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Will Obama Mention This Anecdote In His Next Speech?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 14, 2009 at 3:24pm

One of the hallmarks of an Obama health care speech is to pick one or two or three anecdotes of people who have had trouble with their insurance company as proof that we need to overhaul the entire insurance industry and health care system. These anecdotes may be true [sometimes they...

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It’s Still All About Him, Except That It’s Not

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 8:41pm

Barack Obama was interviewed tonight on 60 Minutes by Steve Kroft. This little nug...

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Sick

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 7:39pm

That some people have taken it upon themselves to use the death of a student from swine flu as a cause for mockery and snark.

Pat at And So It Goes In Shreveport has the run down: Editor of HuffPo’s Health Unit Mocks Death of Cornell Student

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Health Care Race Card Played From Bottom of Deck

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 2:15pm

Oliver Willis compares Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s statement that Pawlenty would consider whether the 10th Amendment allows a state to opt out of a potential federal health care plan with to George Wallace standing in the doorway to bar blacks from the University of Alabama.

Here is the quote from Pawlenty that...

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Obama Doesn’t Really Have A “Plan”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 7:31am

First it was the Senate Gang of Six who took it upon themselves to fix Joe Wilson’s imaginary loophole, the one which caused Wilson out of frustration to accuse Barack Obama of lying as to whether Democratic health care proposals included illegal aliens. And caused the left-wing spin machine and blogs...

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Cornell Loses Student To Swine Flu

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7:03pm

With the politics which seems to dominate all our lives, it is easy to lose sight of what matters most.

This afternoon the Cornell University community lost one of our undergraduate students to swine flu. As the father of three college-age students, my heart goes out to the family.

As someone also sidelined...

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Senate To Fix Joe Wilson’s Imaginary Loophole

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2009 at 12:42pm

If critics are to be believed, South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson “is the liar” about whether illegal aliens could receive benefits under the various pending Democratic health care restructuring proposals.

In response to this supposedly imaginary problem, the Senate “Gang of Six” bipartisan group is fixing Joe Wilson’s imaginary problem:

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The “Section 246 Proves Joe Wilson Is A Liar” Lie

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2009 at 8:32am

South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson called Barack Obama a liar for claiming that Obama’s health reform proposals do not apply to illegal aliens.

As I pointed out before, whether Wilson or Obama...

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Shocking Lack of Respect

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7:16am

There was a shocking lack of respect displayed at Barack Obama’s health care speech last night. President Obama spent most of his speech calling opponents of Democratic health restructuring plans liars. South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson called Obama a liar in response.

A shocking lack of respect all around.

Not for the first...

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The House Bill Does Cover Illegals

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 10:24pm

During Barack Obama’s speech tonight, Obama said it was untrue that “the reforms I am proposing” cover illegal aliens. Someone in the audience, reportedly South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, yelled out “liar.”

Now this isn’t the British parliament, so I don’t agree with shouting out. Just who is lying, though, depends...

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The Have Your Cake And Eat It Too Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 8:14pm

Barack Obama’s speech on health care tonight was a good effort to re-frame the debate and the issues, but ultimately was a non-starter because it relied on governmental powers of coercion, a public option as to which Obama will not back down, the illusion of no increased deficits but expanded benefits,...

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What Could He Possibly Say

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2:59pm

that would make a difference?

Tweak the public option, call it “competition” and expect everyone to follow?

Tweak mandates, call them “choice” and expect everyone to follow?

Tweak the dozens of new bureaucracies created, call them “helpers” and expect everyone to follow?

Tweak the taxes and penalties, call them “shared responsibility payments” and expect everyone...

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Dems Self-Destructing? Who Could Have Thunk It

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 8:49am

Camille Paglia nails it again:

By foolishly trying to reduce all objections to healthcare reform to the malevolence of obstructionist Republicans, Democrats have managed to destroy the national coalition that elected Obama and that is unlikely to be repaired. If Obama fails to win reelection, let...

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Andrew Sullivan Predicts Republican Health Plan Will Pass

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 7, 2009 at 8:45pm

Andrew Sullivan, writing at TimesOnline (London) notes the circus of conspiracy theories sweeping the land. He ought to know.

Sullivan goes on to argue that Obama will end up with a victory on health care restructuring, although many of the controversial aspects will be dropped:

Nonetheless, I remain convinced Obama will win this...
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Hillary Had A Mandate For Mandates

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 7, 2009 at 9:32am

If Hillary Clinton were President, things would be quite different. For one, Hillary would have a mandate for health care mandates, which are the key to Democratic health care restructuring.

Everyone focuses on the public option, but the public option is a mere necessary component of a system in which everyone is...

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Throwing Darts at HR3200 – Day 7 (Don’t Wish Too Hard)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 5:38pm

This is the seventh* and last of a series of posts analyzing randomly selected provisions in HR3200, the House Democratic health care restructuring bill. The hope is that through random selection of pages from the House Bill, using the dartboard method, some light will be shed on the otherwise dense...

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Throwing Darts at HR3200 – Day 6 (No Mulligans)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:42am

This is the sixth in a series of posts analyzing randomly selected provisions in HR3200, the House Democratic health care restructuring bill. The hope is that through random selection of pages from the House Bill, using the dartboard method, some light will be shed on the otherwise dense House Bill.

The page...

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