House Energy/Commerce Committee: HHS knew all along #obamacare was failing.
Oh, this should provide hours of amusement. House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled a series of documents provided by the Department of Health and Human Services from July 2013 that reveal the administration internally voicing serious concerns about the progress of the HealthCare.gov website. Among the concerns raised by senior officials was the ability to meet the October 1 launch date and the | Read More »
John Boehner in 2010 setting up my “We told you so” in 2013. #obamacare
And yes, I would like to take this time to remind the American people with regard to Obamacare that we, in point of fact, told you so. That’s then-House Minority Leader John Boehner pointing out in 2010 that Obamacare was passed in shameful fashion and in grotesque guise. He also noted that this entire “if you like your plan you can keep it” was arrant | Read More »
Nevada’s state #obamacare exchange numbers are… very, very bad.
So last month there was SOME sort of benchmark established for the Nevada state exchange: According to Nevada Health Link’s Twitter feed, as of October 15, 32,280 Nevadans had created accounts on the exchange, with 11,916 of them beginning applications. 3,795 had completed the eligibility process and 1,419 had selected a plan and placed it in their cart, a task at least one step short | Read More »
Joe Biden gets a Detroit woman killed.
Good job there, Mr. Vice President: It was shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 2 and Renisha McBride was involved in an accident with a parked vehicle in Detroit. More than two hours later and six blocks away, she was shot in the face by a man who told police he thought someone was breaking into his Dearborn Heights home. The 54-year-old homeowner, according to police, | Read More »
Two pictures that show the utter mendacity of anti-gun websites.
This is a time where two pictures are worth more than a thousand words each:
PSA: #Obamacare drawing con-men like rotten meat draws flies.
Don’t believe me? Then maybe you’ll believe that notorious right-wing Tea Party rag The New York Times: To the list of problems plaguing President Obama’s health care law, add one more — fraud. With millions of Americans frustrated and bewildered by the trouble-prone federal website for health insurance, con men and unscrupulous marketers are seizing their chance. State and federal authorities report a rising number | Read More »
How #obamacare is messing up MANY Dem 2016 candidates’ lives.
I mean, obviously it’s going to mess up Joe Biden’s life: he’s the Vice President of the administration who turned the roll-out of the single most iconic representation of the progressive/liberal concept of big government into a prolonged rake-stepping session. And just as obviously it’s going to mess up Hillary Clinton’s life, too: she’s the woman who brought the rake in the first place. Remember: | Read More »
Rep. Diana DeGette’s (D, CO) #obamacare denial.
So a Colorado woman (one Cathy Wagner) finds out that her health care plan, like that of 250,000 other Coloradans, got cancelled (H/T: @allahpundit). Ms. Wagner’s new plan (healthy couple in late middle age, apparently no kids) went up 35% (to twelve grand a year) and a higher deductible. This news is hardly surprising to anybody who regularly reads this site, but for the benefit | Read More »
PJ Tatler: American Bridge PAC now stalking Republicans through high schools.
Let me set the scene: Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) was in his district on Thursday, doing general Congressmen stuff: in this particular case, he was making an appearance at a local high school [political] science club. Basic, not-particularly-[partisan]-political constituent outreach, in other words. Rep. Fitzpatrick was off doing the unglamorous civics thing, which is a large part of any Representative’s job. But apparently the | Read More »
Time Magazine attempts to fat-shame Chris Christie*.
So Business Insider notes this Time cover: “Elephant in the room?” You have to admit: that’s some dang good passive-aggressive, plausibly deniable fat-shaming, there (note that Allahpundit over at Hot Air noted the exact same sneak-hit that we at RedState did). Fortunately, our own Ben Howe notes that you can play with the symbolic meanings of the totem animals of both sides:
Let the #obamacare internal purges begin!
Contra @BrianFaughnan, only one so far: The [exquisitely painful Senate] hearing [for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius] came on the same day that the Obama administration announced that the chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, whose office supervised the creation of the troubled federal website, was retiring. The official, Tony Trenkle, will step down on Nov. 15 “to take a position | Read More »
Another gun company predictably fleeing New York.
This is going around: Nearly 10 months since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) signed the SAFE Act, opposition to the law continues to increase, three gun companies have announced plans to leave the state, and a key provision in the law has been quietly delayed. American Tactical Imports is the third gun company to announce it would be leaving the state and will be | Read More »
Virginia state elections open thread.
A variety of races, including their House of Delegates: the big-ticket one is the Governor’s race, but both the Lt Governor and Attorney General races are of interest. Good luck, Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson, Mark Obenshain, and the HoD Republican candidates. Official results here.
Big-time Obama bundler bankrolling Libertarian in Virginia gubernatorial race.
Who here is shocked? A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot — a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race. Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for | Read More »
Democratic Senators *may* be starting to signal that healthcare.gov is doomed. #obamacare
I could not believe that Dianne Feinstein had said this, in response to Bob Schaffer’s pointing out that the President kept telling us that if we liked our plans, we could keep our plans: Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the | Read More »