Tagged: Mitt Romney

Trying to Manage my Health Care

Trying to Manage my Health Care

As Grace’s comment on yesterday’s blog pointed out, with Obamacare, we old timers “get more preventive services for less.” She writes: Medicare now covers certain preventive services, like mammograms or colonoscopies, without charging you...

Mob Instinct Fuels Attacks on New Health Care Law

Mob Instinct Fuels Attacks on New Health Care Law

OK, so the Obama Administration really, really, really messed up the rollout of the new health care law. But the law is more than a failed web site, more than legal quibbles, more than...

GOP Resorts to Extortion

GOP Resorts to Extortion

America spent about $2 billion on last year’s presidential election, but it might have been a waste of money. If the Tea Party extortionists get their way, the choice voters made would be thrown...

Modernize the Military. Get Rid of Rape!

Modernize the Military. Get Rid of Rape!

This is not your grandfather’s – or great-grandfather’s – military. This is the United States military in 2013. American soldiers are equipped with weapons that just a short while ago belonged in science fiction...

Today’s Billionaires are “Takers,” Not “Makers”

Today’s Billionaires are “Takers,” Not “Makers”

Listening to bartender Scott  Prouty (above, left) on MSNBC-TV last night, I was reminded of the debate triggered by Mitt Romney’s denunciation of 47 percent of the American people as moochers. It was Prouty’s secretly recorded video of...

The Ugly, Lingering Legacy of the 2010 Elections

The Ugly, Lingering Legacy of the 2010 Elections

You might think November’s Democratic victories undid the havoc resulting from the disastrous 2010 elections, when Republicans were swept into power on the coattails of the Tea Party phenomenon. Think again. Rachel Maddow opened my eyes last night. She explained...

There will be blood

There will be blood

I predicted this would happen, I just didn’t know it would snowball so fast.  From before the election it was clear that Obama was going to win and that there was going to be...

No cards to play

No cards to play

Its been a little interesting watching the republicans since their election loss. If there seems to be several personalities embodied in the gop currently, its because there are several personalities. One interesting personality is...

Talk of an “Underclass” Shows You Have No Class

Talk of an “Underclass” Shows You Have No Class

I was taught that America was a classless society, in which “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights.”  That was then, I guess, and this is now. In...

Cliff or No Cliff, I Don’t Plan to Die Anytime Soon

Cliff or No Cliff, I Don’t Plan to Die Anytime Soon

Those sneaky Republicans are using me as an excuse to gut Social Security. They blame me for the country’s economic problems because I’ve lived so long. Well, you can tell Mitch McConnell, John Boehner...