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Obamacare Supporters Can't Turn A Win Into A Win
TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/30/12 | CaroleL

Posted on 06/30/2012 4:15:35 PM PDT by CaroleL

In the aftermath of their Supreme Court victory, supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) are lamenting over their inability to sell the law to the American people. According to a recent poll, only 34 percent approve of Obamacare while 48 percent disapprove and that was before the Supreme Court affirmed that it is one of the biggest tax increases in history.

Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a former White House adviser who was involved in developing Obamacare blames a lack of salesmanship. "Unfortunately, we never had a really effective strategy around communicating to the public the benefits and the rationale behind health care reform," he said. "We never had a spokesperson, and the public never really understood what we were doing."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; affordablecareact; deathpanels; obamacare; supremecourt; zerocare

1 posted on 06/30/2012 4:15:38 PM PDT by CaroleL
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To: CaroleL

Boo frigin Hoo!


2 posted on 06/30/2012 4:22:07 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: CaroleL

The Commies who want to redistribute everybody else’ stuff don’t understand why they can’t get everybody else to shut up and do as they are told.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 4:23:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: CaroleL

Note to Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel: it’s impossible to pickup a turd by the clean end.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 4:28:58 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: CaroleL
Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a former White House adviser who was involved in developing Obamacare blames a lack of salesmanship. "Unfortunately, we never had a really effective strategy around communicating to the public the benefits and the rationale behind health care reform," he said. "We never had a spokesperson, and the public never really understood what we were doing."
I took my car into a local body shop repair place this morning (just needed some minor work) and while I was waiting in the waiting room for someone to take a look at my car and give me an estimate (just about a 10 minute wait) I watched CNN on their bigscreen TV. I only watch that POS Obamugabe propaganda network in small bits like this (10 minutes in the autobody shop, 20 minutes in the bank lobby, etc, and very rarely at that) but it never ceases to amaze me when I do see it.

The "journalist" was "interviewing" someone with questions like, "So it's not really a tax, right? Could you explain to me how it's not at all a tax."

And the interviewee (some sub-retard from Harvard School of Government or something) "explained" how it's "definitely not a tax".

And on the screen, on the crawl at the bottom of the screen, were words to the effect that "The Affordable Health Care Act is accompanied by a fee or penalty but it is not a tax" (something like that).

So please don't f*ing lie to me, ok, Dr. Ezekiel, about how ObamugabeCare doesn't have a "spokesperson", ok, you stinking dip-shit. It's got the whole f*ing media on its side, ok?

Let's just keep that straight.

5 posted on 06/30/2012 4:37:26 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar Expense of ObamaCare is a Tax. So says the US Supreme Court.)
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To: CaroleL

Dr. Ezekiell Emmanual is a real piece of work

Ezekial Emanuel, MD-Rahm’s brother...and the White House advisor to health care 2008-2010- has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which “produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.”

He needs to be ObamaCared....


6 posted on 06/30/2012 4:37:56 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: CaroleL

If the American people can’t see Obamacare for the $1.8 Trillion TAX MANDATE that the Supreme Court has confirmed it to be... then we deserve 4 more years of Obama.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT by Xcoastie (If you think education is expensive, try ignorance)
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To: CaroleL
Either agree the Socialists have brilliant ideas or admit you are too stupid to understand how brilliant they are.

Riiiiiiight.

That'll sell.

8 posted on 06/30/2012 4:39:57 PM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: CaroleL

Dr. Ezekiell Emmanual would have made a good Nazi.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 4:40:20 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: mo

Well, it’s a way to deal with the problem of Social Security...have people die sooner so they can’t collect Social Security very long.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 4:43:32 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Upset because Obama and the RATS couldn’t communicate
“... the benefits and the rationale behind health care reform,” ....

Well, DUH...Obamacare is NOT about healthcare reform. that’s probably why its so hard to communicate that. ha. Its the antithesis of “reform”!

HA! Ludicrous..but then what do you expect?


11 posted on 06/30/2012 5:00:53 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: CaroleL

“the public never really understood what we were doing.”

When I’m getting a piece of garbage shoved down my thoat after a closed door and secretive sessions, I know what you’re doing.

When I am denied a chance to view the bill and not one representative has read it and I’m told it has to pass before anyone would know what’s in it, I know what you’re doing.

Nothing I’ve ever seen of congress comes close to the deceitful, dispicable and dishonest process this bill took. Outrage is an understatement of how I feel.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 5:03:55 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Leep
"Dr. Ezekiell Emmanual would have made a good Nazi."

His brother too:


13 posted on 06/30/2012 5:08:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CaroleL; socialismisinsidious; sheik yerbouty; Mr. Mojo; Yaelle; Atom Smasher; Arizona Carolyn; ...
Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a former White House adviser who was involved in developing Obamacare blames a lack of salesmanship. "Unfortunately, we never had a really effective strategy around communicating to the public the benefits and the rationale behind health care reform," he said. "We never had a spokesperson, and the public never really understood what we were doing."

This Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, of course, is Rahm Emanuel's equally lefty brother.

Memo to Zeke: When you have a lousy product, it's always a hard sell, especially to a more intelligent crowd.

14 posted on 06/30/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

The third brother is/was an agent in Hollywood....many of his clients donate to____________________


15 posted on 06/30/2012 5:23:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 5:38:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Paladin2
Wow, doppelgängers in reverse!!
17 posted on 06/30/2012 5:51:42 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MasterGunner01

Or either of the Emmanuel brothers.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 5:57:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: justiceseeker93

They can’t call having their ‘mandate’ revealed as a tax a win. I’m anxious to hear what George Steppinalloverus has to say tomorrow, concerning his previous interview when Obama insisted it wasn’t a tax.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 5:58:23 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: samtheman

Roger that!


20 posted on 06/30/2012 6:28:23 PM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.)
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To: potlatch

I think calling it a ‘tax’ sealed Obama’s doom.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 7:34:09 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: CaroleL
Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a former White House adviser who was involved in developing Obamacare blames a lack of salesmanship. "Unfortunately, we never had a really effective strategy around communicating to the public the benefits and the rationale behind health care reform," he said. "We never had a spokesperson, and the public never really understood what we were doing."

I guess he's saying Obama's a failure. I'd agree, but not for the same reasons as Dr. Emanuel.

22 posted on 06/30/2012 7:44:37 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: bboop
[I think calling it a ‘tax’ sealed Obama’s doom.]

I agree! We were all so disappointed but I think there are some rays of sunshine in there. “Biggest Tax Ever” needs to be broadcast from now to the election plus the fact that Obama and his cohorts LIED about it over and over.

23 posted on 06/30/2012 7:52:46 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: CaroleL
Translated - "We didn't come up with a spectacular enough line of BS to feed to the mushrooms in flyover country."
24 posted on 06/30/2012 7:59:10 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: CaroleL
"Unfortunately, we never had a really effective strategy around communicating to the public the benefits and the rationale behind health care reform," he said. "We never had a spokesperson, and the public never really understood what we were doing."

Ya mean those hearings on CSPAN Obama promise didn't happen
25 posted on 06/30/2012 8:12:13 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Venturer
Good point. They are both turds themselves.
26 posted on 07/02/2012 3:14:00 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“Well, it’s a way to deal with the problem of Social Security...have people die sooner so they can’t collect Social Security very long.”

I suspect that’s part of the “utility” of this bill, at least in Congress’ eyes....


27 posted on 07/02/2012 3:34:38 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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