The Prestigious Backpfeifengesicht 2013 Award Winner Is….

Let’s face it, after the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize award winner was announced that once prestigious honor is reduced to naught but a piece of junk bling. We don’t have a multimillion dollar jackpot to reward the deserving so we cannot replace the once treasured Nobel. We can however recognize, with our very own prestigious Backpfeifengesicht Award, the face that deserves the dishonor on the other side of the spectrum.

There were more nominees for the Backpfeifengesicht 2013 award than there were hours in the year.

At first blush we thought for sure the winner of Backpfeifengesicht 2013 was to be Pajama Boy. Pajama Boy certainly has a Backpfeifengesicht look. Pajama Boy is a smarmy punk badly in need of a severe beating. Pajama Boy is the smug twerp portrayed by Obama propaganda boy Ethan Krupp to sell ObamaCare to young idiots. Pajama Boy however lost first place due to the work of two men so deserving of the Backpfeifengesicht 2013 award that little Ethan went the way of Chad Henderson into oblivion. [For those of you who have forgotten Chad Henderson he is the other Obama propaganda boy caught this year. Like Pajama Boy Chad Henderson works for the Obama organization to secretly corrupt comment sections on blogs with propaganda without disclosing who they are. Chad and Ethan are two peas in a pod.]

So what two “men” thwarted Ethan Krupp for the top spot? First up was Jay Michaelson of the Jewish Forward. Jay wrote a stupid column that declared attacks on Pajama Boy to be “anti-Semitic”. It’s a sign of desperation that the race card is now being played by every Obama/ObamaCare supporter in myriad variations. But if Michaelson is in any way right that Pajama Boy is really Jew Boy then who is responsible for this anti-Jew bit of antisemitism? We found the culprit at MSNBC!

The anti-Jew antisemite is Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News and by logical extension the Barack Obama campaign organization which created Pajama/Jew Boy. Consider, if Pajama Boy is really a barely disguised Jew Boy then what of the creators of Pajama Boy/Jew Boy who (allegedly) specifically designed Pajama/Jew Boy to be hated? Who’s the antisemite now?

Domenico Montanaro writes in a desperate attempt to defend ObamaCare:

You are not supposed to like Pajama Boy

A lot of people don’t like the persona that has become “Pajama Boy,” whoever he really is.

Ahead of Monday’s deadline for people without health insurance to sign up for Jan. 1 coverage, Organizing for Action, the president’s former campaign arm supporting his presidential agenda, sent out a tweet urging people to sign up that sparked all kinds of debate.

As part of an ongoing campaign using the president’s Twitter handle (@BarackObama) to try and reach young people, the Tweet showed a young man in red-plaid pajamas holding a mug and donning a wrist watch and a smirk, with the message:

“Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting insurance.” [snip]

Conservative writer Rich Lowry called “Pajama Boy” an “insufferable man child,” who is “so nerdy he could guest-host on an unwatched MSNBC show,” and goes so far as to draw out the “breakdown of marriage” as the reason people like “Pajama Boy” exist while quoting Tocqueville. [snip]

Charles C.W. Cooke in National Review took it all very seriously, calling “Pajama Boy” the “Obama Machine’s Id,” a “metrosexual hipster in a plaid onesie who wants you to spend your precious Christmas days talking to him about the president’s vision for health insurance.” He also invoked the Founding Fathers.

All of this “outrage” misses the point.”

So what is the point Jew hater Montanaro of NBC News demands we notice? According to Montanaro the Obama organization deliberately wants us to hate – we are supposed to hate Jew Boy Pajama Boy Ethan Krupp:

“During the 2012 campaign, the Obama campaign bombarded supporters with provocative, if not downright creepy, email subject lines. (Remember: “Sometime soon, can we meet for dinner?” Or: “You, me, and Michelle?”)

Those were often derided on Twitter, mocked by Jon Stewart, and called “desperate.”

But they were among the most successful marketing and fundraising devices employed during the campaign. And no campaign has shown a better sensibility about what breaks through with young people.

That is vitally important if the law is going to be financially viable. The White House, before the website rollout debacle, stressed that it needed a three-to-one ratio of older-and-sicker versus young-and-healthy people to sign up for the law.

And the underlying message in this tweet — part of a light-hearted campaign that included the same model with his feet up on a coffee table smiling in a Christmas sweater — in many ways, is: “DON’T be like this guy. Get health care.”

Don’t be this guy sitting around in his pajamas,” a Democratic official told First Read said of the message, who requested anonymity to talk freely. “Have a conversation, and get health care. And it’s poking fun at that” idea of doing nothing.

The official added that this is a way to try and reach a demographic that can be “hard to break through” with.

“Young people are going to be home, and this [getting health care] is a conversation they should have,” the official said. “They shouldn’t be this guy.

Such is the chaos among Obama and ObamaCare supporters that they tie themselves up in knots trying to protect Obama. If Pajama Boy is supposed to be hated then isn’t Michaelson’s fight with the antisemitic creators of the Obama organization? Maybe Pajama Boy is just another example of Obama boobery and Michaelson is just another run of the mill Obama race-baiter of the Jewish variety.

Ask yourself, who is the bigger whore? Is it Ethan Krupp (or Chad Henderson) who happily gets paid to post propaganda? Is the bigger whore Jay Michaelson who plays the antisemitism card in order to protect Barack Obama’s ObamaCare disaster? Or, is the bigger whore Domenico Montanaro of NBC News who so desperately wants to protect Obama from the charge of incompetence that he actually has the gall to write an article claiming that hate for Pajama Boy was deliberate and not an example of more boobery from Obama and the ObamaCare fools?

All three of the above are worthy of a quick Backpfeifengesicht for sure. Pajama Boy (who has previously been accused of antisemitism and racism) does not get Backpfeifengesicht 2013 but he put us on the right track. Avik Roy made it clear to the awards committee that our eyes, so to speak, were on the prize. Avik Roy took on the Big Media whores directly:

“Pants On Fire: PolitiFact Tries To Hide That It Rated ‘True’ in 2008 Obamacare’s ‘Keep Your Health Plan’ Promise

On December 12, the self-appointed guardians of truth and justice at PolitiFact named President Obama’s infamous promise—that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it”—its 2013 “Lie of the Year.” An understandable choice. But in its article detailing why the President’s promise was a lie, PolitiFact neglected to mention an essential detail. In 2008, at a critical point in the presidential campaign, PolitiFact rated the “keep your plan” promise as “True.” The whole episode, and PolitiFact’s misleading behavior throughout, tells us a lot about the troubled state of “fact-checking” journalism.”

The entire dissection by Avik Roy of lies by PolitiFact in defense of Barack Obama and ObamaCare is worth a read. When it mattered, during election season 2008 and 2012, Big Media protected Obama lies with Big Media lies. Big Media has not only allowed Barack Obama to lie but has been complicit in disseminating Barack Obama’s lies and giving them the veneer of truth.

None of this is to absolve Barack Obama of responsibility for the lies he told and the lies his campaign propagated via cyphers like Pajama Boy and Chad Henderson. It is Barack Obama and Obama Dimocrats responsible for the lies about ObamaCare. And the lies and excuses keep coming:

“The Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday that some people who think they successfully signed up for insurance under the president’s health law may not actually have the coverage in place Jan. 1, because of the tech problems with [snip]

Wednesday is the first day Obamacare coverage takes effect for people who signed up by the Dec. 24 deadline, but problems with the federal Obamacare portal and error-ridden enrollment files that were sent to insurers mean it’s all but certain that some of the sign-ups may have been lost or wrongly recorded.”

No sooner said than done:

“Nearly 16,000 Iowans who tried to apply for coverage via the trouble-plagued federal health-insurance website are being told to apply separately through the state Department of Human Services. [snip]

The announcement affects people who entered their information into and received a notice that they might qualify for Medicaid. The federal computer system was supposed to transfer their applications to a state computer system, but that transfer has been complicated by technical problems. The timing is critical, because the new insurance coverage is supposed to take effect on New Year’s Day, which is Wednesday.”

Happy New Year suckers. Don’t get sick.

It is not just on the broken back of ObamaCare that our prestigious Backpfeifengesicht 2013 is awarded. Consider the spectacle of Big Media lies on the unbroken ice of Antarctica:

“Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity.”

In every time zone, on every continent American Big Media is busy with lies to protect Barack Obama. That is why Barack Obama came in second to our winner in the Backpfeifengesicht 2013 sweepstakes. The winner is exemplified by NBC/MSNBC of which the following video is but an example of the filth so deserving of a powerful Backpfeifengesicht.

That video published on Christmas eve came too early to capture the latest filth from MSNBC. Not as vile as Martin Bashir’s crap attack against Sarah Palin but sufficient to make Melissa Harris-Perry tweets apology to Romney family the filth is never-ending. The phony apology came because of Harris-Perry mocking Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson. Let’s all remember this next time we are told not to say anything mean about the Obama girls.

Barack Satan Obama

A lot of ugliness flowed under the 2013 bridge. From Ducks to Satan to ObamaCare we’ve had a lot of fun and words spilled this past year. It will be worse in election year 2014. Our Backpfeifengesicht 2013 Award Winner – Big Media – will see to that even lower standard.

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We remember. For the past seven years we have remembered. This year, once again, some of us have lost loved ones and friends and to you we lift a cup – for Auld Lang Syne. Keep memory alive. Never forget. Happy New Year!


How The Grinch Tried To Steal Christmas, Or, Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

One year ago, after a bleak November, the threat of a long term Grinch victory appeared all too real. But fear not. Whoville has been threatened with its very survival before – most recently after too many of its citizens drank Hopium and committed mass stupidity. Foolish Whoville has been threatened before and yet foolish Whoville has survived – over and over correcting its mistakes. One year later, after last year’s horrible November – it’s a wonder filled Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

The original story of how an earlier Grinch evilly tried to steal Christmas featured the voice of Boris Karloff as the animated Grinch. Karloff, made his bones, so to speak, as the monster created in a laboratory by twisted Dr. Frankenstein who thought he was a new God with the power of life and death. Herr Doktor Von Frankenstein was sent packing by “bitter, clinging” peasants with pitchforks.

As we’ve warned, a new Frankenstein monster walks the land ready to kill before it is killed. In an attempt to steal Christmas we were all suppose to waste our Christmas Eve with thoughts of this monster. The Grinch thought we could all be forced to join the attack on Christmas. Instead this latest Grinch failed as spectacularly as the earlier green Grinch failed.

The plotting-in-Hawaii Grinch proved to be too much of a boob for anyone to take his Frankenstein monster seriously enough to let Christmas be stolen away from them:

“The painful path to Obamacare deadline

Tuesday is a moment of truth for Obamacare.

It marks the final deadline for most Americans to sign up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, if they want coverage starting on January 1.

If enough people – and the right mix of young and old – do not enroll, the ambitious program designed to provide health benefits to millions of uninsured and under-insured Americans risks eventually unraveling.

The deadline caps a turbulent roll-out this year for Obamacare and the website that is key to enrolling millions of people in the initiative. The website crashed upon its launch on October 1, frustrating users trying to shop for insurance plans. It now is functioning much better, but is still not at 100 percent. [snip]

Here is a look at some notable moments in the months leading up to Obamacare’s troubled launch.


In June 2012, Margaret Tavenner was worried. [snip]

The White House was closely briefed on the issues. Tavenner was cleared to visit White House officials involved in the project 425 times from December 2009 to June 2013, including several meetings with Obama, visitor logs show. The White House said later that Obama knew only the broad picture, not details of the effort. [snip]

For insurance brokers who had learned to keep it simple for customers, it was a harbinger of trouble. [snip]


Tavenner assured the panel that software development and testing for would be done by September 2013.

A week later, on April 18, Tavenner’s boss, Katherine Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, delivered a similar message to a House budget panel. [snip]

These confident public displays masked a different reality. [snip]

Obama also was briefed on McKinsey’s findings, White House press secretary Jay Carney later acknowledged. [snip]

“I’m pretty nervous — I don’t know about you,” Chao told the group, according to Congressional Quarterly.

“The time for debating about the size of the text on the screen, or the color, or is it a world-class user experience, that’s what we used to talk about two years ago,” Chao said. “Let’s just make sure it’s not a third-world experience.”


By July, Chao’s concerns had escalated. [snip]

Alarming assessments streamed in from CMS technical advisers.

“We believe that our entire build is in jeopardy,” wrote one, referring to the elaborate website construction. [snip]


As October 1 approached, bleak assessments about the website surfaced everywhere – except from the Obama administration. [snip]


We snipped out the majority of this for all purposes Three Stooges comedy. The boobery and the lies are too many to explore in detail this Christmas Day. Furthermore, as Obama endorser and love bug David Brooks puts it, there is a “legitimacy problem” to this grinchian clodfest:

“The Legitimacy Problem

It’s pretty clear that the implementation of Obamacare will set the tone for how Americans think about government for years to come. There are two large questions to be settled, which you might call the questions of competence and coercion.

The first is whether the government is competent enough to manage large programs. [snip]

Already, it’s very clear that millions of Americans — and not just Tea Party types — do not accept the legitimacy of the government to overrule individual decisions, even on something like health insurance. This is not the America of 1932 or of 1964. This is an America steeped in distrust of government. It’s an America that is, on both left and right, steeped in the ethos of individual choice. It’s an America steeped in a morality of authenticity, which says that it is right to listen to the individual voice within and immoral to be forced to conform to the external commands from without. [snip]

It now seems possible that no one will be paying the mandate penalties in 2014. Having exempted some groups from the mandate already, it will be politically difficult to start enforcing it on others. And, looking further into the future, why should we think Democrats will suddenly crack down and enforce the mandate in the run-up to the next presidential election? [snip]

Governing in an age of distrust is different than governing in an age of trust. Government now lacks the legitimacy to impose costs on losers, so politicians face unprecedented pressure to create situations in which everybody looks like winners. Government lacks the legitimacy to coerce.”

What Brooks does not dare say is that Barack Obama is the one who finished off the notion of a government that is competent and honest. It was dolts like Brooks that believed in Barack Obama and HOPE and CHANGE and that the oceans would be made to recede and that a new golden age replete with CELESTIAL CHOIRS would sing. It was smarties like us that spotted Barack Obama as a treacherous boob and repeatedly wrote:

“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.”

A dishonest, incompetent, treacherous boob of a Grinch extended phony deadline after phony deadline for a flim-flam scam of a law that he wrote and rewrote as convenience dictated. Whether in states like Oregon or the illegitimately subsidized federal exchanges the Frankenstein monster is being chased away by yawning peasants with pitchforks.

This latest green with envy Grinch thought Americans could be coerced into spending Christmas Eve bowing down before a Frankenstein monster law and a barely electrified website in order to comply with a deadline that is not really a deadline because it is just a scam within a scam within a larger scam. The golfing Grinch thought we could be made to cower and forget Christmas. Instead Americans fought either directly or via boredom.

In America we are made of sterner stuff than in Whoville. We’re the land of the free and the home of the brave. Take heart. A blessed and joyous Christmas to all our readers! Have a holly, jolly Christmas! It’s the best time of the year!


Backfire And Backlash: ObamaCare Duck Soup

2013 was the bad luck “year of the backfire.” In real life and entertainment shows it was all about the great backfires and the growing backlash.

This past year we only watched two entertainment shows with some degree of regularity and persistence: American Horror Story: Coven and Duck Dynasty. The drama Coven is a little noticed, almost 100% women, wicked, filthy, lewd, campy, shocker, about witches in modern day New Orleans, Louisiana. Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, and the fat girl (no apologies to thought totalitarian Jennifer Lawrence) who starred in the movie Precious Gabourey Sidibe, romp though this exhilarating playground for actresses with near criminal glee and the choice evil they unleash.

The few men in Coven are toys for these despicable (as well as lusciously wicked) witches in this particularly campy Coven. The only male of significance (the humpy Even Peters) is essentially a sex toy for some of the younger witches who reanimated the boy after his death. This post death galvanization of the sexy boy backfires for many reasons. It’s a cautionary tale.

Also based in Louisiana, Duck Dynasty. We began to watch the Ducks several months ago and lucked out because the first show we saw was a rerun (the shows are constantly rerun five at a time) of what we think is the best episode of the Ducks. In that episode the children and their spouses want to do something special for the (48th or 50th) wedding anniversary of the parents Phil and Kay. Enlisted to distract the couple while a surprise party is organized is the zany Uncle Si (Silas) who takes the unfortunate duo down into a warped “memory lane” which does not comport with their recollections of their early romance. The episode ends with a touching wedding party as tears flow from the youngest son Jep and his wife.

Our favorites in this swamp monster comedy reality show are Si and Jase. Phil the patriarch is not someone you want to mess with; and Willie the CEO of the company based on the manufacture of duck calls invented by Phil is a bit of a bore. All clearly love their families and one another.

In a sense Duck Dynasty is a modern day Beverly Hillbillies. Those Hillbillies had lots of money too, a love of family, and exotic tastes in food – eating possum and gizzards and all sorts of things that we regularly see the Ducks cooking – such as squirrel and frogs. The Hillbillies series started out mocking the family that called their luxury swimming pool a “cement pond” and outsmarted by simple technologies such as phones. America however wound up falling in love with the Beverly Hillbillies and especially with the tough and zany Granny. Soon enough the joke backfired as the series converted the mockers into fans and the jokes increasingly came at the expense of the city slickers.

Duck Dynasty has Beverly Hillbillies backfire written all over it:

“Duck Dynasty is not the show that they wanted, it is the show that got away from them.

It seems what the producers intended and what A&E envisioned with the show is much different than the show that they ended up with, but they didn’t do anything about it because it was so wildly popular and so wildly profitable. But even with all the money, they have never really been comfortable with what happened.

This is what happened. The whole idea of the show was to parade these nouveau riche Christian hillbillies around so that we could laugh at them. “Look at them,” we were supposed to say. “Look how backward they are! Look what they believe! Can you believe they really live this way and believe this stuff? See how they don’t fit in? HAHAHA”

When the producers saw the way the show was shaping up, different than they envisioned it, they tried to change course. They tried to get the Robertson’s to tone down their Christianity, but to their eternal credit they refused. They tried to add fake cussin’ to the show by inserting bleeps where no cussword was uttered. At best, they wanted to make the Robertson’s look like crass buffoons. At worst they wanted them to look like hypocrites.

They desperately wanted us to laugh at the Robertsons. Instead, we loved them.

A&E wanted us to point fingers at them and laugh at them. But something else happened entirely. Millions upon millions of people tuned in, not to laugh at them, but to laugh with them.

And then we pointed at them. We pointed at them and said things like, “I wish my family was more like them. I wish we prayed together as a family. I wish we were together like the Robertsons.”

Watching Phil Robertson shoot various animals, disembowel the same, skin animals, then watch Mrs. Kay cook clearly discernible squirrels and ducks and otherwise engage in a cuisine that is foreign to us is part of the Ducks “charm”. We don’t have to enjoy the cooking to appreciate the lifestyle and love the Robertsons enjoy. We don’t have to agree with the religious opinions or even like all the cast members to enjoy the company of the Duck Dynasty crew and family.

As with the Beverly Hillbillies the Duck Dynasty is all about family. This family has had trial by fire. The patriarch Phil was a drunk and all around nogoodnik who abandoned his family and caused all sorts of trouble for himself and those that loved him. Eventually Phil, because of the love and persistence of his wife, corrected course. Today, it is clear that the family not only loves but respects Phil.

When a lizard escapes in the company warehouse, it is Phil that is called. When business pressures build up after a large order that cannot be fulfilled due to lack of workers it is Kay that comes though by organizing family and friends to the rescue. At every turn, in every situation, the parents are looked up to and respected. It is something shocking to see because that is a long gone narrative on American TV.

American TV today tells only one story when it comes to family: the kids are smart and the parents are idiots. That story is told in every entertainment show, movies (ever see Home Alone?), and commercials. The parents are dopes unable to function without the wise guiding hands of the children. That notion even reached into 2008 presidential politics as Barack Obama’s campaign organized the young to lecture their elders on the wisdom of electing Barack Obama.

We disagree with much of what Phil Robertson recently said to GQ magazine. But we don’t think his is a voice that should be silenced with the totalitarian force that the American left has decided to deploy against him. For a long time we have based a great deal of our opposition to Barack Obama and the forces that propelled him into the White House as resistance to a totalitarian mentality. That totalitarian mentality seeks to destroy all thought not in conformity with the DailyKooks and their fellow travelers. Ironically, gay rights was the issue the last time we wrote about these Stalinists. Camille Paglia also cites Stalin:

“I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday.

“In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have the right to support homosexuality — as I one hundred percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right of religious freedom there,” she added. [snip]

“To express yourself in a magazine in an interview — this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades,” Paglia said. “This is the whole legacy of free speech 1960’s that have been lost by my own party.

Paglia went on to point out that while she is an atheist she respects religion and has been frustrated by the intolerance of gay activists.

“I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility,” Paglia said. “This is not the mark of a true intellectual life. This is why there is no cultural life now in the U.S. Why nothing is of interest coming from the major media in terms of cultural criticism. Why the graduates of the Ivy League with their A, A, A+ grades are complete cultural illiterates, etc. is because they are not being educated in any way to give respect to opposing view points.”

“There is a dialogue going on human civilization, for heaven sakes. It’s not just this monologue coming from fanatics who have displaced the religious beliefs of their parents into a political movement,” she added. “And that is what happened to feminism, and that is what happened to gay activism, a fanaticism.”

We’re quick to oppose fanaticism when Muslims engage in it and we will do so when our compatriots for gay rights and feminism engage in the same ugliness. Our favorite Quotes of the day cite totalitarianism as the threat it is:

“In the 1960s, radical philosopher Herbert Marcuse popularized the “repressive tolerance” theory of modern progressives. “Liberating tolerance would mean intolerance against movements from the right and toleration of movements from the left,” Marcuse pontificated. “Certain things cannot be said, certain ideas cannot be expressed, certain policies cannot be proposed.

The tolerance mob’s insatiable quest for power and control has led to such unhinged witch-hunting that many of its own erstwhile allies are balking. Novelist Bret Easton Ellis called GLAAD the “gatekeepers of politically correct gayness.” He was attacked as a “self-loathing gay man,” but unlike A&E, he didn’t give in.”

In the broader sense, it’s totalitarian. It’s that simple and must be opposed by those that prefer freedom to totalitarian thought and expression control.

TMZ gay gossip-meister Harvey Levin joins the side of free speech. Gay and Jewish, Harvey Levin understands religious tolerance and the glories of free speech. The reptilian Obama loving gay Andrew Sullivan is at least “befuddled”:

I have to say I’m befuddled by the firing of Phil Robertson, he of the amazing paterfamilias beard on Duck Dynasty (which I mainly see via The Soup). A&E has a reality show that depends on the hoariest stereotypes – and yet features hilariously captivating human beings – located in the deep South. It’s a show riddled with humor and charm and redneck silliness. The point of it, so far as I can tell, is a kind of celebration of a culture where duck hunting is the primary religion, but where fundamentalist Christianity is also completely pervasive. (Too pervasive for the producers, apparently, because they edited out the saying of grace to make it non-denominational and actually edited in fake beeps to make it seem like the bearded clan swore a lot, even though they don’t.)”

The totalitarian thought police attack on Phil Robertson is only beginning to backfire. When Duck Dynasty returns from hiatus in January expect the ratings to scald the totalitarian thought police. Already Walmart reports that all the Duck Dynasty merchandise (DD junk comes in every variety imaginable) is sold out. On TV “TMZ reported that Duck Dynasty is taking over A&E’s Christmas schedule. The network will air four separate rerun marathons of the show in four days – from December 22 until 25, totalling 33.5 hours of airtime.

The backfire and the backlash are just beginning on TV.

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In the reality show of life, the debut performance of backfire and backlash begins this Monday. The ad labeled as every Obama Dimocrat’s 2014 nightmare is already here:

“It’s a very powerful ad indeed,” Grace Marie Turner, the head of the Galen Institute, a health-care advocacy group, told me.

Chris Cillizza, the Washington Post’s top political blogger, saysObamacare’s growing unpopularity makes the ad’s message dangerous for any Democrat.” The latest ABC News poll shows 70 percent of independents oppose Obama on health care. Nearly half of all voters think Obamacare is making the health-care system worse versus only 19 percent who think it will improve matters. Cillizza’s conclusion: “You have a very scary situation for Shaheen — and any other Democrat, which is almost all of them, on the record supporting the ACA. Get used to this ad. You are going to see it thousands of times — in various forms — before 2014 is over.”

Not since the Marx Brothers introduced America to Duck Soup has such a comic government calamity been introduced. It’s utter chaos Barack Obama Chicago corruption style:

“Utter Chaos: White House Exempts Millions From Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate, ‘Unaffordable’ Exchanges

It’s hard to come up with new ways to describe the Obama administration’s improvisational approach to the Affordable Care Act’s troubled health insurance exchanges. But last night, the White House made its most consequential announcement yet. The administration will grant a “hardship exemption” from the law’s individual mandate, requiring the purchase of health insurance, to anyone who has had their prior coverage canceled and who “believes” that Obamacare’s offerings “are unaffordable.” These exemptions will substantially alter the architecture of the law’s insurance marketplaces. Insurers are at their wits’ end, trying to make sense of what to do next. [snip]

This means that by January 1, 2014, less people will have health coverage under Obamacare than before. [snip]

For years, these pages have raised the concern that the “Affordable Care Act” will drive up the cost of health insurance. “What is remarkable about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” I wrote in 2010, is “its devastating consequences for the cost of health insurance.” A 49-state analysis I conducted along with two colleagues at the Manhattan Institute found that the average state will see underlying premiums increase by an average of 41 percent in the individual market, the market where people shop for coverage on their own, instead of getting it through an employer or the government. (Our state-by-state interactive map can be found here.)

But this most recent announcement from the Obama administration is the first time it has publicly admitted that Obamacare is making health insurance less affordable, not more so, for millions of Americans. [snip]

This decision by the administration—characterized by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as an attempt to provide “the smoothest possible transition” into the Obamacare era—has instead thrown the individual insurance market into chaos.”

Backfire and backlash. This means war.

If it did not doom so many people it would be funny. And it is going to get worse:

“The “sticker shock” that many buyers of new, ACA-compliant health plans have experienced—with premiums 30% higher, or more, than their previous coverage—has only begun. The costs borne by individuals will be even more obvious next year as more people start having to pay higher deductibles and copays.

If, as many predict, too few healthy young people sign up for insurance that is overpriced in order to subsidize older, sicker people, the insurance market will unravel in a “death spiral” of ever-higher premiums and fewer signups. The government, through taxpayer-funded “risk corridors,” is on the hook for billions of dollars of potential insurance-company losses. This will be about as politically popular as bank bailouts.

The “I can’t keep my doctor” shock will also hit more and more people in coming months. To keep prices to consumers as low as possible—given cost pressures generated by the government’s rules, controls and coverage mandates—insurance companies in many cases are offering plans that have very restrictive networks, with lower-cost providers that exclude some of the best physicians and hospitals.

Next year, millions must choose among unfamiliar physicians and hospitals, or paying more for preferred providers who are not part of their insurance network. Some health outcomes will deteriorate from a less familiar doctor-patient relationship.

More IT failures are likely. [snip]

Be prepared for eligibility, coverage gap, billing, claims, insurer payment and patient information-protection debacles.

The next shock will come when the scores of millions outside the individual market—people who are covered by employers, in union plans, or on Medicare and Medicaid—experience the downsides of ObamaCare. There will be longer waits for hospital visits, doctors’ appointments and specialist treatment, as more people crowd fewer providers. [snip]

Next, the Congressional Budget Office’s estimated 25% expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare will exert pressure on state Medicaid spending (although the pressure will be delayed for a few years by federal subsidies). This pressure on state budgets means less money on education and transportation, and higher state taxes.

The “Cadillac tax” on health plans to help pay for ObamaCare starts four years from this Jan. 1. It will fall heavily on unions whose plans are expensive due to generous health benefits.

In the nearer term, a political iceberg looms next year. Insurance companies usually submit proposed pricing to regulators in the summer, and the open enrollment period begins in the fall for plans starting Jan. 1. Businesses of all sizes that currently provide health care will have to offer ObamaCare’s expensive, mandated benefits, or drop their plans and—except the smallest firms—pay a fine. Tens of millions of Americans with employer-provided health plans risk paying more for less, and losing their policies and doctors to more restrictive networks.”

Then of course there will be more part-time workers and cut backs in workers hours. The practice of medicine will suffer as doctors become salaried workers to big conglomerates. The latest polls show that even the uninsured don’t like ObamaCare:

“Skepticism about the health care law extends to both insured and uninsured Americans, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. Both groups disapprove of the law overall, and while the uninsured are more positive about the law’s personal impact than those with insurance, more still think the law will hurt rather than help them. CBS News and The New York Times interviewed 702 adults who do not have health insurance for this poll.

Just 15 percent of insured Americans think the health care law will help them personally, but that number rises to 33 percent among the uninsured. Still, more uninsured Americans think the health care law will hurt them (37 percent). Thirty-two percent of insured Americans say it’ll hurt them. Overall, 46 percent feel it will have no effect (49 percent of insured Americans, 27 percent of uninsured).”

The dogs won’t eat the dog food. “The beatings will continue until morale improves” says the totalitarian. “Big government is the threat” say three quarters of the people.

It’s a backfire and a backlash against totalitarians and the totalitarian in the White House so time for a Hawaii vacation paid for by the oppressed people.


Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary – This Is How The ObamaCare Garden Grows

Update: Congratulations, Barack Obama, on winning PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year”! Mary Landreiu and every other Obama Dimocrat get the award too. Landreiu and the Obama Dimocrats who voted for the ObamaCare scam perpetrated the “Lie of the Year” for the scam of the decade. Politifact protected Obama’s lies for too long but now ObamaCare forces them to admit the lies come from the liar.


Drat! Supporters of the Pope for Man of the Year have more clout than we do. Their man got the Time magazine cover. But it’s not as if we came up empty handed. Our nominee for thing of the year failed to win, again. Our thing of the year nominee has failed again, and again, and again – no surprise to us.

Our nominee for thing of the year was ObamaCare. Why was this our choice even as ObamaCare continues to fail? Because of ObamaCare, we reasoned, the daddy of ObamaCare has been exposed as the doofus he is, the treacherous lying boob that he is – just like his daddy. Like daddy, like son, like the thing produced – treacherous lying failure – the tree is known by it’s fruit. We’re talking sour lemons here.

Time Magazine’s choice of someone other than our nominee is certainly no loss for us. Time Magazine has plastered Obama’s puss so many times on their cover few Americans take that rag seriously anymore. Our nominee for thing of the year gave us a bounty of laughs all year and today is no exception.

Because of ObamaCare many Obama cultists are leaving the shrine. We picture Obama voters walking into walls, stepping on rakes, staring empty eyed at pictures of their love bug Barack from back in 2008. That was the year when we were called racists for pointing out the obvious. But Obama cultists, their brains drooling onto their shoes like scuzzy men at a hootchie coochie strip bar, loved themselves their Barack and only racism could be the reason for anyone to reject the Chicago pimp. Now, the Obama cult has gone racist. Racists:

MSNBC cleaned the tape up to hide Obama cultists calling Barack “dishonest” but it’s still the focus group from Hell. Rat bastard racists!

Rat bastard racists! We’ll probably never get tired of mocking them. We’re certainly not tired today. We’ve got a Santa-sized sack of mockery to dump on the sad sacks that listened to, believed in, and voted for Barack Obama.

We laughed heartily today when the news hit that the earnest-looking guy signing at the Mandela funeral service was a fake. It’s the age of fake over and over. But what struck us was how lucky the deaf are in this high visibility scam act. Consider: the fake sign language guy has done this before; the fake sign language guy’s supporters came up with a bunch of cockamamie excuses, such as he was signing in the nonexistent “Zulu sign language,” to excuse the scam – and after listening to just a few seconds of Barack Obama’s funereal drone we realized the deaf came out lucky “listening” to sign language gibberish instead of Barack Obama’s swill.

In Louisiana, rat bastard racist Mary Landrieu is up to her racist tricks – blaming Barack Obama for her votes! Racist! In her first reelection ad rat bastard racist Landrieu blames Barack and attacks him in an attempt to pretend that she is somehow anti-Obama and anti-ObamaCare:

Unfortunately for rat bastard racist Mary Landrieu, there is video of her rat bastard record:

Mary, Mary your record is quite contrary to what you say it is.

Mary, Mary the record of ObamaCare is quite contrary to what Americans have been told.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, this is really how the ObamaCare garden grows:

Uh oh: Only 5-15% of enrollees have paid their first month of premiums in some ObamaCare plans.

Bob Laszewski: The demographic mix in some ObamaCare risk pools right now is “very, very bad”.

No big: HealthCare.Gov’s pricetag up by $47 million and counting.

New data from HHS: 365,000 sign-ups for ObamaCare plans so far.

WaPo: ObamaCare is pretty much a compliance nightmare for small businesses.

That’s just some of the ObamaCare disasters revealed today which hide deeper problems and bigger lies. Small businesses will be hiring – lawyers to comply with the sewerage backup called ObamaCare. With a goal of 800,000 enrollments by now HHS announced less than half that. Many of those “enrollments” will turn out to be duplicates. Of those “enrollments” the word that best applies is “FAKE”.

The enrollment numbers are “FAKE” because only 5% to 15% of the FAKE enrollees have actually paid their first premium. As any Amazon shopper knows you have to pay before they ship your package to your home. Make that as any shopper that has every purchased anything knows. You make your selection, then you go to the cash register, and you pay. Then you take your purchased product home. It works the same way even for a manure pit like ObamaCare.

Medicaid is a manure pit now too. The majority of sign-ups are not with ObamaCare but with Medicaid. And, according to USAToday, a lot of those Medicaid sign-ups are in for a nasty shock when they discover that what the ObamaCare website has told them is not true and they are not enrolled and must pay. Oh, and by the way congressional aides, The Hill is reporting that you should not rely on the ObamaCare website information either. The ObamaCare website is still such a mess that applications have to be manually corrected.

And, oh yeah, the young and the healthy are not wasting their money to purchase this ObamaCare feces.

Mary, Mary, your Obama garden has gone to seed.


Time “Man Of The Year” Should Be: ObamaCare

Hitler, Stalin, “protestors”, “young people”, “U.S. scientists”, the “middle class”, “U.S. women”, the Ayatollah Khomeini, “the computer”, “the whistleblowers”, “You” have all been named Time Magazine’s “man” or woman or group or movement or machine or whatever of the year. This year it is “ObamaCare” that deserves the epithet as the entity that “most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year.”

Beyond any doubt ObamaCare is singularly responsible for the most eye opening, mind-blowing, political planetary shaking of the past decade. Since 2007 we have been writing on target analysis about Barack Obama only to be rewarded with sneers of “crazy” from the Obama Hopium guzzlers many of whom write for Big Media outlets. Now, thanks to ObamaCare what we wrote that was derided as “crazy, bitter, clingy, dead-ender, rat-f*cking” is now conventional wisdom. Our analysis of Obama is majoritarian opinion. But you knew that… we’ve also written that before.

There is another reason why ObamaCare is deserving of a Time Magazine cover story as the most important news story of the year. In a little noticed article by Carl Cannon ObamaCare is placed in the strategic center of politics it deserves. Cannon’s article lists the many Republicans that denounced ObamaCare. Christie calls ObamaCare “an awful law. Senator Tim Scott slams it as “an absolute failure” with the worst “yet to come”. Senator Ted Cruz pits at it as a “train wreck”. Senator Rand Paul deplores the violation of the Constitution which is ObamaCare. Senator Kelly Ayotte sneers that ObamaCare is “a mess”. Governor Scott Walker plots an escape hatch for Wisconsin residents. Governor Susanna Martinez denounces “the ultimate in social engineering”. Senator John McCain calls for “total repeal”. Carl Cannon notes that this list “pretty much covers the ideological spectrum of the modern Republican Party.”

Cannon’s contribution is not that inventory of what ObamaCare has wrought. It is the strategic landscape Cannon adroitly paints that is so smart. It’s what we will call The Grand Army Of The Republicans:

“Such unity has been a long time in coming. Someday, they should stop and thank Barack Obama. He’s no socialist, but he has helped fill a void that has plagued Republicans since Mikhail Gorbachev arrived on the world stage. [snip]

The Berlin Wall came down, the Iron Curtain went away, the Soviet Union split apart, and America’s longest war came to a close.

Democrats swiftly sought to turn the national conversation to talk of a “peace dividend” and increasing spending on domestic programs. And in the run-up to the 1992 Republican convention in Houston, influential New York Times scribe R.W. “Johnny” Apple wrote a little too gleefully, “The end of the cold war has robbed the president’s party of one of its mightiest swords.”

But the GOP’s problem wasn’t just that the Democrats’ program suddenly seemed more appealing and less risky. It was that the Cold War had knitted together the then-diverse Republican coalition. In the post-World War II Republican Party, two great factions had emerged.”

Bill Clinton was very well aware that with the forced collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics he could run for president by “Putting People First”. The foreign policy barrier to the presidency was no longer operational. With the end of the Cold War it was likely that Americans would turn to domestic issues.

Bill Clinton won the presidency while running against an incumbent Republican president. Bill Clinton then set about to dismember the Republican Party and steal some of their most potent domestic issues. From welfare reform to school uniforms Bill Clinton led the Democratic Party into the mainstream of American life and neither Special Prosecutors sniffing panties nor personal misbehavior well known to the American voters before election time could stop the Big Dawg and his centrist party of, by, and for the people. Simultaneously the Republican Party was in a vortex of disarray as their Cold War unity of factions fell apart:

“The first included economic conservatives—apostles of small government at home and promotion of freedom abroad. Their galvanizing issues were lower taxes, less government regulation, and a muscular U.S. military. The second brought together the social conservatives whose animating issues ranged over two generations from school prayer to abortion to gays in the military and same-sex marriage. They, too, opposed communism, a system that dismissed religion as “the opiate of the masses” and that persecuted believers.

In Ronald Reagan, each side found its champion, the results being landslide victories in 1980 and 1984 and a 1988 Reagan farewell that left the party stronger than it has been in nearly a century.

Today, that advantage has dissipated into a morass of conservative purity tests, Tea Party-fueled protests, government shutdowns, and intramural culture wars. The upshot has been Democratic presidential tickets outpolling Republicans in five of the last six national elections.”

George W. Bush was in many ways an accidental president. His “compassionate conservatism” and family named masked intra-party divisions but did not end them. Bush’s popularity was on the wane during his first summer in office only to spectacularly rise after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center. Bush then depleted the good will Americans had in him with an ill advised war in Iraq which only helped Iran become a renewed power center.

The Iraq War ate Bush from within and by the time of Katrina and the attempts to reform Social Security the Republican Party factions hated each other and cared more about party dominance than party victory. After eight years which ended with a financial debacle and Wall Street bailouts not only were Democrats positioned for victory but Republican factions were ready to kill each other. Indeed, many Republicans secretly or openly wanted Barack Obama to win in 2008 because an Obama victory would force the Republican Party closer to what they wanted it to be not what the other factions wanted the Party to be. Some Republicans/conservatives, such as Peggy Noonan, preferred to attack those of us who warned against Barack Obama in order to ensure an Obama 2008 victory. That was then. ObamaCare is now. ObamaCare brings back Republican Party unity and the Grand Army of the Republicans:

Obamacare has changed the game, not in the sense of making the GOP brand popular again—there’s still a ways to go on that score—but by reminding Republicans what they have in common.

The Affordable Care Act is a giant, nanny state, one-size-fits-all, top-down government overreach that appalls economic conservatives. Meanwhile, its stringent requirements that employers do such things as provide “free” contraceptive care is an affront to social conservatives, not to mention the Catholic Church. To every Republican, the thing is a parody of liberal excess.

Republicans now know what they are against, as they did in the Cold War.

ObamaCare reshaped the political strategic landscape. Even at the liberal The Atlantic the issue discussed is The Democratic Party: How It Can Save Itself. Long time Democratic strategist Ted Van Dyk is worried and sees the need to change. Van Dyk foolishly calls Hillary Clinton “the establishment candidate” in 2008 which she was not. Barack Obama was the one that Reid, Pelousy, Daschle, Kennedy, and Kerry secretly anointed. Still Van Dyk makes some clear headed judgements about the disasters to come for what was once a great American political party.

Using every bit of political finesse and diplomatic language Van Dyk damns with praise and strongly urges Obama Dimocrats to toss aside the Hopium:

“Democrats need to return to the mindset of their most skillful prior leaders. Those leaders, from the New Deal onward, always began by asking: What are our country’s most pressing needs? Then, what are our proposals to meet those needs? Finally, how can we mobilize majorities in the country and Congress to enact those proposals?

Comprehensive healthcare reform was a worthy priority for the administration. It was undertaken, however, at a time when the country remained financially and economically unstable—and when people of all outlooks were wary about an ambitious remake of a huge part of the economy. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid, or the Medicare prescription-drug benefit, it was formulated and narrowly passed on a one-party basis without public opinion supporting it. If he were to do it over, Obama would no doubt take the Lyndon Johnson/Ted Kennedy approach to healthcare reform and enlist a few Republican leaders and ideas, such as tort reform or selling insurance across state lines.

That mindset does not focus on one-upping Republicans in the next news cycle or gaining an edge for the next election. It focuses on serious governance.

Environmental, cultural, social, and other issues have moved forward on the national agenda since FDR and LBJ laid down New Deal and Great Society policy frameworks for the country. But the Big Two issues—the economy and national security—remain the Big Two, and remain to be addressed.

The first imperative is to provide long-term financial and economic stability to the country. Residual federal debt of $17 to $31 trillion, depending on whether you count off-budget obligations, must be reduced. This is necessary not only to fend off inflation and protect the dollar but also to facilitate ongoing governance. From a liberal or Democratic viewpoint, there can be few public initiatives if an ever-growing share of public resources is gobbled up by debt service.

This will require a bipartisan fix to taxes, spending, and entitlements along the lines proposed by Obama’s Simpson-Bowles commission.”

Van Dyk should not be so diplomatic. Obama Dimocrats will denounce him no matter how soft his words or how mealy mouthed his excuses for Barack Obama are. Van Dyk’s critique, however muted, stings:

“But Obama opted instead to flay Republicans for their supposed hostility to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He clearly did not recognize that, unless dealt with comprehensively and in bipartisan fashion, this issue would remain unresolved. A relatively painless combination of measures, recognized for decades as a solution, would include cost-of-living adjustments; small increases in the ages for Social Security and Medicare eligibility; and lifting the cap on earnings subject to tax withholding. The only thing missing has been the political will to apply the solution now rather than in a later presidential term. The next president will have to do it all over again.

Another part of this challenge—comprehensive tax reform—must also be addressed on a bipartisan basis. [snip]

On the national-security side, Democrats need to reconsider the Wilsonianism that has pervaded their thinking since World War I. Both parties, but Democrats more than Republicans, have wanted “to make the world safe for democracy” with interventions in many places where American vital interests were not at stake. [snip]

Democrats also must reconsider the habit of seeing Americans as senior citizens, African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Jews, single mothers, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Y members, secular or religious, higher-educated or not, debtors or savers, union or non-union, wealthy or members of the middle class. These are useful categories for pollsters and campaign consultants as they try to figure out what certain people think and the best way to influence them. But they are a trap for policymakers. [snip]

Wedge politics and tailored political messaging can bring a campaign or even a presidency short-term success. But, for the longer run, most Americans feel they are in it together and badly want bipartisan action to keep the economy stable and growing, to keep the country safe here and abroad, and to keep American society open and fair.”

You don’t have to agree with Van Dyk’s policy prescriptions nor his analysis. But his introspection is brought about because of ObamaCare. Strategists from all parties see what has happened during the Obama years and what will happen in the future to Obama Dimocrats. It ain’t pretty:

“Pundits on the left and right agree: Obamacare will leave a mark on Democrats in the 2014 elections.

When the most hopey-changey of journalists, Ezra Klein of The Washington Post, writes “Change hurts, particularly in health care insurance, and it may well hurt Democrats in 2014,” you know we’re headed for a stormy political year.

There are 33 U.S. Senate seats up for election in 2014 — 13 held by Republicans and 20 held by Democrats. The GOP needs a six-seat swing to take control the Senate.

Conventional political wisdom holds that it’s still a long time before these senators face the electorate. The flub of HealthCare.Gov on Oct. 1 was ugly, to be sure, but the website will get fixed. People will forget. The president says the website problems are a mere “bump in the road.”

But Democratic strategists know better. It’s a “bump in the road” on a highway to a massive reconfiguration of health care. That spells disruption, and in politics, disruption is a dangerous thing.

So far, about 5 million people in the individual market have seen their policies canceled. By late summer and early fall of 2014, an estimated 80 million more people will have their employer-based insurance yanked out from underneath them.

This won’t be a “glitch.” This will be Obamacare manifesting itself exactly as Democrats envisioned.”

Because of ObamaCare Americans are discovering that Obama is a treacherous lying boob:

“When most or all the measures fall simultaneously, it means that something dramatic has happened to undermine the public’s confidence in the president,” Sabato says. “The Obamacare rollout and presidential misleading on keeping your doctor and insurance explain [Obama’s] recent polling fate.”

But not entirely. There’s another factor. Obama is on his own now. He’s flying solo as president. And what the polls reveal, when taken together, is a rising concern that he may not be up to the job.

Because of ObamaCare that “situation comedy” demographic which is the Obama Coalition is discovering that Obama is a treacherous lying boob:

“President Obama won re-election with the rock-solid support of what has become known as the “Obama Coalition” — young people, minorities, women, and low-income voters. Without a firm foundation — and high turnout — among those groups, Obama would not be in the White House today.

Now, little more than a year after the president’s re-election, his job approval rating has fallen among all segments of the American electorate. But it has fallen the most among those who did the most to elect him.

For example, according to a new Gallup compilation, Obama’s job approval rating among Hispanic Americans has plunged from 75 percent in December 2012 to 52 percent today — a drop of 23 percentage points, the sharpest decline among any voter group. Among Americans who make less than $24,000 a year, the president’s approval rating has fallen from 64 percent last December to 46 percent today. Among Americans 18 to 29 years of age, it has fallen from 61 percent to 46 percent. Among women, it has fallen from 57 percent to 43 percent.”

The Hopium Guzzlers are waking up from their druggie slumbers. One of them, Micheal Zuckerman, an Obama campaign worker is comically crestfallen in his plea to Barack Obama published in The Atlantic. Bemoaning that ObamaCare has “lost its soul” Zuckerman provides same laughs at his expense but there is at least an acknowledgement, through his tears, that all is not well in Obamaland and there is a fight in the Obama Dimocrat party:

Voters were already tuning Obama out before the woes. Now, with tanking approval ratings, he’s in danger of becoming a lame duck. In this climate, a series of cautious, policy-heavy speeches about the ACA’s benefits is unlikely to break through. [snip]

Third, Obama is the standard-bearer of a party in the midst of a fight over the validity of its philosophical underpinning. (The administration’s incompetence has not helped.) With 2014 looming and many of his supporters in retreat (or at least feeling that way), Obama needs to fight the progressive corner. If the country has really come to a point at which a Democratic president won’t defend the basic ideas behind “income redistribution”—something we’ve been doing for over 150 years now—Democrats are soon going to have much bigger problems than a malfunctioning website. Obama’s opponents certainly aren’t shying away from making their own moral claims.”

The philosophical underpinnings of a party that nominated and elected a flim-flam con man are not sturdy. The renown pollster Charlie Cook has done all he can to salvage Barack Obama. Now ObamaCare forces Cook to stop his defense of Obama and issue storm warnings:

Can Democrats Recover From the Obamacare Catastrophe?

If Republicans don’t flub the coming fiscal debates like they did in the fall, voters will focus squarely on the health care rollout.

Most graphs of polling data show shifts that are very gradual. (Tracking real-time changes in poll results often is about as exciting as watching paint dry.) Recently, however, the HuffPost Pollster website produced a graph of national polling on Congress that showed one of the most dramatic shifts I’ve ever seen in 40 years of involvement in politics. It charts responses to the question of whether voters would like Republicans or Democrats to control the House.”

The other Charlie Cooke calls this implosion caused by ObamaCare “the exodus”:

“In late 2013, the GOP is not only still around, it is ascendant. The magical Obama coalition, thought by many to be composed of mere automatons who would follow the Democratic party wherever it went, is starting to fracture. This is not to say that its members are lining up to re-register as Republicans and subscribe to National Review, of course. But they are expressing dissatisfaction — and, crucially, not just with this president but with the central ideological achievement of his tenure. Obamacare, not time, is dragging the man down. Who would have thought that government policies could lead to political change?

Stumbling, bumbling, treacherous Obama was sure to make the Republican Party ascendant. And as Jay Cost notes, 2014 is going to likely be a banner year for Republicans. In large part that is because united teams win. ObamaCare united Republicans as a party. Republicans are also forging an alliance against ObamaCare with the American voter.

The ObamaCare disasters cannot be ignored. Even today in the New York Times the ObamaCare lies are published for all Hopium Guzzlers to see if not read. Ever so slowly even Hopium Guzzlers are learning that ObamaCare premiums are followed by high co-pays and really high deductibles.

Barack Obama can run and hide inside caskets intended for men of accomplishment. Barack Obama’s allies can continue to race-bait as was done recently at MSNBC: Let’s face it, “ObamaCare” was a word coined by wealthy white men to diminish Obama’s accomplishments. It won’t work however to help Barack Obama. ObamaCare has Obama on the death list.

ObamaCare has exposed Barack Obama as a treacherous boob. For that alone, ObamaCare deserves to be Time Magazine’s 2013 thing of the year. And if events go as we suspect be prepared for Time to award ObamaCare the thing of the year award in 2014 as well.


Barack Obama – The Corpse At The Mandela Funeral

Don’t invite Barack Obama to your daughter’s wedding. He’ll try to squeeze himself into the wedding dress and push the bride away from his cameras.

Don’t invite Barack Obama to a funeral. He’ll wiggle himself into the coffin to give photographers what he thinks they want – more pictures of him.

Don’t invite Barack Obama to dinner. He’ll strip himself naked, toss the turkey to the floor, lay himself in its place on the bed of arugula while clasping his knees and ordering the servants to baste him. A baked apple in his mouth will be the final sweet incentive for the photographers to snap away.

Our warning will go unheeded as the mourners of South Africa will be forced to issue an invitation to Barack Obama to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Indeed, it has already been announced that Barack Obama will insert himself into the funeral of Nelson Mandela – to be followed immediately with another weeks long vacation amongst his many vacations to Hawaii. It’s not like there’s any work to do.

For Barack Obama work is something others do. He just takes the credit and the photographs. Mandela worked. Yes, Mandela was a communist and sometime terrorist who served decades in prison for the struggle he believed in. Barack Obama? No one seems to know where Obama disappeared to when Mandela visited Chicago in 1993. Maybe Obama was with his Uncle Omar preparing new lies about himself and his history, but in either case we can be sure Obama was near a mirror admiring himself.

It’s always about the mirror and self adoration. When Barack heard about the expected passing of Mandela, Obama’s thoughts turned to himself. Nowhere a mention of the American people in Obama’s statement. It was about how Obama felt, what Obama did, where Obama was mentally. No mention however why Obama did not bother to see Mandela when Mandela was in Chicago on a very well publicized tour. Or as Obama would phrase it ‘why Mandela did not get to see Obama see him’ in 1993.

Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, back when that award required extraordinary achievement, died Thursday night. Mandela merited his 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela also deserves a higher class of funeral invitees than what will be shipped over from the United States. Barack, you’re no Mandela.

In 1993 Nelson Mandela received his Nobel Peace Prize along with the very man who imprisoned him. Mandela worked with his tormentor to bring about a new South Africa and they were both recognized for their hard won achievements. Barack Obama? Obama called Cambridge police “stupid”, declared thug Trayvon Martin to be a reflection of his own gloriousness, and has yet to speak out against the “knockout game” let alone that repugnant elected official who blames the increased population of Jews for the anti-white black youth violence in her neighborhood.

Mandela reconciled a very bitter country. All Obama can offer is race-baiting and division. The best thing Obama can do is probably go on vacation and say nothing or do anything. It’s not like there’s anything to do anyway.

ObamaCare? There’s a new Report: Error rate for applications completed on ObamaCare exchanges is 10 percent. That 10 percent is if you believe the, well let’s just say it, PHONY number. The California numbers are suspect, and the problems in New York are ugly too. The D.C. and state exchanges are a data mess too that won’t be sorted out let alone fixed by the New Year as Obama vacations oblivious to the pain he has caused millions with the ObamaCare insurance scam. Thanks to Obama and his Obama Dimocrat ObamaCare scam there will likely be less people insured on New Year’s Day than there were before. The chronically ill will be screwed too and underinsured. Obama will be on vacation. But he’s been on vacation for the past several years and only had time for 1 one on one meeting with Kathleen Sebelious since the ObamaCare scam was passed, like a virulent gall stone, years ago.

As ObamaCare devours Obama and Obama Dimocrats, Barack Obama figures it’s time to pack up his lantern-jawed wife and skedaddle. Young idiots who once believed Obama are turning on him, Latino idiots who voted for him are disgusted with him, white women idiots who thought he could be trusted are scalded and running from him too. Solution: funerals and vacations.

At the Mandela funeral there will be two corpses. One will be the withered by work and age body of Nelson Mandela. The other corpse will be the walking dead scrawny Barack Obama seeking refuge from the disaster that is ObamaCare. One will rest in a deserved peace for a life well lived. The other will continue to rest, surrounded by mirrors to protect him, from the army of the angry growing daily.


Throw The Bum Out!

Hillary Clinton 2016 take note: The Obama coalition is not the way to win elections. For years, in several multi-part series of articles we have explained why this is. This year, today particularly, the evidence mounts that we have been correct in our analysis despite the results of the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012. Hillary Clinton 2016 take note real closely.

The white working class hates ObamaCare. Senior citizens who witnessed Obama loot half a trillion dollars from Medicare in order to finance the ObamaCare health scam hate ObamaCare too. Now the young are forming a coalition with the white working class and senior citizens to THROW THE BUM OUT!

We know Obama and ObamaCare’s a bust. Hooray! Welcome to our world-view millennials:

“Havard’s Institute of Politics just released a devastating study showing a massive drop in support among Millennials for Obama and Obamacare.

Bottom line is that Millennials don’t like Republicans, but for the first time they don’t like Obama and Democrats almost as much.

Here is the key finding in the Executive Summary (at pp. 5-6):

Additionally, we found that a majority (52%) of 18- to 29- year olds would choose to recall all members of Congress if it were possible, 45 percent would recall their member of Congress (45% would not) and approximately the same number indicate that they would recall President Obama (47% recall, 46% not recall).

“THROW THE BUM OUT!” So say we all.

Say, didn’t Obama attend Harvard as a legacy because his sperm donor dad went there to further donate sperm to chucklehead undergrads? It’s sort of sweet justice that the bad news for Barack comes from a Harvard poll: Millennial meltdown for Obama

“National Journal’s Ron Fournier breaks down the numbers, but the embedded graphic tells the whole story. The red bars indicating opposition dominate all the way down among voters 18-29 years of age, which had been the Democrats’ core for activists and enthusiasm. Obama scores badly across the board on issues, from the economy that’s not producing jobs for younger voters (33/61) to the federal budget deficit that they’ll have to own later (28/66).

The biggest issue right now, though, is ObamaCare, which ended up as law in large part due to the efforts of this demographic. It matters little whether pollsters call it the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, as the disapproval of it is almost identical either way (39/56 and 38/57, respectively). On health care policy, Obama gets a disastrous 34/61 approval on an issue that Democrats have owned for decades, especially among this demographic. [snip]

This is not just a momentary disaster for Barack Obama, but a generational disaster for Democrats. It also raises a big question in the midterms: where will Democrats get their volunteers and activists? It also raises an even bigger question for ObamaCare, as these millenials aren’t going to rush into the economic vise of the exchanges. And that will only get worse as the mandate rolls forward.”


Millennials Abandon Obama and Obamacare

A majority of America’s youngest adults would vote to recall the president.

Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.

The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama out of office.

The survey, part of a unique 13-year study of the attitudes of young adults, finds that America’s rising generation is worried about its future, disillusioned with the U.S. political system, strongly opposed to the government’s domestic surveillance apparatus, and drifting away from both major parties. [snip]

“Millennials are losing touch with government and its programs because they believe government is losing touch with them.”

The results blow a gaping hole in the belief among many Democrats that Obama’s two elections signaled a durable grip on the youth vote.

Who wouda’ thunk it? Young people changing their minds? What a concept!

The change to thinking by millennials spells disaster and doom for Obama Dimocrats, Obama, and ObamaCare:

“According to the poll, 57 percent of millennials disapprove of Obamacare, with 40 percent saying it will worsen their quality of care and a majority believing it will drive up costs. Only 18 percent say Obamacare will improve their care. Among 18-to-29-year-olds currently without health insurance, less than one-third say they’re likely to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges. [snip]

The largest and growing segment is among independents, 41 percent of the total.

Democrats’ advantage among young voters is fading. [snip]

Young blacks say they are much less likely to vote in the 2014 midterm election than they were in November 2009, signaling a worrisome level of engagement among a key Democratic constituency.

In addition to health care, domestic spying is an issue that puts Obama on the wrong side of the rising generation.

THROW THE BUM OUT! to Mars or someplace else. Anywhere else, preferably the blood stink stockyards of Chicago.

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In The World Series: The Hillary Clinton Coalition Versus The Barack Obama Coalition, Part III we wrote:

“3. The Obama coalition is dead. The Obama coalition is an historic mistake by Democrats. The Big Blogs are purposefully trying to confuse the “Obama coalition” with the Democratic “base”. As we have repeatedly written the Obama coalition was akin to the demographics of a situation comedy. As spelled out by David Axelrod and Donna Brazile the Obama coalition “is younger. It is more urban, as well as suburban, and we don’t have to just rely on white blue-collar voters and Hispanics”. According to Axelrod “The white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections” so it was time to dump them for the young, the black (er “urban”) and the well-off white liberals in the suburbs. Old people and lunch-bucket Joe and Jane (the white working class) could go to hell with grandma and grandpa along with all those old “controversies” of the boomers. Yesterday grandma and grandpa and the lunch bucket working class, as well as the boomers, told the Obama Dimocrats to “go to hell”.

4. The Hillary Clinton coalition forged by FDR is the winning coalition. Obama and his Dimocrats, unable to win white working class votes created the situation comedy coalition to avoid working for white working class votes. As we wrote repeatedly, Obama had a chance to appeal to these voters (like John Kennedy did) in West Virginia and Kentucky but Obama wrote these voters off.”

In Woodstock Nation: Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy, Part III we addressed the folly of dumping senior citizens from the FDR Democratic Party coalition in favor of the young. The “youth vote” added to the senior vote would be smart because we believe that politics is about addition not subtraction. But Obama strategists wanted the youth vote and willingly dumped seniors. The results were that in 2008, 2010, and 2012 seniors voted with the GOP – and seniors vote in every election.

We emphasized in all our longest running series on the Barack Obama coalition, “Mistake In ’08” that the “youth vote” is ephemeral because this cohort is growing and learning and does not build allegiances to brands easily or quickly. To build a political party on this sand was and is folly:

To build a party on ephemeral first time voters and young voters is foolishness. That foolishness is akin to a store which sells baby clothes only to virgins – there might be some curiosity value and foot traffic but the business model will not work.

Only now does the clucking clown of the “creative class” at NothingLeft realize the foolishness of party building based on a group of political virgins and soon to grow up and change their views young people. That’s not to say that those groups should not be courted, but to build a party on a one time only group of voters is monumental foolishness. [snip]

And even if Obama can re-energize his base in 2012, what then? His is a uniquely personal coalition, and whomever comes next is going to have a hard time filling the shoes of a rather unique candidate. If the damage done to other parts of the Clinton coalition is permanent, then the Democrats are going to have to make some major changes to retain their electoral coalition.” [snip]

Trende intelligently notes that if the Clinton coalition is permanently damaged and not restored, the Dimocrats are doomed for sure and the hope to restore the once great Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary Clinton will be doomed as well.”

We wrote that in 2010. Since then Barack Obama profited personally in 2008 and 2012 from the Barack Obama cult coalition which mimicked the demographics of piffle TV shows like “Friends”. Aided by reliable Obama allies – Deceit and Flim-flam – Barack Obama won his elections in 2008 and 2012 even as the political party he figureheads is fading away. Today the “youth vote” millennials joined senior citizens and the white working class in saying “THROW THE BUM OUT!”.

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THROW THE BUM OUT! He’s a joke:

The joke’s on the party that brung him:

“Wise Beyond Their Years

The young won’t show up for Obamacare.

Former president Bill Clinton said recently that Obamacare “only works .  .  . if young people show up.” But it won’t work—because young people won’t show up. Obamacare gives them too many reasons not to do so.

One reason is that Obamacare makes things more expensive for them. [snip]

Another reason the young are unlikely to show up in sufficient numbers is that Obamacare gives many of them an easy out: They can stay on their parents’ insurance free of charge until they’re 26. As for the rest, with the elimination of preexisting conditions as a barrier to buying health insurance, many will choose to go without coverage until they’re sick or injured.

In other words, Obama-care makes insurance more costly while simultaneously making it less necessary—especially for the young. [snip]

Under Obamacare, there is more incentive for previously insured young people to decide to go without insurance than for previously uninsured young people to decide to buy insurance. “

It’s not funny because it’s true. It is funny because it’s true. Both are true.

Even more true: THROW THE BUM OUT!


Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust – We Know #ObamaCare ‘s A Bust

50,001? We must have been the 50,001th wannabee victim. In our courageous zeal to inform our readers we ventured into the swamp of ObamaCare. We got stuck immediately. ObamaCare is a pitiless pit of poop.

We are not the only ones stuck in the pitiless pit of poop which is the ObamaCare website today. Many others got stuck in the pit and received the same message we did. Charles Ornstein had this to say at
Pro Publica: Why, this new and improved ObamaCare website seems barely improved at all:

“‘Please Wait’: New-and-Improved Has Same Old Problems

After a glowing news conference yesterday citing “night and day” progress on, I decided to log in this morning and take the Web site for a test drive, as I’m sure many others are doing. Early reports had been promising. What I found was hardly encouraging — long delays loading pages, an endless circle of tasks (some already completed) and ultimately an error message.

The load-time issues (sometimes more than a minute) reminded me of the problems users encountered in the very first days of the Web site, which handles health insurance enrollment for residents of 36 states. It also appears to contradict what Health and Human Services officials said had been fixed. [snip]

Additionally, once I had completed and submitted my application and verified my identity, the site told me that I was missing information and had to review it again. Nothing was missing. Ultimately, I got an error message telling me to come back later.

The Obama administration says the site can now handle 50,000 unique visitors at one time and 800,000 over the course of a day. But on Day One of the new-and-improved site, it doesn’t appear able to keep up with the load. No wonder HHS is encouraging users to come back at off-peak hours.

Some screen shots of my experience are below.

Immediately I encountered delays:

Screenshot by screenshot the Pulitzer winner encountered the same scourging we did. The technicians willing to “chat” could not help him either. We wept as we realized today is the second day of the second month and the second deadline as the hapless ObamaCare website continues to trap the unwary and the misbegotten. Sad, sad, sad. Our crocodile tears flowed.

Amazon, remember Amazon? Amazon, which Barack Obama assured Americans for years was exactly how ObamaCare’s website would work, was busy on CyberMonday processing millions upon millions of orders for customers (over a million per hour; Fedex handled more than 22 million packages). Yesterday Amazon pitched a possible future (we suspect a very clever Christmastide publicity stunt) in which Amazon packages would arrive less than 1 hour after purchase – via drones. ObamaCare? While Amazon worked towards an effective future, Obama shill David Soufflé promised a better ObamaCare future starting in — 2017.

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Hold your breath until 2017. If the flatline economy doesn’t kill you ObamaCare will. Fortunately there are two elections coming before 2016 that will kill ObamaCare before it kills us. What will Obama Dimocrats so?

Obama Dimocrats in a panic because of ObamaCare think they need a better boatload of people and that will drain the pitiless pit of poop:

“Dems admit reboot needs stronger team

Former administration officials and Democratic operatives say President Obama is ill-served by his current White House staff and must reboot his second term team following the disastrous ObamaCare rollout.

First-term insiders argue the White House’s weakness was defined by a lack of preparedness, messaging blunders and failure to keep the president informed.

They say Obama’s team lacks depth after the departures of longtime advisers David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Robert Gibbs and Patrick Gaspard, and suggest new people must be brought on.

“You basically have [White House senior adviser Dan] Pfeiffer and [deputy chief of staff] Rob Nabors running the show politically, and that’s it,” one former administration official said.”

The problem is not Dan Pfluffer nor David Soufflé. The problem is Barack Obama and his wholly-owned by Obama Dimocrats health scam called ObamaCare. To think that a change of staff will bring back the ObamaCare scam to life is like thinking changing curtains at the morgue will resurrect the frozen dead. Besides, those Barack Obama former staffers like Robert Gibbs, are not exactly being helpful:

“Well, look, I think, you know, the notion that it works for a vast majority of users, obviously, is as many have pointed out an arbitrary measure. We don’t know the exact number. It is clear from reporting that people are having a better user experience,” said Gibbs.

“Again, I think the pressure now will be on the administration to be more forthcoming about what’s happening on the back-end and whether insurance companies are getting the information.”

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd has shilled so much for Obama and ObamaCare he qualifies as an Obama staffer. Chuck is not being helpful either as he sinks not only ObamaCare but the idea of government intervention- at NBC’s flagship Obama protection show!:

CHUCK TODD: David, the most interesting thing in this report, right, page one– it’s page three of the report, it says here that, “The team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness.”


CHUCK TODD: Okay, that is an acknowledgement that, “You know what? If this was a government operation for a long time and it failed, now we’re bringing in the private sector folks.” I mean, that is an indictment on the whole idea of government as a solution, frankly, when you look at [unintelligible].

As to the Robert Gibbs question “whether insurance companies are getting the information”? We have an answer. Insurers: The back end of still isn’t working. It’s not crazed Republicans/conservatives providing that answer. It’s Obama protection squads at the New York Times:

“While insurers will start covering people who pay their share of the premium, many insurers worry the government will be late on the payments they were expecting in mid-January for the first people covered.

“We want to be paid,” said one executive, speaking frankly on the condition of anonymity. “If we want to pay claims, we need to get paid.”

Insurers said they had received calls from consumers requesting insurance cards because they thought they had enrolled in a health plan through the federal website, but the insurers said they had not been notified.

“Somehow people are getting lost in the process,” the insurance executive said. “If they go to a doctor or a hospital and we have no record of them, that will be very upsetting to consumers.

Upsetting? Ya think? Wait until applicants find out all the subsidy information they received is a load of poop too and they have to pay more than their meager budgets permit as “affordable”.

Welcome to permanent residence in the pit of poop:

“So here’s the outlook for the next eight weeks. Even with the White House urging progressive nonprofits not to drum up extra interest in enrollment before December 23rd in order to keep site traffic manageable, traffic is still bound to soar. The site may well crash, right in the home stretch before the December 23rd deadline. Once December 23rd arrives, insurers will have just eight days to somehow process the last-minute crush of applications without error, even though some unknown portion of them will likely be riddled with data problems from If/when the applications are processed, people will start discovering next month after they’ve made appointments that their insurer has never heard of them. They’ll also find out that that the relatively low-premium ObamaCare “bronze” plan they signed up for happens to come with a deductible that’s stratospherically high and a provider network that’s much smaller than they’d hoped for. And on top of all that, it’s an open question whether the risk pools in the exchanges will be as young and healthy as insurers need them to be or whether they’ll end up too old or sick to be sustainable. In other words — mass chaos. Like I say, this is merely the next eight weeks. How long will Democrats tough it out? [snip]

How much more blood can Democrats lose before they pull the plug? Exit quotation from Obama, the thinking-man’s answer to the notoriously “incurious” George Bush: “We’re evaluating why it is exactly that I didn’t know soon enough that it wasn’t going to work the way it needed to.”

When you’re trapped in a sea of poop, get out of the boat. Run. Get out. Get out now. The rising tide of poop sinks all ships. Get to shore. Get to safety. Get out of the poop. ObamaCare is a pitiless pit of poop.