Mark Udall, the Partisan High Jumper
Here’s the pattern. President Obama and Harry Reid say jump and Senator Mark Udall asks how high. Yesterday, Udall jumped over more than 200 years of history to rubber stamp the Obama/Harry Reid move changing the Senate rules to allow judicial and executive branch nominees to be approved by a simple majority. This will make it easier for President Obama to get his way on | Read More »
50-100 Million Americans Could Lose Their Health Insurance
The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner and the president is sure making things ripe for Democratic defeat next year. A new analysis conducted by the American Enterprise Institute stated that 50-100 million Americans could lose their health insurance by next fall. [T]he administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They | Read More »
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The Legality of Obamacare
Barack Obama and Franklin Roosevelt have something in common- highly litigated legislation. The difference is that the court cases involving the New Deal were spread across a myriad of programs whereas with Obama, the bulk of the cases center on a single piece of legislation- Obamacare. To understand the importance of recent challenges to the ACA, we need to first look at the Obamacare case | Read More »
Religious Freedom and Hobby Lobby
The Supreme Court just heard arguments for Greece v. Galloway, a case about legislative prayer and religious freedom. But the debate shouldn’t stop there. The Court should also agree to hear Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, a high-profile case that carries widespread implications for religious business owners across the country. Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius is the case in which Hobby Lobby is suing the Department of Health and Human Services | Read More »
If you are an Oregonian who has lost your health insurance, make private arrangements NOW.
The (Democratic-controlled) Oregon state government will not have its website up and running in time. I repeat: the Oregon state government will not have its website up and running in time. Rely on the website, and you will have gaps in coverage. People who want health coverage beginning in January through Oregon’s troubled insurance exchange need to act fast. State officials said Wednesday they don’t | Read More »
New lows for Obama and ObamaCare
A new CBS News poll finds that approvals for both President Obama and his signature legislation, ObamaCare, have “plunged” to record lows.
Obama’s disapproval rating is now 57 percent. That is the highest disapproval CBS News Polls has ever found for Obama. Worse, only 37% now approve of Obama’s performance as president. That is the lowest approval rating of his presidency, and down from 46% in October — a nine-point drop in just one month.
Obama’s approval rating dropped by 9% among men, 10% among women and by 11% among Independents.
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ObamaCare’s “branding” problem
Yesterday morning, a peevish White House adviser, Dan Pfeiffer, snapped under the burden of explaining why President Obama was blowing off the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. At first he claimed the snub was due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict, but the merest glance at the President’s daily agenda (which his political team sometimes seems to forget is available to the public) showed that | Read More »
A Second Chance for Republicans
Now that the entire country sees the ten-alarm fire that has set our healthcare system ablaze, Democrats feel compelled to do something. Their Mr. Fix It plans are akin to an arsonist posing for a photo op with a 2-liter pitcher of water to put out the wildfire. Will Republicans continue to pose with them in the photo op or will they kick them aside | Read More »
Here’s how you get a death spiral
You know how there has been concern that the sickest people will preferentially sign up for Obamacare, but only when they need care? Apparently hospitals are considering buying Obamacare plans for their sickest uninsured patients. That’s right, the hospital will sign up the person, pay the premiums and then submit the patient bill to the insurer. This sort of move actually guarantees that all the | Read More »
Collapse of the Leviathan
106,000 Americans have put an Obamacare plan in their shopping cart on one of the state or federal Affordable Care Act websites. It is not that 106,000 people have paid for a healthcare plan. The federal government has decided to tabulate those who have paid for an account and those who have merely selected an account without checking out from the website as having gotten | Read More »
Meek citizens, reduced expectations
The sad tale of Jessica Sanford is sadly instructive, as well as a monumental P.R. disaster for the White House. The story seems to have pushed some normally Obama-supporting media spinmasters over the edge, notably CNN, which is covering the fiasco in minute detail, including regular updates on its website. Or are they trying to set Sanford up as a damsel in distress that Obama | Read More »
The Worst Thing about the Census Bureau, Unemployment Rate Conspiracy Theory
Boy! The pollsters sure taught Barack Obama a thing or two! If the election happened tomorrow, do you know who would beat him like a rented farmer’s mule? Mitt Romney! Of course, there’s a catch. The election was a year ago, and Mitt was the mutt that just didn’t quite have the sniff when it counted. Could this be the sign that the Progressives are finally on the way down from their hubris-laden perches of power and influence? It could be, but I have my skeptical doubts.
Yesterday we learned shocking news. Over 100 million Americans have signed up at healthcare.gov! Gappedo couldn’t build enough Pinocchios to rate this on the Washington Post lie scale, so we’re calling it a gaffe. It also comes on the heels of a less amusing foray into the domain of amateur male bovine scatology. It seems the US Census Bureau’s September 2012 Unemployment Report may have been a foray into the magical world of statistical engineering. The NY Post tells us the following:
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Gettysburg, JFK, Camelot and Democrats’ Camel-nots
On today’s sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and before Friday’s 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, Americans see their respective legacies betrayed by (mostly northern) liberal Democrats waging war against what Camelot’s Arthur and our Founding Fathers stood for. Thanks to the courage and vision of President Abraham Lincoln and the Union troops that responded to his call to arms, the last best hope | Read More »
Jessica Sanford, one of @BarackObama’s #obamacare ‘success stories,’ will have no insurance.
Oh dear God but the Democrats have not done right by this woman. OLYMPIA, Nov. 17.—Jessica Sanford, the Federal Way woman who got a shout-out from President Obama last month with her fan letter for the Affordable Care Act, got a rather rude awakening last week. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for a tax credit after all. At least that’s what the letter said that | Read More »
Healthcare.gov site advertising SQL injection attacks
Via Alex Hern on Twitter, we find that the Obamacare website has attempted website attacks in its search box, automatically prompted for you if you type or mistype the right letters or punctuation.
This tells us a few things: there is a lack of polish in the Healthcare.gov website, there are many people who want to break into the website, and there isn’t much confidence in the security of the website. All of these things should be troubling to people with data in that system.
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