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  •  'We are a populist party'.....sez Kenneth The Page (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Populist party in a redneck country (3+ / 0-)
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      Sucking up to America's least common denominator: the stupid.

      America is FILLED with stupid.

      it's the republican base.

      So dems feel they need to appeal to stupid rednecks who don't know shit and are more concerned about finding bigfoot than any of that book-learnin shit.

      No problem: we'll just be GOP-lite.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:24:03 AM PST

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    •  The Louisiana Lout (3+ / 0-)
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      has now announced that the state's Medicaid program will no longer cover hospice care.  This is another example of Republican short term thinking in an effort to cut public spending.  This change in coverage will force terminally ill patients to die in hospitals (very expensive) hooked up to machines and tubes instead of in hospice care (very inexpensive) surrounded by loved ones - deliberate disregard both of  humane considerations and good budgeting.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:22:34 AM PST

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      •  So incredibly stupid and shortsighted (0+ / 0-)

        Hospice care is WONDERFUL and as you said, much cheaper than letting someone die in a hospital.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:26:08 AM PST

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      •  He reversed that decision yesterday after (1+ / 0-)
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        getting hammered for it.

        •  Really just kicked the can down (2+ / 0-)
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          the road until summer (June or July I think) then he'll give it another run. He's such an asshole.
          But it's our (Democrats) own fault. It would have been a challenge to beat him, but we didn't even field a half-way credible candidate against him (or any other statewide race for that matter).

          "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

          by gritsngumbo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:31:48 AM PST

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          •  Are there any Democrats (i.e., liberals) (1+ / 0-)
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            or even populists left in Louisiana?  If there are, why wouldn't Democrats at least make it a race for control of the statehouse?

            "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

            by SueDe on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:49:31 AM PST

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