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(Sun Sentinel)   Gov. Rick Scott visits nursing home to listen to residents' complaints about Obamacare. What he heard: "Very happy," "no problems, "very pleased," "I'm completely satisfied"   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 69
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2014-04-30 03:13:53 PM  
On one hand what the fark Florida?!? Are you that depressed that you keep electing these Bozos that do nothing but fark up your state so bad that its a hair's breath from a third world country. Scott is a nightmare. On the other. I dont live there and it is slightly enjoyable watching it turn into a political sinkhole. Its almost looking like Disney is the stopper that keeps that state from going down the drain.

And yes people are liking Obamacare. It really does not matter if that is the only thing he's done in 8 years. It will be all he will be remembered for. Giving affordable healthcare to americans. Im sure the GOP is already regretting calling it Obamacare. Thats near 8 million people who will vote for anyone who does not threaten to take it away.
 
2014-04-30 03:18:03 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Im sure the GOP is already regretting calling it Obamacare. Thats near 8 million people who will vote for anyone who does not threaten to take it away.


This is the part the GOP didn't think through. They FREAKED OUT about website issues and the nearly 700,000 Americans who had to change their plans. OK, that was late 2013.

Here we are approaching election season, and over 8 million Americans have signed up that pretty much make those 700,000 Americans (who probably had ripoff plans anyway) seem less and less significant every day closer to November.

The GOP is notoriously clueless about what's going on with normal Americans though, so as always, they'll be surprised the day after the election to discover that they screwed up their message. Again.
 
2014-04-30 03:20:54 PM  

Confabulat: ItchyMcDoogle: Im sure the GOP is already regretting calling it Obamacare. Thats near 8 million people who will vote for anyone who does not threaten to take it away.

This is the part the GOP didn't think through. They FREAKED OUT about website issues and the nearly 700,000 Americans who had to change their plans. OK, that was late 2013.

Here we are approaching election season, and over 8 million Americans have signed up that pretty much make those 700,000 Americans (who probably had ripoff plans anyway) seem less and less significant every day closer to November.

The GOP is notoriously clueless about what's going on with normal Americans though, so as always, they'll be surprised the day after the election to discover that they screwed up their message. Again.


And what's dumb is in the mad rush to attack Obamacare, they set the bar very low. So now the success seems even bigger.

They never get the idea to set expectations. Where Obama admin on the other hand set realistic, instead of saying everything would be perfect, and now people perceive everything turned out better than planned.
 
2014-04-30 03:37:50 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: It really does not matter if that is the only thing he's done in 8 years. It will be all he will be remembered for.


It's not the only thing, but so what if is?  There are a hell of a lot of presidents who aren't remembered for even one damned thing of even remotely equal significance.
 
2014-04-30 03:42:11 PM  

HugsAndPuppies: ItchyMcDoogle: It really does not matter if that is the only thing he's done in 8 years. It will be all he will be remembered for.

It's not the only thing, but so what if is?  There are a hell of a lot of presidents who aren't remembered for even one damned thing of even remotely equal significance.


There's a great semi-kid's book which gives each president about two paragraphs of description. There's quite a few pages that have something like: Last president to have a beard in office. Kept a pet raccoon. First lefty president of the 19th century.
 
2014-04-30 03:56:06 PM  

HugsAndPuppies: ItchyMcDoogle: It really does not matter if that is the only thing he's done in 8 years. It will be all he will be remembered for.

It's not the only thing, but so what if is?  There are a hell of a lot of presidents who aren't remembered for even one damned thing of even remotely equal significance.


He'll obviously be remembered for being black, and for the US's most wanted criminal finally being taken down during his first term.
 
2014-04-30 04:23:05 PM  
Has he peed in the cup yet?

www.printkiller.com
 
2014-04-30 04:37:01 PM  

Huggermugger: SphericalTime: So the guy that defrauded the government out of a billion healthcare dollars is worried that people aren't getting the healthcare services that they pay taxes for?

Absolute scum.

Surely someone has asked him that question to his face. What was his response?


Not just asked to his face, why isn't it up on billboards everywhere?

Even worse, how come he got elected? Yes I know, Florida, and Dave Barry wd probably have an explanation, but WTF? Someone can stand up and say, "Yes I screwed the taxpayers out of a billion dollars but I didn't actually go to jail, so vote for me so I can get back in the trough"?

And his opponents don't just hammer that single issue?
 
2014-04-30 05:21:58 PM  

Dansker: No Such Agency: Confabulat: The Republicans' biggest nightmare about Obamacare was that Americans would end up liking it.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
- Alexander Tytler

I would hesitate to put too much weight on that kind of judgement from someone who died at a time when democracy barely existed, and when the extremely few examples he could draw on looked nothing like modern Liberal Democracy.


Tytler didn't have all our examples of democracies thriving over many generations so his belief was merely wrong not stupid. Obviously though I can't be as charitable with my opinion in regards to people who quote him now.
 
2014-04-30 05:44:23 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: Confabulat: The Republicans' biggest nightmare about Obamacare was that Americans would end up liking it.

Yet they didn't stop them from naming it after the president so he would be attached to it, success or not.


Just as they were 100% positive that Romney would beat Obama, they were 100% positive that the ACA would go down in flames, either through repeal or because people would hate it.

The possibility that people would actually appreciate it was entirely off their radar.
 
2014-04-30 06:22:27 PM  

No Such Agency: Confabulat: No Such Agency: Of course Americans like it.  It not only destroys democracy by voting for largesse from the public purse, it allows the government to force private corporations to transfer their profits to the population , enforced by the armed power of the state

Or it could just improve citizens' lives.

Single-payer would improve them a lot more.  Involving private insurance companies is still just holding a rabid dog on a leash.  The layers of profit and corporate bureaucracy must inevitably be paid for somehow, the question is "why?" when they clearly add no value (as evidenced by the fact that Americans spend so, so much more than other nations and barely get equivalent care).


Yes, single payer would have been better.

However, to pass a law you need to pass a law.  There was nowhere near the votes in either house of Congress in favor of single payer.  What we have now is much better than what we used to have.
 
2014-04-30 07:47:59 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Guntram Shatterhand: Confabulat: The Republicans' biggest nightmare about Obamacare was that Americans would end up liking it.

Yet they didn't stop them from naming it after the president so he would be attached to it, success or not.

Just as they were 100% positive that Romney would beat Obama, they were 100% positive that the ACA would go down in flames, either through repeal or because people would hate it.

The possibility that people would actually appreciate it was entirely off their radar.



They knew it would be popular. That's why they went into full-blown panic mode desperately trying over and over to kill it, defund it, get it declared unconstitutional, whatever, BEFORE it came entirely into effect. It has been obvious all along that this was the source of their urgency. I agree that they just couldn't believe that their manic flailing and propaganda and exertion of influence was going to fail. But they knew that the moment Obama asked them to witness the firepower of his fully armed and operational ACA, they'd be farked.

Soon enough they will claim full credit for the ACA and decry Obama for trying to get his name attached to what was basically always a GOP plan; sure, sure, they voted against it a lot but that was just about the *details* that the Democrats had screwed up, they NEVER intended to actually derail the idea entirely - after all, look how they nominated Romney who was a crucial proponent of such a system - and now? Now the damnable dems secretly want to destroy the ACA to bankrupt and kill you, and the GOP needs your vote to stop this!
 
2014-04-30 08:25:36 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Soon enough they will claim full credit for the ACA and decry Obama for trying to get his name attached to what was basically always a GOP plan; sure, sure, they voted against it a lot but that was just about the *details* that the Democrats had screwed up, they NEVER intended to actually derail the idea entirely - after all, look how they nominated Romney who was a crucial proponent of such a system - and now? Now the damnable dems secretly want to destroy the ACA to bankrupt and kill you, and the GOP needs your vote to stop this!


I have a sinking feeling that this won't be too far off the mark.
 
2014-04-30 09:21:20 PM  

oldernell: DamnYankees: They should all be on Medicare.

I'm not sure, but I think my supplemental was effected by ACA.  Pricing came down about 20 buck a month.


And your birth control pills are covered!
 
2014-04-30 09:45:54 PM  
Really? This didn't occur to anyone?

farm3.staticflickr.com

/such clarity
//much sudden
///wow
 
2014-04-30 09:46:41 PM  
Goddammit flickr

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2014-04-30 10:40:22 PM  
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

/LOLOL
 
2014-04-30 11:10:26 PM  

mjjt: Even worse, how come he got elected?


He split the republican primary running on a tea party platform and won with 46% of the vote. He won the general with 48.87% of the vote. And he spent $75m of his own money doing it.
 
2014-05-01 03:14:51 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Dimensio: Two options are available.

1) Find selected quotes to divorce from content to change their apparent meaning. "I cannot say enough good things about Obamacare" becomes "I cannot say [...] good things about Obamacare".

2) Claim that senior citizens have been so afraid of being sent to death panels that they are unwilling to speak out.

Option 1 is actually the less dishonest of the two choices, but I would no longer expect option 2 to not be considered.

Option 3:  Pretend that meeting never happened.


What meeting? Didn't happen. He never went to that old folks' home, even if it existed, which I doubt very much.

Another Socialist lie.
 
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