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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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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

India´s Supreme Court creates official
third sex for eunuchs and transgenders
Telegraph (U.K.), by Dean Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 5:08:23 PM     Post Reply
India´s Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is the social recognition.



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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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
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

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

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

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

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

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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