#55897 Jan 29, 2014
Obama is a leper to members of his own party. Why? Obamacare. 60% of voters don't like it.
Contrary to Obama's repeated promises and Democrats' assurances, Obamacare has:
* reduced a 40 hour work week to 29 hours
* forced Americans into multiple part time jobs to make up for lost hours
* caused employers to drop or reduce employee health coverage
* led to canceled health insurance policies
* required family doctors to drop previously covered patients
* and hugely increased insurance premiums.
No House or Senate Republican voted for this disaster. Not one.
Voters will remember this, Democrats, because you're to blame.
Time.com , January 29, 2014
Vulnerable Democrats Distance Themselves From Obama after State of the Union
Senators up for reelection quickly criticize the president
President Barack Obama was barely out of the Capitol after delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday before members of his own party began distancing themselves from the president.
In an interview with CNN after the speech, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this year, took aim at Obama’s focus on using executive actions to go around Congress.”I’ll be anxious to see what these executive orders are,” he said.“But if they go too far you’ll clearly hear push back from me. There’s no question about it.”
Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said in a statement that he was disappointed with Obama for not striking a bipartisan tone.
Even before Obama’s speech, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu blasted the White House’s opposition to delaying an increase in flood insurance premiums.
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, in a separate interview with CNN after Obama’s remarks, repeatedly refused to say whether he would campaign with the president this year.“We’ll see what the president’s schedule is,” he said.“We’ll see what my schedule is. But Coloradans are going to reelect me based on my record, not on the president’s record.”
Obama’s post-speech roadshow conspicuously excludes any state where vulnerable Democratic incumbents are up for reelection. And in Wisconsin, where Democrat Mary Burke is trying to unseat Gov. Scott Walker this fall, the candidate is avoiding Obama’s scheduled appearance on Thursday.
Earlier this month, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan avoided an appearance with Obama in her home state.
“Comfort the afflicted”
Since: May 13
Afflict the comfortable
#55898 Jan 29, 2014
Hahaha. The party of failure. Desperate much?
#55899 Jan 30, 2014
Wow, you are really stupid, come on now, whose your news source on this innuendo report. This sounds like a diatribe of situations that where interpreted erroneously by a mentally defective Tea Baggin idiot....yeah, just make shtt up as you go. It doesn't matter if there's s shred of truth...but that Is you....dumb as they come...
How long has it been since you took out that tampon...you know your only supposed to wear those things for a day or two not for months on end....I swear I'm going to get the EPA after you but I'm telling them to bring the hazmat suits just in case they have to do an extraction...ewwwweeee.
#55901 Jan 30, 2014
Yes, I'm Homestead you idiot...so what?
#55903 Jan 30, 2014
Why is the U.S. government unnecessarily collecting massive amounts of citizen financial data from private sources?
Hackers are drooling in wait.
Talk about an oxymoron: "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"
WashingtonExaminer.com , January 28, 2014
Federal consumer bureau data-mining hundreds of millions of consumer credit card accounts, mortgages Officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are conducting a massive, NSA-esque data-mining project collecting account information on an estimated 991 million American credit card accounts.
It was also learned at a Congressional hearing Tuesday that CFPB officials are working with the Federal Housing Finance Agency on a second data-mining effort, this one focused on the 53 million residential mortgages taken out by Americans since 1998.
The mortgage information is being compiled in a database that can be "reversed engineered" by hackers seeking information for identify theft, according to an expert cited during the hearing.
#55905 Jan 31, 2014
#55906 Jan 31, 2014
What about Corbet pushing Pa to become a right to work state ? WTF!
#55907 Jan 31, 2014
Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP's 'Bette'!!!!!!!!!
The centerpiece of the Republican party's attack on the Affordable Care Act following President Obama's State of the Union address this week was the story of "Bette."
Bette was an otherwise unidentified Washington state resident featured in the official GOP response to the Obama speech delivered by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.). According to Rodgers, Bette had written her a letter stating that she had "hoped the president’s healthcare law would save her money – but found out instead that her premiums were going up nearly $700 a month." The lesson, according to Rodgers: "This law is not working."
Bette has now been tracked down by her hometown Spokane Spokesman-Review. She's Bette Grenier, who owns a small business with her husband. Unsurprisingly, her story is much different from the sketchy description provided by Rodgers. That description perplexed experts, including Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, who couldn't understand how a state resident "would have no choice but to pay $700 per month more for a policy that meets the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirements," the newspaper reported.
But her plight has nothing to do with Obamacare. It's a product of her own apparently flawed decision to refuse even to look into the benefits the healthcare law might provide. And it's another sign of how threadbare the GOP criticism of the Affordable Care Act has become. If this is the best they can conjure up for what might be one of the best-watched TV appearances a back-bench Republican congresswoman gets to deliver, shouldn't they give up already?
YOU HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE!!!
And now back to FIXED news with Sean Hannity on the Benghazi scandal...
#55908 Jan 31, 2014
The quotes from House GOP leaders are rather remarkable. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said health care reform may lead to identity theft; Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) falsely claimed “premiums are going right through the roof”; Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned that consumers who visit healthcare.gov may become victims of fraud; and Caucus Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said vulnerable constituents may be put “on the casualty list.”
All they need to make this a news story is a person willing to say that this happened to them. They have plenty of those, and the media doesn’t bother to vet them to see if they even tried to use the website or if they can get a cheaper plan via the exchanges.
The media hops from one outrage to the next while never turning on the GOP to ask a question about why these stories feed their political agenda and so consistently turn out to be lacking in credibility. That’s not to say there aren’t problems with the rollout — but there is no need to waste space discussing something that was already repeating what any sane person would have expected.
This is a coordinated effort to sabotage a law. Republicans aren’t hiding their efforts, but why should they? Instead of fact-checking Republicans or even showing an ounce of skepticism no matter how many times they are burned by Republican aides leaking a false story to them, the media laps up the GOP’s drama-filled tales.
Read more here:
#55909 Jan 31, 2014
While I can understand why they fell for the IRS and Benghazi fictions, to fall for sabotaging a law is different. And this is a law, not an event or a bill. It’s already been debated, vetted, and double vetted.
The nasty contempt with which the media reports on the alleged failures of this law has been stunning. The sneering reports of failure, the craven jumping from one talking point to another as soon as the first collapses with no accountability while declaring themselves to be the arbiters of accountability reveals just how closely the media falls in line with Republican talking points.
All they need is an actor to get a few quotes from and they’re off to round out the edges of their GOP narrative. That is the formula — the GOP slips them a “story” and an anecdotal actor — with the IRS story, the anecdotal actor turned out to have been a group already found guilty of illegally helping Republicans — but the media still ran with them as the example of Tea Party groups being targeted.
Take that formula and apply it to an already confusing change (all big change is confusing, by the way — see Medicare Part D, which wasn’t nearly so big a change). Groups that wanted to help explain the law to the public were threatened by the Republicans not to get involved or they’d be investigated. The media is totally uninterested in investigating this abuse of power, as they sift through ObamaCare crumbs to see if what stray piece of negativity might have been missed.
Not to worry, media, you’ve only to wait for Republicans to craft your next story and hand it to you on a silver platter so you can feed it to the masses as proof that you really didn’t fail us under Bush. You are very, very important people who take pushing back on a law designed to help protect the people from corporate greed very seriously. We know.
We don’t need the media anymore. Why not just go straight to the source and pass out GOP talking points every morning as the news.
#55912 Jan 31, 2014
Twice as many 25-54 year olds watched Fox News coverage of the SOTU address as either MSNBC or CNN.
Variety.com , January 29, 2014
Fox News Dominates Cable Ratings for State of the Union Address
It beats combined viewership of MSNBC, CNN; overall tune-in across broadcast, cable down 12% from last year to 33.3 million
Fox News flexed its muscles as the most popular cable news outlet Tuesday night, as its coverage of the State of the Union address out-drew the combined tune-in of rivals CNN and MSNBC. It was also the only one to be up vs. last year’s speech.
According to Nielsen estimates for roughly 9:14-10:20 p.m. ET, Fox News Channel averaged 4,718,853 viewers — more than double MSNBC (2,292,169) and CNN (2,081,431).
FNC held a sizable advantage in the key news demo of adults 25-54 as well (1,197,554), with CNN ranking second by this measure (762,450) and MSNBC third (752,054).
#55913 Jan 31, 2014
Is it surprising that convicted criminals would flock to work as Obamacare Navigators when none are required to pass background checks?
Obama and the 100% Democrat-passed Obamacare legislation permits convicted criminal access to Americans' most personal financial and health data.
What could go wrong?
NationalReview.com , January 29, 2014
California’s Obamacare Scandal
At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes.
Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy.
Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and financial data — basically, everything on the wish list of identity thieves and fraudsters. Navigators also are likely to work with a population that is more vulnerable than average.
#55914 Jan 31, 2014
Blah, Blah, Blah dee Blah da, Blah Blah Obamacare, Blah dee Blah da, Benghazi, blah dee Dee duh, Fast and Furious, blah, blah, blah, da, da, duh, di da, brain malfunctioning idiot, da da doooh, freekin blunt skull headed idiot, duh blah blah ba, Fox News deluded imbecile, doh doh doh da, Tea Party collapse, doo doo da da, Bachman the Tea Party Queen, yes your majesty, one more time, give us more ignorance, just one more rant please, your highness, queen of the dipshitts blah do do blah. No thugs like the Christie Jersey boys, the pride and joy of the plantation boys, duh Dee dada going down the tubes with Mitty and Newty and Sanatorium boo boo blah dee Dee, fresh as a daisy tampons up you know where...da Dee doo gotta run the EPA is on your tail now...da Dee da doo, the toxic tampon is polluting the perimeter
#55915 Jan 31, 2014
Republican 2016 Hopes Evaporate as David Wildstein Says Christie Knew About Bridgegate :
The house of cards is crashing down around Chris Christie and taking the Republicans best hope for 2016 with them, as David Wildstein is spilling the beans and admitting the governor knew about Bridgegate.
Kate Zernike at the New York Times reported:
In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.
A story you wont hear on FIXED news..........now back to you Bill OReilly on the Benghazi scandal.....our special guest stars tonight will be Sarah Palin, Karl Rove and Glenn Beck, but first a word from our sponsor .......Viagra...
#55916 Jan 31, 2014
iM VOTING kERnAL LIppY. hE IS THE oNLY mAN WhO CAN gET iT dONE.
vOtE lIPPy 2016.
#55917 Jan 31, 2014
GOP In Shambles As Poll Finds Americans View Democrats as More Ethical and Honest
Despite spending years attacking the character of President Obama and the Democrats, a new Pew Research Center survey found that the American people trust Democrats more than Republicans 41%-31%.
The Pew Research Center’s annual survey of policy and priorities found that Democrats led Republicans on a wide range of character issues. Democrats had a 25 point lead (52%-27%) on being more willing to work with the other party. Democrats held a 20 point (52%-32%) advantage on the question of who is concerned with the needs of people like me. By a margin of 54%-35%, Republicans were found to be the more extreme party in their positions. Respondents also thought the Republican Party was more influenced by lobbyists than the Democratic Party (47%-30%), but the most telling question was who do people trust to govern ethically and honestly.
By a margin of 41%-31% those surveyed believed that Democrats govern in a more ethical and honest way than Republicans. This question goes to the heart of why Democrats continue to win elections. A majority of voters don’t trust the Republican Party. They don’t think Republicans will be honest with them. Some of these feelings are no doubt left over from the dishonest Bush administration, but much of the distrust comes from the way Republicans have chosen to govern.
Read it here cause you wont hear this story on FIXED NEWS!
#55918 Feb 1, 2014
Barry Gingrich n Kimbra Mattern r living the Lititz Lie... in debt up to their eyeballs 2 uneducated pigs who were eating while every1 else was studying... now they get to live the same life educated people live but they do it thru the debt Lie... hey yo how much u owe on that house n those cars ????? eat another plateful n your worries will all go away..... for 20 minutes !!!!
#55920 Feb 3, 2014
Obama was a guaranteed one-termer, but he got himself reelected and Tom Corbet will too.
#55921 Feb 3, 2014
The Obama's warned us.
“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
— Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
— Barack Obama, October 30, 2008
Most Americans don't like the 'fundamentally transforming' Obamacare monstrosity--including the uninsured.
Heritage.org , January 30, 2014
Uninsured Americans' Hardening View of Obamacare
Two new public opinion polls show uninsured Americans—a group considered critical for Obamacare’s success—are hardening their views about the President’s health care law.
The Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest monthly tracker out today reported that 47 percent of Americans who lack health insurance have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare, outnumbering by 2-to-1 those uninsured Americans who like Obamacare (24 percent). Last month, views from uninsured Americans were more evenly split, with 43 percent opposing Obamacare and 36 percent supporting, the Kaiser poll noted.
While most uninsured Americans (54 percent) said Obamacare hasn’t made much difference for them or their families, 33 percent felt they were worse off, and only 13 percent reported feeling better off from the law.
When asked about their views of Obamacare helping Americans who don’t have insurance, uninsured Americans were even more negative, with 39 percent believing uninsured Americans were worse off, 29 percent saying it would have no impact, and 26 percent believing the uninsured would be helped by Obamacare.
#55927 Feb 4, 2014
Typifying Obama's clueless executive 'leadership' he's paid the hackers to work on his Obamacare website.
Obama's incompetence knows few bounds.
AmericanThinker.com , February 4, 2014
More Obamacare stupidity: Developers of website linked to Belarus government
Developers linked to the government of Belarus may have placed malicious code inside the healthcare.gov website allowing it to hack into the personal information of consumers.
So how did we find out about this Belarus connection? They told us:
"Officials disclosed the software compromise last week after the discovery in early January of statements by Belarusian official Valery Tsepkalo, director of the government-backed High-Technology Park (HTP) in Minsk.
Tsepkalo told a Russian radio station in an interview broadcast last summer that HHS is "one of our clients," and that "we are helping Obama complete his insurance reform."
"Our programmers wrote the program that appears on the monitors in all hospitals and all insurance companies-they will see the full profile of the given patient," Tsepkalo said June 25 on Voice of Russia Radio."
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said an intelligence report on the Belarusian software was "recalled by the intelligence community shortly after it was issued.""
Why recall the report? Obviously, the White House doesn't want the public to know how criminally negligent they've been in hiring hackers to write Obamacare website code.
When was the administration going to get around to telling people who've signed up via healthcare.gov that someone sitting in Belarus was eyeballing their personal information, looking to sell it to ID thieves?
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