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  • Imagine the word Nazi in front of Obama and the Democratsí appointees

    02/27/2015 8:54:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Imagine it is 1942 and Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt has just announced a series of appointments to his inner circle and the then Democrat infected Congress did the same. Now imagine the word ďNaziĒ before the names of each of the people they appointed. Imagine these people actually being certified Nazis instead of certified Muslims: John Brennan, current head of the CIA: Nazi/Muslim; Obama top advisor Valerie Jarrett: Nazi/Muslim born in [Germany] Ė Iran where her parents still live; Leading Democrat pretender to the presidency, Hillary Clintonís top advisor, Huma Abedin is a Nazi/Muslim whose mother and brother are...
  • Crispy Critters ó Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Pelosi leads House delegation to Cuba

    02/17/2015 10:52:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is leading a delegation to Cuba on Tuesday while Congress is out on recess. It is the first official House delegation trip to Cuba since President Obama announced lifting certain restrictions on Cuba in December. The delegation, which is comprised of eight other Democratic lawmakers specializing in foreign affairs, trade and agriculture, will meet with Cuban government officials, local community leaders, American officials stationed in Cuba, and Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, the archbishop of Havana. Pelosi said the lawmakers will discuss potential changes in U.S. policies toward Cuba regarding agriculture and trade issues....
  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats are fighting for Obama, not illegal immigrants

    02/12/2015 12:00:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democratsí filibuster of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would block deportation amnesty is not about the immigration issue but about respecting President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. ďThis is not a question of protecting illegal people in our country, itís a question of respecting the authority of the president of the United States,Ē Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, told reporters at her weekly press conference at the Capitol. Current funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out Feb. 27, but Senate Democrats are blocking the spending bill that includes a prohibition...
  • Dems give Israeli ambassador earful over Netanyahu speech

    02/04/2015 11:51:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 2:45 PM EST | Donna Cassata and Charles Babington
    In a sometimes heated meeting with Israelís ambassador to the U.S., several House Democrats expressed anger Wednesday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuís acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month. Some of the seven lawmakersóall of whom are Jewish and strong supporters of Israelóurged the prime minister to postpone the speech or hold it somewhere other than Congress, participants said. They told Ambassador Ron Dermer that Netanyahu was unwise to accept a GOP invitation that bypassed President Barack Obama, and to schedule the speech only two weeks before Netanyahu seeks another term in Israelís elections. The meetingís purpose...
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON ó When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when heís here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadnít thought about it or they hadnít decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • Pelosi gropes for a game plan

    01/26/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-26-2015 | Lauren French & Anna Palmer
    Pelosi gropes for a game plan Heading into a retreat in Philadelphia, House members say Democrats have no message and no clear strategy to retake the majority. By LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER 1/26/15 5:36 AM EST Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks. The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest sheís ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls....
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehnerís chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obamaís top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Koreaís leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Pelosi's Syriana Versus Boehner's Bibi Invitation

    01/25/2015 7:23:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I don't believe I'm poking anyone in the eye," House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about "the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life." Of course it was a poke in the eye. Boehner admitted he did not consult with the White House before inviting Bibi. Netanyahu wants Congress to threaten tougher sanctions against Tehran. During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama warned Congress...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Liberals Admit 'Obamacare' Funds Abortion, Now That Republicans Voted to Strip Funding

    01/25/2015 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Even though pro-lifers were criticized for saying that "Obamacare" funds abortion, some liberals, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are now complaining about Obamacare abortion funding that the U.S. House voted to remove Thursday. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed 242-179, would require that insurance plans that receive government funding no longer cover elective abortions. In reaction, some liberals have argued that the bill would increase taxes on small business. "Republicans Include Tax Hike In Latest Abortion Bill," announced the headline of a Huffington Post article by Jennifer Bendery. But arguing that it is a tax increase...
  • Whistleblower: Pelosi Covered Up Role In Crisis (Housing Bubble)

    01/22/2015 6:15:16 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://news.investors.com ^ | January 22 2015 | BD EDITORIALS
    Subprime Scandal: We've long suspected the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission wasn't honest in examining events before the meltdown. But an ex-commissioner says the probe was actually a full-blown political cover-up. In a just-released book, former FCIC member Peter Wallison says that a Democratic Congress worked with the commission's Democratic chairman to whitewash the government's central role in the mortgage debacle. The conspiracy helped protect some of the Democrats' biggest stars from scrutiny and accountability while helping justify the biggest government takeover of the financial sector since the New Deal. Wallison's sobering, trenchantly written "Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused...
  • Pelosi slams Netanyahu invite

    01/22/2015 9:16:13 AM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) surprise invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress was "inappropriate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Thursday The California Democrat said that, not only did Boehner break congressional protocol by not consulting with Democratic leaders about the invitation, but the timing of the speech ó coming just a few weeks ahead of Israel's contentious national elections ó hints that politics are at play. "It's out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation," Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly...
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • Nancy Pelosi to name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Congressman to House intelligence committee

    01/14/2015 1:20:49 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/14/15 | Robert Spencer
    It could be worse. It could have been Keith Ellison. But this is bad enough as it is. Carson once said that ď9/11 was tough on Muslims.Ē Discover the Networks reports that Carson has said that American schools should be modeled on madrassas, ďwhere the foundation is the Qurían.Ē ďOn May 26, 2012, Carson was a guest speaker at the 37th annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America/Muslim American Society (INCA [sic]/MAS), in Hartford, Connecticut. During his remarks, Carson claimed that U.S. schools should be modeled after madrassasóIslamic schools infamous for their tendency to promote sexist, anti-Semitic teachings....
  • Washingtonís gas tax guzzlers "maybe motorists wonít notice that weíre gouging them"

    01/12/2015 6:12:00 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/11/15 | s moore
    Suddenly everyone in Washington wants a gas tax hike ó apparently so that consumers donít save too much money at the pump. As prices keep falling, the politicians and the moochers in Washington want a piece of the action. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois and even Republicans such as Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee have linked arms with the entire road-building industry and green groups that want the cost of fuel to go up.Mrs. Pelosi wonít even hide her cynical motivation: With gas prices low, maybe motorists wonít notice that weíre gouging them: ďIf thereís...
  • Pelosi appeals for bipartisanship in new Congress, blasts Republicans

    01/06/2015 3:00:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 5, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that members of her depleted ranks plan Tuesday to put forward a legislative package aimed at stopping corporations from organizing overseas for tax purposes and pushing CEOs to give their employees raises. ďIn sharp contrast to Republicans whose first vote in the new Congress will be to advance additional tax cuts for the wealthy and special interests, we will bring forward -SNIP-
  • Todayís vote for Speaker mostly a losing situation for America

    01/06/2015 8:42:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/6/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    ďToday is tomorrow; there are no more tomorrows,Ē I learned that express in the Marine Corps many years ago. It reminded us that some days bring us to decisive points in history. In terms of the future of the Republican Party ďToday is tomorrow,Ē and what a small band of men and women do this morning will determine whether we as a nation can continue to have a true two Party political system or not. The stage for this crucial moment in history has been set by the fecklessness of the current Speaker John Boehner and his cohorts in leadership...
  • Pelosi and the Treasure Island land grab

    08/18/2010 11:00:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Speaker Mop & Glo made headlines for her call to investigate opponents of the Ground Zero mosque, but there was something else about her remarks that should have raised your hackles: ďThere is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,Ē she said. ďHow is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something weíve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we...
  • Govt Needs Security Experts for Its Vast Obamacare Records (Pelosi knew)

    01/02/2015 12:07:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/02/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a notice seeking contractors to run its records division for Obamacare and Medicare, and to prevent sensitive private information being leaked or stolen. The National Data Warehouse division (NDW) is a database for "capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information" tied to customer experiences with Medicare and the federal healthcare exchanges, according to The Weekly Standard. But the Health and Human Service (HHS) notice says that itís looking for vendors who can also demonstrate "security in protecting data and information with customer, person-sensitive information including personal health and personally identifiable information."
  • Pelosi: The Qataris ďhave told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organizationĒ

    07/28/2014 3:00:33 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 54 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/14 | Robert Spencer
    And apparently she believes them. Whatís a little genocidal Jew-hatred among humanitarians? Pelosiís statement is boneheaded, but it is understandable in light of the Obama Administrationís willingness to normalize Hamas and accept it as part of a ďPalestinianĒ unity government. ďPelosi: Qataris Have Told Me ĎHamas Is a Humanitarian Organization,íĒ by Susan Jones, CNSNews.com, July 28, 2014: (CNSNews.com) Ė House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the United States must look to Qatar, an ally of the terrorist group Hamas, for advice in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. ďAnd we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over...
  • Black lawmaker: Scalise needs 'more than words' to move forward

    12/31/2014 9:33:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-La.) said Wednesday that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) needs to respond with "more than words" to a controversy over a speech he gave to a white supremacist group in 2002. Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, implied that she doubted her fellow Louisiana lawmaker's explanation, that he did not know the views of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, which was founded by well-known former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. "This was not 50 years ago, it was 12 years ago, and every member knows what David Duke stands for,...
  • Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi are right

    12/13/2014 8:43:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    The end times are upon us. I find myself in agreement with not just Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Itís not just me. Right Wing Newsí John Hawkins ó not exactly a cheerleader for bipartisan consensus ó is publicly standing with Warren, Pelosi, and their liberal allies in the House and Senate. As have conservative Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), Townhall.comís Amy Otto, and Tea Party Patriots, among many others. And Iím not only opposed to the omnibus bill that squeaked through the House and may fail in the Senate. Iím...
  • Pelosi laments end of 'Colbert Report' ("The Nation mourns")

    12/19/2014 3:28:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is lamenting the end of ďThe Colbert Report,Ē saying itís a ďloss for Ďtruthinessí advocates across America.Ē The Comedy Central series ends its run Thursday night. Host Stephen Colbert is poised to take the reins at CBSís ďThe Late Show,Ē when David Letterman retires next year. The House minority leader appeared in a sketch earlier this month with Colbert, who plays a faux cable news host on the show. Pelosi stretched her acting muscles as a wheelie-popping bike cop who preached safety to Colbert and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).
  • Cringe-worthy Obama nominee withdraws [For Ambassador to Norway]

    12/16/2014 1:37:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I confess that I halfway looked forward to George Tsunis being confirmed as ambassador to Norway.  He could have made for a highly amusing storyline on Season 3 of Lilyhammer, the hilarious Netflix Original series that satirizes political correctness in Norway and the clash of cultures between American Mafiosi and Scandinavian self-righteous niceness.  But when Harry Reid failed to shove him through Senate confirmation in the back-door deal last weekend, the handwriting was on the wall for the spectacularly unqualified nominee.  No way would a GOP majority next year confirm such an ignorant putz. David Matosko of the U.K....
  • Pelosi, Dems 'fully aware' of CIA interrogation techniques, says former agency official

    12/14/2014 9:55:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON Ė The man who oversaw the controversial CIA interrogation program said Sunday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi was ďfully aware,Ē of the methods used against militants, while former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to defend the program and reiterated that the U.S. ďstopped short of torture.Ē Both men said the techniques used -- including waterboarding -- had been approved by Bush administration lawyers and did not cross the legal line. Jose Rodriguez, former director of the CIAís National Clandestine Service, said on ďFox News SundayĒ that Pelosi ďknew every one of our enhanced interrogations,Ē including sleep deprivation as well as...
  • Pelosi will buy the election without you

    08/27/2014 4:36:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Karl Rove
    Friend, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have announced how they plan to win back 25 conservative House seats in this yearís Midterm Elections. Whatís their strategy? Use a massive cash advantage to roll over our candidates. They're already $27 MILLION ahead of us and continue using Obamaís money machine to rake in millions from liberal mega-donors nationwide. The year's biggest fundraising deadline is only 7 days away on August 31st. Itís now or never if we are to catch up with them so we can win key races around the country. (SNIP) Friend, Iíve reviewed the data and am confident...
  • The Best Endorsement: Nancy Pelosi Doesnít Like It

    12/13/2014 2:14:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    Say what you will about the compromises contained in John Boehnerís spending bill, but there is at least one thing about it I love: Nancy Pelosi hates it. At issue are the reform measures the GOP inserted in the bill to get rid of excessive regulation in Dodd-Frank and so-called campaign finance reform. Pelosi expressed enormous disappointment in the White House, which supported Boehnerís bill, would support the roll back of Dodd-Frank and the 1st Amendment violations in the name of campaign finance reform. The thing conservatives should understand about this lame duck Congress is that what they do here...
  • No. 2 Senate Dem: 'We've got a problem' if Dodd-Frank rider stays

    12/12/2014 2:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday morning slammed a provision in the pending spending bill that would repeal a piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and expressed doubt that enough Democrats could support the package if that rider remains. ďI just spoke to Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats believe this is an odious provision that should not be included. Many of us feel the same way,Ē said Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on MSNBCís ďMorning Joe.Ē ď[Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can take it out in the bat of any eye, and I hope he will....
  • Dem: Don't be intimidated by Obama (Mad Maxine goes off)

    12/12/2014 1:44:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    Liberal House Democrats are fighting tooth and nail against President Obama over the fate of an enormous year-end government spending bill. With just hours to go before a scheduled government shutdown, the Democrats launched a lobbying blitz to counter calls made by Obama and other White House officials urging passage of the bill. Leading the charge was Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, who is up in arms over the face that Obama has agreed to accept a GOP rider to undo parts of the 2010 Wall Street reform law as part of...
  • Pelosi 'enormously disappointed' in Obama

    12/12/2014 1:49:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    In a rare break from President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted the White House on Thursday for putting its weight behind the $1.1 trillion government funding package. In a speech decrying the ďcromnibusĒ on the House floor, Pelosi, the minority leader, noted that Republican defections have given the Democrats significant leverage in the debate and wondered why the White House wouldn't use that power to fight the conservative policy riders that have sparked the Democrats' outcry. ďI'm enormously disappointed that the White House feels that the only way they can get a bill is to go along with this,Ē...
  • Waters warns House Dems against intimidation as Obama chief of staff arrives

    12/11/2014 4:19:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 11, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The fight over the ďcromnibusĒ began as an internecine battle within the Republican Party ó which is nothing new for the GOP on Capitol Hill when it comes to budgets. Over the past few hours, though, itís turned into a civil war among Democrats, especially between progressives in Congress and the White House. Barack Obama spent the afternoon on the phone attempting to whip enough House Democrats to vote for the bill, while Nancy Pelosi declared herself opposed to the bill and whipped her caucus to stand firm. As noted in an update in the earlier post, Obama sent his...
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obamaís Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obamaís speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the ďeliteĒ class ďreally underestimateĒ the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had ďrepudiated his policies in the electionĒ a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as ďa...
  • Surprise: Pelosi Most Unpopular Member of Congress

    11/22/2014 3:45:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Just when you thought no one could possibly be worse than Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), you remember there is always Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Fifty-eight percent of likely U.S. voters have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll. Whatís more, a whopping 41 percent have a ďvery unfavorableĒ view of the Maryland native. What is there not to like about Pelosi? After all, Planned Parenthood awarded her with its ďhighest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributionsĒ for her work in support of abortion. Of course, being a ďCatholicĒ the Catholic Church ruled that she...
  • N.C. Fires Gruber After ĎStupidity of American Votersí Remarks

    11/22/2014 9:34:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 21, 2014 7:26 pm
    The state of North Carolina has given Jonathan Gruber the boot, firing the ObamaCare architect after he was caught on camera repeatedly calling American voters ďstupid.Ē Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) went ďOn The RecordĒ tonight, explaining that Gruber was hired one year ago to help with a health care plan that dealt with Medicaid recipients and the uninsured. Meadows said that Gruber was supposed to be an unbiased individual, but after these reports, the auditor decided that heís not so unbiased after all. Ö
  • Nancy Pelosi vows to empower womenÖ And then discriminates against a pregnant, disabled veteran.

    11/21/2014 10:24:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Adam Peters
    As an online writer, I come across a fair number of memes. Some of them are cleverly arranged to convey a well thought out message. Thereís also ones like this: PICTURE ON LINK The sign on the left conveys an obvious fact: itís pretty hard to hold ďpro-choiceĒ beliefs (or hold anything at all) if somebodyís already killed you. The logic behind the sign on the right, however, is a little more hazy. The second message seems to imply that holding pro-life values is somehow incompatible with being pregnantĖan odd notion. For although their efforts certainly arenít easy, pregnant woman...
  • Who's really stupid?: What Jonathan Gruber got wrong about ObamaCare

    11/19/2014 5:14:09 PM PST · by richardb72 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Academics often believe they are the smartest people around, and they like to tell others how best to live their lives. Add the governmentís power to control peopleís lives and you have a dangerous combination. Americans got a taste of this elitism when MITís Jonathan Gruber mocked "the stupidity of the American voter." But American voters arenít the only ones who make mistakes. Time after time, the ďarchitect" of ObamaCare underestimated costs and overestimated how many people would be covered. Like so many Ivory Tower academics, Gruber doesnít understand how the real world operates. Could it be that those ďstupidĒ...
  • Tommy Chong to Fox Hosts: Your Gruber Coverage Is ĎLike Benghazi All Over Againí

    11/19/2014 5:10:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    mediate ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Tommy Chong, star of such films as Up in Smoke and until this week a contestant on ABCís Dancing With the Stars, was the #OneLuckyGuy on Fox Newsí Outnumbered (for some reason) Wednesday, and while he was there he weighed in on issues like marijuana legalization (naturally), health care, and immigration. But when the issue of Obamacare ďarchitectĒ Jonathan Gruberís controversial comments came up, Chong surprised the showís co-hosts by comparing it to another hot topic on Fox: Benghazi. Andrea Tantaros and Harris Faulkner were expressing outrage over Gruberís comments and the Obama administrationís reaction to it when Chong decided...
  • Senator Obama in 2006: Iíve ďstolen ideasÖliberallyĒ from Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/18/2014 9:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2014 | Guy Benson
    We‚Äôll start with the undercard, then move on to the latest Gruber video. This is characteristically excellent work from Remy here, skewering Grubergate to the tune of Jeremih‚Äôs ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Tell ‚ÄėEm:‚ÄĚCLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If the Lena Dunham reference at the end went over your head, click over to Kevin Williamson‚Äôs devastating piece on Dunham‚Äôs autobiography¬Öif you dare. It‚Äôs actually quite disturbing. (Dunham is apparently ‚Äúraging‚ÄĚ at ‚Äúright-wing bloggers‚ÄĚ for noticing the contents of her book, while her sister has issued an incoherent word soup of a response on Twitter). Back to the topic at hand. We...
  • Boehner opts for Obamacare over Medicare

    11/18/2014 9:25:15 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/2014 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    House Speaker John Boehner became eligible for Medicare when he turned 65 years old Monday, but heís not planning to sign up. Instead, Boehner is going to keep his ďexpensiveĒ Obamacare insurance plan. The Affordable Care Act required members of Congress to get off the federal governmentís insurance plan and, in most cases, enroll in an Obamacare policy. When members turn 65, they become eligible for Medicare as well. When asked at a press conference on Tuesday about his health care coverage plans, he paused and laughed. ďIíll continue to purchase my expensive health care coverage,Ē he said in an...
  • Gruber frequently visited White House (21 times per WH visitor logs)

    11/18/2014 8:30:53 AM PST · by maggief · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The ObamaCare consultant drawing fire for mocking the ďstupidity of the American voterĒ visited the White House on nearly two dozen occasions and met with President Obama in the West Wing, according to a review of visitor logs. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber held a series of high-level meetings with administration officials beginning in 2009 and extending through June of this year. During the height of 2009ís ObamaCare debate, Gruber met repeatedly with former Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orzag, National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, and Jeanne Lambrew, the deputy director of the White House Office of Health...
  • Academic Built Case for Mandate in Health Care Law (yes, mo' Gruber)

    11/18/2014 8:27:40 AM PST · by Riflema · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/18/12 | Catherine Rampell
    ..."He also serves on the Massachusetts board that oversees the stateís new health care exchanges. Along with these credentials, Mr. Gruberís position as an adviser to the influential Congressional Budget Office also left him perfectly positioned to advise the White House on health reform. ďThe most important arbiter of everything was the C.B.O.,Ē said Neera Tanden, who was a senior adviser for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services. ...
  • Steve Rattner: Jonathan Gruber was 'the man' on Obamacare

    11/18/2014 8:19:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2014 | By KENDALL BREITMAN
    Jonathan Gruber was ďthe manĒ behind Obamacare, according to a former adviser to President Barack Obama. ďThe problem is not that Gruber helped them put Obamacare together, because he was the man,Ē Steve Rattner, who worked as Obamaís lead adviser in 2009 for the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, said Tuesday on MSNBCís ďMorning Joe.Ē ďThe problem is what he said in the last two weeks and how the White House has handled it,Ē Rattner added. Rattner said his influence was enormous. ďJonathan Gruber was, back in the day in 2009, the guru on health care,Ē said Rattner,...
  • How much did you pay Jonathan Gruber to lie to you? Millions. The money is piling up.

    11/18/2014 8:03:35 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Robert Laurie
    If youíve been paying attention to the story about the myriad Jonathan Gruber videos, youíve probably heard the sum of $400,000.00 bandied about. Thatís how much the Department of Health and Human Services paid him to trick the CBO, lie to the American people, and help pass a bill that was reliant on ďthe stupidity of the American voter.Ē Since HHS has no real money of its own, thatís actually how much you, the taxpayer, paid him to con you. Unfortunately, itís also just the beginning. In fact, $400K is only a drop in the Gruber ObamaCare money vault. So,...
  • The name change of the Democratic party: The Grubers

    11/18/2014 7:32:25 AM PST · by conservativesister · 26 replies
    11/18/14 | conservativesister
    Since all Democrats think everyday ordinary people can't function without government sticking their nose into everyone's life, and making decisions for them, it is now time to change the name of the Democratic party to THE GRUBERS. Meet someone and talk politics: are you a Republican or a GRUBER? Talk about a political race: are they a Republican or a GRUBER? Ask someone how they voted: did you vote for the Republican or GRUBER? Don't let this opportunity to nail the GRUBERS to the wall. It's time to get them out of our business!
  • Why does Jonathan Gruber still have a job at MIT?

    11/18/2014 7:28:52 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    It appears that hoodwinking the American people can be fun and profitable. Fox News found, via a review of state and federal websites, that Jonathan Gruber earned $6 million in fees over the last 15 years. But the real question is, why does Gruber still have a job at MIT? He has admitted to fraud, lying, and deciet.
  • Universities Are Now Taking Down Their Jonathan Gruber Videos

    11/19/2014 7:12:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | By Brendan Bordelon
    Universities that hosted Jonathan Gruber are now removing videos of the MIT professor from their websites after a series of candid admissions from the Obamacare architect ignited a firestorm against the health-care law. Videos from college conferences and Washington think tanks over the last few years show Gruber bragging about the lawís deliberate complexity and belittling American votersí intelligence. Now at least two colleges who hosted the professor have tried to scrub Gruber from the internet. The University of Pennsylvania removed Gruberís October 2013 panel appearance ó in which he laughed about ďthe stupidity of the American voterĒ ó on...
  • How Barack Obama's presidency has come undone

    11/19/2014 6:18:15 AM PST · by Phlap · 55 replies
    CBC ^ | 11/19/2014 | Neil Macdonald, CBC News
    The original Obama movement was so rapturous that stating the obvious ó you can't eat hope and the rhetoric was mostly empty ó seemed small-minded and a cynical snub to those people who clearly felt they were about to see real change, especially black voters who were feeling the kind of fierce emotions that most of us could never understand. "We are the ones we've been waiting for," he'd tell the crowds. Whatever that meant, it sounded good. Today, though, Obama must ó must ó at least be contemplating the possibility that he has failed. Six years after he assumed...
  • State of Michigan Paid Jonathan Gruber $481,050

    11/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Michigan Capital Confidential ^ | November 17, 2014 | Tom Gantert.
    A consultant considered an architect to the federal health care law who said a ďlack of transparencyĒ and ďstupidity of the American voterĒ were critical to getting it passed reportedly received $481,050 from the state of Michigan, and a recently elected state representative said he wants an investigation. Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who created an econometric model intended to project health care spending and costs under different assumptions, along with his team, was granted a $481,050 contract by the state of Michigan, according to the Washington Post. He was paid that to help set up state...
  • Gruber: GOP Governorsí Refusal to Expand Medicaid ĎAlmost Awesome In Its Evilnessí, Blames

    11/18/2014 2:28:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/18/14 | Jim Geraghty
    Whoís up for another Jonathan Gruber video? On April 9, 2014, Gruber appeared on the ďCurbside ConsultĒ interview series with Harold Pollack, at healthinsurance.org; the host introduced Gruber as the ďarchitect of ObamacareĒ, and Gruber made no objection. Pollack says, ďOne of the things thatís really striking to me is thereís a politics of impunity towards poor people, particularly non-white poor people that is almost a feature rather than a bug in the internal politics in some of these states, not to cover people under Medicaid, even if itís financially very advantageous to do so.Ē Gruberís response: Thatís a great
  • White House: GOP fanning 'stupidity' flames for political advantage

    11/18/2014 11:24:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Republicans are hyping past comments from ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber as a way to distract from whatís going well for the healthcare law. After saying that Gruberís view that the healthcare law was passed partly because of the ďstupidityĒ of the American voter is not shared by ďanybody at the White House,Ē Earnest challenged claims that ObamaCare was not passed in a transparent way. He also suggested that few Americans are paying attention to the controversy. ďPeople are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the fights from 2009 and 2010,Ē Earnest said Tuesday at...