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  •  What for??? (0+ / 1-)
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    I feel rather comfortable as i am. And i have a lot of other things to do...

    •  Ah...there you have it-- (0+ / 0-)

      you're comfortable where you are, just like your average Republican, so who gives a rip about anyone else?

      I hope you feel that way when your trusted health insurance company, whichever it is, decides to deny payments for "experimental" drugs you need to survive.

      As I said, the further away from the problem you are, the easier it is to be a Republican.  So you're not officially a Republican?  Well, you still think like one.

      The battle will be joined in the voting booth, and I do believe you will lose.

      •  I can't lose (0+ / 0-)

        There is only one Indie in Senate and one in House (BTW - i respect both).. I don't really care about others, Democrats or Republicans - there are Democrats i respect, and there are Democrats i despise, the same - about Republicans. So - it's one big amusing game for me - nothing less, nothing more. I repeat - i can't lose....

        •  Wonderful. (0+ / 0-)

          Unfortunately for me and my family, we can lose and are losing.

          At least you don't sound like a pious religionist're apparently just genuinely unconscious and selfish.

          I really do appreciate your honesty.

          •  I am conscious and nonselfish (0+ / 0-)

            So, you are wrong on both points. And i am honest as well..

            •  Here's an apropos comment... (0+ / 0-)

              ...from another diary--couldn't have said it better myself:

              It's the Republican philosophy (6+ / 0-)

              As a friend of my mom's says, "As long as my ox isn't gored." She's an old-school Republican (don't worry, mom's a long-time Democrat).

              So is the bullshit that the Republican party "just isn't what it used to be."

              Nope. Republicans have always been selfish. They just like to call it "fiscal conservatism." But, basically, as long as their kids can go to private schools, who gives a damn about the public schools? As long as other people's children fight the wars, their kids can stay out of harm's way. As long as they have health care (which, in mom's friend's case is provided by...ta da...the US government! Hubby was lifelong military guy - one who never went to war BTW). As long as they can live in safe neighborhoods, or gated communities, who cares if "other" parts of town have rising crime?

              Thing is, when we all prosper, things get better. Crime goes down,. People are happier. And the amount of money it would cost is not so much. Think of what we could have done with all that money spent on this fucking Iraq War? We never have money for the important stuff, but we can sure find it when we want to blow people to smithereens.

              Republicans are the party of selfish, whiny-assed babies. And there isn't one I'd give the time of day.

              All Truth is non-partisan

              by MA Liberal on Thu Jun 01, 2006 at 11:37:58

              •  You are entitled to your opinion (0+ / 0-)

                Right now i have very different sort of problems. And i will  for some years to come at least. As far as i know - you are from Texas (where my brother lives and works) - so there are exactly 9 time zones between us. I don't know - when and even "if" i will return back, but believe me - i have a very different assortment of problems in a country i reside now - and universal healthcare takes one of the last position on my list. So, it will be very difficult to get even minimal understanding between us - different country, different people, different environment, different priorities. Even i and my brother have very different priorities - simply because he is in Texas and i - where i am. So, all elections are a sort of soccer games to me - i have my views, my "favorite horses" - and that's all. Because all of that influences my life very little and it's not clear - whether it will ever become inmportant again for me..

                •  Very well. (0+ / 0-)

                  I can certainly see how such a distance would affect your view of things.

                  I used to do business in southern Mexico, and even though it wasn't really all that far from Texas, it seemed like a completely different world.


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