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  • Obama/Media vs. Arizona/America

    05/06/2010 3:39:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 408+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 06, 2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    Folks, our country is in big trouble. What kind of man do we have in the White House? President Obama is a Harvard-educated lawyer. Thus, since he attended such a renowned school, I can only conclude that Obama willfully and knowingly distorted/lied about the plight of Hispanic-Americans in Arizona and the state's immigration law when he said, "...but now suddenly if you don't have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're gonna be harassed, ..." Obama's statement simply is not true. The Arizona law goes into effect only after a subject has or is...
  • The Problem with Blaming Insurance Companies

    03/13/2010 3:39:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies · 317+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 13, 2010 | Brenton Stransky
    Earlier this week, President Obama addressed a crowd of gushing students and selected guests at Arcadia University in a suburb of Philadelphia to promote his final push for healthcare reform. It was a beautiful day for late winter, magnifying the gathered group's existing enthusiasm and after the usual "I/we love you(s)" from the crowd the President wasted little time before turning to his usual tones of demagoguery. A moment or two into the speech, the President characteristically accused the Insurance Companies of arbitrarily causing the extra inflationary costs of healthcare coverage and for other ills of our healthcare system: See,...
  • Obama is the Evil Insurance Company CEO He Rails Against (Medicare denied 6.85 percent of claims)

    03/08/2010 4:31:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 416+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/08/10 | The Maha
    Obama is the Evil Insurance Company CEO He Rails AgainstMarch 8, 2010 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We just played the sound bites of Obama ripping into the insurance companies for arbitrarily raising rates. Arbitrarily raising rates is the last place arbitrarily rates go up in the insurance industry. That's the last place. The insurance company actuarial figures are the most comprehensive statistics kept in any industry for any reason. There's nothing arbitrary about it. But what's Obama ever done to lower anybody's costs? How much have your taxes gone up since the Democrats controlled Congress? How much has the deficit gone...
  • Obama emphasis on words over images questioned by former White House communications guru

    03/08/2010 4:41:29 PM PST · by Track9 · 19 replies · 90+ views
    The Obama team’s disregard for big pictures — Bush in front of the Statue of Liberty on the first anniversary of 9/11, Clinton visiting a refugee camp in Macedonia during the Balkan war, Reagan looking over the wall into the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea — is part of the current administration’s scorn for things as they have traditionally been done, which they typically lump into the category of “politics as usual.” “We don’t want to participate in the artifice of politics that have turned so many people off,” Dan Pfeiffer, White House director of communications, told The...
  • LOCKED OUT!… Obama Won’t Let Public In to Hear His Health Care Speech in St. Louis

    03/08/2010 3:00:24 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies · 306+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 8, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama is coming to St. Louis on Wednesday to push his “angry mob unpopular” nationalized health care bill. But, you won’t get to see him. HE’S LOCKING THE DOORS ON THE ST. LOUIS PUBLIC. President Obama and Missouri Democrats including Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon and Russ and Robin Carnahan want to ram their toxic health care bill down your throat but THEY DON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO FACE THE PUBLIC!
  • In final push, Obama stresses reforms will rein in healthcare costs. [BARF ALERT]

    03/08/2010 3:22:03 PM PST · by bjorn14 · 33 replies · 129+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | Michael O' Brien
    President Barack Obama said his healthcare plan takes into account "every single serious idea" on cost containment from both parties. Obama made the remark in a stump speech Monday in Glenside, Pa., where he sought to address GOP criticisms that his health plan doesn't do enough to contain rising costs. Obama, who appeared with Sens. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) and Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), argued he's incorporated serious Republican proposals to contain rising healthcare costs. "You keep on hearing from critics and some of the Republicans on these Sunday shows say, 'Well, we want to do more about costs,' " Obama...
  • White House Pegged Chances for Health Reform at 51%, Report Says ("less ballerina ... more LBJ")

    03/08/2010 3:56:05 PM PST · by maggief · 11 replies · 152+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 08, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    EXCERPTS "That 49 percent chance of failure could devastate Obama's presidency, weaken Democrats heading into the fall midterm elections and trigger an even fiercer, more debilitating round of finger-pointing inside the administration," writes Peter Baker of the Times, in a profile of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. (snip) Not everyone is convinced of Emanuel's effectiveness, however. Emanuel could have done more to sway Democratic lawmakers to support the president's plan, one unnamed Democratic congressman told Baker: "We need a little less ballerina and a little more L.B.J.," he said. "For all the reputation of being able to bust...
  • ABC News: Obama Seeks to Vilify Health Insurers, Give Them $336 Billion Check

    03/08/2010 4:22:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 175+ views
    ABC News: Neither [President Barack Obama or HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius] mentioned that the Senate health reform bill, which is the basis for Democrats' last best chance at comprehensive reform, would give the insurance companies millions of new customers required by law to buy health insurance. It would also require insurers to cover everyone, regardless of age, gender or pre-existing condition. To help pay for the new insurance requirements the government would give to people money to buy insurance - $336 billion over the next ten years. That money, ultimately, would have to go to... drum roll... insurance companies.
  • Obama’s New ‘Poverty’ Measurement

    03/08/2010 6:39:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies · 574+ views
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2010 | Robert Rector
    This week, the Obama administration announced it will create a new poverty-measurement system that will eventually displace the current poverty measure. This new measure, which has little or nothing to do with actual poverty, will serve as the propaganda tool in Obama’s endless quest to “spread the wealth.” Under the new measure, a family will be judged “poor” if its income falls below a certain specified income threshold. Nothing new there, but, unlike the current poverty standards, the new income thresholds will have a built-in escalator clause: They will rise automatically in direct proportion to any rise in the living...
  • Obama's Health Care Plan: What Do You Think? [Freep this poll.......]

    03/08/2010 11:37:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 146+ views
    Obama's Health Care Plan: What Do You Think? Posted by Stephanie Condon After debating health care reform for more than a year, President Obama says it's time for Democrats to deliver. Hotsheet has followed every step of the process, from early speculation about the process of reconciliation to the raucous protests from the plan's opponents. Democrats are expected to use reconciliation within weeks, allowing them to bypass a Republican filibuster and pass a final bill with a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate. Republicans, meanwhile, insist they cannot support the measure and that the American public does not...
  • Name That Alinsky Tactic - Mon. 3-8-10

    03/08/2010 12:14:07 PM PST · by Brookhaven · 5 replies · 52+ views
    3-9-10 | Vanity
    Obama: Health plan 'not about' politics, partisanship Making his final sales pitch for his health care plan, President Obama scorned politics and distanced himself from the partisan conflict that derailed the effort before, saying "that's not what this is about." "I'll leave it to others to sift through the politics," Obama said. "Because that's not what this is about. That's not why we're here."
  • Obama Targets GOP in Last-Ditch Pitch for Health Care Bill

    03/08/2010 11:51:48 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 58 replies · 360+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/10
    President Obama, launching a last-ditch push to pass health care legislation in the next 10 days, left no doubt Monday that he was ready to roll over any opposition by taunting Republicans that they had 10 years to fix health care and didn't
  • President Obama attacks insurance companies in bid for public support on health overhaul

    03/08/2010 8:37:03 AM PST · by cajuncow · 40 replies · 279+ views
    cox news ^ | 3-8-10 | JULIE PACE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- President Barack Obama ratcheted up his attacks against insurance companies Monday in a last-ditch attempt to get a reluctant public and skittish Democrats behind his health overhaul legislation. Obama contended that insurers have calculated that they'll make more money by denying coverage to some and jacking up rates on others.
  • Obama administration backs off call for students to 'help' Obama

    09/03/2009 9:17:52 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 719+ views
    Examiner Washington, D.C. | September 3, 2009 | Dan Spencer
    After a fierce controversy over what many perceived as an effort to indoctrinate students, the White House says it will rewrite the government recommendation that teachers nationwide assign students a paper on how to "help the president." According to the Washington Times, Obama aides acknowledged the White House helped the U.S. Education Department craft recommended activities to be assigned to students after they watched Obama's address: Among the activities the government initially suggested for prekindergarten to sixth-grade students: that they "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." Another task recommended for students immediately after...
  • Open letter to Obama : Prosecute those doctors!

    08/13/2009 6:41:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 623+ views
    President Obama, You have repeatedly trashed doctors in the US. And you claim that they are taking people's feet off, and removing tonsils simply because they want to make more money. They are greedy. You make these claims and sound so confident as if you have irrefutable proof. So let us see your proof. Tell congress to investigate the matter, they love investigations. America doesn't need any more of your demagoguery on this matter. If you are going to prosecute doctors who are committing a clear case of malpractice, then do so. If not, then put an end to these...
  • Carnival of the Fire-Breathers

    06/03/2009 4:34:26 AM PDT · by steve-b · 10 replies · 467+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/3/09 | Kathleen Parker
    Before recent events, I intended to write about the GOP's message problem with the headline: "Shoot the Messenger." Sunday's fatal shooting of abortion doctor George Tiller makes my title inappropriate, but the idea remains relevant. The adage, of course, is "Don't shoot the messenger," meaning we shouldn't necessarily blame the person who delivers bad news. For the Republican Party these days, however, the problem isn't so much the message. It's the messenger. By grotesque coincidence, Tiller's murderer furthers the point. It has long been a problem for the GOP that some of the party's cherished positions are embraced most enthusiastically...
  • Fat is the New Smoking

    04/22/2009 11:00:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1,185+ views
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 2009-04-22 | James Hudnall
    Do you have a spare tire? Some bulges? Do your thighs rub together? Do you have a big gut? Well, be prepared to be ostracized. They already did a number on smokers. It used to be you could smoke almost anywhere, from the supermarket to your workplace. And then they started passing laws until you now have to go to smoke areas which are usually outside and away from everywhere else. Even though OSHA had to admit that second-hand smoke in the workplace cannot affect people except under extreme conditions. “Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal...
  • Class War in America

    04/01/2009 3:24:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 966+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 01, 2009 | Richard Baehr
    Last night, for the first time, I watched the movie, The Fugitive, from start to finish. The film is about a surgeon, falsely accused and convicted of murdering his wife, who escapes during a prison transfer, and is pursued by a US marshall. For Chicagoans, the film is one of the great movie portrayals of the city. But I now believe the classic moment in the movie comes in the 82nd minute. Harrison Ford, playing the falsely accused doctor, Richard Kimble, tries to lose himself from his pursuers by joining in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. This parade always draws...
  • BLANKLEY: World's most dangerous city?

    03/24/2009 2:06:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2009 | Tony Blankley
    In a world growing more dangerous by the week in this dark spring of 2009, Washington may be the most dangerous city in the world. The city is safe enough for its residents - it is the rest of the country and world that is endangered by what Washington is capable of doing. On a bipartisan, bicameral, bigovernmental (executive and legislative branches) basis, rarely has so much policymaking, world-economy-transforming power been in harness to such unsteady political and policy instincts. Whatever one thinks of the American International Group Inc.'s bonus actions, last week's performance by Washington's political class should give...
  • Politics in the Guise of Pure Science

    02/24/2009 5:19:57 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 734+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2009 | John Tierney
    Why, since President Obama promised to “restore science to its rightful place” in Washington, do some things feel not quite right? First there was Steven Chu, the physicist and new energy secretary, warning The Los Angeles Times that climate change could make water so scarce by century’s end that “there’s no more agriculture in California” and no way to keep the state’s cities going, either. Then there was the hearing in the Senate to confirm another physicist, John Holdren, to be the president’s science adviser. Dr. Holdren was asked about some of his gloomy neo-Malthusian warnings in the past, like...