Skip to comments.How Jon Stewart became President Obama’s biggest problem
Posted on 10/22/2013 10:42:32 PM PDT by Vision Thing
President Obamas biggest problem when it comes to selling the American public on the so-far rocky rollout of his health-care law isnt John Boehner or Mitch McConnell or even Ted Cruz. Its Jon Stewart.
Stewart dedicated the entire first 10 minutes of his show three full segments on Monday to slashing hits on the Web site and the presidents handling of the problems. He compared Obama to Gil, the hapless salesman from The Simpsons, showed Daily Show correspondent John Oliver stuck in a computer after trying to sign up for Obamacare and expressed amazement that even the calculator on the healthcare.gov Web site doesnt work.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.washingtonpost.com ...
Stewart’s criticism of Sebelius was that Obamacare didn’t go far enough in creating a “single-payer” system.
And she agreed with him.
Stinking pinkos, both of them.
Just my opinion of course.
Will Obama invite Stewrt to the White Hoouse to “explain” things to him?
The fact that they has years to fix the problem proves your assertion that they want a single payer plan.
Yet more evidence that the radio caller was telling the absolute truth when he said, "I was in a meeting after Obama got elected and I was told by the Democratic officials in that meeting that we were gonna get billions of dollars that was gonna come down the pike, our way, and what we were to do with it was, we were supposed to build a
. We are gonna build an army of Democratic patronage jobs
. gonna completely freeze up the Republicans forever and ever
"Its not a stimulus package; its not pork; its a job patronage system.
be bigger than the United States Army--thats what we were told; theres gonna be more employees working for the Democrats in this patronage system than the United States Army."
Yeah, Stewart is trashing obamacare from the far-left-side of the aisle.
“Will Obama invite Stewrt to the White Hoouse to explain things to him?”
obama owns stewart.
The only talent obama has is fixing his own elections. Nothing in his personal history shows he is capable of building anything valuable. If obamacare fails and leads to single payer, he’ll probably botch that, too.
I love it when liberals turn on each others. We see a lot of that in San Francisco primaries, when candidates from the 4 gay democratic clubs fight it out (no joke! there really are 4).
Stewart like any TV entertainer is all about ratings. Not much humor in the budget crises, so obamacare provides a better target.
Anybody see Leno’s opening tonight? It included a brutal mockery of the fainting lady, with a reenactment where Obama burst through a door to assist an uncannily accurate model of the lady in the news. Come to think of it, it sure looked like Obama, too!
I watched that ten-minute segment. Jon Stewart wasn’t even remotely annoyed with Obama. He seemed to think the whole debacle is cute. I guess anything’s “cute” if it comes out of other people’s pockets.
Crash the system. Put in Jon Staurts name. Put Saul Alinky’s name. Put your ex wife ‘ s name,your dead uncle. Have some fun.
...maybe the Tea Party can draft Stewart.
“I love it when liberals turn on each other.”
There are so many divisive fault lines in the liberal landscape, such as gays vs. blacks, islam vs feminism, etc. We conservatives must do better at exploiting the divisions amongst the liberals.
If Leno can get away with disparaging obama voters/worshipers, we may be seeing a turning of the cultural tide in our favor.
I didn’t watch the clip, but I can imagine stewart feigning any displeasure with obama. stewart hates obama’s sin of incompetence, but he loves the liberal sinner anyway.
Given that progressives get their news from Comedy Central and SNL , this is a biog deal for the DNC.
“even the calculator on the healthcare.gov Web site doesnt work.”
Sometimes there are indicators that a whole system really should be scrapped outright.
>> Stewart dedicated the entire first 10 minutes of his show
10 minutes out of a career... a crisis to the Left.
Stewart is a bitter asshat.
Please. Jon Stewart will fold like a cheap suit as soon as Obama’s people put the pressure on. The alternative is that Stewart will become (or is already) sensitive to just HOW MUCH criticism is allowed to be directed toward the Clown occupier....and Stewart will censor himself.
Never, never, never do these pseudo-journalists/entertainers treat conservatives and liberals the same. A failed liberal they treat with deference (see Carter/Obama) but if a conservative stumbles (or even succeeds) the mockery is relentless.
Stewart has always been in the Dems’ pockets; thnk he’d have the show if he wasn’t? The fact that the media is now focused on “tech glitches” rather than high premiums and co-pays tells where all of them are lined up.
The financial damage to the average American must be felt before the mid-terms; if they aren’t hurting the media can spin it into a non-issue.
I hate Jon Stewart but I sent this link to every Lib and young person I know. I strongly suggest you watch as I see this as the first communication to the low information voter that something is very wrong with this program. I also suggest you get it to every Lib you know.
Next election, Stewart will still vote hard left.
Obamacare is not COMMIE enough for Stewart.
Why do I even venture to read the comments at the end of WaPo articles?
I should know by now that they’re gonna piss me off.
Even if Stewart drifted a little to the right on Obamacare, he took a hard left back on course yesterday with his slap at Palin.
That’s the deal, though - he didn’t drift to the right.
He’s criticizing Obama and Obamacare for not being single government payer.
The problem, as he sees it, was the attempt to use the market/exchanges to provide health insurance.
He never criticized Obama.
Think about it.
Wyatt Earp: What does he need? Doc Holliday: Revenge. Wyatt Earp: For what? Doc Holliday: Bein' born.
While I’m not of fan of Hannity’s style (browbeat, cut people off mid-sentence, etc.), he did good the other day with his recorded call of the 0bummercare hotline...surprised Holder hasn’t come after him yet w/ lawsuit. On what grounds you ask? Has it mattered in the past for anything Holder does?
You got that right. O's vote fraud meat grinder is kept in tip-top shape....ready and waiting for all opponents. Not to forget O's Chicago-honed talent at cashing-in and paying off cronies, campaign contributors, and voting blocs w/ tax dollars.
In Chicago, politics is seen as an investment---once in office the "return on investment" begins.
HERE'S ANOTHER PATENTED O/SCAM In his new book "Extortion" author Peter Schweitzer writes about Obux and AG Holder, using the Justice Dept and asst govt agencies to extort Big Money ....threatening jailtime unless they get billions. Read on.
US robs $13B from venerable bank / By Mark DeCambre, Oct 19, 2013
JPMorgan Chase has tentatively agreed to pay (Holder's) Dept of Justice a record $13 billion settlement to resolve several civil probes a costly deal that still doesnt protect the bank against additional criminal prosecutions.
This is a basic and fundamental attack on capitalism, declared Dick Bove, an influential bank analyst at Rafferty Capital. It is possible that the government is taking away the property of the JPMorgan shareholders without the shareholders having committed any crime or having any say in the expropriation of these funds. The deal also includes an undisclosed sum to settle a civil suit brought by NY state AG.
Under the settlement, JPMorgan must continue to cooperate with federal investigators probing the banking giants issuance of mortgage-backed securities from 2005 to 2007, according to sources. (more on this below)
Still to be ironed out are how to resolve that criminal investigation, along with the wording of any admissions of culpability the feds might require.
The general terms of the settlement deal were forged Friday in a phone conversation between Attorney General Eric Holder and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, The WSJ reported.
Analysts called the settlement a raw deal given that, by JPMorgans own estimate, some 80 percent of its mortgage-backed securities had been acquired at the request of the Obama-led government, when it bought Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual in 2008. Ultimately, the earnings power of banks is being force-regulated out the (SEC), by the Department of Justice, Kass added.
The settlement sum includes $4 billion that JPMorgan agreed this month to pay the Federal Housing Finance Agency to resolve allegations that the bank misled mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the quality of loans it sold them prior to the 2008 financial crisis, the Journal reported.
NOTE: Then-Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (now US Sen Warren) called for Dimons resignation from the NY Fed board.......Dimon did resign....forced out at at the request of the federal oversight agency (Obux/Holder's extortionate hands clearly seen here).
DEMS GETTING READY TO CASH-IN BIGTIME? Obama says its time to turn the page on Fannie and Freddie
MarketWatch | 7/24/13 | FR Posted by illiac
Obama's July speech on the US economy spelled out the beginning of the end for federally-controlled mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Well work with both parties to turn the page on Fannie and Freddie, and build a housing finance system thats rock-solid for future generations, Obama said, according to a copy of his prepared remarks
The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill in July that would get rid of the firms in five years, to be replaced by a National Mortgage Market Utility to help "securitize" mortgages. (Excerpt) more at blogs.marketwatch.com
NOTE WELL---what Obama left out of his remarks Wall Street Journal report on page A15---article entitled Treasurys Fannie Mae Heist.
WSJ: The Federal government is seizing the substantial profits of the government-chartered mortgage firms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taking for itself the property and potential gains of private investors the government induced to help prop up these companies. This conduct is intolerable. A scathing article follows--a must read.
ANOTHER OBUX/HOLDER COVER-UP the massive mtge fraud perpetrated by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Vote-crazed Obux is paranoid about getting blocs of latino votes to stay in power.
SUB-PRIME MORTGAGE SCAMS--MASSIVE LATINO MORTGAGE FRAUD ON CAPITOL HILL:
The Congressional Hispanic Institute, Inc, is an entity organized by Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali) in his capacity as head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Cong Baca created "HOGAR" (Spanish for home) in 2003 to work with the mortgage industry, F/M, lenders, banks and latino community groups to increase mortgage lending to what savvy observers consider to be unqualified Latinos.
"HOGAR" colluded w/ Cong Baca in what was to become a massive bilking of taxpayers. Cong Baca calculatedly hyped the fact that the national Latino homeownership rate was 47%, compared with 68% for the overall population.
HOGAR was coached to call the figure "alarming," and to say "a concerted effort was required to ensure that by the end of the decade Latinos will share equally in the American Dream of home ownership."
HOGAR and Cong Baca conned the public, failing to note that most of the "dreamers" were illegals, citizens of Third World countries who had violated US borders.
Predictably, HOGAR colluded w/ co-conspirators which included:
(a) shaky mortgage companies that ran into big trouble;
(b) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both now under federal control after billions in taxpayer bailouts;
(c) Countrywide Financial Corp., sold to Bank of America Corp;
(d) Washington Mutual Inc., taken over by the US government and sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and,
(e) New Century Financial Corp. and Ameriquest Mortgage Corp, both now defunct, killed by defaulted subprime Latino mortgages.
HOGAR's ties to the subprime mortgage industry were substantial. Bribery and self-dealing were rampant:
<><> Companies that donated $150,000 to Cong Baca got the right to have their own research fellow who would conduct fraudulent studies, which were cunningly used by industry lobbyists to pump lending.
<><> Bribery and extortion in the form of $100,000 annual donations to Cong Baca, for which HOGAR provided phony news releases from Cong Baca's Hispanic Caucus promoting a lender's commercial products to the Latino market,
<><> The most shocking example of bribery well-substantitated by Hogar's literature..... HOGAR announced it worked with Freddie Mac on a self-serving two-year examination of Latino homeownership in 63 congressional districts.
The "study" found Hispanic ownership on the rise thanks to "new flexible mortgage loan products" that the industry was adopting at the urging of Cong Baca's collusive coterie.
<><> HOGAR conned lenders into even more lenient down-payment and underwriting standards.
<><> As the subprime debacle unfolded, HOGAR declined repeated requests for comment despite the economic havoc their activities precipitated.
The mortgage schemes demonstrated the criminal activities of border violators with multiple identities---perhaps violent, terrorist-connected foreigners---colluding and conspiring to defraud private companies and public entities. And mortgage racketeering enterprises which employed sub rosa finance and business practices to carry out deceptions and frauds.
The alleged ring of swindlers---a Congresman, individuals with multiple identities, banks, insurance companies, mortgage brokers--might be charged with cheating the US govt, taxpayers and bank share holders out of hundreds of millions of dollars via an elaborate web of mortgage and bank frauds.
The mortgage Dreamers used multiple phony identities, fraudulent Social Security numbers, purchased from identity forgers in order to obtain govt-subsidized benefits.
L/E will find that individuals with multiple identities obtained fraudulent mortgages then flipped the houses at ever-higher prices to family member who then absconded to foreign countries, sticking banks (and taxpayers) with hundreds of millions in fraudulent mortgages.
BACKGROUND A Wall Street Journal investigative report related that, according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council examination of the borrowing spree, uncovered financial schemes by low-income housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers, a congressional Hispanic housing initiative, mortgage lenders and brokers, all colluding in fraduent schemes to increase homeownership among Latinos with forged documents which enabled massive fraud.
This was not simply the mortgage market at work. It was fueled by avarice, greed, and Congressional enabling fraudulent practices. In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; Latinos with multiple fraudulent identities in low-paying jobs obtained subprime mortgages for prime properties---soaring to 169%.
(Research provided by Wall Street Journal. Some material excerpted from the NY Times).