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 »
If you can vote in the Princeton, NJ Council election, vote for @Fausta.
Every election is important: Democrat incumbents Jenny Crumiller and Patrick Simon face Republican challenger Fausta Rodriguez Wertz next week in a contest for two three-year-term seats on the Princeton Council. Fausta is a woman and blogger of excellent character and intelligence, long known to me; and she would make an excellent addition to the Princeton Council. If you can vote in that election, I urge | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli helpfully reminds Virginia that Barack Obama & Terry McAuliffe are allies. #obamacare.
This is, of course, a parody of Barack Obama’s actual remarks about Terry McAuliffe. You can tell because surely Barack Obama would not be stupid enough to praise Obamacare – and McAuliffe’s intention to actually drag the state further into its clutches – two days before the Virginia gubernatorial election. There are limits to idiocy. There have to be. Anyway, a taste:
Your personal information is not secure on healthcare.gov. #obamacare
This… is not an issue of too many people making the site crash. Heritage: Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state. [snip] After multiple attempts to access the problem-plagued website, Hadley finally made it past the registration | Read More »
2010: Chuck Grassley accurately predicts mass insurance cancellations under #obamacare.
As I said on Twitter: CNN. CN Freaking N. Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out. In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate | Read More »
So, @barackobama threw away his #shutdown advantage over #obamacare. Why?
Jonah Goldberg and I may have originally disagreed over who ‘won’ the shutdown – but Jonah is as startled as I am at how horribly Barack Obama handled the situation, given what Obama knew: …consider Obama’s only clear-cut political victory since his reelection. Republican demands were a bit of a moving target, but basically the GOP wanted either an all-out repeal of Obamacare or, as | Read More »
Charles C.W. Cooke eviscerates phony libertarian Virginia governor candidate Robert Sarvis.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: while I am friendly to a lot of libertarian ideas, I am not hard-shelled about it. I am no Lsyander Spooner or Benjamin Tucker. But I do know enough about the subject to know that, say, I was name-dropping some of the old-time thinkers there that the modern anarcho-capitalists like. In other words: I at least know what | Read More »
#Obamacare is holding a gun to the collective head of 93 million insurance policies.
This is… bad. Background: Jay Carney, speaking as White House Press Secretary (notice how all of the administration’s official Obamacare cheerleaders are loyal partisans, instead of respected policy wonks?) tried to argue that Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie would only turn around to bite people in the individual insurance market. Not so fast, says Avik Roy: Contrary to | Read More »
For all of your “Explain to folks how bad Sebelius was today” needs. #obamacare
The NRCC went ahead and created a useful list called the “7 Most Ridiculous Things Kathleen Sebelius Said At Today’s Hearing:” there were more than seven, of course, but these were particularly… well, ‘good’ is not really the right term, eh? Anyway, this one’s my favorite: 2. “The website never crashed.” “We were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we | Read More »
“A Promise He Could Not Keep.” [Video fixed.]
[Video fixed: I don't know why the code wasn't loading earlier, sorry.] The House GOP has produced… the video that all of you wanted them to produce about Obamacare. One that simply shows all the people who are being hurt by Barack Obama’s (and by extension, the Democratic party’s leadership’s) lies about how ‘if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.’ Well, that | Read More »
RS Interview: Lt. Govenor David Dewhurst (R, Texas). #prolife
Yesterday, as you might have read, a federal judge ruled that several elements of Texas’s abortion reform laws were unconstitutional (although not the section that restricted abortions after 20 weeks). As you might recall, RedState spoke with Lt. Governor Dewhurst after the bill finally passed, and we spoke to him again yesterday: Short version: Texas is going to fight the court case, Texas is expecting | Read More »