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Broken promise of Obamacare to haunt
Democrats’ congressional campaigns

Washington Times, by Dave Boyer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/1/2013 10:55:10 PM

President Obama completed an ambitious fundraising schedule for Democrats in November, but many of the congressional candidates he is trying to help are finding their election prospects next year imperiled by the president’s faulty health care law. Several polls in the past week have shown congressional Republicans pulling even or slightly ahead of Democrats in generic balloting for the midterm elections, a swing of at least 10 percentage points in less than a month. Pollsters attribute the seismic shift to the series of glaring flaws in Obamacare, most of which came to the public’s attention after the program’s rollout Oct.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/1/2013 11:42:10 PM     (No. 9636290)

Watch for threatened democrats to start funding fake Tea Party candidates to run on a third party platform, thus undercutting Republicans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/1/2013 11:55:42 PM     (No. 9636294)

The Democrats and media are gonna do what they do. They are gonna lie, cheat, or steal to win these aCongressional races. Since they have no new tactics, ithe Republicans should be well-prepared for what us coming. It is entirely up to Republicans to get some new strategists, paint bold distinctions between the parties, and run confident, courageous and smart campaigns. It is all up to them to make Obamacare every Democrat´s worst and recurring nightmare!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/1/2013 11:56:43 PM     (No. 9636296)

Apologies for the Ipad typos...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janylou, 12/2/2013 1:08:19 AM     (No. 9636330)

All the money in China won´t help dims in 14.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/2/2013 1:19:38 AM     (No. 9636332)

If voters do not let their views be known loud and clear, shame on US.

Today I read a full page ad to find out I lost my oncologist. First, insurance companies manipulated US, now Zippy manipulates them and US.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/2/2013 1:42:30 AM     (No. 9636336)

The GOP has to "Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative."* Criticism doesn´t win votes but positive alternatives will!
* Good advice from Johnny Mercer

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Subal, 12/2/2013 1:59:08 AM     (No. 9636340)

"We have to pass the bill to see what is in it!"

Whoo Eee!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/2/2013 2:10:09 AM     (No. 9636344)

The biggest weapon they have to slam the dems with is they knew what would eventually happen once Obamacare became full bloom and they withheld it from the voters.

Nobody really even knows if Obama´s fundraisers are going to go to rank and file dems but instead to activist groups like laraza or organizing for action,to mobilize the street thugs..They get 10´s of millions worth of free publicity and spin from the MSM.

I could live a year and a half,at least on what these suckers paid for one plate of dinner.I wonder if they get to attach notes to their checks asking Obama for a favor.It´way beyond criminal how the government operates these days.They make Capone look like a choir boy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/2/2013 5:02:07 AM     (No. 9636386)

I hope every demonrat loses their gold plated pay and benefits and get the arses tossed out and they all have to live in the reality they created.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 12/2/2013 7:35:31 AM     (No. 9636475)

We can´t lose. But the GOP will manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory if one or both of the following happen en masse:

1. Voter fraud (it´s the software, stupid.)

2. Voter intimidation (think New Black Panthers in groups scattered throughout swing areas of the country.)

The GOP should have been planning for all contingencies a year ago or earlier. Instead, they´re too quiet to suit me.

OPEN LETTER TO GOP: Are you prepared for massive voter fraud this time? Or will you simply ignore the software glitches in the voting machines? Are you prepared to fight dirty this time or will you cave to "moderation" in your campaign ads? Are you going to insist on compromise again? Will you allow the media to pick our candidate again? Will you listen to the Tea Party this time? (They are right, you know.)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/2/2013 7:39:06 AM     (No. 9636479)

#2, You hit the nail on the head. Republicans MUST hire better strategists and consultants because the ones advising the Republicans have been miserably inept at their jobs. A clear conservative message that offers real common sense solutions to people who are struggling will win the day. These pseudo-conservatives who merely talk to talk to get elected should not be tolerated. They are of no good use to anyone but themselves. We need real leaders who believe in their message. Enough preening popinjays willing to do or say anything to win. Give us men and women of substance who know who they are what they believe and will fight to the death to turn this nation around. Nothing less will do.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 12/2/2013 7:55:36 AM     (No. 9636499)

The democrats only did what they have been doing for years, lying, cheating and stealing. This time the stage was just too big. They hit people too hard where it hurts and the lies were too blatant and obvious.

Now they are forced to demand a huge income tax increase in a faltering economy to pay for something that nobody wants. Good luck with that on election day.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/2/2013 8:03:07 AM     (No. 9636512)

The nest election will be the GOP vs Vote Fraud. Forewarned is (hopefully) forearmed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/2/2013 8:22:12 AM     (No. 9636540)

Republicans need to take four seats in 2014 to gain control of the Senate. We expect to lose none, and we think we have four pick-ups -- West Virginia, Montana, South Dakota and Arkansas. We may take Louisiana and North Carolina as well. And it´s possible that we could take Alaska, Iowa and even Michigan.

Republicans will control both the House and the Senate in 2015.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Elvira, 12/2/2013 8:39:35 AM     (No. 9636563)

From your keyboard to God´s ears #14. In addition to all of the above, sincere and fervent prayers should be first on the list. Then we will have the power of the Almighty behind us to fight the good fight and do what is necessary to overcome the evil that is trying to take down this nation that heretofore had been blessed by our Creator.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/2/2013 8:40:05 AM     (No. 9636565)

I fear that the spin machine will make Republican "obstructionism" the boogey. And of course the "extreme right wing" element will be specifically identified. The artful use of vocabulary will have people cowering at the thought of the next Hitler waiting to immerge from a giant burlap tea bag. That fear will itself be a tool for continuing on a well established path to genuine tyranny

This is a great deal for us to have to counter. To presume that the indisputable facts surrounding the fraud and disaster of the big government take over of the healthcare industry will speak for themselves would be a tragic miscalculation.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/2/2013 8:43:31 AM     (No. 9636569)

Our fascist senator, Pryor, is so underwater right now that he can´t move far enough to the right to pick up any non fascist, yellow dog votes. The Koch Brothers’ commercials (actually, the only form of factual information available in this state) are driving home the fact that Pryor is a hard core leftist. They are trying to paint Cotton as an elder serial killer but it isn’t getting any traction.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: raspberry, 12/2/2013 8:44:55 AM     (No. 9636571)

Until better Republican leadership arises there is little hope to beat the corrupt media and wastrel Democrats and the voters bought off by them.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/2/2013 8:53:03 AM     (No. 9636586)

All the Republicans need to do is play video of zippy´s If You Like Your...lie, Pelosi´s We Have To Pass it..., and Reid´s Why Would We Want To Help Kids With Cancer...

Then state the number of times over the last 4 years that the Republicans have tried to repeal zippycare, but Reid stood in the way of any vote in the senate.

Very simple and deadly for demoncrats.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jofel, 12/2/2013 9:10:31 AM     (No. 9636615)

Get rid of the voting machines! We vote here in this small village with the large ballots and then insert into the vote counter, that´s it. (perhaps I could be wrong, there may be some way to cheat this system as well) This county is overall Republican and honest people counting the ballots.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/2/2013 9:12:51 AM     (No. 9636618)

#19 - Let´s hope so. Perhaps if Cucinnelli had runs ads like you suggest, he would have won the Governor´s race in Virginia. But then again, I have little faith in the intelligence of the majority of Americans. Wait for more really softball interviews like Bahwah Walters with the Obamas to deflect any criticism. The LSM will be out in uber force running block for the Democrats.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/2/2013 10:34:10 AM     (No. 9636736)

This is pure conjecture on my part, but we´ll see.

Picture a large machine with a little red light on top. The machine is full of whirling gears that are turning 24-7 but the little red light on top is strobing i.e defective. Obamacare is the machine, the gears are the framework being put into place for the Jan 1 debut and the website is the little red light. Unfortunately, all we see and are concerned about is the light.

Every day that passes gets the Democrats closer to their goal. They need to cross the Jan 1 hurdle with the law still intact. People who have been (or will be) canceled will be forced either into the system or to pay the tax for a year or two before entering. Untold numbers will be pushed into Medicaid. The bureaucratic framework will have been built, insurance companies and hospitals will have restructured and it will be all but impossible to go back to the old system.

Obama will sacrifice his poll numbers but he doesn´t care. He knew his lies would be eventually discovered and will serve as a martyr for the cause.

He may get his statue on Red Square yet.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/2/2013 10:59:43 AM     (No. 9636768)

How, oh how will the Republicans manage to fark up the 2014 elections?

´Cause you know they will.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby, 12/2/2013 11:14:22 AM     (No. 9636789)

Obaminationcare should definitely hurt the dims. They bought it; they own it. It represents the kind of big-government planning that both: a) doesn´t work and; b) fouls up peoples´ lives. The key issue will be: how many former dim voters are personally affected by it. They have to feel its incompetence and manipulativeness in their bones and marrow. Those with a functioning central nervous system already know how bad it is.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/2/2013 11:34:59 AM     (No. 9636807)

1. Health Savings Accounts.

2. Health Insurance across state borders.

3. Limits on junk lawsuits.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/2/2013 12:54:00 PM     (No. 9636921)

I do not believe the Republicans really want leadership at this point - they would rather let the Democrat disater continue to crumble. It leaves voters more vulnerable. The focus is on 2016 not 2014. We´ll pick up a few seats, no doubt. But, actual full blown hold over both houses? That´s just not in the Republican play book right now. Why set yourself up as a pie throwing target for the next two years in the run up to the Prez campaign season?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 12/2/2013 12:57:03 PM     (No. 9636924)

Broken promises? How about outright lies?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/2/2013 1:37:34 PM     (No. 9636975)

´imperiled by the president’s faulty health care law´.. Not so fast you chicken brained Democrats, it´s your Faulty Healthcare Law too. Democrats rammed it through both houses of Congress with NO Republicans voting for the plan. You own it, so for once own up to voting for Socialized Medicine that has never worked in any country in the world.

In a sane world, not filled with worthless Liberals who won´t take responsibility for any of their failed Legislation, every Democrat should be kicked out of office in 2014 and 2016. Both Hillary Clinton and Obama should both be in jail for murder and violation of every character law in existence. Good Grief, I´m sick of these people.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: EQKimball, 12/2/2013 2:16:13 PM     (No. 9637022)

Mr. President, it´s time again to "pivot" to something else, anything else. Is Sandra Fluke busy? Travon Martin´s mother? Maybe close the national parks, give a ticket to anyone taking a picture of Old Faithful. How about a nice little war? You decide. The press will gladly follow.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/2/2013 2:18:07 PM     (No. 9637023)

How will the Republicans screw up to 2014 elections? By listening to Karl Rove. He seems to preach that Republicans need to become Dim lites in order to attract dim votes. He doesn´t realize that that will not happen. Those who are committed to large scale government and it´s huge give-a-way programs are not going to change unless they are literally forced to get off their butts and get a job. That´s what Billy Boy did in the 90´s, with prodding from the Republicans, and it worked, up to a point. Of course, Obozo promptly discontinued those requirements. I think the way for Republicans to get elected is to be conservative, a Constitutionalist, a solid Christian, and tell the voters exactly what he/she will do in Washington. No mealy mouth promises that are going to be forgotten as soon as the polls close. Stand up and be a man/woman, and most of all, be an American. Tell the people what it means to be an American and a glimpse of real American history. The populace desperately needs to know where we came from, how we got here, and what was/is expected of us. They don´t get that in modern day schools.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: congaree53, 12/2/2013 2:32:48 PM     (No. 9637040)

In the first year (2005)of his second term, Bush started to tank and by 2006, Dems won both houses. Now take a look at Bush (2005) vs Obama (2012). They could be twins; see link:


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The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus
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Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/11/2014 6:33:53 AM     Post Reply
Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don´t know exactly what happened—though we are finally getting an inkling. That´s thanks to the letter House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp sent this week to the Justice Department recommending a criminal probe of Lois Lerner. The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp´s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
Request for Meeting With Obama

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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been

Obama decries ‘bogus’
voter fraud complaints

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 8:18:44 PM     Post Reply
President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. “So let´s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said. Obama

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