NEWT GINGRICH's Republicans answer to Obamacare...

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    Sep 12, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    ...is "nothing".

    From the articleFormer House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reprimanded his fellow Republicans in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, blaming GOP members of Congress for developing "zero" alternatives to President Obama's health care reform law.


    The Republicans have NOTHING to offer.

    What are your thoughts on any of the Republican's counterproposals to Obamacare which you think are viable?
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    Sep 12, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    I rarely keep up with the thoughts of Newt, but I do know that many Republicans (including myself) are concerned about the price of ObamaCare. Exempting abortion from federal funding is another one. That will have little economic impact however I can kind of agree with that clause.

    I think they also need more votes too.
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    Sep 12, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    Could you link the article instead of that picture of the Village People?
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    Sep 12, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    Philibuster saidCould you link the article instead of that picture of the Village People?


    jaja! Oops! Corrected in the OP.

    Repeated here anyway: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/14/gingrich-republicans-have-zero-health-care-ideas/?iref=obinsite
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    Sep 12, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    Thanks. I like this quote too.

    "We are caught up right now in a culture, and you see it every single day, where as long as we are negative and as long as we are vicious and as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don't have to learn anything," Gingrich said, acknowledging the "totally candid" nature of his remarks. "We have to do the homework."

    When I see guys on here try to propagate Obamacare Hysteria, I wonder if they want to go back to the broken system of before. They don't mind admitting the system is broken when they blame it on Obamacare, but they tend to gloss over the impact of the Great Recession.

    It sounds good to tie healthcare to employment, and it worked well enough for a long time, but these days employees are easy to come by, so employers don't need to keep their workers healthy. They can just hire someone else.
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    Sep 12, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    If/When I read a GOP/TEAbagger response I will comment on it.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Sep 13, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    Newt is making a lot of sense today:

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/12/gingrich-putin-is-a-dictator-and-a-thug/?hpt=hp_c2Americans shouldn't let Vladimir Putin's opinions get under their skin because the Russian president is a one-time KGB officer whose primary interest is nationalism, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.

    "While we have to deal with him as the president of Russia, we don't have to respect his views. We don't have to respect his opinions," said Gingrich, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire."

    "And frankly, we should laugh at him when he tries to lecture America about exceptionalism, because he ain't exceptional. He's just one more in a long tradition of dictators and thugs."


    This Syria shitshow is making strange bedfellows.

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    Sep 13, 2013 1:37 AM GMT
    That is so Republican of him.

    I guess he's always had a problem with healthcare, ever since he visited his wife recovering from surgery, in order to talk about their divorceā€¦.which was also very Republican of him.
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    Sep 13, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    There has not been a single counterproposal brought forth by the conservative radical right. Nothing except introducing bills in the House to eliminate Obamacare. That's it.

    They love to destroy. They love to hate, but when it comes to the governing process....they have the deer in the headlights look every time.
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    Sep 13, 2013 7:36 AM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidThere has not been a single counterproposal brought forth by the conservative radical right. Nothing except introducing bills in the House to eliminate Obamacare. That's it.

    They love to destroy. They love to hate, but when it comes to the governing process....they have the deer in the headlights look every time.


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    Sep 13, 2013 10:32 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidNewt is making a lot of sense today:

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/12/gingrich-putin-is-a-dictator-and-a-thug/?hpt=hp_c2Americans shouldn't let Vladimir Putin's opinions get under their skin because the Russian president is a one-time KGB officer whose primary interest is nationalism, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.

    "While we have to deal with him as the president of Russia, we don't have to respect his views. We don't have to respect his opinions," said Gingrich, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire."

    "And frankly, we should laugh at him when he tries to lecture America about exceptionalism, because he ain't exceptional. He's just one more in a long tradition of dictators and thugs."


    This Syria shitshow is making strange bedfellows.



    Makes ya think, doesn't it?
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    Sep 13, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI turned down the chance to have dinner with Newt 18 years ago. Now I'm kind of sorry I did. It would have been just me and my then-boyfriend, Newt and his wife (the second one), and my aunt and uncle (now deceased) who were very close friends of his.

    It would have been interesting to be that up close and personal with evil.



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    QUOTE Sep 12, 2013 11:38 PM
    There has not been a single counterproposal brought forth by the conservative radical right. Nothing except introducing bills in the House to eliminate Obamacare. That's it.

    They love to destroy. They love to hate, but when it comes to the governing process....they have the deer in the headlights look every time.

    Was this the reason...?
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    Sep 13, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
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    Aristoshark saidI turned down the chance to have dinner with Newt 18 years ago. Now I'm kind of sorry I did. It would have been just me and my then-boyfriend, Newt and his wife (the second one), and my aunt and uncle (now deceased) who were very close friends of his.

    It would have been interesting to be that up close and personal with evil.



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    QUOTE Sep 12, 2013 11:38 PM
    There has not been a single counterproposal brought forth by the conservative radical right. Nothing except introducing bills in the House to eliminate Obamacare. That's it.

    They love to destroy. They love to hate, but when it comes to the governing process....they have the deer in the headlights look every time.

    Was this the reason...?


    Or was it because Zinger's Deli was closed?