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Sebelius Gets Ultimate Obamacare Promotion: Unemployed
Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 04/12/2014 4:21:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius will now get to enjoy one of the benefits of Obamacare touted by Democrats: She'll have a lot more time to make dinner.

That's because like a lot of other Obamacare victims, she has now lost her job.

Thank goodness her insurance is portable.

In losing her job as the head of Health and Human Services, she can take satisfaction that she now gets to see Obamacare in the same way the rest of us do, as a job destroyer.

If anybody in the media sees the irony in the fact that Sebelius lost her job because of the disastrous implementation of a disastrous law that have cost so many others their jobs, they're not acting like it.

“Kathleen Sebelius,” writes the New York Times, “the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.”

Hooray for the president!

Boo for traitors who can't implement our traitorous laws!

At the beginning of the month—yes, the month of April-- we were all treated to a round of triumphant celebration by the leftist wing of the left-wing party as Obamacare was declared to be not just a success, but a stunning triumph of the will over Republican obstructionism, lies-- thank you Harry Reid-- misogyny and misanthropy.

Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice, is what they will someday name the book if a Democrat writes one about the implementation of Obamacare.

Google it; you’ll see.

And again, they’ll miss the irony.

That liberals decided of their own accord that they would crown April Fools' Day--forever after-- as Obamacare Day, is again another irony that seems to be lost on people who believe that a variety selection of chilled cheeses is much more important than having a variety selection of competent doctors.

I mean let's face it: There really aren't any good wines that go with doctor anyway.

Ha, ha, ha, ha!

“Interviews with two dozen contractors, current and former government officials, insurance executives and consumer advocates, as well as an examination of confidential administration documents, point to a series of missteps — financial, technical and managerial — that led to the troubles” with the rollout of Obamacare conceded the New York Times in October.

Liberals will try to paint this as the failure of one person.

And they will be right. And they will be wrong.

Right premise; wrong person.

“Secretary of HHS will soon become known as the worst job in America,” says my friend, political consultant Tony Marsh. “It doesn't matter how competent the director, no one can make this goofy law work.”

Pin the goofy law on our goofy president.

Whatever else people might say about Barack Obama, even liberals have to admit that when it comes to managerial prowess--even when having the benefit of his pen and telephone-- the only executive action the president seems to get right is his tee time.

Don't let the awesome size of the Obamacare debacle shrink the significance of the other debacles Obama has presided over: $1 trillion stimulus, failed; a Department of Energy loan program for green companies, failed too, just to name two in a growing database of Obama disasters.

Who could've predicted at a time when unprecedented money and resources would go into alternative energy production via fiat by the federal government, that the "green" industry would see an unprecedented number of bankruptcies, failures and collapses?

Conservatives could have, and did.

Because the question goes to the fundamental flaw that Democrats have when it comes to governance. If it were all about money and power and influence, Democrats would never have a problem; nor would communists.

But eventually human nature takes over; and human nature is the enemy of control freaks, a.k.a. progressives.

Human nature can't control the progressive agenda, no matter how many jobs are lost. Democrats and the president mean to implement Obamacare even if they have to fire us all one by one.

In the old days, in order for healthcare to happen, you only needed to have a sick person.

Under the Democrats, you only need to have one very, very sick person right at the top, so he can do the firing of the rest of us.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; abortion; deathpanels; kathleensebelius; obamacare; sylviamathewsburwell; zerocare

1 posted on 04/12/2014 4:21:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’ll be watching for her to be joining the Boards of Directors for WellStar, BigPharma, HoverRound, etc.

Count on it.


2 posted on 04/12/2014 4:29:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Bingi!


3 posted on 04/12/2014 4:34:46 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Gaffer

Actually, “unemployed” is how the Obama administration thinks it can protect its criminal employees. I bet there’s more going on here than we know.

Lois Lerner and a host of others have “retired” or “resigned” when the heat has been turned up on some particular government criminal activity. Obama tries to pin the blame on some apparatchik or even head honcho and then thinks getting rid of that person is going to protect him and obscure the connections. So far, I guess he’s been correct in that assumption.


4 posted on 04/12/2014 4:37:09 AM PDT by livius
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To: Gaffer

My remark resembled your remark...

No doubt.


5 posted on 04/12/2014 4:45:17 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Kaslin

I’ll venture that her pension is much larger than the incomes of most of the members of this board.


6 posted on 04/12/2014 4:48:07 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: logi_cal869

My guess is she will not suffer to greatly by stepping down. Remember there are those hidden government perks that they alone enjoy.


7 posted on 04/12/2014 4:48:12 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: livius

Who was Lois Lerner working for when all this crap was formulated? Little Timmy Geithner was in charge of the Treasury Department at the time ...


8 posted on 04/12/2014 4:48:54 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Kaslin

This shriveled up old hag will get a high paying, low effort job in a few weeks, compliments of the democrat party, to reward her.
It will not be reported in the news.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 4:50:54 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Kaslin

I see a big fat pension check with all the benies in her future and probably under the table “party work”.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 4:55:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Unemployed? She probably has state and federal pensions that equal more than I ever made.


11 posted on 04/12/2014 4:57:14 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Kaslin
Yep.

“What we see is that people are leaving their jobs because they are no longer job-locked,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters after House votes Tuesday afternoon. “They are following their aspirations to be a writer; to be self-employed; to start a business. This is the entrepreneurial piece. So it’s not going to cost jobs. It’s going to shift how people make a living and reach their aspirations.” Pelosi said she hadn’t “fully” seen the report, but, “this was one of the goals. To give people life, a healthy life, liberty to pursue their happiness. And that liberty is to not be job-locked, but to follow their passion.”

12 posted on 04/12/2014 5:15:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Ken522

Personally, I’ve wondered if there isn’t some connection there. Remember that the IRS is the agency that enforces Obamacare, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re afraid more scrutiny on the IRS will turn up connections with HHS.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 5:19:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: Kaslin
A corrupt administration can always find use for people like her.

14 posted on 04/12/2014 5:31:57 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Kaslin
Secretary of HHS will soon become known as the worst job in America..."

I liken that job to the position of Igor in Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory.

15 posted on 04/12/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Kaslin

As Nancy Pelosi said, she is free to pursue her dreams...


16 posted on 04/12/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Kaslin

Will she have to get her own Obamacare insurance now? LOL!


17 posted on 04/12/2014 6:35:34 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Kaslin

No matter where Sibelius goes, they should immediately be hit with a boycott of whatever it is they do.

If some university hires her, it should be made clear to them that they will lose alumni dollars, students will be encouraged to not go to that school, and graduates from that school will be shunned in the job market.

And any company that hires her should face every kind of boycott there is.


18 posted on 04/12/2014 6:56:59 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Kaslin

She embarrassed Der Fuhrer. She’s lucky she got out alive.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: livius

A real conservative Republican, if he got in power with a House and Senate that is Republican, too, would charge the the FBI and the DOJ to investigate and indict, try and convict these criminals - EVERYONE OF THEM.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 8:27:02 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Kaslin

She’ll have multiple government pensions... probably over $400K/year. She’s going to retire in style... perhaps a book deal and some speeches for a little extra pocket money.


21 posted on 04/12/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Gaffer
A real conservative Republican, if he got in power with a House and Senate that is Republican, too, would charge the the FBI and the DOJ to investigate and indict, try and convict these criminals - EVERYONE OF THEM.

It has been the habit of incoming administrations to shut down investigations of outgoing administrations...and let "sleeping dogs" lie.

The next administration, in my estimation, cannot afford to be so forgiving.

The current administration is creating real damage to the fabric of this country -- both through egregious corruption and outright subversion.

Eric Holder, e.g., must be brought to justice or a totally new --and lower -- standard for public behavior will have been set.

The next President needs the strength and the will to do what is necessary.

22 posted on 04/12/2014 8:42:08 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
..... incoming administrations to shut down investigations of outgoing administrations...

Well, there's certainly no danger of that happening - at least with anyone related to the previous government. The DOJ, FBI, et al aren't investigating anybody connected with Obama. They won't be, either.

23 posted on 04/12/2014 8:52:34 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: okie01

Frankly, if sane people ever do get back in power, I want to see some good old fashioned retribution. Lots of it. I want these usurpers in prison.


24 posted on 04/12/2014 8:53:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Kaslin

Now that she’s unemployed Kathleen will be able to enjoy liesure time. :-)


25 posted on 04/12/2014 8:55:39 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: Georgia Girl 2

It’s called “usefulness outlived” or Obama obsolescence.
Use em and trash em, that’s the Obama way.


26 posted on 04/12/2014 9:25:02 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: Kaslin

Why do you continue to call them progressives? They are liberal democrats, don’t let them distance themselves from their rightful name.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 9:32:00 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: Kaslin

Sadly for Sebelius she has one of the health plans that she can’t take with her.


28 posted on 04/12/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: okie01
It has been the habit of incoming administrations to shut down investigations of outgoing administrations...and let "sleeping dogs" lie.

The next administration, in my estimation, cannot afford to be so forgiving.

The current administration is creating real damage to the fabric of this country -- both through egregious corruption and outright subversion.

Eric Holder, e.g., must be brought to justice or a totally new --and lower -- standard for public behavior will have been set.

The next President needs the strength and the will to do what is necessary.

IMHO incoming administrations have been delicate in their treatment of their predecessors for well-founded reasons. It may be part of the reason that we have not had an administration attempt to refuse to leave office.
I of course agree with your raising the issue of the dolorous precedents being set. But IMHO what is required is constitutional adjustments which change the power equations. One possibility is that the jury in a presidential impeachment should not be the Senate but - the best approximation of “peers” of the president - governors. At the very least, governors should be judges of what constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors.” If the governors aren’t willing to have it be thought that they might be doing some thing, then that thing constitutes a “high crime or misdemeanor.”

Obviously that extra layer of process would make it harder, not easier, to impeach and convict. I only suggest it in the context of a reduction in the standard of conviction from the permanently unreachable 2/3 to something attainable, such as 60% or even 55% in the Senate.


29 posted on 04/12/2014 3:35:01 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Obviously that extra layer of process would make it harder, not easier, to impeach and convict. I only suggest it in the context of a reduction in the standard of conviction from the permanently unreachable 2/3 to something attainable, such as 60% or even 55% in the Senate.

That's certainly a worthwhile idea.

The Senate has conclusively proven itself utterly incapable of fulfilling its constitutional duty as regards impeachment. If proven perjury in a federal court doesn't "rise to the level", what does? Even Robert Byrd admitted that it did...after voting to acquit.

A panel of governors would certainly be representative of the President's peers and capable of rendering a fair judgment.

30 posted on 04/12/2014 5:30:20 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure her Platinum parachute will soften the blow.


31 posted on 04/13/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Kaslin
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32 posted on 04/13/2014 5:38:36 PM 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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