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D.C. insurance commissioner fired a day after questioning Obamacare fix
The Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis

Posted on 11/16/2013 6:57:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A day after he questioned President Obama’s decision to unwind a major tenet of the health-care law and said the nation’s capital might not go along, D.C. insurance commissioner William P. White was fired.

White was called into a meeting Friday afternoon with one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s (D) top deputies and told that the mayor “wants to go in a different direction,” White told The Washington Post on Saturday.

White said the mayoral deputy never said that he was being asked to leave because of his Thursday statement on health care. But he said the timing was hard to ignore. Roughly 24 hours later, White said, he was “basically being told, ‘Thanks, but no thanks.’ ”(continued)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: districtofcolumbia; fired; insurance; obama; obamacare; purges; pushback
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The Chicago Way.
1 posted on 11/16/2013 6:57:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yuk.

Depending on government can be very very threatening


2 posted on 11/16/2013 6:58:58 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

So much for Diversity.


3 posted on 11/16/2013 7:00:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Ping.


4 posted on 11/16/2013 7:02:04 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ain’t police states a b*tch? I never dreamed it would ever happen here.


5 posted on 11/16/2013 7:02:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Off to the labor camp with this counter revolutionary running dog lackey of the Bourgeoisie!


6 posted on 11/16/2013 7:02:23 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should be gratefull.

Somebody could have given him a heart attack.


7 posted on 11/16/2013 7:02:34 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Valerie Jarrett strikes again.


8 posted on 11/16/2013 7:04:32 PM PST by zot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me take a wild, wild guess; the fired employee is a Caucasian man, maybe even known to be a Christian. The president has no problem firing individuals who fit that description, he’ll even do it publicly if he feels like it.
I could be wrong. Regardless of race, this firing shows insecurity and an intolerance for differing points of view.


9 posted on 11/16/2013 7:06:27 PM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It most certainly is “THE Chicago way”.


10 posted on 11/16/2013 7:06:40 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s lucky he didn’t get Fosterized.


11 posted on 11/16/2013 7:07:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lee martell

“Let me take a wild, wild guess”

Nope, he is African American. He was recently given a new nick name by DC Dems, Uncle Tom.


12 posted on 11/16/2013 7:08:11 PM PST by DAC21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He failed to kiss the King’s ring. That is a no no in the O kingdom.


13 posted on 11/16/2013 7:09:29 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act: millions of unexpected cancellations of insurance plans

Hardly unexpected.

Obama had promised that Americans who liked their insurance plans would be able to keep them. When that turned out to not be the case, Obama apologized last week.

I must've missed that.

14 posted on 11/16/2013 7:09:39 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: lee martell
the fired employee is a Caucasian man, maybe even known to be a Christian.

Actually, a lot of these commissioners speaking out against Obama's move are Democrats.

They're mad because Obama's pronouncement is going to interfere with their exchanges while they're trying to get as many paying customers as possible to implement socialism.

15 posted on 11/16/2013 7:10:10 PM PST by what's up
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To: rockinqsranch

Maybe he can now get some food stamps and unemployment.


16 posted on 11/16/2013 7:10:17 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He had the nerve to criticize Party Secretary! Off to the Gulag!


17 posted on 11/16/2013 7:12:02 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is what a majot=rity of US Citizens think about Bummer.Why can’t we fire him TOMORROW!!!


18 posted on 11/16/2013 7:20:35 PM PST by MtnClimber (A utopia without freedom is just a fancy name for prison. - Dean Kalahar)
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To: lee martell

William White is black and is probably a regular Dem, but one with more common sense than the rest of the pack.

Obama is trying to make everything about race. This is not about race. Let’s not fall into his trap.


19 posted on 11/16/2013 7:23:53 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

You are correct. Resist We Much! to use a discarded quote.


20 posted on 11/16/2013 7:26:46 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


21 posted on 11/16/2013 7:29:18 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you like your insurance commissioner, you can keep your insurance commissioner!

 photo obamacare-hindenburg1_zpsdab4257b.jpg

22 posted on 11/16/2013 7:39:26 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: lee martell
He got fired for believing that we are a nation of laws. He didn't realize that we now have a crackpipe dictator who changes the laws whenever he likes.
23 posted on 11/16/2013 7:41:09 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: peeps36

When Obama waves his wand, things happen. http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k521/jyrostng/obama_witchofthenorth.jpg?t=1384634898


24 posted on 11/16/2013 7:43:14 PM PST by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The purges continue.


25 posted on 11/16/2013 7:43:28 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone guess what would have happened to Bush if he pulled this on
a Black man simply because he disagreed with him on one issue?

He takes the man's livelihood away from him.


26 posted on 11/16/2013 7:45:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Affirmative Action Mafia of low experience and lack of capable government skills claims it first hit.

FUBO


27 posted on 11/16/2013 7:46:06 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: dainbramaged

This filthy capitalist hyena will be purged of his reactionary, counter-revolutionary yelping & braying!

I fall on my unworthy face and kiss the feet of the Great Helmsman! Let a thousand flowers bloom!


28 posted on 11/16/2013 7:47:59 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You must never, never disagree with the Dicktator.


29 posted on 11/16/2013 7:58:31 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The commissioner was confused by the house and senate democrats starting to speak out, and thought he had that same right. Those others are elected officials, and they received permission to criticize the plan in order to keep their jobs, not because Obama believes in freedom of speech. The insurance commissioner probably isn’t an elected position, and so he has the right to keep his mouth shut.


30 posted on 11/16/2013 8:03:07 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: dforest
He failed to kiss the King’s ring. That is a no no in the O kingdom.

I will kiss no ring unless it is the Pope's ring and that is subject to debate.

31 posted on 11/16/2013 8:11:55 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Soviet way.

We all be Comrades now.


32 posted on 11/16/2013 8:15:46 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

None Dare Call It Fascism
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3092037/posts


33 posted on 11/16/2013 8:17:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve always know that Leftists are all about pure politics, but I would never have imagined that this fascist regime would bother to chase enemies as low down the chain as the DC insurance commissioner.


34 posted on 11/16/2013 8:22:57 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

ALL state insurance commissioners (I know DC isn’t a state, but it’s the next best thing) should have remote start on their cars and not go jogging by themselves.


35 posted on 11/16/2013 8:25:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: lee martell

http://archive.org/stream/100thingsyoushou1949unit/100thingsyoushou1949unit_djvu.txt

View these reports from HUAC and behold:

In the appendix of this pamphlet you will find listed the officers and
address for each district of the Communist Party in the United States.

41. Who can become a member of the Comtnunist Party of the
United States?

Anybody over 17 years of age who can convince the Party that his
first loyalty will be to the Soviet Union and that he is able to do the
Party’s work as a Soviet agent.

He must be an active member of a Party unit. He must obey ALL
Party decisions. He must read the Party literature. He must pay dues
regularly.

42. How do you go about joining the Party?

You must know some member ‘in good standing who will vouch for
you to his Party unit. Your acceptance still depends on the verdict
of Party officials that you WILL AND CAN obey orders.

43. Canyoube asecretm^ember?

All Communists are secret members until authorized by the Party
to reveal their connection. Party membership records are kept in
code. Communists have a real name and a “Party name.”

44. Are meetings public like those of ordinary political parties.’’

No, meetings are secret and at secret addresses. Records are all
secret and in code. Public demonstrations are held at regular periods.

45. What dues do you have to pay?

They are adjusted according to income. They may range from as
low as 2 cents a week to $15 a week with special assessments in addition.

46. What do you have to promise?

To carry out Communist Party orders promptly. To submit with-
out question to Party decisions and discipline.
To work for “The triumph of Soviet power in the United States.”

47. After you join, what do you have to do?

You have to obey the Party in all things. It may tell you to change
your home, your job, your husband, or wife. It may order you to lie,
steal, rob, or to go out into the street and fight.

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It claims the power to tell you what to think and what to do every
day of your life.

When you become a Communist, you become a revolutionary agent,
under a discipline more strict than the United States Army, Navy,
Marines, or Air Force have ever known.

48. Why do people become Communists then?

Basically, because they seek power and recognize the opportunities
that Communism offers the unscrupulous.

But no matter why a particular person becomes a Communist,
every member of the Party must be regarded the same way, as one seek-
ing to overthrow the Government of the United States.

49. What kind of people become Communists?

The real center of power in Communism is within the professional
classes.

Of course, a few poor people respond to the Communist claim that
it is a “working class movement.”

But taken as a whole the Party depends for its strength on the sup-
port it gets from teachers, preachers, actors, writers, union officials,
doctors, lawyers, editors, businessmen, and even from millionaires.

30. Can you quit being a Communist when you want to?

The Communists regard themselves as being in a state of actual
war against life as the majority of Americans want it.

Therefore, Party members who quit or fail to obey orders are
looked on as traitors to the “class war” and they may expect to suffer
accordingly when and as the Party gets around to them.

31. How does the Communist Party of the United States work,
day by day?

The Communist Party of the United States works inside the law
and the Constitution, and outside the law and the Constitution with
intent to get control any way it can.

32. What are some types of Communist activities within the
law?

Working their way into key positions in the schools, the churches,

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the labor unions, and farm organizations. Inserting Communist
propaganda into art, literature, and entertainment. Nominating or^
seeking control of candidates for public office. The immediate objec-
tive of the Communist Party is to confuse and divide the majority so 1
that in a time of chaos they can seize control.

33. What are some types of Communist activities outside the law?

Spying, sabotage, passport fraud, perjury, counterfeiting, rioting,
disloyalty in the Army, Navy and Air Force.

54. What are some official newspapers or m^agazines of the
Communist Party?

Daily and Sunday Worker, 50 East Thirteenth Street, New York
City; Morning Freiheit, 50 East Thirteenth Street, Nev^^ York City;
Daily Peoples World, 590 Folsom Street, San Francisco, Calif.;
Masses and Mainstream, 832 Broadway, New York City; Political
Affairs, 832 Broadway, New York City. There are also numerous
foreign language publications.

55. Does the Party also publish books and pamphlets?

Yes, thousands of them, through such official publishing houses as:
International Publishers, 381 Fourth Street, New York City; Workers
Library Publishers, 832 Broadway, New York City; New Century
Publishers, 832 Broadway, New York City.

56. Does the Party have public speakers and press agents?

Hundreds of them, paid and unpaid, public and secret, hired and
volunteered, intentional and unintentional.

Publicity seeking is one of the Party’s principal “legal” occupations,
intended to confuse people on all important issues of the day.

5 7. How does the Party get the money for all this?

At first it received money from Moscow but now it raises millions
of dollars here in the United States through dues, foundations, en-
dowments, special drives, and appeals.

58. Do only Com?nunists carry out Communist work?

No. The Party uses what it calls “Fellow Travelers” and “Front
Organizations” in some of its most effective work.

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59. What is a felloiv traveler?

One who sympathizes with the Party’s aims and serves the Party’s
purposes in one or more respects without actually holding a Party card.

60. Is he Important in the Communist movem-ent?

Vital. The fellow traveler is the HOOK with which the Party
reaches out for funds and respectability and the WEDGE that it drives
between people who try to move against it.

61 . What is a Communist front?

An organization created or captured by the Communists to do
the Party’s work in special fields. The front organization is Com-
munism’s greatest weapon in this country today and takes it places it
could never go otherwise — among people who would never willingly
act as Party agents.

It is usually found hiding among groups devoted to idealistic activi-
ties. Here are lo examples out of hundreds of Communist fronts
which have been exposed :

1. American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.

2. American Slav Congress. .

3. American Youth for Democracy.

4. Civil Rights Congress.

5. Congress of American Women.

6. Council for Pan-American Democracy.

7. International Workers Order.

8. National Committee to Win the Peace.

9. People’s Institute of Applied Religion.
10. League of American Writers.


36 posted on 11/16/2013 8:28:25 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eventually, someone will decide that being thrown under the bus isn’t a good idea, but reversing the favor is.


37 posted on 11/16/2013 8:28:55 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: livius

41. Who can become a member of the Comtnunist Party of the
United States?

Anybody over 17 years of age who can convince the Party that his
first loyalty will be to the Soviet Union and that he is able to do the
Party’s work as a Soviet agent.

He must be an active member of a Party unit. He must obey ALL
Party decisions. He must read the Party literature.


38 posted on 11/16/2013 8:30:35 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


39 posted on 11/16/2013 8:31:56 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Mastador1

You must never, never disagree with the Dicktator.”

OK, so Darla is really busting Buckwheat’s balls.
She isn’t even supposed to be in the `He-man Woman Haters’ clubhouse, but she wants to play school and be the teacher and poor BW is her pupil. A quiet Froggy is looking on.

Darla: “All right Buckwheat. We’re going to study current events now, and a little English and Civics.
“Would you please use the word ‘dictate’ in a sentence?”

Buckwheat (sighing): “Darla ... how do mah dictate?”

Obama’s a dictater all right.


40 posted on 11/16/2013 8:33:02 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DAC21; lee martell

Blacks who veer from the progressive agenda are even more likely to be punished.


41 posted on 11/16/2013 8:41:22 PM PST by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

42 posted on 11/16/2013 9:01:34 PM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Totalitarianism strikes again....


43 posted on 11/16/2013 9:03:00 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: tumblindice

Only it wouldn’t be Darla he was asking, it would be Reggie.


44 posted on 11/16/2013 9:15:28 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The machine has a lot of power. They snap their fingers and every major insurance exectutive hauls ass to Washington to meet with their king. Right after the king met with the Comcast honcho to see what needs to be done to secure their monopoly.


45 posted on 11/16/2013 9:54:20 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, time for a little Congressional oversight of the District.


46 posted on 11/16/2013 9:56:09 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: DoughtyOne
He takes the man's livelihood away from him.

Maybe Hannity can get him a job.

47 posted on 11/16/2013 10:00:35 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Liz

48 posted on 11/16/2013 10:00:39 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Mike Darancette

I’m not even sure the guy deserves the job, but it is interesting how vindictive Obama can be against people of color, just because they see things differently.

Does Hannity work to get folks jobs?


49 posted on 11/16/2013 10:08:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: DAC21

” He was recently given a new nick name by DC Dems, Uncle Tom. “

Uncle Tom: A black man who is ostracized, publically ridiculed and shamed (and possibly fired) because he dares to think for himself and/or do the right thing.

Dims are such racists.


50 posted on 11/16/2013 10:37:53 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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