News and Commentary for November 6

The Democrats should be worried—read it all and jump for joy! “1. The Obamacare rollout fiasco and Obama’s lies hurt Democrats. You only have to look at Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s narrow 48 percent to 46 percent margin in Virginia to see that. McAuliffe outspent Republican Ken Cuccinelli by a wide margin (as much as 10-to-1, some bloggers suggested) and was leading 46 percent to 37 percent in the last days of October in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls on Oct. 31.” Some reflections on the Virginia and New Jersey elections

Dirty tricks. “Get this — the Democrats smeared Cuccinelli by robo-calling that he supports Obamacare. He was the first state attorney general to sue to stop Obamacare.” Two Acts of Fraud May Hand McAuliffe the Keys to Virginia

I suspect that there’s going to be a lot of this type of deception going on in 2014. “Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian-party candidate for Virginia’s governorship, received backing from a major Obama campaign bundler.” Libertarian Candidate in Va. Gubernatorial Contest Bankrolled by Obama Bundler

Whoa—this from one of the most respected journalists from either side of the aisle. “It might not seem possible that President Obama could do more harm to his credibility and the public’s faith in government than misleading Americans about health insurance reform. But he can. The president is now misleading the public about his deception.” Lying About Lies: Why Credibility Matters to Obama

Hitting their wallets. “Given the amount of crap raining on him, he’s lucky to be as high as 39 percent.” Oh my: Obama falls to 39% job approval in new Gallup poll; Update: Under 50% among Latinos too

It’s good for America. ““The President no longer has a reservoir of personal goodwill that he can use to turn around dissatisfaction about his job performance,” say GOP pollsters Ed Goeas and Brian Nienaber, who helped craft the poll of 1,000 likely voters.” Swing voters have turned against Obama, says new poll

Let’s get the word out. “You have to shift blame from the Stupid American Voters to Obama and the Democrats’ nonstop lies, telling the voters Their lies, and their media Palace Guards, prevented us from getting the truth to you.” Swing Voters Oppose Obama 60% to 36%

Don’t hold back! “He’s not just a failure anymore; he’s a dishonest, shifty politician who lies to the American people — and hurts them! — to get what he wants.” Obama, The Noxious Liar, at 39% Approval

“Arrant Nonsense.” “It may be honorable for the media to be more sparing with accusations of outright lying. But that is most certainly not the Times’s standard.” NY Times’s Sudden Aversion to Calling the President a Liar

The truth always comes out, eventually. “But Tom Harkin just justified the skyrocketing premium rates honestly — but too honestly, in a way that exposes the fiction of Obama’s claims.” Tom Harkin Admits: “Better Coverage” In Obamacare is a Redistributive Tax

From the comments: “There you go. The Left wants to change insurance into a taxing mechanism. The young, healthy and prudent are taxed through their insurance to pay for the old, sick and reckless. They also get to pay for middle-aged coeds to party on the weekends.” Harkin Compares Mandated Maternity Care for Men to Property Taxes for Parents with No Kids

A lot of folks writing about this. “Remember when Democrats claimed that you can’t legislate morality? Well, forget about it. Obamacare is leftists legislating their morality on everyone else. Whatever the price. Whoever gets hurt.” Democrat Harkin: Government Forcing Us to Pay for Products We Don’t Need Is America’s New ‘Values System’

From bad to worse. “This past week the White House took some additional steps to make that market even worse for big insurers (on top of the problems with the web site). The Obama team seems to be going out of its way to squeeze the insurers. These measures make sure that 2015 will be an even more dismal experience for Obamacare than 2014.” 2015 will be worse for Obamacare than its 2014 rollout, a result of new burdens that the White House is saddling onto insurers

Compounding the problem. “Indeed, this last point exposes the fatal conceit of the hard-core Obamacare defenders, one and all. Their efforts started with the dangerous and uninformed decision to make deals with the insurance companies. What the Obamacare planners should have done was to find ways to knock down any and all barriers to entry that prevented low-cost competitors from entering the market. That means letting healthcare insurers cross state lines; it means letting for-profit businesses enter into businesses supplying walk-in care at affordable prices. None of that was done, so the current legislation piles outsized benefit packages on top an unworkable delivery care system.” Obamacare’s Moral Blindness

Hubris. “And it is unbelievable – simply unbelievable – that the administration is so proud, so childish, so ideological, so ignorant and so uncaring about the bill’s victims that they refuse to stop, delay, go back, redraw and ease the trauma.”  Obama’s Catastrophic Victory

Chutzpah! “The formula for liberal elites is to damn the 1 percent, call for higher taxes on those who did not build their equity empires, shriek about Wall Street, maybe praise Mao Zedong, and then, having obtained enough divine exemption from guilt, get really rich by leveraging past and future “public service.”” Hillary’s Odyssey: From Senator Clinton’s tergiversations on Iraq to Secretary Clinton’s lies on Benghazi

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