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  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate (GOP embracing Deathcare)

    04/06/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 33 replies
    APMyway ^ | 4-6-14 | DAVID ESPO
    Lead story on Drudge The uniparty at work!
  • Ryan: Obamacare Can't Last, 'Will Collapse Under Own Weight'! (Paul Ryan do nothing line)

    04/04/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 04, 2014
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said he rejects the premise that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law can’t be repealed now that its first class of 7 million enrollees has signed up. “I don’t think it can last,” Ryan said in an interview with Bloomberg Television to air on “Political Capital with Al Hunt” this weekend. Ryan this week unveiled a budget plan that seeks to repeal the 2010 law known as Obamacare and would revise the U.S. safety net in an effort to eliminate the deficit in 10 years. The House will vote on the plan next week. House...
  • Candidate Scott Lively shocks politicians and audience at Ma. LGBT gubernatorial debate.

    03/31/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 49 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 03/31/2014 | n/a
    Pastor Scott Lively, an independent candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, shocked the other politicians and audience members at a televised candidate forum on "LGBTQ issues" at the Boston Public Library on March 25. Rather than join in the pro-"gay" chorus, Lively described the truths about those behaviors from a medical, sociological, and biblical standpoint. It was a cold dose of common sense that few there had likely heard before. The forum was held in the Boston Public Library on March 25. It was jointly sponsored by the homosexual lobby group MassEquality and the left-wing public television station WGBH. All of...
  • Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right(Relig Free Gone)

    03/05/2014 9:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Saul Loeb
    Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
  • Alan Simpson, Western State Republicans Press Case for Gay Marriage (Brokeback RINOs Unite)

    03/04/2014 6:17:57 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | March 4, 2014
    Republicans from Western states are expected on Tuesday to urge a U.S. appeals court to rule state bans on gay marriage unconstitutional, an aide said, citing shifts in the cultural standpoints of some conservatives in a broad national debate. Former U.S. senators Alan Simpson of Wyoming and Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas were among some 20 Republicans who signed a legal brief to be filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver. The court is to hear cases from Utah and Oklahoma, where federal courts have ruled state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.
  • Conservative NYT Columnist on What to Expect When Gay Marriage Becomes Legal in 50 Sates

    03/03/2014 10:07:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    A conservative New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, writes that it's perhaps only a matter of time when same-sex marriage becomes legal in all 50 states, ruminating on what it might be like for those who believe in traditional marriage when that happens. The Supreme Court is likely to be "forced to acknowledge the logic of its own jurisprudence" on same-sex marriage and redefine marriage to include gay couples in all states, writes Douthat, former senior editor at The Atlantic, in an op-ed piece for the Times. This will finish the national debate but the country will remain divided, with...
  • Man adopted in Ky. by member of same-sex couple

    03/01/2014 12:14:02 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 32 replies
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has finalized the adoption of a 28-year-old man by a woman who was legally married to his mother in Massachusetts, the first step-parent adoption by a member of a same-sex couple in Fayette County and possibly the state following a federal court ruling.
  • WaPo: Every Romney donor we’ve spoken to recently wants Jeb Bush for 2016

    02/28/2014 9:51:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    There’s no way around it. America’s political establishment wants Bush vs. Clinton II. Is resistance futile? Every single Romney donor we spoke with this week listed the former Florida governor as their top choice… Also, with solid name recognition and the Bush political machine behind him, Romney donors believe Jeb is the most electable of the potential Republican candidates. For Romney donors, electability is the single most important trait. “If Jeb Bush is in the race, he clears the field,” said one major Romney donor. “You would have someone who has the talent that is equal to Mitt. The natural...
  • Defining Marriage [Christians must stand with God, not Idolatrous Man]

    02/28/2014 1:43:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | February 2014 | Joe Carter
    Abraham Lincoln was fond of asking, “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” his audience would invariably answer. “No,” he’d politely respond, “the correct answer is four. Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg.” Like Lincoln’s associates, many of our fellow citizens—including many Christians—appear to fall for the notion that changing a definition causes a change in essence. A prime example is the attempt to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions. Simply calling such relationships “gay marriages,” many believe, will actually make them marriages....
  • Massachusetts Health Connector website may not be completed by June

    02/27/2014 5:56:44 PM PST · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Massachusetts Health Connector officials acknowledged on Thursday that the state’s health exchange website may not be fully functional by June – the date by which approximately 200,000 state-subsidized health insurance plans will expire. All of those individuals will have to move to new plans, which are approved under the guidelines of the Affordable Care Act, by June 30. But they may or may not be able to use the state website to enroll in those plans. “We’re about to hit March. June 30 is not very far away,” Sarah Iselin, a special assistant to Gov. Deval Patrick overseeing fixes to...
  • Texas' ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional

    02/26/2014 11:34:21 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 119 replies
    SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge in San Antonio has declared Texas' ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, however, also issued a stay, meaning the ban stays in effect for the time being. One lesbian couple had to go to Massachusetts to get married, and they want Texas to recognize the union. A second gay couple have a courtship of 17 years and want to get married here in their home state.
  • Americans’ approval of gays hikes by 21 percentage points

    02/26/2014 4:42:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Americans may not be able to agree on immigration reform, or education policy, or military spending — but on gays, they’re speaking loud and clear: More and more are approving of same-sex marriage than ever before, Pew Research found. Between 2003 and 2013, overall support for gay marriage has risen by 21 percentage points — from 32 percent in 2003 to 53 percent in 2013, Pew’s Public Religion Research Institute found, in a survey released on Wednesday.
  • On Gay Issue Arizona May Heed National Outcy

    02/25/2014 9:44:23 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 25, 2014 | Cindy Carcamo
    Arizona has resisted national pressure before to its controversial laws. But this time leaders are urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay patrons. TUCSON — When Arizona took controversial stands in the past — refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law — state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the meddling of outsiders. But now, after the Legislature passed a measure to bolster the rights of business owners to refuse service to gays and others on the...
  • Romney: Veto Ariz. bill

    02/25/2014 4:56:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Mitt Romney on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans urging the Arizona governor to veto a bill that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in refusing service to gay people. The former Massachusetts governor tweeted at Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), saying it “is right” to veto the bill passed by the state legislature last week. Mitt Romney ✔ @MittRomney .@GovBrewer: veto of #SB1062 is right. 3:41 PM - 25 Feb 2014 1,578 Retweets 831 favorites Brewer has not said whether she will sign or veto the measure. However, a number of media outlets have reported...
  • Half of Ohioans now support same-sex marriage, poll finds

    02/24/2014 9:38:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Monday February 24, 2014 7:01 AM | Darrel Rowland
    For the first time, support for gay marriage in Ohio has reached the 50 percent threshold in the Quinnipiac Poll, a new survey released today shows. Led by support among young voters, exactly half of Ohioans back same-sex marriage, compared to 44 percent who oppose it. The new findings, which mirror public opinion shifts across the nation, represent a reversal since December of 2012, when 47 percent of Ohioans opposed gay marriage and 45 percent supported it. The change comes almost entirely from independent voters; Democrats support and Republicans oppose gay marriage by about the same percentages as before. …
  • A Three-Year Obamacare Moratorium

    02/22/2014 4:41:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Slowly but surely President Obama is unwinding, rolling back, and even cancelling his very own Obamacare. A couple of years ago he told Republicans not to mess with his plan. He said he’d veto any changes. But now, in substantial ways, he’s messing with his own plan. By various counts, the president has made 25 to 30 key changes to the Affordable Care Act. They all violate the legislation passed in 2010. Many believe Obama’s executive actions are unlawful or unconstitutional. Whatever the case, at this rate, there may not be much if any Obamacare in the next couple of...
  • Rove Engineering Grassroots Destruction (Vanity)

    02/18/2014 10:58:03 PM PST · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    2/19/2014 | Me
    Let it be known! Just as Karl Rove did in 2010 and 2012, this festering wart is working behind the scenes to destroy any hopes of grassroots victory in 2014, even if it means destroying any hopes of GOP victory in 2014. It's a small price to pay for money-grubbing uber-RINO, Karl Marx Rove. There are three races in which the grassroots is energized to win the Republican primary with a fresh face. Kentucky, North Carolina, and Mississippi And aside from that, there are seven other states in which the campaigns have not been managed as well, have been divided,...
  • Pressure Builds on Democratic Attorneys General to Quit Fighting Gay Marriage

    01/24/2014 3:28:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/24/14 | David Freedlander
    Virginia’s chief lawyer said he won’t defend the state’s law. Eight of his peers in other states could soon join him. When Mark Herring, the attorney general of Virginia announced on Wednesday that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional and that he will not defend the law in court, he was hailed by marriage equality activists as a hero. Herring put a handful of his fellow attorneys general in a tough spot though. There are currently eight states that have some kind of law against same-sex marriage on the books and have a Democrat as the chief lawyer...
  • Sundance: Prop 8 lawyer wants gay marriage 'in all 50 states in five years'

    01/19/2014 1:37:48 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/18/2014 | Tatiana Siegel
    PARK CITY -- The Sundance premiere for Ryan White and Ben Cotner's Proposition 8 documentary The Case Against 8 at Temple Theatre on Saturday afternoon drew one of the most enthusiastic audience responses of the festival to date. OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS Sundance: Zach Braff Was Warned 'People Will Go Apes--t' Over Kickstarter Campaign Sundance: Kristen Stewart on 'Camp X-Ray's' Haunted Set, Meeting Robert Redford (Video) Daily Warm Up: Aaron Paul Talks Sundance Drama 'Hellion,' 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Sundance at 30: Vintage Photos of Park City's Biggest Stars Lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies, who successfully fought to overturn California's Proposition...
  • Utah asks Supreme Court to block same-sex unions

    12/31/2013 3:08:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2013 5:30 PM EST | Paul Foy
    Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state’s voter-approved ban. The heavily Mormon state wants the marriages to stop while it appeals a judge’s decision, which said banning gay couples from marrying violates their right to equal treatment under the law. In papers filed Tuesday, the state asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor to overturn a decision that has led to more than 900 gay marriages in Utah. Sotomayor handles emergency requests from Utah and other Rocky Mountain...
  • Matt Rhoades, Romney campaign’s under-the-radar chief (Flashback)

    11/11/2013 9:58:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/20/2011 | Jason Horowitz
    Romney 2012 campaign manager Matt Rhoades keeps such a low profile that he once nearly made his career disappear. -snip- Rhoades is the organizing force behind Romney’s safe and smooth campaign. An expert at manipulating the news cycle with a coveted connection to the elusive media power broker Matt Drudge, Rhoades is particularly well suited to run a campaign that Romney himself characterized this weekend as employing a “confidentiality of strategy.” -snip- He then joined the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign as research director and ran its bruising rapid-response operation with communications director Steve Schmidt, -snip- Griffin, who was leaving the RNC,...
  • Hawaii House Votes to Legalize Same Sex Marriage

    11/09/2013 12:28:56 AM PST · by BurningOak · 22 replies
    KITV ^ | 11/09/2013 | Live
    Just happened, goes to rubber stamping in Senate where it was already passed and on to supportive governor. Hawaii is 16th state +DC to legalize this sin(also Oregon and New Mexico have functional same sex marriage because they recognize out of state marriages).
  • SOCIALIZE THE PATIENTS FIRST, THE DOCTORS LATER

    11/04/2013 3:00:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/4/2013 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    With Obamacare shaping up as a public policy disaster that is the equivalent of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the Hindenburg, the Bay of Pigs, and Desert One combined, perhaps we should go back and take in Ronald Reagan’s warning about this back in 1961.  Reagan said that socializing health care would require socializing the patients, and voila, we have Obamacare canceling insurance plans previously agreed to between consenting adults.But Reagan also warned that doctors would come to be regulated, too: Today, the relationship between patient and doctor in this country is something to be envied any place. The privacy, the...
  • Romney: Christie 'Could Easily Become Our Nominee and Save Our Party’ [barf alert]

    11/03/2013 6:55:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 118 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/3/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he believed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could “easily” become the GOP presidential nominee in 2016 and “save our party.” Christie most recently made national news when he decided to drop a legal challenge to rulings in New Jersey state courts that declared same-sex marriage legal there. And not long before that, he changed his position on the question of whether illegal aliens should get in-state tuition rates at New Jersey state colleges. Now he backs legislation...
  • The Ghost of Mitt Romney Returns

    11/03/2013 2:44:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | November 3, 2013 | Connor Simpson
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney returned to the Sunday shows almost exactly one year since he lost the election to Barack Obama, only to attack the President and call his second term into question. The former Republican politician wasted no time attacking the President over his rocky Obamacare roll out during his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "The president failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts," Romney said, repeating that he thinks a state-by-state healthcare plan would work better. Romney then launched into a greater attack on the President's "you can keep your...
  • New York Times: Obama 'Misspoke' About Keeping Healthcare Plans

    11/03/2013 4:31:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 89 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MISSPEAK 1: to speak (as a word) incorrectly 2: to express oneself imperfectly or incorrectly [e.g., claims now that he misspoke himself] In an editorial of today, the New York Times couldn't bring itself to say the simple truth: that President Obama lied when he repeatedly assured Americans that, under Obamacare, if they liked their healthcare insurance policies they would be able to keep them. The most the Times was able to admit was that [emphasis added throughout] "Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that." Misspoke. Yes, of course. As you see from the Merriam Webster definition above, the...
  • Health care plans ending for 26K New Mexicans

    11/03/2013 4:10:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | Saturday, 11.02.13 | BARRY MASSEY
    <p>Nearly 26,000 New Mexicans are having health plans terminated at the end of the year because the insurance policies fail to provide expanded benefits and other coverage mandated by a federal health care law, according to insurance industry officials.</p> <p>State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini estimates most of those individual policyholders will pay an average of 35 percent more for new coverage, but will have plans with more health care benefits.</p>
  • Obama's health promises backfire (WH aides w/o answers quote Obama who cites "one study")

    11/03/2013 1:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 2, 2013 | Brad Bumsted
    Obama's aides would not speak to the Trib with their names used for this story. The White House emailed transcripts of press conferences to defend the president's position, attributing the remarks to Obama: “The majority of people in the individual market today qualify for discounted or free health coverage when signing up for coverage through the Marketplace. One study found that 48 percent of people who buy insurance through the individual market will get a tax credit that averages at over $5,500. And 1 million in the individual market today will qualify for Medicaid in states that choose to expand...
  • Book: Christie’s VP dossier littered with 'potential land mines' in 2012

    11/01/2013 4:49:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2013 | Mario Trujillo
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney passed on Chris Christie (R) as his vice presidential running mate in 2012 partly because the New Jersey governor failed to provide all background information requested by his vetters, according to a new book. According to "Double Down," which was obtained by The New York Times on Thursday, Christie’s dossier was “littered with potential land mines.” The fundraising limitations imposed on Christie as governor of New Jersey also played a part. But Christie left a number of questions asked of him blank, more than other potential candidates, according to the book, written by Mark Halperin...
  • The Time Has Come

    10/31/2013 8:08:21 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 133 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | Another miserable day In Obama's Dystopia | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Fellow Conservatives, the time has come. The time has come to free ourselves from the lackluster idiocy of the Republican't party and go our own way. The time has come to tell the political operatives like Tokyo Rove to shove it. The time has come to turn off FOX Snooze once and for all. The time has come to tell the crony capitalists on Wall Street to earn a living in an actual free market instead of leeching off the besieged American taxpayer. In short, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for a third party. It's time for a third party...
  • [PDS RINO] Nicole Wallace Warns Republicans to Stop Railing Against The Obama Administration

    10/31/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 31, 2013 | Sarah Jones
    In an appearance on MCNBC’s Morning Joe, Nicole Wallace (former George W. Bush adviser and McCain/Palin campaign adviser) ruined all of the gang’s orgasmic revelry of false equivalency over Obama’s bad numbers in the latest NBC/WSJ poll by pointing out that Republicans have even worse numbers, and there seems to be no bottom for the party. Wallace then warned Republicans to stop being about nothing but criticism, “So I think the peril in looking at these numbers for President Obama is to continue down the path of railing against his administration’s policies.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Republican Party’s approval ratings are at an...
  • Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg perform same-sex ‘marriage’ ceremonies inside Supreme Court

    10/31/2013 9:21:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This week saw two same-sex “weddings” performed within the walls of the United States Supreme Court, presided over by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, respectively. While same-sex “marriage” has been legal in Washington, D.C., since 2009, the federal DOMA law defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman prohibited such ceremonies from being performed on federal property. Ginsburg voted to strike down a provision of DOMA in June. Justice Ginsburg, 80, officiated the first of the two ceremonies last weekend, presiding over the “marriage” of one...
  • Obama: Health-care law modeled after Mitt Romney’s plan

    10/31/2013 4:30:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/31/13 | Geoff Earle
    With his signature health-care law under fire, President Obama flew to Boston Wednesday in an effort to remind the public that ObamaCare is modeled on the plan of his former GOP opponent and Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney. “Your law was the model for the nation’s law,” Obama told supporters in Faneuil Hall on Wednesday.
  • He should’ve seen this coming

    10/26/2013 2:59:39 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 80 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 10/26/13 | Michael Carroll
    Editor, Times-Dispatch: I am self-employed and I pay for my own health insurance. I assumed I would pay a surcharge for the Affordable Care Act every month. I assumed incorrectly that I would have the freedom to choose, that my future and security were in my hands. My insurance agent visited my office and asked me what provision of the ACA I wanted to sign up for. I thought he was kidding; he wasn’t. I do not have a choice. My policy will go from $325 a month to more than $900 a month, my coverage will be nowhere near...
  • Head of centrist GOP PAC: Let’s go beat the snot out of tea partiers in the primaries next year

    10/26/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Dude, they’re feeling it. The RINOs are ready to charge. Assuming they’re successful and a bunch of tea-party incumbents get bounced from the House, it’s pretty much third-party time for grassroots conservatives, right? From Alabama to Alaska, the center-right, business-oriented wing of the Republican Party is gearing up for a series of skirmishes that it hopes can prevent the 2014 midterm election from turning into another missed opportunity. This will not be a coordinated operation. It will be messy, ugly, and prone to backfiring. And if the comeback succeeds, it will be in fits and starts, most likely culminating in...
  • Fellow Billionaires Move To Take-Down The Tea Party

    10/26/2013 4:15:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    (Tea Party Miami) Apple Computer Corporation CEO Tim Cook and the Dolphins football franchise owner Stephen Ross are colluding to disrupt the operations of Miami TEA Party activists, and disable the website and e-mailing capabilities of South Florida’s largest TEA Party group - after the non-profit organization released a report criticizing a proposed taxpayer-funded “billionaires bailout” scheme to subsidize costly and unneeded renovations to the Miami Dolphins Sun-Life Stadium for Ross and his team.
  • Obamacare: We’re Committed to Making Better Mistakes Tomorrow

    10/24/2013 8:48:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-24-2013 | MOTUS
    “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.” – P.J. O’Rourke Okay, that used to be funny. Before it was hijacked by the Teahadists and used to hold hostages and make ransom demands. Butt now I see that sticker shock is starting to stun people all across America, even journalists: Obamacare is not just creating havoc in state exchanges, it is roiling the larger private health insurance market. Costs are skyrocketing thanks to the expensive mandates, regulations and taxes buried in the Affordable Car Act. Call it the Unaffordable...
  • Over Chris Christie's Objections, Gay Marriage In New Jersey Starts Monday

    10/19/2013 3:40:26 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Though he disagrees with the ruling, a spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Friday afternoon that he will cooperate with a New Jersey state Supreme Court ruling that makes gay marriage legal in the state beginning on Monday. "The Supreme Court has made its determination," Christie's press secretary, Michael Drewniak, said in a statement. "While the Governor firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the State of New Jersey, he has instructed the Department of Health to cooperate with all municipalities in effectuating the order of the Superior Court under the applicable law."
  • GOP-Leadership-Backed CR Funds Reg Forcing Christians to Act Against Faith

    10/17/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The continuing resolution Congress approved last night with the help of the Republican leaders in both the House and Senate funds and permits implementation of an Obamacare regulation that forces Christians to act against their faith by forcing them to buy and/or provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices. An earlier version of the CR that the Republican-controlled House passed on Sept. 29 had included language that would have at least “delayed” the regulation’s impact on religious liberty until Jan. 1, 2015. That language said that until then the administration could not force employers, insurers or individuals to buy...
  • Obama's Illinois A Case Study In ObamaCare Horrors

    10/17/2013 9:46:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 17, 2013 | IBD EDITOROALS
    Regulation: From lost jobs to fewer hours to premium hikes that would make a loan shark drool, Barack Obama's home state is a case study in why the first rule in health care reform, as in medicine, should be to do no harm. The president and his cohorts in the media have long accused Republicans of being out of touch with ordinary people. Remember the concocted story about President Bush the elder being so out of touch he was unfamiliar with supermarket bar-code scanners? But it's President Obama who's out of touch with ordinary people and the damage his Affordable...
  • ObamaCare the result of corrupt lawmakers and one Supreme Court justice

    10/17/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/17/13 | George Spelvin
    Why is no one in Congress pointing out the illegal way by which Harry Reid and his cohorts rammed through the very punitive Obamacare bill in the first place? Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) delivered an outstanding one hour exposition of the skullduggery these partisans used to shove this socialistic atrocity down the throats, “into the bathrooms, the bedrooms, the kitchens” of we ordinary US citizens. No one else has the courage to point out that Harry Reid and company rewrote out of whole cloth a unanimously passed H.Res 3509 called “Sevice Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009.” This bill’s...
  • Rove: Longer Holdout Means Weaker GOP

    10/16/2013 3:07:48 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 60 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/2013 | Greg Richter
    Republican strategist Karl Rove says the GOP should quit while it's not as far behind as it could be. Appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record," Rove said Republicans fighting for concessions on Obamacare and entitlements are weakening their position the longer they hold out. "At some point you have to focus on, as Ronald Reagan said, getting as much of the pie as you possibly can get," Rove said. Republicans aren't even going to be able to get 80 percent of what they want now, he said, because they have been weakened over the last two months...
  • Eeewww: AmyCare for U.S. Senate?

    10/14/2013 4:01:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | John Ransom
    Here’s some free market advice to GOP legislators at all levels thinking about introducing bills supporting the state health exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Be prepared to wear the “Care” moniker around your name. You know? As in HillaryCare, RomneyCare or ObamaCare. Colorado’s Amy Stephens, a Republican state representative from El Paso County, was once considered a future Lt. Governor, or member of Congress. Instead, she may have flamed out her career by sponsoring a bill that would opt Colorado out of ObamaCare by implementing a so-called “health exchange” under PPACA. Yet that didn’t stop...
  • Sources: Ryan Compromise Will Keep Obamacare 'Forever'

    10/11/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News reported that House Republicans have offered a new deal to the White House to end the fiscal stalemate. The GOP plan, authored primarily by House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan according to Hill sources, would meet Obama's demands in exchange for negotiations on a longer-term budget agreement. At least two high-ranking Capitol Hill sources have told Breitbart News that Ryan’s plan would also help protect Obamacare as it is currently implemented. Ryan's office deny the claims. “What your sources are attempting to attribute to Congressman Ryan is not accurate,” Kevin Seifert, Ryan’s spokesman, said in an email. But...
  • Senator John Cornyn on Obamacare and 'Republican on Republican violence'

    10/11/2013 5:17:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/10/13
    In a heated radio interview with Texas-based Matt Patrick of KTRH Wednesday, Senator John Cornyn awkwardly defended himself from charges that he did not support Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in their efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, as nicely laid out by Matthew Boyle of Breitbart. According to Boyle, a "a senior congressional staffer" told Breitbart that "Instead of helping Cruz with their power as Senate GOP leaders, [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell and Cornyn are working against him." Indeed, the staffer did not mince words and said, ““To be clear, nobody is...
  • Showdown lowdown Day 10: Obamacare 'off the table'

    10/10/2013 6:54:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/13 | CNN Political Ticker
    House Republicans, and notably Ted Cruz in the Senate, led the fight against Obama's signature health care law. They made defunding or delaying Obamacare a demand in legislation the House repeatedly sent to the Democratic-controlled Senate, only to see it die there. Apparently, it's now dead in the House, too. "That's currently off the table now," Republican Rep. James Lankford said in an interview on "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "That's obviously not going to happen at this point." Lankford did say that Republicans will now instead ask for a one-year delay on penalties for those who don't sign up...
  • A Staunch Republican Tries Obamacare ... And Discovers That It's Actually Pretty Awesome

    10/05/2013 7:13:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 118 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | october 3, 2013 | Henry Blodget
    One mystery of the government shutdown is why Republicans are so apoplectic about the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that aims to make health insurance more affordable for millions of Americans. One theory is that the Republican leadership is scared that Obamacare actually won't be as bad as they have been saying it will be — that, in fact, Americans (including Republican constituents) will quite like it. If Americans like Obamacare, the theory goes, this will be a big blow to the Republicans' big sales pitch over the past 30 years, which is that more government is always...
  • Cruz: GOP Already Compromised By Demanding To Defund, Not Repeal Obamacare

    10/04/2013 5:23:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    tpm.com ^ | October 4, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT | Igor Bobic
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), or "the joint speaker of the House" as Harry Reid calls him, argued Friday that Republicans have already offered Democrats a concession in their stand against reopening the government by demanding not a full repeal of Obamacare, but merely the defunding of President Barack Obama signature health law. “The House of Representatives has repeatedly compromised already," said Cruz, who already who spoke against funding the law on the Senate floor for 21 hours earlier this month. "The House began -- it is the view of every Republican in this body, and indeed every Republican in the...
  • G.O.P. Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown

    10/04/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    The hard-line stance of Republican House members on the government shutdown is generating increasing anger among senior Republican officials, who say the small bloc of conservatives is undermining the party and helping President Obama just as the American people appeared to be losing confidence in him. “Fighting with the president is one thing,” said Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri. “Fighting with the president and losing is another thing. When you’re in the minority you need to look really hard to find the fights you can win.” And on Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans — Dan Coats...
  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...