#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 »
#MillionVetMarch assembles peacefully, pulls down Lincoln Memorial #barrycades.
The Lincoln Memorial is not the federal government’s prop. Inside the Lincoln Memorial #1mVetMarch #Veterans pic.twitter.com/1eKJT1Y56P — Sherry Lucas (@PorchPhilosophy) October 13, 2013 Barack Obama is not a king. What an amazing picture featuring .@SenTedCruz in Washington DC at the #1MVetMarch! #VETERANS
#TCOT #CTOT #PJNET pic.twitter.com/cIbyhbgcoh — ConservativeTalker™ (@cubfanbeerguy) October 13, 2013 We are not his subjects. @twitchyteam RT @ZephyrK9 Taking barrycades to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave | Read More »
MSNBC’s Phil Griffin: Fox News is spying on me! With RAYS! In My HEAD!
This is a highly entertaining media tantrum: Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there’s something fishy about Tuesday’s ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation. “Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, | Read More »
The Moe Lane Zen And The Art Of Partisan Hackery Flow Chart.
Given the somewhat contentious discussions that we have been having in the conservative movement over the last few weeks, I felt that this might help. Besides, hey: flow charts. I’ve been meaning to get a program that would let me do flow charts*. Anyway, I hope this assists. Moe Lane *It’s who I am, and I have given myself permission to be all right with | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Embrace The Healing Power Of “And,” Brother @charlescwcooke edition.
Charles C.W. Cooke, in the process of pointing out that Obamacare was sold to us as a money-saver – and that the Left is now apparently stupid enough to think that we’re stupid enough not to have noticed – writes: [Barack Obama's] central claim [in 2008] — that premiums would drop for the typical family by $2,500 — could literally have been taken from the | Read More »
#Obamacare exchange design priorities: insurance is nice, but your SSN is ESSENTIAL.
This passage from the latest round of Dear God, but these Obamacare exchanges are horribly designed articles leaped out at me: It appears that a major reason why the federal exchange has borne the brunt of the problems is that the website asks you to set up an account, inclusive of your Social Security number, before shopping for prices on the exchange. This is in | Read More »
Hardcore antiwar Left attempts to hijack public anger at @barackobama over #shutdown.
You might have noticed last night the groundwork for a future attempt (probably later today) to incite outrage about war veterans getting arrested at a Vietnam Veterans memorial. Turns out that these particular war veterans get arrested every year – in New York – as part of their general antiwar protesting. Don’t believe me? Believe the Atlantic, then: The gathering took place in part to | Read More »
White House confirms: the #obamacare signup numbers are really, really bad.
Which is why they won’t release them for at least a month. The Obama administration is not planning on releasing enrollment numbers on Obamacare until November, senior administration officials said Monday, as they continued to insist that delays with the healthcare.gov website were entirely the result of high volume. “We will release monthly data when it is available,” a senior administration official told CNN. “We | Read More »
Sticker Shock: Californians suddenly discover why all the Republican shouting over #Obamacare.
And BOOM goes the dynamite. Meet Tom Waschura, Californian, father of two – oh, and right: Obama supporter. Just got a letter from his healthcare provider telling him that his private health insurance just went up by ten grand a year: “I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today,” Waschura said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican | Read More »