Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on March 22, 2013 by Allahpundit

Democrats celebrated the third anniversary of the passage of President Obama’s signature health-care legislation on Friday by voting down a Republican amendment to repeal the entire law.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s amendment repealing Obamacare failed to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate on Friday, receiving 45 ayes and 54 nays. The amendment was attached to the Senate Democratic budget resolution for 2014…

“Tomorrow is the three-year anniversary of the passage of Obamacare,” Cruz said on the floor before the vote. “Obamacare is hurting young people. It’s hurting seniors. It’s hurting Hispanics. It’s hurting African-Americans. It’s hurting single moms. It’s hurting the economy. It should be repealed.”

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that her party “honor[ed] the vows of our Founders” in passing Obamacare during a statement to mark the imminent third anniversary of the law’s passage.

“I see this as honoring the vows of our Founders, who sacrificed everything for life, liberty, pursuit of happiness,” Pelosi told reporters today. “Here we have a healthier life [and] the liberty to pursue your happiness — whether it’s to be a cameraman, a writer, self-employed, start your own business, change jobs, not be job-locked because of health care; whether you have a preexisting condition in your family or just [lack] the ability to afford access to health care.”

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Big government likes big providers. That’s why ObamaCare is gradually making the local doctor-owned medical practice a relic. In the not too distant future, most physicians will be hourly wage earners, likely employed by a hospital chain.

Why? Because when doctors practice in small offices, it is hard for Washington to regulate what they do. There are too many of them, and the government is too remote. It is far easier for federal agencies to regulate physicians if they work for big hospitals. So ObamaCare shifts money to favor the delivery of outpatient care through hospital-owned networks.

The irony is that in the name of lowering costs, ObamaCare will almost certainly make the practice of medicine more expensive. It turns out that when doctors become salaried hospital employees, their overall productivity falls.

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Over one-third of the 9.1 million full-time jobs among America’s diverse business franchises could be cut back or eliminated by Obamacare as small businesses struggle to maintain profitability while coughing up money to pay for Washington-mandated health care coverage, according to the International Franchise Association.

The threat of hitting 3.2 million full-time workers as the Affordable Care Act takes effect next year is prompting the owners of fast food restaurants, service companies and other franchises to urge Congress to make significant changes in Obamacare…

“The ACA has made health care an inextricable cost of running a small business in America and continues to evolve with regard to its cost and complexity for franchisees and franchisors as the law becomes fully implemented ahead of 2014,” said IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy Judith Thorman. “Preparing your franchise business to deal with the ACA should be a top priority for franchisees and franchisors.”

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Federal officials are developing contingency plans in case the health insurance exchanges are not fully ready to begin enrolling people on Oct. 1, the head of the agency that’s building the massive 50-state marketplace structure said last week…

Making contingency plans for October is necessary, Cohen said. “I think it’s only prudent to not assume everything is going to work perfectly on day one and to make sure that we’ve got plans in place to address things that may happen,” added Cohen, whose division is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Chao was frank about the stress and tension of the compressed time frame involved in setting up the exchanges. “We are under 200 days from open enrollment, and I’m pretty nervous,’’ he said. “I don’t know about you,” he added, to murmurs from the insurance industry audience.

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They seem to have forgotten about the third path: the right can replace Obamacare if it fails. And thus far, it gives every indication of failing. It has contributed to growing premium costs. Its budget impacts have been revised only in a negative direction (indeed, the only positives have been from fewer states implementing the Medicaid expansion). It has already been stripped of one mathematically and actuarially unsound entitlement. Most Republican governors have no interest in helping implement a program they believe to be ill-thought from its inception, and even Democrats don’t want their fingerprints at the state level on exchanges and Medicaid expansions their systems can’t handle…

So implementation is going to get messy, and in ways that will impact people’s lives far more directly than the instability of the early days of Medicare Part D. We’re not just talking about getting you a drug, keep in mind – we’re talking about births, limbs, surgery, transplants, life and death. That’s one reason Democrats have already shown themselves willing to be far more critical post-2012. They think this is fine because the law appears secure. But it’s also still very unpopular, with Democratic support dropping substantially since the election. Removed from the conflict of electoral politics, Obamacare requires less ideological fealty, and pointing out its flaws becomes less an act of betrayal than an admission of the obvious.

The central problem here is that Obama promised too much, and Obamacare will deliver too little. The Repeal Coalition will continue to work to undermine it at every opportunity, and the nature of its passage means that there is no foreseeable avenue for the normal bipartisan fixes and tweaks to make a sweeping law work better. Instead, Republicans are likely to seize on every sad story as justification for dramatic changes – and in 2016, mount campaigns designed to replace the system in whole or in part with plenty of material to use in their cause. It’s very possible, perhaps even likely, that moderate Democrats will run in 2014 promising to “fix Obamacare” in one sense or another.

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Not only will voters be alienated by changes they dislike, the thinking goes, they’ll also be confronted by the litany of promises Democratic lawmakers made before and after it became law. Rob Jesmer, who served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2008 and 2010, suggested Republicans might have an easier time making their case in the next election cycle than in 2010.

“Even then, it was all theory,” said Jesmer, who is now a Republican consultant. “What I like about what’s happening in 2014 is we can use statements that were said in 2010 by vulnerable Democrats. They said, ‘You could keep your doctor, and your insurance premiums won’t rise.’ Well, the rubber is going to meet the road in 18 months. Many of them will prove largely not true.”…

The ground is fertile, then, for the issue to reemerge in 2014, because the midterm battleground map will largely be fought where Obamacare is least popular. Deeply red states like West Virginia, South Dakota, and Montana will feature races next year. And several Democrats up for reelection, like Sens. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Mark Begich in Alaska, and Mark Pryor in Arkansas, are facing voters for the first time since voting for the legislation in 2010.

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The law remains generally unpopular. Conservatives don’t like it because it is expensive and intrusive. But they weren’t going to like it anyway. Obama might have his legacy legislation on firmer footing today if he had done what Johnson did and found a program that could garner at least some bipartisan support. But Obama, always in a hurry, rushed into the legislation, saw it stall, and then rushed into final passage through the use of procedural shenanigans in the Senate…

But what makes Obama’s entitlement vulnerable is that fact that Democrats don’t much like it either…

When 35 members of the Senate Democratic caucus voted to repeal the tax on medical devices like pacemakers and artificial limbs they did so over Obama’s protests and with full knowledge that doing so would make the law more fiscally unsustainable.

The president said that the hardship on medical device makers and their customers would be more than made up for once the law was in full swing and tens of millions more were added to customer rolls with free or partly free insurance. The Senate vote on Thursday night was a very vocal expression of doubt in the president’s promise.

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According to the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll for March, only 18 percent of Republicans, 31 percent of independents, and 58 percent of members of Obama’s own party, have a favorable opinion of Obamacare. Overall, Kaiser’s polling indicates that only 37 percent of Americans like Obamacare — down 9 points from Kaiser’s tally in the month immediately following Obamacare’s passage.

By about 2-to-1 margins, Kaiser’s respondents now say that, under Obamacare, they expect the cost of American health care to rise (55 percent), rather than fall (21 percent), and the quality of American health care to fall (45 percent) rather than rise (24 percent). By more than 3-to-1 margins (57 to 16 percent on costs, 55 to 18 percent on quality), independents share these same low expectations for life under Obamacare…

With Obamacare set to roll out in earnest early next year, one hopes that Republicans will learn their lesson. If they forcefully oppose Obamarcare — rather than helping, like some GOP governors, to advance it — and if they articulate a clear and compelling replacement, they will win this war for the future of America. If they don’t, then they (though not the country) will deserve their fate.

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Smart conservative health policy analysts have proposed a way to cut the Gordian knot — Remove the tax deduction for health insurance purchases from employers and give it to individuals. This was actually candidate John McCain’s proposal in 2008, though, as Yuval Levin (editor of National Affairs and one of those smart analysts) noted ruefully, “Nobody told John McCain.” As Levin explains, if individuals were given a $5,000 tax credit (fully refundable for those below the poverty line) for the purchase of health insurance, insurance companies would compete to provide excellent coverage for $5,000.

If, in addition, individuals were permitted to shop across state lines for insurance, those states with fewer mandates would be able to offer cheaper plans and would accordingly get more business. Replacing traditional Medicare with premium support would encourage competition in that market, as well…

As Obamacare’s rising costs and constricted choices alienate the American people, Republicans should be ready with an alternative that is market-oriented, assembled and on the launchpad.


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Good night my friends.

KCB on March 23, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Dire Straits on March 23, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Good evening!! :-)

We seem to pass like ships in the night…

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:37 AM

tom daschle concerned, I also hope your big troubles are behind you. No need to expand.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:37 AM

night kcb

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 1:37 AM

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Eh, you smelled one, you smelled ‘em all, and they make an unlimed outhouse smell like Shalimar.

novaculus on March 23, 2013 at 1:37 AM

KCB on March 23, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Good night Ken and sleep good!! God Bless!!

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:37 AM

nice reference novaculus, had to look that one up. I’m sure I’ve seen shalimar in the flashman papers once or twice.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

KCB on March 23, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Goodnight, Ken. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on March 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Besides everything that’s going on, what ticked me off was biden spending a half a million dollars in Paris in one night.

What the hell on?

Oh, Greta is maybe gonna explain it… watching Fox late…

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Obama thinks Austrian is a language and, as CIC of the US forces, did this.

His azz-lickers call us dummies.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Lol tell yourselves whatever you need to, mouth breathers. But at the end of the day MY guy didn’t make a pathetic cowardly phone call while BARACK OBAMA hovered over him to make sure he did it. And you idolize that guy! He gets put in his place, in a kindergarten way, by BARACK OBAMA. What a badass. Yessir.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Obama thinks Austrian is a language and, as CIC of the US forces, did this.

His azz-lickers call us dummies.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Even Bibi Netanyahu is calling you a dummy now? How sad. He may do everything Obama tells him, but I’m surprised Obama told him he needed to do that.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Daicookoo knows exactly what deal ‘stupid’ Bibi got out of Obama, yes Sir. That shit ain’t Belug caviar, fool. Soon you will know what I just typed.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Wayfaring Pilgrim – Buchanan

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on March 23, 2013 at 1:42 AM

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Lifted it from Heinlein, but don’t ask me where. Hate to say how many years (Lustrums? Decades?) I’ve been using it.

novaculus on March 23, 2013 at 1:42 AM

G’night Jackie

novaculus on March 23, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Daicookoo will be a dummy real soon. It will take but weeks.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Daikokuco. good night. I’ll be praying for you.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Beluga

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:43 AM

thatsafactjack on March 23, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Good night Fair lady!! God Bless and sleep well…

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

You’re a pretty sad-assed little troll, daikonobjobber.

You’ve probably got mommy-issues, though. She probably pulled you off the teat too soon – and you’ve resented it ever since.

Let’s see…can we muster any sympathy for the poor rejected little troll?
Hmmm.
Nope. None at all.

Stuff it up your butt and rotate on it, sad little troll.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:37 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on March 23, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Syria falling apart…Turkey needed on the side of Israel/the US…note from us rubes.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:41 AM

*face palm*..You are delusional..

Dire Straits on March 23, 2013 at 1:48 AM

I seem to have stumbled in to something here.

Without reading the whole thread,,, is there really a comparison of the choom gang, and Bibi in combat gear? Barrys brother in the hut, and a fallen combat hero?

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Dire Straits on March 23, 2013 at 1:48 AM

It is extremely…

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:49 AM

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Lol wolly, my tired brain can’t take all that in!

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Keep this thread in the back of your mind. In a few weeks Daicookoo will be the biggest fool on HA.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Poor sad little troll.

Got all tired of hangin’ out with his fellow mouth-breathers at stormfront.

Or, maybe they ran him out because of his incessant whining about his mommy issues.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:51 AM

I’ve seen it here and there on HA never engaged it, never will lol.

It never has made sense to me.

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:53 AM

What’s his point? I don’t get it. Unless he’s another barky knob slobbin jew hater.

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Keep this thread in the back of your mind. In a few weeks Daicookoo will be the biggest fool on HA.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Like after the November election, right. You and every other moronic idiot on here assured me that Romney would most certainly win, in a landslide most likely, and that I was the idiot liberal democrat fool for consistently posting the exact opposite. Too bad most of you cowards and liars took the next few weeks off instead of owning up to your credulous infantile ignorance.

It WAS nice to see all the tears and shellshocked prattlings “oh but i really believed waaaah” and all the butthurt “let it all burn!” tantrums. If I’m not mistaken you were a big fan of the latter. You lost the game so “let it all burn”. Rock on, champ.

P.S. Waaaaah.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:57 AM

He’s declared war with God and yet the silly and hateful outbursts here are all he can muster. likely candidate for buying a bunch of chic fil a and attempting to gun down an evangelical org II.

ah well. what’s up wollly? enjoying life I hope.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 1:59 AM

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 1:55 AM

You got it… :-)

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Overconsumption of Obama shit results in Daicookoos.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 2:00 AM

What happened to bedtime tom daschle? Isn’t it like after midnight in real merka?

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:01 AM

I bid thee a good and blessed night!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H8t-NXAlVk

God Bless.

*Swoosh*

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 2:03 AM

In defense of barky, It’s only his 1/2 brother starving in the hut.

It’s not like he lost a real brother in a war,, or something.

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:04 AM

What happened to bedtime tom daschle? Isn’t it like after midnight in real merka?

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:01 AM

I thought you had fired a last missive and were off. my bad.

what did you think of George W. Bush’s paintings? He has some talent.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:57 AM

You’re trying too hard, sad-assed little troll.

You really don’t know much about this stuff, do you?

Sad-assed little troll is sad.
Do we care?
Nah.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 2:05 AM

what did you think of George W. Bush’s paintings? He has some talent.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Got any links? I vaguely recall having seen a thumbnail of a painting of horses or something, connected to his name.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Obamas mom slept with a jew, daiko. It’s a statistical certaintude.

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:12 AM

I’m on my phone, and as useful as this thing is, it doesn’t play well with hot airs comment box. links are especially troublesome.

there should be a link on the front page at the daily caller. and yes, some of the subject matter is equine. I’m sure painting doggies, horses, and landscapes is more relaxing than doing the banisters and Jews bidding according to the trilateral commission.

I believe that the paintings were released by a hacker.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 2:14 AM

PS I was just kidding about that bit in the middle.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Isn’t it like after midnight in the liberal syph-smog-low-test-score-high-crime belt of amerika.

SparkPlug on March 23, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Happiness, TD is me planning on a 5 mile long driveway with a empty mailbox at the end of it.

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:17 AM

sounds good to me wolly. my goal is to get to Montana or Wyoming in the next few years. gotta get away from these diseased and crime ridden cities. besides I don’t want to live resident evil, yet.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 2:20 AM

That’s when they wake up, Spark. You can’t hear a rooster crow from mommies basement.

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:23 AM

You’ll probably be disappointed to hear that I’ve always liked GW Bush as a person. I’m under the impression he’s a fundamentally good guy. He was genuine in his love for his dog, and that is reinforced by his choice of painting subject.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:27 AM

NE Arizona, here, TD. Little warmer, but still elk country. Snow. But it melts.

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Good to hear D.

I’m off for a bit. sometimes us UAW folk do have to ugh, work at work.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Isn’t it like after midnight in the liberal syph-smog-low-test-score-high-crime belt of amerika.

SparkPlug on March 23, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Duty Calls

Axe on March 23, 2013 at 2:32 AM

badass. Yessir.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:40 AM

…have you discussed your erectile dysfunction with your physician or psychiatrist?

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2013 at 2:34 AM

I’m not disappointed you like GWB because he petted his dog.

I’m disappointed it hasn’t burned yet. With you on one side, and me on the other.

But it’s okay.

It’s coming fast.

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Lol tell yourselves whatever you need to, mouth breathers. But at the end of the day MY guy didn’t make a pathetic cowardly phone call while BARACK OBAMA hovered over him to make sure he did it. And you idolize that guy! He gets put in his place, in a kindergarten way, by BARACK OBAMA. What a badass. Yessir.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Do you have a link or an image of this happening?

Punchenko on March 23, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Do you have a link or an image of this happening?

Punchenko on March 23, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Only in its degenerate, sad-assed little troll imagination.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 2:43 AM

How’s about a link or image of dogeater in combat gear, after,,, ya know… some combat?

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Do you have a link or an image of this happening?

Punchenko on March 23, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Only in its degenerate, sad-assed little troll imagination.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 2:43 AM

I’m pretty skeptical that Barry hovered over Bibi’s shoulder while he phoned the Turks and the Israelis were dumb enough to let such a photo leak. I would like to see the evidence that this indeed happened.

Punchenko on March 23, 2013 at 2:51 AM

Obama’s neverending campaign song.

profitsbeard on March 23, 2013 at 2:53 AM

You guys really don’t see the sheer mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, retardation here?

Damncoo-coo on March 23, 2013 at 1:09 AM

…are you going to supply the link of your self-portrait or something?

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2013 at 2:53 AM

How’s about a link or image of dogeater in combat gear, after,,, ya know… some combat?

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Only the Bush family dresses up in combat gear, wolly, after, uh, no combat. Well, actually, Poppy Bush did wear combat gear a long time ago, but today he just fastens another man on top of himself and jumps out of a plane.

Ah, that Bush family.

Punchenko on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

How’s about a link or image of dogeater in combat gear, after,,, ya know… some combat?

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:44 AM

You mean the guy that Bibi was bending over backwards to supplicate?

See, what you and your other stupid ilk on this thread fail to realize, is that I despise BO as much as any of you. Probably more so, since I’m not willing to accept crappy fascimiles like Flopney in his stead. And I have ZERO respect for some piece of crap like Bibi, that does the bidding of somebody like BO at the drop of a hat. When Netanyahu gave Barry the full red carpet and military band treatment at Barry’s arrival should have been a red flag to you morons, that maybe Bibi isn’t exactly the hero that you think he is.

I’m making fun of you turds because you continue to make excuses and drool uncritically over Ben Netanyahu, simply because he’s leader of Israel. That he goes out of his way to act like an obedient little toad for BO, calling Turkey like a sad schoolboy to express his apologies for his misdeeds, apparently means nothing to you. Opportunism, cowardice, and flip flopping. A Mitt Romney for Israel. But because your whole wing of the Republican party is SO uncritically invested in Israel, you can’t even realize that it has more than its fair share of Romneys and Mccains in power. Trash.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

How’s about a link or image of dogeater in combat gear, after,,, ya know… some combat?

wolly4321 on March 23, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Barry Nucum……..
http://imageshack.us/a/img832/8999/badasse.jpg

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 2:57 AM

Trash.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

The only trash you’re familiar with is your family…and your sweet little boyfriend at stormfront.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 3:00 AM

You mean the guy that Bibi was bending over backwards to supplicate?

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Yes, I want to see the photo or read the news story.

But because your whole wing of the Republican party is SO uncritically invested in Israel, you can’t even realize that it has more than its fair share of Romneys and Mccains in power. Trash.

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

The GOP is invested in $$$ and little else. If you have been paying attention you would have figured this out by now.

Punchenko on March 23, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Well, its fairly obvious who you don’t like. Who do you admire?

Bmore on March 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Trash.

Damn-coo-coo on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

..yes you are…no argument there!

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2013 at 3:05 AM

…is that I despise BO as much as any of you. Probably more so, since I’m not willing to accept crappy fascimiles …

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Well, you be sure to use a lot of lip balm while you’ve got your lips stuck between ronpaul’s (or gary whatever) butt-cheeks. Ol’ ron is pretty old and you wouldn’t want to chafe his nethers.

…and, you’ll accept anything your masters tell you to, you little goose-stepper.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 3:07 AM

Daikokuco on March 23, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Well, its fairly obvious who you don’t like. Who do you admire?

Bmore on March 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM

…it maybe…in his hand!

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2013 at 3:07 AM

…coo-coo talks too it!

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2013 at 3:11 AM

Well, you be sure to use a lot of lip balm while you’ve got your lips stuck between ronpaul’s (or gary whatever) butt-cheeks. Ol’ ron is pretty old and you wouldn’t want to chafe his nethers.

Solaratov on March 23, 2013 at 3:07 AM

Ron’s son will probably be the next President of the United States. So, yeah, there’s that…

Punchenko on March 23, 2013 at 3:13 AM

Is anyone still up?

Rusty Allen on March 23, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Good morning, Detroit!

Rusty Allen on March 23, 2013 at 4:35 AM

“I see this as honoring the vows of our Founders, who sacrificed everything for life, liberty, pursuit of happiness,” Pelosi told reporters today. “Here we have a healthier life [and] the liberty to pursue your happiness — whether it’s to be a cameraman, a writer, self-employed, start your own business, change jobs, not be job-locked because of health care; whether you have a preexisting condition in your family or just [lack] the ability to afford access to health care.”

And if it were possible for the Founding Fathers to momentarily rise from their graves so as to reply to what San-Fran-Nan spewed here, I have no doubts that they would, in one unified voice, ask her one basic simple question:

WHO THE HELL IS GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THIS, PELOSI?!!!!

pilamaye on March 23, 2013 at 7:45 AM

libfreeordie on March 23, 2013 at 5:19 AM

Speaking of CBS News, how is Dan Rather these days? LOL!

kingsjester on March 23, 2013 at 7:46 AM

Obamacare: Will the Last American Doctor to “Retire Early”, Please Turn Out the Lights? My take.

kingsjester on March 23, 2013 at 7:48 AM

kingsjester on March 23, 2013 at 7:48 AM

As usual KJ, you’ve nailed it! READ it, folks. What is it going to take for people to stand up and say not just NO but Hell NO to Obamacare? This is a disaster. The structure for rationing is being fixed in place as we watch: EMR, mandatory biometric testing, regulations and fines. Welcome to death panels.

indypat on March 23, 2013 at 8:01 AM

indypat on March 23, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Thankyaverymuch!

kingsjester on March 23, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Scrumpy on March 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Too bad. Maybe you can find it in a Turkish or ME store. They call it kaymak or kajmak, kaimak, keimach.

You can’t make it either because it’s hard to find unpasteurized milk, from cows or buffalos, in the US.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Sure you can find it, just google raw milk, you would be surprised at its availability!

herm2416 on March 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM

so f*****s will be put into a high risk category and denied some measures of health care right?

I can get behind that.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM

my doc was really worried about me having access to an MRI for my back. she said my hypertension might put me in an excluded group.

Progress!

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2013 at 8:08 AM

I personally don’t think they’re going to be able to dismantle Obamacare at this point, much the same as the mobilizations in Europe in 1914 made WWI inevitable; things are too far along. Remember, too, the monarchs were all cousins to one level or another, ad they couldn’t stop the slide.

Neither can we, really. About the only way we might be spared is if the Dems see the monster for what it is and turn on it in droves. But that is never going to happen. Pelosi, most of all, is a True Believer. She has the clout to twist arms to keep much of her side in line, with Reid doing the same in his Chamber of Congress.

Sadly, it’s a done deal.

Liam on March 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Republicans should be ready with an alternative that is market-oriented, assembled and on the launchpad.

Ah, there’s the rub. Seems the Rs don’t always plan ahead too well. They’re too worried about what the lsm will say about them and getting reelected instead of worrying about governing with the best interest of we the people and the country at heart.

Kissmygrits on March 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Obamacare: Will the Last American Doctor to “Retire Early”, Please Turn Out the Lights? My take.

kingsjester on March 23, 2013 at 7:48 AM

…not linking for me today kj…I’ll keep trying

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

…not linking for me today kj…I’ll keep trying

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Click on KJ’s name. That’s what got me through.

Liam on March 23, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Big government likes big providers. That’s why ObamaCare is gradually making the local doctor-owned medical practice a relic. In the not too distant future, most physicians will be hourly wage earners, likely employed by a hospital chain.

I had a procedure last year that cost $2500 in a doctor’s office. The identical procedure performed in a local hospital is about $10,000.

Paul-Cincy on March 23, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Sure you can find it, just google raw milk, you would be surprised at its availability!

herm2416 on March 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Thanks. Read a while ago that the gov’t is more and more restricting the free exchange of such and money. I’m glad to hear.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2013 at 2:07 PM

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