Mitt Romney, On 60 Minutes, Cites Emergency Room As Health Care Option For Uninsured

Response: When I think about Mitt Romney the following comes to mind: "Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

WASHINGTON — Downplaying the need for the government to ensure that every person has health insurance, Mitt Romney on Sunday suggested that emergency room care suffices as a substitute for the uninsured.

"Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance," he said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night. "If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care." (More)

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Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult – Truthout

Response: This was September 11, 2011 one year ago. Well!

1. The GOP cares solely and exclusively about its rich contributors. The party has built a whole catechism on the protection and further enrichment of America’s plutocracy. Their caterwauling about deficit and debt is so much eyewash to con the public. Whatever else President Obama has accomplished (and many of his purported accomplishments are highly suspect), his $4-trillion deficit reduction package did perform the useful service of smoking out Republican hypocrisy. The GOP refused, because it could not abide so much as a one-tenth of one percent increase on the tax rates of the Walton family or the Koch brothers, much less a repeal of the carried interest rule that permits billionaire hedge fund managers to pay income tax at a lower effective rate than cops or nurses. Republicans finally settled on a deal that had far less deficit reduction – and even less spending reduction! – than Obama’s offer, because of their iron resolution to protect at all costs our society’s overclass. (More)

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In Response To Mitt Romney And The 47% Do You Know If You Are Reading This He Was Talking About You, Your Family & Friends?

Anthony Clark I didn’t and don’t think most Americans understood what he was talking about when he said middle class. Lot’s of people whose lives have improved and think they are middle class by federal definition fall in that 47% Mitt was talking about. I think that is clear, now!

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Dead Voters – Fraudulent Claims – Desperation to Disenfranchise Voters in NC

Response: “Know that being ignant is not always a bad thing, however it is a bad thing when you don’t do anything about it especially when you are trying to discredit others. Know what you are talking about when you open your mouth so you will not make a damn fool out of yourself.” Curmilus Dancy II Tuesday April 3, 2012

Veronica Degraffenreid, elections liason for the North Carolina State Board of Elections, talks with Rachel Maddow about the burden on the election boards in her state to address the frivolous cliams of dead voters on the rolls by a tea party group called the Voter Integrity Project.

To date, neither the state nor any of the county boards have found any instances of anyone voting who should not have. (More)

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How Voter ID Laws Are Being Used to Disenfranchise Minorities and the Poor

First, let’s call it what it is. The burgeoning battles over state redistricting and voter ID laws — and the larger fight over a key part of the Voting Rights Act itself — are all cynical expressions of the concerns many conservatives (of both parties) have about the future of the American electorate. The Republican lawmakers who are leading the fight for the restrictive legislation say they are doing so in the name of stopping election fraud — and, really, who’s in favor of election fraud? But the larger purpose and effect of the laws is to disenfranchise Hispanic voters, other minorities, and the poor — most of whom, let’s also be clear, vote for Democrats. (More)

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Watching Romney on 60 Minutes led me to remember the things he was lying about…–Under The LobsterScope

Did you hear Romney say he was going to cut taxes on Middle America? Go you remember the other day when he said the income rate of Middle America started at $200,000.00 a year in annual income… and averaged a quarter of a million dollars. All at once I was not part of Middle America any more. Neither were ALL of the people I know and deal with every day in West Virginia.

I hope most people realize the bullshit Romney is bubbling over with. We have the possibility of having the worst president in history. Let’s avoid that situation by not voting for him. (More)

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Republican Staffers Charged With 36 Counts of Election Fraud

Response: So damn look at where the Election Fraud is coming from. But damn Ignant Racist White Folks and Safe Negroes talking about it is the Democratic Party who have a problem with Voter ID and we are better than that. Well again it is not about voter fraud for us but about trying to keep some Black folks from voting.

It turns out that the Republican Party’s obsession with voter fraud may be yet another case of projection. Four former staffers for resigned House Rep. Thaddeus McCotter have been charged with 36 counts of misdemeanor and felony election fraud. Yesterday one of those staffers, Lorianne O’Brady, pled not guilty to five misdemeanor counts of  submitting fraudulent signatures on a ballot petition. O’Brady is the last of the four staffers to be arraigned; the other three, Don Yowchuang, Mary Melissa Turnbull, and Paul Seewald, were arraigned on similar charges on August 10th. (More)

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