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(Salon)   While Republicans were shouting about the technical difficulties with the Healthcare.gov website, they were hoping voters and Tea Partiers didn't notice that all mainstream efforts to repeal Obamacare had stopped   (salon.com) divider line 115
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2013-12-02 09:45:52 AM
They were into repealing Obamacare *before* it went mainstream, subby.
 
2013-12-02 09:46:37 AM
We've moved on to fretting about the knockout game.
 
2013-12-02 09:47:59 AM
What is it with republicans and their useful idiots doing the upper-lip-bite thing for the cameras? Are they trying to look pensive? Humble? The fark is going on there?
 
2013-12-02 09:48:08 AM
Don't worry though - the Republican Underground has made it their #1 priority!
 
2013-12-02 09:50:41 AM
I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.
 
2013-12-02 09:51:34 AM

skozlaw: What is it with republicans and their useful idiots doing the upper-lip-bite thing for the cameras? Are they trying to look pensive? Humble? The fark is going on there?


Introspective "dat ass" face?
 
2013-12-02 09:55:11 AM

skozlaw: What is it with republicans and their useful idiots doing the upper-lip-bite thing for the cameras? Are they trying to look pensive? Humble? The fark is going on there?


Just trying not to laugh about whatever line they just delivered.
 
2013-12-02 09:56:09 AM

cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.


I think you're right Cameron. Give or take a week
 
2013-12-02 09:57:46 AM
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2013-12-02 09:58:37 AM
I'm really hoping Ted Cruz makes repealing ObamaCare his ransom for funding the government past January 15th. Not that I want to get barred from working again, but if nothing else, it would cement once and for all in the public view just how batshiat insane the far right of the GOP is.
 
2013-12-02 10:00:18 AM
The GOP lost the noble battle of preventing men, women and children getting access to health care.

You fought well sweet knights and you will not be forgotten.
 
2013-12-02 10:01:15 AM
Some editorialists just can't accept that they were wrong so they have to flail about.

Have to move that conversation away from how wrong they were to something else.
 
2013-12-02 10:02:36 AM

cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.


I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)
 
2013-12-02 10:05:16 AM
 
2013-12-02 10:07:18 AM
FTFA: I think the hopelessness of the repeal campaign - the absence of a viable legislative vehicle, the turning tide of Healthcare.gov, the initiation of insurance benefits - is becoming clear to elected Republicans, and its dying embers will be fully extinguished by early next year.

Agreed.

In the months ahead the GOP will squeeze every drop of political juice they can out of every Obamacare failure and hardship they can unearth or spin into existence. But the goal won't be repeal. It will be to channel the right's Obamacare obsession into voter turnout in 2014 - at which point millions of people will be insured and the law will be unrepealable.

Politics over policy?

Style over substance?

Party over country?

The GOP?

[mysurprsiedface]
 
2013-12-02 10:10:59 AM

Serious Black: I'm really hoping Ted Cruz makes repealing ObamaCare his ransom for funding the government past January 15th. Not that I want to get barred from working again, but if nothing else, it would cement once and for all in the public view just how batshiat insane the far right of the GOP is.


Yeah. I'm all for cutting off my nose to spit my face too. /s
 
2013-12-02 10:12:55 AM
Wow, the left can't make up their friggin' mind on this can they?

Try to repeal it and they whine, "you tried to repeal it 40+ times!!!11!! you are crazy!!!"

Stop trying to repeal it "OMG, why did you stop trying to repeal it!!11!!1! you are crazy"

I guess sitting back and watching it fail isn't enough for them. Or are they noticing what a fark up this thing is and secretly want the republicans to try repealing it so they have another chance to finally agree to vote to repeal it.
 
2013-12-02 10:13:53 AM

Tricky Chicken: Stop trying to repeal it "OMG, why did you stop trying to repeal it!!11!!1! you are crazy"


Who is saying this?
 
2013-12-02 10:14:45 AM

The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)


"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period."  I wonder who said that?
 
2013-12-02 10:15:32 AM
Good.

// Politics is bullshiat
// and it should stay that way.
 
2013-12-02 10:16:41 AM
I think they will start trying to repeal it again as soon as they return from their vacations, sometime next year...
 
2013-12-02 10:17:15 AM

Heliovdrake: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I think you're right Cameron. Give or take a week


There was a time when I would have agreed. It used to be true that the right wing noise machine could piivot pretty quickly when then talking points changed. Those guys knew how to stay on message.

But today's right wing just isn't the same. It may take months to get everyone back on the samr script.
 
2013-12-02 10:18:00 AM

Tricky Chicken: The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period."  I wonder who said that?


A person who had far more faith in the insurance industry not being a giant bag of dicks than anybody else who has ever lived or ever will live in the entire multiverse.
 
2013-12-02 10:20:30 AM

Tricky Chicken: The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period."  I wonder who said that?


Legally, you can. Blame the insurance companies for dropping legal policies because they want to charge more.
 
2013-12-02 10:20:55 AM

Tricky Chicken: The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period."  I wonder who said that?


You're right, of course. Obama should've made it clearer that government also didn't intend to stop insurance companies from canceling plans they didn't like.
 
2013-12-02 10:21:34 AM
Define "mainstream", Subby.
 
2013-12-02 10:22:46 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Tricky Chicken: Stop trying to repeal it "OMG, why did you stop trying to repeal it!!11!!1! you are crazy"

Who is saying this?


Liberals. Liberals are saying this. If you listen to the static on the radio, you can hear the liberals whispering to you. They're trying to tell me that I'm crazy, but I'll show them. I'll show the whole world that its the liberals who are crazy!!
 
2013-12-02 10:23:33 AM

Serious Black: Tricky Chicken: The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period."  I wonder who said that?

A person who had far more faith in the insurance industry not being a giant bag of dicks than anybody else who has ever lived or ever will live in the entire multiverse.


More like a person who understood that parts of the electorate were to stupid to understand a more complex campaign message.
 
2013-12-02 10:23:38 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Tricky Chicken: Stop trying to repeal it "OMG, why did you stop trying to repeal it!!11!!1! you are crazy"

Who is saying this?


The invisible liberals who lives inside his head. Terrible people by all accounts.
 
2013-12-02 10:25:54 AM

Rapmaster2000: We've moved on to fretting about the knockout game.


The second I clicked on healthcare.gov, a savage black teen, wearing nothing but a loin cloth and hoodie, burst through my front door, screamed some sort of Kenyan war-cry and punched me right in the face.

Now I need a doctor and my laptop flinches when I get anywhere near it.

Thanks, Fartbongo.
 
2013-12-02 10:28:11 AM
Now that they have something else to yell about, they don't need to go through the effort of having votes they know they won't win.

All the drama and pathos with none of the effort.
 
2013-12-02 10:29:06 AM

mrshowrules: Serious Black: Tricky Chicken: The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period."  I wonder who said that?

A person who had far more faith in the insurance industry not being a giant bag of dicks than anybody else who has ever lived or ever will live in the entire multiverse.

More like a person who understood that parts of the electorate were to stupid to understand a more complex campaign message.


That's a good point. I'm not sure they're all too stupid, but they're certainly very trusting in an industry that is designed to maximize profit at the expense of their health.
 
2013-12-02 10:29:28 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: Rapmaster2000: We've moved on to fretting about the knockout game.

The second I clicked on healthcare.gov, a savage black teen, wearing nothing but a loin cloth and hoodie, burst through my front door, screamed some sort of Kenyan war-cry and punched me right in the face.

Now I need a doctor and my laptop flinches when I get anywhere near it.

Thanks, Fartbongo.



What kind of Skittles did he have?
 
2013-12-02 10:38:51 AM
It's self-repealing.
 
2013-12-02 10:38:54 AM
Obamacare farted in my face and lit a match, now I need insurance for 3rd degree burns.  But healthcare.gov doesn't work (mainly because my eyeballs are mostly singed and I can barely see)!

Thanks a lot, Obamaofartcare!
 
2013-12-02 10:40:30 AM
its a slow motion train wreck.  the democrats will be repealing it soon enough.
 
2013-12-02 10:42:55 AM

colon_pow: its a slow motion train wreck.  the democrats will be repealing it soon enough.


I'm optimistic also but I think it will be a few election cycles before the DNC passes single-payer as an upgrade.
 
2013-12-02 10:45:27 AM

Pocket Ninja: They were into repealing opposing Obamacare *before* it went mainstream they knew anything about it, subby.

 
2013-12-02 10:45:41 AM

Tricky Chicken: Or are they noticing what a fark up this thing is and secretly want the republicans to try repealing it so they have another chance to finally agree to vote to repeal it.


tbeatty: It's self-repealing.


colon_pow: its a slow motion train wreck.  the democrats will be repealing it soon enough.


Clearly the Monday morning talking points have been issued on schedule.
 
2013-12-02 10:46:35 AM

The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: Tricky Chicken: Stop trying to repeal it "OMG, why did you stop trying to repeal it!!11!!1! you are crazy"

Who is saying this?

Liberals. Liberals are saying this. If you listen to the static on the radio, you can hear the liberals whispering to you. They're trying to tell me that I'm crazy, but I'll show them. I'll show the whole world that its the liberals who are crazy!!


Noam Chomsky tells me to burn things
 
2013-12-02 10:47:02 AM

Serious Black: I'm really hoping Ted Cruz makes repealing ObamaCare his ransom for funding the government past January 15th. Not that I want to get barred from working again, but if nothing else, it would cement once and for all in the public view just how batshiat insane the far right of the GOP is.



If the website issues continue, there could be a massive call for repeal. Let's face it, the American People have no idea what is good and bad about the bill. They only know that it "ain't workin right and I ain't gettin mah free healthcar". I am not a fan of the ACA, but I have actual reasons I don't like it, not the "Talk Radio" talking points. I think it is going to force some positive changes though, so it isn't all bad.
 
2013-12-02 10:48:05 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Tricky Chicken: Stop trying to repeal it "OMG, why did you stop trying to repeal it!!11!!1! you are crazy"

Who is saying this?


This headline.

Serious Black: Tricky Chicken: The Larch: cameroncrazy1984: I predict that this is the week Republicans go from complaining that people can't sign up for healthcare to complaining that they can.

I'd like to see an end to the stupid lie that people are "losing their insurance" when their insurance company or HR department informs them that their old plan is being discontued at the end of the year (and they have the opportunity to sign up for a new plan at a similar price.)

"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period."  I wonder who said that?

A person who had far more faith in the insurance industry not being a giant bag of dicks than anybody else who has ever lived or ever will live in the entire multiverse.


When in the course of human history has the insurance industry acted altruistically?
 
2013-12-02 10:48:13 AM

colon_pow: its a slow motion train wreck.  the democrats will be repealing it soon enough.


You should probably stop using your ear as a pencil sharpener.
 
2013-12-02 10:49:34 AM

mrshowrules: colon_pow: its a slow motion train wreck.  the democrats will be repealing it soon enough.

I'm optimistic also but I think it will be a few election cycles before the DNC passes single-payer as an upgrade.


Back in 2009 I figured the over/under was 2024. I'll stand by that prediction.

Although it's always tough politically to take away a massive subsidy from an industry, no matter how bad of an idea that subsidy is.
 
2013-12-02 10:52:29 AM

mrshowrules: colon_pow: its a slow motion train wreck.  the democrats will be repealing it soon enough.

I'm optimistic also but I think it will be a few election cycles before the DNC passes single-payer as an upgrade.


ACA was a bad idea for a middle step though.  Single payer would have gotten about as much pushback, and would have likely been able to succeed sooner.  It wouldn't have to rely upon an insurance industry to cooperate instead of going for profits.  The worst thing for single payer now, is if ACA works.
 
2013-12-02 10:53:42 AM
globalwarmingpraiser:

If the website issues continue, there could be a massive call for repeal.

This is right out of the "Romney in a landslide" school of political punditry.
 
2013-12-02 10:54:17 AM

Tricky Chicken: The worst thing for single payer now, is if ACA works.


Define "works."
 
2013-12-02 11:01:17 AM

BMFPitt: mrshowrules: colon_pow: its a slow motion train wreck.  the democrats will be repealing it soon enough.

I'm optimistic also but I think it will be a few election cycles before the DNC passes single-payer as an upgrade.

Back in 2009 I figured the over/under was 2024. I'll stand by that prediction.

Although it's always tough politically to take away a massive subsidy from an industry, no matter how bad of an idea that subsidy is.


My guess is that States will start adopting something like a public option State-by-State a la gay marriage.
 
2013-12-02 11:01:41 AM

BMFPitt: Tricky Chicken: The worst thing for single payer now, is if ACA works.

Define "works."


If people have reliable health coverage and the costs haven't crushed the economy in a painfully obvious way.

ACA as it stands is only going to move some of the costs around, and people will eventually come to grips with the new cost structure.  Insurance companies will learn to game the system, and eventually be able to consume any 'subsidy' people may qualify for.

Why is a third party insurance industry getting rich off of sick people?  If you need an MRI or chemotherapy, and I don't, I am perfectly fine letting my tax dollars pay for it.  But why should some guy that owns stock in an insurance company get some of my tax money because you need care?
 
2013-12-02 11:02:15 AM

Tigger: globalwarmingpraiser:

If the website issues continue, there could be a massive call for repeal.

This is right out of the "Romney in a landslide" school of political punditry.


So you are discounting the idiocy of the American people. If they had a clue about why they didn't like it, then I might back them. But most of the people are either inconvenienced or just don't like the President being Blah.
 
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