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Obamacare orphans

December 10, 2013

As many as one-fourth of the people who thought they had obtained health insurance through the government’s website,, may be “orphans,” officials confirmed last week....

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Dec-14-13 7:01 PM

Svensbama? I am not from Alabama, Avoice.

But thank you for the compliment.

Alabama is a beautiful state with warm and friendly bigots, and a magnificent semi-pro college football team led by a student-athlete with impeccable social manners. I lived there, thankfully, very briefly, as I thought I was in South Africa, which I'm also familiar with.

Compare and contrast.

No, don't.

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Dec-14-13 5:20 PM

Logic based on that last post tells one it is no longer svensota - it is svensbama.

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Dec-14-13 11:58 AM

I'm stunned. How could any sane person disagree that I would make a fabulous beauty pageant judge.

I'm perfect.

In so many ways.

Even JR thinks so, and he's highly critical about...everything.

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Dec-13-13 5:07 PM


1. I'm not the one who used the term "mandate". That's your muddled contribution.

2. Also, you're the one who gave out as truth the bogus percentage margin of victory by President Obama. And, if President Obama wants to "spend some political capital", l say have at and let folks, such as yourself, know what "squat" really means.

3. The presidential rankings are by recognized historians; they aren't mine. I'd put President Obama at 6th if it were up to me. 15th of 44 is far too low.

4. Harry Reid is doing an excellent job of letting GOPpers know the importance of winning elections as opposed to eternal whining, not that you or your fellow right-wingers do any such thing.

5. But, you're right about one thing, I'd make a fabulous beauty pageant judge. My opinion is flawless.

So, put that in your hat and smoke it.

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Dec-13-13 9:52 AM

Again Sven you miss the point. Take off your hat and go in front of a mirror and your bound to find it eventually. The popular vote doesn't mean squat. It certainly doesn't give any president a mandate like you like to believe. Even George W. was a more bi-partisan president than Obama. That is much more important than some prescribed ranking system. Maybe you should sign up to judge beauty pageants they seem to be more your speed.

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Dec-13-13 8:05 AM

Just keep drinking the Kool-Aid, man...

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Dec-12-13 9:51 PM

Integrity: Are those numbers below irrational enough for you?

George W. Bush is largely regarded as the 38th best president out of 44 (pick your poll, there are many). President Barrack Hussein Obama is currently projected at around 15th. Since we have three years to go that ranking could go up or down.

However, I'm sure your favorite pundits on Faux News feel otherwise, but, thankfully, none of them are distinguished historians. Or, distinguished in anything else, for that matter--let alone "the news".

Sorry, Integrity, I hope I wasn't too sarcastic for your tender feelings.

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Dec-12-13 9:32 PM

Oh...and, JR, while you're fumbling for an answer, think about this:

President Barrack Hussein Obama was the first presidential winner to crack 51% ("W" got 50.7%) since:

a. Bubba

b. G.H.W. Bush

c. Richard Nixon

d. Jimmy Peanut

e. Gerald Ford (Ha,ha. Trick question.)

f. JFK

g. Dwight D. Eisenhower

I'll give you a hint. He was a 5-star general and it was about 50 years ago.

Yes, I know. It's hard for you to believe that The Mitt got a historic shellacking. Even the Foxy News babe had to go back to the tally room and get the news herself (one of television's great moments).

Keep bending the numbers, JR. I'm sure you'll come up with something to satisfy your bitter point-of-view.

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Dec-12-13 8:15 PM

JR: You should do a little better job on your homework. You get a D+.

The final tally of the 2012 election was:

President Barrack Hussein Obama..51.1% (Your figure of 50.1% is dead wrong.)

Wanna-Be-Prexy Mitt Romney........47.2%

Almost a 4% difference.

So, you might ask yourself, JR, how does that stack up historically?

Well, looky-looky: the best Saint Ronnie ever did was 50.75% in 1980.

And, your pal, George W. Bush, scored a 51-48 victory over my pal John Kerry--and "W" said, "I have political capital and I intend to use it."

I wonder what "W" meant by that statement? Perhaps you can enlighten me, JR, apropos your comment about our current Commander-in-Chief.

It is a wacky world, and I, too, am here to help. You, mostly.

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Dec-12-13 9:55 AM

50.1% is a mandate in Sven's wacky world. For this puny .1% Sven thinks we need to be annexed by France. And you are right, I did vote for Bush and despite this Clinton won anyway.

Now let's review shall we ? You made mention of the "work-house". To which I replied "subsidized" as a nifty dig on the left. You see the left would much rather just give handouts rather than have anyone actually work and earn their keep. I realize my wit can be too sophisticated for folks like you so if you are ever confused again don't hesitate to ask. After all I'm here to help.

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Dec-12-13 8:39 AM

Sven: I still think it's funny that you can't see (or admit) that the guy you hate (Bush) and the guy you love (Obama) are going to end up being VERY similar when all the smoke clears and history judges them both. Both guys came in, did their thing, and eventually, after 8 years, were completely alienated by their own political party. They both will get blamed for everything and credit for nothing by the next administration, as well as have their legislation picked apart and watered down to where it should have been to begin with. Eventually, they both will be regarded as avg to below avg presidents and will only be mentioned for things that don't pertain to their ability to lead the country. Ok-now enter your irrational, sarcastic comments...

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Dec-11-13 12:11 PM

JR: And, you voted for Bush. So, you would know the most about stupid.

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Dec-11-13 10:07 AM

"That's either an incredible insight that no one else has observed, or it's totally stupid.

I vote for the latter"

Well Sven, you should certainly know about stupid, after all you voted for him.

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Dec-11-13 2:03 AM

JR, it could be said that the right knows very little about "manual labor".

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Dec-10-13 9:29 PM

JR: 58,720,700 Americans, according to you, JR, know very little of the term "work".

That's either an incredible insight that no one else has observed, or it's totally stupid.

I vote for the latter.

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Dec-10-13 9:01 PM

I think Hippie is on to a great idea.

The right should try to impeach President Obama. Not only would it fail, and would it take all the pressure off the ACA rollout boo-boos, but it would allow us lovable lefties to keep the Senate in 2014.

So...please. Go for impeachment, zealots.

YES! Great idea!

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Dec-10-13 6:59 PM

I don't trust Obama and think he should be impeached and thrown out of the U.S.

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Dec-10-13 6:57 PM

Obamacare was passed so most Americans would be paying more for insurance and end up in the poor farm which Obama is secretly building in Alaska.

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Dec-10-13 4:13 PM


The left knows very little of the term "work". Subsidized would be more aligned with their philosophy.

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Dec-10-13 1:41 PM

Orphans? Are there no work-houses?

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Dec-10-13 10:07 AM

jerrym and Turbo75 - you must have selective memory. When they had the healthcare summit inviting leaders of both the House and Senate , Representative Ryan and Senator McCain and others made suggestions to improve the policy, President Obama's reply was "I hear you, but I won". Anyone could design a healthcare policy and plan on the back of a napkin better than the 2,000+ page policy along with 30,000+ pages of regulations which changes with the wind each day.

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Dec-10-13 9:04 AM

Don't worry jerrym, the repubs have a plan, they have shown it several times in their press conferences. It is usually on a single piece of paper and is so simple and easy and yet so difficult for the average person to understand that they can't possibly show it to us at this time.

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Dec-10-13 8:48 AM

Shutting it down is a plan. With each passing day it becomes a better alternative than keeping this fiasco going. Right now it is harming far more people than it's helping.

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Dec-10-13 8:32 AM

What's your plan?

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