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Obamacare: Political Napalm for Dems in 2014 ^ | April 1, 2014 | Michael Schaus

Posted on 04/01/2014 3:44:44 PM PDT by Kaslin

Yesterday was the deadline (kinda) for the Obamacare exchange. And while this Administration has decided to recognize deadlines with the same uncompromising dedication they show for the Constitution (please, please, please invent a sarcasm font), they still felt the need to “brag” about the millions that have signed up on the Obamacare website… After prolonged loading times (leave it to the government to bring the experience of the DMV into the 21st century), over 6 million individuals have signed up.

Math, as it turns out, continues to be the plague of Obamabots everywhere. While the Administration makes claims about a fraction of's customer base signing up, the big question still haunts White House Press conferences: How many uninsured were enrolled with Obamacare?

Well… It turns out Jay Carney doesn’t feel comfortable answering that question. And, with some rather simple arithmetic, it’s pretty obvious why the Administration feels uncomfortable addressing the bill’s key metric of “success”. Given the trending demographics of enrollees, and the industry projections for first time customers, the numbers don’t exactly look “good”. According to Breitbart:

Even conceding the White House its alleged six million enrollment figure (which, again, includes duplicates and incomplete applications), that would mean that just 810,000 of paying Obamacare customers were previously uninsured, a figure that represents 1.7% of America's 48.6 million uninsured people.

So, we have imposed a government takeover of healthcare, cancelled roughly 6.2 million insurance policies, and hiked premiums so that less than 2 percent of “America’s uninsured” could seek tax-payer subsidized health insurance? It almost seems like a well-placed ad, during Sesame Street, could have yielded similar results… With far fewer congressional hearings.

Of course, without tens of thousands of pages of regulations (which are apparently up for executive interpretation) Democrats wouldn’t be able to recruit new voters. To the extent that people are benefiting (because, surely there are a few soon-to-be Democrat voters who are seeing a benefit from government-controlled healthcare), the question has to be asked: was this monstrosity really the best way to approach the problem of America’s uninsured? Apparently, we have allowed government to turn healthcare into the cyber-equivalent of the DMV, so that 1.7 percent of people without current health coverage can “get covered”… Oh, and the other 98.3 percent of the uninsured will get taxed to help subsidize those lucky few who made it through the virtual labyrinth of

Besides, it’s hard to believe that Obamacare was entirely about providing healthcare to the masses when voter registration cards are being sent out to enrollees, and the path to solvency makes Ponzi’s investments look positively appealing. From the very beginning, Healthcare Reform was more about earning Democrats “street cred” among the uninsured than improving a failing healthcare system. (This, by the way, is part of what makes it so darn pleasing to see Democrats scramble away from the political napalm of the Affordable Care Act.)

Despite the manic ramblings of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Nancy Pelosi, it seems pretty clear that President Obama’s poorly socialized healthcare scheme was not the right way to go about obtaining adequate health insurance for the uninsured… But, then again, no one ever accused Pelosi and Debbie of being the brightest women in America.

Some liberals, including the aforementioned Pelosi and Debbie, have insisted that Obamacare will be a winning message in 2014. And while it may be hard to make the math jive with that political calculus, it might not be a bad message for Democrats to adopt in 2014… At least, for Republicans. Given the recent poll numbers on Obamacare, the ineffectual implementation, and the botched attempt to thrust socialism on the American people, Obamacare may be the greatest gift to liberty the Left has bestowed on the public in several decades.

The longer Obamacare limps along in the headlines, the more political ammunition Republicans will be able to put in their high-capacity-campaign-magazines.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; 0bamacarecosts; 0bamacareenrollment; democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare; politicalcartoon

1 posted on 04/01/2014 3:44:44 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The Democrats I see posting online are all congratulating themselves on passing it. They think it’s wonderful.

2 posted on 04/01/2014 3:53:43 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Kaslin
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3 posted on 04/01/2014 3:56:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Kaslin

Elections are a small part of the puzzle. And the answers are not political.

4 posted on 04/01/2014 3:57:50 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Kaslin

(please, please, please invent a sarcasm font)

I think that’s just slants to the LEFT.

5 posted on 04/01/2014 3:59:46 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Beowulf9
Democrats are congratulating themselves on passing O/Care. They think O/Care is wonderful...

They been promised a piece of the action....there's billions to be made (plus they're plugging unsuspecting enrollees into Democrat voter rolls). The wire-transfers are going 24/7. Once those tax dollars are in the hands of the Dummycrat criminal hordes, the billions are untraceable.



(a) PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this section to establish a Prevention and Public Health Fund (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Fund’’), to be administered through the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care costs.

(b) FUNDING.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, and appropriated, to the Fund, out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated—

(1) for fiscal year 2010, $500,000,000;
(2) for fiscal year 2011, $750,000,000;
(3) for fiscal year 2012, $1,000,000,000;
(4) for fiscal year 2013, $1,250,000,000;
(5) for fiscal year 2014, $1,500,000,000; and
(6) for fiscal year 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000,000.

(c) USE OF FUND.—The Secretary shall transfer amounts in the Fund to accounts within the Department of Health and Human Services to increase funding, over the fiscal year 2008 level, for programs authorized by the Public Health Service Act, for prevention, wellness, and public health activities including prevention research and health screenings, such as the Community Transformation grant program, the Education and Outreach Campaign for Preventive Benefits, and immunization programs.

(d) TRANSFER AUTHORITY.—The Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations of the House may provide for the transfer of funds in the Fund to eligible activities under this section, subject to subsection (c).


....the reasons for all those O/Care delays, fixits, exemptions, waivers, extensions, etc, are becoming crystal clear.

6 posted on 04/01/2014 4:08:02 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

He’s a real crook, alright.

But how about the Republicans that didn’t vote because they didn’t like any choice we had.

Any choice would’ve been better, in my opinion. I agree the choices were awful, but this is worse.

7 posted on 04/01/2014 4:30:10 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Kaslin

I doubt it. They’ll tout this 7 million, even though we all know it’s weapon’s grade BS, and the people will be duped again

8 posted on 04/01/2014 4:38:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

Makes perfect sense, now! :-)

9 posted on 04/01/2014 4:49:34 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Kaslin

I love the smell of napalm in November.

10 posted on 04/01/2014 5:49:02 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Catmom

..........I think most historians agree that the US would never have gotten into WWII but for Pearl Harbor.

Arguably, the ONLY event certain to happen in the future that will be our Pearl Harbor re the darkness that has descended over the US is DEFAULT of some order of degree by the Feds on the 100 Trillion plus debt that simply can NEVER be paid as that much money does not exist. Nothing else will FIX the problem and cleanse the corruption from DC.

When default occurs, and approximately 50 million folks don’t get their FREE government money, and the politicians can’t pull a rabbit out of the hat, there will be WAR in the streets. And, I have news for doubters, wars do settle things. The Civil War settled Slavery. WWII settled Hitler and Nazism and the Japs. San Jacinto settled Texas Independence. Irag settled Saddam Hussein.

When all this happens, not IF, will there be enough patriots to man/woman the barricades is the only question I worry about besides how many of us are going to die in the process.

Buying a gun at your local gun store and facing a battalion of tanks preparing to fire at you are two different things.

11 posted on 04/01/2014 7:33:10 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

There aren’t that many tanks. Judging by how many people and how much stuff it took to control 17000 terrorists in Iraq I don’t think the government has enough stuff or people to control most of the country.

12 posted on 04/01/2014 11:35:28 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Excellent points, thanks.

13 posted on 04/03/2014 4:41:09 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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