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… Big Shock [#Miz Hillary][#Keystone XL pipeline]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 21st,2016

.. you had to figure that this was coming . Especially considering how piss poorly her campaign has been going ..

.. Sanders is still on the rise . ” Uncle Joe ” Biden may enter the race . Her own poll rating have been steadily sinking , and she has nobody to blame but herself ..

.. so , she has had to move far , far to the left . But how far to the left ?? ..

.. [h/t — theBlaze.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. given her move , this one was a no – brainer ..

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… It Figures [#State Department][#Friday document dump]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 9th,2016

.. another classic stunt by the executive branch ..

.. this is a dandy , it is a stunt that is pulled by many government departments . It is called the ” Friday document dump .. ”

.. one government body [usually Congress , sometimes another Executive Branch agency] wants something . Another agency has that something . Another agency stalls , and nothing gets done . Then , eventually , the Another Agency pushed out a huge amount of documents , called the ” dump . ” It is designed to piss off and frustrate the original agency in order for that group to give up the fight …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. in this case , it was the Select Benghazi Cmte that wanted the documents . The State Department had them . It kept them for no reason for well over a year . Now , on a late Friday afternoon , when the LameStream Media is likely not paying attention , out the stuff goes ..

.. usually , the desired material is buried in the dump . The idea is to make it hard for the researchers to find it ..

.. it figures ..

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… Obama has made a Strategic Blunder [#Immigration]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 3rd,2016

.. oh , boy , has he ..

.. with his executive order on immigration , to be specific …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]…
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. one is the timing . The House is likely to send a funding bill to the Senate for just about all of the government , less either the Department of Homeland Security , or , more specific , the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services [which will administer the provisions of the E.O.] . it will then present the Senate with a quandary ..

.. the Senate may well have to swallow its pride , and pass the bill as is . Dingy Harry Reid may well not have the votes to pass it , otherwise …

.. the bigger will come in the new year ..

.. I am certain that the GOP will formulate a new immigration bill , Put more aptly , a set of immigration bills . Especially since they do not trust POTUS one whit , they will carefully control the agenda on this subject . They will get a bill , through , but it will be on their terms , not the DummyCraps , and definitely not his Lordship ‘ s , either . Then POTUS Will be faced with several unenviable choices …..

.. either sign the bill [on the GOP ‘ s terms] , or veto it , and piss away a signigicant chunk of the Latino vote . They want improvements in the economy and education , but a significant immigration bill , actually making it through Congress , and it being the GOP that gets the job done , will get their attention …

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… the DemoCraps are Taking a Very Big Gamble [#voters]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 25th,2016

.. the Dems are playing with fire …

.. they think that voters have dim minds and short memories …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. they are really stupid . Thinking that people will not remember is a real bad idea …

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… POTUS made a Loo – Loo [#blunder]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 24th,2016

.. boy , did Obama make a goof ..

.. except he is so arrogant and narcissistic , he does not believe that he has made one …

.. it has also put Dingy Harry Reid in a real political box , one in which it will not believe it will be easy to get the Senate Dems out of …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news article …

.. as joel Gehrke puts it , POTUS made a real blunder in going with his E.O. so early in the Lame Duck session . Because of it , the House can add the funding ban onto the appropriation bill , or even onto a Continuing Resolution . The C.R. can be made to only last partway through the Fiscal Year . Then , the Senate [and Dingy Harry] can be put in  a  real box ….

.. ergo , POTUS can be put into a real tough situation . Does he want to shut down the  government over his lawless  E.O. , or not . He just might , especially at ChristmasTime …

 

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… the Political Attack [#Trump][#Bill Clinton]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 29th,2015

.. I wonder — is a political strike on Bill Clinton [by the Donald] such a bright idea ?? ..

.. I do believe that it is morally a good idea .. Bill Clinton was and still is a moral degenerate . He has tried to rehab his reputation , and has , to a point , succeeded . But , it still leaves him vulnerable ..

.. [h/t — news.Yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. but is it such a politically bright idea ?? …

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… What Will POTUS do on Immigration ?? [#executive order]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,December 24th,2014

.. an executive order is what I am expecting .

.. the only question is the timing …

.. if His Lordship thinks that the Dems are going to get cooked on a spit anyway , he will likely do it before the election . He will feel , or think , that he will have little to lose …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the snipet / video …

.. now , it could come after the election . Most likely , there will be a ” lame – duck ” session after the election , most of all to put a wrap on budget issues . If he waits until after , he may wait until after this quacks up to do it …

.. [– update –] …. now  , we know …. and , it was not even an executive order , to boot . It was a series of Presidential (decision) Memos . POTUS chickenshit did not have the guts to put it in an E.O. ,  gutless  damn wuss …

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… The GOP CounterAttack is forming Up [#exec amnesty battle]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,November 22nd,2014

.. basically , it is to get into the new Congress , ..

.. pass appropriations bills in regular order , and then ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. the political weapon of choice is in this case called an appropriations rider . A rider is attached to an appropriations bill , placing a limit and  / or prohibition on the POTUS and the Cabinet department in question covered by the bill . The current prohibition on the closure of the Detainee Facility [Defense Bill] is an example of this prohibition . The prohibition covers the entire government , so the Administration cannot circumvent the rider via another bill . Thus , the ObamaCraps political stunt , in theory , would be stopped , if it were not vetoed first ….

.. Congress would then deal with the individual appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security . You may ask , why ? It is the cabinet department where the former parts of the old I.N.S. are located [in two or three pieces]…

.. then , there will be a minor shutdown battle over D.H.S. . The media damage will likely be minimal , because there are virtually no things that POTUS and his flunkies can close down , and the credibility of POTUS & Co. is virtually shot to hell in a handbasket …

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… What is Mary Landrieu Thinking ?? [#campaign tactic]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 29th,2014

.. Mary Landrieu is in enough trouble . She does not need to buy more .

.. She decided to tee off on State Sen. Elbert Guillory [R-La] , a black Republican , for being an opportunist . Bad move …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // campaign ad ..

.. Guillory is one of the most respected political folks in Louisiana . He easily could have , if he had wanted to , have been the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate against Landrieu . He declined , and Bill Cassidy stepped up …

.. she is scared to death of losing any part of the black vote . With Guillory ‘ s opposition , it could very well happen …

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… Great News on Gun Rights [#Peoples Republic of D.C.]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 3rd,2014

.. yes , it is free .

.. our nation ‘ s capital is now no longer a gun free zone ..

.. for many years , the District of Columbia has had one of , if not the fiercest gun grab laws in the country . You simply could not carry a gun on the streets of the District for ANY reason , for more than 50 years ..

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection]..
.. [link] to the legal opinion ..

.. it will be interesting to see what the D.C. city government decides to do . This case is in federal court , not the captive courts of the District , and would go up to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals , where both Heller and McDonald originated . I think that the government wants to appeal this , and maintain their precious gun ban , but the gun grab groups may well be having second thoughts ..

.. First , this one has to go to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals . It now has a more stacked 7to4 democrap majority , but Heller and McDonald are binding precedent . They just may well try to mess with them, surprisingly enough . Doing so , though , would piss off the Supremes ….

.. Heller and McDonald were decided 6 to 3 , not 5 to 4  , so they are not slim majorities . The gun – grab groups may not want to risk setting a nationwide case precedent . Drake v. Jerejian might be one case . Moore v Madigan might be another case . Palmer just may be a case were  the gun grab groups are stupid enough to push it up the way , and have it blow up in their faces  ..

.. especially when the definition of ” bear ” arms comes from , not a majority opinion , but a dissent , and of all people , from Justice Ginsberg in a dissent in another case …

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… A Shellacking the DemoCraps so Richly Deserve …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 17th,2014

.. but , we will have to work like the dickens to give it to them …

.. remember , GOTV [get out the vote] was a big problem last time (2012) . The Romney folks plan for GOTV megabombed . It cost us quite a few states [Oh , Fl , Va , Co , Ia , Mi , etc]… possibly the election …

.. [h/t — TAS] …
.. [link] to the column ..

.. the DummyCraps will pull any dirty stunt , fair or foul [likely , foul] , to win . It is their nature . So , prepare the shitshields , we will need them …

.. a good starting point is Karl Rove ‘ s 96 – hour plan . It worked beautifully for 2 presidential elections , especially in 2004 . He is not an idiot . It just needs to be updated and streeeeetcccchhheeeedddd out over 5 weeks [the rough standard for early voting] ….

.. We meet and then beat the Dems in early voting , then our superior turnout effort for the end of the campaign will do its magic . It has worked before . It can and will work again ….

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… What Horrendous Photo – Optics [#White House Msge]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 12th,2014

.. what could the idiots at the White House policy shop have been thinking ? …

.. POTUS playing pool with Governor Hickenweenie ? POTUS not visiting the border while on a Presidential trip to Texas ? How stupid is that …

.. [h/t — NationalReview(Corner)]..
.. [link] to the interview …

.. Henry Cuellar refuses to back down . He saw this , and commented that ” it floored him ….. ” …

.. nice touch , Henry ! …

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… Can Elan Carr pull off the Impossible ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 18th,2014

.. not likely , but maybe ..

.. Carr is running in Ca33 , which is Henry Waxman ‘ s old seat . Waxman is retiring after decades [almost 40 years] in the House . This seat is about as liberal as it gets . Apart from Manhattan ‘ s Upper West Side , there are not many places quite like LA ‘ s west side … Brentwood , BelAir , Beverly Hills , and Malibu , up to Santa Monica . The usual job description for a Congressman is GOPers need not apply …

elan carr (gop CA33)(waxman ' s seat)

.. [h/t — HollywoodReporter]..

.. [link] to the piece …

.. However , that did not faze Carr . Carr is now a local small businessman , after a career as a gang – related prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney ‘ s Office . He also was a military reservist , and saw duty in the Iraq war ….

.. For any Republican to have a real chance , it helps to be Jewish . Carr is , and is Conservative Jewish . That helps , because an Orthodox Jew would be dead meat in this district . Reform Judaism , which is likely strong in this district , may well be willing to support a Conservative jew , especially a businessman and a war veteran ..

.. the odds are not good , but this race bears watching . I do intend to …

.. [update] — Carr is trailing in the polls , but not by much …. by about 6 points . It will be interesting to see how much interest , especially from the media , that this race gets …

.. with early voting , this one could be close . Bob Turner pulled it off in NYC (in Queens) in 2010 against Anthony Weiner , when Weiner quit all of a sudden …

.. this one bears watching …

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… Oops , Nice Move , Dumbbell [Va Politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 16th,2014

.. Terry McAuliffe was manipulated into two appointments to Va state government …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. and , as a result , the DummyCraps are going to lose control of the Virginia state Senate . Perhaps for a very long time to come …

.. the Va GOP persuaded Gov McAuliffe into appointing this guy to a state commission . You would think , no big deal . Well , it is . This guy is a Va state senator and a Democrat , and the Dems had control of the chamber , due to the tie – breaking vote of the Lieutenant Governor . Now , that changes …

.. McAuliffe wanted Virginia ‘ s Medicaid program to expand . Real bad . Also , he wanted to use the state budget to do it . The State House of Delegates , which is heavily controlled by the GOP , said NO Way ! . The senate was hedging . As a result , Gov. Terry wants to use the threat of a state government shutdown to get his way . Well , guess what . Not now …

.. This guy was appointed to the state Tobacco Control Commission , and his daughter was appointed and confirmed to a judgeship . His district is heavily GOP – leaning , though . As a result , the GOP takes control of the VA senate , and will pick up the seat when a special election is held , sometime this fall ..

.. Duuuuh ! … Oops ! …

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… Upset Special in Virginia [#Eric Cantor is Out]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 10th,2014

.. no joking , folks .

.. the folks in VA 7 evidently were pretty pissed . Eric Cantor (the House Majority Leader) found that out the hard way …

.. [h/t — (Richmond)timesDispatch]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. Richmond – area local economist David Brat (what a nice name!) shocks Eric Cantor , and handily at that . The margin was almost 11 points , 55.5 % to 44.5% . Yes , it was that much . The $$ primary was even bigger …

.. Cantor raised nearly $ 5.5 million , and spent almost $ 5.3 million . Brat raised ONLY $250k , and spent about $225k . Only that much . Yet , in a district that is normally favourable to order for Cantor , Cantor is now out on his rear …

.. the power dynamics in D.C. are going to be fascinating . No , the House Dems do not practically have much of any chance to take back the place . They just don’t . Especially with POTUS ‘ jackass stunts , and likely more to come . The DummyCraps have enough problems as it is , especially with an extremely unpopular President roped around their necks …

.. The tea party can and will play kingmaker with this , because Cantor was in the line in the House leadership . With more fannies , then the Tea Party crowd can muscle in someone more to their liking . Not one of their own , at least not yet . They do not have the oomph , at the moment . But , however , it is coming . They can play kingmaker , though …

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… Instead of Downplay a Story … [BenghaziGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 11th,2014

.. turn it in to a controversy ..

.. huh ? ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. it seems that these dummies cannot keep their stories straight …

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… Political Blunder [Illinois Governor ‘ s Race] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 30th,2014

.. these days , you have to be very careful of your media … no matter what form it takes …

.. with all of the blogs out there [radio , tv , newspaper , philosophy , etc] … you cannot be careful enough …

.. unfortunately , Illinois Governor Pat Quinn had to relearn that lesson the hard way . He needs to learn and learn fast if he wants to have a decent chance of winning re – election this November …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. Quinn is trailing his GOP opponent , financier Bruce Rauner , and has probably one of the worst governing records ever for any Governor who has not been convicted of a crime . A columnist wrote a column comparing black Republicans to Jewish folks in Germany who collarborated with the Nazis . Dumb , isn’t it …

.. Boy , did it ever bomb . It created an uproar in Illinois’ Jewish community , especially in Cook County . They did not like the column as it was , and they disliked Quinn ‘ s endorsement and support of it even more . Quinn and his people quickly disavowed it , and withdrew the tweet . Unfortunately in the Internet Age , the damage has been done . Oh boy , has it ever …

.. Rauner is Jewish , I believe , and that stupid tweet will not help Quinn draw support of jewish Dems to his cause . They might even vote GOP , which may well pretty much cook Quinn ‘ s goose ….

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… Go , Joni , Go [Joni Ernst , in Iowa (US Senate)] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 19th,2014

.. sometimes , a very good ad can become extraordinary …

.. so far , Joni Ernst has been steadily coming up in the polls …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. a solid resume sure helps . An Iowa mother , a veteran of military service , a conservative , and a farmer [yes , even a pig farmer] …

.. an endorsement from a figure with national stature sure helps . Sarah Palin ‘ s endorsement may not go over well with DemoCraps , but her endorsement does wonders in GOP circles , especially with women . Also , in this race , her likely opponent helped contribute to the ‘ till …

.. her likely opponent , DemoCrap congresscritter Bruce Braley , made a colossal gaffe by making a very stooped attack on an Iowa institution , the senior Senator , republican Chuck Grasseley . Grasseley , who is one of 2 farmers in the US Senate , is not one to be trifled with . Braley attacked Grasseley , and looked stooped in the process …

.. in other words , Go , Joni , Go !! …

.. here is a [link] to get another look at her now famous ad …

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… Nice Going , Bruce Braley …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 2nd,2014

.. Bruce Braley is a congresscritter from Iowa . He is also a U.S. Senate candidate , running for the open seat that is being left open by the retirement by the departure of Thomas Harkin , a Democrap . He is trying to win the DemoCrap nomination and then the election …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

.. Braley is also a lawyer , which normally in Washington , D. C. is an asset . Right now , after his foot – in – mouth stunt , it is not so muc . Basically , Braley attacked farmers in general , and his state ‘ s senior Senator , Charles Grasseley , in particular . In a campaign , to piss off a possible fellow senator is not such a great idea .

.. Braley teed off , attacking farmers , and praising lawyers . Really dumb movve , especially in Iowa . Agriculture is Iowa ‘ s biggest industry , and the state is chock full of farmers , especially ones that vote . They generally do not like lawyers all that much , either …

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… the Dems are Starting to Panic …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 26th,2014

.. gee , haven ‘ t we been there before .

.. no , now the rats are starting to realize how big a fool POTUS really is …. as well as how much electoral grief that he is going to cause them . Great , he can raise money ….

.. the GOP can , if they are smart , tag those idiots with the poisoned chalise and tar and feather the DummyCraps with the money …

.. Oh , Goody !!

.. [h/t — AmericanGlob]..
.. [link] to the LameStreamMedia interview …

.. enjoy ! …

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… So What do You Expect ?? [political marketing]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. the DemoCraps are in the thrall of the Alinskyite school of political malpractice …

.. in simple English , they will libel , slander , demonize , and demagogue anyone and everyone that they must in order to survive politically . Considering how much trouble POTUS is in , and as well how much hot water that they are in , it pays to have a strong mud shield these days in the good ol ‘ U.S. of A. ….

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the article ..

.. the DemoCraps got caught lying inside and outside on this one . This ad campaign trying to smear David and Charles Kock was a real grotesque stinker . You can tell that most of all when Glen Kessler , the Washington ComPost ‘ s resident political ad maven , is moved to take action …

.. He gave it his highest rating …. 4 Pinochios …

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… Dum – Dum – Dum !!! [DemoCraps and the Senate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. simple .

.. Charlie Cook (and his crew at the Cook Political Report) are not exactly known for being a bunch of ” GOP partisans . ” They tend to lean somewhat towards the Democraps in their philosophical leanings …

.. from a posting such as this , Charlie & Company are planning (absent a disaster) for the GOP to end up taking over the Senate . It could even be in a ” wave , ” with the GOP picking up 20 or more seats in the House and much more than 6 seats in the Senate . It depends on ….

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. you will not see a definitive prediction on what kind of move that will come until much closer to the election . Also , the impact will have a carryover into the states . A number of legislatures (including ones that would surprise you) will flip control . Same with the state – wide races , especially the Governors ‘ races ….

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… Alex Sink must Have a Death Wish …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. boy , what a stupid comment to make .

.. Alexandra Sink is a congressional candidate . You might guess that she is a DemoCrap . She is running in a special election [March 11th , 2014] for the seat of the late congresscritter C.W. ” Bill ” Young . Young was a moderate Republican (in other words , a R.I.N.O.) who made this district his home for all of his life .

.. Bill Young died late last year . Governor Rick Scott called a special election for March 11th , and Sink and GOPer David Roby ended up being the candidates in the race for this district [Florida 13] . Florida 13 is no easy task . It is suburban turf in and around Tampa Bay and Saint Petersburg .

.. Normally , it is a moderately Democrat – leaning district . Young , being the long – time chairman of the Appropriations Committee , would normally be the only GOPer who could hold this district for the Republicans . But this year is no normal political year …. the question is , can Sink hold the district for the Dems , or will Roby flip it back to the GOP ??

.. ObamaCrapCare is weighing things down for the DemoCraps . They are getting nailed by an unprecedented TV ad barrage all around the country . Now , they are getting it here . Plus , AFP and other groups are also getting the free media from the news coverage of the ad war . This time , for the Dems , the shoe is on the other foot .

.. You would think that Sink would learn to discipline her mouth and her campaign message . She has been around the block before , and she should gosh darned know better . She was the State of Florida ‘ s Chief Financial Officer , and was the 2010 nominee for Governor against Rick Scott . Guess what ?? …

.. she stuck her foot in her mouth , big time …. she got a little flip with her mouth , and made a potentially huge gaffe … see here …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..

.. [link] to the campaign blooper …

.. you can bet that Roby and his campaign will have this blunder up on the airwaves all over the place . This kind of gaffe is a gift to Roby , and hopefully he will take maximum advantage of it …

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… Nice Going , Dingy Harry [liar accusation] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 5th,2014

.. you were a very stoopid idiot , standing on the Senate Floor .

.. You called common everyday people , people who have had their lives turned upside down by ObamaCrapCare , liars ..

.. it was a very bad idea .

.. Now , it seems , the ObamaCrap Administration and its spinners are carrying it forward as the ” Message of the Day . ” What are you idiots thinking ?

.. When you are drilling , normally it is for oil . In this case , it is for political lead … when you reach lead , stop drilling . Realize how idiotic you look and your arguments look in virtually any sphere .

.. With all of the changes forced upon the American people by ObamaCrapCare , calling people ” liars ” to their faces is a real bad idea . They know their own situation . They take it very , very seriously . They are not going to write their own representatives and senators without including sufficient documentation in order for their elected reps to be able to understand their case . They know what is happening , and they are telling the truth …

.. the NRSC has put out a dandy new web ad . It nails ” Dingy Harry ” Reid over his political head for his megagaffe . Believe you me , his colleagues will give him grief , because they will get the grief in the political ad wars back home …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the webAd..

— note — at the rate things are going , Mitch McConnell & Company are going to have a lot more members after Election Day . How many , I do not know ? But I am just about certain that the GOP will be (confortably) in the majority next year …

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… We knew that ObamaCrapCare was a Fraud …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 27th,2014

.. but just not this bad .

.. so far , from the enrollees , the great mass that are enrolling in ObamaCrapCare are coming from the private market . Only 12% of them are actually uninsured . Which is a significant problem .

.. The idea of ObamaCrapCare is to cover the uninsured . What it has been doing , however , has been to totally screw up the regular insurance markets . It has also called into question how many people are actually uninsured , and how those numbers are being measured . Where that hits is that if these folks are not enrolling , is why ? The law ‘ s official name is the Affordable Care Act . if the insurance is in fact unaffordable …

.. [h/t — HotAir]

.. [link] to the post [and the interview]

Aetna CEO: We might have to pull out of ObamaCare because it’s not attracting uninsured

One of the nation’s biggest health insurers is worried enough about a scenario in which it would have to pull out of Obamacare exchanges that its CEO is willing to talk about the possibility on national TV from Davos. It may be partly a signal to the administration to get this train moving, but it’s no doubt also a reckoning with reality. Obamacare is not attracting the uninsured, and if the administration would stop changing the rules long enough for insurers to get a handle on who is in the exchange population, they’d no doubt find that population is far more sick and expensive than it was supposed to be.

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday that Obamacare has failed to attract the uninsured, and he offered a scenario in which the insurance company could be forced to pull out of program.

The company will be submitting Obamacare rates for 2015 on May 15.

“Are they going to be double-digit [increases] or are we going to get beat up because they’re double-digit or are we just going to have to pull out of the program?” Bertolini asked in a “Squawk Box” interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Those questions can’t be answered until we see the population we have today. And we really don’t have a good view on that.”

He said that so far, Obamacare has just shifted people who were insured in the individual market to the public exchanges where they could get a better deal on a subsidy for coverage. “We see only 11 percent of the population is actually people that were firmly uninsured that are now insured. So [it] didn’t really eat into the uninsured population.”

For Obamacare to work better, it needs more flexibility and choice of insurance programs, Bertolini said. “We need to make it a lot more simpler for people. There needs to be more choice. When you get more choice, you make it more of a market and you get more people in the program.”

Bertolini’s comments illustrate the bind the insurance industry is in—and, yes, they jumped in with Obama on this deal expecting a bunch of people to be forced to buy their product. Obamacare has failed in such a way as to force them to raise rates dramatically. If they raise rates dramatically, the very administration that needs them to stick with the program will be calling them bad apple patent medicine salesmen because vilifying them will be the only hope for politically extricating itself from its policy failure, at least temporarily. And, in the meantime, the industry can’t even get a handle on who is in the exchanges because the administration keeps changing the rules every five minutes. A couple of industry folks told me last week, even if the news about the make-up of the exchanges is bad, it’d be better to figure it out, get some experience with the population, and gauge what can be done for cost containment. Obama’s short-sighted game of switcheroo doesn’t allow much actuarial science to take place.

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… Voter I.D. , once again …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 31st,2013

my take – the voter id issue needs to be addressed . the consistent horsing around on it is getting to be ridiculous .

We as voters deserve to have consistent voting laws . We also deserve to have voting laws that make sense , that act to preserve people ‘ s rights , and act to prevent fraud . politicians , and in this case , state legislators , will mess around , until pressure is brought to bear …

Also , on the conservative side , the potential of an initiative or referendum to implement a conservative – oriented voting bill , or even constitutional amendment , has to be brought to bear , in order to get the legislature ‘ s attention , in order that they will get off their butts , and pass something more to our liking …

AND

Contrary to popular belief , voter fraud is real , and is a problem . a serious problem , no , not now . but it is a problem that needs to be addressed . and not in a politically correct fashion ! …

Ohio House may again debate divisive voter photo ID issue

Robert Higgs, The Plain Dealer [01312013]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Legislation to require voters to show a photo ID at

polling places, a divisive issue leading up to the 2012 election in Ohio

and across the nation, appears ready to make a return appearance in the

Ohio House.

 

Rep. Mike Dovilla, chair of the House Policy and Legislative Oversight

Committee, says there is interest among House Republicans for such

legislation. He doubts he will sponsor it, but acknowledged it likely

would go through his committee.

 

“I suspect that there remains interest in a bill of that nature,”

Dovilla, a Berea Republican, said Wednesday. “We think there is broad

support in the public.”

 

Similar legislation moved through the House in 2011 . It required

voters show a photo identification at polling places to verify their identity. The acceptable forms of ID were driver’s licenses , state

issued ID cards, passports and military identification cards.

 

In Ohio, as in other states where the issue was debated, supporters

touted the laws to ensure voting integrity and thwart voter fraud.

Opponents made equally passionate cries of voter suppression.

 

Ultimately, the photo ID requirement was removed last year to avoid a state referendum.

 

Republicans hold strong majorities in both the Ohio House and Senate and

could push through legislation now. But if it is reintroduced, expect

hot debate.

 

“I think the broad approach toward election reform is that you want a

system where there’s the greatest possible integrity,” Dovilla said.

“There’s nary a thing in society that you can do where you don’t need to

show ID of some sort.”

 

Ensuring integrity of the ballot and creating a barrier to voter fraud

is important, he said. “The onus, I think, is on those who oppose this.”

 

Democrats are quick to counter. Requiring people to have an official ID

creates a burden that can keep some, particularly poorer voters, from

being able to vote, they say. They liken it to a tax on voting.

 

“We would have very serious concerns about such a proposal,” said Rep.

Kathleen Clyde a Kent Democrat and, a member of Policy and Legislative

Oversight Committee.

 

“An ID requirement is kind of a veiled way of having a poll tax, where

you’re requiring people to pay to have a photo ID,” Clyde said. Getting

a state-approved ID could be a financial and logistical problem for the

poor if they have to pay for documents needed to get an ID and have to

find transportation to proper offices.”

 

Dovilla suggested that the ID could be free for those found to be

indigent. “We want to make sure people have access to this.”

 

Clyde counters that people should not have to prove they are poor to be

able to vote. “Is that the process we want for our elections?”

 

Rep. Teresa Fedor, a Toledo Democrat, disputed the ballot integrity issue.

 

“There’s no outrageous amount of fraud,” she said. “It’s just a

ginned-up issue.

 

“You just get tired of beating back these non issues.”

 

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted did not support the photo ID

requirement in the 2011 bill. His spokesman said Wednesday that Husted

would not comment on the issue now until specific legislation is

introduced.

 

Dovilla expects that likely would be soon.

 

“Election bills tend to move in the first year of a two-year session

like this,” he said. “You don’t want to get into the guts of the

election cycle and then have people from either side saying you’re

trying to move the goalposts.”

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… is Dingy Harry nuts ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 2nd,2012

Harry Reid ,  of all people , is supremely arrogant , or he is totally insane . He has been quoted as saying he and his democratic caucus will do everything in their power to stop Mitt Romney and his agenda , if he is elected . Maybe he needs a 72 hr hold in a mental hospital for a thorough exam of his gray matter and his schmartz . More than likely , he is an extraordinarily arrogant ass . Why wave a red flag in front of  a bull , 96 hrs out , and give him even more motivation than he and she have already …

Harry Reid

Harry Reid (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

… earth to Dingy Harry , the election is Tuesday . Duh ! … … No one has been elected yet , stupid ! … Nevada has , like other states , early voting , and it is a competitive tossup state . It is , in theory , leaning to President Obama ,  and POTUS is going to need all the help that he can get . the Nevada GOP is going to want revenge for 2010 , and his dirty tricks that he and the unions pulled in his own re – election campaign . and now , you piss us off even more ? Real Stupid , dumbass ! … also , Dingy Harry , you are assuming that you will and your fellow Dems will be in the majority . Considering that you have 23 seats to defend , and the 2 toughest GOP seats to defend are likely to be defended well , you will have a tough time  hanging on to your job , especially with a dumb – dumb stunt like this ! …

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