“Failure is ALWAYS an option*.” #obamacare
A free hint to my fellow liberal arts majors: outside of our own, rather narrow, academic disciplines, it really doesn’t matter how hard you wish for something. You’re not gonna get it that way: The idea that “failure is not an option” is a fantasy version of how non-engineers should motivate engineers. That sentiment was invented by a screenwriter, riffing on an after-the-fact observation about | Read More »
Head’s up: apparently, there’s an Iran deal going on.
Hard to say, really: the President was supposed to be on at 10:15 PM Eastern to announce it. He’s late. As usual. (10:28 PM, no Barack Obama): Full White House fact sheet on Iran deal: http://t.co/hYEms4aI13 — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 24, 2013
@BarackObama ‘extends’ application ‘deadline’ to December 23rd. #obamacare
This is actually not going to work, you know. The Obama administration on Friday offered an extension of the current ObamaCare enrollment period — though not exactly what Republicans were seeking. Federal health officials announced Friday afternoon that they’d give people another eight days this year to enroll in an insurance policy and still get covered by Jan. 1. Previously, people had to enroll by | Read More »
Tweet of the Day, …And The Sign Was Taken Out Back And Never Seen Again edition.
Probably got sent out to a nice farm in the country, where it could play with all the other hideously misspelled and ungrammatical Democratic props: TWO LL’S WITH #FILIBUSTERS-Staffer removes placard w word “filibuster” misspelled moments before Sen. Reid presser. pic.twitter.com/EQkU0QrlKw — Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) November 21, 2013
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 »
@barackobama ripping off Newt Gingrich’s new book Breakout.
ou know, doing that sort of thing isn’t actually a bad plan: Newt Gingrich is a pretty good idea man. But you think that the President could have attributed his sources: President Obama lifted the theme of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s new book “Breakout” during a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. In the session, he said that the nation is “poised for | Read More »
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Guess who’s not going?
Go ahead. Guess. On Tuesday, just 65 miles from the White House, thousands will gather at the battlefield where 150 years ago the sacrifice and bloodshed and deaths of warring Americans were immortalized by the words of President Abraham Lincoln. Fifty-one thousand casualties were counted when the fighting ceased in 1863, including 8,000 deaths, a toll that Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, pledged the nation | 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 »
Why are people surprised that @barackobama has no conception of good staffing? #obamacare
Bolding mine, but the last line probably is the most relevant question that can be asked about the current administration: There is nothing that any president needs more than a team of competent people around him who can keep him and his key initiatives on track. President Obama is in his fifth year in office, and he isn’t getting the level of performance from his | Read More »
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D, New Hampshire) sneers at the American people!
And not just the people of New Hampshire’s Second District. Kuster has a problem with all of us: …New Hampshire’s four members of Congress, three of them Democrats, were set upon by local reporters with one simmering question: What are you going to do about the faltering Affordable Care Act? Representative Ann McLane Kuster, the state’s freshman Democrat, displayed her own exasperation over the failed | Read More »
Mary Landrieu (D) and Barack Obama (D) must denounce Lindel Toups (D) blatant racism.
This going to be an epic NAME! THAT! PARTY!!!!!: It’s important for this to be understood, because Louisiana is going to take a PR hit thanks to the reptilian/[expletive deleted]-for-brains remark [Lindel Toups] was credited with making in a piece appearing Wednesday in the Tri-Parish Times about tomorrow’s referendum in Lafourche Parish about redirecting library funds toward a new parish jail… [snip] But he’s | Read More »
Stu Rothenberg: Michigan Senate race no longer a lock for the Democrats.
Hey, tell me again how utterly doomed the Republican party is next year. Republicans don’t need to win Michigan to get the majority in the Senate, but the Wolverine State could become a serious takeover target later next year. [snip] Make no mistake, [Democratic candidate Gary] Peters has shown remarkable political agility and starts this race with the edge, but this open seat should no | Read More »
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 »