Tweet of the Day, Your Marital Problems Are Not My Business, @FLOTUS edition.
And I’m sorry to hear about them, Mrs. Obama. Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, updates to this account will be limited. #Shutdown — FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) October 1, 2013 I mean, it must have been awful to have your own husband tell you that you’re not an essential part of the government. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Cover Oregon announces signup delay for #Obamacare exchange. *Despite* hipster songs.
But… but… but… this is impossible! Oregonians will have to wait to enroll for health insurance through President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. I mean, Cover Oregon had a song! Officials said late Monday that Cover Oregon, the state’s insurance marketplace that was supposed to go live on Tuesday, is still experiencing glitches. The online system is not correctly determining eligibility for tax credits, the | Read More »
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R, Kansas) rashly promises to sign up for #obamacare exchanges.
I say rashly because he’s making a BIG assumption, here: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), an opponent of ObamaCare, said he will try to sign up for the healthcare exchange when it opens Tuesday. “I’m going to try to enroll tomorrow morning, October 1,” Pompeo vowed. “I wish everyone [signing up for ObamaCare] good luck. …which is to say, Pompeo is assuming that it will be | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Pro-#Obamacare Trolls Will HATE Reading This edition.
Stu Rothenberg, after looking at the 2012 exit polls and noting that the same electorate that re-elected Barack Obama also supported repeal of Obamacare over not-repeal 49/44, finishes up with: There is no denying that Obama won the 2012 presidential election. But that vote shouldn’t be held up as a vote of confidence for Obamacare. And it’s worth mentioning (again) that the Republicans taking a | Read More »
American public: IRS guilty as sin, but protected by @barackobama.
A fish rots from the head down. If I was a Democratic operative, I’d be worrying like the blazes about these numbers: A new Rasmussen Reports poll found 53 percent of likely U.S. voters believe the IRS broke the law when it targeted tea party and other conservative groups, while only 24 percent disagree. But only 17 percent believe it is even somewhat likely that | Read More »
Some short and sweet advice for the Senate Republican caucus. #obamacare
The Senate Republican Caucus is currently having a rather public fight over the tactics that Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have adopted to try to stop Obamacare before next Tuesday’s train wreck. I have a position about those tactics, as does everybody reading this. But let me (as someone who has striven to remain civil to fellow-Republicans about the whole thing) put a word | Read More »
@BarackObama kills Big Bird’s health care.
You know, a competent administration would have someone on staff whose job it would be to keep track of potentially awkward symbolic moments, in order to keep them from exploding in their boss’s face. Apparently not: In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist | Read More »
Small businesses must …fax… their #obamacare exchange applications in.
Yes, faxes are still a thing, apparently. You can even do them from your computer. And if you’re a small business owner wanting to get Obamacare coverage, you’re going to have to! Administration officials are quietly telling key interest groups to expect initial glitches signing up online for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Two sources tell The Associated Press that small businesses | Read More »
Obama administration defies Senate on UN arms trade treaty.
Check with your former colleagues, Secretary Kerry: there was no point to signing this treaty, because it will not be ratified. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday, and Republicans aren’t happy about it. [snip] “This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and | Read More »
Did Terry McAuliffe allow GreenTech to keep on fundraising, using his name?
Man, the Washington Post is really setting itself up for some severe criticism when they finally end up endorsing Terry McAuliffe. It’s like they’re providing us with all the information we need to discredit said endorsement ahead of time: …Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), is listed in a recent confidential memorandum to prospective investors as GreenTech Automotive’s “chairman emeritus.” The 70-page document includes photographs | Read More »
Twitchy is aggregating “Hey! Your health care plan got cancelled!” letters. #obamacare
They’re getting quite the collection. Some things to remember: Starting January 1st, 2014, people WILL be required to get health care. Or pay a fine. Starting January 1st, 2014, employers will NOT be required to offer people health care. Barack Obama gave them one year extensions, not individuals. A common theme of these letters seems to be that the plans are getting cancelled as of | Read More »
Quote of the Day, The Left Loves Poor People Like I Love Ribeye Steak edition.
Megan’s showing some dislike for free trade* in this Bloomberg piece; but it was this that stood out for me. A disability check is a poor substitute for a job, from both the recipient and the taxpayer’s perspective. The sort of person who prefers a disability check to a decent job is the only person we don’t want to help. Megan needs to define that | Read More »
How a reporter for the Cleveland Press nearly had YOUR grandfather killed invading Kyushu!
Doesn’t sound so noble that way, huh? Something that strikes me about this piece about the idiot reporter who nearly revealed the Manhattan Project to the Axis – and the commentary to that piece in the Atlantic: neither account takes the time to say, Oh, by the way, this was a hideously irresponsible thing to write and publish while we were in the middle of | Read More »