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Senator: 'There's No Such Thing as Obamacare'
The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30,2014 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 03/31/2014 6:06:14 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Senator Angus King, an independent senator from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats, said this morning on Fox that "There's no such thing as Obamacare."

"Two points if I may, sir," says Fox host Chris Wallace. "One, then why is Harry Reid saying he's not going to allow a vote on the fixes? And, two, speak directly and briefly, becase we're about to run out of time, to Senator Barrasso's comment that a lot of doctors, a lot of hospitals are being excluded by what Obamacare is offering."

"Now, now that's a big -- There is no such thing as Obamacare. You can't sign up for Obamacare. You sign up for an Anthem policy or an Aetna policy or a WellPoint policy. It's private insurance," said King.


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1 posted on 03/31/2014 6:06:14 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Commies being commies


2 posted on 03/31/2014 6:07:52 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Hojczyk
Lol! I wonder if that's the democrats new campaign meme now that its obvious that Obamacare is a loser going into the 2014 elections. “Obamacare is just a figment of your imagination! All those bad things that are happening with healthcare are the fault of those greedy private insurance companies!”
3 posted on 03/31/2014 6:08:54 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Hojczyk

Sorry....This bell cannot be unrung.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 6:09:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hojczyk

Well, there is no such thing as the Affordable Health Care Act. It went ‘poof!’ about 30 executive Fiat’s ago, and its descendants have been going ‘poof!’ as well...


5 posted on 03/31/2014 6:12:17 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Hojczyk
That seems to be the latest Dem talking point. Even Pelosi is doing it. Correct people when they say 'Obamacare'.

They are trying to distance Obama from his signature failure.

6 posted on 03/31/2014 6:13:15 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: apillar

Its all over the liberal boards:

Problems with Obamacare - its because those dastardly insurance companies are involved.

There are a lot of straw men for the libs to line up -

1) Greedy Insurance Companies who want to operate with a profit.

2) Greedy Doctors who won’t join the network and lose money on every patient they see.

3) And coming next year...after it becomes obvious the group that has signed up for this mess is highly subsidized, abuses medical care and the emergency room, and pays premiums late...the awful greedy rich who won’t pay any more taxes to keep the party going.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 6:14:15 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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“Now, now that’s a big — There is no such thing as Obamacare. You can’t sign up for Obamacare. You sign up for an Anthem policy or an Aetna policy or a WellPoint policy. It’s private insurance,” said King.”

Very clever.

Another Democrat liar.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 6:14:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Hojczyk

Too late, Obama himself already called it ‘Obamacare’.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 6:14:35 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Hojczyk
For you students of history Maine was once part of Massachusetts.And when you consider that absolute filthbags that Maine sends to DC and to Augusta (their capital) that's very easy to believe.
10 posted on 03/31/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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Oh no. Those are the policies we signed up for before obamacare. I lost my free retirees insurance because of it and in addition to medicare, I am paying over $200 for my drug and medigap coverage that was free to me prior. Not a lot but I am on a fixed income. It will not grow any larger but I know that each year before I am “liberally euthanized”, that coverage will cost more.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 6:15:33 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

ObamaNOcare


12 posted on 03/31/2014 6:16:34 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Hojczyk
"Now, now that's a big -- There is no such thing as Obamacare. You can't sign up for Obamacare. You sign up for an Anthem policy or an Aetna policy or a WellPoint policy. It's private insurance,"...

Hey,Comrade,you forgot the "period".BWAHAHAHA!

13 posted on 03/31/2014 6:16:48 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: C210N

“Well, there is no such thing as the Affordable Health Care Act. It went ‘poof!’ about 30 executive Fiat’s ago, and its descendants have been going ‘poof!’ as well...”

Where are the court challenges to the ACA claiming it is unconstitutional because it has been arbitrarily rewritten and exemptions or delays have illegally been granted to specific groups? I believe the inscription over the Supreme Court Building entrance says “Equal Justice Under Law”. This law has not been applied equally and should be struck down for that reason.

The 6 million privately insured people who lost their policies were harmed by the unequal application of the law while those with group policies whose implementation was delayed arbitrarily were benefited. It would seem the 6 million would have legal standing to sue.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 6:19:16 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Hojczyk
“I like it. I don’t mind,” the president told former NBA star Charles Barkley in an interview that aired Sunday about the term Obamacare. “And I tell you, five years from now, when everybody’s saying, ‘Man, I’m sure glad we got health care,’ there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t call it Obamacare anymore because they don’t want me to get the credit.”

I guess that's why they went back to calling it the ACA.

15 posted on 03/31/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Hojczyk
“Anguish” King couldn't get elected in Maine as a Democrat, so he calls himself an “independent”.

Then every chance he gets he runs flac for Obama and the lefties.

16 posted on 03/31/2014 6:20:54 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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The real idea here is to demonize the insurance companies. Private Insurance? Nope. They are insurance companies that were probably bullied into this deal or else be demonized out of existence.

The outcome? Since dems set this to fail, the fail will be blamed on insurance companies and the dumb public will call for action. Enter single payer, which I am sure is waiting in a desk to be slammed out as the emergency answer.

I do think the dems may have tried too hard to make it all fail too quickly. They are seen as incompetent and it will no longer be easy for people to envision letting them run health care.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 6:23:12 AM PDT by dforest
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Oh ok,so there is no Independent Payment Advisory board,All 15 members ,appointed by the President alone,whose job it is,is to decide if you are of the right age group and have not had your Quota of Quality of life years to qualify for the treatment the doctor has prescribed for you.
Now if you don’t like the decision of the board you might think you could complain,sorry no appeals allowed,the insurance policy you have,regardless of this jerks Copper plan or any other worthless plan has to go by the Almighty Goverment Bureaucrats orders set by the unaccountable board,or the high and mighty no nothing Sebeilius,the abortion queen.
That IS OBAMACARE


18 posted on 03/31/2014 6:23:12 AM PDT by ballplayer
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speak directly and briefly, becase we’re about to run out of time”

...and that is exactly what the commie wanted to hear. This is music to any dems ears because their entire existence and position is based on lies so when they speak...it’s because they have to. “Killing time” should be their slogan.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 6:25:07 AM PDT by albie
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

OK-—Just call it “DEMCARE” Only DEMS wrote it and only DEMS passed it.


20 posted on 03/31/2014 6:25:38 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Soul of the South

“The 6 million privately insured people who lost their policies were harmed by the unequal application of the law while those with group policies whose implementation was delayed arbitrarily were benefited. It would seem the 6 million would have legal standing to sue”.

I would think the same, but you wait, somehow they will change the law again before that happens. After all, elections are coming up.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 6:26:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Hojczyk

In the 1970s, I had a plaque on my office wall:
“If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance - baffle them with bullcrap”

Looks like Angus is going for the second option.


22 posted on 03/31/2014 6:29:15 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Well Maine has Governor LePage who is doing his best against the moonbats. My Sister-in-law detests him which to me is high praise.


23 posted on 03/31/2014 6:30:30 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Fido969
“Anguish” King couldn't get elected in Maine as a Democrat, so he calls himself an “independent”.

So, will Angus caucus with the Pubbies should the R's win the Senate back in November?

24 posted on 03/31/2014 6:31:08 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Hojczyk

And there is no guttural sound in the middle of King’s first name.


25 posted on 03/31/2014 6:31:14 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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This king moron is just another of the “exempted” class spewing his insane perspective. What a disingenuous fool.
26 posted on 03/31/2014 6:35:25 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Hojczyk
Seems to be the new Dem meme...stop trying to tie it to Obastard.

Pelosi: Stop calling it ObamaCare. It’s the Affordable Care Act. Affordable, affordable, affordable.

Watch the short video...it is hilarious. This woman is insane in addition to being a mental midget.

27 posted on 03/31/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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"Now, now that's a big -- There is no such thing as Obamacare."

Hey, Angus, no matter how hard you try, you will never be as crazy as Nancy Pelosi.

Good effort, though!

28 posted on 03/31/2014 6:36:57 AM PDT 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: apillar

Yep, coulda called this a long time ago -

and, this is what will happen when the SHTF in an economic collapse.

Those most responsible for it will blame US.


29 posted on 03/31/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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If they don’t want to call it Obamacare,then let’s see what the options are. You can hardly call it Affordable Care from what I understand. So,I guess that leaves 2 choices;it can be called DemoCare or be known as the Unaffordable Care Act. Either way,it rather looks like ObamaCare will be the name of choice for some time.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 6:41:40 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: Night Hides Not

So, will Angus caucus with the Pubbies should the R’s win the Senate back in November?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Probably just go ahead and ‘sell himself’ to the highest bidder. Remember “Jumpin’ Jim Jeffries”?

Not all of them have the convictions (good choice of word when discussing LIBS) of Joe Lieberman(I/D/??) CT...
of course he just showed ‘blind loyalty’ to the people who told him ‘THEY’ didn’t want HIM anymore..

Like some are wont to say
‘There is a thin line between Genius and Stupidity’.


31 posted on 03/31/2014 6:44:38 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: Hojczyk

Let’s change what we call it. Abra-Ca-Dabra! Presto-Chango! TA-DA!!!!

There! Now it ain’t so bad. The pleebs will love this new branding of our destruction of the health insurance industry.

(It has almost worked for “Man caused global warming”.)


32 posted on 03/31/2014 6:45:10 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Hojczyk

Republicans need to remind people that another 80 million of them are going to lose their health insurance after the elections, because Obama delayed the mandates until after then


33 posted on 03/31/2014 6:46:22 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Hojczyk

Laughable.


34 posted on 03/31/2014 6:47:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I see what you did there. Heh.


35 posted on 03/31/2014 6:47:27 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: Hojczyk

The Rat spin of the week...talking points must have went out last night.


36 posted on 03/31/2014 6:55:42 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Hojczyk

You Communist dummy. Obama calls it “ObamaCare.” Pelosi said Democrats should run on “ObamaCare.” It’s such an unprecedented failure that it must be “ObamaCare.”


37 posted on 03/31/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Hojczyk

He may be right because in his mind Obamacare is extortion.


38 posted on 03/31/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: apillar

“I wonder if that’s the democrats new campaign meme...”

What they’re trying to say is they didn’t build that.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 7:05:03 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Hojczyk
There is no such thing as Obamacare.

Then what was that 2500-page bill they passed under cover of darkness and parliamentary shenanigans?

40 posted on 03/31/2014 7:09:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ilgipper

What ? Obamacare is the Newest Snake Oil


41 posted on 03/31/2014 7:26:33 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Hojczyk

Obamacare
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42 posted on 03/31/2014 7:26:37 AM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: Hojczyk

Today is Angus Young’s 59th birthday.

He’s the GOOD Angus.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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It’s private insurance...
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Soon to be tagged as the purveyors of Death Panels.


44 posted on 03/31/2014 7:28:00 AM PDT by RetSignman
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Yes, Virginia, there is an Obamacare /sarc off
45 posted on 03/31/2014 7:31:20 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Hojczyk

There is no such thing as Obamacare!


46 posted on 03/31/2014 7:54:58 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Hojczyk

If only it was true.


47 posted on 03/31/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Hojczyk

Why not just call it “Democide?”


48 posted on 03/31/2014 8:12:35 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: headless_thompson_gunner

You’re only making it worse for yourself!


49 posted on 03/31/2014 8:14:30 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: Hojczyk

All part and parcel of the Kabuki theater production as we head toward a “single payer” system.


50 posted on 03/31/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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