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White House tries to rally
congressional Democrats in
support of Obamacare

Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin

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By the time President Obama acknowledged on Monday that his signature health-care program had serious problems, it was clear that the political stakes had escalated for the White House. And so that evening, Obama gathered some of the top political advisers from his first term for a strategy session on a range of topics. The president himself spent little time on how to handle the political fallout, arguing that fixing the problems of HealthCare.gov, the Web site at the heart of the troubles, would take care of that challenge. Not everyone agreed that it was so simple. In a separate

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/26/2013 10:36:37 PM     (No. 9584151)

In other words they will be revealing the contents of the files that the NSA has complied on them. It´s the Chicago way after all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/26/2013 10:40:46 PM     (No. 9584155)

Decisions, decisions...protect Obama or protect themselves. Likely to be more than a few "defectors".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 10/26/2013 10:53:00 PM     (No. 9584165)

Many of them are in a quandary because they know it´s impossible to pick up Obamacare by the clean end...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/26/2013 11:49:21 PM     (No. 9584214)

No matter how pretty the packaging is on a bag of manure it is still manure. You can have the website be the envy of Amazon and it will make no difference. The product will still suck. I agree. Do the dems protect obama´s butt one more time or face the reality of their own office? obama does not care.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/26/2013 11:50:13 PM     (No. 9584215)

B-b-b-but, it´s the law!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/26/2013 11:59:51 PM     (No. 9584225)

High hot colonics for all!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/27/2013 12:01:13 AM     (No. 9584227)

I think that it is becoming crystal clear that Democrats up for reelection, who permit their votes to be 100% supportive of Obamacare, are going to be absolutely defenseless in the election.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/27/2013 12:39:01 AM     (No. 9584250)

How many rats will abandon a sinking ship ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 10/27/2013 12:41:51 AM     (No. 9584251)

What we have here, Emperor, is a failure to wear clothing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chiller, 10/27/2013 12:53:01 AM     (No. 9584257)

I see no way out for the dems. No matter the spin, rates are way up and bills will come once a month.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 10/27/2013 3:04:40 AM     (No. 9584279)

Just say NO America!!!!!
No sign ie no cash ie No Kommie care.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 10/27/2013 3:07:35 AM     (No. 9584281)

I think there´s just one bottom line.
Too few people can afford to pay the outrageous premiums let alone pay the deductibles for this health insurance.
It won´t even be possible for the people who aren´t freeloading off the government.

ObamaCare will collapse itself.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/27/2013 4:12:05 AM     (No. 9584295)

Come on lads, we gots to sell the most gigantic screw job in history to a bunch of low grade morons and welfare slaves.

How difficult can it be?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/27/2013 5:59:24 AM     (No. 9584327)

Demonrats totally wrote it, approved it, made it law, and have full ownership of implementing it. Make them live with it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/27/2013 7:31:49 AM     (No. 9584388)

...and spent our money, #14, attempting to implement it. Isn´t it fun using other people´s money to play Communist games? They´re disgusting.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/27/2013 7:43:41 AM     (No. 9584397)

A quick collapse would occur if the democrats had the guts to defy Obama. We all know they do not. They don´t break ranks. Not to be nasty, but I hope Obamacare sticks to the democrats like gum on the bottom of your shoe.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 10/27/2013 8:24:25 AM     (No. 9584436)

The three stooges.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/27/2013 8:39:30 AM     (No. 9584454)

Obviously there are several options for folks:

1. Behave like a puppy and submit to Obie; then sign up and fork over your money.

2. Boycott ObieCare and fork over your penalty money.

3. Take to streets in mass force, get in Obie´s face, don´t fork over the money, and VOTE in 2014 and 2016 - and none of this, "I´ll sit out the elections because my guy didn´t get nominated and I´m sending a message". Stop complaining and get involved. Work for your precinct, call people, call your friends, talk it up, help isolate the msm, run for office, show some energy and conviction, this will be the mother of all ground games. Don´t you see, the dimmies are very beatable. Screw this, "it´s all over for America" garbage. Let´s go.

Hmm...so let´s see. Which choice is the best choice?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/27/2013 8:46:50 AM     (No. 9584468)

Just wait until round two......tax time next year. The new forms and the realization that the government is confiscating even more of our earnings (for those who still have earnings) is going to be the second wave of outrage . . and it could be an even bigger political tsunami.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/27/2013 9:20:10 AM     (No. 9584510)

Democrats who thought Obama would have their backs are finding out he doesn´t care what happens to anybody but himself. If you are useful to him, he´s on your side. If not,it´s under the bus.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: red oak, 10/27/2013 9:28:43 AM     (No. 9584521)

#15 and all, keep your blood pressure medicine handy when you research the case pending in federal district court in DC, Paul Friedman, judge, appointed by Bill Clinton, styled Halbig v. Sebelius. The judge ruled last week that the case could move forward and that he´d rule on the merits in February.

It likely was a topic discussed between the insurers and Jarrett in the meeting at the White House the other day.

For some background, see August 2012 article at http://www.cato.org/publications/congressional-testimony/illegal-irs-rule-increase-taxes-spending-under-obamacare-1 to see how IRS simply decided to pick everyone´s pocket without statutory authority.

You can find the government´s reply brief submitted last week in opposition to the plaintiffs´ request for injunctive relief if you search, and see how the government attacks a plaintiff´s "standing" i.e. lack of ability to show that he´s been or will be "harmed."

They just claim that it´s ok to take our tax dollars without authority, and no one has standing to complain. "Taxation without representation" has a familiar ring.

36 states refused to set up the health insurance exchanges, and it was a brilliant move by pubbie state officials in those states.





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Reply 22 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/27/2013 9:39:50 AM     (No. 9584539)

What is an interesting contradiction is that Obama refers to the ACA web as a "marketplace", yet that is not what we had when he awarded CGI a contract in a no bid situation. All he had to do to avoid this broken ACA website was indeed open up the market to other companies. Perhaps he would have found a responsible company to deliver a valid, functioning product. However he is so corrupt he had to engage in cronyism, theft by conversion, embezzlement and allow cost overruns galore. He just can´t keep his dirty grubby fingers out of the money pot, ever. He can´t see the forest for the trees.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 10/27/2013 10:18:09 AM     (No. 9584599)

This article is a very clear view into the liberal mindset. Al the article mentions is the WEBSITE, the website is the problem, fix the website and everything will be golden. I wonder when it is going to dawn on them, like it has a few congressional democrats, that barrycare is like a huge iceberg, the website is the problem you see, but its not the real problem. The real problem is with the law itself, and they just don´t get it. Hopefully this shortsightedness is what will finally bury barry and his loyal sycophants. If even 51 % of the people get it, the barry party is doomed.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: owl, 10/27/2013 10:36:50 AM     (No. 9584634)

Defector´s is right #2, but leave it to the Stoopid Party to yank defeat. We read that some GOP are considering parts of the law that " may work ".I.e., they ´re thinking of throwing in the towel, at least on " some parts ". We have been given a list in huge letters of who in our party have to go next year. Let the Dim chips fall where they may- we have our own mess in congress.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/27/2013 10:40:51 AM     (No. 9584643)

It probably makes no difference. Once the freeloaders are signed up it will become an entitlement... Especially after Jan 1 when just one of them gets treated.

If anyone suggests cutting it after then, Rep. Louise Slaughter will be back with the story of her constituent who was forced to wear her dead sister´s false teeth due to lack of healthcare.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Peterfleming, 10/27/2013 12:26:46 PM     (No. 9584762)

KommieKare supporting demorats must either jump the good ship, HUSSEINCOMMUNISM-USSR, or go down in neighborhood voting flames, to a deserved political death. The benefit from all crisis, is there is always some good to discover. A few demos, maybe even a few stupid McCainRubio paid off RINOS, will wake up.
Maybe even a few indoctrination commie TV news actors will come clean and confess their painful part in this massive collectivist conspiracy while being paid off in millions upon millions. NAAAAH !

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dman, 10/27/2013 12:40:12 PM     (No. 9584777)

"All the king´s horses, and all the king´s men ..."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/27/2013 12:46:31 PM     (No. 9584784)

#23 made my point. This entire article is about the rats running around the WH getting everyone on board about "fixing" the website. The website isn´t the problem. It´s a problem alright, but the really big problem is the law itself. I just wonder what all of the freeloaders and "progressives" are going to say and do once they realize just how much money it´s going to cost them. And what is Obozo and crowd going to do about the disappearing full time jobs? And the many other problems in the law? Are they going to stand up and scream about it, or will they just start asking for the "single payer" program? And that´s what I fear.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/27/2013 2:06:06 PM     (No. 9584861)

Like Harry Reid said, "Everyone wants to pay higher taxes." So, he and the other crazy leftists responsible for this fantastic Pelosi mess, now are finding out what is in the law the Democrats exclusively passed and are now held responsible for. It´s not good to be a rat right now. If I was any of those stupid quaking Senate Dems, I´d change my party right now to Independent and caucus with the Republicans as a giant slap to the inept Administration. They can see the hand writing on the wall and need to get out before they are thrown out by the voters in ´14. Just wait for the total disaster for Øbamacare come the third week of November. It still will be a sticky gumball on the sidewalk.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Avogadra, 10/27/2013 3:32:48 PM     (No. 9584953)

As has been stated, the website is only the tip of the iceberg. Once it is minimally up and running, people who won´t get subsidies (most of us) will find that we can´t afford the high premiums and higher deductibles. We will have to choose between paying for health insurance and feeding our families.

No amount of advertising is going to make that choice any easier for people who simply can´t afford Obamacare. And the problem of using a dead relative´s false teeth will be the least of our worries. We will all have horror stories. I don´t think the Democrats have any idea of what is coming their way if they don´t repeal this law, now that everybody is starting to learn what is in it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: lc hoghead, 10/27/2013 7:36:56 PM     (No. 9585163)

“And lower-income families will gain access to comprehensive coverage at little or no cost.”

And these are the people who pay no taxes to begin with. And they are going to be treated just as equally as those paying the bills.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/27/2013 8:12:49 PM     (No. 9585209)

Support the Democrat Party and let America burn!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: faldo, 10/27/2013 8:16:50 PM     (No. 9585213)

Jonestown and that tasty Kool-Aid immediately comes to mind. Drink up Dims...!

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Obama Selects First Openly Gay
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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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