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Jon Stewart on Obamacare's Sebelius: 'Maybe She's Just Lying to Me'
NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 08 Oct 2013 | Greg Richter

Posted on 10/08/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

As Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sat down to be interviewed, the Comedy Central host opened his laptop and issued a challenge: "I'm going to try and download every movie ever made, and you're going to try to sign up for Obamacare, and we'll see which happens first."

The website for people who don't have health insurance through their employers opened on Oct. 1, but has been plagued with glitches. The administration said that was because the program is so popular, but even defenders such as Stewart didn't buy the explanation.

HHS has declined to give numbers for how many have signed up under state exchanges, and when Stewart asked, Sebelius replied, "Fully enrolled? I can't tell you because I don't know." ...

Stewart repeatedly pressed Sebelius on why the individual mandate to buy insurance can't be delayed for a year since employers did get a one-year delay. Republicans have a valid point on the issue, he said.

But despite Sebelius' multiple attempts to answer the question, Stewart remained unable to grasp her reasoning. "Am I a stupid man?" he finally asked.

Stewart, a supporter of the Affordable Care Act, told Sebelius it is frustrating for him to have to defend the law when it "is less than ideal or is functioning at what seems to be a level of incompetence that is larger than what it should be."

As he closed out the show, with Sebelius no longer at his desk, Stewart admitted, "I still don't understand why individuals have to sign up and businesses don't."

Perhaps it is just too complicated to grasp easily, he said. "But then I think to myself, well, maybe she's just lying to me — just to me."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jonstewart; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 10/08/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Kathleen Sebelius gets the Jon Stewart treatment
[no she doesn’t]
Politico | 8 Oct 2013 | LUCY MCCALMONT
Posted on 10/8/2013 10:42:04 AM by mandaladon
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3076274/posts

Sebelius: Individuals Can Get A One Year Obamacare Delay — By Paying The Penalty
RealClearPolitics | October 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
Posted on 10/8/2013 1:22:02 AM by i88schwartz
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3076152/posts


2 posted on 10/08/2013 2:28:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

When you lose Jon Stewart, you’ve lost another 20% of America.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 2:28:56 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SunkenCiv

Stewart should have a look at my tagline.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 2:29:21 PM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: Boogieman

Maybe John will finally learn what all of us Conservatives already know.

Government is the source, and not the solution of all the problems.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 2:29:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PGF0xnMmuk


6 posted on 10/08/2013 2:31:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jmacusa

“The administration said that was because the program is so popular”

Holy God, even when they step on dog crap, these brain-dead obama butt-lickers imagine they stepped on a puddle of water.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: gaijin

And here is her full 10 minutes with Stewart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXQVlVJzWFw


8 posted on 10/08/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SunkenCiv
"I still don't understand why individuals have to sign up and businesses don't."

....ah poor Jon, if you have paid attention for the last feakin year, most Americans wanted to know the same feakin thing...but no Jon, now that it's here...NOW NOW you don't understand

9 posted on 10/08/2013 2:33:00 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SunkenCiv

Gee, you think, Jon, you useless leftist puke?


10 posted on 10/08/2013 2:33:52 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: dfwgator

>> Maybe John will finally learn

The idiot won’t learn a thing until his colon gets checked by the iron fist of govt health care.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 2:34:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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12 posted on 10/08/2013 2:35:05 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: SunkenCiv
"I don't know."

Breathtaking incompetence on display. "Ilsa." She wolf of the HHS doesn't know. Not a trick question. Not a "gotcha" or ambush. Members of this administration know this question will be asked when appearing before a national audience. And yet, none have been quick enough on their feet to just make up a number. Any number. Come on! How hard could that be? Mendacity is supposed to be their specialty. Who's going to challenge it?
13 posted on 10/08/2013 2:37:00 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dfwgator

Doubtful. He’s a true believer. However, he is just sharp enough to know that defending Obama blindly will make him look like a fool, and he doesn’t like that one bit. So, for the sake of his own ego, Stewart tends to lash out at Obama when he does things that are hard to defend.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ll bet if Stewart handed her the computer, Sebelius wouldn’t have a clue what to do with it.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 2:43:03 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SunkenCiv

Here’s the interview - in 2 parts:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/10/08/stewart-destroys-sebelius-obamacare

In Part 2 at ~ 3:15 Sebelius states “we have brought Western Civilization to its’ knees.”


16 posted on 10/08/2013 2:46:43 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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17 posted on 10/08/2013 2:48:04 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Jon Leibowitz is upset because Obamacare DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH.

He wants single-payer socialized medicine because he thinks, as do all geniuses, that the FedGov does such a great job with everything else.

18 posted on 10/08/2013 2:49:12 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: SunkenCiv
'Maybe She's Just Lying to Me'

Not the usual comment from a leftist entertainment elite regarding a leftist appointed ruling class icon.

19 posted on 10/08/2013 2:49:38 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SunkenCiv

What’s a little lying to a mass infant murderer?


20 posted on 10/08/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: dfwgator
He is a moron for supporting a bill he probably never read. He's a real moron if he believed the mountain of lies the regime used to sell obamacare. I got news for Stewart, being liberal doesn't make you cool, it makes you an arrogant prick.
21 posted on 10/08/2013 2:53:24 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: Boogieman
As he closed out the show, with Sebelius no longer at his desk, Stewart admitted, "I still don't understand why individuals have to sign up and businesses don't." Perhaps it is just too complicated to grasp easily, he said. "But then I think to myself, well, maybe she's just lying to me ...

Jesus! Stewart - be careful - liberals don't play niceie nice... That said, thanks Jon - it took courage to stand up to one of 'em... tell your CPA to be extra careful with your returns... and hang in there.

22 posted on 10/08/2013 2:56:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: SunkenCiv; Nachum
Jon Stewart on Obamacare's Sebelius: 'Maybe She's Just Lying to Me'

YA THINK!?

23 posted on 10/08/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: PowderMonkey
"Ilsa." She wolf of the HHS

ROFL!!! The Most Dreaded Nazi of Them All!

24 posted on 10/08/2013 3:12:30 PM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: newfreep
“we have brought Western Civilization to its’ knees.”

The American leftists have made Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin very happy.

25 posted on 10/08/2013 3:15:35 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: SunkenCiv

26 posted on 10/08/2013 3:18:16 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: SunkenCiv

THE MONEY QUOTE:

Toward the end, Stewart argued that a market-based strategy toward health care is a flawed concept in itself and that a single payer system would have been a more simple approach. But Sebelius jumped in, saying, “if we could have perhaps figured out a pathway, that may have been a reasonable solution.”

“So this is jerry-rigged to deal with the crazy people?” Stewart asked.

“I think the president did not want to dismantle the health care that 85% of the country had,” Sebelius responded.

LEFTIST BA****DS


27 posted on 10/08/2013 4:39:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Boogieman

They didn’t lose Stewart they weren’t radical enough for this man who will never have to participate in the leftist health care debacle.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 4:41:06 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup
The CPUSA has lost Jon Stewart.

He's no Cronkite, but he'll do.

29 posted on 10/08/2013 4:47:16 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: SunkenCiv

“. “Am I a stupid man?” he finally asked.
Stewart, a supporter of the Affordable Care Act[...]”

Well, yes. But this level of incompetence is so blatantly obvious that even some of the stupid can see it when it kicks them and throws things at them, and pulls their hair. Too bad you didn’t see the obvious when it was merely having a fit in the lobby, and the other residents were complaining to you.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 5:05:47 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: max americana
Don't you just love it? If these morons were in Paris in 1940 they would have been trying to convince every body that the Germans stomping down the Champs Elysees were just tourists.
31 posted on 10/08/2013 7:41:40 PM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: jmacusa

If these morons were in Paris in 1940 they would have been trying to convince every body that the Germans stomping down the Champs Elysees were just tourists.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
If you are ‘old’ enough to remember who used to be the ‘brunt of all jokes’.......

“The reason the Germans took Poland so easy was they marched in backwards and everyone thought they were leaving”.


32 posted on 10/08/2013 8:16:36 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: SunkenCiv; sickoflibs
Republicans have a valid point on the issue, he said.

Must a chilly night in hell.

33 posted on 10/08/2013 10:36:51 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pathetic when even a douche bag like Stewart gets it and the regime just continues to play dumb.


34 posted on 10/09/2013 3:31:31 AM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: Rome2000

The CPUSA has lost Jon Stewart.
He’s no Cronkite, but he’ll do.

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Why do you say that? He wanted a straight one payer system.


35 posted on 10/09/2013 5:02:53 AM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: xrmusn

LOL!


36 posted on 10/09/2013 7:08:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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