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Offline Rapunzel

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Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
« on: November 17, 2013, 07:44:14 PM »
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Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
posted at 8:31 am on November 16, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

We mentioned earlier this week how red state Democrat Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina had watched as a previously slim but solid lead in the polls had evaporated of late. It seems that this was no momentary glitch in the numbers and the situation continues to deteriorate. The slide continued with what could only be described as a disastrous conference call with reporters, eager to pepper her with questions about her role in the development and launch of Obamacare, which even the Washington Post’s Oceander Milbank saw as a ship taking on water.

   
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Well, her problem begins with Obamacare, ends with Obamacare and has a whole lot of Obamacare in between.

    Hagan hosted a conference call for reporters Tuesday morning to discuss the problems with the health-care law’s rollout, and the Q&A session was so painful that the senator should qualify for trauma coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


Hagan tried reciting some of the standard issue White House talking points to claw her way out of that one, but things only got worse when one of her spokeswomen followed up to try to clean up the mess. (From Big Government and the local paper the News & Record.)

   
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“First, this is nothing more than a political stunt that does nothing to help more people get access to care and highlights the difference between Kay, who is working to fix this law, and her opponents who don’t have any plan to reform our broken health care system,” Hagan spokeswoman Sadie Weiner told the News and Record, a Greensboro, NC newspaper. “In her capacity as a member of the HELP Committee, Senator Hagan was involved with that committee’s markup of the health care reform bill in the summer of 2009.”

    In the next sentence of the quote, Weiner states that her boss Hagan was aware of the fact that people would lose their healthcare plans under Obamacare some time ago.

    “Once insurance companies began disingenuously offering plans that they knew they would be canceling it became clear that more people would be getting cancellation letters,” Weiner said.


Did you catch that one – two punch in those answers? Not only was her boss, Senator Hagan, an instrumental player in crafting the bill, but she was also aware that insurance companies were going to be cancelling policies as soon as it went into effect. It’s bad enough that the popularity of Obamacare in North Carolina is rapidly approaching that of a raging case of the crabs, but that sort of admission plants her firmly in the series of shifting denials and stories about precisely who knew what when.

If Kay Hagan, one of the busy bees working on the bill, was aware that many people who liked their policy would not, in fact, be able to keep it, how did the President not know? Did she not find it worth mentioning to him? And since the “you can’t keep that” effect is presumably hitting people in her own state, how does she square up not letting the voters in on this little secret before she voted for it? Either way, somebody has some explaining to do, and there is a pack of GOP challengers who are all very interested in that Senate seat who are more than happy to discuss the matter with her in the coming battle. I think we can put North Carolina in play as one of the six seats the GOP needs to pick up next year.
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Re: Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 08:43:29 PM »
She's not the only democrat who blatantly lied about ACA. If all those democrats get re-elected, then I give up on this country.

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Re: Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 10:22:08 PM »
She's not the only democrat who blatantly lied about ACA. If all those democrats get re-elected, then I give up on this country.

They ALL knew and most of them lied their butts off about it thereby following their guideline which is "by any means necessary"!

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Re: Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 11:02:37 PM »
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“Once insurance companies began disingenuously offering plans that they knew they would be canceling it became clear that more people would be getting cancellation letters,” Weiner said.

I also like the slur on insurance companies, using business, once again, as the strawman responsible for all of America's ills.  The question this little tidbit should have raised is:  well, if Hagan knew at the time she was writing ACA that insurance companies would be doing this, then why didn't ACA contain provisions that would have prevented insurance companies from doing something like this?

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Re: Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 11:05:56 PM »
I "love" how all of a sudden everyone is calling it the ACA instead of Obamacare.
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Re: Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 11:49:58 PM »
They ALL knew and most of them lied their butts off about it thereby following their guideline which is "by any means necessary"!

Exactly right.  This is what they knew was coming and figured they could just deal with later.  But Obama and all of his Democrat supporters in both houses of Congress were out telling these lies over and over and over again on the campaign trail.  They whipped up the masses saying whatever the teleprompter told them to say, and now its coming home to haunt them.

Kay Hagan is in real trouble in North Carolina and she isn't the only one.  Yes it is a year until the election, but the entire Obama agenda is for all practical purposes dead in the water and likely to stay that way with Obamacare being the national disaster that will not be going away.


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Re: Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 01:12:19 AM »
Exactly right.  This is what they knew was coming and figured they could just deal with later.  But Obama and all of his Democrat supporters in both houses of Congress were out telling these lies over and over and over again on the campaign trail.  They whipped up the masses saying whatever the teleprompter told them to say, and now its coming home to haunt them.

Kay Hagan is in real trouble in North Carolina and she isn't the only one.  Yes it is a year until the election, but the entire Obama agenda is for all practical purposes dead in the water and likely to stay that way with Obamacare being the national disaster that will not be going away.



Hopefully, but I am equally afraid that the majority of the republicans in Congress may do their level best to help Obastard and the democrats band-aid it all up so it looks purty again for Election Day 2014.


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