The second debate was a catastrophe for Hillary2016. In the wake of the Muslim Terrorist attack against the West in the city of light it was to be expected that Hillary Clinton would turn the events to her advantage but instead she immolated herself on issue after issue in order to protect Barack Obama.
As to Donald Trump, he should strip off his tailored suits and put on white linen cloth so that he can be declared a prophet on issue upon issue.
We’re not exaggerating. We pinpointed the exact doom day of the Romney campaign well before anyone. We pinpointed the moment of doom for Hillary2016 which took place at the second debate. For years we predicted ObamaCare would doom the Dims and that issue is back with a fury. On Muslim Terrorism we’ve noted that Barack Obama cannot be that stupid that Barack Obama purposefully and treacherously wants the enemies of America to succeed and his policies only make “sense” in that light.
Those that want to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016 need to denounce her campaign and her positions until she returns to sanity. Let’s look at events in recent days.
In the second debate Hillary Clinton went out of her way to praise ObamaCare. Hillary could have said something along the lines of “as to healthcare I have a lifetime of experience and I will do what has to be done to improve the health care of all Americans”. That pablum would have inoculated herself a little bit against the horror that is ObamaCare. We think that Hillary should denounce ObamaCare as the Frankenstein monster it is but if Hillary does not wish to do that because she fears the treacherous Barack Obama, the sentence we propose would have been better than what she said. Here’s what Hillary said:
We now have this great accomplishment known as the Affordable Care Act. And– I don’t think we should have to be defending it amount [sic] Democrats. We ought to be working to improve it and prevent Republicans from both undermining it and even repealing it. [snip]
I– I think– I think as Democrats, we ought to proudly support the Affordable Care Act, improve it, and make it the model that we know it can be–
That first sentence from Hillary will launch a thousand attack ads. “We now have this great accomplishment known as the Affordable Care Act.” And “I think as Democrats, we ought to proudly support the Affordable Care Act” will also be featured in countless attack ads.
Why in Heaven, Earth, or Hell, Hillary Clinton defends ObamaCare even the Almighty cannot explain.
Today, Bombshell: United Healthcare may exit individual insurance exchanges after 2016. Yes, that is the latest news from the ObamaCare that Hillary Clinton so defends:
Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday when it warned that it may stop offering insurance plans to individuals through public exchanges established by the reform law.
In a surprise, UnitedHealth (UNH) downgraded its earnings forecast in a sign that ACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is taking a toll on the company’s bottom line. [snip]
“If they can’t make money on the exchanges, it seems it would be hard for anyone,” Hempstead said.
More than half of the 23 non-profit insurance co-ops established under the ACA are shuttering by the end of this year, but UnitedHealth is the largest single insurance carrier in the U.S. United’s comments about the health of exchange-plan holders also runs counter to what was expected. Experts including Hempstead assumed the sickest people would get insurance first and then the “risk pool” would improve as more healthy people bought plans.
We wrote about this death spiral to ObamaCare back in 2009. It was easy to see. But Hillary Clinton continues to defend ObamaCare. We also warned repeatedly that deductibles were too damn high and made ObamaCare a killer. On the same day as the second debate, the New York Times published the truth about ObamaCare deductibles which Hillary either did not see or chose to ignore:
Many Say High Deductibles Make Their Health Law Insurance All but Useless [snip]
“The deductible, $3,000 a year, makes it impossible to actually go to the doctor,” said David R. Reines, 60, of Jefferson Township, N.J., a former hardware salesman with chronic knee pain. “We have insurance, but can’t afford to use it.” [snip]
In many states, more than half the plans offered for sale through HealthCare.gov, the federal online marketplace, have a deductible of $3,000 or more, a New York Times review has found. Those deductibles are causing concern among Democrats — and some Republican detractors of the health law, who once pushed high-deductible health plans in the belief that consumers would be more cost-conscious if they had more of a financial stake or skin in the game.
“We could not afford the deductible,” said Kevin Fanning, 59, who lives in North Texas, near Wichita Falls. “Basically I was paying for insurance I could not afford to use.”
He dropped his policy. [snip]
“Our deductible is so high, we practically pay for all of our medical expenses out of pocket,” said Wendy Kaplan, 50, of Evanston, Ill. “So our policy is really there for emergencies only, and basic wellness appointments.”
Her family of four pays premiums of $1,200 a month for coverage with an annual deductible of $12,700.
In Miami, the median deductible, according to HealthCare.gov, is $5,000. (Half of the plans are above the median, and half below it.) In Jackson, Miss., the comparable figure is $5,500. In Chicago, the median deductible is $3,400. In Phoenix, it is $4,000; in Houston and Des Moines, $3,000. [snip]
Mr. Fanning, the North Texan, said he and his wife had a policy with a monthly premium of about $500 and an annual deductible of about $10,000 after taking account of financial assistance. Their income is about $32,000 a year.
The Fannings dropped the policy in July after he had a one-night hospital stay and she had tests for kidney problems, and the bills started to roll in.
Josie Gibb of Albuquerque pays about $400 a month in premiums, after subsidies, for a silver-level insurance plan with a deductible of $6,000. “The deductible,” she said, “is so high that I have to pay for everything all year — visits with a gynecologist, a dermatologist, all blood work, all tests. It’s really just a catastrophic policy.”
Hillary Clinton defends this scam? You pay your premiums then you pay the deductibles and by then the insurance companies have done well but you haven’t. Only if you are very sick and squeeze the system dry is ObamaCare of any use to anyone. And Hillary Clinton defends what by any definition is a scam?
That article comes from the New York Times and published on the day of the debate but somehow Hillary continues to go out of her way to praise ObamaCare??? The Boston Globe follows up today on the scam:
Critics say high deductibles make insurance ‘unaffordable’
“This law was going to give people a chance,” said Cassaundra Anderson, 44, a freelance proof reader.
But in April, when Roger Anderson fell while hiking and hurt his shoulder, he discovered, to his dismay, that simply being insured was not enough. The Andersons’ mid-tier plan, which costs them $875 a month, requires them to meet a $7,000 deductible before insurance payments kick in.
“We can’t afford the Affordable Care Act, quite honestly,” said Cassaundra Anderson, whose family canvassed for Obama in their neighborhood, a Republican stronghold outside Cincinnati. “The intention is great, but there is so much wrong. . . . I’m mad.”
The Andersons’ experience echoes that of hundreds of thousands of newly insured Americans facing sticker shock over out-of-pocket costs. [snip]
“This will be an issue at least one more time in the 2016 election. It could absolutely still hurt Democrats,” said Robert Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health. “Polls about the Affordable Care Act have a considerable amount of middle-income people who say either the program has done nothing for them or actually hurt them.”
Repeatedly the concerns cited by Americans quoted at the New York Times and the Boston Globe is that their insurance is not only worthless, but a drain on them. ObamaCare is a scam that takes money by force of law and delivers nothing but bills. Hillary Clinton defends and supports this???
Donald J. Trump promises to burn ObamaCare to the ground.
Hillary Clinton somehow believes that adopting every ObamaCare horror as her own child is somehow a winning strategy. We think it is as catastrophic as Hillary’s demand the United States bring in 65,000 Syrian
refugees potential Trojan Horse invaders.
ObamaCare is a cancer on Hillary2016. That’s the good news. That cancer will slowly eat away at the entrails of Hillary2016. The immediate danger to Hillary2016 is the IED that is Islamic Terrorism which has exploded with devastating instant impact.
The White Working Class
Let’s tie this all up in one neat package for the dunderheads in Brooklyn. Please notice that the predominately white, working class and the middle classes are the ones hurt by ObamaCare. It is also the white working class that is disgusted by Barack Obama’s pro Muslim Terrorist policies. Policies which Hillary2016 adopts like a dog picks up fleas.
In October we noted that Donald Trump was walking away with the Clinton Coalition. Hillary2016, like Barack Obama has orphaned the winning Clinton Coalition. The Wall Street Journal confirms the flight of the white working class to Donald J. Trump:
Trump Rides a Blue-Collar Wave
Fifty-five percent of his supporters are white working-class.
The biggest surprise of the presidential election so far is the emergence and persistent strength of Donald Trump. [snip]
Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 39% of the white working class backs Mr. Trump, twice his share of white college-educated voters. Fifty-five percent of his supporters are white working class, compared with 35% for the rest of the Republican field and only 32% for Mr. Carson.
We’ve written a great deal about the importance of the white working class and how the flight of that cohort from FDR/JFK/Clinton Democrats to Trump Republicans reshapes both political parties so we won’t dwell on those implications today. Suffice to say that Donald Trump, a billionaire, resonates so very well with them. And on issue after issue Donald Trump’s forthrightness and clear talk threatens the mush and the crap coming from Hillary2016.
As an example, here’s leftist Kevin Drum at leftist Mother Jones magazine, with a warning to liberals:
Liberals Should Knock Off the Mockery Over Calls to Limit Syrian Refugees
Chris Cillizza on the post-Paris push among Republicans to keep Syrian refugees out of the country:
Over the past 24 hours, almost half of the nation’s governors — all but one of them Republicans — have said they plan to refuse to allow Syrian immigrants into their states in the wake of the Paris attacks carried out by the Islamic State….That stance has been greeted with widespread ridicule and disgust by Democrats who insist that keeping people out of the U.S. is anathema to the founding principles of the country.
….Think what you will, but one thing is clear: The political upside for Republican politicians pushing an immigration ban on Syrians and/or Muslims as a broader response to the threat posed by the Islamic State sure looks like a political winner.
Cillizza has some poll numbers to back this up, but he’s right in more ways than just that. Here’s the thing: to the average person, it seems perfectly reasonable to be suspicious of admitting Syrian refugees to the country. We know that ISIS would like to attack the US. We know that ISIS probably has the wherewithal to infiltrate a few of its people into the flood of refugees. And most voters have no idea how easy it is to get past US screening. They probably figure it’s pretty easy.
So to them it doesn’t seem xenophobic or crazy to call for an end to accepting Syrian refugees. It seems like simple common sense. After all, things changed after Paris.
Mocking Republicans over this—as liberals spent much of yesterday doing on my Twitter stream—seems absurdly out of touch to a lot of people. [snip]
Ordinary people see the refugees as a common sense thing to be concerned about. We shouldn’t respond by essentially calling them idiots. That way lies electoral disaster.
Electoral disaster. As we wrote about the second debate. Hillary wants 65,000 Syrian refugees??? Is there one living brain in Hillary2016???
As with ObamaCare, Hillary Clinton cannot bring herself to talk about Islamic/Muslim Terrorists – even as bodies torn by Islamic bombs and guns littered Paris. Instead at the second debate Hillary was a cheerleader for ObamaCare and national suicide via unguarded borders, illegal immigration, mass migration, and empathy towards the “root causes” that drive these Islamic Terrorists.
The evidence mounts that some of the Muslim Terrorists that attacked in Paris traveled to Europe by declaring themselves to be Syrian refugees. Even worse some of the Muslim Terrorists were home grown in the tolerant enclaves of a Europe stripped of pride in the values of the West. The reports flood in that ISIS and other Muslim terrorists are engaged in efforts to come to and attack inside the United States. From Hillary, mush and empathy instead of denunciations of Barack Obama and his failed domestic and foreign policy.
So it was with supreme stupidity that in the wake of the Muslim attacks against Paris, Big Media declared the death of Trump, again:
GOP leaders: National security will end Carson and Trump campaigns
The reemergence of foreign policy atop the Republican agenda will force voters to reevaluate the outsider candidates, particularly as both Trump and Carson display a lack of knowledge about national security and the terrorist threat, party stalwarts said.
“The losers are going to be Donald Trump and Ben Carson on national security,” said Katon Dawson, the former chairman of the South Carolina GOP. “As the Republican base sobers up, they are the two, if this story lasts a long time, it’s going to hurt.”
Indeed, in interviews with current and former GOP chairs, veteran operatives, lobbyists and strategists, the long-held conviction that neither Trump nor Carson will win the Republican nomination has only strengthened since the attacks in Paris last week.
That was supreme stupidity. Subsequent polls revealed the beltway “wisdom” stupidity as Trump rose in the polls. Of course Ben Carson was doomed from the start and the Paris attacks hastened his demise. But Donald Trump? Donald Trump who proves as prescient as an Old Testament prophet?
While Hillary Clinton even after the Muslim Terrorist attacks against Paris could not come up with an experienced strategy or the guts to mention Islam, Donald Trump, well before the terror attack said what needed to be said:
That was BEFORE the ISIS terror attack in Paris. After the Paris attack Trump released a minute long ad to be heard by the voters in the early primary states:
The tragic attacks in Paris prove once again that America needs to get tough on radical Islamic terrorism. President Obama and other politicans have consistantly failed us. Just hours before the attacks in Paris, President Obama said ISIS had been contained. It is amazing that the United States could have a president who is so out of touch. It is also dangerous. Obama has no strategy to defeat ISIS and now he is preparing to let hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria into the United States. I will stop illegal immigration. We will build a wall on the southern border, and yes, I will also quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS. We’ll make the military so strong, no one and I mean no one, will mess with us. If I win, we will not have to listen to the politicans who are losing the war on terrorism, we will make America safe, and we will make America great again.
Clear, precise, English. A strong denunciation of Barack Obama’s policies. Anyone wonder why Trump2016 is doing so well and Hillary2016 is headed toward the November 2016 rocks?