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  • Obama. Time for a graceful exit strategy.

    09/18/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 27 replies
    Kenny Bunk | 09/18/2014 | Kenny Bunk
    As the Republic slowly twists in the wind of the worst American Administration since George III, it is possible that even Team Obama's key kabuki players recognize that their front man, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., (or II) has been in failure mode since the heady days of Admin I. But, what to do with an Admin II fool who now dangerously believes in the omnipotent legend created for him and thus believes himself free to act on his own, and perhaps even more dangerously, to ignore the basic responsibilities of the post, namely to show up? I am hoping that...
  • The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

    09/15/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Tom Stafford
    Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that we are more likely to be blind to our own failings than perhaps we realise. This could explain why some incompetent people are so annoying, and also inject a healthy dose of humility into our own sense of self-regard.
  • Obama’s ship is sinking

    09/14/2014 10:15:18 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    The rising clamor over the beheading of two Americans, and rapidly sinking polls, forced President Obama to reassure the nation last week he had a plan to deal with the Islamic State. He did some of what he had to do, but only some, and so most military analysts believe the expanded airstrikes will not be a sufficient match for the size and weaponry of the terrorist army. They miss the point. The disjointed speech wasn’t really about terrorism and launching a new war. It was about saving Obama’s presidency. He is sinking fast and could soon pass the point...
  • White House Denies Report Obama 'Hesitated' On James Foley Rescue Mission

    08/31/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 8-31-2014 | Paul Szoldra
    Paul SzoldraAugust 30, 2014The White House is pushing back on a report in the Sunday Times earlier this week that said Obama "took too long" to authorize the mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS militants, a decision that journalist Toby Harnden reported made the mission impossible. The report, which offers a broad overview of the failed July 4 mission to rescue Foley, had two paragraphs which were very interesting: Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured...

    08/21/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists beheaded American journalist James Foley. President Obama responded by bombing the fourth green during his long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He also lectured ISIS on the true meaning of Islam: “ISIL speaks for no religion…ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings….One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” The faculty-lounge insult approach has proved ineffective. ISIS is now threatening to kill journalist Steven Sotloff. They reportedly hold two other Americans as well. And they will undoubtedly seek to kidnap more Americans...
  • 50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong

    08/09/2014 5:15:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 9, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Why would anyone dislike Barack Obama? Could it be because of what he’s done in the White House? As you get a refresher on the national nightmare that has been Barack Obama’s presidency, keep in mind that the biggest difficulty in compiling it was limiting it to just 50 examples of corruption, dishonesty, and incompetence. 1) Because of Obama’s policies since he became President, 11,472,000 Americans have left the work force. 2) “Fewer Americans are at work today than in April 2000, even though the population since then has grown by 31 million.” — Mortimer Zuckerman 3) The number of...
  • Nevada family reportedly faces $1.2M in medical bills over ObamaCare typo, confusion

    08/08/2014 9:38:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-8-14
    <p>A Nevada family reportedly is grappling with more than $1 million in medical bills, after the insurance they bought on the ObamaCare exchange refused to pay claims over a typo and other issues.</p> <p>The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Kynell and Amber Smith are dealing with a six-month nightmare. It all started when Amber Smith in February delivered her daughter five weeks early.</p>
  • John Bolton: ‘The World's Descending Into Chaos’ Under Obama

    08/06/2014 8:56:02 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8-6-2014 | Bradford Thomas
    Bradford Thomas August 6-2014 On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the president’s ineffective leadership, “the world’s descending into chaos” and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putin’s hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countries—“aggressive” tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American people’s...
  • Barack Obama: Maliciousness. Not Incompetence.

    07/28/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/28/2014 | Erick Erickson
    For the longest time I have chosen to chalk our President’s stumbles, bumbles, and disasters up to incompetence. He is in over his head. He is inexperienced. He is out of his league. It is hard to accept otherwise. But it is clearer and clearer that is not true. It is clear that President Obama’s disastrous policies are premised not in incompetence, but in maliciousness. Our President — and he is our President — is not a stumbler and a bumbler, but a Nero who when not persecuting Christians, plays golf while the world burns. President Obama has surrounded himself...
  • The turbulent summer of 2014

    07/17/2014 1:06:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let’s take a tour of the disasters. Germany in 2008 enthusiastically hosted candidate Barack Obama for his so-called Victory Column speech. Now, Germans suddenly sound as if they are near-enemies of the U.S. Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly was furious that her cell phone was tapped by American intelligence agents. She just kicked the top CIA official out of Germany, further enraged that the U.S. had recruited at least one German official to provide intelligence on the German government. Polls show that Germans find Vladimir...
  • Right and left finally agree: Obama has checked out

    07/16/2014 11:20:37 AM PDT · by Veto! · 48 replies
    Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 16, 2014 | Darrell Delamaide
    It’s one thing if hardened critics like Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly ask whether the Obama presidency is “imploding,...” Or if Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers says Obama “seems to have taken something like an early retirement,”…..[his]recent speeches reveal “a state of mind that suggests he has checked out.” It is another, however, if the chief U.S. commentator for the Financial Times, Edward Luce, takes Obama to task, as he did this week, in an op-ed titled “Farewell to trust: Obama’s Germany syndrome.” Luce takes the flap over the CIA spying on an ally like Germany as symptomatic of an administration...
  • 'We're really sorry': US sends 14,000 draft notices to men born in 1800s

    07/11/2014 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    AP, via Fox News ^ | July 11, 2014 | AP, via Fox News
    No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and imprisonment." The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week.
  • Paul Krugman: The Incompetence Dogma. So Much for Obamacare Not Working

    06/28/2014 11:29:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/27/2014 | Paul Krugman
    Have you been following the news about Obamacare? The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it’s going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good. Indeed, health reform has been on a roll ever since March, when it became clear that enrollment would surpass expectations despite the teething problems of the federal website. What’s interesting about this success story is that it has been accompanied at every step by cries of impending disaster. At this point, by my reckoning, the enemies of health reform are 0 for 6. That is,...

    06/16/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 15, 2014 | by DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA
    Policy decisions and politically driven censorship of the American national security establishment have helped strengthen Al Qaeda's successor and hastened the collapse of the nation of Iraq. ​The current administration and the President represented Operation Iraqi Freedom as the "wrong war," as opposed to the "good war" that was Afghanistan. The Vice President even called the end of our involvement in Iraq one of the great achievements of Obama's tenure. With the jihadi group ISIS now in control of parts of the country that together equal the size of Syria, taking over former US bases, and moving toward the capital...

    05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange. Miller revealed he had received an email from an employee at the Los Angeles VA Medical Center in which the employee raised concerns over the status of patient wait times and the possible manipulation of records. The director of the facility responded to colleagues via email and said that the...

    05/29/2014 10:23:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Seven vulnerable Democrats are now calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation after a preliminary Inspector General’s report confirmed allegations of a scandal in the agency.
  • State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

    05/28/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon via The Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 4, 2014 | By Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon
    The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report. The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds“could expose the department to substantial financial losses.” The report centered on State Department contracts worth...
  • Obama Is Incompetent, Some Democrats, Liberals Now Say

    05/28/2014 12:14:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/28/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama's failures to adequately address his administration's biggest challenges demonstrates that he does not have the competence to be an effective president, some liberals and Democrats have begun to claim. CNN's John King said Sunday that Democrats have been telling him privately that Obama is "detached, flat-footed, even incompetent," he "doesn't want to take command, doesn't want to act fast," and "this White House doesn't appear to have its hand on the lever [of government]." And on Tuesday, liberal National Journal columnist Ron Fournier accused Obama of "intellectual dishonesty" for blaming his failures on Republicans. "The candidate of...
  • Redefining incompetence

    05/27/2014 9:30:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    QandO ^ | May 27, 2014 | David McQuain
    I remember well the liberal Democrat echo chamber calling G W Bush “incompetent”. It was their mantra. Their rehearsed talking point. And the went on the weekend shows and in front of every camera they could find to repeat it. Over and over and over. If Bush was incompetent, what in the world does that make Obama? This inept and incompetent White House just outed their own CIA station chief in Afghanistan in a picture of the Obama trip there over the Memorial Day weekend. A trip clearly designed to distract from the growing VA scandal goes south in a...
  • (Vanity) Google search is no longer linking to Free Republic pages

    05/23/2014 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 72 replies
    Vanity by Yossarian | 5/23/14 | Yossarian
    Free Republic is a great resource to visit and browse, but it also is valuable to use as a searchable resource. It is very useful to see what FReepers have to say on various subjects, as we come from wide array of backgrounds, and have lived practical lives in the very-real world. Hence, one of the ways I access FR is via Google's search engine. I do a search, but specify to ONLY get results from Free Republic by appending "" to the search term(s). In the past, this would guide me to the pages hosted on, full of...
  • John Kerry, under fire

    04/30/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Apr 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Name one high-profile issue that’s going well right now for Secretary of State John Kerry. Russian troops are still sitting on the Ukrainian border, and Russian-backed militants haven’t backed off inside the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is still taking Kerry’s calls, but not seeming to care much about what’s being said. Syrian President Bashar Assad announced Monday he’s running for re-election, unopposed, eight months after firing nerve gas over President Barack Obama’s red line. Kerry’s attempted peace process reboot between the Israelis and Palestinians has stalled out. And then, “apartheid” — what the future could hold for Israel...
  • Insurer Admits Nearly 1,000 Doctors Wrongly Placed On Covered California Provider List

    04/22/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal ^ | April 22,2014 | No Attribution
    Two months after KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch first reported about some doctors listed on the Covered California exchange were actually not accepting the plans, insurer Anthem Blue Cross admitted that nearly 1,000 doctors were erroneously listed. According to a statement by the California Medical Association, the insurer recently notified 965 physicians that they were wrongly placed on the exchange’s list. The notice, which was posted on April 9th, stated that the doctors were “inadvertently” listed for “a certain period of time” during the open enrollment period.
  • Both at Home and Abroad, Obama’s Presidency is Floundering

    04/20/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 19, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards on his foreign and domestic policies lately. Here at home, Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy address as the head of the Federal Reserve Board, said the labor markets were still weak, and that it will likely take two years or more before the U.S. fully recovers from its recession. Ouch. If Yellen's forecast proves right, this means it will have taken Obama's administration nearly eight years to lift our economy out of its long and painful lethargy.
  • 10 rules of an incompetent professional

    04/11/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 4/10/14 | Pedro Amador
    I would like to share the best rules that place ignorance at the most unsuspected limits. I’m positive you’ll recognize someone close to you who appears to be a true professional but who, in reality, isn’t anything more than an unqualified beginner. These are, in my opinion the most important rules:
  • Jimmy Carter plans trip to Venezuela

    03/01/2014 6:54:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    What could go wrong? A lot, if you consider the former peanut farmer and president’s last intervention in Venezuela.Joshua Goodman of AP reports on Carter’s expressed interest in going to Caracas: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expressing concern about Venezuela's escalating political crisis and wants to meet with leaders on both sides in an upcoming trip. Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Expressing "grave concern" about the loss of life in recent...
  • Obama Skips National Security Team Meeting on Russia, Ukraine

    03/01/2014 1:11:00 PM PST · by tje · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3:47 PM, Mar 1, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    A White House official emailed some reporters to say that President Obama's team met today to discuss the ongoing situation on Ukraine. It appears President Obama did not attend. "The President's national security team met today to receive an update on the situation in Ukraine and discuss potential policy options. We will provide further updates later this afternoon," reads the full statement.
  • Pelosi Disavows Responsibility for Obamacare Failures

    02/02/2014 10:20:36 AM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    In an appearance on The Daily Show, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) insisted that “none of the problems of the Affordable Care Act are my fault. The bill we passed was over 2800 pages. I didn’t have time, no one had time to carefully read all of its provisions to see if there might be any glitches.” “Beyond this there is always the problem of bureaucratic incompetence,” Pelosi continued. “Time after time we have passed legislation aimed at helping people—veterans benefits, medicare, medicaid, and now universal health insurance—only to see treatments bungled, services denied, and money wasted. It’s criminal.”...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ObamaCare incompetence “not my responsibility”

    01/31/2014 8:09:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This appearance by Nancy Pelosi on The Daily Show starts to run off the rails almost immediately. Jon Stewart starts off by asking Pelosi about why people talk about politics rather than policy, to which Pelosi answers by … complaining about Republicans. Stewart doesn’t take the bait, though, and starts pressing Pelosi for answers as to why big-government politicians can’t produce competent government — and gets stunned by her admission that she can’t explain why ObamaCare failed: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Stewart said that Democrats...
  • South struggles back to normal as officials point fingers after snowstorm

    01/30/2014 7:10:34 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    US News-NBC News Online ^ | 1/30/2014 | Erin McClam and Alexander Smith
    Still littered with abandoned cars, Atlanta struggled to find its way back to normal Thursday while the mayor and governor struggled with the political fallout from a snowstorm that trapped some people in their cars more than 24 hours. Mayor Kasim Reed assured people on Tuesday, in a message on Twitter before the snow began to fall: “Atlanta, we are ready for the snow.” On Thursday, he acknowledged that authorities made a mistake by not staggering their orders for people to go home — schools first, then private businesses, then government employees. Instead, hundreds of thousands of people poured onto...
  • Top Hill lawmakers concerned about Olympic security, amid new terror threats and attacks

    01/19/2014 10:59:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2014
    Top Capitol Hill lawmakers on Sunday expressed concerns about terror attacks at the upcoming Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, amid nearby terror attacks and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assurances that his country will “do whatever it takes” to protect athletes and visitors. “The threats are real,” Texas GOP Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told ABC’s “This Week.” McCaul is among those who think an attack during the games next month will most likely occur outside of the Olympic city and that terrorists will go after “soft targets” such as roads and transportation systems. McCaul, who...
  • Poll Indicates that Government Is Top Problem

    01/19/2014 9:39:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    A recent Gallup poll revealed that the number one problem facing America, according to those polled, is “the government.” Twenty-one percent listed this as the worst problem facing the nation. Rounding out the top five problems were the economy (18%), unemployment (16%), healthcare (16%), and government debt (8%). These poll results were dramatically out-of-sync with President Obama’s declaration that “income inequality” is this nation’s chief problem. Only 4% of the poll respondents agreed with his assessment. As one poll respondent explained, “my work hours have been cut and my health insurance canceled. My wife has been unemployed for three years....
  • Israeli Defense Minister to Kerry: 'Leave Us in Peace' (Slams Kerry)

    01/14/2014 7:48:12 AM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    CBN ^ | January 14, 2014 | CBN News
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presses ahead with trying to create a Palestinian state by this spring, a senior Israeli government minister says Kerry doesn't know what he's talking about. "The only thing that can 'save us' is for John Kerry to win a Nobel [Peace] Prize and leave us in peace," Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said. Ya'alon made headlines Tuesday over remarks he reportedly made in private conversations both abroad and at home, according to the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot. "Secretary of State John Kerry, who came here very determined and operates based on...
  • Alabama Mom's ObamaCare Horror Story Gives America a Glimpse of Government-Run Healthcare

    01/01/2014 8:58:18 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 1 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 31, 2013 | Emily Hulsey
    Many of us can identify with the frustrating experience that Karri Kinder, a mother of two from Auburn, Alabama, has had with Obamacare. She penned this open letter to share her story:
  • Administration's Clueless Afghanistan Experts Testify

    12/13/2013 9:08:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration's cadre of experts in charge of the Afghan War testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week and revealed a profound ignorance of what is going on. None of the witnesses had any idea on what the war cost last year or how many Americans have been killed in the last 12 months. James Dobbins, The State Department’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, complained that the questions were unfair, “No one told us there might be a quiz. Anyway, isn't there some website where people can get these statistics? Why should we be expected to...
  • Politico: Latest Obamacare Delay Crushes Relaunch Victory

    11/29/2013 12:59:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 29, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    Politico writer David Nather says the Obama Administration's announcement that the small business Obamacare system will not be ready for the website's Saturday relaunch dashes all Democratic hopes for declaring the relaunch a victory.
  • Obamacare bombshell: IT official says needs payment feature

    11/19/2013 1:19:32 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | Dan Mangan
    A crucial system for making payments to insurers from the federal Obamacare marketplace,, has yet to be built, a senior government IT official admitted Tuesday. The official, Henry Chao, visibly stunned Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) when he said under questioning that a significant fraction of that online insurance marketplace has yet to be constructed. (Read more: Low-bamacare enrollment) Getty Images Henry Chao, deputy CIO and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of Information Services, testifies during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We still need...
  • Surprise: WH Likely to Whiff on Do-Over Obamacare Deadline

    11/13/2013 2:11:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Guy Benson
    If you've read this, or this, or this, or this, today's Washington Post report is hardly a shocking bulletin: Software problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, especially in handling high volumes, are proving so stubborn that the system is unlikely to work fully by the end of the month as the White House has promised, according to an official with knowledge of the project. The insurance exchange is balking when more than 20,000 to 30,000 people attempt to use it at the same time — about half its intended capacity, said the official, who spoke on the condition...
  • Internal government memo warned of "high" security risk with Obamacare website

    10/30/2013 9:28:39 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies ^ | October 30, 2013 |
    An internal government memo, obtained by CNN today and written just days before the Obamacare website opened, warned of a "high" security risk because of a lack of testing of the website. "Due to system readiness issues, the (security control assessment) was only partly completed," said the memo from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "This constitutes a risk that must be accepted and mitigated to support the Marketplace Day 1 operations."
  • Congressman Blames Private Sector for Obamacare Glitches

    10/28/2013 9:57:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif) blamed the contractors hired by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department for the website failures that are bogging down the launch of Obamacare. “These private sector sharks exploited Secretary Sebelius’ ignorance and sold her a bad product,” Waxman contended. “In effect they bilked her and America out of millions of dollars with a shoddy piece of merchandise.” CGI, one of the principal contractors for the website contested Waxman’s characterization. “There were numerous checkpoints every step of the way,” said CGI’s Senior Vice President Cheryl Campbell. “We have hundreds of invoices signed by various HHS personnel...
  • Company behind Obamacare website in charge of nearly $2 billion in Sandy relief

    10/26/2013 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2013 | Allison Coyle
    CGI Federal Inc., the mastermind behind, is assisting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the distribution of $1.7 billion in relief for Hurricane Sandy. In a memo obtained by FreedomWorks titled, “Minutes of the 295th meeting of the members of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation held on May 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.,” CGI Federal is tasked with implementing the Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Additionally, they are asked to aid in the implementation of the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program, an assistance program that had recently obtained $1.7 billion. Item five of the...
  • Is President Obama Bored, Incompetent or something Worse?

    10/24/2013 9:03:16 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 24, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Perhaps, but I don't know which. Maybe He is simply a bad person. A psychiatrist would need to examine Him professionally to draw any useful conclusions. Still, it can be fun to guess.Here's a Trifecta video that raises the question about his boredom or incompetence. [youtube=] Video linkA psychiatrist friend once told me (in jest, of course) of three categories into which psychiatric patients fall: sad, mad and bad. I don't know whether President Obama is sad, mad, bad, bored or incompetent. However, it seems clear that He is either maliciously competent enough to fail America intentionally or that He is an...
  • Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria

    10/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 133 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | Staff
    Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years. Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday. Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to...
  • History of ‘High-Profile Failures’ Attributed to Main Obamacare Website Contractor

    10/23/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/22/13 | Liz Klimas
    The prime contractor to build the Obamacare exchange, which has been riddled with glitches and became the laughing stock of many, appears to have had a poor track record for other projects in recent years, according to reports. CGI A screenshot of CGI website. (Image source: CGI Federal in the U.S., which is a subsidiary of the Canadian-based CGI Group, was contracted to build most of, the federal healthcare exchange that launched on October 1. According to Sun News anchor Brian Lilley, if the U.S. government awarding the group the contract in 2011 had looked “north of the...
  • The ObamaCare Black Hole

    10/22/2013 11:19:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    One thing that the past few weeks have accomplished is the total destruction of Obama's "towering intellect" persona.This is one the standard lenses through which Obama is viewed, with differing but complimentary angles from each end of the spectrum: the liberal "reigning intellect of his age" as opposed to the conservative "master chess player with a plan for destruction."The basis of Obama's reputation for intellectual superiority lies in a mixture of Democratic propaganda and PC indoctrination. The Democratic stance has been steadily maintained for years and prevails in some circles impervious to embarrassment or shame. Obama was an Ivy-league man!...
  • Video: Triumphant President Takes Victory Lap Over Huge Obamacare Success

    10/21/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Yes, really. As you read this morning, I was expecting a some perfunctory contrition and token acceptance of responsibility from President Bystander during his Obamacare remarks in the Rose Garden today. I was wrong. The appearance was more of a pep rally, replete with upbeat promises and applauding supporters. Aides might as well have hung a large "mission accomplished" banner over Obama's head. The fact that the Obamacare websites -- a core element of the law functioning -- are in total shambles and won't be fixed for many weeks or even months were all but shrugged off as an afterthought....
  • We’re listening — and improving every day (Obamacare's

    10/20/2013 11:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    We know using has been frustrating for many Americans. The initial consumer experience of has not lived up to the expectations of the American people. We are committed to doing better. We’ve been gathering feedback since the day we launched – from our customer service representatives, social media channels, and online surveys and comments. And we’re listening. We’ve been making changes to respond directly to your feedback and will continue to do so. A few of our most important changes so far: •You can now preview plans and prices available in your area without filling out the online...
  • Voters to Politicians: Both Parties are Blundering

    10/11/2013 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 10, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What to make of all the polls on the government shutdown? You know, the ones that say that, to varying degrees, congressional Republicans are being blamed more than Democrats and Barack Obama. Let me give a roundabout answer, based on a theory that people sometimes try to send messages through their responses to poll questions. I developed this theory after watching British political polls since the 1960s. For the large majority of that time -- the major exception was the first eight years of Tony Blair's prime ministership -- voters have given negative job ratings to the governments of the...
  • Video: CBS News Slams "Disastrous" Obamacare

    10/10/2013 7:07:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 10, 2013 | Guy Benson
    A follow-up to this morning's post chronicling Obamacare's myriad failures; CBS News surveys the wreckage and renders an unavoidable verdict (via Hot Air): CBS Calls Obamacare Website Launch 'Nothing Short of Disastrous' "The president's signature achievement has become the butt of late night one knows how many people have managed to enroll, and the administration refuses to release those numbers. The website's launch has been nothing short of disastrous. Media outlets have struggled to find anyone who's actually been successful." If a one-year delay of the Obamacare mandate tax is good enough for Jon Stewart, Wolf Blitzer and...
  • More Bad News Coming from Obamacare Exchanges: Government Software Edition

    09/20/2013 6:13:41 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies
    National Review The Corner ^ | 9 20 13 | By Veronique de Rugy
    We are two weeks away from the lauch of the Obamacare exchanges. Yet, as Christopher Weaver, Timothy Martin, and Jeniffer Corbett Dooren report over at the Wall Street Journal, at this point the government’s $88 billion software used to determine how much people will need to pay for coverage and how much subsidies they are eligible for is suffering from a glitch. This is a pretty big deal since, as the Journal explains: At their front end, the exchanges are essentially websites that consumers use to compare health plans and enroll in coverage. These websites link to data from other...
  • Census on Obama’s 1st Term: Real Median Income Down $2,627; People in Poverty Up; Record Now Poor

    09/17/2013 8:29:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people in poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau. The record total of approximately 46,496,000 people in the United States who are now in poverty, according to the Census Bureau, is more than twice the population of Syria, which, according to the CIA, has 22,457,336 people. In 2008, the year Obama was elected, real median household income in the United States was $53,644 according...