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  •  Mitch McConnel is an idiot. Yes, 30 million (26+ / 0-)

    insured Americans is too an issue!

    And, what the heck does his response mean?

    “That is not the issue. The question is how you can go step by step to improve the American health care system.”
    This is unmitigated bullshit that means nothing, except to change the subject, and have words that sound like he's just answered the questions.

    Wallace deserves credit for asking, but traditional media who aspire to be journalists, need to start calling such diversionary pivots as pivots, and follow-up with like

    "well since it took the Democrats over four decades, and a majority of the House, Senate, and WH what will you do for the 50 million Americans without inusrance until you get a vaque Republican plan, that does not have even one specific passed?"
    and follow up
    1. Do you, or do you not support the ACA provision allowing childredn to stay on their parents policy until they are 26?  Then when they deflect, ask "will you answer this question or not?

    2. Do you or do you not support a ban on lifetime caps, recesssion, etc.

    Just one month of such real journalism and reporting and favorability for the ACA will jump from 39% to 70% or more.

    Put up or shut up Republicans!  

    And, journalists, time to stand up and do your job rather than just pass on bogus Republican talking point, un-challenged.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 08:36:07 AM PDT

    •  "insured" should have been "un-insured" (8+ / 0-)

      in my second sentence.  

      Maybe, I'm in idiot too, but then I'm not running for national office, and trying to pee on the shoes of 30 million American and tell them it's raining and it will be good for the crops.

      Wake up Americans!  The GOP is now trying to keep you from receiving your ACA health benefits that will cover you and your children if you are poor, have pre-existing conditions, hit your life-time caps (which can be one back injury, or heart attack with follow-up), are hit with recission.)

      Why are journalists not challenging these GOP goveners who plan to deny coverage to their states poor by refusing to accept federal funds to expand state medicaid coverage that is our ACA provision for those without sufficient income to buy policies?  

      The subsidies are in the form of tax breaks, but many poor to not make enough to benefit from this.

      How are these governer's actions different from taking candy away from babies?  Handicapped babies?

      Wallace should have followed up with McConnell with the question "do you enjoy stealling candy from babies, the handicapped, and poor?  How is your "step-by-step -non-plan different?"

      McDonnell's bullshit brings media bullshit to an astonishing new level.  

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 08:44:10 AM PDT

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      •  Rethugs control (an understatement) (1+ / 0-)
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        the lege and the Governor's seat in Idaho, and they have decided to do NOTHING. They are banking on Romoney to  win in November, as they publicly have stated. Interesting to see how they react when HHS puts a plan in effect for Idaho. "They feds are taking over again" will be the complaint.

        I think, therefore I am. I think.

        by mcmom on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 10:56:33 AM PDT

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    •  As long as they don't vote, he doesn't care. /nt (3+ / 0-)
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      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      —Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 09:42:53 AM PDT

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    •  If you are talking about Republican (4+ / 0-)
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      campaign bumper sticker slogans, 30 million is not the issue. Reality, however, is something different.

      One thing I'm surprised our side hasn't talked about much is how, in the bill itself, there is reference to a $207 Billion annual hit to the GDP caused by illness, injury and early death of the uninsured and under-insured.

      These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people... -Abraham Lincoln

      by HugoDog on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 09:48:48 AM PDT

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