Now that Barack Obama has finished his last election campaign, he´s back fundraising again. Yup. And he´d like at least $5 from you right away. These electronic Obama fundraising missives are always about money, even after an historic record number of fundraisers throughout 2011 and 2012 and the incumbent´s estimated $1 billion, second winning presidential campaign, which saw him actually reap millions fewer votes than the first one. The messages are usually filled with ominous talk of fights and struggles against unnamed, but evil special interests.
In recent weeks, I’ve heard heartbreaking stories from many Hoosiers about the impact the new health care law is having on them and their families. Today I’d like to share with you some of their experiences. Mike from Bloomington wrote in to say that the plan he has now — which he likes — is being canceled at the end of the year. This, of course, is exactly what the president and other champions of the law promised would not happen. Mike’s new plan will cost him $900 more a month. Scott from Salem shared his story about how, shortly
Hello everyone. Veterans’ Day Weekend is a chance for all of us to say two simple words: “Thank you.” Thank you to that greatest generation who fought island by island across the Pacific, and freed millions from fascism in Europe. Thank you to the heroes who risked everything through the bitter cold of Korea and the stifling heat of Vietnam. And thank you to all the heroes who have served since, most recently our 9/11 Generation of veterans.
Oh, puh-leeze. President Obama carefully apologized for something Thursday. But not for lying. Attempting to staunch the growing furor over his countless misrepresentations about Americans keeping their existing health plan under ObamaCare, the Democrat granted an exclusive interview to NBC News. [Snip] First, what Obama didn´t do. He didn´t apologize for misleading the entire country for three-plus years by saying without qualification dozens of times that if Americans like their existing health insurance plan, they can keep it. "Period."
Let´s clear up some foggy prevarications polluting President Obama´s ongoing snow job for ObamaCare: If you tell a spouse you´re going to Sam´s Club when you really mean Costco, that´s called misspeaking. However, if you´re president of the United States peddling a legislative tumor called ObamaCare, one that you know will drastically change almost one-fifth of the nation´s economy, you can’t promise: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.”
Letterman: Obama says the ObamaCare website has glitches. If a J. Crew pants order comes in the wrong color, that´s a glitch. ObamaCare is a Carnival Cruise. Fallon: The U.S. was tapping the cellphone of Germany’s Angela Merkel for 10 years. At this point, the only world leader our government DOESNT listen to is President Obama. Fallon: A reminder that Daylight Time ended this weekend. Or put another way, your microwave now has the right time on it again.
You may recall one of the first things the brand-new 44th president did 1,749 days ago was have the honored bust of Winston Churchill, Britain´s legendary war leader, prime minister and author, removed from the Oval Office. Many people suspect Barack Obama harbors ill-disguised ill feelings toward Great Britain stemming from its long colonial rule of Kenya, homeland of Obama´s father. Besides exiling the Churchill bust, Obama has been involved in notoriously cheesy gift exchanges with Britons.
Hello. I’m Dan Coats and I have the honor of representing the people of Indiana in the U.S. Senate. It’s been one month since the launch of the health care law’s website, and many Americans across the country still cannot enroll. The White House and congressional Democrats have insisted time and again that the ObamaCare insurance exchanges would be tested, secure and ready to go on Oct. 1. The President even told the American public that signing up online would be as easy as a few simple keystrokes. Perhaps the President hasn’t tried logging onto the website himself.
Hi, everybody. On Thursday, I addressed a conference for business leaders from around the world. And my pitch was simple: Choose America. Invest in America. Create jobs in America. It speaks to my top priority as President: growing our economy, creating good jobs, strengthening security and opportunity for the middle class. Over the past three and a half years, our businesses have created over seven and a half million new jobs. [Snip] We need to grow and create more good jobs faster. That’s my driving focus.
President Obama was in Boston yesterday to raise more Democrat campaign money and screw up fan travel to the final World Series game. He tacked on another empty, but official ObamaCare speech to save his party half the trip cost. Employing his characteristic combativeness, the Chicagoan asked Republicans to implement the crippled law. Then to ensure that they don´t, the ex-great uniter called them "so locked in politics that they won´t lift a finger to help their own people." [Snip] Then out pops a Wall Street Journal Poll showing a precipitous plunge in his job approval.
Conan: Obama says Americans who are having trouble signing up on the broken ObamaCare website should call 1-800-We-Didn’t-Think-This-Through. Fallon: The economy gained 148,000 jobs last month. Of course, they were all hired to fix Obama´s ObamaCare website. Conan: The other day many people were unable to update their Facebook status for a few hours. For those few hours we were actually competitive with China.
You know how under ObamaCare, if you like your health plan, you´ll be able to keep it? That´s the swell-sounding promise President Obama has made scores of times since signing into law his grandiose transformation of American healthcare 43 months ago. Turns out, like so many Obama promises, it´s not true. [Snip] Now, NBC News is reporting that Obama and his healthcare sales team knew all along that would happen.
Conventional political wisdom in America holds that as commander-in-chief, the president of the United States knows all and sees all. Barack Obama´s press office constantly announces his briefings on everything from global threats to hurricane preparations, wildfires and floods. But over recent months the Obama administration has developed a peculiar pattern of behavior. Obama himself and unidentified aides have boasted of the president´s ignorance of things that an ordinary person would think a chief executive should know. [Snip] Now, his team claims Obama knew nothing of NSA spying on allies.
‘If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.” How serious was this lie, repeated by Barack Obama with such beguiling regularity? Well, how would the Justice Department be dealing with it if it had been uttered by, say, the president of an insurance company rather than the president of the United States? Fraud is a serious federal felony, usually punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment — with every repetition of a fraudulent communication chargeable as a separate crime. In computing sentences, federal sentencing guidelines factor in such considerations as the dollar value
In March 2010, Barack Obama placed a giant bet on the docility and stupidity of the American people, when he decided in the face of three huge electoral warnings to force his health plan down the unwilling throats of the American people. And by November 2013, it was clear he had lost. It was not going to work. It would never be popular. And it was falling apart on its own. The HealthCare.gov website unveiled on October 1 had immediate problems, which were quickly revealed as the tip of the iceberg, as many worse things lay below. “If you like
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, I regret very much that what we intended to do, which is to make sure that everybody is moving into better plans because they want ´em, as opposed to because they´re forced into it. That, you know, we weren´t as clear as we needed to be in terms of the changes that were taking place. And I want to do everything we can to make sure that people are finding themselves in a good position -- a better position than they were before this law happened. Keep in mind that most of the folks who are
Hillary Clinton remains the most formidable presidential nomination frontrunner for a non-incumbent in the modern era. (snip)The only candidate in my mind who could catch fire, Massachusetts´ Senator Liz Warren, has already declared her support for Clinton. In fact, every single female Democratic senator is behind Clinton. What a difference that is from 2008. Much of the establishment was actually encouraging Obama to run in 2008. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid weren´t backing Clinton. Claire McCaskill´s endorsement of Obama in 2008 was particularly memorable. All three of them are now openly pleading for and endorsing Clinton for 2016.
President Barack Obama addressed the healthcare.gov website´s chronic dysfunctions Friday by quipping that he would fix it himself, ´but I don´t write code.´ The self-deprecating line came during a speech in New Orleans about shoring up U.S. exports through American port cities. But the moment also jokingly cast the president--perhaps unintentionally--as a hands-on administrator rather than the aloof executive that White House insiders have described in news articles, broadcast interviews and books. [Snip] Obama waited for audience laughter, but it didn´t come. His brief turn to address his calamitous health insurance overhaul included an admission that the Affordable Care Act
NBC´s Chuck Todd scored a huge interview with President Obama Thursday and opened things by immediately drilling down on the president´s relentlessly repeated lie that under ObamaCare you can keep your current insurance plan if you like it. The full interview is even more impressive than the clips that have been going around. Even after he elicits a "sorry" out of Obama, Todd keeps after the point for almost ten minutes. Ultimately, though, Todd came away with the impression that Obama doesn´t believe he lied. And Todd is probably right, which is a little unnerving. During his own interview on the Hugh
WASHINGTON — President Obama was seething. Two weeks after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov, Mr. Obama gathered his senior staff members in the Oval Office for what one aide recalled as an “unsparing” dressing-down. The public accepts that technology sometimes fails, the president said, but he had personally trumpeted that HealthCare.gov would be ready on Oct. 1, and it wasn’t. “If I had known,” Mr. Obama said, according to the aide, “we could have delayed the website.” Mr. Obama’s anger, described by a White House that has repeatedly sought to show that the president was
You must understand, no matter what President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid say, that ObamaCare was designed for failure, not just for itself but all the insurance companies involved. When a poison pill is ingested into the system, the body starts to die, killing off the healthy organs and itself in the process... leaving a void for something far worse to take its place. It has been the progressive´s dream since 1912 to introduce national healthcare and control one-sixth of the nation´s economy. Now that they are so close to the finish line, they needed one final push to send
Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss in the Virginia gubernatorial race has become the latest battleground in the war between the so-called Republican establishment and Tea Party-type insurgents. The “establishment” blames the Tea Party induced government shutdown for alienating Virginians, a great many of whom work for the federal government. The insurgents blame the Republican Party for not providing enough money to Cuccinelli’s campaign. Some suggest that the “establishment” wanted Cuccinelli to lose out of spite and/or so it could blame the shutdown for his defeat. What does the Cuccinelli campaign have to say about this? Its chief strategist, Chris LaCivita, blames
NEW ORLEANS- President Obama vented his frustration with his broken healthcare insurance website Friday, joking that he “wanted to go in and fix it myself but I don’t write code.” “We’ve had this problem with the website,” Obama told a crowd during a visit to the Port of New Orleans. “I’m not happy about that but we’re working overtime to make sure it gets fixed. I promise.” The president’s brief comments on his struggling healthcare law came amid a call for bipartisan cooperation on his economic proposals. Obama argued that investment in roads, bridges and ports should gain broad support
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell likes to say, “If someone flicks a pebble at you, you hurl a boulder back at him.” His political team is just as emphatic. Some Republicans in Kentucky who flirted with working for his primary opponent, Matt Bevin, were told by the McConnell allies that they would get the “death penalty.” Another frequent warning: “Mitch McConnell doesn’t take prisoners.” McConnell’s team “shoots the wounded on the battlefield as a matter of course,” says University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato. A former GOP leadership aide who has seen the McConnell operation up close sounds terrified. “They’re all
Tom Cruise has never been shy about expressing his beliefs, and in a recent deposition, the actor said he believed acting was as hard as fighting a war. Cruise sat with lawyers to be deposed for his case against Bauer Publishing for stories two of its publications printed following his divorce from Katie Holmes, articles that stated he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri. During the deposition, a lawyer questioned Cruise about remarks his camp had made equating his work and inability to see daughter Suri to fighting in Afghanistan. "That´s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal.