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As November disaster looms, Dems forming circular firing squad

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

With the brand of progressive/socialist currently running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution and all American Citizens, you knew this was going to happen.

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Their lust for power and perks runs so deeply that they would eat their young to ensure they won another election.

I for one have had it with these incompetent assholes, how about you?

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The American Thinker

Thomas Lifson
April 1, 2014
 

The standard MSM trope is that the GOP is riven by conflict, but even they are beginning to notice Democrats turning against one another.

There is going to be hell to pay for the Democrats in November. Having rammed through a disastrous transformation of health care, a lot of congressional Democrats and many more down the ticket suspect that voters will vent their anger at the party that foisted the travesty on us.

As the old saying goes, “Success has a thousand fathers and failure is an orphan.” So Democrats are scrambling to make sure that their backs are protected when Demageddon happens. Against this dynamic, a variety of issues are being contested. Two analysts today lay out the fault lines. Michael Barone:  

Now in the sixth year of the Obama presidency, with his job approval stuck below 50 percent, there are signs of strain. And choices made earlier, when Democrats held congressional supermajorities, are starting to prove troublesome.

One choice was to not bring forward immigration legislation that would provide a path to legalization for immigrants in the country unlawfully. This was a top priority for the Hispanic Caucus, but Obama and Democratic congressional leaders chose not to advance an issue that would cost them the support of some Democrats and require Republican votes.

During the 2012 campaign, this caused Obama few problems, except for some pointed questions in a Univision interview. But the president’s job approval among Hispanics plummeted 23 points in 2013, according to Gallup — more than any other demographic group.

And it may be plummeting even more. Hispanics are more likely than average to lack health insurance, and Obamacare was supposed to help. But, with a Spanish language website non-functional for two months, few uninsured Hispanics seem to have signed up, and the latest Pew Research Center poll shows Obamacare approval among Hispanics down to 47 percent.

There is also tension on greenie front:

One issue the Obama Democrats put ahead of immigration was global warming. In June 2009, Nancy Pelosi’s House passed a cap-and-trade bill. That had political costs — it was a career-ender for many Blue Dog Democrats — and the issue never reached the Senate floor even when there were 60 Democrats there.

But it was a top priority for green gentry liberals. Green in their concern for the environment — and green in terms of money. This year, San Francisco hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million to elect candidates opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Touche’: Is the Pope Catholic?

crew-2231By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

It would seem the preponderance of facts indicate that this would be true.

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Yea, I know it’s April 1st but the Pope is absolutely right!

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Plenty of ammo for anti-Obamacare ads in New York Times

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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American for Prosperity, must follow the advice provided by Byron York below, or they risk being nothing more than a group sounding like the Obama cartel.

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For the record, what is said in the video’s below is factual, let the lefties prove with facts, not hollow words and sound bites where those in the videos below are wrong.

The video of her vapidness is of course material for Nancy Pelosi’s wall of shame and will appear under said tag below the header.

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The Washington Examiner

By Byron York | MARCH 31, 2014

Some conservative political groups have run into trouble making ads that criticize Obamacare. The ads were intended to showcase “horror stories” from the Democrats’ national health care overhaul, but instead attracted zealous fact-checking and ferocious pushback from media outlets and liberal activists.

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The most striking example is a recent ad from Americans for Prosperity, the organization backed by Charles and David Koch, the conservative businessmen-philanthropists who have emerged as this year’s Target No. 1 for Democrats.

The so-called Democratic strategist on with Megan Kelley could not be more of a fraud.

Perhaps he might spend some time in the real world and see how many physicians are actually taking new patients with Obama Care arranged health cares.

The government has no business being involved with so-called “Health Care,” particularly when ObamaCare was designed with health care denial and rationing in mind.

The ad featured a Michigan woman, Julie Boonstra, who said she had been diagnosed with leukemia and given a 20 percent chance of surviving, but had fortunately found a “wonderful doctor and a great health care plan.”

At least, before Obamacare. “I was doing fairly well fighting the cancer,” Boonstra said in the ad, “fighting the leukemia, and then I received the letter. My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare.

Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it’s unaffordable. If I do not receive my medication, I will die. I believed the president. I believed I could keep my health insurance plan. I feel lied to. It’s heartbreaking for me.”

The ad ended with Boonstra accusing Michigan Democratic Rep. Gary Peters of jeopardizing her health by voting for the Affordable Care Act.

After the commercial aired, fact-checkers noted that under a new policy available to her through Obamacare, Boonstra would actually have lower premiums. Even with higher deductibles, it all pretty much evened out, or even saved Boonstra some money in the end.

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Obamacare is a fitting noose around Democrats’ necks

crew-223Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Let’s see if we have this right, “Pollster Celinda Lake’s advice to fellow Democrats to take a midway position in the 2014 congressional campaigns is flawed because it can’t be sold as honest.

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Has there ever been anything honest come from this administration? 

The only way democrats can win it to lie, cheat and make a mockery of the voting process.

The Washington Examiner

By David Limbaugh | MARCH 28, 2014

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The inescapable fact is that Democrats have supported Obamacare the whole way.

Reacting to results from her bipartisan Battleground Poll that show Obamacare to be a political loser, Lake said: “Don’t defend it. Say it was flawed from the beginning and we’re going to fix it.”

Note that she didn’t advise to reject it outright, apparently because she knows that’s never going to fly with President Obama and the Democratic establishment and probably because it would be tantamount to an admission that the party has failed in its central policy “achievement.”

But her advice to adopt a middle-of-the-road position is not much different. To say the law was flawed from the beginning is a damning admission, especially considering how inflexible the Democrats were when they crammed this albatross through Congress.

I just read a story reminding us that Democrats had a chance to try a more moderate approach in 2009, when then-Sen. Max Baucus warned that Democrats could ram through a health care overhaul on a partisan vote, but wouldn’t be able to sustain it. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ended up scuttling Baucus’ attempt to scale back the bill. So Democrats had a chance to moderate it, but they went full-bore defiance and stuffed it down our throats.

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Pelosi: We ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of Obama Care

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Always the crowd pleaser, Nancy Pelosi is so completely vapid, that she has no more idea what she is saying that the audience listening.  

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Pelosi says Obamacare is a winner for Democrats: ‘We just couldn’t be prouder’

She just said what?  Why are all the democrats running for election running like scalded dogs to distance themselves from Obama’s Health Care Denial and Rationing program as well as his stand on the Second Amendment?

Of course this will be posted under the tab above: Nancy Pelosi’s Hall of shame.

The Washington Times

By David Espo

March 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — A defiant House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared firmly Thursday that the health care law looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and palpable nervousness among some of her rank and file who fear their re-election may be in jeopardy because of it.

“We just couldn’t be prouder” of the legislation, Pelosi told a news conference where she said the law already has resulted in “better coverage, more affordable, better quality” insurance for nearly 12 million people.

The California Democrat’s appearance was timed for the fourth anniversary of the bill’s signing by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, an occurrence that few other congressional Democrats seem inclined to herald at a time when party strategists seek a strategy to blunt criticism from Republicans and their allies.

The first test of their strategy ended inauspiciously for Democrats in Florida recently, where Republicans won a special election for a House seat after a costly campaign in which the health care law played a heavy role in television advertising.

Pelosi has said the defeat was due more to the make-up of a district long in Republican hands.

Other Democrats speaking privately concede the health care law played a role. Opinion surveys indicate the public generally wants to improve the law rather than repeal it, and party strategists are urging lawmakers to take credit for its benefits at the same time they emphasize their desire to change portions of it.

Some Republicans seemed delighted that Pelosi had chosen to trumpet an issue the GOP seeks to put front and center in the campaign.

In remarks released even before she spoke, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said, “Obamacare has led to higher premiums, fewer choices and enormous complications even for people who already had insurance. It’s forced painful choices for people who could barely get by as it was.”

That’s not how Pelosi described the law, which passed while she was serving as speaker of the House during Obama’s first two years in office.

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Obamacare steering enrollees into dangerous neighborhoods with substandard doctors

crew-223Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Well here’s a shocker, the People’s Republic of Kalifornia’s very own CBS News  Affiliate is now dissing Obama’s power grab as well.

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I’m Shakil Afridi: Pakistan Taliban, physician of Osama bin Laden.

My license to practice medicine was revoked. I hope to give you better service. I was in prison but released to help Amerika with it’s Obama Care problems.

Covered California Enrollees Complain About Limited Doctor Choices Nearby

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February 20, 2014 8:26 PM

ALAMEDA COUNTY (KPIX 5) — California’s health care exchange promised potential customers they would have enough physicians to choose from. But some new enrollees, including an Alameda County woman, are discovering that their doctor choices are extremely limited.

Julia Turner is surprised that she even has to search for a doctor. When she signed up for a policy through Covered California late last year, her long-time physician was listed as participating in her Blue Shield plan.

It turned out; however, that he is not accepting patients with her Blue Shield policy, purchased on the Covered California exchange.

When Turner called around to find someone else to treat her, she got more frustration. “The only doctors accepting new patients are urgent care clinics,” Turner told KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch.

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

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A Winning Alternative to Obamacare: Project 2017 The Republican Plan

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper, and Patriot.

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There’s more to the Republican proposal and they invite readers to take a look at it at www.2017project.org.

They admit it’s not perfect, and  hope others will find ways to improve upon it.

The one problem that stands out to me is; they plan to solve the problem of expensive preexisting conditions, allocating $7.5 billion a year in defined-contribution federal funding for state-run “high risk” pools.

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In reality, all Obama’s Heath Care Denial and Rationing Plan will offer.

At this point I don’t see the government needing to be involved at any level.

Do we need them to helps us buy a car? 

The Weekly Standard

Obamacare is failing. Faced with this unpleasant reality, President Obama offered up during his State of the Union address his only remaining defense of his eponymous program: There is no alternative.

“[M]y Republican friends…if you have specific plans…tell America what you’d do differently….We all owe it to the American people to say what we’re for, not just what we’re against.”

We accept the challenge. The 2017 Project, with which we’re associated, has developed an alternative to Obama’s 2,700 pages of federal largess.

The proposal builds upon prior efforts by conservative policymakers and thinkers, including recent proposals from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC) and a trio of senior GOP senators (Tom Coburn, Richard Burr, and Orrin Hatch).

It would solve the three core problems that called out for real reform even before the Democrats passed Obamacare: getting more people insured; dealing with the problem of preexisting conditions; and lowering costs.

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Recalled Report Raises Question of Politicization of Intelligence

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
The loons on the left continually attack Michelle Bachmann. Why?
Because as a tax attorney and a conservative she holds their feet to the fire and drives them crazy. 
She is also a vocal member on The House Intelligence Committee.
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Bachmann seeks answers from president, HHS on Obamacare security flaws.
Sadly for America, Representative Bachmann (R-MN) has announced she will not seek reelection in 2014.

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A member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday she is investigating whether an intelligence report warning about risks to Americans who posted data on the Obamacare website was suppressed for political reasons.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) said she plans to write to President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging them to immediately shut down the Healthcare.gov website over concerns that the system is vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of malicious software possibly inserted from Belarus, or as a result of other security holes.

The White House said Monday that an intelligence report warning of potential malicious software in the Affordable Care Act network was withdrawn from circulation by U.S. intelligence agencies shortly after it was issued.

However, White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said cyber security specialists had launched a precautionary review of the Obamacare software to determine if it contains any malware from Belarus, an anti-U.S. dictatorship and close ally of Russia.

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