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More ObamaCare Delays Won’t Save Dems
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S.Tobin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/10/2014 9:40:28 PM

From its inception, the strategy behind the Obama administration’s implementation of ObamaCare has been simple: to frontload the benefits and postpone the pain and costs of this massive government intrusion into the private sector for as long as possible. This deceitful approach enabled President Obama run for reelection in 2012 on the spurious promise of extending insurance coverage to the poor and those with pre-existing conditions without being held accountable for the problems with the law that would only become apparent in his second term. Over the course of the last year, as the president’s signature accomplishment debuted with a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 2/10/2014 9:46:32 PM     (No. 9727424)

So is our spineless congress going to call on this man? He cannot change the law. I am beginning to think that maybe, just maybe, John Roberts did us a favor. By ruling the way he did, he allowed this debacle to be seen by the entire country for what it really is - a disaster of biblical proportions. Americans will have to suffer and suffer big in order to pay attention and see the rat party for whom they really are.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: arcady, 2/10/2014 11:34:12 PM     (No. 9727494)

Just another admission that the law was a failure from the get-go. Those that were opposed to it have been proven correct.
And what is the purported opposition party doing? Are they tackling this epic failure? No, they´ve been busy trying to arrange amnesty for tens and tens of millions of illegal visitors.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/11/2014 5:34:02 AM     (No. 9727594)

I could bet anything that if this became a Supreme Court Case, they would vote that the President can change any law he wants thus ushering in a dictatorship.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 2/11/2014 5:48:01 AM     (No. 9727601)

The HATE in REID during the time HE ........yea...REID decided to SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT rather than work something........ANYTHING out with the Republicans on this issue. No, instead they attacked Cruz and CHOSE to shut down the government THEN BLAME (which is their normal operations) Cruz for it all. We have MADMEN running this country into the ground and the INSANE supporting them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 2/11/2014 6:54:10 AM     (No. 9727640)

Impeach Obama now, put him on trial for treason later.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/11/2014 7:29:38 AM     (No. 9727663)

The ´law´ is not working as advertised. But it is working as intended. Republicans opposing it have to keep this vital distinction in mind.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Arby, 2/11/2014 7:35:00 AM     (No. 9727671)

All of this churning certainly speaks to the horrors of the law. When will the lo-fo´s see that if Fauxbama can change something he doesn´t like in this case, he can do it in others?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/11/2014 7:37:33 AM     (No. 9727676)

How many articles have we read and how much commentary and opinions have been heard telling us that Obamacare is a disaster and that it will fail. However, what is the reality? Obamacare is chugging right along. I don´t see any real effective effort on the Republican´s part to hasten its demise. There must be a full court press to slay this monster and right now I just do not see it. Speak directly to the American public about what is hurting them right now which is the lack of jobs due to the policies of the boy king, primarily Obamacare. Spend some money on ads. Make that case! If you get the message right, the votes will be there. Quit saving the dough for campaigning. We need leaders with backbone who can stand and make an argument now. Tell the people why it isn´t working and then give them a solution that would. Grinding on immigration is doing exactly what the democrats want, taking the focus off Obamacare. Buy a clue and get to work Republicans. You have a golden opportunity to save the day. Do it! It is the easiest way to win the hearts and minds of the American people.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dagger, 2/11/2014 7:39:19 AM     (No. 9727679)

John Roberts did us no favor. No right thinking American would subject his fellow citizens to the pain and misery of this debacle to prove a point. Besides he ain´t that smart. Impeachment will not happen for one reason. Obama is black.
He could commit murder on the white house lawn and its never gona happen. If the conservatives in Congress had any courage they would do some research and find a jurisdictional basis to challenge O´s brazen unconstitutional exec. orders. I don´t think the Federal courts could ignore O´s actions.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 2/11/2014 8:08:22 AM     (No. 9727717)

It is still a shock to the American body politic to realize that this President is breaking the law daily and yet, the most important focus of stories such as this is Obamacare.

We all know O´Care is headed for the junk heap and we know it´s wrong, we know it hurts people and we know it was shoved down our throats and that no one likes it.

But where are calls for impeachment or resignation? Had Bush broken the law like O has, he´d have been toast ten seconds later.

RESIGN, Mr. President. You´re a disgrace and no one on your side has the courage to tell you.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 2/11/2014 8:32:07 AM     (No. 9727754)

No one has the will or the courage to impeach or even condemn our communist in chief because of his race. But as he´s set race relations back 50+ years, I fear a major backlash coming, and the majority of blacks will never believe or realize it was their guy´s doing all along.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chance_232, 2/11/2014 8:43:29 AM     (No. 9727771)

Hate to disagree with you #10…… but its only a shock to about a 3rd of the body politic. A full third or more feel that the president should unilaterally do anything that he wants so long as it benefits them. The other 3rd isn’t paying attention and if it doesn’t directly affect they TV viewing habits, dating etc, they too could care less. Only a third of the population sees where this is heading and is outraged.

And remember….so long as there are 34 democrats in the Senate, Obama is free to shred the constitution and “do whatever he wants to do”. After all….WHO is going to stop him? The democrats hold the keys to the only weapon that we have against an imperial president. Sure….the House can impeach him, but the Senate wont convict. And the press will go full bore on how the GOP is racist in order to gin up support and rioting in the streets.

The founders NEVER envisioned an out of control president, a lapdog media, an uninformed electorate, a judiciary that cant understand the plain text of the constitution or a Congress filled with fewer men and women with honor than without.

The only long term resolution to the current state of affairs is to dissolve the government and start over.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: krause, 2/11/2014 8:49:48 AM     (No. 9727782)

I believe the Obama administration and the democrat politicians are criminally deceitful in just about every area.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 2/11/2014 9:08:42 AM     (No. 9727808)

You can add the media to that, #13. Full-blown enablers for this criminal cabal in the WH and Congress..

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Reply 15 - Posted by: merc55h, 2/11/2014 9:30:56 AM     (No. 9727833)



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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mildred, 2/11/2014 10:08:07 AM     (No. 9727904)

Even bigger than the deceit of this administration is the disinterest by most of the voters. They do not care as long as they get what they want or as long as they get what they think they are getting. If it´s free, it´s good. Unfortunately, most voters are uninformed, don´t understand what government is and what it´s job is and want the president they got. He´s the man, their man, and all is good.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/11/2014 10:36:21 AM     (No. 9727974)

The least Ted and Rand can do, is to tell the public,in the most innocent of terms, that so many constituents are asking THEM why they are not already impeaching Hussein? Their just using the word "impeach", could cause shock waves, making it a steady part of the daily criticisms of the Imposter. Ted and Rand could gather great momentum simply advising the young not to sign up, prepare to ultimately pay the tax fine, and in the meantime, innovate, and search for opportunities direct with their favorite doctor. There are so many creative options yet to be put into non governmental action.
This is still FREE AMERICA !

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dman, 2/11/2014 12:06:13 PM     (No. 9728108)

ObamaCare delays won´t save the Dems: the GOP Establishment will. As long as there is not a credible and effective opposition, this travesty will continue.

W.A.S.S.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rplat, 2/11/2014 12:17:37 PM     (No. 9728125)

The incredible part is that his mindless supporters either can´t see what he is doing or don´t care. Either way they are a sad, pathetic lot.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lencu255, 2/11/2014 12:22:54 PM     (No. 9728133)

You bloody idiots (I am not a Brit, just can´t use the f-word)! They, fascists/commies always get away with everything. You, naive conservatives, who live by the morals, conscience, honesty, don´t understand the phsyche of thugs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/11/2014 12:30:17 PM     (No. 9728144)

And, now our brave Republicans are discussing fixes for Obamacare so as to make it work better. So you see dear Republican readers, this isn´t going to be repealed ever. They will fix it like they fix everything in government; they will fix it in the government´s favor until it is fixed and fixed into bankruptcy like Social Security and Medicare. Next they MYRA you out of your 401K´s, pensions and everything else to support the Ponzi schemes for which they and they alone are responsible. That will put off the death knell of our Republic for another few years.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/11/2014 12:38:57 PM     (No. 9728151)

Those here , like Limbaugh , who are angry that
Republicans " aren´t doing anything " need to brush up the current make up of the Congress .
And the Constitutional powers each branch has.
Democrats control the Senate..by a huge majority..10 votes.
The House is barely controlled by the Republicans.
There are 232 Republicans and 200 Democrats , in other words about 46.5% of the House is Democrat.
A shift of 17 seats in November gives Pelosi the Speakership.
Limbaugh forgets that not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted for Obamacare.
So, other than keeping the House and electing a veto proof majority of Republicans to the
Senate in 9 months ..21 new Republican Senators..
what are the serious legislative proposals from the
anti Republican crowd , like Limbaugh ?
Other than blaming Republicans for a situation they did not create and are presently
unable to change ?
Those who brag that they refused to vote for Romney or McCain because they were imperfect , are probably those complaining the most loudly about Obamacare and our dictatorial president.
We warned you , but, you stayed home and refused to listen.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/11/2014 1:02:47 PM     (No. 9728185)

Poster #12 is absolutely correct. Nothing more than dismantling Washington and starting over will cure all of the problems this country currently has. And as I have posted many times in the past, the only way to dismantle Washington is for the citizenery to rise up in another revolution. Sadly, that will require enough people to get tired of the ongoing distruction of the country and all it has stood for over the past 200 plus years. If we don´t throw out the corrupt politicians, both dim and pubie, this once great nation will disolve into a double handful of independant enclaves. Just like we see in Europe.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/11/2014 3:03:53 PM     (No. 9728333)

The last time I checked the basics of mathematics, 232 was greater than 200. The last time I checked the constitution, the House of Representatives controlled the allocation of funds. Is this power limited by the intransigence of Senator Reid? Yes. But, it is also more power than the Republican Party held prior to the Tea Party rebellion of 2009-10. Besides the power of the purse, Speaker Boehner has a bully pulpit that he refuses to use effectively. Can you imagine Nancy Pelosi being in the same political position and not pushing her agenda every day, consistently focused and relentlessly repeated?

But the media is on the side of the Democrats and the lefty journalists just don’t cover the good things Republicans do. A correct observation, but it’s been the battlefield condition between the Dims and Repubs for decades. The Republicans are not stupid people, so it is beyond credibility to believe that after 30 years they haven’t figured out how to neutralize the media and communicate a clear message. Reagan gave them the template. Conservatives used to wonder if the Republican Party had any stomach for a fight. We learned otherwise when our Tea Party activism threatened the old guard’s fiefdom and they directed their newfound fighting spirit against those they claim to represent. Is it too much, really, to expect the same spirit and fire directed against our purported political opponents?

Cont.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/11/2014 3:04:15 PM     (No. 9728334)

Cont.

We haven’t forgotten that not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted for Obamacare, but that brave vote has worn a little thin in the past three years plus. Its seems that rather than being based on constitutional principles, it was more a fit of pique at Peloisi and Reid locking them out of the amendment process. If the Republicans were really appalled by Obamacare and the destruction it’s causing, why do they consistently go along with the “fixes”? At every opportunity to cripple Obamacare the GOP leadership claimed it wasn’t the right time, the right issue, the right alignment of the stars, and promised they’d make their stand the next time.

The stand must be the repeal of Obamacare and replacement with common sense free market policies: plans that meet the needs of the various segments of society, the ability to buy insurance across state lines, and most importantly tort reform. That’s not a hard message to deliver, if a political party really believed in conservative government.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2014 3:06:29 PM     (No. 9728339)

Maybe not, but you can bet the farm that the GOP will totally BLOW this opportunity and sell us down the river at the same time!

I am firmly convinced the GOP is infiltrated with Liberals (RINO´S) who´s job is to destroy any and all opposition to the Progressive Agenda.

We´re on our own, we either hang together or we will surely hang seperately!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/11/2014 3:17:54 PM     (No. 9728352)

Disclaimer: I did vote for the McCain ticket, because of Sarah Palin. I did vote for Romney because he was an experienced executive. I sent donations to both campaigns. I even put my personal property at risk with their bumper stickers on my cars in northern California.

I hope that´s enough to allow my comments to be considered.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/11/2014 4:45:44 PM     (No. 9728504)

Believe me, #27, I feel your pain and frustration.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/11/2014 6:05:36 PM     (No. 9728591)

The simple, easy solution was to keep the House under the GOP
in the 2006 and 2008 elections... there would be no KommieKare,
and no Speaker Peyote.

But, just as Romney wasn´t perfect in 2012, the House GOP was disappointing
by 2006, and the DimWitz and DimWitches were let in where they didn´t
belong... the rest is now our disaster to deal with.

We managed to back down the amnesty move just now by Boehner.
We could have avoided completely O-BomberKommieKare.
But you had to punish the House in 2006 and 2008.
Hope you like Kommunism from a Muslim.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: strike3, 2/11/2014 9:01:51 PM     (No. 9728722)

All along, we have been thinking that common sense would prevail, only to find out that there is no common sense in Washington. They are admitting that a law passed in 2008 will now take 8 years to implement. How long does it take to admit failure? Our government is useless and incompetent, BOTH sides of the aisle. This can not be fixed without violence, because they hold the legal power - at the moment. It just hasn´t gotten bad enough yet. Finding the ammo shelves empty every week on the same day that the delivery truck leaves the stores is a very good sign that enough people get what is going to happen and are prepared to take their country back.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/11/2014 10:07:43 PM     (No. 9728772)

I cannot believe that there are still morons driving around in their cars displaying Obama/Biden 2012 bumper stickers! God what fools.

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a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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