Mr. Trump’s Mandate

An interesting moment in last night’s CNN Townhall with GOP candidate Donald J. Trump occurred during his discussion of Obamacare, and his plans for an alternate health care strategy.  Let’s cut to the video:

 

The most contentious provision of Obamacare is the mandate that everyone be covered or be subject to a fine.  In fact, the legal gymnastics undergone by Chief Justice John Roberts that the mandate was actually a tax, and therefore legal, has provided Mr. Trump with the basis for his criticism of Ted Cruz as the erstwhile sponsor of Roberts during the nomination hearings.

But, here we are, in Donald’s own words saying, “I LIKE THE MANDATE.” (emphasis mine).  I asked a FB friend and true Trump believer about this, and he denied Trump said anything of the kind.  IKR.

cruz-or-loseA truly been a remarkable primary season, indeed.

 

This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread:  A Free Speech Zone.

 

WFFOT:  #CruzOrLose

 

 

 

Liar Liar Pants On Fire

BeFunky_josh-earnest.jpgHe’s better at parsing words than Bill Clinton.  Quite an accomplishment, that.

Lately, he seems to be slipping.  I’m talking about White House spokeshole Josh Earnest.  He lies.  You know he is lying.  He knows you know he is lying,  and, he makes no effort to try and make you believe that he’s not lying.  He used to do that; make you think he was on the level, trying his best to get the facts straight, the truth out.

Now, he’s just a lying turd.  A big one.

When confronted with a question about the millions of Americans who will have to cough up close to $2 Billion in penalty taxes this year for not having their health insurance as required by Obamacare (which was confirmed by the Administration’s own Treasury Department, as well as the CBO) Earnest replied,  “I don’t think it is accurate to suggest that millions of people are going to get a tax bill as a result of this.”

I had to really parse this one to make some sense.  Then it hit me.  How many of you actually get a tax bill?  Very few.  We voluntarily comply, fill out the forms, write the check, and curse the bastards for their spendthrift ways.  Right?  We don’t get a bill, unless we get an audit.  And most of those are the letter variety anyway.  So, Earnest is technically telling the truth.  Millions of Americans aren’t going to get a whopping tax penalty bill this year.  Nope,  they’ll simply pay it on April 15, or have it deducted from any anticipated refund.

What a turd.  Eat it Josh Earnest.  And your boss too.

Losing is good: Stranger Things Have Happened I Know

Dave Jolly has pulled the first upset of the 2014 election cycle in FL-13 over Democrat Alex Sink.  Pundits on the Right have begun to cautiously speak of  a bellwether victory, and a harbinger of things to come.  Optimistic talk for sure, but frankly something that ought scare the pants off Democrats (sorry for that visual).

However for Debbie Schultz, losing isn’t such a bad thing:

“Tonight, Republicans fell short of their normal margin in this district because the agenda they are offering voters has a singular focus – that a majority of voters oppose – repealing the Affordable Care Act* that would return us to the same old broken health care system,”

If this is encouraging news in a Florida district that was carried twice by Obama, then how encouraged should the Left be?  In the most recent nationwide approval ratings, Obamacare is still  20 points upside-down.

IKR?

So, is there a silver lining for the Left? I say yes, and it has nothing to do with Schultz’s hastily cobbled talking points.

The real loser here I think is Rand Paul who came out in support of Overby, the Libertarian.  In a race that was decided by less than 2 points, Paul would have had a lot of ‘splaining to do had Overby proven to be the spoiler.  Perhaps “loser” is too strong.  But, any time Republicans bicker among themselves, Dems smile, and the Leftist media machine has more ammo to try to control the next news cycle.

I fully expect to hear some comments from Ted Cruz to follow shortly, as the contest between he and Paul for the direction of the GOP continues.  I also expect those comments to be mischaracterized, as media shills continue to try and deflect the public’s attention away from President Obama’s signature achievement.

Stranger things have happened, I know.

 

*aka Obamacare

Obamacare’s systemic dishonesty

Was anything in this bill of goods known as ObamaCare done in highest good faith with the American People?

Anything?

Going back and looking at the record is helpful. And sickening. And infuriating.

Here’s a great example: Whatever happened to those 4 million jobs created by Obamacare, “400,000 almost immediately.”

Tar, feathers, and pitchforks are called for. Period.

Healthcare.gov: the latest excuse, oh my!

g-cvr-131107-obama-todd-545p.grid-3x2Isn’t it interesting how this latest excuse for the mal-performance of healthcare.gov fits so nicely with President Obama’s “burned by a website” expression of regret last night on NBC?

Could they be related? Nah… just a coincidence…. heh™

 

Researchers have uncovered software available on the Internet designed to overload the struggling Healthcare.gov website with more traffic than it can handle.
“ObamaCare is an affront to the Constitutional rights of the people,” a screenshot from the tool, which was acquired by researchers at Arbor Networks, declares. “We HAVE the right to CIVIL disobedience!”

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see also:     DDos Security Reports                ddos-call-graph

side note:  Isn’t it funny how commercial firms seem to be able to handle problems that have flummoxed the $600 million healthcare.gov website?

Denial-of-service tool targeting Healthcare.gov site discovered - Ars Technica_1383927670933Update:  It must be those dam teabaggers!  (heh™)2
One of the commenters on the source article has sherlocked his way to deducing that the source of the attack is from “someone older.”

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