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(Washington Post)   So, it turns out Obamacare has three pillars: (1) mendacity, (2) paternalism, and (3) subterfuge. Hey, only two more pillars and it would be like Islam   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 142
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2013-11-01 09:52:59 AM
Wow. We're gonna do three of these a day?

We've covered the "mendacity" nonsense; they have no control over the insurance companies. If the insurance company closes down your plan, it's not the ACA's fault or problem.

When faced with the maturity level required to keep spouting the same debunked idiot talking point over and over, it really is hard not to be patronizing. Because if you repeat the "he LIED OMGZ you GUISE HE TOOK my INSURANCE" stuff, you deserve to be treated like an infant.
 
2013-11-01 09:53:59 AM
And something I've been fuzzy on for a while: We keep using the word Muslim like a pejorative. Do people not see anything wrong with that?
 
2013-11-01 09:54:32 AM
Article by Charles Krauthammer.

*close*
 
2013-11-01 10:03:36 AM

unlikely: And something I've been fuzzy on for a while: We keep using the word Muslim like a pejorative. Do people not see anything wrong with that?


People still use "gay" as a pejorative.
 
2013-11-01 10:03:36 AM
HaHa, you lost. Who's a widdle boy didn't get his way?
Go eat some Halloween candy. It will make you feel better.
 
2013-11-01 10:06:03 AM
I actually got as far as Benghazi.
 
2013-11-01 10:07:52 AM
Fartbong0care's three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency.
 
2013-11-01 10:09:25 AM
No one expects Obamacare! Its best weapon is mendacity, mendacity and paternalism! Its two best weapons are mendacity, paternalism, and subterfuge! Its three best weapons are mendacity, paternalism, subterfuge, and an almost fanatical devotion to Islam! Hold on.
 
2013-11-01 10:10:48 AM

ManateeGag: unlikely: And something I've been fuzzy on for a while: We keep using the word Muslim like a pejorative. Do people not see anything wrong with that?

People still use "gay" as a pejorative.


In the 80s I was promised a nuclear holocaust.
 
2013-11-01 10:13:42 AM
Subby needs therapy. If only there were some program to pay for that.
 
2013-11-01 10:17:00 AM

Bonkthat_Again: I actually got as far as Benghazi.


Not clicking a WaPo link. Do they actually invoke Fartghazi?
 
2013-11-01 10:19:02 AM
I'm about to schedule my third MRI scan in a month. I'm kinda glad I have insurance right now.

/f*cking magnets work on money
 
2013-11-01 10:21:21 AM
That's a pretty big lie.

I'm glad to see him call it for what it is.  The whole thing was sold with lies.
 
2013-11-01 10:21:47 AM

ManateeGag: People still use "gay" as a pejorative.


Honest injun?
 
2013-11-01 10:23:43 AM
Also by Charles Krauthammer:

"It's a bluff. Obama will blink."
 
2013-11-01 10:25:52 AM
Did I stumble on freerepublic this morning? Does anyone actually take this guy seriously?
 
2013-11-01 10:26:24 AM

ManateeGag: People still use "gay" as a pejorative.


Only because my favorite euphemism is "gayer than cum on a mustache."
 
2013-11-01 10:36:29 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Did I stumble on freerepublic this morning? Does anyone actually take this guy seriously?


Only people that most other people don't
 
2013-11-01 10:40:07 AM

SkinnyHead: That's a pretty big lie.

I'm glad to see him call it for what it is.  The whole thing was sold with lies.


Remember when Krauthammer was absolutely sure that Obama was bluffing on the shutdown? Good times.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-11-01 10:46:48 AM

ManateeGag: People still use "gay" as a pejorative.


And Yankee and Jew too.  Usually the same people.
 
2013-11-01 10:48:29 AM
How many times in a row do you have to be completely, utterly, provably wrong before WaPo will stop publishing your "insights"?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-11-01 10:50:05 AM

SkinnyHead: That's a pretty big lie.

I'm glad to see him call it for what it is.  The whole thing was sold with lies.


Yeah, people with crappy coverage are outraged that they can't keep the coverage that no one wants.
 
2013-11-01 10:50:21 AM

vpb: ManateeGag: People still use "gay" as a pejorative.

And Yankee and Jew too.  Usually the same people.


Yankee is the name of a professional sports team.  Do they have to change it, since it's derogatory?  *hides*
 
2013-11-01 10:53:37 AM

ManateeGag: vpb: ManateeGag: People still use "gay" as a pejorative.

And Yankee and Jew too.  Usually the same people.

Yankee is the name of a professional sports team.  Do they have to change it, since it's derogatory?  *hides*


It's always been derogatory

/damned yankees
 
2013-11-01 10:55:46 AM

vpb: Yeah, people with crappy coverage are outraged that they can't keep the coverage that no one wants.


No, some people want it... for some reason. The problem is it's coverage that doesn't actually cover anything. Between free and no coverage and feeling bad about it, and cheap and no coverage but feeling good about it, people will go with cheap. That choice isn't there anymore, because that choice drives health care prices up.
 
2013-11-01 10:56:02 AM

hardinparamedic: Bonkthat_Again: I actually got as far as Benghazi.

Not clicking a WaPo link. Do they actually invoke Fartghazi?


Yes.
 
2013-11-01 11:00:44 AM
You mean "Among its pillars are such diverse elements as Mendacity, Paternalism, and Subterfuge." And Fear. Oh bugger.
 
2013-11-01 11:01:36 AM

unlikely: Wow. We're gonna do three of these a day?

We've covered the "mendacity" nonsense; they have no control over the insurance companies. If the insurance company closes down your plan, it's not the ACA's fault or problem.

When faced with the maturity level required to keep spouting the same debunked idiot talking point over and over, it really is hard not to be patronizing. Because if you repeat the "he LIED OMGZ you GUISE HE TOOK my INSURANCE" stuff, you deserve to be treated like an infant.


This will continue to be spouted in one form or another as long as the Koch money holds out. This is a major offensive.
 
2013-11-01 11:01:52 AM
Yes, public legislation is all about subterfuge.  You can read it any time you want.
 
2013-11-01 11:03:18 AM

unlikely: Wow. We're gonna do three of these a day?

We've covered the "mendacity" nonsense; they have no control over the insurance companies. If the insurance company closes down your plan, it's not the ACA's fault or problem.

When faced with the maturity level required to keep spouting the same debunked idiot talking point over and over, it really is hard not to be patronizing. Because if you repeat the "he LIED OMGZ you GUISE HE TOOK my INSURANCE" stuff, you deserve to be treated like an infant.


You appear to incorrectly believe that the truth of a message, rather than the emotional response to the message, is of primary importance to news media outlets.

Additionally, the President should probably have worded his statements more carefully, to avoid issuing promises that were outside of his control to keep.
 
2013-11-01 11:03:23 AM

Rincewind53: Article by Charles Krauthammer.

*close*


Immediately after I read the headline I thought "Krauthammer?" and clicked the link to verify.  Not bothering to read the derp.
 
2013-11-01 11:03:29 AM
By Charles Krauthammer
oi39.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-01 11:03:44 AM

Rincewind53: Article by Charles Krauthammer.

*close*


I just hovered over the link and saw his name.  No clicky.  I don't need to start my day with that level of idiocy and derp.
 
2013-11-01 11:03:54 AM

Bloody William: No one expects Obamacare! Its best weapon is mendacity, mendacity and paternalism! Its two best weapons are mendacity, paternalism, and subterfuge! Its three best weapons are mendacity, paternalism, subterfuge, and an almost fanatical devotion to Islam! Hold on.


I'll come in again.
 
2013-11-01 11:04:13 AM

vpb: SkinnyHead: That's a pretty big lie.

I'm glad to see him call it for what it is.  The whole thing was sold with lies.

Yeah, people with crappy coverage are outraged that they can't keep the coverage that no one wants.


They picked that coverage, which means they wanted it.  And Obama assured them that if they wanted to keep their policy, they could do so.  He didn't say that they could keep it, unless he decides that their coverage is "crappy."  He promised them that they could keep it if they wanted to keep it.  Period.  And besides, how do you know that everyone who is getting cancelled had "crappy" coverage?  You're just repeating a talking point designed to cover for Obama lies, aren't you?
 
2013-11-01 11:05:17 AM

Carn: Rincewind53: Article by Charles Krauthammer.

*close*

Immediately after I read the headline I thought "Krauthammer?" and clicked the link to verify.  Not bothering to read the derp.


I do not understand the reason for such casual dismissal. Has Mr. Krauthammer been demonstrably and entirely wrong regarding previous subjects upon which he has opined?
 
2013-11-01 11:06:18 AM

unlikely: And something I've been fuzzy on for a while: We keep using the word Muslim like a pejorative. Do people not see anything wrong with that?


Nope. because we're not racist if we hate Muslims instead of The Blacks because Muslims aren't a race.


or something.
 
2013-11-01 11:07:08 AM

Rincewind53: Article by Charles Krauthammer.

*close*


Carn: Rincewind53: Article by Charles Krauthammer.

*close*

Immediately after I read the headline I thought "Krauthammer?" and clicked the link to verify.  Not bothering to read the derp.


Kuroshin: Rincewind53: Article by Charles Krauthammer.

*close*

I just hovered over the link and saw his name.  No clicky.  I don't need to start my day with that level of idiocy and derp.


Not reading an article by Krauthammer is a bit shallow of you, don't you think?  Maybe you could pool your resources and come up with a better source instead of diving in with nothing but criticism?
 
2013-11-01 11:07:49 AM

incendi: euphemism


ummm
 
2013-11-01 11:08:44 AM

born_yesterday: a better source


a better source for charles krauthammer's opinion?
 
2013-11-01 11:09:11 AM
On a related note- whenever I'm discussing geopolitics with somebody on the right and they say something painting muslims with a broad brush I inevitably ask them to name the 5 pillars of Islam. If you don't know the basic tenets about a faith you really need to shut the fark up when opining about that faith.
 
2013-11-01 11:09:11 AM
You know what's paternal, the government forcing me to pay for a ramp for wheelchairs on every curb so people like this editorialist can get places. I don't need it like he doesn't need healthcare subsidies and neither of us can see the benefit in something that doesn't directly help us.
 
2013-11-01 11:09:20 AM

unlikely: Wow. We're gonna do three of these a day?

We've covered the "mendacity" nonsense; they have no control over the insurance companies. If the insurance company closes down your plan, it's not the ACA's fault or problem.

When faced with the maturity level required to keep spouting the same debunked idiot talking point over and over, it really is hard not to be patronizing. Because if you repeat the "he LIED OMGZ you GUISE HE TOOK my INSURANCE" stuff, you deserve to be treated like an infant.


Obama didn't understand the insurance industry. Perfectly understandable. Is he supposed to be a broker AND a website code writer? Get real, people.
 
2013-11-01 11:10:19 AM
Does MA have any minimum requirements on the health insurance policies that people in that state are required to buy?  I'm guessing yes.  So why are Republicans apparently blind-sided by this?
 
2013-11-01 11:10:50 AM

SkinnyHead: That's a pretty big lie.

I'm glad to see him call it for what it is.  The whole thing was sold with lies.


unlikely: When faced with the maturity level required to keep spouting the same debunked idiot talking point over and over, it really is hard not to be patronizing. Because if you repeat the "he LIED OMGZ you GUISE HE TOOK my INSURANCE" stuff, you deserve to be treated like an infant.

 
2013-11-01 11:11:15 AM
Obamacare is the largest transfer of wealth in recent American history.

good
 
2013-11-01 11:11:57 AM
I'm still trying to figure out why people think they can no longer buy catastrophic plans, and still waiting for all the marches on Washington to protest mandatory auto insurance and the existance of "state minimum coverage" regulations...
 
2013-11-01 11:12:16 AM

Blathering Idjut: On a related note- whenever I'm discussing geopolitics with somebody on the right and they say something painting muslims with a broad brush I inevitably ask them to name the 5 pillars of Islam. If you don't know the basic tenets about a faith you really need to shut the fark up when opining about that faith.


Let me take a stab at it.

Bomb thy neighbor
Slaughter thy sheep
Cover thy face
Make noises with thy tongue
Elect thy president
 
2013-11-01 11:12:43 AM

Dimensio: Additionally, the President should probably have worded his statements more carefully, to avoid issuing promises that were outside of his control to keep.


Remember the brouhaha a long, long time ago when Obama promised people making under $200,000 a year their taxes won't go up? In the context of the statement, it was obvious that he was referring to taxes levied on income, but because he used the phrase "any of your taxes" at some point while speaking, various "fact-checkers" had a field day pointing out that cigarette taxes had gone up, therefore the promise had been broken.

That certainly resulted in a loss of credibility, but it wasn't for Obama. The upshot of things like this is that people stop taking fact-checkers seriously, because they realize that they've begun to work by starting out with a conclusion (Obama lied) and then interpreting words and statements in all kinds of contorted, counter-intuitive ways to try (though not very well for the most part) to make that conclusion fit.
 
2013-11-01 11:12:46 AM

born_yesterday: Not reading an article by Krauthammer is a bit shallow of you, don't you think? Maybe you could pool your resources and come up with a better source instead of diving in with nothing but criticism?


Let's say you lived a small sheep herding village.  And an obnoxious boy would scream about wolves every day it was his turn to watch the sheep.  Hypothetically, would you go "why won't you respond to the wolf cry? or do you have a little boy who can prove there is no wolf?"
 
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