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Does Obama Know? Does Obama Care?
Wall Street Journal ^ | October 18, 2013 | By JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 10/18/2013 4:13:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The American people really do deserve a presidential address on ObamaCare. No, not as punishment for re-electing him, or at least not mainly for that purpose. Rather, because 2½ weeks after the launch of the "exchanges" that are supposed to be ObamaCare's operational centerpiece, it is clear to almost everyone that they are an administrative disaster. In this crisis, there is an opportunity: to recognize an impending economic and humanitarian disaster, and to act in time to avert or at least minimize it.

That requires a willingness to face reality and a capacity for leadership. So far Obama has shown little evidence of either.

If we can't be sure of the magnitude or details of the disaster that is ObamaCare, it is in substantial part because the administration is stonewalling.

This disastrous law was a product of Obama's willfulness. It is up to him to account for its results, and to devise a plan to minimize the damage. So far there is no indication he is even making an effort.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; obamadoesntcare; rinocare
Train wreck.
1 posted on 10/18/2013 4:13:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

With sentiment that strong, why are they even a member of the UN at all?


2 posted on 10/18/2013 4:16:29 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3 posted on 10/18/2013 4:16:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Easy, Yes he knows and NO, he don’t give a rats ass


4 posted on 10/18/2013 4:16:59 PM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: doc1019

Oops ... wrong thread, my bad.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


Per Iowahawk, ObamaCare web site has the ambience of a molester van.
6 posted on 10/18/2013 4:19:48 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
make a great T-shirt...does ODUNGOCARE?
7 posted on 10/18/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ah....if Stalin only knew what was happening...


8 posted on 10/18/2013 4:23:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why give a speech? Anything he says would be a lie anyway. Or he’d blame someone. Republicans, George Bush, greedy insurance companies, racism — you name it.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 4:24:56 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just as he planned it. Nothing wrong with it all. It’s functioning as intended, and doing its job.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 4:25:38 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Bammie had the cure for cancer I couldn’t bear to listen to him announce it.


11 posted on 10/18/2013 4:26:31 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: Farnsworth

El ditto.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 4:27:06 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He knows. He cares. However, Cloward/Priven could work just as well for originalists as they expect it will work for marxists.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 4:27:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama Zombies are already blaming Obamacare on the GOP and with the large numbers of zombies it will work


14 posted on 10/18/2013 4:28:02 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Honey badger don’t care”


15 posted on 10/18/2013 4:29:28 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: tet68
Ah....if Stalin only knew what was happening...

You're a dangerous man. You know some history.

16 posted on 10/18/2013 4:31:40 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think this domain name is still available - at least it was last I checked...some FReeper ought to get it just for entertainment purposes:

WWW.OBAMADONTCARE.COM


17 posted on 10/18/2013 4:36:38 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Hardastarboard

Yes, I’m just waiting for the Obama “Dizzy with Success”
speech.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 4:38:12 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

From his hiding place under the Lincoln bed, Bomma says, “I won!”


19 posted on 10/18/2013 4:42:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As an insurance agent, a humble suggestion:
ALLOW PAPER APPLICATIONS TO QUALIFY FOR THE TAX CREDIT!

This would take pressure off of the website.

Obama should do THIS by “Executive Order” -— Trust me Conservatives, we do NOT want Congress to “act” on this, as the entire legality of tax credits on the Federal Exchanges, is currently before the Courts.

There are paper applications available for all Obamacare plans, but those who use old fashioned paper applications will not, currently, qualify for the tax credit or subsidy.

Obama probably WON'T do this until the last minute, as his ego is too big. (And nobody had the guts to wake Hitler up during Normandy, as I recall. I doubt anyone has the guts to suggest this option to Obama, just yet.)

20 posted on 10/18/2013 4:43:36 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: doc1019
With sentiment that strong, why are they even a member of the UN at all?

Post of the WEEK!

21 posted on 10/18/2013 4:53:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred (LOL)
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To: PowderMonkey

But why did he plan it this way?


22 posted on 10/18/2013 4:54:30 PM PDT by abclily
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To: PowderMonkey
Got that right. I don't know why conservatives keep calling it a "train wreck" or "Obama is stupid."

Even Dingy Harry said Obamacare is just a step away from single payer.

Single payer has always been the goal.

23 posted on 10/18/2013 4:55:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL!


24 posted on 10/18/2013 4:58:12 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: abclily
The goal has always been single payer.

Set the insurance companies up to fail with bogus "exchanges" that can't compete with the gubmint.

Companies are dropping people left and right, or reducing their hours under 30.

Dims will blame Republicans for "being in the pockets of the greedy insurance companies."

Staged protests (like the $15 minimum wage advocates) will call for single-payer.

Media will showcase sob stories, Republicans will cave.

25 posted on 10/18/2013 4:58:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

SF Bay Area BART system is on strike today. A good occasion to remember how it got started. It was a disaster when it started running in the ‘70s. It took years to work the bugs out, and in some ways it remains a disaster, it’s in its very design, nothing can be done. Because the geniuses who designed the system did not anticipate any failures, they did no build sidetracks where disabled trains could be moved. As a result, any disruption of service can last hours. That’s just one of the problems. Everybody knew back in the seventies that the system was a failure. Yet, a few years later the designers of it received medals of accomplishment from national engineering organizations. This is what awaits Odungacare.


26 posted on 10/18/2013 5:02:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: doc1019

Some times it is depressing to know there are people like me in the world. Sometimes I LMAO.


27 posted on 10/18/2013 5:02:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What can he say really, that won’t make him into a greater laughing stock than he is now?

The Wall Street Journal was reporting that insurance companies are having to go over each electronic application manually, because users haven’t filled in required fields, some are listing multiple spouses for coverage, etc.

I mean, it’s Web Site Creation 101 that you write code to check for required inputs, data inconstancies, etc. and don’t let the submission go through until all the edit checks have passed. The insurance companies say that if, and when, the volume of applications picks up, they won’t be able to handle all the manual checking that has become necessary.

Whatever Obama says, the blame comes back to him for putting such unqualified people in charge of overseeing this computer system. So all he can do is try to BS his way out of it, but that can go on for only so long.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 5:02:27 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: PowderMonkey

Precisely.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 5:02:43 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We have to wreck the train before we can put it back on the tracks.

30 posted on 10/18/2013 5:25:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama don’t care and your daddy don’t rock and roll.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 5:34:24 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The goal has always been single payer.

I agree with that. Do you think the public will be receptive to it after this mess?

32 posted on 10/18/2013 5:41:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama cares only about the desires of those who bankroll him.

Same goes for every Congresscritter and your state and local officials.

Money rules. There’s no conspiracy beyond money.


33 posted on 10/18/2013 5:59:13 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t need to hear him speak again on any topic. He is singularly unqualified on every subject of interest to this nation.


34 posted on 10/18/2013 6:04:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

But this is backfiring on B-HO. Young people are technology savvy. Young people will not trust the government software again (single payer or not) after this rollout FAIL.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 4:11:12 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama can't do other than what he is, a dogmatic, humorless, monomaniacal, Marxist.

Alinskian tactics are all he knows.

Unfortunately, the Collaborators are equally unable and unwilling to use Obama's intransigence against him, in order to overturn Obamacare.

But Cruz and Lee are able and willing. 2014 will be the year of the Tea Party Republicans.

36 posted on 10/19/2013 4:18:35 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Disturbing - but true.


37 posted on 10/19/2013 3:32:47 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: Revolting cat!

Thank you for your post. Very insightful, explains many govt failures due to corruption (read: planned or designed failure, or somebody else’s problem). Thanks again.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 3:37:15 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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