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  1. I haven't seen anything that indicates she's all that polished. It could be that she's not that smart, could be she's just not fully prepared to be asked about every conceivable question a 29 yr old from the Bronx might deal with on a day to day basis. But 1) she's 29 and 2) it's not like she's trying to run the country, she's just a rep. I supported Johnson and he needed to be reminded about Alleppo (still annoyed at that...but I digress). She has tremendous drive though. You don't have to be smart to do great things. Sometimes it's as simple as pushing in a direction.
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    Thanks, GOPcare

    Well, hopefully more and more are waking up to that. Just read an article on Tucker Carlson who apparently pointed out how he agreed with Ocasio-Cortez over the Amazon subsidy. During the auto bailout, half the country wanted to see the Big 3 fail and the gov't stepped in, in what amounted to a 10 billion dollar loss. This during one of the worst recessions in our nations history and there was a legit argument on the need to keep the industry afloat. Yesterday's Amazon announcement comes after over 200 cities/regions offered anything they could to help one of the richest companies around today expand, in a great economy. 2 billion for them. 1/5 of what GM/Chysler split.
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    Thanks, GOPcare

    I've already stated that I think a single payer option would be better than what we have right now. I've only argued that I have long term concerns with the government having full control. I think they are valid. I think deep down you know their are valid too, but you just have more concern with our version of the free market (which is valid as well) and you want to bolster your side by making it sound like there is no reason to second guess such a change in our healthcare.
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    Thanks, GOPcare

    Please explain how what I said is a strawman argument?
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    Thanks, GOPcare

    I agree with this as well, and understand that it's not the fix all for everything. My concern from the left is the want to move away from it altogether as 'it just doesn't work'. While a completely free market would fail most, if not all industries, I contend that a lot of the free market failure examples the left cites, like healthcare, are just as much a failure of government oversight and regulations as they are a free market failure.
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    Thanks, GOPcare

    That's where maybe some system of health care savings accounts combined with catastrophic health insurance could possibly do something like that. Have companies dump money into savings accounts where employees can use or carry that over time/generations. You add a financial benefit to stay healthy as well, possibly assisting with long-term costs. That said, as I mentioned earlier, once the gov't gets involved, it rarely comes back. Thus why I think it might be a decent 'what if' but Obamacare killed any legitimate free market solution. I agree a single payer is probably where we have to go now. If it gets too costly we bring in Bill Burr as director of population control and he fixes it for us.
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    Thanks, GOPcare

    In a free market setup, if done correctly, you can get the best of both worlds though. The companies compete against each other to provide the best service at a reasonable price. The government can oversee and ensure companies are not acting unethically or in a manner that could damage the industry. As i'm more conservative, I have more faith that if there are problems that arise, companies would be better equipped to change their business model appropriately where government would take too long.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I know the liberals on this board hate giving Trump any credit. But credit is due here, he's directly responsible for some of the greatest voter turnout in most of our lifetimes. He's making America great again, by getting us to vote. He's the best.</trump voice> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/us/politics/election-turnout.html
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Yes, Rosenstein has issues of his own. He didn't go out on his own and tell Mueller to take a hike. That's his issue and that's why he wasn't named interim AG.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I really would like to be a fly on the wall in the Conway house at dinner time. Historically it was always looked at as an inferior branch. Arguably it was for a long time. Certainly would prefer an AG that knows the Constitution though. So, the following is more of a 'what if', as I really don't think Mueller gets fired unless he goes all out public assault on getting Trump to testify. But legally, does Trump have the authority to fire Mueller, or does he just have the authority to demand the Justice department fire him? I ask as right now, I hope Trumps legal team is letting him know about what it might mean if Whitaker fires Mueller as it ensures this story stays in the news for years to come. So Trump can't ask Whitaker until he gets him confirmed. So what if Rosenstein and the other person mention in that Conway editorial refuse to fire Meuller as well, that forces Whitaker or someone else to step in, but they can't do anything about Mueller until they are confirmed, giving Meuller the time needed to finish up. Anyone know/see any info on such a scenario?
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    Dude, seriously. Where did I say anything about my vote being worth more than yours. In fact, I actually understood and agreed in part to your assertion that fighting trump is good for the country. I was just saying I want to see a bi-partisan attempt to move forward as well.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    I do think, if the democrats had made a long standing effort to try, they would have 'own' Trump. That early meeting with Schumer and Pelosi, if they would have treated him more like the baby he is, and let him rant a bit after his aids got to him and then went back to the White House, he would have fell right back in line with them. He was so proud of himself and so happy at the initial media coverage about unison in regards to that meeting. I really wonder how much the last two years would be different.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    My vote, which in many aspects contradicts my policy beliefs, were done to try and unify the country. If the house stalls out this presidency by continuing to try and pursue changes that they believe are for the good of this country, while being willing to offer some compromise, but are stopped by the Senate and President, I won't be upset. Possibly with either side in that scenario as it's probably not a bill I want either. But if it's simply trying to turn every possible lead into it's own investigation, they likely won't get my support next time around.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    I won't dig into all of them, but just because I just heard how much money went into the Texas senate race, i'll pick Beto. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cid=N00033540 Hmm, I wonder if he had an "R" next to his name if he'd blindly be called a corporate shill for Google and AT&T. Hmm, what's J Street, let's do some 2018 journalism and google that: J Street: The Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans https://jstreet.org/ J Street organizes and mobilizes pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Oh my, a ZIONIST! Probably wants to kill Palestinian babies. Rachel Maddow would have eaten this guy up for breakfast if he had an R next to him.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    I won't argue with oversight, but it sounded more like a celebration than a duty. I'm more of an independent voter than most (at least in the recent elections) and gave democrats nearly complete support this time around, I know they'll lose me quick if they just try to stall out the rest of his presidency with investigations instead of trying to get stuff done.
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