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White House Tries To Rebrand Mandate
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/28/12 | Bill McMorris

Posted on 03/28/2012 8:12:03 PM PDT by Lmo56

Earnest Calls Government Mandate 'Personal Responsibility Clause' ...

The Obama administration is now referring to Obamacare as a “bi-partisan bill” and calling the unpopular individual mandate “a Republican idea,” following three days of tough questioning by the Supreme Court.

“The Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan plan and one that we think is constitutional,” Deputy White House press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

No Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act on final passage.

He also referred to the individual mandate as the “individual responsibility” clause of the bill, in an attempt to distance the administration from the term individual mandate.

“The administration remains confident that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional; one of the reasons for that is that the original personal responsibility clause…was a conservative idea,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; healthcare; obamacare; politics; scotusocareday3; scotusocareday4; zerocare

You gotta give Obama credit - he's tap dancin' as fast as he can ...

1 posted on 03/28/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

Is there a Republican “war room” type of place to issue a response?

The White House is flat out lying and saying that Obamacare was a bi partisan bill? Every single Republican in both House and Senate voted no. This is a certifiable lie. Obama should be called out on this.

If we had a responsible media, the media would call out politicians who flat out lie about factual matters. But the media will not call out Obama on this whopper.

Democrats own this bill. Whatever happens, it’s all Democrat all the way. No way can Obama say it was somehow bi-partisan.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 8:16:51 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Lmo56

Spin Cycle is on HIGH


3 posted on 03/28/2012 8:17:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lmo56

After 3 years of democrat party totalitarianism, ObamaCare is now BI-PARTISAN?

I am sorry, my poor head just exploded.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 8:17:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Lmo56

When this is declared unconstitutional, Obama will declare within a week that he was never for Obamacare in the first place.

5 posted on 03/28/2012 8:18:02 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Sure he can. He got the idea from Romney.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Liberals lie. Everyone knows they lie. You have to believe in lies to be a liberal.


7 posted on 03/28/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lmo56

we change the name ,but, shhhhhh, really it’s still the same


8 posted on 03/28/2012 8:20:05 PM PDT by molson209
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To: trappedincanuckistan

In 2008 Romney had a column in USA Today exhorting Obama to create ObamaCare using the individual mandate.

If you consider Romney a Republican, although he was “barely a Republican”.. “moderate with progressive views”.. he wass technically a Republican.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 8:21:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lmo56

The Dems will fall for it. There was a poster at FOXNEWS.com that tried to show how ironic it will be that a Republican invention (Individual Mandate) would be shot down by a “Republican” Supreme Court.

This will work for his base. He will convince them that it was passed by a bi-partisan group and that indiv. mandate was the Republican idea. Hell, he will convince them that he really didn’t want the mandate included in the bill but the Repubs forced him to add it.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 8:23:25 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Lmo56

Yes, it is a slip: two-party bill:
Democratic and Communist parties.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 8:23:31 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (democrats and communists like the same things? ??? Who knew?)
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To: GeronL

I was half serious and half joking. I’ve seen the USA Today article.


12 posted on 03/28/2012 8:24:16 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Between Joseph Cao and Olympia Snowe, and maybe others (I can’t remember without searching), they can “claim” bi-partisan “support,” the lying liars.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 8:25:19 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: FormerACLUmember
After 3 years of democrat party totalitarianism, ObamaCare is now BI-PARTISAN?

I am sorry, my poor head just exploded.

YOU apparently have no idea how the really big lies are told.

14 posted on 03/28/2012 8:26:56 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone th)
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To: Lmo56

I saw a woman, who has breast cancer, and a doctor on TV yesterday - supporting Obamacare. The woman said she and her husband had a business and couldn’t afford 1500 for insurance. (That seems like a LOT! Did they snoke or what?) Anyway, they dropped their insurance, she got BC and “thanks to Obama her life is now being saved”. The doctor was supporting this all the way.

My question is - why was their insurance so much and why couldn’t they pay it? Was it because they chose to spend money on other things like iPhones, expanded cable, etc...etc.? And now they want to bankrupt the country with Obamacare because they wouldn’t budget for their own bills?

Seems to me if people knew they were going to take the hit for their decisions then they’d get serious about making sure they avoided the situation in the first place.

Also, why do emergency rooms have to treat illegals? We hard working types are paying for this B.S. not to mention the John Edwards type lawyers fees for their B.S. lawsuits.


15 posted on 03/28/2012 8:28:54 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Lmo56

Is that anything like rebranding gas prices?


16 posted on 03/28/2012 8:29:37 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: WXRGina

Cao(R-LA) was in Congress and Snowe was the only Senate vote that let it pass out of committee. Snowe’s vote allowed them to say that it was bi-partisan. Luckily, Cao is gone and Snowe is leaving.

I think they were the only ones who voted in favor of this.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 8:31:15 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Lmo56

Dana Carvey ridiculed Obummer tonight on Conan:

``What the __ are you talking about?``


18 posted on 03/28/2012 8:33:57 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Obummer ridiculed on nat`l tv? ??? Who knew?)
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To: submarinerswife

Bastages!


19 posted on 03/28/2012 8:36:25 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Aria

Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta filed for bankruptcy because of all the illegals and welfare types in their emergency rooms.

NO ONE in America has EVER been turned away from medical care.

If we had a quarter for every lie Bath-House Barry told over the past few years, we’d be rich.


20 posted on 03/28/2012 8:36:53 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Lmo56
Before you know it, the Obummer and the Rats will be calling it GOPcare.


21 posted on 03/28/2012 8:37:33 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Aria

Obama and regime are going to see to it that if you ate a Twinkie two years ago, you are to blame for your diabetes and should be denied care.

People smoke.
People drink.
People eat meat.
People eat Monsanto corn.
People eat doughnuts.

You’ve already been tracked via your grocery shopping.
Conservative? They’ll deny you meds because YOU ate lettuce.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 8:41:14 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

I’ve heard Muslims don’t believe in interest...do they believe in insurance?

Obamacare isn’t “insurance”....it’s just paying into the government system - and then you hope you won’t need it.


23 posted on 03/28/2012 8:43:42 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is there a Republican “war room” type of place to issue a response?

I'm not even sure there is a Republican Party anymore, unless they are cowering in the corner somewhere. Fighting back was never this party's strong suit.

24 posted on 03/28/2012 8:46:15 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Lmo56

True. Also reminds me of the old Ultravox tune “Dancing with tears in my (his) eyes”

;)


25 posted on 03/28/2012 8:46:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Lmo56

They are jumping the shark everywhere. People are stupid.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 8:48:36 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Mortrey

Yep! Stop using that debit card. The credit card on a monthly payment hides that track.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 8:51:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: WXRGina

Don’t be a hater!


28 posted on 03/28/2012 8:57:33 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Lmo56; Oldeconomybuyer; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; Truth29; NFHale; ...
RE “Earnest Calls Government Mandate ‘Personal Responsibility Clause’ ...The Obama administration is now referring to Obamacare as a “bi-partisan bill” and calling the unpopular individual mandate “a Republican idea,” following three days of tough questioning by the Supreme Court.
“The Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan plan and one that we think is constitutional,” Deputy White House press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

‘Personal Responsibility Clause’ sounds much better even though it's forcing me to pay for others health care.

So the ‘Personal Responsibility Clause’ was a Republicans idea?? Well opposing it was an Obama idea. He ran against the idea in 2007 and 2008 against Hillary,.

29 posted on 03/28/2012 9:00:20 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs

It is truly remarkable, that Democrats have suddenly discovered “personal responsibility”! When the HECK did this happen????!?!?!?!?

Another concept that they have unearthed is this new “rule of law” thing. It’s plastered all over the place on the incredibly well-made and mass-produced picket signs I’ve seen in videos from outside the Supreme Court building, touting the “LAW” of health care.

1984 is NOW.

The Russians made ham-fisted attempts at it; the Nazis made a science out of it; but it took American creativity and ingenuity to truly perfect the art and science of propaganda!


30 posted on 03/28/2012 9:08:37 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Lmo56

At the end of the day the GOP will have this whole mess hung around their necks..courtesy of the MSM.””


31 posted on 03/28/2012 9:08:42 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: Dilbert San Diego

the libs are already tweeting this everywhere.

The new meme goes something like this....the mandate was originally a republican idea (some cite Heritage, some cite Newt) it was implemented by a republican governor (nice swipe at Mitt!)

And so...there ya go! It’s a “republican” idea, because we all know how much libs like to compromise and adapt republican ideas right?


32 posted on 03/28/2012 9:12:11 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Lmo56

Pelosi (D) Hell: “We have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out...what is in it.”


33 posted on 03/28/2012 9:16:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: sickoflibs

Dems Lie......Repubs hide......


34 posted on 03/28/2012 9:17:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: The Antiyuppie; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3
RE :”It is truly remarkable, that Democrats have suddenly discovered “personal responsibility”! When the HECK did this happen????!?!?!?!?

Yes, “personal responsibility” is when you are forced to pay for my health care.
I call it Obama-speak.

35 posted on 03/28/2012 9:30:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: WXRGina

Sonnnssss a Bitchhhhhhesssss! (said with head shaking and blood vessels bulging)


36 posted on 03/28/2012 9:32:18 PM PDT by Desparado
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To: sickoflibs

“personal responsibility”

hmmm...there really are only 15 million “americans” who are uninsured...many of them by their own choice.

The big numbers being bandied about...40 to 50 million, are including illegals.

So, the “personal responsibility” clause, wants my children to inherit this suffocating debt to finance the healthcare for illegals who aren’t paying at all.
And they don’t have the “personal responsibility” to take the proper path to citizenship that many immigrants have.


37 posted on 03/28/2012 9:36:33 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Lmo56

If it suited their purposes, Obama would suddenly be referred to in the media everywhere as “white”...sure a “white-black” similar to the “white-hispanic”, but white nonetheless. If the Republicans were for this idea then why did they fight so hard against it I wonder? Are they going to say that the Republicans were trying to trick them with reverse psychology? That’s rich.


38 posted on 03/28/2012 9:40:16 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: sickoflibs; The Antiyuppie; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3

Seems fair....I pay for some illegals family, and they pay none of mine.


39 posted on 03/28/2012 9:45:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is there a Republican “war room” type of place to issue a response?

No, but there is a Republican "Capitulation Room" as well as a "Department of Compromise".

40 posted on 03/28/2012 10:07:26 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
It is truly remarkable, that Democrats have suddenly discovered “personal responsibility”! When the HECK did this happen????!?!?!?!?

When it suits them. When they can suck tons and tons of money and resources out of us and calmly say "you've been denied". A very large portion of what they are about is fleecing the public. They are, plain and simply, crooks.

41 posted on 03/28/2012 11:16:30 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Aria

I saw that same interview live on FNC. It was with Bill Hemmer. My head was ready to explode I was yelling at the TV.

As soon as she said she was a cancer patient, Hemmer went into defense and did not ask one probing question. Like: Did you pay less than $1,500 this time (doubtful). So many questions. But she played the the (DEM) victim very well.


42 posted on 03/29/2012 4:26:33 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Lmo56
You gotta give Obama credit - he's tap dancin' as fast as he can ...

As well may be, but, Gregory Hines, or Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, he isn't...

the infowarrior

43 posted on 03/29/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: eyedigress
Yep! Stop using that debit card.

'Debit card'? What the heck is that?

the infowarrior

44 posted on 03/29/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Snickering Hound
When this is declared unconstitutional, Obama will declare within a week that he was never for Obamacare in the first place.

We already know what he's going to say:

"It wasn't my program, per se."

45 posted on 03/29/2012 9:10:23 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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