Skip to comments.TIME Savages The Obamacare Disaster In One Brutal Cover
Posted on 11/21/2013 7:18:49 PM PST by lbryce
Time magazine calls the Affordable Care Act a "broken promise" on the cover of its latest issue. The image splits a pill with "Obamacare" inscribed on it in half, separating "Obama" and "care."
The cover story, by Nancy Gibbs, looks at how President Barack Obama needs to fix what has been a disastrous rollout of the federal health law and fix it fast:
So the sign that the Obama presidency had reached a turning point came not when his poll numbers sank or his allies shuddered or the commentariat went hunting for the right degree of debacle to compare to the rollout of Obamacare.
It happened when he started apologizing. In triplicate. For not knowing what was going on in his own Administration. For failing to prevent his signature achievement from detonating in prime time. For not telling the whole truth when he promised people that Obamacare would not touch them without permission: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."
Here's the cover:
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/time-cover-on-obamacare-photo-2013-11#ixzz2lKwt89Gb
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Well, you know, there's a lesson in here for all of us. I mean, the events as they unfolded couldn't have been scripted any better for maximum booty-kick, indulgent in the limelight of the world's gaze fixated on his arrogant, wannna-slap-the-smug-shyt-right-off-his-pansy-a*sed-face, his ears configured for maximum lift as he gets the word that he's number one on his fantasy runway, as he begins to soar his ears angling for maximum lift, on all that hot air, all that 'twas ObamaCare.
But if Obama is to be have his goose cooked and achieve his lame duck status in record time, ObamaCare must continue to resonate as one of the greatest political follies of all time.
It would have been better if reports like this came out four years ago when the law was being debated.
TIME is only four years late. They’re catching up!
But that would've required the media to read the bill, understand it, research it and analyze it.
I wonder how many votes that cover will garner for GOP House and Senate candidates next year? Seriously. If it’s only 1 percent, I’ll take it. Just sayin’
Being on the cover of Time magazine is significant, because it is often an inverse indicator. This represents a turning point in Obama’s presidency.
Most telling is that the concern for Obama is highlighted, while the part about YOUR health care requires reading glasses
"But I'm not stupid."
That liberal Time magazine is both willing and able to decry Obamacare indicates it has hit a new low. And a new crest in the willingness to criticize Obama.
I think Clinton’s statement about Obama needing to keep his promise broke the dam with liberals. And liberals are piling on Obama and blaming him so that their whole party isn’t blamed (though it should be).
In short, if they jetison Obama, the party has a chance. If they keep him up as a mascot and he falls, the party won’t be around in three years.
It’s all part of the plan. Create chaos, divide your enemies even those within your own party, distract the country with other issues, then come to the rescue with a single-payer system. It’s so diabolical and as predictable as the climax to a B-rated movie. This administration, from the top down, is staffed by Marxist punks. They are criminals. They hate this country and they hate free enterprise. They have declared war on achievement and competence. For a detailed report on the situation, pick up a copy of “Atlas Shrugged.”
Is it a fold-up cover by Mad magazine’s Al Jaffee? Time is a joke, but this time it looks like the joke’s on Soetero.
I did . . . 48 years ago.
The media pushed his candidacy in 2008, failed to give him a proper vetting, hid all of his negatives, and slimed Hillary in the primaries and McCain in the general election to put Hope and Change into the White House. Now that this presidency is clearing imploding the media and the rest of the libs are jumping off the train before it goes off the cliff and takes them and Queen Hilary’s presidential chances with it. What goes around comes around and now the entire liberal establishment is in survival mode now for backing the president.
Unfortunately, we have the Republicans we have in Congress. This is the moment to pass a bill for repeal.
Put the Dems on record as seeing all the problems with it and still supporting it.
Watch as this cluster continues to fail and Obama’s polls drop, he will go to the old “it’s because I’m black” trick.
Fredo Corleone is the president.
" I aint stupid! I can handle things, I'm not dumb like everyone says!
If that’s the case how do you think black voters will react to that? Will party come before race in this instance? The white ruling class of the Democratic Party has a dilemna on its hands. Throwing the president overboard to protect Queen Hillary’s presidential chances and their own hides is going to antagonize the most loyal faction of their party. I’ll answer my own question. For black voters, race matters more than loyalty to the Democratic Party. The Democrats will have their own civil war to deal with in the near future.
It’s gotten so they don’t even try to hide it anymore. When Juan Williams and Ed Schultz are invited to a meeting with Obama, it’s obvious he’s telling them what to say.
Congratulations! You got a hearty LOL out of me and with it a mouthful of partially chewed steak all over my keyboard. I’m gonna sue!
So, at some point, the liberal leadership finds itself in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation vis-à-vis Obozo.
If they let him remain President, their 2016 election chances are doomed. If they throw him overboard, their 2016 election chances are doomed.
There is a "Third Way", however, which neatly solves the problem -- and likely even enhances the odds of victory in 2016.
I would not be shocked if this option is being actively explored somewhere in a back room...
They’ll send him to ride through Dallas, in the heart of Tea-Party and/or Bush country, in an open car. The “perp” will be a known right-wing, Obama-hating, “gun nut” with his prints all over the weapon.
CEO: When we go to the White House, we talk to people we wouldnt hire.
“The white ruling class of the Democratic Party has a dilemna on its hands. Throwing the president overboard to protect Queen Hillarys presidential chances and their own hides”
as felix said to Oscar “do you see the irony”. the democrats cracked the code by nominating a black man for president, but now it backfires.
If they're not calling for its repeal, fuhgedaboudit.
I must commend you for having the temerity for so mercilessly impugning dildos everywhere.
No Democrat Fascist Party, no ego boosting hob nobbing and "no show" jobs in academia or media for "intellectuals" who keep the brainwashing and propaganda machine running. Most such folks are at least clever enough to know that they're ill equipped to do anything else other than live under a bridge. They also know they'd never survive the nasty infighting that would plague a rapidly shrinking Fascist Party no longer be able to deliver well paid "no show" jobs on boards and commissions or even something as small as decent grades in college in return for being among the Party faithful.
You can bet your bottom dollar Bill Clinton is schmoozing on the phone and in person to make sure donors and media types decide to try and avoid the Party being destroyed by "cleaning up" their own mess and trying to look like innocent little sweethearts who are shocked to find out how horrible the evil Obama they were "duped" by really is.
Every article in a leftist fascist rag gets just a little more blunt and a little closer to demanding repeal. My bet is that they've already picked out which individual will be the "brave investigative journalist" who uncovers dirt on Barry, Harry, Nancy, and a handful of others they'll sacrifice to "put the Party back on track" and back under the control of "Third Way" Clintonistas who gave us the soon to be called idyllic nineties.
Way back when Barry was first nominated to be the democrat Presidential candidate, my son asked what I thought would happen if he won. I replied simply, "There will be blood". Maybe the good Lord still has things He wants this country to do down the road and will show us His love by showing how He's patient and merciful even toward people who are so stupid and self-centered that elected Barry twice.
In that case the vast majority of the bloodshed will be the metaphorical blood of Democrat Fascist infighting.
If the good Lord looks at the combined total of at least one hundred and eighty million infants murdered in the womb by invasive means and with abortifacient contraceptives, though, . . .
*LOL!*..or go to an theater.
Talking about talking dildos, I’d say, if ever there was a facsimile of a human dildo, I’d have to give you credit for the inspiration of.
Its all part of the plan. Create chaos, divide your enemies even those within your own party, distract the country with other issues, then come to the rescue with a single-payer system.
They can't do either, now. At least not if conservatives (as opposed to "Republicans") keep this thing stirred up.
The fast fix can be dismissed out of hand. Healthcare.gov is the hub of ObamaCare. Remember those great diagrams laying out the complexity of ObamaCare? Well, in the center is "Secretary, HHS", but what's REALLY there in a functional sense, such as it is, is healthcare.gov. The site is integral to the whole thing. But... the website security problems are so insidious and built in from the ground up, that there is NO way to fix this quickly. Remember too, we are talking about half a BILLION lines of code, and at least 1/3 of the site isn't even completed yet. John McAfee, whatever you think of him otherwise, does know computer security, and he thinks the fastest thing to do is throw the whole site out and start over, requiring 2-3 years to get it rebuilt. I would add, IF it's "done right" (technically speaking) then. The shear complexity of these incredibly complex software systems can tend to be self defeating.
So, we have at least 2 years with everybody confused, mad as h***, health care up in the air, and the blame squarely on Obama and his minions. :-)
I suppose it's possible the site will be patched up and Obama will try to press ahead, but then it's almost guaranteed the hackers will get into the site - er, I should say, will continue to get into the site - and the effects of that will be even worse for the Administration.
So, you say, the libs will try to force a single payer system upon us. Well, the Dems would need the House for that -- in this atmosphere? I don't think so, but even if they pull it off, that's a year out. Then they have to create the legislation - not a trivial task, and again in light of the ongoing fiasco, probable court challenges, etc., well, let's give it a year. Then they have to put the thing together in (supposedly) working form. That's at least another 2 years, for a total of 4 years of the chaos that you mention. I don't think the country, even as degraded as it seems to be, will stand for it, and they sure as heck won't trust the gov't with health care.
The bad news is that even in the best case, an eventual repeal of ObamaCare, this is going to be a real mess for individuals, businesses (esp. small businesses), etc., for a good while.
You are free to disagree, of course! :-)
For that reason I contest one point you made and one point only. Conservatives won't have to keep things stirred up for the inevitable backlash to occur. Which is not to say that we shouldn't capitalize on it politically as much as possible.
LMAO funniest image today, maybe even the month!
Time Magazines cover story comes out, Obama calls a lefty News Media only meeting in the Spite House, coincidence, me thinks not.
Well, that's not a bad way to put it either!!! I just went a bit further into the "why's" part of it. :-)
As for the need(?) to keep the spotlight on Obama and the Dems' role in all this, you may be right. I really hope so! However, I have GREAT respect (fear?) of the Dems' ability to duck, weave, lie, shift blame, and, if need be, throw Obama under the bus, absolving the greater part of the Party from blame. Ie., "this implementation is not what we voted for!" This worries me because they have the media on their side, as well as a sizeable chunk of the populace who would still believe (almost like a religion) they would be benefitted by a "done right" ObamaCare, at least initially. Granted, that might wear off if enough of this group had their identities stolen, lose their jobs, etc., but, then again, that group for the most part would not be the targets an identity thief would go after, or they don't have jobs.
Then there is another powerful group who simply want the (additional) power and consequences be damned.
But I digress. I agree with you about the uproar; what Conservatives need to do, IMO, is make sure the blame goes to the deserving: every last blankety-blank one of them.
Ah, the Democrats have done a wonderful job of getting blame imputed to them. There’s no way to hide what Obamacare is, and they are loud and proud about it. The quieter the GOP, perhaps, the better. Even the slow will begin to see that the Democrat line of attempting to deflect blame is “The Republicans did not fix our foolishness!”
And then the GOP will say “Here’s the fix for your foolishness. Abolish it.”