Skip to comments.The far right starts another phony fight
Posted on 01/17/2014 2:01:41 PM PST by Zakeet
For some time, the right-wing has been trying to paint mainstream Republicans as amenable to keeping Obamacare. No, really. They suggest the John Boehners and Mitch McConnells of the political world would be content to keep the health-care law, maybe just fiddle around the edges. (One of those accused of such treachery, Doug Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum, says that is hogwash: Nobody has written, researched, testified, or whined more about . . . ObamaCare than me.) The far right accused opponents of the shutdown as, in effect, voting for Obamacare. This is all poppycock, but its worth asking what the hard-liners are up to.
As a starting point, every GOP congressman and senator has voted multiple times to get rid of Obamacare, defund it, eliminate the individual mandate as a way of gutting it, stall it or offer outs from the mandate to, again, undermine the exchanges. Its a ruse, a sneaky way of accommodating Obamacare, I guess. Moreover, if you look at all the Republican proposals for replacing Obamacare, they focus on creating patient-centered health care, eliminating the individual mandate and removing a minimum definition of insurance. This is true of everyone from Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.). There is no Obamacare lite anywhere to be seen. These and other conservatives (including every single House member in two budget votes) want to limit increases in Medicaid, block grant it and let the states experiment with various cost-effective methods for providing health care to the poor.
In other words, the right-wing echo chamber is making this up.
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The WaPoo thinks that you Freepers need to quit picking on the poor Rino's!
Too bad RINOs aren’t and endangered species.
“As a starting point, every GOP congressman and senator has voted multiple times to get rid of Obamacare, defund it, eliminate the individual mandate as a way of gutting it, stall it or offer outs from the mandate to, again, undermine the exchanges.”
All ineffective, Jennifer. The one tool the Republicans had was the closure of (a part of) the federal government — and the leadership punted. THAT is why the conservative base of the Republican party is P.O.ed.
You know what, I don't care anymore. We will have to live with this tyranny now. I will pay cash under the table for medical care if I have to.
Yeah, she wrote this, too.
She can stick it.
The first place I go to learn about the “far” Right is the Washington Post.
While I'm at it, will someone Ping me when Karl Rove and David Brooks comment on this story?
When the bullets start whizzing by Jenny’s head, she might get a clue.
I’m fed up with this abuse of the language. I’m for the system of government detailed in the Constitution. That makes me the “Far Right”? My point of view hasn’t changed since 1787.
Meanwhile the Federal government’s power, intrusiveness and dominance over the states grows more massive by the day and all concerned are moderate centrists.
The RINO's even talk like leftists. They know it was Reid and Obama who shut down the government.
Did she mention that the Budget that passed yesterday, the same Budget that Boehner, McConnell, and Paul Ryan voted for, did she mention that the Budget fully funds ObamaCare for two years!
Did she mention that the Budget will pay for insurance company BAIL OUTS if ObamaCare premiums don't cover their expenses!
Just out of curiosity, how far left do you have to be for the media to EVER describe you as FAR LEFT?
Even the self-avowed commie mayor of New York City has never been described that way.
I won’t be satisfied until the John Boehners are removed, in the same manner that the one recognized son of Be3njamin Franklin, was removed.
Jennifer Rubin is a libtard whore.
Senate Republicans’ Conservative Ratings:
-Risch (ID) - 05/20/14 - 91% (Average) - 86% (Heritage)
__90 % * * * * * * * * *
-Scott (SC) - 06/10/14 - 88% (Average) - 93% (Heritage)
-Inhofe (OK) - 06/24/14 - 85% (Average) - 89% (Heritage)
-Cornyn (TX) 03/04/14 - 83% (Average) - 85% (Heritage)
-McConnell (KY) - 05/20/14 - 81% (Average) - 79% (Heritage)
-Sessions (AL) - 06/03/14 - 80% (Average) - 79% (Heritage)
-Enzi (WY) 08/19/14 - 80% (Average) - 74% (Heritage)
__ 80 % * * * * * * * *
-Roberts (KS) 08/05/14 - 78% (Average) - 89% (Heritage)
__ 70 % * * * * * * *
-Graham (SC) 06/10/14 - 67% (Average) - 47% (Heritage)
-Chambilss (GA) - 05/20/14 - 63% (Average) - 52% (Heritage)
__ 60% * * * * * *
-Johanns (NE) - 05/13/14 - 58% (Average) - 52% (Heritage)
-Alexander (TN) - 08/07/14 - 51% (Average) - 40% (Heritage)
__ 50 % * * * * *
-Cochran (MS) 06/03/14 - 46% (Average) - 53% (Heritage)
__ 40 % * * * *
__ 30 % * * *
-Collins (ME) - 06/10/14 - 25% (Average) - 25% (Heritage)
__ 20 % * *
What RINO substitutes
* Probable Republican
* Undeclared Republican
* Undecided Republican
* Middle-of-the-road Republican
* Moderate Republican
* Liberal Republican
* Cave-In Republican
* Betrayer Republican
* Cowardly Republican
* Turncoat Republican
* Rockefeller Republican
* McCain Republican
* Romney Republican
* Boehner Republican
* McConnell Republican
* Bi-Partisan Republican
* Democrats Republican
What did you chose, Jenny?
I imagine that it must be one of those giveaway papers that you see near the door at the grocery store or in the library next to “Sights and Soundz of East Podunk”.
Does the paper in the Washington Post have those great big chips of wood in it like the paper we had in First Grade?
To them, the Kennedys are uncomfortably rightwing.
Jennifer Rubin: “the right-wing”, “the far right.”
If this bimbo thinks someone wanting to keep government out of healthcare decisions, and seeking to limit the size of the behemoth, is extreme, her perspective must come from reading too much Fidel Castro/Robert Mugabe.
Why do Republicans care what Jennifer Rubin, a “former” Democrat and supporter of John F. Kerry in 2004, thinks about ANYTHING?
I see what you did there.
I like it.
The Den of Vipers:
Republicans for Immigration Reform
Board of Directors
US Rep. Carlos Gutierrez (D-IL), Chairman
House Gang of Eight
The Honorable Spencer Abraham
Gov. Luis Furtuno, Puerto Rico
also board member of American Action Network
Mr. Fred Malek, Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group
Founder of American Action Network, Chairman of American Action Forum
Mr. Charlie Spies, Clark Hill PLC
US Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)
The Honorable Steve Preston
The Honorable Margaret Spellings
Mr. Edwin Wang, Accretive Capital
Partnership for a New American Economy
Bill Marriott, CEO & Chairman Marriott
Bob Iger, CEO & President Disney
Jim McNerney, CEO & Chairman Boeing
Julian Castro, Mayor San Antonio, Texas
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor New York, New York
Michael Nutter, Mayor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rupert Murdoch, CEO & Chairman Newscorp
Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft
The web of RINOs and Rats goes deeper....
Ever hear of FWD.US?
FWD.US was created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. He has joined with "key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economyincluding comprehensive immigration reform and education reform." (http://www.fwd.us/about_us)
Their list of supporters is a who's who of tech companies. (http://www.fwd.us/our_supporters)
Their team in Washington DC:
FWD.US has two subsidiary organizations, Americans for a Conservative Direction, and Council for American Job Growth. (http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/22211-has-zuckerberg-gone-conservative.html)
Americans for a Conservative Direction board members are:
In May FWD.us began running ads the immigration bill pushed by the so-called Senate Gang of 8. Politico reports that Americans for a Conservative Direction will spend over $1 million to push the ad in states including Texas, Florida, Iowa, and Kentucky. (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/07/Republican-group-Facebook-immigration-bill)
Another group running ads is the American Action Network. The American Action Network was founded by Fred Malek, National Finance Committee co-chair of John McCains 2008 presidential campaign. AAN created the American Action Forum and the Hispanic Leadership Network. These groups share office space with the Karl Rove affiliated Crossroads GPS/American Crossroads.
These groups have overlapping leadership and membership.
|Former Senator Norm Coleman (MN)||
|Chairman Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP||Chairman, American Action Network|
|Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group||Founder, American Action Network||Chairman, Forum Board|
|Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL)||
|President, Jeb Bush & Assoc.|
|Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-ID)||
|House Gang of Eight|
|Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)||
|House Gang of Eight|
|Congressman Francisco Canseco (R-TX)||
House Gang of Eight
John Carter (R-TX)
Sam Johnson (R-TX)
Raul Labrador (R-ID)
Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Texas Rep Francisco Canseco has a hidden relation to the House Gang of Eight, membership in the Hispanic Leadership Network.
The Hispanic Leadership Network developed the "Earned legal status", and "undocumented immigrant" talking points.
Sponsors of lobbying push are:
Beware the government spies that will be infiltrated everywhere.
“I see what you did there.
I like it.”
The historical record tells us, that ‘that’ particular action, was not the first one to come to mind. The first one involved a, ahem, rope.
(thanks for the vote of confidence, I’ll try not to waste that.)