Krauthammer: Mary Landrieu Will Be Too Busy Reorganizing Her Closet To Attend Obama Event In New Orleans, Friday (Video)

Via, when Obama  appears at the Port of New Orleans tomorrow for a speech about boosting exports, he won’t be joined by Louisiana’s only statewide elected Democrat, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.

The U.S. Senator has a long-standing engagement in Lake Charles that takes place at the same time and she can’t be in both places at once, staff said.

On tonight’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer quipped that she was going to be too busy “reorganizing her closet” to make it to the event. “Look, the president now is toxic”, Krauthammer continued. “The thing is called ObamaCare. There’s no running away from it.”

He thinks the  likelihood of the website being fixed and running smoothly by Dec. 1 is slim, which means that the Regime will be under pressure to postpone things – at which point, the whole thing starts to unravel.

On the eve of the president’s visit, Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal attacked him on his stances on education, health care, energy and economic growth, which he says are hurting the American people.

Jindal reiterated he “welcomes” the president’s visit Friday (Nov. 8) to the Port of New Orleans, and confirmed he will tour the port along with Obama. The president is later slated to give a speech about the need to boost U.S. exports.

While the governor agreed Obama’s target of doubling exports by 2015 is a worthy objective — and one Louisiana is helping the president fulfill — he said the administration’s energy policies “are actually getting in the way” of this goal.

He called for the president to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and also blasted the EPA’s plans to block construction of new coal-fired power plants across the country.

On health care, Jindal again stood by his decision not to accept the option to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. While it would have extended health care coverage to up to 400,0000 uninsured Louisianians, Jindal said the decision was right for Louisiana’s taxpayers.

“The reality is here in Louisiana we’ve cut taxes. We’ve done things like invest in workforce training. We’ve cut people’s regulations. We’ve made this a business-friendly state. I think there’s a lesson there for the president,” Jindal said.

While the focus of Obama’s visit will be the economy, Jindal said he hopes the president will also have time to discuss an ongoing legal battle between the U.S. Department of Justice and his administration over Louisiana’s expanded school vouchers program.

The federal government filed suit in August, saying 2012-13 voucher assignments violated civil rights by worsening racial imbalances in 13 Louisiana school systems.

After the press conference Thursday, Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin said the White House has not responded to requests from the governor to visit one of the city’s many vouchers schools.

Obama Whacked By WaPo Fact-Checker Again: 3 Pinocchios For Blaming Insurers For Canceled Health Plans…

After giving Obama 4 pinocchios for his repeated pledge to America that no one would take away” their health plans, Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post factchecker has “double tapped” the president with 3 more pinocchios for trying to  scapegoat  insurance companies.

Via Weasel Zippers:

The Pinocchio Test

Blaming the insurance companies can only go so far. First of all, the administration wrote the rules that set the conditions under which plans lose their grandfather status. But more important, the law has an effective date so far in the past that it virtually guaranteed that the vast majority of people currently in the individual market would end up with a notice saying they needed to buy insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

The administration’s effort to pin the blame on insurance companies is a classic case of misdirection. Between 75 and 95 percent of the problem stems from the effective date, but the White House chooses to keep the focus elsewhere.


I’ve thought this (and said it) before, but it really does look like the media is finally turning on the SCOAMF.

In other ObamaCrap News:

Ace: Sebelius to Speak in Atlanta Tomorrow to Make an “Important Announcement” About Obamacare:

I think the “direct” and “spicy” meeting with Senate Democrats might have included the threat, “Give us a delay or we’ll start voting with the Republicans on the If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It bill,” which would of course destroy Obamacare (and the American insurance industry, too, at least until Obama permitted the repeal of his horrible law).

Except Obama was in Dallas, last night, where he implored his loyal volunteers and navigators “to stick with it.”

“As challenging as this may seem sometimes, as frustrating as may be sometimes, we are going to get his done,” Obama said.

That sounds like someone who is doubling down – not on the verge delaying his deformed health care law for another year.

John Nolte, The Conversation: Unless Website Is Fixed, In 38 Days Many Who Lost Insurance Are Screwed:

There is a potential catastrophe looming for thousands, if not millions of Americans, and no one in the media is acknowledging it, much less pressing the White House for an answer.

According to the Associated Press, 3.5 million Americans have already received cancellation notices from their health insurance companies. Before the end of the year, that number could double.

Not all, but too many of these people are being thrown onto the federal ObamaCare exchange which, as you might have heard, is not working.

In order to be insured before your now-cancelled insurance expires on January 1, you  have to enroll through the ObamaCare site no later than December 15. That is a mere 38 days away.

The Conversation: Harry Reid Finds ObamaCare Complaints Amusing – They Make Him Laugh (Video)

The Senate Majority Leader did himself proud, today, on the Senate floor where he suggested that Republican complaints about ObamaCare were not valid criticisms, but “jokes” that make he and his colleagues laugh.

Via The Daily Caller:

In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, the Nevada Democrat didn’t address any of the GOP’s specific complaints about the law. But he playfully suggested that Republicans, in order to save time, just “number their one through 50 criticisms of Obamacare” and yell out a number when they want to reference a specific complaint.

“We’ve heard things so many times, we would immediately laugh because basically they’re jokes,” Reid said.

I’m just wondering what part of people getting kicked off their plans and having to pay higher premiums under ObamaCare, is funny to him?

Hot Air: Chief tech officer at HHS resigns — after failing to sign off on security for in September:

When asked whether he jumped or was pushed, HHS said simply that “Tony [Trenkle] made a decision that he was going to move to the private sector.” Memo to Darrell Issa: Subpoena this man.

CBS News has learned that [Tony] Trenkle, the Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was originally supposed to sign off on security for the glitch-ridden website before its Oct. 1 launch, but didn’t. Instead, the authorization on September 27 was given by Trenkle’s boss, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner…

Trenkle and two other CMS officials, including Chief Operating Officer Michelle Snyder, signed an unusual “risk acknowledgement” saying that the agency’s mitigation plan for rigorous monitoring and ongoing tests did “not reduce the (security) risk to the … system itself going into operation on October 1, 2013.”…

Wednesday, an HHS spokesman said that the reason Tavenner, not Trenkle, signed the security authorization is because is “a high-profile project and CMS felt it warranted having the administrator sign the authority to operate memo.” HHS also says there is an aggressive risk mitigation plan in effect, “the privacy and security of consumers personal information is a top priority for us” and personal information is “protected by stringent security standards.”

Ace had a series of ObamaCare shocks, last night:

1. Shock: Obama Also, Get This, Lying About Only “Cut Rate,” “Bad Apple” Insurance Being Canceled

2. Another Shock: Obama Will Rewrite Obamacare Rules to Spare His Union Allies a $63 Per Year Per Policy Tax, But Meanwhile No Relief For Non-Union Individually-Insured People Paying $5000 or Even $10,000 More Per Year Due to Obamacare

3. The Last Shock

4. Oh. My. God.

‘Obamacare by morning’: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Poke Fun At ObamaCrash (Video)

Via Twitchy: 

During the opening segment of the Country Music Awards, hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley did a hilarious brief sketch and song about the mega-fail that has been the Obamacare launch.

And of course, enraged libs vented on Twitter: F**k off, CMA’: Not everybody thought Paisley & Underwood’s Obamacare song was funny

Their God shall not be mocked.

And Apparently poor Taylor Swift didn’t get it: What Taylor Swift’s face looked like during #CMAAwards Obamacare parody

More unhinged Obama cultists react on Twitter via Twitchy: Freak-out in full swing over ‘rich, white’ racists mocking O-care at the CMAs


Twitchy: #CMAawards inspire hashtag hilarity with #ObamaCountrySongs

A couple of mine made the cut.

Here’s one: