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Obama Team Uses March Madness to Sell Health Care Plan
USA Today via Florida Today | Sunday, March 16, 2014 | David Jackson

Posted on 03/16/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT by kristinn

USA Today articles are headline and link only.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: marchmadness; obama; obamacare
Yes, Obama will be releasing his NCAA brackets this week.
1 posted on 03/16/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT by kristinn
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2 posted on 03/16/2014 4:56:01 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: kristinn

Any more free t shirts and lunches to give away? maybe this will work. We did the phones already, how about...........


3 posted on 03/16/2014 5:00:08 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Zippy the a##clown sez..............)
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To: kristinn

Bastard better not pick Florida to win it.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Hate to break it to you but he will. It’s the easy pick and requires no thought at all.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 5:10:14 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

Not if you saw how they almost choked against Kentucky today.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: John W

Love it!


7 posted on 03/16/2014 5:15:33 PM PDT by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: kristinn

Well, at least he is hard at work. /s


8 posted on 03/16/2014 5:17:51 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ealgeone

you make the assumption that he makes the picks..

He is to lazy for that.

They are made for him and handed to him.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 5:18:37 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: dfwgator

His pick won’t matter. There are a number of teams better than Florida. On any given day the best team can loose.


10 posted on 03/16/2014 5:22:14 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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Florida can win it, but they have flaws, but then again there isn’t a team that doesn’t have flaws.

I do like that when Florida needs a stop they get it. That could be what propels them to the title....But I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a year where a 4 or 5 seed gets hot at the right time and wins it all.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 5:25:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Is anybody else here besides myself sick to death of seeing Obama’s mug show up in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE? When you think about it, in terms of shear numbers of his images in the media, this guy has a far greater presence than Mao did in China and Stalin and Lennon did in the Soviet Union. I mean, talk about your real life “Big Brother”! I think obama has actually been using “1984” as his blueprint, rather than what to avoid.


12 posted on 03/16/2014 5:26:35 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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He probably will. His amazing insight into what’s supposedly his favorite sport revolves around picking mostly #1 seeds. Truly a visionary and a risk-taker.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 5:26:45 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: dfwgator

I did....I’m a UK fan.

Was it a choke or a UK comeback?


14 posted on 03/16/2014 5:28:03 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

I suppose it was both, but Florida couldn’t hit a FT to save their lives, and that’s what worries me.


15 posted on 03/16/2014 5:28:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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That’s right. Florida really deserved to loose, and I thought they were going to until the last second. Not an SEC fan, but us Memphians dislike Calipari so much I would root for Podunk U over KY.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 5:28:43 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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After the game, I felt like they lost. It was definitely more relief than anything.


17 posted on 03/16/2014 5:30:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

True.

Never have understood how you can hit a three at a high percentage, but not hit free throws.

One of the perplexities of basketball.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 5:30:27 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: kristinn
Swish!
19 posted on 03/16/2014 5:41:22 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

20 posted on 03/16/2014 5:42:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Just looking at the South bracket, Syracuse or Kansas might get them. Soft bracket. One thing that might help Florida is if they make it to win the South region is that they will play in FedEx Forum. Lots and lots of SEC fans, and it is a huge place.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 5:53:01 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: John W

Where’s the “Fast and Furious” Bracket?


22 posted on 03/16/2014 5:55:27 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: catnipman

I think that you are right


23 posted on 03/16/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: ealgeone

Your pal Cal doesn’t worry about free throws.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 6:03:40 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek

I know....bugs the heck out of me also.

Had there been a focus on FTs, UK would have one a couple more games this year.


25 posted on 03/16/2014 6:04:33 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone; Coldwater Creek

UK sure hit the free throws against LSU Friday; I was there. Go look at the stats.

UK is getting hot at *exactly* the right time.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 6:07:58 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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yes they did...not against uga though, but then they were hitting the threes.

I was hoping we’d save one or two of those threes for uf today.

you a UK fan?


27 posted on 03/16/2014 6:09:24 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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Kansas State is going to be a tough game....But I will go out on a limb and pick the Wildcats to win.


28 posted on 03/16/2014 6:09:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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He’ll pick the Gators. Being number one, it doesn’t require any thought on his part. Kind of like his presidency..


29 posted on 03/16/2014 6:18:44 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: dfwgator

Pretty hard to lose with that pick.


30 posted on 03/16/2014 6:19:37 PM PDT by Ray54
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To: ealgeone

I married into it. Wife is a grad.


31 posted on 03/16/2014 6:27:54 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

GO BIG BLUE!!


32 posted on 03/16/2014 6:38:54 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: kristinn

The clown keeps using our money to make commercials for his death panels.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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UK wasn’t hot today. This was a game that Florida did not need to win.


34 posted on 03/16/2014 6:57:23 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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Florida wanted it to finish perfect in the SEC. I think they went into coast mode when they were up 16, and Kentucky, to their credit, fought back.


35 posted on 03/16/2014 6:58:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ealgeone

Friday was pretty amazing at the GA Dome. I estimate there were 19,000 UK fans present, and ~263 LSU fans. Not exaggerating on either number.

When I got home, I watched a bit of the UGA-Ole Miss game, which of course I could have stayed for, both games were in the same session, one ticket got you both. Even after a lot of the UK fans cleared out, there were more UK fans in the stands than UGA and Ole Miss fans *combined*.

UK fans will travel for a game!


36 posted on 03/16/2014 6:59:33 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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UK fans always dominate the SEC tournament...even when they aren’t that good.


37 posted on 03/16/2014 7:00:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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You should lay some serious money down in Vegas on that one.


38 posted on 03/16/2014 7:00:39 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

It’s called Catlanta for a reason.

Also known as the Big Blue Mist.

I love it.

Sure wish they’d pulled it out today. I really have a strong dislike of flurida.


39 posted on 03/16/2014 7:04:49 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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It would have really messed with the NCAA brackets, too, as an added bonus.


40 posted on 03/16/2014 7:10:37 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: kristinn

Would you buy a Medical Insurance Policy from Insurance Pitchman B. Hussein Obama?

Basic Obama Sales Pitch: “Whether or not you like your Policy, I will keep your money, period.”


41 posted on 03/16/2014 7:35:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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Yes, Obama will be releasing his NCAA brackets this week.

Yet he didn't have time to attend yesterday's National Security meeting held at the White House. Unbelievable where he sets his priorities.

42 posted on 03/16/2014 9:48:14 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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