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Patience, Obamacare will work
CNN, by Sally Kohn

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/25/2013 6:01:29 PM

You know what´s relatively easy? Fixing a website. You know what´s really hard? Ensuring access to affordable, quality health insurance for every single American and improving our broken health care system in the process. In the back-and-forth about the Obamacare exchange websites, let´s not lose sight of the ultimate goal of health care reform -- a goal that, even with the exchanges problems, we are steadily achieving. Less than 17 days into the signup period, the State of Oregon had already enrolled 56,000 people under the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare -- and reduced the state´s percentage of uninsured by 10%. In

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Ahh yes, the insufferable, brainwashed leftist Kohn rears her ugly head. At least she hasn´t been on Fox lately. I can´t even look at her. She states: "three years ago, our health care costs were skyrocketing, tens of millions of Americans lacked health insurance and 14,000 more were losing their coverage every day" and is thankful we have a law that fixed that??? I guess she´s been under a rock and hasn´t seen the exorbitant rise in costs and hundreds of thousands in cancellations. What an idiot.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rational, 10/25/2013 6:03:19 PM     (No. 9582543)

She has to be the most moronic liberal I´ve ever heard speak on TV.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 10/25/2013 6:11:13 PM     (No. 9582554)

I hope she stays at CNN.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/25/2013 6:12:58 PM     (No. 9582558)

Just linked to this site from the Drudge Report where I read an article about Oregon signups for Obamacare, completely contradicting this article´s figures, by many thousands. The website isn´t yet functional.
Strange stuff/

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/25/2013 6:19:26 PM     (No. 9582569)

I got to the part where she said the current system was "broken" and decided not to read further, as doing so might lower my IQ.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nimby, 10/25/2013 6:19:38 PM     (No. 9582570)

this is what comes out of one neuron brains

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 10/25/2013 6:24:00 PM     (No. 9582574)

Sally, put down the Kool-Aid and step away.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/25/2013 6:26:18 PM     (No. 9582576)

Web sites can be fixed. Stupidity can´t. Once The Unaffordable No HealthKKKare Edict from ØDumbø is shoved down our throats, next up is illegal immigrants so the demoncraps can never lose another election, universal college education so libs can pollute the minds of the yuths, and the requirement that the Constitution be replaced with Sharia Law. Hope there´s enough stone left on Mount Rushmore for Zippy´s Ears and Teleprompter One.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ben Around, 10/25/2013 6:26:49 PM     (No. 9582578)

She doesn´t mention the hundreds of thousands of middle class, working people that are loosing their insurance. Is that worth it to get insurance for a bunch of derelicts who are too lazy or too stoned to sign up for Medicaid?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/25/2013 6:32:03 PM     (No. 9582585)

Whenever I see her face I change the channel or at least mute the tv. She is not only stupid when she talks she is stupid in print too. The only benefit I have seen is losing my ins. and finding out obamacare premiums and deductibles are much higher. But, damn, I´m 62 and I will be loving those birth control and ob benefits. And the rehab benefits I get to pay for even though I don´t drink or do drugs. How silly of me to think I should be able to pick what is important to my own health. Yeah, sally, it´s a sweet ride. I will not sign up for this barf I think a lot of people will be with me. What a doofus.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/25/2013 6:35:05 PM     (No. 9582590)

Still waiting for Godot, eh, Sally.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/25/2013 6:42:37 PM     (No. 9582594)

Patience? Tell that to the hundreds of thousands who have been dropped from their plans and do not have any coverge right now.
How many are pregnant? How many will have heart attacks or strokes? How many will have a child get injured and need medical attention? Their insurance coverage is gone.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 10/25/2013 6:57:59 PM     (No. 9582606)

If it´s so easy to fix, why not do it right in the first place?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 10/25/2013 7:00:35 PM     (No. 9582612)

OP, thumbs up to your comments and even though you don´t see a tally of votes, I am sure many more posters join me in thanking you for your good postings and comments. Can´t add anything to your words.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/25/2013 7:03:28 PM     (No. 9582613)

I believe she´s correct.

ObamaScare WILL work the way it´s designed to - to track our every move, our every meal, our BMI, all our prescriptions (what, how many and how often), and be right there with us next time we´re in the doctor´s exam room.

Additionally, when we file our 1040´s, it´ll be right there again, disguised as the IRS, siphoning our money of our account to pay for itself.

I miss America. But, like Glenn Beck said this morning, try not to look at this as the end of America..... it really just could be the beginning of a REBORN America....

I´m holding on to that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bcvegas, 10/25/2013 7:15:20 PM     (No. 9582622)

What flavor of Kool Aid are they serving these days?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: watashiyo, 10/25/2013 7:16:46 PM     (No. 9582623)

I guess she didn´t hear about the 300,000 who lost their health insurance in Florida?



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Reply 17 - Posted by: Leonardo, 10/25/2013 7:19:33 PM     (No. 9582626)

At least with Kirsten Powers you know that there is an analytical brain which will decide which side she takes depending on the facts ... you may not agree with her but at least there is reasonable logic driving her opinions most of the time.
With the drone Sally Kohn, talking points are hard-wired into her skull, and she NEVER deviates from knee-JERK defense of the indefensible. Kohn is the stereotypic Stepford liberal, ready to CRUSH freedom "for the greater good" of a utopian dream the likes of which has sacrificed millions of lives for an elite which knows what´s best for us, and will not be denied of their control.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/25/2013 7:39:36 PM     (No. 9582651)

So easy a Caveman could do; just not the Federal Government.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/25/2013 7:46:28 PM     (No. 9582656)

I think there are two problems that the fed healthcare Web site faces.

The first is that the site is making way too many remote procedure calls (RPC). The Internet is comprised of many computers all connected, and what appears on a single Web page and what happens to data entered into a form can actually use many different computers "under the covers". When a Web site brings in or sends out data to a remote other server, that´s what we call a RPC.

I´m sure that the site is sending data to a bunch of legacy federal computer systems, like to HHS, IRS, NSA, etc. Those systems do what they do and are not going to change very quickly, if at all. This is why simply adding more computing resources to the healthcare site itself will not produce a quick and easy fix. The problem is that the interaction with those remote other sites takes a lot of time, and there are enough to choke the throughput of the overall system.

The second problem is that there has been and continues to be dramatic "feature creep". This would include requirements that aren´t even defined yet, leaving the system woefully inappropriate for whatever is intended. This is usually caused by too many chefs, especially chefs who are computer fools with great initiative.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/25/2013 7:50:38 PM     (No. 9582661)

Fixing a website is easy? Obviously Sally knows nothing about IT. They tried to squeeze 5 years of development into 2 years, without anyone knowing the specifics about what they were developing. I´d be surprised if the website is running as it should by this time next year.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/25/2013 8:28:53 PM     (No. 9582699)

Why do we have to even say this, but:

WHEN YOU FAIL AT THE EASY STUFF LIKE A WEB SITE, WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE ANY CHANCE AT THE DIFFICULT STUFF?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: schnapps, 10/25/2013 8:34:59 PM     (No. 9582702)

When the Kohnhead speaks out to defend a program it is doomed.

Maybe it will work on your planet Sally but not ours.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: franq, 10/25/2013 9:05:04 PM     (No. 9582742)

Who is Sally Kohn, and why does her opinion merit publication?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hicksvillekid59, 10/25/2013 9:19:52 PM     (No. 9582755)

CNN is an arm of the dim party. Sort of like Goebbels and Hitler in their day.

The last time I watched CNN an airplane crashed into the 14th St. Bridge. Great coverage. Loooooooong gone.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: keekng, 10/25/2013 9:21:55 PM     (No. 9582756)

Kohn should crawl back into her man cave.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/26/2013 1:23:59 AM     (No. 9582912)

Patience ?
Some of those applying will qualify for Medicare before it´s fixed.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ken M., 10/26/2013 2:26:32 AM     (No. 9582940)

Thinking of the elderly Jewish guy next door ... (waving finger) A-HA!! Procrastinating! That´s what´s holding everything up!

She lives on another planet ...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/26/2013 9:55:39 AM     (No. 9583292)

The author is a liberal community organizer like BO and just as delusional. She knows nothing about the technical challenges for THIS website and yet claims a bunch of college kids hyped up on caffeine will fix it up in a jiffy. On the other hand we have respected developers in the IT world saying the site is horribly designed and badly broken. Who do you think we should believe.

To a liberal, the end goal is everything. They want universal and government paid healthcare. This brief stop that uses private insurers will be swept away before too long. So ANYTHING that happens along the way to that goal is OK. They are reaching for the brass ring and it doesn´t matter that the merry-go-round is on fire.

She also quotes other liberals that know as little about the real situation as Sally does about IT development. No fact checks and soon will be proven completely false but Sally will be on to other people to quote their drivel. You just keep on moving to the next lie because you are heading for that shiny ring.

Meanwhile the rest of us get screwed.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Java D, 10/26/2013 11:28:14 AM     (No. 9583471)

It´ll work when pigs fly. Denial isn´t a river in Egypt.

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Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
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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