Up for Debate: Corker on defunding health care

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 12:41am

What do you think about the points Sen. Bob Corker made in Murfreesboro Tuesday regarding the attempt to defund the health care law?

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218 Comments on this post:

By: HoundDog on 8/7/13 at 5:13

The ability to recognize reality should be the minimum requirement to hold the office little Bob now occupies.

By: Libertine on 8/7/13 at 6:25

Surely defunding Obamacare wasn't the only issue discussed? I know AP's primary objective is to make Obama look good at Republican's expense, but surely unemployment, IRS corruption, government spying on US citizens and the giant increase in health insurance premiums due to Obamacare?

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 6:26

Good morning, Nashville.

Senator Corker is experiencing Tea-bagger's remorse?

Corker said, "There are some people who are elected to make a point, and that's all they do. ", as if he himself was not included in that camp...what a joker.

Corker should have realized that lying with dogs will give a person fleas....and you folks in TN have five and a half more years of this flea-bitten clown to deal with....good luck with that.

By: gdiafante on 8/7/13 at 6:28

Libertine, if you want your daily dose of partisan reinforcement, watch Fox. If you hurry, you'll be able to get in on some classic fear-mongering. Chop chop.

By: yogiman on 8/7/13 at 6:44

Arguments about Barry's qualifications are getting bigger every day now and many questions are being asked. It must be the coming elections raising the questions of some of the congressmen.

By: Libertine on 8/7/13 at 6:48

By: HoundDog on 8/7/13 at 6:13

"The ability to recognize reality should be the minimum requirement to hold the office little Bob now occupies."

The reality of life here in the Obamaconomy is that fewer Americans have jobs now than 5 years ago. Of the jobs created in the past four years the vast majority are low quality part time jobs.


Even though there are fewer jobs, part time and otherwise, the working population of the US increases by 1.5 million workers a year, so there are fewer jobs, but 6 million more people needing a job.

For the working poor who have to buy low cost private health insurance policies, they are getting plummeted by Obamacare doubling premiums across the country.

Fewer Americans can or do own homes than five years ago.

That is just a little of the new reality that we are experiencing since Obama took office.

By: gdiafante on 8/7/13 at 6:48

That's weird, I haven't heard anyone inquire about that, yogi. In fact, I'd say that's lower on the radar of rational people than anal warts or scabies.

By: Libertine on 8/7/13 at 6:49

Here is a gd link with a little more of the meeting:


By: gdiafante on 8/7/13 at 6:51

It is a new reality, Libertine. And here are the solutions from Washington:

Democrats: Waaa...It's Bush's fault.

Republicans: Waaa...It's Obama's fault.

Normal people: politicians should STFU and do their job.

By: bfra on 8/7/13 at 7:03

gdiafante- But, since yogi's head never gets out of that area, he just keeps repeating himself.

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 7:28


By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 7:29

On a few more days for you pathetic, unemployed, and sorry-ass liberals to post vomit on NCP.


By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/13 at 7:32

Hello Loner!!

Could this be a sign that intelligent thinking is returning to the GOP?

Comrade yogi only see and hears what his lack of brains will let him.

By: yogiman on 8/7/13 at 7:37

The question on the killing of the Seal Team Six has been put into a poem. It makes you wonder why they were put on that flight.

Titled: Was Seal Team Six Handed Over To The Valley of Death?

Seal Team Six raided Usama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan aiming to kill;
Navy heroes whose courage made America so proud, an awe-inspiring drill!

Ninety-three days later in Afghanistan these same elites too a nighttime helicopter ride;
In a CH-47 Chinook not set up for battle with an enemy that does more than just chide.

Seal Team Six and twenty-two other military men were flown to Tangi Valley, a hot zone;
Extortion 17 was without escort, air cover and suppressive fire, they were sent in alone!

A rocket propelled grenade hit the old ill-equipped chopper as it attempted to land;
Our warriors set up like sitting ducks without support, blown up on enemy sand!

Bagram Air base held a ramp ceremony before returing our dead men to the States;
After a brief prayer an Iman preached Allah's words, bedeviled cursed words of hate!

That Inman prayed over the charred remains of our brave young sons who tragically fell:
Praising Allah and despicably condemning our revered American boys to a blazing hell!

These Seals who killed the founder of Al-Qaeda in the flight against terrorism, to protect;
Had their flag draped coffins appallingly desecrated in order to be politically correct!

This act of betrayal proves that some of our top brass have been infected with evil;
The Muslim Brotherhood is defiling our military and striving for an Islamic upheaval!

Remember how Obama waned to transform our nation, his narcissistic cocky goal;
His idea of transformation is to allow Islamic entities to push our freedom into a hole.

Counterterrorism is n the hands of CIA Director John Brennan, a Muslim convert worm;
He says terrorist attacks on the USA should not be described by using an Islamic term!

Why did Biden and Obama leak the classified secret that Seals took out bin Laden;
Making our heroes the wrathful targets of intolerant Jihadists who do not pardon?

Why were our elite sent to Tangi Valley and dangerously placed in harms way?
Why were so many Seals ordered to be together on that fateful August day?

Why does the Afghan army, police and security need to know our every maneuver?
Why is our tactical information shared, risking espionage from an enemy intruder?

Why was protocol ignored, Afghans in Chinook switched at the last minute?
Why was the mandatory flight manifest not changed, whre is it, who is in it?

Why does the symbolic word Extortion, the wrongful taking of property be violence;
Reminds us of Al-Qaeda's view on the taking of bin Laden, was this reciprocal balance?

Why have the fundamental Rules of Engagement in our military been crazily changed?
Why are we handicapping the troops allowing our vile enemy to shoot first is deranged!

Why to Pentagon officials feel that the Taliban needs to feel loved and wanted,
While our unprotected brave soldiers are being maimed, blown up and taunted?

Why has the media no covered the greatest tragedy ever to hit our Special Forces?
Properly investigating and exsposing the military coverup using their inside sources?

Why is the press not demanding the truth about the vicious attack in Benghazi;
Americans crying for help while Obama went to bed because he felt drowsy!

Why should we have to hear Hillary Clinton say "but what does it matter!"
Listen to her habitual chicanery so she can continue to climg the political ladder?

Why did Joe Biden say at the time of bin Laden's death, "There is no place to hide!"
While two years later VP Joe Biden is still hiding, not divulging how our Navy Seals died!

Why have all these questions gone unanswered for so long, the responses so lax;
Is it because the Obama spinmeisters need a lot more time to cover the facts?

Why has there not been a Congressional Inquiry to inform Americans of the truth;
Our representatives need to help the families who have had to be their own sleuth!

Pray Americans will wake up, understand the consequences of their passive voice;
An American changed forever because its citizens did not stand up to evil by choice!

Pray our valiant troops for they are in danger, pawns in a corrupted military scheme;
Warriors who need our politically incorrect support to help uphold the American Dream!

Pray for our fallen warriors and their families who are full of sorrow and cry each night;
Thank them for the ultimate sacrifice made on our behalf so we can bask in God's light!

Pray for the virtuous members of the Seal Team Six who are in Heaven enjoying eternal life;
American heroes who can now rest peacefully on God's shoulder and live without strife.

Cynthia J. Quinn - author

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 7:38

Nimrod=Michael Moore's butt cheese.

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 7:42

Gosh, I only hope that one day law and order completely breaks down and I can watch you liberal pukes get slaughtered by thugs while chanting "Bush Lied, People Died."

That would be glorious. Then, I'd dance in the street just like the liberals and Muslims did on 9/11.

And, libtards, don't EVEN try to say you were not giddy on 9/11. You f&^%cks loved seeing innocent Americans leap to their deaths from the 85th floor of the WTC.

Did I ever mention that I HATE liberals?

By: yogiman on 8/7/13 at 7:44

In effect, you astound me, gdiafante.

Being a Marine veteran (at least you claim to be) accepting someone as your president who refuses to identify himself and who you have no idea just who in the hell he is puts you in a much different category of the Marine veterans I knew when I was in service.

Did you leave your oath on the base when you was discharged?

By: gdiafante on 8/7/13 at 7:44

Wow, that's one of the more poorly written poems I've ever read. Did a 5th grader write it?

By: gdiafante on 8/7/13 at 7:45

Yogi, you get astounded when you can make it to the toilet in time...like I give a shit what you think.

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 7:57

Obama is not an American citizen.

I get it--liberals don't care about the law. But, that doesn't change the fact that he is not entitled to be President.

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 8:07

Thank you, Captain Nemo.

As the great ship - the Nashville City Paper - lists dangerously to the starboard side, bilge rats, like Juyghead and Yogiman have become emboldened....they rant and strut across the open deck, as the great ship sinks into the abyss, into the benthic zone...finally settling on the floor of the Sea of Defunct Newspapers.

If there is any consolation in this tragedy, it's that trolls like those two are also losing their opportunity to express their views here....that's cold comfort, but better than nothing.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/13 at 8:09

The inbreeding in Tennessee is evident on this site with daddy /grand daddy yogi and his demented germ.

By: Kosh III on 8/7/13 at 8:13

"That is just a little of the new reality that we are experiencing since Obama took office."

Exactly! He had to clean up the mess from the Bush Recession, the two two trillion dollar wars for Oil, the outsourcing of American jobs to Communist China and more Bushcovite follies.

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 8:14

Since the fear of being banned on the NCP online site is now irrelevant, the thin veneer of civility is being ripped off the banter....full-blown hate is now being openly expressed....this is not how I had imagined the final days of this site and its posting community would be....she;s going down ugly and dirty....what a shame.

I would like to thank the Nashville City Paper people for hosting this site...you did a great job....I wish you well.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/13 at 8:19

I wish that yogi and bud would be as honest in their hate of the President and freethinking people as the flea. In his demented way, he is a refreshing ass.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/13 at 8:22

Loner,the convention starts tomorrow and I will begin my annual alien count.

By: yogiman on 8/7/13 at 8:22

There's quite a difference between us, Loner. I've repeatedly made references on Barry's lack of constitutional eligibility to be in that office but you and your "friends" say I'm wrong; but none of you have offered any evidence proving I'm wrong.

Why not, don't you have any?

I've simply quoted from Barack Obama's autobiography, clauses in the First (1790) and Third (1795) Sessions of Congress, his paternal grandmother and the advertisement he made for 16 years about being born in Kenya.

I've noted the currant governor of Hawaii (who was an old friend of his grandparents) could not find a copy of his birth certificate in the Hawaiian Health Department. Why not? Don't they have one of file?

So what makes him constitutionally eligible for that officer... and don't throw that race crap at me.

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 8:33

The hate-poem that Yogi posted @ 8:37 was crafted by a sick mind, for the benefit of similarly disturbed people....calling upon God for strength, these armed Christian theocrats pose a real and present danger to our union of American states....they despise the federal government in Washington...they demonize President Obama and Hillary Clinton.....they worship at the altar of the US-Israel Special Relationship.

Sadly, these Armageddon Expediters - the End Timers - the Christian survivalists - number in the millions and they are organized and coordinated, thanks to the proliferation of Christian broadcasting conglomerates and the internet.

Just as the veneer of civility is being stripped away here; the thin veneer of Western civilization could be quickly eroded, if the union of American states is destroyed by armed religious fanatics....armed religious fanatics have been destroying civilizations since the dawn of time....yes, it could happen here too, my friends.

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 8:34

The economy is in shambles, the friends of liberals (terrorists) run free, Americans have NEVER been more divided, Big Brother watches unchecked, and Washington is bulging at the seams on taxpayer money.

And, you dumbf*&k libtards think this is a good thing?

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 8:36

You fagg*&t atheists want to destroy Christianity.

I am fighting back. I look forward to the battle, you f*&cks.

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 8:42

Yogi beats the dead horse until the very end...still thinks that Obama was born in a grass hut, with a mud floor, in Kenya....a foreign-born Mulatto....a despicable usurper and con-man....a treasonous bastard, worthy of the firing squad.

Yogi, a black family is now living in the White House...shitting in the White House toilets, sitting on white toilet seats...they are waited on, hand and foot, by an army of white servants....that fact must stick in the Confederate Craw....what a bunch of sorry losers.....stuck on stupid.

By: bfra on 8/7/13 at 8:42

Loner - Always nice to read a well written logical comment with all the trash the likes of yogi & the bally flop are putting out.

By: bfra on 8/7/13 at 8:47

Loner - IMO yogi's biggest problem is the same as his cohort sidiot. They are not now, never have been or ever will be "anybody" & it sticks in their craw everytime they see or hear of someone of prominence. Boils down to pure green envy!

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 8:48

Thank You, Bfra, for the kind comment and thank you, Ca'n Nemo for letting us know that you are on another mission...Star Fleet Command would be lost in space without you.

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 8:48

Loner: And, look where this country has gone while an ape shits in the White House. We are a complete divided mess, fully socialists, addicted to drugs and welfare, and our national security is non-existent.

You think that is a good thing, dirtbag?

By: Jughead on 8/7/13 at 8:49

Oh--forgot--the liberal pukes on this board love TennCare, welfare, and unemployment. So, Hussein has been good to them.

By: yogiman on 8/7/13 at 8:53

I must admit, Loner, if you was accurate on everything you post on this site you would have to be an intelligent man. But sadly, you obviously don't know much about what you're posting in Barry's favor.

You, like gdiafante, so willingly accept someone as your president whom you have no idea who in the hell he is because he refused to identify himself from the beginning, yet, you accept him as your president.

The fake birth certificate he finally shown in 2011 was proven a fake made with fonts that weren't even in use in 1961.

Let's presume he was a natural born citizen: How did he get the natural born status back after he became an Indonesian citizen?

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 8:55

Jughead's homophobia is on display....as is his fear of atheists and his fear of tolerant people with open minds....he's just a frightened little guy, isn't he?

Jughead is a poster boy for the Republican Party in 2013.....the Party of Hate...the Party of Jeff Davis, not Abe Lincoln.

I don't think that the Grand Old Party will survive for very long with followers like that...they are an endangered species.....good riddance!

By: bfra on 8/7/13 at 8:55

Between brainless blob & balls, the puke bag is already full for the day & running over!

By: gdiafante on 8/7/13 at 8:56

Loner, just ignore those two. They just want attention.

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 9:00

Yogi's lack of skill in conjugating the verb, "to be", is on full display....foreign-born folks have an excuse for not being able to accurately and properly use that English verb in all of its tenses...Yogi has no such excuse, other than ignorance and stupidity....bless his stunted little heart.

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 9:02

Ignore the Ignoramuses....that's sound advice, Gdiafante....let us do that, if possible.

By: yogiman on 8/7/13 at 9:03

Sorry, I forgot to mention you bfra. I should have added your "name" when I posted "You, like gdiafante..." It should have been: You, like gdiafante and bfra...

Sorry I left you out bfra. I'll try to keep you in your proper place based on your mentality.

By: brrrrk on 8/7/13 at 9:06

Corker, along with two other Senators, has accounted for the majority of the filibusters in the Senate during the last sessions of Congress of which Corker was a member. He's nothing but a lap dog for the right.....

By: Loner on 8/7/13 at 9:12

But Brrrrk, the good and honorable Senator said, "There are some people who are elected to make a point, and that's all they do.".....obviously, he does not include himself in that loathsome category of obstructionists....the man is guilty of hi-level self-bullshitization.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/13 at 9:14

It is sad to see this paper go the way of others and I will miss most that have posted here. Loner, Blanket, MamaG, BenDover, govskeptic, bfr and gdia to name a few that has stayed over the years. And I remember Dooley, God rest. I will miss you all in the days that come. Perhaps as Mike ha suggested we will meet on line once more or in person as I have a few.

I look at the end NCP as a new beginning for me. I no longer feel the need to point out the Village Idiots foolishness or the Bimbo Troll lies and pompous swag.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/13 at 9:16


By: yogiman on 8/7/13 at 9:26

Well loner, me boy,

I will readily give you superiority on the wording of a sentence. It's just a shame you know so much more about writing simple sentences than you do about the Constitutional requirements to become President of the USA.

I'm sure you took a course in the English language in school. didn't you take one in civics and learn the meaning of the Constitution?

Why do you think our founders put those requirements (No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.)? Wee they just kidding or was they concerned no one from a foreign nation become a US citizen and become president to bring the nation into their foreign policies?

You know, like communism. Wasn't your man Barry raised in communist families? You know, his father, mother, grandparents, step father? When did he become a Democrat except in name only?

I feel sorry for the children of you who accept him just because he was able to usurp the office with congress' support

You had better wake up kids... unless you're fellow communist with him.

By: bfra on 8/7/13 at 9:28

yogi enters more Hogwash!

By: brrrrk on 8/7/13 at 9:29

Loner said on 8/7/13 at 10:12

"....obviously, he does not include himself in that loathsome category of obstructionists....the man is guilty of hi-level self-bullshitization."

The man is using Taliban tactics...

"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban," [Pete] Sessions said. "And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- I'm not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that's not what we're saying. I'm saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with." .