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Re: “Haslam Announces "Insure Tennessee" Plan for Medicaid Expansion

The key phraseology here is that if the federal government cuts any funding, the program immediately terminates.

Remember, Tennessee had to slash TennCare due to costs or it was going to bankrupt the state. TennCare was a bloated, fiscal disaster. Democrat Gov. Phil Bredesen made those cuts. It doesn't seem that Cohen remembers that?

I think this is a positive development, given that it's cost-neutral for Tennessee.

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Posted by bjc123 on 12/16/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Senate Candidate Ball Announces Campaign Team

Ball is a multi-millionaire Knoxville attorney. While I laud his success, I find his ability to fight for middle-class Tennesseans or to even relate to the day-to-day struggles of the average Tennessean beyond laughable. The party of the "average" American doesn't put up too many people that represent them.

Again, I'm glad he is successful. He has good positions on issues like term limits. I'm not sure he has a prayer to win the Senate race.

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Posted by bjc123 on 08/21/2014 at 1:37 PM

Re: “A Déjà Vu Election: Cohen Breezes, GOP Repeats Countywide Romp of Four Years Ago, and Appellate Judges Hang On

I could have taken a dump on the sidewalk and it would have been a better candidate than Joe Brown or Henri Brooks. I'm conservative and voted for Cheyenne Johnson. The answer is to put good people on the ballot. There are some rising stars in the Democrat party, like Lee Harris, who should be the ones being promoted...not Joe Brown and Brooks.

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Posted by bjc123 on 08/11/2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: ““Judge Joe Brown” Uncorks a Shocker, Taunting Weirich About Her Sexuality

I actually believe that there are enough decent people in this county, of all races, that will vote against Joe Brown and Henri Brooks. Sure, there will be people that vote for them, but I expect an overwhelming rebuke in a few weeks in August.

When Herenton ran against Cohen for Congress, I was convinced that blacks would overwhelmingly vote for Herenton due to name recognition and because he was black. The results of that election gave me hope that people actually look at the candidate and not the color.

I fully expect those results will duplicate themselves in this election.

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Posted by bjc123 on 07/02/2014 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Henri Brooks to Lose Commission Seat Immediately

She should be immediately disqualified for running for Juvenile Court Clerk, since she perjured herself on her filing documents. She is dead to rights on this one and the document clearly says "under penalty of perjury"…

My question is that since the document states clearly that falsification of the document is a Class D felony, and she clearly falsified the document, is when are the charges coming on this?

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Posted by bjc123 on 06/25/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Alison Lundergan Grimes: Can This Rhodes Grad Beat Mitch McConnell?

More problematic for her than Obamacare is the Obama administration's all-out war on coal. Kentucky and West Virginia are the largest coal producing states in the country and the war on coal has hit Kentucky especially hard. Of course, she can distance herself as far as possible from the administration, but it's a tough sell as Democrats own the war on coal.

The Republican challenger to take the retiring Jay Rockefeller's Senate seat in West Virginia is ahead, where it has been two generations since a Republican has been elected to the Senate.

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Posted by bjc123 on 05/21/2014 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Henri Brooks' Donnybrook: Has the Outspoken County Commissioner Crossed the Line?

The thing that Henri needs to accept is that Latinos are now the 2nd largest ethnic group, thus the largest minority in the US. She can't see outside her district, but they have passed blacks and are growing every day.

So, she needs to look in the mirror and come to terms with the facts. It's going to be tough for her to swallow. The alternative is for her to continue to be the black female Donald Stirling.

I applaud the community for the outrage over her remarks. They are despicable and come from an unapologetic, pathetic, despicable, deplorable and malicious racist. I'm glad Henri is being shamed so much over this.

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Posted by bjc123 on 05/15/2014 at 8:54 PM

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