Even the Canadian system isn't as screwed up and expensive for their country as ObamaCare will be. [it's 30% paid for by the private sector]
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Uh, yeah. The thing about having an elected government is that sometimes you lose elections. The overall framework, and the offices, are still representing you. You have loyalty to the presidency, and to the congress, not to the president and the members of congress.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
I just stopped myself in mid-stream. Actually in fairness, its devotion to the American people who are always best served by their political party. To them other parties pose a threat to the American people. However what shows me they are good, honest and deceived people are:
1. The strong emotion with which they attach to politics.
2. Coupled with the double standard by which they judge those outside their party.
If running up the debt and increasing the debt ceiling where destroying America under Obama, they should have at least been somewhat concerned when Reagan and W. Bush did it and include that in their historical judgements. Meanwhile they should make Bill Clinton the honorary Tea Party President Emeritus for paying off Reagan's through the roof credit cards that mortgaged our children's future.
If Obamacare is going to destroy America, they should have been at least somewhat concerned with Romneycare.
My conclusion: its base instinct tribalism that drives them, an innate behavioral characteristic of humans. They have to find "issues" to use as their arguments to avoid being called out as unexplainably biased but at its root, in my view their problem with Obama is principally driven by not being seen as "one of us" or their "issues" with Obama would also apply to Reagan, W. Bush and Romney. Just my opinion, everybody's got one.
Last edited by Smeagol; 11-12-13 at 03:17 PM.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
Whether he's the temporary leader of the country has nothing whatsoever to do with the country. Simply because I live in this country does not obligate me to support what the elected leadership does. That goes against everything the founding fathers wanted.
every POTUS I've lived under/with is my president. The exception is Nixon, i refused to recognize him.
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
Yes, he/she is. Whether I vote for them or not, whether I agree with them or not. Unlike many of the posters, I will say I will give my Presidents more support than a lot of partisans would be willing to do. Didn't matter if it was Bush or Obama, support them both.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."