Lies of Obamacare, Part n to the nth, and counting. In calling for Secretary Sebelius’ firing, Jack Kelly, make the case this way:
- Ms. Sebelius is fortunate she works in government, where there is no accountability.
- And in the Obama administration, where there is no integrity.
Kelly acknowledges that Sebelius is a “lackey” and “underling” and Obama is the “perpetrator” of the massive fraud, that makes Trudeau, of informercial infamy, and Bernie Madoff, of finance infamy, mere pikers. Read both links to ensure that you won’t forget the awful taste that Obama has injected into the very fabric of not just healthcare and health insurance, but our entire economy and national psyche.
This is the theme of Hugh Hewitt’s excellent column in the Washington Examiner. The “we” is the ‘Royal we,” all of us conservatives, RINOs (hopefully) and as many thinking Indies (if that isn’t an oxymoron) as can persuade themselves that more of the last 5 years benefits only cronies in the short run and nobody in the long term, we will outvote both Reid and Pelosi until January, 2017; and Obama will be closer to a dead than a lame duck for his last 2 years.
Dreading the Inevitable Global Cooling: history shows that warming is greeted with increased prosperity and cooling produces agricultural decline and its devastation. Of course, there are exceptions, but much more isolated than warming benefits.
Venezuela doubles down on stupid. “Venezuela is reaching the end point of socialism: economic collapse.” One can not even buy toilet paper; virtually nothing can be purchased at state-controlled pricing with Venezuelan currency. Can the country survive? Can the US/Obamacare be far behind? Price Controls in every country tried throughout history, have failed. It is failing in Venezuela and, will in the US if Obama’s Regime imposes Price Controls on doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, et al, all of which are struggling to survive. When Democrats scream “greedy, overpaid doctors,” aren’t we getting very close? Like Venezuela? You bet your bippa, Maynard! UPDATE: Paul Mirengoffchecks in: First, quoting Ben Cohen of Commentary – “If Chavez was Frank Sinatra, then Maduro is the guy in the karaoke bar singing an out of tune version of My Way.” Then, ” Cohen believes that “the prospect of a bloody denouement cannot be ruled out.” In that event, where will the Obama administration stand? Probably on the sidelines, at best.” We already know where Obama stands when it comes to ‘enemy of us;’ so, when Venezuela explodes”
As the Hurricane season ends with the fewest hurricanes in 31 years, the Global Warming fanatics will claim this fact as “further proof” that all the wealthy countries of the planet have to be taxed down to the level of Somalia. How can these lunatics be stopped, notwithstanding that the planet has cycles of warming and cooling and, prior to the current 15 years or so of stable or cooling temperatures, it had been warming for a period?
Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has laid a laundry list on the US that is totally unacceptable. He has rejected our overtures, most recently to Susan Rice, National Security Advisor to Obama, with, “Madame Rice, the ball is in your court.” Notwithstanding, that I have no use, much less respect, for Madame Rice, it’s time for the Tyrrell Doctrine, which I summarize as, ‘Fish, or cut bait and risk dying. We’re done with your BS.’
Anything good said about the ‘Agreement,’ whether real, signed or not (Iran claims that the US interpretation is ‘incorrect,’) is spin and nothing but. Powerlineblog’s Scott Johnson calls it “a pathetic excuse for a sellout.” Charitable, IMHO. More, in Forbes: “a shameful deal and a dangerous one, too.”
Bottom line: “Like Secretary Kerry, the senior official [unidentified]asserted that the administration shares the same goal as Israel. The difference between us and them is purely tactical, he said. In the same sense the difference between Chamberlain and Churchill in 1938 was purely tactical as well — they both wanted peace for our time — but Chamberlain’s misreading of the situation had rather large consequences for all involved. The repeated assertion of a shared goal is pure twaddle or, as Buckley might have said, blatherskite.” That’s all there is to say, ie. “Bulls**t.”
“Why would a culture that canonizes a Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, or Lady Gaga have the discrimination to determine whether their chief executive tells the truth or lies? Obamacare is a great program in a way that West, Cyrus, and Gaga are great artists, in a way that more iPads will mean more geniuses.” VDH strikes notes about a culture, much of which is incapable of making any determination. Hopefully, there are enough readers of this link to recognize that we have a Culture in Ruins, aka the cesspool is full and overflowing.
“The new Iran deal is Obamacare II, only worse, a thousand megatons worse.” A bad deal is worse than no deal is an axiom of negotiations that goes back a long time. Thinking Neville Chamberlain is appropriate. The linked column is an important read. Inside it, however, do not miss Michael Ledeen’s excellent insights into the the “temporary” deal which isn’t, and what’s to follow, linked there and here. UPDATE: Elaboration included here.
UPDATE UPDATE: More and more ominous elaboration.