Comments on: Why the Republicans are committing fratricide http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ralphooo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34862 Thu, 19 May 2011 07:45:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34862 Throughout most of my life — since around 1964 — The Republican Party has been moving further and further to the right. I have always found the rightward drift hard to understand, since most of their policies have always made very little sense to me.

Now, though, the moving-rightward process has moved so far beyond reality that I can’t figure out any response. Today Republicans are truly living in their own world.

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By: douthink http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34855 Thu, 19 May 2011 04:58:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34855 The Republicans call individual mandates a government intrusion into our personal lives. I call it requiring people to have some personal responsibility. When you drive a car you are required to carry liability insurance so that if you cause damage or harm to someone else or their property they have recourse to take. But no, the republicans want people to be able to walk around without insurance and when they get sick or injured, well we all pick up the bill. In the small town that I live in I am currently seeing this specific scenario playing out (and have seen it before). We have a very arrogant conservative family. The husband/father is very vocal about his views of democrats as non working, non tax paying whiners. Well turns out they have no insurance they live off their credit cards and unfortunately he has become very ill. He had a heart attack, they found out he is diabetic and due to complications of the heart attack / illness has has had his foot amputated (I don’t wish such tragedy on anyone, even them). But now we all get to pick up the tab both indirectly and directly. Obviously much of the bills will have to be written off. In addition the town is having a fund raiser. I will attend and will support the fund raiser but it sure sticks in my craw. I wonder if he will still go around painting democrats as free loaders.

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By: neilc23 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34849 Thu, 19 May 2011 00:08:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34849 I’d be more embarrassed if I were Obama who supported both 1) the radical Jeremiah Wright, and 2) Chicago’s radical organization The Industrial Areas Foundation.

Let’s face it: neither party will field candidates that are good for America.

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By: ptiffany http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34846 Wed, 18 May 2011 23:25:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34846 It has been disappointing to observe the GOP morph into the POSH – Party of Stupidity & Hypocrisy. Now that the leadership has vowed its allegiance to the rich and superrich, it’s amazing that anyone could believe anything they say. It’s obvious that all these side devisive issues are intended to distract from this core issue.

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By: usaisone http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34843 Wed, 18 May 2011 23:13:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34843 Let’s see if I can help explain what the next Republican candidate for President is trying to convey.

I live in Massachusetts and have been a participant in the Mass Health care connector. I have a plan that is every bit as good as the Harvard Pilgrim HHMO and HMO Blue plans which my employer’s sponsored. I have the same doctors and access to the same world reknowned hospitals (Mass General / Brigham and Women’s) at a fraction of the cost I paid utilizing my employer’s plan.

The big difference is when a plan is setup using an entire state’s population the number of participants is exponentially higher then a single corporation which of course drives down the rate an individual or family must pay.

Governor Romney unlike Obama understands that a state with a high Median income can not be compared to a state with a low median income and a giant paint brush CAN NOT be used across the country. EACH STATE must establish their own plan based on their own population and income levels.

Either way by combining a population of thousands or millions, individuals and families will benefit by a much larger pool of participants. The variety of choices will exceed what an employer plan can provide and most importantly at a significantly lower cost to individuals and families.

Our next President Mitt Romney gets my Republican vote for President!

Jay in Massachusetts.
One of the few and proud Conservatives.

triplec3@hotmail.com

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By: csigasman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34834 Wed, 18 May 2011 21:43:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34834 Rubbish. The presidential race with tighten up just as much as it has in the past by election day. We’re 17 months away yet.

Oh, BMZ….And who was the last democrat who pursued what was best for America instead of buying votes with freebies? Harry Truman is the best I can do.

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By: squashrot http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34833 Wed, 18 May 2011 21:17:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34833 I applaud the Republicans for their commitment to ideological purity. As DanG wrote, people who alter their positions to comport with reality have no business governing. I believe this so strongly that I am going to register as a Repulican and vote a straight Tea Party ticket. And I urge my fellow Democrats to do likeise.

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By: bmz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34831 Wed, 18 May 2011 20:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34831 seattlesh, who was the last
republican you can remember who pursued what was best for the American people, instead of the wealthy, corporate interests and their own election? Eisenhower is the best I can do.

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By: seattlesh http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34829 Wed, 18 May 2011 18:51:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34829 Maybe if Republicans started thinking of what is best for the American people instead of their own election, their wealthy benefactors and corporate interests they would stop stepping in dog dooh.

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By: LEEDAP http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/17/why-the-republicans-are-committing-fratricide/#comment-34828 Wed, 18 May 2011 18:34:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9227#comment-34828 Obamacare has pushed the Republicans so far right that Paul Ryan’s health care plan is all that they can agree on. Unfortunately it’s not what Americans want. Therefor any Republican presidential candidate that wins the primary will be hapless in the National election.

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