This from a guy in the party that always harps on how much Republicans “hate women”:
Seeking to persuade the Saudis that the Obama administration does not take them for granted, Mr. Kerry, in an appearance at the American Embassy here earlier on Monday, described the kingdom as “the senior player” among Arab nations, a notion he reinforced when, at his news conference, he called Saudi Arabia an “indispensable” partner.
(Wary of inflaming Saudi sensitivities, Mr. Kerry sidestepped a reporter’s question about whether Saudi women should be allowed to drive, casting the debate as one “best left to Saudi Arabia.”)
Heh. Lurch will lecture Eastern Europe about why they should get rid of anti-gay laws, but when it comes to Saudi women being allowed to drive, that’s for the locals to decide. Kerry obviously knows who the masters are.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)
A sad story from a WSJ op-ed written by a California woman with cancer who lost her coverage because of Obamacare:
My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.
What happened to the president’s promise, “You can keep your health plan”? Or to the promise that “You can keep your doctor”? Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician.
This d-bag Obama adviser is basically saying she’s lying about the reason she no longer has private insurance:
Overheard at this morning’s Team Obama meeting: “Hey, let’s take down this late stage cancer patient.” Real nice.
Naturally, Obama’s people say the reason the woman lost her coverage has nothing to do with Obamacare, which is of course total, complete, 100 percent bullshit, and then some. This is an AP/HuffPo headline from July: UnitedHealthcare Is The Second To Leave California’s Individual Insurance Market Ahead Of Obamacare.
“Ahead of Obamacare.” As in to get out before the law’s implementation made administering those individual policies economically unfeasible.
Here’s Team Obama’s ridiculous tactic to deflect blame: Let’s assume you own a grocery store in Tokyo. One day Godzilla comes along and stomps it. You go to the press and blame the King of Monsters. Dan Pfeiffer, who represents Godzilla, goes on TV and says you’re wrong to blame the monster — your store was about to go out of business anyway because it wasn’t properly serving the needs of the community. Godzilla did citizens a favor!
These people are reprehensible. “Period”:
Update: A reminder via Twitter:
As evidenced by this ABC News clip, Obama would definitely make a better TV pitchman then he does a president (h/t Instapundit):
Of course, if any of those other products being hawked were only ordered successfully by six people nationally on the first day, they’d be discontinued.
Alternate headline: Select members of Congress breathe sigh of relief at prospect of healthier hookers
From CNN via Newsbusters, more about the “Healthy Ho’s Party”:
Organized by “Siouxsie Q,” a Bay Area sex worker, the event was meant to encourage other sex workers to enroll in the new insurance exchanges. It was a rousing success: Nearly 40 men and women attended and almost all of them filed enrollment paperwork.
In the all-cash, off-the-books sex industry, workers can be particularly high risk and insurance is often out of reach. Many sex workers — a broad term that can refer to a number of services, including sexual massage, prostitution, and escort and dominatrix work — consider themselves self-employed entrepreneurs who can’t afford to purchase healthcare. But that could all change with the Affordable Care Act. […]
Volunteers from Siouxsie’s weekly podcast, The WhoreCast, staffed the event. “Jolene,” another sex worker who had already enrolled through the California exchange, was also on hand to talk users through the process. A key detail for the crowd: Enrollment doesn’t require users to report their employment.
Because much of the income in the sex industry is “off the books” (so I’m told), a person could make a hundred grand or more releasing second chakras for their clients and qualify for subsidized health insurance as long as they report less than $46k in annual income.
Obamacare is a horrible law, but maybe libs will eventually realize that if for no other reason than it’s going to encourage people to create an underground economy which will lower the government’s tax haul.