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  • Where's the czar? Ebola raises management questions

    10/30/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible? Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before midterm elections, Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis. The White House's behind-the-scenes coordination of the Ebola response is being severely tested, while the Pentagon and states like New York and New Jersey take public steps that are far firmer than federal guidelines. That's creating the appearance of a crazy quilt of Ebola measures. "The CDC is behind on this," New...
  • Video: SNL mocks entire Obama tenure in Ebola skit

    10/27/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    TPM captured the video of this weekend’s Saturday Night Live cold open, and it will probably come as a surprise to many readers for the reasons I’ll detail below. Their Obama impersonator, Jay Pharoah, was featured doing a fake presser on C-SPAN where he introduced Ebola czar Ron Klain, who took questions about his qualifications for the job. Rather than trying to scatter the smack talk across both parties, this was pretty much a mockery of Barack Obama’s entire second term, with the fake President himself doing the mocking. “Some people want to criticize the way our administration has...
  • Poll: Most Americans label Obama presidency a failure

    10/07/2014 4:38:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/6/2014 | John Merline
    In another sign of President Obama's deteriorating public support, more than half of Americans now say that he is failing as president, the latest IBD/TIPP poll finds. The poll, which ended Friday, found that 53% characterize Obama's presidency as a failure vs. 41% who rate it a success. Just 6% say that they aren't sure. Obama's standing among independents is even worse, with 58% calling his presidency is a failure. Half of those who live in states that voted for Obama say that his presidency is failing.
  • Victory is not an option in Obama's war strategy

    10/07/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 2 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/6 | peter lucas
    It is not President Barack Obama's fault that the media, and hence the public, did not understand what he meant when he said he had "decimated" the core leadership of al-Qaida. That misunderstanding grew when it was revealed that the Osama bin Laden-less leadership of al-Qaida was still alive and had moved into Syria, morphing into what is now known as the Khorasan Group within ISIS -- the Islamist State in Iraq and Syria
  • Kirsten Powers: "It Is Safe To Say Obama Has Been A Huge Disappointment"

    10/03/2014 8:47:18 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 3, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Kirsten, as a Democrat and as a veteran of the Clinton administration, would you rank for me from most competent to least competent the three Democrats: Obama, Clinton and Carter. Who was the worst of those three on competence issues? KIRSTEN POWERS: Clinton was the most competent, obviously. And then, I don't -- you know, Carter, I was a child, so I didn't live through that. So I don't know if I have as much as a sense of that and I also have a little affection for him because of his human rights work... It is...
  • I was told attendance was optional. And that wed be marked on the curve.

    10/02/2014 5:53:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-2-2014 | MOTUS
    I see where everyone is getting all wee-weed up about Big Guy missing 60% of his daily intelligence briefings what gives? It hasnt been August for over a month now. Anyway, it sounds like much ado about nothing, right? I mean, just because he missed the meeting that discussed the double-agent status of Anwar al-Awlakibefore ordering his whacking-by-drone doesnt mean that Awlaki didnt deserve to be whacked. (Sorry about the collateral damage butt you know, you have to break a few eggs)And besides, just because Barry skips 60% of the briefings doesnt mean that he misses anything important: You...
  • Obama understands neither war nor Islam

    09/14/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 14, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Winston Churchill understood both.Instead of "blood, toil, tears and sweat,"Obama offersa coalition of unwilling nations whichreject our basic valuesof freedom. He intends toarm and train "moderate" Islamistswho not onlyreject our basicvaluesbut are likely to help the Islamic State and its various cohorts and permutations.Islam is as Islamists doIs Islam the "religion of peace? Here's a video of a debate held nearly three years ago in New York City. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFvklPpGZtA] Video linkWhile arguing that Islam is now peaceful, the debaters so arguing also argued that they hoped it would become so. One even urged those watching the debate to vote...
  • New WaPo/ABC News poll: Majority thinks Obama is failing at just about everything

    09/09/2014 3:22:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Robert Laurie
    Ugly news for the President and his party... Here we go. As we get closer to November, were going to see more and more polling and - at least so far - most of it is looking pretty ugly for Democrats. Todays numbers come to us from a new Washington Post / ABCNews poll. For the most part, its chock full of bad news for the Dems. However, the GOP shouldnt be in celebratory mode just yet. First up, we have the Presidents terrible approval ratings. As you can see, the numbers are dismal.
  • The Obama era is over. The presidency continues.

    09/02/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    A listless summer is the clearest sign that Obama has lost the clout needed to move his agenda. Just in time for the season's final barbecue, President Obama last week backed off his promise (threat?) to "do something" about immigration reform by the end of the summer if Congress failed to send him a bill addressing the issue. He needs more time, we're told. It's a dumb and uneventful conclusion to a dumb, uneventful summer in Washington politics. Obama's promise to rewrite America's immigration law through a mixture of executive fiat and a kind of officious neglect may have been...
  • Obama Demonstrates Fear, not Courage

    08/26/2014 3:04:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/26/2014 | Doris O'Brien
    Challenging times call for extraordinary courage. But at the risk of sounding indelicate, the only cojones associated with President Obama are the ones lined up on the putting green, where his frequent appearances have given rise to a new meaning of the term stay the course. Youd think the so-called leader of the free world would at least sound courageous. But at recent press conferences, Mr. President has sauntered in, often late, leaned nonchalantly on the podium, and delivered a lackluster lecture in a tone of voice more peremptory than somber. His record for ambiguity and dullness reached a nadir...
  • Obamas America Is September 10th America

    08/22/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Obamas America Is September 10th America By Andrew C. McCarthy August 22, 2014 Our barbaric jihadist enemies the ones President Obama repeatedly assured us he had decimated and put on the path to defeat are now stronger than ever. Not stronger than they have been in years, or decades stronger than ever. They have seized a country-size swath of territory (and growing). They have just beheaded an American journalist which is the sort of thing they do as a matter of routine but has obviously, and finally, gotten our attention. Not to worry, though: The Obama...
  • It's 3 am. The phone is ringing. Obama won't answer. He can't.

    08/12/2014 1:11:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-12-14 | DrJohn
    <p>He's been called aloof. He's been called detached. He's been said to dither. They were all correct. Now you can add paralyzed to that list. His worst nightmare (and ours, BTW) has arrived. ISIS is marching across Iraq. Despite their inhuman atrocities, Obama cannot call them the enemy. He's not interested in defeating them and the Washington Post says Obama lacks a coherent strategy. ISIS needs to be pulverized, but Obama is nowhere to be found.</p>
  • Iraqi Officials Say US Aid Drops to Dying Yazidis Exploding Uselessly on Impact

    08/11/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This comes from a UK journalist embedded with the Iraqi military. I wouldn’t treat it as final. Some other reports really raise questions about the 70% number and even the quotes in his own account don’t lead me to believe that such a huge number have died.But it’s safe to say that quite a few are dead. Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it.On...
  • John Bolton: The World's Descending Into Chaos Under Obama

    08/06/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | August 6,2014 | Bradford Thomas
    On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the presidents ineffective leadership, the worlds 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 Putins hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countriesaggressive 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 peoples opinion of President Obamas...
  • Worse Than They Thought: House Confirms HALF Of All Obamacare Applications Flawed

    06/08/2014 6:37:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04 June 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    At least 4 million Obamacare sign-ups have flawed applications out of the 8 million total applications, according to a report released Wednesday by House Republicans. The Energy and Commerce Committee documents double the claims made in an Associated Press report released earlier on Wednesday, which found that according to a May 8 federal slideshow, 2.1 million Obamacare applications had inconsistencies in income, immigration and citizenship data. (RELATED: Obamacare Data Flaws Jeopardize Coverage For 1 in 4 Sign-ups) Federal Obamacare contractor Serco compiled a chart for the committee which displays over 4 million application discrepancies by May 27. The inconsistencies include...
  • Bungling Bergdahl

    06/05/2014 2:20:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rich Galen
    I have spent a good deal of time considering how to approach this column. We know about the "fog of war" when first reports of action are typically incorrect because of the confusion borne of people shooting at each other.There is also the "fog of five years" when memories that might have been, contemporaneously, crystal clear have become fogged with retelling, hearing others retelling, or just plain forgetting certain parts and innocently filling in the blanks.Finally, there is the Galen/Gore Gallop wherein if we tell a story long enough we think it actually happened, even if we made it up...
  • 7 Ways Obama Failed to Lead During the Bin Laden Raid

    05/28/2014 12:44:01 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 25 replies
    With her memoir, Hard Choices set to be released in the coming weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her publishing company have provided an excerpt in which she claims President Obamas actions during the Bin Laden raid were as crisp and courageous a display of leadership that she had ever seen. Here are 7 reasons that Obamas leadership during the raid was neither crisp or courageous...
  • 5 Times the Obama Admin Leaked Crucial National Security Information

    05/27/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan to do a photo op with the troops amid fallout from the burgeoning Veterans Administration scandal. Announcing his visit, the White House promptly released a list of guests, including the name of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan. That officer is responsible for intelligence and drone warfare. The information was sent to over 6,000 email addresses. Oops. This is not the first time the Obama administration has compromised national security with leaks, either purposeful or inadvertent. SEAL Team Six. After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to...
  • Federal health-care subsidies may be too high or too low for more than 1 million Americans

    05/16/2014 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2014 | By Amy Goldstein and Sandhya Somashekhar
    The government may be paying incorrect subsidies to more than 1 million Americans for their health plans in the new federal insurance marketplace and has been unable so far to fix the errors, according to internal documents and three people familiar with the situation. The problem means that potentially hundreds of thousands of people are receiving bigger subsidies than they deserve. They are part of a large group of Americans who listed incomes on their insurance applications that differ significantly either too low or too high from those on file with the Internal Revenue Service, documents show. So...
  • Boko Haram: Hillary's Bad Choices

    05/09/2014 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    Was Hillary Clinton not merely a mediocre secretary of state but something much worse? Although Mrs. Clinton has spent the last few days huffing and puffing about the fate, likely unthinkable, of the more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorist organization, Mrs. Clinton didnt do anything about Boko Haram when she had a chance. While Secretary Clinton, who made empowering women and girls a chief goal of her tenure, repeatedly was begged to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization, thus allowing the U.S. to take certain actions against the group, she reportedly fought...
  • Kathleen Sebelius' Reign Of Error

    04/14/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Overhaul: The midwife of ObamaCare exits stage left, leaving behind wreckage that once was the finest health care system in the world, less affordable health insurance and patients unable to find doctors and hospitals. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services referred to in the increasingly un-Affordable Care Act's iconic use of the phrase "the Secretary shall determine," which appears in ObamaCare's guiding document no fewer than 1,005 times has determined that it's time to go. Or rather it's been determined for her by a White House in whose parallel universe ObamaCare's current alleged enrollment...
  • Yet Another Obama-Funded Electric Car Company Goes Belly Up

    04/10/2014 8:42:23 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Duane Lester
    Worst. Venture capitalist. Ever: -snip- My mistake. Hes not a venture capitalist. They use their own money. Hes just a typical Marxist. No idea about business but freely wastes everyone elses money.
  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    03/13/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish together," he argues. "Can I count on you?" The president's note is to those who supported him in the past. "I would not be here today without you. You have been an essential partner in everything we have accomplished." The...
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Israeli Jews don't trust Kerry on security

    03/12/2014 5:46:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-11-14 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Sixty-six percent of Israeli Jews and 53% of Israeli Arabs do not trust US Secretary of State John Kerry to take the countrys security into account in the American negotiating framework agreement he intends to reveal next month. This according to the monthly Peace Index poll sponsored by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, which was published on Tuesday. Thirty-one percent of Israeli Jews and 32% of Arab Israelis do trust Kerry to take into account Israels security. Among Israelis who consider themselves left-wing, the number was 79%, but among right-wingers it was only 19%. Sixty-one percent of...
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If youd like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. Theyre in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy thats supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but dont abide by 10 essential service rules required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • MSNBC tries to put up a cool map of Ukraine, fails miserably, doesnt know basic geography

    03/02/2014 4:51:50 PM PST · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 3/2 | riddle
  • Boehner, A Proven Failure at Leadership: With Just 28 GOP Votes, House Agrees to Raise Debt Limit

    02/11/2014 4:06:08 PM PST · by bestintxas · 101 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/11/*14
    The House of Representatives, by a narrow margin, on Tuesday passed clean legislation raising the government's borrowing authority for one year in order to avoid a default that was looming at the end of this month. By a vote of 221-201, the House passed the bill, adhering to President Barack Obama's demand that it have no unrelated conditions attached. With House passage, the bill now goes to the Senate, where debate could begin on Wednesday. Only 28 of the House's 232 Republicans voted for the measure, leaving Democrats to provide most of the votes for passage. Republican Speaker John Boehner...
  • Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 7:23:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and nave columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees...
  • Krauthammer Previews SOTU: Obama Is Admitting He Is A "Failure" (video)

    01/28/2014 4:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, listening to that excerpt from Ed Henry, you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama. Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president. He said the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, inequality has increased. Well, the four years, the five years are his years. Essentially, he's saying my job now is to undo what I have done in the five years of my presidency. It's hardly sort of a ringing call to arms. I'm sure they now tested all of these words, inequality, opportunity, all...
  • Dem Rep. Moran: "I Don't Think We're Going To Get Enough Young People Signing Up"

    01/28/2014 5:09:51 PM PST · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 27, 2014 | Real Clear Politics Video
    "I'm afraid that the millennials....are less likely to sign up. I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations," Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) told WAMU. "But I don't think we're going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially."
  • Poll: Majority Believe Obama's White House is Incompetent

    01/22/2014 11:17:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to new polling from Quinnipiac, a majority of Americans view President Obama's White House as incompetent. In addition, a majority of Americans are still questioning Obama's character and view him as dishonest and untrustworthy. The Obama administration is not competent running the government, voters say 53 - 42 percent. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 45 percent say, while 47 percent say he is not paying attention. The president's character measures remain low: 46 percent say he is honest and trustworthy and 49 percent say he is not; 49 percent say he is...
  • Family with rare medical conditions denied Obamacare coverage, now struggling

    01/21/2014 5:21:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | liz klimas
    Every member in theDavert family has a medical condition requiring special care. But after losing their preferred insurance upon the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and being denied federal coverage, the Michigan family is now worried about high costs associated with their new private plan. According to The Bay City Times,Ken Davert has cerebral palsy and his wife, Missy, and their 15-year-oldfraternal twinsall have a condition called osteogensis imperfecta, which makes their bones very fragile. The newspaper reported that the couple receives disability payments and are covered under Medicare. The states Childrens Special Health Care Services covers issues related...
  • Levin on Obama Imaginary Son Football Quote: 'I Wouldn't Let My Son Be an Ambassador Under You'

    01/21/2014 9:10:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/20/14
    On his Monday radio program, conservative talk show host Mark Levin reacted to President Barack Obama's remarks about football and not allowing his son to play football if he had one: "So he wouldn't let his son play football - this pretend son that he has," Levin said. "It's like Jimmy Stewart with the pretend rabbit. Well let me tell you something Mr. President -- I wouldn't let my son be an ambassador under you. Id much rather that he played football."
  • Obamacare impact: Cutting hours, going part time

    01/19/2014 5:56:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    El Paso Inc. ^ | 1/19/14 | David Crowder
    **SNIP** Many of his students who work to pay for their education and living expenses are complaining about being cut to 28 hours. Theyre saying they couldnt pay their bills at 40 hours, so now theyre having to get a second job, Diaz said. That is the new trend. But its not just restaurant workers and sales clerks who are feeling the squeeze. Universities and community colleges that rely heavily on part-time faculty have had to make the hard choice of cutting the number of classes they teach because the schools cant afford to offer them health insurance.
  • Patients Costs Skyrocket; Specialists Incomes Soar (New York Times)

    01/19/2014 2:11:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2014 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    Kim Little had not thought much about the tiny white spot on the side of her cheek until a physicians assistant at her dermatologists office warned that it might be cancerous. He took a biopsy, returning 15 minutes later to confirm the diagnosis and schedule her for an outpatient procedure at the Arkansas Skin Cancer Center in Little Rock, 30 miles away. That was the prelude to a daylong medical odyssey several weeks later, through different private offices on the manicured campus at the Baptist Health Medical Center that involved a dermatologist, an anesthesiologist and an ophthalmologist who practices plastic...
  • New York Times: Yeah, ObamaCare has made the healthcare system a mess in 2014

    01/12/2014 7:19:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The Associated Press first reported this developing and completely predictable problem earlier in the week. What happens when you pass a law that (a) causes the health-insurance cancellation for millions and then (b) forces them and millions more to use a disastrously-built web portal as a middeman to replace that coverage? Answer: You end up with millions of people flooding into providers without any idea whether they have coverage or whether their doctor will accept it.The New York Times confirmed this issue … for its Saturday edition, of course: In addition to the difficulties many face in proving they have...
  • President Obama's Legacy Of Economic Failure

    01/10/2014 10:59:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | Wayne Brough
    Since taking office in 2009, it has been tough sledding for the economy. Congress and the administration have increased the federal debt held by the public from $7.5 trillion to $11.2 trillion in 2012. To clarify, in terms of percent of gross domestic product-a measure of the nation's total output-the federal debt has grown from 54 percent of GDP in 2009 to 72 percent of GDP in 2012, according to the Congressional Budget Office. But sector by sector, the administration appears bent on imposing the regulations that thwart entrepreneurial activity and economic growth. ObamaCare, the jewel of Obama presidency, is...
  • Obama Couldnt Use Website To Sign Up For Obamacare

    12/24/2013 8:25:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | December 24, 2013
    HONOLULU He wont use it, and he didnt actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obamas support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty. Ironically, it also served as a reminder of just how complex and sometimes daunting the process can be. Obama, like so many other Americans, couldnt use the website. The complicated nature of the presidents case required an in-person sign-up, the White...
  • Democratic senator says Obamacare could have 'meltdown,' hurt party

    12/22/2013 10:40:06 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 22, 2013 | By Susan Cornwell
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law could have a "meltdown" and make it difficult for his Democratic Party to keep control of the U.S. Senate next year if ongoing problems with the program are not resolved, a Democratic senator said on Sunday. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has urged delaying a penalty for people who do not enroll for health insurance in 2014 under the law, told CNN that a transitional year was needed for the complex healthcare program, commonly known as Obamacare, to work. "If it's so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if...
  • Gibbs: 'This Is the Worst Year of the Presidency'

    12/22/2013 6:54:02 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Gibbs: 'This Is the Worst Year of the Presidency' Daniel Halper December 22, 2013 9:33 AM Robert Gibbs, President Obama's former press secretary, declared 2013 the worst year (so far!) of the Obama presidency: "This is the test, Robert, of big progressive government solving a big societal problem," said NBC host David Gregory. "That's what he took on. That is the big project of his presidency." "No doubt about it," Gibbs responded on Meet the Press. "I would say this is the worst year of the presidency. It does beat out 2011. But -- well, and especially given sort of...
  • Bad news: Pajama Boy not exactly a hit with target audience

    12/19/2013 11:15:07 AM PST · by Gamecock · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 19, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Okay, I admit that Morning Joe is probably not exactly the target audience for the White House’s latest attempt to hijack a holiday for its flailing ObamaCare system, but MSNBC is certainly the target network. Clearly, this strategy isn’t selling even with the more sympathetic members of the Morning Joe panel. Giggles abound as Mika Brzezinski described the onesie-wearing figure in the ad a “hipster-ish model,” while the rest of the panel seemed amusingly appalled (via Jammie Wearing Fool): Described as a “hipster-ish model” by co-host Mika Brzezinski, the appearance of the bespectacled, sideways-glancing, cocoa-drinking, onesie-wearing manchild drew guffaws from...
  • Incompetence

    12/18/2013 9:41:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-17-13 | Peggy Noonan
    Everyone is doing thoughtful year-end pieces on President Obama. Writers and reporters agree hes had his worst year ever. I infer from most of their essays an unstated but broadly held sense of foreboding: Theres no particular reason to believe next year will be better, and in fact signs and indications point to continued trouble. I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management. One reason I worry is that I frequently speak with people who interact with the...
  • Obamacare is a disaster: Ted Cruz

    12/12/2013 6:51:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    USA Today | December 12, 2013 | Sen. Ted Cruz
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  • Glitch: Some Obamacare Enrollees Not Really Enrolled

    12/03/2013 8:31:55 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/3/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Some people who have managed to complete the burdensome and glitch-filled process of signing up for Obamacare are learning they are not really enrolled at all. "Obama administration officials acknowledged today that some of the roughly 126,000 Americans who completed the torturous online enrollment process in October and November might not be officially signed up with their selected issuer, even if the website has told them they are."
  • CURL: The beginning of the end for Barack Obama

    11/17/2013 6:11:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/17/2013 | Joseph Curl
    Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama. In a...
  • CBS: Just 50,000 Have Enrolled Through the Federal Exchange ( Note: 3.5M+ have lost insurance! )

    11/11/2013 5:56:47 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11-11-13 | Sexton
    CBS and the Wall Street Journal report that roughly 50,000 have signed up using the federal exchange which covers enrollment in 36 states. That's in addition to the 49,100 which Reuters reports have signed up in 12 states with their own individual exchange websites. The official numbers for the federal site will be released sometime this week by the Department of Health and Human Services. If the new estimates are accurate, the numbers reported by CBS, the WSJ and Reuters demonstrate that the administration is far behind expected enrollment numbers.
  • George Will: Lets face it besides Nixons, this is pretty much the worst second term, ever

    11/11/2013 6:09:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 160 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Its been a rough fifth year in office for President Obama, with overwrought sequestration scare tactics, Scandalpalooza, and the Syrian debacle all chipping away at his leadership street cred, among other things but this disaster of an ObamaCare rollout is really hammering the heightened disapproval home with whats starting to look like a majority of Americans. During past job-performance dips, Os job approval rating has been reliably bolstered by his personal favorability ratings and Americans sense of trust in him but the health care law is helping to erode those usual go-tos, and quickly. Via the WSJ:
  • Mika Brzezinski Literally Hits Herself in the Face After Watching Obamacare Promises Montage

    11/04/2013 1:20:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Mika Brzezinski channeled the frustration of many liberals this morning when she gave what has to be the best reaction yet to New York Magazines supercut of President Obama telling Americans that if they like their current health care plan they can keep it. Joe Scarborough set up the clip, in which the president says repeatedly over the course of four years that under the Affordable Care Act people who already have health insurance and want to keep their plans will be able to. As we have learned over the last few weeks, insurance companies have been terminating plans that...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    11/02/2013 5:04:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 Nov 2013 | Eric Owens
    Its been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. Hes done the best he could under the circumstances, Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best. Carter presided over what was, until the current recession, the...
  • Democrat on Obamacare: We Will Own This Problem Forever.

    10/28/2013 11:22:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-28-2013 | Jim Geraghty
    October 28, 2013 Democrat on Obamacare: We Will Own This Problem Forever. Jim Geraghty Ron Fournier, of National Journal, formerly of the Associated Press: Dem Party is F****d. That was the subject line of an email sent to me Sunday by a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill. The body of the email contained a link to this Los Angeles Times story about Obamacare sticker shock . . . The Democratic consultant said none of this is news to him, but he wonders why Obama wasnt honest with Americans. He predicted surprise and...