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  • What Was Learned From the Obama Health Care Summit

    03/07/2010 1:05:34 PM PST · by jim byrd · 8 replies · 63+ views
    www.jimbyrd.com ^ | 03/06/2010 | Jim Byrd
    On February 25th, Obama's health care summit/theater/reality show was held at Blair House. One week of dissecting, analyzing, interpreting, and consideration has been invested into annotating Obama's fusion of powers exposition. For the myopically infirmed Left, Obama was spectacular as usual, displaying his super-intellect; for the moderately myopic-- independents whose allegiance changes with the wind-- Obama's debacle of a circus caused more than a statistical trifling to shift back to the right under the cloak of self-loathing; and for the confederacy of patriots, constitutionalists, those with discernment for manufactured competence, and those blessed with an abundance of commonsense, the show...
  • Health Reform 3.0: Lipstick On A Pig

    03/04/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 431+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: The white coats showed up again at the White House, helping the administration ram health care reform down our throats. Can you have a bipartisan bill without a bipartisan vote?It didn't work the first time, when the White House last year assembled enough sympathetic medical professionals to stage a photo-op in the Rose Garden trying to persuade us that, as the commercial goes, three of four doctors really, really support the administration's attempt to nationalize health care. Rather than a grass-roots uprising of physicians, last year's event was a classic case of astroturfing. Attendance was by invitation only,...
  • The Smartest Guys in the Room?

    03/02/2010 3:42:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies · 379+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 02, 2010 | Carol Peracchio
    I recently read an article by Joe Klein titled "It's Her Party: The Brilliance of Sarah Palin." I assumed it would be the usual anti-Palin screed we've come to expect from the mainstream media, but before I finished the first paragraph I was stunned at the contempt...contempt aimed not only at Governor Palin, but at us, conservative Tea Partiers. Mr. Klein, I'm certain, is so confident in his rhetorical skills that he believes that we'll never catch on to how he feels about non-Obama fans out here. But get a load of phrases such as: "... anti-élitist Tea Party élites...
  • SARAH PALIN FACT CHECKS OBAMA’S KABUKI THEATER

    02/28/2010 2:17:47 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 675+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 2/28/10 | Gary P.
    Let’s face it guys, the ObamaCare summit was nothing more than the theater of the absurd. It was designed by Obama and his minions to embarrass the Republicans, an effort that failed miserably. In fact what it did do is prove the Emperor has no clothes.
  • GOV. PALIN REACTS TO HEALTH CARE SUMMIT

    02/28/2010 2:11:56 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 443+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 2/28/10 | Ron Devito
    “Michele Bachmann summed it up very well. She suggested that ‘maybe the beer summit was more productive and fruitful than what we saw today coming out of the health care summit. Maybe these guys should have popped some tops off of some MGBs and really gotten down to business.’ ”
  • Insurance remarks by Senator Tom Harkins illogical and inaccurate at Obama's 'Health Care Summit'

    02/27/2010 9:43:16 AM PST · by RGirard · 10 replies · 465+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Obama's 'Health Care Summit' took place Thursday and shortly after the lunch break, Democratic Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa made a few remarks that were both illogical and inaccurate in regard to insurance premiums. Senator Harkin read a letter from an Iowa farmer whose Blue Cross insurance premiums are going up 14.6%. The farmer is already paying very high premiums for his family of four. The farmer also has unspecified health conditions that prevent him from simply switching companies because other insurance companies will turn him down based upon his pre-existing conditions... Although it may appear to be a bad...
  • The next health fight: Summit leaves Dems stymied

    02/27/2010 3:10:12 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,254+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 27, 2010 | GRACE-MARIE TURNER
    The White House expected a slam-dunk at Thursday's health summit -- another tour-de-force by President Obama that would convince rank-and-file Democrats in Congress that the time's come to push the reform bill through. That didn't happen -- but the push is still on. The president's advisers seemed to expect the Blair House event to repeat President Obama's triumph at last month's House Republican retreat in Baltimore. But there, he was on stage, flanked by flags and behind a microphone and podium looking down on Republicans who were sitting around tables at lunch.
  • Mr. President, We Are Still Waiting For You To Answer Paul Ryan

    02/26/2010 6:32:10 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 588+ views
    The Lid/IBD ^ | 2/26/10 | The Lid
    Arguably the big star of yesterday's 7 1/2 hour long health care summit was Congressman Paul Ryan, In a feisty speech, Rep. Paul Ryan (R, WI) described the Democratic bill as a "ponzi scheme" full of accounting "gimmicks and smoke and mirrors" and explained why the official CBO projection was totally wrong. He explained that CBO does an excellent job given the parameters under they are directed to use, but those parameters are often not very realistic. Washington Post columnist Chris Cillizza praised Ryan and said it was clear that the president regards Ryan as, “a serious thinker and adversary,...
  • Take a Lib to Lunch Day

    02/26/2010 12:00:04 PM PST · by jazminerose · 4 replies · 268+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 2/26/10 | Joy Tiz
    Who picked up the tab for lunch at yesterday’s health crimes summit? If the Republicans didn’t they certainly should have. They finally got a long needed image makeover, courtesy of the Democrats. Team O could not have teed this thing up better for the opposition. For months, all we’ve heard is barking about the Republicans being the Party of No. We actually like them better when they are the Party of Hell, No. Republicans, we’ve been told over and over again, are obstructionists, refusing to let Soros-Obama go forward with their can’t- fail utopian designs.
  • Are They Finally Listening? Probably Not

    02/26/2010 6:11:33 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 4 replies · 222+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 02-26-10 | Stoutcat
    This is what the politicians in Washington — both liberal and conservative — still aren’t getting. Tea parties. Town Hall meetings. New Jersey and Virginia. Massachusetts. Now this. Memo to DC: you’d better start listening. Otherwise, November is going to be a vertibable bloodbath.
  • I actually agree with McCain--Vanity

    02/25/2010 5:24:29 PM PST · by ElenaM · 13 replies · 425+ views
    ElenaMarie
    When McCain said to treat all Americans equally under the law regardless of geographic location, I was shocked to learn that I actually agree with John McCain on something! Miracles never cease.
  • Less Health Care For Masses

    02/25/2010 4:55:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2010 | Editorial staff
    Americans are going to hear lots of scare- mongering anecdotes at today's health care summit, such as the 39 percent increase in insurance premiums announced this month by Anthem Blue Cross, a California company. President Obama and the Democrats have a solution: Pass a law to impose additional coverage by insurance companies, eliminate the multimillion-dollar cap insurance policies have on total benefits, and pile on lots of new red tape. These policies are guaranteed to raise rates. California does offer a useful case study, but not for the reasons Democrats think. New regulations there make some people subsidize others in...
  • Obama's Deceptive Health Summit

    02/25/2010 4:49:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies · 527+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2010 | Editorial staff
    Don't buy into President Obama's rhetoric about bipartisanship. He invited congressional Republicans to a summit tomorrow but continues to castigate them for being unwilling to meet him halfway. Some argue that reaching out to the opposition is wise politics aimed at the November elections, but the fix is in. Mr. Obama has no intention of making any deal with Republicans, and Republicans understand it's a bad idea to meet the president halfway on his political death spiral. So what's the point of the charade? After the Massachusetts earthquake, Democrats have a difficult public relations problem. Voters in one of the...
  • Obama's Health Care Infomercial

    02/25/2010 4:44:28 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2010 | Editorial staff
    Today's health care summit is nothing more than political theater. Like an infomercial, it will pretend to be authentic, but it's actually contrived. Its purpose is to give President Obama a setting in which he can appear to rise above politics and partisanship to get things done for the American people. In fact, it is a device he is using to resurrect unnecessary, harmful legislation that the American people oppose and ram it through Congress. The White House claims the summit is the culmination of "a year of historic national dialogue about [health care] reform," but it has really been...
  • Healthcare Summit Afternoon: Facts vs. Sad Stories,POTUS Goes Partisan

    02/25/2010 3:50:43 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 413+ views
    The Lid ^ | 2/25/2010 | The Lid
    Seven Hours of Health Care. It was a long battle, the GOP brought facts, the Democrats brought emotional stories. The most telling part of the day was when the President was walking back to the White House at the end with his progressive colleagues , he shouted to the press, "We'll see, we will see if we changed some attitudes." That was the purpose of this exercise changing attitudes, not of the GOP legislators in the room but of the American public.
  • UK Press: Obama Tried to Bore America into Submission

    02/25/2010 3:38:22 PM PST · by jazminerose · 321+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 2/25/10 | Joy Tiz
    Europe fell out of love with president pantywaist some time ago. The Timesonline.uk ultimately comes to the wrong conclusion, i.e. that Obama got the better of Lamar Alexander. But, it’s clear our soon-to-be former allies in the UK are on to the incompetent that is our current president: “His frustration was understandable. After all, for a while, it seemed as though Senator Alexander might be getting the upper hand, and the viewer began to wonder if Obama’s gambit — to bore America into submission while getting another opportunity to look handsome on television — was about to blow up in...
  • Pelosi Misleads Health Care Summit, Says Bill Has No Abortion Funding

    02/25/2010 2:50:28 PM PST · by julieee · 16 replies · 592+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pelosi Misleads Health Care Summit, Says Bill Has No Abortion Funding Washington, DC -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mislead participants at the White House health care summit today by making the false statement that the Senate health care bill she, President Barack Obama and Democrats are pushing through Congress contains no abortion funding. http://www.lifenews.com/nat6050.html
  • Biden: ‘It’s Easy Being Vice President’!

    02/25/2010 1:59:26 PM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 23 replies · 523+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 2-25-10 | James
    Today during lunch break during the health care summit, Biden was caught on tape saying this: "It's easy being vice president - you don't do anything." As Bugs Bunny used to say: "What a maroon!" Hear for yourself in this very short clip.
  • Obama Told at Health Care Summit Americans Don't Want Abortion

    02/25/2010 1:57:45 PM PST · by julieee · 5 replies · 490+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Told at Health Care Summit Americans Don't Want Abortion Washington, DC -- It took almost the entire length of the debate at the White House health care summit for the issue of abortion to come up and, when it did, pro-life Rep. John Boehner told President Barack Obama that Americans don't want abortion funding in the health care bill Congress is considering. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat6049.html
  • Obamacare Summit at Half-Time Republican Facts and Presidential Arrogance

    02/25/2010 10:47:14 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 885+ views
    The Lid ^ | 2/25/2010 | The Lid
    Having watched the first three hours of this dreadful show my first reaction is a splitting headache. I found that every time the Republicans scored a political point the President reacted by being dismissive. Additionally he seems to get visibly angry anytime actual facts are used.....
  • Obama's health care infomercial [aka the summit]

    02/24/2010 7:05:56 PM PST · by Abakumov · 18 replies · 387+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2010 | Editorial
    Today's health care summit is nothing more than political theater. Like an infomercial, it will pretend to be authentic, but it's actually contrived. Its purpose is to give President Obama a setting in which he can appear to rise above politics and partisanship to get things done for the American people. In fact, it is a device he is using to resurrect unnecessary, harmful legislation that the American people oppose and ram it through Congress.... The White House is using the summit to try to corner Republicans by making them either buy into his plan or boycott the process and...
  • Coulter: Only 3 Republicans Should Speak at Healthcare Summit

    02/23/2010 4:42:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 1,529+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 23, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    ...Republicans should send in Sen. Jon Kyl, Rep. Ron Paul (a doctor) and Steve King... No other Republicans should be allowed talk...
  • Republicans 'ready to participate' in Obama's health care summit

    02/21/2010 10:15:08 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 62 replies · 1,807+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 21, 2010 | Shailagh Murray and Michael D. Shear
    The Senate's top Republican promised Sunday morning that he and his members will attend President Obama's health care summit on Thursday "ready to participate" but said the Democrats are being "arrogant" by refusing to scrap their legislation and start over. "You know, they are saying, "Ignore the wishes of the American people. We know more about this than you do. And we're going to jam it down your throats no matter what," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Fox News Sunday.
  • Republican's Health Care Summit Trump Card

    02/19/2010 5:30:50 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 639+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2010 | Editorial staff
    So, President Obama is finally getting around to listening to Republican ideas on health care reform. That's a good thing. But in preparing for Mr. Obama's health care summit, Republicans should keep in mind that this isn't an "It's Academic" session in which the smartest one with all the facts and figures wins. Rather, the politician who simultaneously appeals to Americans' wants and needs in the emotionally charged arenas of health care and fiscal reform wins. Mr. Obama has only the health care wants and needs part right - he doesn't know how to deliver without breaking the bank. That's...
  • GOP responds to Obama's Health Care Summit invite: No Thanks?

    02/14/2010 6:32:28 AM PST · by onyx · 127 replies · 5,328+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/13/10 10:36 PM EST | By: Susan Ferrechio
    House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a statement late Saturday in response to President Obama's Friday invite to a bipartisan Health Care Summit at the White House. Boehner and other Republican leaders are complaining that the event is simply political gamesmanship and that Obama is planning to have a health care deal finalized before anyone even sits down at the meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Feb. 25. Here's Boehner's statement: A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper. We now know that instead of starting the 'bipartisan' health care 'summit' on Feb....
  • Krauthammer Details How Republicans Should Approach Obama’s Health Care Summit (video)

    02/13/2010 12:04:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,590+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 13, 2010
    Krauthammer: "Here's what you do: you show up and you designate one guy who knows a lot about all this health care stuff as your only spokesman. You don't have people raising their hands and shouting questions. You pick Paul Ryan who knows this stuff up and down."
  • A Summit Primer (The Scheme Won't Work)

    02/13/2010 8:55:51 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Galen Institute ^ | February, 13, 2010 | Grace-Marie Turner
    A summit primer: But the Democratic leadership nonetheless presses forward. The latest tactic is to convince people that health care in America is so broken that the Congress has a duty to pass the Senate bill "to get something done" -- even if it means using a process that would throw any pretense of bipartisanship out the window. Speaker Pelosi has outlined yet another tortured parliamentary scenario to get the measure passed before Easter, using the 51-vote reconciliation process in the Senate. That would be an admission that they don't even have enough Democratic Senate votes to get a bill...
  • Come Into My Parlor (Obama Says To GOP)

    02/11/2010 10:06:44 AM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies · 451+ views
    Ketchikan Tea Party ^ | February 11, 2010 | IBD via Ketchikan Tea Party
    Politics: The GOP has been invited by the administration to a health care summit. Will it be an effort to pass real reform, or an attempt to lure Republicans into a bipartisan disaster?...
  • Come Into My Parlor

    02/10/2010 4:22:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 524+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 10, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: The GOP has been invited by the administration to a health care summit. Will it be an effort to pass real reform, or an attempt to lure Republicans into a bipartisan disaster? When Democrats thought their absolute majorities in the House and Senate guaranteed the passage of government-run health care, they had no use for either GOP input or transparency. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were quite content to fundamentally transform one-sixth of the American economy behind the closed doors of a Senate room. They dismissed the rising anger of the...
  • Hokem Health Care Summitry

    02/10/2010 6:16:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 192+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 10, 2010 | Editorial Staff
    A couple of Washington's most familiar con jobs are now front and center of our national leaders' approaches to two of the most critical issues facing the nation. Frequently when the White House and Congress want to look like they are doing something concrete, when in fact they want to keep doing what they've been doing, they form a "bipartisan commission" or "task force" to study a problem and then recommend courses of action. Thus, President Obama and the Democratic leadership of Congress are pushing for the creation of a bipartisan commission to study the federal government's exploding deficits and...