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Obamacare Is Falling
Apart Before Our Eyes

Weekly Standard, by James C. Capretta

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 12/21/2013 5:16:29 AM

The wrecking ball swung again toward the crumbling Obamacare edifice yesterday. Ironically, it continues to be the Obama administration that is operating the heavy machinery. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced, in the form of a letter to Democratic senators, that Obamacare’s individual mandate tax will be waived in 2014 for persons who had their policies canceled in 2013 due to Obamacare. At this point, after months of on-the-fly pronouncements, delays, and exemptions (often announced, not coincidentally, in the days just before a major national holiday), perhaps nothing should surprise us anymore about Obamacare’s disastrous rollout. But yesterday’s announcement

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Jim Capretta is the man who is usually introduced as the one who has done all the Obamacare homework and has turned himself into the foremost expert among journalists. Anyone who saw him debating Ezekiel Emanuel understands.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: geo11, 12/21/2013 5:27:19 AM     (No. 9662600)

ObamaCare will be kept alive through life support as long as possible. Obama wants to force everyone into a single payer system. Destroying our present health coverage is the means to this end. This train wreck can only be stopped by Democrats fleeing or Republicans controlling both houses after the election.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bugger, 12/21/2013 5:43:13 AM     (No. 9662607)

FTA: "As Ezra Klein notes, what could possibly justify waiving the mandate for those who could afford to pay premiums in 2013 (for policies that were forced to be canceled by Obamacare) while retaining it for the uninsured who couldn’t afford coverage at all in 2013?"

This administration doesn´t think it needs justification for anything. What an unmitigated disaster. This "law" is indefensible and incomprehensible, yet they just voted to fund it. Unbelievable.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 12/21/2013 6:43:26 AM     (No. 9662637)

Evil is most concentrated in human government.

And this Administration has proven that to a point where even the most clueless among us can see it despite their fascination with their ObamaPhones.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/21/2013 6:51:50 AM     (No. 9662643)

No. 1 is right. Obamacare might be falling apart, but it´s not going to go away unless we shovel it onto the trash heap.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/21/2013 6:55:56 AM     (No. 9662646)

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 12/21/2013 7:00:51 AM     (No. 9662650)

And when it´s all over we´ll have thrown 500 Million dollars or more to the four winds for nothing but grief. Any numbskull can write checks and spend money with abandon. Any jackass can destroy something. That doesn´t require any brains or skill, but to build something good, right, solid and lasting it takes knowledge, talent, planning, experience, dedication, teamwork, leadership, sweat and courage, skills the Øbamboozler never had and never brought to the table!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/21/2013 7:04:14 AM     (No. 9662651)

Why did we need a 2000 page bill when we could have passed one that said " the president can do whatever he wants with healthcare"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/21/2013 7:08:13 AM     (No. 9662654)

In order to "fall apart" something must first have been "together", but this non-law never was. It has only one fixed end goal: centralized government-run healthcare. All the rest of it, no matter how many pages long, they´re just making it up, and remaking it on the fly, as they go along.

Pretty amazing that the people aren´t storming Congress, literally, to end this insanity.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/21/2013 7:10:19 AM     (No. 9662657)

So if your insurance was cancelled, you can go without insurance and not pay the penalty. But if you never had insurance, you must buy insurance or pay the penalty. That means that having had insurance in the past somehow exempts you from the penalty for not having it in the future. Can this possibly make sense, even to Democrats?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pucky1, 12/21/2013 7:14:20 AM     (No. 9662662)

A lot of big help it is to get a "catastrophic" plan when your cancelled plan provided for your doctor visits, treatments, medicines and hospital admissions at a cost you could afford.

This is the most cruel and useless waiver yet because it is of no help. Just window dressing for a scoundrel and his scoundrel partners in the Senate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/21/2013 7:17:45 AM     (No. 9662665)

In re #8, our young people are now catching on to what Obie, Roberts, et al have done to them. THEY will be storming Washington in the not too distant future.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M2, 12/21/2013 7:22:56 AM     (No. 9662669)

Ah, the sound of crumbling Greek columns is a joy this holiday season.

What is so heartening about this article is that the Leftists radicals, including POTUS and his lovely wife, are finding out that coffee-shop legislating doesn´t really work in practice, in the real world.

Now that the word "repeal" is even being used in a serious way (another MUST READ), plus this article, plus Rip Van Liberals waking up all over the land, it looks to be a great time to gloat.

But knowing this bunch, they will create or find another at least one more way to torture America before they go down.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 4freedom, 12/21/2013 7:35:10 AM     (No. 9662688)

Yep,it´s all falling apart but your gonna get it anyway.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/21/2013 7:39:02 AM     (No. 9662691)

If America´s 2014 response to this presidency is not sufficient to get us out of this liberal ditch, our nation will die there.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jawjapeach, 12/21/2013 7:54:25 AM     (No. 9662716)

As long as prezbo is allowed to do it, he´ll keep doing it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: strike3, 12/21/2013 8:04:44 AM     (No. 9662734)

I have an idea. When AA1 lands in Hawaii, congress can pass a law declaring it a dangerous area and revoke all travel to the U.S., both ways. At least we will have the problem isolated. Both president Jarrett and her sock puppet will be kept away from the seat of government indefinitely.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chiller, 12/21/2013 8:05:00 AM     (No. 9662735)

They´ve blown up single payer too with their unprecedented incompetence. That´s the silver lining

No one. NO ONE will trust this group with anything. Capretta nails their coffin closed imho




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Reply 18 - Posted by: quantumman, 12/21/2013 8:07:06 AM     (No. 9662739)

Zippie has already asked everyone he knows (including W and PIAPS) to help hem out of this mess and thankfully they will continue to decline. I can only hope our spineless Pubbies will draw a line in the sand and demand repeal as their only bargaining position. "No negotiations" as Zippie was so fond of saying regarding the continuing resolution "negotiations" back in September. What´s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, IJS.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/21/2013 8:11:30 AM     (No. 9662746)

Obamacare is a disaster. From the way it was pushed down our throats to the thoroughly unconstitutional way it is being implement, it is a scourge on the citizens of this country and a blight on this republic. Obama has 14 times made changes in this law that are unconstitutional. He has NO power to change any law and yet time and time again he does just that. Is there no end to his lawlessness? He is completely out of control and is usurping the power of the legislative branch. If he continues to do this, there is no end to his power. This is an extremely dangerous precedent being set. The law may be failing in every respect but Obama appears to be succeeding in the biggest power grab in the history of this nation. This should strike fear in the heart of every American.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mulhaven, 12/21/2013 8:28:40 AM     (No. 9662770)

Elections have consequences and that is what is happening here. The looming 2014 elections have the rats scrambling to save their miserable hides. If they can retain power they will be out to destroy Americans again. There is no solution to this never-ending recurring problem except to reform the government by introducing ways to expunge the rats from power. For starters their criminal activities should be prosecuted. Why should they be able to break laws with impunity? Why should they be able to lie with impunity?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/21/2013 8:49:23 AM     (No. 9662796)

The insurance companies can end this now. They should just unite and all reinstate the plans people had prior to this law going into effect thus nullifying the law. How is Obama going to stop them if they all do it?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Birmingham, 12/21/2013 8:57:42 AM     (No. 9662807)

#21. If the insurance companies were to join together, all of a sudden Bozo would remember we have laws here in the US and they would be sued for anti-trust violations. Only he gets to ignore laws, don´t you know.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/21/2013 9:09:06 AM     (No. 9662841)

It´s the old terrifying cliche, as taught years ago by astro physicist Andrew Galambos, "the tyrannical leader, dictator, creates a crisis, then rises to MEET the crisis".

In this case, president Jaret created an unconstitutional medical crisis for her sock puppet Barry, and when it all erupted into chaos for the peasants, he rose to the occasion 14 times to unconstitutionally fix the crisis.

Pity any citizen caught up in this trap, and accuse the Congress, Supreme Court and the entire Diane Sawyer
Commie packed media for allowing this continuing crime against the people to roll on endlessly.

It was meant to be a disaster. It was meant only to show how much dollar waste and forced taxation can be shoved down the people´s throats while the RINOS stand by mute witnesses to the ongoing crime.
All the silent Buchanan, Gingrich, Rove, McCain, Paul,
Rubio, Boehner, Cantor, Huckabee, McConnell, FAKE REPUBLICANS, not screaming out in unanimous angry protest!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/21/2013 9:19:33 AM     (No. 9662865)

This reversal of the mandate until 2014 is a joke. It fixes nothing but takes heat off the squirrel pawed president.
It doesn´t fix a thing except saying you wont get taxed. Big deal, when you already have no doctor or services that meet the Obama standards.
A passel of communist nitwits along with their leader have stolen money for a joke of a website that a Best Buy Geek Squad could have implemented and totally demolished a working health care system.
It´s beyond me how a pack of ´do nothings´ in Congress take this from this wannabe tyrant king.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: wolfen244, 12/21/2013 9:20:04 AM     (No. 9662867)

#23,

>>...Huckabee...

Doubtful since he has no power and he DOES talk about it each and every weekend.


btw, Lucianne, fix your website. it crashes each and every time EVERYONE hits enter.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/21/2013 9:33:11 AM     (No. 9662891)

#25, I´ve been using the website extensively since 3:30 AM and it hasn´t crashed for me. Maybe it´s your carrier?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Watlines, 12/21/2013 9:33:39 AM     (No. 9662892)

Trying to have federal bureaucrats in Washington control the health care for 300 million Americans is like trying to control the traffic lights across America from an underground bunker beneath the White House, or from behind the curtain in the land of OZ.

It cannot be done.

Obamacare will fail.

Liberalism will implode.

Carpe diem, conservatives.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/21/2013 9:39:49 AM     (No. 9662909)

#25, they are working on fixing it. I´ve been in touch with the staff via email. In the future you need to do the same.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/21/2013 9:40:21 AM     (No. 9662912)

Kicking the can down the road actually makes it worse. As the end of 2014 approaches massive numbers of employer-based plans will be canceled, and new insurance rates will be soaring.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Arby, 12/21/2013 9:40:44 AM     (No. 9662914)

The abomination continues to deconstruct. Drip . . . drip . . . drip. Hopefully even the lo-fo´s will perceive the limits of big government, particularly if they´re burned personally by this monstrosity.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: sherlock1, 12/21/2013 9:49:51 AM     (No. 9662929)

The most offensive thing was how this exemption was "announced" in a letter to a few vulnerable Democrat Senators. Any pretense that this administration represents all Americans just went up in smoke, and if we had an independent media in this country, the flames of impeachment would be roaring. Or if the President was a Republican, of course.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 12/21/2013 10:28:33 AM     (No. 9663004)

This is a good headline and we need more headlines like this for the majority of Americans to understand what is happening regarding their healthcare.

Since most lo-fos are too busy to read an entire article, unless it pertains to them or their idols, the only way for common sense to break through their stupor, is by headlines catching their eyes.

The Duck Dynasty commotion seems to have broken through their stupor, which is good. At least the lo-fos see Americans they can relate to getting the shaft. It is a crack in the door to understanding what they are losing because of the incompetent, narcissist they helped elect. Now they have to ask themselves what are they going to do about it?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/21/2013 10:40:56 AM     (No. 9663018)

The lo-fos are not going to do anything. They think they have coverage, it came with their Obamaphones.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/21/2013 10:46:15 AM     (No. 9663029)

Has anybody told the IRS

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Marzipan, 12/21/2013 11:03:34 AM     (No. 9663062)

The reality is the Dr.´s of this country have implemented the changes to compile a national source of health records they can safely access, and death to billions of sheets of paper to be stored. But the next phase will be completely balked by MD´s and they have made sure the White house is clear on this. So much posturing. Talk to your MD and watch the reaction. Very refreashing.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/21/2013 11:35:00 AM     (No. 9663134)

What I find unbelievable is why every conservative organization hasn´t filed lawsuits against the WH for changing a law by decree. It´s plainly unconstitutional and even some of the liberal judges would rule as such. Even John Roberts. Of course his actions should be ruled unconstitutional, then Obozocare would have to be implemented as written. And that would spell doom and disaster for the dim party. Can´t have that now, can we./s

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jglas, 12/21/2013 11:41:12 AM     (No. 9663146)

The old saying goes: the government breaks your leg then gives you a crutch and says "see you wouldn´t be able to walk if it wasn´t for us." The new old saying goes: the government breaks your health care system then gives you a single payer system through which they control your life and says "see you wouldn´t have any health care if it wasn´t for us." To which I say that when you urinate on our leg and tell us it´s raining you aren´t fooling anyone and it´s only a matter of time before you get kicked in your rainmaker.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/21/2013 11:48:06 AM     (No. 9663154)

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the individual mandates included in Obama Care are taxes. Now Obama is issuing waivers that allow certain people to be relieved of their Obama Care tax liability while other people are going to be required to pay that tax.

I don´t believe that Obama has the authority to do that, and that never before has a President decided who should pay a tax and who does not have to pay. Doing that has always been in the purview of the US Congress in the tax laws that they pass. If Obama can do that with the Obama Care taxes, why can´t he just exempt his crones or other groups of his supporters from paying their income taxes or any other tax?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/21/2013 11:56:22 AM     (No. 9663170)

Re #36--In order to challenge a law, you have to show you have been hurt by it (in legalese, you have to have "standing" to sue). If they passed a law making it illegal to wear plaid onesies, the challenge would normally have to be made after someone was arrested under that law, by the person so arrested. In the case of Obamacare, the suits will have to wait until someone is actually penalized for not complying. A good example would be if one of those folks who did not have insurance in 2013 got fined by IRS for not buying insurance. At that point they could file an Equal Protection challenge, based on the admins´s decision not to fine similarly situated folks who had policies that got cancelled. I´ve read somewhere that such suits are in the offing, just waiting for the penalties to kick in so they will have standing.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/21/2013 11:57:32 AM     (No. 9663173)

I´m thinking that something´s up. Obama couldn´t stand the heat and he´s buggering out to Hawaii for 19 days. Good riddance.

Of course Obama Care is falling apart. It isn´t going to improve anyone´s health and is driving everyone crazy, therefore the number of psycho´s in this country has increased by 1000% and the number of psychiatrists signed up to treat patients has decreased to about 38. All this and only about 11 people have signed up and the program isn´t even operational yet.

Stand back and look at the condition of our once glorious country. Face it, we are on a downward trend that can´t be reversed as long as Democrats and untalented community organizers are in charge. They ruin everything they touch.







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Reply 41 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/21/2013 1:30:30 PM     (No. 9663325)

ObamaCare is the mechanism to insure the Illegal Aliens to be amnestyized at our expense. Everyone has medical care here, including illegals, by going to emergency rooms. Those of US that are still employed are going to lose our insurance next year unless we belong to the Marxist unions.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Aria, 12/21/2013 1:47:19 PM     (No. 9663346)

Despite the fact that the British system is a house of horrors and Britain has one of the worst cancer survival rates in the Western world, not to mention people being literally murdered in the hospital, the politicians there routinely must promise the voters they won´t touch the health system. This is much like our social security which has a horrible investment return, handed out by politicians to those who don´t pay in, and funds cannot be inherited. So what will stop the US from eventually be resigned to single payer?

Perhaps the fact that we have states that oppose this and all the layers of government that come with this will help save us from our own house of horrors. We have to keep the pressure on until this thing is deader than dead.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: RKfree2b, 12/21/2013 2:05:10 PM     (No. 9663370)

When the twin towers fell apart before our eyes, was it enough to report endlessly about how terrible it was? How many must die before obama and the rest are made to account for this willful and malicious "act" they have intentionally created to fail.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 12/21/2013 5:50:39 PM     (No. 9663648)

Great closing paragraph:

The Obama administration has decided on its own to delay the individual mandate for one group of Americans. GOP House and Senate members can rightly take partial credit for making this happen because they were the ones who turned up the political heat on Senate Democrats. There’s a lesson there. The Obama administration has been systematically dismantling its own law over the last year because it has feared the political backlash that would ensue if it didn’t conduct a partial retreat. The GOP should therefore keep the pressure on and see what other provisions of Obamacare the administration will throw overboard in a likely futile attempt to protect Democrats in the next election.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: thewarden, 12/21/2013 5:57:24 PM     (No. 9663654)

Open wide and say Ahhhhhhhhhh.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/21/2013 8:06:28 PM     (No. 9663762)

Republicans should promise to exempt everyone from Obamacare.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ArtieC, 12/21/2013 8:39:56 PM     (No. 9663790)

Obamacare isnt going anywhere. Mark my words.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/21/2013 9:48:51 PM     (No. 9663864)

Since the Republican-Socialist party has never repealed a federal program, and since the Republican-Socialist party has never cut government spending, I am confident that these two-faced losers will help Barack Obama rescue government-owned and government-run medicine. If there is any hope of ever getting out from under totalitarian socialism, the first and most vital step is getting rid of the GOP.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/22/2013 7:19:19 AM     (No. 9664088)

Rome is burning and all the elites are watching it burn.
Is there one honest person in Washington, who is screaming from the rooftops about this purposeful medical destruction of our economy? Washington DC,
District of Corruption, packed with some of the wealthiest people in America (all the wealth coming from the stealing of tax dollars, money stolen from the people).
Outrage for this planned destruction should be common language as we watch a vital life saving industry destroyed right in front of our eyes. But there is no outrage except for the daily voices of Ldotters, and a few others.
Obama´s criminal puppeteers are destroying America while their sock puppet boldly lies and golfs, and the TV Diane Sawyers standby silently watching the flames while being paid millions to SHUT UP!





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Reply 50 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 12/22/2013 10:06:57 AM     (No. 9664270)

Obamacare.... whatever route it takes ....has NEVER been about medical care or health insurance.

Can anyone say MASSIVE ALL-ENCOMPASSING GOVERNMENT DATABASE? Pro-regressives are also zero-populationists. This is their way to their theoretical utopia ... a planet free of us undesirables. They have a huge headstart with abortion, and don´t think they won´t skitter right on into full euthanasia, starting with the aging baby boomers.

Don´t kid yourselves.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/22/2013 12:08:59 PM     (No. 9664432)

You think this is bad? Wait until next year when The Won starts swinging the wrecking ball at employer health plans.

I think those "majority of Americans" who are covered by such plans have good reason to be very, very afraid.

I am.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: eorsc, 12/22/2013 6:55:03 PM     (No. 9664828)

Obamacaresnot says he is starting in on immigration next year and we all know it is to just change the subject. How many Presidential proclamations do you think it will take him to get all the illegals on the tax roles? As Democrats.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/22/2013 8:02:49 PM     (No. 9664870)

Heyyyyy.... do feel very personally betrayed by an untrustworthy administration? Too bad. You all voted for the guy. You wanted it. You got it. Suckers! This nincompoop is a bigger better liar than Bill Clinton could ever dream of being. He lies about his lies then lies some more and people just blindly ignorantly believe him again and again. The Imperial President gets away with crimes every day all day long and no one says anything or does any thing to stop him. Failing before our eyes? It was failed before it started.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/22/2013 9:30:04 PM     (No. 9664926)

Now is the time for all Americans to band together and resist this Obamenation.

Stay away from the exchanges, and demand the repeal of this law.

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LUDLOW, Mass. — Eric Lesser was shaking hands with diners in a Portuguese restaurant last week when he spotted the owner of Manny’s TV & Appliances. “Oh, I’ve got to get a picture,” Mr. Lesser eagerly said, draping his arm over Manny Rovithis, whose low-budget commercials have run for decades in Western Massachusetts. Mr. Lesser’s giddiness about meeting the local celebrity had not faded when he sat down for lunch. “Awesome,” he said. Although Mr. Lesser spent much of the last six years in the company of President Obama and Washington hotshots, now, as an earnest, hug-prone 29-year-old candidate for the Massachusetts

´Barn Drama´ Puts Riders
on Their High Horses
Wall Street Journal, by Lauren Lipton    Original Article
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Scot Gillies has a good idea of the kind of horse people who will fit in at Gryffindor Farm, the small barn he helps manage in Lexington, Ky. So his advertisements for new boarders spell it out in detail: Owners must be "laid-back," "happy" and above all, "drama-free." Mr. Gillies, a marketing consultant by day and a horse owner himself, says that during his 14 years in the equestrian world, "I´ve seen the full range of drama that is associated with horse people." A few categories of problematic individuals reign: There are overprotective owners who insist their animals be treated like

Hate group to picket Kansas City funerals
Times of Israel, by Rebecca Shimoni Stoil    Original Article
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WASHINGTON – The Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist organization known for its anti-gay activism, announced that it will picket the funerals of the three people killed in Sunday afternoon’s shooting attacks at two Kansas City Jewish sites. The church, which has famously picketed funerals of US military personnel and has protested against the American Jewish community, sent out a tweet shortly after the shooting saying, “Thank God for shootings at Overland Park KS jewish centers! Westboro to picket funerals. God did not passover.” The Topeka, Kansas-based group is not affiliated with any Baptist organization, and has a long history of anti-Semitic

A Secret Fight over Russia
in the Obama Administration
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol    Original Article
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The Obama administration has scheduled a deputies committee meeting this week—tentatively set for Tuesday—to resolve a bitter inter-agency dispute over a request from Russia with respect to the Open Skies program. Informed sources believe the White House is likely to side with the State Department, which wants to accommodate Russia, over the objections of the Obama administration´s Defense Department and intelligence agencies. The Open Skies treaty allows the United States and Russia to fly over each other´s territory with planes loaded with certain agreed-upon sensor packages, in order to ensure compliance with arms control agreements and to provide assurance against

Kelly’s vindication
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/14/2014 5:22:54 AM     Post Reply
It’s not spying, it’s policing. Good news for New Yorkers, who live, work and play in what remains the world’s top terror target: New profiling rules the Justice Department is drafting will reportedly let the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue the critical work of using nationality to map neighborhoods, recruit informants and look for foreign agents. In other words, they’ll let the often-cautious FBI engage in intelligent and legitimate policing to prevent attacks against innocent Americans. As reported by The New York Times, the feds’ decision, arrived at after years of exhaustive legal and other reviews, is a tacit endorsement of nearly identical

Chuckie Hagel´s New Horse
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/14/2014 5:07:39 AM     Post Reply
Judging by the horse he gave Defense Secretary Chuckie Hagel a couple of days ago, Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberel must be a very diligent student of the defense budget that Congress is now trying to craft. The horse, of course, is a gelding. When the president announced his proposed budget and Hagel went to Congress to state the party line, I wrote that several indispensable weapon systems — the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, the A-10 Warthog attack aircraft, and half of the Navy’s 22 cruisers among them — would be retired. Under the president’s plan, military pay raises would be capped at

Podesta seeks points for Obama´s
scoreboard before it´s too late
The Hill [DC], by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/14/2014 5:04:08 AM     Post Reply
White House senior adviser John Podesta is running against the clock. Time is winding on Podesta’s objective, which is to make sure President Obama put points on the board in the final three years of his second term through either legislation or executive action. With Obama and the White House flailing in late 2013, Podesta returned to the West Wing in January as part of an Obama reboot. A little more than three months later, the former chief of staff for President Clinton gets good marks from Democrats and fellow West Wingers for helping to improve the White House’s strategy and communications. They say

Our Psychodramatic Campuses
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/14/2014 4:48:47 AM     Post Reply
Dartmouth College students recently staged an overnight sit-in the office of their president Philip Hanlon. They had over seventy demands. Apparently, they grew out of their alleged suffering at the hands of “racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, trans-homophobic, xenophobic, and ablest structures.” Translating into English, the students elaborated, “Our bodies are already on the line, in danger, and under attack” — suggesting conditions similar to the teen-aged Marines who stormed Fallujah in November 2004, or perhaps the iron-workers who tip-toe on girders 1,000 feet above Manhattan, or an acquaintance of mine whose work clothes reveal that he pumps out quite messy rural

The next ObamaCare disasters
New York Post, by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/14/2014 4:39:51 AM     Post Reply
On Friday the president used the long-awaited resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to again claim victory for his namesake health law. “She got it fixed, got the job done,” Obama said. Right. Sorry, there is plenty of more bad news ahead. It’s not called SebeliusCare, and she wasn’t to blame for most of its problems. The horrors were mostly baked into the law, with some made worse by the president’s dishonest hard sell to get unsuspecting Americans to sign up. Obama claimed Friday that 7.5 million people have enrolled in exchange coverage. In fact, perhaps 20 percent haven’t

Supremacist ID´d As Suspect in Kansas Attacks
Associated Press, by Maria Sudekum    Original Article
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park. At a news conference, Overland Park police Chief John Douglass declined to publicly identify the man suspected in the attacks. But an official at the Olathe jail, speaking on the condition



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Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
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On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
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Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
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They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
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Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
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LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
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Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
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A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
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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

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
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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

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
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Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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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


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