Skip to comments.Obama offers to help Democrats by not campaigning for them
Posted on 02/07/2014 2:19:25 AM PST by Libloather
WASHINGTON President Obama is offering to help Senate Democrats get re-elected by staying as far away as possible.
The president broached the sensitive topic of his political toxicity in some parts of the nation during a meeting with the Senate Democratic conference Wednesday.
He said he knew he is not popular in some of the states, so he would not be offended if he were not invited to visit them this year, one senator later confided to The Washington Post.
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I wish he would help America by not governing our country.
I see you and raise you one.
I wish he would resign and go back to Kenya where he belongs.
Puts a new light on why Rand Paul has been saying in interviews that Bubba is a sexual predator and should be shunned by Democrats,talk about a war on women,Bill Clinton is a one man assault team,way to go Bubba
You forgot “clean and articulate”.
“...he would not be offended if he were not invited...”
He knows he would not be invited anyway
It’s very raaaaacist of them to snub Sparky.
That tells you everything you need to know about “O” AND his Presidency!
He's even too toxic for his his own party!
“O” and his administration are like a gigantic indigestible lump that no one can get down!
Guess O heard Dems refer to him as "political poison."
How d'ya like those racist Dems? They'll take Obamas money, yet they dont want to be seen with him on the campaign trail....
Oh well---makes a nice campaign ad for Pubbies......with revolving close-ups of the Dem candidate sucking up to Obama in better times.
AND THERE'S MORE GOOD NEWS---
Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout Labor leaders warned that the White Houses continued refusal to help them WRT the ACA is dampening union support for Democratic candidates in 2014 midterm elections.
Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in 2008, said they have been betrayed by administration that wooed their support for the 2009 legislation with promises to later address the peculiar needs of union-negotiated insurance plans that cover millions of workers
After dozens of frustrating meetings with Obama and White House officials, a number of angry labor officials say their members are far less likely to campaign and turn out for Democratic candidates in the midterm elections.
We want to hold the president to his word: If you like your health-care coverage, you can keep it, said Donald D. Taylor, president of the union that provided a crucial boost to Obama by endorsing him just after Hillary Rodham Clinton had won the NH primary.
JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER, UNIONISTS---here's the list of Democrats who promised unions, "you can keep your plan."
As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature healthcare plan---ultimately enacted, by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote, into the "Affordable Care Act"
QUOTING 2008 OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if youve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All Im going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. Youll still have choice of doctor. Repeated over and over ---- with the promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.
Significantly, Obamba NEVER corrected lock-stepping Democrats, all reading from the same Democrat talking points, all of them repeating the same Democrat promises---over and over again.
LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE Obama And The Dems marching in lockstep. The persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."
SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it. (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)
SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: We believe and we stand by this if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward. (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): If you like your insurance, you keep it. (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)
SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it. (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)
SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it. (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)
SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term grandfathered plans. If you have a plan you like existing policies you can keep them. we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in. (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)
THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve. (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)
SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want. (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)
SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you. (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)
SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, were going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want. (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)
SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): Our Democrat bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it (Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)
SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)
SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): I also believe this Democrat legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change. (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)
SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): People who have insurance theyre happy with can keep it We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance theyre happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage. (Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired, National Journals Congress Daily, 6/18/09)
SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): If you like the insurance that you have, youll be able to keep it. (MSNBCs Hardball, 12/16/09)
SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): [I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have. (CNNs Newsroom, 10/22/09)
SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): If you like what you have, you get to keep it Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans wont have to change. If you like what you have, you get to keep it, he said. (Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says, The Record, 6/19/09)
SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): [E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic Democrat plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it. (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)
SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it. (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)
SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): I want people to know, the Presidents promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep. (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)
SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it. (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): If you have coverage you like, you can keep it, says Sen. Sanders. (Sick And Wrong, Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)
SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it My understanding is that if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a Democrat bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. under every scenario that Ive seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it. (Sen. Shaheen, Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire, Accessed 11/13/13)
SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the Democrat chairmans remark is is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. Thats a strong commitment. Its clear in the bill I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. Thats the bottom line for me. (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)
SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): If you like your coverage, youll be able to keep it, Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger. (Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care, The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)
SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It wont. If you like your current plan, you can keep it. (What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress, Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): ..it honors President Obamas programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything. (Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) the 60th vote on Obamacare: "people who are happy with their current plan, wouldn't need to change it."
FRANKEN YOUTUBE SOUND BITE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZmAYYNz8Ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
NOTE Hillary's 2007 campaign website was unearthed by America Rising. America's Rising found written on the website under "HILLARYCARE"---AKA Hillarys American Health Choices Plan---the phrase: if you have a plan you like, you keep it.
VIDEO of Hillary saying, "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan." Nice entertainment for union meetings.
See a smiling Hillary (above) in 2007, saying: You can keep the doctors you know and trust. You keep the insurance you have. If you have private insurance you like, nothing changes, you can keep that insurance.
UT, OH---TROUBLE AHEAD The 2016 Clinton camp has been distancing itself from Obamacare as the problems associated with his failing govt healthcare plan become more apparent to the not-amused American electorate.
With 2016 in mind, Bill Clinton called on Obama to "honor the commitment he made" that people should be able to keep their health care plans.
A top Clinton aide, John Podesta, then took to twitter suggesting a single payer health care system as an alternative to Obamacare....just a coincidence that Podesta has just been hired by Obama.
Tevi Troy, Hudson Institute resident scholar's remarkable prophecy a year and a half before the USSC's decision, after Nov 2010 midterms, in which Democrats in Congress and in state legislatures suffered huge losses.....due to O/Care. In Commentary magazine, Troy wrote: "The Pyrrhic victory Democrats secured for themselves [when Obama signed ACA into law] may prove not to have been a victory at all but rather an ever-roiling, ongoing, and recurring act of political and ideological self-destruction."
Puts a new light on Rand Paul saying that Bubba is a sexual predator and should be shunned by Democrats......
THIS IS THE WOMAN LOCK-STEPPING DEMS WANT AS PRESIDENT Her husband was getting lubed by an intern---and Hillary was stoking her political ambitions by helping to cover-up Bill's predatory activities in the Oval Office.
Hillary took refuge on broadcast TV, doing her "Virgin Mary" act (decked out w/ ropes of virginal pearls) telling Matt Lauer that a "vast-right wing conspiracy" was vilifying her husband.
The Gospel According to Paul
Maureen Dowd OP-ED
EXCERPT With the passage of time and a cascade of fawning magazine covers, (the impeached) Bill Clintons image has evolved, leaving the repellent sexual scandals a pentimento in a new, more magnetic portrait.
Now Paul Rand, the 51-year-old Kentucky ophthalmologist-turned-senator has only been in Congress for three years. But Paul took dead aim at the former president, arguing that Bills legacy is brutified by Monica, when Bill wants his legacy to be ratified by Hillary.
Unruffled by the kerfuffle, Paul reiterated to me that he disdains the Democratic hypocrisy within the party that wants to blame Republicans for somehow not liking women, that somehow were this party that has some kind of war going on, and they have as a leader and one of the most prominent fund-raising people in their party still to this very day, a person who seems in some ways to have his own private war on women.
Paul aimed an asteroid at Planet Hillary on Meet the Press. David Gregory asked Paul about the comment of his wife, Kelley, in a Jason Horowitz profile of the senator in Vogue, that Bill Clinton should not be First Spouse, given his predatory behavior with Monica Lewinsky.
Paul backed up his wife, telling Gregory that there is no excuse for preying on a young intern and that it should affect historys view of the ex-president. While he said it was not Hillarys fault, he added that with the Clintons, sometimes its hard to separate one from the other.
On Fox News, after the State of the Union, Paul injected the word violence into the political bloodstream, noting that the Democratic standard-bearer seems to be a guy that was committing the workplace kind of violence that we should all be opposed to.
THE CLINTON'S CALCULATED END GAME Monica had to be sacrificed for the greater good of the Clintons and feminist ambitions. Hillary was furious at Bill stories were leaked that he was sleeping on the couch but she also had to protect her political investment. If he collapsed, she was done. And she was going up to the Senate and eventually the Oval Office.
HILLARY WAS PART OF THE LEWINSKY COVER-UP It is not so simple for Democrats to cast Hillary as a victim; she was also part of the damage-control team to vouch for her husband and undermine his mistress.
White House aides and other Democrats spread the word that "Monica was a troubled young woman with stalker tendencies." Sidney Blumenthal, a senior White House adviser, later testified that Hillary told him that she was distressed that the president was being attacked, in her view, for political motives, for his ministry of a troubled person.
So the people working to support them don’t get to tuck in their kids?
Would be interesting to see if those Dems (and more others) start kneeling and kissing Hillary’s ring. Openly.
“Obama offers to help Democrats by not campaigning for them
I wonder how much he’ll charge for that “service”?