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  •  Republicans don't give a shit about me and you (11+ / 0-)

    2laneIA. To them, we're nothing. Our needs and desires are seen as an impediment to corporations and the wealthy few having everything they want.

    Case in point: Mike Huckabee compares people with pre-existing conditions to a burned down house

    According to Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee...[p]eople with pre-existing conditions, he explains are like houses that have already burned down.

    "It sounds so good, and it's such a warm message to say we're not gonna deny anyone from a preexisting condition," Huckabee explained at the Value Voters Summit today. "Look, I think that sounds terrific, but I want to ask you something from a common sense perspective. Suppose we applied that principle [to] our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, "I'd like to buy some insurance for my house." He'd say, "Tell me about your house." "Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I'd like to insure it today." And he'll say "I'm sorry, but we can't insure it after it's already burned." Well, no preexisting conditions."

    "We don't differentiate between 'them' and 'us.' It's just 'us.'" --- President Barack Obama

    by marabout40 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 01:13:32 PM PDT

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    •  after a year of paying for my ostomy supplies out (7+ / 0-)

      of pocket,because of 'pre-existing conditions' & having to recycle the bags & stretch wearing a wafer for over a week---
      Mr 'Commensense' Huckabee can go take a flying f&&k for

      Conservatism is killing this country. Jayden

      by swampyankee on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 02:29:19 PM PDT

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    •  OM f--ing G (2+ / 0-)
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      taiping1, moondance

      Are you KIDDING me? And he considers himself a disciple of Jesus? I'm going to caps now because I have to shout


      Maybe some up and coming college smarty pants (wink wink to rexy) can engineer some kinda DNA thingie that we could do to these guys and give them a Dr. Strangelove hand. I'm just saying.

      Maybe I had better NOT have another glass of wine

      "Asking a republican why they're a hypocritical tool is like asking water why it is wet." Patriot4Peace, New Year's Eve '09

      by ca union goon on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 09:08:08 PM PDT

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