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At last, someone has found the best strategy for @TheDemocrats

Posted by: Phineas on March 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Examining the utterly brutal numbers (PDF) for the Democrats in a poll conducted jointly by The Wall St. Journal and NBC, David Freddoso offered this advice: So anyway, the ideal campaign for Democrats would send President Obama to Hawaii for a few months, run ads against the health care law they all voted […]

 

White House continues #Obamacare “paid enrollment” vs. “sign ups” numbers game

Posted by: ST on March 13, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

The Politico writes today about the games the White House continues to play on the issue of “sign ups” vs. “paid enrollments” on Obamacare: The White House insists it doesn’t know how many people are fully enrolled in Obamacare, but insurers say they’ve handed over enough data to show that the sign-up numbers are not […]

 

Rep. Rahall (D-WV): “I probably have supported Pres. Bush more than Pres. Obama” — Updated

Posted by: ST on March 13, 2014 at 9:32 am » 3 Comments

Via The Hill’s Ballot Box blog: A longtime House Democrat in electoral jeopardy this fall says he supported former President George W. Bush more than President Obama. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), first elected in 1976, is a top target of Republicans in a state where Obama has long been deeply unpopular. He is facing a […]

 

Bit by bit, Obama repeals #Obamacare, so Republicans don’t have to. Updated: Sebelius denies delay?

Posted by: Phineas on March 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s long been known that the individual mandate is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. Without the requirement for healthy young people to buy more insurance than they need or pay a penalty tax protection money, there would never be enough revenue coming into the system to pay for the elderly and […]

 

Election-year politics: White House drops proposed Medicare drug changes

Posted by: ST on March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am » 2 Comments

Via The Politico: The Obama administration has dropped controversial plans to overhaul the Medicare prescription drug program amid withering criticism from the industry, patient advocacy groups and lawmakers that the changes would limit seniors’ access to certain medications and choice of plans. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner wrote in a letter to Congress Monday that she […]

 

Surprise: Campaign cash helped bring about $enate Dems’ climate change “talkathon”

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm » 2 Comments

The Washington Post’s “The Fix” blog provides some intriguing background into what led up to tonight’s so-called “climate change talkathon” Senate Democrats will engage in into tomorrow morning on the floor of the US Senate: Dozens of Democratic senators plan to speak out Monday night into early Tuesday morning about their growing concerns with climate change.  Adopting a […]

 

Did Obama threaten state governors?

Posted by: Phineas on March 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Moe Lane, that’s sure what it sounds like in the video below. Rick Perry of Texas was speaking as part of a panel at the Republican Governors Association late last February; the group had had a meeting (1) with President Obama, and what he told them left Governor Perry disturbed. Here’s […]

 

President Obama to Democrats: It’s time to hit the panic button

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2014 at 11:28 am » 1 Comment

Via The Hill: The election is coming, the election is coming! That’s the message coming from President Obama as he tries desperately to rouse Democrats out of a midterm election stupor that could cost his party control of the Senate — and bury his agenda once and for all. Obama has increasingly sounded like the […]

 

Charlie Crist: Democrats should embrace #Obamacare in midterm elections

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2014 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

CNN reports that infamous flip-flopper Charlie Crist is encouraging his newfound political teammates to “strengthen up” and embrace Obamacare (hat tip): Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s looking to get his old job back – this time as a Democrat – argued Sunday that Democrats need to “strengthen up” and own Obamacare in this year’s […]

 

(Video) John Bolton at CPAC on foreign affairs

Posted by: Phineas on March 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm » Comments Off

**Posted by Phineas National Review’s Jim Geraghty interviewed former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton (1) at the Conservative Political Action Conference and asked him what in world affairs keeps him awake at night. His answer should have you weeping — not because of what he says, so much as the knowledge our foreign policy […]