President Fifty Seven States doe not know his geography and the President who put the Obama in Obama Care. does not understand his signature program, via Stephen Green, Vodka Pundit:
ObamaCare isn’t achieving its primary goal of extending coverage to the uninsured, according to a new study.
The survey released Thursday by the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm found that only 27 percent of people who have selected a plan on the new exchanges didn’t previously have coverage.
But what about the fierce moral urgency of covering 47 million Uninsurred-Americans who were dying of lethal conservatism?
I know, I know — I’ve asked that question before, and you already know the answer: ?bamaCare!!! was never about them; it was about centralizing money and power in Washington. The uninsured will do what they’ve always done, and as it turns out, mostly chosen to have done. They’ll pay cash for their minor needs and go to the E/R for their major needs, if any.
Meanwhile back on the golf course, President Delusional is happy as a clam, from Right Scoop:
OBAMA: At this point, actually, I think it [Obama Care] is working the way it should. What we need to do after the first year is evaluate what the pool looks like. Can we make sure we are keeping the premiums low? Are there more people that we could eventually cover through other mechanisms, reaching those who are still uninsured.
Bobby Jindal alleges that Dumbo b/k/a President Barack Obama may not be as smart as advertised, from Karen, Lonely Conservative:
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal addressed CPAC Thursday afternoon and said that it “may be time to revisit” the assumption that President Obama is a smart man, “at least to make the distinction between being book smart and being truly wise.” He went on to offer former President Carter a sincere apology for having called him the worst president ever since “President Obama has proven me wrong.” He was just getting started. You can watch the complete speech in the video below.
Actually Governor Jindal is long past time.
The aura that once was Barack Obama no longer appears to glow in Canada. Rex Murphy takes Obama to task, video:
Hat tip: Kate, Small Dead Animals
Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters, USA (retired):
Putin establishes facts on the ground. Look, the vote in the Crimean parliament today, begging to be allowed to join Russia — it’s a done deal. The plebiscite coming up in less than two weeks is a done deal. Crimea now belongs to Russia. As I’ve said on FOX before, the only remaining question is how much more of Ukraine Putin will take and when he will take it.
But the weakness, the lack of unity between the EU and the United States — the greed, the financial cowardice — is absolutely stunning, and Putin isn’t going to stop, and he’s going to do worse.
This administration lives in a dream world that negotiations solve everything. This administration, look, they still indulge in this fantasy that you can talk Putin out of Crimea. It is absolutely insane. Putin is not crazy, he’s not delusional; our president and this administration are delusional.
Source: Real Clear Politics.
The Shark of the Day, Mrs. Clinton compares Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, from the Los Angeles Times:
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s.”
I would have thought that the reset button would have taken care of Putin’s Hitler like tendencies
The liberals are still playing the Willie Horton Card. You know the issue first raised by Al Gore, from Jamelle Bouie, Daily Beast:
[S]even Senate Democrats joined with Republicans to reject Debo Adegbile, Obama’s choice to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division.
There’s no dispute over Adegbile’s qualifications. In addition to working as acting head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, he twice defended the Voting Rights Act before the Supreme Court. What’s more, his nomination was endorsed by the American Bar Association. His problems have little to do with his abilities, and everything to do with the politics of his work.
Well actually there were disputes over Adegbile qualification, or lack thereof same. from Byron York, Washington Examiner:
In written questions, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Adegbile whether he would, if confirmed, “take action to abridge or eliminate an employer’s ability to perform criminal background checks on potential employees.” Adegbile embraced the EEOC position and suggested it would guide his own actions in the Justice Department. “If employers do perform background checks, the EEOC has released guidance on the subject,” he told Grassley.
As the Adegbile nomination nears a vote, the Civil Rights Commission’s Kirsanow has written a letter to the Senate opposing Adegbile not just for his activities on behalf of Abu-Jamal — still the hottest issue in the Adegbile debate — but also for his support of the EEOC on background checks. “Mr. Adegbile’s support for the guidance demonstrates his commitment to an ideological agenda at odds with the law and common sense,” Kirsanow wrote.
I support the right of an employer to hire or not hire a felon, as he alone sees fit. I do not think of it the proper role of the state to strong arm an employer into hiring a convicted felon. Do you?
Trouble in liberal land, Medea Benjamin is in jail cell in Cairo and Representative Alan Grayson may soon be
First, from Benjamin (Code Pink) (photo at the link):
This is my cell in Cairo airport
Hat tip and reax, Jammie Wearing Fool:
Now where did I leave my world’s smallest violin? This pig was heading to Gaza to show her solidarity with the Palestinian psychopaths and found herself jailed at the Cairo airport. Oh well
Aside to Bit, should we schedule a robust debate to see ifs the blog could sponsor a debate to form an exploratory committee to looking the feasibility of establishing a PayPal link for Benjamin’s bail, or just knit her a sweater?
Second, Alan Grayson is presumed not to be guilty of beating his wife, from Orlando Sentinel:
A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.
Hat tip: BenK @ Ace:
It is too early to declare Representative Grayson of being a soldier in the democrat party’s war on women. Grayson however is a jerk.
In the Nineteen Thirties, Joseph Stalin was starving people to death and a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter was lying about it. To wit, one Walter Duranity:
Walter Duranty (1884 – October 3, 1957) was a Liverpool-born, Anglo-American journalist who served as the Moscow Bureau Chief of The New York Times (1922–36). Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for a series of laudatory stories on the Soviet Union. He was a highly respected journalist until his denial of widespread famine in the USSR, the Ukraine mass starvation (1932–33) in particular.
Now the regime’s scheme to destroy what was the best health care system in the world and yet another Pulitzer winner is lying about it, from Scott Johnson, Power Line:
Michael Hiltzik is the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times, but he seems to have undertaken the position of research assistant to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Hiltzik essentially purports to provide the documentation proving up Reid’s assertion that reports of the human damage done so far by the implementation of Obamacare are all lies. The cancellation of millions of citizens’ preferred health insurance policies we’ve been hearing so much about since this past fall — Hiltzik’s not buying it, and he doesn’t want you to buy it either. So far, he’s persuaded Harry Reid.
Is Dirty Harry Reid another Joseph Stalin? No! Stalin was smart. His plans worked.
I suppose given enough time, Barack Obama’s vanity trip,Obama Care could kill as many people as Uncle Joe Stalin. I don’t suggest we give Obama’s ego enough time to find out.
Has Barack Obama five years of Alice in Wonderland foreign policy finally cost him the support of the Washington Post:
FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality.
It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”
I really doubt that the WaPo will abandon President Fifty Seven States However if Obama had ever bothered to study history me might be aware that nations operate in their perceived self-interest and the the historic Russian urge has been for blue water seaports. Forbes Kerry is right, Russian foreign policy motivation is the same as it was in the Nineteenth Century, access to warm water sea ports.
The Snark of the Day by Mike Rogers:
“Putin is playing chess and we’re playing marbles.”
Hat tip: Rick Moran, American Thinker.
The Snark of the Day from the democrats:
“It’s time to raise a minimum wage that’s worth less than it was when Ronald Reagan was in Congress”
Hat top: Jammie Wearing Fool
Would help to explain why democrats believe the Sun revolves around the Earth and anthropogenic global warming.
Imagine a group of wetbacks wear Mexican flag tee shirts to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. In response, a group of Caucasian threaten to do bodily harm to the wetbacks. Quicker than you can say sinko de mayo, Eric Holder and his Department of [In]Justice is investigating the Caucasian for hate crimes, President Dumbo is gives a speech from the Rose Garden and Chrissy Mathews throws yet another hissy fit.
Now reverse the roles, again Cinco de Mayo, the Caucasians are wearing,but it is the wetbacks who threaten violence. What happens? The school threatens the Caucasian and the Ninth Circus court backs up the school, from Karen, the Lonely Conservative:
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding an American high school’s ban on American flag t-shirts on Cinco De Mayo. The shirts were banned because Mexican kids threatened the students who wore them with violence. So rather than punish the thugs, they punished the victims. And the court
In making peaceful protest illegal, for some, the courts are making violent protest necessary
Federal Court: Kids Wearing American Flag T-Shirts Must Take Them Off, Because People Threatened to Beat Them Up If They Didn’t
For what it is worth, I concede that you can argue that the United States stole California from the Mexican. In turn, I will argue that the Mexicans stole California from the Indians.
And related via Patterico:
We, the Concerned Asian, Black, Latin@, Native, Undocumented, Queer, and Differently-Abled students at Dartmouth College, seek to eradicate systems of oppression as they affect marginalized communities on this campus. These systems–which include racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism–are deployed at Dartmouth and beyond as forms of institutional violence. We demand that Dartmouth challenge these systems by redistributing power and resources in a way that is radically equitable. We believe that dialogue and resistance are both legitimate and necessary ways of disturbing the status quo and forcing parties to deal with the roots of the issues.
By March 24, 2014 (the first day of the 2014 Spring Term), the Dartmouth administration needs to publicly respond to each item raised on this document with its exact commitment to each one of its demands. We also request that, by that day, a timetable and point people are designated for the above commitments. Finally, items that require funds will have a monetary commitment in the 2014-2015 fiscal budget. If the Dartmouth administration does not respond by the indicated time, those who believe in freedom will be forced to physical action.
They are thugs at Dartsmouth,but they are not stupid. They know that threats of violence work.
Addendum, more reax from Mockarena, Chicks of the Right:
The court is justifying this completely absurd decision by saying that the school was concerned about potential violent disturbances resulting from angry Mexicans. That makes me even madder. If students of Mexican descent got violent with kids for wearing American shirts IN AMERICA, then they should be expelled. Period.
It is fit of irrational stupidity the New York State Assembly want to give in-state tuition aid to illegal aliens, from Berkeley Brean, WHEC:
It’s called the “Dream Act” and it is generating a huge conversation on our Facebook page. If you haven’t heard, the “Dream Act” would give children of illegal immigrants in New York, the opportunity to get state aid to go to college in New York. It passed the state Assembly this week.
Although, most of the viewers we have heard from are not happy with this proposal. There are some people who support it. They say it would give more people access to college who can then contribute to society which lowers the burden of living here on everyone.
It may be Mario Jr’s, DREAM Act, but it is not mine. The best way to eliminate the burden of the illegal alien to send them back to the country where they belong.
Who needs the Boston Marathon any how? The regime as spoken:
(CNN) — As part of revamped security following last year’s deadly bombings, the Boston Marathon has banned various items for the 2014 race, including bags and strollers.
The bombs placed in backpacks exploded near the finish line last year, killing three people.
Backpacks, handbags, suitcases and similar items are prohibited from entering any marathon venues this year.
So are containers with more than 1 liter of liquid, costumes covering the face, and bulky clothes such as vests with pockets.
I suggest the regime complete the process and just ban the runners altogether. Give the Jihadists their total victory.
Who knew Ronald Reagan, a/k/a the Gipper, was alive and well, in spirit, serving in the Senate. Marco Rubio plays Tom Harkin as a useful idiot and gives the speech of his life, video:
Hat tip: Ace.
The Snark of the Day from Reverend . Bill Owens, Coalition of African American Pastors:
“The Attorney General of the United States should be impeached over his repeated lawlessness in attempting to impose same-sex marriage throughout the nation.”
Unrest on the democrat plantation.