The Affordable Care Act is modeled after "RomneyCare" in Massachusetts, which itself was the brainchild of the conservative Heritage Foundation. A nearly identical plan was proposed as an alternative to "HillaryCare" in the 1990s and was supported by the Republican presidential nominee at that time, Bob Dole. I do suppose you've heard of him, right, CEBorst? In fact, Bob Dole supports the Affordable Care Act.
So what we've got here is a Republican idea developed by a conservative think tank, based on conservative free market principles, and endorsed by two Republican presidential nominees, which somehow becomes "socialism" when a Democratic president supports it. Kindly explain to me, CEBorst, how this sudden reversal in policy has absolutely nothing to do with the President's skin color, which you seem to think is such a significant part of his support.
My, how times have changed.
That's not really fair, Tom. All of Cohen's campaign financial disclosures are a matter of public record and all personnel expenses are documented. There is no "street money" on any Cohen campaign.
God, I love these comments so much.
You know what I've learned, after more than a decade, from voters about the Fords? The only name that matters is the first name, not the last name. John was a tragic badass, Harold got railroaded, and Harold Jr. is a sellout. Joe Jr. is made of solid gold, while his cousin Jake would be lucky to get hired on a campaign. The mystique behind the Ford name is purely an invention which happens to useful to both them and to their opponents when it is convenient to invoke.
If you judge people on what they've done, not what their parents have done, you can't possibly go wrong.
I have always said that third-party candidates need to start at the local and state level, instead of doing what the Greens do by running a no-shot presidential candidate every year. If you want to see a Libertarian president one day, you need to start by getting them in control of a city council or state house somewhere and letting the country see how they run things.
You make it sound like there's some kind of problem when legislators have something to brag about, and on that merit, get re-elected. Isn't that the basis of representative government?
Anyone who has worked in (or around) infosec knows how unreliable these machines are, and how much of a joke any attempt to secure them truly is. To use a medical analogy, this is like outsourcing the manufacture of pacemakers to Taco Bell. We should not be using these machines, they were always a waste of money, and to say they should all be thrown in the river affords them a level of dignity that they hardly deserve. The bones of good men lie in rest at the bottom of the Mississippi River.
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