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  • Obama's Closing Remarks or Threats? (Video)(Satire)

    02/27/2010 7:06:45 AM PST · by trapman · 7 replies · 335+ views
    The Bovine Scatologist ^ | 02/26/2010 | Tbot
    This guy just keeps pushing. Listen to his confidence even when he's wrong! He's truly a GOP friend. See you in November!
  • A pointless gabfest

    02/27/2010 3:13:51 AM PST · by Scanian · 31 replies · 958+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 27, 2010 | Editorial
    It wasn't really effective governance, and -- save for a few moments -- it wasn't even interesting television. So what exactly did President Obama's health-care summit actually accomplish? Well, it turned out not to be the political trap that Republicans had feared. Instead, they got a nationally broadcast TV platform -- a forum they might not otherwise have ever received. And the members of the GOP team clearly were prepared: Time after time, they scored telling points against Obama and Democratic Capitol Hill kingpins Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Moreover, Obama himself looked less like a president than like the...
  • Is Obama's Goal To Write Obamacare's Obituary?

    02/26/2010 9:02:04 PM PST · by CaroleL · 8 replies · 560+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/27/10 | CaroleL
    A bipartisan summit no one believed would change any minds. A Democratic Party who couldn't pass Obamacare even when they had a super majority. A president who is allegedly smart enough to see that he has lost the approval of most Americans on this issue. A set of rules in the Senate that offer the opposition several opportunities to block Obamacare's passage in spite of the reconciliation process. And yet the headlines blare that President Obama's intent is to push ahead. Why? There are a few theories making the rounds on cable news stations, internet message boards and around office...
  • CNN Repeats Lie, Fails to Contradict Guest on 47 Million 'Uninsured Americans'

    02/26/2010 3:08:09 PM PST · by 198ml · 7 replies · 453+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 02/26/10 | Anthony Kang
    Democrats at the Feb. 25 health summit argued that under their proposal, 31 million of the 47 million uninsured Americans would receive coverage. CNN’s “American Morning” co-host Kiran Chetry repeated that claim Feb. 26 and asked one of her guests: Kenneth Thorpe, Prof. at the Rollins School of Public Health, about its validity and the debate surrounding the statistic. “I mean there’s 47 million uninsured Americans they [Senate Democrats] argue. And when you talk to Republicans, we talked to Sen. John Cornyn yesterday – ‘No, no, no - that’s a wildly inflated number,” Chetry said. “If you can’t even necessarily...
  • HEALTH SUMMIT: GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY DON'T WANT

    02/26/2010 2:50:49 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 147+ views
    The EdistoJoe Outlook ^ | 02/26/2010 | EJO
    Yesterday began the 6 hour infomercial on Obama's new health plan for America. Billed as a bipartisan affair with most of the speaking as well as the spotlight on Obama, Republicans were fortunate to get a word in edgewise. There is nothing "new" about this latest proposal. It's basically the Senate version infused with a mild dose of steroids that will hopefully give it strength to win public approval before Democrats move on to reconciliation. Nothing new, just "Meet the old boss, same as the new boss" legislation that is frankly, just as bad as the Super Bowl performance of...
  • One Boring Healthcare Conference

    02/26/2010 2:00:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies · 239+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | February 25, 2010 | annem040359
    What happened yesterday was nothing more then a POLITICAL CIRCUS. President Barak Obama at Blair House held a summit on healthcare and yet this turned out to be his third Copenhagen. More and more the Republicans are starting to look like they are going back to their conservative roots while the Dems are looking with President Obama at the helm, to be EMBARESSED.
  • CNN Repeats Lie, Fails to Contradict Guest on 47 Million 'Uninsured Americans'

    02/26/2010 1:56:41 PM PST · by 198ml · 6 replies · 494+ views
    Business and Media Institute ^ | 02/26/10 | Anthony Kang
    Democrats at the Feb. 25 health summit argued that under their proposal, 31 million of the 47 million uninsured Americans would receive coverage. CNN’s “American Morning” co-host Kiran Chetry repeated that claim Feb. 26 and asked one of her guests: Kenneth Thorpe, Prof. at the Rollins School of Public Health, about its validity and the debate surrounding the statistic. “I mean there’s 47 million uninsured Americans they [Senate Democrats] argue. And when you talk to Republicans, we talked to Sen. John Cornyn yesterday – ‘No, no, no - that’s a wildly inflated number,” Chetry said. “If you can’t even necessarily...
  • Truth-squading the summit

    02/26/2010 9:32:54 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Politico.com ^ | February.26, 2010
    Obama exaggerated. Boehner lied. Reid was incorrect. Ryan is wrong. An army of partisan fact checkers bombarded the media through seven hours of the health care summit with such deep thoughts — replete with cherry-picked data — confirming the adage that there’s lies, damn lies and statistics. Some of the jabs were dead on, but some were merely meant to back up partisan talking points. Still, there were plenty of factually challenged statements. With a nod to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s statement that the Congressional Budget Office is “God” in his book — the media deify CBO figures as...
  • The Verdict on Obamacare (The Obama Health Summit Gambit did not help the Democrats at all)

    02/26/2010 8:11:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies · 2,255+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2010 | The Editors
    The White House was hoping the health-care summit would create momentum among Democrats to push their bill through Congress. It almost certainly did not work. Both sides repeated points that have been made countless times over the past year. That being the case, it seems likely that the public will react to what they heard from the Blair House meeting much as they have to the months-long debate in Congress: by agreeing in larger numbers with the Republican view that the bill the Democrats are pushing is hopelessly flawed. One reason for the Democrats’ trouble is that their talking points...
  • New Poll: Obama Approval Down To 44%

    02/26/2010 7:25:49 AM PST · by CaroleL · 22 replies · 766+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/26/10 | CaroleL
    A new poll is about to do what 7-plus hours of health care summit could not - make political news. According to Rasmussen's daily presidential tracking poll released this morning, only 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of President Barack Obama's performance; 55% disapprove. This matches the lowest level of total approval yet measured for this president.
  • N.Korea Still Expects Payment for Summit (a case of sunshine addiction?)

    N.Korea Still Expects Payment for Summit North Korea is still demanding rice and fertilizer in return for an inter-Korean summit, even as it keeps sending increasingly urgent messages to Seoul to bring such a summit about. Since a secret meeting between South Korean Labor Minister Yim Tae-hee and Kim Yang-gon, the director of the North Korean Workers' Party's United Front Department, in Singapore in October, "North Korea has kept asking us for a huge amount of economic aid in return for arranging a meeting" between President Lee Myung-bak and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, a South Korean government source said...
  • Fact Checking The Health Summit

    02/26/2010 6:55:38 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 26, 2010 | Neoavatara
    So, who told the truth, and who didn't, at yesterday's dog-and-pony show, a.k.a Obama's Health Care Summit? Various questions: 1. Will insurance premiums rise or fall under the Senate bill?
  • Pawns In Their Game

    02/26/2010 6:40:29 AM PST · by jay1949 · 135+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | February 25, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Yesterday's Washington health care "summit" had very little to do with improving the American health care system. It was about maintaining political power and winning the next election, regardless of cost. Those of us who depend on the American health care system for our lives are merely pawns in their game.
  • Obama: You know what sounds pretty good right now? Reconciliation

    02/25/2010 4:29:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 770+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | Allahpundit
    The inevitable partisan ending to today’s bipartisan kabuki. I know you’re bored with summit vids by now but the baldfaced lie told here makes it must-viewing. Quote: “I think most Americans think that a majority vote makes sense.” That’s simply flatly untrue and there are not one but two polls posted in the last 24 hours to prove it. Ed already flagged Gallup’s finding of a 39/52 split opposed to reconciliation; Fox News followed up a few hours ago with even worse numbers. If President Obama is unable to reach a deal with Republicans at the summit, 59 percent think...
  • The Sham Summit

    02/25/2010 4:29:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 399+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: Thursday's much-hyped health "summit" seemed mainly designed to show the president telling Republicans, "Those are all legitimate points." Democrats admit it was a setup to pass their $2 trillion plan. Not long before the president assembled Democrats and Republicans at the Garden Room of Blair House for a health care powwow, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., let it all hang out on the House floor, roaring that "every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry." Civility was the cool thing during the grand gathering, but the real...
  • Obama Sticks To His 3-Step Health Care Strategy

    The Blair House Project summit neatly summarized President Obama’s yearlong strategy for pushing his health care agenda. 1. Focus on health care even as economic data show heavy job losses continuing. — Voters love that. 2. Call for bipartisanship then immediately pivot to a Democrat-only path to victory.
  • Rave reviews for Republicans At The Health Care Sunnit

    02/25/2010 2:41:23 PM PST · by big black dog · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    Republicans are circulating quotes from all over about today’s summit on Obamacare. Their sampling of quotes: CNN’s WOLF BLITZER: “It looks like the Republicans certainly showed up ready to play.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10) CNN’s GLORIA BORGER: “The Republicans have been very effective today. They really did come to play. They were very smart.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10) BORGER: “They took on the substance of a very complex issue. … But they really stuck to the substance of this issue and tried to get to the heart of it and I think did a very good job.” (CNN’s “Live,” 2/25/10) BORGER: “They...
  • Pelosi bashes Republican claims at health summit

    02/25/2010 2:36:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 962+ views
    Pelosi bashes Republican claims at health summit By Jordan Fabian - 02/25/10 05:01 PM ET In her closing remarks at the bipartisan healthcare summit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took aim at two Republican claims that she said were "Not factual." Pelosi targeted House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) for saying that Democratic healthcare reform proposals fund abortion coverage and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) assertion that the bills contain Medicare cuts for seniors. "Mr. Boehner, the law of the land is that there is no public funding of abortions and there is no public...
  • Obama Butts Heads with Republicans. A Country Hick's Point of View

    02/25/2010 2:00:18 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 8 replies · 898+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 2-25-2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The republicans? Well, I think they already knew that they were showing up past chore time and nothing was left on the table for them. Rather like the piglet sucking hind teat.
  • Try to stay awake: the President has a healthcare Bill to pass

    02/25/2010 1:15:50 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies · 486+ views
    Times of London ^ | February 25, 2010 | Chris Ayres
    Warning: watching American politicians argue about healthcare can be seriously damaging to your health. Symptoms may include migraines, extreme fatigue and sudden violent urges. In the event of exposure to competing statistics — regarding "donut holes", "HMO deductibles", "reconciliation devices" or suchlike — seek immediate medical help. The public affairs television channel C-Span 3 might as well have put such a message at the bottom of its screen today as it broadcast President Obama’s epic six-hour "bipartisan" debate on US medical reform. Of course, by the usual standards of C-Span programming — which can induce sleep faster than an IV...