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ACCIDENTALLY HONEST: Nancy Peolosi’s Addled Brain Makes Unintentional TRUE Statement About Gun Rights

Originally posted at CLASH Daily

For pro-choice Catholic Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the extent of her confusion used to only be saying really dumb stuff about Obamacare, abortion, and American history.

Take, for instance, the time Nancy told an adopted woman — to her face — at a CNN town hall meeting that her birth mother deserved the choice to abort her.

Then, while out shilling for Obamacare, Nancy once said that besides 3,000 abortions a day that she heartily condones, Republicans stopping Obamacare abortion funding would result in “women dying on the floor.”

On behalf of her beloved ACA, Nancy also celebrated the notion that the Founders had the “entrepreneurialAffordable Care Act in mind for people who, in lieu of working full-time, would one day want to do other things like learn to play a musical instrument, or spend leisurely afternoons water coloring.

What’s scary is that this sub-standard level of American history expertise came from a woman who, despite confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence, spent four years sitting just two heartbeats from the Oval Office.

Over the years, it’s been easy to blame Ms. Pelosi’s deer-in-the-headlight faux pas’ on things like way too many face lifts, having San Francisco roots or too much hair dye seeping into her smaller-than-normal brain.

In fairness though, Nancy’s ill-fitting dentures could be what makes her upper lip curl under when she speaks, which would distract the former Speaker mid-sentence. If her upper level is not the culprit, it could be those $10,000 Tahitian pearls she wears cutting the oxygen supply to her brain.

But now, at 77-years-old, and based on some of the outlandish things the almost-octogenarian has been saying lately, one can’t help but wonder whether the aging liberal is suffering mini-strokes, may be stricken with dementia, or perhaps clunked herself in the head with that huge gavel she swung around when she was Speaker of the House.

In February, during an appearance before Families USA, an activist group fighting the repeal of Obamacare, a mumbling Pelosi kept repeating herself, she instructed the audience to clap at her “applause line”, and called Republican John Kasich, the former governor of Ohio, the governor of Illinois.

Okay, so, just like U.S. history, maybe stand up comedy and geography aren’t Nancy’s forte either.

After those embarrassing moments, Pelosi went on to confuse Medicare with Medicaid, Martin Luther King Jr. with his long lost Asian relative “Martin Luther Sing”, and congratulated Families USA for her work.

Also in February, at a press conference, the House Minority diva mistakenly referred to President Trump as President Bush. Nancy, the spokesperson for the Democrat Party said: “While it’s only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration, we’ve seen nothing that I can work with President Bush on.”

Fortunately, Nancy didn’t complicate matters by referring to G.W. as Trump’s open-mic accomplice “Billy Bush”.

Nonetheless, in April, on ABC’s This Week, while discussing Democrats working with the White House Nancy did it yet again. Not known for having a wry sense of humor or comedic timing, to correct her Bush/Trump mix up, Nancy quickly said: “I’m so sorry, President Bush. I never thought I would pray for the day that you were president again.”

Blame it on poor eyesight; just a few weeks after the second G.W. Bush gaffe, at a California Democrat Convention, Nancy got so caught up in the excitement of the moment, she plopped her derriere into a seat marked “Reserved” for a wheelchair.

Clearly, based on this conduct the aging politician has no handle on American history, founding principles, or the resolve and work ethic of our Founding Fathers. Moreover, Nana Pelosi also has limited knowledge of where our nation’s governors hail from, can’t tell the difference between our 43rd and 45th presidents, and judging from her choice of seating, may even have an issue with ableism.

Yet despite all those examples, the Pelosi-is-very-puzzled pièce de résistance took place during remarks she made at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2017 Fiscal Summit.

It was at the summit that the shining star of San Francisco politics confused the gun rights activist group, the National Rifle Association (NRA), with the Department of Defense’s National Security Agency (NSA). While being interviewed, Pelosi was straining to suggest that that the president she confused with Bush – twice – conspired with the Russians and then obstructed justice.

Pelosi told CNN’s, Dana Bash:

To have a president say, if he did, to the director of the FBI, or the DNI, the Director of National Intelligence, or the NRA person that—um, uh, that they should not go forward, it raises questions that need to be answered in a facts and law way, and not hearsay.

One would think that Nancy, who just last year suggested that a gun control vote could “save 90 lives”, would remember her suggestion to Congress to “protect and defend” the U.S. Constitution by enacting harsher gun control measures.

Instead, what is ironic, is that Nancy confused the group that advocates for the Constitutional right to “keep and bear Arms” with a government agency that Democrats like Pelosi typically think is all that is necessary to keep Americans safe.

The NRA would disagree, but, either way, what is clear is that something’s up with Nancy Pelosi.

And so, notwithstanding Nancy misplacing the simplest thoughts, when the current Minority Leader mistakenly connected those who safeguard national security with the protectors of the Second Amendment – she didn’t mean to — but she actually got something right.

Barry the Cable Guy

imagesOriginally posted at American Thinker

Barack Obama exhibits a pattern of behavior Americans should recognize by now. Whenever this president starts talking about “loosening the grip” of corporations, increasing competition, and opening markets to ensure lower prices it’s a sure sign that the noose of government is about to become tighter around America’s neck.

For nearly eight years, under the guise of shielding the American people from harm, Obama has methodically shifted power away from the private sector toward the most powerful and corrupt conglomerate on the face of the planet –- the U.S. federal government.

Let’s not beat around the bush; the prospect of thwarting corporate America gets the president all excited.

Obama began his reign of terror by “loosening the grip” of health insurance companies. The problem is that in order for his administration to rush in and patch things up, he first needed to break what wasn’t broken.

When the Affordable Care Act was being foisted on America, the president spent a full year attempting to convince the wary that insurance companies needed to be accountable. Americans were incessantly lectured to about how competition would lower prices, improve care, and expand access.

At the time, the president argued that:

In the end, this isn’t about politics. This is about people’s lives and livelihoods. This is about people’s businesses. This is about America’s future, and whether we will be able to look back and say that this was the moment when we made the changes we needed and gave our children a better life. I believe we can, and I believe we will.

ObamaCare has done none of that. Rather than be rescued by “changes we needed,” ever since healthcare reform was enacted Americans have been suffering the ramifications of ‘changes no one needed.’

Now, with an eye toward a government bailout, health insurance companies are citing unsustainable losses. Meanwhile, consumers are overburdened with high premiums, rising copayments, increasingly second-rate care, and exorbitant deductibles.

In response, drooling statists are anticipating the right moment to step forward and absorb a mess that was specifically created with a government fix in mind.

And so, contrary to popular opinion, ObamaCare is not nose-diving.

The whole process, from implementation to failure, was a government coup designed to bring America closer to having no other choice but to accept a single-payer system.

Moving right along, the elderly will next be denied medical care, but not before Obama persuades baby boomers that government absorption of 401Ks ensures a secure retirement.

In the interim, Barack is biding time golfing and undermining big business.

That’s why, as ISIS increases in power and North Korea ignites the fuse on the end of a nuke pointed toward California, instead of devoting energy to critical matters, the president is working hard to ‘fundamentally transform’ the future of cable boxes.

As the number of illegal immigrant children tunneling across our border rises 1,200% and peculiar bacteria kills 18+ and shootings in the gun-control capital of Chicago are up 200%, Obama’s FCC appointee, Chairman Tom Wheeler, and America’s Chief Executive have agreed that the pay television industry must be open the market to competition.

How nice of Barack Obama, who supports making the Internet into a public utility, to volunteer to support the F.C.C.’s effort to break up cable cartels that wrongly monopolize the sale of service.

Seems that Barry the Cable Guy would rather Americans buy their boxes from third parties who have the cutting-edge technology to gather, via smart TV,information currently unavailable on electronic health records.

Either way, to convince cable companies to “loosen their grip” on the black set-top boxes that deliver pay TV, the federal government plans to push a broad federal effort intended to increase the type of competition government intervention notoriously obstructs.

Speaking of competition, the president, who gained experience dabbling in the free cell phone business, had this to say about how the economic system he despises will benefit the cable industry:

One of America’s greatest strengths is our free market. A thriving private sector is the lifeblood of our economy — it’s how we create jobs, expand opportunities, and give everybody a shot at success. It’s what has made America the strongest country on Earth.

That kind of disingenuous rhetoric issuing forth from the mouth of a man with such antipathy towards private enterprise is a sign that another industry is about to become entangled in Barack Obama’s tentacles.

The only thing missing from that hogwash is the pledge that ‘if you like your cable box you can keep your cable box.’

The reasoning behind muscling into the cable business is that lonely little converters symbolize corporate dominance over the same folks Obama shamelessly exploits in his pursuit of power.  So, to justify throwing the full weight of his office behind the FCC, Obama will probably emphasize the plight of poor people paying too much for cable, which is true.

However, what the Fundraiser-in-Chief forgot to mention when he announced his support for Unlock the Box was that, just like the insurance donors that profited handsomely from Obamacare, the “competition” effort he currently supports benefits a tiny group of top Democrat techie donors like Apple, Amazon, and Google.

By bailing out banks, the auto industry, and destroying health care, this president has contributed mightily to the expansion of the federal behemoth. That’s why; peering into every citizen’s home makes pay TV setups the obvious next step.

So, as always, the goal of Obama-fairness has zilch to do with competition, consumer protection, or the broader economy.  Instead, Obama’s support of smashing up cable companies has everything to do with rewarding political friends and expanding an insidious regulatory organism that already controls too much and puts too much money in the pockets of the CEOs running the Washington DC monopoly.

In the end, government control of cable will likely result in the further loss of personal security protections.  Moreover, it will bring America one-step closer to the type of statism Barack ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Obama is in the business of building all by himself.

Is John Boehner ‘A Man Taking a Walk?’

John Boehner

Originally posted at American Thinker

Newfound understanding as to why America is in the dire straits it’s in was gained when Speaker of the House John Boehner (‘Beener,’ ‘Bonner,’ ‘Boner’) Boehner (pronounced BAY-ner) finally appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

The guy with the perpetual cottonmouth took to Jay’s couch to spout off on people like Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and Vladimir Putin.  But the real revelations came when Boehner explained why he refuses to do anything to counterbalance Obama!

It started when Jay Leno leaned in and asked the Speaker, “Ever think of running for president?”

“No!” Boehner shot back.

Then came the big reveal, the peek into what Barack Obama has on Mr. Boehner that keeps John on the president’s good side.

Boehner said this: “Listen, I like to play golf, I like to cut my own grass, I do drink red wine, I smoke cigarettes–and I’m not giving that up to be president of the United States.”

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Whoa Nellie!  You mean that’s all it takes to get 64-year-old Boehner to sell out America to tyranny – a golf cart, a riding mower, a case of Ripple, and a few cartons of Marlboros?

Boehner also explained that his “orange” tan was simply the result of spending time outdoors. Bike-riding Boehner, one of 12 children, said, “My mother’s dark-complected so I’m a little dark. No tanning beds. No spray or anything. Not ever! Not once ever!”

Sorry John, we don’t buy it.  You either eat too many carrots, overdose on beta carotene, or you’re dipping into the Coppertone, which means Obama the dealer may be funneling a membership to a tanning salon your way.

When Jay asked Boehner if he’d ever met Putin, “No!” he barked back, “And I don’t want to meet him. I think he’s a thug, and I think he’s treated his neighbors in a disrespectful way and, frankly, I think the president ought to stand up to him.”

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Huh?  Putin’s a thug and the president should stand up to him?

The president is a thug too, John.  However, if the guy in the mom jeans attempted to stand up to Putin (who swims in the freezing Siberian Lake Baikal), the Russian president would say “Boo” and make him cry like a little girl.  As for Putin’s neighbors, Obama’s the one who said “Nyet” to missile defense in Poland.

Boehner called indicted whistleblower Edward Snowden “a traitor to the country,” but didn’t think to mention Benghazi, Fast & Furious, or the IRS.

On the NSA spying scandal, Boehner matter-of-factly advised, “Let’s just get over it. It’s been going on for thousands of years,” which means the last bottle of red wine Obama sent over must have been a fine vintage indeed.

As for the anti-Constitutional ACA fiasco, John Boehner reminded America, “It’s the law!”

Asked about the government shutdown over defunding Obamacare, the Speaker admitted that it was “tactically not the right way to do it.”  On the tactic-driven Tea Party members of Congress and the GOP infighting, “it’s bad,” he said.

Mr. Boehner explained that he had accepted Leno’s invitation because in two weeks Jimmy Fallon takes over, and “I thought I ought to get here before it’s too late,” to which Jay replied, “I was gonna say the same thing for you!”

Speaking of “too late,” maybe the Speaker should pay more attention to getting done what needs to be done in Washington DC “before it’s too late,” and less time golfing and scooting around the lawn on the John Deere with a cig dangling from his lips, drinking red wine out of a red plastic cup.

The Speaker revealed a lot about himself when he said, “you learn that a leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk.” Here’s a suggestion from a disappointed group of Americans who depended on you to represent our concerns: Walk on, Mr. Speaker, walk on!

Michelle Keeps it Real with Reverend Al

Reverend Al

Originally posted at American Thinker

After heading up a ‘poor me’ sob-story session with mothers in the Oval Office, packing for the nine-hour flight to Oahu, and wrapping up a 16-day Obamacare public relations blitz, ‘Mom-to-Mom’ Michelle found time to take to the airwaves and dial in to the “Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton” radio show.

If I might digress for moment, Al Sharpton is a man who, judging from his hairdo and his manner, is neither ‘real’ nor ‘reverend.’

Nonetheless, apart from making some inane arguments as to why everyone should sign up for Obamacare, true to form the first lady began by dragging out the heart-wrenching stories. The first one was about daughter Sasha being stricken with illness as an infant. Like most liberals who have limited experience with anything, Sasha’s bout with meningitis instantly transformed Mrs. Obama into an authority on the need for health insurance.

While talking to the right reverend, who mostly listened, the first lady ramped up the fear factor when she cited studies that show that the primary reason Americans are forced into bankruptcy in the U.S. is being buried in medical bills because they were unable to afford health insurance in the first place.

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What she didn’t mention is that people in countries with single-payer healthcare systems also go bankrupt. Why? Because despite having socialized medicine, in countries like Canada and Great Britain while waiting for months to receive medical care, many desperately ill people are unable to work.

In Sweden, the bastion of socialism, the Association of Insolvency states that “the four most common reasons for indebtedness [are]… illness, unemployment, divorce, or bankruptcy,” all of which, thanks to Barack Obama, America is currently experiencing. At present, the only thing missing here is the shoddy healthcare system that’s set to crash and burn come January when tens of millions of Americans wake up with no insurance.

The most striking part of the Al and Shelley show was when Mrs. Obama homed in on the “young invincibles” who she says wrongly perceive themselves as indestructible. Michelle stressed that “it’s not just about moms and babies, it’s about young people who feel invincible… we need young people signed up too for this.”

It seems that after voting for Barack Obama, the 18-29 year-olds are, for maybe the first time ever, discerning correctly and rejecting Obamacare. Now the big push is on to lie, frighten, manipulate and exploit the emotions of those finally thinking rationally for themselves.

In an effort to convince resistant Millennials to submit, over and over again Mrs. Obama cited “curveballs.”

The first lady talked about life’s curveballs — the ones that land people in the hospital and cause them to go bankrupt and the curveballs that could cause young people working part-time to stumble and do a face-plant while walking and texting without health insurance.

Michelle related a story to Al about one woman at her meeting in the Oval Office who hoped to be saved by socialized medicine whose “son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.” The first lady shared that this concerned mother prayed every night that the Act wouldn’t be repealed and then cried herself to sleep.

Quick! Someone tell Ted Cruz that if Obamacare is repealed, all across America children with cancer won’t have insurance and every night their praying mothers will cry themselves to sleep.

Throughout the interview the reverend spent most of the time responding to every word Michelle said with a, “Yep, yep, yep… Right, that’s right.” Then, after discussing people who can’t afford health insurance finally getting affordable insurance they still won’t be able to afford, things spiraled from the annoying into the ridiculous.

Issuing words of caution, Michelle Obama warned that like a sword of Damocles, tragedy looms, waiting to strike the twenty-something set who believe they’ll never get sick because they’re young and “healthy now.”

The first lady gave examples as to why invincibles should stop being blasé.

First she brought up how “young people are the ones who are driving around late at night… [and]… can get into a car accident.” Without pointing out to Michelle that anyone of any age is capable of getting into a car accident, Sharpton responded, “Yep.”

Then Michelle turned her attention toward club kids who typically like to spin around on the dance floor splashing adult beverages all over the place. Beware, partiers! You can “slip at a club.”

For the athletic types who aren’t into drinking and dancing, Michelle reminded Al that kids who “play pick-up games [can] get a black eye, you know” — or elbowed in the face, resulting in a split lip that requires 12 stitches!

Mrs. Obama warned that homebodies who don’t like to venture out to nightclubs or outdoors for athletic events shouldn’t be complacent either. Michelle rightly forewarned aspiring Bobby Flays not to play with knives without health insurance because “Cooking for the first time [one can] cut a finger…[or]… bust an artery.”

A question for Michelle: Why stop there — don’t you know that a girl can slip on the ice on the way into a clinic to get a fully-funded abortion? During Obama speeches haven’t youthful devotees been known to collapse in a swooning faint? What about the very real possibility of an energetic soup kitchen volunteer, while hurrying to buy $540 Lanvin foot gear, suffocating while trapped inside the revolving door of a high-end boutique?

How about the danger of choking on a wayward tongue piercing? And let’s not overlook the millions seeking treatment for Obamacare website-induced Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and Obamaphone-caused brain tumors.

And if all these cautionary tales fail to convince the cocky, after January 1st Michelle Obama can always come back and ‘Keep it Real’ with Reverend Al Sharpton again. During that appearance, the first lady will be fully loaded with bloodcurdling anecdotes about people injured while running from IRS agents and left to die simply because they refused to heed her warning.

Michelle’s Christmas Message to Moms

President Obama And First Lady Meet With Mothers To Discuss Health CareOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

Now that it’s been firmly established that nothing Barack Obama says has one iota of credibility, the newest addition to the “Shove ObamaCare down America’s Throat” Brigade is Mama Michelle Obama.  Since she’s a mother and all, the White House has decided that she’d be a better person to promote the ACA hooey than Barack, who thus far has proven to be less than straightforward.

Michelle Obama, who, Jay Carney pointed out, is both a mom and “a great messenger,” is the same woman who once encouraged mothers across America to breastfeed their babies.  Now, on behalf of her husband, Michelle has been recruited to harangue mommies into goading the kids toward suckling at the government teat for life.

Obama has already said that “face-to-face interaction” is vital in selling his health insurance plans.  Therefore, know this — when Mrs. Obama has her hands clasped on her lap and leans forward in a chair to address anyone, the woman means business.

In a nutshell, her words of wisdom to mothers, who obviously don’t know what they’re doing without her guidance, is that truly nurturing moms hand the well-being of their own offspring over to the government, and then navigate the village that it takes to raise a child to “sign up their [children’s] friends” for ObamaCare.

Although the first family’s Christmas card made no mention of “Peace on Earth” or “Goodwill toward Men,” Michelle said that when she thinks of ObamaCare, “the words that come to mind … are peace of mind.”

Mama Obama’s seasonal “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go” advice was also timely.  The first lady suggested that when the “horse that carries the sleigh” pulls up in front of Granny’s house, the old lady has a public service to perform.  Forget the candy canes, the figgy pudding, and the presents; according to Michelle, “[y]ou know, if you’ve got grandkids, make it a Christmas treat around the table to talk about a little health care.”

Can you see it now?  Kids with “visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads,” and Grandma gathers them around the table to talk about health care?

Nonetheless, while Michelle is wiggling her toes in the Oahu sand on a $4-million vacation, back home in Peonville, nothing says “Christmas treat” better than getting the grandkids together to “gather around” and talk about ObamaCare.  Or better still, if Grandma misses the chance on Christmas, when the Times Square ball drops and Obamacare D-Day arrives, she can, “[y]ou know, ring in the new year with a [conversation about] new coverage.

Speaking on behalf of her husband, who glared at her silently throughout her mom-to-mom ObamaCare monologue, Mama Obama insisted that prodding the reluctant toward her husband’s signature legislation is “not about politics”; it’s about a “safety net.”  That’s right — government welfare is no longer about politics; it’s merely a tool to safeguard endangered Americans by way of socialized medicine.  It’s to ensure that individual bankruptcy is caused through government over taxation, not by paying hard-earned money to evil insurance and pharmaceutical companies…or worse yet, enriching greedy physicians.

Mrs. Obama stressed that this Christmas, it’s a mother’s job to convince the unconvinced, especially the “young invincibles,” that despite their youthful bravado, they aren’t as invincible as they think.  The message is that until they’re 26-year-old fully grown adults, they need to remain dependent on Mom and Dad, and then, after slowly weaning off the parental pap, they should be encouraged by Mom to make a smooth transition onto government pabulum.

Mama Obama reminded the other moms that although they have zero choice when it comes to health care, the “beauty” of Obamacare is that “[p]eople have choices.”  They can choose a health care plan that they have no choice but to sign up for.

“They can go onto the website” — which is almost impossible to get on — where, Michelle said, “they can talk to a navigator,” who can tell them how to defraud the system so that “they can learn for themselves what the law means and [mostly] what it doesn’t mean.”

Michelle said, “And that’s really, really what we want people to do, is educate yourselves. Get that education. Make the choice that’s best for your family because the options are there.”

Prior to Michelle sharing her thoughts, President Obama already had said that despite the “rocky start” with the healthcare.gov website, hundreds of thousands of people are signing up for health insurance.  At the same time, they’re also having their personal security breached and their premiums made unaffordable, not to mention coming to the harsh realization that the choices they don’t have include keeping trusted family doctors and retaining coverage for prestigious cancer or research hospitals if need be.

That’s why, after giving her ObamaCare-for-Christmas exhortation, besides serving a slice of holiday pie to moms who’ve forfeited most of their own personal pie already, it would have been wonderful if, off the record, Mrs. Obama had revisited words of wisdom she imparted in days past.

With the president smiling proudly, the first lady could have reminded the moms she was addressing of a similar health care reform talk she gave, where she cudgeled another group of guilt-ridden women with the words: “in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”

Heads up! Obamacare ‘Clarification’ Keeps on Coming

sabelOriginally posted at Clash Daily

Dollars to donuts, Florida + library = senior citizens, which is why being prematurely gray makes Sebelius so approachable for certain age groups. That’s good, because the chief Obamacare spokes-falsifier, Kathleen Sebelius, matter-of-factly surprised a group of local residents at a Miami library with the news that “There are some individuals who may be looking at increases” in health insurance premiums.

Standing in the shadow of the stacks, the HHS secretary clarified for the timeworn that you “cannot make a statement based on cost unless you compare what they had to what they’re going into.”

Sebelius, bearer of good tidings and more bombshells, popped in on the Sunshine State to badger shell-shocked residents to enroll on the website that isn’t working. In addition, she informed a group that probably hasn’t even fully mastered the computer mouse that if they manage to live long enough to get enrolled, they shouldn’t be surprised if, despite their fixed incomes, they end up paying higher premiums.

In other words, henceforth, the advocates of freedom of choice will be doing the choosing, and if that choice happens to cost more than Americans are able to afford, then pipe down, Pops, and buck-up, Grams, because you’re either going to pay the fine or prepare to deal with a nasty squad of IRS goons.

Hey, stop complaining! Costs will be higher for some because the government is mandating coverage for things that retirement home residents aren’t aware they need.

Barack Obama is hoping to facilitate scenarios like the one where a randy 96-year-old named Ramajit Raghav of Delhi, India, when not working the fields, found the energy to sire a son with his 52-year-old fertile wife, Shakuntala Devi.

Ramajit and Shakuntala prove that although Gramps and Granny may not realize it, by universally folding maternity leave into their health insurance policy Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius have the best interests of older Americans at heart. In fact, it would be a great promotional gimmick if the president could recruit Ramajit to accompany him on his next “Shove Obamacare Down America’s Throat” tour.

For those who want to exercise their reproductive rights, if, down the road, Ruth and Melvin decide that an unplanned pregnancy would cut into Mahjong tournaments and country line dancing at the community center, it’s comforting to know that abortion-on-demand coverage is included in Obamacare for everyone.

Either way, from Miami to Mukwonago, grateful people of all ages are slowly acknowledging that gross personal incompetence is what prevents Americans from governing their own lives, and in turn are becoming more appreciative by the day that the Obama administration is anxious and willing to accept the responsibility for making every life-and-death decision for us.

Take for instance the Obama administration’s FORWARD-looking plan to advance the common good by canceling perfectly adequate, affordable individual health insurance plans. How about government central displaying how much they care by removing trusted family doctors from the list of available healthcare providers? And let’s not forget fostering fairness by making world-renowned cancer and research hospitals off-limits to those whose lives depend on them.

And to help the president advance this superb agenda, everyone, including Americans on fixed incomes, will have to pay more, and should be happy to do it!

Next on the itinerary, hopefully Kathleen Sebelius will clear up the misunderstanding about Obama’s pledge that the elderly, chronically ill and those with preexisting conditions would be covered for healthcare, because that’s not really what he meant at all. The smiling HHS secretary can drop in on hospitals and retirement communities and help ease anxieties by calmly clarifying that what the president meant to say was that Obamacare will permanently alleviate suffering and then subsequently cover burial costs.

 

Death Panels: The ObamaCare Real-Life Nightmare

death1Originally posted at The Blacksphere

It started out as an ‘I have a dream’ come true in 2008, but it’s nearly 2014 and that dream has transformed into a nightmare.

Five years after openly weeping in response to America rejecting its racist past, people are weeping again, but not for sentimental reasons.

In 2010, despite a complete lack of Republican support and contrary to the will of the American people, the Affordable Healthcare Act was signed into law. Liberals were so elated at the potential for the progressive dream of socialized healthcare coming to pass, that as a symbol of triumph, then-Speaker of the House Queen Nancy Pelosi strutted around Capitol Hill with a huge gavel in her hand.

The Affordable Health and Patient Care Act, which was sold as long-overdue bureaucratic benevolence toward those without health insurance, is currently absorbing the healthcare future of one-third of the US population.

Such a monumental takeover translates into control of 1/6th of the US economy and, if truth be told, limits healthcare choices, intrudes upon freedom and privacy, and forcibly pilfers the blood, sweat and tears of hardworking Americans.

At that time, America didn’t know that Pelosi’s gavel would become an oppressive sledgehammer used to bludgeon the living daylights out of the perfectly acceptable American healthcare system.

Initially, in an attempt to issue a warning that liberal insistence on altering the health insurance of 270 million already-insured Americans as an excuse to insure 40 million uninsured Americans was a bad omen, vocal conservatives spoke out. Realists like Sarah Palin were scoffed at as alarmists and publicly ridiculed for insisting that costs would inevitably take precedence over patient need.

What started out as 40 million uninsured has grown to 45 million uninsured Americans, five million of whom were the first victims of the Obamacare lie. Next in line it’s predicted that 100 million already affordably and adequately insured Americans will lose their employer-provided healthcare and be forced, along with the first five million, into an Obamacare exchange scam whose suffocating grip restricts quality, access, and doctor choice.

It doesn’t end there though. Regulations, mandates, and government intrusion are forcing physicians to retire early rather than have government so thoroughly impact their patient care.

It gets worse. Obamacare marketplace policies also will limit access to the nation’s most prominent hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centers, Sloan-Kettering in Manhattan and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, as well as top research and teaching hospitals such as Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California.

As industry experts confirm that insurers are being forced to limit patients’ choices by pushing them away from hospitals that provide treatments that are considered too expensive, those who warned about impending “death panels” are being vindicated.

Health and Human Services hid behind the excuse that ‘health insurance companies are notorious for canceling policies’ when five million Americans were left without insurance. HHS is again passing the buck by saying, “Decisions about which private health insurance plans cover which doctors is a decision currently made by insurers and providers and will continue that way.”

How typical. Obamacare imposes “new costs,” and then, when access and quality are limited by insurance companies because of those higher costs – that famous gavel cudgels insurance companies.

Health policy expert Tim Jost explained that in order to cut costs, it’s necessary to limit the sickest patients’ access to certain high-end facilities that offer “the most cutting edge medical care.”

In other words, thanks to Obamacare, insurance costs have sky rocketed. As a result, it’s necessary to compensate by placing the focus on cost control rather than necessity. That means hospitals that cater to “life threatening illnesses” will no longer be able to provide high-cost “innovative care” to those who require specialized attention and will choose not to participate in Obamacare.

As it now stands, the people who decided American consumers were incapable of selecting their own individual health insurance plan and so cancelled those plans and then provided them with choices made by someone else, will be the same people who will choose the extent of care every American gets based on the bottom line.

Barack Obama is right. Healthcare is about to become more affordable because, more often than not, out-of-pocket costs for many will be the onetime fee for funeral expenses.

Too harsh? Not really, because persons with pre-existing conditions won’t be denied healthcare outright. They’ll just be denied access to lifesaving treatment at top-notch research and cancer hospitals.

That’s why denying a sick person the right to access the best specialist or hospital is really not much different than a “death panel.”

Either way, like it or not, the healthcare apocalypse is due to arrive on January 1st.

In the weeks remaining the hope is that Americans will come to realize that after being grossly manipulated by Barack Obama’s ‘if you like your …you can keep your’ falsehood, all our lives hang tentatively in the balance.

Obamacare Metes Out Restitution

restitutionOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

It’s becoming clearer by the day that Barack Obama’s pursuit of social justice will leave bodies in its wake. 

Even if a 17-year-old girl with a rare neurological brain disease loses her health insurance, the president remains unwavering in his stated commitment to redistribute America’s wealth – even though it often goes to people with the mentality of the Obama Phone lady.

The unstated message is that after 200+ years of inequality, if the playing field that has been lopsided too long is to be leveled, unfortunately, dead children and suffering adults are necessary ‘collateral damage.’

Speaking of privilege, as the American healthcare system circles a drain of confusion and despair, taking morale and wellbeing with it, Mr. Obama is busy planning his getaway to the historical site of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii.

The yearly Obama family Holiday in Hawaii generally includes the ladies, along with pets Bo and Sunny, making an early departure; the $181K per-hour Air Force One flying Dad out to meet the girls; rent; security; family and friend tag-alongs; and 16 days of decadent dining, golf, and shaved ice.

The price tag for the jaunt is rumored to be somewhere around $4 million.  Not to be overly judgmental, but that large a ‘piece of pie’ would certainly cover the healthcare costs of many of the critically ill children inadvertently affected by the president’s insincere effort to prove he “cares.”

As the Obamas pack for Oahu, five million Americans who were adequately and affordably insured have lost their healthcare coverage.  In addition, after the first of the year, 50-75 million other currently-insured Americans anticipate losing their employer-provided health coverage.

For those fortunate enough to still have employer-provided healthcare, don’t start counting your money just yet.   Starting on January 1, 2014, while the Obamas are still funning and sunning in Hawaii, new taxes and fees will be tacked on to everyone’s healthcare bills.  These additional charges are required to support the cost of health insurance for lower-income families headed by women like Peggy Joseph, who, when Obama got elected, expressed relief that she wouldn’t have to worry about filling her gas tank and paying her mortgage anymore.

Meanwhile, so what if 17-year-old Johanna Benthel, a girl diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, has endured upwards of 80 surgeries to address her “medically fragile state?” So what if Johanna was lying in intensive care recuperating from brain surgery when her mother Eileen realized that the insurance covering her daughter’s medical needs may have been cancelled?  And so what if a cancer-stricken seven-year-old named Hunter Alford can’t get his chemotherapy because his health insurance was also lost?

This is ‘fairness’ we’re talking about here! For the first time in history, America has a president who has vowed that even if it takes three more Hawaiian holiday vacations totaling $12 million, he will never reconsider or repeal the unaffordable, uncaring Affordable Care Act.

America should just see it as belated bureaucratically-administered payback. And like it or not, come hell or high water, regardless of the devastation it causes, it will come to pass.

Why?  Because according to sycophantic reporter Jim Kuhnhenn, in an article entitled Income Inequality a Defining Challenge, when he’s not vacationing in Oahu Barack Obama is deeply concerned for those locked in the prison of income inequality.  In fact, no one is more deeply concerned than Obama.

And America wonders why millions of families in health crises are now being forced to purchase overpriced, substandard health insurance?  It’s because Barack Obama needs funds to make monetary restitution to those he deems more worthy.

Two Years Old and Not Part of the Family?

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Originally posted at American Thinker blog

The Obamacare elves have been busy doling out holiday tips on how to talk about signing onto the Affordable Care Act website while huddled around the yuletide fire singing secular songs with uninsured family members.

One tip the tip-givers forgot to include in the “Healthcare for the Holidays” Guide to Getting Insured was how to explain to those with children under the age of two that family insurance plans in the New York health exchange do not cover the littlest members of the family.

Wait! Maybe Peter Singer, colleague of Barack Obama’s Science and Technology Czar John Holdren, had some input in the ‘under two’ individual policy idea and New York is a pilot state. Singer, a bioethics professor at Michelle Obama’s alma mater, Princeton University, is of the opinion that disposing of children up to age two is fine because newborns and toddlers lack the “essential characteristics of personhood,” which Singer says are rationality, autonomy, and self-consciousness.

So until Americans decide whether they’re going to keep the little rug rats, maybe Obamacare advisors thought it would be best to prevent the little ones from mucking up the family plan.

Does requiring a two-year-old to have their own health insurance policy sound like a joke?  Well it’s no joke, because that’s exactly what happened to self-employed title insurance business owner Cornelius Kelly and his pediatrician wife Jennifer.

The Kellys, who are parents to four small children, recently found themselves among the five million Americans canceled from their perfectly acceptable and affordable health insurance.  Preferring not to be part of the Affordable Care Act but feeling like he had no other choice, Cornelius, with hesitant but hopeful anticipation, ventured forth onto the New York State of Health Web site.

The first thing Mr. Kelly found out was that none of the plans offered out-of-network coverage, which is what he wanted.  Then it got even better when Cornelius heard that none of the plans would include the youngest member of his family who, according to a representative, until her second birthday would have to have a separate insurance policy of her own.

He, his wife and their three oldest children, ages three, five, and six, could all be together on one policy ranging in price from $810.84 to $2,554.71 a month.  The baby, because she was not yet two, required a separate plan whose options ranged in price from $117.21 to $369.31.

So, as liberal logic would have it, children can stay on their parents insurance until they’re 26-years-old, but if a child is not yet two-years-old, they’re on their own.

Mr. Kelly, diligent shopper that he is, eventually did find a private plan that accepted the whole family for about $1,250 a month, which is $250 more than he had been paying.

And here America was convinced that women’s needs are of utmost importance to Barack Obama. Finding out that if women in need happen to be 18-months-old and too young to need free birth control they’re pretty much persona non grata, is just another on a long list of Obama disappointments.

Yet there is one advantage to requiring children 23 months and younger to have their own insurance policies: it will probably deter Americans like the Kellys from reproducing after January 1, 2014.   But, if by chance the prolific Kellys, God forbid, should conceive a fifth child and Jennifer chooses abortion, it’s comforting to know that children still in the womb- are covered on the family plan.

Update:

It was only after The Post called the state Health Department that Kelly said he got a call from a department representative telling him it had all been a mistake, and the baby could be covered after all under a family plan.

The department would not comment on the specifics of Kelly’s situation or why it told the family three times that the baby wasn’t covered. It would only say, ‘All children in the family are covered under a family policy. A separate policy is not needed for the 1 1/2 year old child.’

Obama says ‘Fluke You’ to Religious Liberty and Women with Cancer

BarryO-300x157Originally posted at The Blacksphere

America has discovered that Barack Obama is unrelenting in his crusade to force Catholic and other Christian institutions to compromise their religious convictions.

But the President is, for the most part, clueless when it comes to the rest of his signature legislation.

For months prior to the 2012 election, in order to portray himself as the savior of women’s rights America was hammered with liberal “war on women” twaddle from both the president and his disciples.

Now, one year following the premiere of the “war on women” spectacle, the country is finding out that Barack the Savior is only versed in the portion of the 10,000 page ObamaCare bill that concerns itself with providing free abortifacients, dilation and curettage and the like.

In February of 2012, Georgetown University Law School student Sandra Fluke (pronounced Fluck) became a household name after whining to Congress for free contraceptives.

The focus of the debate at the time centered on mean old Catholic institutions refusing to provide employees and students with health insurance that covered birth control, sterilization and abortion. At that time, Sandra, who chose to obtain a law degree from a Jesuit university, took her complaints about her school’s refusal to submit to the Obamacare mandate to Congressional Democrats. And, for good measure, added an anecdote about a phantom woman with a $3,000-a-year bill for protective panoply.

With nary a moment’s hesitation, Barack Obama inserted himself into the thick of the controversy, even going so far as to dial up Sandy to thank her for her valor, console her after her true professional aspirations were outted by Rush Limbaugh, and to compliment her Dad and Mom for raising such an outstanding liberal activist.

President Obama used Sandra’s testimony as a backdrop to future campaign caveats that pointed out that although religious liberty is “critical,” if Constitutional freedom denies coverage to non-Catholic employees, it’s “not fair.”

So the Catholic Church versus the free contraceptive debate undeniably verified that, at least for the guy who swore to uphold the Constitution, fairness always trumps Constitutional fidelity.

Since Sandra Fluke shared the story about her friend with polycystic ovary disease and beseeched the nation to force the Vatican to approve insurance that covers free birth control, it has been officially confirmed that the president, who defended both Fluke and the Affordable Care Act, cares little about the details contained within the law that bears his name.

Along with that came another, more troublesome revelation:  Barack Obama the conniver would gladly exploit the issue of free birth control as justification to shit-can the Constitution if doing so ensured that Catholic institutions would be forced to genuflect before the altar of socialist depravity.

Moreover, despite his ongoing campaign to “win” the war against America’s women, we found out that if you happen to be female, have advanced-stage cancer, and are in the midst of chemotherapy, if your insurance company cancels your policy Barack Obama doesn’t give a rat’s ass if you live or die.

That’s why it’s now clear that our morally-challenged president is more concerned with dressing down Christianity, by forcing them to accommodate hundreds of promiscuous coeds, than he is with helping thousands of suddenly-uninsured cancer patients.

 

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