|simon666 - 2012-11-21 |
Mostly submitted for the first few remarks.
|samstein - 2012-11-21 |
We are doomed. I watched the first 45 seconds and he built a strawman out of bold visuals. Obviously that is good for getting elected, but not so good for the country.
I am fairly certain that "die you fucking not white piece of shit we all fucking hate you" IS the standard GOP health platform. It's only a strawman if it isn't true.
I guess you could say it's untrue in that Republicans would rather actually kill us in the streets than let us die slowly, but it's still solidly their plan B.
Republicans really are as inhuman as we pretend they are. It's okay to say it out loud, go on, say it with me... "humans exist which should not in defiance of all taught enlightened morality, they are called Republicans." Sorry, John Locke, you didn't see this shit coming.
You see? Paragraph three was a strawman based on the false premise of paragraph two, presented as an invalid segway from paragraph one.
Paragraph one is still, I argue, true.
It's only barely a strawman. Their general idea is that if you can't afford insurance you shouldn't have it. It isn't a right, it's a privilege. They think that allowing everyone access to healthcare will lead to long waiting lines and rationing of care. What else can you take from that but they don't want universal healthcare and they think the poor should be the ones rationed to?
Not to mention the fact that this mentality is mirrored in their followers, who you might recall from the primary debates, cheered the idea of letting a man die who didn't have health insurance and got cancer.
Also that stunt was back in 2009 when he was already elected, and he lost his 2010 race, so no it wasn't good for getting elected.
Either way I'm glad to see him back as well. We need more Democrats with spines and balls and ovaries.
Holy shit. Are you a teenager who just walked out of his first logic fallacy lesson of debate class?
We're in a mess BECAUSE more people don't go to extremes to point out the Republican end game strategy. Nuanced, polite debate has failed. The new strategy needs to be endlessly and bluntly pointing out what monsters they are until they're a historical footnote.
Spines, Balls, and Ovaries : A Memoir of the Alan Grayson Presidency.*
*Second Ed. with expanded chapters on being the first non-corporately owned president of the last 200 years and the first liberal president of the 21st century. Includes prologue : Why I Was the First President Ever To Not Use the Military As A Corporate Assassin.
|cognitivedissonance - 2012-11-22 |
I like Alan Grayson, but every time I see a picture of him I just want to scream "WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO IT'S EYYYYYYYYES?!!!!!"
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