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  • Feckless Obama embarrasses the nation

    09/11/2013 4:45:36 AM PDT · by Liz · 41 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/11/13 | JOHN PODHERETZ
    (August) polls showed 3/5's of Americans opposed to military action..... and growing by the minute. This led Obama's secretary of state to assure everyone that whatever the US did would be “unbelievably small,” even as he compared Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to Hitler. Whip counts suggested the House would vote the measure down .....and indications the president could not even get 50 votes in the Senate, controlled by Obama's own party. And so a roundelay that began with Obama announcing his decision to launch a military strike at a time of his choosing suddenly turned into the president and his...
  • Inaugural Address Redefines Basic Freedoms

    01/26/2013 1:16:12 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Urging that “we break free of the archaic notions of our nation's so-called 'Founding Fathers,'” President Barack Obama launched his second term with a stirring call to “update our concepts to fit our modern circumstances.” The President maintained that “the Founders' original idea that 'liberty' means freedom from government abuses and usurpations has no relevance today. Our government does not usurp our rights. The people elect their rulers and expect them to create the kind of rights appropriate to the world we live in now.” “How much liberty does a person have if he lacks the will or ability to...
  • Obama’s Declaration of Political War

    01/22/2013 7:35:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.22.13 | John R. Guardiano
    In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that it’s fight night in America. snip Indeed, Obama’s second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones: • Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them — even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment. • “Climate change”? It is real, and it must be addressed — now! • “Sustainable (read: green) energy”? “America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it” — now!...
  • Obama Promises "Peace in Our Time" In Inauguration Speech

    01/21/2013 2:45:27 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/13 | Aurelius
    If you did not already know that the President has no grasp of history, no knowledge of what he is saying, this should help confirm it. According to the transcript released by the White House, President Obama channeled Neville Chamberlain, using the phrase "peace in our time" to tout his reelection. The President explained (emphasis mine): We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor,...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Second Inaugural Akin to Gettysburg Address

    01/21/2013 4:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 21, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Barack Obama is perhaps the only modern president who has had the burden of swatting away comparisons between his own soaring rhetoric and that of our 16th president. You may recall that, in the wake of the Newtown massacre, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David Maraniss gushed over the president’s remarks, writing, “People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown,” and calling the speech “[Obama's] Gettysburg address.” Today, thanks to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, it took less than five minutes for the comparison to be drawn between President Obama’s second inaugural address and, well, all manner of things Lincoln. “It reminds...
  • After speech, Obama feels good

    01/13/2011 9:45:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 01/13/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    After speech, Obama feels good President Obama left Tucson, Ariz., late Wednesday feeling good about the speech he gave memorializing the victims of Saturday’s deadly shooting there, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. “This was something he’d focused on and thought about, as I think all of us have, in different aspects of our lives and how much he wanted to largely discuss I think the characteristic of empathy and thinking about how we can – how our lives can be better and the examples of what some of those that lost their lives in this accident can teach...
  • 2010 State of the Union Address (Prepared Text from White House)

    01/27/2010 7:07:12 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 58 replies · 2,784+ views
    The White House ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | President Obama
    Text: Obama’s State of the Union Address Published: January 27, 2010 Following is the prepared text of President Obama's State of the Union address, delivered Jan. 27, 2010, as released by the White House: Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For two hundred and twenty years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They have done so during periods of prosperity and tranquility. And they have done so in the midst of war...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama to Speak on the State of the Terrorism Sham Wow (4:30 P.M. EST 1/07/10)

    01/07/2010 11:51:06 AM PST · by kristinn · 490 replies · 16,556+ views
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>He's tanned, he's rested and he's back in love with the cameras!</p> <p>For the third day in a row since returning from his Christmas/New Year's vacation, Barack 'can't I just eat my waffles' Obama is appearing before the cameras to speak to the American people.</p>
  • Obama speaking LIVE on terrorism meeting at White House

    01/05/2010 1:49:10 PM PST · by SE Mom · 208 replies · 7,490+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5 January 2010
    President Obama to speak about national security: Watch live
  • Obama Defends "Just War" in Nobel Speech; Says Non-Violence Would Not Have Stopped Hitler - Video

    12/10/2009 6:15:46 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 658+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of a short part of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, which he delivered in Oslo, Norway today. In this clip, Obama defended the necessity of war at times, and even came right out and said "a non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies." President Obama should be commended for making the case for "just war" in front of a European audience that may have been shocked (as shocked as we are) to hear him make that case, and even defend the role of the United States in underpinning post- World War II stability with...
  • Obama Insinuates U.S. Did Not "Follow Rules of the Road" After 9/11 - Video

    12/10/2009 8:22:22 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of President Obama's during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech today in Oslo, Norway. In this clip, Obama can't resist insinuating that the United States did not "follow the rules of the road" ourselves after 9/11 in taking military action against Iraq. He never mentioned Iraq explicitly, but the clear insinuation was there. He also declared what could be seen as the "Obama Doctrine." In stating his view on use of force, he made the statement "American cannot act alone." Now, what I hope he means is that it will be difficult for America to succeed if...
  • All About Obama

    09/26/2009 5:23:40 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 36 replies · 1,501+ views
    WaPo ^ | 9/26/2009 | Michael Gerson
    <p>I’ve refrained from commenting on President Obama’s address to the United Nations General Assembly because the speech made me angry.</p> <p>But this address grows more disturbing on further reading. Some major presidential speeches deserve to be remembered, quoted and celebrated. Some deserve to be forgotten. A few deserve to be remembered and criticized, because they dishonor the history of presidential rhetoric.</p>
  • Obama snubs America's exceptionalism

    09/24/2009 3:58:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,021+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2009 | Nancy Thorner
    President Obama's first address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 23, can only be described as a renunication of American exceptionalism. Obama essentially gave up his nation in favor of being leader of the world when he told world leaders: "No world order that elevates one nation or groups of people over another will succeed." In Obama's eyes the U.S. is tarnished, stained, immoral, and unjust, with a flawed Constitution, and no better than any other nation. It saddens me that Obama does not recognize the greatness of this nation. It isn't that our DNA is differ. It...
  • An Obama Speech in 13 Easy Steps

    09/11/2009 6:16:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 658+ views ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Everyone marvels at Barack Obama's rhetorical prowess. But don't be overly bedazzled. With these 13 easy steps, you, too, can give a Barack Obama speech. 1) Create a false center. In his speech to a joint session of Congress, Obama positioned himself between the Left's calling for a single-payer system and the Right's agitating to end employer-based health insurance. Presto - he's the very definition of a centrist. Anyone advocating almost any position can benefit from the same insta-centrism. 2) Scorn ideology. Obama warned against "the usual Washington ideological battles." Message: He has no philosophical commitments himself. He's pushing a...
  • Obama's Medicare Lies: Proof

    09/11/2009 11:20:43 AM PDT · by ElenaM · 18 replies · 1,160+ views
    09/1/2009 | ElenaMarie
    Wednesday night Obama stated that the $500 billion he wants to take from Medicare will NOT result in any reduction in Medicare benefits. This is an out-and-out lie and I’ll prove it. I am a business systems analyst for the largest health claim processor in the country, and the third largest data warehouse in the world. My job is to ensure that our computer systems meet the business’ needs, thus I've have six years' experience in the regulatory, technical and business aspects of health insurance. Background on Medicare Advantage (Med Adv) Medicare Advantage was created in 1997/2003 to address...
  • There Was Truth in Obama's Babblative Nostrum

    09/11/2009 10:41:25 AM PDT · by jim byrd · 2 replies · 587+ views
    jim byrd ^ | 09/11/2009 | jim byrd
    There was a moment of supreme truth during Obama's speech Wednesday night, lamentably for Obama, it rolled off the tongue of the very charismatic Rep. Joe Wilson as he interrupted Obama, mid-lie, with the utterance, "You lie!!" The catalyst that apparently ignited Joe Wilson's enthusiastic interjection was Obama's deceptive statement that illegal immigrants would not be covered under his universal health care program. Joe Wilson, apparently temporarily possessed by the Holy Ghost of honesty, was left no choice other than to attempt to cast out the demonic spirit of misstatement that had set up shop in Obama's vocal chords.
  • We Will Call You Out!

    09/10/2009 3:08:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 2,500+ views ^ | september 10, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's very big, incredibly important, game changing speech-to-end-all-speeches on health care cam across as panicky, too high pitched, and schoolyard bullyish. The president's theme was obvious early on: Nothing that was said against his plan in August had merit and certainly nothing that came up at the townhalls was legitimate. "Misinformation," "bogus claims," "scare tactics," "such a charge would be laughable,' "it is a lie plain and simple" --welcome to the civil discourse of the hope and change era. The speech really ought not to have gone on as long as it did. The short form: There is nothing...

    09/11/2009 6:45:04 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies · 875+ views ^ | 09/11/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    Joe Wilson speaks for me. In the chamber dedicated to the voice of the people, the voice of the people was heard. In the face of deception, in a flash of discourtesy, truth was spoken. “You lie!” Joe Wilson blurted, taking the words out of the mouths of millions of Americans watching at home. It was an observation both jarring and true. In point of fact the president was lying, he was engaging in deception, and out of 435 representatives of the people, just one had the instinctive impulse to say so. Joe Wilson speaks for me. Society’s worship of...
  • Obama Liar stigma to follow him?

    09/11/2009 10:30:44 AM PDT · by usalady · 14 replies · 864+ views ^ | September 11, 2009 | Martha
    While Rep. Joe Wilson has been condemned for calling Obama a liar, he performed a service because even the over-fawning media that have been ignoring the contradictions in the President's speeches are suddenly taking notice, many of them for the first time. Now there is more "fact checking" on statements made by Obama who tries to cast himself in the role of truth-teller, combating “bogus claims” and “misinformation” about his big government health care plan. “If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out,” Obama warned his critics.
  • Angry shout thrusts illegal immigrants into debate

    09/11/2009 7:49:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1,330+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/11/9 | Bobby Caina Calvan
    On national television, President Barack Obama contended this week that his plan to overhaul the country's health care system wouldn't spend a single federal dime on undocumented immigrants.As he spoke, a Republican congressman called the president a liar - once again bringing the incendiary issue of illegal immigration to the forefront of the national debate on health care.While some say undocumented immigrants are scapegoats in an already heated debate, others say they are part of a bigger problem about how to handle a national health care crisis to control medical costs. In a climate of economic trouble and rising insurance...
  • Video/Audio of Obama acknowledging health insurance coverage for illegals...

    09/11/2009 6:38:34 AM PDT · by MelSmith · 11 replies · 930+ views
    On several occasions, Obama (the liar) has openly acknowledged that the Democrats' health care bill would cover result in extending "free" coverage to illegal immigrants. This is one such instance: YouTubeI saw another video of him doing the same, but was not able to find it. Does anyone have a link? I'm amazed how few people understand the issue that to which Joe Wilson called out the President's lie. I guess it's because we no longer have a functioning news media. As Obama (the Liar) well knows, the bill in congress will result in coverage for illegals due to other...
  • Listening to a Liar: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    09/10/2009 7:21:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies · 3,859+ views ^ | September 10, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    "Hubris-laden charlatans" was the way a recent e-mail from a reader characterized the Obama administration. That phrase seems especially appropriate for the Charlatan-in-Chief, Barack Obama, whose speech to a joint session of Congress was both a masterpiece of rhetoric and a shameless fraud. To tell us, with a straight face, that he can insure millions more people without adding to the already skyrocketing deficit, is world-class chutzpa and an insult to anyone's intelligence. To do so after an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office has already showed this to be impossible reveals the depths of moral bankruptcy behind the glittering...
  • President Obama to deliver major speech on the global financial crisis Monday night

    09/10/2009 3:42:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 128 replies · 3,795+ views ^ | September 10, 2009 | BNOonline
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama will deliver a "major speech" on the global financial crisis on Monday, the White House said on Thursday evening. The speech comes one year to the day after Lehman Brothers collapsed and precipitated a financial crisis that reverberated across the globe. Obama will deliver the remarks on the crisis at Federal Hall in New York City at midday. "He will discuss the aggressive steps the Administration has taken to bring the economy back from the brink, the commitment to winding down the government's role in the financial sector and the actions the United...
  • Twitter threats against Joe Wilson and his family (racists threaten Wilson's kids)

    09/10/2009 12:30:29 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 129 replies · 5,501+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | 09/09/2009 | Darleen Click
    Unable to post actual content, due to gutter language used by Obamabots in question. Click here to read.
  • The Three Audiences Obama Has to Please: Key congressional constituencies (Tonight's Speech)

    09/09/2009 4:58:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 311+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | September 8, 2009 | Paul Waldman
    Not long after the general presidential election began last year, some momentary fluctuation in the polls led to a fevered round of hand-wringing on the left. Our nominee is letting it slip away! people cried. He ought to shift his strategy, change this, alter that! Then a photo of Barack Obama at his convention speech began to circulate through e-mails and blogs, showing the candidate looking strong and resolute. "Everyone chill the f*** out," the caption read in bold letters. "I GOT THIS." And he did. For all the marveling at Obama's rhetorical skill, it was his political skill that...
  • Helen Thomas: "President Obama Goes To School" [WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES]

    09/09/2009 3:35:20 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 23 replies · 1,883+ views ^ | 9 Sep 09 | Helen "Fellow Traveler" Thomas
    Conservatives Claim Obama Pushing Socialist Agenda WASHINGTON -- What have we come to when conservative politicians and parents tell their children not to listen to President Barack Obama? It turned out that his message in his back-to-school address to students was good old-fashioned advice: Stay in school and study hard. The right wingers had claimed the president wanted to promote his "socialist agenda" and involve the federal government in educating their children because of his speech, timed to coincide with the start of the school year. Would they really eliminate Uncle Sam’s financial support of public schools? Of course not....
  • One more speech; many more doubts

    09/09/2009 2:00:05 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 413+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | September 9, 2009 | Editorial
    Tonight, President Obama will stand before Congress and the nation to pitch health-care "reform" one more time. Over Congress' summer recess, he and the Democratic horde tried to rally suspicious Americans behind Obamacare, but their condescension and disingenuousness served only to make Americans more uneasy and distrustful. And judging by the rhetoric Tuesday on Capitol Hill, the Democrats who spent August "listening to the people" heard not a word. In place of more empty oratory, Americans would prefer honest answers and workable solutions, especially when it comes to: Basic economics: Health-care costs are out of control because demand for medical...
  • Obama The Liar

    09/09/2009 2:03:47 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Rhymes With Right ^ | 09/07/2009 | Debbie
    The most important thing about what anyone says are not the words themselves but the credibility of the person who says them.... What Barack Obama says Wednesday night is not nearly as important as what he has been doing-- and how he has been doing it. -- Dr. Thomas Sowell from article Listening to a Liar Keep Dr. Sowell's words in mind as United States President Barack Obama speaks to school children today and as he speaks to the nation tomorrow. Remember also the words he spoke yesterday to the ALF-CIO.
  • Boehner: Obama Health-Care Speech ‘Will Try to Put Lipstick on this Pig’

    09/09/2009 1:28:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 581+ views
    Boehner: Obama Health-Care Speech ‘Will Try to Put Lipstick on this Pig’ Wednesday, September 09, 2009 By Nicholas Ballasy and Edwin Mora Washington ( – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that President Obama will “try to put lipstick on this pig and call it something else” when the president addresses Congress tonight on health-care reform. “I think we’re all interested in what he (Obama) has to say, but I hope he’s been listening to the American people,” Boehner told reporters. “I think over the course of August they’ve raised their voices loud and clear that they don’t...
  • Obama Will Promote -- But Not Demand -- 'Public Option' For Healthcare

    09/09/2009 1:02:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 530+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 09, 2009
    Obama will promote -- but not demand -- 'public option' for healthcare In the run-up to tonight's speech, Obama and his staff let it be known that he will insist on some details, such as not increasing the deficit. But he won't make the public option a deal-breaker. September 9, 2009. Reporting from Washington - With a nationally televised prime-time address to Congress tonight, President Barack Obama hopes to clarify and promote -- but not insist upon -- a "public option" in the health-insurance overhaul that he is seeking as part of a plan that he intends "to get done...
  • Unhealthy Obama Polls Signify Americans' Discontent

    09/09/2009 1:03:32 PM PDT · by StopBigGovt · 10 replies · 608+ views
    Big Government In Your Wallet ^ | 9/9/09 | Kelly Estes
    When Obama speaks on Health Care Reform tonight, he is not speaking to regular Americans. He knows he has angered regular Joes. He knows he won’t convince very many, if any people to his position. But that doesn’t seem to faze the president, who is focused on passing Health Care Reform regardless of the cost. As Obama’s poll numbers continue a major slide downward, the president will address our nation tonight in an effort to convince enough Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate to vote for Health Care Reform, even if their constituents have expressed their opposition to it....
  • All Networks Covering Hussein's Speech Except Fox

    09/09/2009 12:48:41 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 22 replies · 1,455+ views and all show the networks are bowing their knees to their Messiah Hussein. Only at shows an entertainment show.
  • ObamaCare gets snake-oil sales job tonight (watch a sociopath live in the moment)

    09/09/2009 12:52:52 PM PDT · by Liz · 37 replies · 1,323+ views
    ITEM Obama's approach to health care legislation is to cede the task of writing legislation to Democratic leaders and committee chairmen....then saying he wound up writing his own bill. (Scoff) ObamaCare has more sequels than Bela Lugosi. This will be voted into law when Dracula sees daylight. ITEM Tonight, Obama will sound very, VERY conservative....Ronald Reagan incarnate---might even invoke the "shining city on the hill," and other Reaganisms. Like all sociopaths---Obama lives in the moment----doing and saying anything necessary to cover his ***. EVERYTHING he says has an expiration date. To sound conservative tonight, Ohaha probably hired a conservative...
  • Obama: "We Do Intend to Get Something Done This Year"

    09/09/2009 10:09:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 672+ views
    President looks to harness public support for health care reform after month of driftPresident Barack Obama said the highly anticipated health care speech he will give before Congress tonight aims to help clarify his proposal and show he's open to fresh ideas when it comes to reform. "I'm open to new ideas," Obama told "Good Morning America" in an interview that aired ahead of the speech Wednesday. "But we do intend to get something done this year." Obama's 35-minute speech to Congress on health care will “answer all the major questions” on the contentious issue that has become Obama’s top...
  • Democrats Trying to Prep the Health Care Reform Battlefield

    09/09/2009 11:26:56 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 09/09/2009 | Scott Michaels
    I have to admit that I'm curious to hear Barack Obama's plea for health care reform to both houses of the Congress tonight, though I really don't think we're going to hear much of anything new. Rather, I think he's going to try to present the same old soup that's just been heated up in a different bowl when it comes to his views on what he terms health insurance reform but which most Americans who have even a passing interest in the subject really know is an attempt to sneak through a nationalized health system similar to what the...
  • Seven things to watch tonight

    09/09/2009 12:14:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 953+ views ^ | Sept. 9, 2009 | EAMON JAVERS
    Viewers who tune into President Barack Obama’s health-care address tonight will see all the usual trappings of a big-time speech – members of Congress applauding or sitting quietly, depending on their partisan viewpoint, and guests in the gallery carefully selected to match key message points. But the things to watch for at 8 p.m. tonight are far more subtle, though in many ways, more important to whether Obama succeeds in wrestling the health-care debate back onto his own terms. “It’s a pivotal moment for health care,” said former Clinton White House Chief of staff Mack McLarty. “It’s a dramatic moment,...
  • Obama's Education Speech Masks Liberalism with Conservative Themes

    09/09/2009 11:18:34 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Tea Time Blog ^ | 9-9-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The first piece I wrote about President Barack Hussein Obama was an August 5, 2004 ezine article titled The Barack Obama Myth, This was after I listened to him speak at the 2004 Democratic convention. At that time, I wrote: "this rising star in the Democratic Party spouted some conservative themes during his speech, the rhetoric may be deceptive. While Obama spoke of individual responsibility – such as stating that the government cannot teach kids to read, parents must – his ideology and voting record is quite different. Obama is very liberal." Obviously, my piece was very prescient. Mr...
  • Obama to Endorse Public Plan in Speech [Will Enzi, Grassley, and Snowe Support This]

    09/08/2009 6:30:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,244+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | September 08, 2009
    SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 Obama to Endorse Public Plan in Speech JONATHAN WEISMAN and JANET ADAMY WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, in a high-stakes speech Wednesday to Congress and the nation, will press for a government-run insurance option in a proposed overhaul of the U.S. health care system that has divided lawmakers and voters for months. White House officials say the president will detail what he wants in the health-care overhaul, as well as say he is open to better ideas on a government plan if lawmakers have them. Democratic plans call for requiring most Americans to have health insurance. Failure...
  • Obama's Speech Tonight

    09/09/2009 2:32:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 1,073+ views ^ | September 09, 2009 | John Stossel
    I wish President Obama would say to Congress: Members of Congress, I ask you to address our fiscal emergency. In 1964, President Johnson won a landslide victory -- quite similar to mine. His election also brought liberals into Congress. The next year, they created the first government-run health care plan: Medicare. They meant well, but unfortunately, this was the height of fiscal irresponsibility. I know Medicare is popular with the elderly. Of course it is. Everyone likes getting free things. But it is unsustainable. Retirees believe that their Medicare bills are paid from a "trust fund" that was created with...
  • Obama tries to build momentum for health overhaul (Rookie Hussein pimps Deathcare™ Crap Sandwich)

    09/09/2009 9:37:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 806+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | 9/09/09 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    Obama tries to build momentum for health overhaulObama will push for new and crucial protections for people who already have insurance JENNIFER LOVEN AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will tell the nation in a prime-time address precisely how he wants to expand health care, pitching a fresh argument — but, to liberal disappointment, no demand — for a government-run insurance option. "The president's going to speak clearly and directly to the American people about what's in this bill for them," press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday, hours before Obama appeared before a rare joint session of...
  • Barack Obama's battle to save US health care reform

    09/09/2009 9:38:03 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 539+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 9, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Democrats are mounting a last-ditch attempt to broker a bipartisan deal to reform America's health care system as Barack Obama prepares to address Congress. The speech to Congress is seen as so important that it could make or break his presidency. With Mr Obama's poll numbers slipping and public support for his health care overhaul eroding almost by the day, Senator Max Baucus, a fellow Democrat, drew up a compromise plan designed to appeal to centrists across the political divide. Republicans have vigirously opposed a mooted extra tax burden on highers earners to pay for medical insurance for the poor....
  • Tide turns against public option on eve of President Obama's address

    09/09/2009 8:23:57 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 24 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | 09/09/09 | Mike Soraghan, Alexander Bolton and Sam Youngman
    Political momentum appeared to swing sharply against the public health insurance option prized by liberals Tuesday, on the eve of President Barack Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate on Tuesday signaled they are increasingly willing to pass healthcare reform without a public insurance option, even while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) again insisted it must be included in a House healthcare bill. Following a White House meeting with the president and Vice President Joe Biden, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gave few clues on what Obama would say. But...
  • Six Lies You Will Hear From the POTUS Tonight

    09/09/2009 8:55:58 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 22 replies · 883+ views
    CNSNEWS/the lid ^ | 9/9/07 | The Lid
    When the president takes to the airways he might be more specific, but he will undoubtedly weave in many of the claims he has used before. The problem is most of those claims are bogus. Some of them are lies, others are factually true, but when implemented will turn out to be false. For example, the POTUS claims there is a clause in the house bill that that bans Illegal immigrants from being in the public option, he is 100% correct. But there is no penalty for including illegal's, nor is there any verbiage mentioning enforcing that clause, so for...
  • Obama's Dog of a Health Care Message

    09/09/2009 3:21:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 454+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 09, 2009 | Sammy Benoit
    Having spent much of the past thirty years of my life in the advertising industry, the flaws of President Obama's health care message are apparent and massive. Most people outside the ad business will tell you that commercials try to beat you over the head to make you buy what you don't need or want. In truth advertising that doesn't address the public's needs or wants does not work. On top of that, if a consumer keeps being exposed to a message that does not meet a need, they begin to tune it out quickly; it's called wear-out. Finally if...
  • Obama to make case for big healthcare changes

    09/09/2009 3:48:57 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 47 replies · 2,164+ views
    Reuters India ^ | September 9, 2009 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama takes on the bitter healthcare reform debate on Wednesday with a high-stakes speech to the U.S. Congress on his top domestic policy priority. Aides have promised Obama's nationally televised address will provide specifics about his vision for overhauling the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system -- although they said he will not offer his own legislation. "The president will outline his plan moving forward," both on healthcare and how to get a bill passed by Congress, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. "I don't think you'll walk away confused about where he is." Obama told ABC News...
  • Obama’s False Witness (In accusing the Right of lying about health care, he disregards truth)

    09/09/2009 6:28:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 628+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/9/2009 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Count on it: If liberals lose on health care — either because no major legislation passes or because they consider whatever legislation does pass inadequate — they are going to blame the loss on a campaign of deception by their critics. While liberals have more political power now than at any point in at least three decades, they also have a generation of experience at being sore losers. So the town-hall protesters are going to be 2009’s version of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Bush v. Gore, or the people who ran the Willie Horton ads: a way for...
  • Fox: Senate Dems to use "nuclear option" to pass ObamaCare with "public option" if necessary

    09/09/2009 6:34:25 AM PDT · by pabianice · 232 replies · 7,632+ views
    Fox News Channel | 9/9/09
    Per Fox News Channel, Senate Dems ready to use "budget reconciliation" -- 51 votes -- to pass ObamaCare with "public option." Dems now say they will seek no Republican support, but Sen Olymbia Snowe is siding with the Dems anyway. Repubs hiding in closets. Developing. Looking like a done deal.
  • Obama Seeks Game-Changer With Health Speech

    09/09/2009 5:37:03 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 25 replies · 894+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/09/2009 | AP
    Reaching for a game-changer, President Barack Obama is beset by conflicting goals in a prime-time address Wednesday expected to detail just how he wants to expand health care coverage and lower medical costs while signaling to a deeply divided Congress that he's ready to deal.
  • Obama: I was too ambiguous on healthcare reform

    09/09/2009 8:11:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,539+ views
    Obama: I was too ambiguous on healthcare reform By Sam Youngman - 09/09/09 09:34 AM ET President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has left “too much ambiguity” in what he wants for healthcare reform, allowing his opponents to control the message. The morning before his address on healthcare to a joint session of Congress, Obama said he took a relatively hands-off approach “out of an effort to give Congress the ability to do their thing and not step on their toes.” That allowed “opponents of reform to come in and to fill up the airwaves with a lot of nonsense...
  • Tide turns against public option on eve of address

    09/08/2009 5:33:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies · 2,272+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2009 | Mike Soraghan, Alexander Bolton and Sam Youngman
    Democrats emerged from a White House meeting saying they're confident Obama's address will move healthcare reform forward Political momentum appeared to swing sharply against the public health insurance option prized by liberals Tuesday, on the eve of President Barack Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate on Tuesday signaled they are increasingly willing to pass healthcare reform without a public insurance option, even while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) again insisted it must be included in a House healthcare bill. Following a White House meeting with the president and Vice President Joe Biden,...