MSNBC host offers bold blueprint for Dems: “You can’t keep your crappy plan! Just deal with that!”

posted at 9:21 pm on April 21, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Run toward the Obamacare, not away from it! And, do it with this deft, nuanced, sunny pitch from the intellectuallyest of the left

That’s how they’re gonna turn this puppy around. Maybe get it to .5%?

“The prognosis for Democrats isn’t any better: the median estimate is a small seat loss (to 196 seats). The chance of their regaining the House is still very low — about 1%.” (Make sure to read Sides’ full post for an explanation of what factors go into the model and how it produces the results.)

The most likely outcome, according to Sides, is a five-seat gain for Republicans — meaning that they would control somewhere in the neighborhood of 239 seats in the 114th Congress. If Republicans did get to 239 seats, it would be the second most seats they have controlled since the 80th Congress, which spanned from 1947 to 1949. (Republicans controlled 242 seats after the 2010 tidal wave election.)

The danger for Democrats’ in Sides’ model is that donors sometime soon begin to walk away from giving to the House cause to devote all — or most — of their cash to trying to keep control of the Senate.

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Totally craven.

Murphy9 on April 21, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Ddb.

S. D. on April 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM

MSNBC host offers bold blueprint for Dems: “You can’t keep your crappy plan! Just deal with that!”

That’s nice. What about the tens of millions who will lose their plans over the next few years not because they are crappy but because they are so called Cadillac plans?

Rocks on April 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Edith Bunker wasn’t as much of a air head as this loon.

Will Obamacare be repealed or won’t it? Will Congress fund it or won’t it? Will the web site be fixed or not? Blah, blah, blah. We the people just need to do what we need to do and Democrats be damned. Resist. Refuse. Revolt. EXEMPT OURSELVES! We did not comply with Prohibition and we simply should not comply with Obamacare. For religious reasons. For privacy reasons. For the cause of liberty and freedom and in protest of the idea that the federal government (under one party rule, no less), can force private citizens to purchase anything with our own money. Are we citizens or subjects? Mice or (wo)men? Just say NO to socialism and to the corrupt, unionized, far left IRS: the gestapo of America’s political class. Afraid of arrest? not to worry! After all, the federal government ignores millions of illegals who are breaking U.S. immigration law every day. Our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. All we have to do is just say no to a scheme we all know is un-American and a violation of our most basic founding fundamentals of privacy, self reliance, limited government and individual freedom.
How To Opt Out Of Obamacare. Know your options and become savvy self-pay patients. Join a health care sharing ministry. These are voluntary, charitable membership organizations that agree to share medical bills among the membership. They function similar to insurance, and are probably the best alternative to conventional health insurance. There are four of them, at least that I know of. Three are open only to practicing Christians (Samaritan Ministries, Christian Healthcare Ministries, and Christian Care Ministry) while a fourth, Liberty HealthShare, is open to anyone who agrees with their ethical commitment to religious liberty. They operate entirely outside of Obamacare’s regulations, and typically offer benefits for about half the cost of similar health insurance. Members are also exempt from having to pay the tax for being uninsured. From the article by Sean Parnell http://thefederalist. com/2013/12/04/opt-obamacare/#.Up9MwGKiM_o.email

devan95 on April 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM

ProgressiveTard Tuff Love!!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 21, 2014 at 9:27 PM

My crappy plan was pretty good…..

But now it is not…

Thanks Dem…and A hole libs…

Electrongod on April 21, 2014 at 9:27 PM

That woman looks like a bird brain.

VorDaj on April 21, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Listen to them lefties they’d never steer you wrong

cmsinaz on April 21, 2014 at 9:29 PM

First, MKH uses “the intellectuallyest of the left”, and then the frontal picture of Melissa Harris-Perry hits you like a cartful of clay bricks. Cognitive dissonance is strong here.

Rix on April 21, 2014 at 9:29 PM

This mousy, pear-shaped troll is an embarrassment even for msnbc.

MikeinPRCA on April 21, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Jeebus…people actually watch this dreck, she sounds like a junior high kid.

Bishop on April 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Melitha Harrith Perry – the thtupid ith thtrong in thith one.

bofh on April 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Professor Perry, according to Wikipedia you earned degrees from Wake Forest and Duke, and you’ve taught at Princeton, Tulane, and the University of Chicago. This raises the question, madam, if you think government programs are so great, how come you have been affiliated with five different universities and not one of them was a public school?

radjah shelduck on April 21, 2014 at 9:31 PM

That screen cap, it just says “I want to say something smart, but nonsense keeps spilling out…… Awwwwww!”

ThePrez on April 21, 2014 at 9:32 PM

That woman looks like a bird brain.

VorDaj on April 21, 2014 at 9:28 PM

You insult birds.

Oldnuke on April 21, 2014 at 9:32 PM

To complete the analogy, the Democrats are the ones to redo the wiring and the plumbing and the counter tops in the blighted house – with OTHER PEOPLE’s MONEY, only to the bottom dwellers swoop in and steal anything of value, only to leave a still-blighted house and a lasting debt with no way to pay it off.

If Republicans say, “knock it down, nobody wants it; end the charade” there’s supposed to be something wrong with that?

JohnD13 on April 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

But yeah, when I bought my house I chose to buy it, the realtor didn’t threaten me with various punishments if I wanted something different.

Bishop on April 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

The democrats are really the domestic terrorists….

redguy on April 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

But that was not Obama’s promise. He said IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN YOU CAN KEEP a YOUR PLAN.PERIOD.

jaywemm on April 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

bofh on April 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Hahahaha!

What’ths not to love, eh?

lineholder on April 21, 2014 at 9:34 PM

But yeah, when I bought my house I chose to buy it, the realtor didn’t threaten me with various punishments if I wanted something different.

Bishop on April 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Hmmmm, my realtor threatened me with punitive punishments if I did not buy the listing she insisted on showing us……

redguy on April 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Melitha Harrith Perry – the thtupid ith thtrong in thith one.

bofh on April 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

I thought that was funny.

Patricksp on April 21, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Sure. Why not.

BigGator5 on April 21, 2014 at 9:37 PM

So again I ask:

Who are the true paternalistic ones?

CW on April 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

If you cannot trust us with our health care choices how can you trust us with our kids?
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CW on April 21, 2014 at 9:39 PM

You know, for people who believe that Socialized medicine is sooo great, they still can’t be honest with the American people in making a pitch for socialized medicine.

Oh, no. That would require integrity! They have to be deceitful instead.

lineholder on April 21, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Today I was talking with the owner of the company I work with…..
This guy has an 8th grade education, is about 70 years old and is worth about 50 million….

He was saying he was not going to expand his business until Obama, the democrats and the RINO’s are gone…..he is paying the 8% ObamaCare tax now because his accountants and lawyers are confused about what to do…..he said this as he was sitting in his 300K Rolls Royce Phantom…..

So you multiply this x all the small and medium sized business’s in America…..

The democrats really have no clue about what is going to happen the next two years…..

redguy on April 21, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Her head is misshapen.

Like Alan Colmes.

Lanceman on April 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Just imagine what these animals would do to their fellow citizens who don’t fall in line — if they could. Just imagine.

Rational Thought on April 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM

This brain-dead bimbo defines affirmative action even better than Sharpt

bw222 on April 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM

So this is what I’ve been missing by not watching MSNBC. LOL.

Ukiah on April 21, 2014 at 9:43 PM

“You can’t keep your crappy plan life! Just deal with that!”

What elitist fascists really mean …

ShainS on April 21, 2014 at 9:43 PM

This is a seriously great idea. Just be up front, Democrats: “we are smarter than you are, and can make better decisions with your money than you do”. Thats what they believe anyway, so lets see how honesty works out.

MTF on April 21, 2014 at 9:46 PM

My crappy plan was pretty good…..
But now it is not…
Thanks Dem…and A hole libs…

Electrongod on April 21, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Same here …

Mark Boabaca on April 21, 2014 at 9:46 PM

“You can’t keep your crappy plan! Just deal with that!”

Because Big Brother knows what is best for you.

And Big Bro O says that plan you had that you liked was really no good.

So he is not letting you keep it, for your own good.

You get to choose among the four plans Big Bro O says are good for you. Sure they are all a lot more expensive than the one you had that you liked. But Big Bro O knows best how you should spend “your” money. And you do not.

It’s that simple.

farsighted on April 21, 2014 at 9:47 PM

You can’t say what you want, eat what you want, own what you want, live where you want, dress how you want, drive what you want, read what you want, just deal with that.

These pigs think they are masters of the universe.

Bishop on April 21, 2014 at 9:49 PM

She should guest the spot, wearing her tampon earrings to maximize its effectiveness.

talkingpoints on April 21, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Basically…Embrace the Suck…no thank you and bite me….

crosshugger on April 21, 2014 at 9:59 PM

People can’t be trusted with their own freedom. – Hydra Democrats

lorien1973 on April 21, 2014 at 10:01 PM

She’s racist.

Did you hear how she said “you can’t keep your crappy plan”? She sounded like a minority saying that.

rightside on April 21, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Ever wonder why all these 1/2 breeds are nuts……..

nobama1267 on April 21, 2014 at 10:02 PM

The difficulty nowadays in prediction election outcomes is estimating how many “votes” Sleazy Eric Holder plans to steal.

viking01 on April 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

*facepalm*

There simply is no question that liberalism is a mental disease. These people should be institutionalized for their own good, and to keep them from harming anyone else.

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

It’s never enough. Next up, income inequality. Blah blah.
It will never be enough.

LeftCoastRight on April 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

The difficulty nowadays in prediction election outcomes is estimating how many “votes” Sleazy Eric Holder plans to steal.

viking01 on April 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

And how many votes the GOP will f*ck themselves out of by f*cking over their base.

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM

She forgot her Tampons….

ToddPA on April 21, 2014 at 10:17 PM

People in Mental Institutions watch this channel and say

“These people are really F*cked up”

ToddPA on April 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM

And how many votes the GOP will f*ck themselves out of by f*cking over their base.

Midas on April 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM

True indeed.

Weasel Boenher and Turtle McConnell raring at the bit to screw legit citizens trading cheap invader labor for CoC’s loot.

viking01 on April 21, 2014 at 10:25 PM

She forgot her Tampons….

ToddPA on April 21, 2014 at 10:17 PM

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I think it’s the “week before”, for her.

listens2glenn on April 21, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Hey Melissa ! . . . . . Just keep saying that, as LOUD and long as you can.

listens2glenn on April 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM

If you are a young person and you were already paying a chunk out of your disposable income for insurance that you seldom used, I can’t imagine getting over paying more. This sounds just like something how doesn’t have a financial care in the world would say.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2014 at 10:30 PM

So this is what I’ve been missing by not watching MSNBC. LOL.

Ukiah on April 21, 2014 at 9:43 PM

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We all have.

Kinda’ leaves me “choked up” and feeling like I’ve been “robbed.”

listens2glenn on April 21, 2014 at 10:33 PM

I wonder, has Obama pointed out how insane MSNBC is? He’s about about fair treatment for all Americans. Right?
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CW on April 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM

The problem the Democratics have is that those old 2013 plans that they said were “crappy plans” turn out to have been pretty good compared to the piece-of-crap Obamacare 2014 plans.

Is there anything better about Obamacare plans as compared to 2013 plans?

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I totally think the Democrats should listen to her. Embrace Obamacare. List all the success stories. Show how jobs are better now thanks to Obamacare coverage, and how many companies have benefited from the mandatory coverage requirements. We eagerly await the political commercials.

DarthBrooks on April 21, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Talk to the hand, biatch

WhatSlushfund on April 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Her head is misshapen.

Like Alan Colmes.

Lanceman

I thought it was Alan Colmes.

8thAirForce on April 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

If they put on nonsense like this, no wonder no one watches their network.

Adjoran on April 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM

That Mewitha Harith Pewwey thure can talk a good game… Wait. No thee can’t.

Kenz on April 22, 2014 at 12:01 AM

You can’t see the doctor, just deal with that!
You can’t get medicine, just deal with that!
Your local hospital is closed, just deal with that!
You can’t get Medicare, just deal with that!
We spent your 401K, just deal with that!
You can’t heat your home, just deal with that!
Your children are required for labor, just deal with that!
The foreigners come in peace, just deal with that!
The boxcar is waiting, just deal with that!

Kenosha Kid on April 22, 2014 at 12:18 AM

She’s so stupid I almost feel sorry for her.

Jaibones on April 22, 2014 at 12:29 AM

This silver-spoon-Fed, elitist, leftist whore can sob and wail through all the fake apologies she wants. FROM HER OWN LIPS, She wants control of my daughter. She can try and walk back all the ridiculously stupid horseshit she utters…but she speaks her heart…and it is blacker than the darkest pitch. This woman is evil, period. And public spectacle should be made of her. Crucifixion is pretty horrible…Let’s start there…

a5minmajor on April 22, 2014 at 12:37 AM

I cant wait to see the look on this dopes face when she gets her cancellation letter. Its only a matter of time that everyone will get it. Lets face it – they won. The ACA is here and it cant be reeled in. We can blame dopes like this MSNBC dolt for either being dumb enough to believe the lies or being dumber for thinking the law would improve anything. The media did a beautiful job of demonizing the Tea Party from early on and completely neutralizing the March on DC. They made the Tea Party the issue and made us out to be fruitcakes. The GOP let it happen as for the most part they were scared to get too close. To this day that remains their position. We fought for a party that didnt really want a battle. They would rather sit on their ass and wait for their “I told you so” moment. From Boehner to Graham to McConnell what did they do other than get their dumb looking mugs on FOX?

Having marched on DC while sick with a crippling chronic illness the day had special meaning for me and now I can say that we did a lousy job of assessing the enemy and who we were actually up against. We empowered a Party and people who could have cared less about our cause and what we represented. They got a free ride and a majority in the house and did what? So now Obamacare is the law and there is nothing we can do. While my situation is so much worse because of it I have to watch imbeciles like this woman laugh at me. Much worse that my illness.

iam7545 on April 22, 2014 at 12:43 AM

So blinded by their ideology. If they could step out of their insanity and view themselves…mere children on the playground. It wasn’t that long ago this would have been a complete embarrassment on ANY channel.

starman on April 22, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Even my Star Trek universal translator has no idea what she said there.

Borgcube on April 22, 2014 at 12:59 AM

That was incoherent at best. At worst she needs to be put in a sack.

BatGuano on April 22, 2014 at 5:26 AM

You have to look at healthcare plans like they are your children. They aren’t really you’re kids, they belong to the collective

Brock Robamney on April 22, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Ever wonder why all these 1/2 breeds are nuts…

nobama1267 on April 21, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Hey nobama1267, go to hell. Harris-Perry is a fool. But you don’t need to smear all other mixed-race people just because of that. I’m guessing you wouldn’t be comfortable around HotAir founder Michelle Malkin’s kids.

Right-Wing Liberal on April 22, 2014 at 6:33 AM

My God, the stupid is just stunning.

rick_blaines_forehead on April 22, 2014 at 7:17 AM

I have absolutely no idea what she is trying to say. Democrats ruined Detroit?

ctmom on April 22, 2014 at 8:08 AM

I literally could not finish listening to this drivel masquerading as pablum. This woman could possibly be the most intellectually vacuous liberal on cable…..which is saying a lot! What is most interesting is her basic thesis that the government is responsible for rehabbing the old house in the first place. But I do hope and pray that Dem politicians are listening to her and will take her advice.

ehscott on April 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM

So…what she is basically saying is, ObamaCare was built and sold to the public as a run-down house from the beginning.

JetBoy on April 22, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Hey Missy ! . . . . . you’re not WORTHY to define “crappy”, or the value of our medical insurance plans.

listens2glenn on April 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Classy journalism. For a second there I thought she was going to stop snapping her fingers and saying “your old healthcare plans aren’t all that and a bag of chips, yo.”

iceman1960 on April 22, 2014 at 9:51 AM

stop start

iceman1960 on April 22, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Swagger = lie

lea on April 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Let them eat poisoned cake in other words right tampon earz?

neyney on April 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Well honey, you can just keep Obamacare and shove it where the sun don’t shine!

redware on April 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Why people vote for hipster scolds will forever baffle me. I guess you had too much money and freedom?

JeremiahJohnson on April 22, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I will never again be able to look at this woman without seeing tampax dangling from her ears.
Nice image control, Melissa.

jbspry on April 22, 2014 at 12:05 PM

That’s what I want from my elected representatives: SWAGGUH!

jbspry on April 22, 2014 at 12:11 PM

If only the dems would go with this… How freaking weapons grade idiotic do you have to be to think that if people are angry because you did something they don’t like, just tell them to shut up and like it, AND THEY WILL?

Right. Because THAT’S how human nature works. Always has. Right?

Dirty Creature on April 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM

As to ‘swagguh’, conservatives have it because they want nothing other than to be left alone to take care of themselves. Swagger is implicit. Liberals on the other hand want other people taking care of them, and giving them what they need to survive. When that’s your attitude, swagger isn’t even possible in theory.

Face it – swagger is for adults. Liberals cannot have it. Never will. If they try to fake it, they’ll just get themselves laughed at.

Dirty Creature on April 22, 2014 at 2:54 PM

The “lisping leftist” is at it again!

Colony14 on April 22, 2014 at 10:35 PM

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Obamacare has no legitimate funding mechanism

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A thorough review of the Obamacares’ financing problems

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It cut the Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance (HI) Fund

It double counts money taken from the Hospital Insurance (HI) Fund.

It cuts Medicare Advantage

It relies on politically unsustainable mandates.

There are other politically unsustainable or otherwise

dishonest funding mechanisms in the bill.

Obamacare hurts businesses.

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OBAMA — HARRY REID — NANCY PELOSY:

they increased taxes on the wealthy, added a few other small taxes,

and then got the rest of the way there by smoke and mirrors.

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The Democrats used every trick in the book

to avoid actually paying for Obamacare.

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Hiding the true costs of the program

Obamacare is simply a stalking horse for single payer

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http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/blogs/conservative-case-against-obamacare-restatement_787111.html

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Global HAWK on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The hidden, secretive nature of ObamaCare

A Catastrophe Like No Other

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You cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but

a huge, historic mess.

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There’s a brute test of a policy:

If you knew then what you know now, would you do it?

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There are very, very few Democrats

who would do ObamaCare over again.

Some would do something different, but they wouldn’t do this.

The cost of the blunder has been too high

in terms of policy and politics.

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Global HAWK on April 25, 2014 at 10:06 AM