Old_SD_Dude

Members
  • Content count

    8,955
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Old_SD_Dude

  • Rank
    Super Member

Profile Information

  • Team
    San Diego State
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The 619
  • Interests
    SDSU Athletics; Man Utd; TJ Xolos

Recent Profile Visitors

13,077 profile views
  1. A block on both sides needs to denounce partisanship, agree that compromise is not a dirty word, and work together to make incremental progress on our many, many problems.
  2. I think it's disingenuous to say it was passed without negotiation. Obama reached out a lot. But it takes two sides participating in order to negotiate. He proposed Romney's plan in an attempt to win support. Ryan didn't even pretend to want Dem votes. I thought it was comical when Trump bemoaned the fact that they didn't get any Dem votes.
  3. Know that a lot of us are sending positive vibes your way.
  4. Adrian Elms was his given name. You reckon it's Pakistani?
  5. Well, although I think they are a bunch of loons, I do have a certain respect for them. They had to feel tremendous pressure to cave in order to spare the new Administration a crushing defeat at its first legislative milestone. It was also a necessary precursor to tax reform. Without the savings it will be hard to keep the deficits at "normal" levels. They stuck to their guns. One wonders what happens to Ryan.
  6. I agree with you. I find it very difficult to see how the GOP manages to pass a bill given the conflicting views within the party. A bill probably could be cobbled together between the Dems and the GOP moderates, but given how poisonous the word "compromise" is today, and how it's hard to see how anybody has any real political incentive to work together, I don't think that happens either. I do hope and believe it could be the first milestone in Trump's decline and fall.
  7. Yeah I don't understand the enthusiasm over filibustering Gorsuch. He will be confirmed. It's just a question of whether it's with or without nuclear fallout.
  8. “Obamacare is the law of the land, it’s going to remain the law of the land until it’s replaced. We did not have quite the votes to replace this law. And so, yeah, we’re going to be living with Obamacare with the foreseeable future.” -Paul Ryan
  9. Maybe. Hard for me to see how the Republicans get a sufficient number of votes given the differences between the Freedom Caucus and the moderates. “Obamacare is the law of the land, it’s going to remain the law of the land until it’s replaced. We did not have quite the votes to replace this law. And so, yeah, we’re going to be living with Obamacare with the foreseeable future.” -Paul Ryan
  10. Ryan tells Nacho Duce the votes aren't there. Bill is pulled. Tweet storm in forecast.
  11. I assume he was mocking Trump's use of the word.
  12. A filibuster is dumb. It will invoke the nuclear option, which would be a bad thing long-term.
  13. Yes I agree false equivalencies seem to make you feel better. None of the measures being proposed by my "political opponents" would protect us from Islamic terrorism carried out by self-radicalized native-born citizens.
  14. Why would native born teenagers shoot up a high school? Why would a war veteran blow up a federal building? Why would a geek slaughter an African-American bible study class? Why would a disturbed young man murder dozens at an elementary school? Alienation and mental illness are not things that can be outlawed.