Now Kathleen Sebelius is claiming that Barack Obama knew nothing about the “glitches” that plagued the Obamacare website before its launch. I’ve been watching the pundits on TV exclaiming in disbelief, “How is that possible?” I’m not surprised at all – it’s entirely possible and I think for once in her life Sebelius is telling the truth. Obama didn’t know anything about all the problems and he likely doesn’t know anything about just about everything else going on in his administration. He’s a figurehead. A symbol. A pretty face to march out in front of the cameras and read from a teleprompter when required. I’ve said this before: The person running the country is Valerie Jarrett. How powerful is Jarrett? She’s the most powerful person in the country. Valerie Jarrett Was Architect of Obama Shutdown Strategy (Shaka to Scott) The American people have elected an inexperienced, pot-smoking, inept, community organizer as President. Twice. Jarrett, his long-time advisor and right hand, is taking up the slack. So Obama is either completely incompetent/dumb or lying about how much he actually knows about what’s happening in his administration (Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS targeting, etc.) Which is worse?
Great video from Neil Cavuto :
Health Insurance Exchange Launched Despite Signs of Serious Problems Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously. Despite the failed test, federal health officials plowed ahead.
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job Many contacts also commented on reluctance to expand due to uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act; some employers cut hours or employees. A number of contacts voiced concern about the uncertainty surrounding future employer and employee healthcare costs. There is anxiety about rising health insurance premiums [among manufacturers], which was attributed to the Affordable Care Act.
Carl Adds: Today Obama revealed his basis for the “savings” in his healthcare scheme: Patients bring and change their own bed sheets. Just like Cuba! Just kidding. There are no savings. But you might send him the sheets idea. Call 800…..never mind. They aren’t answering.
Rand Paul Pushes Constitutional Amendment on Congress The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and representatives from passing laws that don’t apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown.
Marco Rubio Introducing Bill To Delay Individual Mandate He said all he is calling for is a delay on the requirement until the U.S. General Accounting Office certifies the Web site is working and has been functioning for six consecutive months.
Ted Cruz: ‘Nigerian Email Scammers’ Running Obamacare Website “You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website.”
A New Court Battle for Obamacare In a bombshell development that could potentially cripple ObamaCare, U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman ruled that the lawsuit aimed at blocking health care subsidies in states not running their own healthcare exchanges could move forward.
So What To Do If Your Signature Achievement is a Complete Failure?? Spend More Money on it!!
From Maggie’s Notebook: Baltimore Ravens Get $130,000 of Taxpayer Funding to Promote ObamaCare What’s up with that? I thought all of the NFL teams said no to prostitution. Forbes sets the value of the team at $1.1 BILLION. Management is clearly fawning over Obama – $130,000 is nothing. Disappointing. Discouraging.
Then There’s This: Colorado Nonprofit Sells Obamacare as Brosurance With Cringeworthy Viral Ad Campaign A pair of liberal non-profits have teamed up to help smooth over the slow start of Colorado’s health insurance marketplace with an online marketing push that reimagines the classic “Got Milk?” campaign in a way that doesn’t quite do justice to the original. Seriously. Here’s the image:
And….Lest we Forget: 30 Years Ago Today Beirut Barracks Bombed The suicide bombing on the Beirut airport barracks for American peacekeepers in Lebanon killed 241 US servicemen — 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers. The last time that many Marines died at once was during the assault on Iwo Jima, and the overall single-day casualty toll was the highest for the Pentagon since the first day of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON!!
- THE PUPPET MASTER — Report: Obama’s Top Adviser, Iranian-Born Valerie Jarrett, “Architect” of Government Shutdown… (redflagnews.com)
- Things Are Bad when Oprah Won’t Help Sell Obamacare (aretheykidding.wordpress.com)
- Sebelius on the Run The HHS Secretary refuses to testify about ObamaCare’s rollout (dancingczars.wordpress.com)
- Kathleen Sebelius expected to leave HHS after Obamacare rollout snafu: Sneed (suntimes.com)
ALOHA, ALL!! With the latest blockbuster news about the DOJ wiretapping the cloakroom of the House of Representatives, I’m truly wondering if anyone will go to jail due to these numerous scandals. Frankly, I think all the responsibility (Benghazi, IRS, wiretapping) falls at the highest level in this administration. Did Barack Obama himself give orders related to all these scandals? Perhaps not, but he is the President….the Commander in Chief…the one ultimately responsible for what happens in his administration. Did you know the “acting” chief the IRS – Steven Miller – who resigned was only there temporarily and scheduled to leave in June anyhow? So much for Barry’s big press conference announcing those responsible would be held accountable (and I would be willing to bet Steven Miller is headed for another cushy government job.)
So should take responsibility? I saw Frank VanderSloot interviewed by Neil Cavuto the other day. VanderSloot is a wealthy businessman who was targeted by the Obama campaign and harassed by the IRS prior to the election last year….because he donated to Mitt Romney’s campaign. He was on Obama’s “Enemies List” of 8 individuals who were large Romney donors. 8 weeks after Obama released the list, VanderSloot was audited by the IRS…then the Department of Labor…then the IRS again. He spent $80,000 defending himself.
Mr. VanderSloot thinks the responsibility rests squarely with Obama. He says, ” When President Obama tacks this target on my back and makes this list of 8 people, who’s supposed to be paying attention? Is it just the liberal press that’s supposed to come out and ruin our reputations…or are the federal agencies supposed to come after us? I don’t think he (the President) called them up and said ‘go get em’ – he doesn’t have to…all he has to do is make the list. I think it was egregious…it’s unfair for President Obama to nail the target up there and then say if people shoot at the target ‘I’m gonna go after them.’…He has to expect something is going to happen – he put the list up.”
Indeed. All Obama has to do is make the list. Or call his opponents ‘enemies.’ In typical gangsta style, his minions do his dirty work.
Here’s the full VanderSloot interview:
But if you’re a Friend of Barry, no problem! The IRS approved tax exempt status for Obama’s brother’s shady ‘charity’ in record time (Shaka to Scott)
- An Even Bigger Scandal: Why Are IRS Audits Being Used To Punish Obama’s Political Enemies? (stateofglobe.com)
- Idaho Businessman Sounded Alarm on IRS Hit List Last Year (heritage.org)
- Flashback: Romney Donor Subjected To 2 Audits (sweetness-light.com)
- Boehner on IRS Scandal: Who’s Going to Jail? (breitbart.com)