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One Person Attends Obamacare Event
Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Michael Schaus

Posted on 08/05/2013 7:56:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

One. That’s how many people showed up for a pro-Obamacare event in Centerville, Virginia. And let’s face it: People didn’t miss the event because they were working. The ambivalence toward the implementation of Obamacare is evidenced throughout the nation, as the President’s left over campaigning apparatus – Organizing for Action – held a number of unattended Obamacare events this weekend. The event, reported by Politico, illustrated the growing displeasure with the President’s signature piece of legislation.

When Congress returns from its recess in early September, there is bound to be extensive efforts to defund, postpone, or repeal the President’s clumsy attempt at nationalized health care. Fearing a repeat of the Tea Party activity that gave Republicans the House in 2010, Democrats are scrambling to garner support for the legislation as some of the most sweeping initiatives are set to take place by 2014.

According to Politico, the event was one of thousands around the country to rally support for the government takeover of one-sixth of the US economy. Apparently a few liberally inclined community members showed up for the event, but left before things really kicked off. In the end, one volunteer and the event organizer, were left manning phones. . . An activity that proved sooooooo exiting, even the event organizer left after twenty short minutes.

Twenty-three year old Toora Arsala, a student at Northern Virginia Community College, organized the event. He explained that the law was of great importance to him, because he has “a variety of ailments” and has currently relied on Medicaid for coverage. It’s nice to know that he’s willing to put millions of full time workers onto part time schedules, and increase individual premiums by as much as 140% so he can have the government run another program to take care of him in the same way it is already doing.

The one volunteer said she was passionate about the implementation of Obamacare, because she was forced to take a part time job in order to care for her aging mother, and ill son. Lucky for her, Obamacare has created a wealth of part time jobs.

The event, which seems to have illustrated the public’s ambivalence toward Obama’s legacy-inspiring piece of legislation, was – well, it was a failure. Of course this should be nothing new for Democrats. Most of us dislike the Post office, the Social Security office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Internal Revenue Service. Why would an event dedicated to celebrating government involvement in healthcare rally any more support than any other bureaucratically weighted agency?

Coincidently, the event flopped on the same day that our Campaigner in Chief was celebrating his birthday. Happy Birthday Mr. President. Your healthcare reform is still a failure.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: fairfaxcounty; healthcarereform; obamacare; obamacarerepeal; organizingforaction

1 posted on 08/05/2013 7:56:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Cue Nelson Muntz!


2 posted on 08/05/2013 8:01:10 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Kaslin
One Person Attends Obamacare Event

How will the AP report this??

"Dozens of Committed Demonstrators"?

"Turnout lower than expected, but still a worthwhile effort..."?

3 posted on 08/05/2013 8:01:18 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Nachum; maggief; LucyT; penelopesire; SE Mom; crosslink

Train wreck !


4 posted on 08/05/2013 8:01:22 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Kaslin

Eventually all the people on the Titanic knew thay had picked the wrong ship. It still sunk.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 8:01:37 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Kaslin

Well, so much for all the excitement out there in “middle America” as Obamacare gets up and running. (sarcasm)

Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass the bill to know what was in it. But she also said that people like Obamacare as they learn more about it.

Would love to see some polling on this. I know polls indicate majorities of Americans are not happy with Obamacare. But would love to see specifics, such as, Obama said that if you like your health plan you could keep it. This is turning out not to be true. Is the public upset with their president that he blatantly lied to them just to get this bill passed???

And what about changes such as businesses cutting workers hours, or keeping employment below the 50 employee mark, or canceling insurance altogether? I wonder what the public thinks about these reactions to Obamacare? What about Howard Dean, a good Democrat, admitting that there are something akin to death panels in Obamacare?


6 posted on 08/05/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin
Gosh! I wish I had known. If there was one in Houston I would gone and shown my dislike of obozocare!
7 posted on 08/05/2013 8:06:31 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Kaslin

Ambivalence toward Obamacare? This is approaching outright revulsion. Perhaps one of the most misnamed pieces of midnight legislation ever passed out of any session of Congress, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” may only claim that the part about “2010” is probably the least untruthful statement in the title.

The decision to make the IRS the managing and collection agency for administering this atrocity only put the frosting on the cake (and most folks’ backsides, as well).


8 posted on 08/05/2013 8:06:47 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: Kaslin

Well.. I’ll bet THAT was one exciting....zzzzzzzzzzzz.... party...zzzzzzzzzzzz..........


9 posted on 08/05/2013 8:09:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Kaslin

Hell, if Centerville were closer, I would’ve gone just for the food and beer, and bolted out the door when the time came to give praise and worship to Da One.


10 posted on 08/05/2013 8:11:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Kaslin
pro-Obamacare event

This creeps me out to no end. I mean, really? what's next, setting fire to the Reichstag WH?

11 posted on 08/05/2013 8:15:05 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Kaslin

We could have told you so, Maine had Dirigo...now fermenting in the crapper.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 8:19:17 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Kaslin

I hope for their sake it was an open bar.


13 posted on 08/05/2013 8:20:56 AM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: Kaslin

“Obama’s legacy-inspiring piece of legislation”

yeah, it’s a piece of something alright but legacy-inspiring it ain’t.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Kaslin
One. That’s how many people showed up for a pro-Obamacare event in Centerville, Virginia.

yes, but if you count the local and national media, including reporters, film crews and producers, several hundred showed up.

15 posted on 08/05/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Kaslin
One Person Attends Obamacare Event...

Picture of packed house as shown by the liberal media:


16 posted on 08/05/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Kaslin

So...playing “Spot The Liberal Democrat” at that particular event was fairly easy, I take it...


17 posted on 08/05/2013 8:50:52 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Obama said that if you like your health plan you could keep it.
So then why should I get excited about Obamacare?
18 posted on 08/05/2013 8:54:02 AM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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19 posted on 08/05/2013 9:00:52 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Kaslin

Just what is a “Toora Arsala?” Just what rock did he crawl out from under? We would have been smart to have picked our own cotton.


20 posted on 08/05/2013 9:08:23 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Sounds foreign to me


21 posted on 08/05/2013 9:13:13 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

What better way to show your displeasure and contempt than to not voluntarily show up and sign on to this horrible program. Young people, especially, will stay away in droves.

People usually look out for their own best interests, and they know that this piece of legislation isn’t in their own best interests.


22 posted on 08/05/2013 9:14:17 AM PDT by goldi
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is the public upset with their president that he blatantly lied to them just to get this bill passed???

Did he lie, though? I got the impression that he had no clue what was in it. Pelosi might have had a clue, but she likely didn't really know either.

23 posted on 08/05/2013 9:27:45 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Kaslin

Oh, please. It isn’t that so few are showing up, it’s that so many are showing up disguised as folding chairs.

The NappyOne


24 posted on 08/05/2013 9:52:35 AM PDT by NappyOne
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To: Kaslin

25 posted on 08/05/2013 1:16:05 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: hoosiermama

Ambivalnce?

Fear, loathing and visceral hatred is more like it! Followed by white hot rage!


26 posted on 08/05/2013 1:57:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: hoosiermama; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; La Lydia; aragorn; ...
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One Person Attends Obamacare Event

Heh; check out article and # 16.

Thanks, hoosiermama.

27 posted on 08/05/2013 4:06:30 PM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Vegas stays in the Utah data center.)
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To: Kaslin; ExTexasRedhead

Ping for later ......................................................................................... FRegards


28 posted on 08/05/2013 4:16:53 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: vette6387; mickie
"Just what is a 'Toora Arsala' "

He's first cousin to the late Shaaliver Douse, that 14 year-old gangbanger offed the other day by a cop.

Their parents hated them at first sight.

Leni

29 posted on 08/05/2013 4:57:09 PM PDT by MinuteGal (West-Central Florida Get-Together Brunch - Next Sat. Freepmail me @ "MinuteGal")
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To: MinuteGal

lol


30 posted on 08/05/2013 4:58:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Kaslin

Like the ending to every Laugh-In - the sound of 1 person clapping unenthusiastically.


31 posted on 08/05/2013 6:34:28 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Kaslin

Guy must have mistaken it for the AA meeting.


32 posted on 08/05/2013 8:33:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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