Published: Sunday, Nov. 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
So you'd rather he left the preposterous lies told by his conservative
opponents (Death Panels! Worse than Slavery! Another Holocaust!) go
"Campaigning to make something work? How does that work? "It
kind of like the opposite of "campaigning to insure something doesn't
work"I think the best outcome would be for the ACA to be a huge
success and lower overall costs.Unfortunately, that is not what a good
amount of people want.Seriously. How many would rather see the ACA
fail and hurt our country, just so you can score partisan points? Be honest.
We know the GOP is in that camp.How about we all start pulling for
American instead of our party?
The President should have apologized for the lies about “shovel
ready” stimulus jobs, the gun running Fast and Furious operation, the
Solyndra scandal, and the Benghazi terror attack cover-up. Not surprisingly,
this arrogant President never expressed remorse for these mistakes, always
blaming others. However, in the case of Obamacare, it is impossible for
President Obama to hide.
Here's my bet. Krauthammer will attack Obama in all his columns for the
next 3 years. Anybody want to take me up on that? Here's another bet:
O-care will work. Once the launch issues (inevitable to anyone who has ever
launched a new product) are worked out, people will find themselves in a far
better world than the old one. They will have better coverage, more choices,
inducements to stay healthy--in short, everything will function better.
"Death Panels" or their equivalent, exist under Obamacare. They are
there in many forms: the "experts" who decided on coverage, the
physician panels that restrict coverage, the people in the midst of complex
cancer treatment who suddenly find themselves without coverage, the costly
overcharges for insurance, insurance that is affordability expensive, medical
procedures that are outside of the list of coverage, etc .... A death panel is
the denial of care; are you seeing that? Do you think some so-called
experts will decided that knee surgery for a 76 y/o cripple is too expensive for
someone that old? A wheelchair will do just fine. What about end of life
counseling, mandated under Obamacare? Is the goal to encourage the elderly to
opt for death rather than expensive life?
Yep.Obama should just stand and take it.He should never
ever ever defend anything that Foxnews/am radio ever says about him or his
ideas. He should just allow folks like Charles to lie and say anything without
ever defending himself.
@Irony Guy"Krauthammer will attack Obama in all his columns for the
next 3 years. Anybody want to take me up on that?"Yes, after all
at some point in 2016 he'll start attacking Clinton or whoever the
Democratic nominee is.
Obama supporter are hilarious. When they can't respond about all the lies
he has told, they deftly try to change the topic. They attack the messenger.
They blame Republicans (Obama has to lie because the republicans ...). The
accuse Republican of party politics without once looking in the mirror.I'm 60 years old and have been on both sides of the fence politically and
I don't believe I have ever witness such blind partisanship as I have with
Obama supporters. And they are completely oblivious to how silly they look and
All politicians lie. But that is not something unusual, all people lie when they
have something to sell.The most popular lie might be the one from
the Declaration of Independence that states that “all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. The truth is that all do not have the right to liberty and happiness and
the life may only last a second or two. Only in this case, we turn a deaf ear
to the cries of the people cheated.
So Mr. Krauthammer makes great, unrefutable points about the lunacy and
inefficacy of your guy. What do you do?Use the distraction technique
Attack the messenger or Both Because there
is no defense of what he has done.Just look at the comments of the
liberal Obama supporters. Every one falls into one of those categories. I am
with Joe 5. I know I have never witnessed such blind partisanship as the Obama
It is absolutely amazing how some posters continue to blindly support Obama long
after it is obvious that he is remarkably dishonest and inco0mpetant.
Charles writes..."...This odd belief that rhetoric trumps
reality leads to strange scenes...". I agree.There
are many half truths in his weekly assault on President Obama.Low
information republican partisans will not fact check his half truths.He counts on that fact.Specific cases with verifiable references
are completely absent in this piece...Without any effort to cite
specific examples, his piece fails the Fair and Balanced smell test.Charles obvious half truths make his rhetoric useless.
This article should be entitled "Krauthammer's obvious lies make his
There you go again: If you haven't seen the evidence, it is only because of
your willful blindness.Obama has 40 minute speeches and countless
media opportunities to make his case. He uses that time in rhetoric and
half-truths. His specific examples (when he has any) are cherry-picked and do
not in any way represent what the majority of people are experiencing.Meanwhile, a op-ed writer has a dozen column inches, a five minute read for
the average reader, hardly enough time to create a lengthy thesis that includes
bibliography.Yet you swallow Obama's hollow defenses without a
second thought and reject the op-ed writer for not using his 12 inches to create
a tome. all I can say is that it is impossible for the blind to ever see the
As retirees age and age - he or she will have less to say about medical
procedures that would either prolong life - or surgeries that could make one
more comfortable such as knee or hip replacements. This will happen because of
escalating insurance/deductable costs, or by guidelines set in stone by our
government controlled health insurance policies.
@Counter IntelligenceIt's not blind. I know perfectly well what
I'm supporting. I'm in favor of Obamacare requiring plans to meet
minimum standards, eliminating the junk plans they were dishing out to people. I
consider it a benefit for most of those people to lose their plans since those
plans were crap and better alternatives exist on the exchanges. Your side is the
one that blindly supports Ryancare which would take Medicare and turn it into an
Obamacare type program with a marketplace and subsidies (apparently that type of
thing is totally fine as long as a Republican proposes it). The only reason I
support Obamacare and not Ryancare is because Obamacare is a step towards single
payer for non-seniors and Ryancare is a step away from single payer for seniors.
Obama just needs to quit campaigning and go to work running the government. His
constant campaigning as if he's running for re-election again is getting
old. IF he'd make an attempt to work with the congress (yes I do mean
Republicans), it might make this country better.Every president lies
about some things, but Obama seems to have a truth deficit about most things. I
hearken for the days of Bill Clinton when I was at least entertained by his
lies.The sad thing is that the media, which is in Obama's camp,
won't call him on any of it.I'm starting to think that
Jimmy Carter was a better president. I'll wait for three more years to
make that snap judgement.
MM, Thunderbolt, and Joe are exactly right, and the blind Obama supporters will
be in denial until they day they die. They are everything they accuse the TEA
party of being. I give obamacare a less then 10 percent chance of being
successful. I define success, as being a cost savings program, along with
massive increases in provided healthcare (and benefits) within that cost
savings, just as bho and his blind supporters promised. So far he is starting
out with a poor performance record, and as we go along his supporters will
change the goals and targets, to help themselves look better. The ninnies on the
left keep asking for conservatives to offer an alternative. What a joke! As
though they are going to let go of their precious obamacre, in favor of another
better plan. How foolish would they look then? They didn't even know what
their plan was when they voted it into law, so why a different standard for
Democrats/liberals excel at only three things in our political process: lying,
denying the lie, and the personal attack on those who draw attention to the lie.
While they are certainly involved in much more, their excellence stops there.
@joe5Thank you for taking the time to respond to my comment.Thank you as well for proving my point.Charles effort here
is simple cheerleading...giving red meat to the Fair and Balanced echo
chamber.If that meets the needs of your search for the facts...Charles is your man.
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