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Is the USA on the slippery slope from a constitutional republic and the rule of law to a democracy - 50 + 1 the rule of the majority.
"If the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party and the millions of Americans who ask us to be their voice, I fear that the already partisan atmosphere will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything. That doesn't serve anyone's best interests and it certainly isn't what the patriots who founded this democracy had in mind..."
"We should make no mistake. This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. It is a fundamental power grab by the majority party, propelled by its extreme right and designed to change the reading of the Constitution, particularly as it relates to individual rights and property rights. It is nothing more or nothing less. Let me take a few moments to explain that. Folks who want to see this change want to eliminate one of the procedural mechanisms designed for the express purpose of guaranteeing individual rights, and they also have a consequence, and would undermine the protections of a minority point of view in the heat of majority excess. We have been through these periods before in American history but never, to the best of my knowledge, has any party been so bold as to fundamentally attempt to change the structure of this body."
Lest you think these quotes are sour grapes from Republicans. The first is then Sen. Obama, the second is then Sen. Biden, both in 2005. I find it an interesting juxtaposition that a 200 year old filibuster rule would be thrown out between the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address, the Battle of Gettysburg being an American tragedy and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, also an American tragedy. This seems like an enormous power grab (not a single Republican voted in favor of removing the filibuster rule) and coming on the heels of the ACA rollout (not a single Republican vote for the ACA) it appears the Democratic Party is determined to impose as many of their policies as possible because they know better then the majority of the citizens of the USA. I know, Obama won a majority of the electoral vote in 2012 but here is the recent Rasmussen Poll regards the Democrats Health Care push.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Unfavorable views of the national health care law have risen to their highest levels this year.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 38% of Likely U.S. Voters now have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the new national health care law. That’s down seven points from 45% a month ago. Fifty-eight percent (58%) view the law unfavorably, up five points from the previous survey and the highest finding in regular surveying since early January. These findings include 15% with a Very Favorable opinion of the law and 45% with a Very Unfavorable one, another high for the year.
Hey good news. Baxter the dog from Fort Collins has an ACA account
Sounds like Obama administration is getting ready to start the blame game.
Republicans, insurance companies and the media for the ACA problems. Maybe they can work George Bush into the mix.
Thanks for the info. Not the best news but good to get honest feedback.
Agree with Scott. Would be awesome if they widened road and filled shoulder drop offs. Gets pretty sketchy when the snow is falling and a car is approaching.
this news deserves 2 cheers with the third held in abeyance until they finish.
Sounds like it is more cosmetic but any thing that helps your hulaing is good by me.
No worries John. Just keep hulaing. Agree with you on clear windows. I have no interest in ending up in a ditch on 14 between 16 and 131
Thank you for having the courage to state that "Obamacare is turning out to be a mess". My concern with your letter is you state that Rep. Tipton "took six opportunities to slander President Barack Obama and the Democrats in general". Honestly, I have re-read Rep. Tipton's piece several times and have yet to find one example of slander on Rep. Tipton's part. He certainly has called out the president and the Democrats for the issues the Affordable Health Care Act, AKA Obamacare, is experiencing and you actually seem to agree in general that it is a mess. It would be helpful next time if you are going to accuse some one of slander you use an example. In my opinion, one of the problems in the USA is the amount of hyperbole and misinformation that is produced both on the left and the right. As an example, Rep. Tipton's piece may not be read by those who disagree with him. They will read your piece as it appears to disagree with at least a portion of Rep. Tipton's article. They will see you state that he took an opportunity to "slander" Obama and the Dems. Then they go out in the public forum and repeat the "fact" that Rep. Tipton is slandering the president and the Democrats. Similar to you, I am a voter who decides to vote based on the candidate and not the party affiliation. I appreciate your being willing to share your thoughts in this forum and hope you will re-think your use of the term slander.
noun ˈker-i-kə-ˌchu̇r, -ˌchər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r, -ˈka-ri-
: a drawing that makes someone look funny or foolish because some part of the person's appearance is exaggerated
: someone or something that is very exaggerated in a funny or foolish way
Scott, Pray tell where in the above post of mine or John is your "caricature". all we are asking is to find out what her presentation was in Oak Creek. I am curious as to why there was no reporting on her appearance. Chill out and chive on. Must be a slow day today.
Looks like if any info is released on her presentation that person will be placed on double secret probation. No hulaing allowed.
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