‘It’s a complete clusterf**k’: Another Obamacare supporter caught in a trap he helped set

There’s a schadenfreude-tastic article in the New York Observer written by somebody who was a big Obama supporter who is now “seething at a president I helped elect.”.

This person lost his health plan after Obama kicked in and he was stupid enough not to see through the sham like the rest of us tried to warn him for years. Here’s the best “advice” he could get:

I went to a friend and colleague–let’s call him Peter–for advice. He also had his individual medical policy cancelled because of Obamacare. “I’m stuck on the same question–income,” he told me. Peter does a little writing, a little farming, a little this and that to keep the ship afloat. “I got through to the exchange, and the woman there told me to just estimate what my income would be this year.” In other words: Make it up. If he overestimated, he’d be screwing himself out of a subsidy, Peter said. If he underestimated, he’d be hit with a big fat bill. He wasn’t sure he wouldn’t also be accused of fraud. So he called his accountant, who’s also a lawyer.

That only got him so far. At a certain point in the conversation, the accountant/lawyer had to get off the phone. “I have to stop answering your questions,” he told Peter. “I can’t ethically advise you, because honestly I don’t know the right thing to do. Nobody does. There are no answers. Right now it’s a complete clusterfuck.”

And that’s so true. There’s no “ethical” advice in the world that can get people untangled from a law that is unethical to put it mildly. The only solution is to burn the whole thing to the ground. But unless people like this guy now get very vocal in supporting full repeal of this giant disaster of a law, I don’t feel sorry for them in the least.

John Kerry’s optimism about the Iran nuke deal has a distinct Neville Chamberlain feel to it

The U.S. and Iran reached a nuclear deal last night. The Obama administration is thrilled, and the Iranian leadership shares that enthusiasm:

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Netanyahu called the deal a “historic mistake” (even though Kerry ridiculously said Israel stands shoulder to shoulder with the U.S. on this) and John Bolton says it’s “abject surrender” to Iran.

The deal reportedly lifts some economic sanctions on Iran in return for them “freezing or reversing” progress at their nuclear facilities. Iran’s leadership seems uncharacteristically happy with being told what to do, so I’ll remain firmly in the “wildly skeptical” category.

I think they’re calling it the “Iran nuclear deal” because “Munich agreement” was already taken. On that point, here’s Daniel Pipes (h/t Doug Ross):

This wretched deal offers one occasion when comparison with Neville Chamberlain in Munich in 1938 is valid. An overeager Western government, blind to the evil cunning of the regime it so much wants to work with, appeases it with concessions that will come back to haunt it. Geneva and Nov. 24 will be remembered along with Munich and Sep. 29.”

Photo of the week: The White House’s touching tribute to the back of Obama (and JFK’s in the picture too)

It’s almost as if @WhiteHouse is a parody Twitter account. Here’s Obama’s tribute to JFK:

Here’s the view from inside Obama’s head:

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/statuses/403980398742364160

Hilarious that the president who campaigned by baiting voters with all the the freebie goodies the government would give them if he got elected is pretending to have the utmost respect the president who’s famous for saying “Ask not what your country can do for you…”

On 50th anniversary of JFK assassination, the media are still trying to pin blame on ‘right wing extremist environment’ of the day

The media can be sickeningly disingenuous in its reporting about the JFK assassination and the elements behind it. With that in mind, here’s a good take from David Bernstein via Instapundit:

This is really amazing to me. The New York Times and the Washington Post each manages to publish a piece on the Kennedy assassination, by two different authors, focusing on what they see as the right-wing extremist environment in Dallas in 1963, and while never saying so directly, implicitly blaming Kennedy’s assassination on that environment.

Look, guys. Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK. Oswald was a Communist. Not a small c, “all we are saying is give peace a chance and let’s support Negro civil rights” kind of Communist, but someone so committed to the cause (and so blind to the nature of the USSR) that he actually went to live in the Soviet Union. And when that didn’t work out, Oswald became a great admirer of Castro. He apparently would have gone to live in Cuba before the assassination if the Cubans would have had him. Before assassinating Kennedy, Oswald tried to kill a retired right-wing general. As near as we can tell, he targeted Kennedy in revenge for Kennedy’s anti-Castro actions.

The attempt to at best distract us from who the killer was and why he killed JFK, and at worst to pin the blame on entirely innocent people for inciting Dallas opinion against JFK (or perhaps to imply that the right-wingers plotted the assassination), even though those innocents were exactly the type of people Oswald hated, is just pathetic, and the Times and Post should be embarrassed for publishing these pieces.

Surprising some people aren’t blaming Bush for the JFK assassination.

Wait, some are. Never mind.

Update: Check out this BS article in the Washington Post by a wacko journalism professor. I think he’s blaming the Kennedy assassination on the Tea Party or something. Nut job.

Naturally: Barack Obama’s ‘happy birthday’ pictures for Joe Biden feature Barack Obama

Vice President Pluggernuts turned 71 yesterday, and Team Obama made sure to include the president in both of their birthday wishes:

Feel free to caption the “high five” one. “Millions just lost their health plans… UP TOP!”

Below is an outtake from the “high five” photo session. It took them a few tries to get it right:

Obamacare enrollments vs. insurance cancellation notices in one simple chart

So far Obamacare has cost about 40 times more people their insurance than have obtained insurance through the program. “Mission Accomplished” … if you were trying to speed up the stampede to “single payer,” which will be an exponentially larger failure:

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It’s amazing when you consider that the pitch for this piece of shit law was to “cover those who don’t have insurance.” Well, those who don’t have insurance are trickling onto the Medicare roles, and the number of people who had health insurance who are losing it is now in the millions.

Side observation: Nancy Pelosi is repugnant — but you knew that.

Unrelated: Tuesday and most of Wednesday I’ll be in South Carolina on “business” (tell y’all about it later when I’m able), so my posts here and at Michelle’s may slow down a bit unless they have wi-fi on the plane or in any of the restaurants in which I’ll be searching for the perfect steak.

(h/t Twitchy)

Bowie State students complain after cheap campus health plan dropped due to Obamacare regs

Many of the people interviewed here say they voted for Obama, so it’s hard to feel sorry for them, but at the same time it’s amazing to watch expectations in 2008 vs. realities in 2013:

Students at Bowie State University assailed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday after administrators cancelled a low cost school-wide health care plan due to new regulations in the law.

Many students told Campus Reform that the now cancelled plans, which provided coverage for just $50 per semester, were the only insurance they could afford.

Unfortunately, we’re all getting what only the ones who voted for Obama (and Pelosi, and Reid, etc) deserved.

Even though they’re complaining about this, the next politician who comes along and promises to make their health care cheaper and make jobs more plentiful and higher paying will without a doubt earn their enthusiastic support. Some never seem to learn, which is part of the reason the country has such massive problems.