In an interview with Fox News, Tuesday morning, National Revieweditor at large Jonah Goldberg said the strategy could “backfire” because most people will find the ObamaCare sales pitches over Thanksgiving to be “annoying.”
I would think that people who were duped by the president’s oft repeated false promises will be especially annoyed.
But the AP reportsthat while the ObamaCare call-center operators for HealthCare.gov will have the day off for Thanksgiving, the tech team will be busy moderating healthcare.gov for an expected “surge” of holiday users.
On Thanksgiving, they’ll be monitoring its performance under what may be a surge of holiday users.
I’ll be monitoring the news for reports of a “surge” of emergency room visits, due to the family brawls that will likely result from these obnoxious attempts by Obots to propagandize their families.
After a weekend in which thousands of truckers, bikers and vets showed up in Washington DC to protest the #SpiteHouse #ShutDownTheater, you can see where the real passion lies – and it doesn’t need to be “community organized”.
After this man (who told reporters that his name is Brett Shelley, that his sign is a joke, and that that he’s a lead engineer with a Veterans Affairs health project) appeared, the OFA protesters left the steps and headed to the lawn.
His sign says, “Just Default! I’ve got military experience, guns at home, and a meat grinder. I’ll be fine.”
The man told reporters his name is Brett Shelley, and he claimed to be a lead engineer with a Veterans Affairs health project. After he appeared, the OFA members skedaddled off the Capitol steps and headed for the lawn, according Woodruff:
“I don’t know what happened, man,” Shelley told reporters with a laugh after the OFA rally abandoned him on the Capitol steps. “Why they running away from me?”
Shameless pro-aborts took to Twitter to celebrate the #TexasSpring ushered in by undemocratic mob rule that disrupted the Texas Senate session and delayed the vote until after the midnight deadline. Late-term abortion on demand, more Kermit Gosnells, unsafe abortion facilities? A victory for human rights (unless you’re an unborn human, natch).
These are the oh-so-brave freedom fighters dead set on preventing the legislature from placing restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks.
“Though pro-life leaders were not successful early this morning, we know that abortion harms women and girls, as well as unborn infants, and we see a growing consensus across the country that abortions late in pregnancy are especially harmful to women,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-26-13) – Americans United for Life President and CEO, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, commended members of the Texas Senate “for attempting to protect the lives and health of women and girls routinely victimized by a profit-hungry abortion industry, but sadly a large, well-funded, and powerful anti-woman coalition worked to block these much needed legal protections.”
While the Texas House passed the measure, Texas Senators were unsuccessful in overcoming a Democrat Party-led filibuster of Senate Bill 5 that would have limited abortions after 20 weeks, required that abortions take place in facilities regulated like other out-patient surgical facilities, and by physicians who had admitting privileges at local hospitals. The bill also included AUL model legislation regulating the provision of abortion-inducing drugs such as RU-486, requiring that FDA-approved protocols be followed. At this point, the measure cannot be reconsidered in Texas until 2015 when the legislature reconvenes.
“Governor Rick Perry, members of the Texas House, and GOP leaders in the Senate should be commended for advancing this cutting-edge, protective legislation,” said Dr. Yoest. “Though pro-life leaders were not successful early this morning, we know that abortion harms women and girls, as well as unborn infants, and we see a growing consensus across the country that abortions late in pregnancy are especially harmful to women.”
“Since the trial of ‘house of horrors’ Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the nation has focused on what all too often takes place behind the closed doors of abortion clinics across America,” said Dr. Yoest. “The time is now to save lives and protect women from an unregulated, unmonitored, and unaccountable abortion industry.”
For more information on the health risks of abortion, click here.
I made this video in April of 2010, inspired by the spate of left on right violence that had been occurring amidst the toxic, hyper-political atmosphere the president had created, pitting groups against each other as part of his strategy to ‘fundamentally transform America’. We had never had a president say such derisive things about fellow Americans and it was/is shocking and appalling. Even though no one in the MSM called him out on it, many of us on the right have been in a constant state of alarm and dismay. This is not how a United States president is supposed to sound.
Obama Sets the Tone foreshadowed what Kimberly Strassel wrote this very week in the Wall Street Journal:
As early as January 2010, Mr. Obama would, in his state of the union address, cast aspersions on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, claiming that it “reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests” (read conservative groups).
The president derided “tea baggers.” Vice President Joe Biden compared them to “terrorists.” In more than a dozen speeches Mr. Obama raised the specter that these groups represented nefarious interests that were perverting elections. “Nobody knows who’s paying for these ads,” he warned. “We don’t know where this money is coming from,” he intoned.
In case the IRS missed his point, he raised the threat of illegality: “All around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates . . . And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation.”
Short of directly asking federal agencies to investigate these groups, this is as close as it gets. Especially as top congressional Democrats were putting in their own versions of phone calls, sending letters to the IRS that accused it of having “failed to address” the “problem” of groups that were “improperly engaged” in campaigns. Because guess who controls that “independent” agency’s budget?
The IRS is easy to demonize, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It got its heading from a president, and his party, who did in fact send it orders—openly, for the world to see. In his Tuesday press grilling, no question agitated White House Press Secretary Jay Carney more than the one that got to the heart of the matter: Given the president’s “animosity” toward Citizens United, might he have “appreciated or wanted the IRS to be looking and scrutinizing those . . .” Mr. Carney cut off the reporter with “That’s a preposterous assertion.”
Whether or not it can be proven that Obama was explicitly involved with the IRS’s discrimination of conservative groups, it is undeniable that he implicitly sent the message.
They wonder where people get the idea that we’re living in a thugocracy.
Today, the House is voting for the 37th time to repeal ObamaCare. As a part of making good on their promise to repeal it, House GOP members are tweeting using #ObamCareInThreeWords and asking other folks to join in.
Because they have nothing better to do, the White House and Barack Obama are trolling the hashtag, literally. The official White House Twitter account (run by OFA Alinskyites) tweeted out this:
I can still hear the voices of Barack Obama and the other con artists behind ObamaCare telling us how it would reduce the deficit. Now it can only survive if we either pour even more taxpayer money into it, or private industry executives agree to pony up a little charity. It’s like a Jerry Lewis telethon, except the disease is bureaucratic sclerosis.
How far did ObamaCare exceed its cost projections?
The Affordable Care Act included $1 billion to be used in overall implementation of the law. Congressional Budget Office projections, however, estimated that federal agencies would need between $5 billion to $10 billion to get the law up and running over the next decade. And as many states have refused to partner with the federal government in setting up the law, the burden on HHS has grown.
Oh, so it was only off by a thousand percent or so! Sebelius shouldn’t have too much trouble getting those health industry executives to shake $9 billion in loose change out of their pockets, right?
ObamaCare gives the State vast new powers to control individuals, too. The same IRS that just got busted for using tax audits as weapons against political dissidents – including both Tea Party and pro-Israel Jewish groups – will be among the primary enforcers of ObamaCare. We’re already well into banana-republic territory; we’ll have even more bananas to contend with in the future.
Max Baucus is so fed upwith this trainwreck of a healthcare law, he’s bailing out of the Senate, but the leaders of this Regime are always the last ones to know when there are any problems, so I guess it’s not in the least bit surprising that they would still be gloating that “it’s. the. law.”
Organizing for Action, Obama’s (allegedly)nonpartisan and non-profit advocacy organization run by former advisors was set up to back the Regime on left-wing agenda items like gun control and immigration reform. In their latest totally non partisan effort, they’re targeting Republicans to push Obama’s gun control policies.
The pro-Obama group Organizing for Action said Monday it is launching online ads targeting 10 Republican senators and one Democrat for their opposition to expanded gun-control measures — the group’s second such campaign on the issue.
Republican Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ted Cruz (Texas), as well as Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich (N.M.), are being targeted in the effort.
The ads, which will run on Facebook and on search engines, ask supporters to call the individual senators and express support for expanded gun-control measures.
Not surprisingly, the group, (being libs) didn’t have enough business sense to protect its presence online, so when a clever individual registered an OFA domain name ahead of them, instead of paying him for the site, OFA went bawling to the National Arbitration Forum – which promptly denied their effort to retrieve the domain name, organizingforaction.net back to them.
It was registered by “a quick-moving computer technician in Castle Rock, Colo., on Jan. 18, when the news broke that Obama’s former advisors were launching the group” the LA Timesreported:
Derek Bovard proceeded to configure the site so all the hits were directed to the website for the National Rifle Assn. It was one of three domain names for Organizing for Action that the group failed to register before it launched.
Instead, a lawyer with the firm Perkins Coie, representing Organizing for Action, filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, which handles disputes over domain names.
In a decision issued last week, Karl V. Fink, a retired judge in Ann Arbor, Mich., concluded that Organizing for Action did not provide evidence that the name was “a distinctive identifier” of the group or that it owned any trademarks at the time.
(In fact, the group did not file a trademark registration for “Organizing for Action” until Feb. 7, according to United States Patent and Trademark Office records.)
The attorney representing OFA declined to comment, and so did a spokeswoman for Organizing for Action.
But those sites now include a disclaimer stating that they are “NOT affiliated with any 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or other entity or business that uses the generic phrase Organizing For Action as all or a portion of its name.”
The Republican in Florida apparently needs some ideas.