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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: beezzer
Are these our Universe Republicans or Xuenchen's Alternate Universe Republicans then?
Because our Universe Republicans want to be involved in a heck of a LOT of individual decisions; do you need the list?
originally posted by: beezzer
If they don't present ideas?
I could care less about NEW laws and NEW ideas from politicians who have the collective IQ of stale goats milk!
originally posted by: Aazadan
Since about 2010 I've stopped seeing our system as even two party I see it as one party and there's a good amount of evidence for it:
1. Gerrymandered districts that make the primary the only election that matters so that candidates are running against their own party.
2. The same major legislation has come from Obama as from Bush.
And I could go on.
Sounds more like a slap at true Independents to me. "Failed ideology," eh. Tell me, when has the Independent ideology ever been given a chance? Hmmmm? Think hard now. I will tell ya. NEVER. Republicans and Democrats are all that exists in you people's "world." So don't give me that "failed ideology" crappolla.
originally posted by: beezzer
Anyone who claims that there isn't, is using that as an excuse for their failed political ideologies.
Remember the vitriol during Obamacare?
Don't see many defending that cluster-farge now.
originally posted by: Bicent76
I totally miss the 80's when the people still had a damn voice...
We have NO!!! Voice!!!
Corruption by the richest blood has won...
As the water comes up to the people's chest, we become arcane, and pull out the leaves dead from the sky above, as if we wait for some miracle rain to rain down on us and bring us back to life with a vote....
I will continue to hold on... yet I forget who I am suppose to effing protect!!!!!!!!!!!
The more I sit still, the more I see... To the point it hurts....
President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.
Facing renewed criticism of his handling of the Ebola risk, Obama will make Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, his point man on fighting Ebola at home and in West Africa. Klain will report to national security adviser Susan Rice and to homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco, the White House said.
Klain does not have a medical or a health care background.
Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., slammed the decision on Twitter.
“Worst ebola epidemic in world history and Pres. Obama puts a government bureaucrat with no healthcare experience in charge. Is he serious?” Harris tweeted.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Obama’s decision.
“I’ve known Ron Klain for over twenty years. He is smart, aggressive, and levelheaded; exactly the qualities we need in a czar to steer our response to Ebola. He is an excellent choice,” Schumer told CBS News in a statement.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization admitted to mistakes of its own in failing to contain the outbreak still spreading out of control in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
“Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” the U.N. health agency said in a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press. The response was marred by incompetency and ineffective bureaucracy, the document says, and experts should have realized that traditional containment methods wouldn’t work in an African region with porous borders and broken health systems.
Under pressure from Republican lawmakers, Obama on Thursday expressed some openness to considering restricting travel to the U.S. from the three Ebola-stricken West African nations. But he said health and security experts continue to tell him that the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective.