Oh, by the way: More than two million people who signed up for ObamaCare are in limbo due to data discrepancies

posted at 4:41 pm on June 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

They’re vague here on precisely where, and why, the discrepancies are occurring. Is this related to the famous “834″ problem on Healthcare.gov, in which information sheets generated by the website for insurers about new enrollees were ending up garbled and/or incomplete? Or is it more of a bureaucracy problem, i.e. the last known residence that the feds have for a new enrollee in their Social Security database doesn’t match the address on the enrollee’s new insurance application? Eyeball this chart to see just how much technological red tape there is to sort through potentially before an enrollee’s identity and eligibility for subsidies can be verified. That’s what they’re talking about here, I think.

Fun fact: In nearly one million of these cases, the discrepancy is related to immigration or citizenship status.

About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancies, creating a huge paperwork jam for the feds and exposing some consumers to repayment demands, or possibly even loss of coverage, if they got too generous a subsidy…

Responding to the document, administration officials expressed confidence that most of the discrepancies can be resolved over the summer. Nonetheless, HHS has set up a system to “turn off” benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.

Julie Bataille, communications coordinator for the health care rollout, said most of the discrepancies appear to be due to outdated information in government files — and the “vast majority” of cases are being resolved in favor of consumers. The government is making an all-out effort to reach those with discrepancies, which officials have termed “inconsistencies.”…

Updated numbers provided by Bataille indicate that the total number of people affected remains about the same as a month ago. About 1.2 million have discrepancies related to income; 505,000 have issues with immigration data, and 461,000 have conflicts related to citizenship information.

“[T]he inconsistencies point to the possibility that many enrollees obtained coverage or subsidies without being eligible,” notes The Hill.

The law says that an enrollee’s coverage will continue for 90 days while a discrepancy is being resolved. According to HHS, fully 40 percent of the 2.1 million affected by this — more than 800,000 people — are now outside that window. Think President Overreach will intervene to give them relief if/when HHS decides that it can’t resolve this problem by the end of summer, as it currently hopes to do? No surprise either that most discrepancies are being resolved in favor of enrollees. For obvious reasons, HHS is extremely reluctant to see anyone who signed up bounced from the rolls because the feds can’t get their act together on verification. It’s a potential GOP talking point about incompetence in November; it risks undercutting Obama’s victory lap after having hit the seven-million enrollment mark in April; and it’ll further antagonize the dopey immigration lobby, which has already denounced Obama as the “deporter-in-chief,” if they look too hard at the immigration status of people who’ve finally gotten health-care coverage. The more tremendously backlogged they are, the greater the pressure on HHS will be to rubber-stamp an application and send the new enrollee on his way. Remember, these same people were so far behind on the subsidy infrastructure of the federal website that they ended up leaving applicants on the honor system in declaring their income. If they were willing to look the other way at a fraud opportunity like that, they’re not going to suddenly be hard-asses about resolving a discrepancy on basic information.

And it’s not just the feds who are dealing with a tremendous backlog. It flew under the radar yesterday because of all the Bergdahl news, but Roll Call decided to conduct a survey of all 50 states to see how they’re doing coping with Medicaid applications. Result: Nearly three million people are still waiting to have their applications processed due to bureaucracy, ye olde technological glitches, and the sheer crush of new applicants before the March deadline. Applications are supposed to be processed within 45 days but states with heavy backlogs like California are hoping for/expecting federal “exemptions.” I think His Highness, the King, will accommodate them.

Oh, one more thing: I didn’t notice it at the time but apparently CBO has quietly given up on trying to analyze the future fiscal impact of ObamaCare. Turns out it’s very hard to say whether a law’s a net loser or a net winner as you get further out and its regulatory excrescences grow more complicated, especially when it’s basically a matter of presidential whim whether key provisions get enforced going forward. So we’re now flying completely blind on this enormous boondoggle, with no chance whatsoever of righting the ship for at least two and a half more years. Sleep tight, everyone.


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data discrepancies

I sense some bad fact patterns in your future

faraway on June 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Just give it a rest with the constant grievance politics.
libfreeordie on May 15, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM

When premiums decline y’all are going to be pissed!
libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM

“War on Vets”

Sven on June 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Death by data discrepancies.

Oxygen /OFF

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM

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 June 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Does that mean Zerocare taxes don’t apply to them?

platypus on June 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM

bayam! Come out and play…

Del Dolemonte on June 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM

obama, the Volkswagen Beetle of America

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM

“HHS has set up a system to ‘turn off’ benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.”

Isn’t that exactly what we want to happen?

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

“[T]he inconsistencies point to the possibility that many enrollees obtained coverage or subsidies without being eligible,” notes The Hill.

If only somebody could have seen this coming. /

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Lying on your application about your citizenship is now called a ‘data discrepancy’.

In POS, this was called fraud.

POS=Pre-Obama Span

faraway on June 4, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Oh, by the way: More than two million people who signed up for ObamaCare are in limbo due to data discrepancies

Can’t somebody just call the NSA? I’m quite sure they have the rest.

M240H on June 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Thanks liberals! Thanks for destroying American healthcare.

Whitey Ford on June 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Isn’t that exactly what we want to happen?

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Aren’t people supposed to keep their plans?
Aren’t people supposed to see their premiums go down?
Aren’t people supposed to keep their doctors?

sentinelrules on June 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Nice to see all these bureaucrats actually having to do some work instead of sitting on their thumbs, but Obamacare is beyond fixing.

Obamacare will collapse.

MichaelGabriel on June 4, 2014 at 4:51 PM

faraway on June 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM
(I just love how your mind works .. LOL)

pambi on June 4, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Aren’t people supposed to keep their plans?
Aren’t people supposed to see their premiums go down?
Aren’t people supposed to keep their doctors?

sentinelrules on June 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy. It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Dude, what happened to all your cheer leading for this?

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Whaaaaaaaat???…an Obamacare post…how did that happen???…

PatriotRider on June 4, 2014 at 4:53 PM

It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

MLK was a Republican so all blacks should be Republicans.

sentinelrules on June 4, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Nonetheless, HHS has set up a system to “turn off” benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.

But, they have yet to set up a system for anyone to pay for Obamacare in the first place.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

obama, the Volkswagen Beetle of America

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Wrong Schad. Obama is the DeLorean DMC-12 of America. A product that came in with great hype but never managed to deliver. I originally thought of the Ford Edsel for the same reasons but one look at our rat-eared tyrant and you can’t help but think of the DeLorean’s gull wing doors (if you know what I mean).

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Isn’t that exactly what we want to happen?

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

But what about the children???

Electrongod on June 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I don’t know why it never gets old when you post libfreeordie’s statements.

Mark Boabaca on June 4, 2014 at 4:57 PM

I’d hate to be around when Obama finds out about this. Just imagine how mad he’ll be.

iceman1960 on June 4, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Anyone in the private sector knows that when a project implementation fails and can’t be fixed, it’s time to pull the plug.

Obamacare is about to flatline.

MichaelGabriel on June 4, 2014 at 4:59 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Bull. That isn’t what you said at all.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 4:59 PM

It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

The thing died stillborn. The most touted state exchanges are dropping like flies. Obama’s “waivers” are useless attempts at resuscitation. This thing is dead. dead. dead. With a death grip around the neck of the American people.

de rigueur on June 4, 2014 at 4:59 PM

but one look at our rat-eared tyrant and you can’t help but think of the DeLorean’s gull wing doors (if you know what I mean).

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

And the non-structural brushed stainless steel…

Nothing sticks to it…..

and it serves no purpose

Electrongod on June 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM

But what about the children???

Electrongod on June 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Which children? The ones whose parents are hard-working tax payers? Or the children of the welfare parasites and illegals? Libfree doesn’t care about all children equally.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Project Veritas

kcewa on June 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Right….

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

sentinelrules on June 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

And the non-structural brushed stainless steel…

Nothing sticks to it…..

and it serves no purpose

Electrongod on June 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Nice! I wish I had thought of that part!!! ;0

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Winning!

cmsinaz on June 4, 2014 at 5:03 PM

It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Ha ha ha ha.

You lefties always lie when your preferred policies fail miserably.

gwelf on June 4, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Joe Wilson was right!! (when he yelled out at the the SOTU speech after The Won promised illegal aliens would not get O’Care).

YOU LIE, Mr. President!

505,000 have issues with immigration data, and 461,000 have conflicts related to citizenship information.

fred5678 on June 4, 2014 at 5:04 PM

“HHS has set up a system to ‘turn off’ benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.”

Isn’t that exactly what we want to happen?

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Hold on a minute. First you’re all “Free healthcare for all!” NOW you’re wanting to turn off the spigot for ineligibles? Um, just who is ineligible?

Judge_Dredd on June 4, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I just want to thank our ha crew for keeping old quotes from our friends on the left

Priceless

cmsinaz on June 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Meet:

When premiums decline y’all are going to be pissed!
libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

gwelf on June 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM

The law says that an enrollee’s coverage will continue for 90 days while a discrepancy is being resolved.

Sweet, More Free Stuff…

Odie1941 on June 4, 2014 at 5:06 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

How’s that looking?

Chuck Schick on June 4, 2014 at 5:06 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

So your pivot is it will still be popular, regardless of how crappy it works…

Got it.

Odie1941 on June 4, 2014 at 5:07 PM

When premiums decline y’all are going to be pissed!
libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Hide the decline!

faraway on June 4, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
SNORT!

Closet Optimist on June 4, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Rep Joe Wilson,
say something please !

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 5:17 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Popularity like Kimye popularity ?
or like cocaine popularity ?

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 5:19 PM

For decades, coroners only had five causes of death to choose from: natural causes, homicide, suicide, accident, unknown.

Now, finally, coroners across the land get to add a new cause of death on death certificates: data discrepancy!

AZCoyote on June 4, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy. It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Because governmental programs that lack efficacy are always popular, as Dan Rostenkowski discovered when he had to scrape senior citizens off the hood of his car.

Mr. D on June 4, 2014 at 5:20 PM

The guy slated to take over the VA is for the British single-payer system.

Lots of costs and zero care, and death panels.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.
libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

You said it would work so well (efficacy) that people would love it (popularity).

God Damn, you are shameless.

Buck Farky on June 4, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy. It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Girl, bye.

fortcoins on June 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

This is just going to get worse. The honeymoon from the bogus “enrollment” number claims is about to meet reality.

forest on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

apparently CBO has quietly given up on trying to analyze the future fiscal impact of ObamaCare.

CBO can’t score a law if that law morphs every single month in some way. If I would be forced to guess I would have to say Obamacare is a disaster simply because Obama refuses to let the tough parts of the law go into effect. If that ever happens, it will be extremely painful for a whole lot of people.

Johnnyreb on June 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

505,000 have issues with immigration data, and 461,000 have conflicts related to citizenship information.

What this essentially says is that the Dems assumed that amnesty would have been pushed through by now. Obama plans to give amnesty by executive order no later than August so that these “discrepancies” are meaningless by November.

And let us remember that there were people still fully invested in Nazi Germany as Berlin was conscripting children to man the trenches outside the city. Think of that when morons are defending Obamacare as if it is an unqualified success with a few glitches in the delivery.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM

“HHS has set up a system to ‘turn off’ benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.”

This is without a doubt racist, like voter ID.

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Uh-oh, sarcasm.

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I read this piece 3 times now and what it tells me is :

1. Illegals and their familia have been enrolled in jiziahCAIR using forged/ stolen IDs + SS#

2. Illegals and their familia will get free jiziahCAIR because they have not be kicked out, even when found out

Now, will trolls tell me how they will get their free medical care ?

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

I do this for a living. We transmit an 834 file every payroll and it has to be in line with the format that our insurer will accept. If we change even one field on the file we have to test the transmission before we can be assured it will go through and that usually takes several attempts even though our file is relatively simple (we only have two medical plans). When I heard about the federal exchange trying to send 834s to many different providers for many different plans the first thing I thought was “that ain’t gonna work out too well.” I see I wasn’t wrong.

natasha333 on June 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy. It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

But on the million to one chance this monstrosity actually did work, you want us to believe that you wouldn’t be giving all credit to Obama? Puhleeze. Obama owns this.

natasha333 on June 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

It …. BUUUUURNS!!!

hawkdriver on June 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy. It’s Heritage Foundation policy come to life.

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Another liberal failure blamed on conservatives.

rhombus on June 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Good enough for the VA, good enough for you, peasants.

Tard on June 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Doctor’s offices have no idea if the people that are seeking treatment have coverage. Guess what? It will come out of their pocketbook if they treat a patient who claimed to have ObamaCare and there is no actual coverage. Hospitals too. Of course since the hospitals backed the deal, I have no sympathy for them. But two of my family’s doctors who we have been seeing for 20 plus years retired this spring, effective June 1, rather than deal with the hassles.

txmomof6 on June 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy. .
libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

OK. I’ll bite. Just how popular is it? Woman to woman,

avagreen on June 4, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Now, will trolls tell me how they will get their free medical care ?

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

I’ll wait with you for the answer……

avagreen on June 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

SURPRISE!!!!

Affirmative actioned man with ZERO real world experience fails again.

Dog bites man.

Water is wet.

Sun rises in east.

Obama is incompetent.

jukin3 on June 4, 2014 at 6:42 PM

I only made predictions about the popularity of Obamacare, not its efficacy. .
libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

NO lube for you…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM

libfreeorgan on June 4, 2014

Dude, what happened to all your cheer leading for this?

cozmo on June 4, 2014 at 4:52 PM

…she just makes predictions…and teaches our kids!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Oh, by the way: More than two million people who signed up for ObamaCare are in limbo due to data discrepancies

It’s almost like the back end of the website isn’t working properly. Someone should have warned us about that!

Ed –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five twenty-six twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine thirty thirty-one thirty-two thirty-three thirty-four thirty-five thirty-six thirty-seven thirty-eight thirty-nine forty forty-one forty-two forty-three forty-four forty-five forty-six forty-seven forty-eight forty-nine fifty fifty-one fifty-two fifty-three fifty-four fifty-five fifty-six fifty-seven fifty-eight fifty-nine sixty sixty-one sixty-two sixty-three sixty-four sixty-five sixty-six sixty-seven sixty-eight sixty-nine seventy seventy-one seventy-two seventy-three seventy-four seventy-five seventy-six seventy-seven seventy-eight seventy-nine eighty eighty-one eighty-two eighty-three eighty-four eighty-five eighty-six eighty-seven eighty-eight eighty-nine ninety ninety-one ninety-two ninety-three ninety-four ninety-five ninety-six ninety-seven ninety-eight ninety-nine one hundred one hundred one one hundred two one hundred three one hundred four one hundred five one hundred six one hundred seven one hundred eight one hundred nine one hundred ten one hundred eleven one hundred twelve one hundred thirteen one hundred fourteen one hundred fifteen one hundred sixteen one hundred seventeen one hundred eighteen one hundred nineteen one hundred twenty one hundred twenty-one one hundred twenty-two one hundred twenty-three one hundred twenty-four one hundred twenty-five one hundred twenty-six one hundred twenty-seven one hundred twenty-eight one hundred twenty-nine one hundred thirty one hundred thirty-one one hundred thirty-two one hundred thirty-three one hundred thirty-four one hundred thirty-five one hundred thirty-six one hundred thirty-seven one hundred thirty-eight one hundred thirty-nine one hundred forty one hundred forty-one one hundred forty-two one hundred forty-three one hundred forty-four one hundred forty-five one hundred forty-six one hundred forty-seven one hundred forty-eight one hundred forty-nine one hundred fifty one hundred fifty-one one hundred fifty-two one hundred fifty-three one hundred fifty-four one hundred fifty-five one hundred fifty-six one hundred fifty-seven one hundred fifty-eight one hundred fifty-nine one hundred sixty one hundred sixty-one one hundred sixty-two one hundred sixty-three one hundred sixty-four one hundred sixty-five one hundred sixty-six one hundred sixty-seven one hundred sixty-eight one hundred sixty-nine one hundred seventy one hundred seventy-one one hundred seventy-two one hundred seventy-three one hundred seventy-four one hundred seventy-five one hundred seventy-six one hundred seventy-seven one hundred seventy-eight one hundred seventy-nine one hundred eighty one hundred eighty-one one hundred eighty-two one hundred eighty-three one hundred eighty-four one hundred eighty-five one hundred eighty-six one hundred eighty-seven one hundred eighty-eight one hundred eighty-nine one hundred ninety one hundred ninety-one one hundred ninety-two one hundred ninety-three one hundred ninety-four one hundred ninety-five one hundred ninety-six one hundred ninety-seven one hundred ninety-eight one hundred ninety-nine two hundred two hundred one two hundred two two hundred three two hundred four two hundred five two hundred six two hundred seven two hundred eight two hundred nine two hundred ten two hundred eleven two hundred twelve two hundred thirteen two hundred fourteen two hundred fifteen two hundred sixteen two hundred seventeen two hundred eighteen two hundred nineteen two hundred twenty two hundred twenty-one two hundred twenty-two two hundred twenty-three two hundred twenty-four two hundred twenty-five two hundred twenty-six two hundred twenty-seven two hundred twenty-eight two hundred twenty-nine two hundred thirty two hundred thirty-one two hundred thirty-two two hundred thirty-three two hundred thirty-four two hundred thirty-five two hundred thirty-six two hundred thirty-seven two hundred thirty-eight two hundred thirty-nine two hundred forty two hundred forty-one two hundred forty-two two hundred forty-three two hundred forty-four two hundred forty-five two hundred forty-six two hundred forty-seven
verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

(H/T NotCoach)

And still not working.

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 4, 2014 at 7:59 PM

“HHS has set up a system to ‘turn off’ benefits for anyone who is found to be ineligible.”

Isn’t that exactly what we want to happen?

libfreeordie on June 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Hold on a minute. First you’re all “Free healthcare for all!” NOW you’re wanting to turn off the spigot for ineligibles?

What a dilemma!

Um, just who is ineligible?

Judge_Dredd on June 4, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Just to complete the dilemma: Nobody knows!

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 4, 2014 at 8:06 PM

So the numbers are BS basically….

sorrowen on June 4, 2014 at 11:28 PM

So we’re now flying completely blind on this enormous boondoggle, with no chance whatsoever of righting the ship for at least two and a half more years. Sleep tight, everyone.

Here is my response to that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeI5ke0BENw

Theophile on June 5, 2014 at 2:08 AM

you mean there is another scandal besides Bergdahl? I sometimes think that obama deliberately screws up in multiples just to keep the other side from focusing on one bad thing. If so it may be working. he is so incompetent that you don’t know where to start. on the other hand it could be what the military calls “a target rich environment.”

warmairfan on June 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

______________________________________

Obamacare isn’t MOTIVATING Democrats.
Like at all.

______________________________________

Obamacare is a boon to Republicans
in the 2014 election; this much is clear.
The issue is galvanizing conservative voters.

The real reason it’s benefiting Republicans?
Because there is basically
NO equal–but–opposite FORCE — i.e.
it’s MOTIVATING almost NOBODY
on the Democratic side.

The overall, raw anti–Obamacare advantage
is about approximately three–to–one.

A big reason there are so few people rallying
around the Obamacare law is that,
even among those who support it, they don’t
necessarily think it’s helping or is going to help.

A strong majority of those who oppose the
Obamacare law think it will have a NEGATIVE
EFFECT on them now and over the long haul.

Opponents of the Obamacare law are more numerous,
more passionate and more DREADFUL
of THINGS to come.

Supporters are fewer, less passionate and
NOT terribly CONVINCED that the program
they support will even BEAR FRUIT.

In politics, voting AGAINST something
is always a stronger MOTIVATING FORCE
than voting FOR something.

That’s definitely the case when it comes to Obamacare.

And until/unless Democrats get FIRED UP
about Obamacare, they’re probably in trouble
in the 2014 election.

______________________________________

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/03/obamacare-isnt-motivating-democrats-like-at-all/

______________________________________

http://www.RealClearPOLITICS.com

http://www.ZeroHEDGE.com

________________________________________

Global HAWK on June 5, 2014 at 3:05 PM