Update: The comments have links to (a) youtube of the alleged “spitting” and “racist!” incident (a shouting protester is alleged by sensitive Cleaver of spitting; the “spitter” is detained by congressional police and let go – unasked by Big Media is why there was such a provocation by Dimocrats); (b) a Democratic consultant states the threat talk is overblown by Big Media and Ben Smith immediately proves him correct; (c) youtube of old bricks and Big Media hype; (d) $10,000 reward offered for a video of a “racist!”. – hint: Breitbart’s money is probably safe in his pocket.
Bonus – 54% think Obama will lose in 2012. Extra bonus in the same link – Republicans are learning that Hillary is a strong weapon to be wielded against Obama (as we have advised for a long time now).
The Russ Carnahan fear-mongering is also debunked and Obama is fundraising off the “racist” charges. Good news for the Hopium guzzlers who still keep the incense burning, Obama is now only slightly less popular. Wait until November, Jimmy Carter will begin to look good.
Learn from Hillary Clinton supporters you Republicans. Today we will discuss the consequences of the Obama scam as passed by the Senate. But we begin with the “death threat” publicity stunts Obama Dimocrats are hyping.
A lesson for Republicans: Hillary Clinton supporters remember when Obama thugs made threats of riots and unrestrained violence in the streets if Obama did not get the nomination. The threats of riots came not from random Hopium addicts but from top Obama Dimocratic officials.
“If the superdelegates intervene and get in the way of it, and say, ‘Oh, no, we’re going to determine what’s best,’ there will be chaos at the convention…. And if you think 1968 was bad, you watch: 2008 will be worse.” Those words were spoken by Obama supporter Doug Wilder on nationally televised Face The Nation. The threats were abetted by the Democratic Rules and By-laws Committee when it staged its own soft riot to make sure Obama would get the nomination and duly elected Hillary Clinton delegates were stolen by fiat.
Big Media did not follow up on the threat to Democracy of riots in Denver but rather helped stoke the narrative of ‘it’s Obama or blood on the streets’. John McCain supporters recall the intimidation campaign by Obama supporting elected officials and the threats to suppress free speech.
We’ve discussed in previous articles why Obama supporters themselves are behind the “death threats” scenarios for their blundering Lurch. Indeed it is Obama supporters who stoke “death threat” talk against Obama in order to make Obama and themselves important and somehow significant.
Yesterday Dimocrats were pimping more “death threat” stories. Big Media hyped the “death threat” stories. The timing of the “death threat” stories was ridiculous because yesterday the news emerged that in fact “death threats” against Obama, according to the Secret Service, were down. Also, the only person who had to fear for her life yesterday was right wing Ann Coulter. Coulter is not a favorite in these parts but she earned kudos at Big Pink for declaring she would vote for Hillary Clinton over John McCain. Ann Coulter actually said she should “campaign” for Hillary Clinton over John McCain.
Yesterday, instead of hearing about actual threats against Ann Coulter, we heard from Obama supporter and race-baiter Jim Clyburn (the one who called Bill Clinton a “racist”) about death threats against Dimocrats. Clyburn applauded riot talk from Doug Wilder but now laments how “people get signals” from “people in positions like we hold”. Clyburn spiced up his warning with “aiding and abetting” terrorism talk as well as the race-baiting “I’ve seen this before” – to allude to 1960s “racism!” red meat.
Hillary Clinton supporters (and Bill Clinton) know Jim Clyburn for the pig he is. Republicans need to learn from us and our experience with these race-baiters and hypocrites. Maybe someday Clyburn will address the politically incorrect phenomenon of “Philly Flash Mobs”?
We cannot end a discussion of death threat and violence without mentioning the lack of coverage regarding a black Tea Party member who was called by the “N” word and beaten by SEIU thugs. Race-baiters like Clyburn and Sharpton have not said a word about that violence.
Republicans need to learn from Hillary Clinton supporters and our experience. Republicans must fight back and not be cowed. Hooray for Eric Cantor today, who gets it right by saying that it is Obama Dimocrats “dangerously fanning the flames” on death threats.
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Obama Health Scam Consequences
Republicans scored a big victory in the early morning hours today. The victory is big because every day that Obama’s health scam is the topic is another day “jobsjobsjobs” is not the focus of Obama publicity stunts.
The big victory came about because of Incompetence! by Senate Dimocrats who did not properly vet (like Obama wasn’t properly vetted) the Obama health scam. The Senate Parliamentarian accepted the Republican challenge to the reconciliation bill and therefore after the Senate votes the House will have to vote yet again on the reconciliation package.
We have yet to see if Obama Dimocrats will begin to vote for popular changes to the bill, now that the House must vote again. It had been part of the strategy by Senate Obama Dimocrats to accept no changes whatsoever, no matter how popular or sensible in order to get this mess off the front pages. Will the public option be back on the table as upset Obama fluffers want? We doubt it and Obama fluffers and enablers are slowing learning:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
The remaining Obama enablers still guzzling their Hopium believe a bamboozlement campaign will stave off disaster in November. They cite a poll, which had a different question than has been asked before, as proof of changed fortunes for Obama’s scam.
“The first post-passage health care reform poll is out. And it looks pretty positive [snip]
This diverges pretty sharply from previous polls.
Change the question, change the result. Stage publicity stunts and you temporarily muddly the results. But the truth continues to emerge.
On Monday we noted how things are not going so well for Obama’s health scam and its enablers. Today the Rasmussen poll adds further weight to our analysis. Rassmussen notes:
Just before the House of Representatives passed sweeping health care legislation last Sunday, 41% of voters nationwide favored the legislation while 54% were opposed. Now that President Obama has signed the legislation into law, most voters want to see it repealed.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, conducted on the first two nights after the president signed the bill, shows that 55% favor repealing the legislation. Forty-two percent (42%) oppose repeal. Those figures include 46% who Strongly Favor repeal and 35% who Strongly Oppose it.
In terms of Election 2010, 52% say they’d vote for a candidate who favors repeal over one who does not. Forty-one percent (41%) would cast their vote for someone who opposes repeal.[snip]
Among those not affiliated with either major party, 59% favor repeal, and 35% are against it.
Most senior citizens (59%) also favor repeal. Earlier, voters over 65 had been more opposed to the health care plan than younger adults. Seniors use the health care system more than anyone else. But 58% of those 18 to 29 also support repeal of the plan which requires all Americans to have health insurance. [snip]
The president has enjoyed a bounce in his Job Approval ratings in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll following passage of the legislation. However, the bounce has come from increased enthusiasm among Democrats rather than increased support from Republicans and unaffiliated voters.
In November it is Seniors and Independents who matter most.
“The Republican base is fired up and ready to go. The Democratic base, not so much. Who’s left for Democrats to court? Independents. But right now the slippery swing voters are lining up behind the GOP, by double-digit margins as large as 18 points in recent polling.[snip]
It’s the calm folks in the middle that Democrats must persuade.
Senior citizens They care about their Medicare coverage. They’ve been deeply skeptical of the bill. And they vote — particularly in midterm elections when much of the electorate takes a snooze.[snip]
Medicare proved wildly popular with senior citizens because the government provided a benefit without asking for anything in return. But the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 was repealed a year later because seniors revolted — they were convinced that the immediate tax burden it placed on them outweighed its benefits. [snip]
Democrats convinced themselves that the hot tempers and fierce opposition to health reform would die down as soon as they passed a bill and voters began to see what was in it. The first major test of this theory starts this weekend, when lawmakers return home for the two-week spring recess.
A handful of raucous town halls similar to those that dominated the August recess could put Democrats on notice that the next seven months will be rough for them.
Seniors are not happy. Independents are not happy. The calm will not return to town halls.
Liberal Ruth Marcus at the Washington Post summarized the hope of Obama supporters and Big Media fluffers:
“Gee, I hope this works.”
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Children with pre-existing conditions are screwed by Obama’s health scam.
“Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.”
That didn’t take long.
“Gee, I hope this works.”
What else (taxes and surcharges?) are Dimocrats going to be hit in the face with when they discover Americans are not so stupid?
What else did Dimocrats fail to tell Americans before they passed the Obama health scam? Obama Dimocrats are busy lying or refusing to answer questions about the IRS and the new role of the IRS on their lives. Anthony Weiner shamed himself last night by pretending he does not know about the IRS enforcement which is on page 345 of the health scam bill:
Weiner is not alone. Steny Hoyer is doing the “ol’ razzle dazzle don’t answer the questions” too about the tax cheats who wrote the health scam.
“Gee, I hope this works.”
Already on this first week we see the future:
“Democrats dragged themselves over the health-care finish line in part by repeating that voters would like the plan once it passed. Let’s see what they think when they learn their insurance costs will jump right away.
Even before President Obama signed the bill on Tuesday, Caterpillar said it would cost the company at least $100 million more in the first year alone. Medical device maker Medtronic warned that new taxes on its products could force it to lay off a thousand workers. Now Verizon joins the roll of businesses staring at adverse consequences.
In an email titled “President Obama Signs Health Care Legislation” sent to all employees Tuesday night, the telecom giant warned that “we expect that Verizon’s costs will increase in the short term.” While executive vice president for human resources Marc Reed wrote that “it is difficult at this point to gauge the precise impact of this legislation,” and that ObamaCare does reflect some of the company’s policy priorities, the message to workers was clear: Expect changes for the worse to your health benefits as the direct result of this bill, and maybe as soon as this year.”
The news should chill the hearts of seniors:
“Mr. Reed specifically cited a change in the tax treatment of retiree health benefits. When Congress created the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003, it included a modest tax subsidy to encourage employers to keep drug plans for retirees, rather than dumping them on the government. The Employee Benefit Research Institute says this exclusion—equal to 28% of the cost of a drug plan—will run taxpayers $665 per person next year, while the same Medicare coverage would cost $1,209.
In a $5.4 billion revenue grab, Democrats decided that this $665 fillip should be subject to the ordinary corporate income tax of 35%. Most consulting firms and independent analysts say the higher costs will induce some companies to drop drug coverage, which could affect about five million retirees and 3,500 businesses. Verizon and other large corporations warned about this outcome.”
Businesses will have earnings updates soon to take account of their new health liabilities. No doubt businesses will do what they always do – cut or pass on the costs. If companies act rapidly, and accountants are some of the fastest people on earth when it comes to profits and losses, the many adverse effects of the Obama scam will come before November.
“While the drug tax subsidy is for retirees, companies consider their benefit costs as a total package. The new bill might cause some to drop retiree coverage altogether. Others may be bound by labor contracts to retirees, but then they will find other ways to cut costs. This means raising costs or reducing coverage for other employees. So much for Mr. Obama’s claim that if you like your coverage, you can keep it—even at Fortune 500 companies.
In its employee note, Verizon also warned about the 40% tax on high-end health plans, though that won’t take effect until 2018. “Many of the plans that Verizon offers to employees and retirees are projected to have costs above the threshold in the legislation and will be subject to the 40 percent excise tax.” These costs will start to show up soon, and, as we repeatedly argued, the tax is unlikely to drive down costs. The tax burden will simply be spread to all workers—the result of the White House’s too-clever decision to tax insurers, rather than individuals. [snip]
Businesses around the country are making the same calculations as Verizon and no doubt sending out similar messages. It’s only a small measure of the destruction that will be churned out by the rewrite of health, tax, labor and welfare laws that is ObamaCare, and only the vanguard of much worse to come.“
“Gee, I hope this works.”
“It would be much cheaper for Dick Bus to drop the generous coverage he now offers and take the hit at $750 a head for his 120 workers. The penalty would be $90,000 a year. He’s currently spending $480,000.
Bus would save $390,000, but canceling his plan would force his workers to the health plan exchange and could cost more than they’re paying now.”
“Gee, I hope this works.”
Hillary Clinton Hater and former MSNBC boss via GE, Jack Welch, is also beginning to admit the truth about the scam:
“The newly passed overhaul of the nation’s health care system is expected to push expenses “out of sight” and cost the country “a couple trillion dollars,” Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, told CNBC. [snip]
Welch said while he doubts that employees will be laid off due to the expense of health care, the cost of the new policy is going to be “out of sight.”
“I think we’re talking about a couple trillion dollars…of overage, not savings,” he said.”
And it is going to get worse. Today the John Deere company, joined Caterpillar in the misery of a $100 million plus hit. It was Obama who talked about Caterpillar and the consequences of a bad Caterpillar “bottom line”:
“Gee, I hope this works.”
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The death threat publicity stunts will continue. The health scam publicity stunts will continue. But reality and its consequences will continue too.
And we will continue to fight.