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(The Hill)   Speaker John Boehner angrily asks "what the hell is this, a joke"? after learning Obama WON'T be siccing the IRS on ordinary Americans who have had trouble completing the Obamacare enrollment process   (thehill.com) divider line 235
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2014-03-28 12:14:58 PM
Funny, Boehner had nothing to say in 2006 when the Shrub pushed a similar enrollment deadline back.

thinkprogress.org


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2014-03-28 12:15:36 PM
He was responding to the administration's announcement on Tuesday evening that people who had begun the process of signing up for insurance through the federal exchanges would have until mid-April to do so, instead of March 31.

They would have to have begun the process to finish their applications.

Go be orange somewhere else.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:36 PM
With the website problem solved what issues will be able to push in the midterms?
 
2014-03-28 12:18:58 PM

drew46n2: Funny, Boehner had nothing to say in 2006 when the Shrub pushed a similar enrollment deadline back.

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Bush didn't even say seniors had to be in the process of signing up for their prescription drug plan. He just said "take all the time you need before you start."
 
2014-03-28 12:21:15 PM

Serious Black: drew46n2: Funny, Boehner had nothing to say in 2006 when the Shrub pushed a similar enrollment deadline back.

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Bush didn't even say seniors had to be in the process of signing up for their prescription drug plan. He just said "take all the time you need before you start."



But he was a Republican, so it was ok. We're at Derpcon 1 on Obamacare, and have been for some time.
 
2014-03-28 12:23:05 PM

EvilEgg: With the website problem solved what issues will be able to push in the midterms?


The president is still black.
 
2014-03-28 12:32:54 PM
I seriously have no idea what John Boehner genuinely believes about anything. He seems to hate the Tea Party, but also basically agree with them on everything.
 
2014-03-28 12:39:35 PM

DamnYankees: I seriously have no idea what John Boehner genuinely believes about anything. He seems to hate the Tea Party, but also basically agree with them on everything.


The other option would be to say the President is not entirely wrong.
 
2014-03-28 01:02:40 PM
They really *can't stand it* that people can have affordable health insurance.
 
2014-03-28 01:10:40 PM

DamnYankees: I seriously have no idea what John Boehner genuinely believes about anything. He seems to hate the Tea Party, but also basically agree with them on everything.


Republicans like Boner, who won't actually go all the way and become teabaggers but still parrot everything they say, are more of a problem than the actual teabaggers now.
 
2014-03-28 01:21:53 PM

jake_lex: DamnYankees: I seriously have no idea what John Boehner genuinely believes about anything. He seems to hate the Tea Party, but also basically agree with them on everything.

Republicans like Boner, who won't actually go all the way and become teabaggers but still parrot everything they say, are more of a problem than the actual teabaggers now.


His entire life has been a complete waste and he will be left with nothing to show for it.
 
2014-03-28 01:23:21 PM

clancifer: EvilEgg: With the website problem solved what issues will be able to push in the midterms?

The president is still black.


Obama best get working on that one. I think they have him on this argument.
 
2014-03-28 02:01:17 PM
Jesus, he's a farking asshole
 
2014-03-28 02:03:09 PM
I just hope these folks that are stuck in a buffering queue have their documents in order to prove it, given that you've now got both sides onboard with levying the no-coverage tax.  Welcome to the club, GOP!
 
2014-03-28 02:04:33 PM

EvilEgg: DamnYankees: I seriously have no idea what John Boehner genuinely believes about anything. He seems to hate the Tea Party, but also basically agree with them on everything.

The other option would be to say the President is not entirely wrong.


veryhilarious.com
 
2014-03-28 02:05:05 PM
Fox News may have said "IRS, sic em!", but what Boehner heard was "IRS, sic balls!"
 
2014-03-28 02:06:36 PM
Why they were right , we are apparently too dumb to complete the enrollment process .
We can go to our local Mosque where their are Navigators waiting trained in the ways of Sharia Err Obamacare to convert Err help you navigate through it .  It's free just give them all your Info .
 
2014-03-28 02:07:09 PM
bdub77:
They would have to have begun the process to finish their applications.

....except that's false.

All they have to do is claim they tried to apply. Completely on the honor system. There's no verification of it at all.
 
2014-03-28 02:08:00 PM
Remember: relaxing the deadline to finish applying for coverage is depriving people of choice and hurting children, and if you interrupt to ask how this delay does that you're contributing to the Democrat War on Women.
 
2014-03-28 02:10:09 PM
He continued "look we've been doing everything we can to sabotage this law and screw as many Americans as possible. This farking jerk in the Oval Office keeps trying to help people. It's tyranny I tell you"
 
2014-03-28 02:13:26 PM
And Obama said, "If you think what I'm doing is illegal, impeach me."  And thus he--again--trolled every card-carrying GOP member in America.
 
2014-03-28 02:15:15 PM
So he is upset more people won't get hit with the mandate that he is very against?
 
2014-03-28 02:15:31 PM

cirby: bdub77:
They would have to have begun the process to finish their applications.

....except that's false.

All they have to do is claim they tried to apply. Completely on the honor system. There's no verification of it at all.


What, you think Americans are liars?  Leave if you don't like it, traitor.
 
2014-03-28 02:16:05 PM
there are no deadlines.  the deadlines mean nothing.
 
2014-03-28 02:16:48 PM

DamnYankees: I seriously have no idea what John Boehner genuinely believes about anything. He seems to hate the Tea Party, but also basically agree with them on everything.


Beliefs vs. Tactics. Boehner doesn't (publicly) claim to have any disagreement with the Tea Party, but he does have a problem with cannibalizing the party in primaries designed to nominate the person most willing to yell extremist rhetoric over a respected senior member of their caucus who tempers himself because he lives in a blue or swing state. Plus the Tea Party wanting each and every issue to be the final showdown where Republicans use every tool at their disposal to hold out until Democrats buckle to all their demands just weakens his ability to actually negotiate realistic concessions because he's shown time and again he has no influence on his party members (which, when you know a handful of groups that will bankroll you for purposefully dashing any bipartisan agreement what's the threat of withholding RNC reelection funds or endorsing your primary challenger?)
 
2014-03-28 02:16:56 PM

vernonFL: They really *can't stand it* that people can have affordable health insurance.


If everyone including the Unions and Big Employers and now John Q Public get waivers and delays we will be left with only those who are fully subsidized .
Haven't read the bill all 2200 or thousands pages of it but if fully subsidized are we also paying the co pay and all costs .
Oh yeah that's where the boards come in . Is this citizen worthy of spending more money than a bucket of pain pills on.
 
2014-03-28 02:17:18 PM

Corvus: So he is upset more people won't get hit with the mandate that he is very against?


The mistake you're making is that you're assuming there's any sort of logical consistency to the outrage of conservatives.
 
2014-03-28 02:17:57 PM

Jaymark108: And Obama said, "If you think what I'm doing is illegal, impeach me."  And thus he--again--trolled every card-carrying GOP member in America.


This.  If you really believe Obama is breaking the law and posing an existential threat to America, you're violating your oath of office by not bringing up articles of impeachment.
 
2014-03-28 02:18:16 PM

larry00: Oh yeah that's where the boards come in . Is this citizen worthy of spending more money than a bucket of pain pills on.


Are you somehow under the impression that this wasn't done by insurance companies prior to the ACA?
 
2014-03-28 02:19:22 PM

SlothB77: there are no deadlines.  the deadlines mean nothing.


So then there is no evil "mandate"? So then people shouldn't have much problem with the law then right?
 
2014-03-28 02:22:26 PM

larry00: vernonFL: They really *can't stand it* that people can have affordable health insurance.

If everyone including the Unions and Big Employers and now John Q Public get waivers and delays we will be left with only those who are fully subsidized .
Haven't read the bill all 2200 or thousands pages of it but if fully subsidized are we also paying the co pay and all costs .
Oh yeah that's where the boards come in . Is this citizen worthy of spending more money than a bucket of pain pills on.


That's not what is happening.

So then you are against the Republicans trying to repeal the mandate then?
 
2014-03-28 02:23:25 PM
If you're in line, you get to finish.  How hard is that?
 
2014-03-28 02:24:14 PM
If Obama were joking, he'd say, what do you do with an elephant with three balls?
 
2014-03-28 02:24:35 PM

larry00: vernonFL: They really *can't stand it* that people can have affordable health insurance.

If everyone including the Unions and Big Employers and now John Q Public get waivers and delays we will be left with only those who are fully subsidized .
Haven't read the bill all 2200 or thousands pages of it but if fully subsidized are we also paying the co pay and all costs .
Oh yeah that's where the boards come in . Is this citizen worthy of spending more money than a bucket of pain pills on.


Man, I was really starting to get worried that the collective intelligence of the derpers was in danger of creeping higher.  Thank you for reassuring me that this isn't the case.
 
2014-03-28 02:25:00 PM

bdub77: He was responding to the administration's announcement on Tuesday evening that people who had begun the process of signing up for insurance through the federal exchanges would have until mid-April to do so, instead of March 31.

They would have to have begun the process to finish their applications.

Go be orange somewhere else.


Bingo.  Just like there was a rush of traffic when the exchanges first went up, there's a rush of traffic now that the deadline is looming, and the feds are unable to do their part in time for everyone, hence the extension.  It'd be like extending the April 15th tax deadline because there's not enough ink to postmark everything (okay, it's a ridiculous example that'd never happen, but the point is the onus for the dealy)
 
2014-03-28 02:29:40 PM
I was going to comment on the article's site, but...wow...the crazy.
 
2014-03-28 02:30:00 PM
I thought it was an open secret that no one's gonna be fined for not fulfilling the mandate in 2014.
 
2014-03-28 02:30:43 PM

udhq: Jaymark108: And Obama said, "If you think what I'm doing is illegal, impeach me."  And thus he--again--trolled every card-carrying GOP member in America.

This.  If you really believe Obama is breaking the law and posing an existential threat to America, you're violating your oath of office by not bringing up articles of impeachment.


If they did try to impeach, they'd have to (finally) read the ACA, and ain't nobody got time for that.

But even if they gained the ability to read, and they applied that skill to the pages of the ACA - all ELEVENTYBILLION OHMYGOD NO ONE READS THIS MUCH YOU ASSHOLES pages - they'd get to the part where it says:
"The Secretary shall require an Exchange to provide for... (C) special enrollment periods specified in section 9801 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and other special enrollment periods under circumstances similar to such periods under part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act..."

// helpfully explained here and here, just in case that's too esoteric
 
2014-03-28 02:31:40 PM

clancifer: EvilEgg: With the website problem solved what issues will be able to push in the midterms?

The president is still black.


I made an OBAMA 2016 bumper sticker.  I put it in the window when I'm forced to drive through Colorado Springs.  One of these days, I'm going to record some of the reactions.
 
2014-03-28 02:32:03 PM

Dr Dreidel: udhq: Jaymark108: And Obama said, "If you think what I'm doing is illegal, impeach me."  And thus he--again--trolled every card-carrying GOP member in America.

This.  If you really believe Obama is breaking the law and posing an existential threat to America, you're violating your oath of office by not bringing up articles of impeachment.

If they did try to impeach, they'd have to (finally) read the ACA, and ain't nobody got time for that.

But even if they gained the ability to read, and they applied that skill to the pages of the ACA - all ELEVENTYBILLION OHMYGOD NO ONE READS THIS MUCH YOU ASSHOLES pages - they'd get to the part where it says:
"The Secretary shall require an Exchange to provide for... (C) special enrollment periods specified in section 9801 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and other special enrollment periods under circumstances similar to such periods under part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act..."

// helpfully explained here and here, just in case that's too esoteric


You say that like Congress had time to read it before President Obama issued his executive order on inauguration day imposing Obamacare on the country.
 
2014-03-28 02:33:14 PM
"The president doesn't have the authority to change the law whenever he wants, which he continues to do."

So take him to court, Boner.  Or are you too much of a pussy?
 
2014-03-28 02:35:43 PM
So regardless of whether the IRS is doing it's job or a stay is ordered to extend the mandate, Obama and IRS scandal.  Got it.
 
2014-03-28 02:36:41 PM
What I learned from the comments section:

We are now in North Korean Nazi training camps and doctors can take your guns. You can only walk the streets with the proper papers and will be forced to vote for only one candidate. And 0bama Choom Gang Time Machine Empty Suit Dictator got 110% of the votes in many districts.

Seems legit.
 
2014-03-28 02:37:02 PM

DamnYankees: I seriously have no idea what John Boehner genuinely believes about anything. He seems to hate the Tea Party, but also basically agree with them on everything.


He doesn't "genuinely believe" anything. He'll say or do anything if it means keeping his speakership.
 
2014-03-28 02:37:08 PM

Lionel Mandrake: "The president doesn't have the authority to change the law whenever he wants, which he continues to do."

So take him to court, Boner.  Or are you too much of a pussy?


This is the same party that said if the were elected president would give wavers to every state so the law would not be in effect at all right?
 
2014-03-28 02:37:13 PM

Lionel Mandrake: "The president doesn't have the authority to change the law whenever he wants, which he continues to do."


not directed at Lionel Mandrake

EXCEPT WHEN THE LAW farkING SAYS IT CAN BE DELAYED @(#^$*@^#$*

/not directed at Lionel Mandrake
 
2014-03-28 02:37:32 PM

larry00: Why they were right , we are apparently too dumb to complete the enrollment process .
We can go to our local Mosque where their are Navigators waiting trained in the ways of Sharia Err Obamacare to convert Err help you navigate through it .  It's free just give them all your Info .


Wow...
 
2014-03-28 02:39:51 PM
"If elected, I will repeal Obamacare on day one." -Mitt Romney

Funny they didn't have any problems with Mitt saying he could single handedly change it
 
2014-03-28 02:40:59 PM
Did you ever try arguing with a drunk?

NOW you understand John Boehner.
 
2014-03-28 02:41:13 PM

keylock71: larry00: Why they were right , we are apparently too dumb to complete the enrollment process .
We can go to our local Mosque where their are Navigators waiting trained in the ways of Sharia Err Obamacare to convert Err help you navigate through it .  It's free just give them all your Info .

Wow...


Yeah, I thought he was joking, but apparently this is what Republicans really think.
 
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