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WH Official Blames Republicans
for Obamacare Website Problems

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 10/19/2013 5:33:29 AM

An unnamed Obama administration official claimed that the White House feared GOP subpoenas would slow their work on the Obamacare website, leading to keeping its design in-house with "trusted campaign tech experts" that seemed to have spectacularly failed at creating a successful commerce website. In a Politico article lamenting the second week of failed performance of Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare insurance website, the unnamed official attempts to explain why the whole thing has been such a dismal failure: it´s the Republican´s fault. "Facing such intense opposition from congressional Republicans," Politico wrote, "the administration was in a bunker mentality as it built the enrollment

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/19/2013 6:07:50 AM     (No. 9572135)

It is so Obamaesque to blame others for this pathetic incompetence. I´m surprised the "unnamed Obama administration official" didn´t include Bush by name as well.

The "petulant child" administration projecting its own failures on others. How quaint.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bazi, 10/19/2013 6:13:20 AM     (No. 9572137)

What took so long?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geo11, 10/19/2013 6:20:59 AM     (No. 9572143)

Bush and Cheney hacked into the Obamacare website.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/19/2013 6:36:23 AM     (No. 9572146)

It must be great being a Dimocrat -- the more you screw up and make a dismal mess of things, the worse it is for your opponents.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/19/2013 6:38:54 AM     (No. 9572147)

Anyone watching Bret Baier´s panel last night heard Juan Williams blaming the GOP, too. Krauthammer could hardly contain himself while listening.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 10/19/2013 6:40:33 AM     (No. 9572148)

I knew it,I new it. They are all smoking crack.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 10/19/2013 6:41:18 AM     (No. 9572149)

sorry about the typo. computer not fully awake yet.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/19/2013 6:59:52 AM     (No. 9572163)

The audacity of this administration and its drooling supporters is breath taking. They could not get away with this infantile behavior if the media would do its job. Since that won´t happen, we need a counter balance and folks, we are it. Either we fight for the truth or Obama´s lies will swallow this country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pearson365, 10/19/2013 7:00:38 AM     (No. 9572164)

This is easy: the "unarmed" source is surely Dan Pfieffer, Obama´s WH Miscommunications Director, who is carrying on in the tradition of Nixon´s lawless goons, Erhlichman and Haldeman. Dan had just used his suicide vest slur on Ted Cruz and the GOP, so he had to invent a new smear to deflect blame from his messiah, Barack Ohowdiabolical.

Like Haldeman and Erhlichma, Dan would surely walk over his grandmother in order to attack the GOP on behalf of Obama. Dan most likely briefs over paid dummies like Juan Williams before Juan appears on FNC shows. Unfortunately, I can only Mute Juan W but not the perpetrator, Dan P,

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365, 10/19/2013 7:03:05 AM     (No. 9572168)

Apologies, "unnamed source". Dan Pfieffer is armed with a fully loaded assault tongue.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 10/19/2013 7:13:06 AM     (No. 9572180)

The official? The president himself.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/19/2013 7:13:47 AM     (No. 9572181)

Once again, if "it" (this time, Republicans) causes every ill, you´re not discussing politics, you´re talking religion.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/19/2013 7:54:16 AM     (No. 9572227)

If you tell a lie long enough, the lofos will believe it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: M2, 10/19/2013 7:56:26 AM     (No. 9572231)

The accusation is truly a howler. The very people who refused to have anything to do with O´Care and who voted en masse to delay or defund aspects of it are being blamed for its failures. Only in Obama´s America could people make this accusation with a straight face.

I am praying the GOP´s "right wing extremists" keep the pressure on. This isn´t a one-time vote, a one-issue battle. This is a full-blown war against our Constitution and against the American people.

We must win it or die trying.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sal, 10/19/2013 7:57:59 AM     (No. 9572233)

A ‘bunker mentality’? Really?? C’mon, what’s to fear from a little transparency on how to build a commercial website?

Dad, I think the kids are up to no good down in the WH basement – better go take a look….


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Reply 16 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 10/19/2013 8:00:11 AM     (No. 9572235)

Really one of the more pathetic attempts at passing blame that the Obama crowd has tried.

One reason it won´t fly? Senator Ted Cruz´s fine work at firmly establishing complete opposition to Obamacare.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno, 10/19/2013 8:13:52 AM     (No. 9572247)

When I think about how many times Rats blame Republicans for their failures, I can´t help but think that Republicans must be the most powerful, influential people in the world! Why according to the Rats Republicans can do ANYTHING because they are always the root cause of all their problems, even after all these years of being in the minority! Slap a fellow Republican on the back today and leap a tall building because we are the party of Supermen! Isn´t that just amazing!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/19/2013 8:14:31 AM     (No. 9572248)

The Liberal/Progressive answer to "You can´t fix stupid/incompetency" is always "Because you haven´t spent enough money." They´ve been doing it with education for years.
This shouldn´t surprise any of us, because of course being a "Liberal means never having to say you´re responsible."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jawjapeach, 10/19/2013 8:17:46 AM     (No. 9572250)

They´re saying this with a straight face, but, you knew this would happen. They will blame everyone and anyone except prezbo!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/19/2013 8:26:41 AM     (No. 9572262)



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Reply 21 - Posted by: jacksin5, 10/19/2013 8:27:35 AM     (No. 9572263)

No doubt another setting on the Bush/Cheney Hurricane Machine.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/19/2013 8:32:33 AM     (No. 9572270)

The "Buck" will NEVER stop at the Progressive White House since Truth and Accountability are outlawed there. Besides, the dollar is worth less now than when Obama was "installed" in office.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/19/2013 8:37:48 AM     (No. 9572278)

The seriousness of the charge should create enough traction for the Lo-fo´s.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 10/19/2013 8:38:44 AM     (No. 9572279)

They have all gone mental trying to justify anything that this Regime does...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GOPSecretary, 10/19/2013 8:41:12 AM     (No. 9572282)

I´m remembering when this fiasco was concocted and the Dems went into a conference room and locked the door. Then told everyone in there, if you tell any Repub what is said in here you will not be invited back. Bunker mentality?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/19/2013 8:53:55 AM     (No. 9572306)

With corrupt news media complicity, the WH is probably optimistic about selling this sophistry. Many folks believe that without Republican opposition Obama could have gotten a jobs program through that would have dramatically improved the economy.
So many things are possible when you have a compliant and ready propaganda arm at your disposal.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mizzmac, 10/19/2013 8:57:19 AM     (No. 9572312)

Nobody likes a whiner, Barack. "You won," remember? Time to man up, if you´re able.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Poobah, 10/19/2013 8:57:41 AM     (No. 9572313)

When the Democrats start blaming the Republicans for this mess, it means they can´t fix it.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: arkfamily, 10/19/2013 8:58:27 AM     (No. 9572314)

It is because the Republicans didn´t give them the billions and billions of dollars to spend on the website.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: steveW, 10/19/2013 9:01:06 AM     (No. 9572316)

It is only logical that Republicans are to blame. After all, if it weren´t for them, Our Glorious Socialist Future would be here now.

Republicans also cause cancer, famine, the black plague and workplace violence. It´s only logical.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/19/2013 9:19:27 AM     (No. 9572347)

Predictable as the sun rising in the East - another blinding, leftist lie on the horizon.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/19/2013 9:22:53 AM     (No. 9572352)

I´m slipping. Meant to say "another day, another blinding, leftist lie".

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Arby, 10/19/2013 9:42:49 AM     (No. 9572384)

Ya gotta love these guys. The next thing we´ll see them do is blame George Bush for something that happened before he was born. Didn´t anyone ever tell them that excuse-making is the hallmark of losers?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 10/19/2013 9:52:11 AM     (No. 9572399)

Bush did it, of course.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: Fitzroy, 10/19/2013 10:02:42 AM     (No. 9572419)

The Soviets always had the same excuse for their failures: sabotage. That´s about to become the keyword for searching Democratic talking points.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jebediah, 10/19/2013 10:03:59 AM     (No. 9572424)

Every time I get to like Juan Williams I change my mind as he trots out (on different shows and after having been disproven on the last) the same old Dem talking points. No matter how preposterous.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/19/2013 10:04:21 AM     (No. 9572425)

My, my - - how Juan Williams has fallen.

He used to be that rarest of species - - a leftist who was thoughtful and honorable. But he has completely dived into the kool-aid tank for 0bama - - becoming just another reliable parrot of leftist talking points.

He sold his immortal soul for - - exactly what?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Watlines, 10/19/2013 10:11:54 AM     (No. 9572436)

I could not believe Juan Williams would try to blame Obamacare´s failure on the Republicans on Fox News the other night.

His comments drew laughter from Bret Bair and the other panelists, and rightly so. When you can´t win an argument blame Republicans, Bush or Racism. Take your pick.

At that point I turned to my wife and told her that I would no longer listen to Juan Williams during debates. I´m going for the mute button.

I´ve had enough of his biased analysis. He´s a liberal party hack to the core. Why not join the administration like the scores of media journalists have done and quit pretending?

Fox would do better to replace him with Dennis Kucinich. I don´t agree with many of his opinions, but I respect them.

O´Reilly take note: I´m muting Juan on The Factor too.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/19/2013 10:18:17 AM     (No. 9572450)

Obamacare will forever be the Ozymandius culmination of the Marxist/Muslim incarnation of the Democrat Party.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/19/2013 10:27:37 AM     (No. 9572475)

I for one have had enough of Jauny the Swami. I know Fox uses him many times a day, every day to pull in those blacks and other liberals for ratings, but he is tiresome. Very. Drop him for week or two will ya Fox, or maybe for good?

Man, the garbage we have to did out from under!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: starboard, 10/19/2013 10:32:42 AM     (No. 9572482)

As soon as I see Juan Williams or Jehmu Green, I switch to Fox Business Network. I wonder how much FOX Pays them for their diatribe. I won´t watch Hannity anymore because of Jehmu.
Every now an then Juan will throw a bone to the moderates. Make no mistake, he´s a hard core leftist who spews falsehoods and lies.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/19/2013 10:36:20 AM     (No. 9572488)

Once again the Obama gang refuses to take responsibility for their actions and blames others.

Republicans and Tea Party can make this their response every time Obama and his cronies try to blame someone.

Once again Obama refuses to take responsibility.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/19/2013 10:44:46 AM     (No. 9572503)

All of those brilliant, logic-loving programmers are to blame for refusing to work for a company that hates brilliance and logic.

Or did they apply and simply fail to pass enough "loyalty to the Fuhrer" tests? Perhaps progressives have a different definition of brilliance and logic.

Perhaps all of the above?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Dixie, 10/19/2013 10:48:02 AM     (No. 9572509)

This is HILARIOUS!
I sent the link to this article to most of my email list (which contains Democrats, RINOs and Tea Party) under the heading "Your Chuckle for the Day".

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Reply 45 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/19/2013 11:07:13 AM     (No. 9572541)

Obama does not mind appearing incompetent. It has been the hallmark of his presidency. What matters to him is his end game, which appears to be working quite nicely. Pointing fingers, blaming others an outright lying to the American people is just his means to his end. If it gets him where he wants to take us, he`s fine with it. Oh, and don`t think he`s going away in 2016. After the midterms in 2014, there will be a clarion call from the Left for a 3rd term under the guise of, the people should have the right to choose who they want no matter what is written in the law, tactic. He isn`t transforming the nation just to walk away and possibly let someone else undo his handiwork.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/19/2013 11:14:45 AM     (No. 9572551)

Get over it liberals. Your man in the WH is a total failure at everything he touches. You all need to just own it and move on. Republicans did not choose this company. Obama and ValJar did.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/19/2013 11:26:31 AM     (No. 9572563)

I was a guest speaker at a colloquium of high level healthcare technology leaders the last few days, discussing the future of healthcare systems from many different perspectives. The key term we focused on and which the general public needs to remember in order to understand the full scope of the problem is "interoperability". In simple terms, it means that at present, the multiple systems in healthcare today (government, hospitals, physicians, insurance, etc. ) don´t connect well at the basic data layer.

This problem will not go away. And the massive attempt (requirement actually) to connect them in the Healthcare.gov system will not be successful in the near term. By near term, we´re talking years, not merely months. In other words, the problems are not "glitches" or bugs, they´re systemic.

Our consensus was that they will desperately try to cobble together a kluged solution combining manual and semi-automated processes, but the core system will need to be totally rebuilt (years to do) and they will need to develop mandated healthcare data and system interoperability standards over the next 5-10 years.

There is no magic tweak here.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/19/2013 11:43:08 AM     (No. 9572595)

Those who fear that this mess is a step on the way to implementing one payer health care should rejoice in Obamacare’s spectacular failure. If this is the best they could do, they’ll never manage to build a one payer system.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: M Stuart, 10/19/2013 1:26:03 PM     (No. 9572752)

#25 I also remember how secretive Pelosi & co were. They hid 0bamacare from the R´s and wouldn´t give them access & time to read it. "Have to pass it to find out what´s in it."-Granny Nan Pelosi

Now they say it´s the law of the land? We should respect the rape of the country?

I figure that if they hurt people for two or three years, 0bama will be given credit & praise for having tackled and beaten such a difficult task!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 10/19/2013 1:50:54 PM     (No. 9572778)

The problem with Juan Williams is Fox News, roger Ailes, Hannity and O´Reilly. I cannot tell you how many times I have written to each. How many comments I have made on Fox comment line about Williams AND Beckel. I have written to Ailes using snail mail, not the courtesy response just saying your letter has been received.
Juan Williams is a graduate of the Bob Beckel School of BS, graduating 1st in his class with the honorarium, MAXIMA CUM LOUD.
HE IS ALSO A RACIST, THE REASON HE WAS FIRED BY NPR WAS FOR HIS SO CALLED INSENSITIVE COMMENTS ON MUSLIMS. Although at the time and today he was right on that one.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: losgatos, 10/19/2013 3:22:55 PM     (No. 9572861)

Thank you poster 47. It´s really nice to hear the truth from someone you trust.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: strike3, 10/19/2013 5:36:25 PM     (No. 9572972)

Obama´s endgame only looks like it´s working because the inevitable result of stupidity and incompetence results in so much damage to the country. If he´s lucky, his real end will not involve a rope and a lamp post, a la Mussolini.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: TheCommish, 10/19/2013 6:14:04 PM     (No. 9573016)

The best description I ever heard of Juan Williams is that he is the Democrat Talking Point Crash Dummy. They trot him out to test an absurd talking point to see how it flies with the faithful.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: ArtieC, 10/19/2013 6:54:37 PM     (No. 9573060)

Good Lord, they just never give up do they? Next it´ll be Bush´s fault again.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/19/2013 7:24:02 PM     (No. 9573085)

Heard it was actually... dat ol´ debbil moon.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/19/2013 10:17:50 PM     (No. 9573205)

It´s certainly a sad fact when the ultra lib Beckle has more honor, brains and courage to tell the truth than does Juan Williams....and it this time it seems as though that might be so. Move over Juan, your horse has died on the track. Trouble is Bob turns in a matter of minutes. He is as bad as Juan.





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Reply 57 - Posted by: Sanchin, 10/19/2013 11:37:20 PM     (No. 9573251)

This constant need and now acceptable habit of blaming everyone for your own failures is one of main reasons as why so many believe the best days of America are over. (Reference to other article in "must reads".

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/20/2013 1:50:58 AM     (No. 9573287)

Sorry libtards - you proposed it; you passed it to find out what´s in it; you OWN it.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/20/2013 10:15:33 AM     (No. 9573617)

Since when has this White House paid any attention to minimal things like the Constitution, subpoenas, or any legal document for that matter.

They rammed through this health care law when they had control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency. They didn´t read the law, and the President has changed that law illegally and arbitrarily since they passed it. The Democrats own this law, it is their creation and it is a disaster.

So, after the whole program crashed on day one, and chaos reigns, some unnamed White House Pip Squeak blames Republicans for the Obamacare Website problems. The ones they originated. These are whiney, lying, crass and clueless people on any given day, but they still manage to exceed all levels of low expectations.

A tip of the hat to the RINO´s in the House and Senate. Surrender is always an option with these people. Some of them sell out cheap and while they get new and revised Dams, the taxpayers get screwed again.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/20/2013 11:30:28 AM     (No. 9573786)

Beckle´s slimiest trick is to constantly claim cultural and technical illiteracy as a way of deflecting any and all explanations or examples which might prove him wrong.

This followed by snarky passive-aggressive, ad hom, holier than thou attacks.

.....and this predictable cycle is repeated with most issues.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Peterfleming, 10/20/2013 3:18:37 PM     (No. 9574075)

Think of this as communism. Easy. The history of. Their propaganda going back to lenin

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Reply 62 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/20/2013 10:39:29 PM     (No. 9574500)

Well as long as more then half of the country is so stupid as to believe the liberal Democrats when they continuously blame the Republicans for Obama crew incompetence, the Democrats will make such misinformation campaigns a permanent part of their play book.

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Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says he has ´no idea´ whether his tax returns and payments are accurate. Rumsfeld made the claims in a letter that was sent to the IRS and shared on Twitter on Tuesday - and says he sends the same letter to the agency every year. He also says he doesn´t even know if earlier tax documents are accurate for him and his wife. ´I have sent in our federal income tax and our gift tax returns for 2013,´ it reads. ´As in prior years, it is important for you to know that I have absolutely no idea

Americans increasingly prefer
Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Reuters, by Gabriel Debenedetti    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:40:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats´ plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stepped down last week after overseeing the law´s

Coalition of the Disappointed
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:32:24 PM     Post Reply
You can tell it´s an election year because so many noncrises are suddenly urgent priorities. Real median household income is still lower than it was in 2007, the smallest share of Americans is working since 1978, and the Russians are marching west, but Democrats are training fire on race, gender and the grievances of identity politics. "We have this congenital disease, which is in midterm elections we don´t vote at the same rates," President Obama said at a Houston fundraiser the other day. He means that the Obama Democrats are now what they call the "coalition of the ascendent," made

CBO Dire Debt Warnings Show
Nation´s Democrat Future
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:30:57 PM     Post Reply
Big Government: The Congressional Budget Office warns of a terrifying, unprecedented level of national debt in the coming decade. That fits nicely with Democrats´ objectives, but not with our nation´s founding principles. Andrew Jackson, who in 1835 succeeded in paying off the national debt, was famous for considering debt slavery. The current fiscal path the U.S. is on does indeed lead to slavery, but the slave masters of the future will be well-heeled politicians and federal bureaucrats, not plantation owners. The CBO´s new budget projections contain an eerie warning that we are on path from today´s already unfathomable $17.7 trillion in gross

The CBO Gets It Very
Wrong on ObamaCare
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:25:15 PM     Post Reply
Failure: ObamaCare fans are cheering the latest Congressional Budget Office report, which appears to show that it will cost less and cover more people than expected. But that´s true only if you ignore reality. We don´t always agree with the CBO, but we have long respected it as a credible source of budget numbers. Sure, its projections almost never turn out to be true. But simply too many variables are at play for anyone to guess such things perfectly, and it provides a more or less independent source of information on highly charged, partisan issues. Plus, its findings have a tendency to upset

Obama´s Economy-Killing
Tax-Hike Frenzy Knows No End
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:19:45 PM     Post Reply
Taxes: In his first campaign, President Obama pledged to cut taxes for all but the very rich. Now that another tax day has come and gone, it should be very clear that his pledge was just another in a long line of falsehoods. ´I can make a firm pledge," then-candidate Barack Obama said while campaigning back in 2008. "Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." Now, almost six years after those comments, it´s

Harry Reid: The Desert
Fox Of Corruption
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:13:16 PM     Post Reply
Corruption: The standoff in the Nevada desert wasn´t about a desert tortoise or a rancher´s failure to pay grazing fees. It was about the state´s senior senator again enriching himself and his family at public expense. Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant, and the end, at least temporarily, to the Bureau of Land Management´s armed standoff with Cliven Bundy may be due in part to the exposure given to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid´s role in the attempt to confiscate Bundy´s cattle and shut down his ranch. "A tortoise isn´t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67-year-old rancher; they

Immigration activists urge
Obama to act boldly
Associated Press, by Erica Werner    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 5:55:13 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists´ only hope. "There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the


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