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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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.

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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 ^ | 2/25/10 | Joy Tiz
    Europe fell out of love with president pantywaist some time ago. The 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 ^ | 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.
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • 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.....