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« on: March 02, 2012, 08:22:57 pm »
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Santorum denounced Rush Limbaugh's disgusting comments. Romney literally ran away from reporters when asked to comment on it, waiting until later in the day so that he could be informed what the generic Republican response on the issue was.

I know that the guy is basically a valueless cipher, who has never once taken the charge or the lead on a single issue, but he seriously needs to focus test the response to Limbaugh calling a girl a "slut" before he can give his "opinion" on it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 08:27:08 pm »
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Yep- this is exactly why- though Massachusetts Gov. Romney is almost exactly the kind of Republican I support- I can't stand this guy. If he can't make the argument that Santorum and Limbaugh's so con positions are too extreme, he has no business being leader of the free world and checking Congress.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 09:44:55 pm »
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Romney is a *****, I think everyone can agree on that.

His lack of backbone is one reason why I roll my eyes every time he tries to talk tough, whether it be Iran or China. The man is weak and folds like a long chair when pressed to take a stance.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 10:00:32 pm »
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His response is kind of hilarious, on it's own. "It's not the language I would've used." What exactly would be the language he would've used? Floozie? Tart?
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 10:04:54 pm »
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His response is kind of hilarious, on it's own. "It's not the language I would've used." What exactly would be the language he would've used? Floozie? Tart?

Basically the implication is that Rush was right in spirit, he should have just found a nicer way to call the girl a whore.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 10:27:44 pm »
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All the worse because he basically agreed with Sandra Fluke when he was governor of Massachusetts. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 10:28:56 pm »
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All the worse because he basically agreed with Sandra Fluke when he was governor of Massachusetts. 

According to Mitt, he was never Governor of Massachusetts.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 10:48:47 pm »
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Of course, way, way back in July of 2009, Romney was also urging Obama to consider an individual mandate for health insurance at the federal level:

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/romney-urged-obama-to-embrace-individual-mandate-in-2009.php?ref=fpnewsfeed
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 11:11:06 pm »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 11:13:44 pm »
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This really shouldn't surprise anyone to anyone who knows that Romney picks his positions based on poll numbers. He hadn't had time to conduct an opinion poll or a focus group, and thus hadn't been able to formulate a position.

Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?
Uh, the right-wingers are just as guilty of name-calling in this case, if not more so.
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 11:17:49 pm »
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This really shouldn't surprise anyone to anyone who knows that Romney picks his positions based on poll numbers. He hadn't had time to conduct an opinion poll or a focus group, and thus hadn't been able to formulate a position.

Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?
Uh, the right-wingers are just as guilty of name-calling in this case, if not more so.

And that makes it right? This is a forum not the 1st grade where people argue "he said, she said" or "he started it." Let's rise above these ridiculous antics.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 11:20:15 pm »
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All the worse because he basically agreed with Sandra Fluke when he was governor of Massachusetts. 

According to Mitt, he was never Governor of Massachusetts.

How could he have been?  His home state is Michigan, where the trees are the right size.  And he should know, since Romney is an expert on rightsizing.
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 11:39:06 pm »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?

Face it, Romney is gutless. This isn't about left or right, it is about one man who simply has no nuts  and every one of his stances depend on the polls.
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 12:12:06 am »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?

Like "slut"?
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 12:17:37 am »
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Calling Romney a piece of [inks] coward is not name-calling, it's just an accurate description of the man.
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 12:18:00 am »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?

Like "slut"?
Not to mention that Obama did offer a solution on health care. Not a left wing solution, but one implemented by Romney in Massachusetts, and endorsed by him, by Newt Gingrich, by the Heritage Foundation, and lots of others, as the responsible moderate compromise that was acceptable to conservatives. Now it's suddenly the worst thing in the world, and repealing it is the top priority.
This is a case where not only do Republicans not have a solution, but they're insisting on un-solving something for which a solution was found. So they call women sluts instead.
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2012, 09:04:25 am »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?

Like "slut"?
Not to mention that Obama did offer a solution on health care. Not a left wing solution, but one implemented by Romney in Massachusetts, and endorsed by him, by Newt Gingrich, by the Heritage Foundation, and lots of others, as the responsible moderate compromise that was acceptable to conservatives. Now it's suddenly the worst thing in the world, and repealing it is the top priority.
This is a case where not only do Republicans not have a solution, but they're insisting on un-solving something for which a solution was found. So they call women sluts instead.

 No "solution" has been implemented. Obamacare was imposed. It drives up costs, not lowers them. For instance, the latest birth control fiscal fiasco. Fluke told Congress with a straight face that birth control costs a Georgetown student $3,000. That's $750/yr. Generics are available at Walmart and Target for $9/mo. Add a couple of hundred bucks a year for a pelvic exam, and the real costs are half her estimate. Of course, once insurance pays the generics are discarded in favor of pricey alternatives such as Yaz or Mirana. Since someone else is paying, all of a sudden the costs really are $3,000. Big Parma wins, and the taxpayer loses.

The reality is that Georgetown isn't going to "eat" the extra costs, nor are the insurance companies. Georgetown will have no choice but to recover the extra costs in higher tuition or fees. Fluke is still going to have to pay for her birth control. College is not a free lunch. But, now, because there are no incentive to control costs she will have to pay more.
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 10:16:40 am »
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Seriously, Mitt?

Even Rick F[inks]ing Santorum called out Limbaugh for his absurd comments!

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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2012, 10:18:44 am »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?

Like "slut"?
Not to mention that Obama did offer a solution on health care. Not a left wing solution, but one implemented by Romney in Massachusetts, and endorsed by him, by Newt Gingrich, by the Heritage Foundation, and lots of others, as the responsible moderate compromise that was acceptable to conservatives. Now it's suddenly the worst thing in the world, and repealing it is the top priority.
This is a case where not only do Republicans not have a solution, but they're insisting on un-solving something for which a solution was found. So they call women sluts instead.

 No "solution" has been implemented. Obamacare was imposed. It drives up costs, not lowers them. For instance, the latest birth control fiscal fiasco. Fluke told Congress with a straight face that birth control costs a Georgetown student $3,000. That's $750/yr. Generics are available at Walmart and Target for $9/mo. Add a couple of hundred bucks a year for a pelvic exam, and the real costs are half her estimate. Of course, once insurance pays the generics are discarded in favor of pricey alternatives such as Yaz or Mirana. Since someone else is paying, all of a sudden the costs really are $3,000. Big Parma wins, and the taxpayer loses.

The reality is that Georgetown isn't going to "eat" the extra costs, nor are the insurance companies. Georgetown will have no choice but to recover the extra costs in higher tuition or fees. Fluke is still going to have to pay for her birth control. College is not a free lunch. But, now, because there are no incentive to control costs she will have to pay more.
I was speaking specifically of the individual health insurance mandate, something lots of Republicans (including Romney) argued Obama should implement -- until he did.
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2012, 10:21:57 am »
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2012, 10:34:23 am »
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Santorum denounced Rush Limbaugh's disgusting comments. Romney literally ran away from reporters when asked to comment on it, waiting until later in the day so that he could be informed what the generic Republican response on the issue was.

I know that the guy is basically a valueless cipher, who has never once taken the charge or the lead on a single issue, but he seriously needs to focus test the response to Limbaugh calling a girl a "slut" before he can give his "opinion" on it?

Anyone incapable of making a judgment about an unjust, libelous smear of a woman's sexual integrity shows himself lacking conviction. Never mind that the accuser is one of the most prominent figures in broadcasting.

Even "I do not discuss topics potentially or currently under litigation in a civil or criminal court" would be enough for me (I use it).

Rush Limbaugh is a selfish, unconstrained bully.   
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2012, 11:37:46 am »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?

Like "slut"?
Not to mention that Obama did offer a solution on health care. Not a left wing solution, but one implemented by Romney in Massachusetts, and endorsed by him, by Newt Gingrich, by the Heritage Foundation, and lots of others, as the responsible moderate compromise that was acceptable to conservatives. Now it's suddenly the worst thing in the world, and repealing it is the top priority.
This is a case where not only do Republicans not have a solution, but they're insisting on un-solving something for which a solution was found. So they call women sluts instead.

 No "solution" has been implemented. Obamacare was imposed. It drives up costs, not lowers them. For instance, the latest birth control fiscal fiasco. Fluke told Congress with a straight face that birth control costs a Georgetown student $3,000. That's $750/yr. Generics are available at Walmart and Target for $9/mo. Add a couple of hundred bucks a year for a pelvic exam, and the real costs are half her estimate. Of course, once insurance pays the generics are discarded in favor of pricey alternatives such as Yaz or Mirana. Since someone else is paying, all of a sudden the costs really are $3,000. Big Parma wins, and the taxpayer loses.

The reality is that Georgetown isn't going to "eat" the extra costs, nor are the insurance companies. Georgetown will have no choice but to recover the extra costs in higher tuition or fees. Fluke is still going to have to pay for her birth control. College is not a free lunch. But, now, because there are no incentive to control costs she will have to pay more.

This is a good post. I would add that women who are sleeping around without insisting upon their partners wearing condoms should have to front their own costs of STD treatment if they get infected with something. You want a cheap, readily available form of birth control, it's called a condom and it's the only contraceptive that helps prevent STDs, including the AIDS virus.

Nobody is responsible for my health other than myself. Similarly, I am not responsible for anybody's health with the exception of my family's. There is no free lunch. Doctors, nurses, technicians, administrators, etc. certainly do not provide their labor free of charge, regardless of whether individuals, insurance companies, or the government are footing the bill of services rendered.
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2012, 11:51:51 am »
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Rush Limbaugh is a shock jock. He gets good ratings by being controversial (by, surprise-surprise, saying controversial things). Regardless of merit, he is also influential (he is the real life jmfcst, the leader of the jmfcsts). With regards to politics, the signal is clear: Romney is stepping on egg shells with Limbaugh because he respects Limbaugh and does not want to incur his wrath. Limbaugh could appreciate this, and may possibly consider calling the GOP war over if Romney is successful on Super Tuesday.
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2012, 12:02:55 pm »
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Do we really have to resort to name calling or is that all that the left can offer? What about ideas and solutions?

Like "slut"?
Not to mention that Obama did offer a solution on health care. Not a left wing solution, but one implemented by Romney in Massachusetts, and endorsed by him, by Newt Gingrich, by the Heritage Foundation, and lots of others, as the responsible moderate compromise that was acceptable to conservatives. Now it's suddenly the worst thing in the world, and repealing it is the top priority.
This is a case where not only do Republicans not have a solution, but they're insisting on un-solving something for which a solution was found. So they call women sluts instead.

 No "solution" has been implemented. Obamacare was imposed. It drives up costs, not lowers them. For instance, the latest birth control fiscal fiasco. Fluke told Congress with a straight face that birth control costs a Georgetown student $3,000. That's $750/yr. Generics are available at Walmart and Target for $9/mo. Add a couple of hundred bucks a year for a pelvic exam, and the real costs are half her estimate. Of course, once insurance pays the generics are discarded in favor of pricey alternatives such as Yaz or Mirana. Since someone else is paying, all of a sudden the costs really are $3,000. Big Parma wins, and the taxpayer loses.

The reality is that Georgetown isn't going to "eat" the extra costs, nor are the insurance companies. Georgetown will have no choice but to recover the extra costs in higher tuition or fees. Fluke is still going to have to pay for her birth control. College is not a free lunch. But, now, because there are no incentive to control costs she will have to pay more.

This is a good post. I would add that women who are sleeping around without insisting upon their partners wearing condoms should have to front their own costs of STD treatment if they get infected with something. You want a cheap, readily available form of birth control, it's called a condom and it's the only contraceptive that helps prevent STDs, including the AIDS virus.

Nobody is responsible for my health other than myself. Similarly, I am not responsible for anybody's health with the exception of my family's. There is no free lunch. Doctors, nurses, technicians, administrators, etc. certainly do not provide their labor free of charge, regardless of whether individuals, insurance companies, or the government are footing the bill of services rendered.
So you oppose the health care reform implemented in Massachusetts by Governor Romney? And advocated by him as a national solution as recently as July of 2009?
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2012, 12:10:01 pm »
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