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Which GOP 'pledge' would most likely sway your vote?

The Republican "Pledge to America," details the party's plans on how to tackle key issues.

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Then let the Republicans start by reforming the way Congress works right now! Start with ending the new 'announcement-only' filibuster; then stop permitting a single Senator (typically Sen. Tom ("Dr. No") Coburn from holding up a piece of legislation. Tell 'em to put their money where their mouths are. We don't have to wait for an election to get this fixed.

Posted by: commonsense101 | September 23, 2010 10:07 AM

I remember well the contract with America back in 94. I also remember well that none of those promises were kept - particularly the promise of term limits.

The only republicans who signed the contract back then who aren't in congress now were either thrown out by their voters, thrown in jail, or dead.


The fact that the republicans think another bunch of phony promises they aren't going to keep is going to sway anybody is as insulting a thing to do as I can imagine. Just how stupid do they think we are?

Well, this pledge is proof of just how stupid they think we are.

Of course, when picking on the republicans you have to have a full list of anti-democrat caveats as well, or the republican stooges who post here will start whining.

So be it: the democrats suck. Only a fool would vote for them.

Posted by: eezmamata | September 23, 2010 10:14 AM

Ahhhhh, thanks GOP! Finally you have put into a document what you are for, not against.

And this document is a real zinger. It is such a piece of cr*p that is so easily picked apart it will help remind folks why they voted these bozos out of office the last time.

Just how do you reduce the deficit by extended the very tax cuts that blew up the balanced budget we had when Bush took office?

Posted by: mandelm2001 | September 23, 2010 10:35 AM

They can come up with all the campaign gimmicks they want. It will NEVER erase their actions over the past 20 years. Unless, of course, you have a very short attention span. As momma always used to say - actions speak louder than words.

Posted by: eastportgal | September 23, 2010 10:45 AM

If you enlist in the GOP for even a good reason (such as "Reform how congress works"), it will not end there. You will have also enlisted for repeal of "Obamacare," more military spending, more overseas misadventures, lowered educational quality, more guns on the street, more money for our upper class twits, greater dependence on foreign oil, growing homophobia, and a lot more governmental corruption.

Posted by: Agki1 | September 23, 2010 10:51 AM

Making sure that any legislation is Constitutional before being passed is an important step. It will prevent our Government from overstepping it's authority.

Posted by: bobbo2 | September 23, 2010 11:37 AM

The republicans can't believe we are stupid enough to believe them again? But maybe we are,it has only been two years & already we have forgot what they were or are we just that stupid!

Posted by: jrs6776 | September 23, 2010 11:40 AM

Unfortunately, this poll is not representative of the voting public. I'm afraid the republicans will fool the people again.

Posted by: BootmanDC | September 23, 2010 11:47 AM

Today's Republican Party has shown itself once again to be unqualified to share in the governing of a developed, first world nation. Comprised now of a weird mixture of wealthy big business interests and a noisy mob of bigoted, uneducated yokels, they'd be better off left to run an amusement park on the Jersey shore. Well ... maybe.

Posted by: Catch1 | September 23, 2010 11:50 AM

Cutting spending, but color me skeptical anyone will actually do it.

The easist way to show dedication to this subject is to eliminate earmarks. Yet, both parties contribute to this problem and show no signs of slowing. Yes, this is a small part of the spending, but it is the easist and most obvious way to start addressing the problem.

Posted by: DCCubefarm | September 23, 2010 11:51 AM

Using the words "Republican" and "promise" in the same sentence is both an oxymoron and a crime against nature.

If they want to reform how Congress works, they can start by working to make government succeed instead of working to make government fail, cooperating and communicating instead of aggressively saying no to everything and proposing nothing of their own, acting in a civil manner instead of being loud-mouthed spoiled brat jerks, and so on and so forth.

Posted by: foofoofoo | September 23, 2010 11:52 AM

Earth to BOBBO2--that's what we have a Supreme Court for! They determine what's Constitutional or not--that's their role. Whom do you propose to check the constitutionality of something before it becomes a law? And where in the Constitution do you find that authority? Chapter and verse, please. You might want to read the Constitution sometime or retake high school civics.

Posted by: commonsense101 | September 23, 2010 11:53 AM

Responding to:
Making sure that any legislation is Constitutional before being passed is an important step. It will prevent our Government from overstepping it's authority.

POSTED BY: BOBBO2 | SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 11:37 AM
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Bobbo2,

you are mistaken. Legislators do attempt to ensure that any legislation is Constitutional, and most of them are lawyers. Either party can bring a legal challenge that will be decided at multiple levels through the court system, ending at the Supreme Court.

In fact, this extra check of the constitutionality of legislation to which Republicans constantly take recourse is, strictly speak "unconstitutional," as this does not exist in the Constitution.

I believe you are mistaking a deliberative system allowing some of our country's finest legal scholars to debate the constitutionality of legislation with the individual opinions of any of our citizens. In short, any idiot can scream, "This is unconstitutional!" and trot out various relevant or irrelevant reasons for the judgment, as the case may be. But screaming "This is unconstitutional" does not make a law unconstitutional. Nor do your reasons for believing something unconstitutional prove that the legislation is unconstitutional. There is evidently a state judge on Fox News who is routinely judging various Obama administration laws unconstitutional,. But of course he has no jurisdiction over these matters, so in effect he is one more blowhard illegitimately claiming the authority to adjudicate these matters.

Neither you nor millions of right wing blowhards possess this authority. All of you should really get in the habit of saying, "I believe x is unconstitutional," and then, for the sake of discussion, offer your reasons.


Posted by: GeorgeSanders | September 23, 2010 11:54 AM

Last time I looked the Supreme Court is supposed to decide if a law is constitutional.

Posted by: jp1943 | September 23, 2010 11:55 AM

My fellow Americans----- please be careful what you wish for. You might just get it. Vote Republican???? Been there done that for eight years, where did it get us?

Bush screwed this country royally, and I am a registered Republican who voted for him in 2000. I voted against him in 2004, but the rest of you gave him four more years to fight the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan while allowing his big business friends to move their corporations to CHINA and INDIA! That is why so many millions of Americans are out of work! Bush/cheney let big business, the defense, oil and gas industry to run wild! THEY all got WEALTHY under bush/cheney!

And how can you forget how bush and Paulson scared the Treasury Department into the TARP BAILOUT of WALL STREET in order to avoid a DEPRESSION HE CREATED!

Obama has a lot on his plate, and when there is genuine Republican obstructionism in our Congress, there is no way he can achieve his goals. I am cynical enough to believe there is a silent agreement on the part of Republicans and BIG BUSINESS to NOT HIRE any new employees! After all, don't want those employment numbers to go up now, do we?

If the Republicans win, maybe it will be a good thing. It will then be up to THEM to find the way out of the mess that they and their previous leader, george w. bush created! They wanted to stop Obama, and they did. They want to go back to the old ways of george w. bush where astonishlingly, they sat silently on their hands for eight years while he added $6 trillion to the deficit.

The party of NO meant it!!

Posted by: cashmere1 | September 23, 2010 11:56 AM

The only Republican pledge that I would support would be a pledge to dissolve themselves as a political party. Their behavior over the past two years, on top of the ruinous rule of Bush and Cheney, merits their relegation to the scrap heap of history.

Posted by: pblotto | September 23, 2010 12:01 PM

The supreme court is the last court to have a say. Other courts are usually tried first.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugitive_Slave_Act_of_1850

The fugitive slave act of 1850 was declared unconstitutional by the Wisconsin Supreme court in 1854, but in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ableman_v._Booth
the SCOTUS held that state courts cannot issue rulings that contradict the decisions of federal courts.

What's interesting about this? Well, there's a lot of the rightwingers you see around these days that claim states have supremacy over the feds ... particularly in areas of the US (the south) where their christian reich is ascendant.

I wonder if Ableman v. Booth has been overturned or ruled unconstitutional since then? I wonder if the rightist SCOTUS we have today (think Scalia, Thomas) would be interested in revisiting this decision, so as to allow little state theocracies ...

Posted by: eezmamata | September 23, 2010 12:05 PM

None of these plans are new and none of these plans will work.

Posted by: mrwx | September 23, 2010 12:06 PM

Today's Republican Tea Party is worse than it was when it was formulating and supporting the Bush Blunders! This bunch must really think that all American voters are very stupid........

An Independent

Posted by: aeaustin | September 23, 2010 12:15 PM

Nothing in that pledge would ever make me vote for those boobs. They are all a bunch of strung together lies concocted by the Orange Buffoon and his cronies.

Posted by: LABC | September 23, 2010 12:37 PM

The Republicans/Tea Party is like listening to an arsonist (fire starter) that has a long history of years and years of starting houses on fire, but then promises to be good and will not do it anymore. They can go a little while, but the urge to start a house fire will still be there and because of the track record, they will do it again.

Posted by: lunetrick | September 23, 2010 12:39 PM

The more people in this country get educated, the worse things are for republicans and they know it. They pander to the emotional crowd, the ones who believe anything that they are told. They have no plans, just the same tired "tax cuts" bull.

Posted by: nsu1203 | September 23, 2010 12:44 PM

Looks like a bad rerun of '94. Been there, done that, got kicked in the azz.

Posted by: sasmontagova | September 23, 2010 1:12 PM

I love it! The GOP has finally spoken and still has said NOTHING! Has anyone watched or read the news this morning, the very top 2% that they want to extend tax cuts for, their wealth has risen 8%! I love it! Has yours risen 8% or reduced 25% to 50% Oh yeah, this very same GOP repeat of 1994 that was put in to place by Gingrich, that era, they lied, and none of it worked. Wait, it gets better, repeal Healthcare! Ok let's get rid of preventive healthcare, kids on healthcare until 26, pre-existing conditions, oh if you're woman, you can finally get that yeast infection covered if you move to a different healthcare provider. (I know someone personally that this happened to) Let's remove all those sick children with pre-existing cancer from healthcare because Huckabee compares these children to property. Well if you love them, more job loss, more homeless, plenty more dying. Pretty soon we will be a 3rd World Country.

Posted by: Beverly7649 | September 23, 2010 1:15 PM

A pledge to drop dead might get my attention.....what they are offering is a rehash of the Contract On America.

Posted by: kg1957 | September 23, 2010 1:15 PM

I just have one more thing to say, don't just talk, GO VOTE! Take all who understand the bull being presented by the Republicans/Tea Party, they have to be stoppped!

Posted by: Beverly7649 | September 23, 2010 1:27 PM

Given their extreme attack on the current administration, race bating, obstructionism, interest in undermining progress on healthcare,lack of energy policy, etc, I don't think I could take them seriously. They simply don't have the values that should represent America.

Posted by: cadam72 | September 23, 2010 1:28 PM

"I pledge allegiance to FOXNEWS and the Republicans for which it stands, one notion, indivisible, with Lipton tea and just us for all."

Posted by: Emmetrope | September 23, 2010 2:20 PM

The only pledge I'm interested in is one in which republipigs disappear.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | September 23, 2010 2:25 PM

I'm not an elitist. I'm not poor, or gay, or non-white, or a Democrat. So why do the things I hear or read from the GOP sound so stupid and dishonest. I know the Dems aren't a lot better. But I can sometimes tell the difference between them, and this is one of those. God help us.

Posted by: hector_samkow | September 23, 2010 2:25 PM

Is there any reason to think that this is not just the usual empty rhetoric spewed by Republicans when they're out of power? Any reason to think that they won't go back to bankrupting the country, as they almost did the last time they were in power? Republicans only hate the government when they're not running it, because they're bad losers. Once they get back in, they won't be able to get enough of it, and they'll be back to spending like there's no tomorrow.

Posted by: DaveHarris | September 23, 2010 2:31 PM

How about a pledge to go away and never come back.
There's a GOP pledge to America I can get behind.

Posted by: tomscanlon1 | September 23, 2010 2:56 PM

The emptyheadedness of the GOP and the appalling dishonesty of its leadership never fail to amaze and depress me. It's not as if we couldn't use a solid critique and good alternatives to the agendas of Pelosi, Reid and Obama. Unhappyily, the GOP offers nothing of substance, unless hysteria is your idea of substance.

Posted by: jdnathan | September 23, 2010 3:14 PM

HOW FUNNY TO READ ALL OF THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS. I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION. ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW WITH A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT AND BOTH HOUSES CONTROLLED BY THE DEMOCRATS? OF COURSE THE RESPONSE WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH GEORGE BUSH OR THE REPUBLICANS FOR REFUSING TO GO ALONG WITH LEGISLATION THAT WILL PUSH THIS COUNTRY FURTHER AND FURTHER DOWN. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE THE VOTES BUT THEY DO NOT HAVE THE FORTITUDE TO AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT OBUM PROPOSES. THEY ARE LOSERS AND UNFORTUNATELY SO IS THE COUNTRY.
TODAY OBUM IS EXPLAINING TO THE UN MORE OF HIS WORLDLY IDEAS. BETWEEN THAT AND RUNNING ALL OVER TO POLITIC, WHO IS WORKING ON JOB CREATION?

Posted by: MALBENNET | September 23, 2010 3:53 PM

The pledge that would sway my vote is the one where all the GOP (aka Whig Party) move to Somalia.

Posted by: WillSeattle | September 23, 2010 4:28 PM

Well, if "Reform how Congress works" could be taken to mean "without Republicans" I could be persuaded.

Posted by: jrw1 | September 23, 2010 4:30 PM

Malbennet,

To answer your question, sincerely, I do believe we are better off now that under the prior administration. This isn't just "Lim talk" but realistic.
- Brought the real war budget to light nad now we actually know what was spent
- Helped restore financial and business sector with TARP that is being repaid (yes, not perfect)
- Took Federal student loans back from 3rd party banks so students can receive more direct $
- Addressed Banking and CC fees that affect virtually all Americans
-Stood up for closing Guantanamo and actually putting prisoners on trial, giving habeus corpus (american values)
- Enacted education policy that helps to drive innovation in schools
- Enacted direct payments to state eploymentaid for increase employment (yes, still under water there)
- Stood up for American ideals of equality and honor in repealling DADT
-Job creation is slow after 18 months, but moving forward

Posted by: cadam72 | September 23, 2010 4:34 PM

Not sure I want the Republican version of any of those. On the other hand I'm not sure that I want the Democratic version either.

I'd go with something in the middle that actually meant something to the people who live here rather than a small collection of special interests.

I suppose if they voted in term limitations for all members of congress I'd go along with the reform how congress works.

Posted by: grobinette | September 23, 2010 4:42 PM

Might I remind everyone that way back when Hillary Clinton was trying to get a health care bill passed the Republicans stopped her in her tracks. Might I also remind you that since that time they (the Republicans) have done nothing to better the health care system in our country. If you will notice, they are still not doing anything to better the system. All they are doing is trying to quash progress.

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | September 23, 2010 4:52 PM

Total intellectual dishonesty, replete with revisionist history and ignorance of the elephants in the room when it comes to US budget matter: 1) The Bush tax cuts for the ulta-rich 2) unsustainable defense spending at $711 billion /year. Until these jokers address these 2 issues, they deserve to be ignored- I would vote to create incentives (tax cuts) to encourage them to emigrate to Somalia

-No government
-no services
-everyone is a religious fanatic
-everyone is armed

These GOP leaders would fit right in!

Posted by: staussfamily | September 23, 2010 5:24 PM

whatever the republicans say, I can tell you what they believe in: money & filth, money & filth, money & filth, money & filth, money & filth, money & filth...
hope this helps

Posted by: michael5 | September 23, 2010 5:32 PM


Clearly, the pledge that government MUST LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS is something EVERYONE can agree upon.

OVERSPENDING does NOT WORK;
Regardless of whether it's a household, a business or a nation.

The Dems have overspent to the MAX and UNEMPLOYMENT and POVERTY are higher than ever.

REPEAT....OVERSPENDING money you don't even have helps NO ONE!

An effective way to reduce our national debt and yearly budget deficits MUST be found.

Posted by: chicago77 | September 23, 2010 6:57 PM

I would vote for anybody who promises:
get rid of H1Bs
deport the illegals
(then there would be jobs)
have everything from China inspected so that they can not poison us with heavy metals and sewage.

Posted by: alterego3 | September 23, 2010 7:38 PM

The Republican Tea party real pledge to America is to privatize social security, medicare and VA healthcare. Why do these wicked people hate American seniors and our brave veterans?

Posted by: oraukwu | September 23, 2010 9:22 PM

The skew of the voting defies all logic unless you accept the fact that the poll is being stacked by your overwhelming majority of left-leaning readers.
Legitimate polls reflect an entirely different result that truly reflect the position of a majority of Americans.

Posted by: leberk | September 23, 2010 9:33 PM

If we fall for any of these, we will get what we deserve. They are assuming we have all forgotten what happened when Gingrich tried a similar ploy. While I have people's ear, I am also disappointed the Democrats are not pushing the tax cut for those under $250,000. They should point out that those making over $250,000 would get the same tax cut as those making $249,999 -- they just would not get the break on what is over that. These people already get a huge break on Social security so make them at least pay more in income taxes. I read where the founder of Facebook went from being worth $2,000,000,000 last year to $6,000,000,000 this year. That means he made $4,000,000,000
this year and his FICA is less than 0.002% of his income while most of us pay 7.65%. Where are these flat tax people on that. I read the GOP things and they want to balence the budget but lower taxes while increasing military spending. That was Reagan's lack of logic. I would say what we really need is not to have more Republicans in but fewer. Give the Democrats a larger majority (and get rid of the Blue Dog Democrats while we are at it -- when I vote for a person of a party, I expect loyalty) so that they have a chance to enact their agenda not a watered down one that gets blocked by the GOP anyhow.

Bill Kristol was right when he said if the Democrats passed health care,the people would like it so much, the Dems would control the congress for another 40 years. The Republicans are trying desparately to repeal that because it would put many of their insurance company friends out of business. Just look at the ones now that are stopping coverage on kids before you vote in ANY Republicans (or Blue Dog Dems who should be replaced by Liberals if they have to write in their names -- they certainly should not be replaced by Republicans since that would be even worse).

Posted by: TomfromNJ1 | September 23, 2010 10:06 PM

Be careful with the "Contitutional" argument. Many of those advocating it also speak of original intent. The original intent of the founders included allowing slavery, denying women (or renters) the right to vote, counting black people as 3/5 of a person but only when it helped them get more control in congress or the electoral college. But if they ever do that, I hope someone has the guts to challenge them to find where in the Constitution it allows a standing army. In fact, because of their experiences with the British, they were very distrustful of one and wanted to rely on state militias. (which is interesting in light of what their original intent for the Second Amendment was). I also assume all of these people would favor abortion since the Supreme Court did rule that constitutional. Interesting what these people CLAIM to stand for!

Posted by: TomfromNJ1 | September 23, 2010 10:26 PM

Remember when the 110th Congress came into being? A democratic led Senate and House?

Let's see....2007. Reid, Pelosi and the rest, all with the power to change things.

And look at what they did. My 6 year old is now around $30,000 in debt for our nation. Along with my 15 year old...amd my infant neice.

Good job Dems, you ruined our country.

Posted by: r_leever | September 23, 2010 10:29 PM

Responding to:

HOW FUNNY TO READ ALL OF THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS. I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION. ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW WITH A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT AND BOTH HOUSES CONTROLLED BY THE DEMOCRATS?

Posted by: MALBENNET | September 23, 2010 3:53 PM

I'll answer your one question and ignore the empty right-wing blather you snuck in around it: yes. Yes, I am better off now with a Democratic President and both houses controlled by Congress. For one thing, starting today, I know that my insurance company can neither drop me from coverage when they discover I am sick nor set a lifetime cap on my coverage. This is all thanks to the thanks to the Democrats' Health Care Bill, which all of the Republicans opposed. Therefore, I will proudly vote Democratic this election.

Posted by: GeorgeSanders | September 23, 2010 10:31 PM

Responding to:


Clearly, the pledge that government MUST LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS is something EVERYONE can agree upon.

OVERSPENDING does NOT WORK;
Regardless of whether it's a household, a business or a nation.

The Dems have overspent to the MAX and UNEMPLOYMENT and POVERTY are higher than ever.

REPEAT....OVERSPENDING money you don't even have helps NO ONE!

An effective way to reduce our national debt and yearly budget deficits MUST be found.

Posted by: chicago77 | September 23, 2010 6:57 PM

Chicago 77,

You must have been a strong supporter of President Clinton, the last president to create a budget surplus. He had a program in place for paying down on the national debt, which President Bush dismantled into order to give the nation a multi-trillion dollar tax cut the nation couldn't afford. You must despise the Republicans policy of the last thirty years of "starving the beast": intentionally creating massive deficits, which theoretically should force a dramatic cut in government spending but never has, least of all when they are in control of the government!

One mistake: the Democrats spent a great deal on the stimulus program, and thanks to it unemployment and poverty are *less* than they would have been with it. Most of this spending went directly 1) into our pockets via a tax cut and 2) into infrastructure repair, which we would have needed to pay for eventually. This is the most economically sound way to stimulate an economy on the edge of free fall, which our economy was when President Obama took office.

Posted by: GeorgeSanders | September 23, 2010 10:39 PM

Respponding to:

Remember when the 110th Congress came into being? A democratic led Senate and House?

Let's see....2007. Reid, Pelosi and the rest, all with the power to change things.

And look at what they did. My 6 year old is now around $30,000 in debt for our nation. Along with my 15 year old...amd my infant neice.

Good job Dems, you ruined our country.

Posted by: r_leever | September 23, 2010 10:29 PM
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Mr. Leever,

I hope you encourage your 6-year-old to surpass you in your mathematics skills, which are pretty pathetic. According to your story, from 2007 to 2010, your son/daughter was indebted by our government to the sum of $30,000. That would mean that the government has created a ca. 10 trillion dollar deficit in two-plus years. Funny, I haven't read aabout this happening. Maybe you made it up.

Posted by: GeorgeSanders | September 23, 2010 10:45 PM

I'd rather not post a political comment. But I feel compelled to say something. I've watched the Republicans conjure up any argument they could to fulfill their unofficial leader's wish, from a year or more ago, that Obama would fail. They've done everything they could to block the functioning of our government since then, hoping to make Obama look bad. Now they come out with this phony "Pledge". To me, their Pledge to America is just one more Plague on America, as they have chosen to be.

Posted by: RK108 | September 23, 2010 11:37 PM

THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PROVEN BEYOND A DOUBT THEY. FROM PRESIDENT DOWN, ARE WOEFULLY INCOMPETENT AND THE FUTURE ROLL FOR THEM IS ALREADY CAST...

Posted by: Illinois4 | September 23, 2010 11:39 PM

After the Bush-Cheney administration and the atrocious behavior of GOP members of Congress, the GOP can say nothing to sway me to vote for them. And that's a lifetime commitment from me to them. They are bought and paid for by plutocrats and are voted into office by people who are incapable of critical thinking. Said people are happy to be told what to think and to accept the word of the speaker as if it were equivalent to the Word of God. GOP members rail on about big government and deficit spending as if only Democrats were responsible for the development of big government and deficit spending. The GOP spent freely on their favorite projects, when they ran the government, and they borrowed money from China to pay for their favorite projects so their valued sources of campaign funds (plutocrats) could enjoy enormous tax benefits for ten years. The GOP isn't happy unless it is handing lucrative business opportunities to plutocrats. For example, they want to give war veterans vouchers to go seek health care benefits at for-profit hospitals. They want Social Security to turn into a 401(k) plan that will benefit large commercial brokerage houses and other money center businesses and, especially, the fabulously wealthy plutocrats who run them. This is all, the GOP insists, for our own good. That's a lie. It is for the good of those who are rich as Croesus and believe themselves to be entitled to take from the poor what little the poor have. The GOP is not interested in good governance. They are interested in breaking those things that government does that benefit citizens and they are interested in using government to do favors for people who will keep them in power. The GOP draws power from fear and loathing of The Other, hence all the noise about immigration and changing demographics. One day there will be no GOP. Something better will replace it. Why did the GOP oppose health care reform? Because health care reform changes the business environment of health "insurance" companies, with a potential concomitant reduction in profits. Profits trump health care says the GOP. Got it.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | September 23, 2010 11:45 PM

Remember when the 110th Congress came into being? A democratic led Senate and House?
Let's see....2007. Reid, Pelosi and the rest, all with the power to change things.
And look at what they did. My 6 year old is now around $30,000 in debt for our nation. Along with my 15 year old...amd my infant neice.
Good job Dems, you ruined our country.
Posted by: r_leever | September 23, 2010 10:29 PM
______
Mr. Leever,
I hope you encourage your 6-year-old to surpass you in your mathematics skills, which are pretty pathetic. According to your story, from 2007 to 2010, your son/daughter was indebted by our government to the sum of $30,000. That would mean that the government has created a ca. 10 trillion dollar deficit in two-plus years. Funny, I haven't read aabout this happening. Maybe you made it up.
Posted by: GeorgeSanders | September 23, 2010 10:45 PM
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My point, Mr. Sanders, is that they made it much worse than it already was while promising something else.

I guess that's too much for you to infer from what I wrote. Excuse me for being a tad light on the specifics.

Of course, the personal attack on your part is typical of a liberal/left/Dem. Can't say anything without trying to squeeze in an insult to those who oppose your opinions.

Posted by: r_leever | September 23, 2010 11:49 PM

"For one thing, starting today, I know that my insurance company can neither drop me from coverage when they discover I am sick nor set a lifetime cap on my coverage. This is all thanks to the thanks to the Democrats' Health Care Bill, which all of the Republicans opposed."

Mr. Sanders, I guess this is ok if you don't mind it being at the expense of someone elses paycheck.

Posted by: r_leever | September 23, 2010 11:51 PM

r_leever:
"Good job Dems, you ruined our country."

This must mean you have a magic crystal ball that you can look into and see the parallel universe where the government didn't spend money to try to improve the economy.

SO what does it look like over there? Is it all rainbows and kittens?

Posted by: presto668 | September 23, 2010 11:53 PM

Gee, and I thought it was "The Contract on America."

Posted by: diamond2 | September 23, 2010 11:58 PM

I'm not really clear on what the poll is asking. The question put "pledge" in quotation marks. I interpreted that to mean that it was asking how rhetorically persuasive I found the particular pledge independent of whether I thought the GOP policies would actually fulfill that pledge.

So for example I find "create new jobs" very catching. Of course 1) I think the GOP will do more harm than good on the unemployment issue, and 2) I hate it when candidates try to label themselves as "pro jobs." As if there's ever an anti-job candidate.

Posted by: Booyah5000 | September 24, 2010 12:02 AM

Cut taxes, reduce spending, reduce the deficit and build a missile shield. Men declaring no abortions for women. More whoppers from the Republicans.

Posted by: interactingdc | September 24, 2010 12:14 AM

Ah yes, yet another regurgitation of the Contract On America. Some of us still remember how faithful to it Newt and his wacky band of GOP maties were to that one. Yeah, it worked out real good.

Now Newt is wackier than ever and his gay band of pilfering pirates are out to plunder America yet again. Hoist the skull and crossbones me hardies! Shiver me timbers and blow me down!

The sad part is too may sheeple who are the root cause of our ills through the wanton excess of their mass consumerism are still looking for a scape goat and the easy way out. There is none, it is going to take hard work, tough decisions and real sacrifice. Don't blame Obama, don't blame the Democrats and don't even blame the GOP. If you want to know who to blame, look in the mirror.

The GOP is just trying to sell you yet another unneeded piece of worthless Wal Mart junk. Can you blame them? Well yes, but they see a market for it. No one is forcing you to whip out the credit card and buy it. Don't blame anyone but yourself for the buyers remorse if you do. You can say no.

Posted by: wes1155 | September 24, 2010 12:35 AM

I THINK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS LESS IN TOUCH WITH VOTORS THAN THE DEMOCRATS AND EVEN THE TEA PARTY.

Posted by: theoldmansays | September 24, 2010 12:38 AM

They are not in touch with earthly reality as I know it. perhaps they are not even sentient beings. This is exactly,pretty much word for word the same nonsense that George Bush I and II ran on and that had such devastating results.America is in shambles and these guys want to blame Obama and pretend they have some new ideas but all they have is the old stuff...not even rehashed! It just tired.

Posted by: houndog | September 24, 2010 1:21 AM

Making sure that any legislation is Constitutional before being passed is an important step. It will prevent our Government from overstepping it's authority.
Posted by: bobbo2 | September 23, 2010 11:37 AM
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Obviously you have never read the Constitution, or they don't teach that in home school.

If Congress and the Senate would have applied that standard to George W Bush and Mr. Cheney they would have both been impeached, convicted and serving time in prison not in their multi-million dollar homes. Maybe that is why and the former Vice President still has Security protection 24/7.

Posted by: joemcnamara1 | September 24, 2010 1:28 AM

>>>

Excellent comment!!! Gee,I wonder when the last time a weird mixture of wealthy,big business interests (I.G.Farber, Daimler,ect...)and a noisy mob of middle aged,bigoted,uneducated yokels( Brown Shirts,ect...)got a hold of a government? I wondor, hmmmmm...

Posted by: houndog | September 24, 2010 1:28 AM

"For one thing, starting today, I know that my insurance company can neither drop me from coverage when they discover I am sick nor set a lifetime cap on my coverage. This is all thanks to the thanks to the Democrats'"

All this FREE STUFF IS GREAT;

Unless your insurance company goes out of business or bankrupt, or raises your rates dramatically to cover all these additional costs. Who will we be thanking then?

Posted by: chicago77 | September 24, 2010 1:50 AM

You vote the dems back in and you are guaranteed by them and Obama that you will NOT have a country in 2 years. We may be called China 1, Japan 2 or Iran 3. If anything at all is left.

Posted by: annnort | September 24, 2010 2:39 AM

I could vote for the Republicans if they pledged that all of them would go away and never enter politics again.

Posted by: OldRedneck | September 24, 2010 3:50 AM

The first thing the GOP would do if they regained congress this year is to try and impeach Obama for some BS reason like they did Clinton. They are the biggest bunch of wet panty cry babies I have ever seen. Quit obstructing the government,GOP. You've proven you can't lead, so get the eff out of the way!

Posted by: meowomon | September 24, 2010 4:38 AM

With regard to r_leever, would you say that about car insurance? After all, if you have a big payment for an accident, it is coming from money from others. That is the nature of insurance! If your house burned down, the money paid you by the insurance company is not what YOU put in but money from the pool put in by all of us. That is indeed the error of those who complain about Social Security. It is INSURANCE! That is the "I" in FICA which is its official name. If I die before age 65, I get nothing. If I live to be 90, I get more than I put in. That is how insurance works. It is NOT a pension. Similarly in health care. I will be happy if I put in more than I get out, that means I have enjoyed good health. The problem with the health care that was passed is they allow it to run through the private sector. If Obama was anywhere near the leftist that the GOP likes to paint him, that would not happen and our money would automatically go further just because of the lack of skimming off the top for profit for the wealthy stock owners, advertising and lobbying. That in itself would reduce costs.

Posted by: TomfromNJ1 | September 24, 2010 5:22 AM

None of the above. Democrats, Republicans and Independents should be "rated" on their voting records and bills sponsored, not the fairy tales they tell Americans as they approach voting day.

Without a reference to each candidates voting record and bills sponsored, the pledge is nothing but a distraction.

My vote goes to the candidate who shows me what he/she will do based on what he/she has done, not on what they say they will do.

The vote is a powerful tool. Use it wisely.

Posted by: asmith1 | September 24, 2010 5:38 AM

The only pledge that the GOP can really be expected to honor is one that somehow involves protecting the interests of their largest political donors. American interest generally -- those of the middle class, or working families, of future taxpayers, small and medium sized businesses, innovators, ordinary consumers, environmental interests, national security interests -- are inevitably going to be put on the last tier of priorities. When the interests of larger groups come into conflict with the interests of DC corporate lobbies, it's not hard to see which side the GOP will side with. Same as it ever was.

Posted by: JPRS | September 24, 2010 6:09 AM

They had 8 years to do all those things, and did none of them. Instead they dug a pit, made poor people poorer, and rich people richer. They've had power 20 of the last 30 years, and have ridden the country into a hole.

Their agenda is nasty. They are nasty. No one with any decency or sense should have anything to do with them because they're so dishonest.

Posted by: Nymous | September 24, 2010 6:20 AM

Their supporters here sure prove what I said about them being nasty. Man do they ever prove that. Stupid and crazy too, yea that for sure.

They get all bellicose but forget they aren't the only ones with guns.

Posted by: Nymous | September 24, 2010 6:24 AM

Repeal the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000.00/yr... This is the most immediate need for America.

Posted by: demtse | September 24, 2010 6:40 AM

"Cut spending! Cut spending!"

"We pledge to create a missile defense system. And reduce revenue by more than we ever save by protecting the top-income earners"

GOP = Feed the rich

Posted by: hitpoints | September 24, 2010 6:40 AM

Cutting government spending is appealing, but backing the Republicans on the basis of spending cut requires one to ignore their prior history. The Reagan and Bush administrations saw massive expansions in government spending -- principally national security and military spending increases. The "Pledge to America" seems to promise more of the same in that it makes "fully funding missile defense" a priority. This is the national security equivalent of a "bridge to nowhere." This is a huge give-a-way to defense contractors that does not make us measurably safer. We'd be just as safe (and just as poor) if you threw the tens of billions of dollars in the ocean.

Posted by: chucka1 | September 24, 2010 6:51 AM

I'd like to see a national referendum (where the people decide and not Congress) on Congressional job benefits. I would make those positions come under the Federal benefits system and not their own special system. Instead, they get cushy health care packages and FULL SALARY for the rest of their lives as their retirement.

I remember a brilliant Democrat idea - the luxury tax. They decided to add on a big tax to items such as yachts. Know what happened? The rich stopped buying and a friend of mine (very middle class by the way) lost his yacht building business.

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | September 24, 2010 6:57 AM

The SAME Republicans who presented "the pledge" voted to give corporations tax breaks for moving jobs overseas.....

BUSH: SENDING JOBS OVERSEAS HELPS THE U.S.
February 10, 2004

WASHINGTON — The movement of American factory jobs and white-collar work to other countries is part of a positive transformation that will enrich the U.S. economy over time, even if it causes short-term pain and dislocation, the Bush administration said yesterday.

The embrace of foreign "outsourcing," an accelerating trend that has contributed to U.S. job losses in recent years and has become an issue in the 2004 elections, is contained in the president's annual report to Congress on the U.S. economy.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001854367_bushecon10.html

Posted by: angie12106 | September 24, 2010 6:57 AM

This "Pledge" from the Great Republican Tea Party Conversion is garbage and attempts to become an opiate for the mentally-challenged masses...............

An Independent

Posted by: aeaustin | September 24, 2010 6:59 AM

None of the above.

We are not voting republican we are voting against the dems.


Both are piss poor substitutes for real leaders so we are doing the election shuffle. Every two years for the next few election cycles we are going to toss the bums out(both sides).

You keep giving us terrible choices from both sides and you are going to get terrible election cycles with the voters getting angrier and angrier until we either get a true third party or we revolt and tear down the whole system.

Posted by: PennyWisetheClown | September 24, 2010 7:00 AM

The only promise that 'Publicans might make that would move me is the one to stop lying, move off stage, and support people who are trying to do something for the country.

At the same time, the spineless Democrats, evidently interested more in re-election than in doing what needs to be done NOW, have allowed the 'Publicans to frighten them into paralysis.

One can certainly appreciate the national feeling that all incumbents are unworthy of our support. The serious problem is that the lunatic fringe is actually running for office.

What to do?

Posted by: mini2 | September 24, 2010 7:05 AM

The Party for stupid..... or very rich.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | September 24, 2010 7:20 AM

The notion of ...first elect me then I will do something "Pledge" is totally lame. In other words, we have to vote for every Republican candidate for Congress and then they might, just might, work in our best interests? I feel like we are being held hostage to the Nov. election. Why not work in our best interests all the time?

I hate to say it, but both parties will use whatever perverted gimmicks to get our attention. We go through cycles of one party gaining power, getting hammered by the minority party through gridlock, then nothing changes. Same ole.

Somehow Congress developed the mentality that it is okay to cut taxes and raise fed spending sending us into tremendous debt. This behavior must stop. It is the only aspect of the Tea Party I agree with.

Posted by: citizen4truth1 | September 24, 2010 7:22 AM

Pardon me while I control my underwhelmedness. They said it already. They will do the same things they did before which means this is not going to fix anything. Sorry, Obama is fixing more of their mess than they are, maybe not on the time table everyone would like but the last administration put this country so far in the crapper, it takes more a lot more plungers to unplug this mess. So, not only no I won't be voting for a Republican, but HELL NO.

Posted by: jacquie1 | September 24, 2010 7:22 AM

It's hard not to be in favor of creating new jobs, but how many times do we have to see that cutting taxes on rich people does not create new jobs or trickle down on the masses. What exactly is the Republican plan to create jobs? Is there really any plan at all? No.

Posted by: tedplaw | September 24, 2010 7:25 AM

All of them look pretty good - to wipe my buttt with!

Posted by: johng1 | September 24, 2010 7:44 AM

Those guys don't look right without their suits and angry faces. I think this pledge was staged!

Posted by: johng1 | September 24, 2010 7:49 AM

I didn't ask for a pledge, just as I didn't ask for a "contract" previously. Why would I want anything to do with a party that wants to take away health care (unless you pay top dollar for it and let the crooked insurers do anything they want), wants a theocracy in this country, wants workers to have no right whatsoever, doesn't want me to have an abortion, can't acknowledge the rights of gays and lesbians and transgenders...and on and on. The Dems may not be perfect, but they're not trying to legislate my life, either.

Posted by: fluxgirl | September 24, 2010 8:47 AM

This is not a contract.A majority of Americans had zero input in this garbage. Of course, it will please the republican base & that's what is important. I am willing to bet anybody that when the republicans take the House in Nov. & the Senate becomes about 53/47 or even 50/50, it will be the same "do-nothing" actions.What would really be great is for ALL of the Congress to stay home, get jobs, if they could, forget their grand retirement, & just see how long their base who want less or zero government can survive without medicare, medicaid, social security & all those other government contracts.Just who are they kidding(other than the illiterate & ignorant) when the republicans savior, RR was president, the deficit went up AS DID THE NUMBER OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES!!!Under Bush II both went up.So, just shows that these guys just want their political HACKS in versus the other guys. What we need is less UNNECCESSARY government spending & a more efficient government, or is that an oxymoron?

Posted by: tlrasnic | September 24, 2010 8:48 AM

By the tone of the Progressive, Socialist, Democrats comments on this page today,they are running scared and pulling out all of the old spin and lies!

We will not be snookered by them ever again!

We Will take our country back from the Socialist Democrats!

Posted by: Acornisascam | September 24, 2010 8:55 AM

Maybe I'd take them seriously if the Pledge to America wasn't drafted by a lobbyist (Brian Wild) in bed with AIG, Exxon Mobil, and drug makers.

Posted by: steve1231 | September 24, 2010 9:05 AM

I'm not stoopid enough to believe the Republicans AGAIN. Yeah they could pledge to move to Mars and never go into politics again and I still wouldn't vote for them because once in power, they'd just flip-flop AGAIN and give money to the rich and take from the poor.

Are we better off with Dems in power? Well, they've certainly tried. They're poor leaders but they're attempting to do the right things and the Republicans have just tried to stop everything in congress.

btw, CAN WE JUST STOP POSTING IN ALL CAPS? IT MAKES ME ASSUME THAT YOU'RE A BLATHERING FUNDAMENTALIST IDIOT.

thank you for the podium. Next speaker please.

Posted by: bentoenail | September 24, 2010 9:07 AM

To eezmamata

If you remember the contract with America well then you CANT say that the promises of it were not kept!! The only item that did not get passed in the GOP led House was the term limits (for both the House and Senate) pledge BUT the vast majority of the items in the contract were passed by the House and some became LAW that Clinton signed!! Here is a scorecard from PBS with how the Republicans did with the contract.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/congress/scorecard.html

Posted by: jlarranaga | September 24, 2010 9:15 AM

In the end the republicans created a wasteland and called it prosperity.

That is what their ideas will bring.

You have all heard this baloney before and actually seen it action from 01/20/200 through 01/20/2009. Engage your memories, it will come back to you in all its fervid evil.

Posted by: robertmerry | September 24, 2010 9:28 AM

GOP: We have to destroy the village to save it.

Posted by: jckdoors | September 24, 2010 9:56 AM

The GOP lives in its own 51st state. The state of cognitive dissonance.

Posted by: aahpat | September 24, 2010 9:59 AM

Let us remember that the US budget was last balanced under Clinton. Bush ran up big deficits, and Obama has run up bigger still (for which he is blaming Bush).

It seems that a center right Democrat is the best thing for the US. Someone who does not kowtow to the left wing of the Democratic party, and who can work with moderate Republicans.

Obama means well, but he is too liberal, and he is utterly lacking in political skills. Nor do he and Pelosi have any respect for the public.

His health care reform is ridiculous. The US SHOULD have a single payer system. But if the public and the Republicans do not go along with it, then the best thing to do is to remember, "America is a democracy and what the public wants (and does not want) does matter." You try to CONVINCE the public and not cheat your way into a bill that the public does not want.

You can still work on cutting costs, an unrgent necessity. Republicans are wrong about many things, but they were right about tort reform. You cannot have cheap medical care when the sword of activist lawyers is hanging over every doctor's head.

Posted by: rjpal | September 24, 2010 10:45 AM

GOP: We have to destroy the village to save it.
Posted by: jckdoors
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Actually that was said during the Vietnam war, when a DEMOCRAT Lyndon Johnson was president.

How soon we forget that it was a Democrat who nuked Japan, it was a Democrat who started the foolish Vietnam war and it was a Republican, Lincoln, who declared an end to slavery.

Some criticism of the Republicans is entirely in line. But many of the Democrats abusing the other party seem to be uttlerly ignoarant of history.

Posted by: rjpal | September 24, 2010 10:48 AM

Put Republicans back in power?

My memory isn't always good, but I certainly remember what happened the last time the Republicans were in power and caused the economic and moral breakdowns of God Bless America!

Posted by: beenthere3 | September 24, 2010 11:00 AM

Pledge not to exploit religion for political purposes.

Posted by: GregCleveland | September 24, 2010 11:05 AM

To rjpal

As a person who is truly on the left, I respect your right to criticize Obama, but please do not characterize him to be on the left. I find him far too far on the right. The health care uses the private sector. THAT is not left, that is playing right into the hands of those who worship at the altar of the false god "free market." And, if we had single payer (as you favor), there would be no reason to worry about Tort Reform. However, if we are going to have the big insurance companies continuing to control our health care, then we must at least allow not only that people can sue, but that we can have class action suits. One need only to look at what BP is trying to do to see the futility of a single citizen going up against the well-funded corporataion. These companies might be heartless but they are not stupid. They know that they can stall until the ordinary guy either runs out of money or dies. The only reasonable hope is a lawyer who will work for a large percentage of the payout but only on the condition that the case is won. The person gets at least 2/3 of what he or she might deserve and the lawyer gets paid enough to make up for the work when a case is lost. Unless you can come up with a better system, I think we need to stay with this. These big corporations would like nothing better than an unrealistic cap on what they have to pay. Remember these decisions are not made by lawyers, they are made by a jury of our peers. It is our fellow ordinary citizens whose wisdom determines what an error is worth.

Posted by: TomfromNJ1 | September 24, 2010 11:06 AM

The only thing from a republicon that would sway me is if they pledged to support our president and repudiate the insanity of the "make America suffer and fail" agenda of the teahadis and the republicon leadership.

Posted by: John1263 | September 24, 2010 11:19 AM

They forgot "hate everyone unlike yourself, but insist it's because you just have so much gosh-darn love inside of you."

Posted by: Elnok | September 24, 2010 11:21 AM

funny right wingers -- the same ones who whine about "constitutional" are the same ones who think states can nullify acts of congress. Apparently they forgot to read Article VI.

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Posted by: hao123com18 | September 24, 2010 11:37 AM

To rjpal
if we had single payer (as you favor), there would be no reason to worry about Tort Reform. However, if we are going to have the big insurance companies continuing to control our health care, then we must at least allow not only that people can sue, but that we can have class action suits.

.... The only reasonable hope is a lawyer who will work for a large percentage of the payout but only on the condition that the case is won. The person gets at least 2/3 of what he or she might deserve and the lawyer gets paid enough to make up for the work when a case is lost. Unless you can come up with a better system, I think we need to stay with this. These big corporations would like nothing better than an unrealistic cap on what they have to pay. Remember these decisions are not made by lawyers, they are made by a jury of our peers. It is our fellow ordinary citizens whose wisdom determines what an error is worth.
Posted by: TomfromNJ1 | September 24, 2010 11:06 AM
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Here is my answer:

"How much does medical liability insurance cost?

"Insurance premiums for emergency physicians grew on average by more than 50 percent from 2002 to 2003 to $53,500 (AMA 2003), with some paying more than $100,000 annually. Other medical specialists, such as neurosurgeons and OB-GYNs pay $200,000 to $300,000 annually. "

http://www.mpmlc.com/
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So we the patients are paying these big dollars on TOP of the salaries of the physicians, their office rent, secretarial salary, etc. And these figures go back to 2003. I am sure they are much higher now.

The arguments that you offer, I have also heard from other Democrats. And it is rare for them to know the figures and to do the arithmetic.

Ultimately, you may not realize this but on this issue you are on the SAME SIDE AS SARAH PALIN.

This astonishes you? But think. She spoke about Death Panels. That implies that we should spend unlimited amount of money on people who are very ill and who are not likely to enjoy a good life.

Once you think that way, no amount of money will be enough.

The money we spend on health care is swallowing up too much of our discretionary dollars and will not be able to compete with China at that rate.

The US will be one giant, bankrupt, hospital!

Posted by: rjpal | September 24, 2010 11:57 AM

Here's a real contract with America:

Term Limits
Campaign Finance Reform
End to lobbyists
No Earmarks
Reduced Military Spending
End to Wars
Closure of all non-domestic US Military Bases
Closure of borders
Investment in Infrastructure
Investment in Education
Investment in Healthcare
Investment in Childcare
Flat tax system
End to tax loopholes
End to Corporate Subsidies

There would be more... but you get the drift. Enough of this pathetic pandering. Do something real and useful or shut up and go home.

Posted by: JenAZ | September 24, 2010 12:17 PM

We had eight years of this and it led to massive, historic recession. How stupid do they think Americans are?

Posted by: verycreative | September 24, 2010 12:28 PM

If they pledge that they will never start another unnecessary war when their leader sees WMDS in another sovereign country in his dream.

Posted by: alpha076 | September 24, 2010 12:29 PM

I love the poll results.

What a riot.

Well, they reflect perfectly what Liberal priorities are.

Certainly not reducing the debt, creating jobs, etc.

You can cut the desparation in the posts with a knife.

By all means, I hope Dems run against these issues.

I can't wait to vote and get rid of them.

BRING ON NOVEMBER!!!

Posted by: drjcarlucci | September 24, 2010 12:32 PM

Come on everybody! Let's all get behind Barack Obama now!

And push him out the door!

Posted by: battleground51 | September 24, 2010 12:59 PM

If "Reform how Congress works" means term limits, then that is the only one I choose.

Posted by: vmrg1974 | September 24, 2010 1:07 PM

I admit that I have only read the first 10 pages. I'll finish the remainder later but there is absolutely NOTHING of substance in the first 10.

Now let's consider the picture of those hard-working GOP House members with their sleeves rolled up. Pandering! What a joke.

Posted by: repmisc | September 24, 2010 2:15 PM

The pledge to America reminds us of sage advice we all received from our parents:

If you haven't got anything clever or useful to say, it's better to keep your mouth shut.

Posted by: JenDray | September 24, 2010 2:24 PM

Any one of those ideals could conceivably sway my vote (except "Repeal and Replace"), but, well, CONSIDER THE SOURCE.

Unless we all just took some pill and magically forgot how all these things were oh-so perfect 2 years ago: None of the above.

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | September 24, 2010 4:09 PM

I've read you post and I feel sorry for you. You are obviously confused. You need to get your facts straight, on one hand you condemned the Democrats for over spending, (spend money to make money) most of which was spent on the unnecessary war (Republican President). Please check the fact, this healthcare bill will save over $100 billion over 10 years, so if you don't like it vote your Republicans back in, because with out the Democrats yours, god forbid became ill, and you had no insurance wouldn't be covered (pre-existing condition). But you're going to be lucky, they want to Repeal and Replace, they can't. So check before you shout! 8 years can’t be fixed in two. Funny, how so many had nothing to say until this African American intelligent President came in to office.
God Bless My America! Oh sorry, are you taking your Country Back!

For one thing, starting today, I know that my insurance company can neither drop me from coverage when they discover I am sick nor set a lifetime cap on my coverage. This is all thanks to the thanks to the Democrats' Health Care Bill, which all of the Republicans opposed."
Mr. Sanders, I guess this is ok if you don't mind it being at the expense of someone elses paycheck.
Posted by: r_leever | September 23, 2010 11:51 PM

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