Mar 2 Root commented on Jeff Sessions Lied Under Oath.
Republicans didn't impeach Bill over a BJ. They didn't impeach him for lying either. They impeached him for the crime of being a hugely popular and successful Democratic president. They would have done the same to Obama if they'd had the opportunity. Instead they just kept lying about his birthplace.
Jan 17 Root commented on Wait, Why Did Washington Senators Vote Against Buying Cheaper Drugs from Canada?.
@15, You're living in a fantasy world if you think there was any chance in hell they could have pushed through single payer when ACA was being debated. They couldn't even get a public option.

@20 and others. I don't think anybody is concerned with the safety of drugs in Canada. Nobody sensible anyway. The concern is that you'll go on a website that says it's selling Canadian drugs only to learn too late that they're just Tylenol with the logo sanded off shipped from Siberia. Shit, I work in network security and I couldn't reliably tell you where most sites are based and even if it's hosted in Canada doesn't mean it's not run by the Russian mob.
Jan 16 Root commented on Angela Merkel Is Now the Leader of the Free World.
What's peace ever given us anyway?
Jan 16 Root commented on Wait, Why Did Washington Senators Vote Against Importing Cheaper Drugs from Canada?.
"re"-importation of drugs is a dumb way of making drugs cheaper. If you want to make drugs in the US competitive with drugs elsewhere then we need to learn from them on how they made them cheaper and do that here. Are Canadian drugs cheaper due to price controls? Negotiation? Smaller pills with fewer fillers? Whatever it is, do it here. Fix our problem, don't just let allow savvy shoppers to bypass our shitty system while leaving others fucked.

Telling people they can buy a cheaper version of the same thing from a "Canadian" website is risky. It's easy to make a site look like it's Canadian or French or British when it's actually made by some Russian mobster. Do you really want the safety of someone's drugs based on their ability to trace an IP address?
Dec 15, 2016 Root commented on Another "Progressive" Billionaire, Elon Musk Surrenders to Trump.
If I had the opportunity to be on a Trump advisory panel I would do it.

At best, I'd be able to provide important information and make good advice that he just might follow.

At worst, I'd have an ear inside his administration and I could use the information I gather from those meetings to undermine the motherfucker's efforts.

I see no advantage to not doing it.
Nov 22, 2016 Root commented on A Quick List of Prominent Conservatives Who Have Spoken Out Against Neo-Nazis in the Republican Party.
@6, I started looking up your references, found the first one to be utter bullshit and decided to stop wasting my time. Hank Johnson never said Jews are like termites. What he said was "“There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity and at an ever increasing rate to the point where it has become alarming,”"
http://freebeacon.com/politics/congressm…

Very different. He's talking about how the Israeli settlers are breaking up Palestine like termites break up wood. It's kind of a forced analogy but it's apt. He's right. They are. Questioning the actions of Israel or Israeli settlers is very different from smearing all Jews.

Since your #1 example was bullshit I'm going to assume the rest of your examples are bullshit too. I know that's unfair but so is spreading a nasty baseless rumor.
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Nov 7, 2016 Root commented on Fuck This Fucking Guy: Robert Satiacum, the Washington State Democratic Elector Who Won't Vote Clinton.
Holy shit! Real election fraud has been found! Someone is actually fucking with the will of the voters. Trump was right!

Seriously, fuck this guy.
Sep 9, 2016 Root commented on At Commander-In-Chief Forum Hillary Clinton Slays; Trump Brays.
@17, Hillary has literally done hundreds of media interviews in the last year. Why is a "press conference" more important to you than hundreds of one on one interviews?
Aug 29, 2016 Root commented on Anthony Weiner Caught Doing What Weiner Does.
@18, I'm not a judge, or even a lawyer, but I doubt it. I don't think there's anything wrong with an infant being in the room while you're in your underwear or even naked. Plenty of people shower or bathe with their child. I don't see any reason taking a picture like that is in any way harmful to the kid.

Having the kid in a picture like that and sending it to someone, that part's fucked up. Now that kid's picture is worldwide news and the kid had no choice in the matter.
Aug 29, 2016 Root commented on Anthony Weiner Caught Doing What Weiner Does.
@14 the only reason this would be a bigger deal with a GOP lawmaker is if they were a "family values" holier than thou politician, aka most of the GOP. I couldn't give half a shit about a politician sharing pics of his dick (or even access to his dick) in general. I only care about it in those cases when the politician ran on a platform of being more family and faith based than his opponent.

That's why while I find Vitter to be an unacceptable shit who should be burned at the political stake, I couldn't care less about Bill Clinton's BJ. Clinton didn't win his election based on the idea that he was more Jesusy. Vitter did.