Monthly Archives: October 2013

Obamacare navigator describes just how ‘affordable’ the ‘Affordable Care Act’ is: ‘They’ve all walked out the door’

An Obamacare “navigator” who works in Colorado was asked how many people she’s signed up for “affordable” care. Her answer:

“So far, no one. Thus far everybody has taken a look at the rates and they’ve walked out the door. There’s sticker shock. They just can’t afford it.”

According to President Obama, the “prices are low”, and therefore she’s lying. Call me crazy, but I think I believe her (video h/t Weekly Standard):

I can’t help but wonder if that “navigator” has lost her job yet, but maybe fessing up to Al Jazeera America isn’t as bad as talking to Sean Hannity.

PolitiFact flashback laugher: ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan’ rated ‘half true’

Reminder: In 2012, PolitiFact rated “if you like your plan you can keep it” as “half true.” I guess for the half who will keep their insurance, it’s true, and for the half who are losing their existing coverage (reportedly 1.5 million so far) it’s false. I doubt a Republican’s claim would have earned similar deference.

Read what I wrote here for more background on no matter how the Dems try to slice it, they knew millions would lose their existing insurance. Hopefully PolitiFact can find time to do a fact check of their 2012 fact check.

It’s hilarious how Dem flacks are saying “there’s nothing written in the law that says people won’t be able to keep their existing coverage.” Sure, and there’s nothing written on bottles of Jägermeister that says you might wake up in a strange bed with an ugly person and a headache either. And yet, it happens.

Note: I updated the post to make it clear that the PolitiFact ruling was made in 2012.

Bob Schieffer’s revisionist history: Nothing like Kennedy assassination had ever happened before

Yeah Bob, nothing like the Kennedy assassination had ever happened before, if you don’t count these three others.

From Newsbusters:

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: We want to turn now to a fateful day you’re going to be hearing a lot about over the next month because November 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy, a day that many believe changed America forever. The first word of it for many of us came from Walter Cronkite.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

WALTER CRONKITE: From Dallas, Texas, the flash apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1:00 PM Central Standard Time, 2:00 Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SCHIEFFER: The nation was plunged into shock. Nothing like this had ever happened.

Maybe Schieffer’s not counting Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley because they were Republicans.

Obama Tries to Deflect Blame the Dems Own: GOP Needs to Stop Rooting for Obamacare Failure

First of all, the Republicans don’t need to “root” for Obamacare to fail — the Democrats built failure into the law.

From The Hill:

President Obama blasted GOP opponents of his healthcare law as hypocrites after Republicans expressed concerns about the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov.

In his weekly address, Obama suggested that the GOP’s focus on the issue was in bad faith because Republicans have pushed for years to repeal, defund or dismantle ObamaCare.

Republicans “spent the last few years so obsessed with denying … people access to health insurance that they just shut down the government and threatened default over it,” Obama said.

“It’s well past the time for folks to stop rooting for [the law’s] failure.”

I’m so tired of the “Republicans obsessed with denying people health insurance” bull. That’s projection on Obama’s part. So far, more people have lost their health insurance because of Obamacare than have received it through the ACA.

If You’re Opposed to Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius Wants You to Know She Doesn’t Work For You

I’m not sure which paycheck our tax dollars go towards offends me more — Lois Lerner’s, or Kathleen Sebelius’:

“My goal is to actually get the website up and running,” she told reporters. “The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place. I have had frequent conversations with the president and I have committed to him that my role is to get the program up and running and we will do just that.”

Shorter version of Kathleen Sebelius: If you’re demanding accountability from this administration, suck it!

Exec from Obamacare Contractor Couldn’t Even Create a HealthCare.Gov Account

Testimony today from a HealthCare.gov contractor, who I think also did some work for NASA in Capricorn One:

Obamacare contractors have now reportedly received over $1 billion in taxpayer cash.

Keep in mind that through this disaster, nobody in the Obama administration has lost a job. Quite the contrary: The people who f*#ked it all up are in charge of fixing it.

Bob Beckel Criticizes Obamacare Rollout; White House Calls to Smack Him Back in Line

Too bad the White House isn’t as good as designing health care legislation as they are at strong-arming private citizens, even if that private citizen is Dem flack Bob Beckel:

“The other day on The Five I called for a delay for the implementation of this for five months or six months to a year. And I got a call from somebody at the White House who absolutely bludgeoned me over it…“

Fortunately for Beckel, Obamacare covers injuries sustained from being bludgeoned by the Thug-in-Chief.