You do know it was those damned neanderthal republicans that ended slavery, segregation, and let everyone vote, right?
Not that I mind laughing my ass off at idiot democrats that are so proud of their racist, segregationist party, but you really should get a clue on which side of the spectrum has been backwards. The democratic party shit themselves big time when Wilson backed the suffrage amendment, not that they weren't shitting themselves before he backed it too. The bill was going to fail, with overwhelming republican support and few democrats, everyone wave to the democratic party! The joys of states leading the way. Revisionist history can be quite entertaining.
]When it comes to the question of education and healthcare, both some of the top issues during this election, the general public is further to the left then most politicians.
Wrong. Not that I blame you, the media is truly horrible. First, you missed the obvious, something the news actually did report. Niether were top issues, the economy dominated all others.
On education, the voters want vouchers, big time. This has been polled numerous times by agencies from all spectrums. The politicians want to protect the NEA from their inevitable destruction following a nationwide voucher system. Do explain how that free market, union crushing blow to the government monopoly on schools is at all liberal? It would end public school dominance, permanently.
On healthcare, the voters want the fictitious horror scenarios to be avoided. The politicians make up the fictitious horror stories. There are no poor people being thrown out on the street to die because they don't have health insurance. The hospital eats the bill and the government cuts them a check on a regular basis to make up the costs and keep them operating in the black. They go to jail for refusing treatment of a life threatening problem, and public hospitals aren't allowed to turn away anyone.
Habitual lying makes a population liberal not, just stupid and gullible. Like the farce about people eating canned pet food because they were poor. If you've half a wit, it's an obvious lie, dog food is too expensive to eat because you're poor. You'd eat cheaper buying steak than some of the canned cat food. Fortunately for Clinton, most people haven't. Naturally, the crazy old people that eat dog and cat food because they're fucking bonkers didn't get talked about once he took office.
The fact is, Canada does have problems with their system, but it's things that can be fixed and improved, absolutely, as no system is perfect, but they've got the important part down, every human being counts, period. But, what you never hear about is Australia's system, or better yet, France's system which is far more cost effective then Canada's.
How nice of you to bring them up. Did you know we pay the costs of their pharmaceuticals? The assholes in Australia and France that shaft the companies by forcing them to charge less than their market value only get to do it because not everyone does it.
Once everyone does, there wont be any pharmaceutical companies. Now they could use a patent overhaul, but good luck getting that through congress, they donate nearly as much as the copyright holders do. For the US and the rest of them to pay the same costs as Australia and France do, we'd put every last one of the research companies in the red. No more new drugs every couple years. I'm sure you can do the math, 35% profit margins and 80% lower prices.
Australia and France don't have that great healthcare either. When the liberal idiots are talking about how great Australia is, they conveniently forget to mention that 400k+ natives have almost no health care at all, and that the rural areas have to be airvaced out for anything beyond a general practitioner. They're also in more of a bind for doctor and nurse shortages. When they're talking about France, they conveniently forget that France is on the verge of collapse despite having lousy care. In this country, 15,000 people don't die during a heat wave. When they get sick and go to the hospital, 20% of the doctors aren't out on vacation either.
Yeah, the news is worthless. Yeah, the waste needs cut out of the military, not that we're spending too much, it's just getting pissed away on crap when we have a grunt shortage and 30 year old jets in service. I'd love to stop playing world police, but then you hippy liberals want to go muck around every time some third world putz starts killing people, so what's the point? Never mind that we're feeding nearly a billion people that wont feed themselves and causing the mass poverty that leads to the genocide in the first place. If we're going to have our ass on the line every time a place goes to hell, I don't see why we should wait until things have gone to hell and your consciences start bothering you for entirely invalid reasons.
You might even be right about the bases, although I trust Russia farther than I can throw a polar bear by just a little. Putin isn't a Stalin, but he's not a Yeltsin either. His people wont have to support the end results to go along with the stated goals till they have no choice in the matter. This isn't a peaceful world we're in, it's one real capable of being in WW3 inside a decade without even trying hard. Europe flat can't defend themselves, even against the new and improved, sucks monkey nuts Russian military. If it happens, our bases will be the only immediate response. The dude really wants his empire back, and he can take it back without even trying if we get out of the way.
Idiots decide the last war they went through is the last one they'll ever be in on a regular basis. The only constant so far is that the next big one makes the last one look small, and doesn't take very long to happen.