Sunday, November 17, 2013

Not a B+

From the WaPo (via AofSHQ):

The Obama administration will consider the new federal insurance marketplace a success if 80 percent of users can buy health-care plans online.


When asked in 2009 by Oprah to grade his presidency, Obama gave himself "a good, solid B+".

Part of his answer included this: "And I think that we're going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since Social Security,and that's health insurance for every American."

That was 2009, this is now. And now, he'll consider it a success if 80% of the people who try to get Obamacare are successful.

For those scoring at home, 80% is not usually considered a B+, good, solid or otherwise.

Friday, November 15, 2013

What We're Discovering Is That Obama's a Dummy

In his press conference yesterday, Obama made a rather stunning admission:

"what we’re also discovering is that insurance is complicated to buy"

To paraphrase another Obama quote, I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when Obama discovered that insurance is complicated:

Obama Doesn't Understand Insurance

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The New Face of Health Care Reform

In Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt newsletter, he discusses the Upton bill that would seek to fix Obamacare glitches (not of the website kind, the kind that have caused millions of Americans' health care plans to be cancelled, in contravention of all the times Obama promised they wouldn't be). Geraghty makes this observation:

Right now, Fred Upton is competing for the title of your favorite member of the Upton family, against his perennial favorite niece.

In fact, Fred has been working behind the scenes to launch a new website -- -- with his niece as the new face of health care reform:

Obama's Promise Was Always a Naked Lie

He's now fully exposed.

Obama's Naked Lie

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's Pinnochios All The Way Down

(I've used this gag before, but an update is warranted. Original form of this story found here.)

A well-known columnist (some say it was Glenn Kessler) once wrote a much noticed piece on politicians not always telling the truth. He described how politicians are lured into this practice by the inherent nature of DC, and how DC, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of power and money called politics. He used it to describe how Obama was just the latest in a long line of politicians who "misspeak", and that he really was not that different or worse than past politicians, and was deserving of only one Pinocchio.

At the end of his comments section, a little old lady wrote a passionate response. "What you have told us is rubbish. Obama is really a never-ending fount of lies. In fact, Obama is a liar, he's not that smart, and he's a nasty little man. This president and his entire political career is supported by four giant Pinocchios."

The columnist typed a superior winking smile using a semi-colon, a dash and parentheses at the beginning of his reply and then continued, "What are the four Pinocchios resting on?"

"You're very clever, young man, very clever," wrote the old lady. But it's Pinocchios all the way down!"

It's Pinocchios All The Way Down