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Why Dems better hope Obama's lying
CNN ^ | November 16, 2013 | S.E. Cupp

Posted on 11/17/2013 1:16:42 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

As the fallout from the botched launch of Affordable Care Act's exchanges continues, it grows ever clearer that website glitches are only a small part of the problem with the cumbersome--and increasingly unworkable--law. One has to ask:Is President Barack Obama making this up as he goes?

It's hard to imagine that the President and the team charged with implementing Obamacare couldn't have foreseen the problems that have continually popped up. Yet, here we are, bringing in "tech surges" to examine the website problems, security experts to mitigate privacy concerns, insurance executives to "brainstorm" ways to actually insure people. And all the while the President has implied he was the last to know that storm clouds were on the immediate horizon.

There are two possible scenarios here:

One, the President is lying, and quite effectively. If he knew that the website wouldn't be up to snuff, or that millions of Americans would not, in fact, be able to keep their insurance plans if they liked them, then he simply made a calculation that many politicians make: Lies aren't necessarily fatal. Except when they are.........

Or two, Obama is hopelessly out of the loop. Whether it was the IRS scandal, the NSA spying program or these ACA collapses, no one in his immediate circle appears to have felt it necessary to inform the President of looming problems that he might have to answer for, let alone solve.


Whether he was uninformed of or simply incurious about the potential failures, Obama's lack of preparedness and competence in implementing his signature piece of legislation not only diminishes his credibility as a problem-solver, but it jeopardizes the faith in government that liberals rely on. When government looks hapless, private-sector innovators are empowered and emboldened. For liberals, that's bad for business. Better they hope he was merely being dishonest.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: liarinchief; liarisbetter; liarpantsonfire; obamadoesntcare
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Terrific cartoon!

61 posted on 11/17/2013 8:00:02 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Could he really be so lazy as to be out of all the political loops as president? I rather doubt it, though lazy is easy for him to lie about.

62 posted on 11/17/2013 8:09:31 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Hill’s spin on the Johnson Zerocare proposal is “to fix” not “to toss”. When Bi-partisan Johnson starts getting calls from other regime visual and print outlets that’s the spin they’ll be putting on his presntations. If Johnson really wanted to do something he would have kept the opening of his slam-bang on No-care and then follow up on the globull krap when responding to the Saturday commytribe.

63 posted on 11/17/2013 9:21:47 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Interesting she cites "Read my lips" and "no WMD" and doesn't mention Clinton's gargantuan lie.

In fact, neither Bush lying. They were sure what they were saying was the truth.

Obama and Clinton, though, are in a league of their own. They knew they were lying at the time and just kept on intentially lying until they were boxed in a corner.

Democrats are liars through and through.

64 posted on 11/17/2013 11:04:59 AM PST by what's up
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To: kevao
S.E. Cupp is hardly a Lib/Prog.

Then why doesn't she mention Clinton in the list of President she considers to have lied? Nixon, both Bushes and Obama on the list.

Either she's stupid or a liberal.

65 posted on 11/17/2013 11:07:16 AM PST by what's up
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The question is how future Republican candidates will deal with obvious lies made during presidential campaigns.

Romney fought fellow primary Republicans much harder than he fought Obama in the general election. Was Romney being to deferential to the office, was he cowered by Obama's thugs, or was his meek manner finally catching up to him?

Whatever the answer, future candidates must take the gloves off and call the lie a lie, immediately, publicly, and without fear of consequences.

We know that Obama lied in the first debate about the sequestration not going to happen. We know Obama lied about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, the IRS, the NSA, the military purge, Keystone pipeline, and on and on.

The compliant MSM and feckless Republicans allowed Obama to steal the 2012 elections by using the IRS to prevent grass-roots opposition groups from forming, and by lying to the people during campaign stumps and televised debates.

Republicans must not allow that kind of Democrat boldness that comes from an expectation of Republican cowardice to continue.


66 posted on 11/17/2013 11:15:22 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: srmorton
What really frosts me more than anything is that the real villains in this are the mainstream media!

That is so true and my feelings as well. But I don't think that honeymoon will last any longer. Most of them hold independent insurance policies and have either had their policies canceled or are going to have to pay substantially more for them.

67 posted on 11/17/2013 2:14:11 PM PST by HarleyD ( of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
But so are her debating skills.

How can you tell. That video is like the shouting matches on Hannity that are the reason I don't listen to Hannity.

68 posted on 11/17/2013 2:28:56 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
She had some facts and gave some good shots. You are correct that she wasn't "debating" - my larger point was the focus on her bust vs her "debating." Thus my "impressive" in response to the comment/photo I was commenting on.
69 posted on 11/17/2013 2:39:14 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: HarleyD
It was very interesting on Special Report Friday night hearing Kristin Powers’ reaction to the cancellation of her insurance policy. She said that her policy was not inferior and that she resented someone telling her that she did not know what was best for her own life. Up until it affected her personally, she had been one of Obamacare’s most ardent supporters.
70 posted on 11/17/2013 7:08:54 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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