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"It's time to pick the next fight - to challenge, delay, slow, starve, kill and gut Obamacare and its implementation. "
Doug, I think a more productive strategy may be to implement Obamacare in full as fast as possible. This is an "All Obama/All Democrat" program and needs to made as painful as it can be.
As I commented on Hartmann's post, "This is the modern day equivalent of the 18th Amendment/Volstead Act". We need to see that the Democrats reap the "rewards" of ramming it through not seek to limit the destruction it will cause in any way. Then make sure they take the full measure of the blame that they've earned.
Liberty Dude, you may want to consider transfering to a medical school in Europe. They have a 2-tier system there where docs in the private side make big bucks (Euro) but you need to have been trained in Europe to practice there. Private message me for more info.
Or take heart! The baby-boomers are a bunch of spoiled brats and will not accept the inferior care of a govt run system and will pay out the wazzoo for good service and treatment. You can be there to provide that... for cash payments only, natch.
Numbers don't lie. If the GOTV effort was so good, why did it fail? Something does not add up. Someone needs to survey these non-voters and find out why they didn't vote. · 21 minutes ago
NormD, this is exactly the right point. We need to find out who did not vote from 2008 and why they did not vote. I've seen nothing but theories (including this thread) and a whole bunch of finger-pointing and with very little true data other than we were down 2.5 Million votes from 2008. That fact has been brought up here and a number of different posts. "Who" & "Why" have not been answered.
Implement Obamacare in full. No waivers, no changes. You Democrats wanted it and now you've got it. Choke on it, Durban. Repeal it or keep it exactly as is. This is the modern day equivalent of the 18th Amendment/Volstead Act. And it's an All-Democrat problem. Enjoy.
How a CFO adds value - now there's a topic! Answer: by knowing the numbers and having the data. When you have correct information, you can make decisions based on that. Otherwise, it is just guesswork at best. (This is going to be my hobby horse today.)
We know that fewer voters came out for Romney than they did for McCain. We have that piece of data and need to drill down to find out why this was the case. Before there can be analysis, we need more data. If we start analyzing now, we will only be reinforcing our own preconceptions and not doing ourselves any good.
So, let's find the problem(s) and start to fix them.
I think this is the key question and commented on it in Kevin's post below: http://ricochet.com/member-feed/The-Popular-Vote
I'm going to put on my fake Bain & Co. hat and say that we need data now to find out what happened. Analysis based on our own feelings of what happened (as some are doing) will only reinforce our own assumptions but won't help the situation.
Facts, data, cold hard numbers first. Then analysis.
I'd really like the answer to this. It is the key question as I was told by the moderates to basically "shut up, grab an oar, and row". I did that and got others to do the same who had never even been in the boat before (vote for the first time).
To moderates: don't you ever tell me to "shut up and row" again when that strategy has led us to this result.
To conservatives: nominating conservative candidates who are not professional or outright bad candidates leads to losses. Worse, it sets things back considerably. Todd Akin is not Ted Cruz; Mourdock was not Rubio.
So, why did those McCain voters not come out? We need to have that answer to have a hope for this republic or we'll continue down this road where it's every man for himself.
I'm with you: he's dead to me.
The Scott Walker reaffirm election and the first debate aftermaths were so fun to watch on MSNBC - I hope we can get a supersize version of both tonight.
I hadn't heard that - hilarious.
Looks like she was trying not to vomit. Again, I feel that way too - especially after watching Chris Christie give O a tongue bath today.
Great move by Lucas and Disney. Lucas may not be the best director in the world but he's a heck of a businessman. (Lucas himself compared Star Wars to a Disney movie when he was making it - now it really is.)
I must admit, I'm going to miss the 20th Century Fox logo/drumroll/theme before the movies as it always seemed to me to be part and parcel of the Star Wars Theme.
He definitely brought the funny - a great job. Some of the lines reminded me classic "Yes, Prime Minister" level material. Wonderful!
For two days, I've been walking into any room where my wife happens to be with a hardy "Did someone say binders full of women?".
Makes her laugh every time.
Hope:That reminds me of Adam Baldwin's character on Chuck, who also had a (quite prominent) picture of Reagan in a place of honor in his house (and loved guns a lot, among other conservative character traits). Baldwin also seems to be pretty vocal in his conservatism.
Aww, man: I miss Col. Casey. By the way, does Adam Baldwin age? Seems like he's been in his early 30's since the Cold War. Not fair.
Passing this on to everyone I know. That pic never gets old. Thank you.
It'll be interesting to see if the dynamic changes and Obama pulls ahead - somehow I doubt it.
While Romney certainly missed more opportunities than he did in the first debate, he had some excellent stretches where he clearly laid out the case against reelecting the President and nicely made the case for himself as a bipartisan problem solver who would get the economy turned around and get the job market hiring again.
I'll be watching the polls as they factor in this debate over the next few days but I don't get the impression it was the game-changer that Obama needed.
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