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Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator
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Posted on 10/27/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator By Elise Viebeck - 10/27/13 11:02 AM ET

A Republican senator called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "laughingstock of America" after she was lampooned on "Saturday Night Live."

The sketch, which aired Saturday, poked fun at Sebelius's attempts to downplay serious problems with ObamaCare's enrollment website.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) referred to the skit Sunday during an appearance on ABC's "This Week."

"She's lost considerable credibility," Barrasso said of Sebelius. "She's the laughingstock of America."

Sebelius has experienced a wave of scrutiny since HealthCare.gov debuted with major problems on Oct. 1.

She has also drawn fire for certain public comments, like saying she did not know how many people had enrolled under ObamaCare during an interview with Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.

Sebelius also said last week that she "does not work" for people calling for her resignation.

The health secretary was the target of several Republican attacks during the Sunday shows, just a few days before she appears before a House committee to talk about the rollout.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a leader on the panel that will host Sebelius, said the former governor will testify on Wednesday before she's "out the door."

But the secretary received a defense from Sen. Joe Manchin (W-Va.), a Democrat who is leading the charge to delay ObamaCare's individual mandate.

Manchin flatly denied that Sebelius should leave office and praised her record as Kansas insurance commissioner and governor.

"She's very capable of bringing people together," Manchin told ABC. "I think she … will get the job done."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas; US: Tennessee; US: West Virginia; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; joemanchin; johnbarrasso; kansas; kathleensebelius; marshablackburn; obamacare; tennessee; westvirginia; wyoming; zerocare
Really?
1 posted on 10/27/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sebelius is the poster child for mindless, insensitive and ineffective bureaucrats. Would that she were the only one.


2 posted on 10/27/2013 8:55:43 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Sub-Driver


3 posted on 10/27/2013 8:56:47 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Do not take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her “Tells” under pressure are quite revealing. My bet is a stroke or Fort Marcy park resolution. She knows too much about other things of which must not be spoken of.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 8:57:37 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Above all Commissar Sibelius remains loyal to Comrade Obama.


5 posted on 10/27/2013 8:57:51 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Sub-Driver
Kathleen Sebelius has something that Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Marsha Blackburn do not have, will never have and cannot buy with all the gold (that used to be) in Fort Knox.

A media machine that would make Stalin jealous. So I doubt she is going anywhere. Especially if there is any way her exit can be blamed/credited to the Tea Party or conservatives.

6 posted on 10/27/2013 9:01:01 AM PDT by Tupelo ( Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. An old Republican Tradition.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No! Obama owns this!
Not Sebelius.

Keep your eye on the target.


7 posted on 10/27/2013 9:01:27 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Spok
Sebelius is the Whoopee Cushion from Topeka.
8 posted on 10/27/2013 9:02:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Tina Fey play her part and could she see Obamacare from her window?

\Sebelius is an incompetent, just like the rest of Obama’s administration. She blames the Republicans because they only spent half a billion dollars on this joke, that should have cost 1 million at the most.But what the heck , Michelles schoolmate made a few bucks.


9 posted on 10/27/2013 9:05:19 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Tupelo

The MSM is ratcheting up the notion that this is ACA “Affordable health care”

Of course we all see that it is NOT affordable, but we are being diverted here.

this IS OBAMACARE

Make him own it!


10 posted on 10/27/2013 9:05:38 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I was stunned by her “I don’t work for them”. Obviously, she doesn’t consider herself a public servant....just a private servant of Obama. And they say slavery doesn’t exist. Is she white??


11 posted on 10/27/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver; HotHunt

12 posted on 10/27/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( "With Obamascare you can die for your country without leaving home.")
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To: Sub-Driver

She is WAY behind the resident of the white hut in the competition for laughingstock of the country.


13 posted on 10/27/2013 9:10:19 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Americans deserve better than an illegal alien communist from Kenya.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Good. Let her feel the shame. Shame should be HEAPED upon this woman’s head, and the ENTIRE administration.

Shame them ...they do it to us all the time.


14 posted on 10/27/2013 9:10:24 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Sub-Driver
That's right - - the buck stops with Sebelius. Heaven forfend somebody would name the real clown.
15 posted on 10/27/2013 9:11:12 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Grampa Dave

Brush her away and get Obama.

Step aside string bean!


16 posted on 10/27/2013 9:11:58 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Lancey Howard

BINGO!


17 posted on 10/27/2013 9:12:25 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Spok

Just like the A-Hole bich that was at the IRS. A-Holes flock together.


18 posted on 10/27/2013 9:13:09 AM PDT by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47; seekthetruth; ExTexasRedhead
Sibelius is being left to hang on to her job for one reason....at this time it's just more extra trouble than it's worth for Obama to throw her under the bus.

The search, nomination and approval of a replacement would be a NIGHTMARE the Messiah doesn't want to (and doesn't have to) get involved in right now.

He's already hired that bigwig "organization" czar to get the website problems solved in a month's time. This deflects the spotlight off Sibelius and is an attempt to calm the whole situation.

Sibelius knows all this....Obama isn't going to fire her......which is why she appears so confident, almost cocky.

She'll leave when SHE'S ready to leave, no sooner, no later.

Leni

19 posted on 10/27/2013 9:15:56 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: All

I am fearful that our good FRiend Ted Cruz has contracted Potomac fever, or that the evil DC insiders have a gun to his head.

Ted should be making hay right now.

He has opened a hole in their defensive line that is so wide you could drive a truck though it.

Where are our running backs?


20 posted on 10/27/2013 9:17:24 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx7Nwj5M1Kc


21 posted on 10/27/2013 9:23:22 AM PDT by BushCountry (Obama: The dentist told me I need a crown. I was like I KNOW, RIGHT?)
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To: mylife

During the shut down, Ted Cruz OWNED the anti-Obamacare side of the debate.
Now he does not, and that is a good thing.
Chaos, for the time being, works to Ted’s advantage.
Then, Ted comes back to show the way!


22 posted on 10/27/2013 9:23:32 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Possibly, he may be giving them rope, but I want to see the knockout punch!


23 posted on 10/27/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Kansas58
Ya, and the Republican party had and have a perfect opportunity.

They were the party (at least the Tea Party) who made the claims that Obamacare was bad for the country.
After being called nasty names and being blamed for the shut down, they are now being proven right but I wonder if they are smart enough to point this fact out to the public and use this example as one of many reasons why Obamacare is bad. I don't hold much hope. You have to be vigilant because the MSM will mislead the public.

24 posted on 10/27/2013 9:35:42 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s nothing funny about Sebelius. The only thing she knows how to do is kill babies, and she’s very good at that.
That’s why Obama made her his health secretary in the first place. Killing babies is his top priority, and hip replacement is way down the list.


25 posted on 10/27/2013 9:41:48 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mylife
Where are our running backs?

Helping the defense tackle our own quarterback

26 posted on 10/27/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Sadly, it appears that way.


27 posted on 10/27/2013 9:48:47 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The way Manchin phrased it was very faint praise. What he seemed to be saying was that Sebelius did a good job for her state and she's capable. He said nothing that approved of her work in the Obama administration.

Manchin didn't seem like an unreasonable guy, unlike the other dems who want a win for Obama, whatever the cost. Manchin seemed more into getting things correct for US citizens. He also seems bright enough. I wouldn't mind having him on the Ted Cruz side.

28 posted on 10/27/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT by grania
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To: Spok
This whole administration is a complete validation of "The Peter Principle".......HACKS...all of them!
29 posted on 10/27/2013 10:03:59 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Kansas58

We Obama a HUGE debt of gratitude for getting her the hell out of Kansas.

I am so conflicted about this.


30 posted on 10/27/2013 10:14:14 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Sub-Driver

Great skit. Love that they are finally mocking Obama even by proxy. It’s the cold open from the Ed norton episode on NBC.com.


31 posted on 10/27/2013 10:15:38 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

Please don’t distract from the fact that this is OBAMACare, not SebeliusCare. She’s just the flak catcher - he’s the laughingstock.


32 posted on 10/27/2013 10:30:40 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Grampa Dave

HA! Good one.

Sometimes the lies from Sillybus are even more blatant than those from nobama. And that’s saying something.

The hearing this Thursday should be interesting. Preparing popcorn.


33 posted on 10/27/2013 10:52:06 AM PDT by upchuck (I've got maternity care via Obamacare! Now, if I could just figure out how a male gets pregnant...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sebelius is the target.

Freeze it, polarize it, ridicule it


34 posted on 10/27/2013 10:55:58 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator..."

ACTUALLY, the 'laughingstock of America' is that MORON in the White House who is keeping Sebelius around to keep deflecting the heat from the 'MORON in the White House'!!

35 posted on 10/27/2013 11:16:42 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Laughingstock????? This sibelius creature should be in stocks in prison.


36 posted on 10/28/2013 7:40:05 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Grampa Dave
There needs to be a 404 ‘shopped in behind her.
37 posted on 10/28/2013 7:43:19 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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