They say time heals all wounds, so it's kind of ironic that majority opposition to a bill designed to fix health care has remained essentially unmoved <-- according to this CNN poll one year after it was signed into law.
At 59% opposed, CNN is quick to note it's not all roses for conservatives who want to bury ObamaCare like the chewed up dog bone it is...
...if you add the 13 percent who oppose the law because it's not liberal enough to the 37 percent that support the law, you come up with 50 percent of the American people who disagree with the Republican leadership on the issue...
Romanian gymnasts are the only people on the planet that can come up with twists that keep up with liberal logic. If the breakdown according to the CNN Poll is 37% are happy with ObamaCare, 13% think it doesn't go far enough, and 46% think it's a portal to hell then a plurality, at a minimum, oppose it because it's too liberal.
Pitting "no on ObamaCare" against a minority that approves of it, and combining that with a sliver of the country that actually wants something worse is not at all an even playing field, no matter how badly CNN wants to spin this.
Basically you have a group of four people trying to decide what kind of pizza they want to order for a party of 100 people, one of them is a midget.
Two people in the group want pepperoni, mushroom and sausage....mmmmmm.
One person in the group wants Canadian bacon........mmmmmm?
And the midget wants Canadian health care, which is basically moose poop.
So the group of four people are all screaming at each other, and the people who want a normal, yummy pizza with pepperoni and the like are making their case way louder than the doof who wants Canadian "bacon" and the midget who sounds only slightly more intelligent than someone with helium filled vocal chords that just got kicked in the testicles.
After a year of heated debate the midget kicks the pepperoni/mushroom/sausage caucus in the shins, looks at bacon boy and says "LETS COMPROMISE!"
So they go behind closed doors, lock them, and proceed order their redundant sounding Canadian bacon and moose poop pizza.
The pizza comes and the midget is pissed because more than half the party threw away their slice once they found out what was in it, and the 37 who are actually willing to chow down on it would only do so after they've picked all the moose poop off.
Doesn't that sound like a party you'd want to attend again, one year later?
In the end the point is this, I'm pretty sure 100% of the country knows our health care system needs reform, the problem has been how we get there. So a more honest way of looking at the numbers is most Americans don't agree with either ObamaCare OR a single payer system.
Bill Clinton was elected twice on this type of majority, so if it was good enough for liberals back in the 90's, then it should be good enough for their "progressive" label jumping counterparts now.Add a comment
If you don't know what the hell it actually means don't worry, neither do I. This image just popped in my head, and in some weird way it makes sense in conveying the lose-lose nature of our efforts there.
The left SWEARS that Sarah Palin INSISTS on being the center of attention, maybe that's exactly where THEY want her...
Bill Maher uttered a female vulgarism when referring to former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin on his HBO show Friday night.
“Did you hear this – Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she’s demanding that we invade ‘Tsunami,’” Maher said. “I mean she said, ‘These ‘Tsunamians’ will not get away with this.’ Oh speaking of dumb tw**s, did you...”
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I just can't help but feel compelled to finish his thought for him....
Speaking of dumb tw**s...
For the first time ever I don't need Photoshop to show that it takes one to know one. (this picture is Maher thinking it would be funny to be the late Steve Irwin for Halloween)
I originally had a list of other snide comments about other liberals, I realized they don't need to be dragged in to this, so the list was removed.
YES! He can!!!
Just not for us...and now for another episode of "Who's Side Is Obama On Anyway?"
Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska's continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:
"We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers."
Read the whole story at Investors Business Daily
This is outrageous. I don't mean to be vulger, but did that statement come with a blue dress and kneepads?
And who the hell is we? The Kenyan voices in his head?
What ever happened to...
From Sad Hill News
Is there a reason we can't be our own best customers? How do the thousands of jobless victims of Obama's drilling moratorium feel about this? Does Obama want them to be customers of Brazil? WITH WHAT INCOME will they pay for it?
I know this seems like the 20 questions post, but that's all I've got. Logical thought is like a discarded fashion accessory with this president and I don't know how else to analyze this double standard.
It's a very good thing Obama was out of the country when he said this otherwise DC would've had a tsunami of its own...in taxpayer vomit.Add a comment
Having failed at history when pronouncing that FDR eased Great Depression fears by going on television...which was a huge gaffe because he forgot to mention the FACT that he borrowed Doc Brown's flux capacitor from Marty in 1955...because he didn't die in 1945, he went back to the future.
In 1955 he stole a TV, went back to the 30's, installed a ramp on it and then proceeded to wheel himself up and give speeches easing people's economic fears ON TELEVISION....but I digress...
So Biden failed at history, no matter how plausible the scenario I present to help him out might be. So now he goes where no professional comedian dares to go...rape jokes.
The vice president, known for speaking his mind and at times putting his foot in his mouth, said that Republicans who want to cut spending while at the same time cutting taxes for the wealthy are similar to rape apologists...
It's amazing how these Republicans, the right wing of this party – whose philosophy threw us into this God-awful hole we're in, gave us the tremendous deficit we've inherited – that they're now using, now attempting to use, the very economic condition they have created to blame the victim – whether it's organized labor or ordinary middle-class working men and women. It's bizarre. It's bizarre."
See more at The Hill
Wait, he wasn't joking? Um.......ok?
First of all, if Biden truly "spoke his mind" as much as the media would like us to think he does, he would actually be a mute.
Second, conservatives philosophical view of tax cuts for anyone, including the rich, thus "forcing" the government to run deficits (in their view, not mine) is now tantamount to encouraging rape?
Laslty, if we want to humor Biden and follow this logic...who's doing the one doing raping here? If the unions and taxpayers are the victims, and the GOP is excusing it, neither can be the perp.
The only logical conclusion would be the ones in this equation not mentioned by Biden, the Democrats.
In light of this revelation I'm finding myself willing, for the first time ever, to compromise with a liberal by agreeing with Biden that the Democratic Party rapes taxpayers assets off. Also, the GOP should stop blaming them for voting liberal and come up with better pickup lines so they don't get seduced by the "hope" President Roofie drops into their drink.
In the end this is really just another example of media bias, because Biden can't actually "put his foot in his mouth" unless he says something ridiculously stupid.Add a comment
Ross Douthat, the conservative guy at the New York Times has a column about how the Libya airstrikes is textbook liberal warfare (here), chocked full of advantages and disadvantages.
It was really informative because I always thought liberals fought wars with armies of lawyers and liberal judges. It turns out they also like to wait until the U.N. signs their permission slip to lob tomahawk missiles from behind the skirts of the French (AKA in France as applying for citizenship).
Nobody disputes that Gadaffi is a bad bad guy, and what he's doing is as Obama put it, unacceptable. However, people are uneasy about this because it seems less like an effort to oust Gadaffi and more like Obama is just trying to answer the age old question of what a dog would do if it finally caught the car it was chasing.
That's Obama vs. Gadaffi in a nutshell. Unlike Iraq and Afghanistan (conflicts that were actually relevant to American interests), the mission objectives were clear as mud. People understand even less why our military is getting involved in Libya, or what the goal line even looks like.
What's worse is Obama is treating this like it was the fight over ObamaCare all over again. He seemingly had moments to make a decision, and he took his time to the tune of days and weeks on this.
If he wants to flex American muscle when time is truly of the essence he should pretend that he's choosing ice cream flavors that have just been removed from the freezer and wont go back in until he picks one...
Like the fate of the free world depends on it. Then again I'm just playing armchair general. Unlike the previous two years I'm sure Obama knows exactly what he's doing here.Add a comment
I think this has been around for a while, but it was just sent to me from a family member via email...----------
The Dept of Defense briefed the President Obama this morning.
They informed him that 2 Brazilians were just killed in Afghanistan.
To everyone's surprise, he collapsed onto his desk, head in his hands, visibly shaken, almost in tears.
Finally, he composed himself just long enough to ask,
This is not surprising, since he obviously has no understanding of billion or trillion either.Add a comment