News and Commentary for November 8

8 Nov

“I don’t get it. Why is Obama apologizing for people losing their insurance? Last week he said they were all junk policies. Was he lying then?” Obama: I’d like to apologize for lying to your faces several thousand times about keeping your plan if you liked it; Update: Or not

“Who will tell Obama that lies so transparent render rhetoric not just useless but ridiculous?” One More Campaign: Obama Stumps for the ACA

“Meet Dr. “Death Panels”: Ezekiel Emanuel’s outlook really reeks.” ‘Zeke the Bleak’ at His Putrid Peak

“I’m sorry that when Americans recognized the deception you tried to reinvent history: “What we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.” No, no, no, no, no—that’s not what you guys said.” I’m Sorry, Too, Mr. President

“If universal coverage is the goal, inexpensive, simple catastrophic health plans will do.” Carl Schramm: How ObamaCare Rips Off the ‘Young Healthies’

“Two people who can easily obtain insurance on the individual market, despite their preexisting conditions, have to pay a lot for the health care they consume, but an amount they can afford at their income levels – but not at their expected level of retirement income. Because Obamacare provides direct subsidies from the federal fisc, and indirect subsidies from the higher premiums paid by younger people and healthier people, their rates have dropped low enough that they can now close their small business and live off of their retirement savings — at the expense of others.” Early Retirement, Courtesy of Obamacare

“So why would the government actively facilitate corruption under ObamaCare, especially at the risk of ballooning its own costs and collapsing its budget estimates? The answer has to do with the revelations of major drug companies’ cooperation with President Obama on shepherding ObamaCare to the finish line.” ObamaCare’s Crony Capitalism: Worse than We Thought

“As a result, gay guys are now going to be forced to buy plans that cover maternity care. Mormons will have to buy plans that cover gambling addiction therapy. Elderly couples can buy only insurance that includes pediatric dental care. Catholic hospitals will be required to provide birth control and abortions.” Health Care for the Pushy and Well Connected

“The administration’s effort to pin the blame on insurance companies is a classic case of misdirection. Between 75 and 95 percent of the problem stems from the effective date, but the White House chooses to keep the focus elsewhere.” The White House effort to blame insurance companies for lost plans

“The truth is that a so-called “Cadillac Tax” is about to turn millions of employer-based plans into something a little closer to a “junk plan.”” CBS News: ObamaCare About to Hit Employer-Provided Insurance

“Youthful charisma, the Ivy League, career politicians, and two presidential terms may be fine in theory, but next time around can we take a needed break from what have become our presidents-as-usual?” Needed: A Different Sort of President

An interesting synopsis of how Obama is stealing our country, right before our eyes. Grand Theft Obama: The Biggest Heist in U.S. History

“With a rueful eye on the local mayoral election, my colleague Charles C. W. Cooke noted: “I’m moving out of New York City in three weeks. Good timing.” I had had similar thoughts myself, remembering my time commuting in to Buckley Towers in Manhattan from nearby Connecticut.” The Fat Cats’ Veto

“Voting patterns reflect how women’s incentives change with their marital status.” Pick One: Marriage Culture Or Government Culture

“Amazingly, women fall for these antics. Like a blind man on a tightrope, women who vote for Democrats fall prey to the seduction of voting solely for sexual independence.” Will Women Sacrifice Our Republic for Sex?

Blue prints. “Yet in Virginia’s 34th District, just outside Washington, a very conservative delegate was able to run between 8 and 18 points ahead of Cuccinelli and win. And that was a district that went for Tim Kaine for senator and Barack Obama just a year ago. Barbara Comstock is as conservative as any right-winger could desire — pro-free enterprise, pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. Her opponent, Kathleen Murphy, a doctrinaire liberal, was supported by the unions, Michael Bloomberg, NARAL and Planned Parenthood. If conservatives want to win elections and not just preen about their ideological purity, they should study Comstock.” Primer From a Conservative Winner

“But look on. Voters who remained in school after earning an undergraduate degree broke sharply in favor of Obama. Their support for the incumbent president was even more pronounced than that among voters with no college education.” Does Graduate School Make People Statist?

It’s always about him. “What motivates Obama in his “dialogue” with Iran is the same thing that motivates him in everything: his own glory. With Obamacare what mattered is that national healthcare reform be associated with him; the details, as we now painfully learn, are unimportant. With Iran, it matters little if the mullahs ultimately have nuclear weapons or not, only that President Obama himself be perceived as the one who has solved the situation.” How Can We Possibly Trust Obama on Iran?

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