DNC chair: Er, no, I can’t think of a “specific bill” or anything “glaring” I would fix about ObamaCare

posted at 10:41 am on April 1, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The big ObamaCare-related talking point for Democrats at the moment — at least, for the Democrats whose reelection chances actually hang in the balance –  is the “fix it, don’t nix it” messaging line. We shouldn’t be trying to repeal ObamaCare, but we can’t exactly get away from the fact that we all voted for it en masse — so let’s advocate for solutions to the many and specific problems that the program is already creating. …Exactly what those solutions might be, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t entirely sure. She never quite got beyond bashing those obstructionist, spiteful Republicans in formulating her talking points, you see.

Todd: Give me a bill right now you would introduce to address a problem.

DWS: Well, there’s no specific bill, actually, right now that I would–

Todd: You don’t view, there’s a legislative problem, do you, that needs to be fixed?

DWS: You know, I think there are going to be issues that arise around the margins that if we just have a chance to sit down with Republicans, like we’ve done with hundreds of bills through years of our history, we could, we could, we could hammer out problems that arise, but when you’re dealing with–

Todd: You don’t have one that’s on your radar screen?

DWS: That comes to mind immediately? No, nothing glaring. I’m not saying that there aren’t problems, but, there are always going to be, you know, ticks in a law that arise and what we should be doing is sitting down and working those out.

Oh, now you want to “sit down” and hammer out problems with Republicans? Maybe you should have thought of that before you rammed through Obama’s crowning legislative achievement without a single Republican vote.

Anyhow, perhaps DWS can’t think up any fixes she’d offer on the spot, but vulnerable Senate Democrats offered up a slew of proposed fixes last week — which, actually, don’t sound like they’ll really “fix” the law so much as further encumber and complicate it from it’s intended designs, but it’s the messaging that matters, right?

Several centrist Senate Democrats, including some up for re-election this fall, are planning to push for changes to the Affordable Care Act—a move that has stirred debate within the party about whether making these fixes would keep the spotlight trained on the health law’s flaws. …

Among the proposals likely to be included is one backed by Messrs. Begich and Warner offering a new kind of insurance plan, a “copper” plan featuring lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options on the government-run health-care exchanges.

Lawmakers also would like to make health care more affordable for small businesses by expanding certain tax credits and making them available for longer. And Mr. Warner said on Fox News earlier this week that he favors enabling the sale of health insurance across state lines, an idea that has garnered interest among House Republicans as well.


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Put her and Patty Murray in a room together, and the universe would collapse on itself from the stupid.

changer1701 on April 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

…brillo brain!

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

The stupid is so strong in this one it is off the charts. What a talking puppet.

major dad on April 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Oh, now you want to “sit down” and hammer out problems with Republicans? Maybe you should have thought of that before you rammed through Obama’s crowning legislative achievement without a single Republican vote.

Most Americans don’t realize that.

workingclass artist on April 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

there are always going to be, you know, ticks

…why would someone with her hair…use the word “ticks in a sentence…about ObaamaCare?

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

How about the Mayonnaise Hair Care Act!

hillsoftx on April 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Democrats NEVER included Republicans in talks on a Health Care Bill. They voted it. They shoved it down Americans throat. They own it!! What a stupid talking head. Bring on the Election of 2014 and the Democrats control demise!!

karlinsync on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

I like to watch her mouth move with the sound off.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Bet she keeps HER doctor.

TimBuk3 on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

She freakin talks about addressing the problems with the bill, but can’t think of anything she would put forth!!!
Nutshell meet the inside.

CBWV99 on April 1, 2014 at 10:56 AM

The headline shouldn’t be merely “DNC Chair…”, it should be “Sitting member of Congress and DNC Chair…”. But obviously these people have nothing to do with writing legislation, certainly not ObamaCare. It’s much too long and full of legalese for those lightweights. The lobbyists, bureaucrats and staffers do that over the years, waiting patiently, sometimes for years, for an opportunity to see their vision come to fruition. Who else would write “The Secretary shall determine…”?

Fenris on April 1, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Bring on the Election of 2014 and the Democrats control demise!!

karlinsync on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

…that is what I said in October of 2012!
…what happened?

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

“Mend it, don’t end it”

vs.

“Nothing to fix.”

Axeman on April 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

The stupid is so strong in this one it is off the charts. What a talking puppet.

major dad on April 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Don’t ever pass DWS off as stupid. She is smart and does her job extremely well. Her job is speaking to low info voters. Nobody does it better. Political wonks write her off as a ditz for all the stupid things she says, but she isn’t speaking to you. Low info voters only hear the thing she is saying at that exact moment, to the exclusion of everything else she has ever said, or is occurring in the world. She knows this, and is brilliant at it. Why do you think she has kept the job for so long?

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

The first step in recovery is recognizing the problem.

tommer74 on April 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

I like to watch her mouth move with the sound off.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

What are you, some kind of masochist?

Fenris on April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

a “copper” plan featuring lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options on the government-run health-care exchanges.

So you’re going to have to pay $50,000 out of pocket before insurance kicks in?

rbj on April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

They will declare success for the ACA until the day after the midterms. Then there will be catastrophic flaws caused by the greedy insurance companies that need to be fixed immediately. We will have to pass a single payer plan before Jan 1, or the world will explode. No time for debate! No time to let the new congress act! We must do something right now!

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

the sale of health insurance across state lines, an idea that has garnered interest among House Republicans as well.

garnered interest my butt, they pushed for this back in 2009 as an alternative to obamacare.
the way that is phrased it makes it seem as if its a new “fix” by the democrats when it isn’t.

dmacleo on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I wouldn’t rule it out. And I include the Republicans, since they will want it to be further entrenched if they have to do a faux-fight against in the event they win the Senate.

Fenris on April 1, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Among the proposals likely to be included is one backed by Messrs. Begich and Warner offering a new kind of insurance plan, a “copper” plan featuring lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options on the government-run health-care exchanges.

Or the Styrofoam plan by which the uninsured pay no premiums, by choice, and get no coverage, by choice… everybody else gets to buy whatever plan he/she wants from whomever he/she wants wherever that company might be. All the government needs to do is make sure the companies honor whatever plans they sell.

Gosh, I just fixed the whole thing in two sentences. I need a few thousand pages more to round it out.

mankai on April 1, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Excellent news, let us encourage all the democrats to run on the greatness of Obamacare…

mnjg on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

As I noted on the Headlines thread…

The ONLY two expectations met by Obamacare were it’s primary goals – the seizure of 1/6th of the national economy by the Federal Government and dedicating an additional $2.6T of government spending over the next decade towards wealth redistribution / social justice.

It was NEVER about fixing the healthcare industry or getting uninsured people health insurance coverage.

Even those who think that they can ‘fix’ this EpicClusterFark are doing little more than spinning their wheels – it can’t be fixed. The only primary goal left, of the original three, is to fail in such a way as to leave single payer as the only ‘viable’ option.

DWS is being a good soldier for the progressive fascist agenda – she knows that two of the goals have been achieved, and now she’s seeking to achieve the last primary goal – single payer and complete government control of healthcare. And as long as the pederast Dingy Harry remains Senate Majority Leader, NONE of the ‘fix’ bills will ever get a vote in the Senate.

Athos on April 1, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Don’t ever pass DWS off as stupid. She is smart and does her job extremely well. Her job is speaking to low info voters. Nobody does it better. Political wonks write her off as a ditz for all the stupid things she says, but she isn’t speaking to you. Low info voters only hear the thing she is saying at that exact moment, to the exclusion of everything else she has ever said, or is occurring in the world. She knows this, and is brilliant at it. Why do you think she has kept the job for so long?

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

The low information voters are the democrat base, they had and they will always vote democrat… People should stop using this stupid term as if they discover something so very important…

mnjg on April 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM

…..just wait until the insurance companies start releasing actual sign up.

Tater Salad on April 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM

They will declare success for the ACA until the day after the midterms. Then there will be catastrophic flaws caused by the greedy insurance companies that need to be fixed immediately. We will have to pass a single payer plan before Jan 1, or the world will explode. No time for debate! No time to let the new congress act! We must do something right now!

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

They first need to win the House by a very big margin and have a least 60 Senators in order to pass single payer… Else there is no way they will even propose it let alone vote for it…

mnjg on April 1, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Goebbels loves Wasserman-Schmutz, Carney and obama.

Don’t believe a single number or stat released from the WH or the DNC. They make Goebbels appear lilliputian.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Why do I get the suspicion that this is some sort of last minute “astro-turf” exercise from the ACORNista’s. Do you think Mickey Mouse with a fake SS# possibly got enrolled?

Tater Salad on April 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM

So tired of the total Horsh Sh*t that is spewed daily
about this Legislative Abortion.

These dolts passed this bill, now they fling charges,
and opine in all directions about where we go from here…

Yes, that’s right, we need to Listen to them.
Where’s the Republican’s Plan!!!????

When is a Republican in this country going to stand up
and tell any and all Dems to Shut the F*ck up??
They created this mess, nodoby wants to hear from them??

Sound familiar?? Why yes, it’s what the Dems do to R’s
all the time….bout damn time some R’s gave them
a knuckle sandwich in return…

ToddPA on April 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM

The first step in recovery is recognizing the problem.

tommer74 on April 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Second step is finding a higher power that would restore sanity. Since the libs. higher power is government they will never get past step one.

jmtham156 on April 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Oh, now you want to “sit down” and hammer out problems with Republicans? Maybe you should have thought of that before you rammed through Obama’s crowning legislative achievement without a single Republican vote.

Most Americans don’t realize that.

I had a good laugh last fall when Dems such as Henry Waxman & Chuck Schumer tried to “reach across the aisle” and wanted Republicans to help fix all that was going wrong with ObamaCare’s on-line enrollment. I’m glad that the basic reply was that “We didn’t create this mess; we didn’t vote for this monstrosity; we’re don’t agree with any of it; and we’re not helping to fix it.”

majorzot on April 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Kids, this is why it is important to always do your homework…

JohnGalt23 on April 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

#2 Wackadoodle so sad to lose her #1 status to Alan Grayscum…

ladyingray on April 1, 2014 at 11:17 AM

the sale of health insurance across state lines, an idea that has garnered interest among House Republicans as well.

garnered interest my butt, they pushed for this back in 2009 as an alternative to obamacare.
the way that is phrased it makes it seem as if its a new “fix” by the democrats when it isn’t.

dmacleo on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Exactly – as though Democrats offered it up as a new, great idea, and as a result, some Republicans have begun to consider it.

ffs.

Midas on April 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM

APRIL FOOLS !!!!!! HA HA !!!!!!

ExpressoBold on April 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

The low information voters are the democrat base,

No. The Dem base doesn’t need a DWS. Low info voters are the ones who say “I’m like, independent. I don’t listen to like what everyone else says. I form my own apinions and stuff.” They get their political info while changing radio stations, or while passing tv s in the mall, or what some celebrity spewed on TMZ. They don’t follow the news. They don’t vote- usually. Unless there is some easy way to do it like early voting, absentee voting, provisional ballots, and they can be coerced to the polls. DWS speaks to them, and works hard to get as many of them to vote as possible.

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Ahh the incredibly lifelike talking point robot speaks again!

thunderhorse on April 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

a “copper” plan featuring lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options on the government-run health-care exchanges.

So you’re going to have to pay $50,000 out of pocket before insurance kicks in?

rbj on April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I have the ‘Pocket Lint’ plan.

WhatSlushfund on April 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

They first need to win the House by a very big margin and have a least 60 Senators in order to pass single payer… Else there is no way they will even propose it let alone vote for it…

mnjg on April 1, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Yep. You’re right. Single payer. Never happen. Obama and the progs are stupid, and have no idea what they are doing. Yep. Sure thing.

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 11:26 AM

“But Brandeis was more skeptical of federal power. In 1935 he joined Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes’s majority opinion striking down the National Industrial Recovery Act, a New Deal regulatory scheme, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. U.S. Brandeis didn’t write an opinion in the case, but just after it was handed down, he is reported to have told an aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt: “This is the end of this business of centralization, and I want you to go back and tell the president that we’re not going to let this government centralize everything. It’s come to an end.”

Less prophetic words were never spoken. Four years later, in National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., the court–with Brandeis in a 5-4 majority–upheld the National Labor Relations Act based on an expansive reading of Congress’s power under the Interstate Commerce Clause.

Since then, the high court has interpreted the Commerce Clause as an almost unlimited grant of regulatory power to the federal government. The 2012 ObamaCare case, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, was one of the few exceptions. The court held that Congress could not draft individuals into commerce by mandating that they purchase medical insurance. But Chief Justice John Roberts vitiated the effect of that ruling by accepting the alternative construction of the mandate as a tax on the income of the uninsured.

Ironically, before ObamaCare the medical-insurance industry functioned very much according to Brandeis’s “laboratories of democracy” model. “Thanks to the McCarran-Ferguson Act, which was passed in 1945, each of the fifty states has the exclusive power to license health insurance within a state’s own borders even if, in doing so, a state directly burdens interstate commerce by shutting out-of-state insurers out of the market,” as Steven Calabresi explained in a 2013 article for the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

“The McCarran-Ferguson Act purports to allow state governmental discrimination against inter-state commerce that would otherwise violate the Dormant Commerce Clause,” Calabresi argues, referring to the doctrine that states may not regulate interstate commerce. “It is this statute that has created the state health care oligopolies and monopolies and which is the cause of all our health care woes.”
But while McCarran-Ferguson deprived consumers of the benefits of competition across state lines, it did allow states considerable leeway to experiment. Some enacted coverage mandates; others didn’t. Some imposed “community rating”–a ban on charging higher premiums to policyholders with pre-existing conditions–and some repealed that requirement when it proved uneconomical. Massachusetts established an individual mandate, which most critics concede was (in contrast with the federal version) a constitutionally permissible exercise of state police power.

ObamaCare left the state-based regulatory scheme in place while overlaying upon it a panoply of new federal mandates. One of the few policy choices states have–to opt in or out of the Medicaid expansion–was not even part of the law until the high court found, also in NFIB v. Sebelius, that Congress had exceeded its powers in threatening to cut off existing Medicaid funding to states that did not go along.

So what we have with ObamaCare is the worst of both worlds: state monopolies without the flexibility to innovate. Yes, some states have proved more competent than others in the details of implementation, while some have proved even less competent than the federal government. But you can’t call them laboratories of democracy when the mad scientists in Washington have ordered all of them to conduct exactly the same experiment….”

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303978304579473353286053242?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion&mg=reno64-wsj

workingclass artist on April 1, 2014 at 11:26 AM

as if a copper plan with higher out of pocket costs is affordable, it currently has a $6K deductible, with anywhere from $300 – 750 a month premium with an 80%/20% copay, on the cheap side with no subsidy you pay $9600 per year before your co pay kicks in, but I get free contraception and 1 wellness visit a year. What a bargain. and then the comment that Mark Warner invented selling insurance across state lines an idea that has garnered interest from republicans. Yo, dipsy doodles republicans have been trying to get this for years now.

take responsibility on April 1, 2014 at 11:36 AM

as if a copper plan with higher out of pocket costs is affordable, current plans have a $6K deductible, with anywhere from $300 – 750 a month premium with an 80%/20% copay, on the cheap side with no subsidy you pay $9600 per year before your co pay kicks in, but I get free contraception and 1 wellness visit a year. What a bargain. and then the comment that Mark Warner invented selling insurance across state lines an idea that has garnered interest from republicans. Yo, dipsy doodles republicans have been trying to get this for years now.

take responsibility on April 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM

“Garnered interest”? Republicans probably fought the state-mandate/consumer prisons insurance was to become tooth and nail. Of course they would favor “buying across state lines” now that CommieKare has created arbitrary nationwide mandated coverage. What’s the downside? It is not worth doing without consumers having the ability to purchase plans that cover the risk they want to avoid. Tired of Democrat fascists. Tired.

winoceros on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 AM

It’s all good.

Blaise on April 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

which, actually, don’t sound like they’ll really “fix” the law so much as further encumber and complicate it from it’s intended designs, but it’s the messaging that matters, right?

it’s = it is, and that’s all.

Hope that was just a slip, Erika.

MisterElephant on April 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

a “copper” plan

Wake me when they come up with an aluminum plan.

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 11:41 AM

I like to watch her.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

You’re sick.

HiJack on April 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I like to watch her mouth move with the sound off.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

She’s as fascinating to watch as are mongoloids or such in circuses.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I like to watch her.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM
You’re sick.

HiJack on April 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Your acting like her and taking my words out of context!

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Hey Wasaman-work out the ticks before you pass the bill. How about that for a solution?

rjoco1 on April 1, 2014 at 12:14 PM

I like to watch her.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM
You’re sick.

HiJack on April 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Your acting like her and taking my words out of context!

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Well, you see, Sven, I only got that far before I blacked out. When I came to I had such a fit of revulsion that I acted before thinking.

HiJack on April 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Among the proposals likely to be included is one backed by Messrs. Begich and Warner offering a new kind of insurance plan, a “copper” plan featuring lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options on the government-run health-care exchanges.

This is a demonstration of ignorance. The piece-of-crap Obamacare already contains a sub-Bronze plan called ‘catastrophic-only’ that’s open to those 30 years old or younger and in a lower income bracket.

What they should suggest is that this admittedly crappy insurance be available to a customer of any age even though it is worse insurance than the worst pre-Obamacare plans in 2013.

slickwillie2001 on April 1, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Well, you see, Sven, I only got that far before I blacked out. When I came to I had such a fit of revulsion that I acted before thinking.

HiJack on April 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM

It would be great if whenever she does an interview the sound is muted when she speaks. The end result would be the same.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Of course she wouldn’t. The fool didn’t understand the bill when it was passed and she still hasn’t fully grasped the magnitude of its destruction. In General, Democrats have no idea what this bill contains or what it is dong to our economy or our health care system. They are only capable of one response and that’s mindless bluster coupled with tons of BS and lies.

rplat on April 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Obama’s stooges must give us the numbers so we can run them and find the truth. This of course would be a very frightening proposition for the left.

rplat on April 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM

DWS: We created a turd and the GOP won’t shine it up for us!

BobMbx on April 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM

If you happen to need a fair amount of healthcare, it should be noted that there is little difference (less than $20 a month in many cases) between the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options, in terms of total dollars when the premium and the maximum “out of pocket” dollars are added together.

J_Crater on April 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

If you happen to need a fair amount of healthcare, it should be noted that there is little difference (less than $20 a month in many cases) between the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options, in terms of total dollars when the premium and the maximum “out of pocket” dollars are added together.

J_Crater on April 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Glad to see I’m not only who’s noticed this feature.

BobMbx on April 1, 2014 at 12:34 PM

If you happen to need a fair amount of healthcare, it should be noted that there is little difference (less than $20 a month in many cases) between the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options, in terms of total dollars when the premium and the maximum “out of pocket” dollars are added together.

J_Crater on April 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Glad to see I’m not only who’s noticed this feature.

BobMbx on April 1, 2014 at 12:34 PM

I haven’t got into this in enough detail to confirm, but I’ve been told, and read, that there is a significant difference between the Bronze plans’ provider lists and those for higher quality plans.

Some of the differences in benefits between the different levels takes some digging to discover. Drug lists are another problem.

slickwillie2001 on April 1, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I hope the senior citizens are aware that the Marxist Dimocrats decimated Medicare to the tune of $700 billion. Higher Medicare premiums,higher co-pays, higher deductibles,less coverage, fewer Doctors..all to give free coverage of the Low Infos that support them! If they find out in time, they should vote every Dim OUT of every office in the land! Seniors Vote when they are being robbed!

Marco on April 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Biden-DWS 2016. GOP couldn’t lose against that ticket now could they?

HoosierStateofMind on April 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM

a “copper” plan featuring lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the “bronze,” “silver” and “gold” options on the government-run health-care exchanges.

Yeah, it’s never the out-of-pocket costs that bite people in the butt.

I propose the “tin” plan. It allows the Dems to keep kicking the can down the road. This plan would have $0 premiums, and the policy holder pays all out-of-pocket costs, or goes to the local Emergency Room for any little sniffle.

Wait… what????

ZeusGoose on April 1, 2014 at 12:58 PM

I propose the ‘Virtual Plan’.

With this option, your premiums are $450/month, the deductible is $1800/year. There are no healthcare providers in this plan.

BobMbx on April 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

That comes to mind immediately? No, nothing glaring. is in my mind that hasn’t been previously programmed.

RadClown on April 1, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Somebody check that girl for ‘ticks’.

ghostwalker1 on April 1, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Now the democrats want a “Copper Plan” I would remind the democrats we used to have copper pennies. Now they are made of Zinc. Perhaps a better plan would be called “The Zinc Plan”

birdwatcher on April 1, 2014 at 1:42 PM

This is quite a treat for historians of the Soviet Union. Finally video of a Pravda “reporter” interviewing a member of the Politburo!

JQA on April 1, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Todd: Give me a bill right now you would introduce to address a problem.

DWS: Well, there’s no specific bill, actually, right now that I would–

.
Translation: “We ain’t got squat.”
.

Todd: You don’t view, there’s a legislative problem, do you, that needs to be fixed?

DWS: You know, I think there are going to be issues that arise around the margins that if we just have a chance to sit down with Republicans, like we’ve done with hundreds of bills through years of our history, we could, we could, we could hammer out problems that arise, but when you’re dealing with–

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Translation: “It’s the Republicans fault.”
.

Todd: You don’t have one that’s on your radar screen?

DWS: That comes to mind immediately? No, nothing glaring. I’m not saying that there aren’t problems, but, there are always going to be, you know, ticks in a law that arise and what we should be doing is sitting down and working those out.

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Translation: “I already told you “we (Democrats) ain’t got squat”, and “it’s the Republicans fault.” What more could you want?

Is this some kind of “Spanish Inquisition?”?

(Michael Palin enters, dressed as a ‘Cardinal’ )

listens2glenn on April 1, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Don’t ever pass DWS off as stupid. She is smart and does her job extremely well

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

I beg to differ, reciting verbatim the the party talking points does not make one smart. I’ll agree she does that very well but get her off point and she dissolves into goo. I have never heard her say an original thing about foreign or domestic policy. Having a talking puppet like DWS may be politically savy but she has never displayed that she can think on her feet or for herself.

major dad on April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Having a talking puppet like DWS may be politically savy but she has never displayed that she can think on her feet or for herself.

so you are saying she is a Democrat?

JQA on April 1, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz will never stop supporting ObamaCare as long as it still pays for her electroshock treatments.

These treatments are required so she can follow her name sake, I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing )Sgt. Shultz – of Hogan’s Hero fame).

MSGTAS on April 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

You were too kind in your translation of Debbie Downer’s remarks. She really said this:

“Well, there’s no specific bill right now actually that I would, uh… because it’s… you know, I think there are issues that are gonna [sic] be issues that arise around the margins that, if we just have a chance to sit down with Republicans… we could, we could we could hammer out, uh, problems that arise… No, [there is] nothing glaring that, that, I’m not saying there are not problems but, you know, there are, there are always gonna [sic] be, you know, tics in a law that arise and what we should be doing is sitting down and working those out.”

Colony14 on April 4, 2014 at 3:10 PM