Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Just because Democrats walk in lock-step and act like drones... doesn't
make them right!What ever happened to the need for DIVERSITY of
thought? Have you Democrats given up on that completely?If so...
why do you CRITICIZE Republicans for having some diversity? And PRAISE
Democrats for acting like drones. All doing the same thing, saying the same
thing, acting the same way... that's not diversity. What happened to the
liberals I grew up with... that questioned everything? They don't exist
anymore. They are only interested in branding, and unity, and conformity, and
being "on-message". What happened to the rebel liberals?
@Twin Lights'promote' is not the same as
'wrote'.And it was quite clear to everyone the whole
thing would not work without a mandate that would fund it.I am not
republican so do not care what what the establishment republicans
"promoted", They were wrong and the extreme left is wrong. The fact remains they didn't write it, and furthermore that it was just
plain bad for America.
The Truth,From the Heritage Foundation's web page: "Founded
in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution - a
think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public
policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government,
individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national
defense."The individual mandate was introduced in a few pieces
of failed legislation introduced by Republican lawmakers in 1993.The
mandate was a conservative idea (still is - it pushes folks to be self reliant
vs. depend on the govt.) and was first introduced by Republicans.It
is what it is.
@AlfredPhoenix, AZYes, but the government making those
sinister decisions is not very comforting... and conjures up Germanys deciding
the fate of eight million German citizens.======= Alfred
-- WWI history 101:German law was passed for the elimination
of "undesiraibles" to German Society.The Nazi party then
used this stating this applied to the terminally ill who were costing the German
taxpayers too much money with no hope of a full or meaning ful recovery.[Money wasted to a hopeless cause.]That played so well, they later
expanded that interpretion to mean the elimination of other
"undesireables" to their society:the poor,the
homeless, the alcoholics and drug addicts, the liberals, the
communists, the gays, the immigrants, and of course the Jews.
You might want to study up as to which side of the political
spectrum the Nazis come from.
To "Open Minded Mormon" we know what side of the political spectrum the
Nazis came from. It is the same side that has given us the ACA and so many
other failed social welfare programs.
The hypocrisy of right wing conservative "Partiers" is astounding. Even
among my own conservative extended family members, they talk the Hannity-esque
talk and throw around the Limbaugh-ish buzzwords and zingers, but when they had
children with health problems, they ran right to the government; when they lost
their jobs in this "free market" economy in Utah, they immediately filed
for unemployment. They preach that Churches and charities should take care of
the poor and needy, but when they had a serious medical issue and went to the
Church, they were turned away and sent to the government. Yet they still
harangue against Obama and liberal Democrats - the political tradition without
which they would either be indentured servants, homeless, dead, or all three!
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