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TIME Savages The Obamacare Disaster In One Brutal Cover
Business Insider ^ | November 21, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato

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

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; obamacaredisaster; obamacarelies; obamalies; time; timemagazine; youcankeepit; zerocare
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The cover is probably no doubt copyrighted and would be removed.

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.

1 posted on 11/21/2013 7:18:49 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

It would have been better if reports like this came out four years ago when the law was being debated.


2 posted on 11/21/2013 7:23:32 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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3 posted on 11/21/2013 7:25:24 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: lbryce

4 posted on 11/21/2013 7:25:45 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: lbryce

TIME is only four years late. They’re catching up!


5 posted on 11/21/2013 7:27:52 PM PST by YHAOS
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6 posted on 11/21/2013 7:31:47 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Mustangman
It would have been better if reports like this came out four years ago when the law was being debated.

But that would've required the media to read the bill, understand it, research it and analyze it.

Too hard!

7 posted on 11/21/2013 7:32:18 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: lbryce; All

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’


8 posted on 11/21/2013 7:34:25 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: lbryce

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.


9 posted on 11/21/2013 7:34:29 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: null and void

Most telling is that the concern for Obama is highlighted, while the part about YOUR health care requires reading glasses


10 posted on 11/21/2013 7:36:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: lbryce
apologizing. In triplicate.

"But I'm not stupid."

11 posted on 11/21/2013 7:36:20 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


12 posted on 11/21/2013 7:37:49 PM PST by tbw2
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To: YHAOS

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.”


13 posted on 11/21/2013 7:39:23 PM PST by huckfillary
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To: lbryce

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.


14 posted on 11/21/2013 7:42:53 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: huckfillary
"pick up a copy of “Atlas Shrugged.”"

I did . . . 48 years ago.

15 posted on 11/21/2013 7:46:08 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS

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.


16 posted on 11/21/2013 7:46:10 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: lbryce

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.


17 posted on 11/21/2013 7:47:19 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Mustangman

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.


18 posted on 11/21/2013 7:52:45 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: MUDDOG
As another Freeper put it so correctly:

Fredo Corleone is the president.

" I aint stupid! I can handle things, I'm not dumb like everyone says!

19 posted on 11/21/2013 7:53:29 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: tbw2

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.


20 posted on 11/21/2013 7:55:23 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: atc23

Fredo lives!


21 posted on 11/21/2013 7:57:58 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


22 posted on 11/21/2013 7:58:50 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Mikey_1962

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!


23 posted on 11/21/2013 8:04:01 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The You Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: dowcaet
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.

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.

Martyrdom.

I would not be shocked if this option is being actively explored somewhere in a back room...

24 posted on 11/21/2013 8:12:11 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01

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.


26 posted on 11/21/2013 8:47:30 PM PST by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: LyinLibs

27 posted on 11/21/2013 8:48:00 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: lbryce

28 posted on 11/21/2013 8:49:29 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: lbryce

29 posted on 11/21/2013 8:49:47 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: lbryce
If he's from HAWAII, why does his SSN start with the CONNECTICUT SSN code '042'?

Because he's using a STOLEN SSN. Folks, look up 'SSN prefix by State' and see the list of codes. '042' means CONNECTICUT issued it.


30 posted on 11/21/2013 8:50:02 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: lbryce

CEO: ‘When we go to the White House, we talk to people we wouldn’t hire.”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/11/ceo-when-we-go-to-the-white-house-we-talk-to-people-we-wouldnt-hire/


31 posted on 11/21/2013 8:55:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: lbryce
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...I'm just not convinced that the slimy MSM has turned as much on Obamacare as many seem to think they have - as long as they keep talking about the "disastrous rollout", they can turn on a dime to insist at the first sign of something going right that the entire underlying plan is going to be wonderful and effective - they're still a$$-kissers for Obama; they helped create him and giving him up would be admitting their own stupidity.....
32 posted on 11/21/2013 8:56:50 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: All

“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”

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.


33 posted on 11/21/2013 8:59:16 PM PST by willywill
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To: lbryce

About TIME...


34 posted on 11/21/2013 9:00:22 PM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Intolerant in NJ
- they're still a$$-kissers for Obama

If they're not calling for its repeal, fuhgedaboudit.

35 posted on 11/21/2013 9:09:18 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: LyinLibs

I must commend you for having the temerity for so mercilessly impugning dildos everywhere.


36 posted on 11/21/2013 9:11:24 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The You Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce
your dreaming....
Hey! Folks!.. they're selling a magazine here,
don't READ that much into it..they're still Marxist /Liberals!

37 posted on 11/21/2013 10:10:56 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: dowcaet
so true...it's really a brewing problem for the 'Rats..
choosing between the blacks or the Mexicans.

38 posted on 11/21/2013 10:16:49 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: lbryce
The media scum are easing along the wall toward the door but it'll be a stampede away from Barry before Valentines Day rolls around. They'll get really savage and very investigative fast, too, because they know that if this doesn't end up all on Barry and his Chicago cronies it's the end of the Democrat Fascist Party for at least several generations.

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, . . .

39 posted on 11/21/2013 10:17:26 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory)
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To: LyinLibs
a curious graphic there..*snickering/LOL! *

40 posted on 11/21/2013 10:21:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Rainier1789

*LOL!*..or go to an theater.


41 posted on 11/21/2013 10:23:10 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: lbryce
yeah.. if only dildos could talk..
well there, Little Willie & Slick Willie Klintoon.

42 posted on 11/21/2013 10:27:01 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

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.


43 posted on 11/21/2013 11:01:23 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The You Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: huckfillary
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:

You:

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.

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! :-)

44 posted on 11/21/2013 11:26:59 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Paul R.

45 posted on 11/21/2013 11:38:05 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Paul R.
You have eloquently put into words all of the things I have been thinking but couldn't express so fully. 0bamaCare is a very big runaway freight train and cannot be stopped from crashing spectacularly by either Republicans or Dems or both together. By its own design it directly affects nearly every person and every business in the nation so its unfolding consequences cannot be ignored, hidden or spun away with shallow sophistry.

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.

46 posted on 11/21/2013 11:47:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: LyinLibs

LMAO funniest image today, maybe even the month!


47 posted on 11/22/2013 12:45:05 AM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: mbennett203

Time Magazines cover story comes out, Obama calls a lefty News Media only meeting in the Spite House, coincidence, me thinks not.


48 posted on 11/22/2013 1:21:31 AM PST by DAC21
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To: TigersEye
0bamaCare is a very big runaway freight train and cannot be stopped from crashing spectacularly by either Republicans or Dems or both together. By its own design it directly affects nearly every person and every business in the nation so its unfolding consequences cannot be ignored, hidden or spun away with shallow sophistry.

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.

49 posted on 11/22/2013 1:26:53 AM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Paul R.

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.”


50 posted on 11/22/2013 1:36:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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