Over the weekend, Politico said that Conservatives were “suspicious” of the White House over the following issue. But that’s wrong: we’re not “suspicious” in the slightest.
Suspicion indicates doubt, …and anyone with two synapses still firing should have zero doubts about this White House.
We mentioned the topic in a post last week, but with the Easter Holiday and vacation days, etc…, I’m guessing you might have missed at least part of this. So in addition to Eric’s perfect cartoon, we’ll also include a few links to what he’s referring.
Early in Barack Obama’s presidency, I remember seeing a creepy picture someone had photo-shopped to make him look like the Joker from The Dark Knight, portending sinister things to come. Fast-forward five years. I’m afraid they were giving the president way too much credit.
Rather than appearing as some conniving genius mad for power, Obama looks like a fool frantically trying to keep his whole façade of power from crumbling.
Between Barack and a Hard Place
Our POTUS still doesn’t seem to grasp how image shapes perception, especially in the media. For example, he recently appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ Web comedy show, “Between Two Ferns.” Galifianakis’ purpose in this show is to get laughs by asking extremely awkward questions and putting his guests in the worst light possible. That’s the joke: everyone gets to look either rude or foolish.
Obama managed to look both.
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Tagged ACA, Affordable Care Act, comedy, current-events, economy, health care, humor, media, movies, Obama, Obamacare
We’ve all experienced it: the shrieking alarm that for whatever reason won’t/can’t be silenced. When faced with a noise (or a smell, or any other negative stimulus) which continues unabated, eventually over time it can become so commonplace, so constant, that we no longer pay it any notice.
Practically speaking, it ceases to exist.
The psychological term for this is “desensitization“. Unfortunately, it perfectly describes the Obama era and the White House’s repeated, extra-Constitutional delays of the politically problematic aspects of Obamacare. They’ve now happened so many times that they are barely even news.
Just like the shrieking alarm that we no longer hear, we filter them out. They no longer exist.
The most recent example occurred Monday:
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Tagged ACA, healthcare, law, Obama, Obamacare, politics, President Obama, Ron Fournier, White House
Obamacare was born solely out of a raw desire for power, and passed only through distortions, lies, the most extreme partisanship, sleazy political maneuvering and myriad since-broken promises. And even though all of the President’s fancy assurances about the Affordable Care Act weren’t real, the people whose lives it’s currently destroying ARE.
So as a quick ‘refresher course’, this brief video (below) just came out today from the fine people at Heritage.org. As you watch it, keep in mind there’s simply no repairing a law that came about as a result of this many lies.
Which is why we don’t want this legislative nightmare “fixed”, …we want it gone:
Some excellent work here by the news team at WTAE Pittsburgh.
Quote of the year:
“I don’t know how President Obama thinks that he’s helping us. Because, …because we can’t afford this”.
From the “Bad News/Good News” department:
Unfortunately for us, the culprit is much closer to home:
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Tagged ACA, Bob Gorrell, Christmas, creepy Santa Claus video, elves, Green Peace, North Pole, Obamacare, politics, Santa Claus
Let’s say that you just had an auto accident. Admittedly NOT a pleasant thought around the holidays, but play along with me for a moment.
Perhaps you skidded into a tree, or maybe it was a hit-&-run. You’re not hurt, but your car is decidedly worse-off for the experience. Now, there’s a particular auto body shop which you trust implicitly, and you want them to repair your car.
With me so far?
Here’s the rub: your insurance company informs you that this body shop’s rates are far in excess of the market average in your area, and you’ll need to either (A) pay the difference between what the insurance company has agreed to cover and what the body shop is charging, or (B) find another body shop.
This isn’t an unusual scenario: in my career, I easily saw it hundreds of times. One option that I NEVER saw, however, was the government considering a mandate which FORCED a body shop owner to fix my car at the insurance company’s rate.
I never saw it because it would be ridiculous, and would make a mockery of a free market and private business. Who’d ever want to start a body shop, knowing that the State could essentially order you to work against your will, for a price that you felt was too low? Some folks, maybe, but certainly not the truly talented ones.
Those shop owners, when faced with such a tyrannical option, would themselves opt out and find a different profession altogether. Count on it.
Welcome to Obamacare, everyone:
Posted in Obamacare, politics
Tagged ACA, doctors, Economics, free market, insurance company, medicaid, Medicare, medicine, Obamacare, politics, prices
As you may recall, we recently discussed the creepy Cultish qualities of the Obama fans/Leftists/True Believers. Well, consider this further evidence to buttress that observation, …as if we really needed any.
First up: Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel:
Emanuel: “…The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want… But look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. It’s a matter of choice. …