.

Now it's time for the Republican party to gather behind Romney and unite.
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AZDuffman
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April 10th, 2012 at 12:17:37 PM permalink
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It will be an interesting election. Obama's approval rating is still in the mid 40s, and no president in April has won reelection when their approval rating was below 50%. On the other hand, Gallup and the major pollsters still have Obama leading Romney, and Realpolitics has Obama winning the general election over Romney, though many states in are a tossup.

Now it's time for the Republican party to gather behind Romney and unite.



The Rasmussen site has some interesting graphs. Obama has spiked to 50-51% twice in the past year or so but never maintained it for more than a day or two. He has drifted below 45% and stayed there for longer periods, but whenever he goes to 40% he bounces back to that same band. The "strong" index is a grim picture for him. Strong dissaprove has been far more than strong approve by at least 10% since late spring of 2009. It often shoots to over 20% and his "strong dissaprove" has several times been more than his "simple approve."

IOW, the energy is against him and has been for some time. He has a core base of 40%, but any candidate running for either party has that. My casual observance is that the more he talks the worse the numbers get for him, and when he is "quiet" they drift back up. To me this indicates there is support for "the POTUS" and many people still like him personally, but when he says his policy they are reminded they do not like that. He is kind of like a food you don't like but want to like so you try a bite every so often, then you remember why you don't like it.

GOP will now get behind Mitt. I just told a buddy, "a primary is a contest, not a corrination." If anything it shows Mitt he has to both fight and take the fight to the other guy. I told people all along no way there will be a "brokered convention." That was media filling the news hole. Now the real campaign begins. Wait 2-3 weeks and you will start to see believable head-to-head polls in the general.
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April 10th, 2012 at 12:32:52 PM permalink
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Well, as of about 2:15 EDT looks like it is over. Spares me deciding to vote for him or not in the PA Primary this month. While I always liked Rick, his "Obama is better than Romney" line was unforgivable. And Mitt is showing some spunk, telling the college student he isn't looking for the votes of people who want "free stuff." My guess there is Mitt got some influence from Christie, a guy who makes those comments stick as easy as making a cup of coffee.

I do hand it to a guy who went from 1% support to winning several states overnight. All on a shoestring of a budget. My prediction is he ends up as Mitt's Sec of HHS in 2013. To pick him for Veep would not be prudent. Picking a primary competitor has a 6-10 record in modern times.



why is Rick quitting b4 the primary of the state he was an elected official for?
didnt he gave a good shot at winning PA?
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April 10th, 2012 at 12:52:04 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

why is Rick quitting b4 the primary of the state he was an elected official for?
didnt he gave a good shot at winning PA?



Probably not as good as was thought. He also has a really sick kid and my guess is he would rather spend the time with family than on an over campaign.
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