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Clinton tells Dems: Deal with ObamaCare drama
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Posted on 03/29/2014 9:59:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

March 29, 2014, 12:17 pm Clinton tells Dems: Deal with ObamaCare drama

By Justin Sink

President Bill Clinton says Democrats would be making a “terrible mistake” if they choose not to directly confront controversy over the Affordable Care Act ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

The former president pointed to his widely heralded speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention as an example of how his party could turn a perceived problem into an advantage, in an interview with Real Clear Politics.

“When the president asked me to speak for him in North Carolina, I said that I would do it — but that I could only do it and be effective if he let me explain and defend the health care deal," Clinton said.

Clinton said Democrats have “a tendency to shy away from things they had done that were unpopular, [and] talk about positions they had that were popular.”

“My own experience had convinced me — going back to '94 and even more when I was governor — that that was always a terrible mistake. That you had to turn in toward all controversies and embrace them — even if you said you were wrong or a mistake was made. You couldn't not deal with it."

Clinton’s comments were published a day after a new Associated Press survey found that only 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act — a record low. More than half of households where someone tried to enroll in coverage reported problems when they tried to sign up, an indication of the scope of early technical problems with the federal and state exchanges.

The same survey found that 38 percent of respondents remain confused by the law and that two-thirds believe the individual mandate is unfair.

Still, more than six million Americans have enrolled in insurance through the exchanges, the White House announced last week. Monday is the final day of the open enrollment period.

Republicans have said they want to make the law the key issue in the 2014 midterm elections, where they hope to retake the Senate.

“Democrats in leadership may say they are doubling down on ObamaCare but you have to wonder how many more unilateral delays their candidates running in 2014 can withstand,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement last week.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abortion; billclinton; clinton; deathpanels; democratcare; demsobamacare; donkeycare; election2014; election2016; jackasscare; obama; obamacare; obamalies; zerocare
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1 posted on 03/29/2014 9:59:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
President Bill Clinton says Democrats would be making a “terrible mistake” if they choose not to directly confront controversy over the Affordable Care Act ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

I think they believe they already have "directly confronted the controversy."

Their manner of "confronting" it is simple: they've the opposition "go to hell," and they've told everyone else: "it's the law of the land, so get used to it."

2 posted on 03/29/2014 10:01:46 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Doubling down on “embrace the suck”? The man wasn’t impeached for no reason, was he now.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Sub-Driver

The Toons are getting scared.
The decoder ring says:
“Fix your problem or your not getting any more funding from my sources”


4 posted on 03/29/2014 10:02:06 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Sub-Driver

Pretty sad when a bent, impeached ex-president is the guiding light for your party.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 10:03:54 AM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Sub-Driver

2014 RAT campaign:
I did not have realtions with Obamacare..


6 posted on 03/29/2014 10:09:41 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Steely Tom

You have to wonder why they didn’t immediately start formulating corrective legislation, once they discovered what was in it. Idiots!


7 posted on 03/29/2014 10:13:41 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: All
(Cackle) watta lot of horse-hockey. Billy-Boy knows Obama's screw-up is hurting Hillary's ambitions. And when the Dimwits get clobbered in 2014, Hillary will be a dead weight come 2016. The two connivers must stay up all night trying to figure a way out of the mess......b/c Hillary is also involved.


KARMA COMES CALLING 2010 elections were the first signs of Obamacare's toxicity. Back then, O/care was just a gazillion-page bill waiting to be implemented by bureaucratic vultures hovering over the dying body politic of US freedom.

Now O/Care is a live flesh-eating disease sucking the life out of our health care system .... all thanks to loyal Democrats straight party-line vote

LET'S STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE 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 you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll 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 marched 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."

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Even if Bill manages to help Hillary escape the O/Care stigma, she is toxic---super-glued onto O/Care forever.

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BACKSTORY In 2009, retiring Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry presciently warned that ObamaCare was setting up Democrats for a huge 2010 midterm defeat; just as “HillaryCare” led to Democrat loss of 54 House seats in 1994.

Obama scoffed at such concerns; he told Berry, “Well, the big difference here is you’ve got me.”

SO MUCH FOR O'S EGOTISM 2010 Republicans went on to win 63 House seats and six Senate seats.....the largest swing to Repubs in the House since 1938. So Obama was right---the difference was him. ROTFL.

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BTW, Hillary's 2007 campaign website was unearthed by America Rising. Written on the website under "HILLARYCARE"---is the reassuring phrase: “if you have a plan you like, you keep it.”

VIDEO BELOW of Hillary saying, "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

http://burstupdates.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/hillary-2007-if-you-like-your-plan-you-can-keep-it/

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.”

8 posted on 03/29/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Olog-hai

Good luck defending that POS Billy Jeff. :-)


9 posted on 03/29/2014 10:15:01 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Reddy
Pretty sad when a bent, impeached ex-president is the guiding light for your party.

Beautiful---that needs to go viral.

10 posted on 03/29/2014 10:16:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Sub-Driver

So says the impeached rapist and sexual predator.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 10:17:39 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, please throw me into that Briar patch.

Obamacare is doomed until the basic fundamental flaw in it is addressed vis-a-vis It’s run by the Federal Government.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: All
TAKE YOUR SEATS, STUDENTS---TIME FOR YOUR LESSON IN DEMOCRAT POLITICS 101.

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HOW DEMOCRATS GET AND KEEP PUBLIC OFFICE--101: California Democrat, State Sen Leland Yee, discussed w/ an undercover FBI agent about supplying terroristic- style weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles....in exchange for campaign contributions.

Sen Lee showed the FBI agent the entire process of how to get those weapons from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines into the United States (according to the FBI affidavit). Yee's alleged crimes also include:

<><> wire fraud,

<><> money laundering,

<><> corruption in office,

<><> bribery,

<><> alleged murder-for-hire plots targeting a political consultant who apparently crossed Yee,

<><>international weapons trafficking conspiracy in exchange for campaign contributions to Yee.

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LESSON REFERENCE: Sen Yee's Democratic Playbook---plotting w/ terrorists to advance his political ambitions---- is widely used in Democrat circles.

Former Pres Bill Clinton was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative Foundation" few months back.. Notwithstanding the bombshell news that (1) the Clintons had employed a Muslim Brotherhood activist....and, (2) the Clinton Foundations were outed by the NY Times for their shady dealings and runaway spending.

Gehad al Haddad (above), Muslim Brotherhood activist AND former Clinton employee.....is ready to carry out presidential orders. Gehad is currently sitting in a nice comfy Egyptian jail as we type. Gehad al Haddad was a Muslim Brotherhood spox--while simultaneously working at Hillary and Bill's tax-exempt foundation.

Gehad was arrested by the Egyptian military for inciting violence AT THE SAME TIME he was a Clinton employee. Gehad knows plenty about the way the M/B uses tax-exempts for money-laundering (to finance terror activities against America).

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THE CLINTON-MUSLIM TERRORISM CONNECTION --- The Muslim terrorist was working at the Clinton Foundation AND conducting terrorist activities at the same time. Gehad al Haddad's intimacy w/ the Clintons explains why they remade themselves into the hallowed "Clinton Family Foundation."

The Clintons doing their "Holy Family" act.

NOTE The Clintons' shady foundation financing is unveiled in a recent NYT expose of Clinton corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, cronyism. Actions Billy took as president now serve to fuel hefty contributions to the foundation.

The Clintons' shady tax-exempt modalities are unveiled in the recent NYT investigative story. Corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, cronyism. The Clintons didn't have a pot to *** in in Arkansas---never even had a home to call their own. Now they're multi-millionaires.......with hundreds of millions in donations from dubious sources financing Hillary's ambitions and Bill's ego-driven obsession for being in the limelight.

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There needs to be a thorough going-over of the three tax-exempt Clinton Foundations and their assorted money-grabbing derivations.

We need to know who pays/funds the Clinton's lifestyle/political ambitions---- especially b/c Hillary is running for prez. It is important to know to whom the Clinton's are truly indebted.

NY POST EXCERPT ----The Bill Clinton Foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses — Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the nonprofit’s tax forms reveal.....includes $4.2 million in 2011 for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are attached); $730,000 for the Clinton Global Health Initiative; and $7.2 million for the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).

13 posted on 03/29/2014 10:19:21 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
VIDEO BELOW of Hillary saying, "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

Nice snag. Now the Repubs have something they can use against Hillary Clinton. Oh, wait...the stupid party...never mind.

14 posted on 03/29/2014 10:19:51 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Twotone

“You have to wonder why they didn’t immediately start formulating corrective legislation, once they discovered what was in it.”

I don’t think they can. As Reagan said, “Socialized medicine is the holy grail of Democrats.” I’ve heard several people say, “The problem is they let the insurance companies handle it. They should have gone for one payer, the government only.” This is what the Communists...now the Democrats, have wanted since the 1930’s. They can’t repeal it without losing their base. That would spark primary challenges in most districts. Nothing scares a politician more than a primary challenge.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 10:20:40 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Olog-hai

In other words, Billy Jeff is telling them to get busy with the deflections, misdirections, redefinition and flat-out LYING that himself and his past (and present) army of sycophants have had success with (in fooling Americans).

Which leaves the Bent One himself not only "embracing the suck" but double/triple quadrupling down upon it, recommending his own political party (the Democrat Party) do just as he did and would now do again, while wagging a scolding finger and saying "I did not have [suck]..."

16 posted on 03/29/2014 10:24:44 AM PDT by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: Steely Tom

They’ve also threatened the young with the IRS ... Democrats - thugs with a stick...


17 posted on 03/29/2014 10:25:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (Save Your Country , Fire A Democrat - freeper molso209)
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To: Gen.Blather; Twotone
Gen.Blather took the words right out of my mouth.

They could no more "immediately start formulating corrective legislation" than could the Communists "immediately start formulating plans to undo what they did" starting a few weeks after the Bolshevik Revolution ended.

18 posted on 03/29/2014 10:26:38 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Olog-hai

In Slick’s case, he even “embraced the sink” (it didn’t say no).


19 posted on 03/29/2014 10:48:24 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sub-Driver
When the Klintons speak, always believe the opposite.
20 posted on 03/29/2014 10:53:48 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bill wants Hlllary to “ride in on the White Horse” and save the Democrats.
So much easier to do if there are not very many Democrats left, due to Bills advice?
21 posted on 03/29/2014 11:06:17 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Sub-Driver

This article about BJ was written by “Justin Sink.”

Bwahahaha!


22 posted on 03/29/2014 11:08:48 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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... if they choose not to directly confront controversy ...

The way that Democrats need to directly confront the constitutionally indefensible federal Obamacare Democratcare controversy is the following. Given that the Democrats wrongly ignored that the States have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to legislatively address public healthcare issues when they irresponsibly rammed Democratcare through the system, the Democrats need to do implement the following remedy.

Democrats need to uphold their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution for once by doing the following. Democrats need to lead Congress to petition the states to ratify a healthcare amendment to the Constitution. And if the States choose to ratify the amendment then Congress would have the constitutional authority that it needed to establish Democratcare in the first place and the Democrcats would be heroes; something like that.

23 posted on 03/29/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Sub-Driver

Just a few weeks ago, Bill Clinton campaigned for the LOSING Democratic candidate, Alex Sink, in the critical and highly publicized Florida election to replace a House member.

The most often-cited reason for the Democrat’s loss was ObamaCare.

Democrats running for re-election have already made it clear that they don’t want Barack Obama anywhere near them when they’re campaigning. And now they should add the Clintons to their don’t-get-anywhere-near-me list.

However, Bill Clinton’s compulsive exhibitionism will not allow him to avoid giving interviews like the current one emphasizing ObamaCare. If he doesn’t speak about that critical issue, his interviews will not be listened to, so we can expect him to continue his ObamaCare dissertations ad nauseam, or until the Democrats are completely wiped out in November.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 12:24:44 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Liz

Both posts this thread excellent as usual, and appreciated. Thank you.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 12:28:51 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

You are very welcome.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 1:22:43 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Sub-Driver

the same Bill Clinton who denied\deferred\cried foul\lied\got others to lie for him and with him ? Would have worked, too except for a blue dress.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 2:19:05 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Sub-Driver
Disgusting: Clinton Identified In Lawsuit Against Former Friend and Pedophile

28 posted on 03/29/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama & Chicago/DNC must have harvested massive incriminating stuff on every GOP and Dem Governor and Congressman using NSA emails data base.

What else explains the totally ignored opportunity to take back Congress using Obamacare.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 3:49:13 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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