News and Commentary for November 20

“Fiscal Fraud: The government issued an astounding $1 trillion in new debt during the first six weeks of the fiscal year. How could such a thing happen with nary a peep? Just like ObamaCare, it’s more government deceit. Maybe you didn’t notice, because it barely warranted reporting by anyone other than the plucky But the government has quietly raised $1 trillion in new debt since the end of September.” Obama’s Debt Buildup Risks A Major Fiscal Catastrophe

Congress is investigating. Stay tuned. “Indeed. It will also have dire consequences for the Obama administration, which has been in an integrity meltdown all year long, but which has accelerated as the last few weeks.” NY Post: Did Census fake the September 2012 jobs report?

“The administration isn’t interested in “suburban white moms” getting in its way, and it sure doesn’t want minority moms having too many choices. Duncan’s recent comments weren’t “clumsy,” they were part of a pattern. A pattern that undermines innovation and allows the achievement gap to get worse.” No, Arne Duncan, ‘White Suburban Moms’ Aren’t The Problem. (But you might be)

“In other words, do not be afraid to be a high-maintenance parent. Your children depend on it.” ‘Common Core’ curriculums turn classrooms into cultural battlefields

Government run health care. “What’s worse, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is aware of the problems and has done almost nothing to effectively prevent veterans dying from delays in care, according to documents obtained by CNN and interviews with numerous experts.” Hospital delays are killing America’s war veterans

“Millennials may be young, but they’re not stupid. As bad as Obama’s time in office has been for older Americans, nobody has taken it on the chin quite as bad as kids under 30, who are more likely to be unemployed, broke, and facing decades of sub-par wages if and when they do finally get a job.” Why Youth Is Revolting Against Obama (Hint: It’s Not Just Obamacare)

“The news in the Health Care Stack today? It is devastating.  This website isn’t going to be ready by November 30th.  In fact, almost, what is it, 30, 40% of it hasn’t even been built yet. And we’ve got security experts talking about that this is the biggest collection of personal private data any of them have ever seen.  Security experts are warning everybody to stay away from  All it is, is a vacuum cleaner for every piece of data you enter about yourself.  It is just devastating out there.” The Democrats are Terrified

“But there is a hidden gem in the poll that is not receiving much attention. Support for the Tea Party movement is at 38% for all registered voters, not far below the 41% approval rating and 46% favorability rating for Obama. Moreover, 46% think the Tea Party has too little/just about right influence versus 43% who think it has too much influence.  49% think the Tea Party political views are about right or too liberal, versus only 40% who think too conservative.” Hidden gem in ABC/WaPo Poll: Strong Tea Party support

“The framers of the Constitution regarded refusal to faithfully execute the law as tyranny. Barack Obama, with his Swiss-cheese exceptions to Obamacare, seems to take a different view.” Devastating Polls for Obama and Obamacare

“Obama is rapidly turning Americans from “hope and change” to “nope, and change it back, please.”  The first thing to take in is Gallup’s poll on health care out yesterday.  For decades, a steady majority of Americans has said they support universal health care coverage from the government.  Gallup’s form of the question is: “Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?”” The Obama Collapse

“Another aide spoke more plausibly, and with only slightly less melodrama, when he described the mood among Democrats as “probably the worst I’ve ever seen it”. A third chief went so far as to say: “Is [Obama] even more unpopular than George Bush? I think that’s already happened”.” Gut check time for the Democrats [updated]

“This is, I think, a huge blow to the Obama presidency. Remember: What has always kept Mr. Obama afloat, even when his programs were not particularly popular, was the good will he had generated among the American people. Even if they disagreed with him, many Americans were drawn to Obama, inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. No more. And when the bond of trust between a president and the public is ruptured, when his integrity is severely tarnished, it becomes very difficult to recover.” The Obama Presidency in Crisis

“Now, the phrase is vanishing from official use. White House website posts in July (“Obamacare in Three Words: Saving People Money”) and late September (“What Obamacare Means for You”) called the health care law the O-word. But now is almost entirely scrubbed of “Obamacare” and the law is called the Affordable Care Act in nearly every instance. Health insurance exchanges run by states don’t use the term Obamacare at all.” ObamaCare and the Limits of Propaganda

“What would happen if Americans in general, or blacks in particular, started celebrating people like this armless young man, instead of trying to make heroes out of hoodlums? Many of us would find that promising and inspiring. But it would be a political disaster for the Left — which is why it is not likely to happen.” The War Against Achievement

“There is little Obama can do to repair this mess. If his “fix” fails, then millions in the individual market will lose their insurance coverage on Jan. 1, causing a health-care catastrophe in a few weeks. If his “fix” works, then millions of people in the individual market will see their plans canceled a year from now (along with millions in the small-group market) — causing a health-care catastrophe right before Americans go to the polls.” The Obamacare time bomb

“The Left has the opposite ability: to turn virtually everything it touches into rubble. Sometimes it happens quickly; sometimes it takes generations. But it is inevitable.” The Left’s Midas Touch

“As I wrote at the time, this shows that the real damage from the ObamaCare rollout has yet to arrive.  Thanks to the delay in the employer mandate, those plans won’t change until 2015 — but that means insurers have to force people out of their existing plans by the time open enrollment for 2015 starts, which is October 2014.  That will just be a few weeks before the midterm elections, and the resultant outrage over the disruption of existing coverage will make the last few weeks look like a minor kerfuffle.” WH argued in court that majority of group plans would end despite grandfathering

“Caddell is warning conservatives that a change is coming, a big change. Voter dissatisfaction with our broken government is reaching critical mass and his recent polling suggests that the people are sending a warning to politicians of both parties: “We’re coming — and we’re coming for you.” Caddell feels that a center right politician who bids fair to fix not so much this or that specific problem, but the mechanism of government itself, has a real chance of establishing a new and lasting majority. It could even be time for a third party to arise and take down Democrats and Republicans alike. Again this will require a center right, not far right, candidate, according to Caddell.” Messages From Three Conservatives. 2. Pat Caddell

“I don’t know how many McKinsey reports you have seen; I have read quite a few of them, as they often surface in civil litigation. In my experience, they tend to be heavily bureaucratic but with flashes of color of the sort that trial lawyers like. You can read McKinsey’s report on the progress of here. It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to figure out that the Obamacare web site was in deep trouble. I like this page, which contrasts the way a massive project of this sort should be carried out with the way the Obama administration was developing” Worse Than Ever, But Don’t Be Distracted

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