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Happy ObamaCare day–Health care law turns two

And as with most things politicians promise, Few of the promises necessary to sell this awful program are true or being kept:



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15 Responses to Happy ObamaCare day–Health care law turns two

  • Perhaps it is my cockeyed optimism expressing itself, but…

    I really believe that the mandate under ObamaCare will be struck down by a wider margin than many believe.

    Why? Consider that there are several Collectivists who are NOT happy with it, since it does not go the distance.

    Additionally, given the flap over the contraceptive mandate and the 1st Amendment, the handwriting is on the wall WRT this thing being an absolute controversy generating machine in the future.

    Finally, it is apparent to everybody that a future congress could take that Commerce Clause precedent places the Collective does NOT want to go.

    In the end, however, I am mindful of what killed off Prohibition; a massive civil disobedience campaign. After the Court rules, we still are the final arbiters of the laws we will support.

    I will just say NO.

    • @Ragspierre But doctor’s offices are saying ‘yes’. I presume one of the new rules says they must weigh me, and get my height every time I visit the doctor – I don’t mind the weight so much, as I’ve been losing some, but height? every time? Are we expecting me to get drastically shorter? much taller? But when I asked, the answer was “government requirements”. I long for the day – “Ah, I see your weight has stayed the same, but, my goodness! you’re 4 inches taller than last time!”

      • @looker My doc is not. And he’s being quite public about it.

        • @Ragspierre regrettably I harken back to the Milgram study where 61-65% of the participants were willing to ‘follow orders”.

  • Off topic, but…no he DID NOT….
    “I am glad that not only is the Justice Department is looking into this, but the Governor of the State of Florida has put together a task force [to investigate the case],” Obama said. Obama carefully avoided any discussion of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, and has controversially avoided arrest under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws.

    Obama did say there is a need to “examine the laws” surrounding the incident, as well as the incident itself.

    “My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon…”

    • @Ragspierre Oh, YES he did, AGAIN. He seems to feel it necessary to insert himself any time citizens of a particular hue are involved. Tough break, no ‘white folks’ this time, which means, no possible racism going on, right? I’d like more answers myself in this case, but this is again, not his job. I would recommend he shut up and go golfing. I note he doesn’t feel obliged to comment on your average “McDonalds served my fries cold” beat down, but perhaps that’s because no one has died in one of those incidents, yet.

      • @looker I wonder, too, how many Trayvon look-a-likes have been killed in Chicago this year by other Trayvon look-a-likes. Several, I would bet…

    • @Ragspierre And in case you missed it – it’s the fault of Republican Presidential candidates, and Conservative Talk Show radio hosts.{EA0E2B36-391C-47D3-A57F-2D6790DDFA35}&title=MSNBC%20Host%20Blames%20Limbaugh%20Gingrich%20Santorum%20Rhetoric%20For%20Trevon%20Martin%20Death

    • @Ragspierre And according to Karen Finney, Democrat Strategist, t’s the fault of Santorum, Gingrich, and Limbaugh for their comments. Romney for saying NOTHING. Oh, yeah, really. Now, I’m CERTAIN that George Zimmerman spent a lot of time listening to Gingrich, Limbaugh and Santorum, and he SURELY noticed that Romney said nothing.{EA0E2B36-391C-47D3-A57F-2D6790DDFA35}&title=MSNBC%20Host%20Blames%20Limbaugh%20Gingrich%20Santorum%20Rhetoric%20For%20Trevon%20Martin%20Death

      • @looker Yeah. And the Rev. Al is saying this could be anybody. I guess he means “anybody” without bodyguards, riding in a limo, on the way to his mansion or the network studio… Another despicable destraction. Can you have “post-racial” hustling…???

        • @Ragspierre I knew Whitey would be in here somewhere, the white Republicans drove the hispanic kid to shoot the black kid. Why, I’ll bet Romney stood by saying nothing as Gingrich loaded the gun, Santorum cocked it and Limbaug gave it to Zimmerman. Maybe Romney pointed out the target.
          There is truly truly no shame left at all.

  • Your narrative on Obamacare just isn’t persuasive. Of course, as I’ve said, I don’t buy postmodernism, which is where the whole narrative thing comes from. But I’ve also pointed out that post-modernism is generally accepted. Which isn’t the least bit contradictory, and I don’t either just say whatever I think will feed my narcissism on any given day and then rearrange reality in my head to make it all consistent. Stop saying that. I give you rich, creamy analysis {analysis, analysis, analysis}, and absolutely not recycled leftist talking points. I decree it. Why sometimes, I read an article in the New York Times or the Journal of Pragmatic Moderate Leftist Political Scientists, and just sit there, pulling my chin and thinking, for, like thirty minutes. Then I conclude that I agree with what they’ve said and come here looking for an opportunity to give you my take on it.
    Which is definitely not just regurgitation, even down to the phrases that I read. No. It’s analysis, as I said. I’ve decreed it. And I don’t either attempt a hijack of a thread to shoehorn in the stuff I’ve just read, and thereby gain pleasure by getting you dense righties all lathered up over it. Stop saying that too. Well, yes, I do get pleasure from irritating you, but I don’t hijack threads to feed my narcissim. Nope, I want engagement as an equal. Even though I’m way, way above you thick righties, and have the godlike power of political science to handwave away any arguments you bring to bear, I will humble myself to engage you as an equal. Won’t somebody do that instead of just insulting me as soon as I open my mouth? Please? Isn’t there someone new to Qando who wants to go back and forth with me a thousand times, posing what you think are solid arguments only to have me behave like a video game player in god mode and just swat every one of them away? Because, after all, only I have the advanced degrees and training and stuff to determine when an argument is valid. Surely you see that. So when I don’t post any links to support what I say, and just dismiss those charts and graphs and stuff you righties are so fond of, it’s just because of my broader perspective, and certainly not because I barely passed statistics for social science majors. Why, I dropped in on the communications department once, and it was obvious that I know just as much mathy stuff as those journalism teachers.
    So watch and learn, righties. You would be so much better for the experience if you would do that. It just shocks me that you can’t see it. {chuckle}

    • @Ott Scerb Can you intergrate “BS” & “propaganda” into the table of comments, give them a low selection probability, but make sure they aren’t mutually exclusive when selecting them for use. A class that randomly generates comments about personal attacks would be appropriate too

    • @Ott Scerb How’s the upgrade on the platitude generating program going…??? Seeing the old ones is always a trip down memory lane. Sort of nostalgic…like when you lose power at your house.