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Home Front: Politix
Dozens of Democrats Vote for U.S. House Bill Cutting 'Obamacare'
[An Nahar] Several Democrats defected Friday to vote for legislation that would gut significant portions of the new U.S. health care law, the strongest sign yet of party anger over "Obamacare."

Even if the Democrat-run Senate took up the House measure, the White House has already said President Barack Obama
I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go...
would veto it if it reaches his desk.

But the broad bipartisan vote, even if just a political messaging bill, marked a blow to a president under heavy fire for his largely discredited pledge that all Americans who liked their health plans could keep them.

Added to that is the flawed rollout of the HealthCare.gov website through which millions of Americans are expected to sign up for insurance.

"Today, the House made a big, bipartisan statement about the need to make things right," Speaker John It is not pronounced 'Boner!' Boehner
... the occasionally weepy leader of House Republicans...
said in a statement.

"The Keep Your Health Plan Act represents an important step toward providing relief to those who have lost their plans and face much higher premiums, but the real solution is to scrap the president's fundamentally-flawed health care law" altogether, he added.

The controversial measure, which passed 261-157, addresses what has emerged as a major sticking point in the law known as "Obamacare" -- millions being notified that the insurance plans they purchased on the open individual market are being cancelled, apparently because the coverage is sub-standard.

The bill is different from the "fix" proposed by Obama Thursday, which would allow insurers to keep offering such coverage only to those consumers who already are enrolled in the insurance in question.

New consumers would be required to obtain insurance that meets the law's standards. The House measure, however, opens the sub-standard plans to anyone.

Democrat Nick Rahall broke ranks and voted for the bill, saying Americans were disgusted with the "very bad, rotten" rollout of Obamacare.

House and Senate Democrats are offering several fixes of their own, suggesting the unity among Obama and members of his party has begun to fray.

But Rahall downplayed any tension between Obama and congressional members of his party.

"I don't think he should see it as a growing rift between the two but rather as a need to call everybody together to fix the problem," Rahall told news hounds.

Senator Mary Landrieu, also a Democrat, is proposing a "permanent" solution that allows consumers with sub-standard plans to keep them for as long as they wish.

But she envisioned that under her bill, those Americans would gradually shift to the more comprehensive plans, whereas the House bill introduced by Republican Fred Upton would essentially kill Obamacare.

House Democratic leader Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. Formerly Speaker of the House, but it's not her fault they lost. Really. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace...
said Upton's bill was a "Trojan horse" that would "essentially pull the plug on the Affordable Care Act."
Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  39 dems voted with Upton.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 5:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Self preservation is the first rule.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/16/2013 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Democrat Nick Rahall broke ranks and voted for the bill, saying Americans were disgusted with the "very bad, rotten" rollout of Obamacare

It's NOT the rollout that's rotten, it's the whole thing!!!!

If the lame brains in the Democrat party had actually READ the damn thing they would have seen/smelled that this was totally rotten from day 1.

A pile of putrefaction this evil had a stench that only the most foul and vile of people could not see/smell. If there is any justice in the universe every Democrat that voted for this will be stricken with shingles, plague, gout, abcessed teeth and worms for the rest of their miserable stinking lives.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/16/2013 10:36 Comments || Top||

#4  AlanC, you forgot piles.
Posted by: Chesney Whelet1782 || 11/16/2013 11:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Site Budget: $292,000.000.00 ($292 Million)

Number of Developers: 10

Company Ties: Owners had Ties To Moochelle Obama.

Summary: Pockets Lined with piles of cash. Typical Obama scam.
Posted by: Guillibaldo McCoy1948 || 11/16/2013 13:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Company Ties: Owners had Ties To Moochelle Obama.

Still nothing on that from the MSM or even Fox. She's been keeping a rather low profile of late however.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 14:31 Comments || Top||

#7  ...not the best strategy for the 'pubs, unless they were looking for a way to build "goodwill" with the Dems. If so, good luck with that (lookin' at you McCain, Graham, McConnell, etc.)....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/16/2013 16:36 Comments || Top||

#8  If the lame brains in the Democrat party had actually READ the damn thing they would have seen/smelled that this was totally rotten from day 1.

Now, you remember San Fran Nan said they had to pass it before they could read it. So they passed it. Then they've read it. Or maybe they didn't. Maybe they just waited for the implementation in which Obama could no longer hide the truth...could no longer cover up the stench. Now they're having regrets.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/16/2013 18:21 Comments || Top||

#9  ...most of the literature seems to indicate when people sale their souls like that, they too have regrets later.
Posted by: Procopiu2k || 11/16/2013 20:58 Comments || Top||

#10  I dunno, guyz - don't you have to have a soul before you can sell it?
Posted by: Barbara || 11/16/2013 21:01 Comments || Top||

Kerry Positioning for a VP Slot?: Kerry's advice on how to marry women like Clinton
...HT: AoS...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm not convinced - Kerry has seriously long- desired to be POTUS. I highly doubt Teresa Heinz would've married him iff he was otherwise.

The scenario is for the Young'uns to be on the GOP side, gray/silver-haired Old Guard on the Democrat side for 2016.

No matter whom or which Party, the anti-US OWG Globalists will be putting out another maximum effort - IMO ANOTHER ANTI-US GLOBALIST POTUS COME JAN. 2017 IS THE ONLY REASON FOR NUKE-WANNABE IRAN + "POST-US", "MAHANIST" CHINA TO
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/16/2013 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  "For all the men...who sat in or who sit in classrooms where Bill Clinton sat so many years ago, my advice to you is this: Study hard, go to Oxford, become governor of your state, and then maybe you can marry one of the country's remarkable Secretaries of State,"

You sure he wasn't soliciting?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/16/2013 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe it was a hint to Madeline Half-bright.
Posted by: Bobby || 11/16/2013 11:18 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
WOWZA!!! The Pres Wants to Talk to Me Directly!
From an e-mail. I'm sure no more that 250 million of Champ's best friends got it.
Robert --

I want to cut through the noise and talk with you directly about where we're headed in the fight for change.

That's why I'm getting on the phone with OFA supporters this Monday, November 18th.

Will you join me?

I have just over three years left as president -- and there's a lot left on my to-do list.

That's why I want to talk with you. You're the ones putting in the time and effort to achieve real progress, and fighting to make the agenda Americans voted for last fall a reality.

I know we all care about what we can get done together these next few years, so let's talk about how to make it happen.

Make sure you join Monday's call:


Thanks -- I can't wait to catch up.
BWAHAHAHAhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa [gasp, wheeze]

P.S. -- It's been a while since I've been able to do something like this -- I hope you can join the call.
I certainly hope it works better than the roll-out of Obamacare! And if it does, what does that tell us?
Posted by: Bobby || 11/16/2013 11:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  On-line Federal Communications Complaint (FCC) linkie.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 11:58 Comments || Top||

#2  So now he is pitching for OFA - Old Farmers Almanac ?

Posted by: Chesney Whelet1782 || 11/16/2013 12:02 Comments || Top||

#3  My media has betrayed me! Steiner nicht kommt! But there's still time for you to join me here in the bunker.
Posted by: Matt || 11/16/2013 12:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Obama For Amnesia
Ostriches For Autocracy

I thought they had to at least pretend to be non-partisan. This looks a bit...vulger. Too bad there isn't a government agency in charge of making sure PACs comply with tax law.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/16/2013 12:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Bobby you and the Mrs. are on all the good Mailing Lists. Sadly I get naught but a beggar letter from SpaceMan Nelson from time to time.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/16/2013 15:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Obama sucks so bad that the press will have to start calling him a Republican.
Posted by: Iblis || 11/16/2013 16:27 Comments || Top||

EPA scales back enthanol mandate
[Daily Caller] You have to take it away before you can give it back.... just before the mid-term election.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks once again that the Democrats or DemoLeft aren't waiting after the EOY 2013-2014 holiday season + session breaks to hit the GOP-Right hard.

Unless Boehner can effec maintain GOP unity, I predict that the GOP will panic again + Dems will prevail as per ObamaCare, Immigration, Debt Ceiling, etc.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/16/2013 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Ethanol isn't as green as it's cracked up to be.
Posted by: mom || 11/16/2013 0:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Burning perfectly drinkable ethanol while the land gushes with oil and natural gas? Beware the wrath of Dionysus!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/16/2013 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Need some PAC money from Big Oil for the 2014 election campaigning?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/16/2013 8:24 Comments || Top||

#5  A quote from this article: the ethanol mandate is "a fundamentally flawed program that limps along year after year, wreaking havoc on those required to participate, including the American consumer."
This could be just as well applied to Obamacare, and the remedy is the same: congressional repeal of legislation authorizing the program.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/16/2013 12:55 Comments || Top||

#6  ALCOHOL BURNS, NOT AS GOOD AS gasoline, BUT IT BURNS, that's the whole ethanol practice, now get a burning substance that burns as well as Gasoline, and use it.

At present there is none.

This mandate (Filthy word) Is the best available (And the cheapest, which is part of the calculation) and it's "Weighted" as such.(It's favored BECAUSE it's cheap)
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/16/2013 13:10 Comments || Top||

#7  So tell me ageen, hows a man sposta make a livin, if he ain't doin squeezens?

Posted by: Phusoger Prince of the Lichtensteiners7911 || 11/16/2013 13:15 Comments || Top||

#8  As much as I despise Obama, he is not the one who created the ethanol mandate - it was Congress, before Obama's time. It was a buyoff for the critters from corn states.

Because so much corn is turned into ethanol, worldwide food prices have risen. This means that poor people are less able to buy the food they need.

Luckily for the US government, the poor people are in other countries, so we don't see them.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/16/2013 13:17 Comments || Top||

#9  http://www.eutimes.net/2013/11/us-ethanol-revolution-causes-ecological-disaster/
Posted by: Dale || 11/16/2013 16:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Rambler raises an interesting point. Grain belt farmers won't be so happy about this. Guess they just don't contribute as much as oil men.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/16/2013 18:12 Comments || Top||

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Sat 2013-11-16
  Militias attack Libyan protesters, killing 31
Fri 2013-11-15
  Iraq Bombers Kill 43 as Millions Mark Shiite Holiday
Thu 2013-11-14
  Bomb blasts outside Karachi imambargahs wound 14
Wed 2013-11-13
  Syria Kurds Announce Transitional Autonomous Government
Tue 2013-11-12
  Gunmen gun down 'chief financier' of Haqqani network in Islamabad
Mon 2013-11-11
  Syria army retakes key base near Aleppo: State TV
Sun 2013-11-10
  Imambargah attacks leave three dead, spark outrage
Sat 2013-11-09
  Zawahiri Disbands Main Qaida Faction in Syria
Fri 2013-11-08
  'Mullah Radio' takes overTTP, terms talks 'waste of time'
Thu 2013-11-07
  Nigeria president seeks state of emergency extension
Wed 2013-11-06
  Mortar round hits Vatican embassy in Damascus
Tue 2013-11-05
  152 soldiers sentenced to die for mutiny in Bangladesh
Mon 2013-11-04
  Blast inside Quetta seminary leaves two injured
Sun 2013-11-03
  Gunmen kill 30 in suspected Islamist attack on Nigerian wedding convoy
Sat 2013-11-02
  Egypt army arrests head of Sinai radical militant group, dozens others

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