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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:53 AM

Article: I Voted for Republicans, Until They Voted Against My Son

I Voted for Republicans, Until They Voted Against My Son
By Tasha Nelson

Link: https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/republicans-dont-protect-preexisting-conditions.html

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I used to be a swing voter who leaned Republican. But now that the Republican Party has reduced rare disease tax credits, is not protecting people with preexisting conditions, and moved (in my opinion) far too quickly on a decision about a lifetime Supreme Court Justice who could determine the future of health care in this country, the GOP has single-handedly forced me to move steadily and solidly to the left. President Trump has said and tweeted repeatedly that Republicans will protect preexisting conditions. The truth is if the Republican Party weren’t so effectively passing legislation dismantling the solid protections already in place, I wouldn’t need to write this article. The only reason we are in a position to worry about protection at all is the Republican Party slowly and steadily attacking the existing protective pieces of the ACA by voting to remove them.

Great article. I hope everyone can read this, as it's a good review of the Repug bullshit healthcare legislation in Congress.

This bill is a smokescreen designed to make people think the GOP has an interest in protecting preexisting conditions, while in reality it firmly and solidly returns us to the the days where insurance companies could freely discriminate for profit.

The Blue Wave of reality..............

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Reply Article: I Voted for Republicans, Until They Voted Against My Son (Original post)
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2018 OP
Cha Oct 2018 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2018 #4
vlyons Oct 2018 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2018 #3
GWC58 Oct 2018 #11
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2018 #12
sprinkleeninow Oct 2018 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2018 #7
sprinkleeninow Oct 2018 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2018 #10
sprinkleeninow Oct 2018 #14
YOHABLO Oct 2018 #6
True Blue American Oct 2018 #9
UCmeNdc Oct 2018 #13
ck4829 Nov 2018 #15
Garrett78 Nov 2018 #16
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2018 #17
Garrett78 Nov 2018 #18
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2018 #20
Garrett78 Nov 2018 #22
gratuitous Nov 2018 #19
Hav Nov 2018 #21

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:02 AM

1. It's heartening when

someone like this can see through their Vicious psychopathic LIES.

This is what President Obama did for us that too many didn't appreciate until it could be taken away.

Thank You for this KY Guy

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:18 AM

4. The cure for Republican cancer is....

Blue Wave Chemo.........

Great to hear from you, Cha.........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:03 AM

2. Here's the Republican agenda

They get enormous tax cuts, while we pay and pay and pay

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Response to vlyons (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:15 AM

3. Yep, Vlyons, all the trickling is up, up, up.

We're seeing inflation at the grocery store, but most radically in medical costs. Billing for our doctor visits on Medicare (plus Humana) has hit us hard.

They're pissing down our backs and in typical Repug fashion, telling us it's just raining........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:35 AM

11. Oh, but money does, indeed trickledown.

It trickles right to their pockets. That’s where “trickledown” stops. 😧

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:56 AM

12. LOL, that's what I see as trickle up, but.....

I gotta quit seeing them as above us.

Morally, they're way the hell below us - and they do not care........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:32 AM

5. Alas! The dawn! 🌄

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 03:18 AM

7. Love that, sprinkleeninow - that's the way I feel.

But alas, we have a long way to go, so we trudge on.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 03:52 AM

8. We hold steady, hold fast. Blinders coming off, eyes and intellects widening, opening.

Peeling off the ones who had been bamboozled.

It just gotta be.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:23 AM

10. Maybe more and more of them will ask the question....

Why were my parents and grandparents all Democrats?..........Were they all right or wrong?.....

Yes, "it's just gotta be" because I think history shows those who are right in their beliefs and steadfast eventually win out in the long run. I'm just hoping we don't have to go through another world-wide Great Depression or world war to get there.

Now, if we could just flip a few hundred billionaires over to our side....... .........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 08:59 PM

14. ..

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:41 AM

6. In my life there has been nothing clearer than to vote left. Never have I voted for a Republican.

 

'Left' can mean many things to different people. So you decide.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:06 AM

9. Moderates should vote Democrat.

There are no moderates left in the Republican party. Only the bigots remain.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:56 AM

13. K&R

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 02:27 PM

15. Kick

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 02:51 PM

16. That they have always voted against other people's children didn't bug her, I guess.

For some, Republican evil has to hit really close to home before minds are awakened.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 05:34 PM

17. Exactly! A typical superficial-issue voter, I suppose.

Far too many Americas vote based on hot button emotional issues like abortion or guns, not what really affects their lives.....until it does affect them square in the face. On the average, I believe Democrats care more and we educate ourselves with far more depth.

We definitely need a better informed public, and one that really cares.

What about this idea: A non-profit, non-partisan government-funded organization that conducts classes around the country in American government, civics and history. And, it would pay any citizen say $15/hour to attend, up to a certain limit per year. That would help educate our citizenry and help low-income families with more income.

Republicans would fight against that to the death because they want a dumbed-down public that is easy to brainwash.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:08 PM

18. That should be the purview of our public schools. Along with media literacy.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:29 PM

20. Agree on using public school facilities (with proper security), but...

I was trying to think of a way to get working adults interested in bettering themselves by having public night (or weekend) classes. The only way I see that working would be to pay people, which might be a damn good public investment.

Sort of like a WPA for brains, LOL.

Corporate America and politicians would have to kept away from it. I am a dreamer.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 07:16 PM

22. "I am a dreamer."

But you're not the only one.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:16 PM

19. Yep, Good for Tasha, I guess

All the pain and misery inflicted by Republican programs and policies didn't bother her enough until they took dead aim at her child. It's a funny sort of progress, but I'll call it progress. There are people out there who get clobbered by a Republican initiative, and still can figure out who hit them.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 06:31 PM

21. Yeah, I suppose it is progress of some sort

when people stop voting against their self-interest, in this case, the health of their child.
On the other side, apparently, if her kid was healthy, she would have had no problems voting for Repubs to take away life saving healthcare for other kids. Similarly, kids in cages separated from their families wasn't a persuading picture as well.

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