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Why must the American people suffer
when even so many Democrats
don’t want Obamacare?

Washington Times, by Sen. Rand Paul

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 9/28/2013 12:15:47 AM

Earlier this week, in an effort led by Sen. Ted Cruz, some of my Republican colleagues and I took to the Senate floor with the intent of making Washington listen. The American people have made it abundantly clear that they do not want Obamacare. In fact, a majority of elected officials, the same officials that voted to implement this health care mandate, do not want it, either. Last summer, in a 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the Supreme Court wrongly concluded that Obamacare’s individual mandate could stand. As a consequence of the court’s ruling, starting


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Melody, 9/28/2013 2:43:19 AM     (No. 9540480)

´´I find it absolutely despicable that Mr. Obama, his administration and the elected officials who shoved this mandate down the throat of Americans are now giving themselves waivers. The president is also giving his friends waivers. Mr. Obama’s behavior mirrors that of a captain jumping overboard, abandoning his own sinking ship.´´

I agree completely, Sen. Paul. It is despicable. We don´t get to use that word very often, but it certainly is apt in regard to those low-down no-good politicians. Keep fighting that evil growing in our government, please. And thank you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 9/28/2013 2:46:44 AM     (No. 9540486)

Sadly, we saw 19 traitors in the Senate yesterday.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Husker Infidel, 9/28/2013 8:01:14 AM     (No. 9540662)

I too find it despicable. I am sick and tired of the elite in congress passing laws that they do not apply to themselves. It is not just Obamacare, they have also exempted themselves from insider trading laws. They get rich while they are in congress.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 9/28/2013 8:09:30 AM     (No. 9540671)

All three branches of the US government are corrupt. When does the housecleaning start? And I don´t mean by voting, that process has been corrupted too. We are officially a third world country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 9/28/2013 8:10:08 AM     (No. 9540672)

Why must we have Obamascare? Because of its name.

If it were named after Pelosi or Reid or Schumer it wouldn´t matter so much.

But a health care plan with the name of the first half white President must be inflicted upon us. Besides, Halloween is coming.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Romochick, 9/28/2013 8:14:43 AM     (No. 9540678)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Romochick, 9/28/2013 8:16:55 AM     (No. 9540680)


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/28/2013 8:17:38 AM     (No. 9540683)

Think of it this way ~ what if the Nazis won WWII ~ they´d have imposed fascist methods on this country. The individual mandate would have required yout´ to don uniforms and dig ditches for the party elite so that they could install irrigation systems for their estate shrubbery.

The Speaker of the House would be this Italian woman with mafia roots and Fascist party leanings, and the only dissenter allowed would be so-called ´consumer advocates´ whose fathres were Falange party officers.

Cuba would be a vast, desolate wasteland........

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Reply 9 - Posted by: guybee, 9/28/2013 8:22:15 AM     (No. 9540694)

The ONLY solution is to throw these bums out. That is not going to happen unless the apathetic get off their duffs and actually vote and get involved. We have the government we deserve because of the fools who either voted for the ONE or voted by not voting.

God help America.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/28/2013 8:23:26 AM     (No. 9540698)

Well, Obama and family are exempt and all of congress is exempt, so why not keep us yolked to the machine as long as they can milk it to pretend there are more jobs than there really are? Isn´t that what they´ve been doing since the New Deal? Look how well that worked for Greece?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: specialmomo, 9/28/2013 8:29:53 AM     (No. 9540707)

Short answer: Most of the elected officials really don´t care about us, they only care about getting more power and control.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 9/28/2013 8:34:02 AM     (No. 9540716)

I think #2 does not understand the way the senate works

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rustycfc, 9/28/2013 8:34:36 AM     (No. 9540717)

john Roberts could have prevented this mess.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: OhMy, 9/28/2013 8:36:18 AM     (No. 9540721)

#2 Possible troll or just uninformed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mhynds53, 9/28/2013 8:52:13 AM     (No. 9540737)

So many times a single vote makes the difference. A single senate vote from a New England state could have prevented the ADA ever coming to the Senate floor for a vote, or a single Supreme Court vote could made it all unconstitutional. So many other examples.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 9/28/2013 8:56:27 AM     (No. 9540749)

Next option? Encourage the lofos to boycott this mess and don´t sign up. They´re not going to contribute anyway and have better healthcare than those working for a living who can´t get health insurance. Overload the system with people needing healthcare (not insurance) and demand to be helped.

It´ll be the indigent living off the freebees who will clamber for a chair on the deck of this sinking ship.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: maryc, 9/28/2013 8:59:28 AM     (No. 9540755)

I called my Senator and got a lovely little condescending note explaining why he, Senator Burr, knew that voting with Cruz and Lee was not the right way to go about this problem. He did say that he would vote to go along with the same healthcare mandate for Congress as the rest of us.....must not be much chance of that happening. It was nice to see these other Senators finally say no to obama. I am so tired of watching the wimpy go along to get along group who look at the problems from the point of view of the press. Like it´s the repubs. who want to shut down the government not obama for not negotiating. We did not start this country with that attitude. Wimpy will just not cut it any longer. Brave men and women who stand up to seemingly impossible odds is what started this country and the only hope we have of getting it back on the right track.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/28/2013 9:34:03 AM     (No. 9540809)

Obamacare is leading to the final cherries on the top of the Socialist agenda.

Unfortunately Socialism spells doom for the middle class. The American middle class that was the envy of the world in the 1950´s will vanish. Their wealth will be sapped to pay for it.

Politicians? They are convinced that we will learn to love this future given time. At least the next generation and newcomers will.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 9/28/2013 9:43:06 AM     (No. 9540825)

The Democrats in their rush to create a society of dependency and zombie voters for their causes. All the while forcing American to a life that is a caricature of an OLIVER TWIST.

See link :http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/117-Oliver-With-A-Twist

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/28/2013 9:44:15 AM     (No. 9540828)

#1, the captain of the Costa Concordia abandoned his ship, and he´s on trial now.

We must suffer because Obama´s marxist policies require it. As in all marxist states, everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/28/2013 9:49:37 AM     (No. 9540840)

Washington is abound with arrogant ignorant people and thieves searching for power.
We don´t have a government we have a Kakistocracy. (government under control of a nation´s worse and least qualified)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/28/2013 9:53:32 AM     (No. 9540844)

Thank you Judge Roberts for this mess. Wonder what they had on you?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Arby, 9/28/2013 10:12:31 AM     (No. 9540879)

The title question is easily answered: because the far left dreams of a single-payer health care abomination and this was as close as they could get. They rammed it down our throats and now it has become the sole ´accomplishment´ of a failed presidency. They cling to it for comfort even though the American people would prefer to see it rest on the ash heap of history.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/28/2013 10:26:11 AM     (No. 9540902)

"Why must Americans suffer ..?"

Because Washington DC, Congress and all that the federal establishment is ... is at war with the citizens of America.

Something truly, spectacularly evil is in charge and you .. YES YOU .. are what they strive to eradicate.

What you should be asking yourself is why hasn´t our vaunted military stepped in and shut all of this down under the Oaths to Protect and Defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic ..

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 9/28/2013 10:52:50 AM     (No. 9540962)



What´s hated by unions
has businesses wary
and dropping coverage
like the ´Skins secondary?

Causing thousands of layoffs
taking it´s toll?
What´s so good for people
that they´re forced to enroll?

What´s a law that´s so good
folks who passed and defended it
see it and got waivers
to be exempted? It´s

like Olestra, at first
it sounded hip
but we quickly found ourselves
dealing with a whole lot of sh...

Obamacare, Obamacare
Unions and businesses both in despair

So to recap, young people,
your hours get cut
and your income goes down
and your premium´s up

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Reply 26 - Posted by: grampstosix, 9/28/2013 11:19:43 AM     (No. 9541006)

#13 Not could...should

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/28/2013 11:20:45 AM     (No. 9541008)

Because Democrats are good little Marxists and march in lock step with anything the National Socialist DC Workers´ Party and glorious leader Adolph Hussein want (as long as everything is free if you are a good little Socialist).

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/28/2013 11:26:29 AM     (No. 9541019)

This is the route to take-----if Obamacare is so great, why don´t Congress, the Supreme Court and Obama take it!!!!!!! This is like the peons and the royalty, and we are definitely the peons, even down to our labors payi for the thing! This is so arrogant, so totally unfair in a country where we are supposedly all equal!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: maggie2u, 9/28/2013 11:34:43 AM     (No. 9541030)

What I don´t understand are those who are for obamacare, don´t care that congress has exempted themselves from it. But can you imagine the firestorm that would erupt if congress brought back the draft and exempted their families from it? We should bring up that analogy when explaining to lo-fo´s why this is so wrong.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/28/2013 11:35:30 AM     (No. 9541031)


This is the list of republican senators who voted to fund Obamacare:

Johnson (WI)

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Reply 31 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/28/2013 11:53:56 AM     (No. 9541052)

#18 here is the answer to your question.


Sorry for the second post.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/28/2013 12:27:04 PM     (No. 9541088)

# 32 You are badly misinformed.
19 Republicans voted for cloture ( Rule 22 , in place since 1917 ),
the parliamentary procedure to bring an issue to a vote.
This was not a vote on policy , it was a
vote on a procedure.
Republicans are not allowed to cast
procedural votes, now ???
They´re called traitors for saying Let´s Vote On It ???
The most important facts :
Not a single Republican Senator ( 44 ) voted to strip out defunding from the House CR.
Not a single Democrat Senator ( 54 ) voted to
keep the defunding in the CR.
I notice you only have Republicans listed .
In order to keep defunding in the CR-it would have required 6 Democrat Senators.
How come the Heritage Foundation and Ted Cruz haven´t mentioned that salient fact ?
And then.. an additional 15 Democrat Senators for a total of 21 to override Obama´s veto.
It´s really bizarre that Ted Cruz and the Heritage Foundation have always focused
on the anti Obamacare Republicans and never a peep about the Democrat Senators actually
required to defund.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: krause, 9/28/2013 12:59:46 PM     (No. 9541129)

The fraudulently dishonest way this bill was passed, and with the damage it will cause to our economy and its people, is, to me, criminal.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/28/2013 3:09:00 PM     (No. 9541274)

#34 Procedure is Policy!!!!!!!!!!! when you give the Democrats the ability to erase de-funding Obamacare from the bill. A procedural vote allowed the vote on policy. Thus, Richard Burr and other compromising con artists voted for Obamacare. There would be no vote on policy, if the procedure was approached and voted on correctly. I saw that dumb joke Corker on video....do you work for that dummy. The gig is up, the con is done Richard Burr and Corker....we have your number....you too McConnell.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 9/28/2013 4:01:26 PM     (No. 9541313)

The bottom line remains power over all the areas of our lives. The Constitution loses its credibility to govern us daily. I believe the GOP is well aware of this and want to be on the side that gets to rule the slaves, not be among them. We have lost our ability to be effective citizens in our Republic. We will be ruled over, taken over, stripped of assets and
made to beg for what we need. Am I being cynical? I don´t think so.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: uno, 9/28/2013 6:41:44 PM     (No. 9541476)

To address the question: Why must the American people suffer when even so many Democrats don’t want Obamacare?
Because Obamacare, or Obamadontcare as I call it, isn´t about improving health care in the United States. It is about further weakening the United States and breaking us financially. It is the nail in the coffin with Francis Fox Piven swinging the hammer while a dead Richard Cloward smiles from the grave. With about 80 members of Congress being members of the Communist party, some being very proud and vocal about of it, and who knows how many more lean that way it isn´t hard to figure out.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: LAW428, 9/28/2013 6:58:36 PM     (No. 9541487)

It is time to impeach America´s first Marxist president. Get rid of the lying criminal fraud and save America! Put every lying congressman on notice that this is their last term.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/28/2013 7:16:48 PM     (No. 9541511)

Read Mark Levin´s book, and get ready for the State legislatures to convene to TAKE BACK states´ rights. NO congress needed to do this.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: jimkata, 9/28/2013 7:29:33 PM     (No. 9541521)

People always say that that Democrats, Socialists, etc are just misguided. I say they are deliberately evil and bad. This is not a difference of opinion. This is an attempt by one set of people through control of health access (Obamacare) to control people and rule over them.

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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

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