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The Obama Morning News || November 7, 2013

49 thoughts on “The Obama Morning News || November 7, 2013”

  1. I always appreciate your work in putting this segment out, but dang, just the links headlines are enough to trigger major depression.

    How we survive another three years of this demagogue and his minions is beyond me at this point.

    1. “How we survive another three years of this demagogue and his minions is beyond me at this point.”

      I fantasize about moving back to Colorado so that I can take up smoking pot again.

          1. Myself as well. I’m in southwest Missouri and even the whisper of “legalization” brings out the demagogues.

            I’m as conservative as they come when it comes to the fiscal side of government but can’t stand the “nanny state” social mandates from both the left and the right.

  2. “Biden congratulates wrong man . . . Politico”

    Well, he DID congratulate Obama when he became Prezzy in ’08. I can’t IMAGINE a “wrong-er” man than THAT…

    1. The ‘misspeak’ that changed the course of history and the lives of nearly every American. What are the chances this piece of garbage would have become the law of the land. Or that Barack Obama would have been re-elected if this ‘misspeak’ had been exposed? Impeachment is too good for this shyster.

  3. “Sebelius: Felons could have been hired . . . Fox News”

    Well, if we were still a nation of laws, we’d have to say that felons not only COULD be hired but were INDEED hired… pretty much everyone who put the Obamacare package together, repeatedly misrepresented it, illegally passed it, and illegally edited it later would qualify as such – if the laws actually APPLIED to the lawmakers, that is…

  4. “Democrats go negative on Christie . . . Washington Post”

    Wow! Drawing Specter’s wages already! Pay attention to how these folks treat traitors, Chris…for your OWN sake. If you look no futher than under Obama’s bus, you can see your eventual destination…but if it makes you feel better, you’ll have a LOT of company….

    Biden dies and goes to He!!, and finds himself standing in lava up to his chin. He looks next to him and sees Obama there, but only in lava up to his knees. Biden says to him “You know, I did some pretty F&%@ bad stuff, but none of it was as &$#! evil as the stuff YOU did! Why am I deeper in the lava than you?

    Obama looks back at him, and says, “Because I’m standing on Chris Christie’s shoulders”.

  5. “Obamacare contractor had bad history . . . Washington Times”

    Worse than Bill Ayers? Worse than Tony Resko? Worse than Saul Alinsky? No? Then why the surprise?

    Really, Obama probably has a “bad history” too. Too bad we’ll never know…

    1. Look up the phrase “Charlie Foxtrot” in the dictionary, and you get a drawing of Obamacare and Canada’s gun registry. From the article:

      Even worse than the financial loss for Canadians, the computer system has had repeated privacy breaches. The gun registry has been hacked at least 320 times. Plus, when the 1998 deadline for registering long guns approached, the entire website system crashed, and the records for about 275,000 guns simply vanished. A second website crash resulted in hundreds more firearms records getting lost.

      These breaches have serious public safety implications because criminals with access to firearms owners’ addresses put those honest citizens in danger. “CGI couldn’t keep information confidential that would stop the bad guys from getting your guns,” noted Mr. Bernardo. “How will they keep your medical information confidential? They won’t.”

      Compounding Canadians’ loss of privacy, the registration has errors of some kind in up to 90 percent of all records. Gun owners have received registration certificates for firearms they don’t even own. The law-abiding are forced to research their own names and records to try to prove that their firearms are correctly registered. The system still doesn’t work, but the penalty for having certain unregistered guns in Canada is a maximum four years in prison.


      1. The long gun registry was the flawed brainchild of Jean Chretien’s Liberal government in 1993. Following the waste of millions of taxpayer dollars and countless debates in parliament, it was finally scrapped in April 2012 by Stephen Harper’s Conservative majority government.

  6. “Dems meet with Obama to demand health fix . . . The Hill”


    That would be the only thing they suggest, kind of like this…

    “Colbert: Now you have a concept called, you talk about “China for a Day.” What is China for a day?

    Friedman: Well, China for a day is a fantasy, basically. What if we had a government here that could actually make decisions? OK? That would actually come together, Democrats and Republicans, and make a long-term plan and pursue it?

    Colbert: Are you saying the Chinese do that?

    Friedman: Yeah, they sometimes do.

    Colbert: But that is a totalitarian regime.

    Friedman: Mmm-hmm, and it is a measure of the frustration of a lot of people in the Green movement have, certainly me. ”

    Sound about right…

  7. Obamacare contractor had bad History:

    What happened to the elephant, literally and figuratively, in the room? Michelle Obama. The media is ignoring the back story.

    1. DING! It’s not the back story – it’s the black story staring BFFs Toni Townes-Whitley and MO.

      “My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before,” the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction. “I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second.”

  8. More fresh hell from Common Core:

    Teaching materials aligned with the controversial national educational standards ask fifth-graders to edit such sentences as “(The president) makes sure the laws of the country are fair,” “The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation” and “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.” The sentences, which appear in worksheets published by New Jersey-based Pearson Education, are presented not only for their substance, but also to teach children how to streamline bulky writing.


    OBAMA IS NOT AN AMERICAN BOTH IN HIS MIND AND LEGALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Typing in all capital letters and using multiple exclamation points add nothing to your posts, and in fact put people off reading them.

  10. And today, in Morning Joe news (a service I provide free), Mika said the Republicans decrying Christie shot themselves in the foot–“literally,” she added. Sorry, am gonna have to see the bloody foot first, Mika.

    1. I hate to admit it but I too start with some Morning Joe in the morning.
      For years I told myself that is was to know what the White House talking points were for that day and some occasional column prep.
      But then I finally realized I’m just happier throughout the day knowing that no matter what stupidity I might perpetrate throughout the day, nothing will be worse than that which already spoken by Mika that morning.

      1. Excellent pt. I alternate between F&F and MJ–until my eyes open..about at the one-cup mark. Honestly, the people on MJ, though predictable and the usual suspects, are more interesting than on F&F. They don’t spit like Matthews, but are entertaining nonetheless.

        1. Agree with you on MJ. I keep the remote handy but the first half hour is usually fun/ interesting back and forth bantering.
          Haven’t watched one minute of F&F since the new line-up. Almost fell out of bed this AM when the remote got stuck on Hasslehoff with her skirt barely attached to her body. There’s no excuse for this sort of exhibitionist behavior on national tv. I am not a prude but I am offended.

          1. I keep meaning to mention Minnie Mouse there. She must use enough spray tan for three people to keep those thighs camera-ready! It isn’t exactly advancing the cause of women–maybe we could forget if she had something to say. Even Mika seems to read a paper before she grossly misinteprets it. Look, I hate to be helping MSNBC, but their show is better!

  11. Another headline overlooked:

    Obamacare contains a partial bailout for insurers with losses greater than 3 percent in any of the first three years:

    [T]here are deep-in-the-weeds protections baked into the Affordable Care Act: risk adjustment, reinsurance, and risk corridors…

    …[R]isk corridors will play the biggest role if the individual mandate does get delayed. Their entire purpose is to stabilize premiums during the first three years of Obamacare, when it’s especially difficult for insurers to price plans.

    Here’s how it works: exchange plans (QHPs) projected how much their risk pool would cost overall in 2014, their “target” cost. If they’ve significantly miscalculated—or, say, if a mandate delay causes adverse selection that they couldn’t have predicted—HHS will take action.

    Is there an entity who is NOT getting subsidies for health care? If the insurance companies take a hit – guess who makes up the differential after the first three years!

    Now we find out what’s in it: Obamacare’s taxpayer bailout for health insurers | Conservative…

      1. Girly, no problem. In fact, I am rather pleased that we’re all on the same page. The days that I am not commenting here, are spent recuperating from reading and commenting at WHD. Everyday another tidbit “tucked away” in Ocare comes oozing out …. In the great tagline of Jaws, “we’re gonna need a bigger band aid” must have been the rallying cry of the evil trio of Obama/Pelosi/Reid as they stuffed this TurDucken to death.

  12. As more and more information is revealed of how Obamacare was formed and how it’s to be implemented, it seems that the Dems made a deal with the devils of the insurance industry.
    The devils here are the health insurance companies that wrote most of the Obamacare regulations.
    They insured themselves against any losses with clients who have no choice but to purchase whatever is offered to them at any price, and a fall-back position that assures them federal monies to keep them from bankruptcy if the act fails or is repealed.

    Instead of reforming the health care industry and providing health insurance for 300 million citizens, the hapless or naive Dems allowed the health insurers to write the rules to protect their own interests.
    The current move to uninsure millions of their customers so that it forces them to buy more expensive, unwanted benefits and blame it all on the Dems is a brilliant business move.

    1. The ins cos are no saints, as I am wont to say. I have a question–if say some dude does get a lower premium without oopsies such as a low lifetime cap or a huge deductible–can the ins co change it in a year? I think I remember they can’t raise rates more than 10% a yr, but I might have dreamed it.

  13. In case anyone missed this headline:
    “Criminal Healthcare Industry US Gov’t Exempts New Health Exchanges from Anti- Fraud Standards”

    When is a federal program not a federal program?

    Last week Ms. Sillybus revealed that the Obama administration ‘has determined that programs created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not federal health care plans. This decision, which flies in the face of common sense, exempts the Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and state-based and federally facilitated Marketplaces from laws banning kickbacks and various forms of semi-legal fraud perpetrated by pharmaceutical companies and other interested parties’.

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