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Barack Obama’s health-care conversion
Politico, by Carrie Budoff Brown & Glenn Thrush

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/23/2013 5:45:57 AM

The most important red line of Barack Obama’s presidency was scrawled hastily in January 2007, a few weeks before he even announced he was running for president. Soon-to-be-candidate Obama, then an Illinois senator, was thinking about turning down an invitation to speak at a big health care conference sponsored by the progressive group Families USA, when two aides, Robert Gibbs and Jon Favreau, hit on an idea that would make him appear more prepared and committed than he actually was at the moment. Why not just announce his intention to pass universal health care by the end of his first term? Thus


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 9/23/2013 7:05:47 AM     (No. 9532666)

Sieg Heil!

Continue ad nauseam.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/23/2013 7:13:05 AM     (No. 9532678)

Obama´s signature ´achievement´ legislation was written by a bunch of aides and interns. No one, including Obama, even knew what was in the bill but they proceeded to shove it down the throats of Americans anyway. The backlash hasn´t even begun.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 9/23/2013 7:15:53 AM     (No. 9532685)

This is a pathetic article describing Obama as a victim of his own deception.

Liberalism is a mental condition based on advanced rationalization.

It must be confronted each and every day with reality-based responses.

Obama is responsible for what comes out of his mouth!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/23/2013 7:53:57 AM     (No. 9532729)

Pretty much doesn´t matter if this bill is good for the country, its people or the economy, Obama and his cadre of fellow travelers wanted to make a big political statement and they have to the detriment of everyone. It is more important to these progressive bullies to get this monstrosity in place than do the right thing with health insurance. It is all about their legacy and Obama´s presidency. The icing on the cake is the control of every man, woman and child in this country, the growth of government and crushing defeat of Republicans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/23/2013 8:29:46 AM     (No. 9532771)

#3, while I completely agree with your assessment, I believe that it´s useless to confront liberals with reality-based responses. They DO NOT understand reason and logic. What they DO understand and relate to are emotion-based responses. In a group setting especially, they will back down immediately if I use LibSpeak words like SHAME, UNFAIR, or FOR THE CHILDREN to make my conservative point.
Try it sometime. You will be amazed how easily they are converted.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: maryc, 9/23/2013 8:30:18 AM     (No. 9532773)

Pot will be legal and sold in stores. Prescription drugs and real health care will become cash only or black market antibiotics and cancer meds. Heck of a thought that you can walk around stoned legally but healthy , not so much.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TexasRose, 9/23/2013 8:57:22 AM     (No. 9532794)

#5, they sure don´t respond to "right and wrong"!! If you talk about the morality of stealing from people, they will just talk about the "poor, suffering downtrodden" without even bringing up the massive fraud!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/23/2013 9:26:25 AM     (No. 9532838)

Does Obama ever take responisbility for anything? Has he not a single idea of his own? We didn´t elect a President but a gaggle of aides, flunkies, etc.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Arby, 9/23/2013 9:29:36 AM     (No. 9532843)

Fauxbama defies human calculation. You can´t believe anything that he says, since he regularly contradicts it two days later. Nor can you interpret ´what he does´ since there´s no ´he´ there; he regularly delegates to flunkies so he doesn´t have to take the blame for their foulups. It´s sort of a ´don´t do what I say but do what I ask other people to do for me´ kind of presidency.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/23/2013 10:17:19 AM     (No. 9532923)

Forbes has a piece that tells us ObamaKKKare is raising our medical costs $10,000 per year above what he promised, and that continues forever.

This country can´t afford that. Time to start deporting Democrats to places where their presence would be welcomed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/23/2013 10:19:05 AM     (No. 9532925)

THE large company that handles prescriptions for the military RAN OUT of a basic, but essential medication that keeps people without an active thyroid alive.
They were unable to fill prescriptions, so add shortages of essential medicines to up coming problems. Will diabetes meds and insulin be next? Is this part of the solution the government has to eliminate people who use medications? Wasn´t there a closed door meeting of all the large drug companies with Obama around the time Obamacare was passed?
I was able to find my medication at a local pharmacy, but was forced to pay THREE co-pays for the normal, 90 day supply, instead of ONE co-pay with the normal supplier.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: AnnaS, 9/23/2013 10:46:27 AM     (No. 9532971)

It´s useless to even mention it. Cruz and Lee have tried to do something and even the Republicans have bashed them. They are bashed on FOX by Brit Hume and Karl Rove. Even though the "folks" don´t want the damn thing, they point out everyone does not want the government shut down to hold the Dems feet to the fire (we have no other options). Two men in the senate against the whole Democrat and Republican party. See where standing up for your constituency gets you!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mathman, 9/23/2013 10:49:36 AM     (No. 9532979)

The Unaffordable Uncaring Act is very popular inside the Beltway, except for the Members of Congress. It is so good for the country that they cannot stand for the idea that it would apply to themselves.
What´s wrong with that picture?
UUA is a signature part of Ø and his notions of government. Vast hordes of unaccountable bureaucrats will impose rules and regulations, without the possibility of appeal.
The Act does nothing about health care. It does, on the other hand, bring one sixth of the work force into the Union fold, from which dems can guarantee themselves permanent re-election. It is the thought of permanent status which leads dems to support the Act so fervently.
It is about politics. All Politics, all the time.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jglas, 9/23/2013 11:21:23 AM     (No. 9533021)

So his legacy is the most massive, unworkable, dangerous, costly, socialist and economy destroying act ever perpetrated by the government on the people and the nation? No wonder he was so satisfied the day it passed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/23/2013 5:09:36 PM     (No. 9533557)

A real man and a leader would simply say that he made promises that were unworkable and would act to rescind the law. Instead, he pushes harder to keep it in place even though it is detrimental to the majority of those that will be impacted by it. The law is the scam of all scams.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: cgood, 9/23/2013 7:01:31 PM     (No. 9533707)

Just more lies to protect their dear leader. Obama pushed for Obamacare because he is trying to bankrupt this country in order to destroy it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mulhaven, 9/23/2013 7:13:49 PM     (No. 9533719)

Obamacare is not a free-market approach to providing health care. It is a fascist approach. Insurance companies are not allowed to decide the products, at what price, they will offer. Government bureaucrats who are, in turn, commanded by a small group of politicians, including “judges”, control their policies.

Who are the conservatives? They are the ones who accept humanity as it is and have the courage to keep government intervention to a minimum in society. Liberty and faith in mankind is the cornerstone of conservatism. If faith in mankind is a mistake, then no controlling politics can be redemptive. Treat people with civility and you will have a civil society.

Who are the socialists? They are the strident statists who believe that a cadre of politicians and bureaucrats can regulate mankind according to their ideas. The goal of their “leaders” is to find joy and ego satisfaction in exerting control over their “underlings”, who are the people. This is why academics find socialism so appealing. It is a convenient way for them to gain power.

Conservatives are anchored to reality while socialists are motivated by ego and ideas, and this is the source of their dismal failures. The greatest progress for mankind occurs when people are free of coercion by mindless masterminds.

As a consequence of socialist interventions in America, manipulative and unsavory people populate its politics.

Welcome to the First Reich!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chatham, 9/24/2013 9:07:27 AM     (No. 9534340)

Chief Justice SCOTUS Roberts is the Real Culprit in this story, He should have recognized Obama and Obamacare for what they were,Fakes and Phonies.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: EnsignO, 9/24/2013 11:30:11 AM     (No. 9534575)

Sadly, #18 is right, IMHO. Chief Justice Roberts could have stopped this - he could have stopped everything before Obama was elected. There certainly was plenty of evidence that Obama is ineligible to become the President. Once elected and Obamacare was challenged, Roberts could have swung the decision to "unconstitutional" instead of going the "tax" route.

So, what is it that Obama has on Roberts that an otherwise very smart, well-grounded, and educated person would accept the lies of a fraud?

It breaks my heart to know that a person schooled in Indiana [state of my birth and education] could be so stupid as Roberts. At least he wasn´t born in Indiana - he was born in New York, which may help explain why he was out-of-touch with reality. One of my best friends in college was from LaPorte, Indiana, where Roberts went to high school and was such an outstanding student and athlete. He certainly pulled the wool over President Bush´s eyes and that of some very distinguished legal minds.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/24/2013 11:36:24 AM     (No. 9534587)

Roberts´ sell out is perhaps even more scary, frightening than all the Leninist Marxism that is stacked into our communist medical takeover. Imagine almost 20% of our life saving innovative, technologically improving, commercial activity, taken over
by postal level decider bureaucrats, and enforced by 16,000 new, green, IRS agent enforcers of this vast confused abortion of laws. As Laurel & Hardy might say to the communist influenced chief justice Roberts"
"Look at the mess you´ve got us into, Ollie"

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/24/2013 5:28:53 PM     (No. 9535218)

You mean he just read it off the Teleprompter, like "corpseman?"

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/24/2013 9:44:11 PM     (No. 9535502)

This history of Obama and his crew´s evolution of thinking about healthcare infuriates me even more about ObamaCare. Incredible I could despise it all even more. The genesis of ObamaCare and his belief in it was a political whim, a lark, a strategy worthy of a city council seat, not toying with the fate of our enormous and in many ways great health care system in this country. The eeny meeny miny moe selection of the issue over immigration and climate change... The article reeks of Obaman disregard and arrogance. And all of this not to mention the destruction of our liberty. Liberty, the keystone of this democracy. And why?... Because with that 2008 majority, they COULD.
Such despicable jackasses!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/24/2013 9:49:25 PM     (No. 9535511)

Yup, and when it came time for Roberts to Check and Balance, he checked out. Obama bullied Roberts and it worked. We should teach our kids to confront bullies... I wonder if Roberts teaches his kids to cut deals with bullies.

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
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How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

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