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Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« on: April 01, 2014, 05:24:37 PM »
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 DYLAN SCOTT – APRIL 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT2113
Touting the news that Obamacare had reached 7 million sign-ups, an almost unthinkable achievement so soon after the law's disastrous October launch, President Barack Obama sent a direct message Tuesday to Republicans and their efforts to stymie the law: Get over it.

"The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay," Obama said Tuesday in the White House Rose Garden. "In the end, history is not kind to those who deny Americans basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America's progress or our people. That's what the Affordable Care Act represents."

The president's remarks followed an unprecedented flurry of good news this week for the law and its supporters. Enrollment beat the Congressional Budget Office's original projection, which had been revised down after HealthCare.gov website flopped in the fall. The Los Angeles Times estimated that 9.5 million previously uninsured people had been covered. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that support for Obamacare broke even for the first time.

Obama's comments effectively launched a new White House effort to sell the law's benefits to the public, senior administration officials told reporters -- and to warn about the consequences of repealing it. Having 7 million people enrolled in coverage should give the White House more ammunition to make the case, they said.

"This law is doing what it's supposed to do. It's working. It's helping people from coast to coast. All of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people, or undermine the law, or repeal the law... so hard to understand," Obama said. "I don't get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance?"

The senior administration officials conceded that it'll be difficult. Support for Obamacare has been largely stable over time with a few fluctuations: upward after Obama's reelection and downward last fall. One official acknowledged that perceptions of the law are unlikely to change significantly before Obama leaves office. No campaign that the president undertakes for the next two years is likely to cause a major shift.

But the effort must be made, the officials said. It's largely a political necessity: Senate Democrats need to turn out the coalition that reelected Obama if they're going to keep control of the chamber. Support for Obamacare surged among Democrats in the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, and the White House believes that holding the law's success up against the threat of repeal could help turn out the base in the fall.

Those who is based their entire political agenda on repealing it... have to explain why we should go back to the days when seniors pay more for prescriptions or women had to pay more than men for coverage," Obama said. "Back to the days when Americans with pre-existing conditions were out of luck. They could be routinely denied the security of health insurance."

"That's exactly what would happen if they repeal this law. Millions of people who now have health insurance would not have it."

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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 05:25:31 PM »
I thought we were supposed to call it the ACA...Nancy isn't gonna like this!

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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 05:33:09 PM »
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In the end, history is not kind to those who deny Americans basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America's progress or our people.

So - he's not totally oblivious of his legacy. Color me surprised.
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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 05:34:32 PM »
The sonsofbitches literally acted as if they had no idea how many had signed up two weeks ago, yet today they can pinpoint the number right down to the decimal place.

This is all phony;  they were going to get to 7 million no matter how much they had to lie to do it.
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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 05:55:29 PM »
The sonsofbitches literally acted as if they had no idea how many had signed up two weeks ago, yet today they can pinpoint the number right down to the decimal place.

This is all phony;  they were going to get to 7 million no matter how much they had to lie to do it.

Yep. We knew it was coming. By fall, anyone who hasn't been clobbered by this pile of crap will believe that Obamacare is a great thing, and Obama is on the path to greatness. (Ok, the Obama on the way to greatness... even Americans aren't that stupid... I think.)

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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 06:06:07 PM »
He is so far out on the limb, with so many people sawing on it behind him, it is no wonder Dhimmies are running away from him as fast as they can.

When this all goes screaming down in flames a lot of people are going to go down in flames with it......

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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 07:31:49 PM »
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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 07:33:43 PM »
The left has sent their minions out in force today with the talking points to post all over the place.

-Obamacare/ACA is a great success
-Democrats will capture the House
-Republican hopes for November are gone
-Obama is the greatest President ever

Blah, Blah, Blah
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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 07:42:18 PM »
The dems would have us believe that the rest of the country is using mind altering drugs.

We know Ocare is crap so they can spin all they want.

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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 07:50:13 PM »
The website was down. It can't handle 100,000 applications, and we are to believe they got 7.1 million, over a million in one day? I hope they eat this sh*t!

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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 08:20:24 PM »
what a f&cking arrogant a$$hole.  He's a weak, disastrous president and the only thing he has left is his arrogance and a compliant lapdog media.

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Re: Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over Obamacare
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 09:03:13 PM »
what a f&cking arrogant a$$hole.  He's a weak, disastrous president and the only thing he has left is his arrogance and a compliant lapdog media.

The media is worse than merely compliant: it is complicit.

The "news" piece cited here is a prime example of propaganda: it excludes all facts and opinions contrary to its thesis.

It employs language felicitous to its heroes and disapproving of its enemies, quoting only the former while ignoring any arguments of the latter. In sum, it is no different from what passes for most "news" today: a carpet of lies, resting on floorboards of lies, built on a foundation of lies.   

Speaking more broadly, the bitter truth is that ours is the perfect society for Obama, and that is why he succeeds; for neither ineptitude nor dishonesty can destroy a King whose subjects have learned to distrust their own, God-given instincts. He has clothes. We are naked. 
Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.


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