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Shutdown showed lack of leadership by president At last, after a standoff lasting nearly two-and-a-half weeks, Congress got its act together. The government shutdown has ended, and hundreds of thousands of federal workers are making money and again contributing to the economy. Thank you, Congress, for doing what we elected you to do. The fact that the government shutdown happened, it turned into a bitter battle over Obamacare, and the United States almost defaulted on ...


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wmarincic
October 30, 2013
6:26 a.m.

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The most divisive President in history. Cutting our military, supporting terrorists in Lybia and Egypt. Destroying relations with our allies. Now this transfer of money being forced into a medical plan. I believe it was his plan all along to destroy America from within. He said he would fundamentally change America, and he is, he is changing us from a free society to a socialist society. Read how Hugo Chaves did the same thing in only a few years in Venenzualla.

ChuckD
October 30, 2013
8:42 p.m.

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Mr. Randall seems to conveniently forget the historical (if not hysterical) record Republicans set in filibustering this president when he blames him for 'not negotiating'.
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He also conveniently forgets the 43 (or is it 44?) Republican attempts to kill the ACA knowing full well they could not succeed. And he complains about wasting of money? And he "applauds them for taking a stand"? (see: Little Bighorn)
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He also apparently feels a health care system that leaves tens of millions out in the cold with no healthcare but the emergency room, in the greatest county on earth, can be called "effective and successful".
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Mr. Randall makes noise like a mindless mouthpiece of the mindless rightwing media (who doesn't earn the right to call themselves Conservative).

wmarincic
October 31, 2013
2:40 p.m.

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ChuckD, well it seems like the Tea Party were the smart ones. Lets have that Senate vote today. I guess the 20 million that are losing their current insurance and the 60 million that will pay up to 400% of what they are currently paying is OK with you too. You continue to make noise like the liberal socialist you are. All hail King Obama...

ChuckD
October 31, 2013
5:53 p.m.

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...and only the Gadsden flag wavers think so.
Again with numbers pulled out of your...hat. Have many received cancellations? It would appear so. Has this president lied? I, who tends to give people the benefit of the doubt, say he totally botched the selling of this, and it's not the first time. I'm not going to engage in your Whack-a-Mole numbers stuff except to say that I believe many will be entitled a better policy and more cheaply. That may sound like talking points but it's also an important part of the story.
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Also I would note that the left wing talking machines are pulling no punches over this. Sadly the right takes much longer to be so introspective, otherwise you might find we have a lot in common.

wmarincic
November 1, 2013
4:41 p.m.

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So ChuckD, you don't believe that allowing people to buy across state lines is a better alternative? Put a percentage of premiums in a pool so that those without insurance can have insurance? Obama knew he was lying, don't think for a second that he didn't. His leftist mouthpieces continue to say that we can keep our insurance and our doctors. Well, as long as not one single part of our insurance ever changes and if that happens we are out. Puuuleeeese.

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