Monday, 23 December 2013

THE OBAMACARE DEADLI....ER, WHOOPS, PRESTO-CHANGO. AGAIN. Ken Berwitz


Here, folks is the latest installment of "uh oh, there's another disaster, and not enough time to do something constitutional about it...so let's change the rules again without worrying about the constitution.

According to the Washington Post - among many other sources - the Obama administration has quietly extended the deadline for enrolling in ObamaCare by another day.  Now it extends through tomorrow.

Don't be surprised if there's another extension after that - these people are making up the rules as they go along.

And the public's reaction?  Well, earlier today I put up CNN's latest poll, which shows support for this unworkable monstrosity at an all-time low 35%, with 62% opposed.

What next?  Will they send agents to everyone's house with registration forms?  Will they go on commuter trains and demand everyone enroll or they'll take their visas?  

This is not getting any better.  And the Obama administration's desperate, extra-legal attempts to make it so are damaging its credibility even more (which is getting harder and harder to do).  

I can't help wondering if these geniuses think this will help next November, when the mid-term elections roll around....  

Zeke .... ... . . . Who are you going to believe ? - - - - - Me, . or your lying eyes ? . . . .. Groucho Marx. . . . . . . (12/23/13)


THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz

 

Today's quote comes to us from National Security Advisor Susan Rice.  On 60 Minutes last night Lesley Stahl asked Ms. Rice if she regretted going on all those Sunday Morning talk shows after the September 11, 2012 attack on our Benghazi facility and lying to our faces about what happened there.  Her answer?

"I don't have time to think about the false controversy"

False controversy?

 

Help me out here:  wasn't Stahl questionning her about the Benghazi attack which, because the administration did nothing to enhance security there, left four of our people dead and the consulate trashed?  Didn't she lie to our faces on behalf of her equally dishonest boss, Barack Obama, by telling us that the reason for the attack was some obscure video tape no one ever heard of?  Hasn't she, her boss and every other member of this woeful administration ducked any serious explanation of why our people were left so unprotected that day?

 

An international disaster, with four dead US citizens - one of them our ambassador to Libya - and it's a "false controversy"?

I award Susan Rice Quote Of The Day honors based on the consummate dishonor with which she mouthed that disgustingly self-serving BS.   I would also say she should be ashamed of herself -- but since when has shame ever been a viable possibility for Barack Obama and his people?

Zeke .... .... ..... ..... The Benghazi incident was caused by a blasphemous video. The rioters who spontaneously reacted, carried mortars and RPGs, and all had Blockbuster Video cards. . . . . . . . . Susan Rice's comment: . . . . .. Talk to the Hand -- I'm not interested . . . . (extending arm, holding out palm) . . . . . . (12/23/13)


OBAMACARNAGE: DOES THE PUBLIC BELIEVE IT IS IMPROVING?

Ken Berwitz

Is the massive media push to convince us how much improved ObamaCare is working?  Is the public buying what President Obama, his fellow Democrats, and his Accomplice Media are selling?

Well, if the latest poll - from CNN, which ain't exactly a charter member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - is correct, the answer is no.

Excerpted from CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser's latest article:

Support for the country's new health care law has dropped to a record low, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicates that most Americans predict that the Affordable Care Act will actually result in higher prices for their own medical care.

Only 35% of those questioned in the poll say they support the health care law, a 5-point drop in less than a month. Sixty-two percent say they oppose the law, up four points from November.

Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.

Sixty-three percent say they believe the new law will increase the amount of money they personally pay for medical care, which may not be a good sign for a law known as the "Affordable Care Act."

The survey also indicates that 42% say they will be personally worse off under Obamacare, with 16% saying the law will help them, and four in 10 saying it will have no effect on them.

Does that look like people's attitudes toward ObamaCare are improving? 

And let's remember:  this is after a solid month of mainstream media venues telling us that the web site is vastly improved, that people are now signing up in droves, etc. 

ObamaCare is an unworkable monstrosity.  The people know it - more and more of them by the day.  And at just 35% support, common sense tells us that just about the only people left are:

-hardline yellow dog Democrats who intend to support this dog no matter how many fleas it has, and

-the "takers" - i.e. the population segment which, for one reason or another (some more reasonable than others) is either not paying for it at all, or getting more out of it than they pay in. 

The problem?  Both groups already vote predominantly Democrat.

This means, from a political perspective, that ObamaCare, increasingly, is doing nothing but solidifying votes that need no solidifying, while alienating just about everyone else - especially women, who, under normal circumstances, almost always are more likely to vote Democrat than men.  In other words, little gain, major loss.

If you think Democrat candidates in competitive races are running from ObamaCare now, just watch and see what happens if this CNN poll is no anomaly and other polls start showing a similar movement (which I'm betting they will).

Democrats will run so fast that even Usain Bolt won't be able to keep pace.


KANYE WEST'S ILLUMINATING INSIGHTS

Ken Berwitz

Here, as pulled from Noel Sheppard's blog at newsbusters.org, are two quotes from that illustrious philosopher and song stylist Kanye West.

The first is from a radio interview at 101.5FM in New York, in which Mr. West expounded on why President Obama has had so much trouble pushing through his agenda:

"Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing. That's because he ain't got those connections. Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don't have the same connection as oil people.

"You know we don't know nobody that got a nice house. You know we don't know nobody with paper like that we can go to when we down. You know they can just put us back or put us in a corporation. You know we ain't in situation. Can you guarantee that your daughter can get a job at this radio station? But if you own this radio station, you could guarantee that. That's what I'm talking about."

Deep.  Very deep.

The second was made during another radio interview in Chicago last week:

"...there was another statement that I think that, you know, I thought that I was giving a compliment, but if anything, it came off more ignorant, when I said this comment about, you know, Jews having money and blacks not having money.

"You know, I think that it was kind of like an ignorant compliment...But I think what happened is that I was on, I don't know how being told that you have money is like an insult. That would be like if like somebody complimented like Black guys and said, 'all black guys got big penises." And then, and then you don't want to be the Black guy that raise their hand like, "No, that's not true. I got proof"...I thought by saying like everyone have money that was a compliment. It was like an ignorant compliment. Maybe I would like to take that statement away."

Deep.  Very deep. 

Here's a little test for you:  The next few people under the age of 25 you run into...ask them to name the last four Presidents.  Then ask them who Kanye West is married to and what their child's name is.  See which you get more accurate answers to.

I do not blame anyone who cringes at the thought of what he/she might find out.


OBAMACARNAGE: STICKER SHOCK

Ken Berwitz

This blog - which, in reality, is little more than a link - has been put up for anyone who thinks even the people who are either signing up or seriously considering doing so like this unworkable monstrosity.

Click here to read medical writer Carla K Johnson's article for the Associated Press and see why.  Here is just a taste - the first three paragraphs:

As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a shock when they get medical care next year and discover they're on the hook for most of the initial cost.

The prospect of sticker shock after Jan. 1, when those who sign up for policies now can begin getting coverage, is seen as a looming problem for a new national system that has been plagued by trouble since the new marketplaces went online in the states in October.

Please, please read the rest of this article so you can understand what is going on - not in editorial board meetings and Democrat strategists' war rooms, but with real people in the real world.  Read their disillusioned quotes.  Then marvel at the dishonesty of people like President Obama, Kathleen Sebelius, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, etc. as they try to sell you on the fantasy that this mess is not a mess.

It is.

Zeke .... .... Good thing a few people (most are doing nothing) are signing up forL these less expensive don't-pay-anything insurance policies. . .. . .. So much better than their Old, Lousy, Junky policies that didn't cover Drug Rehab, Sex Change, and Contraception for women over 60 (or prostate exams for them). . . . . . . When Barry gets back from Hawaii, he'll order the Insurance Companies to pay the medical bills of these people. . . . .Then, he will say the Insurance Companies are TOO BIG to FAIL, and have the Federal Government cover these amounts paid., ., , , ,, Presto ! ! ! Instant Single Payer Medical Coverage. ., ., , , (12/23/13)


REAL RACISM (CONT.)

Ken Berwitz

Our latest dose of real racism comes from a Washington State Representative named Joe Fitzgibbon. 

The Arizona Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, ending the Seahawks' 14 game home winning streak.  Rep Fitzgibbon's reaction, posted as a tweet, was:

"Losing a football game sucks.  Losing to a desert racist wasteland racist sucks a lot".

There you have it.  This mental giant was unhappy that his football team lost, so he called the winning team's entire state racist.  All 6 1/2 million of them.

But wait.  Let's be fair:  Fitzgibbon did rethink this idiocy.  He subsequently deleted his original tweet and substituted this:

"Upset re hawks loss, and failure of smart immigration reform--shouldn't have conflated the 2 though. Happy holidays, better for both in '14"

Aaaahh, that's much better.  See, now he is saying that Arizona is a racist state because it does not have "smart immigration reform" (whatever that means), and that "smart immigration reform" should not be conflated with his football team's loss. 

This makes perfect sense.....provided you consider an entire state racist if its legislative body does not agree with your idea of what immigration reform should be.

FYI:  According to slate.com - a left wing web site I suspect Joe Fitzgibbon is usually in sympathy with - Arizona has almost double the percentage of illegal population Washington State has.  Maybe if Washington had as many illegals as Arizona did, and they were taking a concomitantly greater percentage of his constituents' jobs, he would have a different view of things. 

Meanwhile, however, Fitzgibbon appears to be happy continuing on his merry way, stereotyping 6 - 7 million people with the same racial brush.

Real racism. It comes in all forms, from all sources. No group is immune to it, or from it. Certainly not a State Representative whose idea of debating immigration reform is to blat out the "racism" charge, as if it had anything to do with anything.

(By the way, are you as tired as I am of politicians using this year's buzz word, "conflate" over and over again?  To "conflate" is to combine/mix/fuse two things.  The Fitzgibbons of the world won't sound any less smart if they use one or another of those words instead...but they might sound a little less pretentious.  And what's wrong with that?)


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