Saturday, August 29, 2009

South Carolina GOP "Disappointed," "Angry," And "Disgusted" WIth Gov. Sanford


The SC House GOP caucus would like for Sanford to resign before he drags the rest of the the party down with him. Their hope is that South Carolinians will not wake up to realize that the problem is not just Sanford, but the SC GOP as well.

For all intents and purposes, South Carolina did not have a Republican party until the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. SC's GOP has come to be viewed as the "white people's party." In much of SC, if you are white, you are assumed to be a Republican.

Sanford made a point of identifying himself and those who agree with him as the "true Republicans" referring to detractors in his party as RINO's (Republican In Name Only). Now for the first time in years, there is a slim chance that the GOP stranglehold on SC state politics may be loosened. The longer Sanford stays in office, the greater that chance grows.

Here's hoping Sanford stays in... Every day he remains helps SC Democrats.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Race-Based Protests Directed At Obama Go Beyond Health Care Town Halls


There's an attorney who forwards email to me, and much of it is hate-filled, racist, anti-Obama stuff. I spend a lot of time shaking my head and hitting the delete button. The only reason I glance at most of it is so that I don't get so insulated from the hate that is my corner of South Carolina that I forget how important it is to be a vocal and public voice for reason, sanity and tolerance.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

McCain Evicts Angry Woman From Town Hall


It's a little late for McCain to try to rein in the fear. He should have done more of that when he was stoking the fires last fall. Maybe had he chosen a running mate who was competent and less of a 'playmate,' or maybe if he had some solutions to offer instead of fear and his worn out proposal for a tax credit to buy insurance (which assumes that most people would be able to scrape up $5000 to buy the insurance up front to qualify for the credit... a cost that is greater than two months take home pay for many uninsured families) the outcome of the election would have been different and his position would actually matter.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Limbaugh Congratulates Himself On Kennedy Death Prediction


Congratulations Rush. Of course, a broken analog clock displays the correct time twice a day. You've still got a long way to go to meet that standard.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Death Panel Myth Creator Resigns From Medical Board


A little late to avoid the conflict of interest. Besides the damage is already done. A lie, repeated often enough, first begins to sound plausible, then is accepted as truth.
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Budget Buster: Kent Conrad's Long Opposition To The Public Option


A public option is a must for any meaningful reform. I'm covered under a BCBS plan. Premiums have increased over the last 10 years at a rate that is simply not sustainable. A public OPTION is all about giving people a choice. As it stands, many workers have no choice because they make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but are employed/s­elf-employ­ed by small businesses who do not provide health benefits and the cost of obtaining coverage is prohibitive. Frankly, if I had the OPTION of choosing a government sponsored plan, I would.
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