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  • Why Trump "won"   1 day 15 hours ago

    And the 1% wins. More money in their pockets and less in yours.

  • Will anyone watch the Trump inauguration   1 day 16 hours ago

    Zap: When the dust settles, in four years I truly believe that jobs, healthcare, national security, and public safety will be much better for the middle class than they are now, and much better than under the redistributionist schemes that Hillary and her minions would contrive.

    I consider myself neither stupid nor "hard core". But I could see the future of this country under the Dems, and believe that a reconstruction of our economy and social structure was needed. This election will provide the correction needed to re-focus on the mainstream middle/upper middle class and their needs.

    Healthcare, immigration, and the justice system will be more focused for the centrists in this country, as well as the most productive and law abiding.

    As with all elections, there are winners and losers.

    If the middle and upper middle class majority of this coutry are the winners, this country will be much stronger and more powerful globally.

    The Left would love to punish the productive by yolking them to those whose cultures impede them, and forcing them to sacrifice the benefits of their work ethic and responsibility.

    As a member of the mainstream middle/upper middle class, I believe I and 150,000,000 others will benefit greatly from the pendulum swinging from the left to the center.

    The Left and Liberals are not as afraid of the new administration failing, as they are as terrified that this new regime will help the mainstream majority of this country and thus derail their dreams of social engineering.

  • We the People Affordable Care Act   1 day 16 hours ago

    Times have certainly changed. My first full time job after college Provided 100% of medical, Dental and vision insurance. It progressively went down hill from there. Now many jobs do not provide any medical insurance.

  • We the People Affordable Care Act   1 day 16 hours ago

    Tom Price—Tea Party budget hawk & Trump's HHS nominee—couldn't commit to ensuring that repeal of the Affordable Care Act won't add billions to our nation's deficits.

    For years, Republicans in Congress complained #Obamacare increased the deficit. Now, they don’t seem to care that #ACARepeal could add $350 billion to the deficits.

  • Why Chelsea Manning Is Going Free   1 day 16 hours ago

    Assange hasn't been charged with any crimes by the US so the US would have no legal basis for an extradition request regarding him. His "offer" was pure distraction.

  • Why Chelsea Manning Is Going Free   1 day 16 hours ago

    I read that Manning was eligible for parole after 8 years. Her sentence has now been reduced to 7 years. She spent a lot of time in solitary confinement. General Patreus Got zero time.

  • Video- Stop DeVos (Please share widely)   1 day 16 hours ago
  • Kelly Ann Conway Plays Her Little Violin Again: Trump being treated UNFAIRLY   1 day 16 hours ago

    some celebration, Drumpf can't find any performers to play at his inauguration. No thanks,

    Trump’s Inauguration Nightmare: All the Musicians Who Have Turned Down InvitesDonald Trump didn’t need Beyoncé’s help to become president, but he’s apparently desperate for some musical support at his inauguration. Sad! Then within months Drumpf and his tiny hands will be impeached and removed from office, lol. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/22/trump-s-inauguration-nightmare-all-the-musicians-who-have-turned-down-invites.html

  • Kelly Ann Conway Plays Her Little Violin Again: Trump being treated UNFAIRLY   1 day 16 hours ago
  • You Cannot Built A Grassroots Tea Party for Democrats - here's why   1 day 16 hours ago

    Noticed the other day that ex Fox News host Greta van Sustren in now on MSNBC. With Megyn Kelly switching to NBC It appears that they are both becoming more conservative.

  • Think Trump is going to protect Medicare? You've been had!   1 day 19 hours ago

    While everyone is obsessing over Trump's latest outrageousness, Paul Ryan and friends are rubbing their hands in glee. Wake up people! The destruction of Social Security and Medicare is about to commence and it will move fast. Trump will not stop it. But we can.

    Everyone across the political spectrum who depends on or cares about these programs needs to write and call their congressional representatives NOW and tell them: "I oppose any move to privatize Social Security and Medicare. No reduction of benefits, no voucherization, no reduction of COLAs, no increase in eligibility age. If you support any of these things you lose my vote."

    Republicans may have majorities in Congress but we still have the franchise. Congresspeople want to keep their jobs and we are the ones who determine if they will.

  • Kelly Ann Conway Plays Her Little Violin Again: Trump being treated UNFAIRLY   1 day 20 hours ago
    Quote Coalage1:

    The election of Trump was worth it just to read and see the stupid reactions of liberals/progressives across the country.

    I am shocked that one of the minor cable networks hasn't started a new reality show based on those reactions. You know the formula....following a downtrodden democrat as they struggle to get through the day knowing that the Donald is now their president. How will they ever cope? Its a sure fire ratings success. We know half the country at least would tune in. Oh wait...never mind. This show is already on the air. Its called CNN.

    Thanks to the democrats for giving us Trump. If he fails, its all on you.

    Dear God, I couldn't agree more. I anxiously await Friday afternoon when Legend, Deepspace, and Zapdam are forced to face the reality the Donald J. Trump is President of the United States of America.

    Invest heavily in Logitech. There will be a lot of crushed keyboards needing replacement.

  • Video- Stop DeVos (Please share widely)   1 day 20 hours ago

    Guess Who's Been Advising Trump?
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/17/1621714/-Guess-Who-s-Been-Advisi...
    Prince’s sister, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is Trump’s nominee for education secretary and Prince (and his mother) gave large sums of money to a Trump Super PAC...

    Erik Prince, America’s most notorious mercenary, is lurking in the shadows of the incoming Trump administration. A former senior U.S. official who has advised the Trump transition told The Intercept that Prince has been advising the team on matters related to intelligence and defense, including weighing in on candidates for the defense and state departments....

    It seems cut and dry how Drumpf continues to get away with stealing democracy.

    Poverty can lower your IQ,
    Almost All Rural Whites are In Poverty
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1881

  • Guns, Mental Health, Lowered Recruitment Standards and Trump’s “Bone Spurs”   1 day 20 hours ago

    In case you are unfamiliar with statistical analysis, the true comparisons among countries regarding auto accidents involve per capita accidents, such as number of accidents per 100,000 population The top three are the Dominican Republic, Thailand, and Venezuela. The US does not even crack the top 25.

    So what about getting the Federal Government out of people's lives? If we repeal the second amendment, we can let each state, county, or city determine their best option for guns in questions of licensing, open or closed carry, type of firearm allowed, penalites, etc. I'm sure the situation in Billings, Montana is different enough from that in New York City to have these communities draft different rules. So now I hear you cry, "But what if I buy a gun in Billings and take it into New York?" Yes, no law is 100% effective, but I would just let the city of New York determine how to discover your illegal firearm and how to punish you.

  • What Trump Means w/"Insurance for Everybody"   1 day 20 hours ago

    Your guest who thinks health care is a privledge was loudly dominating the conversation, leaving you no space to rebut his elitist positions. I'm thinking Tea Party tactics and the kind of bullying we'll be seeing much more of in the coming months. It's not worth listening to, Thom. I think you should treat obnoxious guests the same as you do obnoxious callers.

  • WORLD WIDE right CONSPIRACY to SILENCE SCIENCE   1 day 20 hours ago

    You're a progressive..right? You believe in transgenderism? Right? Then you don't believe in science, or at least not biology. You probably don't like GMO foods even though there is not a shred of scientific evidence that they are harmful. And in fact, they are helping to feed the world's hungry.

    For whatever reason, you do not accept the concept of nature..as in male and female. We are free to be whatever we feel like that day and nature/biology/science be damned.

  • Why Chelsea Manning Is Going Free   1 day 21 hours ago

    Manning is not free yet, and may never be. Will he be free and alive this time next year?

    Roland

  • Fascists read Orwell and the nazis' rise to power as instruction manuals.   1 day 21 hours ago

    This should have been news in 1917, but not today. This is old hat.

    Roland

  • WORLD WIDE right CONSPIRACY to SILENCE SCIENCE   1 day 22 hours ago

    are you projecting your inner thoughts again Coalage, because obviously right wingers don't believe in science, especially when it conflicts with their muscle cars. Got news for you coalage, a stock Tesla from 0 to 60 will blow the doors off any internal combustion engine car out of Detroit.

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1096369_tesla-p85d-destroys-dodge-ch...

  • Why Trump "won"   1 day 23 hours ago

    The left has simply become unhinged. Songbird says voting was suppressed. Yet the left keeps reminding everyone that HRC won the popular vote. How can that be?

    Then she says that many did not get and vote. That is not the fault of the GOP or Trump. The left failed the GOTV.

    Character assasination? I guess you mean what the left tried to do to Trump.

    Some counties switched every third vote? Which counties? Oh, can't reveal your source but we are supposed to trust your accusation. FAIL

    Sorry Songbird. You have zero credibilty.

    K2

  • COPS NOT EVEN in TOP TEN of DANGEROUS JOBS   1 day 23 hours ago

    And you can't possibly be so stupid as you pretend 2\lbs. of dope.

    Where did those 'now illegal' fire arms come from? They were all legal when they started out.

    Except for the few odd cases of reported stolen arms, we don't know when they became illegal because we can't trace whose hands those weapons have been past through.

  • Guns, Mental Health, Lowered Recruitment Standards and Trump’s “Bone Spurs”   2 days 23 min ago

    "we lead the world in gun violence by a long shot" Drj

    We lead the world in private gun ownership. DUH!

    We lead the world in automobile ownership, therefore we lead the world in auto accidents.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/516280/share-of-households-that-own-a-passenger-vehicle-by-country/

  • What Trump Means w/"Insurance for Everybody"   2 days 37 min ago

    John Christian brings up an important point; that "negative remarks" are not helping.

    Our go-to response is to throw up facts and debunk the latest absurd statement by the GOP and their new President (and we must make them own this guy). Cognitive science and social science tell us that fact flinging and derision hurts us in a number of ways.

    1. Facts are the least effective way to communicate with voters. Like it or not, the human brain processes primarily on emotions and filters new information through existing frames -frames the GOP has masterfully spewed into people's brains for forty years.
    2. Arguing about conservative absurdities keeps us in their frames. They rail against taxes, we respond about taxes, but taxes are just something we do after we, as citizens, have already made decisions. Taxes are a result, not a cause. It's the decisions that are the issue and we should speak to those issues.
    3. The Republicans know we respond with fact flinging, so they bait us. All the time. And we fall for it. All the time.
    4. Every minute we spend debunking their carefully constructed fantasty world is a minute we are not telling people what we believe and that we care about their problems. Clinton spent her last month's ad budget exclusively on why Trump was so vile. Quick -right now- can anyone remember what she said about how she's solve the problems of rural America? I didn't think so.

    Our leaders have been science deniers -they seem to have intentionally ignored cognitive science. We need a culture on the left that understands how the human brain really works and creates frames and messages that build our worldview into people's brains. This is what the GOP has done for decades and it's been so effective they can get people to believe anything.

    Unlike the GOP, we can do this with integrity. Here in MN our state party is the first to fund workshops and materials on framing. We are holding them in each congressional district. We are trying to build that culture. If you're not here (or even if you are) get started by reading anything by George Lakoff and Jonathan Haidt and read Thom's books, especially Crack the Code.

    If we don't do this we will be completely unprepared if the "middle" voters, in Brexit like regret, suddenly get that Trump and the GOP are morally bankrupt. If the recent polls are correct, that realization may have already started.

  • You Cannot Built A Grassroots Tea Party for Democrats - here's why   2 days 40 min ago

    Hillary said deplorables once and then apologized. How many insults has Trump thrown out there?

  • COPS NOT EVEN in TOP TEN of DANGEROUS JOBS   2 days 43 min ago

    "Some state laws enre to gun transfers:

    Washington. In 2014, Washington became the first state to enact a law requiring background checks on private sales by voter initiative. The law requires private buyers and sellers to conduct a firearms transaction through a federally licensed firearm dealer (FFL).Nov 1, 2016" ....blah blah rs allen

    rs allen,

    You conveniently left out the statistic showing the number of felons/criminals/prohibited individuals lining up to comply with these "laws".

    K2

The Rise of a Left-Wing Tea Party?

During a heated confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Georgia Congressman Tom Price, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services, refused to say whether or not he would support cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.