President Barack Obama Dragging Democrats Down, They Have Lost 2014 Advantage Over GOP Because of Obamacare
Democrat’s Obamacare chickens are coming home to roost … Actions have consequences and Democrats are about to get hammered for backing the Obama lie.
Barack Obama and Democrats thought the 2010 midterm elections were a shellacking, 2014 might be even worse. According to a recent CNN poll, Democrats have lost all of their political advantage over the GOP for the 2014 elections. Republicans now hold a 49% to 48% lead in the generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in their congressional district without identifying the candidates. Just last month Democrats held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot. This is a 10 point swing follows a political uproar over Obamacare, and Obama being caught lying to the American people that, “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan, PERIOD!” and instead 5 plus million people and counting have lost their healthcare coverage.
Look at all those gushing Dems as Obama signs away your healthcare coverage that you liked and wanted to keep
Guess what Democrats, I guess Americans are finally learning what was in the bill that Pelosi said you just had to pass along a partisan Democrat vote.
A new CNN/ORC International poll indicates a dramatic turnaround in the battle for control of Congress in next year’s midterm elections.
Democrats a month ago held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in their congressional district without identifying the candidates.
That result came after congressional Republicans appeared to overplay their hand in the bitter fight over the federal government shutdown and the debt ceiling.
But the Democratic lead has disappeared. A new CNN/ORC poll indicates the GOP now holds a 49%-47% edge.
Gee, I wonder why Obama delayed the enrollment period for 2015 until after the 2014 midterm elections. It couldn’t be 100% based on politics now, could it? Sadly, with many individuals in America who really needed healthcare reform and affordable coverage, Barack Obama and Democrats just used that as an excuse for a political power grab and a way for the federal government to take over 1/6th of the US economy.
Watch Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-D) Spin Through Her Teeth, Stumble & Stammer as She Tries to Rewrite What She Previously Promised in Obamacare
Good grief, House Democrat Minority Leader sounded like Porky Pig this morning on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as she struggled to defend her past words and promises.
It was not meant to be a trick or gotcha question, but David Gregory confounded Pelosi on NBC’s Meet the Press’ when she was asked a simple question regarding keeping her promises the the American People. But for moonbat Nancy Pelosi, she could not seem to even muster a lame apology like Obama. Not for this liberal progressive true believer. She did her best Harry Houdini trying to contort and twist out of a straight jacket and Bill Clinton in parsing her words. Isn’t it interesting that she now uses the words, “there isn’t anything in the law,” as opposed to, “If you like what you have, you can keep it.” I hardly think the millions of individuals who have lost their insurance coverage in California Ms. Pelosi care about semantics.
“Let me commend the president. He’s gracious and he’s taking responsibility but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything in the law that said if you like what had before 2010 you couldn’t keep it.”
But wait, that is not what Nancy Pelosi said in the past. From The Weekly Standard comes San Fran Nan getting busted in a lie. But then again what should we expect from Democrats who have been caught in a major lie with Obamacare making promises to the American people they very well knew was not true. What is amazing is that her web site even to this day says, “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”
“Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it?” Pelosi asked. “I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. But that was not my experience.”
In fact, Pelosi said in 2009: “If you like what you have, you can keep it.” Pelosi’s website still states: “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”
Bipartisan Vote: House Passes Bill That OKs ‘Keep Your Health Plan’ for Obamacare as 39 Democrats Split from Barack Obama
Finally a bi-partisan vote on Obamacare, but not sure how much good it will do.
Democrats defect and pass Republican fix for Obamacare … The House of Representatives voted 261-to-157 as 39 Democrats split from President Barack Obama and passed the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.” Th bill to allow Americans to keep their health care plans banned because of Obamacare. There is no word as to whether Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid would allow this bill to come up for a vote and President Obama has stated that if H.R. 3350 was sent to him, he would veto it. Yup, sound like Obama really wants to make “fixes” to help the American people, doesn’t it? However, the real story of this vote is that 39 Democrats split with Obama and sided with the bill sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI).
Chairman Fred Upton Urges House to Pass the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013
Thirty-nine House Democrats joined 222 Republicans to pass the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013,” a bill to allow Americans to keep certain health care plans banned because of Obamacare.
The 261-to-157 vote was the largest sign of defection yet for President Obama on his signature legislative achievement.
Many of the Democrats who supported the bill, sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., are in highly competitive districts and were eager to cast a vote in support of fixing the troubled Affordable Care Act.
It was the latest in a series of embarrassing blows for the White House. But it remained symbolic. The Senate won’t take up the bill and the White House threatened to veto it.
House Speaker John Boehner called the vote “a big, bipartisan statement about the need to make things right” regarding the hang-ups in the controversial law.
CNN: Democrats defect, back GOP Obamacare fix
As stated at The Politco, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said in the weekly Republican address Saturday, “We need long-term solutions to the Obamacare debacle, not short-term political fixes like those recently proposed by the President and Senate Democrats that simply will not work.”
Even Liberal Democrat Howard Dean Asks, “I Wonder If Obama Has the ‘Legal Authority to Do This’ Regarding Obama’s Fix (VIDEO)
Folks, even Howard Dean can see this is tyranny …
Following Barack Obama’s speech where he proposed a “keep your plan” fix for Obamacare, former Vermont Governor, DNC Chair and Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean pondered while on MSNBC whether Emperor Obama had the legal authority to even propose such a “FIX” as the law had been passed by Congress. Hmm, many Conservatives are asking the same question regarding Obama’s actions. Wow, does that make Dean a racist?
“I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this, since this was a congressional bill that set this up?”
So what is it with Barack Obama? Does he think because it is called Obamacare that he has the legal authority to change any part of the law he feels by executive fiat? Imagine if a Republican did that with abortion? When Republicans confront Obamacare, they are constantly told that it is the law of the land. Really? If it is, then how come Barack Obama thinks he can just change it himself? Maybe the real probalem with Obama is that he was too busy reading the Communist Manifesto as a youth instead of watching School House Rock and “I’m Just a Bill”.
Democrats in Full Scale Panic … Congressional Democrats Give Barack Obama 72 Hour Ultimatum to Fix Obamacare or Else … Even Sen. DiFi Off Bandwagon
Barack Obama, the Divider in Chief appears to be dividing his own party: Just how bad is it for Barack Obama and Obamacare … Democrats are looking to break ranks with Obama and actually vote with the GOP.
As reported last night by Megyn Kelly on ‘The Kelly Files’ Congressional Democrats have reportedly given President Barack Obama a 72 hour ultimatum, Friday, to fix Obamacare significantly. If not, they supposedly claim that they will vote with Republicans in a bipartisan effort to fix the train wreck known as Obamacare.
Could it really be true? Are Democrats actually finally willing to break ranks with Obama to save their political skin? The roll out has been so disastrous with the malfunctioning Healthcare.gov website, woefully low amounts of individuals signing up and millions of Americans losing their insurance after Barack Obama had promised otherwise. However, yesterday former Bill Clinton gave the wink and nod to Democrats that it was okay to run long, deep and far away from Obamacare.
It gets even worse for Barack Oabma, if possible. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a Democrat who is not up for reelection in 2014, a liberal in the deep blue state of California that voted for Obama 60% – 37% in 2012, now says she will co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), a Democrat who is up for reelection in 2014, to require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she will co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care plans — a way to make good on President Barack Obama’s promise that consumers can keep their current coverage if they like it.
“This bill provides a simple fix to a complex problem,” Feinstein said in a statement Tuesday, calling Landrieu’s proposal a “commonsense fix” and urged Congress to pass it “quickly.”
Feinstein’s support is more evidence that an increasing number of congressional Democrats are getting uneasy about last month’s bungled rollout of the health care law – Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.
Democrats are demanding Obama to “fix” healthcare by Friday or they will vote with the House GOP on proposed legislation that “would allow insurance companies the option of continuing all existing health plans for a year.” However, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can’t get your plan back that you were canceled from. Insurance companies acted in accordance with Obamacare regulations and canceled individuals plans to meet the requirements. They cannot all of a sudden mandate an insurance company to reissue the policies because Obama wants an Obamacare “Mulligan”.
Democrat US Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR – 5th) Says “I Think the President Was Grossly Misleading to the American Public” on Obamacare … #You Lie
Grossly Misleading = LIE!!!
From The Weekly Standard, US Representative Kurt Schrader (OR-D) says that President Barack Onama was “Very misleading” when he said over and over and over the promise that you can keep your health care plan, if you like it. More Democrats try and distance themselves from Obamacare and not the website, Healthcare.gov, but the lies that were told to the People in order to get the law passed.
“I think the president was grossly misleading to the American public. I know right away as a veterinarian, I have my own business, that my policies got cancelled even before the Affordable Care Act. I know that I would change policies on a regular basis, trying to find the best deal for myself and my employees. But a lot of Americans, a lot of Oregonians, have stayed with the same policy for a number of years and are shocked that their policy got cancelled.
“So I think the president saying you could stay with it and not being honest that a lot of these policies were going to get cancelled was grossly misleading to the American public and is causing added stress and added strife as we go through a really difficult time with health care.”
REMEMBER THIS SCANDAL …
The Washington Examiner is reporting that the IRS broke federal law when it shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission. According to emails obtained by Judicial Watch, former IRS official Lois Lerner, who is presently on paid leave, shared the information with the IRS on conservative Tea Party groups including the American Future Fund and the American Issues Project. As Weasel Zippers opines, remember “It wasn’t long ago when Lerner was telling the House Oversight Committee, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’”
I guess that is true, if you do not consider committing a felony doing something wrong.
Lois Lerner’s statement before Congress just before she plead the 5th, “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations … “
The emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the IRS, which was considering the tax status of the groups, gave the FEC the tax returns of the groups, including income, expenditures and staff pay. The emails also revealed the exact working of the prying political questions the IRS wanted the groups to reveal, such as their goals and the requests for brochures and ads.
The information, sent via email, to the FEC came in response to the organization’s questions about whether the IRS had granted tax-exempt status to the Tea Party groups. It is unclear how the information the IRS sent was going to help the FEC, since the IRS hadn’t determined the tax status of the groups yet.
The emails were produced to Judicial Watch last week by the FEC in response to an Aug. 9, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The email chain began Feb. 3, 2009, when the FEC made it’s request to Lerner.
She emailed back 10 minutes later, and said: “I have sent your email out to some of my staff. Will get back to you as soon as I have heard from them.”
More from the Washington Examiner via Judicial Watch and Lerner’s involvement in IRS-gate:
The revealing email chain obtained by Judicial Watch begins with a February 3, 2009, email from a redacted FEC attorney asking Lerner if the IRS had issued an exemption letter for American Future Fund (AFF). The writer of the letter notes, “When we spoke last July, you told us that the American Future Fund had not received an exemption letter from the IRS.” In the same email, the FEC attorney asked Lerner if she could also advise him if the IRS had granted an exemption letter to American Issues Project (AIP) as well as to AIP’s predecessor organizations, Citizens for the Republic (CFTR) and Avenger, Inc. (AIP).
In her response sent ten minutes later from her irs.gov email address, Lerner indicated that she would require her staff to cooperate fully, saying, “I have sent your email out to some of my staff. Will get back to you as soon as I have heard from them.”
The bulk of the records obtained by Judicial Watch consist of extensive materials from the IRS’ files sent from Lerner to the FEC containing detailed, confidential information about the organizations. These include annual tax returns (Forms 990) and request for exempt recognition forms (Form 1024), Articles of Organization and other corporate documents, and correspondence between the nonprofit organizations and the IRS. Under Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, it is a felony for an IRS official to disclose either “return information” or “taxpayer return information,” even to another government agency.
Posted November 1, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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OMG, No Wonder the WH and Sebelius Do Not Want to Release the Numbers … Only 6 Individuals Signed Up for Obamacare on Its First Day
Words cannot even describe the disaster that this truly is … Talk about a failure to launch.
CMS Marilyn Tavenner would not disclose any figures when Rep. Dave Camp. HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius also would not provide a number to the committee stating that she did not have verifiable numbers. So much for transparency. Now we know why. The House Oversight Committee release documents that showed 6, yes let me repeat that, 6 individuals signed up for Obamacare on its first day. And by the days end of Wednesday, the notes showed that there were only “248 enrollments” nationwide.
It is almost impossible to conceive that only 6 individuals enrolled. However, the White House is providing no data. They claim they do not have the numbers and are unable to track them. Please, spare me the BS. How difficult could it possibly be to get such data. Sorry, I am a healthcare data analyst consultant, it isn’t that hard. As a matter of fact I have in the past been specifically asked to provide such data as well as things that are quite more difficult to track than a simple enrollment number. One would think that they had reporting functionality within the website that cost between $400 and $600 million. Doug Ross is probably closer to the truth in saying, ” They lied to Congress to hide their catastrophic failures.” The comical part of this is that have to sign up about 7 million individuals to make this work. But it can’t be Medicaid heavy which much of the early data appears to be.
For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.
But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason: CBS News has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start.
Early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day “war room” meetings convened within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website failed on Oct. 1. They were turned over in response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee.
The website launched on a Tuesday. Publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. But at a meeting Wednesday morning, the war room notes say “six enrollments have occurred so far.”
They were with BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina and Kansas City, CareSource and Healthcare Service Corporation.
By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to “approximately 100.” By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect “248 enrollments” nationwide.
Much more at Twitchy including Tweets from CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson who broke the story
UPDATE I: In a remarkable turn of events, SNL nailed it in predicting the exact number of people who successfully enrolled in Obamacare on the first day of it’s disastrous rollout. … “Millions of Americans of Americans are visiting Healthcare.gov … Unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time”
Posted November 1, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Well this as good a poll as any to use on Halloween …
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 37% of Americans say that a Zombie would do a better job than the current federal government officials that are in Washington, DC. One might say the undead vs. the brain dead. To be honest with you for the most part these days, I do not think we could tell the difference between the two. Actually, how do we know they are not Zombies? We have yet to see any polling on how vampires, ghosts or ghouls do as compared to federal government.
All in favor of the bill say aye …
It’s not exactly a vote of confidence in the powers that be: A sizable number of Americans think the undead would do a better job than the brain dead in Washington, D.C.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults believe the federal government would do a better job than zombies running the country today. But the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Americans don’t share that view, with just as many (37%) who feel zombies would do a better job running the country and another 26% who can’t decide between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
If you missed the House hearings yesterday on the Obamacare website debacle rollout with HHS. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the below VIDEO is some of the highlights. Some questioning was better than others and for the most part the Democrats decided not to care to represent the millions of people who have lost their insurance who are their constituents. Instead, they played partisan politics and seemed to defend Obamacare, the website and blame the GOP of hoping that the sky is falling. This from the folks who said that sequestration would be the end of the world.
- Sebelius actually said the site has not crashed.
- “Some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not a crystal stem”
- “Hold me accountable for the debacle, I am responsible”
- “We’re not in Kansas anymore”
- “Would you recommend to the president that he stop using the term, ‘If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan’”
- The problem with this whole debate, is you [Sebelius] won’t tell us who made the decisions”.
- Who made the decision on the 27 year old quote who is 50?”
- “We did not adequately do end-to-end testing”
What might have been one of the more eye-opening Q&A that should give all pause who entered their person data on Healthcare.gov was when it was asked,”Has each piece of that code that has been introduced into the system been security tested?” Sebelius’ ultimate answer was , “I don’t know”. WHAT? How could you not know and have made it go live? Sounds HIPAA compliant to me, NOT!
I guess Obama will consider this another phony scandal.