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The worst-planned presser in political history (Kay Hagan, D-NC)
WWNC News Radio 570 AM ^ | February 25th 2014 | Peter Kaliner

Posted on 02/25/2014 2:58:33 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

I have no idea how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan's news conference could've been worse except had she lit a baby bunny on fire while stomping on the American flag.

The junior Senator from North Carolina filed for re-election yesterday in Wake County. The media was all there, as her campaign obviusly alerted them to the event. This is pretty standard. It makes for good video to have the pol surrounded by friends, family, and supporters as they sign the paperwork and everyone cheers.

But it seemed to escape Hagan and her camp that after she signs the papers she'd need to actually talk to the media.

About her record.

And that's where the wheels fell off this thing.

... Hagan ... refused on Monday to answer questions about what she knew about the laws limits.

Like President Barack Obama, Hagan said the Affordable Care Act would allow North Carolinians to keep their existing insurance plans if they liked them. The pledge proved false – and earned Obama PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year honors.

But the details about what Hagan knew about the law’s limits and when she learned it remains unclear. Asked about it again Monday at a press conference in Raleigh, after she made her re-election bid official at the State Board of Elections, Hagan avoided the question.

Pressed on the question two more times as reporters followed her outside to the parking lot, Hagan did not answer. She offered this explanation without further details: “it wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.”

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/24/3650966/as-she-makes-re-election-bid-official.html#storylink=cpy

Followed her into the parking lot? This is bad video for the rest of the campaign season.

Read more: http://www.wwnc.com/onair/pete-kaliner-46655/the-worstplanned-presser-in-political-history-12098976/#ixzz2uNTGn42D

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
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1 posted on 02/25/2014 2:58:33 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

“I have no idea how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s news conference could’ve been worse except had she lit a baby bunny on fire while stomping on the American flag.”

Best way to begin an editorial I’ve ever read. Great news for November, too.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 3:00:12 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

LOL.
Oopsies for Hagan.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 3:05:26 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

lol


4 posted on 02/25/2014 3:07:12 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
“...it wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.”

"The citizens of North Carolina aren't smart enough to take care of themselves."

5 posted on 02/25/2014 3:09:12 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; NFHale; Perdogg

Wow...

Hopefully that translates into a humiliating defeat.

Then she can pursue a new career path - mayonnaise wrestling.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 3:12:41 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
She offered this explanation without further details: “it wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.”

Follow up one lie with another. This one ticks me off because it's so arrogant and typical of left wing fascist.

7 posted on 02/25/2014 3:12:55 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: GOPsterinMA
Then she can pursue a new career path - mayonnaise wrestling.

You need to post pictures with that statement to see if that is indeed a possibility

8 posted on 02/25/2014 3:17:26 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ouch... “the bunny thing”....... that had to hurt...


9 posted on 02/25/2014 3:18:19 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: FatherofFive; fieldmarshaldj

That would be up to FReeper fieldmarshaldj; he is a fan of female mayonnaise wrestling.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 3:19:38 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Then she can pursue a new career path - mayonnaise wrestling.

You need to post pictures with that statement to see if that is indeed a possibility

11 posted on 02/25/2014 3:22:31 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Then she can pursue a new career path...”
The voters should free her to pursue other, more fulfilling interests.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 3:25:41 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hagan is a moonbat. Moonbats do not understand how or why they vote for socialism, they just do it.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 3:27:51 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: outofsalt

Amen. But I can’t say much, Hagan can’t be much worse then the 2 buffoons my state elected for Senator.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 3:28:16 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I wondered where Pete Kaliner wound up after leaving WBT radio in Charlotte. He was one of several conservatives to be booted from that station.

I’m glad he’s in Asheville giving the resident evil libtards grief.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 3:31:24 PM PST by moovova
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To: Clintonfatigued

LOVE IT! (OK only figuratively speaking, I’m very glad she didn’t do that.)


16 posted on 02/25/2014 3:38:20 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Clintonfatigued
She offered this explanation without further details: “it wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.”

Well, that's because nobody; not you, not me, not even Obama, his sleazy self, ever heard anything... anything at all... about the existence of these things that seemed to emerge like a butterfly from a cow pie, when Obama was called on his "you can keep your policy if you like it" lie and he had to try and think fast, and he spontaneously came up with these supposed "substandard policies" as an explanation for all those policy cancellations. That's what happens when the weasel tries to go off teleprompter.

He'd never used the phrase before, never even hinted that such things existed, he said you could keep your insurance plan PERIOD.

There's no way you would have known anything more about it when he made it up on the fly. That doesn't absolve you for your personal responsibility for promoting this fraud on the American people, and I think you'll soon come face to face with that fact.

17 posted on 02/25/2014 3:39:04 PM PST by Kenton
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18 posted on 02/25/2014 3:41:42 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: Clintonfatigued
Sen. Kay Hagan's news conference could've been worse except had she lit a baby bunny on fire while stomping on the American flag.

If she had, you wouldn't have seen a word of it in the MSM. Not that I'm accusing them of bias, or being lying, fascist anti-freedom b@$t@rds, or anything.

19 posted on 02/25/2014 3:43:46 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Steely Tom

The policies WEREN’T SUBSTANDARD! Only in Socialist Obamaland do people who are in their twilight years have to pay for extra insurance to cover pediatric dental and maternity care. Geez, if we had an INDEPENDENT PRESS, these pukes wouldn’t be able to get away with all their lies!


20 posted on 02/25/2014 3:55:51 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: musicman

LOLOLOL!!


21 posted on 02/25/2014 4:10:16 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: Clintonfatigued

Rip it out by the roots.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 4:15:29 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Clintonfatigued
stooopid cow...
23 posted on 02/25/2014 4:17:31 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RedMDer

24 posted on 02/25/2014 4:19:37 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: Clintonfatigued
"had she lit a baby bunny on fire while stomping on the American flag"

Well, she is a democrat - so to some of her base, that might have been a resume enhancer.

25 posted on 02/25/2014 4:28:54 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Jeebus! What a bonehead.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 4:34:15 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Clintonfatigued
“it wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.”

If they were, why were people happy with them. How stupid does Congress think we are?

27 posted on 02/25/2014 5:23:59 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hagan to voters: If you believed my lie, you’re an idiot!


28 posted on 02/25/2014 5:28:46 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: GOPsterinMA

Mayonnaise Wrestling? The mayonnaise will win... :-)


29 posted on 02/25/2014 5:44:52 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

:)


30 posted on 02/25/2014 5:56:37 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

No matter what, the Progressive base, along with many, many members who are not living, will turn out in droves for her.

IMHO


31 posted on 02/25/2014 6:08:04 PM PST by ripley
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To: Clintonfatigued

Elect Greg Brannon, get rid of this O-Clone!

http://gregbrannon.com/


32 posted on 02/25/2014 6:51:04 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: outofsalt
The voters should free her to pursue other, more fulfilling interests.

Exactly, we must free her from JOB-LOCK! The libs have assured us that it is terrible to have to have a job.

33 posted on 02/25/2014 8:22:13 PM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: hattend
How stupid does Congress think we are?

Just depends on what your definition of "we" is hattend!

34 posted on 02/25/2014 8:50:52 PM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: Steely Tom
ObamaCare declared the policies illegal. Millions of Americans choose those policies, liked those policies and wanted to continue to purchase those policies.

What's clearly substandard here is Kay Hagan and many, many other politicians.

35 posted on 02/25/2014 9:37:16 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How dumb is Kay Hagan? So dumb she makes Beverly Perdue look smart!


36 posted on 02/26/2014 3:32:48 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: originalbuckeye; Jabba the Nutt
ObamaCare declared the policies illegal. Millions of Americans choose those policies, liked those policies and wanted to continue to purchase those policies.

Yes, I know.

My point was that the claim that the "if you like your plan you can keep it" line was not really a massive bald-faced lie because they didn't realize that the insurance plans - that hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians had been happy with for years - were "substandard" is identical to a claim that those same North Carolinians were too stupid to realize that they were satisfied with something that was "substandard."

That's adding insult to injury, because she voted for the law that redefined satisfactory policies as "substandard" in the first place. A second lie, layered upon the first, and compounded with a gross insult to the intelligence every North Carolina voter who had provided their own insurance.

37 posted on 02/26/2014 4:54:55 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: All

Maybe Hagan should have fellated an Obama blow-up doll to show her Democrat loyalty to Obama?


38 posted on 02/26/2014 8:19:10 AM PST by Liz
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Hagan said "Keep It" 24 times; she sat on several committees that helped write O/Care;
she later voted for the bill she should have known decimated existing plans

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) repeatedly promised on at least 24 separate occasions that North Carolina citizens would be able to keep their existing affordable health care plans — once Obamacare went into effect (five years after Obama set it in motion).

However, Hagan dodged the question as she announced her re-election. One reporter asks, “Much has been made about 'if you like you health care plan you can keep it,' but we’re still not sure about when exactly you learned that wasn’t the case?"

The reporter gets specific: "....you were on a lot of committees that helped write the healthcare bill. Was there a specific time frame — a day, a month, a week — that you can narrow it, to when you learned that 'Keeping It' wasn’t going to be the case?”

Hagan ignores the reporter's pointed question, then talks about a bill she is sponsoring that will allow people to keep their plans.....she was again pressed in the parking lot but walked away without answering the question.

NOTE: Hagan's vote caused 500,000 North Carolinians canceled on a population of almost 10 million. Only about 100,000 signed up for ACA (as self-serving Obama admin fudges the numbers). So NC ended up w/ roughly 400k additional uninsured....thanks to Kay Hagan.

39 posted on 02/26/2014 8:24:26 AM PST by Liz
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To: JSDude1
I second that!

gregbrannon.com
40 posted on 02/26/2014 1:34:26 PM PST by SuperSonic (If I had a dog it would look like the one Obama ate!)
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