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re: Why Texas won't go blue anytime soon (this likely applies to other states too) - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]They've done a great job gerrymandering, no question about that.[/quote] :rolleyes:. Maybe if your party can get its suckers out there during midterm elections, you wouldn't have this problem. At least white voters don't only show up after being prodded to the polls by a president's GOTV. ...


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re: Why Texas won't go blue anytime soon (this likely applies to other states too) - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]GOP has lost 5 of the last 6 popular votes. To say there isn't a problem is being naive.[/quote]Who said there isn't a problem. The GOP of today is going through the same rough skid that democrats went through in the 80s. The only difference is that the GOP, right now, is immensely powerful a...


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re: Why Texas won't go blue anytime soon (this likely applies to other states too) - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]This thread ignores the main reason Texas could go blue: liberals invading from California.[/quote]True, but many of the Californians leaving are business people who were already republican. ...


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re: Why Texas won't go blue anytime soon (this likely applies to other states too) - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]38% is hard to believe - where did you find that info?[/quote]2010 census ...


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Why Texas won't go blue anytime soon (this likely applies to other states too) - HailHailtoMichigan!
First off,people have to stop viewing the Obama coalition has permanent. As the first black man to occupy the office, Obama had something going for him that no one had or will have in the future, ever. Every single article I read on "OMGZ LAITNOS MAKING EVERY STATE BLUE, RABBLE RABBLE" seems to acce...


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re: Post a picture of your U.S. House of Representatives Member... - HailHailtoMichigan!
Darrell Issa [img]data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBwgHBgkIBwgKCgkLDRYPDQwMDRsUFRAWIB0iIiAdHx8kKDQsJCYxJx8fLT0tMTU3Ojo6Iys/RD84QzQ5OjcBCgoKDQwNGg8PGjclHyU3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3N//AABEIALoAewMBIgACEQEDEQH/xAAbAAABBQEBAAAAAAAAAAA...


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re: Tennessee woman denied her request to express her love for food on license plate - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]she could eat an ear of corn through a chain link fence with those teeth [/quote] :rotflmao:...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]The amount of money spent on the war on drugs is incredible (here in the US and all over the world), with not much in the way of results. [/quote] The sad part is that both parties embraced, and continue to do so. ...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
The war on drugs itself has probably caused a lot of homelessness, considering how hard it is to get back on your feet economically after being in prison. ...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
The deficit was Reagan's second biggest black gash of shame. The first being the war on drugs. ...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]I wish. No I'm 58 and I lived through the Reagan years. Hang on and I'll be back with some numbers. The economy was terrible, especially his first term.[/quote]Just a heads up, if you're going to attribute the 81 recession to him, I'm not going to take you seriously. ...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
He might just be a true believer, who thinks Reagan's 49 state landslide (electorally wise, the largest arse kicking in the history of politics), was because Reagan was an "actor". ...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
wfelciana must be pretty young. Seriously, I am sitting here with my jaw dropped that he just posted that crap. At first, the poster seemed like a much needed sane democrat, but it's obvious he put on a show to gain our trust, now he'll become Rex. ...


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re: Kansas tax cuts have been an unmitigated disaster - HailHailtoMichigan!
The Kansas gov is going to lose reelection because of this. ...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]Wow. Take a look at those articles I cited. I think there is a lot of revisionist history on Reagan. Incredible unemployment. Huge gap between rich and poor. Economy was in terrible shape. I will give some credit to George HW Bush though with helping turn things around. [/quote] Sorry dude, b...


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re: Update: RACE CALLED FOR PERDUE --93% reporting, Perdue 50.7%, Kingston 49.3% - HailHailtoMichigan!
It's not deep red. The state is losing its whiteness, and Obama lost it by less than 10. Nunn is the daughter of the legendary senator ...


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re: Update: RACE CALLED FOR PERDUE --93% reporting, Perdue 50.7%, Kingston 49.3% - HailHailtoMichigan!
NUNN LEADS BOTH CANDIDATES BY 8 IN RECENT POLLS. THIS STATE WILL COST GOP THE SENATE ...


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re: Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
Considering the 80s were the beginning of an economic boom that lasted through the entire Clinton presidency, I have a really tough time attributing homeless rates to either Clinton or Reagan. Both presidencies saw the steepest drops in poverty this country has ever seen. Besides, in a country a...


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re: Kansas tax cuts have been an unmitigated disaster - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]It's been bad because they weren't accompanied by the proper amount of spending cuts as well[/quote]Then you do the spending cuts first. ...


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Kansas tax cuts have been an unmitigated disaster - HailHailtoMichigan!
So says the NY times [quote]There was a windstorm of hasty excuses in recent weeks after Kansas reported that it took in $338 million less than expected in the 2014 fiscal year and would have to dip heavily into a reserve fund. Spending wasn’t cut enough, said conservatives. Too many rich people...


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re: 2014 - may set record low for voter turnout - HailHailtoMichigan!
Hawkeye, the reason the democratic primaries are setting record lows is because one person was already the clear favorite, or because the democrat is the incumbent. It doesn't make sense to judge general turnout by looking at primary turnout. That's like saying Obama was in trouble in 2012 based...


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re: 10 most overpaid college football coaches - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]And if he produces another 7-6 year...[/quote]He gone ...


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re: 10 most overpaid college football coaches - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]#9 - Brady Hoke - Michigan - $4.3 million [/quote]Hoke's contract is up this year. ...


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re: Halbig Frees 57 Million + Americans from the ACA Individual & Employer Mandate - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]The Halbig ruling, an asinine one, by the way, does not presently have the force of law. [/quote]Rex, did you read the majority and minority opinions? The majority opinion was grounded in reason and clear, while the dissent was an absolute shrill hack meltdown. ...


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re: So, if the DC Appeals Court en banc reverses today's ruling... - HailHailtoMichigan!
Dude on CNN was saying that if the en banc decision agrees with the other appeals court, then there will be no writ. Maybe the guy doesn't know what he is talking about....


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re: So, if the DC Appeals Court en banc reverses today's ruling... - HailHailtoMichigan!
The supreme court will not issue a writ of certiori if the ruling is reversed en banc. ...


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Psychiatric care for poor people - HailHailtoMichigan!
Do you think gang violence and other violence would decrease among the poor population if low income people had access to psychiatric care subsidies? As of now, I don't think the market price for a psychologist allows for poor people to seek care ...


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re: Obama supports DC becoming a state! - HailHailtoMichigan!
Socratics, making DC a state would defeat the purpose of why it exists in the first place. The very creation of DC, and the moving of the capital there from Philadelphia, was because of the concern that the capital being in a state would unfairly benefit that state, and add conflicting interests. ...


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re: New challenge for Obamacare: Enrollees who don’t understand their insurance plan - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]hat's not really the best we can do. Its a cop out. [/quote]Neither government nor the private market has shown much promise. The government spends close to 50 cents of every dollar that goes towards health expenditures in this country, covers around 30% of the people (medicaid and medicare)...


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re: New challenge for Obamacare: Enrollees who don’t understand their insurance plan - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]So what do they need?[/quote]To be honest, I have no idea. I honesty have no clue how health in this country will be fixed. The best we can hope for right now is better personal decisions in the form of Diet, Exercise, etc. ...


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