Tag Archive: Barack Obama

Putting The Obama in Obamacare

One of the things we’ve touched on occasionally how Barack Obama has been unilaterally rewriting parts of the Obamacare as problems emerge. On Friday, we had the most blatant example yet:

The Obama administration, in an 11th-hour change, announced significant exemptions for people who recently lost their insurance coverage and are struggling to get a new plan — drawing immediate criticism from the insurance industry and Republican lawmakers.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

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He’s Not the Messiah; He’s A Very Naughty Boy

I just knew the combination of Piers Morgan and Barbara Walters would produce something special. It did. Barbara admitted to what we all have suspected:

PIERS MORGAN, HOST: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?

BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you’ve touched on it

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Lie of the Year: Your Healthcare

Politifact has chosen Barack Obama’s “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it” as the Lie of the Year. Prepare for the Left Wing to suddenly turn on Politifact (as they did a couple of years ago when PF picked “Republicans will end Medicare” as their lie). Prepare also for all kinds of explanations as to why Obama’s promise was actually really correct, if you make assumptions X, Y and Z, even … Read more

Turkeys and Drumsticks 2013

For six years running, I have taken advantage of the Thanksgiving Holiday to give out my awards for Turkey of the Year and Golden Drumsticks. The latter are for those who exemplify the best traits in our public sphere. The former are for those who exemplify silliness and stupidity. I rarely give them out to someone who is evil; they are reserved for those who regularly makes me shake my head and wonder what they’re … Read more

Ranking the Recent Presidents

Gallup had an interesting poll out today asking people’s opinions of the last 11 presidents.

In assessing the legacies of the last 11 U.S. presidents, Republicans and Democrats diverge most in how history will judge Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Republicans believe Obama will be judged worst among recent presidents, while Democrats predict Bush will. At the same time, Republicans expect Bush to get a favorable historical review, and Democrats anticipate the same

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Physician, Heal Nothing

It finally seems to have sunk into the Obama Administration how badly this Obamacare thing is going. There have been rumblings that the system will not be fixed by the end of the month (color me surprised). The total enrollment is something like 100,000 (only a quarter from the federal exchange). And millions of people are livid over having their policies cancelled.

If you’ve followed Obama for the last five years, you know what comes … Read more

Obama’s Non-Apology Apology

After weeks of his minions saying that Obama didn’t really promise that we could keep our healthcare plans if we liked them, Obama kinda sorta apologized for … let him be clear … promising that if we liked our healthcare plans we could keep them.

Well– first of all, I meant what I said. And we worked hard to try to make sure that we implemented it properly. But obviously, we didn’t do enough– a

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Bain to the Rescue

Oh, joy. To steal a line from Lewis Grizzard, and with apologies to my consultant friends, we’re bringing in God’s plague on mankind when locusts are out of season: consultants.

After a week of unrelentingly negative news coverage and consumer dissatisfaction with the healthcare.gov web site, the White House believes it has turned an important corner by identifying a date when the web site will be fixed.

Jeffrey Zients, whom President Obama named this

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Yes, the Debt Ceiling Matters

There is an effort on to pretend the debt ceiling is no big deal. We won’t default, they say, because Obama can simply re-direct spending to make sure our debts get paid. Why, hitting the debt ceiling could be a good thing, forcing the government to live within its means and balancing the budget in one fell stroke.

There are multiple problems with this line of thought, the primary one being that this would … Read more

The GOP Aren’t the Only Fools

That was the gist of another great Conor Friersdorf Tweetdown last night:

As I said the other day, the GOP seems to be floundering around finding something to make this shutdown about. Democrats, of course, interpret this to mean that they are political geniuses. They might … Read more

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