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The Rube Goldberg Democrats
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Henninger

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/19/2014 10:59:52 PM

As American voters watch ObamaCare continue its Godzilla-like rampage across the national health-care landscape, it´s worth considering the collateral damage this political monster may be doing to the Democratic brand itself. What if ObamaCare´s problems become a metaphor for the modern Democratic Party? Two portents emerged the past week. The United Auto Workers suffered a humiliating defeat at Volkswagen VOW3.XE -0.49% in Tennessee. And days before that loss, voters San Diego elected Republican Kevin Faulconer mayor after he teed up his opponent as a captive of the city´s public unions. Two big constituencies sacked in a week.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/19/2014 11:27:25 PM     (No. 9739255)

"What if Obamacare´s problems become a metaphor for the modern Democrat(ic){sic} Party?" What if?! It is THE result of Democrat policy and ideology.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/20/2014 12:03:01 AM     (No. 9739280)

I came across 2 articles recently that had been written about water use (really non-use) that referenced Ceres as the sustainable use expert. I looked up Ceres and saw they were a clear Progressive environmental outfit. Then I looked at their investors and found tons of union and state retirement plans. What are the Dems going to do when the People find out the unions and states have invested their pension money in political movements. If you live in CA, CT, IL, MY, NY, NC, or VT, some of your money (plus the compounded interest) was disguised as an investment. The pressure is building and I believe it is going to blow.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/20/2014 12:21:44 AM     (No. 9739289)

FTA "But absent a better product, it [obamaCare] will lumber forward. "

The Better Product was what health care coverage millions had before obamaCare showed up, but now don´t have.

All of the previous giant Ponzi Schemes of the Dems replaced nothing with something (SS, Medicaid, etc). Not this time. obamaCare has replaced world class health care insurance policies (Blue Cross, Aetna, etc) with scam-grade obamaCare. Not gonna work out so well this time for the Dems.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/20/2014 3:11:33 AM     (No. 9739319)

FTA; “The horror of falling off the curve is that, seemingly overnight, enthusiasm for one´s brand can evaporate. There is no reason why a political party should be immune to this new imperative.” (snip) “The GOP could still blow their historic opportunity this year. Brands collapse because consumers have good choices. It may be true that ObamaCare has exposed the Democrats … But absent a better product, it will lumber forward.”

The other day we had an article praising the courage of the senior senator from Texas (R) with his vote for cloture on the clean debt ceiling. IIRC, the article made a point that all Republicans share Senator Cruz’s objectives and the disagreement was only about tactics. Assuming the long shot and that the first is true, then in the case of the second I agree that there is a difference of opinion on tactics. TEA people have tactics, the GOP have none.

There are many conservative alternative products, but the basics are: Abolish Obamacare, allow policies tailored to the various segments of society and purchase across state lines, states would not be allowed to set minimum policy services, tort reform, and Medicaid should be a straight voucher to the recipient to buy a policy on the open market. It’s a simple message to deliver if you’re a conservative party that really believes its PR.

Yet, also the other day was a remark by the “in touch” senator from Oklahoma (R) who really didn’t know much about the Tea Party, the greatest grassroots political movement in generations. These “in touch” senators that have no tactics, beyond collusion, are the same politicians the GOP apologists try to bully us into accepting will be able to offer the American people that better product. Sigh.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/20/2014 4:07:09 AM     (No. 9739326)

Poster#4 offers us a viable plan for a health care alternative to Obummer´s care - it is a statement of plain old common sense, which would have been the preferred way to correct what was not working before, tweaks here and there but not throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 2/20/2014 4:48:35 AM     (No. 9739333)

Please don´t confuse Mississippi senators with Oklahoma #4. We´ve been sending some of the best senators from these 50 states to DC for years and still seems ´we can´t get no respect´!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/20/2014 7:11:54 AM     (No. 9739397)

Obamacare is the democratic party.

"as a dog returns to its own vomit and a sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: avital2, 2/20/2014 7:16:10 AM     (No. 9739404)

these defeats become a metaphor for the Democrats only if the Repub leadership drive the message home EVERY SINGLE DAY. where is their messaging?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 2/20/2014 8:12:17 AM     (No. 9739485)

#1 THANK YOU!!!! I am so tired of writers, who should know better, trying to make an adjective out of a noun. It is the Democrat Party and its members are Democrats. It is not the Democratic Party. Even though I am not a member of the D Party, I highly doubt that it is democratic in its functioning.

The Republican Party is never called the Republic Party and its members are always called Republicans. Like any organization, the Republican Party probably isn´t very democratic either. The top dogs in most organizations usually aren´t too open to change - that´s why we don´t have many Reagans.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/20/2014 8:31:48 AM     (No. 9739517)

FTA: "It may be true that ObamaCare has exposed the Democrats as a party of bells, whistles and rotating pinwheels."

"Rube Goldberg Democrats" indeed! And their ongoing insanity is covered from "A" to "Z" in "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes Of Political Madness," the best selling study by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D., the world-renowned general and forensic psychiatrist with over forty-years experience treating mental disorders.

The paperback edition is currently available on Amazon.com for $16.12.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: AnnaS, 2/20/2014 9:11:46 AM     (No. 9739570)

#4 Ted Cruz is the junior senator from Texas! Cornyn is the senior senator who is Demlite that must be replaced!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/20/2014 10:05:22 AM     (No. 9739660)

Monday night´s premiere Tonight Jimmy Fallon show
had JERRY SEINFELD doing a brilliant Rube Golberg-esque routine on the idiocy of the post office compared to email and the net. It has to have gone viral. Must be on you tube. It is pure, hysterical genius, and can be the inventive beginning of comedy take down for stupidity like the post office and obamaDon´tCare, all of it so totally Rube Goldberg that comedy insult is the best remedy for this spreading, Communist sickness
Jerry Seinfeld on the post office: A MUST SEE !

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/20/2014 10:15:21 AM     (No. 9739675)

I´ve been hearing this ´happy happy´ pseudo-conservative babble since I was 18 years old. "The unions are failing, the tide is turning, the Democrats are on the run, a Republican got elected .. bla bla bla .."

Some day real Constitutionalists will wake up and know they´ve been played for fools ..

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/20/2014 10:20:39 AM     (No. 9739682)

This is just absurd. I don´t want a better product from our government, I want sane rules guiding the private sector to provide a choice of better products.

Zerocare provides neither healthcare nor health insurance, but it took over the controls for both. The democrats had no intention of improving the way the industry works, they wanted to run it without investing in it. They want us beholding to those who pull the strings - them.

Zerocare cannot be "fixed" because it was not designed to truly function. It needs to be trashed and the old system put back in place with the tort reforms and the regulations reasonably revised.

The rats have destroyed family budgets, cost millions of jobs, and disrupted American businesses and not one of them have apologized for causing the suffering. That would be in my campaign ad - "That´s how they are going to force you to live your life and they´re sorry (sorry that you don´t like it). Oh yeah, BTW they´re exempted."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/20/2014 10:35:30 AM     (No. 9739712)

There are two issues at play here. Neither is disheartening. In the free market consumers/users may simply withdraw their business with no ability on part of the substandard providers to exact further financial damage. Here, Zippy is going straight for increasingly larger percentage of peoples´ pocket books. Whether they choose to participate or not.
The ´Rat Party (#9, I don´t even use the Demo ) is likely to pay big time for this hand under the stone.
Secondly, there is increasing evidence that 0bamacare is being firmly associated with the Democrats. In spite of the best efforts of the MSM, the Left culture and the ´law of the land´ RINOs this connection will solidify.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sixtiesdude, 2/20/2014 10:37:17 AM     (No. 9739718)

Thanks #1 and #9: There is NO RepublicanIC party so how did the lamestream accept a DemocratIC bunch? Because they´re all in bed together, I guess.

"We´re gonna need a bigger bed!" (My homage to "Jaws".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/20/2014 11:47:54 AM     (No. 9739814)

Expanding on #1 and #9 are saying.

We need to ensure all the conversation and letters clearly highlight "the Democrats in the FCC"

"the Democrats running the IRS"

"the Democrats supporting the efforts of the EPA to increase gasoline and oil costs"

"the Democrat aligned environmental groups"

Not just some acronym or generic phrase.

Like the Democrats to each of these issues clearly and succinctly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jglas, 2/20/2014 12:46:23 PM     (No. 9739916)

There´s a reason we´re a republic, a union of fifty sovereign states. It´s because the founders wanted most of the government to be close to the people, in their towns, counties and states. The federal government´s powers were severely limited to those things that only can be done on a national level, things like defense of the nation and regulation of commerce and infrastructure between the states. The constitution does not empower the federal government to run health care for the nation because that is precisely the sort of thing that is left to be handled by the states and individual people by the tenth amendment. That is, handled at a level that can take account of the differences in the needs and wants of the people who live there. Let the states develop fifty different approaches and the successful approaches will win out and be widely adopted. People who don´t like a particular scheme can vote with their feet and leave for another state with a different plan. The problems with implementing a one size fits all command and control healthcare system are amply demonstrated by the problems of Obamacare. It would be wrong to replace Obamacare at the federal level because many of the problems would remain no matter the plan. Let the states and the people handle it to suit themselves as the constitution demands.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/20/2014 2:47:59 PM     (No. 9740081)

The unions supported Obamacare- before they wanted a waiver...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/20/2014 4:12:28 PM     (No. 9740204)

#6 - My sincere apologies. It was late night and I was remiss not to check my facts.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/20/2014 4:20:19 PM     (No. 9740211)

#11 - I know Ted Cruz is the junior senator and assumed everyone would know the man referenced as the senior senator was the one who voted for cloture, which Cruz did not. Poor paragraph construction on my part obviously led to this erroneous conclusion by several readers. My apologies.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: shrugger, 2/20/2014 6:46:36 PM     (No. 9740366)

Not even close to the subject! I´ve been away.....

What if Bill did a sexchange.
Could he be first lady???????

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/20/2014 9:36:41 PM     (No. 9740533)

Using the "ic" at the end of Democrat was another word manipulation tactic, like misapplying the word "liberal" . It is meant to mislead people. I wish the rat followers would wake up for once!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pinchem, 2/20/2014 11:04:00 PM     (No. 9740614)

#9...It IS the DEMOCRATIC Party, NOT the Democrat Party.


#21 I learned many years ago that blurting out stuff that I was not fully aware of or not thinking clearly until I did a radio talk show. What a wakeup call to be accurate. Now I check and double check facts before ever posting any thing, many times keeping copies of articles or documentation or links to them. I admire and respect you for having the courage to admit your error and apologize.

Similarly, how many times have people forwarded erroneous crap on the email pipeline about politician´s salary, don´t pay Social Security (they do), lifetime pensions, or things that we agree with and are gullible to believe it because George Carlin, Jeff Foxworthy or some other notable allegedly "said so" when in reality they never did. I´m still getting stuff that has been going around since 2000, 2005, or other dates but none that occurred withing the last six months. Wonder why?

We always love to jump on Liberals for not checking facts and constantly lying to us. We Conservatives should not fail to do our HOMEWORK (check and double check) to be accurate or we are no better than Liberals are in spreading inaccurate information.

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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

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

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