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Morning Joe Panel Agrees: The GOP is Doomed… Again
Mediaite ^ | September 19, 2013 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 09/19/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The regular guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe are in perfect agreement: the Republican Party is walking into a trap of its own making. The internecine feud within the GOP over whether to pursue a strategy of defunding the Affordable Care Act in the political fight over a continuing resolution to fund the government is, in the eyes of Morning Joe’s guests, a self-inflicted wound from which the GOP may never recover. Sure, the panel guests on Washington D.C.’s favorite morning show have predicted the imminent demise of the Republican Party in the past, but this time it’s different.

On Thursday, former Republican strategist and John McCain campaign veteran Nicole Wallace summoned every ounce of condescension in her power when she criticized the pro-defund Republicans by equating them with young children eager to run directly into oncoming traffic.

“When Republicans run into the street, despite the fact that there is a flashing red light, they will get hit by the cars and killed,” Wallace observed. “So, this is stupid politically.”

“We’re actually at a moment as Republicans where even Bernie Sanders has described our party has on the offense, and now we’ll let our party run into moving traffic against a red light? It’s idiotic,” she concluded.


Wallace is not incorrect. If the debate over defunding the ACA results in, as it potentially could, a government shutdown, every indication is that this would be a disastrous eventuality for the GOP. The Republicans in Congress know this. So do Democrats and the White House. That fact indicates that cooler heads will prevail once the posturing is out of the way.

But Wallace’s hyperbolic assessment of the GOP’s political prospects in the wake of this fight is both theatrical_and_predictable. In fact, declaring that the GOP is doomed is a favored Morning Joe pastime....

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: gop; obamacare; republicans; tedcruz
Nicole Wallace?

Former Bush White House official Nicolle Wallace drew a swift rebuke from one of her former McCain campaign colleagues Wednesday, for claiming in an interview that the 2008 McCain team discussed whether or not it was “appropriate” for Sarah Palin to be sworn in as vice president.

Wallace, who worked with the McCain-Palin ticket in the general election, was promoting a novel she wrote an interview with Time when she said: “There certainly were discussions – not for long because of the arc the campaign took – but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate to be sworn in.”

That assertion is “not true” and “bizarre,” said Charlie Black, a veteran of Republican presidential politics who was one of McCain’s closest advisers in the 2008 race.

1 posted on 09/19/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove’s primary contact person with McLame.

2 posted on 09/19/2013 11:44:06 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

um.... who? who cares what she thinks?

And why do they keep refering to the last government shut down as a disaster? I remember it fondly as giving Newt the power to force Bill Clintoon to BALANCE THE BUDGET

3 posted on 09/19/2013 11:44:50 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Republican party is dead. Made up of RINO corpses. Useless as tits on a bull. No money, no votes!

4 posted on 09/19/2013 11:46:34 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep ‘em busy Joe. Keep slamming patriots. Let them snort and point.

You and your flacks, and they and their minions will never see the people coming. There is hope rising in the land.

Carry on, Joe.

5 posted on 09/19/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Better to die on your feet
fighting like a man than on bended knee groveling like a coward

6 posted on 09/19/2013 11:49:40 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: All
The pols know the O/Care ship is listing---maybe ready to heave into the Potomac, maybe do a Costa Concordia.

THE BAD NEWS KEEPS COMING Reuters reports the US government on Wednesday scaled back its projections for Obamacare's impact in 2014, saying the law would generate slower healthcare spending growth and provide coverage to only half as many of America's uninsured as anticipated last year.

The biggest factor in the change stems from the U.S. Supreme Court verdict last year allowing each state to decide whether to expand the public Medicaid program for the poor under Obama's healthcare reform law. Republican leaders in nearly half of the nation's 50 states have rejected the expansion.

HHS now expects 11 million uninsured Americans to obtain coverage next year, down from about 22 million projected a year ago, according to the report, which appeared in the journal Health Affairs. (Excerpt) Read more at ...


There's also lawsuits and state problems.

HERE'S HOW THEY'RE STOPPING OBAMACARE A West Virginia nonprofit has turned down a federal grant it received to help residents navigate new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act after it received an inquiry from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey about how it would protect consumer information. Clarksburg-based West Virginia Parent Training Inc. did not respond to a letter it received from Morrisey directing it to answer 26 questions about the group's personnel and hiring practices, including employee background checks and employee monitoring programs, the Sunday Gazette-Mail ( reported. (Excerpt) Read more at ...

YOUR TURN--Contact your state AG---ask him/her to issue a letter of inquiry to groups receiving federal "Navigator" grants. The inquiry should center on questions WRT how the group intends to protect consumer data.

In particular, the questionnaire should ask if the tax-funded "Navigator" program intends to transfer personal/ financial/medical data of the insured to the local/county/national Democrat Party, relevant Unions, banks, investment companies, drug companies, insurance companies. Trial Lawyers' associations and whether "Navigators" have sub rosa contracts with these, and other groups, plan to profit, to provide significant info to enrich databases for pecuniary purposes.


Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8/23/2013 | William Bigelow / FR Posted by markomalley

EXCERPT Planned Parenthood is about to obtain access to your Social Security number, tax form, bank account, and medical records.

With the advent of ObamaCare, consumers buying health insurance through health care exchanges will be required to speak to “navigators.” “Navigators” are supposed to help consumers find the best coverage and ascertain whether they are eligible for a federal subsidy.

Any “navigator” will have access to the federal data hub, which holds information from the Department of Health and Human Services, the IRS, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Defense Department, the Office of Personnel Management, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Peace Corps.

Planned Parenthood received $655,000 from the Obama administration to hire navigators. In Iowa, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland received $214,427; in Montana, Intermountain Planned Parenthood, Inc. got $295,604; and in New Hampshire, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England raked in $145,161.

And there is not much scrutiny over who these “navigators” will be; HHS will not require background checks or fingerprinting, and a previous criminal conviction, even if it was for identity theft , will not trigger a rejection. To make matters worse, the administration has cut the new employees’ training from 30 hours to 20 and reduced screening.


OKLAHOMA WINS FIRST OCARE BATTLE: Quoting AG Pruitt--- "Obamacare was meant to be so open-ended that it could mean anything. We are seeing thousands of pages of new rules being written, both by HHS and the IRS. The open-ended interpretation of Obamacare enables this.....if the law doesn't contain a particular provision, no problem. They just make it up as they go along."

"Such is the case that involves the OK lawsuit."

“The court rejected the federal government’s argument that Oklahoma lacked standing to challenge the law, allowing us to proceed with this pivotal case,” “We’re optimistic the court will recognize what states have known for months that the IRS disregarded the law by making the large employer mandate effective in Oklahoma or in any of the 33 other states without a state health care exchange.”

REFERENCE Oklahoma challenged implementation of the Affordable Care Act after the IRS finalized a rule that would allow the federal government to punish “large employers,” including local government, with millions of dollars in tax penalties in states without state health care exchanges, which is not allowed under the health care law.

“Congress provided a choice for Oklahoma and other states in implementation of the health care law, and the IRS is attempting to take that away by rule,” General Pruitt said. “The administration miscalculated how many states would support this law, so now they’re using the IRS to push through provisions that Congress did not pass.”

PROTECT YOURSELF---Obamacare is easy pickins for identity thieves.

Steps to take to minimize risk of identity theft:

1. Contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490

2. Order a tax account transcript from the IRS that verifies basic personal data along with details of your tax return filed, which may come in handy if you are checking to see whether someone else filed a fraudulent return on your behalf

The Federal Trade Commission (link at website) also lists several steps you must take if you have been a victim of identity theft.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 11:52:22 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Zathras

In the long run they are correct but not for the reasons they state which are limited to the current controversy. The party concept is dead as there is no real difference between them. Both party members care only for their pensions and perks and not governing for the benefit of all. Most elected officials think in terms of “Power” today’s buzz word, which happens to be accurate. We are in the process of being conquered by Third World members which do not give one penny for politics but do care for wealth distribution and freedom to work their pleasure on the former governors.(I.e. beatings, killings and rapes)

8 posted on 09/19/2013 12:29:38 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A TV show full of Marxists, do tell.

9 posted on 09/19/2013 1:33:57 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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