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(The Weekly Standard)   The Fight Against Obamacare has just begun. Which can only mean that it getting passed, signed, and declared constitutional was just the Republicans tripping and TKO's themselves climbing into the ring   (weeklystandard.com) divider line 24
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2013-01-28 01:46:58 PM
5 votes:
Article is not legit. How can they express the Republican point of view and not mention rape once?
2013-01-28 01:13:05 PM
4 votes:

Diogenes: "Obama will never willingly sign anything that delays the implementation of his namesake..."


Seriously, though, isn't it weird that the guy who finally passed Obamacare just happened to be named "Obama"? With a name like that, I guess he really didn't have a choice.
2013-01-28 12:57:25 PM
4 votes:

Foundling: It's my understanding that it's voluntary.

If you're opposed to medical treatment and you loose an arm, you have the right to refuse treatment and bleed to death.

//debate centers on jerks opposed to other people getting treated.


A guy parks his new BMW on the street, opens the door, and a passing car takes it off. He jumps out of the car and starts to scream: "Oh my God! I can't believe it! I just drove this car off the lot and it's ruined! I can't believe this happened! My beautiful BMW!"

In the meantime a cop as shown up to investigate the accident. He says to the guy, "Sir! You're so caught up in material things, you haven't even noticed that you lost your arm in the accident!"

The guy looks down and shrieks "My Rolex!"
2013-01-28 12:15:49 PM
4 votes:
www.blogforarizona.com
2013-01-28 11:57:13 AM
4 votes:
...and Republicans rode the popular revolt against the excesses of Obamacare all the way to a landslide midterm victory.

...and that wave of popular revolt rose to a tsunami, leading to the crushing defeat of Obama and the Democrats in 2012!

/history used by Republicans to make themselves feel better.
2013-01-28 10:21:40 AM
3 votes:
"Obama will never willingly sign anything that delays the implementation of his namesake..."

Well, I got further than I thought I would.  Then I hit that wall.
2013-01-28 12:57:29 PM
2 votes:
Republicans love fighting the battles that are over. Rand Paul is still upset about the Civil Rights Act.
2013-01-28 12:18:56 PM
2 votes:

Dear GOPtards,

2.bp.blogspot.com

Good heavens, are you still trying to win? You've got an over-developed
sense of vengeance. It's going to get you in trouble some (election) day.

2013-01-28 12:18:03 PM
2 votes:

Bloody William: Did they think this through?


I withdraw the question.
2013-01-28 02:13:40 PM
1 votes:

GregInIndy: Obama will never willingly sign anything that delays the implementation of his namesake

Someone's pissed that the left took the GOP's derisive term "Obamacare" and flipped it on them, aren't they.



Its the same thing that we did with the "N" word.
2013-01-28 01:35:21 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Fat GOP Guy At Work: "My rates have gone up in the past year! Damn Obamacare!"
Me: "They have been going up every year!"
Fat GOP Guy at Work: "But this year, my taxes went up too!"
Me: "They went back to what they were before Obama was in office."
Fat GOP Guy at Work: "I dunno, it sounds like socialism."
Me (voice in my head): "Maybe if you and millions of other fat asses weren't so god damn fat our premiums wouldn't be so high to pay for your cardiac treatments. My socialism is keeping you alive, you dumb inbred fat f*ck."

//used to be fat, so it's cool


Mine:
FGGAW: "Teachers are socialist scum that shouldn't be allowed to vote because they're on the government dole!"
Me: "Isn't your wife a public school teacher?"
FGGAW: "Yeah, but she's quitting next month to teach at a private schoo.l"
Me: "What are you guys going to do for health insurance? I know you don't get any here."

Fast forward two months...
FGGAW: "Holy shiat!! Private insurance wants $1600 a month because I'm overweight and my son's on insulin!"
Me: "Good thing Obamacare got passed then. Otherwise those pre-existing conditions probably would have kept you from getting any at all."
2013-01-28 01:32:46 PM
1 votes:
4 years from now Republicans will like the bill. 8 years from now they will be claiming that it would have had republican support all along if it wasn't for them dam dirty spendocrats and their partisan ways. 16 years from now it will have been their idea and democrats will have been the party opposed to it.
2013-01-28 01:30:01 PM
1 votes:

Commander Lysdexic: jst3p: Dinjiin: If I recall correctly, Obama was originally pushing for a public single payer plan.

What is the basis for opposing single payer at this point?

Well socialist national healthcare just kills those that are not 'useful' to society.

If that Stephen Hawking fella had been at the mercy of socialist healthcare he'd have been killed, fortunately free-market healthcare saved him - an enormous benefit to the world.


Not sure if Poe...
2013-01-28 01:29:48 PM
1 votes:

Commander Lysdexic: jst3p: Dinjiin: If I recall correctly, Obama was originally pushing for a public single payer plan.

What is the basis for opposing single payer at this point?

Well socialist national healthcare just kills those that are not 'useful' to society.

If that Stephen Hawking fella had been at the mercy of socialist healthcare he'd have been killed, fortunately free-market healthcare saved him - an enormous benefit to the world.


Poe's Law.
2013-01-28 01:28:57 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: Dinjiin: If I recall correctly, Obama was originally pushing for a public single payer plan.

What is the basis for opposing single payer at this point?


Well socialist national healthcare just kills those that are not 'useful' to society.

If that Stephen Hawking fella had been at the mercy of socialist healthcare he'd have been killed, fortunately free-market healthcare saved him - an enormous benefit to the world.
2013-01-28 01:23:14 PM
1 votes:
The wife and I have been on MAHealth since she got laid off three years ago. I was self-employed at the time, so MAHealth was the only way we could get affordable health insurance on our own.

The plan we're on is better than any of the employer provided plans we've been on in our lives, the rates are ridiculously reasonable, and when I got hired to teach at the local State Community College a few months back, it was a piece of cake to transition into a different plan based on my new income levels.

Dealing with them on the phone is great, too... Haven't had one problem with our insurance in three years.

If this is how the ACA exchanges are going be, I can't understand what some folks are getting their panties in a bunch over.
2013-01-28 01:04:04 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: Second, the party should unite behind, and persuasively advance, a credible and practical replacement plan-for one cannot replace Obamacare without offering a replacement.

i.imgur.com

Replace the replacement?
2013-01-28 12:58:02 PM
1 votes:
The fight hasn't just begun. It's getting kinda old.

Actually the fight against Obamacare began at the beginning of the Clinton administration -- it was called Hillarycare back then.

Brooks Brother didn't yet sell riot gear and Astroturf wasn't genetically modified yet, but the same money and same dirt was behind it.


i32.photobucket.com

Official Tester certifying Astroturf as credible.
2013-01-28 12:55:19 PM
1 votes:

Bloody William: Already, 25 of the 50 states have declared, as is their prerogative under the 2,700-page law, that they will refuse to set up Obamacare health-insurance exchanges. Another 7 states have said that they will administer some regulatory aspects of the exchanges but will leave the bulk of the work of determining eligibility for the new subsidies to the federal government. Only 18 states plus the District of Columbia are planning to take on the full responsibility for the administration of Obamacare.

Isn't the ironic result of this that those states will simply get a federal exchange and more power will be given to the federal government in terms of leverage with insurance companies instead of the states fine with Obamacare, which will ensure it's state-run?

Did they think this through?


Of course not. The one thing the Tea Party proves is that we will likely end how we began: crying, whining, scared of everything around us, not understanding any of it, pooping ourselves in a diaper and hoping it gets changed by someone else.
2013-01-28 12:52:38 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Diogenes: "Obama will never willingly sign anything that delays the implementation of his namesake..."

Well, I got further than I thought I would.  Then I hit that wall.

Have they actually forgotten that it was the GOP that named it as such to try to tar him with it?  That it was never referred to as such by the Administration until the USSC upheld it?


They invited Obama to their retreat to justify his policies, he attended and answered all their questions without providing any good soundbites, and they complained that Obama crashed their retreat.

They have a history of doing things and yelling at liberals for being the ones responsible (see also: "teabaggers").
2013-01-28 12:42:00 PM
1 votes:
The minority is very vocal but it is a minority. I know this is an internet poll but it is mostly votes from fark. When correlated to other sources, it appears reasonably accurate.
www.myqwip.com
(click on image to vote in new window).
2013-01-28 12:40:33 PM
1 votes:

Stile4aly: You guys had your chance. You could have negotiated. You could have worked with the President and Democrats to create something good for the country, but you decided it was more important to try and defeat the President politically to the point where you torpedoed ideas that your think tanks came up with and your candidates championed, like Romneycare. Now you're terrified that people will start to see the benefit they get from being able to afford insurance and that will lead them to realize that maybe the Dems aren't so bad after all.

It's not our fault that you decided to be on the wrong side of history.



You know what would be nice? If instead of, after 5 years, the Republicans had more than conjecture written in the Weekly Stoolward. Oh wait, that's right, Obamacare is pretty much what they've been proposing for years, only the mean black Democrat cuckolded it.

/They make me second-amendment solutiony
2013-01-28 12:29:05 PM
1 votes:

Lumpmoose: Bloody William: Already, 25 of the 50 states have declared, as is their prerogative under the 2,700-page law, that they will refuse to set up Obamacare health-insurance exchanges. Another 7 states have said that they will administer some regulatory aspects of the exchanges but will leave the bulk of the work of determining eligibility for the new subsidies to the federal government. Only 18 states plus the District of Columbia are planning to take on the full responsibility for the administration of Obamacare.

Isn't the ironic result of this that those states will simply get a federal exchange and more power will be given to the federal government in terms of leverage with insurance companies instead of the states fine with Obamacare, which will ensure it's state-run?

Did they think this through?

Yeah, but they're TOTALLY SLAMMING Obama by enacting provisions clearly stated in the law.


Sure, they're cutting off their noses to spite their faces, but Obama will have to look at them and see their disfigurement and it will probably make him feel bad.
2013-01-28 11:57:41 AM
1 votes:

Bloody William: Did they think this through?


These are Republicans we are talking about.
 
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