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GOP’s Fight Against Obamacare Not Over

Hoping to ride law’s shortfalls into wins at 2014 midterms

October 21, 2013

WASHINGTON — Obamacare escaped unharmed from the government shutdown Republicans hoped would stop it, but just as quickly they have opened a new line of attack — one handed to them by the......

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Oct-21-13 1:37 AM

We hear that there's a civil war in the Republican Party between its Tea Party and establishment factions. But the reality is there is no longer a Republican Party, and the real war is between the oligarchs (the Koch brothers and a handful of other right-wing billionaires) and the plutocrats (corporate and Wall Street executives). The oligarchs are now finding and funding extremist candidates in 2014 Republican primaries to oppose Republican incumbents who voted in favor of reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling. The plutocrats are bankrolling those incumbents, as well as a few of their own candidates in Republican primaries to oppose incumbent extremists. So who will be the real winners in 2014 -- the oligarchs or the plutocrats? And what will this mean for America? - Robert Reich

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Oct-21-13 5:06 AM

Obamascam is the biggest disaster government rollout program in the History of the country.

WSJ: "The Affordable Care Act's botched rollout has stunned its media cheering section, and it even seems to have surprised the law's architects. The problems run much deeper than even critics expected, and whatever federal officials, White House aides and outside contractors are doing to fix them isn't working. But who knows? Omerta is the word of the day as the Obama Administration withholds information from the public.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is even refusing to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing this coming Thursday. HHS claims she has scheduling conflicts, but we hope she isn't in the White House catacomb under interrogation by Valerie Jarrett about her department's incompetence."

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Oct-21-13 5:09 AM

Maybe FEMA can set up RESCUE Shelters for people trying to sign up for Obamacare?


Can't wait until Dummorats will want to give money to the people as a SIGN UP BONUS for OBamascare!

"Sign up for Obamacare and get a FREE OBAMAPHONE with each enrollee! Now through 10/31!"

Every day an ACA is Trick or Treat day, except everyone is getting the TRICK!

There have been more sightings of Big Foot than confirmed Enrollments!


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Oct-21-13 6:07 AM

It's not the GOP, it's the fractured teabilly part of the GOP. As I said the shutdown would will the insignificant very loud, very wrong tea party. Their only focus is anti Obama. They are willing to hurt the majority of the country to scream their hate.....Pathetic! but no wonderwhy.......

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Oct-21-13 6:39 AM

Obamacare seems to be fighting itself. Maybe the GOP just needs to stand back and let it punch itself out. LOL

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Oct-21-13 6:46 AM

wonderwhy calls the Tea Party "extreme". I guess to a left-wing kook, the following is "extreme":

Strict adherence to the Constitution.

Lower taxes. ' Holding politicians accountable.

Cut wasteful spending.

Get rid of corruption in the election process.

Bring back personal responsibility.

Support a strong military.

Help businesses expand so that Americans can get jobs and pay taxes.

Are those things "extreme"? I guess to an an employer (wonderwhy) who uses non-union contract labor in order to earn a larger profit, yet demands that all needs and wants be covered by taxpayers, yes, it would be.

And Robert Reich is a know nothing Oompa Loompa who has zero credibility.

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Oct-21-13 6:49 AM

Dementia-related paranoia isn’t pretty. Maybe instead of encouraging Reich’s ravings you compassionate Demorats could find a nice assisted living facility for him?

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Oct-21-13 7:24 AM

Hil(l)arious that Blunderlie keeps claiming the Tea Party is such a SMALL part of the GOP.

Day after day after day after day that is the Dem Talking point.

So if it TRUE, they you have NOTHING to worry about, right???

Keep repeating the lie, maybe SOME of you will believe it.

You can't win on this horse, because IF the GOP is fractured, we will get bonafide third party that further push the CONSERVATIVE agenda and THAT is all WIN that I can see because it will force the GOP and DEM to kiss major butt to get anything accomplished.

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Oct-21-13 7:26 AM

Shoot I'm too late to say, Cue daMoron... It's the law, it's not going away! Bwaahaha!!

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Oct-21-13 7:41 AM

Wvcoffee said the same thing about slavery. Bwaahaha!!

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Oct-21-13 8:21 AM

They said the same thing about prohibition too. Like Obamacare, it will ultimately crumble under its own weight.

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Oct-21-13 8:53 AM

Until the President rescinds the executive orders granting special privileges to the ruling class and their monetary contributors how can any freedom loving citizen honestly support enrollment enforced by penalty (Oh I'm sorry, the Supreme Court said that it was unconstitutional if it included a penalty so the President that promised not to raise taxes on those making less than "pick a number" proclaimed that it is a tax not a penalty.).

Nothing to see here, please move along, nothing to see here, please move along, nothing to see here, please move along, nothing to see here................................


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Oct-21-13 8:54 AM

Evidence is clear that the people prefer private sector to government products.

Why then all the sudden does government health care appeal to the masses over private health care? The real truth: it doesn't.

Given a choice between the two, most (assuming they are not insane), would choose a private hospital care over any government controlled care.

Liberal democrats alone pushed this evil health care legislation in to law but the justices on the US Supreme Court are the real traitors, and namely five lawyers who distorted a way to rule Obamacare lawful.

The bottom line: Obamacare is rotten through and through and there is nothing honorable, virtuous, or righteous about it; nothing whatsoever.

Obamacare is typical of the kind of people who, unrighteously, forced it upon the working people. Unfortunately, honest Americans will have to suffer its consequences, of which many are just beginning to reali$e.

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Oct-21-13 9:17 AM


I disagree with your assumption that the Tea Party will no longer be around. Presently, the Rep party is going through a positive transition where the McCain's, Graham's, Boehner's, King's and McConnell's of the party will no longer have an influence. True conservatives have had it with the establishment Republicans.

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Oct-21-13 9:28 AM

Popeye- Time will tell. However, if you don't think the majority of the country is more moderate, that is your choice. BTW, the teabillies are not conservatives. They want to spend money on their choice of interests. Big Oil, Big Coal, Koch type Corporate interests. If you merely follow the money, it isn't hard to find....... I will say, you may be the only normal poster on here, willing to debate reasonably. Thanks!

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Oct-21-13 9:33 AM

Was the term “teabillies” what you consider “reasonable” debate, wonderwhiner? Or was it the “Big Oil, Big Coal, Big Koch” paranoia? LOL

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Oct-21-13 9:43 AM


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Was the term “teabillies” what you consider “reasonable” debate, wonderwhiner? Or was it the “Big Oil, Big Coal, Big Koch” paranoia? LOL

Example of delusional teabilly. No wonderwhy..........That's all she has

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Oct-21-13 9:46 AM

BTW toolboy, If you are unwilling to fact check what Corporate Money that Big Oil, Big Coal and Koch Industries lobby Washington, and what subsidies they receive, it's fine by me! You clearly will not fact check. Just sit on here parroting some questionable news source or entertainer. Simply irresponsible.......Wonderwhy?

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Oct-21-13 9:47 AM

So WHY do all the right wing extremist MINORITY teabaggers on this site post 24/7 like their hair is on fire? Because it IS!

"A majority of Americans think it is bad for the country that Republicans control the House of Representatives, and even more want House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to be replaced by another Republican, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday.

Fifty-four percent think it's bad that Republicans control the House, the poll found. That's up from 43 percent in December 2012, during the last fiscal standoff. The figure is the first time a majority thought Republican control was bad for the country since CNN started asking in December 2010. Sixty-three percent of respondents want Boehner replaced, but by another Republican, which would not change GOP control of the House."

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Oct-21-13 9:47 AM

Have a great day...I will.

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Oct-21-13 9:55 AM

Gooseman "right wing extremist MINORITY teabaggers blah blah blah!!!"

Well, somebody's hair is certainly on fire. Does anybody have a feather extinguisher? LOL

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Oct-21-13 11:05 AM

One thing the Obamacare rollout should have demonstrated to everyone is that this program is not ready for prime time.

The entire nation should be embarrassed that the government has spend so many millions on a healthcare program that only lives up to one Democratic promise: "We have to pass the Plan to see what's in it".

Thanks for less than nothing Barry, Harry and Nancy!

History will once again record the failure that the Socialist Progressives agenda IS.

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Oct-21-13 11:42 AM

ANy conservative break away from the Republican Party will involve such small numbers of politicians and voters as to have little to no affect upong the national elections other than to lessen the number of voters voting Republican. You can say what you want abou the so calle dliberal Democrats but you can't say they are canabilizing themselves over dogmatic beliefa held by few Americans.

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Oct-21-13 11:44 AM

nutter- By the Affordable Care Act, now having a health care insurance through existing Health Insurance Companies, that will continue to profit and benefit, How on EARTH is that any reference to socialism? You sure throw the buzz words out! No wonderwhy.............

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Oct-21-13 11:45 AM

ACA is working well in KY......poor Mitch.............LOL

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