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  • GOPe Relentlessly Play Shell Game With ObamaCare ... Now Comes: "Lets Prop-Up Rubio Version"

    11/29/2015 9:33:47 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-28-2015 | sundance
    November 28, 2015GOPe Relentlessly Play Shell Game With ObamaCare ... Now Comes: "Lets Prop-Up Rubio Version" by sundance Oh, we don’t support Obamacare they said. We’ll repeal Obamacare they said. We’ll replace Obamacare with sensible legislation they said. Well, that was prior to the mid-term 2014 election. This story represents an example of how the GOPe manipulate the electorate into thinking the pea is under the middle shell, while their slight of hand is so experienced the pea isn’t actually under any…. If you don’t enmesh yourself in fully understanding the intricate details of how Washington DC is playing “UniParty”...
  • Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers

    11/25/2015 6:52:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-25-2015 | sundance
    November 25, 2015 Cold Anger Report: Speaker Paul Ryan EXPANDING Taxpayer Bailout For ObamaCare Insurance Providers by sundance Yes, it’s that time of year when the “Omnibus” spending kicks into overdrive. Washington DC loves it when the electorate are distracted with the Holiday Festivities. This year we taxpayers get yet another round of usurpation from the Progressive Republican GOPe critters, led now by Paul Ryan, who infect the spending body.SPEAKER Ryan and his team of spending enthusiasts is getting ready to “bail out”, meaning give, the ObamaCare health insurance carriers an influx of EVEN MORE money: WASHINGTON DC – […]...
  • Mitt Romney still a 'no' on 2016 though calls coming in

    11/15/2015 11:11:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 14, 2015 | Jeff Zeleny, Gloria Borger and Jedd Rosche
    (CNN)—Sorry Mitt Romney fans: He's just not that in to running for president. Fresh off a new Washington Post report that GOP establishment leaders are calling on Romney, who has run and lost twice before, to reconsider his decision to stay out of the 2016 race, associates of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tell CNN there are a lot of "in bound" calls but that there are "no signs" he's changed his mind. One friend of Romney's said there were some calls to Romney confidant Beth Meyers and others in his circle asking him to consider being a lifeline to...
  • Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

    11/13/2015 5:03:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2015 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the...
  • Are Republicans Drafting Mitt Romney? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    11/12/2015 10:52:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Heavy ^ | November 13, 2015 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    Rumors are starting to fly that Republican elites are considering adding Mitt Romney to the Republican primary in a last-minute attempt to destabilize the popularity of non-traditional candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, The Washington Post reported. But this seems to be mostly rumor and speculation from his friends, since Romney himself has said he won’t run again and no one has gone on record yet with specific plans to draft him. What’s really going on? Here’s what you need to know....
  • Obamacare Heading for Life Support: Humana drops 100,000 patients, citing unexpectedly higher costs.

    11/07/2015 11:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/06/2015 | by Michael Walsh
    The misbegotten mess known as the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable Care Act is really starting to collapse: Humana said it will discontinue several products offered on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, impacting about 100,000 individuals currently covered by the insurer's plans across the country. The move, disclosed this morning in the company's third-quarter earnings report, comes due to higher-than expected medical costs from sick newly insured patients covered under the health law."Operating results for the company's individual commercial medical business continue to be challenged primarily due to the volatility related to the start of the healthcare exchange...
  • Average premiums to rise 7.5 percent on key ObamaCare plan

    10/27/2015 8:04:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The price of the benchmark ObamaCare plan will jump by 7.5 percent on average next year, according to data released Monday. The premium increase is far more than last years 2 percent jump among benchmark silver plans. Those plans, the second-lowest cost option among silver plans, are important because they determine healthcare subsidies for people living in that area, even if they pick a different tiered plan. ... The increase for next year does not take into account the billions of dollars in government subsidies that are given to people on the exchanges. It also doesnt include the dozen state...
  • Romney: Without Romneycare thered be no ObamaCare, and lots of people would be without insurance

    10/26/2015 6:07:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/15 | Robert Laurie
    Super. Thanks, Mitt. From the very beginning, Mitt Romneys campaign was hit with two main lines of attack. The first was that he was a flip-flopper whod tried to have it both ways on virtually every issue. The second was that he created RomneyCare - the blueprint for ObamaCare - and seemed pretty pleased with himself for doing so. Sane people everywhere asked Why would you run a candidate like Romney, who cant mount a successful attack against ObamaCare, when its your number one campaign issue. Of course, we all know how things turned out. Romney continued to call for...
  • Dr. Marc Siegel: Obamacare makes a mammogram mess

    10/26/2015 5:28:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | october 26, 2015 | dr. marc siegel
    Thats why women are so angry and frustrated by the new guidelines released by the American Cancer Society this week: no mammograms before the age of 45 in women at normal risk of breast cancer, and no breast exams whatsoever by either doctor or patient. -snip So why is the ACS, an esteemed organization that supports great research, making such a foolish decision here? The timing is certainly cruel, as we are right in the middle of breast cancer awareness month. The answer is that it is succumbing to political pressure. Six years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,...
  • The Decline of ObamaCare

    10/25/2015 10:23:11 PM PDT · by 100American · 20 replies
    http://www.wsj.com/ ^ | Updated Oct. 25, 2015 9:52 p.m. ET | OPINION REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-decline-of-obamacare-1445807092 ObamaCare will almost inevitably be reopened in 2017, whoever wins the election. The good news is the emerging consensus among Republican candidates about a credible, pragmatic and optimistic alternative. Jeb Bush was the latest to release a plan two weeks agoand this is a debate that has always deserved to be litigated at the presidential level to create a mandate for reform.
  • What? Romney Decries Rise of Conservative Media, End of Liberal Media Dominance

    10/25/2015 10:02:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 83 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why isnt Mitt Romney president? Because he thinks like this. Over at Breitbart was this headline: MITT ROMNEY: DEMISE OF LEGACY MEDIA EMPOWERING CONSERVATIVE INSURGENTS, PREVENTING MORE COLLABORATIVE ACTION The story reads, in part, like this: Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican insurgents and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent The Axe Files podcast that the extremes within our respective parties are having a louder...
  • Ted Cruz: Repealing Obamacare Isn't Complicated

    10/24/2015 4:31:46 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 26 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 22 Oct 2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday morning in our article Establishment Republicans Walking Away From Full Obamacare Repeal we told you about the Capitol Hill Republican leaderships plan to maintain key parts of Obamacare while it indulges in another show vote to claim it has repealed the hated health care takeover. Ted CruzYesterday afternoon principled limited government constitutional conservative Senator Ted Cruz joined us in demanding that Republican congressional leaders keep their promise to repeal Obamacare root and branch by passing a simple one sentence repeal through a process known as reconciliation. Senator Cruz tweeted, It's not complicated: We promised the voters full repeal of...
  • Ann Coulter: "My dream team: @realDonaldTrump-@MittRomney"

    10/21/2015 6:47:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 97 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/21/2015 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: "My dream ticket would be Trump/Romney"
  • Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative Insurgents, ...

    10/21/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican insurgents and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent The Axe Files podcast that the extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention and immediate action as opposed to more collaborative action.
  • Romney on Ryan as Speaker: Id Hate to Lose Him as a Potential Presidential Contender

    10/18/2015 4:58:17 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, sounded off on the possibility of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Romneys 2012 running mate, as the next Speaker of the House. Romney told show host Jake Tapper Ryan as Speaker of the House would lessen the possibility he could make a future run for president. We need Paul in two spots at once, Romney said. You know, there havent been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so Id hate to lose him as a potential...
  • The planned takedown of Donald Trump

    10/13/2015 7:11:45 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The GOPe/Karl Rove strategy to take down Donald Trump has been given the name Operation Hummingbird. It places Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina on either side of the front runner and employs the media tactics of Isolate-Ridicule-Marginalize to do away with the formidable front-runner. Pay attention to the results of weekly and daily polls by watching who is doing the polling. Operation Hummingbird was the name of a neo-folk album released in 1999 by an artist who called himself Death in June. Remembering how Romney had been beaten up by the time the last Republican Convention rolled around, a decision...
  • After call on House speakership, Romney calls Ryan 'man of ideas'

    10/10/2015 8:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/9/15 | Steve Holland
    Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a "man of ideas." "I wouldn't presume to tell Paul what to do, but I do know that he is a man of ideas who is driven to see them applied for the public good," Romney said in a statement provided to Reuters after he spoke by telephone with Ryan, who is being urged to run for the top House post.
  • Big shortfall in Obamacare risk program could hurt insurers

    10/02/2015 7:47:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    WTVR CBS ^ | October 2, 2015 | CNN
    NEW YORK A key federal program designed to cushion health insurers risks in the Obamacare exchanges has a massive shortfall, which could throw some insurers into financial turmoil. Insurers requested $2.87 billion in so-called risk corridors payments for 2014, but will only receive $362 million, or 12.6%, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare. The risk corridors programs goal is to help insurers transition into the individual exchanges, which opened in 2014. Insurers had a tough time setting premiums since they didnt know how sick their new customers would be. Under the three-year program, insurers...
  • Trump panic: GOP establishment floats Romney 3rd-party candidacy

    09/18/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 139 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/18/15 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON The Empire strikes back? First, the Republican Party made Donald Trump sign an oath of loyalty by pledging to support its eventual presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. Now, the establishment GOP may be planning to do the very thing it made Trump promise not to do: bolt from the Republican party and run a third-party campaign. Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bushs chief media strategist, suggested a scenario to NPR the GOP elite might follow if it looks like Trump will win the partys presidential nomination. The Republican establishment completely freaks out. They...
  • Why Mitt Romney should save the Republican Party and join the 2016 race

    09/05/2015 6:05:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    theweek.com ^ | Sep. 3, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    "Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," an anonymous senior adviser of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign recently told New York magazine. Other members of Romneyworld have denied the former governor is interested in another campaign. But at this stage in the 2016 race, Mitt Romney should start preparing to get back in the arena.Romney should be ready to enter the field to save his party from an awful reckoning between its leadership and its base, a reckoning that has been brought on by Donald Trump's campaign. Trump has proven that the "strongest GOP primary field in...
  • Romney Is Horrified by Trump and Thats Restarting Mitt 2016 Talk

    09/02/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 09/02/2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney. Romney himself has become one of Trumps most vocal detractors inside the party. Hes someone to whom civility means a lot. The whole Trump thing really bothers him, a close Romney adviser told me and some Romney-ites are only too happy to talk up the prospect of their man jumping into the race if the Establishment fails to stop Trump, whose support...
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romneys wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Sarah Palin Unleashes After This Sick Obamacare Myth Turns Out to Be True

    07/10/2015 7:01:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/10/15 | staff
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has long been an outspoken opponent of the Affordable Care Act. One of her main concerns about the law had to do with its so-called death panels, which have been summarily dismissed by the left and it allies in the media but which were just confirmed by the administration to in fact exist. Though death panels may be something of a misnomer, it specifically refers to the use of taxpayer funds for reimbursement of end-of-life care and counseling mandated by Obamacare, along with the inevitable healthcare rationing that will come about due to government...
  • The Romney half-century?

    07/07/2015 6:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2015 | Bernie Quigley, contributor
    Not a very good Fourth for The Donald. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), a candidate for president in 2016, stated it plainly: "He's running to be president of all of us. It takes a level of maturity and thoughtfulness and demeanor that's not being exhibited here." But this episode might be seen in hindsight as a definitive and serendipitous moment in the American chronicles. Because Donald Trump angered former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, has become a commanding voice of moral leadership in the Republican Party. "I think he made a severe error in...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP kingmaker?

    07/07/2015 12:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Kevin Truong
    Mitt Romney's backing helped several candidates emerge from a crowded primary field and be successful in the 2014 midterm elections. He's aiming to do the same for presidential candidates in 2016. Many observers expected Mitt Romney to slink away from politics after his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the former Massachusetts governor has instead embraced a new role as an elder statesman and kingmaker within the Republican Party. While he has shied away from open campaigning, Mr. Romney has taken to tacitly supporting the more moderate, establishment-friendly candidates in a packed and ideologically tangled field. Romney, who flirted...
  • Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

    07/04/2015 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 193 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07.04.2015
    WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (CNN) Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks.
  • Romney criticizes Trump

    07/04/2015 10:19:29 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    CNN | 04 JULY 2015 | CNN
    Just heard on CNN that Romney has joined in the fray...
  • Roberts Makes Key Factual Mistake At The Start Of His ObamaCare Decision

    06/26/2015 2:49:32 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/25/2015 | Staff
    Train Wreck: From the tone of his Obama-Care opinion, Chief Justice Roberts seems to believe he's spared a law that's working just fine. Wrong. With or without the court's help, ObamaCare is in desperate shape.
  • Supreme Court renames Obamacare SCOTUScare: Court offers to write future legislation for Congress..

    06/25/2015 7:22:53 PM PDT · by rhema · 30 replies
    Center of the American Experiment Blog ^ | June 25, 2015 | Kim Crockett
    Good news from the Supreme Court today: If you like your health care subsidies, you can keep them. If you like limited government and the separation of powers, you are out of luck. Now that Chief Justice Roberts and five of his colleagues found that the phrase Exchange established by the State means Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government, we should henceforth follow Justice Scalias suggestion that this act of Congress, which had to be passed before the People knew what was in it and then had to be rescued not once, but twice, by a complicit...
  • SCOTUSCare And The Eric Cartman Presidency

    06/26/2015 1:18:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 25, 2015 | Ben Domenech, publisher
    So the Supreme Court has upheld the subsidies and taxes under Obamacare in states that did not establish exchanges, despite the text of the law requiring that those subsidies and taxes apply to states that established exchanges. This is not very surprising. We have not been publishing or writing much about the King v. Burwell because I was confident I thought it was a 1 in 5 shot, and I believe Michael Cannon thought the same that SCOTUS would uphold the law no matter the facts of the case. In the short run conservatives may feel depressed about...
  • GOP lawmakers: Time to move on from Obamacare repeal

    06/25/2015 5:43:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2015 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    Republicans have tried to kill the health care law twice at the Supreme Court, only to be rebuffed. Theyve held more than 50 repeal votes, virtually all of which have died in the Senate. They tried to defund the law through the spending process, but the government shut down instead. As Republicans process Thursdays sharp rebuke at the hands of the Supreme Court, theyre struggling with what to do next beset by internal divisions and procedural roadblocks that severely limit their options.
  • Mitt Romneys right-hand man: Id still like to see him run in 2016

    06/14/2015 4:48:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Don’t dump on my dream, okay? I took enough abuse last night for being man enough to admit that a pizza with pigs in a blanket in place of the crust sounds kind of good, come to think of it. You know what else sounds good? A battle-royal primary where Marco Rubio is throwing chairs at Rand Paul and Scott Walker is smashing Ted Cruz’s head into the turnbuckle and suddenly, “Hey wait, that’s Mitt Romney’s music.” I’m tired of being punished for my bravery in uttering difficult truths. Robert Costa ✔ ‎@costareports Mitt donor whisperer Spencer Zwick meets the...
  • Mitt Romney gives a brutal PowerPoint critique of Obamas foreign policy

    06/13/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Ever since Mitt Romneys loss to President Obama in 2012, it has become a mantra in the Republican Party that on foreign policy especially, Romney was right. In a stuffy mountain lodge here Friday night, Romney joined the chorus. Dusting off a page from his management consulting playbook, the former Republican nominee delivered a speech by PowerPoint to more than 200 corporate CEOs and other attendees of his annual ideas festival about what he deemed (and titled his slides): The Most Consequential Obama Foreign Policy Mistakes.
  • Republican field looks to Romney for 16 help

    06/11/2015 5:20:45 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/2015 | Niall Stanage
    At least six Republican candidates for the presidency are headed to Utah for a summit hosted by Mitt Romney that begins on Thursday. If the old saying that you learn more in defeat than in victory is true, Romney has plenty to teach. I think theres a lot you can learn from talking with a candidate who has run and won, but theres also a lot you can learn from a candidate who has run and lost, said Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa. There were clearly problems with the Romney campaign but if...
  • Mitt Romney called top VP pick in 2016

    06/01/2015 12:33:40 PM PDT · by VinL · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Paul Bedard
    Saying it's "obvious," best-selling author and national talk show host Hugh Hewitt is urging all of the nearly two dozen potential Republican presidential candidates to pick 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney as their vice presidential choice. In his upcoming book The Queen, directed at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hewitt said that Romney has the influence and status of former Vice President Dick Cheney, making him a formidable campaigner and White House partner. That, he added in the book provided to Secrets, will force Clinton to make an equally top-notch pick, not somebody like Joe Biden, the "lovable dolt" chosen by Barack...
  • Romney looks strong for 2016

    05/21/2015 2:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill's Contributors ^ | May 21, 2015 | Brent Budowsky, columnist
    Shortly after 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney withdrew from the presidential campaign of 2016, I suggested that he was probably pursuing a brilliant strategy intended to let the other Republican candidates wear each other down while the media investigated them all, paving the way for Romney to step in as the savior of the party. My Machiavellian theory early this year is starting to look pretty good today! In my column this week about the magic of Bill Clinton, I suggested that because of the great success of the Bill Clinton presidency, the vast experience of Hillary Clinton and huge...
  • ObamaCare exchanges are melting down across America

    05/15/2015 4:39:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 14, 2015 | michelle malkin
    At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbling for an answer, he replied: I came up with things like, you know, health care. Ah, yes. Health care. Remember when the presidents signature ObamaCare health-insurance exchanges were going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, the remote control, jogger strollers, Siri, the Keurig coffee maker, driverless cars and Legos put together? The miraculous, efficient, cost-saving, innovative 21st-century government-run marketplaces were supposed to put the affordable in President...
  • AP Interview: Pelosi predicts GOP ruin on health care case

    05/14/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    myway.com ^ | 5/13/15
    .... Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys their arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans have said they will try to ensure people don't lose insurance if the high court rules this summer against tax subsidies for health care coverage in certain states. But they haven't said how they would do it.
  • Yet Another Republican Betrayal on ObamaCare

    05/07/2015 6:44:28 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 33 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 7, 2014 | Bob Ellis
    If you live in a state like South Dakota, youve become used to Republicans selling out the Constitution, the rule of law, and the American people on ObamaCare. Weve seen our former governor and newly minted U.S. Senator RINO Mike Rounds, our current governor RINO Dennis Daugaard, and a host of other Republican leaders in state government sell us out on ObamaCare. And weve seen Republicans in Washington D.C. sell us out on ObamaCare, with one of the biggest surrenders a couple of years ago when they had a chance to defund this unconstitutional monstrosity before it ever got...
  • Patrick comes full circle on Romney's Bain Capital

    04/21/2015 7:36:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/21 | peter lucas
    It came as no real surprise that former Gov. Deval Patrick ended up working for a major investment firm. Patrick all along made no secret that he needed to make some money after he left the governor's office following two four-year terms. The only surprise came when it was announced that the investment firm was Bain Capital, the giant investment company that former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney helped start, and that ended up making Romney a millionaire many times ove -romneys-bain-capital#ixzz3XxFmsJIp
  • Hey, that GOP Obamacare alternative sure looks a lot like Obamacare

    04/20/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Republicans have a plan if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare this summer by stripping the government of the ability to provide to the states that declined to set up insurance exchanges with federal subsidies… and it looks quite a bit like Obamacare. If the Court does interpret the Affordable Care Act literally, then it will compel the federal government to withdraw subsidies from millions of Obamacare beneficiaries. That will make the health coverage those individuals obtained through the ACA in recent years prohibitively expensive, and many will find themselves once again uninsured. This is a double-edged sword for Republicans....
  • Mitt Romney Nailed His NCAA Bracket, Remains in the Top 1 Percent

    04/07/2015 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    After all the upsets and buzzer-beaters, Mitt Romney remains in his element as a member of the March Madness 1 percent.

    04/02/2015 2:59:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    4/2/2015 | Self
    Big Business pressure played a big role in reducing two "tough conservative" Republicans to bowls of mush this week, but it isn't just gay marriage and religious freedom where the Corporate Elites wield influence over Republicans and Democrats. The US Chamber of Commerce and some of the big corporate names attacking religious freedom this week have also been in the forefront of calling for "comprehensive immigration reform". Those are the code words for Amnesty for illegal immigrants and or a massive increase in work permits for people from foreign countries. The biggest cheerleader for Common Core educational standards among GOP...
  • Obama: Obamacare was Republicans' plan

    03/25/2015 9:15:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    President Obama slammed Republicans Wednesday for continuing to war against his signature healthcare law five years in."It's working, despite countless attempts to repeal, undermine, defund and defame this law," Obama said in a speech commemorating the Affordable Care Act's anniversary of passage."We've made our share of mistakes since we passed this law, but we also know beyond a shred of doubt the law has worked," he said. "Deficits have been slashed, lives have been saved."It's been half a decade since Democrats in Congress passed the healthcare law and it remains arguably the most controversial piece of legislation passed during Obama's...
  • The Great, Amazing, Incomparable Stan Evans is Dead

    03/05/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    "If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill -- whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos -- the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning. That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots." So wrote the great M. Stanton Evans, who passed away on Tuesday. Having been at the forefront of the movement...
  • Is GOP finally getting nervous that the Supreme Court might gut Obamacare?

    02/28/2015 9:59:58 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 85 replies
    LA Times ^ | 02/28/2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    It wasn't so long ago that Republicans were viewing the prospect that the Supreme Court might overturn a key provision of the Affordable Care Act with unalloyed glee. The court might "ultimately take it down," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) crowed in December. "You could have a mulligan here, a major do-over of the whole thing, that opportunity presented to us by the Supreme Court."
  • Uninsured Balk at Obamacare Bite

    02/02/2015 4:32:31 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/2/2015 | David Catron
    When it became obvious a couple of years ago that Obamacare would accelerate health care inflation, the laws boosters began claiming that cost control was never its primary goal. PPACAs promoters had previously promised that it would reduce annual health care expenses by $2,500 per family while improving access and quality of care. But the facts forced them to abandon that pledge and adopt a safer party line. As expressed by the New York Times, the new story goes thus: At its most basic level, the Affordable Care Act was intended to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance....
  • Dont Run, Mitt. Dont Run

    01/26/2015 12:18:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Mitt Romney, you're an honorable and accomplished man. You would have been a good president and infinitely better than Obama as a steward of the economy and national security. But, Mitt, we need to talk. You don't get it. You don't really get the basic proposition that freedom works better than government by experts. Sure you believe the concept generally, but there are all those details and exceptions. You hired Jonathan Gruber to guide your health plan. You believe global schemes to reduce carbon will help the climate rather than enrich and empower global elites. You endorsed raising the minimum...
  • How Romney Can Come Back

    01/21/2015 3:49:00 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Using This One Weird Trick! It seems as if everybodys down on the idea of Mitt Romney running for president again. Even establishment Republicans who arent part of the vast Bush claque seem to be hostile. President Obamas aides mocked Romneys interest in income inequality, per Politico: (SNIP) Its simply never going to be believable to go from car elevators, off-shore accounts and his famous 47 percent comment to the populist income equality warrior. (SNIP) After all, theres one obvious, simple move Romney could make to turn the mockery around, jujutsu style, in a way that would give him...
  • State Gives Illegal Aliens $35 Mil in Healthcare, Meds, Physical Therapy (MA)

    01/20/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 20, 2015
    Though it violates both state and federal law, Massachusetts spent tens of millions of dollars to give illegal immigrants medical careincluding prescription drugs, physical therapy and dental servicesthrough its taxpayer-funded healthcare program for low-income individuals. Tax-paying residents of the Bay State should be outraged, to say the least. The information comes straight out of a scathing report that contains the findings of an investigation conducted by Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump. It reveals that questionable or prohibited medical claims totaling $35,137,347 were reimbursed by the states Medicaid agency known as MassHealth. A chunk of it went to non-emergency services for...