Update II: It really was Unbelievable: Obama gets no questions at presser on ObamaCare rollout or shutdown theater. That’s because Big Media continues to try to rescue ObamaCare, the most hated law since Prohibition.
Imagine if someone in the White House press room asked Obama why his health insurance websites have a phone number which spells out “Fuc*Yo”. As a follow-up imaginary press person could have asked Obama who ordered that “F*ckYo” phone number, when that person will fired, and at what time tomorrow that phone number would be changed? Instead, Obama had his pillows fluffed as in the 2008 campaign.
It’s a miracle that Speaker Boehner and the House Republican conference have held so firm in the face of so much Big Media Obama protection. They deserve a salute for finally fighting.
Update: Barack Obama today demanded that Congress “pay the bills”. But Obama is not paying the bills. Obama is deficit spending and passing on the bills to many future generations.
After the Obama “my way or the highway” publicity stunt today – with Big Media in full Obama/ObamaCare glitch protection mode – Speaker Boehner should consider our recommendation that he adjourn the House and reconvene it in states such as Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Alaska to put pressure on certain senators that continue to vote against the interests of their constituents in favor of “my way or the highway” default Obama.
Totalitarians always say, as Fidel Castro does, that “once the people vote why vote again?” It’s the “one man, one vote, one time” crap we hear from those in power in totalitarian states like Iran. Lately Barack Obama has taken to saying the same thing about ObamaCare. It’s “settled law” says Barack ‘so shut up and get in line.’ As if. In the United States we have the right to resist unjust laws or just plain ol’ stupid laws.
We used to have a big divide over the very legal system of slavery. Slavery was “settled law”. The “settled law” became less settled over time. In fact it became quite unsettling. The legal system and the legislative system attempted several compromises and gimmicks to settle what was “settled law”. Nothing worked. Result: civil war which ended the system of settled law on slavery.
There was another civil war in all but name that was most dramatically fought out in the streets of Chicago. This war was also over a “settled law”. In fact it was more than “settled law”. This law was chiseled into the granite blocks of the American Constitution. Two thirds of Congress approved of this new law (287 -100 in the House and a voice vote in the Senate) added onto the foundational Constitution (as the 18th Amendment) along with two thirds of all the states. That is as “settled law” as it can possibly be. Result: Repudiation of this constitutional amendment (via the 21st Amendment) but only after the “settled law” birthed organized crime on a national level, dire violence, and national law enforcement agencies which have never undone the damage wrought by the “settled law” known as Prohibition.
True blue leftists that we had been for so long we recall fighting valiantly against “settled law” often over the years. If you are now or have ever been a Democrat since 1960 do you recall how many times we have demanded that this or that war be “defunded”? We certainly recall those festivals of protest we attended to demand that the House of Representatives, which until 1994 was controlled exclusively by Democrats, “DEFUND” a war being fought at the time. Whether it was Vietnam, Afghanistan or Iraq or many of those wars in-between those wars were “settled law” and yet many of our fellow Democrats protested in the streets and demanded the war be “defunded”. Remember?
There have been plenty of times when we have gorged ourselves in our Constitutional right to petition our government with our grievances. On issue after issue we have fought “settled law” until it is unsettled and defunct. Yet now we find those who alongside us fought “settled law” repeatedly now defending Barack Obama on his abomination ObamaCare and attacking any attempted to fight this allegedly “settled law”.
Republican/conservative Charles Krauthammer remembers some very recent history about “settled law” unsettled:
“President Obama indignantly insists that GOP attempts to abolish or amend Obamacare are unseemly because it is “settled” law, having passed both houses of Congress, obtained his signature and passed muster with the Supreme Court.
Yes, settledness makes for a strong argument — except from a president whose administration has unilaterally changed Obamacare five times after its passage, including, most brazenly, a year-long suspension of the employer mandate.
Article I of the Constitution grants the legislative power entirely to Congress. Under what constitutional principle has Obama unilaterally amended the law? Yet when the House of Representatives undertakes a constitutionally correct, i.e., legislative, procedure for suspending the other mandate — the individual mandate — this is portrayed as some extra-constitutional sabotage of the rule of law. Why is tying that amendment to a generalized spending bill an outrage, while unilateral amendment by the executive (with a Valerie Jarrett blog item for spin) is perfectly fine?”
The Washington Post has a list of the many government shutdowns and how they ended. Notice this history contradicts Barack Obama’s cracked history of government shutdowns. There have been many government shutdowns and they have been on issues of varied interests from abortion to missiles. Contrary to Obama’s cracked history, it’s business as usual in a democracy:
“First of all America has gone through shutdowns before. Andrew Stiles notes in National Review that the U.S government has shut down 17 times since 1976. The vast majority of those shutdowns happened when the Democrats controlled the House. They happened under Jimmy Carter over abortion policy (remember when that divided the Democrats?) and under Ronald Reagan, mostly about budget priorities — including efforts to nix Reagan’s pet projects (sound familiar?). During the 21-day face-off between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, unemployment fell slightly and America emerged with a welfare reform deal. Not too bad.
Those shutdowns remind us that U.S. politics have always been partisan and rancorous — as the two-party system was established with the intention of being. Honest, heated debate is part of being a democratic nation.”
It’s not really a government shutdown anyway. Like the sequester horrors that never appeared or frightened, it’s only 17% of the government that is somewhat shutdown. It is not really a government shutdown we are witnessing. What we are seeing is an Obama attack against Americans who won’t bow down to totalitarian edicts and corrupt “settled law”:
“People turning on the news this week came away with the knowledge that it was about Obamacare and kept hearing that Democrats wouldn’t negotiate. They also learned that for some reason the President didn’t want Word War II veterans to tour their own memorial, and Harry Reid won’t turn the funding on for cancer clinical trials at the NIH. Oh, and the rollout for Obamacare is one big glitch.
Late yesterday came word that the Amber Alert system has been shut down, but Barack Obama’s federally funded golf course remains open. Catholics are openly fretting that priests on military bases could get arrested for performing mass — at the very least they are prohibited from doing so.”
Big Media is trying to rescue both ObamaCare and Obama but having trouble walking and chewing this particular grungy piece of gum. According to a CNN poll released today Big Media is successful in placing the blame on Republicans but it is a victory with diminished returns diminishing every day:
“According to the poll, 63% of those questioned say they are angry at the Republicans for the way they have handled the shutdown.
“But the Democrats are not getting off scot-free. Fifty-seven percent of Americans are also angry at the way the Democrats are dealing with the shutdown. And a 53% majority say they are also angry at President Obama,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “It looks like there is more than enough blame to go around and both parties are being hurt by the shutdown.”
The CNN poll results are similar to those from a new Pew Research Center poll also released Monday and surveys from Gallup and CBS News/New York Times surveys conducted last week, which indicate slightly more people blaming – or angry at – Republicans than Democrats or the president for the shutdown.”
Big Media and Barack Obama have consistently sold themselves the lie that ObamaCare is popular. It’s not. ObamaCare must be stopped and Republicans are doing what the American people want. Recently Todd Purdum (husband of Dee Dee Myers) who used to write “news” articles not opinion pieces for the New York Times went hysterically berserk against Republicans for fighting against ObamaCare and blaming the GOP for the “shutdown”. A day later Purdum took sedatives and wrote an article which merits attention. Purdum, after his breakdown, wrote about why Obama and ObamaCare are in the trouble they are in:
“Twenty years ago, when he was trying to persuade Bill and Hillary Clinton that universal health care was a politically unrealistic goal, the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan repeated one insistent warning: Sweeping, historic laws don’t pass barely. “They pass 70-to-30,’’ he said, “or they fail.”
Four years ago, when he was trying to persuade Barack Obama that he would pay a terrible price for jamming health care reform through a reluctant Congress on a partisan vote, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel begged his boss to settle for a vastly scaled-down plan.”
ObamaCare did not pass 70 to 30. It passed even as Scott Brown won in bluest of blue state Massachusetts on the promise to be a vote against ObamaCare. ObamaCare passed on a strictly party-line vote. Republicans and conservatives opposed the law as did many like us who saw ObamaCare as Chicago gangland extortion stripping taxpayers of money to enrich insurance companies – the Obama government played gangland enforcer Frank Nitti in Prohibition era Chicago.
Frank Nitti terrorized Chicago during Prohibition. Like Frank Nitti Barack Obama and ObamaCare persist in forcing Americans to buy this Hopium brand bad booze which blinds:
“Ever since Obamacare’s stormy passage in early 2011, Democrats have been waiting anxiously for the program to go into effect and hoping that a dose of reality would calm the partisan battles over the health insurance plan. Once everything was up and running, they hoped, skeptical Americans would see that Obamacare was a good idea all along — and reward the party that brought it to them.
That’s looking unlikely, at least in the short run. Last week’s glitch-filled rollout of Obamacare’s health exchange websites, combined with Republicans’ furious refusal to accept the program as what President Obama calls “settled law,” confirmed something political strategists in both parties had already predicted: The war over Obamacare is far from over.
“It’s unlikely that the Affordable Care Act will be widely popular until people have real experience with it — until it becomes the new normal,” a leading Democratic strategist told me. “We’re talking about years, not weeks or months.” [snip]
“The 2014 election will be the Gettysburg of this struggle — the deciding battle, one way or the other,” predicted Robert J. Blendon of Harvard’s School of Public Health.
In the current Congress, the Senate’s Democratic majority has stopped the Republican-led House of Representatives from defunding or delaying Obamacare’s implementation. But if Republicans take control of the Senate next year — a prospect currently rated as a tossup — only Obama’s veto will stand in their way.
And even by election day in 2016, Obamacare may still be a work in progress.
“If you give it three, four, five years, every experience we have is that public support will be there,” Blendon said. “But you have to give it that much time.” Meanwhile, Republicans will have every incentive to attack the program’s shortcomings.
“The real problem here is not managerial; many programs take years to roll out,” he said. “The real issue is political. Programs don’t do well if one party doesn’t support it and public opinion isn’t for it.”
As for Obamacare, public opinion has settled into skepticism.”
We don’t know if 2014 will be Gettysburg or the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. But we are sure ObamaCare will be defeated.
In a sense ObamaCare has already been defeated. For years we heard from Big Media and other sources of state coercive power that ObamaCare required millions of the healthy young to enroll so that their money would fund what they don’t need. To that end we would witness an explosion of ObamaCare enthusiasm as ObamaCare websites, aided by social media, would be popular demonstrations of the popular will and popular ObamaCare would establish itself as so popular all dissent would end and “settled law” would be settled law forever and ever, Amen. Instead what social media and Americans saw was a catastrophe. ObamaCare was not only a GLITCH-O-BAMA-RAMA – ObamaCare itself is a glitch.
ObamaCare is the glitch of all glitches. If this was not so we would be flooded by metrics about how popular ObamaCare is. Instead of metrics we are given mendacity:
“Jack Lew is Secretary of the Treasury in the Obama administration. Occupying the office once held by Alexander Hamilton, he lies only when his lips are moving. Chris Wallace induced rapid lip movement by Lew on Fox News Sunday this morning when he asked Lew how many of the millions of viewers of the federal Obamacare site signed up for Obamacare this week after the commencement of the open enrollment period. Lew declined to answer.”
It’s not just Jack Lew lying by omission. Watch Jay Carney on ObamaCare enrollment numbers: Uh, we’ll get back to you next month:
“If they’re able and willing to release the website’s traffic data, as Carney does here, why can’t they can’t release the number of people who managed to complete the application process successfully? Any website that requires users to register has a way of counting the number of registrants. Carney doesn’t even deny that they have the number; he just says that they’ll release the data monthly like other agencies do, as if there’s no special public interest in the first-day enrollment numbers for ObamaCare. Show of hands: If the site was working like a dream and 500,000 people had signed up successfully in the first 24 hours, who thinks President Bashful would insist on sitting on those numbers for a month?“
They won’t say how many signed on to ObamaCare because so few did. Few Americans enrolled with ObamaCare because the scam is ever so blatant:
“On Thursday, the government’s official Obamacare Facebook page was riddled with people expressing sticker shock over the government’s high cost premiums after struggling for hours to wade through the technical failures vexing Obamacare exchanges all across the country.
“I am so disappointed,” wrote one woman. “These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!” The comment received 169 “likes.”
“There is NO WAY I can afford it,” said one commenter after using the Kaiser Subsidy Calculator. “Heck right now I couldn’t afford an extra 10$ [sic] a month…and oh apparently I make to [sic] much at 8.55/hour to get subsidies.”
Another person shared a link found on the federal government’s main Obamacare page listing premium estimates for small business employers:
The information is not very complete as I don’t see anything about deductible or other detailed info, but it does given an actual price as to the “Premium.” It is VERY SCARY!! For example, my insurance plan right now for my spouse and I costs $545 a month with 100% coverage after my $2500 deductible. We are both 32 years old. When I looked at this site for 80% coverage it says it will be $954.78 a month!!!! So compare my old Plan: 100% coverage for $545 a month To New Plan: 80% Coverage for $945 a month. This is only only an estimate but it is VERY Scary for me to see this kind of increase in rates and reduction in benefits!
A single mother of two said she is in school and working full-time while living “75% below the poverty level.” She said she was shocked to learn she did not qualify for a healthcare subsidy. “Are you F’ing kidding me????” she wrote on the government’s Obamacare Facebook page. “Where the HELL am I supposed to get $3,000 more a year to pay for this ‘bronze’ health insurance plan!?!??? And I DO NOT EVEN WANT INSURANCE to begin with!! This is frightening,” she wrote.
Amid scores of comments expressing frustration with technical failures, one woman said she is “just amazed you could even get to the point of seeing pricing” and that she had been trying to access the system for three days to no avail.
Obamacare sticker shock will not affect millions of low-income Americans; a New York Times analysis published on Wednesday found that Obamacare “will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help.”
Obamacare will cost taxpayers an estimated $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years.”
Even the fools who voted for Obama proudly, twice, now realize ObamaCare is another Obama lie:
“Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.
Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their policies were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law.
Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.”
The former governor of Kansas who now rules over ObamaCare could not convince one single person from Kansas to sign up for ObamaCare on that once supposed to be glorious first day of ObamaCare.
You don’t have to ask ‘what’s the matter with Kansas’ to know ObamaCare is a scam. On the first day as ObamaCare supporters desperately searched for one single person in the entire country that had signed on for ObamaCare using the ObamaCare national website they came upon a young man called Chad Henderson. But it turned out he was a hanging Chad that had not yet really signed up for himself or his dad, as he claimed.
The story got worse. Not only was Chad Henderson an Obama worker working for the Obama campaign to provide comments on websites in support of Obama, Chad lied often, for pay, on behalf of Obama and ObamaCare:
“Chad Henderson is the media’s poster boy for Obamacare. Reporters struggled this week to find individuals who said they had been able to enroll in one of the law’s 36 federally run health-insurance exchanges.
That changed yesterday, when they found Henderson, a 21-year-old student and part-time child-care worker who lives in Georgia and says that he successfully enrolled himself and his father Bill in insurance plans via the online exchange administered at healthcare.gov.
But in an exclusive phone interview this morning with Reason, Chad’s father Bill contradicted virtually every major detail of the story the media can’t get enough of. What’s more, some of the details that Chad has released are also at odds with published rate schedules and how Obamacare officials say the enrollment system works.
The coverage of Chad Henderson has been massive. [snip]
Henderson’s story was promoted as proof that the new health law can work for individuals. That was exactly how Chad intended it. He was a volunteer with President Obama’s campaign last year, and his LinkedIn page still lists him as an active volunteer with Organizing for Action, the former campaign organization which now advocates for the president’s legislative agenda.
He told The Washington Post that he was sharing his story because he wanted the new health law to succeed.
“I’ve read a few articles about how young people are very critical to the law’s success,” he said to The Post. “I really just wanted to do my part to help out with the entire process.”
But details of Chad’s story proved difficult to verify. And in a phone interview conducted this morning, Chad’s father Bill contradicted major details of Chad’s story.”
Another ObamaCare liar telling lies to benefit ObamaCare and Barack Obama should not surprise anyone who understands the nature of these totalitarian freaks who will do or say anything for their maximum leader.
What does surprise and what Republicans must demand be taken down is the honesty of the ObamaCare phone number truth:
“Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider.
Far from being a mistype, that’s the official number that Health and Human Services wants Americans to dial when seeking health care. Obamacare’s national call center really did list its number as 1-800-318-2596, helpfully spelling out President Barack Obama’s tendency to blatantly flip the bird in plain view. [snip]
1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(C) 5(K) 9(Y) 6(O).
We recently posted a suggestion for John Boehner to adjourn the House and reconvene it in red states with Obama Dimocrat incumbents running for senate reelection next year. We’ll add to that suggestion that Speaker Boehner and Senators Cruz and Paul demand that the call center number be changed immediately. The more Americans realize that ObamaCare is telling them “Fu*kYou” the louder the American people will respond “No, Fu*k You” in 2014.