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The far right starts another phony fight
Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin

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 it’s 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. It’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; conservatism; obamacare; politics

The WaPoo thinks that you Freepers need to quit picking on the poor Rino's!

1 posted on 01/17/2014 2:01:41 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Too bad RINOs aren’t and endangered species.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 2:05:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Zakeet

“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.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 2:07:02 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: Zakeet
Poppycock. Really, Jennifer Rubin. So, why did Boehner capitulate to end the government shutdown that was predicated on forcing an end to ObamaCare?

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.

4 posted on 01/17/2014 2:09:52 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, she wrote this, too.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2012/12/06/good-riddance-mr-demint/

She can stick it.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 2:11:50 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Zakeet
Ah, yes.

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?

6 posted on 01/17/2014 2:13:10 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Zakeet

When the bullets start whizzing by Jenny’s head, she might get a clue.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 2:14:57 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Zakeet

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.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 2:18:49 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Zakeet
The far right accused opponents of the shutdown as, in effect, voting for Obamacare.

The RINO's even talk like leftists. They know it was Reid and Obama who shut down the government.

9 posted on 01/17/2014 2:19:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Zakeet
I refuse to click on Jennifer Rubin's essay.

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!

10 posted on 01/17/2014 2:22:32 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Zakeet
Ten bucks says that Jennifer Rubin is exempt from OsamaObamaCare.And ten *more* bucks says that neither Jennifer nor her “wife” are even faintly interested in free birth control.
11 posted on 01/17/2014 2:24:24 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Zakeet

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.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 2:27:21 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Zakeet

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.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 2:37:28 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Zakeet

Jennifer Rubin is a libtard whore.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 2:40:37 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Tallguy

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 % * *


15 posted on 01/17/2014 2:52:13 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

What RINO substitutes
Are Okay?

* 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
* Democrat-Republican
* Neo-Democrat
* Obamacrat-Democrat-Republican
* Obamacrat.

What did you chose, Jenny?


16 posted on 01/17/2014 2:55:30 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Zakeet
I hope they don't charge money for the Washington Post.

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?

17 posted on 01/17/2014 3:16:47 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: zeestephen
*The first place I go to learn about the “far” Right is the Washington Post.*

To them, the Kennedys are uncomfortably rightwing.

18 posted on 01/17/2014 3:18:00 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Zakeet

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.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 3:42:00 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Zakeet

Why do Republicans care what Jennifer Rubin, a “former” Democrat and supporter of John F. Kerry in 2004, thinks about ANYTHING?


20 posted on 01/17/2014 3:56:00 PM PST by montag813
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To: Terry L Smith

I see what you did there.

I like it.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 6:22:39 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Zakeet
American Action Forum is RINO Central.

The Den of Vipers:

Republicans for Immigration Reform

website: http://republicansforimmigrationreform.org/

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

Advisory Board

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

website: http://www.renewoureconomy.org/

Co-Chairs:

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 economy—including 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:

(http://www.fwd.us/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:

(http://www.americansforaconservativedirection.com/#about)

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 McCain’s 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.

 
American Action Network
American Action Forum
Hispanic Leadership Network
Former Senator Norm Coleman (MN)
Y
Y
 
    Chairman Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP Chairman, American Action Network    
Fred Malek
Y
Y
 
    Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group Founder, American Action Network Chairman, Forum Board  
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL)
 
Y
Y
    President, Jeb Bush &  Assoc.      
Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-ID)    
Y
    House Gang of Eight      
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)    
Y
    House Gang of Eight      
Congressman Francisco Canseco (R-TX)    
Y
           

 

House Gang of Eight

John Carter (R-TX)
Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
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.

http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HLN-Dos-and-Donts-of-Immigration-Reform-Mes-saging.pdf

http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org/?page_id=15
http://americanactionnetwork.org/about
http://americanactionforum.org


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3083705/posts

Sponsors of lobbying push are:

Other particpants:
22 posted on 01/17/2014 9:35:58 PM PST by Ray76
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To: backwoods-engineer
We will have to live with this tyranny now. I will pay cash under the table for medical care if I have to.

Beware the government spies that will be infiltrated everywhere.

23 posted on 01/18/2014 3:06:53 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: rlmorel

rlmore1 wrote:
“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.)


24 posted on 01/19/2014 9:48:29 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

:)


25 posted on 01/19/2014 4:33:40 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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