Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on November 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

The setting is the February of 2010 health care summit with Republicans. Minority Whip Eric Cantor is addressing the president directly on the issue of people losing their insurance due to the Affordable Care Act:

CANTOR: …Because I don’t think you can answer the question in the positive to say that people will be able to maintain their coverage, people will be able to see the doctors they want, in the kind of bill that you are proposing:

OBAMA: Since you asked me a question, let me respond. The 8 to 9 million people you refer to that might have to change their coverage — keep in mind out of the 300 million Americans that we are talking about — would be folks who the CBO, the Congressional Budget Office, estimates would find the deal in the exchange better — would be a better deal. So, yes, they would change coverage because they got more choice and competition.

***

Obama insisted anew Thursday that the problem is limited to people who buy their own insurance. “We’re talking about 5 percent of the population who are in what’s called the individual market. They’re out there buying health insurance on their own,” he told NBC.

But a closer examination finds that the number of people who have plans changing, or have already changed, could be between 34 million to 52 million. That’s because many employer-provided insurance plans also could change, not just individually purchased insurance plans

Administration officials decline to say how many employer-sponsored plans could change. But those numbers could be between 23 million to 41 million, based on a McClatchy analysis of estimates offered by the Department of Health and Human Services in June 2010.

***

The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, claims the Affordable Care Act is responsible for forcing it to boot doctors from its Medicare Advantage program that serves thousands of elderly patients in the New York metro region.

CEO Jack Larsen, under fire for separating seniors from their MDs, took out full-page ads to explain that cuts in Medicare spending forced the ­insurer’s hand.

“We are working to collaborate with a more focused network of physicians to help us provide higher quality and more affordable health care coverage to meet the needs of our members, and help them get more from their health plan benefits,” Larsen said.

“This work has become even more urgent in light of the severe funding reductions for Medicare Advantage plans that have come from Washington.”

***

Why is this an immediate challenge? Because the hundreds of insurers offering plans on the federal exchange will begin pricing for 2015 in just a few months. Their chief financial officers should be sweating bullets about the obstacles that HealthCare.gov’s glitches have put in the path of enrollees. Fortunately, October was an early shopping month, mainly for browsing and for those who are sick and highly motivated to get coverage. It wasn’t an important month for enrolling the “young invincibles” — uninsured young people who don’t think they need health care — who will subsidize older, sicker enrollees. But the longer HealthCare.gov remains clogged, the more young invincibles will be discouraged from joining. If that happens, enrollment in the 36 states using the federal exchange will resemble small, high-risk insurance pools composed mainly of the sick — potentially causing premiums to soar in 2015.

Insurers must set rates for 2015 in some states by the end of February, and in most states before June. They can’t raise their rates on plans in the federal exchange now; their prices are locked in for next year. Nor can most carriers recoup any 2014 losses by raising premiums for 2015: Unless most competitors do the same, hiking premiums will chase away any healthy customers they have. But that is the imminent danger — a general rise in rates among health plans on the federal exchange.

The administration can try to head off the problem, or it can blame insurers after the fact. To convince skeptical CFOs that October 2014 will be very different from today, first the Web site and the information systems behind it must work. Additionally, the administration has to prove that it can effectively manage the world’s largest commercial health insurance store. And the president has only a few months to do so…

2015 is essentially here already.

***

Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu is hoping to cauterize that crisis with a bill that supposedly allows people to keep their plan if they stay current on premiums. About 80,000 Louisiana policy holders—or half of the individual market—will be dumped in 2014, according to the state’s insurance commissioner.

Here again, complex insurance contracts take months to plan financially and negotiate with providers. They could be renewed for maybe a few months but not forever, which is why the Landrieu bill is simply a new mandate ordering insurers to continue offering these plans. But the hard business truth is that these plans are already gone. The only way to solve the problem is a time machine to go back to 2010 when HHS published its deliberately restrictive rule on “grandfathering.”

The Shaheen and Landrieu proposals are merely ploys for these Democrats to distance themselves from ObamaCare while still embracing it. But they can’t have it both ways. Either they can vote to take down the whole regulate-subsidize-mandate apparatus for a year and propose major reforms to prevent a reprise of the last six weeks. Or else they will be enablers of the current and future disruptions, cancellations and limited health choices.

***

Administration officials scrambled Friday to find a quick fix to a problem President Obama said would never come about — millions of insurance policies canceled for people who have health plans they want to keep.

But as the controversy threatened Obama’s efforts to reassure fellow Democrats that he had things under control, administration officials and policy experts said they didn’t yet have a plan to solve the problem without further bogging down the president’s signature health reform plan…

Reinstating canceled policies would be a scramble for insurance companies, whose coverage plans need to be approved by state regulators — a process that can take months…

If millions more people can suddenly invoke the grandfather clause, said one analyst, that would change the assumptions insurers made when they calculated the premiums they are now offering in the marketplace…

If millions of people who have coverage now can keep it as long as they wish without complying with new rules, Claxton said, the healthiest of them will probably choose to do so — until they get sick and decide to cash in on the benefits of the new marketplace.

***

The administration has run out of political bullets. Unless the Affordable Care Act starts working, and delivering big benefits to more people than are losing their insurance, it can’t do much to improve those sagging poll numbers.

The second sign is that the president actually said he was sorry that some people had gotten the misimpression from him that they could keep their health insurance, when they were actually going to lose their policy and be forced to buy a more expensive one. Conservatives may complain that the apology was inadequate, since the president did not admit that he’d misled people. But this is the first time I can remember this president apologizing like this. It may be sincere. It is also a sign that his administration is backed into a corner. It can’t deny that this is happening, nor can it blame anyone else. What’s left to it are expressions of regret.

Politico reports that the president has also ordered aides to explore administrative fixes for people who are going to be made financially worse off by their cancelled policies. This would probably involve grandfathering all the existing plans. That will create chaos, and may leave the exchanges with a poorer and sicker pool of the folks who couldn’t buy insurance before. It would also mean conceding that the administration made a grave mistake when it drew the regulations for grandfathered plans so narrowly.

But until the exchanges start working, this is all the Obama administration has in the political arsenal. It may not be enough.

***

Barack Obama is guilty of fraud — serial fraud — that is orders of magnitude more serious than frauds the Justice Department routinely prosecutes, and that courts punish harshly. The victims will be out billions of dollars, quite apart from other anxiety and disruption that will befall them.

The president will not be prosecuted, of course, but that is immaterial. As discussed here before, the remedy for profound presidential corruption is political, not legal. It is impeachment and removal. “High crimes and misdemeanors” — the Constitution’s predicate for impeachment — need not be indictable offenses under the criminal code. “They relate chiefly,” Hamilton explained in Federalist No. 65, “to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” They involve scandalous breaches of the public trust by officials in whom solemn fiduciary duties are reposed — like a president who looks Americans in the eye and declares, repeatedly, that they can keep their health insurance plans . . . even as he studiously orchestrates the regulatory termination of those plans; even as he shifts blame to the insurance companies for his malfeasance — just as he shifted blame to a hapless video producer for his shocking dereliction of duty during the Benghazi massacre.

It is highly unlikely that Barack Obama will ever be impeached. It is certain that he will never again be trusted. Republicans and sensible Democrats take heed: The nation may not have the stomach to remove a charlatan, but the nation knows he is a charlatan. The American people will not think twice about taking out their frustration and mounting anger on those who collaborate in his schemes.

***

Obama had to have a great deal of contempt for the American people to think he could pull this off without consequence, just as he needed it in the first place to think he could push the bill through against the will of the country without repercussions that were entirely justified. Some of his flacks have used the word “sabotage” to describe the choice of many governors not to set up state exchanges, ignoring the fact that these acts are (a) entirely legal and (b) represent exactly the sort of judgment governors are elected to make.

“Sabotage” hardly describes this—it is called politics—and it hardly describes the train of disasters that is in the process of self-repealing this program. The website is broken, and not likely to be fixed quickly. The people who have persevered and managed to enroll are mainly 50 and over or younger people who are going on Medicaid. Furious voters are besieging their elected representatives. Democrats, especially those running in 2014, must fear facing opponents quoting Edie Littlefield Sundby. Obama is a lame duck with an approval rating now around 40, and he can no longer save them.

However this ends, it will not go well for this president. He built it. He owns it. And now it’s all his.

***

“I really just wanted him to know … I was so hopeful that this plan was going to move us forward, but in fact I think it’s moving us backward.”

***

Via the Daily Caller.

***

This is what betrayal looks like.

Here you have hardworking people who were repeatedly told not to worry, that their coverage would stay the same and—if anything—their costs would go down. Just the opposite is happening…

That’s why I’ve authored a bill to delay this law’s individual mandate tax – as has the senior senator in our state, Dan Coats. After all, how can you tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn’t work?


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May trade in my Jeep for a truck.
Any opinions on what brand?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Evenin’ – T-Bone Walker

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:06 AM

omg..all these men and no comment?
stunned!

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:07 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Ford, or Ford

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I Got The Blues Again – T-Bone Walker

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:09 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Geeze woman, Since I wanted to be thorough, I put a lot of thought into it.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 1:09 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

I had a Dodge Ram I liked… but they’re not what they once were.

I’m running a Ford right now. Not a bad rig, but not the best rig I ever had, either.

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:10 AM

The F150 Tremor…whew!
Looks SuWeet.

I had a couple fords back in the day..wasnt impressed.
But I know the F150 is pretty damn popular.

Thx y’all. Curious.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:12 AM

May trade in my Jeep for a truck.
Any opinions on what brand?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Only one brand, mi preciosa. Ford. Plus, since you’ve been rolling in a Jeep, go for a F-150, not the Super Duty models. Not a better truck made in America, and they didn’t ask for, in fact rejected, a bailout. Freedom baby, freedom.

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Please Come Back To Me – T-Bone Walker

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 1:09 AM
haha-

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

He is building something. It’s a gadget made of widgets. What is it supposed to do?

SparkPlug on November 10, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Ramirez is a treasure

Schadenfreude on November 10, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Schadenfreude on November 10, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Indeed. :)

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:16 AM

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Thx T, I was actually waiting to see your opinion.
I knew you would know trucks. :)

I’ve had a couple mid size trucks back in the day..but looking at a full size. No..I don’t need a super duty.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:16 AM

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Dodge hasn’t been that good for a while. Ah the Power Wagon and Little Red Truck…European owners now though…

Chevy/GMC, always been more hype and catered to the set that doesn’t get a truck dirty. Now known as Government Motors.

Asian trucks…Toyota is trying, kind of. Nissan small four doors, When my Sport Trac wears out, maybe (unless Ford wises up and brings the Sport trac back). The Subaru Brat came really close to roping me in. Fun little truck.

Ford F-150. The measuring stick for trucks since the 70′s.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 1:18 AM

The Honda Ridgeline looks lame.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:18 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Why a truck?

Mine says hi.

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:19 AM

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Agree. :) That’s my truck.

Older models were less complicated, though, and… I guess I’m nostalgic. lol!

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM

I’m running a Ford right now. Not a bad rig, but not the best rig I ever had, either.

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Since we’re into truck talk now, just curious as to the best rig you had. Never owned or bought for the ranch anything but Ford, and never had any big problems with them. Then again, mine are mostly working trucks, yet the King Ranch F-150 that I drive on the highways between place to place is a pretty fast and smooth machine.

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM

lol! It was an old Ford. A real workhorse. ’74 F250 3/4 ton, long bed. My dad bought it for me. It was my first truck. :)

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Eh,

I have had many vehicles over the years…miss a truck.
I go to the beach a lot now since I moved..I want to have the bed
for boards and all my gear- then wash it out.

I love my jeep but it hasnt been practical..or comfortable.
Just sold my other vehicle..so looking at changing.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Get it with a bed liner… easy to wash out and protects from salt. Just make sure it’s sealed. :)

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Duramax!!!

Ram is junk.
Ford? if you need to do anything to the engine besides an oil change you have to remove the cab, hood, fenders. yuck.

Toyota might be o.k. though if you don’t want a diesel.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on November 10, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Hi Schad, haha lying king. That’s hussein Obamas legacy.

Lying petulant man child in mom jeans that throws like a girl.

SparkPlug on November 10, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Nite Hotairian Nightowls

Schadenfreude on November 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:18 AM

There is a reason I didn’t mention that one, and you got it.

Kind of like that Chevy with the plastic removable parts.

Used many trucks, farming, well drilling, contracting and coin machine route. Ford’s F-150 has a well earned reputation for those who actually use a truck.

Posers can drive the lesser trucks.

When I grow up, I want an Oshkosh HEMTT.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Yep.
I have had 3 trucks. Always a bed liner.

before anyone thinks I am wealthy..lol
I have leased many vehicles over the years..also totaled
a few ..so I have had everything.
I love cars tho..wish I was a rock star..I would have
vehicles galore. lol

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM

SparkPlug on November 10, 2013 at 1:25 AM

At least that character of John Lovitz played on Saturday Night Live was funny when he lied about lying.

Obama’s just pathological.

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM

SparkPlug on November 10, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Goodnight, my fried. :) Sleep well, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Hi Spark – this is his legacy

“Worse than Carter and “Bushchimpey””

….and this, from AP, above. McCarthy said what we knew.

It is highly unlikely that Barack Obama will ever be impeached. It is certain that he will never again be trusted. Republicans and sensible Democrats take heed: The nation may not have the stomach to remove a charlatan, but the nation knows he is a charlatan. The American people will not think twice about taking out their frustration and mounting anger on those who collaborate in his schemes.

Schadenfreude on November 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Night Schad!

Thx for the advice guys! and J..lol

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

I have several cubic inches under the hood and it has the proper tire inflation to make my road flares feel neglected.

It has a wench too but try to ride alone to avoid the wench.

SparkPlug on November 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

axe
what kind of truck do you have?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Tenderly – Chet Baker

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

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:32 AM

I love my jeep but it hasnt been practical..or comfortable.
Just sold my other vehicle..so looking at changing.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM

New trucks are just so, so ugly to me. :) I think I’m screwed. Never had anything but a truck, but haven’t bought one in . . . a long time. Doors a foot thick (for nothing), chunked-up like wanna-be Transformers, need a step ladder to climb into them like they are rigged for trails . . . just ug. Even the Fords look like they have pointless, giant chrome belt-buckles glued on the front.

I may have to buy a car-thing just out of necessity when the time comes. Or seasons change. Or my taste changes.

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:32 AM

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Lovitz had nothing on Joe Isuzu.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 1:33 AM

He has a turnip truck. (:

Objects in mirror are more turnipy than the appear.

SparkPlug on November 10, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Night J! sleep well.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Bet my Sparky has a truck..but not tellin’.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Good evening.:)

Dire Straits on November 10, 2013 at 1:37 AM

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Your dad was wise. No way for his baby to get hurt in one of those puppies. The circa 70′s were great trucks, admittedly, but the engineering and the technology that’s in today’s Ford Trucks is something else. And, the ride they deliver over terrain or roads is pretty impressive, too. I know I sound like a Ford Truck butt-boy, but all my friends and competitors in the ranching business, well, we all have Fords. And, it ain’t because they’re pretty.

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Hey dire! Good evening.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:38 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on November 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM

axe
what kind of truck do you have?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:31 AM

O, sorry.

Here.

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM

B9 gotta bail.

Night and God Bless!

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Hello that which is Dire.

I tried to geek out tonight and failed. For lack of a speaker, my Industrial Punk motif took no flight.

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:48 AM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I’d go with something like this 46.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Sorry b, its actually a newer model. 47

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Night b9, everyone. Wasn’t really here anyway.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Sophie Ro}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

(Truck says hi.)

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:48 AM

*tp fedora*..:)

PS..Hang in there friend..:)

Dire Straits on November 10, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 1:48 AM

*tip fedora*..:)

PS..Hang in there friend..:)

Dire Straits on November 10, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on November 10, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Where oh where is Manly Rash?

Dhuka on November 10, 2013 at 2:14 AM

DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO DELAY THE MANDATE!!!!

FORCE THEM TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS TRAIN “HITTING THE WALL” – THE LIBERALS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS!!!!!

williamg on November 10, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Where oh where is Manly Rash?

Dhuka on November 10, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Well intentioned, PB, but unnecessary. A promise that asinine can only be made by one man – ME. So here goes…

I, Manly Rash, being of questionably sound mind and judgment do hereby proclaim the following: That Mitt Romney will prevail over Barack Obama by a landslide margin of 300+ electoral votes and that the election will be decided before 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

I make this statement not prompted by some vague, pseudo-psychic instinct but by dint of all the evidence – both statistical and anecdotal – that has accumulated thus far.

I further promise that if Mitt Romney loses, I shall once more depart Hot Air for the desert.

So let it be written…so let it be done.

ManlyRash on November 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/05/cutter-remain-calm-and-dont-let-tomorrows-early-tallies-get-you-down/comment-page-2/#comment-6470514

PS..Hang in there friend..:)

Dire Straits on November 10, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Wind’s gotta shift. :)

Night Dire.

Axe on November 10, 2013 at 2:23 AM

OT: If I have to hear that Sasquatch ad one more time, I’m going to personally hunt him down and pound him into oblivion. And I’m well south of 100 lbs. *grumble grumble*

Grace_is_sufficient on November 10, 2013 at 4:31 AM

Support Milton Wolf for U.S. Senate.
He’s running against Pat Roberts in Kansas next year.
He is Barack Obama’s cousin.

22044 on November 10, 2013 at 6:45 AM

The democrats are the party of the liars.

TX-96 on November 10, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Barack Obama is guilty of fraud — serial fraud — that is orders of magnitude more serious than frauds the Justice Department routinely prosecutes, and that courts punish harshly. The victims will be out billions of dollars, quite apart from other anxiety and disruption that will befall them.

The president will not be prosecuted, of course, but that is immaterial. As discussed here before, the remedy for profound presidential corruption is political, not legal. It is impeachment and removal.

The electoral and legal tracks are not separate.

Obama was the salesman for this awful idea, the fraudster who signed the legislation.

Congress committed the entire federal government to the scheme. Thus if there is fraud it is not only the salesman who deserves punishment, but the cohort helping him. And that cohort is the US federal government, by law, that is the one actually carrying out the fraudulent scheme.

Did we just prosecute Bernie Madoff but leave those working under him to continue the fraud? How about ENRON, did we only go after the high officials but leave the company to continue fraud? No, prosecution at the highest level for felonies is just a start, not the end. The perp-walk is the indication of the scheme, but the remedy to GET YOUR MONEY BACK out of the HIDES of those who TOOK IT is LEGAL. And that means the largest class action lawsuit by the People of the United States vs the Government of the United States to END the fraudulent practices of the United States Government and GET OUR MONEY BACK. Yeah the DoJ isn’t going to prosecute these people. If you want to end the scheme then it must have all of its funds pulled from it, and as the House and Senate have been unable to do that the only remedy left is for the PEOPLE to do this and have a legal judgment that says any funds designated for this fraudulent scheme are to be immediately handed over to the People of the United States in perpetuity so that no one can start up this scheme ever again.

Once it is clear that it can’t be done and the people won’t have it, the government will stop funding it. Then it can be removed, completely by a later Congress or just left as law that can’t be worked because the system has negated it in the only way that is left.

ajacksonian on November 10, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Josh Groban tweeted me about Michelle Malkin. That is a strange guy.

bluegill on November 10, 2013 at 7:58 AM

This is way beyond having an ineffective or even incompetent president in office that we can remove at the ballot box.
We have a criminal in the White House holding the keys to the kingdom, and we can do nothing about it, other than to watch him brazenly destroy the country.
This is beyond insanity.

justltl on November 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM

So if a president were to, as an extreme but illustrative example, begin nuking our own cities, our only recourse would be to go through the impeachment process or initiate a class action suit?
Obama is slowly nuking our entire country and has three full years to continue to do so.

justltl on November 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM

There is one other way to get rid of the scoundrel, and that is to force him to resign.
Massive protests would be a good start.

justltl on November 10, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Obama insisted anew Thursday that the problem is limited to people who buy their own insurance. “We’re talking about 5 percent of the population who are in what’s called the individual market. They’re out there buying health insurance on their own,” he told NBC.

That’s the way Stalin used to talk about the millions of people who were in his way.

Akzed on November 10, 2013 at 9:31 AM

justltl on November 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM

If there were on testicle in congress, he’d have been impeached about six times by now.

Akzed on November 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Unfortunately, the conservatives who refused to vote for McCain because A) he’s a puke and B) they wanted the nation to crash and burn so people would cry for constitutional govt are going to get their wish.

At least insofar as the crash and burn part goes.

Akzed on November 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Tundra! Heads above the rest with Toyota quality!

Marco on November 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Marco on November 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Unless you want a diesel.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Blessed Sabbath, Patriots! And, Trolls.

“For the people of Israel and America are historic partners in the global quest for human dignity and freedom. We will always remain at each other’s side.”

President Ronald Reagan, November 10, 1987

My take: The Iranian Negotiations: Of Naivete, Nukes, and the Six-Day War

kingsjester on November 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

If there were on testicle in congress, he’d have been impeached about six times by now.

Akzed on November 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

No question.

That’s why I think that We the People are going to have to take matters into they own hands on this one.
Massive protests is one way to go.
There are other ways for those of us that are unable or unwilling to participate in an old fashioned protest.

For example, imagine if a million or more people got on the Healthcare.gov site and just sat there doing nothing or made a few clicks on occasion to keep it from timing out.

justltl on November 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Maybe call it the “Million Man Crash” or some other catchy name.

These are not tactics that conservatives are used to using, but desperate times require desperate actions.

justltl on November 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I wonder how many people it would take to keep a site such as that crashed?

justltl on November 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM

“For the people of Israel and America are historic partners in the global quest for human dignity and freedom. We will always remain at each other’s side.”

…those were the days!

KOOLAID2 on November 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM

But this is the first time I can remember this president apologizing like this. It may be sincere.

Smart money says no.

It is also a sign that his administration is backed into a corner.

That much is obvious.

There Goes the Neighborhood on November 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM

There HAS NOT BEEN an “apology” from Obama…..

“I’m sorry you believed me when I Lied – but that’s on you.” does NOT qualify as an “apology”.

williamg on November 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

williamg on November 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I wanted to thank you for posting about the Ozark Mountain Daredevils on Friday night’s QOTD. Sometimes I don’t get to that thread until the next day or so.

I had never heard of them. Your info was helpful and their music reflects great talent. It’s an experience!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxqe2UnasDw&list=RDUcL1-Yj0NXk

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 1:50 PM

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