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  •  Christy was always an ass (17+ / 0-)

    but as the mayor of Fort Lee said on Chris Hayes's show last night, few thought that anyone would be petty and vindictive enough to actually do something like that. The reporters didn't put it past Christy, but many others doubted it.

    As most of us here learned long ago, there is no depth to how petty and vindictive Republicans will get. It shouldn't surprise anyone anymore.

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” - Anais Nin

    by legendmn on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 06:17:19 AM PST

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    •  No, it really does still surprise us (7+ / 0-)

      Most basically decent people think that if you harm women and children you really don't deserve to call yourself a man.

      If you are willing to routinely do that for political payback you don't deserve anything but ostracism.

      That there can be a whole political party of people like Christie and Le Page that would bully the elderly, the young, the sick, the people that have worked hard all their lives makes you sick.

      How anyone who is getting by can hear about someone having trouble making it through a hard winter and not want to give them something escapes me.

      This year most of the country is in a situation that makes them choose between heat and food for their kids and Republicans want to get an offset, something for them before extending unemployment insurance.

      What would you have to be like to identify with them listen to their ideas and choose them as leaders?

      Why would you want to have friends that did that?

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 08:56:38 AM PST

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      •  That's the point (5+ / 0-)
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        Christie is only the latest Republican to be uncovered as a heartless SOB who doesn't care about anyone that's not in his family or immediate circle of friends.
        Just because Christie has a lot of Democratic support in NJ (or used to,) doesn't mean that he's any different from the numerous other heartless assholes that don't care about kids and old people starving. He just puts of a better face of being a man-of-the-people.

        “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” - Anais Nin

        by legendmn on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 09:05:11 AM PST

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      •  Mike Michaud on Lepage and Healthcare (3+ / 0-)
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        "Health care is not a privilege -- it's a human right. Period.

        But Governor LePage would rather leave 70,000 of Maine's working poor out in the cold this winter without health insurance than have them covered for free through Medicaid expansion. It's simply unconscionable.

        Governor LePage has done a lot of out-of-touch things these last three years, but this one sinks way too low. Mainer's lives are at stake and we must put a stop to it now.

        Sign my petition calling on Governor LePage to support Medicaid expansion and give thousands of working Mainers the health coverage they deserve.

        It's not just Govrnor LePage who is denying free health coverage to low-income workers, either. He joins Tea Party governors across the country who are doing everything in their power to deny care to their constituents.

        Many Mainers are working two or three part-time jobs just to put food on the table and heat their homes. But without employer-sponsored health coverage, they're just one illness away from bankruptcy -- or even worse.

        It's not too late for the governor to do the right thing.

        Sign my petition: Tell Governor LePage it's time to give health coverage to 70,000 working Mainers and expand Medicaid now.

        With your help, we can make sure the governor finally puts the people of Maine over partisan politics.

        Thanks for all you do.

        Mike"

        Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

        by rktect on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 09:05:33 AM PST

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