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Sebelius on the Run
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 10/18/2013 10:54:31 PM

The Affordable Care Act´s botched rollout has stunned its media cheering section, and it even seems to have surprised the law´s architects. The problems run much deeper than even critics expected, and whatever federal officials, White House aides and outside contractors are doing to fix them isn´t working. But who knows? Omerta is the word of the day as the Obama Administration withholds information from the public. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is even refusing to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing this coming Thursday. HHS claims she has scheduling conflicts, but we hope

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: usingthebean, 10/18/2013 11:44:28 PM     (No. 9572001)

Cruella de Ville will finally be seen in a truthful light when the public sees 101 + (millions more) little innocent puppies thrown to the wolves. Wait till people see what their new health care costs are going to be!
100% + increase!
How´s that hope for chains wokin´for you!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tianne, 10/19/2013 1:05:16 AM     (No. 9572033)

Excellent article.

The Obamacare House of Cards is falling – flip.....flip.....flip, flip, flip

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 10/19/2013 1:09:57 AM     (No. 9572036)

For Democrats, incompetence is always a badge of honor. The only thing they demand excellence at is demonizing anyone who would oppose them. Sebelius will be rewarded for this, not punished.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/19/2013 1:41:01 AM     (No. 9572047)

I hold no hope that she or anyone else in this admin will be held accountable, including Shillary and EH.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: agent orange, 10/19/2013 2:27:10 AM     (No. 9572064)

As I have said in other posts, there is no statue of limitations on Treason.

MSgt USAF (ret)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/19/2013 4:03:22 AM     (No. 9572105)

Sebelius is nothing but a stooge front person for this debacle.The real problem are warmed over 1970´s social engineers trying to fit a round ball into a square hole.They used reconciliation to pass Obamacare which by law should have a sunset provision like the Bush tax cuts whichwere passed the same way.Pro-life dems in the House caved in for a phony anti abortion provision that was signed in secret. Most ofthe are probaly ou of office now.

A politician´s abortion stance,defines them overall.That´s really all you need to know about a candidate to see if they´re worth their salt.Sebelius is very pro abortion which builds her a lot of creds in the party.Obama doesn´t want to throw that under the bus.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/19/2013 4:07:04 AM     (No. 9572107)

If you want to ruin a country, put demonrat libtards in charge. They did it to cities and now they´re doing it to our country.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 10/19/2013 4:35:50 AM     (No. 9572115)

Leftwingers are incapable of managing anything except by coercion. Sebelius is a vile promoter of abortion. As an administrator, we are fortunate that she is an incompetent.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 10/19/2013 4:38:16 AM     (No. 9572116)

Anybody "stunned" by the complete failure of the piece of garbage called Obamacare is either asleep or delusional. The system was pronounced unworkable when the first 10,000 page document saw the light of day. It was immediately recognized as the redistribution of wealth to the parasite class and a form of slavery for the average working person. Millions more dollars will be thrown its way but it´s already dead.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 10/19/2013 6:52:15 AM     (No. 9572157)

Breitbart says all the attention on the glitches is a trap. "The coverage of the glitches is an attempt to create a faux objectivity by focusing on non-core aspects of the single most damaging piece of federal law in generations – all while upholding the central premise, which is that all that stands between Americans and affordable health care is proper implementation of Obamacare."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/19/2013 6:59:18 AM     (No. 9572162)

No surprise here. Sebelius is just another dumb incompetent Democrat. Unfotunately for her she got a unworkable piece of Democrat legislation handed her. As the people realize what a piece of crap Obamacare is, their rage will hit Democrat candidates like a tidal wave in the 2014 midterms.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/19/2013 7:08:30 AM     (No. 9572176)

Give her a carton of cigarettes and a bus ticket and bring on the next scapegoat.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/19/2013 7:13:51 AM     (No. 9572182)

I have serious doubt that the democrats will be blamed for anything. They never are so what is going to change this time around? They will tell angry Americans that it is fault of Republicans who would not allow them to consider single payer which would cure all the ills of Obamacare. I know this does not make sense, but since when has the democrat party been held accountable for any of its boondoggle ideas? Their followers don´t want solutions, they would rather have the Republicans as a punching bag. Crying and whining is much easier than actually thinking and questioning reality. Obama has trained them well.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sagman, 10/19/2013 7:23:41 AM     (No. 9572192)

A commenter somewhere said something that really made me gasp: The insurance industry has spent the last three years altering their structure in preparation for implementing ObamaCare; it´s virtually impossible for them to go back to what they were if ObamaCare collapses or is delayed in the the next six months, given that they´re different entities having partnered with HHS since the law was passed.

Normally, this person says, the free market works its magic and things turn around. But in this instance, that is unlikely because whatever happens, the law and all its rules and regs will remain in effect, paralyzing insurance companies and ultimately causing their collapse. He seems to think this nightmare is now unavoidable.

Sure would like to hear other opinions on this matter, especially from Ldotters who can speak more authoritatively on the likelihood of the scenario laid out above.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: gaeditor, 10/19/2013 7:41:55 AM     (No. 9572215)

Reminds me of a rehab house we did about fifteen years ago. Gorgeous house around a golf club subdivision, around 3000 sq ft.

Woman who owned it was a hoarder, first time I´d ever heard of one. House was filled with garbage, etc. on top of lovely furniture, now ruined. The stories were multiple, horrific sometimes, and nearly unbelievable. Sometimes you just had to laugh to keep from crying.

However, one thing we found were dozens of books on ´getting organized.´ Two college kids who worked for us piled them all up and then, very seriously asked me what that ´meant´.

That´s who these people are, too. They believe that if they can just write it down, dream it up, believe in it, it will happen. Magical thinking.

They have no concept of the skills or knowledge required to actually get something done. They never have.

So now we have this monstrosity foisted on everyone because a pack of idiot liberals/progressives had "an idea!".

So, you Obamabots, get it now?



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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/19/2013 8:21:41 AM     (No. 9572256)

In an unwitting moment of candor the Illegal Kenyan admitted to (then Congressman) Kucinich, who felt 0bamacare did not go far enough, that the ACA was simply a stepping stone to single payer. The Conservatives are right. No postponement, no delay, no ´fixes´. Repeal - lock stock and barrel.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/19/2013 8:23:30 AM     (No. 9572259)

#14: The sole intent and purpose of this debacle is to break the insurance companies and force single payer (socialized medicine) on us. One of the first directives will be all doctors to be put on a salary determined by the elite/IRS. In Communist Russia, the doctors were paid at the same or lower rates than the general population.

About a year ago Obama said something like this; We need to fix capitalism and the free market because they don´t work.

Explanation: Communism. This is far beyond Socialism, which redirects wealth as in control of excess profits. It´s out and out Communism, a CLASSLESS society in which all means of production are owned by the collective of citizens or community.

Seventh Plank of the Communist Manifesto: Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State.

This is exactly where these traitors want to take US. It´s far more than just the re-distribution of wealth though that´s at the very core. It´s the control by the few,the Proletariat, that will control all political, social and economical order at their whim.

In short! It´s treason.

Question never answered: Who had what on Chief Justice Roberts? Where is Roberts in all this now?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: sagman, 10/19/2013 8:47:38 AM     (No. 9572293)

#17 says in response to my initial post:

´´#14: The sole intent and purpose of this debacle is to break the insurance companies and force single payer (socialized medicine) on us.´´

I´ve thought for some time the collapse of the insurance industry was Obama´s goal. But I assumed it would happen some time down the road, that insurance companies would wither on the vine after ObamaCare transformed health care in this country.

I don´t think Obama or Sebelius realized until fairly recently that this whole thing could implode so soon. I suggest the implementation of single payer now or in the near future would be an impossibility given the public´s rage at what´s happened to their healthcare.

The administration, therefore, may not have the luxury of waiting a couple of years so that we all get used to the new healthcare regime and there is no going back because private insurers are no more.

If ObamaCare collapses in a shorter timeframe, the whole system will be a mess, but private insurers will still exist. So then the question is, will Obama and Dems push for single payer much earlier than they wanted to and incur the wrath of three quarters of the people, or will they back off, realizing that election disasters are likely in 2014, 2016 if they follow this course.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: starboard, 10/19/2013 9:29:15 AM     (No. 9572362)

From Mike Lee and Ted Cruz: "We told you so."

All they were asking for was to delay Obamacare for one year. In hindsight, they may have demonstrated one of the best GOP strategies in many years.

As a Republican, when you want to get your message out, you circumvent the media and go directly to the American people. Lee and Cruz understands this and it´s what President Reagan did very effectively.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: saucy, 10/19/2013 9:33:29 AM     (No. 9572368)

Re:#18
Of course, he´ll push for single-payer.

That was the original plan all along.

They disguise everything....kinda like a magician - wave one hand to distract you and then do the magic in the other.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Avogadra, 10/19/2013 9:40:24 AM     (No. 9572379)

Thanks for saying it so well, #18.

The water is starting to boil too fast, and the Democrats know that even the lo-fo frogs will start to hop out of their carefully laid heathcare scheme. Single payer may be their goal, but what they may actually accomplish is reinstituting fee for service medicine.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Arby, 10/19/2013 9:45:50 AM     (No. 9572390)

Fauxbama protects her because if she wasn´t standing out there, being buried in blame, someone might hold him responsible.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 10/19/2013 9:53:54 AM     (No. 9572404)

...but...will she be awarded as many medals and awards as hillary?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/19/2013 9:54:13 AM     (No. 9572405)

As usual, no blame for Obama. Who hired Sebelius anyway? The Limbaugh Theorem in action.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: locomotivebreath1901, 10/19/2013 10:13:33 AM     (No. 9572440)



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Reply 26 - Posted by: locomotivebreath1901, 10/19/2013 10:14:08 AM     (No. 9572441)

Katty Sebelius, a rabid pro-abortionist, and failed former gov. of Kansas (who quit in the middle of her term), has time to appear on TV with comic Jon Stewart, but conveniently cannot make time to appear before Congress to explain the train wreck of obamacare.

I despise this administration.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/19/2013 10:20:39 AM     (No. 9572456)

This evil creature has much to answer for.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/19/2013 10:23:11 AM     (No. 9572464)

Sebelius is the ultimate hypocrite--a pro-abortion "Catholic".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/19/2013 10:38:26 AM     (No. 9572493)

I think guru Limbaugh spoke to the destructon of the insurance companies long ago, before all the so called "glitches."

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/19/2013 10:50:12 AM     (No. 9572515)

"Thank you, Planned Parenthood, God bless you."
-Barack Hussein Obama

"Oberhelfer" Sebelius is the "perfect fit" as Obama´s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Think about it...A former "close friend" and avid supporter of the late Dr. George R. Tiller of Wichita, Kansas, when she served as 44th Governor of the Sunflower State.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Oysterhaven, 10/19/2013 11:16:50 AM     (No. 9572555)

This is hysterical. In my state they just rolled out a state website for another service. Over budget, delivered late and didn´t work. The user interface looked like it was designed by a 2 year old. People at the top said it was working fine but the people who were using said it wasn´t.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 10/19/2013 11:23:39 AM     (No. 9572561)

In response to #14, some of you may recall this past summer, early August I think, Rush had a guest on that was an insurance industry employee with the accounting section of one of the big companies. She tried to explain what it was they were going through to meet some of the little known demands of the law, and how it would fundamentally change the way that they operate. It was too technical to really understand, Rush even found it pretty much incomprehensible, but it does illustrate what is happening/going to happen to the insurance companies under barrycare. They are going to have to make so many internal changes in the way they do business that it will be next to impossible to go back to the pre-change, pre-barrycare way of doing business. Yes, we are doomed to single payer if this plays out the way that woman portrayed what is going on internally in the insurance companies.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sagman, 10/19/2013 11:29:47 AM     (No. 9572574)

Last word from me on the subject.

In response to my last post (#18), #20 says, ´´Of course he´ll push for single payer.´´

But, you see, I don´t think Obama and Sebelius thought they´d have to ´´push´´ for single payer. I believe they expected things would gradually go bad, dissatisfaction would grow, the insurance companies would be gone, and people would forget who started us down this road and turn to the government for a solution, any solution.

But if things go bad very quickly, as appears to be happening, people are not likely to turn to the architects of the fiasco and say, okay, you blew it with Obamacare but we´re good with you trying to set up a vastly more complicated and intrusive system.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/19/2013 11:31:25 AM     (No. 9572577)

#17 ~ terminology check ~ the proletariat consists of the BROAD MASSES ~ but it´s the VAN GUARD OF THE PROLETARIAT, that is, the leidership elite, you should fear.

There´s also the BOURGEOISE ~ ownership and management class folks ~ including rich peasants.

Marxism has a rather uninteresting view of social makeup. They imagine something on the order of cops and robbers. Everybody else is expected to stand around, sitting first on their thumbs, then sucking them, watching and waiting ~ to be told what to do.

The only thing they ever got right was that prostitution is not a victimless crime.



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Reply 35 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/19/2013 11:57:24 AM     (No. 9572627)

Don´t fixate on the glitches. The greater issue is the death spiral and we already have 3 years of data on that by way of the PCIP (preexisting conditions insurance pool). This program´s expectation was to sign up 625,000 uninsured to cover the transition to Obamacare. By the beginning of 2013, they had finally driven the enrollment up to 100,000 by taking over some of States high risk pools. Even with this much lower number of ensured, they consumed the entire $5 billion. This was the group of citizens that Obamacare was designed to serve. Have they all registered yet? Has any healthy person that will pay a premium signed up? The stories suggest that the sick, those on Medicaid who are hoping for a tax credit as well. and those with a high risk of AIDS, are the only ones signing up.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/19/2013 12:00:31 PM     (No. 9572631)

As expected, nary a mention of Obamacare in today´s Los Angeles Times. First rule of journalism: Do no harm (to Democrats).

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/19/2013 12:02:48 PM     (No. 9572637)

The Obama crew spend over 650 million in taxpayer´s money to design and install the Obama Care web site that does not work. Did they demand any sort of warranty, or was that expenditure just another redistribution of taxpayer´s money to the "community"?

Will they now start spending double the 650 million in an attempt to fix that monstrosity with no guarantees that it will work in the end?

Because of being the author of this fiasco, and if the health insurance industry collapses because of Obama´s doings, Obama will never be able to get a single payer government run health insurance program through the Congress in the next three years. In the minds of liberals and progressives that will probably be Hillary´s job after that.



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Reply 38 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 10/19/2013 12:08:51 PM     (No. 9572643)

#17 - I have long believed that someone in this evil administration was blackmailing Roberts. What could be so awful that this man would sell out his country to communists?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Woodabela, 10/19/2013 12:21:05 PM     (No. 9572665)

I can´t help but think this "incompetent screw up" is anything but a cunningly planned, well-orchestrated license to steal. Consider the alleged millions/billions already spent on OCare "architecture" and the alleged millions/billions being spent to "fix it." Where´s the money going, exactly? There´s no detailed accounting, so we can´t ask that all-important question: Who profits? (Aside from the "government IT professional" who purchased ten-tear-old software.) Wonder how long it will be before the lucky folks who successfully managed to sign up for OCare awaken to the grim realization that their identity and bank account both belong to a Nigerian goatherd.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/19/2013 12:55:59 PM     (No. 9572717)

If Eastern Europe could rebuild after 40 plus years of communism, I don´t see why our insurance companies can´t return to doing business as usual after zippycare implodes.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Woodabela, 10/19/2013 1:00:30 PM     (No. 9572719)

With regard to my post #39: Just ran across this on The Daily Caller.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/19/did-the-obama-administration-know-healthcare-gov-would-fail/

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Reply 42 - Posted by: owl, 10/19/2013 1:02:10 PM     (No. 9572725)

Assuming his throne, King Notme knew hardly anyone, except those he dragged in from Chicago. His first appointees were two ex-female governor lawyers. Neither had a speck of qualifying experience for their positions. No matter, they had their kneepads and signed in blood their undying devotion to the King. One has finally moved on before her ineptness and crony adoration following orders was discovered to be yet another scandal for her boss. The other, well, she´ll follow suit shortly.,

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/19/2013 1:27:57 PM     (No. 9572753)

#42 ~ living here many decades I pay attention to who gets appointed to the few hundred Presidentially appointed positions.

The Obama regime stands out in not having gotten a single talented person to work for them.

Even his Commies are incompetent at being Commies.

I think everyone smelled the ´failure´ that would be inherent in this operation and stayed away!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: starboard, 10/19/2013 1:36:54 PM     (No. 9572765)

Sometimes I think we give Obama way too much credit for being anything more than a ruthless political hack and that applies to many in his administration...Sebelius incl.
Like her boss, what experience did she have for this undertaking? It´s amazing the incompetence. I hope books are currently being written about this debacle.
Let´s face it, they´re in way over their heads, but more importantly, they didn´t do their due diligence or market research to determine the feasibility of this monstrosity that they´ve foisted upon the American people.

The Right has a great opportunity capture the hearts and minds on the electorate if we play our cards carefully (no screws up) and treat the American people with respect.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/19/2013 2:00:23 PM     (No. 9572790)

For her extreme arrogance and incompetence, Sebelius deserves the worst punishments. I´m under no illusion that she and other humorless ideologues in the O regime-- Mizzuz Cliton, Miss Incompetentano, "My People" Holder, "I Take the Fifth" Lerner and countless goobermint parasites-- will ever be held accountable. All I have left is ill will and ridicule, as even the ballot box seems not to work anymore.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/19/2013 2:21:53 PM     (No. 9572809)

The problem that the Administration is having with Obamacare is that no matter how much they lie about it, even many Democrats KNOW they are being lied to, because they are being personally affected detrimentally by the program. Looks like the chickens are finally coming home to roost. When even your base knows you are lying, you have a major problem
with these voters.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: Namma, 10/19/2013 2:31:45 PM     (No. 9572814)

awwww...my heart cries for you....NOT

hows this...some jobs will live, and some jobs will die...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 10/19/2013 3:08:09 PM     (No. 9572848)

The Republican snobs who are going around sniffing that Cruz and his supporters are just a bunch of ´adolescents´ and juvenile hotheads are bunch of nasty names that Id like to post on here but know I will get banned if I do. Theyre the same bunch who probably would have called John Adams and Thomas Payne and Alexander Hamilton a bunch of juveniles for standing up for their principles, instead of casing their arguments in talk that would merit a program on NPR. Oh yeah, you snobs youre REALLY making your case to the rest of us to just give up our stand and join YOU!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: clw54, 10/19/2013 3:13:35 PM     (No. 9572853)

"Eventually Mrs. Sebelius will have to make a real accounting of this government failure to someone other than the TV comic Jon Stewart, and perhaps she can also explain why the people who can´t build a working website also deserve the power to reorganize one-sixth of the U.S. economy."

Based on what? Since when are these crooks accountable for anything?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: strike3, 10/19/2013 3:36:01 PM     (No. 9572874)

Barry obviously has a whole stable full of flunkies to take the heat for his crimes, F&F, IRS, Benghazi, GM, Solyndra, ObamaNoCare. He has robbed the treasury of hundreds of billions and has bought or stolen votes in every election. Don´t wake me until somebody sticks the egg on his face and nails him to the wall.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/19/2013 4:01:50 PM     (No. 9572896)

Thanks for the correction, #34. You´re absolutely correct. It´s the Bourgeosie who will rule.

#38: I keep hearing more and more references to the pressure put on Roberts. When you think of the influence of Hillary´s FBI files, it would be easy to dig something up or just make a reference or two about where your kids go to school, etc.

The very least Roberts could have done if he believed this was a tax is to send it back to the Senate as not passing muster. A tax has to be raised from the proper source, the House, not the WH or the Senate. But he cratered on every front.

Alito says he worked for three weeks to change Roberts mind. Something terrible was amiss with this one!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/19/2013 5:38:10 PM     (No. 9572977)

If healthcare was the goal, everyone in the country could have been given 2 million cash to spend on their own healthcare for the 660 million spent on the website!
Obamas communist takeover and the destruction of the middle class and producers to ensure their CONTROL was the goal and they are achieving it.
Death panels will take care of white seniors - 80 % of whom get Medicare- Obama ripped it off of 700 million.
None of this debacle is unintentional.
Obamacare was written by Soros´s Centre for American Progress and convicted felon Robert Creamer, communist rep Schakowskys husband.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Quigley, 10/19/2013 5:45:32 PM     (No. 9572988)

I agree with #33.

On a slightly different subject, software development is not so difficult if the customer can provide good requirements/specifications.

If you hire a developer and think he is going to design your software you are dumb.

This was the blind leading the blnd who thought the other guy was leading.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/19/2013 6:17:46 PM     (No. 9573023)

Please spell the surname correctly.
It´s Sebelius.
Don´t contaminate the good surname of the composer Sibelius.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: owl, 10/19/2013 6:20:24 PM     (No. 9573030)

Staff, I tried to contact someone in the editing room- no response. Why is this site so lame ?. Not one, and I mean ONE site I´ve ever come across on the web is this farked up. And the very sorry part about it is that it should be accessible in a hurry, not cut and paste. Sorry, but I´m not messing with it anymore. Breaks my heart, but life´s too short.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: grampstosix, 10/19/2013 8:24:50 PM     (No. 9573131)

Maybe it´s getting to her because each time you see the latest photo of Sebelius she looks a bit more haggard.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Conradca, 10/19/2013 8:30:00 PM     (No. 9573134)



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Reply 58 - Posted by: Conradca, 10/19/2013 8:33:06 PM     (No. 9573137)

It is all the fault of someone else. Greedy insurance companies, Republicans or George Bush. Somebody other than our dear leader did it.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Silly Old Me, 10/19/2013 10:55:26 PM     (No. 9573227)

Math check, #52. $660,000,000.00 split among 330,000,000.00 population is two bucks each.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Conradca, 10/20/2013 1:05:25 AM     (No. 9573274)

#52 $600 million is $2 per person.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Conradca, 10/20/2013 1:10:21 AM     (No. 9573276)

The solution to our healthcare and insurance problems is to switch to catastrophic insurance were you have to pay the first $10k of your med expenses and insurance covers the rest. It would make insurance much cheaper and you more careful about med expenses as you would be paying.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/21/2013 10:16:50 AM     (No. 9575027)

Sorry to be one more to dump on you #52, but it was $716 BILLION not million that was taken from Medicare for this obamacare scam!

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 8:07:32 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 8:03:19 PM     Post Reply
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Attorney General Eric Holder criticized drug sentences doled out under “the old regime” in a video Monday announcing the Obama administration’s “Clemency Project 2014.” “In 2010, President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act reducing unfair disparities in sentences imposed on people for offenses involving different forms of cocaine. But there’s still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime. This is simply not right,” Holder says in the video. President Obama could

“If Obamacare Dies,
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 7:54:08 PM     Post Reply
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Before ObamaCare, IBD Helped
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 7:35:16 PM     Post Reply
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Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
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A rancher´s armed battle against the US
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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
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Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park

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At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,


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