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Blitzer Adopts “Extremist” Republican Position

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, a well know hard-right ideologue, said today that given the glitches with Obamacare, maybe Republicans have a point.

If they weren’t fully ready, they should accept the advice that a lot of Republicans are giving them, delay it another year, get it ready, and make sure it works.

Et tu, Wolf?

19 Responses to Blitzer Adopts “Extremist” Republican Position

  1. He knows the Dems are getting hammered with this, and his hero is sinking fast in the polls.
    While it seems to be the sensible thing to delay the rollout, what about the millions of people who have lost their full-time jobs and health insurance benefits because of this Oct 1 deadline?
    If the ACA is delayed, how are these people to get health insurance? They just can’t go to Aetna or BlueCross and sign up when no one is sure what the costs will be on individuals.
    If they do apply, but don’t earn enough to cover the premiums, but earn too much to qualify for Medicaide, then they are just out of luck, and no one in DC, not Dems, not Repubs, and certainly not the President seems to care.

    Can we afford another half a billion to retool the Marketplace, can we afford to keep throwing billions on advertising, navigators, and who knows what else just to keep this monstrosity alive.
    Let it die there. Let it be the worst piece of legislation ever foisted on the American public. The Dems own it, let them live with it.

    • O’Reilly is pushing for letting people who want to sign up, but give anyone else a year. He doesn’t seem to get that they need people who don’t need it to sign up and pay for the other ones. Of course, with the deductibles, no one will be able to use it.

  2. “Ignored the warnings…”
    “Full speed ahead…”
    That’s the way this crap sandwich was rammed through congress. Why would anyone expect the website roll-out to be any different?

  3. What? No Tbaggers, anarchists, jihadists?

    Who are these “Republicans” of whom Mr. Blitzer speaks?

    Do they live amongst us?

    Are they Americans?

  4. I don’t understand why the Republicans have a messaging problem. Obamacare has already been delayed for individuals for two weeks, as the web site doesn’t work.

    And since Congress has the same power to delay the law as the president (none), why don’t they just announce it is delayed for individuals the way Obama announced it is delayed for businesses.

    Then we’ll really have a constitutional crisis.

  5. I’ve wondered about his name for ages. According to his Wiki:

    Blitzer explains that his surname goes back for generations, and his first name, ‘Wolf’, is the same first name as his maternal grandfather.

    In writing for several Israeli newspapers in Washington, Blitzer has used the names Zev Blitzer and Zev Barak.[11] Zev (זאב) is the Hebrew word for “wolf” and Barak (ברק) is the Hebrew word for “lightning” (which in German/Yiddish is Blitz).

  6. I was just cruising along some other blogs — reading comments etc. Obamacare has a whole lot of people talking about plans being dropped, premiums rising, problems, problems, problems. Then it occurred to me these are blogs of people who most likely are not LIVs and most employed, semi employed, or laid off with some work experience and struggling to keep their heads above water.

    I suspect that the LIVs and people who think it is free or who will receive susbstantial subsidies are not going through this national angst. And for sure, those who are exempt, like Congress, big business, Muslims, etc. are not.

    Pretty amazing the long arm of this beastly Administration.

      • Mandy I am really not well informed. This thing is a behemoth. But I do think if people don’t “qualify” they get kicked down to Medicaid, thereby enlarging the Medicaid family. With the exchanges there is some kind of federal government aid to states which I think is why some signed up for it. But really I am an idiot in this.

        Right now I am not affected directly but anticipate that we all will be one way or the other . Best to keep up. Everything I read is ugly.