In March 2010, the “president” promised he would participate in the health care exchanges, despite the fact Obamacare is a train wreck.
To date, Obama has failed to deliver on his promise and – amazingly – reporters are beginning to ask questions.
It’s so very tedious when the common rabble, the peasantry, begin to question their moral, ethical, and intellectual betters. Don’t you agree?
Susan Crabtree, Washington Examiner: “President Obama has yet to make good on the administration’s promises that he would sign up for health insurance on the new government exchanges, the White House acknowledged on Monday. White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Obama has not signed up for Obamacare and that he did have a reason for the delay…”
And the reason is… none of your beeswax.
I understand why the detritus inhabiting congress wants no part of Obamacare; they aren’t singing its praises 24/7. This “president” is doubling down on the wonders of his signature legislation. Hey bubble-head, if it’s so f**king good, why weren’t you first in line?
It’s because he knows Obamacare is a disaster, and he’s been lying about it since Day One.
American war veteran Merrill Newman, 85, has been illegally detained by North Korea and forced to apologize for alleged crimes against the DPRK. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is pardoning turkeys.
North Korea claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. war veteran detained for more than a month has apologized for “hostile acts” against the state during a recent trip and alleged crimes against the country during the Korean War.
North Korean authorities released video showing 85-year-old Merrill Newman, wearing glasses, a blue button-down shirt and tan trousers, reading his alleged apology, which was dated Nov. 9 and couldn’t be independently confirmed.
Newman “masterminded espionage and subversive activities against the DPRK and in this course he was involved in killings of service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and innocent civilians,” North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said. “He admitted all his crimes and made an apology for them.”
Newman has been detained for over a month – a month! How the f**k are we letting this stand? Oh, that’s right; because Obama couldn’t care less about Americans being held abroad. He has a health care system to promote.
This weekend, the United States announced a ridiculous nuclear deal with Iran, which greatly threatens Israel. Today, the U.S. announced it will shut down the Vatican Embassy. You have to hand it to the “president;” not many people could insult Jews and Catholics in the same week. Barack Obama can do it with a sign of the autopen.
The Obama administration, in what’s been called an egregious slap in the face to the Vatican, has moved to shut down the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See — a free-standing facility — and relocate offices onto the grounds of the larger American Embassy in Italy.
And while U.S. officials are touting the relocation as a security measure that’s a cautionary reaction to last year’s attacks on America’s facility in Benghazi, several former American envoys are raising the red flag.
It’s a “massive downgrade of U.S.-Vatican ties,” said former U.S. Ambassador James Nicholson in the National Catholic Reporter. “It’s turning this embassy into a stepchild of the embassy to Italy. The Holy See is a pivot point for international affairs and a major listening post for the United States, and … [it’s] an insult to American Catholics and to the Vatican.”
The man goes out of his way to insult Israel and American Catholics. There truly is no other way to say it.
Remember when despicable Democrats like Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer called Republicans “terrorists” and “extremists?” Yeah, about that…
The Democratic-controlled Senate struck down long-standing filibuster rules for most presidential nominations, voting mostly along party lines to alter nearly 225 years of precedent.
The rule change would allow federal judge nominees and executive-office appointments to be confirmed by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote super majority that has been required for more than two centuries. The change would not apply to Supreme Court nominations. It would dramatically alter the landscape for both Democratic and Republican presidents, especially if their own party holds a majority of, but fewer than 60, Senate seats.
This basically boils down to the Democrats’ desire to pack the lower courts; most specifically, federal appeals courts – usually the final stop of challenges.
President Barack Obama declined to attend the ceremonies honoring the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, arguably the greatest speech in American – if not world – history.
Just 65 miles from the White House, thousands will gather Tuesday at the battlefield where 150 years ago the sacrifice and bloodshed and deaths of warring Americans were immortalized by the words of President Abraham Lincoln. Fifty-one thousand casualties were counted when the fighting ceased in 1863, including 8,000 deaths, a toll that Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, pledged the nation “can never forget.”
But among the thousands in attendance will not be President Obama. Citing scheduling problems, the White House said he is staying in Washington. Instead of going to Gettysburg, he will go to the Four Seasons Hotel to address The Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s annual meeting and talk about the economy. In his place, he has dispatched little-known Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to the ceremonies. She will be joined there by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.
For a man who routinely compares himself the the Great Emancipator, the snub defies logic…
House Republicans are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Again.
Senator Mary Landrieu has written legislation in the United States Senate that the Democrats love. It mandates insurance companies have to keep people on their present insurance. The GOP is supposedly against mandates and against government forcing private businesses and individuals into contracts they don’t want.
The House, with the help of a good number of Democrats, will pass the [Congressman Fred] Upton plan and send it to the Senate. Harry Reid will substitute the Landrieu plan and send it back to the House. The House will be forced to either vote for the Landrieu plan or be characterized as siding with insurance companies against people.
In one fell swoop, the Democrats will have the GOP on record saving Mary Landrieu’s re-election by casting her as the one who saved Americans’ health care plans, and also getting on record as really being in favor of fixing Obamacare with the use of mandates.
For a point of reference, Congressman Fred Upton is the man who banned the incandescent light bulb. He is also on board with the Landrieu plan, so the man is effectively campaigning against himself! The fact he’s the uncle of the delicious Kate Upton will never make up for the fact he’s a pawn on the Democrats’ chess board.
A liberal Colorado firm has created these real – yes, they’re real – Obamacare ads. The ads are both patronizing and condescending at the same time; a rare feat for liberals, who can barely do uni-task. Consider the ad above which portrays the woman as a vapid, sex-crazed slut – read the text – and take comfort in the fact that this is not the worst as of the bunch.
The pro-Obamacare “Brosurance” ad was posted online Tuesday morning. It’s the product of a collaboration between the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) and ProgressNow Colorado Education, the same organizations that started ThanksObamacare.org in 2011. The ad—a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of binge-drinking, ostensibly left-leaning “Bros for Life”—is part of the “got insurance?” campaign, which includes several other ads such as one showcasing grammatically challenged golfing frat boys.
“We were really focused on getting the word out to…young adults, families, women, and minority groups,” says Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for CCHI and one of the guys (bros?) behind the ads. “We were trying to connect with young adults, and we thought, ‘What are things that might connect with college-age folks?’”
You can see the other ads here… if you can stomach the stupid.
Annapolis, Maryland is a terrific town with a lot of history. It is also the home of the U.S. Naval Academy; an institution that shapes the men and women who spread freedom across the globe. Ironically, the Annapolis City Council is doing everything in its power to end freedom at home.
Days after a Republican was elected mayor of Annapolis, City Council members say they will revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power.
Democratic Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 tells The Capital he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a council-manager style of government. The city manager would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor. Under Arnett’s legislation, the mayor’s post would be largely ceremonial. The mayor would retain a single vote on the council. Arnett says the change would stabilize the city’s management.
So a free and fair election was held, the voters elected the first Republican mayor since 1997, and now a Democrat is trying to change the charter to suit his ideology. This is beyond disgusting, but symptomatic of the modern Democrat Party.
Elections have consequences… unless a Democrat loses.
Okay gang, convince me Barack Obama considers Israel an ally. Aaaaand… go.
The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva or the historic phone call between the two leaders in September.
A review of Treasury Department notices reveals that the U.S. government has all but stopped the financial blacklisting of entities and people that help Iran evade international sanctions since the election of its president, Hassan Rouhani, in June.
Remember teabaggers, this is the most transparent administration… evah!
Meet Colleen Bradley-Bell. For those of you who have never heard of her – read: all of you – Bell is a producer for The Bold and the Beautiful,” and has just been named the ambassador to Hungary.
Bell has no experience, and no qualifications for the job; just like a certain “president” we all know.
Colleen Bradley Bell, producer for soap opera production company Bell-Phillip Television Prods., has been nominated as ambassador to Hungary, becoming the latest of President Obama’s campaign supporters to be tapped for foreign posts.
Bell’s nomination must be approved by the Senate. She raised more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign, according to its disclosure of campaign bundlers. According to the New York Times, the actual figure was more than $2.1 million by the fall of 2012.
She and her husband, Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer for “The Bold and the Beautiful,” hosted Obama at a fund-raising event at their Holmby Hills home in February 2012.
So yes, ambassadorships are for sale. The Obama campaign failed to mention that during their endless ads explaining how Barry was a different kind of politician who would usher in a different kind of politics.
Sadly, she was not named ambassador to Libya. Imagine the story ideas she’d get after a tour over there.