Harry Reid, Barack Obama fingered as sources for Dick Durbin lie about GOP.
I should not be surprised: Harry Reid is the wellspring for all clumsy lies in the Senate. But you’d think that the President wouldn’t have been this stupid. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told his Democratic caucus last week in a private meeting that a top House Republican said to President Barack Obama, “I cannot even stand to look at you,” according to two | Read More »
Rift between Dick Durbin and… White House? [UPDATE: Durbin calls Barack Obama a liar.]
They’re starting to crack under the strain, guys. Allegation: A top Senate Democrat said that a leading House Republican told President Obama that they could not ‘even stand to look at you’ during negotiations over the government shutdown. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president. Denial: Spokesmen for both Speaker | Read More »
White House doing emergency meeting with insurance industry. …Deniably. #obamacare
Gee, this doesn’t sound ominous for Obamacare boosters. No, not at all: “The White House is meeting with CEOs of health plans on Wednesday, according to two insurance industry sources.” I got a reaction to this from a (non-insurance company) CEO who, for reasons which will become abundantly clear as soon as you read it, prefers to stay anonymous. You can guess whose code name | Read More »
#Obamacare chat line personnel starting to seriously lose it.
I know that this video from the GOP on the Obamacare exchange’s help chat SOUNDS like an exaggeration… …but it’s actually not.
Washington Post: #obamacare exchange flunked pre-launch testing. *Grotesquely*.
So, if the story’s from the Washington Post, then why am I picking Talking Points Memo as the go-to link for this story? Federal health officials went ahead with the Oct. 1 launch of Obamacare’s online health insurance marketplace despite a failed test days before, the Washington Post reported Monday. Government officials and contractors ran a test to see whether the web portal could handle | Read More »
Rep. Joe Garcia’s (D, Florida) former chief of staff is going to jail.
But there’s no such thing as election fraud in this country: Congressman Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff will head to jail for orchestrating a fraudulent, online absentee-ballot request plot during last year’s elections.
Weekly GOP address: Ken Cuccinelli (R CAND, Virginia-GOV).
I’m not going to mince words: you need to go and support Ken Cuccinelli. I don’t think that the third party polling we’re seeing is accurate – Virginia, historically, does not reward third parties with that level of support – but I do think that Terry McAuliffe is probably ahead, and McAuliffe is certainly acting as if he’s got the momentum. Boils down to this: | Read More »
White House bringing in “*Top* Men” to ‘fix’ #Obamacare exchanges.
A couple of things about this report: The Obama administration Sunday said it’s called on “the best and brightest” tech experts from both government and the private sector to help fix the troubled website at the root of the Obamacare enrollment problems. The unusual Sunday 600-word blog post from HHS was the first update in more than a week on the many failings of an | Read More »
Spanish-language version of #Obamacare delayed, yet again.
September 27, 2013: In another delay for the Affordable Care Act, White House officials quietly told Hispanic groups on Wednesday that the Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle online enrollments until mid-October. Mid-October:
#Obamacare Watch: This Is What Technocracy Looks Like edition.
And this is why we left that particular political philosophy in the Thirties, where it belongs. Grim reading on the Obamacare exchanges here from Yuval Levin (short version: the exchanges are in one whole joojooflop situation), with an important caveat: The character of the conversations I had with these very knowledgeable individuals in the last few days reminded me of something: It reminded me of | Read More »
Joe Garcia (D, Florida 26) SWEARS that that $25 grand payout wasn’t hush money.
Oh, dear. This looks very awkward: What’s worse than firing your top political adviser and chief of staff amid a state elections-fraud investigation? Having to pay him $25,000 in invoices that appear once the FBI opens up a separate inquiry. Welcome to Congressman Joe Garcia’s world.
…Erm, where is the rest of Terry McAuliffe’s dirty Joseph Caramadre money?
Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, the current Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia, chose not disclose his investment into an insurance scheme run by a businessman [Joseph Caramadre] who was stealing the identities of terminally ill patients on his Virginia Board of Elections Statement of Economic Interest during his 2009 run for Governor. [snip]
#Obamacare exchanges: June myth versus October reality.
Here’s a fun game: see how far you can get in this Atlantic Obamacare puff piece from June 2013 before you erupt in involuntary laughter! As the first website to be demonstrated by a sitting President of the United States, Healthcare.gov already occupies an unusual place in history. In October, it will take on an even more important historic role, guiding millions of Americans through | Read More »
Quote of the Day, This Is Why We Fight #Obamacare edition.
Never mind partisan maneuvering: when it comes to stopping Obamacare, it is in the best interests of the country that we win. Because the waves of pain are just going to keep on coming. The first two weeks of healthcare.gov have passed, with no progress toward a usable website on which to enroll. The public is being told that they can also enroll via paper | Read More »