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Is Obama Pivoting From Jobs To Syria To ObamaCare Like A Rodeo Clown Ballerina?

Posted on | August 30, 2013 | 63 Comments

by Smitty

The only way to make this any worse would be to give it full animation and “Dancing Queen”, by ABBA, for a soundtrack.

I guess if Syria isn’t proving enough of a distraction, or the IRS scandal, or the Benghazi scandal, then #OccupyResoluteDesk is just going to have to hit the road and whack the people with his rhetorical bludgeon to keep them from noticing the debt ceiling negotiations (emphasis mine):

The White House is mapping out a strategy to deploy the president, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden in what will be their most coordinated effort yet to sell Obamacare, senior administration officials said.
A burst of activity will coincide with the October opening of the insurance marketplaces, but the West Wing views this next phase as something more akin to a political campaign’s push for early votes. Over the six-month enrollment period, the White House will use the Obamas and Bidens strategically, tracking the turnout for the exchanges in key states and sending them into weak markets to boost numbers.

This promises to be rich. I can’t wait to see the Potemkin villages, with their Potemkin marketplaces, on this Potemkin tour.
Then there is a question over whether there is enough hush money for the unions:

A few weeks ago, I discussed the fact that labor unions have been increasing vocal about their objections to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare will “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class,” wrote three labor leaders in July. Now, according to a report from InsideHealthPolicy, the Obama administration is considering offering insurance subsidies—intended for the uninsured—to labor union members who already have employer-sponsored coverage.

Now, according to Rachana Dixit of InsideHealthPolicy, the administration is “working on regulations to address the issue” that people covered under Taft-Hartley plans aren’t eligible for subsidies. But it’s not an “issue” in the sense of being a glitch or a mistake; union leaders are seeking special treatment, and additional taxpayer subsidies, that other participants in employer-sponsored coverage don’t get.

Assad aside: let no one think the U.S. would be so crass as to undertake unilateral action:

The United States can always look to Bulungi for support.

via Rare
and Rare
and Breitbart


63 Responses to “Is Obama Pivoting From Jobs To Syria To ObamaCare Like A Rodeo Clown Ballerina?”

  1. robcrawford2
    August 30th, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Dana Gilbert Wad? Is that you?

  2. robcrawford2
    August 30th, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    “Justice Roberts ruled in consonance with his training, experience and conscience.”

    Maybe, because the ruling certainly wasn’t in accordance with the Constitution.

  3. robcrawford2
    August 30th, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    “Any credible references for your delusional claim that the President (and the entire National Security apparatus…yeah, thats how it actually works) coordinated with the MB?”

    You mean besides the last year of events in Egypt?

    You lost your access to news along with your professorship?

  4. robcrawford2
    August 30th, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    “How about 9/11? President Bush HAD to react.”

    That’s not what you used to say, semen-tick.

  5. robcrawford2
    August 30th, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    The phrasing and verbal tics are precisely the same as (former) Professor of Bullshit Dana Gibert Ward, aka “Semanticleo”.

    It’s possible it’s someone else, but Dana (reportedly a male) has been using rotating pseudonyms like this one for the last year or so. Apparently there’s no site in the world that will let him spread his slime anymore, so he has to lie to get access.

  6. Shawny
    August 30th, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    lol….sad commentary when postscripts from the other side of the flower bed make more sense then a rodeo clown in a tutu.

  7. Shawny
    August 30th, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    Our tax dollars support both sides…..
    Congress Fights Pentagon Payments to ‘Key Enabler of Atrocities in Syria’
    Chemical strike came days after latest call to end defense contract with Russia’s state arms exporter and Assad’s main supplier.

  8. Jim Russel
    August 31st, 2013 @ 5:56 am

    you know what pisses me off? people calling me a racist white when i don’t support obama… i’m not even white!!! not everyone who disagrees with herr obama is the same

  9. SDN
    August 31st, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    Some possibilities are far more likely than others…. such as the possibility that Dred Scott was a similarly wise decision….

  10. SDN
    August 31st, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Kipling found another Bible verse to apply:

    Because he served a master
    Before his Kingship came,
    And hid in all disaster
    Behind his master’s name,
    So, when his Folly opens
    The unnecessary hells,
    A Servant when He Reigneth
    Throws the blame on some one else.

    His vows are lightly spoken,
    His faith is hard to bind,
    His trust is easy boken,
    He fears his fellow-kind.
    The nearest mob will move him
    To break the pledge he gave —
    Oh, a Servant when he Reigneth
    Is more than ever slave!

  11. Wombat_socho
    August 31st, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Sorry it took a while.

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  13. smitty_one_each
    August 31st, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    @Libertarian_ish I think you meant ‘Twerking’ => #WhyObamaIsLate