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!
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.”
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!
“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.“
“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.
“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!”.
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.
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.
“‘Please Wait’: New-and-Improved HealthCare.gov Has Same Old Problems
After a glowing news conference yesterday citing “night and day” progress on HealthCare.gov, 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.
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?
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.”
DAVID GREGORY: Yeah.
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].
“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”.
“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 Healthcare.gov. 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.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday in which we should look at even near empty glasses as sources of delight and gratitude. You’re breathing? Be thankful. You didn’t vote for Obama? You’re a special person deserving of many more blessings. You voted for Obama? You’re not very bright but be thankful that there is still time to learn and make it up to the country you have so wounded with your stupidity.
You’re Mike Tyson and made a lot of bad choices and horrid acts throughout your life? Rejoice Mike, you are smarter and braver than many think you are so there is hope for you. Continue to tell the truth such as:
“The reality of this plan: It didn’t work. So we have to find another plan,” Tyson said Wednesday on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.”
The former heavyweight champion of the world said Obamacare is “really bad” and “just really went horrible,” adding he previously supported the law, but that it isn’t delivering.
“If they can get the health care, but as of now it doesn’t seem they can get it,” Tyson said, when asked if he agreed with a universal health care system. “I was for it a 100 percent but we just have to come to the reality that it didn’t work.”
See you long-time Obama/ObamaCare supporters, even a man with little education and too many hits to the head can grow and CHANGE into a smarter better person. There’s HOPE for you too you, Obama lovin’ fools. Oh, our prayers of thanks-giving at today’s dinner table will be filled with great joy. There is HOPE:
“I do not wish to think of myself as some reflexive Talking Points Robot who is ready, willing, and eager to engage in any spin, no matter how preposterous, to protect the all-important team.
Well, other people are like that too. And the Liberal Chattering Classes are facing a question now: “Will my reputation and sense of pride survive Obama’s incompetence?”
And: “How absurd am I willing to make myself in order to cover up for this arrogant buffoon’s incompetence?“
Some people may begin to peel off — not because they’re not in-the-tank partisan shills, mind you, but because they’re in-the-tank partisan shills who still have some functioning sense of self-respect left in them.
They are beginning to realize that loving Obama means, in the end, hating yourself. You have to sacrifice everything for him — your honesty, your integrity, your autonomy. Your reputation, your legacy, your pride.
His incompetence and deceit are at such a level that he will not permit you to support him and retain a shred of self-respect for yourself.
Devotion to Obama requires destruction of the self. Obama is a jealous Messiah, and will not permit you to love anything else — even yourself.
That may be too much for some worshippers to bear. Some worshippers may only be willing to worship casually — Cafeteria Cultists, if you will — and will not be able to muster the full commitment to the Obama Cult that the more senior acolytes demand.
And such people will then become apostates.
And the other cultists will shun them, declaring: “Obama asked nothing of you, except for one thing: that you love him and nothing else, and that you obey his every command as if it were the Voice of God Himself commanding you.”
Even in the darkest pits of the cult, there is HOPE. We rejoice!
“His parents call him a “wild, fun loving, zombie-killing boy who loves the military and police.”
He is normal in every way, except this 7-year-old already plays guitar and keyboards and has his heart set on learning to fiddle.
Something else sets Hunter apart.
He was born with a rare form of cancer and lost his health insurance just after Obamacare went into effect.”
Millions more are to follow that little boy into ObamaCare oblivion as above standard health plans get destroyed. As those plans get axed we think it’s time to put the ax back into Thaxngiving.
ObamaCare is a turkey. On Thanksgiving turkeys get axed.
And yes, our apologies to turkeys. Turkeys are noble birds once nominated to be the national bird instead of the bald eagle. We call ObamaCare a turkey but ObamaCare is a predatory disease and disease inducing fowl that requires beheading. Ax it. Ax it right between the eyes. Throw the carcass into an incinerator. Be thankful that filthy fowl will no longer live to terrorize.
To ObamaCare supporters, don’t you dare pollute the dinner table with propaganda. Tonight is a night for joyful reflection of the blessings of liberty and our wonder-filled future and past as individuals and as a nation.
Tonight, if you are alone or with family or friends be grateful you are still alive and every moment brings the possibility of new possibilities. Gather yourself, alone or with others, and be grateful for all that you have.
Obama’s deliberate destruction of America becomes more obvious every day. Pearl necklace clutchers will moan, groan, and whine about this. But for fighters like us it is a great opportunity to attack and prevail.
For those of us who have seen Obama as the treacherous boob he is from the beginning we mock the hand-wringers and Henny-Penny’s frantically flapping their feathers headlessly. Why do we mock the Chicken Littles? What do we see that can be in any way described as “good”?
We see that now Barack Obama has two bona fide, self-inflicted, death-bringing wounds, afflicting his scrawny political body. It’s not that there weren’t many Obama scandals and treacheries before. There were. But the news ones have traction none of the others had. It can be argued that the earlier scandals led to the present moment when the latest Obama scandals and treacheries hit home.
The self-inflicted ObamaCare catastrophe continues to bleed Obama dry domestically. The Iran deal treachery threatens to eat through his bones on foreign shores.
Only four out of 10 Americans believe President Barack Obama can manage the federal government effectively, according to a new national poll.
And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning also indicates that 53% of Americans now believe that Obama is not honest and trustworthy, the first time that a clear majority in CNN polling has felt that way.
According to the survey, conducted last Monday through Wednesday, 40% say the President can manage the government effectively. That 40% figure is down 12 percentage points from June and is the worst score Obama received among the nine personal characteristics tested in the new poll.
“A lot of attention has focused on the President’s numbers on honesty in new polling the past three weeks, but it looks like the recent controversy over Obamacare has had a bigger impact on his status as an effective manager of the government, and that may be what is really driving the drop in Obama’s approval rating this fall,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.
Does being an effective manager count more than honesty?
“Just ask Bill Clinton, whose overall approval ratings remained high during and after the Monica Lewinsky scandal because three-quarters of all Americans thought he could get things done, even though only about one in five said he was honest,” Holland added.
Obama’s woes are not limited to honesty and his managerial skills. Fifty-six percent say he is not a person they admire, and an equal number say he does not agree with them on important issues. Fifty-six percent also say he does not inspire confidence, and 53% don’t view him as a strong and decisive leader. All of those figures are all-time records for Obama in CNN polling.”
“Some Capitol Hill Democrats are preparing to launch broadsides against President Barack Obama if the Affordable Care Act website isn’t fixed by the end of the month.
That will come in the form of more aggressive scrutiny in Republican-led oversight hearings, open advocacy for further delay in the enrollment deadline and individual coverage mandate, and more calls for a staff shake-up in the White House. [snip]
The building frustration — expressed in part Nov. 15 when 39 House Democrats voted for a GOP bill that would have let consumers keep expiring insurance plans — is driven by the fear that Obama’s failed rollout has suddenly left scores of Democrats vulnerable to defeat in the House and Senate. [snip]
Not only are Democrats watching helplessly as visions of taking over the House begin to dissolve, but they increasingly perceive the danger that the Senate could flip into GOP hands and that Obama’s final three years in office could be a total loss for their party’s agenda.“
The brain dead will continue to defend ObamaCare and Obama. But the “strategists” are looking at the numbers and even their Hopium addled brains are perceiving what we perceive:
“Some party strategists say they’re in denial.
And that perceived gap between party spin and facts on the ground is fueling worries that the White House and Democratic higher-ups aren’t taking the possible electoral blowback seriously enough or doing enough to shield their candidates. Democratic contenders in the toughest races are distinctly less convinced that Obamacare will fade as an election-year issue — and they can’t afford to just cross their fingers that things get ironed out or that Republicans revert to political hara-kiri. [snip]
Polls, however, suggest Democrats should be worried. A CBS News poll released Wednesday showed Obama with a 37 percent approval rating, his lowest figure ever in that survey. Another all-time low in the poll: approval of Obamacare, which stood at 31 percent.
Republicans are placing their chips on Obamacare as their defining 2014 issue and putting their money where their mouths are. [snip]
“We’re trying to deny what everyone knows is happening,” said one Democratic pollster who is a veteran of competitive congressional races. “Anybody who is halfway intelligent knows this is a big … problem for us. It’s impossible not to see. We can try to hide our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not a problem, but it is.”
On the home front, an army of termites is chewing on the foundations of ObamaCare – and has already reduced the massive timbers of deception into wobbly toothpicks. Add to this crumbling edifice, the foreign policy treachery that will destroy the last refuge of second term presidencies.
Obama promised Hope and Change in 2008. Only Iran now has Hope – Hope that their nuclear status will Change followed by a charred Israel. Israel is in great danger and we hope that consideration is made by Ohio voters and all Americans as they weigh their vote on the economy and jobs.”
“Nailed it” is the term used for such predictive powers. Mitt Romney failed to do what he needed to do but even if he had there were too many ears not willing to listen. Many of us tried to get the truth out. We knew Obama for the treacherous monster he is and wrote about it when many dared only the politest of words.
“Not since the days of the Völkischer Beobachter has the world witnessed the tolerance for Jew baiting in the Big Media gossip sheets and in the American government.
The Jew baiting is taking place in the context of Barack Obama’s speech last week when he parroted Arab theories against Israel, as Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu prepares to deliver a response speech on Sunday, and as Iran votes on Friday.
The context for Obama’s speech and this week’s events is that there is, among many Americans and citizens of many nations, the notion that Israel is screwing the world and dreams of peace for their own narrow (self-preservation) interests. This notion, shared by many non-Jews and even many Jews (mostly those safely ensconced in the West Side of Manhattan and other precincts in New York City) is that if only Israel would cooperate and stop its silly self-preservation notions the celestial choirs would sing out and there would be peace in the Middle East region. Folly.
This magic wand philosophy is more properly termed a “Sudentenland” mentality – this time the calls are aimed at the existence of the Jewish state of Israel.”
We now know how those Iranian elections turned out and can see the uncloaked Obama hatred of Israel. The difference is that now even in the West Side precincts of Obama loving Jews the stench of truth, like the acrid smoke of the Auschwitz ovens, can be smelled. Via video: Schumer not exactly thrilled with the Obama-Kerry Iran deal:
NY Senator Chuck Schumer assured pro-Israel Jews, Sunday evening, that Democrats and Republicans are untied to stop President Obama from easing the sanctions on Iran, until Iran destroys its nuclear capabilities and gets rid of all centrifuges and enriched uranium.
Treacherous 2×4 Schumer is getting a graduate course in Treachery by Professor of Treachery Barack Obama. Israel is in grave danger:
“U.S. President Barack Obama has had two overarching goals in the Iran crisis. The first was to stop the Iranian regime from gaining possession of a nuclear weapon. The second was to prevent Israel from attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities.
This weekend, the president achieved one of these goals. He boxed-in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu so comprehensively that it’s unimaginable Israel will strike Iran in the foreseeable future. Netanyahu had his best chance to attack in 2010 and 2011, and he missed it. He came close but was swayed by Obama’s demand that he keep his planes parked. It would be a foolhardy act — one that could turn Israel into a true pariah state, and bring about the collapse of sanctions and possible war in the Middle East — if Israel were to attack Iran now, in the middle of negotiations.”
We know that Netanyahu is in a very difficult position. We don’t think Netanyahu will attack Iran alone. But that does not mean that we believe Netanyahu and Israel will not attack. What Goldberg does not want to admit is that Obama’s treachery does not only threaten Israel. There are others.
World leaders say President Obama’s credibility to enforce the deadline has been badly damaged.
The interim nuclear deal struck on Sunday morning avoids outright confrontation with Iran for six months, but foreign leaders and international experts warned that the gamble over reaching a final deal could substantially raise the risk of open conflict.
Over 200 officials, lawmakers, and experts from more than 50 countries were meeting at the Halifax International Security Forum as news broke over the weekend, many suggested that President Obama’s credibility to stop Iran from going nuclear after the deadline if no final deal is reached had been badly damaged by his wavering red lines on Syria. [snip]
If there’s no final deal, the prospects of war will rise and a weakened Obama administration will be less able to prevent it.
“My worry is not over the next six months,” said Dov Zakheim, former undersecretary of Defense in the Bush administration. “The problem to me is that the president has once again laid out another red line and his track record with red lines is ambiguous. The red line this time is the six months.”
“What happens if nothing more is achieved after the six month period or Iran cheats and nobody does anything about it? If either of those things happen, I believe the Israelis will attack,” he said. [snip]
Obama previously set a red line regarding Syria, warning that the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime would trigger an international response. Following the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack there that killed over 1,400 Syrians, Obama decided to launch limited military strikes against Syria and then reversed himself when Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons capabilities.
Several foreign officials said that the Syrian red line episode had eroded the Obama administration’s credibility around the world, which raises questions over promises made about Iran.
“When you draw red lines and then they are crossed and you don’t do anything about it, two things happen: Your enemies become emboldened and your allies become less sure,” said British Member of Parliament Liam Fox, a former Secretary of State for Defence. “That’s been the problem.”
Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s Minister of Defense, said America’s actions throughout the Arab Spring, including Obama’s failure to enforce his Syria red line, have created the impression that the West is not willing or able to confront Iran and its Shiite Muslim allies, who are bent on expanding their regional influence and pursuing a nuclear capability despite any interim deal.
“According to the Sunni Arab camp, the West is in retreat… According to the Iranian perspective, the West is the Great Satan America. In this regard, the West should be defeated, according to the Iranian ideology,” he said. “Regarding the deal, they feel like there is weakness on behalf of the West which might be exploited by them to defeat the West.”“
“Iran is correct, the agreement is a de facto recognition of its “right” to enrich uranium.
Protests by the administration – Secretary of State John Kerry in particular – that the deal does not recognize a “right” of Iran to enrich uranium are Obamacare-style lies, false for what they leave out.
The deal, as Kerry contends, does not explicitly recognize a “right.” But it clearly does so implicitly. [snip]
Final deal allows enrichment. Just a matter of how much.
Here’s why this is so incredibly significant.
Allowing Iran to enrich is contrary to UN resolutions and U.S. policy. It’s a big concession, even before the most serious talks have started. It gets us to the table – by giving away the chair.
What this means is that from now on – forever – the United States and the UN will be forced to try to keep tabs on an enrichment program and ensure that Iran does not achieve the “breakout” point it’s already so close to.
How do you do that? You can’t. For Iran to be deprived on a nuclear weapon, it has to be deprived of the materials and processes to make one. The Iranians know that with an enrichment program in place, they’ll eventually, one way or another, get nuclear-grade material.“
Israel knows all this. Israel also knows that perhaps the only way to destroy the Hitler bunkers of nuclear materials is to use tactical nuclear weapons. So Israel is restrained. Israel realizes it cannot attack alone. But Israel is not alone. Barack Obama and the United States have abandoned Israel. But there is another:
“Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own Saudi Arabia claims they were kept in the dark by Western allies over Iran nuclear deal and says it will strike out on its own
A senior advisor to the Saudi royal family has accused its Western allies of deceiving the oil rich kingdom in striking the nuclear accord with Iran and said Riyadh would follow an independent foreign policy.
Nawaf Obaid told a think tank meeting in London that Saudi Arabia was determined to pursue its own foreign and policy goals. Having in the past been reactive to events, the leading Sunni Muslim nation was determined to be pro-active in future.
Mr Obaid said that while Saudi Arabia knew that the US was talking directly to Iran through a channel in the Gulf state of Oman, Washington had not directly briefed its ally.
“We were lied to, things were hidden from us,” he said.”
“The RSAF has developed from a largely defensive military force into one with an advanced offensive capability. The RSAF maintains the third largest fleet of F-15s after the USAF and the JASDF.”
The Saudi Air Force and the Israeli Air Defense forces constitute sufficient air power to attack Iran successfully. The economics of Iranian retaliation against Israel and oil rich Saudi Arabia would force the European powers and the United States to move from collaboration with Iran to protection of Israel and Saudi Arabia. Of course this is just a fantasy on our part, right?:
“Officals: Israelis in secret trip to inspect Saudi bases. Could be used as staging ground for strikes against Iran
TEL AVIV — Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials.
The officials said Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and other Arab and Persian Gulf countries have been discussing the next steps toward possible strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites.
The officials said the U.S. passed strong messages to Israel and the Saudis that the Americans control radar capabilities over the skies near Iran and that no strike should be launched without permission from the Obama administration.
It was unclear whether the purported visit to Saudi Arabia by Israeli military and intelligence officials signals any real preparation for a strike or if the trip was meant to keep pressure on the West amid Israeli fears about the current deal with Tehran.
The trip came prior to the announcement today of the deal with Western powers that aims to halt key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
At a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed what he called a “bad” and “dangerous” deal, while affirming that Israel will not allow Iran to go nuclear.
“Israel is not obligated by this agreement,” Netanyahu said. “I want to make clear we will not allow Iran to obtain military nuclear capability.”
Saudi Arabia united with it’s most hated enemy? Impossible right? Right?
As Obama’s ObamaCare crumbles at home, Obama’s treacheries abroad unite old enemies. That’s good news.
Narcissist nasty misogynist incompetent treacherous boob Barack Obama. We’ve been writing that considered analysis since 2007. As the Barack Obama occupation of the White House turns into the final days in the bunker even Big Media Obama protection squads are confirming what we have written.
Indeed some of our most dramatic indictments of Barack Obama are gaining traction in Big Media circles. It was not always thus. We recall with disgust that beginning in 2007 Barack Obama supporters said “Obama reminded them of Kennedy.” Recently we mocked a Dr. Nate Morris and other Obama voters who only realized the content of Barack Obama’s character once ObamaCare emerged as the threat to them it is.
Today, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we take an opportunity to discuss the creature known as Barack Obama and several overlooked news stories that confirm what we have written about Barack Obama since 2007.
“…Obama’s history is more akin to a rejected and dislocated youth who turned to back-slapping and flim-flam confidence games to fill the hole in his life….”
After his sperm donor dad dumped him, Obama’s doorknob mother (“everyone gets a turn”) with a fetish for third world men hooked up with Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo. It didn’t take long for Lolo to dump the boy. First Obama was handed over to a nanny (a gay transvestite nanny at that – not that there’s anything wrong with that). Then Obama was shipped to Hawaii to live with the Grandma that Obama, when desperate and for political profit, called a “racist”.
When in Hawaii ten year old Obama was provided by the grandparents with a black family friend. The friend, Frank Marshall Davis, was probably a member of the Communist Party and wrote an autobiographical novel (“Sex Rebel“) that suggests Davis was a pedophile. Davis was a father type for Obama who sought him out for advice. Davis advised Obama regarding college: “You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to get trained.”
The warped boy became a warped man. Obama continued to search for the elusive daddy. One big daddy opportunity came from the pulpit – Jeremiah Wright.”
Our allegations are well documented at the links. Our interpretations of this twisted creep have been our own. Last week however much of our view of Obama was echoed at Politico. Yup, Obama lovin’ Politico. This is what Dr. Berglas, a.k.a. The Politico Shrink, wrote:
“Why Does Barack Keep Making Weird Jokes About Michelle? [snip]
To me the important question is: What does it say about President Obama’s feelings for his wife that he made what certainly seems to be an oral sex joke about her in front of a room full of people? [snip]
The Vogue interview offers some clues. “Michelle grew up in a model nuclear family: mom, dad, brother,” the president said. “There’s just a warmth and a sense of belonging. And you know, that’s not how I grew up. I had this far-flung family, father left at a very young age, a stepfather who ended up passing away as well. My mother was this wonderful spirit, and she was adventurous but not always very well organized.”
The first lady, in other words, grew up in an Ozzie & Harriet-type family—the kind Obama has said he wishes he’d had, sometimes even distorting his history to convince himself that he did. In his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, the president idealizes the man who married and then dumped his mother. You can try to spin this all you want, but the fact is that a man who is abandoned in infancy by his father is psychologically scarred for life. [snip]
Most boys in that situation overcompensate for the anxiety, insecurity and self-doubt this causes by developing a defiant cool—a swaggering attitude of “nothing phases me, I’m a rock”—designed to disguise a hole in their self-concept. In psychological parlance, they engage in “compensatory adaptations” to pain, which, in time, become a compensatory personality style, a subtype of narcissism that converts every deficit into its obverse—as in, “I’m not inadequate. I’m The Man!”
The key to understanding the president’s less-than-charming jokes about Michelle is realizing that those who suffer compensatory narcissism dread emotional intimacy. To protect themselves against being hurt in adulthood as their abandoning fathers devastated them as children, they reverse their feelings. As in: “I don’t need or love that wonderful, talented, supportive woman; she’s a piece of crap.”
We don’t give a crap about Michelle Obama and her corrupt Chicago familiy. We also don’t buy into a lot of the shrink’s analysis nor think it matters. As to Obama as narcissist we were among the very first, if not the first, to write about it. To us, as we have constantly written, what matters is that Barack Obama’s abandonment by his desperate to be pollinated in the third world mom and sperm donor philandering drunk of a dad lead to a very unhealthy self-loathing (which we find entirely deserved) and a twisted way of dealing with the world. Barack Obama in his self-loathing narcissism (no these are not contradictory) realized that his path lay in flim-flams and back-slapping. This crippled social being achieved great success in self advancement but zero achievement or enduring accomplishments. We summed it all up in Raised By Wolves:
We believe the evidence suggests Obama learned to be a flim-flam back slapper type who did whatever helped him as a survival method when he was an boy. Now Obama has devolved into a cold, arrogant and aloof personality who does not care about anyone but himself.
In Raised By Wolves we compared Barack Obama to Bill Clinton who had a childhood of difficulties as well. Bill Clinton acknowledged his problems and dealt with them in a mature manner. Bill did not run away and become a flim-flam con man. When Bill Clinton said “I feel your pain” he really did because he empathized with people. Bill said about himself:
“You know, my mother was married five times to four men. Because she married my stepfather Roger Clinton twice, because they divorced once and then they remarried,” says Mr. Clinton, pointing out his mother’s grave. “My mother was widowed three times. She had a lot of sadness to her life. But she always carried on.”
So did Bill Clinton. While his mother was divorced from Roger Clinton, the former president decided to change his name legally to Clinton. Why did he keep the first and second names of his biological father, William Jefferson, but not the last name?
“I think the fact that I was born without a father, and that I spent a lifetime trying to put together a picture of one also had a lot to do with how I turned out,” says Mr. Clinton. “Good and not so good. But I think on balance, more good than bad. But it had a lot to do with it.”
All people have “issues” in their lives. But how those issues are dealt with and the adult product that emerges because of those “issues” is what matters. Bill Clinton learned to empathize with people. Barack Obama became a soulless shark. The danger to America from Barack Obama’s broken personality is real. Ace of Spades, discussing a book about Jon Peters and Peter Gruber called Hit And Run made some observations which fit Barack Obama exactly:
“Peters, some of his colleagues believed, thrived on chaos. He made nonsensical changes last-minute, throwing off scripts, shooting schedules, and budgets. He would suddenly be committed to an oddball idea that no one had even heard before, nevermind agreed to include in the movie.
They speculated that Peters wasn’t able to perform in a “normal” environment, where he would tend to feel marginalized by the more professional sorts of people.
He preferred chaos. And what some of his colleagues believed was this: When he created chaos, he was the Center of the Storm, and the only person who understood what the hell was going on, because he, after all, was causing all the problems. So creating chaos tended to put him in the central position of power on a set, because everyone would have to come to him to find out how to fix the problems.. that he himself had caused.
And by doing so, he created power for himself. On a “normal” sort of shoot, power flowed to the more centered, more predictable partner Guber, or the other more professionally-minded movie people; but on a chaotic set, power flowed to Peters, who worked well in a chaotic environment.
Or at least he wasn’t as bothered by chaos as most people, and thus would appear to be calm and cool by comparison — a rock in the storm. Again, the storm he created, but he would appear to be a fairly steady rock in that storm.*
I’m starting to wonder if No-Drama Obama shares this preference for chaos and upheaval with Jon Peters.”
Smells like Obama, doesn’t it? It’s all about lies and creating chaos so no one will notice Obama is a stumbling chucklehead boob with a briefcase full of crackpot ideas and snake oil. It’s all about chaos – the New delay: Deadline for ObamaCare enrollment moved back from December 15th to 23rd even though it is understood that the insurers needed the two weeks to fulfill the enrollment process and verify that the applications were in correct order. It is chaos creation for the many having to work extra during the Christmas holidays while Obama sleeps and golfs in Hawaii.
The chaos caused by yesterday’s vote in the senate profits no one but Barack Obama. Barack Obama will be able to get some appointees through in the chaos he’s created but it is generally agreed by most commentators from Journolister Ezra Klein to Charles Krauthammer that this Senate rules change will come back to help Republicans:
“Decades of negative and destructive policies can be reversed with a bare majority. Obamacare can be repealed with a bare majority. True Conservative Judges will not be banished due to a filibuster threat.
Yes, it’s true that the absence of a filibuster could accelerate the destructive policies. That fear is justified, particularly as to the judiciary. But face it, we were headed there anyway unless drastic action was taken.
That drastic action took place yesterday. By Democrats.
Now at least we have a chance to achieve previously unimaginable progress in a single presidential term if we also have bare majorities in Congress and a President with the willpower. It will take only one such term.”
The chaos will only help Barack Obama and then it will come back to destroy what the Democratic Party worked generations to accomplish.
We’ve learned much more of the real parentage of JFK’s books since then and we have learned much more about JFK. Much of what we have learned is not flattering but even that new knowledge keeps Barack Obama in the dung heap and Kennedy’s qualifications to be president on a pedestal.
“Obama was supposed to be our Kennedy, but that’s all gone. We don’t think of him that way anymore. What happened?”
What happened was that Obama’s chaos birthing boobery and lack of qualifications to be president have finally been exposed as we knew they would be. John Kennedy was qualified to be president. Barack Obama is not qualified to be president. This is a dangerous fact. It’s dangerous to the United States. It is dangerous to Israel.
John F. Kennedy’s great political achievement arguably is his actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. What Kennedy understood that politically he could not allow Soviet missiles in Cuba. It was not a military problem, it was a political problem.
During the Cold War the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had nuclear armed submarines aimed at the United States which were even closer to the continent than potential Cuban missiles. Soviet nuclear torpedoes easily could attack the United States east coast and the entire American Navy in one stroke.
President Kennedy understood that there was no way he could allow Soviet missiles installed in Cuba which would have a greater range that could hit deep into America. It would have been Finlandization and a neutered, nervous, America afraid to function. Kennedy understood the sophisticated interplay of the military and the political.
Barack Obama does not see or deliberately ignores that lesson from JFK. Obama weakens America. Obama’s chaos policies also hurt America’s allies, especially Israel.
These days Barack Obama is planning the ultimate treachery against Israel. Israel can never let Iran hold a nuclear sword over the Jewish state but Barack Obama either does not see this or prefers the Jewish state of Israel to be caged by Iran, if not obliterated by Iran in a second Holocaust.
The prime minister’s hard line on Iran reflects his deep sense of duty to defend the Jewish state against an existential threat. [snip]
Iranian leaders know — and Israel’s analysts agree — that lessening the economic pressure on Iran will send an incontrovertible message to foreign companies, many of which are already seeking contracts with Tehran, that the sanctions that took years to build are ending. Iran could drag out any confidence-building period indefinitely while producing fissile materiel for multiple bombs.
Top-flight intelligence helped Israel grapple with the challenges posed by the Arab Spring, but the stakes regarding Iran — the lives of 8 million Israelis — are vastly greater. Pundits may posit that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a moderate, but Israelis cannot indulge in speculation. Our margin for error is nil.
Knowing that, Netanyahu is duty-bound to warn of Iranian subterfuge, to insist that Iran cede its centrifuges, cease enrichment, close its heavy-water plant and transfer its nuclear stockpiles abroad.
He has a responsibility to explain that although Israel has the most to gain from diplomacy, it also has the most to lose from its failure. He is obliged to stress that the choice is not between sanctions and war but between a bad deal and stronger sanctions. And as the prime minister of the Jewish state, Netanyahu must assert Israel’s right to defend itself against any existential threat.
Critics can call him militant or intransigent, but Netanyahu is merely doing his job. Any Israeli leader who did less would be strategically and morally negligent.”
Barack Obama pretends to not see that Israel cannot risk a hate filled close neighbor with nuclear missiles. Israel for generations has had unacknowledged nuclear weapons but never used them even in the most dire circumstances. An Iranian regime that hates Israel and Saudi Arabia would never exercise restraint. Kennedy could not allow nuclear missiles in Cuba just as Israel cannot allow nuclear missiles aimed from Iran. Barack Obama closes his eyes and pretends to all the world that he just doesn’t see.
Convinced that Iran is tricking the world over nuclear weapons, Israel and Saudi Arabia may work together to curb its ambitions
ONCE they were sworn enemies. Now Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is working with Saudi officials on contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran if its nuclear programme is not significantly curbed in a deal that could be signed in Geneva this week.
Both the Israeli and Saudi governments are convinced that the international talks to place limits on Tehran’s military nuclear development amount to appeasement and will do little to slow its development of a nuclear warhead.
As part of the growing co-operation, Riyadh is understood already to have given the go-ahead for Israeli planes to use its airspace in the event of an attack on Iran.“
“The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. [snip]
Forgive the personal reference, but from the very beginning of Mr. Obama’s astonishing rise, I felt that I was witnessing something old and familiar. My advantage owed nothing to any mastery of American political history. I was guided by my immersion in the political history of the Arab world and of a life studying Third World societies.
In 2008, seeing the Obama crowds in Portland, Denver and St. Louis spurred memories of the spectacles that had attended the rise and fall of Arab political pretenders. I had lived through the era of the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdul Nasser. He had emerged from a military cabal to become a demigod, immune to judgment. His followers clung to him even as he led the Arabs to a catastrophic military defeat in the Six Day War of 1967. He issued a kind of apology for his performance. But his reign was never about policies and performance. It was about political magic. [snip]
A nemesis awaited the promise of this new presidency: Mr. Obama would turn out to be among the most polarizing of American leaders. No, it wasn’t his race, as Harry Reid would contend, that stirred up the opposition to him. It was his exalted views of himself, and his mission. The sharp lines were sharp between those who raised his banners and those who objected to his policies.
America holds presidential elections, we know. But Mr. Obama took his victory as a plebiscite on his reading of the American social contract. A president who constantly reminded his critics that he had won at the ballot box was bound to deepen the opposition of his critics.
A leader who set out to remake the health-care system in the country, a sixth of the national economy, on a razor-thin majority with no support whatsoever from the opposition party, misunderstood the nature of democratic politics. An election victory is the beginning of things, not the culmination. With Air Force One and the other prerogatives of office come the need for compromise, and for the disputations of democracy. A president who sought consensus would have never left his agenda on Capitol Hill in the hands of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
Mr. Obama has shown scant regard for precedent in American history. To him, and to the coterie around him, his presidency was a radical discontinuity in American politics. There is no evidence in the record that Mr. Obama read, with discernment and appreciation, of the ordeal and struggles of his predecessors. At best there was a willful reading of that history. Early on, he was Abraham Lincoln resurrected (the new president, who hailed from Illinois, took the oath of office on the Lincoln Bible). He had been sworn in during an economic crisis, and thus he was FDR restored to the White House. He was stylish with two young children, so the Kennedy precedent was on offer.
In the oddest of twists, Mr. Obama claimed that his foreign policy was in the mold of Dwight Eisenhower’s . But Eisenhower knew war and peace, and the foreign world held him in high regard.”
Those American Presidents, agree with them or not, loathe them or love them, that led America in the interests of America and for the people with respect for democratic process. Barack Obama’s narcissism is a chaos craze destructive to America:
“During his first campaign, Mr. Obama had paid tribute to Ronald Reagan as a “transformational” president and hinted that he aspired to a presidency of that kind. But the Reagan presidency was about America, and never about Ronald Reagan. Reagan was never a scold or a narcissist. [snip]
If Barack Obama seems like a man alone, with nervous Democrats up for re-election next year running for cover, and away from him, this was the world he made. No advisers of stature can question his policies; the price of access in the Obama court is quiescence before the leader’s will. The imperial presidency is in full bloom. [snip]
Valerie Jarrett, the president’s most trusted, probably most powerful, aide, once said in admiration that Mr. Obama has been bored his whole life. The implication was that he is above things, a man alone, and anointed. Perhaps this moment—a presidency coming apart, the incompetent social engineering of an entire health-care system—will now claim Mr. Obama’s attention.”
The old saw “If you are bored it’s because you are boring” is so true in Barack Obama’s case. Or as G.K. Chesterton put it “There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” Barack Obama is bored because he is a narcissistic bore. Further, Barack Obama does not want to look in the mirror because what he sees proves that he is the piece of sh*t he knows himself to be. The self loathing narcissist looks in the pool of water and sees a turd.
Narcissist nasty misogynist incompetent treacherous boob – that’s Barack Obama. To borrow from Lloyd Bentsen: “I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Obama, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”
Update: The latest defensive line for those vainly attempting to protect Obama and ObamaCare is this line from the QuinnipiacCBS poll: “…48% think there are some good things in the law but changes are needed to make it work better; and another 43% think the law needs to be repealed entirely”. This is a defense in search of a brain and something worthwhile to preserve.
According to the CBS poll a substantial number, 43% “think the law needs to be repealed entirely”. In the same poll (other polls are effectively following the same trend lines) 48% want to see “changes”. Here’s what the ObamaCare defenders refuse to see or understand: THE CHANGES REQUIRED TO “MAKE IT WORK BETTER” WILL DESTROY OBAMACARE. Do we need to make it any clearer? It’s why we call it “SOFT REPEAL”.
Obama’s phony “fix” if it worked will destroy ObamaCare. Getting rid of or delaying ObamaCare’s punitive mandate will destroy ObamaCare. Delaying the enrollment deadline will destroy ObamaCare. The distinction between the 48% and the 43% is a distinction without a difference. All ObamaCare roads lead to either “soft repeal” or a “hard on repeal”. Yesterday’s National Journal poll is a poll for soft repeal even though National Journal is on the “reform not repeal” ramparts:
“A large majority (64 percent) of those surveyed said Congress should amend the Affordable Care Act to allow people to “keep their current coverage even if it doesn’t meet the law’s minimum standards.”
That National Journal poll, “a large majority (64%)” is a call for soft repeal of ObamaCare. They can call it “changes” but it really means “death”. Ditto the CBS poll and the Quinnipiac poll and every poll since October 1. The low information voters or those seeking refuge in fiction might not understand it or refuse to understand it – but the changes mean death for ObamaCare nevertheless. Proposed changes to ObamaCare = Soft Repeal. Get it?
“Obama turned out to be masterful at launching new policies but inconsistent at getting them to work. His presidency threatened to fall into a worrisome pattern: the announcement of a lofty goal, the delegation of implementation to second-rank officials, a missed deadline or two, last-minute intervention by the president to rescue the effort from collapse, and, finally, mixed results — followed by a statement claiming victory.”
In the last two months we have seen our view of Barack Obama carved into the public mind. That’s because the obvious cannot be ignored any longer.
“President Obama’s relationship with congressional Democrats has worsened to an unprecedented low, Democratic aides say.
They are letting it be known that House and Senate Democrats are increasingly frustrated, bitter and angry with the White House over ObamaCare’s botched rollout, and that the president’s mea culpa in a news conference last week failed to soothe any ill will.
Sources who attended a meeting of House chiefs of staff on Monday say the room was seething with anger over the immense damage being done to the Democratic Party and talk was of scrapping rollout events for the Affordable Care Act.
“Here we are, we’re supposed to be selling this to people, and it’s all screwed up,” one chief of staff ranted. “This either gets fixed or this could be the demise of the Democratic Party.
“It’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen it,” the aide said of the recent mood on Capitol Hill. “It’s bad. It’s really bad.” [snip]
But increasingly the anger is directed at one person only: Obama.
“Is he even more unpopular than George W. Bush? I think that’s already happened,” said one Democratic chief of staff.”
“In an early look at the 2016 race for the White House, New Jersey Republican Gov. Christopher Christie tops former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 46 – 38 percent in Colorado, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to results of an August 23 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Gov. Christie with 43 percent and Secretary Clinton at 42 percent, a tie.
In today’s survey, Clinton runs neck and with other possible Republican candidates;
Clinton at 44 percent to 47 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky; Clinton and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tied at 44 – 44 percent; Clinton at 43 percent to 45 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Colorado voters say 48 – 29 percent that Christie would make a good president. The other contenders, including Clinton, don’t have what it takes, voters say, ranging from a negative 46 – 49 percent for Clinton to a negative 24 – 66 percent for Vice President Joseph Biden.
“The race might be hypothetical, but the lead is very real. Coloradans showing the love for Garden State Gov. Christopher Christie, who for the first time in running well ahead of Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.”
These results in purple swing state Colorado cannot be attributed to the recent great publicity for Chris Christie. Senator Mark Udall who has been popular now polls 47 to 41 as Colorado voters say he does not deserve reelection. The collapse cannot be attributed to anything or anyone other than Barack Obama and his ugly child ObamaCare. The problem is Barack Obama:
“Colorado voters disapprove 59 – 36 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his worst approval rating in any state or national Quinnipiac University poll since he was elected. Even women disapprove by 52 – 41 percent, while men disapprove 66 – 31 percent. [snip]
Colorado voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 56 – 40 percent, with opposition at 96 – 3 percent among Republicans and 59 – 35 percent among independent voters. Democrats support the ACA 83 – 14 percent.”
Colorado is a synecdoche for the nation. ObamaCare is the antidote to Hopium and Americans are being forced to eat it. The vomit from millions of Americans will drown Obama:
“Poll: Obamacare support, Obama approval sink to new lows
President Obama’s job approval rating has plunged to the lowest of his presidency, according to a new CBS News poll released Wednesday, and Americans’ approval of the Affordable Care Act has dropped to its lowest since CBS News started polling on the law.
Thirty-seven percent now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, down from 46 percent in October — a nine point drop in just a month. Mr. Obama’s disapproval rating is 57 percent — the highest level for this president in CBS News Polls. [snip]
Just seven percent of Americans think the Affordable Care Act is working well and should be kept in place as it is. Far more, 48 percent, think there are some good things in the law, but changes are needed to make it work better, and another 43 percent think the law needs to be repealed entirely.
The president’s overall job approval rating has declined among many demographic groups since last month, including independents (a 12-point drop), men (down 9 points), and women (a 10-point drop). More women now disapprove than approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president.
When compared to recent two-term presidents, President Obama’s approval rating is similar to that of George W. Bush at this point in his presidency, but lower than the ratings of both Bill Clinton (58 percent) and Ronald Reagan (65 percent). [snip]
President Obama has also taken a hit on views of his honesty. During the presidential campaign last fall, 60 percent of voters said Mr. Obama was honest and trustworthy, but just 49 percent of Americans think that today.
Most Democrats (84 percent) say the president is honest and trustworthy, but most Republicans don’t think he is (77 percent). Independents are more divided in their assessments: 43 percent think President Obama is honest and trustworthy, but 53 percent don’t think he is.“
After meeting with several Obamacare Navigators who openly encouraged our undercover reporters to lie about income status, health history and more, it became clear that personal data was also being “cross-pollinated.”
Enter Enroll America, a Sebelius-linked group dedicated to signing people up for Obamacare and Chris Tarango, Texas Enroll America Communications Director who Project Veritas caught on tape agreeing to help obtain a private list of potential Obamacare enrollee data for election/political purposes. Tarango goes so far to say he’ll “Do whatever it f****** takes.”
Any wonder why “corruption” is increasingly viewed as an Obama/Obama Dimocrat trait? A boob that stabbed anyone in the back who got in his way, who perpetrated a flim-flam scam on the nation, a man that neither friend nor foe can trust, a liar and perpetrator of a series of great frauds against America and Americans. It’s taken all of that to shake off the drunken stupor.
Smart Republicans, clever conservatives, have a brilliant line of attack against Hillary Clinton 2016. Already “tie Hillary to ObamaCare” has a video and many articles which seek to plaster Hillary to the monstrosity called ObamaCare. These Republicans and conservatives have a powerful ally in Obama Dimocrats and those who desperately want to save ObamaCare.
The goal of Republicans is smart and obvious: tie Hillary to a horror that will stick worse than a billion Benghazis. For Obama Dimocrats, Obama lovers, Obama defenders and totalitarian leftists content to defend the indefensible their aim is to use Hillary Clinton as a shield to protect Obama, ObamaCare, the failures of Obama and ObamaCare as well as their totalitarian aims.
We’re not surprised by any of this, we wrote about it, and we hope that Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are not surprised by it either. We’re not surprised and we certainly think it is a deadly good strategy to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 but unfortunately many Hillary Clinton supporters appear blind to the dangers.
Any Hillary Clinton 2016 supporter that believes Hillary should in any way tie herself to ObamaCare is a damn fool. Any Hillary Clinton 2016 supporter that believes Hillary’s health plan outlined in 2007/2008 is almost the same as ObamaCare is helping destroy Hillary Clinton 2016. Further, and a bit more open to debate, any Hillary Clinton supporter who does not think that Hillary Clinton needs to take our suggestion to attack ObamaCare after November 30, 2013 is proposing a strategy which leads to a deathtrap cul-de-sac.
Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are to blame for much of the strategic landscape filled with powerful explosives they now find themselves in. They themselves planted the explosives about to go ka-boom. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton have been too clever by half in their statements in support of ObamaCare. Their statements, documented in the first link above, have been anodyne statements made when pressed for their thoughts on ObamaCare. For instance, in a much ballyhooed, by the right and the left, statement in June at the Grand Rapids Economic Club Hillary said:
“Hillary Clinton defends health care reform, urges ‘smart’ changes to tax code
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Potential 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton thinks “the jury is out” on the consequences of federal health care reform, but urged patience as the landmark changes are implemented. [snip]
Krueger, CEO of the multimillion-dollar, Rockford-based footwear company Wolverine World Wide, mentioned speculation that health care reform could drive up costs, and asked Clinton which country best tackles the issue.
“First, I have to say that I think the jury is out, because the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is going on as we speak,” replied Clinton, who is considered the Democratic front-runner for the far-off 2016 presidential race despite not saying whether she hopes to run. “There are some very important features in that.” [snip]
“It’s a tough one for us, and I want to see the good parts of the Affordable Care Act implemented,” Clinton said. “Then I think we should all take a deep breath and see where we are, and see what more we can or should do.”“
Hillary said that “the jury is out” on ObamaCare and that she wanted to see “the good parts of the Affordable Care Act implemented”. Many republicans/conservatives have said the same thing. But Hillary’s common sense statement full of nuance and caveats was summarized in the headline as Hillary defends ObamaCare. Of course she did not do what the headline said but with Republicans/conservatives and Obama Dimocrats pushing the headline the story is that Hillary defends ObamaCare. The same circumstances hold for other nuanced and too clever Hillary statements. The person we do indeed think is to blame here is Hillary. And the person that has to dig herself out of the trap she has nuanced herself into is Hillary.
What is needed is a declarative statement from Hillary Clinton denouncing ObamaCare. The sooner after November 30 Hillary speaks along these lines the better. The longer she waits the worse it will be.
Enter Elizabeth Warren.
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Wonder why there are so many Elizabeth Warren for president stories lately? The purposes for those fanning this fancy are twofold. The first is that the left will never allow their grip on the party to slip into the hated Hillary’s hands and Elizabeth Warren is their first test candidate to keep control of the party (not necessarily win the general election which is secondary to the more important goal of the totalitarian left to keep party control). The second purpose is to keep Hillary Clinton from resurrecting the Democratic Party with a coalition that brings in the white working class, seniors and married women thereby breaking the grip of the totalitarian left, gentry liberals, and Obama duped black voters. To restore that successful FDR coalition Hillary must reject the left, move to the center and demonstrate she puts people first, party second. Warren is a means to keep Hillary from moving away from the totalitarian left and into the center with actions such as denouncing ObamaCare as the scam it is.
For the longest time we advised a Hillary Clinton at Colombey-les-Deux-Églises strategy. That meant “shut up, don’t say a word, let the party come to you for salvation”. But with the collapse of ObamaCare in slow motion that strategy must have an exemption for Hillary to denounce ObamaCare and inoculate herself from the moment when ObamaCare’s death certificate is signed.
Last week David Corn of Mother Jones magazine wrote what amounted to threats against Bill and Hillary Clinton if they continue to so deftly destroy ObamaCare. The general public does not get to read or pay attention to the reasons why Bill Clinton’s “honor your commitment” warning to Obama was so poisonous. But Corn and his Kook compatriots see the threat and that’s why Corn issued threats against Bill and Hillary:
“In 2 Charts: Why Hillary (and Bill) Clinton Damn Well Better Hope Obamacare Succeeds
Bill Clinton did it again. On Tuesday, he interjected himselfinto the ongoing political tussle over the implementation of Obamacare by declaring that President Barack Obama “should honor” his “commitment” to allow people to hang on to their preexisiting health insurance plans. With this comment, the Secretary of Explaining Stuff gave ammo to the foes of Obamacare, and he, unintentionally or not, undermined a core element of the health care law. And, no surprise, he kicked off a spasm of speculation among the politerati: What are the Clintons up to? Will Hillary, if she runs for president, distance herself from the White House? Will she somehow suggest she’s more competent than Obama? All this commentary was to be expected. There’s something about the Clintons that encourages folks to sniff out clever schemes, intricate plots, and self-serving conniving.
But there’s a basic fact that cannot be escaped: The Clintons need Obamacare to succeed. Just look at the chart in the video below:
After Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992, he placed his wife in charge of health care reform. (It was part of the two-for-one deal.) And she subsequently unveiled a complicated reform plan that was quickly dubbed Hillarycare by Republicans and conservatives. [snip]
After first toying with a get-along strategy for dealing with Hillarycare, the Republicans mounted a fierce opposition against it, and these charts fueled that effort (along with the Harry and Louise ad campaign orchestrated by the health insurance industry). Waving these charts, the GOPers succeeded in killing Hillarycare—and, decrying the Clintons’ health care proposal, they went on to seize control of the House in the 1994 midterm elections.
Hillarycare ended up a political failure and set back the cause of health care reform for nearly two decades. It’s not an episode that Hillary Clinton would want discussed during a 2016 presidential campaign. If Obamacare thrives, there will be no reason to look back to Hillarycare and drag these charts out of the dustbin of history. But should the Affordable Care Act falter or collapse, a question will loom: What would Hillary do about health care? Her past record would be raked over and that would likely not boost her presidential prospects. Having screwed up in the early 1990s, could she argue that she would do a better job in reforming the health care system than Obama?
It would be best for a Clinton 2016 campaign for health care to be off the table—with no need to revisit all this inconvenient ancient history. That means she and Bill should be hoping that the implementation of Obamacare proceeds well—and they should do all they can to encourage that. So Bill Clinton ought to coordinate (closely) with the White House on what stuff he should be explaining. It’s not only the president’s political fortunes that are tied to Obamacare.“
For Hillary the best strategy is to attack ObamaCare now. Take that disaster off the table now. Side with the people now. The party cannot survive to a general election without Hillary at the helm so she has nothing to fear from Corn or the Kooks if she sides with the people, now. Even in the polls ObamaCare is sinking. Her political fortunes are tied to the American people against Obama and ObamaCare.
Corn threatens Hillary and Bill Clinton because he sees that they don’t need Corn or the Kooks if they restore the FDR coalition. Corn threatens because he is frightened. Corn wants to discuss the Clinton health plan of 1994 not the Hillary Clinton health plan of 2007/2008. Hillary Clinton in 2007 and 2008 stated that she learned a great deal after the failure of 1994 and she prepared a smarter health care plan in 2007/2008. Corn does not want to discuss this plan. Corn wants to revisit HillaryCare circa 1994. Republicans/conservatives at least are wisely targeting the Hillary 2007/2008 plan and the mandate and only a few time travel to 1994 when Republicans created ObamaCare. Corn’s threats are well, corny.
Hillary Clinton 2016 must oppose ObamaCare and time is running out. Today the world learned a bit more about deadlines. We have been arguing that the ObamaCare deadline is not March 31, 2014 as so many ObamaCare shills insist. The deadline is December 15, 2013. That’s because on that date those that want to be enrolled in ObamaCare must have finished the process. In order to accomplish this the website had to work on October 1. But it didn’t. After that missed deadline we wrote that the website had to be working on November 1 at the latest. It has yet to work – game over. Today, Uh oh: White House might have even less time than thought to repair Healthcare.gov
An ObamaCare medical miracle midst millions of ObamaCare catastrophes is possible. ObamaCare might miraculously resurrect from the dead Harry and Louise.
In 1994, not in 2007/2008 when Hillary perfected a new plan, Harry and Louise advertisements helped doom the Clinton health care plan. Louise told Harry “Having choices we don’t like is no choice at all.” That simple attack resonated. Bill Clinton back on his heels refused to accept a Republican “compromise” proposal that very much resembles ObamaCare and therefore health care reform died a quick merciful death – without the prolonged horrors that accompany end of life patients losing organ after organ until death is acknowledged with a certificate.
Knowing nothing about health care, nor reform, Barack Obama in 2009 did have a keen sense of self-advancement and check-the-box politics. Barack Obama, no doubt with an eye to lucrative Board of Directors perches for himself and Michelle, his patient dumping wife, post presidency, wanted to keep the Big Pharma and Big Insurance industries content with him. Barack Obama certainly did not want hostility from the very industry groups that ran Harry and Louise ads so effectively.
President Barack Obama is breaking up with the health insurance industry again.
He’s had a love-hate relationship with the insurers ever since the early days of the health care reform debate. He yelled at them in public for giving people skimpy coverage, then slipped them a gift-wrapped box of chocolates — the individual mandate they wanted to gain millions of new customers.
Even during the implementation of Obamacare, he has stuck with the industry, staying in the rocky relationship despite all the petty bickering. He has to use them as a foil to advertise the law’s benefits, like all the rebates from greedy insurance companies. But he also needs them to make the law work — which is why he has been careful not to raise his voice at them even as they sent cancellation notices to individual insurance customers throughout the country.
Now, Obama is putting them on the spot. The message of his proposed one-year fix to the cancelled policies is this: I’m giving you a chance to clean up the mess. If you don’t clean it up, don’t blame it on me.“
Barack Obama thinks that his usual trick of shift-the-blame will work again. He’s not responsible for anything. He just golfs. But health care and health insurance are what he messed up and Americans want solutions not words. Obama can only produced blame shifting words and platitudes of rolled back oceans. This time Barack Obama’s words won’t work because as the bills come due every American will see that Obama has put them in an ugly fix:
“There’s just one problem: Health insurers say the fix won’t work. And state insurance commissioners and leading actuaries aren’t sure, either.
For one thing, health insurance plans already set their prices for the Obamacare plans assuming that they’d get a certain number of customers, and the right mix of healthy and sick people. If they don’t get those people, they’re warning that the mix will be thrown off, and prices will have to go up — creating a new nightmare for the administration.
“Changing the rules after health plans have already met the requirements of the law could destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for consumers,” Karen Ignagni of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the leading health insurance trade group, said in a statement.
Health insurance actuaries echoed the alarm.
“Changing the [Affordable Care Act] provisions could alter the dynamics of the insurance market, creating two parallel markets operating under different rules, thereby threatening the viability of insurance markets operating under the new rules,” said Cori Uccello, the senior health fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries. [snip]
And that assumes health insurers throughout the country can actually un-cancel plans this late in the game. Bill Hoagland, a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former top official at CIGNA, says it’s “not that easy to put the genie back in the bottle” after insurers have sent the letters, set their rates, and programmed their computers under the rules that existed before Thursday.
“I don’t know if it’s a specific effort to shift the responsibility, but it will put pressure on the insurance companies,” said Hoagland. “If they can’t provide or reopen those plans … the burden will fall onto them.”
Democrats don’t have a lot of sympathy for the insurance companies. They’ve been pushing the Obama administration to do more to pin the blame on the insurers, and to remind the public of the bad old days of pre-Obamacare health insurance coverage — as Obama did on Thursday, when he talked about how “Americans were routinely exposed to financial ruin or denied coverage due to minor pre-existing conditions or dropped from coverage altogether even if they’ve paid their premiums on time.”
Even now, Democratic strategists say insurers deserve more of the blame for tone-deaf communications with their customers than Obama is giving them.”
“Insurers, state officials say cancellation of health care policies just as they predicted
Several insurance industry officials and state insurance commissioners expressed frustration Friday, saying they were “baffled” by President Barack Obama’s assertion that the cancellation of millions of insurance policies occurred because a key provision of the Affordable Care Act didn’t work as expected. The administration was warned three years ago that regulations would have exactly that effect, they said.
They said the widespread cancellations in the individual health insurance market — roughly 5 million and counting — are in line with what was projected under regulations drawn up by the administration in 2010, requirements that both insurers and businesses objected to at the time. Cancellations also are occurring in the small group market, which covers businesses with between two and 50 employees, they noted.
“We have been saying for years that the requirements in the law were going to mean that people couldn’t keep their current plans and they were going to have to purchase coverage that was more expensive,” said one high-level heath industry insider who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We said these changes would disrupt coverage and increase premiums for consumers. And now everything we said is coming true and people are acting surprised.”
“The president urged, though did not mandate, insurers to reinstate cancelled plans and create two markets. In the process, he sought to alienate an old ally, the insurance industry, in order to create a foil at which Americans could direct their anxiety.
“The insurance industry is furious,” wrote the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. “They’ve been working with the White House to get HealthCare.Gov up and running and they’ve been devoting countless man hours to dealing with the problems and they’ve been taking the heat from their customers over canceled plans, and now the Obama administration wants to make them into a scapegoat.”
Some insurers will play the heavy in this production, but not all. Some state insurance commissioners simply refused to comply with the president’s request. Most, it is a safe bet, will include in the letters they are required to send to those with insurance policies that do not meet ACA requirements a paragraph or two informing them that they can lay the blame for their recent hardship squarely at the foot of the president.”
If the opponents of ObamaCare do not resurrect Harry and Louise maybe the Big Media shills for ObamaCare will in order to rescue their now broken dreams and have Harry tell Louise “I still believe in Hope and Change and the flim-flam man”. Ezra Klein who created the Journolisters is weeping for his broken tin plate god and the hope for change that has turned hideous:
“Obamacare’s success would’ve affirmed the theories underlying Obama’s presidency — theories that could then be picked up by future presidents. Instead, Obamacare is systematically blowing apart the very premises it’s based on.
The reliance on Republican policy proposals did nothing to generate Republican support. Instead of showing the falseness of partisan divisions, Obamacare has proven how deeply entrenched they truly are.
Far from introducing innovation and efficiency into the system, the decision to build a complex, 50-state public-private hybrid has introduced towering complexity into the project, and seems, potentially, to be beyond the government’s capacity to do well.
And protecting individuals from the predations of the market has mostly led to complaints from those benefitting from the predations of the market. Even the most unjust system has winners, and those winners cling tightly to what they’ve won.”
Ezra is childish in his beliefs. He’s still making excuses and refusing to acknowledge that he is a fool and he foolishly fell for a scam from a flim-flam man he still adores and worships.
“If You Believe in Government, You Should Be Furious About Obamacare’s Incompetent Rollout
A fiasco that could haunt progressives for years to come
The first, and most obvious, effect will be on the Democrats’ political prospects in 2014 and perhaps even in 2016. Whatever advantage the Democrats received from the Republican shutdown, or from Republican machinations in state legislatures, has been erased by the specter of cancelled insurance policies and malfunctioning web pages. According to the Huffington Post’s polling averages, Democrats went from a tie in early August to a five point advantage in mid- October in the generic Congressional polls. That was a result of the public blaming the Republicans for the shutdown. But since then, the Democratic advantage has been falling and is now only 2.4 percent – which, given Republican advantages of incumbency and districting, is not enough to retake the House in 2014.
There are also warning signs in Senate races, where Democrats in 2014 have to defend 20 seats and the Republicans only 13. One race the Democrats need to win is in North Carolina, where Kay Hagan is up for re-election. According to Public Policy Polling, Hagan was leading her Republican challengers by eight points in August. Hagan’s advantage appeared to be tied to voters’ unhappiness with the state’s Republican administration. But this week, PPP’s polling showed Hagan tied with her challengers. PPP’s Tom Jensen blames Hagan’s ominous showing on the Obamacare rollout: [snip]
The second, and more far-reaching, effect will be on Americans’ support for government social and economic programs. Since the country’s founding, Americans have always had an abiding distrust of the federal government. [snip]
Obama succeeded in passing a health care bill in 2010 in the wake of the Great Recession. But if Obamacare doesn’t work as promised, then its failure will have reinforced for a generation the argument against any government initiatives. Reform will be dead – whether it’s to fix immigration, healthcare, or the growing gap between rich and poor.
There are already clear warning signs.“
Because Americans are waking up to see Obama as the liar he is and ObamaCare as the killer it is, a lot of Obama Dimocrats are in reelection Hell. Hagen in North Carolina is not alone. Already the 2014 battlefield terrain is expanded to Republican advantage. Is the Michigan Senate seat in play for 2014?
The tears we shed for insurers and fools like Ezra and Judis are tears of laughter. We warned them Obama cannot be trusted and told them Obama represented false HOPE AND CHANGE for the worse.
As Friday dawns, here’s what a health insurance crisis looks like to many millions of Americans: Barely six weeks shy of 2014, they do not know whether they will have medical coverage Jan. 1. Or which hospitals and doctors they might patronize. Or what they may pay to protect themselves and their families against the chance of medical and financial catastrophe. How much, that is, they may pay in order to satisfy the Democratic politicians and federal bureaucrats who are worsening a metastasizing health coverage fiasco. [snip]
Those who don’t want or can’t afford the replacement policies Obamacare offers them. Those whose new policies block them from using the health providers who have treated them for many years. The estimated 23 million to 41 million people whose employer-sponsored plans are the next to be imperiled. And on and on.
Most of these tribespeople only wish their big problem was a slipshod Obamacare website. On Thursday, their plight grew more frightful. With even Democratic members of Congress storming the White House over the cancellations, Obama declared — by what legal authority is unclear — that he would overrule the law he signed in 2010 and allow insurers to extend those canceled policies for a year. [snip]
But in this country we don’t change bad laws by presidential fiat. We change them by having Congress rewrite them or by starting from scratch. Obama doesn’t want to reopen this law for fear that Republicans and some Democrats will substantially rewrite it. But that’s what has to happen.
We understand why the president and leaders of his party want to rescue whatever they can of Obamacare. On their watch, official Washington has blown the launch of a new entitlement program … under the schedule they alone set in early 2010.
What we don’t understand is their reluctance to give that failure more than lip service. Many of the Americans who heard their president say Thursday that “we fumbled the rollout of this health care law” would have been pleased to hear him add: So we’re admitting it. This law is a bust. We’re starting over.“
“Students at Bowie State University assailed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday after administrators cancelled a low cost school-wide health care plan due to new regulations in the law.
Many students told Campus Reform that the now cancelled plans, which provided coverage for just $50 per semester, were the only insurance they could afford.
“I can’t afford anything right now,” one said. “I can’t even afford my loans.”
“We don’t have that money,” said another. “We can barely afford books.”
Several students said that they felt they had been let down.
“It’s stupid and it’s Obama’s fault,” one said. “You haven’t done anything, Obama, and I’m disappointed in you.”
“What it was hyped up to be, was that it was supposed to solve a lot of problems and help a lot of people, and its not really doing that,” said another.”
How stupid they were to invest in a flim-flam man with a scam. Barack Obama won’t listen to them and why should he? They’re idiots ripe for the picking. Ezra, Judis, Bowie dopes, Chicago Tribune, all the usual idiots, Republicans, conservatives, pundits and Big Media know-nothings nor the Tea Party – Obama won’t listen to any of them.
However, Barack Obama might listen to Harry and Louise. An ad campaign by some entity outlining all the failures and corruptions of ObamaCare laid out at a kitchen table might get Obama’s Dumbo-sized ears to listen.
Hey, instead of Harry and Louise how about Barry and Moo-ise? From one Barry to another….
We thought ObamaCare was to be euthanized tomorrow. The House vote on legislation designed to force Obama to turn his ‘u likey u keepy’ lie into law was set to pass. The chances for the soft repeal law in the Senate looked good as well.
Tomorrow’s vote is a soft repeal vote. That’s a truth few want to admit. A vote to force Barack Obama to keep his oft repeated promises about ObamaCare essentially doomed ObamaCare. That essential truth is why so many expressed shock when Bill Clinton told Obama in a most public manner to “honor the commitment”.
Bill Clinton is no fool and he understands health law as few others do. Bill Clinton knows for ObamaCare to survive Obama’s lies had to be honored intact. ObamaCare missionaries know this too. Nate Cohn at The New Republic has shilled mightily to force ObamaCare into birth and criminal adulthood. After Bill Clinton stuck the shiv into ObamaCare Cohn wrote “Bill Clinton Is Wrong. This Is How Obamacare Works.”:
“Clinton’s statement makes it seem as if there is some simple way to let people keep their current plans—to avoid any disruption in the existing non-group market while still delivering the law’s benefits. As readers of this space know, no such magic solution exists. [snip]
And the grandfather clause is narrow, by design: If insurers made even modest changes, the protection goes away. Those plans are subject to the new regulations that take effect in January. As a result, the majority of people who buy insurance on their own are learning they can’t have what they had before, even though Obama promised everybody they could. Either their premiums are going up, as insurers accommodate the new regulations, or the plans are disappearing altogether. In those cases, people have to find new plans. And the sticker price of what they’ll find is higher than what they pay now.
This is not a glitch or an accident. This is the way health care reform is supposed to work. [snip]
But there are real people who must pay more and, in some cases, put up with less. [snip]
They are right to feel burned, since Obama did not make clear his promise might not apply to them.”
Obama lied because his lie was a neccessary central pillar of ObamaCare. Like the way he has conducted his life, ObamaCare was a huge lie from birth onward.
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The Upton legislation is a deathblow to ObamaCare. It is soft repeal as compared to a hard core lurid full on turgid repeal. It’s soft repeal:
“The defenders of Obamacare know full well that the Upton legislation represents a serious threat to the viability of the law. It would provide a lifeline for a viable insurance market outside of Obamacare’s rules and suffocating structure. Millions of Americans would flock to a revitalized insurance marketplace that offered lower premium products with better coverage. The end result would be one more step toward fully reversing the catastrophic mistake of Obamacare.”
It’s going to be a long hard death of pain and blood for ObamaCare. By the deathbed will be withered Obama Dimocrats drawn to death themselves as they nurse the ObamaCare death throes and listen to the cheering crowds outside the hospice White House. Still, their perilous political situation as they watched the Virginia election results and the latest polls from North Carolina, forced Obama Dimocrats who voted for ObamaCare to declare their votes for the Upton soft repeal tomorrow.
By today Barack Obama knew that the Upton bill would have a massive bipartisan majority in the House. Barack Obama also knew that all the tricks of Harry Reid would not prevent a similar bill from passing the senate. Barack Obama knew that if any bill passed congress he would have to veto a popular bill that etched into law Obama’s promise. Obama would have to veto Obama’s popular promise. Obama would be at war with himself.
Obama Dimocrats thought that if they proposed many multiples of bills this would provide cover for every Obama Dimocrat that voted for ObamaCare to vote for a bill to keep Obama’s promise without actually passing a bill. That’s right. If Reid could get votes on many bills some Obama Dimocrats could vote for one bill but not another thereby everyone got a job saving vote without anything actually passing the senate and going to Obama for signature which Obama would then have to veto. A veto override vote would pull the duplicitous mask off and Obama Dimocrats would have to vote for or against a veto override. By voting for a veto override they would destroy Obama (whom they need, for their own reelection efforts, to be at least in the high forties in the polls by November 2014). By voting against a veto override they would destroy themselves as angry Americans flocked to the Republican banner.
That gimmick would not have worked because too many Americans are watching an Obama that they now know “cannot be trusted”. Even Nancy Pelousy ran for cover and announced a “yup” vote tomorrow. That hideous future is what forced Barack Obama to propose his useless “administrative fix”. The insurance companies have already slashed at Barack Obama even as he spoke:
“Insurance Industry Rips White House Obamacare Fix
“This doesn’t change anything other than force insurers to be the political flack jackets for the administration,” says an insider.
WASHINGTON — The health insurance industry is already attacking a White House fix to Obamacare on Thursday even before the plan is formally announced by the president.
“This doesn’t change anything other than force insurers to be the political flack jackets for the administration,” said an industry insider. “So now when we don’t offer these policies the White House can say it’s the insurers doing this and not being flexible.”
“The president is not proposing that the law be changed to allow all health insurance plans grandfathered into Obamacare’s eligibility requirements.
No, instead the White House is saying that it will use “enforcement discretion” to allow illegal health insurance plans to be able to still be sold. That is, the Obama administration will not enforce the penalty on individuals for not having eligible health insurance plans and they’ll allow the insurance companies to still sell so-called bad plans — plans they technically can’t sell under Obamacare.
“Under the White House’s approach, the Department of Health and Human Services will notify the nation’s state insurance commissioners that they have federal permission to allow consumers who already have such insurance policies to keep them through 2014,” reports the Washington Post.
He’ll also be forcing insurance companies to help advertise for Obamacare by letting customers know that there’s an Obamacare marketplace where they can purchase (or get subsidized) health care coverage.
Obama’s proposal is an extra-legal solution to a big problem for millions of Americans around the country.
“I don’t see within the law how they can do this administratively,” said Speaker John Boehner in a press conference on Capitol Hill. “No one can identify anything the president could do administratively to keep his pledge that would be both legal and effective.”
Because of the ongoing internal debate at Hillary Clinton 2016 we have been advised to hit harder, tougher. We’ve been told the time is now to lambaste Hillary Clinton 2016 with critiques of what must be done and not to be too polite or too kind. There are many in the Hillary Clinton 2016 discussions who agree with us and they need ammunition and our voices as the informal strategy deliberations continue. Unlike 2008 when we communicated behind the scenes and gave advice sotto voce this time we do not intend to be quiet when something is wrong in the campaign. We will be brutal in our assessments and make them public. It’s tough love time, girlfriend.
Today’s article was going to be much more bare knuckle and was to be published last week after the Virginia election results. But we waited and today we’ve had a lovely surprise. We might be making progress and Hillary Clinton 2016 might be finally listening and acting on our advice.
Our advice of course is that Hillary Clinton must denounce ObamaCare. Hillary Clinton 2016 must be about “it’s time for a change” from the Obama years debacle and not a “stay the course” Obama embrace. Towards that end we thought that right after November 30 Hillary Clinton should attack Obama’s lies and the entire obamination that is ObamaCare. We might be getting our wish.
Today, instead of Hillary Clinton denouncing ObamaCare, Bill Clinton dipped his toe in the water thereby protecting Hillary and beginning the pivot away from the Obama debacle, ObaminationCare.
“The remarks suggests the Clintons may be starting to reposition themselves away from President Obama and trying to dissociate themselves from the Obamacare rollout debacle as Hillary Clinton gears up for her expected presidential campaign.”
“Dem. Rep.: ‘I Think the President Was Grossly Misleading to the American Public‘
Rep. Kurt Schrader, a Democrat from Oregon, said that President Obama was “grossly misleading” on Obamacare:
“Very misleading,” the Democratic congressman says of Obama’s promise that you can keep your health care plan, if you like it. [snip]
But a lot of Americans, a lot of Oregonians, have stayed with the same policy for a number of years and are shocked that their policy got cancelled.
“So I think the president saying you could stay with it and not being honest that a lot of these policies were going to get cancelled was grossly misleading to the American public and is causing added stress and added strife as we go through a really difficult time with health care.”
Schrader also accused White House press secretary Jay Carney of “double talk” for also misleading on Obamacare.”
The catastrophic debacle which is Barack Obama and his Frankenstein monster ObamaCare is going to get worse not better. Every month next year as premiums rise the anger will rise. And the premiums will rise, as ObamaCare architect David Cutler explains:
If the numbers aren’t there then the premiums in the exchanges will be very high, because the people who will go through the most hoops to get that coverage are those for whom the costs are highest and their coverage is the worst. So it is very important that enough people get enrolled through the exchanges.
Why does anyone who wants to be elected or reelected stick by ObaminationCare?Hillary are you listening? Every month as insurance bills are paid the anger will build and anyone who is a part of this horror will be bloodied.
“History says President Obama’s sagging approval ratings — which this month have neared the lows of his entire presidency — aren’t going to improve before he leaves the White House in 2017. And that’s a troubling trajectory for Democrats feeling the pressure of reelection next year.
Historically, presidents whose approval plummets in their second term don’t recover. Such was the case for Harry Truman back in 1950, according to Gallup surveys. After reaching a high of 46 percent in July of 1950, the 33rd president’s approval never rose above 35 percent during the last two-and-a-half years of his presidency. The precipitous drop coincided with America’s involvement in the Korean War.
Another war helped bring about a more recent president’s downfall. George W. Bush never topped 50 percent after March 2005 and spent most his remaining tenure mired in the low to mid-30s, thanks in part to the unpopularity of the Iraq War. His approval further declined near the end of his presidency, when the financial crisis of 2008 left the economy in tatters.
In fact, no president in the last 60 years has watched his approval ratings bounce back during their second term. [snip]
“In a second term, once a president’s numbers decline, they never come back up,” Ed Goeas, a Republican pollster, told reporters last week during a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “There’s a good reason for that: they don’t have a reelection campaign going on. They don’t have the air cover on air. They’re not putting back together a campaign in contrast to the opposition.”
Goeas suggested Obama has reached a similar point-of-no-return in his presidency.
“Obama and his supporters like to say he’ll never face reelection again, so his numbers don’t matter. But other Democrats — namely red-state Sens. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas of North, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Begich of Alaska — will face voters again, during next year’s midterms. And a slumping president has been nothing but bad news for his party colleagues.
Democrats lost 28 House seats and five Senate seats during the first two years of Truman’s second term. In 2006, Republicans lost their majority in the House and Senate, losing 30 and six seats, respectively, under Bush’s leadership. Presidential parties with a popular chief executive have managed to actually add seats at the six-year mark, like Bill Clinton in 1998.”
Barack Obama’s support will be important in the primary elections, poison in the general election of 2016. For the DailyKooks and the totalitarian left the 2016 primaries will be more important than the general elections. They know, as we know and have written, that if Hillary Clinton is the nominee of the party their heads will roll down rivers of blood through the corridors of the DNC.
The DailyKooks and the totalitarian left want to maintain their death grip on the party apparatus and money rather than win an election. They do not intend to let Hillary Clinton crash their party in 2016.
Hillary Clinton of all people knows how political fortunes turn on a dime. But she must be puzzled nonetheless, and spooked, that over a six-month period when she made no big news whatsoever, her popularity took a double-digit tumble. [snip]
Here we go. The beginning of the end of her inevitability.
It’s about time, because the truth, more apparent with each day, is that she has serious problems as a potential 2016 presidential contender, and the premature cheerleading of Chuck Schumer and other Democrats won’t change that.”
Bruni and the others in his kook coven are ecstatic that their reservoirs of bile, unused against Barack Obama for five years, can now be flushed against Hillary Clinton. Of course the coarse Bruni, who pictures himself a debonair swell, masks his hatred with highfalutin analytical disguises about how the public is sick of the wrong track America is on and looking for something new which for Bruni is not Hillary:
“These unusually big numbers suggest a climate in which someone who has been front and center in politics for nearly a quarter-century won’t make all that many hearts beat all that much faster. Voters are souring on familiar political operators, especially those in, or associated with, Washington. That’s why Clinton has fallen. She’s lumped together with President Obama, with congressional leaders, with the whole reviled lot of them.
And some of the ways in which she stands out from the lot aren’t flattering. She comes with a more tangled political history of gifts bestowed, favors owed, ironclad allegiances and ancient feuds than almost any possible competitor does. We’ve had frequent reminders of that: in the Anthony Weiner saga; in reports of mismanagement at the Clinton Foundation; in coverage of Terry McAuliffe’s bid to become Virginia’s governor.
Bruni’s hit piece was published on the day Terry McAuliffe was set to win the Virginia election for governor. If there is one person the DailyKooks and the Bruni coven hate more than the Clintons it is McAuliffe. They’ve always hated McAuliffe more than Republicans/conservatives hate McAuliffe. This time the hate was even more infuriating because they were forced to support McAuliffe over the Republican because they needed to show some support for Obama and a victory in Virginia would allay their fears. Still ObamaCare as an issue almost cost McAuliffe the election and Hillary Clinton 2016 better learn that lesson. McAuliffe won because he had tons more money, a much better organization and campaign, and McAuliffe had a unified party ready to elect him while the Republican establishment wanted to teach the Tea Party a lesson.
McAuliffe won and the DailyKooks and the Bruni coven had to hold their bladders of bile. But the idea of McAuliffe in Virginia ready to help Hillary Clinton 2016 during the primaries against their candidate (whoever that is) galls them. So Bruni let the bile flow on the very day of the Virginia election like a drunken sailor with too much beer in him:
“We’ve also had glimpses of the Clintons as an entrenched, entitled ruling class. To a degree that has turned off even some of the couple’s loyalists, Bill and Hillary have been unabashed lately in their coronation of Chelsea as the Clinton in waiting, the heir to the throne.
They renamed the family’s foundation to give her billing equal to theirs, with Hillary telling New York magazine that Chelsea’s elevation was “in the DNA.” They tug Chelsea onto pedestal after pedestal, tucking her into the folds of their own glory.
And it works. In an interview in September, Piers Morgan asked Bill Clinton whether Hillary or Chelsea would make the better president.
“Over the long run, Chelsea,” Bill said. “She knows more than we do about everything.”
Such dynastic musings square oddly with what’s shaping up as an anti-establishment passage of American politics, and the Clintons’ overexposure is a dicey fit for the revved-up metabolism of the Twitter era, which wants next, more, new.“
That “dynastic” aversion would not be a problem for the DailyKooks and the Bruni coven if it was Michelle Obama running for Senate and it certainly does not offend them when it is a Kennedy or a Udall in the dynastic swamp. For now the DailyKooks and the Bruni coven are cruising for their man, or if necessary a stalking horse woman, to be their challenger to Hillary:
“Hillary’s shot at shattering the ultimate glass ceiling, an overdue milestone, might be newness enough. But would she be spared a potentially disruptive challenger from the left in the Democratic primaries? The ascent of Bill de Blasio and the cult fervor for Elizabeth Warren demonstrate an appetite right now for liberal firebrands.
And what would the argument for a Hillary presidency be? Something interesting happens when you ask Democrats why her in 2016. They say that it’s time for a woman, that she’ll raise oodles of dough, that other potentially strong candidates won’t dare take her on. The answers are about the process more than the person or any vision she has for the country. There’s no poetry in them. That’s not good.
“Competence,” said one prominent Democratic strategist, articulating Hillary’s promise. “And by the end of Obama’s second term, that may be more than enough.”
She sailed high as secretary of state because, apart from Benghazi, she could and did position herself mostly above the partisan fray. The hellcat had become a cool cat, wearing shades instead of thick glasses, the meme of all memes.
But nine months since she left that job, it’s hard to pinpoint what, other than all those dutiful miles she logged, her legacy is. She has returned to her earth, and it’s a fickle place.
One of the widely circulated nuggets from the just-published book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” is that Obama’s advisers considered knocking Joe Biden off the ticket and putting Hillary on. The anecdote has been cast as an insult to Biden.
But he remained, because internal research apparently suggested that Obama wouldn’t get a meaningful bump from the swap.
What does that say about Hillary? “
What does that say about Bruni and the DailyKooks? The misogyny of “hellcat” to describe a woman is tolerated at the New York Times. Imagine if an equivalent racial adjective had been used to describe Barack Obama? Imagine if we called Bruni an “hysterical little woman hating queen”?
What it does say is that the Red Storm is about to hit Hillary Clinton 2016. It’s time for Hillary Clinton 2016 to be proactive and get ahead of the fight, not reactive and timid as in 2008.
[In our next installment we will discuss why Republicans/conservatives and those unhappy with Hillary should care about the 2016 primary fight in both parties. We mostly will discuss Fauxcahontas Elizabeth Warren and her claque.]
Born into slavery as one of the youngest of thirteen children of James and Elizabeth in Ulster County, New York, in 1797, Sojourner Truth’s given name was Isabella Baumfree. As almost all of her brothers and sisters had been sold to other slave owners, some of her earliest memories were of her parents’ stories of the cruel loss of their other children. [snip]
In 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth – her name for a traveling preacher, one who speaks the truth – and left New York. She traveled throughout New England, where she met and worked with abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. Her life story, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, written with the help of friend Olive Gilbert, was published in 1850.
While traveling and speaking in states across the country, Sojourner Truth met many women abolitionists and noticed that although women could be part of the leadership in the abolitionist movement, they could neither vote nor hold public office. It was this realization that led Sojourner to become an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
In 1851, she addressed the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, delivering her famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” The applause she received that day has been described as “deafening.” From that time on, she became known as a leading advocate for the rights of women. She became one of the nineteenth century’s most eloquent voices for the cause of anti-slavery and women’s rights.
NoLimits.org will "keep you up to date with news about issues on which Hillary took a lead and we know you care so much about," group President Ann Lewis said in an e-mail to as many as 2 million people culled from the Clinton campaign database.
Because No Limits is a registered nonprofit, "it cannot do anything political. It has to be nonpartisan," said Lewis, a longtime senior adviser to Clinton.
In Clinton's job as secretary of state for President Obama, her political dealings are highly restricted.
For example, she shut down her political action committee.
Some, like Democratic consultant and former Bill Clinton aide Chris Lehane, dismiss talk that the group could be a springboard for Clinton to try again for the White House in, say, 2016.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," Lehane said. "I think this is just [a] group of folks who developed relationships in an intense [electoral] environment and want to stay together."
But the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato countered: "Whenever a group like this says it's not a political organization, you just know it is."
"Maybe [this] is Hillary's answer to Obama's new 'change' group that controls his golden mailing list. Maybe it's a way for Secretary of State Clinton to mobilize backing for her objectives at the State Department," he said. "And maybe [it's] a standby committee of supporters in case Hillary decides to get back into elective politics."
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said NoLimits.org is "one way to make sure that she - and/or the former President - still have political leverage."
Hillary World-Wide January 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton Meets Afghan Women Lawyers. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton met today at the State Department with fourteen prominent Afghan women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. These jurists were in Washington to participate in a training program arranged by the Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan. Secretary Clinton told them: "Your American friends greatly admire your bravery and courage. It is your work in the tough environment of Afghanistan for women lawyers that will bring real reform and the rule of law to the Afghan people. As President Obama made clear yesterday in his first foreign policy announcement, we are committed to supporting your efforts to bring security and stability to your country."