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Rubio at CPAC: "I Have a Debt to America"

GGatty Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 1:02 PM
Yep. I have little-to-no trust for a person who changes course so dramatically for no reason other than popularity. If one truly has conservative ideals, one will stick with those ideals, regardless of the fallout. Very few of our current crop of politicians fit that image, and Rubio isn't one of them. Don't get me wrong; if it's a choice between Rubio and Clinton, there's no contest. At this point, however, there are nothing but words. As is always the case, Rubio's actions in Congress from this point forward will be an indicator of the truth of his current rhetoric. Prove this latest change of heart is sincere by actions in the Senate for the next 5 years and run for POTUS in 2020.
Another fact that needs to be repeated again, and again, and again: Obamacare has been designed from the start to fail: Its sole purpose is to give the far left an excuse to bring about single-payer government provided health insurance.
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Dear Mitch

GGatty Wrote: Feb 26, 2015 12:52 AM
I try to convince myself that Mitch & Co. might care about what those outside of D.C. think, but I'm not able to do it. It'll surprise no one if he lands a cushy job as a 'consultant' after retirement.
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Time is Running Out For Japanese Hostages

GGatty Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 7:06 PM
You act as if a US ultimatum would actually mean anything. Have you been paying attention to your President or your Congress?
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The Cross Examined College Prep Course III

GGatty Wrote: Jan 20, 2015 9:06 PM
Unfortunately, these are skills that are no longer universally taught in middle school and high school. If a student hasn't learned by the time they reach college, they're looking at an extra year to get up to speed. I have a sister and two brothers-in-law who are history professors at two different universities. They have never-ending stories of the paucity of students that can communicate effectively in any form.
Given comments uttered by the likes of Pelosi and Conyers, there's little doubt that the Democrats in Congress were quite aware of this, as well as the other ramifications of the administrative structure that ACA put into place. Regardless of those comments, when you look at the role of the IRS, HHS, or any of the other bureaucracies that are either strengthened or created, it's hard to pretend that they were innocent of what they were sneaking into place.
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Voters Are Giving You One More Chance, GOP

GGatty Wrote: Nov 13, 2014 3:02 AM
Riiight, because Martha Coakley was so much better. As has been stated ad nauseum by virtually everyone with a passing connection to the Republicans, the tea party or libertarians, Brown was better than you'd expect from Massachusetts.
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5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

GGatty Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 1:53 PM
"The industry says that's only fair, considering the companies are investing hundreds of billions of dollars into a network infrastructure that, so far, has prospered without much government intervention." That's a bit of a stretch. Most ISP's are given monopoly utility designations in the municipalities that they serve. Most are regulated by PUC's. It may not be intervention at the Federal level, but it's definitely intervention and serves to effectively stifle competition. A worthwhile read on 'net neutrality': http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Net-Neutrality-Wont-Fix-Our-Problems-Heres-Why/
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Kaci Hickox, Self-Absorbed Hero

GGatty Wrote: Oct 30, 2014 8:37 PM
Yes, there's proof. She works for the WHO, but she was assigned to work with Doctors Without Borders. There is plenty of confirmation that she was there. Further, I doubt either group would hesitate to call her out if she was lying.
It's not the gender, it's the ideology. The mindset that attempts to minimize the need for the military has the same approach to protection in general. The persistent assertion that peace can be reached without having the strength to back yourself militarily and the moral equivalence and multiculturalism that is woven throughout the mindset of the modern Left results in a determined ignorance towards the realities of life. Remember the 2009 party crashers, the Salahi's? The response of the White House at large, including the Secret Service spoke volumes about that mindset.
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