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Seven reasons Obamacare’s employer
mandate delay is a huge deal

Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

Original Article

Posted By:abuela10, 7/2/2013 7:39:15 PM

In deciding to postpone the implementation of the employer mandate, the Obama administration has undermined its sole claim to greatness and delivered a blow to Democrats on the ballot in 2014. Here are seven reasons (more will pop up in the days to come) why it is a huge setback: 1. It proves the president’s assurances that everything was 100 percent on track to be false. His credibility is low now; this may send it skidding further. 2. This gives every Republican the “I told you it was a mess” argument in 2014.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ben Around, 7/2/2013 7:47:31 PM     (No. 9406051)

Could be a great opportunity for the repubs. Let´s see if they have to wisdom, skill, and courage to exploit it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 7/2/2013 7:54:45 PM     (No. 9406065)

I´m convinced this was done for one reason only, the reason is purely political. They are trying to minimize the impact of this abortion of a law until after the election.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: John c, 7/2/2013 7:59:47 PM     (No. 9406070)

Mr. Speaker, defund the darn thing!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951, 7/2/2013 8:04:07 PM     (No. 9406075)

Oh, yeah. So much is going to change for the better in the coming year. s/o

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Reply 5 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 7/2/2013 8:12:58 PM     (No. 9406081)

Rush keeps saying that the Repubs better do something with this. The ball is in their court. The whole thing is a disaster from the beginning.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 7/2/2013 8:15:29 PM     (No. 9406082)

It gives the Pubs one last chance to stop this train, but they won´t do it. Time for a new party to take this head-on.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: DontTreadOnMe, 7/2/2013 8:18:35 PM     (No. 9406084)

Does this mean I can postpone celebrating Health Independence Day for another year?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/2/2013 8:28:35 PM     (No. 9406101)

Gosh, where is it written in this LAW that allows the pResident to modify it at will?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/2/2013 8:29:52 PM     (No. 9406106)

It might seem important to Rubin. I disagree.

This mandate doesn´t have a great lobby behind it. So how important will the postponement be?

Employers are not eager for more regulation, the employed aren´t going to make a big fuss, and the insurance companies are sufficiently cowed and will not protest much of anything.

The media will spin it for Obama and blame the GOP and generally bury the topic.

And the great mass of the unemployed are unconcerned about the regulation of employers.

Voters aren´t going to examine Obama´s previous happy talk.

The only real moans will be heard from Utopian activists. But they always shut up and will help for the Democrats again in 2014.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: otronome, 7/2/2013 8:42:37 PM     (No. 9406129)

What sort of Banana Republic have we become? A law that forces citizens to grovel. An unread monstrosity that is a tax when convenient to the governing elites and not a tax when it is convenient to the governing elites. Since when did we get a dictator wo grants wiavers to political allies and decides what part of the law to enforce? It is the same with our drug and immigration laws. They are just ignored when deemed to be inconvenient to the vanguard.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/2/2013 8:43:53 PM     (No. 9406131)

Nothing hurts democrats. They are already admitted crooks, rapists, and liars and it hasn´t hurt them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pedro4, 7/2/2013 9:08:00 PM     (No. 9406155)

I am sure that John Roberts is sleeping well tonight. Sold out the constitution to get good press and now looks like the worst chief justice ever.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Crosscut, 7/2/2013 9:23:00 PM     (No. 9406170)

Obamacare is self destructing all on it´s own. A disgusting and dismal Democrat failure. Democrats will be destroyed in the 2014 midterms.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JustRight, 7/2/2013 9:29:47 PM     (No. 9406178)

Obamacare should be killed since it violates the law. Remember the Justice declared the fee a tax. Under our laws a tax can not be passed by the Senate but it must be done in the House.

The same applies to the recent immigration fiasco which levies taxes - again this can not be done by the Senate.

Where are our attorneys and law enforcers who should be acting on these facts?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: grounded, 7/2/2013 10:38:32 PM     (No. 9406263)

#9 I disagree. It is a big deal if employers can dump their help on the exchanges for a year and save a buttload of money with impunity. That is what Ms Rubin´s PS implies. If this happens to any great degree it will probably crash the system and the outcry will be deafening. The dims will totally own the mess even though the GOP will get blamed somehow.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/2/2013 11:26:02 PM     (No. 9406313)

#15 disagreement noted. And it is a valid point.

I don´t see why an employer would do that to the workforce for a very temporary advantage. They need happy workers. Thus I don´t see it happening in big numbers.

Not that every employer will always need happy workers. Some might intend to export the jobs to India. Another might be losing money and need cash right now. Or........

The future remains unclear, same as it was yesterday, and as forecast for tomorrow.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: M Stuart, 7/2/2013 11:51:26 PM     (No. 9406340)

Agree with #8. Since when can a pResident just change laws enacted by the legislature (& SCOTUS)?

So sick of Sebelius & Napolitano & ...


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Reply 18 - Posted by: bassman, 7/3/2013 4:10:58 AM     (No. 9406440)

...Holder & Carney & Jarrett & Kerry & Pelosi & Reid & Michelle & Biden & Schumer & ...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/3/2013 6:38:34 AM     (No. 9406515)

Barry postponed the employer mandate for one reason only - to help demonrats get reelected. I wouldn´t vote for a demonrat now if my life depended on it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: fritzilou, 7/3/2013 6:49:40 AM     (No. 9406533)

Excuse me, this postponement of implementation is specifically designed to get the Democrat politicians through the 2914 election cycle unscathed. The administration is putting off the negative impact of Obamacare until after. I am not stupid .....are you?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: cobieone, 7/3/2013 7:22:16 AM     (No. 9406562)

AMEN # 20.
Defund the "Affordable Care Act"!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: reilly, 7/3/2013 7:23:14 AM     (No. 9406564)


Apparently Obamacare will only be enforced on the 26-year-old hipster morons who voted for him.

After careful study, I have decided to delay obeying US marijuana laws until 2015.

-- Iowahawk the Great


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/3/2013 7:32:12 AM     (No. 9406574)

But Valerie Jarrett says it is because they are listening to the people!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LZK, 7/3/2013 7:36:03 AM     (No. 9406577)

There´s only one reason....

IT´S THE ELECTION THAT´S WORRYING THE DEMOCRATS.....

LZK

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Reply 25 - Posted by: franq, 7/3/2013 7:41:02 AM     (No. 9406585)

My first thought too, #8. What kind of dictatorial edict is this?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: shamus, 7/3/2013 7:49:51 AM     (No. 9406595)

Democrats would be insane to allow the individual mandate to go into effect before the 2014 election. I´ve thought all along that it would be delayed, mainly because HHS is too incompetent to set up exchanges.

Republicans should pass a targeted bill in the House raising the number of employees that triggers Obamacare penalties from 50 to 100. It would be hard for Democrats to dodge this, as it´s a way to increase jobs. They wouldn´t pass it, but they´d lose votes opposing it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 7/3/2013 8:01:37 AM     (No. 9406608)

The democrats know that if they don´t have both the house and the senate for the last half of obama´s reign, he´s not only a lame duck, he´s a dead duck. We now have more time to focus on the truly meaningful failures that he is behind.

The secrets of the horrors of obamacare will gradually seep out in 2014. It´s over for that monster.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: maryc, 7/3/2013 8:17:02 AM     (No. 9406641)

They can delay the mandate but the insurance bills for all of us who pay for it are going up in the range of 80% or more. For the folks who are 26 or more and have jobs and student loans and may be trying to buy their first homes it´s going to be a real party this year. Insurance costs almost double, student loan rates are skyrocketing and home loans are rising . Not to mention when obamacare does kick in then many may be cut back to part time in order to circumvent the mandate. How´s that for hope and change ?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/3/2013 8:26:14 AM     (No. 9406664)

I wish the GOP would at least make the point that the huge increase in Student Load interest is in part to pay for ObamaCare.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 7/3/2013 8:34:51 AM     (No. 9406681)

Hey Obama there´s a big election in 2016 too. Best postpone it til 2017.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gaeditor, 7/3/2013 8:37:27 AM     (No. 9406685)

Rubin is ignoring the obvious; he is the consummate narcissist. He knows its going to be a train wreck and is doing anything (of course, short of canceling the mess, that would mean he would be wrong, which narcissists can´t bear) to distract from his own little personal disaster (or pile of them). He doesn’t care about the elections or other people at all - has he ever? He just cares about himself.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: EnsignO, 7/3/2013 8:38:59 AM     (No. 9406689)

I believe Obama has now achieved transparency.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/3/2013 8:56:33 AM     (No. 9406721)

Obie, Hey Kiddies, just because I´m such a good guy, I´m gonna give you 1 more year to collect your cash to pay me off!

Now remember when you vote to vote for the Dimocraps, they are your ´partners´...you know, those partners that don´t work but suck out your lifes blood!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 7/3/2013 9:00:56 AM     (No. 9406730)

As of now, the individual mandate is still in effect. It´s the employer mandate that was delayed. Some wonder if this isn´t a move to the ultimate goal of a one payer system as individuals who get dumped by employers turn to government run exchanges...except the government hasn´t gotten those set up, either.

This may be a recipe for massive passive civil disobedience.






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Reply 35 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/3/2013 9:15:28 AM     (No. 9406767)

Will the voters see through the gimmick and vote accordingly in ´14? Or will they wake up and lament after it hits them in the face? IMO if they had half the sense that this requires we wouldn´t be in this mess.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 7/3/2013 9:18:55 AM     (No. 9406784)

This move proves that the ´Rats thoroughly understand the idiots that vote for them. If it´s not hitting them in the pocketbook at the moment, they are totally oblivious to the tidal wave of slime heading their way.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Arby, 7/3/2013 9:45:41 AM     (No. 9406854)

If the election turns out to be a massive indictment of Fauxbama´s failures, we may have the numbers to repeal this mess or alter it in a host of positive ways, muting its problems and highlighting the elements that it consciously excluded.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Nan, 7/3/2013 10:09:05 AM     (No. 9406912)

Never fear, the Republicans will flub it as only they can.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: owl, 7/3/2013 10:17:03 AM     (No. 9406937)

#2, you win 1st prize. That´s all it is. Even lo-fo´s will notice what a monster it is, but by then, too late, they voted for yet another disaster of a socialist.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/3/2013 10:28:01 AM     (No. 9406966)

Obamacare is unworkable. This cannot be demonstrated to the masses if the House defunds it. This would shift the blame to Republicans and lose the House in 2014.

Too bad it has to be this way, but the country will have to take the hit before it wakes up.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: lana720, 7/3/2013 10:36:43 AM     (No. 9406979)

#3 has the answer. DEFUND!
Come on Boehner. It´s time you rescinded your, " I trust him," statement, too.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 7/3/2013 10:44:23 AM     (No. 9407000)

Boehner put your golf clubs down, light up a cig and DEFUND.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: snapper451, 7/3/2013 10:45:29 AM     (No. 9407003)

This is a God send" opportunity. Time for the Republican Party to step up and fire RINO Reince Prieibus (sp?). Here is a suggestion - Alan West to lead the party and the move to take the Senate and increase the margin in the House in 2014. Let´s be conservative, embrace the Tea Party, and stand for the rule of law - AND see what happens! It will be a landslide if we stop worrying about who likes us.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: geoguy, 7/3/2013 10:49:40 AM     (No. 9407014)

If Obamacare is a federal income(?) tax then it is not being applied equally to all citizens. THAT would be unconstitutional.

Also, Poster #8 is correct. We have a tyrannical dictator who enforces only those laws or portions of laws HE deems fit for his purposes. Where are the Republicans to declare this unconstitutional? Articles of impeachment should be issued immediately.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Marzon, 7/3/2013 11:25:41 AM     (No. 9407093)

From #19: "I wouldn´t vote for a demonrat now if my life depended on it." After Obamacare fully kicks in, it will.


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Reply 46 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 7/3/2013 11:29:00 AM     (No. 9407105)

Jennifer Rubin is showing her naivete here. Seven "reasons" that don´t matter and avoid the obvious which was revealed by poster #9. Sorry, but #15 is wrong because Obama is a master chess player. He is maneuvering his way around the political minefield. I think this move will allow him to successfully avoid Obamacare as a campaign issue in 2014. Consider this: most people are dumb unless they feel pain.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/3/2013 11:35:31 AM     (No. 9407114)

If the Pubies were smart (and I´m not holding my breath) they would immediately get to work drafting legislation that begins by repealing Obamacare in it´s entirety followed by a free market plan to completely overhaul the healthcare system. And pass it in the House and send it on to the Senate. It would at least get a bit of press and maybe wake up some of the lo-fo´s as to what is going to happen to them under Obamacare. But, as I said, I´m not going to hold my breath.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/3/2013 11:44:50 AM     (No. 9407128)

Ya´ll don´t get it.

The "Republicans" are in on it.

It´s all street theatre

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 7/3/2013 1:04:03 PM     (No. 9407233)

I guess that the “this law cannot be amended or repealed” clause that they put in the ACA really didn’t have any teeth.

By postponing the employer mandate (for those companies that hadn’t already been granted a waiver) until after the 2014 elections – for purely political purposes, like everything this administration does – Obama is keeping his promise to be the most transparent administration in history. His motives are always transparent to anyone with an open mind, which, of course, excludes liberal ideologues (like the MSM) and his menagerie of LoFo voters.


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Reply 50 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/3/2013 1:37:41 PM     (No. 9407276)

Anyone who cares to know how lame are the GOP these days need only wait and watch n-o-t-h-i-n-g being done regarding the implementation of Ocare. The GOP want Obamacare as much as the Dems. If they really cared, Boehner would have rallied the troops and defunded this monstrosity the first chance he had.

Expect only the shaft from DC and you won`t be disappointed.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/3/2013 1:54:13 PM     (No. 9407300)

By the time the 2014 midterm elections arrive...
every American will walk like an Egyptian to the polls...

So that we, too, can rid ourselves of the Wannabe Kommie Dicktatership...

of the Muslim Bruthah from da Hood...

O-Bomber.

It´s coming... can´t wait for it...

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Reply 52 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/3/2013 2:35:39 PM     (No. 9407375)

The law as written does not allow the government to fine an employer who does not offer insurance UNLESS one of his employees gets insurance from a state created insurance exchange. If the government implemented fines in Jan 2014, employers in the bluest states would be penalized while those in the red states get off. This will absolutely go to court and the rule of law mean that Obama loses. The same goes for subsidies for those who buy insurance. Some legal institute will take the government to court for paying benefits not created by Congress, but the GOP will stay far away.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: artlover, 7/3/2013 2:53:19 PM     (No. 9407412)

The Republicans won´t do anything with this. They are so spinless.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: artlover, 7/3/2013 3:01:23 PM     (No. 9407430)

What is WRONG with this site?? I can´t type on it anymore ---- it keeps hanging up on letters and won´t let the letter come up -- won´t space, shift or delete. It is not my computer as no other program does it. Does anyone else have this problem. I just hit an "a" four times before it printed.....


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Reply 55 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/3/2013 3:31:26 PM     (No. 9407488)

#54, I´ve been having similar problems posting here for weeks now.

Have been assuming that it´s mainly the decrepit computer/s and hookup/s where
I´m located.

But maybe it´s really a side effect of the monitoring of this site by the NSA.
You realize they have to be watching us all very carefully... right?
Since the Tea Party is deemed a terrorist organization and a threat to Big Gummint.
It´s like noticing odd things when your phone is being tapped by someone.

Ya never know... make any sense to ya... ?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/3/2013 4:34:41 PM     (No. 9407583)

I´m with 12. Roberts is an abomination.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 7/3/2013 4:39:15 PM     (No. 9407591)

Obama publicly stated some years ago that his goal is single-payer government health insurance. Obamacare is just a first step. After millions are hooked (er, I mean enrolled) and the system is imploding, the logical (to Obama/Pelosi/Reid/lo-fos/no-fos) next step will be to replace the failing Obamacare system with his preferred single-payer government health system.
It had to be at least a two-step process. Obama could never have achieved single payer government health care in one step.
(and a big shout-out to the NSAer reading our posts. Hey, do you share this stuff with the IRS?)

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Reply 58 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/3/2013 5:09:55 PM     (No. 9407641)

IRS Enforced OBAMACIDE is so bad, just like Obama´s Benghazicide murders, it has to be delayed as long as possible to avoid public confrontation with the horrifying truth.

Hillary´s Hit List, Body Count of over 125 victims, has been circulating for years. We
know about many of her crimes.

Obama´s Hit List is out now for all to see.
The crime attaches.

Hillary Delay, Deny, Delay, Deny.
Obama Delay, Deny, Delay, Deny.

Egypt FIFTY FIVE MILLION SIGNATURES plus millions protesting in the streets to oust
the Islamic Supremicist Violent leader and ALL his terrorists.

We must gather 100 MILLION SIGNATURES and oust Obama, Hillary and all their muslim, commie, fascist, socialist contaminating comrades.



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Reply 59 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/3/2013 6:04:11 PM     (No. 9407708)

I never expect Obama to do anything right, and in that aspect he never lets me down.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: scarface67, 7/3/2013 6:16:51 PM     (No. 9407725)

I´m experiencing the same problems as #54 & #55. It doesn´t happen on any other site but here on Lucianne.com. I´ve run anti-virus and anti-spy applications afterward and nothing is detected but it is frustrating.



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Reply 61 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/3/2013 6:53:00 PM     (No. 9407766)

And a Happy Fourth to Lucianne Goldberg, a magnificent funny literate watch dog patriot
friend, her hard working staff, sponsors and all opinionated, vocal L-dotters PF

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/3/2013 7:43:58 PM     (No. 9407809)

Respect, not aspect. Sheesh. And let me echo #61´s best Independence Day wishes for Mrs. G, her great staff, and all fellow LDotters. This is our land.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: realrep, 7/3/2013 9:26:50 PM     (No. 9407884)

How about beta testing obamacare for several years with the federal employees who work in Wash DC? Once the kinks are worked out, try it for several years with the rest of the federal employees.

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Posted By: abuela10- 9/30/2013 10:19:06 AM     Post Reply
The Oscar-winning film director Charles Ferguson has cancelled his CNN documentary on Hillary Clinton after what he described as a private campaign against the film by prominent Democrats. Ferguson said he had decided to pull the plug after being met with a wall of silence from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed for the documentary. He claimed that aides to the former secretary of state put pressure on CNN behind the scenes, and made clear that Clinton would only co-operate "over my dead body". He also blamed a public campaign by Republicans, who claimed the film would be

Netflix executive upends Hollywood
Los Angeles Times, by Dawn C. Chmielewski    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 8/25/2013 9:12:34 PM     Post Reply
When Ted Sarandos put out the word that Netflix would begin producing original shows, he was swamped with story pitches that everyone else in Hollywood clearly had taken a pass on — including some scripts marked with coffee stains, smudged fingerprints and other telltale signs of rejection. That all changed in 2011 after Netflix bought the political thriller "House of Cards" from "The Social Network" and "Fight Club" director David Fincher.

Duck Nation has spoken:
´Duck Dynasty´ poised to be
biggest cable show of all time
Today, by Maria Elena Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 8/21/2013 5:55:13 PM     Post Reply
It’s a Duck Nation, and we’re all just living in it. Last week, A&E Network’s reality show “Duck Dynasty” catapulted to become the biggest unscripted show in cable history with its fourth season premiere. With nearly 11.8 million viewers, the show about a Louisiana family that has made millions from its duck call fabrication business is on the brink of toppling “The Walking Dead.” If it does, it will become cable´s biggest show. The A&E Network, as Duck Commander patriarch Phil Robertson would say, is “Happy, happy, happy.” The show premiered in March 2012 and finished its first cycle with an average

Anthony Weiner talks sexting scandal,
Staten Island issues (video)
Staten Island Advance, by Tom Wrobleski And Jillian Jorgensen    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/29/2013 3:16:47 PM     Post Reply
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Democrat Anthony Weiner said that the new sexting firestorm that set his City Hall campaign reeling last week will in the end make him a stronger mayor and better able to deliver for Staten Island and the rest of the city. "I´m going to be a successful mayor because of it, because it´s going to give me a level of independence," he told the Advance in an exclusive interview. "I´m not constructing a campaign around the approval of my peers. I´m constructing a campaign around the aspirations of my neighbors."

Rush Limbaugh Rejects Cumulus
Rumors:‘Nothing Is Going To Change,’
‘Everything’s Cool’
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/29/2013 1:06:51 PM     Post Reply
Rush Limbaugh began his radio show Monday morning by addressing the news that Cumulus Media, the second-biggest radio broadcaster in the country, plans to drop his show from its stations by the end of the year. Limbaugh assured his readers that “nothing is going to change” in terms of their ability to hear him every morning. “There was another POLITICO story that ran last night on this program,” Limbaugh began, referring to Dylan Byers‘ report. “Someday, I am looking forward to detailing all of this for you,” Limbaugh continued, but for now he said he “must use proper business restraint.”

Stephanopoulos and Crowley Skip
IRS Scandal with Lew, Gregory Cues
Up Talking Points; Only Wallace Pursues
Newsbusters, by Brent Baker    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/29/2013 11:46:37 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, who oversees the IRS, made the rounds of four Sunday morning TV talk shows (all but CBS’s Face the Nation) to promote President Obama’s latest “pivot” to the economy, but ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s Candy Crowley failed to take advantage of the opportunity to press him on the IRS scandal. NBC’s David Gregory squeezed a question in at the very end of their session, but then didn’t follow up on Lew’s insistence “there’s no evidence of any political involvement.” Gregory: “Mr. Secretary, I’ll leave it there.

The Rev. Sharpton’s
already flagging posse
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 12:02:38 PM     Post Reply
Not a bit like the vigilante posses in the movies, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s posse will be out in 100 cities this weekend. But although the mainstream media’s not admitting it, Al’s is a posse that is already flagging before it starts. Missing from the the Rev. Sharpton’s planned “Justice for Trayvon” day, is the real spontaneity and consensus of the posses of yore. Rev. Sharpton’s planned weekend protests in 100 cities, relies on the mainstream media and politicians of the day fueling the fire of racial unrest.

´Rolling Stone´ gives alleged Boston
Bomber the cover boy treatment
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 8:53:02 AM     Post Reply
The cover of Friday´s edition of Rolling Stone magazine featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician. But this week, the periodical has raised eyebrows by letting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grace the famous front. The issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features an picture of an unsmiling Tsarnaev above the bolded legend "The Bomber." The subhead promises to reveal "[h]ow a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."

Chinese museum found with 40,000
fake exhibits forced to close
Telegraph (U.K.), by Tom Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 8:09:44 AM     Post Reply
The 60 million yuan (£6.4 million) Jibaozhai Museum, located in Jizhou, a city in the northern province of Hebei, opened in 2010 with its 12 exhibition halls packed with apparently unique cultural gems. But the museum’s collection, while extensive, appears ultimately to have been flawed. On Monday, the museum’s ticket offices were shut amid claims that many of the exhibits were in fact knock-offs which had been bought for between 100 yuan (£10.70) and 2,000 yuan (£215). The museum’s public humiliation began earlier this month when Ma Boyong, a Chinese writer,



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Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Why The Feds Chickened Out
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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
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Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
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Chelsea Clinton no longer
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
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Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
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LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
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Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
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It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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