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ObamaCare Defender Forced to Try ObamaCare says, I Feel Like a Dupe.
FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 03/21/2014 5:22:08 AM PDT by SJackson

Edited on 03/21/2014 7:13:57 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

ObamaCare Defender Forced to Try ObamaCare says, “I Feel Like a Dupe”.

William Rivers Pitt was Dennis Kucinich’s press secretary. He co-wrote a book with notorious pedophile and Saddam cover-up artist Scott Ritter.

That was last year. This year Pitt tried ObamaCare. His response was enthusiastic and unprintable.


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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dummies; insurance; obamacare

1 posted on 03/21/2014 5:22:08 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Related article and an entertaining archived thread on the topic
2 posted on 03/21/2014 5:24:48 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson
But the entire process remains – deliberately and by design – under the complete control of the insurance companies,

If only there were NO insurance companies, everything would be okay. Right?

3 posted on 03/21/2014 5:27:28 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: SJackson; PJ-Comix

Sweet WRP Ping.

“El Daniel” is running with a PITTster thread! Sadly, no mention of you as the first to carry it...


4 posted on 03/21/2014 5:30:36 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: SJackson
"I feel like a dupe."

Go with that thought, Pitt.

5 posted on 03/21/2014 5:30:59 AM PDT by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: SJackson

Liberals are such potty mouths. By the way, as I’ve said 100 times before, it’s a little too late for this BS. We knew this 20 years ago with Hillarycare.

Also, there’s no doubt in my mind that this ying yang, along with every other lib ying yang, will vote dem for as long as they live. And beyond.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 5:32:36 AM PDT by albie
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To: SJackson
Stupid $hit.
Everything the government touches turns to crap.

Even the military - where there has been some semblance of disassociation from "government" - has finally been drawn into the toilet bowl along with every other PC government program, and it is, predictably, turning to crap.

7 posted on 03/21/2014 5:33:32 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: SJackson

Like the plot of a Greek tragedy the protagonist realizes EVERYTHING he believes is a lie.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 5:34:46 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: workerbee

When you get to a point of four-member family costing $9,000 a year in costs, and $6,000 in deductible costs before the insurance kicks in...why would you even bother with a insurance company?

I’d stand there with absolutely no insurance....walk in when I had something drastic of a high-cost nature and demand them to sign me up, and use my wits to save or value the normal $15,000 for medical costs.

This whole gimmick is rigged for a massive fall within ten years. I can see five to eight percent of the public quitting the game each and every year. When you get up to fifty percent of the nation not playing....it’s all downhill from that point on. Any economic expert can build the model and show in five minutes that it’s a shake-down with serious consequences as time goes by and is accepted less and less.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 5:35:00 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
When you get to a point of four-member family costing $9,000 a year in costs, and $6,000 in deductible costs before the insurance kicks in...why would you even bother with a insurance company?

Just the deductible means this plan is of no help to a family with kids.

I can see a single or a childless couple having bought a catastrophic plan with such a high deductible prior to ObamaCare. They'd be gambling on their health, and they'd probably be making a good gamble.

But forking over $6000 bucks before you even begin to get coverage means that for most years you simply don't have coverage.

10 posted on 03/21/2014 5:39:57 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: SJackson

Mr. Pitt, Obama has a solution for your high costs: Cancel your cable TV.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 5:44:54 AM PDT by randita
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To: xzins

Now see...there you go...trying to bring back that ancient topic of catastrophic health-care packages. This was batted around in the 1980s, 1990s and the last decade. No one wants to put that on the table because insurance companies won’t make money that way. I’d readily agree...a family ought to handle it’s own bills as long as it’s $10k or less a year, and then rely on some catastrophic package for everything over that amount. We could whittle this whole thing down to seventy-five dollars a month and suddenly everything would be affordable and realistic.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 5:48:34 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: workerbee

The assumption is that if everything were under the control of just a few or one benevolent elite person,

that it would all “work” right and be a panacea.

This is why they blame the insurance companies, because they are working for “profit” and not operating as completely elite benevolent overseers.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 5:51:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Of course. That was my point. :-)


14 posted on 03/21/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: SJackson

Translation:
1) ObamaCare doesn’t do enough. He wanted a single-payer system without insurance companies.
2) Greedy bast...’s mad cause he didn’t get free medicine with his subsidized policy. It’s so unfair.
3) Having just seen the epic failure of a partial takeover of health care by Big Brother, he would support a 100% takeover tomorrow, expecting different results. (Hopefully it will have mental health benefits).

Suggestions for the Pitts: Get a “job”; create enough wealth to pay for your own health care instead of expecting someone else to; become adults; run your own lives.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Chewbarkah

Basically, he supported it on the premise that

he would get everything he wanted on demand at no cost to himself.

Yep, greedy bastid. Greedy, stooooopid bastid.
Greedy, THIEVING, stupid bastid.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 5:53:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SJackson

This is the kind of story that warms the cockles of my heart. This bastard is one of many liberal geniuses who were mocking us a scant four months ago as Neanderthals living in the past. All of a sudden when he is forced to live under the stupidity of the liberals he is outraged. Newsflash it’s not just the rich people who are having to pony up to support a permanent minority under class....it’s those of us who go to work every day and try to do the right things. welcome to the real world my friend!!!


17 posted on 03/21/2014 5:58:43 AM PDT by ontap
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To: SJackson
ALL blame for this perverted, destructive policy (aka: nobamacare) lies with DIMs/LIBs. I smile while they choke on it. Choke, you fools...you commies.
18 posted on 03/21/2014 5:58:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SJackson

19 posted on 03/21/2014 6:01:23 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SJackson

Pitt thought, just like the rest of the liberals, that he would be getting something for nothing (the medication) when he found out that he actually had to pay he got pissed. Typical liberal.


20 posted on 03/21/2014 6:02:34 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: SJackson

But..but didn’t Ellen Degenerate say it was the greatest thing since sliced bread? On her TV show no less.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 6:03:49 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: albie

obamacare = hillarycare.
Written in secret with no input from the insurance industry or medical doctors. That is why 2,500 pages of legislation magically appeared. It was written back in the ‘90s and has been waiting for a opportune time to bring it up and pass it. The dims had a whole new generation who had no clue about hillarycare and wouldn’t believe their elders.
Any adult defender of obamacare is either a clueless idiot or an exempted member of the ruling class or both.


22 posted on 03/21/2014 6:03:59 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: SJackson

That clown is a “professional” writer? Good God. His so-called prose is something a high-school girl would come up with.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 6:05:57 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ontap

The liberals’ fondest wish is to see those that disagree with them punished/killed by the State.

Conservatives’ fondest wish is for liberals alone to suffer the consequences of their ideology.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SJackson
“I Feel Like a Dupe”

That was obama's intention, now he knows all the dupe's he has, he can come back and sell you one the single payer system, and because you are a dupe, you will buy it.

25 posted on 03/21/2014 6:16:45 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: randita

Mr. Pitt could also check his tire pressure to ensure that his tires are properly inflated. The increased mileage he would get might just cover those high costs. Be creative, like the President!


26 posted on 03/21/2014 6:21:43 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SJackson
Yet another imbecile who believes that he has a right to medical care and medications, and that I insurance companies are obligated to pay for it, no matter what.

Eventually, dopes... I mean dupes... No, wait, I mean dopes, like this guy are going to result in their being no more insurance companies. And somehow, they think that will be better.

Just another useful idiot.

27 posted on 03/21/2014 6:22:27 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: pepsionice

If the rates triple this year like they’re predicting, it’ll be more than 5-8%. All part of the plan to move us into single payer.


28 posted on 03/21/2014 6:45:10 AM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: workerbee

They’re evil, since they operate for a profit.

I’m sure ole Will doesn’t work for free in his own life...but he expects everyone else to.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: PoloSec

Knowing what he knows now, would he have voted for Romney in 2012?

Thought not.


30 posted on 03/21/2014 6:46:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SJackson

No, you ARE a dupe. Embrace the suck.


31 posted on 03/21/2014 6:47:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SJackson

Get rid of your cable TV, Internet and cell phone, Pitt. OhVomit sez you must re-prioritize your life!


32 posted on 03/21/2014 6:56:44 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

LOL! It looks like the fame of our Willie Boy is SPREADING FAST!!!


33 posted on 03/21/2014 7:30:05 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: SJackson

Only a libtard would vote for the DMV to run healthcare and then be surprised when healthcare functions like the DMV.


34 posted on 03/21/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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“F__ you, insurance industry. F___ you, Mr. President, you piece of s___t used-car salesman. F___ my heart and soul, fu-- you.”

In follow-up posts on Democratic Underground, he added, “I long for a time machine. I helped, in my own small way, to promote this thing, because of the pre-existing conditions aspect that would benefit my wife. I feel like a f_____ dupe.”

If you think this is bad, go and read his whole piece, it really rips obama a new one.

Another liberal caught in his own bullshit world, where everything is free and better when the one promotes it.hahahahahaha

35 posted on 03/21/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: SJackson

Only a libtard would vote for the DMV to run healthcare and then be surprised when healthcare functions like the DMV.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 7:45:52 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: USS Alaska

He really needs to stop mincing his words and tell us what he really thinks.


37 posted on 03/21/2014 7:47:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: workerbee

We would be better off without them. Health CARE costs would be lower.

Also, considering their monopolistic nature at the State government level before Obamacare and their enthusiastic complicity in Obamacare (because would get the government to mandate new business for them) ... then yes, I hope they go out of business and suffer terrible financial losses.

Now, if we want to try a free market health insurance approach (which hasn’t been tried yet), then OK, I’d agree to having health insurance companies in existence.

Health insurance (or any industry) in cahoots with the government to limit competition is inherently fraudulent.


38 posted on 03/21/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Charles Henrickson
WILLIAM RIVERS PITT now featured in WEASEL ZIPPERS.
39 posted on 03/21/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: MrB

“The liberals’ fondest wish is to see those that disagree with them punished/killed by the State.”

“Conservatives’ fondest wish is for liberals alone to suffer the consequences of their ideology.”

So true.

As someone with liberal friends, I can tell you their favorite sentence begins with “People shouldn’t be allowed to...”


40 posted on 03/21/2014 6:17:32 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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