I am of the opinion that Michelle Bachman cannot possibly sustain voter hysteria long enough to actually get elected as POTUS.
I also suspect that during out last election, A. Greene was, in some way, on the ballot as a Democratic candidate for the Senate as a result of some mechinations by the Republican Party. It could have been either the State of National GOP involved.
My thoughts were, in recalling the Democratic primaries in States such as Texas, Florida, Iowa, and some other States, that Rush Limbaugh, among others, had encouraged his Right Wing Extremist listening audience to participate in the Democratic Primaries (even if they had to re-register to do so) and vote for Hillary Clinton because he was confident that Hillary Clinton could be beaten by the Republican candidate. He did not think McCain/Palin could beat Obama/Biden.
When A. Greene, unqualified as he is, managed to beat a competent and experienced politician, it suggests to me that there may have been such an effort made on the part of the State GOP, during the Primary, to cross over and cast their primary vote for A. Greene, being aware that he could not possibly beat J. Wilson.
With that in mind, would it be a good idea for as many Democrats who can bring themselves to do it, to cross over and vote for Michelle Bachman during the primaries, as she seems the least likely to be elected, and the most popular with those right wingers who don't bother to check out anything, i.e. the Tea Partiers.
Is it possible that we could give the GOP a dose of its own medicine?
What do you think? Is it possible? Is it legal? Would it work? If some one of the other GOP primary candidates comes to the fore between now and their primary time, we could vote for them. Perry might be seen as outrageous enough to beat Bachmann, but I don't think he is electable either. However, things are getting so crazy, it's hard to make a really good guess.
This is, of course, if Obama is running unopposed. I have a feeling that might not be the case, and then, we'd have to use our primary vote to determine the Democratic candidate. I am very disappointed in Obama, but I can't think of any other Democratic contender who could convince me they would do a better job. With the crap Obama inherited from the previous administration, it is not surprising that things aren't running smoothly. It is especially not surprising since the right wing lunatics seem to have forgotten about the damage they have done, and are doing, to the US citizens, and also to our image at home and abroad.
If we could coordinate something, as the GOP seems so gifted to achieve, maybe we could use their own tactics against them. We should be using "lessons learned," shouldn't we
Is there anyone else from SC who could have a dialog with me about the Care Improvement Plus Advantage Plan. I was getting quite a bit of contradicatory information out of their customer service number, plus inundated with notices and offers, plus difficulty in my medical bills being paid, plus harrassed by sales people from pharmaceutical entities wanting me to buy things I don't need "because I am 'entitled' to them, and will 'lose them if I don't use them." These things are needless burdens on my fellow citizen's money, and I have refused to purchase what I don't need. This seems to have resulted in some hostility and a difference in their payment of my legitimate medical expenses. If anyone else is having trouble with Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage Plan, I would like to know about it.
Also, anyone who may have made use of their "dental plan," for dentures. I would consider your experience and advice extremely welcome. I am being told I have to wait two months or longer, after the initial dental visit to receive the dentures, and that it will require several "fittings" in order to have dentures made. Never heard of such a thing. Wondering why the long wait and the repeated fittings. Methinks they are milking the taxpayer.
Posted by lapauvre in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Feb 15th 2007, 08:50 PM
This has been said several times by the Repubs and I am sick of it.
Have you heard of the great Iranian Navy? How about the Al Quaeda fleet of nuclear submarines?
How about the Iraqi Insurgent tank battalions? Oh, wait, the Radical Armed Bridge Invasion Division, known as RABID, which is goint to DRIVE across the oceans to do a land invasion of the USA. My God, people, we are in imminent danger!
Just because it looks like by sending our exhausted and limited troops over there like so much takee outee for the IED's and the snipers to slaughter like ducks in a shooting gallery, just ignore that.
Just because it violates every bit of common military sense (from what I know of military sense) to extend your line of supply for thousands of miles to fight an entrenched enemy who knows the land, the people, where to find what they need, have hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens who will hide them, lie for them, thwart your efforts, don't pay any attention to common sense.
Just because any number of our own military experts, several generals once our primary military geniuses have told us that it is wrong and a waste to send any more troops, we can ignore them. The President has found one lunatic who could be coerced to say the President, the Commander in Question, is right. So, ignore the former many and now follow (this time it's surely the "real thing") our Commander in A Straight Jacket's impeccable military logic.
Are these Bush defenders on the same planet as I am? Have they read the same history I have. Have they any concept of what those serving in the military in Iraq really think? How can they, since those serving in the military in Iraq are forbidden to speak against the commands of the Commander in A Bubble?
To whom can one write when both of their State's Senators are Republic Party members and thier Congressional District is run by an inarticulate Republic Party member.
I'm writing to you guys. I hope they let me have crayons in the loony bin.
And how and why, Democratic Party Members, please, please, tell me: How in the world did you let yourselves get talked into this "non-binding" resolution. Bind it. Why on earth did you give the Republic Party the opportunity to turn into a bunch of flag waving, tear jerking, hysterics, weeping buckets of tears over the death of men and women they sent there to die for political reasons.
This debate is at this very moment the most emotional and rhetorically filled debate I have ever heard, and it is entirely MOOT. The additional troops have already been deployed. We're watching days of theatrics and bickering and the Commander in The Dark has already done the deed.
What an assinine way to run a country. And we think we can tell Iraq how to be a peaceful and sane democracy. It is to laugh. Hysterically.
I think, as well as feel, that anyone's gayness, right or left wing, dem or rep, male or female, is their own damned business. I do not consider it an issue in any political area.
I do feel that (because the Republicans are making a big issue about homosexual rights, homosexual marriage, homosexual adoption of children, AND the religious right wingers are accusing them of being sinners, immoral, evil, hated, an abomination unto the LORD) when a loud-mouthed right winger is found to be gay, I feel a great deal of revulsion for his/her hypocrisy.
Being gay is a subject best to be discussed by those who are gay, and not interfered with by those who are totally ignorant of their concerns.
Recently watched the video on CNN, which was lengthy, about Rumsfeld.
I was hoping to find a site where you could view it. I didn't make it, but I have no doubt that many of you can.
It appears that for whatever reason this invasion and occupation of a foreign country was begun, it was not a war, because war hadn't been declared. Ask Attorney General Gonzalez. According to Gonzalez, the rules of "war," a la Geneva Protocols, do not apply to "detainees" or "renditions" because we are NOT at war, even though it may be that many are calling it the War in Iraq. It isn't a war, folks. Get that straight.
Rummy, apparently, has a management style which may be suitable for business, but is applying it to military action.
Hire full time only a minimal number of employees for which you must be responsible, and call in "contract temporaries" to whom you give much higher pay, and for whom you do not have to be responsible, for the short haul.
Unfortunately, due to the stupidity of the initial invasion, these positive thinkers who expected rose petals to be thrown beneath our tanks, seemed convinced it was a short term endeavor. (The fools.)
So the minimal military was sent in as the full time (cheaply paid) employees, and the rest was going to be "temporary contracted personnel."
Remember Rummy's estimate was six weeks to three months. And here we are, three years later, and our forces, full time and contractors are being slaughtered. Even worse, some of our full timers are being slaughtered because part of their assignment is to "protect the temporaries."
Wanna throw up now, or can ya hold it?
Hope you can find the show on video. It's called Rumsfeld--at War. Was shown on CNN. I can't locate the video. If you can, please post here.
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