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The First Hustler Runs the Big Con


"Nothing is lost save honor."

So said Jim Fisk after he and Jay Gould survived yet another scrape in their corrupt and storied careers in the Gilded Age

Fisk's dismissal of honor came to mind while watching Barack Obama in Boston smugly explain how his vow — "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it!" — was now inoperative.

All along, it had been a bait-and-switch by the first hustler.

In Boston, Obama could no longer evade the truth. Hundreds of thousands of Americans who had purchased health insurance in the private market were getting notices their plans were being canceled.

That this revelation had blown a hole in his credibility did not seem to trouble Obama. Indeed, the president appeared impatient with the complaints. These were "substandard" plans anyhow, he said, the lousy offerings of "bad-apple insurers."

"So if you're getting one of those letters (canceling your insurance plan), just shop around in the new marketplace. ... You're going to get a better deal."

Behind the arrogance is the realty: Obama has the veto power. No alteration of Obamacare, except for changes he approves, can be made before the winter of 2017. And by then, Obamacare will be so deeply embedded in law and practice it will be beyond repeal.

We won, you lost, was written across Obama's face.

Yet, Obama's victory calls to mind that of King Pyrrhus of Epirus over the Romans at Asculum as described by Plutarch. Counting up his dead friends, dead commanders and dead soldiers, the king remarked, "One more such victory and we are undone."

The price Obama will be a long time paying for this victory is historic and huge.

First, there is the irreversible damage to his credibility and integrity. He conned the people into believing something he knew to be false — that all Americans would be allowed to keep the health care plans that they had and liked.

This assurance, repeated again and again, helped disarm the opposition. Americans who liked their doctors and insurance plans and were repeatedly told they could keep both were not only relieved; they became more receptive to the idea of helping the less fortunate.

Obama's assurances of keeping your insurance plan if you like it now enters presidential history alongside George H.W.

Bush's "Read my lips! No new taxes," Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," and George W. Bush's tales of yellow cake in Niger and hidden arsenals of WMDs.

As for the idealistic avatar of hope and change from 2008, who led the nation to believe that he was something new and different in politics, he has been revealed as the biggest cynic of them all.

Moreover, where his campaign against Hillary Clinton in the primaries and John McCain in 2008 seemed to hold out promise of a newly competent progressive crowd, those hopes have all but vanished in the legendary incompetence of the Obamacare rollout.

Here was the president's signature program — what Social Security was to FDR, Medicare to LBJ — and one month into launch, it is grist for the mills of Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central.

Observing the rollout, one begins to appreciate what George Wallace meant when he talked of Washington being a city of "pointy-headed bureaucrats who can't park a bicycle straight."

And though the Obamacare website will one day be repaired, and people may begin to sign up, the land mines in Obamacare are by no means all exploded. We will be walking right through them.

As Obamacare requires the cancellation of insurance plans and forces Americans to buy more expensive insurance than they want, this will inevitably raise the cost of health care for the nation.

And when the employer mandates cut in, many businesses will halt hiring at 49 employees to keep out of Obamacare, as others cut part-time workers to 29 hours a week to escape the mandates.

This cannot but adversely impact an economy whose growth in job creation under Obama has been anemic at best for five years.

Obama and cohorts are celebrating an historic achievement in passing Obamacare. But as one looks at Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Puerto Rico, Detroit and Illinois, the truth seems obvious.

The welfare state that began with Bismarck is reaching the end of the line, just as the private sector that generates the wealth to sustain that state is now, almost everywhere, buckling under its weight. The deficits stretch to the horizon. The debts rise inexorably.

Across the West, neo-socialism is out, the new austerity in.

And of all the great advances proclaimed by progressives over a century and a half, from free schooling to Social Security, Obamacare looks like it will eventually be ranked among the last — and the least.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators webpage at



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The liar in Chief is the closest thing I have seen to the antichrist in my 75 years on this earth.

PatBuchanan has had it right for years, but the Majority of the American people were to ignorant to listen to him.
Comment: #1
Posted by: Edward Boothe
Fri Nov 1, 2013 5:41 AM
Obama never intended for Obamacare to work. He designed it to fail, so he could move on to single payer. Obama is good at getting things to fail It's his signature ability, maybe his only ability.
Comment: #2
Posted by: david hume
Fri Nov 1, 2013 5:50 AM
'tis merely the difference between those who sprung from and those that sprung at.
Comment: #3
Posted by: xsnake
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:00 AM
The other big lie due to fail is that there is unacceptable Man Made Global Warming cased by excessive CO2 which requires us to give up our future prosperity and freedom. This hoax is about to fall -- big time!. Reference present drastic decline of Sunspot cycle. Cold times ahead
Comment: #4
Posted by: John Zemitis
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:13 AM
Re: david hume
Precisely David Hume! So many in the media can't see the forest from the trees......
Comment: #5
Posted by: Broncofan7
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:16 AM
Re: Masako, attacking the messenger rather than the issue...moving to the next post now...
Comment: #6
Posted by: MBDrapier
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:21 AM
Treason is a pretty good reason to remove anybody. The longer this new tax continues the Middle Class is going to revolt. It is quite possible that being a Republican or a Democrat will be reduced something put on an epitaph. The mass expected health care to be transparent to them. It will not be. The deceitful arrogance within the beltway will be rewarded. Our country was founded because of poor taxing decisions. I expect that reformation will come from the same. People of arrogance are normally ignorant of the past and doomed to repeat it.
Comment: #7
Posted by: Gipper JR
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:28 AM
Why are you making false statements? You know that every person in this country is entitled to walk (or be carried) into any emergency room and receive treatment regardless of anything else. Yet you state that people can't get medical care. You are either very ignorant or a liar.
Comment: #8
Posted by: pgroup
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:30 AM
Re: Masako

Wow your side is getting positively vile as you wallow in your debacle. But there is one thing you should know as things degenerate. They are the ones with the guns. So who will really pay in the end?
Comment: #9
Posted by: Ex VRWC
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:32 AM
Re: Masako:
Hey libtard, crawl back into the hole that you crawled out. ANY idiot can see what a disastor Obamacare is and since you cannot see it, you need to live in your hole where you will be safe!!
You write a nice letter, but there is not an intelligent thing that you said and not a single valid point was made other than you work for Obama.
Comment: #10
Posted by: dor
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:40 AM
This from the guy who sited Holocaust revisionists and believed that we should never have helped Churchill during the second world....

THAT SAID EVEN A CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY (In Pat's Defense he is right about 4 times a day)

Pat Buchanan is absolutely correct on this. Obama is a disgrace but so are the 61 Senators who voted for this monstrosity. Everything that is happening was predicted by those in the Republican Party...not because of politics because of common sense.

I am quite happy this is happening. I believe that the nation needs a wake-up call. So for all you liberals...I hope this HURTS BADLY...REAL BADLY. Because sometimes small children need punishment. If the punishment is not sufficient enough history will repeat itself that much faster!
Comment: #11
Posted by: Larry W
Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:45 AM
Re: Masako Masako cannot think rationally. He throws a tantrum at all conservatives who are "killing the human heart". That is not my heart / fantasy, either, Masako. Look at the damage to human beings you and your kind have wrought. I curse you and yours Masako.
Comment: #12
Posted by: John R
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:17 AM
Obama is clearly a a much more sophisticated package than Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. That said, he is the ultimate huxter but one has to give him credit for appealing to a cross section of liberal special interest groups through pandering and a very sophisticated way.
Comment: #13
Posted by: chris beyer
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:26 AM
Re: Masako
Masako just another rabid parasite howling at the moon. Truth is that those previously asleep, those who were once Obama zombiefied and also the hand out seekers who thought obama and in particular obamacare meant more free sh*t for them are now picking up on what obama really is and are recognizing that he has suckered them too. LOL ! It is actually funny watching the reality set in to those who "hearted obamacare". Its funny watching their hours cut, their wages cut, their healthcare plans lost,their premiums increasing. All predictable and predicted. But the obama zombies would not see.

Truth is that Obama is not just a hustler he is the enemy within, an affirmative action clown and race baiting, psychotically narcissistic, infanticide enabling, Islamic terror pandering, Israel hating, indolent, Marxist, blame America first, sociopathic congenital liar and election thief masquerading as a legitimate POTUS.

His objectives are to end free speech, to destroy the second amendment, to degrade national security, to continue to starve the US of home grown energy, to wreck the economy via debt and obamacare and thereby to destroy both America and American influence.

In 2008 and more particularly the last general election unthinking cult disciples and moronic guilt ridden whites, Gucci liberals (wearing him like a fashion accessory), nihilist progressives, clueless soccer moms mindlessly aping Whoopi, liberal elites and hand out seeking moochers sucking on the taxpayer tit, in an act of collective insanity abetted by the liars in the Media elected an embodiment of deceit and dishonesty.

They got what they voted for but are getting what they asked for, to wit, lies, lies and more lies, the destruction of the healthcare system, unconscionable crippling debt, rampant corruption, radical socialism, record unemployment, rampant inflation and the abject appeasement of those who would kill them and their families.

Feeling betrayed, Masako and his ilk cry like a babies and lash out at the messenger. LOL again!
Comment: #14
Posted by: joseph wright
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:28 AM
Re: Masako
What??????? lots of words,but nothing said.
Comment: #15
Posted by: gobabel
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:39 AM
Re: Masako
I was about to write a thoughtful rebuttal to your post but the fact you don't know the difference between medical care and health insurance makes any attempt at educating you to the folly of your position a waste of time.
Comment: #16
Posted by: Vain Attempt
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:53 AM
Re: joseph wright
thanks joe, couldn't muster the the effort toward a brick wall
Comment: #17
Posted by: gobabel
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:53 AM
Re: Masako Good God! Turn off PMSNBC for a few minutes and take a deep breath. What absolute bu11$h1t!! Your 'Golfer-in-Chief' just lied to your freakin face, not to mention every other American, and you think that's just fine. Can you say 'toast'?
Comment: #18
Posted by: matinva
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:58 AM
"First, there is the irreversible damage to his credibility and integrity" Really? Credibility and integrity are alien concepts to the liar-in-chief. This is like saying that dogs prefer wireless phone to a land line connection.
Comment: #19
Posted by: surge1
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:06 AM
Re: Masako wow, that's a lot of hate to fit into one tiny littgle mind. As eric hoffver pointed out, you can have a mass movement without a god, but you can not have one without a devil. Hatred is a wonderful glue for assembling many different ideas into one cohesive marching force.
Of course, if the oblamer in chief wasn't a conman liar, he could have revoked the mccarran-ferguson anti-trust exemption from ww2 that the insurance companies pay truckloads of money to congress to maintain- a real cash cow. That allows them to collude and gouge on prices, and deny coverage like any good get out of jail free card.
But then there wouldn't be a big pile of obamacare bucks piling up in dc for the political hacks to steal from- like they did to social security, medicare, and the highway trust funds.
Comment: #20
Posted by: waterman3
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:08 AM
Re: Masako
And by what requirement in law or code, is Pat Buchanan REQUIRED to do anything for anyone's healthcare, save that of his family?
Only two codes requires that you help the less fortunate, Judaism and Christianity. The method by which those religions have assisted in the past are Private Charities, which do a much better job at helping individuals than government mandated solutions.
And I would bet dollars to donuts that you, like this progressive administration, have little respect for either of those religions.
And WE are already paying, as are you, and we will all continue to pay exorbitantly until people wise up and return the country to a limited constitutional republic.
Comment: #21
Posted by: Optimus Maximus
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:16 AM
Re: Masako Please find me someone who doesn't have medical care in the United States. Also, please tell me how a law that doesn't work is solving it. And also explain the 30 million people that would be without insurance even if the law worked PERFECTLY.

Obama's policies, in the past 5 years, have INCREASED THE NUMBER OF THOSE "LESS FORTUNATE". Increased them. So good for you, if you want to help so much, you have so many more to help now. Bleeding heart pinhead.
Comment: #22
Posted by: akinwf
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:18 AM
Re: matinva

Actually, MSNBC is a too conservative channel for that clown.

Masako is the typical Che Guevara T-shirt wearing incoherent free loader Marxist, foaming at the mouth and living with his parents.
Comment: #23
Posted by: Incitatus
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:22 AM
Re: Masako Buchanan may not have done anything towards making Healthcare more available to the masses, but then neither has Obama, as 30 million will still not have healthcare after Obamacare is fully operational...(From the CBO).
At least Buchanan hasn't screwed the masses out of Trillions of dollars, lied, cheated, abused his power, broken his oath of office and ignored the Constitution of the USA.....all of which Barry is guilty of!
Comment: #24
Posted by: Mikesvoice
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:24 AM
This is the "Soprano" administration.
Comment: #25
Posted by: WADWIZARD
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:27 AM
This is the "Soprano" administration.
Comment: #26
Posted by: WADWIZARD
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:27 AM
"The price Obama will be a long time paying for this victory is historic and huge."
It is not Obama who will pay the price, Pat. It is the American people. It is hard to believe there are people who are still willing to praise that flim-flam man. People such as Masako, who would more appropriately call himself Masochist.
Comment: #27
Posted by: John S. Perilloux
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:32 AM
Re: Masako

Masako, it is too bad abortion wasn't legal when you were born, but that being said, your mama should have ate you when your bones were still soft.
Comment: #28
Posted by: eric8500
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:43 AM
Re: Masako
So lets get this straight. Lets ruin everybody else's great healthcare so we can give free healthcare to those who don't have it cheers and idea, go get a job that offers healthcare. So the middle clad had to bend over again and take it up the a$$ so everybody that's too ignorant or lazy to work hard to get ahead in life. Free healthcare for everyone. What a maroon. Resides I know numerous people that have gone to the hospital and gotten the care they needed. Lets create a manufactured crisis so the government can get more powers, control, and money off of its citizens. The government can't even run a post office and make a profit and there going to run 1/6 of our economy. Please. So many ignorant people in this country. What a joke. Hope and change to the poor house. Socialist country. Pathetic
Comment: #29
Posted by: Disk
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:50 AM
Re: Masako BTW, Masako, stealing productive people's money (taxes) and giving it to the poor, is not moral, nor does it qualify the thief as "doing something to help the poor." It just qualifies the thief as a thief.
Comment: #30
Posted by: J.D. Lees
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:52 AM
In 2005 I had a workplace accident and sliced my finger to the bone. as a self employed contractor my BCBS was 600 a month. Couldnt afford it.
I went to the Hospital received great care . I needed an IV anti -biotic to prevent potential staph infection as the blade hit the bone, stayed in the hosp for about 3 hours. Total cost to me was 1000.00, which I gratefully paid.
Point here? We all will get healthcare when needed. And if you cant pay all, they will work with you on smaller payments. It is the deadbeat that would not pay this bill and thus the downward spiral
Be responsible.
Comment: #31
Posted by: gobabel
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:55 AM
I don't know which is the more revolting, the deliberate tripe Buchanan is spinning or the deliberate ignorance of the comments. Buchanan is paid to mislead and deceive but there's no excuse for those who piggyback on his lies.

I don't believe any of the above posters have thoroughly researched the AFA or the health insurance industry in general which is too bad because it impacts everyone's lives on a daily basis. There's a lot of disappointed people out there, not surprisingly because no matter who is selling a product they tell you only the upside. Obamacare is in itself a gift, affordable healthcare.

Our current system of health care is costly, inefficient, and cumbersome to access and denies coverage at will; coverage is usually tied to you not losing your job or changing jobs, and you the consumer have no say in what you will or won't pay.

Because of the forces in play in our society, our culture, and our government, the only way Americans would be allowed the opportunity for affordable healthcare would be if those forces were allowed to mutate and poison the product in varying degrees before it hit the market and then after because those who play plan to win whether the ACA fails or whether it succeeds. What's occurring right now is a push back from the corporate industry insurance business. They have a reputation for dropping anyone anytime anyway, now it's magnified and is a deliberate attempt at derailing affordable healthcare. Not Obamacare, not the Affordable Healthcare Act, but affordable healthcare.

For civilians, those not caught up in government or corporate greed, affordable healthcare is a much welcomed but now tainted product.
Comment: #32
Posted by: morgan
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:58 AM
Forbes magazine published an interesting article a few years ago. The Swiss built a database global model of who owns what. They discovered that global corporate control has a distinct bow-tie shape with a dominant core of 147 firms radiating out from the middle.

Each of these 147 firms own interlocking stakes of one another... and together they control 40% of the wealth in the network.

There is a total of 737 companies that control 80% of the global economy and that dominant core of 147 are included in that group.
In our society, monopoly and oligopoly are the default market arrangements. These are a pervasive form of corporate organization at the industrial scale. To explain, consumers may think they've got a multitude of options, but the truth is,the same huge corporations own all of the brand names you recognize, period. Whether Insurance, Food, Financial Institutions, They use the same toxic ingredients in the products and care not the slightest about your health. Your freedom of choice in the market is an illusion.
Americans are raised with the belief that we are the richest county in the world, that we can afford whatever we need, and that our system of government, based on democratic capitalism, deserves most of the credit.

Consequently, we allow for-profit health insurers to retain a dominant role in health care. Similarly, in a development that would have baffled prior generations, investor-owned hospital chains have blossomed and generated huge profits for investors.
But experience has proven that market forces do not operate in the health care industry the way they do in the rest of consumer society. The free market works beautifully for health insurers, their executives, and their shareholders, but horribly for the rest of us.
Just as competition among hospitals does not lower costs, competition among insurers does not result in lower premiums. In states where the for-profits have a significant presence, the surpluses rung up by the Blues average considerably higher than in states where the for-profits don't have as much market share.

In 1993 the “medical loss ratio” (the ratio between health insurers' payments on claims and revenue from premiums) was 95 percent; i.e. insurers paid out 95 cents of every premium dollar to health care providers. Now, the average medical loss ratio for all insurers, regardless of their tax status, is close to 80 percent; administrative costs, including executive salaries, consume nearly 20% of every dollar.
WellPoint is the nation's largest insurer covering 35 million people through Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans in 14 states. For WellPoint and other health insurers the very concept of “profit” takes on new meaning, since paper “losses” can be generated if revenue surpluses are spent or paid out. In 2009 WellPoint raised CEO Angela Braly's compensation 51%, to $13.1 million. Yet WellPoint reported that it had suffered a loss the previous year and asked for a 16.4% premium increase. Contributing to the “loss” were pay hikes for other top WellPoint executives, who took home between $4.5 million and $7.2 million each. Other ways of generating “losses” include, among others, building palatial offices or maintaining corporate jets. In 2009 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee moved into its new $300 million, 950,000 square-foot headquarters overlooking the Tennessee River in Chattanooga.
With such extravagances, it's no problem to minimize “profits” while announcing rate increases.

For the industry's highly paid executives, it hardly seems to matter whether they work for a non-profit or a for-profit insurer. Non-profit Massachusetts Blue Cross gave former CEO Cleve Killingsworth an $11.3 million platinum parachute, after having already given $16.4 million to predecessor Willam Van Faasen.
When the Pennsylvania Insurance Department reviewed 2007 CEO compensation packages at Highmark ($3.6 million) and Independence Blue Cross ($2.6 million), it declared – with no sense of irony – that they were “reasonable” because they were “in line with other Blue Cross plans nationwide and with major nonprofit health systems.”
Of course they were. That's precisely the problem!
It is another counterproductive aspect of our system that health insurance is usually tied to employment, which makes changing jobs hazardous to one's health, particularly if one has a dreaded “pre-existing condition.”

This linkage paradoxically interferes with an unfettered free market; it impairs the efficient distribution of labor because workers are reluctant to change jobs or relocate lest they lose health insurance.
Given that industrial scale corporations control far more wealth and resources than the government, industrial scale corporations would seem to pose a more significant threat to individual liberty than government. These industrial style insurance corporations that have been screwing Americans on their healthcare represent a pervasive form of corporate organization at the industrial scale. Wherever producers are able to dictate prices, rather than rely on the signals sent by consumer purchasing decisions, producers exert coercive pressure on consumers, and market forces do not operate properly.

The government's intervention in health care isn't an intervention in the free market because the US health care industry isn't governed by market forces. Take prescription drugs, for example. Each pharmacy pays a different price to the pharmaceutical company. Depending on the insurer, each consumer pays a different copay to the pharmacy. The consumer often doesn't know the retail price of the drugs, and the prescribing doctor doesn't know what the patient's copay is. The price system only works when consumers — not producers — set the price. If consumers don't know the price, their purchasing decisions don't serve as signals to producers.

The health insurance industry in the US is best characterized as an extortion racket. Government mandated health insurance is a problem, but not for the reasons conservatives identify. The problem is not government interference in the market because there is no market.

Since the resources available for health care will not remain forever unlimited, we will soon have to make choices as a society that will outweigh the patient's choices. Doing so will require not a change in technology, but a change in culture.
Comment: #33
Posted by: morgan
Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:59 AM
Speaking of who will follow Obama into the WH:

Hillary - the Orwellian Joker-noire


The Hillary face on the T-shirt entitled "Ready" that her PAC is selling is almost a caricature of the Joker. Some minor touching up, and you'd have it.

In addition, the lack of background makes it perfect to use in the 1984 scene from the Apple Super Bowl commercial with the face up on the screen.

Creative idea: I don't do this professionally, or I would: 1) Crate the Joker take-off on her face; 2) Do a merge of the Obama Joker face merging into hers, communicating that this is really just one Joker followed by another; 3) Place her face on the screen that everyone is looking at in the "1984" Apple Super Bowl commercial;

If you are good at video, then 4) Create a YouTube video of the transforming Obama to Hillary Joker face in motion; 5) Take that segment of the "1984" Apple Super Bowl commercial with all the people walking in, and put her up as the face on the screen - of course, post it to YouTube.

Now, send the links to either the art or the video, or both to every on-line news outlet you can think of - might as well start here, or with The Hill, since they are the ones who posted the t-shirt that will be the jump-off point for this idea.

If you are a graphics, or video artist, never forget the great publicity those who did up the Joker of Obama received - it is still viral to this day.

And don't forget the impact your art and video will make in putting Hillary into her proper perspective - an Orwellian Joker-noire.

If you don't do this type of art work yourself, please copy and paste this in an email to everyone you know who does do it.

Please take this creative suggestion seriously, and start Hillary's campaign off as the Orwellian Joker-noire that it really is.
Comment: #34
Posted by: Kenneth E Lamb
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:04 AM
Re: morgan
Comment: #35
Posted by: david7134
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:07 AM
except the yellowcake ore was real Pat.... last shipment out of Iraq over the July 4th weekend of 2008.... Google search 550 tons uranium Canada will find the news.
Comment: #36
Posted by: misterwax
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:14 AM
Re: Masako
Hey Masako why don't you compare your accomplishments in your life to Buchanan's trivial little life. He's an author of countless books, writes news columns, has had his on TV show, has run for President of the United States and more. Why don't you list your accomplishments in a reply to me I'd love to see them. I bet it's a really short list.
Comment: #37
Posted by: Patterson
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:17 AM
Re: Masako
Hey Masako why don't you compare your accomplishments in your life to Buchanan's trivial little life. He's an author of countless books, writes news columns, has had his on TV show, has run for President of the United States and more. Why don't you list your accomplishments in a reply to me I'd love to see them. I bet it's a really short list.
Comment: #38
Posted by: Patterson
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:17 AM
Re: morgan
That is a very nice speech you just made, if only you had a clue as to what you are talking about. I have been in medical care for 40 years and know what the problems are. None of the problems are addressed in Obamacare, in fact, they are made worse. If you look at the insurance plans, you will find that people now have insurance, but they don't have coverage that will pay for anything. The deductibles are extremely high. If people are already being forced to pay $300 per month and up for the policy, then get sick, they will not be able to pay for a doctor visit or outpatient services, or medications. Then hospitalization will only start to be covered after they pay $5000. Someone making an average income is thus broke.

The real cost of health care (which is more expensive than is necessary) is secondary to our great government. Our government does not pay the real cost of care for Medicare and Medicaid patients. As a result, this burden is transferred to others as higher medical cost. Nothing in Obamacare addresses this problem. Then there is quality care provisions. These sound good as a title but when you look at the meat, you find that this is efforts to reduce your ability to get care.

I had a very good policy. It was cancelled. Now I don't have insurance, can't contact the government and I am having to obtain coverage that is less that what I wanted. So, the president lied. If we had a parliamentary system, he would have to stand for re-election. As it is we are stuck with someone who will not be able to pass another piece of legislation, will continue to run up big bills and spend money, is an embarrassment in the international community. We are in trouble and apparently headed to civil war.
Comment: #39
Posted by: david7134
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:18 AM
Plenty of people have skewered Washington. Using a George Wallace quote is just nasty.
Comment: #40
Posted by: Hambright O'Shea
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:23 AM
Re: Masako are deluded!
Comment: #41
Posted by: CFM
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:40 AM
Re: Masako
You're a government troll which tax payer funded department pays you're salary, provided of course you do actually have a job. Go away.
Comment: #42
Posted by: Jack coyote
Fri Nov 1, 2013 9:46 AM
Re: MasakoYou ignorant Dou#@#che! Affordable insurance has ALWAYS BEEN AVAILABLE...with no governmental intermediary. Please put the bong down and remove the ceramic a$$ plug and get a clue...and them move out of your mother's basement, for goodness sake! You waste of skin!
Comment: #43
Posted by: mrhitter
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:00 AM
Re: Masako
So, the empty suit without portfolio, the community organizer by the name of obama effectively nationalizes the health industry to serve the needs of a few. A simpler solution, if that were his goal, would be a national tax to provide separate insurance for the poor. Or medical care stamps, like food stamps. But wait, that's medicaid. But that is not his goal. The bastard wants control of all of our lives in the hands of government charlatans. Imagine a national lawyer exchange, everyone needs a lawyer, correct? Oh, lets do the same for a home. Where does it stop? The people that voted for obama are either statists, marxists or morons. Pick one. None of those know or espouse Locke, Smith or begin to understand the invisible hand. We had a great Republic. To quote Benjamin Franklin: "A Republic, if you can keep it." Keeping a Republic requires hard working, intelligent citizenry that know the iron fist of government and loathe it. Note: lower case usage on the proper noun above, intentional.
Comment: #44
Posted by: TJ Snodgrass
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:00 AM
Re: Masako The fact is that Obama lied, period. He knew, and was stated clearly by others that it was a lie(s). Pat Buchanan was never an elected official, so there was nothing he could do/enact to help the poor.
You can deflect all that you want to, but Obama and his administration have a track record of lie, after lie, after lie. Unlike Clinton, he does not have the convenient, what he does in his personal life is none of our business" escape clause. He lied about Benghazi and he has told and repeated many lies about the ACA. And, there will be more revelations that the "system" is not what he, and the dems portrayed it to be.
Comment: #45
Posted by: TruthInSpending
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:08 AM
Pat Buchanan ran for President of the United States. He is the successful author of several books. He is a respected commentator and media personality. This is hardly the "trivial little self-serving life" you imply that Mr. Buchanan has lived.
Your irrational, bigoted invective aimed at the Republican party suggests a serious intellectual defect. On the other hand, it is perhaps just a lack of breeding. You sound like a hateful and miserable person. It must suck being you. It is going to suck even worse for you in 2014 when the Republicans win control of both houses.
You are a fool.
Comment: #46
Posted by: autmorsautlibertas
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:14 AM
Re: Masako

Your entire argument is posited on your mistaken belief that a giant federalized bureaucracy dictating income redistribution and regulating services and production is the same thing as 'to advance the provision of medical care to those who don't have it'.

These two are not the same thing.

Therefore, your entire winded blathering attempt to prove you are morally superior is as epic a fail as Obamaare.
Comment: #47
Posted by: jamfitz001
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:17 AM
Re: Masako
Not all Change is good. Suppose a family is struggling because their house is too small. Obama comes along and says he'll "Change" things. The dumb Obama supporting family is thrilled and leaves for a couple days while their house is "Changed". Two days later the family returns to find another family has moved into their home. The dumb Obama supporter family will now have to share their home with another family.
Health care is currently too expensive. There are many things that could be changed to make the situation better. Obamacare only changes things for the worse. We will have higher rates(unless you are black or a non-white foreigner), more bureaucracy, less choice, and the IRS will tell your doctor what type of care you will receive. Not all Change is good, contrary to what Obama supporters think (Hope and Change).
Comment: #48
Posted by: joeg2
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:17 AM
When my son had a serious knee operation, I learned how crummy my insurance was. I paid several thousand dollars in various copays. In the end, the insurance company only paid for about half of the costs. One objective of the new health care law is to set reasonable minimum standards for coverage. The old system allows insurance companies to sell poor coverage, because it is impossible for the average person to understand the complexity of the policies. The old system allows uninsured people to use the health care system without paying anything. At least the new law makes them pay something. Canadians live two years longer than Americans and pay one third less. Mr. Buchanan feels that the new health care law will be judged a failure by history. Perhaps—it does have its problems, and opponents are working against it in bad faith instead of supporting the law of the land. But it may turn out like Romneycare, messy at first, but successful in the end.
Comment: #49
Posted by: hchrist
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:22 AM
This country is nearing the end and those 42% who still support Mr. Obama are too dumb to see it. God help us! Obama is getting what he wanted and we are getting what we deserve for being asleep at the wheel!
Comment: #50
Posted by: Dumbfounded
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:24 AM
Nothing is beyond repeal... NOTHING
It's just a matter of how its done
The easy way... or the hard way
Comment: #51
Posted by: Doa74656
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:36 AM
Re: Masako There really ARE people like you. I''ve heard there are but until i read your post i didn't believe it. My God, why do you live in a capitalist country if you are so fond of socialism? Seriously, better men than you have bled and died to keep our form of government intact.
Comment: #52
Posted by: Jepson
Fri Nov 1, 2013 10:44 AM
Having read the History of the Decline and fall of the Roman Empire, I am amazed how similar he is to the corrupt Roman Emperors.
Comment: #53
Posted by: Salry
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:01 AM
Don't you know that "an historic" is not correct in American English?
Comment: #54
Posted by: ulyssesmsu
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:02 AM
When comparing this to George W. Bush's "lie" about yellowcake, keep in mind that his statement, which was that British intelligence had determined Saddam was seeking yellowcake, would have been true even if the intel turned out to be false; his statement was essentially about the Brist, not Iraq.
However, the intel WAS correct anyway; Saddam WAS trying to get yellowcake uranium, and succeeding. We removed over 500 tons of it following the invasion of Iraq. You can still find the CBS News story about it online.
Comment: #55
Posted by: p3orion
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:07 AM
Re: Masako
Wrong. I don't want others to be without coverage, i wish everyone could have the best of the best coverage... but reality is WE the citizens cant individually afford it, and we know the government can not afford it. What we WANT and what we can AFFORD are not the same. My premium would go up from $27/month to over $700/month according tot he estimates on for me to keep the SAME coverage. I would have to go on welfare to afford this..
Comment: #56
Posted by: trekid
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:10 AM
The political elites consist largely of a megalomaniacal meddler caste motivated by a sense of inflated self-importance, moral righteousness, and a privileged understanding of the “truth.” They see themselves as prophets and messiahs with a noble duty to bring humanity into a utopian existence. They don't need the sanction of law or consent; they have the sanction of moral righteousness.

They gravitate toward regimes of authoritarian paternalism and yearn to impose their “enlightened” views on others. The elites do not see it as “offensive” that they need to manipulate the masses and control their thoughts and actions. The best interests of others lie in the political elites assuming control of their lives in various ways. For the masses, obedience is the paramount moral principle.
Comment: #57
Posted by: TFervor
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:32 AM
The elites believe themselves to be uniquely enlightened, rational, virtuous, and well intentioned. Their self-assuredness—which borders on being a vainglorious psychosis—insulates them in their visions and incubates an absolutist ideological fanaticism. They possess the truth, and the fate of the world rests in their ensuring it prevails. Any view contrary to their vision is based on ignorance, deception, or immorality.

The elites are uniquely capable of identifying and evaluating the facts and realizing truths. Their positions are truth; other positions are stupidity, falsehood, or malevolence. Others lie and distort and allow immoral motives to guide them. The elites are disdainfully righteous and correct. When things don't go as they've planned, it's due to the forces of evil, or factors they could not control, not any fault of the “self-evident” virtuousness of their vision or judgment.
Comment: #58
Posted by: TFervor
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:33 AM
Re: Masako Pat Buchanan is an observer of trends, truths, and chronically following the nations political landscape. He (unlike you) is a wildly successful author, columnist, media news commentator, and public speaker. Healthcare is NOT a right. People who can afford it should not be strong-armed into buying it for those who cannot afford it. Food is NOT a right, housing is NOT a right. But, everyone who works hard and pays taxes pays the freight for the ever-growing number of those who don't pay anything. Buchanan is pointing out that socialism is bad for everyone, especially Americans. I was not born to save other fellow Americans from personal insolvency.
Comment: #59
Posted by: Sisao Tresed
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:46 AM
The Federal Reserve Act was questionably passed in 1913 and along with it the Internal Revenue Law (IRS) was included in the same bill. The Income Tax Law was passed in the same bill and was included to pay the Federal Reserve interest for loaning us our own money.
I know this sounds screwy but it really is the honest truth.
During the Great Depression of 1929 there was no Glass–Steagall Act in force and congress always thought the bankers caused the Last depression because they could use the depositors saving account to gamble on the stock market. So, in 1933 they passed the Glass–Steagall Act.
The Glass–Steagall Act was a law enacted by congress in 1933 as a safe guard to protect the American people's bank deposit accounts by placing a wall between all banks and Stock Brokers, forbidding the banks from investing in the stock market or use bank money to buy or sell any types of stock market derivatives.
First, let me tell you how the Federal Reserve works.
1) The Federal Reserve sells the bonds at an open auction.
2) The Federal Reserve Banks around the country buys up most of the Bonds at an open auction.
3) The Treasury Dept. spends all the newly printed bond money.
4) Then at some point in the future all the new bond money will end up as deposits in some ones Bank Account.
5) The Federal Reserve gives all the banks nine dollars for every newly deposited one dollar as a GIFT.
The Federal Reserve is a sweetheart monetary system that was setup to supply the Federal Government with an unlimited amount of money it wants to spend without requiring the Federal Government to increase Taxes on the people.
When the Federal Government needs money it just raises the Debt limit. Then the Federal Reserve prints up Bonds and sells them at the bond auction.
They never have to worry about not selling the bonds because the Federal Reserve Banks will step in and buy up all the unsold bonds. Just to collect the bond Dividend.
Now at some point in time in the future all of this newly printed money will be deposited in one of the Federal Reserve Banks in the system. The Federal Reserve System uses what is called a “Fractional Reserve Banking System”.
This means that Banks are allowed to loan or spend Nine Extra Dollars for every one dollar held in deposit. This extra nine dollars is given to the banks not as a LOAN but as a GIFT and requires no repayment. They can use this money to make loans, to buy Federal Bonds and invest in the stock market or use bank money to buy or sell any types of stock market derivatives they chose.
That means for every $1 trillion dollars the Federal Government spends in Deficit Spending the Federal Reserve (a privately own central Bank owned by non-Americans) will end up printing an extra $10 Trillion Dollars of newly printed money to put in its own pocket, plus charging the American People interest on the original $1 Trillion dollar loan to the Federal Government. Of course we the American People are required to pay the Federal Reserve Interest on this newly printed money from Income Taxes being withheld (IRS).
Then as if the American people were not being screwed enough by this private banking cartel called the Federal Reserve during the last 100 years. Then in 1997 Bill Clinton President and both the Democrat and Republican Congress repealed the Glass–Steagall Act. This allowed the International Bankers to gamble with the American people's bank deposit accounts. This was the real cause of the Great Depression in 1929 and also again with the 2008 Financial Crises that brought down America help put us in this Second Depression in 2008.
American can never recover as long as we have a Private Federal Reserve Central Bank and we allow the International Bankers gamble with the American peoples Bank Deposit Accounts.
The Federal Reserve is printing up $85 billion dollars every month to buy back Fake American National Debt Bonds. This is not inflationary in its self because they are not increasing the money supply. They are just trading newly printed dollars for the same dollar value of bonds so the money supply is not being changed.
The Federal Reserve is purchasing these bonds back from the Large International Banks who hold a large portion of the Fake American National Debt. The Federal Reserve prints new money to buy back this FAKE National Debt back from its Branch Banks.
But, here is where the American People get a real Screwing. Whenever newly printed money is being held on deposited in bank. Under the laws that govern the Federal Reserve all banks use what is Called the "Fractional Reserve Banking System".
This system allows all banks to loan or spend up to 10 times the amount of all dollars held on deposit in all banks (this is the same thing as counterfeiting). This is not a loan to the banks, but a gift. These Banks are not required to pay any of this money back.
When the Federal Government allows all these banks to counterfeit our money like this, they cause inflationary, which is actually a tax laid on the people because it makes everyone's money worth less every year after year. This is the main cause of our yearly Inflation.
In Fact since the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913 the American dollar has decreased in value by about 97% because of this Privately Owned Central Banking Cartel System.
During the last 100 years the American people have paid Trillions of Dollars of Interest to the Federal Reserve Banking System (privately owned Banking System owned solely by International Banking Cartel). Plus because of the "Fraction Reserve Banking System" they was allowed to STEAL based on our Fake National Debt owed: $17 Trillion times 10 = $170 trillion Dollars over the last 100 years.
Thomas Jefferson Quotation (1776):
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered."
This is what Thomas Jefferson warned us about 237 years ago, so ignorance is no excuse and all of these Federal Politicians should be put on trial for Treason by the American Peoples court.
America is in big, big trouble and here is what I would do to solve everything:
1) I would reestablish the Glass–Steagall Act.
2) I would close down the Private Federal Reserve Central Bank.
3) I would cancell all the United States Fake National Debt Bonds held by the Federal Reserve and all their Branch Banks.
4) I would close down the Internal Revenue Service Dept because this is just a collection arm of the Federal Reserve to pay Interest on a Fake National Debt which I will payoff the same way it was created.
5) I would require all the banks to drop “Fractional Reserve Banking” and go to “100% Reverse Banking”.
6) I would put the United States Treasury Dept is charge of the creating of all money coined or printed Dollars as stated in the United States Constitution.
7) I would tell the US Treasury to print up enough dollars and buy back our entire National Debt (which is interest bearing Bonds). This would put us totally out of Debt and not be required to pay nearly $400 Billion Dollars interest annually on a FAKE National Debt. The Social Security System will now have $2.6 trillion dollars cash in a private bank account.
8) I would pass an Amendment to the United States Constitution that states ”anyone who tries to setup a Private Central Banking System in the United States will put on trial for Treason and THEN Executed”. This would eliminate the incentive to assassinate or kill anyone like they did to JFK in 1963, to install or keep a Private Central Bank System in the USA.
9) I would pull out of NAFTA and the WTO. By ending NAFTA and the WTO it would automatically create well over 13.86 million Jobs almost overnight.
10) I would repeal the Anchor Baby law back to its inception.
11) I would give all illegal aliens one week to go back where they came from or round them up and put them in Sheriff Joe Arpaio desert prison Camp or these FEMA Concentration camps built to house the real American Citizens.
Harry Dingey
Comment: #60
Posted by: Thomas Jefferson 2nd
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:48 AM
Re: Masako, you're an idiot. Health care is a supply & demand product, like everything else. I suspect you've never bought your own --- you've probably sucked off your employer's teat for it. There aren't enough doctors. That would be "supply" in this case, idiot. That means the price goes up. Obamacare will worsen that problem. When you tell smart people that their income will be limited, they'll find another way to make a living. Poor people get car insurance, no? How? Because there's little or no government involvement in the deal, and insurers battle with each other across state lines to come up with packages that everyone can afford. Health insurance should be the same way. Let the insurers compete and come up with creative packages, and make EVERYONE buy their own --- NO employer plans. That's the quickest fix. And NO more law requiring hospitals to treat anyone who walks in. If the hospital chooses to be charitable, so be it. But if you can't pay and get turned away, too bad. People will do the right thing. They'll buy insurance.
Comment: #61
Posted by: Mistress Lorna
Fri Nov 1, 2013 11:53 AM
No one has ever been died medical treatment in this country. Even illegal aliens bringing their anchor babies into America have no trouble getting service in our hospital emergency rooms.
Comment: #62
Posted by: miker5
Fri Nov 1, 2013 12:06 PM
"That this revelation --- hundreds of thousands of Americans who had purchased health insurance in the private market were getting notices their plans were being canceled --- had blown a hole in his credibility did not seem to trouble Obama. . . We won, you lost, was written across Obama's face."
Surely, no one is surprised by Barack "Adolph Hitler -- Karl Marx --- Saul Alinsky" Obama's behavior. How could they be any more about this America-and-Americans-hating, megalomaniacal, cowardly, infantile, morally bankrupt [fill-in-the-blank]?
Comment: #63
Posted by: Mann D. Lifeboats
Fri Nov 1, 2013 12:34 PM
Re: Masako

If by "pay" you mean pick up more seats in the House in the 2014 midterms, then the Republicans will absolutely "pay" for their opposition to the ACA.
Comment: #64
Posted by: SouthronAmerican
Fri Nov 1, 2013 12:55 PM
Re: Masako,
Do you ever drive to the store, find a parking place, then notice someone has left their shopping cart there?
Well that's the guy you just gave your neighbor's kid's credit card to and told him, "poor baby, don't want to pay your medical bills? Here take this"
But that's not the point for a self absorbed narcissist like you is it? Because now you can feel God about yourself.
Comment: #65
Posted by: Otoyayamaguchi
Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:03 PM
Re: chris beyer
Well said!!
Comment: #66
Posted by: jane erway
Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:32 PM
Re: Thomas Jefferson 2nd LOVE YOUR NO 11
Comment: #67
Posted by: jane erway
Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:34 PM
I would encourage all Americans to stay away from this Obamacare socialist program. Don't even go to the website. When you do they can start accumulating information on you and building a file. I fully believe that's what this is all about. It has very little to do with healthcare. It's about knowing everything about you and using it to control you. This is why you have to give all personal information about yourself before you can even look at the ridiculous programs. Eventually the government will know what you dream about at night. Have you asked yourself why Obama and the congress and their henchmen are exempt? And airhead Sebilius has said she won't sign up for it and she's running it. That should tell you something. If we swallow this the next step will be requiring you to have a tracking chip inserted under your skin. Think it can't happen? Just watch. Next year, deadbeats like McConnell, Reid, Franken, Graham and Boehner are up for re-election. We have to pray that the good people of Kentucky, Nevada, South Carolina, Minnesota and Ohio will show these clowns the door and elect men and women with courage who will get the impeachment ball rolling.When I hear that Obama and his family and congress and Sebelius have signed up,I'll reconsider.I'm not holding my breath.
Comment: #68
Posted by: John Revere
Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:37 PM
Re: Thomas Jefferson 2nd, Brilliant!
Don't forget to get us out of the U.N. too.
Comment: #69
Posted by: DutchRoman
Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:49 PM
Re: Masako, a Troll by no other name!
In Internet slang, a troll (/'tro?l/, /'tr?l/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by trying to start arguments and upset people. They may do this by posting deliberately inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
While this sense of the word troll and its associated verb trolling are associated with Internet discourse, media attention in recent years has made such labels subjective, with trolling also used to describe intentionally provocative actions and harassment outside of an online context. For example, mass media has used troll to describe "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families."
Comment: #70
Posted by: Cal Burke
Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:50 PM
Re: Masako, a Troll by no other name!

In Internet slang, a troll (/'tro?l/, /'tr?l/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by trying to start arguments and upset people. They may do this by posting deliberately inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
While this sense of the word troll and its associated verb trolling are associated with Internet discourse, media attention in recent years has made such labels subjective, with trolling also used to describe intentionally provocative actions and harassment outside of an online context. For example, mass media has used troll to describe "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families."
Comment: #71
Posted by: Cal Burke
Fri Nov 1, 2013 1:52 PM
Re: Masako
For all your righteous indignation and phony morality, the fact is, progressive schemes zombies like you endorse never work as intended and only make things worse in the end. The free market you nutballs are dismantling is the only thing that can pay for your pretentious social engineering, genius! YOU are not entitled to MY labor. Get it. I OWE you nothing. Get off your azz and produce something beyond vacant, empty idealism.
Comment: #72
Posted by: Jack Ketch
Fri Nov 1, 2013 2:07 PM
Getting a Better Deal.
Being one whose plan is being cancelled, a $ 3500 ded HSA maj med plan, and prem of $ 321 mo.
The better deal is a $ 3750 ded HSA maj med plan and prem of $ 667 mo.
How foolish of me not recognize value when it is presented before me!
Comment: #73
Posted by: JTB
Fri Nov 1, 2013 2:15 PM
Re: morgan
You wrote that self-serving statement for nothing.
No matter what your post was meant to say it was lost when you couldn't make your point in under ten lines.
Learn to be brief or expect to be ignored your thoughts are not valuable enough for others to wade through that much diarriah of the mouth.
Again make a point or get your own blog.
The pointless diatribe you posted here was a waste of everyone's time.
If anyone had agreed with you, they wouldn't have appreciate that boring article length post.
Comment: #74
Posted by: justa
Fri Nov 1, 2013 2:16 PM
Every Obama introduced law there has been secrecy, obfuscation, and presidential over reach--executive orders controlling the wants, needs and actions of all Americans. Why are those in DC afraid to call him what he is, devious, liar, coward and manipulator. Today I might have come upon the answer, when I read it is an acceptable practice for only some of the press corps to meet with him "off the record". Since Clinton this practice has been deemed as fair. Those that are not known for supporting this traitor's agenda, never have a chance to participate in these "psychic briefings". Maybe that is why the republicans appear paralyzed. They all want to keep their jobs and income for their families. Get it.
Where are the characters in the press, Congress, Senate with integrity who live up to the challenges of their individual titles? All being trained seals who do not want to not swallow the fish. But the trainer is swallowing them and us because of them.
Comment: #75
Posted by: Dr. Jude O'Hara
Fri Nov 1, 2013 3:00 PM
Every Obama introduced law there has been secrecy, obfuscation, and presidential over reach--executive orders controlling the wants, needs and actions of all Americans. Why are those in DC afraid to call him what he is, devious, liar, coward and manipulator. Today I might have come upon the answer, when I read it is an acceptable practice for only some of the press corps to meet with him "off the record". Since Clinton this practice has been deemed as fair. Those that are not known for supporting this traitor's agenda, never have a chance to participate in these "psychic briefings". Maybe that is why the republicans appear paralyzed. They all want to keep their jobs and income for their families. Get it.
Where are the characters in the press, Congress, Senate with integrity who live up to the challenges of their individual titles? All being trained seals who do not want to not swallow the fish. But the trainer is swallowing them and us because of them.
Comment: #76
Posted by: Dr. Jude O'Hara
Fri Nov 1, 2013 3:02 PM
RE Morgan
Two long posts best described as Morgan's mental and verbal masturbation and all to get to his climactic but trite "Since the resources available for health care will not remain forever unlimited, we will soon have to make choices as a society that will outweigh the patient's choices. Doing so will require not a change in technology, but a change in culture".

What that wanker Morgan alludes to here is to the liberal fixation on the killing of the unborn, the young and the old for whom the cost of healthcare may outstrip the value to the state to be placed upon them by an unelected bureaucratic panel. But where could such a panel come from? Lets see! Obamacare and IPAB. Its already here.

The change in culture Morgan alludes to is change to the liberal culture of death, in which the liberal elites will get to decide who, other than themselves, gets to live or to die. Think back not so long ago to Sebilious ( her name even sounds like a fatal disease) enjoying denying healthcare for 12yr old girl with the callous remark that some live some die.

That is the world that Morgan and its ungodly morally destitute liberal ilk would foist upon us. Expect now a long self abuse from Morgan on what is or is not moral. LOL !
Comment: #77
Posted by: joseph wright
Fri Nov 1, 2013 3:14 PM
I'm tired of these pundits and political heads saying that it's the law, or it will be impossible to overturn once it's been implemented .. You are you to say we the people can not change the laws? I remember that slavery was the law, serration was the law, not smoking weed was the law, get real and stop siding with this idea that we are powerless all is lost. You are wrong we will dismantle it if the people want to dismantle it , simple as that.
Comment: #78
Posted by: Bryon
Fri Nov 1, 2013 3:39 PM
Well said.
Comment: #79
Posted by: mary4jeshua
Fri Nov 1, 2013 5:16 PM
Re: Optimus Maximus "Dollars to doughnuts" is now an even money bet - at best.
Comment: #80
Posted by: shropster
Fri Nov 1, 2013 5:36 PM
Wow! The cockroaches really are crawling out of the woodwork. Too bad Creators can't manage to publish the comment over which all of these insects are crackling. Oops, shouldn't insult insects--maybe howling zombies would be a better epithet.

Haven't seen much adult attitude rising to the level of basic human rational capability in the tantrum throwing I am seeing here. Just uninformed rage. Seems like that is consuming way too much of American politics lately.
Comment: #81
Posted by: Masako
Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:25 PM
Re: Masako

He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. Shun him. Masako you are a fool. Just like the millions of other hand out seeking mooching cretins that still believe Obama.
Comment: #82
Posted by: joseph wright
Sat Nov 2, 2013 6:06 AM
Ironically, RR's quote should be listed in Presidential blunders:
Comment: #83
Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:37 PM
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