Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Deaniacs for Bush
WSJ.com ^ | 2/20/04 | James Taranto

Posted on 02/20/2004 3:16:13 PM PST by swilhelm73

Edited on 04/23/2004 12:06:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

"I have to vent," Mr. McEntee, the often blunt leader of the nation's largest public service union, said in a leisurely interview in his office here. "I think he's nuts." . . .

"I go to Burlington, and I meet with him," Mr. McEntee said. "I'm telling you, I threw more ice water on his head in about 25 minutes than probably he has ever had. And I said: 'Don't do Wisconsin, O.K.? Don't go in.' I told him to get out. I said, 'You can't win.' "


(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; dean; deaniacs; gwb2004
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041 next last

1 posted on 02/20/2004 3:16:13 PM PST by swilhelm73
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: swilhelm73
It's only fair of them to return the favor, considering how many of us wanted Dean to win the nomination.
2 posted on 02/20/2004 3:19:08 PM PST by Timesink (Smacky is power.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timesink
I say no b/c they will turn the party more to where bush is heading, Democratic.
3 posted on 02/20/2004 3:20:03 PM PST by Afro_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: swilhelm73
WSJ jipping blogs for content ?
4 posted on 02/20/2004 3:21:07 PM PST by ChadGore (Viva Bush. He's EARNED a second term.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: swilhelm73
All right, who was trolling over there? No Deaniac is sane enough to vote for Bush.
5 posted on 02/20/2004 3:28:31 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (The Republican Party's job is to win elections. It's our job to change minds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Afro_conservative
Moby, is that you?
6 posted on 02/20/2004 3:37:03 PM PST by BushisTheMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: BushisTheMan
Uh no I am not NOby, I don't want more amnesty and more prescription drug socialist programs on the count that we get some maniac dean votes, stick to your guns.
7 posted on 02/20/2004 3:40:11 PM PST by Afro_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Afro_conservative
It isn't amnesty. Keep in mind that the Democrats probably told the Mexicans that it was and that is why they are coming.

Also, I'm for the prescription drug program. I'm getting near retirement and I don't want to have to pay the exhorbitant drug prices. My max dollars out of pocket is $1,300 for LIFE and that includes if I get some lifelong disease.

Right now I pay for lots of Democrat welfare and get zero (nada , zilch) for that money.
8 posted on 02/20/2004 3:43:12 PM PST by BushisTheMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BushisTheMan
wouldn't you rather have had the money you paid into for Medicare/Medicaid etc. and invest it and pay for it yourself that way by the time you are elderly you can pay for it yourself and have a little more for something else. People should have the choice if they want those benefits, they shouldn't be robbed by the Government for something I might not use.
9 posted on 02/20/2004 3:46:47 PM PST by Afro_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Afro_conservative
Oh come on now. It's not like there's actually a lot of them. They're doing this only to try to spite the liberal establishment that abandoned "their guy".
10 posted on 02/20/2004 3:50:16 PM PST by Tempest (Sigh.. ....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Afro_conservative
That's why I'm so glad to see Medical Savings Accounts as part of President Bush's Medicare Reform.
It will save me at least $700 annually.
11 posted on 02/20/2004 3:57:18 PM PST by EllaMinnow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Afro_conservative
You missed the point...I am already elderly. And I've paid taxes all my life and social security benefits and got zero for it. I've never collected unemployment. I've been employed since I was 21.

The government has done nothing for me. So now that I'm old, I don't want to lose all I have to pay a hospital bill. With this new prescription plan, I do not have to fear a long-term illness and the high cost of drugs. I only have to hold back $1,300 to pay for drugs. After that, 100%.

This plan makes sense. You aren't paying for me. I paid for myself over all the years the government did nothing for me.
12 posted on 02/20/2004 4:01:26 PM PST by BushisTheMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: BushisTheMan
I understand what you are saying, but I meant when you where in your twenties you would probably appreciate having that money as I do b/c I am rather young.
13 posted on 02/20/2004 4:05:14 PM PST by Afro_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: swilhelm73
Ironically, we also have a large contingent of spite voters here on FR. To wit:

"If Bush doesn't change his policy on ____________, I will not vote for him in November." (choose one)

a) immigration
b) limiting federal spending
c) education
d) prescription drugs
e) the trade deficit
f) outsourcing jobs
g) my pet issue du jour
h) whatever other people are complaining about
i) all of the above

Considering how rampant it is around here, it's not surprising to see it there.
14 posted on 02/20/2004 4:18:00 PM PST by Imal (I want the same anti-virus software hackers use to protect their own computers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Afro_conservative
Sign for Deaneacs at Bush's door reads:

'Sorry, you flunked the rational/common-sense part of the exam. Now run. Go away.'
15 posted on 02/20/2004 4:18:55 PM PST by BluSky (“Don’t make me come down there.”)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Afro_conservative
My company offers this now (not the government). I only have 5 years credit...not enough to cover one hospital stay unfortunately.
16 posted on 02/20/2004 4:19:29 PM PST by BushisTheMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Imal
Can I copy this and repeat it every time I see the "I'm not going to vote for George Bush because.." statements here on Free Republic?

They sound just like the Deaniacs.
17 posted on 02/20/2004 4:21:11 PM PST by BushisTheMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: BushisTheMan
The elderly is the wealthiest segment of the population. 75% of them already have drug coverage. The free-drugs-for-granny-bill should be for the truly needy only.
18 posted on 02/20/2004 4:24:14 PM PST by petercooper (America - your problems aren't your fault, they're someone else's.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: petercooper
I might truly be needy...that's the point.

When I am, I want this prescription drug program available to me. I do not want to wipe out my life's savings with one illness.

I think you are forgetting the millions of grannies and grandpas (many of whom fought for your freedom) that deserve not to be wiped out by high medical costs.

Why do we have high medical costs? Not because of what granny and grandpa did. You can that the lawyers like John Edwards and the doctors who overcharge for their services.



19 posted on 02/20/2004 4:29:44 PM PST by BushisTheMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: BushisTheMan
Exactly- John Edwards and his fellow trial lawyers running up BS litigation.

Yes, if you are truly needy it s/b available, but not if you're tooling around in a new Caddy Deville.
20 posted on 02/20/2004 4:32:02 PM PST by petercooper (America - your problems aren't your fault, they're someone else's.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson