Fox & Friends Hosts: Obama Won’t End Shutdown Because ‘He’s Benefiting From This’

From here.

As the second day of a government shutdown began on Wednesday, the hosts of Fox & Friends conceded that there does not appear to be much incentive for Republicans, Democrats and President Barack Obama to agree on a deal to end the standoff. The Fox hosts noted that Obama believes he is going to benefit politically from the shutdown and will not negotiate an end before the polls suggest he is losing the public trust as much as Republicans are presently.

Brian Kilmeade began by conceding that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “did not have the leverage” to extract concessions from Democrats on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

“The president seeing an opportunity to get his second term off the mat and standing up after disastrous series of overseas diplomatic pitfalls,” Kilmeade observed. “Now, all of a sudden, finds himself back on the campaign trail with a common enemy, a familiar enemy, anybody with an ‘R.'”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck said that even “the boss,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a veiled shot at Obama’s lack of leadership during this crisis.

“The Democrats and [Sen.] Harry Reid (D-NV) has become Dr. No, essentially,” Steve Doocy opined.

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He added that he believes the public is going to become confused by the overtures the Republicans in Congress are making to negotiate a solution to the shutdown when Democrats appear unwilling to negotiate at all.

“But the polls indicate that the president has no urgency to benefit from the Republicans,” Kilmeade observed. “He’s benefitting from this, and the American people, for the most part, are blaming Republicans.”

He said that the Democrats and Obama are not going to concede anything in negotiations with the GOP because they are not feeling any political pressure to do so.

“The only thing that would change his mind is the American people stood up and when the pollster calls your house, answer the question and say ‘No, I blame both,'” Kilmeade suggested. “That will get the president to the table.”

A collection of the health care act / government shut down debacle




Obamacare Explained in 7 Easy Steps By Its Original Creator, Mitt Romney

As governor, Mitt Romney pioneered the main elements of the Obamacare in his state. The federal government funded the Romneycare experiment with the hopes of nationalizing the program if successful. Ninety-eight percent of the population in Massachusetts is now covered under Romneycare.

Most people like how the health care system works in his state. This is a huge success: Massachusetts achieves far more universal coverage than any other state, and people are now healthier. The Affordable Care Act builds on that success. Key elements of Romneycare were copied and perfected in the Affordable Care Act.

When Romney passed the law he faced all the same attacks the current law does: “Employers will drop coverage,” “Costs will skyrocket!”

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Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 6.49.41 AM“I think the reason is because President Obama can’t wait to get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care. Because, once they enroll millions of more individual Americans it will be virtually impossible for us to pull these benefits back from people.” -Michelle Bachmann, speaking to World Net Daily. (Via many JMG readers)

From Joe My God


Senator Warren decided to get to the brass tacks about what this government shutdown is actually going to do to the country. She doesn’t mince words.




From  at the New Yorker:

UNITED STATES (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Tea Party loyalists fled the United States in the early morning hours today, seeking what one of them called “the American dream of liberty from health care.”

Harland Dorrinson, 47, a tire salesman from Lexington, Kentucky, packed up his family and whatever belongings he could fit into his Chevy Suburban just hours before the health-insurance exchanges opened, joining the Tea Party’s Freedom Caravan with one goal in mind: escape from Obamacare.

“My father didn’t have health care and neither did my father’s father before him,” he said. “I’ll be damned if I’m going to let my children have it.”

But after driving over ten hours to the Canadian border, Mr. Dorrinson was dismayed to learn that America’s northern neighbor had been in the iron grip of health care for decades.

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