December 4th, 2013
November 24th, 2013
Say it ain't so, John!
The AP headline read :
However, while the story focused on Boehner's trial and error laden efforts at trying to get into the federal website, some of us were aghast that the GOP leader would go public with such an extreme bout of hypocrisy. Boehner has been ideologically opposed to the healthcare act from day one, so why would he sign up for a plan that he is even now supposedly fighting against?
"AP: Being speaker of the House doesn't make it any easier to sign up for health care coverage using the troubled federal website. Just ask John Boehner."
Many Americans are refusing to sign up through the healthcare exchanges out of principle alone, even forgoing the federal subsidy, but not John Boehner, apparently. Maybe the Speaker of the House simply doesn't care for the identical plans offered in the private health insurance market, since they're apart from big gov.
But, it gets even worse when we stop to consider that a Congressional mandate, which was engineered by Boehner with Obama and behind closed doors, allowed Congress members to be subsidized to the tune of 75% of their health plan costs, and by executive decree.
Perhaps private healthcare was not a particular part of that equation, but either way, Boehner should have never signed up for a plan that he has promised to repeal at first chance....or maybe Boehner has no true intentions to ever repeal Obamacare, especially now, since he's safely signed-up.
Below is the original story from the AP:
The Ohio Republican says he had to re-start the process several times while spending four hours trying to sign up at HealthCare.gov.
At one point Thursday, Boehner tweeted his frustration — "Guess I'll just have to keep trying" — along with photos of himself at a computer and the error message he says he received. The House speaker has 583,000 followers on Twitter.
Nearly an hour after his tweet, Boehner received an email confirming he was signed up, his spokesman said.
Boehner's effort comes as Republicans crank up a highly organized effort to capitalize politically on the troubled rollout of the health care law's website, as well as millions of Americans receiving policy cancellations.
Congressional Democrats are squirming over potential political fallout from those problems ahead of next year's midterm elections.
President Barack Obama has apologized for problems related to his signature health care law. Administration officials have said the website, unveiled on Oct. 1, will be working better by the end of this month.
November 16th, 2013
By Barry Secrest
Oprah Winfrey actually claimed racism in a recent BBC interview, due to Congressman Joe Wilson's 2009 State of the Union Address outburst, accusing Obama of lying.
During Obama's address, Wilson yelled out "You Lie" causing a storm of controversy.
However, the ironic part is simply that Joe Wilson was recently exonerated because he has now been proven obviously correct, in his assertion.
But why did Wilson accuse Obama of lying in 2009 in front of the entire nation?
Well, it was because Obama was regaling America with what has already been proven to be an admitted lie.
The President was, in fact, talking about...wait for it........Obamacare.
Below is the story as presented by Conservative Refocus in 2009:
What Actually Happened?
The fact is that Rep. Wilson had a good reason to vent on the President. You see, the Democrats actually struck down (2) amendments to the bill (HR3200) which would have (A) barred illegal immigrants from access to government healthcare and (B) barred abortions from being funded by the government under the Bill.
Obama adamantly maintained during his speech that the aforementioned items could never happen with the new legislation. If, indeed, the President is speaking truthfully, then why did the Democrats strike these (2) amendments down? This was why Rep. Wilson chose to interrupt the President’s tele-prompted address.
Both the President and Congress should, perhaps, perform an offensive huddle in order to get their facts straight if their desire is to not be embarrassingly shouted down in front of the entire world.
As it turns out, Wilson was right on both accounts, as we would later find out to be certain, but that didn't stop Oprah, who has apparently been out of the loop for the last couple of weeks, while pushing her movie about, wait for it..... racism.
Indeed, racism simply must exist, especially for Oprah, who would most likely be a trillionaire by now instead of just a paltry billionaire, due directly to the excesses of racism.....go figure.
Below is the story from the NY Daily News:
Oprah Winfrey has never been one to hold her tongue.
That remained true when she sat down with BBC's Will Gompertz and detailed how no one is above the racism that still exists in this world today … not even the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
"There's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he's African American," she said. "There's no question about that. And it's the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody's thinking it."
Winfrey, 59, used the example of Republican congressman Joe Wilson shouting out "you're a liar" during a 2009 speech President Obama gave.
"Remember that?" she asked Gompertz.
The media mogul was promoting her movie "The Butler," which debuts in theaters in the U.K. and Ireland on Nov. 15, and naturally the conversation turned to historical references of slavery and bigotry from the past and now.