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Month: November 2013

November 17, 2013
60 Minutes Report Confirms All Obama Conspiracies

The following transcript is from "Yes He Kenyan" which is scheduled to air on November 17, 2013. The correspondent is Lara Logan. Max McClellan, producer. A follow-up segment, also included below, is slated for broadcast on Sunday, November 24, 2013. From the moment he announced his candidacy for president, Barack Obama has been surrounded by […]

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November 15, 2013
Media Parrots GOP Katrina Talking Point, Ignores Bush Medicare Drug Debacle

And now for today's memo for Republicans and the media outlets determined to amplify GOP talking points. The troubled launch of the Affordable Care Act's enrollment period is neither Barack Obama's Iraq nor his Katrina (New York Times). Leave aside for the moment that one program is designed to reduce America's unnecessary body count while […]

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November 14, 2013
Obama versus the Animal House Health Insurers

In the 1978 classic Animal House, Kent Dorfman (Flounder) is distraught after seeing the damage his frat brothers had done to his brother's brand new Lincoln Continental. In response, Eric Stratton (Otter) famously tells him, "You f**ked up. You trusted us." That scene came to mind as President Obama announced his "fix" to the policy […]

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November 13, 2013
Will Bush Tell Jay Leno His Joke about Jews "All Going to Hell?"

NBC has announced that former President George W. Bush will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, November 19. Coming just days after the Anti-Defamation League admonished Bush for agreeing to deliver the keynote address at a fundraising event for an evangelical group whose mission is to convert Jews to Christianity, the […]

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November 13, 2013
The Revenge of the Insurance Industry

President Obama on Thursday apologized to Americans whose existing health insurance was being significantly altered or cancelled altogether just as enrollment for the Affordable Care Act was commencing. "I am sorry," the President announced, "that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me." But those Americans waiting for a […]

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November 12, 2013
GOP Obamacare Foes Forget Bush's Medicare Navigators--like ACORN

Among the myriad tactics Republicans are using to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, the GOP attack on so-called Obamacare "navigators" is probably the most ironic. After all, the Bush administration similarly dispensed grants to dozens of community groups, hospitals, universities and non-profits to provide enrollment assistance for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. And […]

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November 11, 2013
12 Ways a Slave, a GOP Production

Sarah Palin had good news and bad news for the attendees at Saturday's gathering of the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Iowa. Palin's bad news is that the U.S. national debt is "like slavery." Her good news? It "isn't racist" to make that comparison. If you're shocked that the would-have-been Vice President of the United […]

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November 9, 2013
Republicans Put Red State Hospitals at Risk

Among the myriad tactics Republicans are using to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, the "coverage gap" is perhaps the most visible. Because 26 GOP-led states have refused to accept the federally-funded expansion of Medicaid to their residents earning up to 138% of the poverty level, at least five million Americans will needlessly be left without […]

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November 8, 2013
Rand Paul Submits His First Column to Breitbart.com

While the conservative Washington Times terminated Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul's weekly column in response to his mushrooming plagiarism scandal, the right-wing web site Breitbart.com quickly offered him a new outlet. Here is a sneak peak at a draft of Rand Paul's first piece for Breitbart. I Have a Dream about the Better Angels of […]

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November 7, 2013
Play "Name That Health Care Debacle!"

It was the biggest health care overhaul in decades. Tens of millions of Americans were impacted by it. And its launch was a fiasco of epic proportions. Let's play "Name That Health Care Debacle": The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) ruled that some of the administration's ads promoting the new program were illegal while others […]

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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