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Are they going to have to start over? CBS Bob Schieffer grills Dem governor over Obamacare
Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 02/23/2014 4:45:07 PM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

“One of the things that does not appear to work, or has had a hard time even getting off the — off the floor, getting started, is the president’s healthcare plan,” Schieffer began. “There’s no other way to look at it: this roll out was a disaster. Where are you on that, and how much do you think that’s going to hurt Democrats?”

**SNIP**

The reporter later asked whether O’Malley thought many Democrats would ask President Barack Obama to campaign with them this election cycle. “I hear a lot of them don’t want him in their states now,” Schieffer noted, “because this thing is SO unpopular. I’m not saying it’s good or bad, I’m not saying we need it or don’t need it. I’m just saying that it is very unpopular among a lot of people across the country.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: abortion; cbs; deathpanels; demagogicparty; governor; martinomalley; maryland; memebuilding; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; schieffer; zerocare
Way to be on the cutting edge there Bob. Could've used you about five years ago.
1 posted on 02/23/2014 4:45:07 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Have to see which way the hurricane is blowing


2 posted on 02/23/2014 4:47:43 PM PST by BRL
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To: Libloather

The commie ‘RAT “Progs” are saying that they have enrolled “millions” in their ObamaCare scam. If the turds on Capitol Hill even try to bailout one insurance company or ask for more money for ObamaCare, every one of them should be arrested and thrown in prison. Obviously, there is fraud going on somewhere.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 4:47:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: Libloather

Bob’s worried that the Titanic and Hindenburg may be a little shaky, too.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 4:48:30 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Libloather

I have to say I’m a bit shocked old Bob even said this.
He’s a 50-year member of Journ-0-list.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 4:51:46 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Libloather

Good to see Bob’s still kicking.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 4:53:24 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather

The reality is that the GOP needs to be working hard, really hard, right now, to develop workable solutions that preserve the free market in health care and that can be shown to absolutely reduce costs and address the issues of accessibility.

They should be putting together substantive working groups, including practicing physicians, patients, and all the groups that should have legitimately been represented but were shut out while Ezekiel Emmanuel quarterbacked legislation that will destroy the best in American medicine - unnecessarily.

If you have a great alternative to sell, it’s a lot easier to get people on your side.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 4:58:39 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Libloather

President Obama is a lame duck president and this is all about keeping Hillary out of harm’s way. The media is obviously in the Dems corner but even they can’t cover up for the Obamacare trainwreck and they’re worried about the fallout against Democrats this November and also in 2016, especially as it pertains to Hillary’s presidential run.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 5:02:40 PM PST by dowcaet
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9 posted on 02/23/2014 5:03:42 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Libloather

Bob disagrees with obama? He’s a racist hater!!


10 posted on 02/23/2014 5:03:54 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bob has been promoted from Lt. Clueless to Captain Obvious.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 5:05:06 PM PST by AU72
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To: Libloather

The “ideological right” never claimed that the roll out was going to be the problem, OMalice. The problems they foresaw occurred later and forever. Schieff should have asked you why the well-connected official you had in charge suddenly found something she really had to do at home and resigned her job. But what Schieff really need to ask you was whether you think you’ll be indicted for the Baltimore City jail scandal, which is your own Abu ghraib.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 5:08:42 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
The solution is quite simple. Make Obamacare optional. Offer as an option catastrophic only insurance, with a deductible of choice, up to $10,000 or so. Subsidize that catastrophic policy for those who choose to get it, with a $2000 or so deductible.

Then let the free market take over. It will sort out the mess, by letting people and companies decide what type policies suit them best and charge a price at which they can compete for business and still make a profit.

13 posted on 02/23/2014 5:09:29 PM PST by grania
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
In my opinion, the crux of the problem is the charge by a hospital for a bandaid.

Give the doctor his due, but keep the bandaid down to a nickle.

Once the bandaids are down, the premiums can come down and the doctors don't lose any money.


'Course now, if the real time costs of medical care are not the issue in the first place (which it isn't ... not with lucifercare, anyway), all the logical bookkeeping in the world will be of no help.

14 posted on 02/23/2014 5:12:09 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: TheGipperWasRight; AU72

lol on both.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 5:12:36 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Libloather

The rollout is NOT the problem. The ‘LAW” is the disaster. And the more we find out, the worse it gets. I hear Dems are running on ‘fixing the problems’ in Obamacare. Can you say ‘lipstick on a pig’? I knew you could.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 5:15:42 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: knarf

The high costs for hospital stuff are to recover the amounts not paid by the Entitlement Army.
Uninsured med bills are paid off typically about 3 to 7 percent.

With the birth of another grandchild last month I spent a bit of time for 2 days at one of the local maternity hospitals.
My conclusion: not many future Republicans being born and I’m paying for a lot of the future Democrats.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 5:17:02 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: AU72

Next - General Idiot


18 posted on 02/23/2014 5:20:49 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nascarnation
Paying for their birth is morally better than being forced to pay for them to be aborted.

/johnny

19 posted on 02/23/2014 5:25:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Libloather
Barrys been working on this since he was elected mr urinalist...

there should be a breakthrough any year now.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 5:26:02 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I totally agree.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 5:26:39 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: grania

It will never work that way. ObamaCare is constructed in a way that only works if it’s mandatory — because it uses the compulsory enrollment of younger/healthier people to prop up a demographic disaster that is getting increasingly out of kilter with each passing day.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 5:26:51 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Libloather

In other news, dinosaurs are extinct.


23 posted on 02/23/2014 5:40:54 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Bob disagrees with obama? He’s a racist hater!!

I remember that idiot Shieffer commenting about a Republican convention with saying that there are no people of color here. loathsome Liar.

24 posted on 02/23/2014 5:46:25 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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25 posted on 02/23/2014 5:47:50 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Libloather
I’m not saying it’s good or bad, I’m not saying we need it or don’t need it. I’m just saying that it is very unpopular among a lot of people across the country.

Look how these suckass reporters practically apologize and beg forgiveness if they ask even a slightly less than fawning question of a Democratic politician. Even a kooky nobody like O'Malley.

Schieffer is absolutely contrite and full of excuses at the serious breach of etiquette his job almost forces him to commit. Like somebody who has to wipe the queen's ass.

26 posted on 02/23/2014 5:48:37 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dowcaet
especially as it pertains to Hillary’s presidential run.

Yes and how will they spin the fact that Hillary's policy positions are almost identical to the Chicago Marxist?

HillaryCare? Benghazi? Identical.

The only reason they're putting her name out there so soon (3 years early?) is because they needed to fill the airwaves with another story besides Obama's failures. She is going to become overexposed REAL fast.

27 posted on 02/23/2014 5:49:03 PM PST by what's up (su)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“If you have a great alternative to sell, it’s a lot easier to get people on your side.”

Tort Reform. It is easy, it is simple, it will work.

And everyone hates lawyers anyway.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 6:04:32 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Libloather

Here is the thing that drives me. The SORRY republicrats folded on defunding like quivering ganglia. They make me puke.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 6:23:02 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: Libloather

I hate O Malley!


30 posted on 02/23/2014 6:31:57 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Libloather

They know that Hillary will have to come out against it at some point if she expects to have any chance at credibility with the people, but they just don’t know exactly when that should be yet. And so they keep nibbling and hinting around that maybe Hillary wouldn’t be off the reservation too much if she ends up against Obamacare. Their hope is that she can spend her time criticizing the new republican alternative instead of actually addressing Obama’s fiasco.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 6:57:50 PM PST by MNnice
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Libloather.
“There’s no other way to look at it: this roll out was a disaster. Where are you on that, and how much do you think that’s going to hurt Democrats?...I hear a lot of them don’t want him in their states now...because this thing is SO unpopular. I’m not saying it’s good or bad, I’m not saying we need it or don’t need it. I’m just saying that it is very unpopular among a lot of people across the country.”
Looks like some shillyshally there, but he's just not leaving any open avenues of obfuscation for the shill.
32 posted on 02/23/2014 6:59:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Libloather
I’m not saying it’s good or bad, I’m not saying we need it or don’t need it. I’m just saying that it is very unpopular among a lot of people across the country.”

The ONLY people Obamacare is popular with are liberal elites who will NEVER have to go through the indignation of using it...

Bob Schieffer needs to step out of Washington for an hour every year of two... Talk to ordinary citizens who aren't provided to him for that purpose by some democrat operative.

33 posted on 02/23/2014 7:22:51 PM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: Libloather
I’m not saying it’s good or bad, I’m not saying we need it or don’t need it. I’m just saying that it is very unpopular among a lot of people across the country.”

The ONLY people Obamacare is popular with are liberal elites who will NEVER have to go through the indignation of using it...

Bob Schieffer needs to step out of Washington for an hour every year OR two... Talk to ordinary citizens who aren't provided to him for that purpose by some democrat operative.

34 posted on 02/23/2014 7:23:43 PM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: Libloather
You can't fix stupid Obamacare.

(with props to Ron White)

35 posted on 02/23/2014 7:30:31 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: knarf
“In my opinion, the crux of the problem is the charge by a hospital for a bandaid.”

I understand completely what your point is, but the bandaid costs are just cost shifting by the hospital to pay for a ton of other things. Some of those things, like hospital administrator salaries (some making well into the 7 figures), physical plant costs, etc., are under the control of the hospital and can be altered. Other things, however, like the cost of a CT scanner, or the cost to insure the hospital, etc., are out of the control of the hospital. The bottom line is that the solution is going to be a bit complex - but it is doable.

36 posted on 02/23/2014 7:31:51 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Libloather

Shit! that sumbitch is and always has been a communist.He’s just covering for his fellow travelers.


37 posted on 02/23/2014 8:36:38 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: staytrue

Aint that the truth.


38 posted on 02/23/2014 8:39:07 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Libloather

Bob may be right again in about 5 more years.


39 posted on 02/23/2014 10:22:29 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I think the media boys are trying to save there butts as well! People are actually tired of hearing Liberal lies parroted by liberal reporters! Bob is a has been from hell and who needs his smarmy butt! Just wait till we have Jay Carney at the helm!


40 posted on 02/23/2014 11:36:25 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: JRandomFreeper

I am neutral on that one


41 posted on 02/23/2014 11:43:20 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Libloather

Bttt


42 posted on 02/24/2014 1:06:21 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Libloather

Bob is worried that Ancient Rome may fall; that Adolf Hitler may invade Poland; and that the Vietnam War may turn into an American quagmire. We should heed his sage advice.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 1:08:18 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: dead

“Even a kooky nobody like O’Malley.”

Careful. The last “kookie nobody” that ran for the Democrat nomination got elected. He even defeat “The Inevitable” Hillary Clinton.

(Beware the Democrat electorate and their “Flavor of the Month” mentality)


44 posted on 02/24/2014 4:24:03 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: Tallguy

Yeah, I know the real hard kooky left loves O’Malley, but he won’t even be able to wrangle those nuts if Fauxcohantas runs. They love her even more.


45 posted on 02/24/2014 4:44:13 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DocJhn
Jay Carney at the helm!

Yuck! Could happen, though.

46 posted on 02/24/2014 5:12:06 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Libloather; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Hah! Owe’Malley is being grilled on the healthcare fail.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


47 posted on 02/24/2014 12:41:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hah! Owe’Malley is being grilled on the healthcare fail.
= = = = = = = = = = =
MAY NOT be knews(sic)

BUT

Just saw a WaPo ‘eheadline’ that MD has FIRED the people that put the health scare web site up....

Good citizens of MD only had to pony up 10 or so mill to be washed down the drain.....Of course, the pockets that control the ‘state vote’ want all these LIBS so..


48 posted on 02/24/2014 12:45:38 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: nascarnation

I’m not saying it’s good or bad, I’m not saying we need it or don’t need it. I’m just saying that it is very unpopular among a lot of people across the country.”

***
Not exactly a true criticism of ZeroCare; just a recognition of the fact that people don’t like it.


49 posted on 02/24/2014 3:53:51 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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