Friday, November 1, 2013

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Stick a Fork in Obama

November 1, 2013

We are only three and a quarter years away from transforming the United States of America.  We may never get back to where we once were, but we can sure roll back much of the mess Barack Obama has created through his misguided policies and serial incompetence. 
With ObamaCare's ascendancy and impending crash, America will be on the cusp of transformational action.  The misery the ACA will bring to almost every American cannot be overestimated in its ability to incite anger -- and, anger has consequences and repercussions.  The failure of the ACA has the potential to make 2014 a wave election for Republicans.  In 2016, we may see a true conservative as president.
America put men on the moon.  Now, with 3 ½ years and a half a billion dollars, we can't even build a website.  This is how much Barry and his ilk have degraded the brand.  We used to be the shining light on the hill.  Now, we are darkness at the end of the tunnel.  Barack Obama has been the worst thing that has ever happened to the Oval Office, and in the end, ObamaCare will seal his fate as a failed president.
Three and on half years ago, who would have thought that the most emblematic part of the Affordable Care Act, would be the website?  Yet, they already have more than a half a billion dollars in for something that doesn't work at all.  Just imagine how much they will spend to fix it., when fixed, will probably have cost the nation's taxpayers upwards of a billion dollars
That's the thing about Barry, before his election, the national conversation about budgets and deficits was always about "billions of dollars."  Since January of 2009, it's all about "trillions of dollars."  Now we are talking about websites in the "billions of dollars" category.  That's Barry, always breaking new ground.

Yet, it is not over.  America is holding all the cards.  Republicans have always had a tendency of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, but it's looking fairly safe they will play this one right.

The path forward, almost always begins by going in the wrong direction.  There would have been no Ronald Reagan without Jimmy Carter.  The Republicans need to find a new Reagan.  Like the "Gipper," he will have to be a fighter and the gloves will have to come off, because ObamaCare has given Republicans the best opportunity to halt the progressive onslaught in a generation. 

America, at last, will be listening.  

Ronald Reagan gave us 25 years of prosperity and freedom.  It's high time we fight to get that back.  Before the last election, I told friends that if Barack Obama won reelection, his second term would destroy the Democratic Party and progressivism for a generation.  By the end of his reign, Americans are going to be so tired and soured on Obama, his anointed successor will not stand a chance of becoming the nation's next president.
Barack Obama has become a leader who does not matter -- the stimulus was all Pelosi and ObamaCare was Pelosi and Harry Reid, et al.  What idea was ever his?  Can he point to one thing where he was deeply involved?  He has been our golfing president.  He is so incompetent and uninvolved that it is believable that he did not know the problems with, the integral component of ObamaCare, a program he proudly put his name to. 
Well...after the IRS targeting of political opponents, the NSA spying on everyone -- including the tapping of the German Chancellor's cell phone, the Fast and Furious dead, Solyndra and all the other crony capitalist backroom deals, the Pigford payouts, his $6 trillion addition to the national debt, the 13.6% U6 unemployment rate, the increase in food stamp and disability rolls, the Benghazi dead and the cover-up, the Syria embarrassment, the racial divisiveness, the doubling of the price of gasoline, and now,, people are starting to realize a thing or two about Mr. Hope and Change.
If you think people hate the website, wait until they get a load of ObamaCare itself.  If I did not have such a visceral dislike for the man, I would almost feel sorry for's going to be a long three plus years for Barack Obama.
Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal writes:
"Barack Obama may have spent a lifetime failing up, but eventually it's just failure. He has presided over five years of sickly economic growth, inadequate job creation, a doubling of the food stamp population and now this -- ObamaCare."
The Obama presidency is dead -- killed by Obama himself in a fit of vanity and hubris.  With it, goes the entire progressive movement.  It won't be long before people begin to understand what ObamaCare will cost them and how it will affect their healthcare.  Avik Roy in Forbes Magazine estimates 93 million people will lose their current coverage. 
It is altogether possible there will be more people uninsured in 2014 than there were uninsured in 2009 when the ACA passed on a purely partisan vote, promising universal coverage. 
With every cancellation letter received, an angry American will remember Obama telling the nation repeatedly: "[I]f you like your insurance plan, you will keep it."
Republicans, having made a futile stand in attempting to defund ObamaCare, have immunity.  Barack owns this baby.  They can spend most of the next year in the run-up to the midterm elections picking apart ObamaCare with impunity -- control of the Senate is within their grasp.
The shutdown of our government, while seemingly detrimental to Republicans in the short run, will be a blessing going forward.  The MSM did conservatives a favor by making sure every American knew that the Republicans shut down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare.  As the ACA touches the lives of every American and the anger builds, they will remember who tried to stop it.
The nail in the coffin of progressivism is ObamaCare.  After all, it is a law that penalizes almost everyone, while simultaneously ruining the nation's healthcare system.  So staggering will its failure be, and its failure is inevitable, Hillary Clinton may be forced to run in 2016 as a small-government conservative.
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  3. What if this Obama Presidency is working exactly as it was expected and supposed to work? That the ultimate goal is driving the country and the world over the edge of financial ruination? Obama wasn't selected for the taks he's been performing by accident, after all, who said, 'accidents don't occur in politics', FDR?

    Ducky's obsession with Ted Cruz makes me think there's a tingle running up and down Ducky's leg. Ted Cruz may be well placed to be in the running since the 'missus' is another hoity-toity big-wig at Golman Sachs. Probably brings Lloyd Blankfein his coffee, or something.

  4. Elect an empty suit who has no experience, and this is what you get. More amazing, after four years as president, Obama is still the least-capable guy in the room.

    I have been challenging his leftwing worshipers for years to give us some evidence that he is any smarter than the average American, and I'm still waiting.

  5. I disagree with the author. Obama is not done. There is no end to his BS, nor to the credulity of his naïve followers.

    His failure to revive the economy is Bush's fault.

    The Hindenburg-esque failure of Obamacare (this is just the tip of the iceberg) is the fault of those wathcally wepubwicans who sneaked in in the middle of the night and sabotaged it. Sabotaged it I tells ya!

    I jape you not. Leftwing wackadoos seriously believe such twaddle-filled tarradiddle.

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  7. Ha! I'll live to see all that hyperbole rot. I promise you. The A.C.A. will be fine, and the American people will be ever so grateful that at last the U.S.A. will have joined the community of nations that treats their citizens humanely by extending to them universal health care.

    I promise you, SF, you will eat your words.

    I'll provide the sauce.

  8. The Obama presidency is dead -- killed by Obama himself in a fit of vanity and hubris. With it, goes the entire progressive movement.

    May it be so!

    Let's look at the elephant in the room. If 91 million Americans lose their coverage that they can afford to carry and are forced to purchase more expensive plans, what happens to our ailing economy? Less disposable income means less money flowing into the economy.

    A few thoughts as to what could suffer:

    A few thoughts on what could suffer:

    1. Taking vacations (the hospitality industry)

    2. Home improvements -- even small ones (new curtains, new towels, etc.)

    3. Private education

    4. The devices industries

    5. Restaurants

    6. The clothing industry (department stores, etc.)

    7. The auto industry (purchases of cars, maintenance of vehicles)

    I could go on and on.

    I have some experience in the above regard back when Mr. AOW and I had zero disposable income (2009-March 2010) and very little disposable income (April 2010-2011).

  9. AOW: Walter Russell Mead has also written extensively on the demise of what he calls The Blue Model

    Joel Kotkin is another.

    Both men are scholars, but more importantly, both are old school democrats who are not gleeful at the demise of the creaking progressive machine.

    They see our current progressive governing model for what it is: Bloated, bankrupt and wholly unsuited for the new millennium.

    Partisan fan-boy and fan-girl politics have blinded voters on both sides to the realities we face.

  10. Also, AOW, all those economic impacts you list will just present opportunities for the progressives of all parties to blow more money on 'stimulus' for those industries that pay them enough in bribes, er, I mean campaign contributions.

    1. Remembering GWB. Oh the great similarities.


    Repeating the stale shibboleths of poisonous ideologies is no longer permitted here.

    WE are PROUDLY INTOLERANT of that which WE deem INTOLERABLE.

    Our greatest mistake as a people has been our insistence on trying to give the devil a fair shake. Fair-mindedness is utterly wasted on the criminally insane and the innately unfair.

    Satan --mankind's oldest and worst enemy -- will NEVER return any favors granted him, I assure you.

  12. MODERATION in defense of LIBERTY is INSANITY.

  13. Insanity in the liberty of defense is moderation!
    There. Now I sound like Obama.


    Happy Sunday!


  14. Why GWB, Les? Isn't he just a wee bit passé by now -- unless you mean that he and Obama -- along with their two disgusting predecessors -- have been playing on same team all along, as I feel positive must be the case?

    I am a firm believer in "The Unseen Hand" aka "The Oligarchs" -- not because I have adequate proof that would stand up in court of law -- but because the idea of our being manipulated, directed and controlled by Dark Forces largely unknown by us, and unaccountable to us is the only possible explanation I can see for our present state of affairs -- and most of the evil that has transpired in the past century.

    Andie, I love your bright, persevering, creative spirit. The way you have overcome terrible adversity and live now with such relish, affection ad continual outpouring of productive energy is inspiring. Please KUTGW. ;-)



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