Obama: Stop scaring people by talking about the horrible unintended consequences of ObamaCare

posted at 5:20 pm on July 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

It’s a long clip, capped by his standard insane nonsense about how national health care’s somehow going to reduce deficits, but the fearmongering bit is right up front. Tapper’s been calling him out for months about his rhetorical sleight of hand in saying that ObamaCare will let you keep your current insurance if you like it. Which is true — unless having to compete with a government plan just so happens to drive your insurer out of business, of course. Why is Tapper trying to scare people? Maybe David Freddoso can explain:

In the Senate Democrats’ bill, individual policyholders can keep their coverage, but they will be penalized under the individual mandate as though they did not have any coverage at all. That would be the death-knell of individual policies, says the Heritage Foundation’s Ed Haislmaier. Insurers, he says, “could exit the market entirely.” (The Senate bill is similarly merciless when it comes to employer-based plans that don’t conform with the rules for the planned government-run exchanges. In other words, the Senate bill, unless changed, will force your employer to change your coverage — maybe just a little bit, but perhaps dramatically.)

House Democrats’ bill, on the other hand, would grandfather individual policy-holders. They could keep their coverage and even add dependents over time. But no new individual policies could be sold as of the first year ObamaCare begins.

Under the best-case scenario, grandfathered individual policies would continue to exist until all of their holders die. But in all likelihood, economic and regulatory forces would conspire against them. The worst case would be a collapse of private insurers, but it doesn’t have to get that bad for individual policies to disappear. For example, if enough individual policy-holders are lured away by the subsidies that will be available for policies in the government-run insurance exchanges, insurers might find that they don’t have a viable risk-pool in the dwindling individual market anymore. They could drop out of the individual market, and they will feel more pressure to do so as patients age.

The bottom line: Under ObamaCare, your individual insurance policy is probably doomed, even if it is grandfathered.

Normally this would be where I segue into a discussion of Megan McArdle’s post about white liberal elites exploiting universal health care to dictate lifestyle choices to the unwashed, but that really falls under the heading of intended consequences. Meanwhile, as you start to hear more about the public plan not having the votes to pass the Senate, do bear in mind that the alternative — a “co-op” which may or may not include government membership — is being heralded by The One himself as basically a public plan by another name.

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I love the Southern accent he adopts at the end…

“I’m gonna need your help, Raleigh!”

jana on July 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:00 PM

don’t worry too much

we are in a time of orientation

we have suffered two major losses, and are finding our way

i think we will find ourselves
and it will revolve around fiscal responsiblity once again

blatantblue on July 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Dont know if anyone else found this Obamaturism of the Day, but at 0:50 to 0:55 on the clip he says “but if you are one of the 46 Americans who doesn’t have coverage today”.

Wow, this is a bunch of hoopla for only 46 people!

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 29, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Did I miss the part about TORT REFORM?

stenwin77 on July 29, 2009 at 6:07 PM

HoustonRight on July 29, 2009 at 5:50 PM

You may well be right. But even the founding fathers first advocated, and tried in many ways, for a peaceful resolution of their grievances with the King. Only after all these efforts proved unfruitful did they take up arms. Too, even then, two-thirds of the colonists were content with the status quo.

By the time 2010 comes, I think we’ll have such huge numbers not even the voter fraud we know is coming will keep us down.

In the meantime, rest assured that many of us will be locked and loaded.

TXUS on July 29, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.

Hmmm…maybe even an implanted chip? Sounds a lot like the Mark of the Beast if you ask me, no thanks!

Liberty or Death on July 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Don’t know if anyone else found this Obamaturism of the Day, but at 0:50 to 0:55 on the clip he says “but if you are one of the 46 Americans who doesn’t have coverage today”.

Wow, this is a bunch of hoopla for only 46 people!

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 29, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Maybe we could just take up a collection around the office and be done with, problem solved, QED!

Chainsaw56 on July 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Typical passive-aggressive Democrat behavior. Typical.

IF Obamacare passes and becomes law (as it is written) yes, you can keep your present health care insurance.

And, when your insurance company, made up of investors and policy holders, has to fold its tent and close shop…because who can really compete with an entity with an endless supply of funding, and gets to make the rules up as they go along, when that health insurance policy you hold becomes worthless…because your insurer went out of business…according to the passive-aggressive Democrat model it was the insurance company’s fault…if they wanted to stay in business, they would have, right?

We need more “fear mongering.”

We need a public broadside going through the entire bill as it is written and paragraph by paragraph the public needs to be told, and made to understand what this will mean to us…all of us.

To paraphrase FDR, the only thing we have to fear is Obama…and the Dems.

So, fear monger away, lads.

coldwarrior on July 29, 2009 at 6:10 PM

The Fairy Tale of chicken little…………………….

bluegrass on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Unintended?

Grafted on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

I know many are behind the move for placing all medical records online…scares the bejeesus out of me. Just wait until someone with a high profile brings home some little goody that requires a doc visit and meds and it’s leaked. There has been discussion that ACORN would somehow have a finger in this. Extortion extraordinaire. Or, if they are a politician, due to a medical condition they quietly leave office – or, your 16 yr. old daughter finds herself in need of an abortion? Once medical goes fully online, there is going to be a hacker close behind. Be careful what you wish for liberals.

24K lady on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

blatantblue on July 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Yeah … tough when you realize that the US government has become our biggest threat.

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

For anyone who has read the bill, does this mean one can avoid participation due to religious reasons?

Under exemptions on page 170…

‘‘(5) RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION.—
20 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (a) shall
21 not apply to any individual (and any qualifying
22 child residing with such individual) for any pe23
riod if such individual has in effect an exemp24
tion which certifies that such individual is a
25 member of a recognized religious sect or divi-
sion thereof described in section 1402(g)(1) and
2 an adherent of established tenets or teachings
3 of such sect or division as described in such sec4
tion.”

Monica on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid on this issue, but I’m not up for arguing.

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

The Fairy Tale of chicken little…………………….

bluegrass on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

The Fairy Tale of the scrawny little chicken is more like it.

:-)

coldwarrior on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.

Liberty or Death on July 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Personally I think it’s so illegals can use it to vote. Why do you need to issue ID’s when anyone can receive it?

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM

For anyone who has read the bill, does this mean one can avoid participation due to religious reasons?
Monica on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Religion will be banned in communist Amerika.

Your question is moot.

Knucklehead on July 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Why do you need to issue ID’s when anyone can receive it?

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM

The possibilites are limitless…and none of them are good.

coldwarrior on July 29, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid on this issue, but I’m not up for arguing.

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Good choice … you’d lose anyway. You are in the minority nationwide.

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:14 PM

I will not submit.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 29, 2009 at 6:15 PM

a capella on July 29, 2009 at 5:40 PM

TXUS on July 29, 2009 at 5:41 PM

My 2 cents…

Lets be charitable, and say that even if half the nation supports this disaster (which is more like 35 -40%) this takeover is unacceptable. From a populist perspective the anger is palpable, but from a Constitutional and political perspective, there are going to be serious challenges to this and someone is going to lose and when that happens things will cascade…

Last week, governors from both parties unanimously came out against Obama’s takeover. The states reject a new unfunded mandate being forced on them by the Feds. Arizona amended its Constitution last fall rejecting a federal Healthcare takeover. Two other states, Texas and Nebraska, have already said they will assert their 10 Amendment rights with regards to this. Expect more of this.

Forcing people into this will cause political and legal problems immediately and once one side or another loses in these challenges there will be a reckoning.

What Obama needs to make such a serious power grab palatable is at the very least; 75% popular approval of the plan, no pushback from the states, an overwhelming BIPARTISAN vote in both the Senate and the House, and genuine plan that does what he says it will. He has none of those…ergo Constitutional crisis if he forces it on us.

elduende on July 29, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid on this issue, but I’m not up for arguing.

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

And we think you’re stupid, so keep your promise and scram!

Knucklehead on July 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM

The GOP is stupid?

Last I checked 80+% of folks like their insurance. Last I checked the GOP didn’t have 80% of the voting populace. Ann, you need to worry about where the hell all your supporters are going, not if the GOP is stupid.

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

FIFY

CWforFreedom on July 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM

I suppose a religious exemption would be considered, I doubt you’d get out of paying the taxes to fund the rest of it. But, hey, Americans are enterprising if nothing else. I’m thinking a lot of atheists will be finding religion.

24K lady on July 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Glad to know our President is such a dipshit.

SmallGovtGuy on July 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Religion will be banned in communist Amerika.

Your question is moot.

Knucklehead on July 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Is that why Teh One has not picked a church in DC yet? Is He afraid of competition?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 29, 2009 at 6:18 PM

When Pinnochi says let me be clear what follows will most assuredly be a whopper of a lie.

Oh wait, when Pinnochio says most anything what follows will most assuredly be a whopper of a lie.

If this paln is sooo great, it, and the American people deserve a test period of two years and test subjects consisting of Senate Scum, Congress Critters, White House occupants, staff and presstitutes, National Judiciary and Acorn representatives.
This would give a good national sample and exhibit good test results and goodwill on behalf of the God@#$^, $%@@()*&&, $%$#@##%$scumbags, and %$$#@@$^&^ lyin pieces of shi#, that have the ignorance, arrogance and hubris to try to foist this cluster%$#@ upon We The People just to payoff the %%$$#%$#$ lazy ass New Orleans like uninsured who make up a tiny percentage of the population.

Come August I plan on lookin these scumbag ^%%$##$S up and gettin in their faces.

dhunter on July 29, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Question is, if this is so Craptastic, why does it have to shoved through so fast?

Shouldn’t the Statists be savoring the moment?

Shouldn’t we all be clamoring for it the more we learn about we learn about this excrement mega-hoagie?

Chainsaw56 on July 29, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Monica on July 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM

I think it has to do with taxes. Probably for the benefit of muslims.

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:19 PM

I’m thinking a lot of atheists will be finding religion.

24K lady on July 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Yep. Just about the time they are told by a former ACORN member now a government health care rationer, that they cannot have a certain medical procedure or obtain treatment because they are too old, too sick, wrong color, wrong economic status, wrong demographic, wrong voting record, donated to the wrong candidate, or merely because the government health care rationer just doesn’t like them.

coldwarrior on July 29, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Does Barry’s health insurance cover Electile Dysfunction?

Christien on July 29, 2009 at 6:21 PM

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:19 PM

coldwarrior on July 29, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Or, it could be to placate the Muslims. :-)

coldwarrior on July 29, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Because in Socialist Amerika…

Government healthcare comes for you!

(one of the things I find amusing is that they also get into mental health, and the board will be able to decide what treatments are for which mental disorders… you know… mental disorders… like being a conservative?)

Romeo13 on July 29, 2009 at 6:23 PM

What a douchebag…

D2Boston on July 29, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Now witness the power of this fully FUNDED and operational HEALTH CARE PLAN

CMonster on July 29, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Hilarious!

Goldenavatar on July 29, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Romeo13 on July 29, 2009 at 6:23 PM

How about pissedoff drunk Irish conservative gunnut. Can I look forward to Nurse Ratched or Warden Billy-Bob?

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Does Barry’s health insurance cover Electile Dysfunction?

Christien on July 29, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Your johnson will not be covered under ObamaCare.

Sorry -)

Knucklehead on July 29, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid on this issue, but I’m not up for arguing.

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

It just never ceases to amaze me that some one sitting in the ENTITLEMENT CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE can say these things…Massive smakTard bureaucracy on a state level seems to be working out so well for you. Hey! Let’s Nationalize it so the entire country can suck.

BigWyo on July 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM

If this happens (BarryCare) I can’t wait for co-worker Mrs X to go to the bank after receiving her first paycheck with DocObama deductions on it. She doesn’t take our company offered service now. It is “too expensive”.

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM

He looks rough.

Good.

Key West Reader on July 29, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Shouldn’t we all be clamoring for it the more we learn about we learn about this excrement mega-hoagie?

Chainsaw56 on July 29, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Drat! Posted that too soon

That should read:

Shouldn’t we all be clamoring for it the more we learn about this excrement mega-hoagie?

Chainsaw56 on July 29, 2009 at 6:29 PM

At some point maybe he will figure out that he is regarded either as an amiable dunce or an amiable liar. Barak Obama may be a nice guy, but he’s untrustworthy.

exdeadhead on July 29, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid on this issue, but I’m not up for arguing.

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Dems apparently have not figured out how to avoid the “S” word even after last week. Hmmm.

EconomicNeocon on July 29, 2009 at 6:30 PM

BarryCare, Every Patient Is Shovel-Ready!

Christien on July 29, 2009 at 6:31 PM

The intended consequences include a bunch of social engineering

CWforFreedom on July 29, 2009 at 6:35 PM

This man-child doesn’t understand squat. He should check with those of us that have high deductible polcies and find out why we have them. What an ass.

TexAz on July 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Ochimpycare. Lies, lies, and more lies.

csdeven on July 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Not everyone is as stupid as ACORN or those in Chicago, Barry.

drjohn on July 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM

If it is the “Republicans” who are so stupid then why isn’t this bill passed, signed, implemented, and enforced already?

The Donkey has the floor. The Donkey has the Oval Office. The Donkey has SCOTUS in the palm of their hand.

How about it, Donkey? What say you?

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Jim DeMint should challenge Bambi to a 90 minute debate in prime time on health care. C’mon champ are you willing to defend your proposal on the record and live?

PackerBronco on July 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid on this issue, but I’m not up for arguing.

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Math is hard!

AnninCA’s private thoughts on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

PackerBronco on July 29, 2009 at 6:41 PM

elduende on July 29, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Agreed, to some extent. But a constitutional crisis is one thing. What that implies is a legal battle that potentially could risk the viability of the republic, which will take years to unfold.

Better that we take a lesson from the COIC (Community Organizer in Chief) and prepare now our armies, locally, to flood the streets and the ballot boxes come 2010. A new Congress can reverse (and stop) much, if not all, of the insanity. Then, we do the same in 2012, in the primaries and the general elections.

But, in the meantime, should a showdown come between the states and the federal government, with troops in the streets, so be it. I will be standing for my state.

TXUS on July 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Obama lied! Patients died!

bitsy on July 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM

There simply is NO, none, zip, nada, points that can be made that the failure of BarryCare can be laid at the Republicans feet.

I notice the lack of HA trolls on the thread. The Dems have America tied to the bed but can’t figure out what happens next.

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Personally I think it’s so illegals can use it to vote. Why do you need to issue ID’s when anyone can receive it?

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM

I hear ya and as coldwarrior pointed out:

The possibilites are limitless…and none of them are good.

coldwarrior on July 29, 2009 at 6:14 PM

so while the mandatory healthcare ID card could be for any number of reasons it’s just another way for our government to track us, I’m not usually paranoid about such things because in my job I deal with the gubment quite a bit so if they want to find me that would be really easy for them.

But from my own personal religious beliefs and perspective this “ID” card sure sounds an awful lot like what the bible fortells in the end of times, some sort of identification that is the mark of the beast, just sayin.

Whatever. I think the GOP is stupid on this issue, but I’m not up for arguing.

AnninCA on July 29, 2009 at 6:12 PM

With all due respect AnninCA, anyone with the slightest bit of honesty that isn’t blinded by their own ideology and/or allegiance to THE ONE can only come to the conclusion that:

1 – The government according to the constitution is overstepping its bounds by even attempting to take control of our healthcare.

2 – Private enterprise/free markets have always been more efficient and cost effective in providing products and services to people than any government agency ever has and anyone that believes otherwise is either:

A) a liar, B) a moron, C) never had to deal with a gubment agency say like the DMV or D) all of the above.

For you AnninCA I’d say the answer would be D, all of the above! Seriously AnninCA, have you ever had to deal with a gubment agency? I do so almost on a daily basis in my career and most of the time the people on the other end of the telephone don’t have an f-ing clue, they don’t even know what department to transfer me to get answers to my questions! Have you ever sat at the DMV and dealt with some of the “geniuses” that work there? Have you ever done any research on just how wasteful a government bureaucracy is, how little gubment agencies accomplish dollar for dollar compared to private industry?

You seriously need to think about it before off handedly calling all of those in the GOP stupid because we rightfully question people like you that actually think for even a moment that a gubment agency can provide better and more cost effective healthcare than private industry can! In my opinion anyone that does think the gubment can do a better job than private industry is the one with the low IQ!

Liberty or Death on July 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM

TXUS on July 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Agree completely with your point. In fact we’re seeing two aspects of the same thing, what a Constitutional crisis does is polarize the nation and helps us mobilize our side.

elduende on July 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

“If you are one of the 46 Americns that doesn’t have healthcoverage today…”

Lolz.

bitsy on July 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

There is no need for a debate. No need for reaching across the aisle.

Do it, Dems. DO IT. All you have to do is say ‘Yea’. You don’t even have to raise your fist or stand up on a ridge.
Just open your collective mouths and say ‘Okeedokie’.

Come on! DO IT!

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Jim DeMint should challenge Bambi to a 90 minute debate in prime time on health care. C’mon champ are you willing to defend your proposal on the record and live?

PackerBronco on July 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM

I give that suggestion 2 errrrrs!

bitsy on July 29, 2009 at 6:50 PM

drudge is now showing Obama hitting new low on gallup, at 53%. Also stating he needs a vacation and that Obamacare won’t be voted on till mid SEP or October.

sharpen your knives, repack your kit, relace boots, get water and batteries for nods. we are going to night ops.

ted c on July 29, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Here, trolls, I’ll let a famous lefty describe what the hell is wrong with the Democraps….

“Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.” [Ernest Hemingway, "Men at War," 1942]

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 7:05 PM

I love the Southern accent he adopts at the end…

“I’m gonna need your help, Raleigh!”

jana on July 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Yeah, but he didn’t sell it, because he forgot to go “Errr, Errr”.

VekTor on July 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

that BO -he is like a damn fly that won’t stop buzzing your head! ugh :like archie bunker said to meathead!!!!!! shut up youtes. the more he talks the more obnoxious is becomes.

hawkman on July 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Liberty or Death on July 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM

I really have to ask – is AnninCA wearing a dunce cap, or is she just a troll that likes poking sticks into hornets’ nests and running away? I am very sincere. I am trying so hard to understand the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist/marxist mind and, dare I say, heart. This would be very educational for me. Maybe I’m a dunce, too, but I just can’t believe that anyone with sanity AND one ounce of gray matter could think this sh!t.

shibumiglass on July 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM

First effects of ObamaCare will be more hospitals closing. Then more doctors quitting. I think it is time to go into the cremation business.

http://www.cremation-online.com

izoneguy on July 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Take a good look at this video. This is utterly historic. Never has so much political capital been so egregiously spent upon more diddly squat than I have ever seen, nor has history ever seen. This video is a depiction of a lonely man in sheer denial of the face of reality. It is no wonder he wants to try and build a totalitarian regime–he cannot handle opposition, he cannot handle bad news and he cannot handle the truth.

Political capital is the currency of the President. It is stunningly hilarious to see that he spends his political capital like he is spending our money. Unfortunately for him, I can make more money–but he sure ain’t going to make more capital. Once it’s gone, it’s gone there….champ.

To take a page from Ross Perot— “do you hear that sound, that giant sucking sound…”
it’s the air being let out of Obama’s Presidency….and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy.

ted c on July 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM

The biggest argument against Obama communist health care is that it’s already been tried … here in three states and in several countries and failed everytime.

darwin on July 29, 2009 at 7:13 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.830beb0d4e1b839b7394c48af39ed809.291&show_article=1

I plan on givin these congress critters and senate scum hell when they come home for recess. Make their lives miserable and hopefully by Sept the Cuda will join the frey.

What a way to start your road to the Whitehouse Sarah by defeating the Big Government takeover of 1/16th of the economy
Its War, lets git it on and git it done!

dhunter on July 29, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Remember all those “this stimulus won’t stimulate” scare mongers?

LibTired on July 29, 2009 at 7:48 PM

every one of his proposals will increase insurance premiums by at least 100% instantly.

If this passes, it will be the end of American capitalism and it will signal the beginning of the end of American dominance globally.

The best thing that could happen to Obama’s legacy would be to have this plan fail.

ThackerAgency on July 29, 2009 at 8:27 PM

I don’t know about you but I’m making appointments to have my moles looked at…one at a time. Every pimple is suspect. Every spicy burrito, a heart attack. Every ingrown hair, fibermyalgia. Why not? If they bring this war on me then I’m honor bound to use every weapon at my disposal to defeat them, even their own. They are going to make me broke anyway, I might as well contribute to the Fall of the Barry Empire if I can’t contribute to the American Dream.

Limerick on July 29, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Interesting. Let’s use the Cloward-Piven strategy to smash Obamacare. We’ll beat these Marxist bastards at their own game.

Sharke on July 29, 2009 at 8:33 PM

This guy is a bull in a China shop with real ‘made in China’ China!

johnnyU on July 29, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Are they going to force people to get the Swine flu shot in October ?

beachkatie on July 29, 2009 at 8:49 PM

I’m stunned no one fainted. I was sure there’d be a few choicely chosen fainters today here in Raleigh.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Under the reform he propsed. Sure. But his plan is not what’s going through Congress. Of course, if anyone could be bothered to do their friggin jobs and read these bills they’d see what will happen to everyone and it is not going to be good.

cadams on July 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM

http://randysright.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/photosvideo-obama-town-hall-meeting-protestors-in-raliegh/

Obama was a little nervous, he got a warm welcome from the tea party crowd. Lots of boos, few acorns & moveon supporters. Check out the pics & videos on the site, they’ll make you smile!

njpat on July 29, 2009 at 10:20 PM

I love the Southern accent he adopts at the end…

“I’m gonna need your help, Raleigh!”

Panderer!

I was there today and if brainwashed masses inside cheered, we “right-wing radicals” surely were NOT cheering outside. His car drove through the crowd and was met with LOUD “boos.” There were a few ACORN nuts riding around in hired rickshaws (unfortunately missed getting a picture) holding up shirts with O’s face plastered on them like all the other famous dictators. Here’s my pictures if you’re interested:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36648801@N08/sets/72157621886179884/

Also, the weasely WRAL in Raleigh closed the comment section on an article about conservatives protesting The One’s health care nightmare. Call me crazy, but I think it had something to do with conservatives beating down the liberal posters and making them look ridiculous. WRAL = cowards, pawns of the left.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5683425/

citrus on July 29, 2009 at 10:43 PM

The One has two big things left he needs Congress to approve before they start getting booted out of office; Obamacare and Cap and Trade.

He already has a lot of (most?) the money he needs for his army of community organizers and could get a few tens of millions here and there through appropriations committees, deals made with RINOs to back each other on votes, mis-allocated pork, the vast majority of “stimulus moneys” that haven’t been touched yet…

I wonder why Dick Morris is being so naive to think that as long as he gets these two large Socialist packages passed, that Dear Leader is going to sit back and “govern from the center”. Honestly, Mr. Morris, haven’t you figure ou t yet this guy is no Slick Willy?

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 29, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Hope and change you can believe in if you are a complete brain dead moran who is unwilling to take responsibility for your own life and needs the kool-aid that the great deceivor is telling you.

bluegrass on July 30, 2009 at 9:23 AM

I wonder why Dick Morris is being so naive to think that as long as he gets these two large Socialist packages passed, that Dear Leader is going to sit back and “govern from the center”. Honestly, Mr. Morris, haven’t you figure ou t yet this guy is no Slick Willy?

I think he said that if Obama doesn’t get these passed, he’ll try to salvage his chances of re-election by moving right and governing from the middle.

Let’s all hope he is forced to move to the middle!

citrus on July 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM

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