Just weeks after Republicans cynically used children's health insurance funding to lure Democrats into voting for a short-term spending bill, the GOP confirmed on Monday that their hostage this time around—with a possible government shutdown looming on Thursday—will be the community health centers that provide "
Tick-tock, tick- tock, the shut down deadline is looming…What will happen this time? Stay tuned!
Bit of advice for the Democrats. Demand a lot too, and demand progressive things that are popular. And when you don’t get most of those things you hammer them to hell. See, that would show that you have a vision (especially one that your donors didn’t approve of beforehand), that you have policies that you want to implement, and an alternative to this garbage. Instead, what we get is one or two things from the Democrats that have broad support across the ideological spectrum, no clear alternatives articulated, and 300 things from Republicans that their donors want, but have no popular support at all. And will the Democrats really make them pay for doing things that are so damn immoral and unpopular? No, and a non-negligible percentage of the elected Democrats agree with lots of the stuff the right is doing. They all have the same donors and roughly the same world view.
Seems like a great opportunity to sell single payer, and it, like all previous opportunities, will be ignored by the national Democrats.
Sadly, the DP “negotiators” will not “demand” much at all. They are timid and calculating fools laboring under the advice of utterly failed “strategists” as witnessed under the last two Dem presidents when they lost nearly everything, especially the Dem/Progressive/Independent base catering to wealth, war, and power. They will continue to waffle weakly, remain complicit, cowardly, and capitulate to yet again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory - almost as if that’s what they want!
That Dem faction, the clintons and obama wing, care more about big campaign contribution bribes, serving big-money forces (and themselves) and vulture capitalism than the peoples issues and a sustainable future!
Jesus Christ, the shit from these evil bastards never stops. After Nixon’s treasonous sabotage of Johnson’s Paris Peace talk efforts, after the treason of Watergate, after the treason of the “October Surprise” and Iran Contra and the CIA under Oliver North flying planeloads of crack cocaine into Los Angeles Int. Airport how could ANYONE VOTE REPUBLICAN EVER AGAIN. Satan would be a better vote!
An apropos artifact from a simpler more innocent time. South Park and the Simpsons, manifest, the decline in our civility.
The centuries of “externalizing” anything in reality that supports a healthy society/planet but results in greed not being assuaged is chomping at every ass that isn’t lined up with the effete predators whose ‘theories’ of tinkle down economics are now showing all of those holes - and increasingly - many that were kept secret for a ‘rainy day’.
Like swiss cheese, the fungible/fungal breakdown can only accelerate because of the sheer extent of (surface) exposure. The IMF, ECB, and their conciglieres and militaries (sp?) have now had years of African / middle eastern diaspora genocide and claim fear of terrorism. But never bridging the psychopathological dissociative denial of the blood on their hands.
Such a pity. This elegant little planet being destroyed by psychopaths incapable of thought because they live in the non-space of the rules of externalization for which they kill and spend the treasure of the planet constantly bludgeoning the sense out of people via captive media screaming KILL, KILL, KILL, KILL!!!.
Bob Dylan was right
All the proof you need that that statement is true, is what happened to Bernie in the last election!
With the various flu strains causing lots of havoc currently, the Democrats out to start using a " death clock " to score the unnecessary deaths caused by Republican inaction and disgusting behavior towards funding.
I’m seeing it every day at work right now. The fact that Tamiflu is in short supply ( certain regions ) is another miscarriage of health care justice.
But, we’re not negotiating with human beings here. We are really dealing with a death cult who believe god is winning this Republican siege on our gov’t. For a bloated DoD giveaway.
Some Americans are truly sick. And, this flu epidemic has nothing to do with their particular illnesses.
I agree. My wife and I often wonder, especially how anyone can be a minority and vote Republican? Really, what will it take to get people to understand that the people they vote for don’t care about them; that they’re being used to get into power and nothing, and I mean nothing, more? It truly boggles, especially when I see Huckabee-Sanders just blatantly lie without compunction. Who are these creatures?
Congressional Republicans are right up there with all of the hostage takers in the last century. They have no more scruples, and no more regard for human lives than the terrorists who held men, women and children for hours, days, weeks, months. It is up to Democrats to storm the GOP citadel and rescue Dreamers, CHIP, Community Health, and the loyal federal employees who, once again, won’t know when they’ll get their next paycheck.
This is domestic terrorism.
It may surprise you to know that I think there is some merit to your argument. But there is a great flaw. Abortion, homosexuality and transgenderism are what the MSM emphasize about the Democratic Party while entirely ignoring the House Progressive Caucus for instance, or the idea of progressive redistributive taxation that worked for 40’years and was the central pillar of “The American Century”.
Furthermore, abortion, homosexuality and transgenderism are only immoral or insane in the eyes of the far right wing. They should not be a focal point of progressive politics while ignoring the true suffering of working class white men, another of whom, BTW just shot himself in the head in front of New York City Hall protesting his impoverishment by Uber and Lyft. White male suicide in the USA is SOOOOOO bad it has driven down life expectancy for the entire cohort of white America…and it is primarily due to economics.
But I reject characterizing abortion, homosexuality and transgenderism as immoral or insane. Can’t go there.
With Citizens United and wealth inequality unprecedented in American history, what is any politician to do? We are seeing the demise of the Democratic Party and I for one will not kick them while they are down. They remain the oldest continuous political party on earth and the only American party that accomplished taxation upon the wealthiest at the levels they did. I wonder if you’ve read Al Franken’s “Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them”. NO politician can withstand the economic juggernaut of propaganda levelled against progressive Democrats in general and the Clintons in particular. Perhaps what you are seeing is, finally, the need to defend your tree of liberty with blood. I personally feel the fascists will give you no choice, ultimately. Their greed compels them to take all, no matter how much death and destruction they cause in the process. They know nothing else. Those in opposition to them will die on their knees or standing tall, but they will die either way. How do you choose to go?
Satan’s sister is still better than the Devil himself!!
Corinthians 13:13 and Mathew 25 The Final Judgement, are my guides.
“And now these three remain, Faith, Hope and Charity. Of these three Charity (agape love) is the greatest.”
(Like Jefferson, I find most of the rest of it good literature at best, useless or dangerous at worst.)