Skip to comments.Bill Clinton blasts GOP over Obamacare
Posted on 10/27/2013 8:28:08 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
HAMPTON, Va. Bill Clinton expressed confidence Sunday that the Obamacare web site problems will get fixed soon, and he lit into Republicans for being so critical of the laws implementation.
The computer deal will get fixed up. Dont worry about that, he said at a nighttime rally here for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, his third stop of the day.
The former president then recalled the problems implementing the now-popular Medicare Part D in 2006.
Everybodys forgotten, by the way, that when President George W. Bush and the Republicans put that Medicare Part D drug program in, it was more unpopular than the health care law and they had terrible problems with the computers, he said. Some seniors couldnt even get medicine they had been getting, and the local pharmacists basically got together and made sure they stayed alive until the computers got fixed.
Medicare Part D had some Democratic support, in contrast to the Affordable Care Act, which attracted no Republican support.
But our side, were not so ideological, said Clinton. So, instead of bashing them and screaming about how incompetent they were, most of our people just tried to help people understand the law and make it work and then wait for it to get fixed.
He tried to link it to a broader criticism of McAuliffes Republican opponent.
Theres a big difference in being an ideologue and being practical, said Clinton, putting people first as opposed to some abstract philosophy first.
The website is the least of Obamacare’s problems.
Was he wagging his “I did not have ...” crooked finger, ‘Mr. Pointer’?
WE CANNOT AFFORD THE MANDATORY INSURANCE TAX, commonly called the failed Democrats’ Obama’care’
BTW, anybody have the list of Democrat Senators who voted for this Bill? If so, post it here - - - .
It's amazing how every single mistake Obama makes is tied to George Bush. Truly amazing.
Did he pass out cigars to the ladies?
I'm sorry but KC is toast. VA is going to elect perhaps the most corrupt public official to ever win a gubernatorial race.
I was over at DU, reading fawning comments to a post about a guy who signed up for insurance for the first time.
Here is a comment. Gives one a feel for where they are coming from:
“No one should ever have to go without health care, and no one should ever be bankrupted by the cost of that care.
High quality health care should be universally, abundantly available, free at point of service, and fully funded completely by taxes.
No one NEEDS insurance when health care is a right instead of a commodity.”
Bill Clinton, another know nothing Leftist liar with nothing to add.
. . . taxes which other people pay.
But our side, were not so ideological, said Clinton.
The Democrats insisted on making Medicare Part D an Entitlement for everyone including George Soros while it was proposed by Candidate George Bush as a Program to specifically help out Poor Seniors.
Of course Bush signed the flawed BIPARTISAN Bill (can you say donut hole?) because he would have been eviscerated if he didn't. Same with the spending Bills he was sent that all had Military Funding attached to insure his Signature.
I remember it like it was yesterday, the poor Old Woman crying on Al Gore's shoulder because she had to collect Aluminum Cans to buy her Prescription Drugs.
Turns out she was a UAW (GM) Retiree who refused her Millionaire Son's offer to help her out because she thought it was the Government's job to take of her.
Clinton, still trying to out lie Obama. It's a tossup so far unless you add his Wife's lies to the mix.
The Medicare glitch also didn’t get anyone’s health care cancelled.
Does anybody know if BillyBob is exempt from Osama Obama care?
Slick Willie is part of the Nomenklatura/Oligarchy.
I will never understand why Medicare Part D happened. This was not an issue for most Seniors. Once again, the RINOs out Dem’d the Dems doing something that wasn’t necessary and caused many Seniors to be dumped from the plans they already had...hmmm, I get it now - the Corporations and Unions got to dump their retirees on the Taxpayers.
MediCare Part D was more unpopular than ObamaramaCare? Hey Bent One you keep forgetting to not inhale.
Don’t go that lightly on this prick. Shut him up with ......can’t mention. Those two Klintoon POS still have a voice in this nation. Yea, shows what this country has become & it is NOT going to get better. Prepare & pray.
McAuliffe has said he was a passive investor in the deal, but at least some investors knew that they were betting on the lives of specific, dying individuals, The Post reported Sunday.
Satan lives among us.
When the Medicare Part D signup process and website was implemented, the media had to search high and low to find occasional, and widely scattered, folks who had trouble finding a Part D plan that included in its formulary a prescription drug they needed at a low cost. They found a handful and touted them to high heaven. The cost of the Part D program ended up substantially less than was forecast. That despite the fact that while they expected an enrollment of 11 million folks, about 30 million folks ended up enrolled. The systems “technical issues” that existed at the time of Part D roll-out were relatively few and minor (i.e., the typical minor computer “bugs”), affected small numbers of individuals and were quickly fixed at minimal cost.
With the Obamacare roll-out on the other hand, the system couldn’t be made to work for most folks. The media (and the Obama administration) had to search high and low for folks who had successfully signed up for Obamacare. And of those they managed to “find”, many actually turned out to be bogus. Obamacare programmatic costs keep endlessly ballooning and will VASTLY exceed the stated expectations. The number of folks actually enrolling in Obamacare is far less than anticipated. The very extensive Obamacare system & website problems are beginning to be addressed at an undisclosed but likely exorbitant additional cost to be paid to Obama cronies.
Ezekiel Emmanuel had a plan to enrich socialized healthcare in Canada with our tax dollars and impoverish our own drug companies.
The popular Eleanor Clift just predicted on ‘’The McLaughlin Group’’ that McAwful will win going away and said it will be “the women” who make the difference.
It’s no much that Willie is slick but that his supporters are dense.
People don’t believe Juanita Broaddrick, and 90 percent have never heard of her. NBC won’t allow that tape ever to be shown again.
The Progressives rely on stupid followers. They can’t be found out that way.
That Obama was attractive to even a few people in 2008 is proof that our country is very sick.
When Clinton beat two decorated WW2 veterans in each of his elections, that pretty much summed up where things were headed - downhill.
You’re 100%, it shows what this country has become and it is NOT going to get better, at least anytime soon.
Did white southern racists have the right to cotton? You can’t have the right to a good or service without having the right to make someone else a slave to provide it. If you’re not going to do that, then you have to get back to asking the question of how do you make sure this product or service is as widely available as possible. And everyone knows that the private sector can deliver a product that is far more abundant and cheaper than the government can.
If health care could be delivered better by having government employees produce it, why should any other good or service be delivered by the private sector? Why shouldn’t the government distribute everything for “free” through taxes, i.e. grow and distribute all our food, build all our housing, build all our cars, make all our clothes?
Then you have the question of why would anyone be motivated to show up and work any job if everything they need is going to be provided for free? Therefore, who is actually going to grow that food, build those houses and work as a doctor or nurse? Unless you turn the country in a giant prison camp where people are ordered by men with guns to do those things.
This discussion of “single payer” health care cannot be separated from the age-old debate of whether communism or capitalism works better. These topics are one in the same.
some abstract philosophy
To these people, the Constitution is
“some abstract philosophy”.
Ya got to hand it to Obama though,
he makes the Clintons look like
penny ante grifters...
Shut up Slick. You’ve haven’t been elected to anything lately. Go away maggot.
Here’sxan example of how we have become injured or numb because of jackals like the Clinton’s: the White Water real estate scandal was over $300,000 and people got excited over allegations that the ‘First Couple’s used their influence to pressure a loan to friend Susan McDougal.
The ‘Affordable Health Care’ web site contract channeled over a half-trillion dollars to the company of a college pal of the Obamas.
Was he wagging his I did not have ... crooked finger, Mr. Pointer?
But our side, were not so ideological, said Clinton.”
Thank you Mr. Clinton. Now go back to your room and flip your minnow.
The people that say health care is a right. Do they know how incredibly stupid that is? It’s impossible. If health care were a right, then I should be able to walk into any clinic and demand to be seen and treated for whatever I want - plastic surgery, thinning hair, yellow teeth, wrinkles, etc. Whatever I decided I needed or wanted would have to be given to me without charge. It’s absolutely ridiculous to say health care is a right.
Don't you just love it when a techno-ignoramus lectures us? And it's the Horny Hick from Hope to boot!
The web site problems are symptomatic of the scores of problems with Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act will increase the cost of health care and reduce the life expectancy of Americans, while destroying what is left of the economy and health care industry.
Please, Democrats, please read the ACA and help to get rid of this miserable, failed policy. There have to be better ways to help those without affordable health care without increasing the number of people with zero health care!
Please Billlly Clintoooooon, just fade away with the Blue Dress that you stained and a box of Cigars! That’s your real legacy.
ALL DIMocRATS voted for the obamination.
Spread the word: The DEMOCRATS are solely responsible for imposition of the failed Mandatory Insurance Tax Law called Obama’care.’
“If you like the Marxist Obama’care’ Law, then you should vote for Democrat Federal Politicians in 2014.”
How sweet it would be to tie, in the minds of the Low Information Voter, the Democrats who voted for Nationalizing 1/6 th of the US Economy to this Democrat Cash Cow, Mandatory Insurance Tax Law!
The Leftstream Media currently controls the minds of the Low Information Voter by controlling the powerful COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION POLLING CORPORATION, commonly known as COP-O-PC, pronounced Cop OPC.
Right now Obama can do anything that he wants to do because of the White Guilt of the Leftstream Media, and a White Guilt mentality of jelly-spined Congressional Democrats Republicans.
Thus, all of the focus is directed to the incompetence of the staff that Obama has hired to protect him from knowing anything about the signature Law that he is so proud of.
It is the perfect I know nothing do-loop designed for gullible, jelly-spined, Red Ink, Congressional, Democrats Republicans such as Susan Collins, McCain, Graham, McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner, Cantor, Ryan, and New Yorks Peter King.
Link Democrats to Obamacare, and maybe the Low Information voter will remember that it was the Democrats that wrote it, voted for it, and then it was Democrat Reid shut down the US Federal Government in 2013 to keep it from being defunded by cowardly, Cave-In, Congressional RINOs.
The Democrats have wanted this ultimate-control, Marxist Law for nearly 100 years, and now that the Democrats have rammed it down our throats we Conservatives must see to it that the Democrats are clearly held responsible for the great harm that this failed Law has already done to America.
Once a liar, always a liar.
FUBC, and the same for your “wife”.
Part D stipulated that Medicare couldn’t negotiate prices with the drug companies like the VA could. Interesting. It passed Congress with a 216-215 vote, with only 19 Dems voting yes. Talk about a railroad job! They also passed No Child Left Behind, another usurpation of states rights. The Repubs held the WH, Senate and House when these disgraces occurred. Thanks, GWB, for nothing — Then the idiots unsurprisingly lost the 2006 election to the Dems who took over the House of Reps under the despotic rule of Frau Pelosi. They want a repeat performance in 2014.
I just thought I would start mentioning her name every time Bill speaks out :)
"LETS MAKE A DEAL, BILL."
Clinton posturing is understandable---if he sucks-up bigtime, he's been promised a bigger chunk of the O/CARE trillions....if and WHEN they star rolling in (cackle).
E-v-e-r-y Democrat voted for O/Care---Nationalizing 1/6th of the US Economy into a Democrat Cash Cow.. ALL the o/Care money from enrollments, fines, penalties, taxes and fees goes to your "reliable, trustworthy (gag) government."
(Sniffle) Frankly, I'm s-o-o-o afraid good ol' Chicago Val got Carpel-Tunnel Syndrome setting up all those offshore accounts for the Obamaturds....including Dem/pols who sold their aye votes for a percentage.....,and other corrupt insiders and scumbags. All of 'em salivating over the hundreds of millions of O/care dollars they thought would be pouring in (sob).
OMG---I just hope Mrs O did not have to cancel her order for new diamonds---she might actually be forced to wear her old diamonds (wipes away tears).
Mrs O wore her pricey diamond bangles (bought on a govt salary?) at a Texas DNC fund-raiser, attended by "tolerant and compassionate" Dems....raising big bucks to keep Mr O in office so he could work for "the poor."
Mrs O's diamond Gothic cuff was priced at $15,350 set with 2.17 carats in diamonds and the Quatrefoil bracelet at $11,800 set with 1.73 carats in diamonds.
Fannie Mae is located in Wash, DC.....and both are very troubling quasi govt agencies subsidized and bailed out by taxpayers.
<><> A recent Inspector General's report claims Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are masking billions of dollars in losses.
<><>Fannie/Freddie are centerpieces of the criminal enterprise called the Democrat Party-appointed Dem cronies and collaborators loot the organization, get cushy jobs, bonuses, etc. Fannie Maes political machine dispenses campaign contributions, jobs to friends and relatives of legislators, hires armies of lobbyists (even paying lobbyists not to lobby against it), pays academics who wrote papers validating the sub-prime home ownership mania, and spreads charitable contributions to housing advocates across the congressional map.
In sum, Fannie Mae serves as an industrial-sized patronage factory sharing profits with political allies, spreading taxpayer funds to voting blocslike ethnic groups-and doling out jobs to left-wing academics, Washington has-beens and back-scratching cronies.
Franklin Raines, Clinton appointee to Fannie Mae.
THIS IS AN OFFSHORE WIRE TRANSFER ALERT--POLS READY TO CASH-IN BIGTIME: Obama, himself, 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 "FORGOT" TO MENTION Page A15 WSJ report entitled Treasurys Fannie Mae Heist.
WSJ excerpt: 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.
A HOLDER F/M COVER-UP? for massive sub-prime mtge fraud perpetrated by (1) the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (as vote-crazed Obama/Dems suck-up for latino votes), AND (2) ACORN.