News and Commentary for November 11

Veterans Day

Is this any way to treat our veterans? “Nearly 1m veterans are now waiting. On average it takes the VA about nine months to complete a claim. In some big cities the average delay is over 600 days. Those who appeal against a refusal usually wait two years for a resolution. Mr Obama entered the White House with a promise to fix the system, but waiting-times have increased considerably on his watch. Even the navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden says he is waiting for his claim to be processed.” The waiting wounded

“Come the new year, the U.S. insurance industry, consumer spending, and the labor force might be retracting all at once.” 2014: The Collapsing Obamaconomy

“The mainstream media is acting only because the story is too big to ignore. Had it been mildly skeptical sooner, it could have exposed the law’s destructive rules and prevented the disaster.” New York Times’ Obama cheerleading harms the nation

“Obama has been caught in a lie so obvious, egregious, and important that he may sense, perhaps for the first time in his life, that he’s in big trouble. So if he’s incapable of sincerely fessing up, what else can he do? Create a narrative and hope that by doing so he can revise history. If he says it often enough, he can create a new truth for enough people that it gets him off the hook. It helps to believe that truth is merely relative—although videotape makes that a bit harder to pull off than it used to be. Obama is also cuing politicians and pundits on his side, giving them talking points for their public appearances. He’s expecting them to exercise doublethink and get with the program, although Obama’s face and body language do not convey confidence in this approach, unlike his demeanor in the past.” Obama can keep his Doublethink since he likes it

“Had Secretary of State John Kerry not been absolutely certain that a deal with Iran was about to be signed there’s no way he would have showed up in Geneva to take credit for what he thought would be a foreign-policy coup.” Thank Heaven for the French?

“APOTHEFACT CONCLUSION: Obamacare renders illegal the majority of the privately-sponsored health plans in America issued prior to 2014, not merely 5 percent of them.” Lies of Obamacare: The five percent solution

“Bottom line: Those who wish to game the system can purchase one month’s of insurance and be covered for 4. And, of course, they avoid the penalty for not purchasing insurance.” Deadbeats to Prosper Under Obamacare

“More Americans have grown to dislike the proposed comprehensive immigration reform plan as more details about it has come out, such as the Congressional Budget Office’s determination that the Senate’s immigration bill would reduce the wages of working class Americans. In addition, 65% of Americans disapprove of the job Obama is doing on the economy. As Breitbart News reported, another 720,000 Americans left the labor force in October, lowering the labor force participation rate to 62.8%, “the lowest level since 1978.”” Pew Poll: 60% Oppose Obama on Immigration Reform

“Almost all employers refrain from such discrimination already, so the legislation would not address a major problem in American life. Instead, it would modestly increase a real one (the amount of litigation in our country) and tilt the presumption of American law toward special protections for certain groups and away from freedom of association and one of its corollaries, at-will labor law. The measure amounts to a way of putting the federal government on record that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality or sex changes but that there is a lot wrong with freedom of association.” The House Should Reject ENDA

“As the average salary for government workers continues to rise, the Obama administration is looking at cutting military pay and benefits.” Obama Administration Says Cuts to Military Pay and Benefits Are Needed

“But news has spread among the poor, like leafy green vegetables, that it wasn’t heartless Republicans who triggered the cuts. Rather, some of the food-stamp cash was snatched to pay for Michelle Obama’s pet project, Let’s Move. What?” Obama using food-stamp cash to fund Michelle’s ‘Let’s Move’

“Poor, lost, little liberal. She still doesn’t get it. It isn’t just Obamacare for which your concern should be for the poor – it’s everything. The redistribution of wealth should be celebrated – even if it is murderously ruinous to your family’s financial condition. The is is the credo of the radical communitarians that the US is now being run by. Individual rights, indivdual concerns are “selfish.” So get with the program and feel good about your sacrifices.” No love for NY Times op-ed writer whose insurance was cancelled

“All of this is just a long way of saying that, once the website is tuned up and the White House figures out what to do about giving people more time to enroll for coverage next year, the political battle between Democrats and Republicans will shift to one over subsidies. And that’s much firmer ground for the GOP than battling over, say, whether to delay the individual mandate, which is already risking a party split.” Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: I think Democrats will run on ObamaCare next year

“Cutting through the nonsense, the real explanation for Obama’s “self-containment” was provided by former Obama aide Neera Tanden. Explaining her boss’s refusal to call Bill Clinton, she said, “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people.”” The Obama Purchase

“The point is that Nixon’s misdeeds harmed no one but himself because no one excused them. But Clinton’s and Obama’s misdeeds contributed to the corruption of American democracy because a substantial part of the American people chose to be partners in them.” Lies Corrupt Democracy

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