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Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 9:11am
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 8:33pm
McCain diagnosed with a brain tumour. Hope it gives him pause to reflect on his access to health care. More likely it'll inspire Republicans to apply it to an argument for gutting access for the poor.
His taxpayer funded access to healthcare.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 9:24am
by Dr. Medulla
JennyB wrote:
20 Jul 2017, 9:11am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 8:33pm
McCain diagnosed with a brain tumour. Hope it gives him pause to reflect on his access to health care. More likely it'll inspire Republicans to apply it to an argument for gutting access for the poor.
His taxpayer funded access to healthcare.
My brother-in-law is ex-military and for his final posting he was in D.C. in the early 00's to teach at some military college. During supper or drinks one evening with American military officers, the subject of health care came up. They were, to a man, opposed to what Canada had because it was socialized medicine. When he told them that what they had, as military men, was socialized health care, it was completely baffling. At no time did they ever ponder let alone realize the foundation of military health care, yet confidently declared Canada's health care system to be an abomination. My b-i-l is still a conservative guy, but his progression leftward, I think, began with his time in Washington and a realization of what conservatism was becoming.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 10:27am
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jul 2017, 9:24am
JennyB wrote:
20 Jul 2017, 9:11am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 8:33pm
McCain diagnosed with a brain tumour. Hope it gives him pause to reflect on his access to health care. More likely it'll inspire Republicans to apply it to an argument for gutting access for the poor.
His taxpayer funded access to healthcare.
My brother-in-law is ex-military and for his final posting he was in D.C. in the early 00's to teach at some military college. During supper or drinks one evening with American military officers, the subject of health care came up. They were, to a man, opposed to what Canada had because it was socialized medicine. When he told them that what they had, as military men, was socialized health care, it was completely baffling. At no time did they ever ponder let alone realize the foundation of military health care, yet confidently declared Canada's health care system to be an abomination. My b-i-l is still a conservative guy, but his progression leftward, I think, began with his time in Washington and a realization of what conservatism was becoming.
When you have legislators who say (after you tell them that due to lack of Medicaid expansion that hospitals in their district will close and people will die), "well, when it's someone's time, it's their time," you know your party is morally bankrupt. The very people who reap the benefits of "socialized medicine" because they had the money to get elected to congress are the very first people to deny it to poor people. This includes dems who are against single payer as well. It's mind boggling.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 10:29am
by matedog
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 8:33pm
McCain diagnosed with a brain tumour. Hope it gives him pause to reflect on his access to health care. More likely it'll inspire Republicans to apply it to an argument for gutting access for the poor.
Just sucks that whoever is going to replace McCain is going to be way worse than him. Arizona has been shittier than Texas of late.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 25 Jul 2017, 1:59pm
by Dr. Medulla

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 30 Jul 2017, 3:05pm
by Dr. Medulla
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... -insurance

This isn't hard, people. These conservatives don't hate government programs; they hate having to share them with the hoi polloi because it serves as some kind of social equalizer in their eyes.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 6:16pm
by Dr. Medulla
Very nice Rockwell homage.
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Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 15 Aug 2017, 9:37pm
by Inder



Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 15 Aug 2017, 9:44pm
by BostonBeaneater
Inder wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 9:37pm


This could brighten the day.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 12:19am
by Inder
BostonBeaneater wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 9:44pm

This could brighten the day.
Sounds like it's catching.




Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 12:57am
by BostonBeaneater
Inder wrote:
19 Aug 2017, 12:19am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 9:44pm

This could brighten the day.
Sounds like it's catching.



He always looks to be mid-enema.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 2:03pm
by Dr. Medulla
Boston right-wing rally "falls apart" shortly after it begins.
http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2017 ... rally.html

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 7:43am
by Dr. Medulla
Indeed, the name of this thread: http://splinternews.com/charlottesville ... 1797988745

I'd add, tho, that Democrats have been just as bad at cultivating young voters—Obama could have locked up a generation had he pursued an economic populist agenda instead of allying with Wall Street and Hollywood donors—so if the future of the Republicans is explicitly white nationalists, there is still a possibility for social democrats among those who might otherwise vote Democrat.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 12:49pm
by Dr. Medulla
http://splinternews.com/notorious-ex-tr ... 1798155335

Quick and snarky guide to Republicans:
Slavery is appalling when equated to Obamacare, gun control, taxing the wealthy, environmental protection legislation, civil rights protections.
Slavery is cool when talking about actual historic chattel slavery.

Re: The Future of the Republican Party

Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 3:35pm
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 12:49pm
http://splinternews.com/notorious-ex-tr ... 1798155335

Quick and snarky guide to Republicans:
Slavery is appalling when equated to Obamacare, gun control, taxing the wealthy, environmental protection legislation, civil rights protections.
Slavery is cool when talking about actual historic chattel slavery.
See also...Nazis/the Holocaust (at least in the MO legislature, where selling a gay cake is just like the being gassed at Auschwitz).