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Posts by lymelady

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  • Cheer up, Papa John’s. Obamacare gave you a good deal (Another delusional Leftie)

    11/19/2012 5:08:31 PM PST · 15 of 16
    lymelady to 2ndDivisionVet

    Translation: Things are going to get more expensive across the board, but don’t worry! We’re making Big Business pay the government for their nasty practices of cutting costs so that you don’t have to pay as much for your food. Isn’t that worth having to stretch the same amount of money you make now even further?

  • Friend: Republican Voters Swam with Democrat Sharks, Ron Paul Life-Guards Watched from Shore!

    11/07/2012 10:30:17 AM PST · 16 of 20
    lymelady to Frapster

    I voted third party, but Romney wasn’t going to have my vote, so I don’t consider it a vote eaten up. His job was to earn my vote, and he failed. My right to vote is far too precious to be automatically given to a certain political party out of fear, it must be earned.

    You can’t put a liberal in to fix a problem caused by liberalism. If someone is going to have to be held accountable for the next four years, I’d rather he be a proud liberal than a so-called conservative.

  • Libtard Gary Johnson Cost Romney FL and OH

    11/06/2012 11:15:46 PM PST · 56 of 75
    lymelady to ExxonPatrolUs

    Romney cost Romney my vote. I suspect it was the same with Johnson voters in swing states.

    When the GOP puts up a conservative I’ll check off the R box. Until then, it’s not happening. Given the choice of Kang or Kodos, I’ll take third party.

  • 'The Notebook' Director Nick Cassavetes Defends Incest By Comparing It To Gay Marriage

    09/10/2012 8:00:17 PM PDT · 11 of 30
    lymelady to chessplayer

    Sound logic. If the one is okay, why isn’t the other one? It’s all consenting adults, right?

  • Why California’s Three-Parent Law Was Inevitable

    09/10/2012 4:30:05 PM PDT · 31 of 41
    lymelady to Kozak

    Perhaps even an entire village.

  • Romney: I'll Keep Parts of Obamacare

    09/10/2012 10:26:19 AM PDT · 191 of 224
    lymelady to Chunga

    I am basing everything I’m saying off of watching Meet the Press. I pulled the clip up on New York Post just to be certain I was remembering correctly.

    I think he’ll favor free market too, and I prefer his plans to Obamacare, but in reality he’s going to have to make concessions and ultimately we’re keeping Obamacare.

    Meet the Press wanted to trap him into saying he either wanted to keep Obamacare or he wanted to hurt people. Romney skillfully used politician-speak to get out of it, partially by stating that he wants to keep some parts of what we call Obamacare. “So you would keep that as part of the federal plan.” “Oh I’m not getting rid of ALL of healthcare reform, of course, there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform,” is in direct response to that “so you would keep that as part of the federal plan.”

    He needs to distance himself from the word “Obamacare” because of the word “Romneycare.” He knows he can’t win the conservative vote if he’s associated with it, but voicing support for aspects of the federal plan does voice support for aspects of Obamacare no matter how you slice it.

    Not necessarily a bad thing, since the piece of garbage was so bloated it actually does have some aspects of Republican health care reform slipped into it. And, he’s a very good liar. I’m sure he was lying to someone with that response. We can cross our fingers and hope that he’s lying in our favor.

  • Romney: I'll Keep Parts of Obamacare

    09/09/2012 10:48:45 PM PDT · 167 of 224
    lymelady to Chunga

    I had a very liberal sociology professor at the time and had to eventually use some creative phrasing to keep my GPA up to snuff, because he’s a liberal soc professor at a community college so no one is surprised that anything that hinted at a conservative approach could be allowed past the threshold. I worded a paper with such subtly sarcastic stabs at socialized medicine that it was too much like a glowing recommendation and I hope it will never be found again.

    He kept referring to it as healthcare reform, everyone did, and it is the version of healthcare reform that passed. I know that the Republicans had their own versions (and have had their own versions for awhile) but that’s the one that passed.

    Because that’s the one that passed, that’s the one that Romney’s talking about when he says he would keep some aspects of it. This is old news anyway, we know what his own plan involves. But, he worded things in a way that allows for some wiggle room on exactly what of those two parts he would keep. Like I said before, he had to support those two aspects. You can’t really win the presidency with a quote of “Yep, I want people with pre-existing conditions and college students under 26 to not have guaranteed access to health insurance.”

  • Romney: I'll Keep Parts of Obamacare

    09/09/2012 9:36:22 PM PDT · 151 of 224
    lymelady to tsowellfan

    You can watch the clip of Meet the Press in question and hear it. The New York Post has it if you google it.

    But, he does say “I don’t want to get rid of all healthcare reform” and that translates to “I don’t want to get rid of all of Obamacare.” So, he did say it, just not explicitly. It’s just a matter of semantics. Before it was called Obamacare, it was “healthcare reform.” Romney’s being shrewd; no one can accuse him of failing as a politician.

  • Romney: I'll Keep Parts of Obamacare

    09/09/2012 9:17:46 PM PDT · 143 of 224
    lymelady to PLK

    As someone who is chronically ill, that’s one of the more worrying parts of Obamacare. Will doctors not want to take me on because I’ll lower their stats? Will doctors drop me if I’m difficult and don’t exercise enough and don’t eat exactly as I’m instructed to? I shouldn’t have to even ask that question. This is why I hate socialized medicine. Maybe it makes fiscal sense, but I don’t think it does; I think it will end in the hardest patients having difficulty finding doctors, which will be more costly in the end.

    The two specific parts Romney’s talking about keeping with his new plan are the under-26ers and the pre-existing conditions, because those are the biggest emotional ploys out of the whole thing that journalists can come up with. It’s not like he could have answered any other way.

  • Romney/Ryan or Bust! If you don't vote Romney this Nov. then you will be casting a vote for Obama

    09/08/2012 4:23:26 PM PDT · 462 of 1,012
    lymelady to OldEarlGray

    But let’s say that Ford won, and was ineffectual, who would have been put up by the Democrats in 1980? I wasn’t even born yet. I could probably research it. Right now I don’t quite have the time, but I’m sure you probably know who they might have put up. Would they have won against Reagan? Would Reagan have even won the primary?

    My point is only that the choices we make now don’t just affect the next four years, they affect the next 34, at least. Which is exactly why I don’t believe in just throwing any Republican into office that I’m told to vote for. A Democrat messing things up is bad enough, but a Republican messing things up makes it harder to get a true conservative who can actually turn things around.

  • Romney/Ryan or Bust! If you don't vote Romney this Nov. then you will be casting a vote for Obama

    09/08/2012 3:39:36 PM PDT · 447 of 1,012
    lymelady to Psalm 144

    Thank you for reminding me that you had to choose between Carter and Ford before we got Reagan. That actually does give me hope that it will get better.

    I wonder how the world would be if things had gone differently in 1976.

  • Romney/Ryan or Bust! If you don't vote Romney this Nov. then you will be casting a vote for Obama

    09/08/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT · 303 of 1,012
    lymelady to 2ndDivisionVet

    I live in Maryland so it’s not like my vote counts, but even if I was in a swing state, I’d still vote third party. I’m fed up with “anything but, we just need to make sure the next four years are safe and worry about the consequences the election after that,” it’s like having gangrene in a toe and refusing to amputate, hoping that other methods will work and it will be healed, and then the whole foot has it, but you keep pushing the alternative methods, until finally the whole leg has it and then the other leg has it and you either amputate both legs or die. It could have stopped with just losing a single toe.

    Securing the next four years isn’t enough if Romney will fail to turn things around (and I believe he will fail) because it weakens the position of the Republican candidate in 2016. They will put Obama back up, and he will win if Romney fails to get it right in the next four years. Not only will Obama win, but he’ll have another 4 years of blaming his predecessor.

    I would rather have his predecessor be “The Democrat Barry Obama” when he fails over a four-year period instead of “The Republican Mitt Romney.” I would rather see him attempt to blame Bush when Bush hasn’t been in office for 6 years, than see him say “If only you’d elected me, we wouldn’t be in this pickle! I’ve only had 2 years to clean up Romney’s mess, what do you expect?” Make no mistake, the policies in place now are going to make the next 4 years difficult no matter what. Romney won’t turn it around, because he’s not conservative, even if he’s Republican.

    This is the second election where I’ve been old enough to vote. There is only one way my voice will be heard in a state like Maryland, and it’s not by voting for Romney. That’s saying, “I will do anything to keep my toe, though it’s probably futile.” I’m voting third party because it’s the closest I can get to saying “I will do anything to stop this infection.”

  • Obama vs Romney Polls: Obama Tanks Among Women and Independents

    09/07/2012 9:37:53 AM PDT · 36 of 44
    lymelady to VRWCer

    I agree with you. It kind of kills me when I hear the same people wondering how nazi soldiers could stand by and do nothing, or how people could allow slavery to continue. If you see a human rights violation but do nothing, how are you any different? It doesn’t make sense to me.

  • Obama vs Romney Polls: Obama Tanks Among Women and Independents

    09/06/2012 10:09:38 PM PDT · 22 of 44
    lymelady to VRWCer

    Oh I’m pro-choice but not pro-abortion.

    You can choose to not have sex. You can choose to wear a condom. You can choose adoption. I’m all about reproductive choice, as long as you don’t kill anyone.

    In all seriousness, I imagine it’s the “Pro-life personal, pro-choice political” people. People who think it’s morally reprehensible but want it to be legal, like cheating on your wife. But if it’s a baby, why do you want it to be legal? And if it’s not a baby, why not pro-abortion?

    I will grant that a lot of these people want to make abortion rare and believe that social programs will help more pregnant women carry to term and sex ed will prevent more pregnancies. If they truly believe that logistically the best way to eliminate abortion is not through legislation but through outreach programs (including private charities), I can understand that. But I can’t understand the “Well I would never do it because it’s murder, but I want other women to be able to do it,” argument.

  • Planned Parenthood hands out anti-Romney condoms

    09/06/2012 7:37:00 PM PDT · 18 of 21
    lymelady to kenavi

    Wait, that’s true. How do they get away with this?

  • Barney Frank Calls Gay Republican Group “Uncle Toms”

    09/06/2012 7:04:54 PM PDT · 23 of 42
    lymelady to RightOnline

    I agree with you.

    I’m also kind of loving how big that Democratic tent is. They love gay people...who vote the right way. Are you gay but not a Democrat? Who told you that gay people were allowed to have their own opinions on things? Only straight people are allowed to think for themselves, duh.

  • This is personal (E-Mail from DWS)

    09/06/2012 4:55:00 PM PDT · 8 of 31
    lymelady to 2ndDivisionVet

    I’ve been chronically ill since I was 8 years old. I’ve known from the time I was a teenager how dangerous socialized medicine is to someone in my position. One look at England is all she needs to see in order to understand how dangerous this is to her.

    Unfortunately, she’s going to find out the hard way, and the rest of us are paying for it.

  • [dissenters] Catholics for Choice argues religious freedom only applies to private actions

    09/06/2012 4:01:49 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    lymelady to NKP_Vet

    See, but you and I ARE Catholics for Choice.

    These particular individuals can CHOOSE to convert to another religion that is more in line with their beliefs. I won’t stop them, promise!

  • Sandra Fluke: Ryan “Would Allow Women to Die in Emergency Rooms”

    09/06/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT · 64 of 67
    lymelady to okie01

    As someone who is chronically ill, Obamacare is a nightmare come true. I’m dreading the day the government decides there is no value in treating me.

    I once told a socialized healthcare fanatic that I think the only ethical thing to do when you have socialized healthcare is to deny the old and the infirm first when the money runs out, because it’s the most cost-effective way to do things and you have an obligation to treat the most people for the least amount of money when it’s being financed with taxes. He was just appalled. “No, no, you can’t do that! Governments can’t do that! That’s not fair!”
    “Oh yeah? What stops them?”

    He couldn’t answer that.

  • Sandra Fluke: Ryan “Would Allow Women to Die in Emergency Rooms”

    09/06/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT · 61 of 67
    lymelady to NYer

    I remember that time that Paul Ryan and my church worked together to control my access to my medicine.

    Oh wait. No, I don’t. Because it didn’t happen. Huh.

    Oh but I remember those scores of women who died in emergency rooms because of...wait. No. That didn’t happen either.

    Man. It’s hard trying to pretend that there’s a war on me, waged by people who supposedly only see me as a walking uterus. So say the people who take any issue related to my uterus and go “WAR ON WOMEN!” as if my anatomy is my biggest concern in life. It’s not like people are trying to make it harder to screen for breast cancer, or telling me that in order to succeed I need to be open to the idea of killing any child I conceive, or telling me I can’t carry a handgun to protect myself unless I can prove that there is a specific threat to me (and even then good luck getting a permit, and even then it will be revoked as soon as there’s enough time without incident). My financial security isn’t jeopardized by the increasing tax burden on me, that desperately tries to pay off a debt taken out (supposedly on my behalf but I never see the benefits) without my permission. I don’t have to worry that when I have children, they’ll be saddled with the same debt, and have to care for me because even though I’ve paid into social security (so that money is lost to me forever) it will be gone by the time I’m unable to work anymore and I won’t have half as much in savings as I would have if I’d been able to save and invest that money on my own. I’m not concerned that one party is trying its hardest to turn me into a leech, and lowering the defense budget while we have enemies who are looking to hurt us and I have my future children and grandchildren to worry about, and God forbid I move to a border state that offers more protection to dangerous illegal immigrants than it does to me as a property owner.

    Mostly all I have to worry about as a woman is that the government won’t force my employer to buy one medication for me. It’s a vapid life, I know, but after all, I’m a woman. What can you expect me to worry about?