53 Responses to “It Looked Like Rusty Was Going To Cry Again….”


  1. 13 overseasgranny
    July 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    You must have slept overnight in this post to get here first :-)

  2. 15 Debz
    July 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I love seeing republicans flailing about! :-) They really can’t get past their talking points, and can’t answer anything. They are showing just how empty they are.

  3. 17 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    OHIO

    Number of uninsured: More than 1.5 million state residents are uninsured, or about 14%.

    Where the state stands: Ohio has not moved to create a health care exchange but is evaluating its options. It received a $1 million federal exchange planning grant in 2010

    Republican Gov. John Kasich’s administration has taken advantage of some parts of the new law to expand coordinated care and propose changes to Medicaid eligibility. Democrats have unsuccessfully pushed bills in the Legislature to set up a state-run exchange.

    But Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who is also Ohio’s insurance director, frequently criticizes the overhaul and says it’s premature to plan for an exchange without further clarification from the federal government.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-06-28/health-care-states/55889922/1

    • 18 Betsy
      July 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      I hope the people in these states with Republican governors who are reluctant to create these heath care exchanges for them, will begin to revolt. I hope the news gets out to them.

      • 19 0388jojothecat
        July 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        The Democrat that runs against these idiots should be able to run on providing affordable healthcare for their citizens if these GOP nutjobs won’t. They will see the cost going up in their states while costs will be going down in neighboring states, businesses will go where their medical costs are lower, etc.,

        • 20 Betsy
          July 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

          I hope they do. All I hear about is those democrats who are running away from health care reform. I wish the MSM would do their job instead of covering for the GOP.

  4. 21 vitaminlover
    July 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Whoever that young lady is that is grilling Bonehead is doing an outstanding job. I saw his lower lip quiver. Obama-PRESIDENT OBAMA-in the hearts and minds of America. He is double 0 cool, calm and competent.

  5. 23 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    McConnell’s spox tried to rescue him and makes is worse.

    Mitch McConnell spokesman Don Stewart offered some additional information about McConnell’s position on health care.

    “If you watched the interview, it was clear that the Leader believes we need to focus on lowering costs, first and foremost,” Steward said in an email. “That is the best way to help the 250 million Americans who have insurance today, and to help the 47 million who do not.

    We need to make it affordable, but Obamacare — in its rush to expand coverage to everyone — actually drives up health care costs by $300 billion. If health care is more affordable, more of the uninsured can find coverage.”

    • 24 0388jojothecat
      July 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      $300 billion pulled out of his ass? Pick a really really really big number because no one will challenge you that cost and how you got to that number. It will just frighten people.

    • 25 cognachas4paws
      July 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      They’re shameless with their lies. What rush to expand coverage? The major provision of the law doesn’t take effect until 2014; until then, any issues that are identified can be dealt with before it takes full effect. I like how they keep saying something about those that have insurance today – they’re trying to convince people with insurance that their insurance will get taken away or changed, which is totally false (Romney actually said we’d lose our insurance coverage, the liar that he is). Plus, where did he get that $300 billion number from? It’s a big, scary number but it doesn’t have any truth behind it.

      The ease with which they lie never ceases to amaze me.

  6. 26 Bill
    July 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is skipping church to go on teevee to accuse the administration of lying about taxes. She is an extremely irritating individual. It is clear the Republican argument against the ACA is going to be taxes, taxes, taxes.

    • 27 desertflower
      July 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Then just wait until when the citizens of this country get that BILLION DOLLAR TAX REBATE IN AUGUST! That ought to explode some heads! They are losing this argument. This effects real people, in very real ways. There is not one person that hasn’t got an insurance nightmare story to tell….who are they going to believe? The GOP lies , or the real life experiences that will come from this law? Start with the rebate checks in the mail…and work from there. The GOP is screwed on this. Hope it was good for them…because it felt GREAT to me!

  7. 28 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Paul Ryan just said, on (ABC), “Our rights don’t come from government documents, they come from God and the Declaration of Independence.”

    Which means that the Declaration is no longer a government document, we are to conclude.

    • 29 Bill
      July 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Willard said not too long ago our founding documents were divinely inspired.

      • 30 0388jojothecat
        July 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

        God wrote the Declaration of Independence? Is that in his Bible? Is that what the churches are teaches these days? Did these people wake up this morning and think, stupid people are home watching teevee and all the good people are at church and won’t hear this.

    • 31 ChristiMTL
      July 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      lol wow…………they are so dumb…..I hope a lot will tweet that.

      • 32 Debz
        July 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

        So, the gop has given up on the Constitution, also, too, the Declaration of Independence was not a government document. We really have to do something about the education system in the country. :-D

        • 33 Nena20409
          July 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

          Folks the right has always equated the Constitution as the Bible….like. Because the Bible can Not be rewritten and amended. The Right is of the belief that the Constitution is not to be amended, but to be applied as written. This why the TBGOpers cling, yes, cling to their interpretation of what the right wing media echo chamber tell them.

    • 34 nathkatun7
      July 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      I suppose they’ve now thrown out the Constitution. How can a member of Congress be so idiotic? This country is really in trouble.

  8. 35 a4alice
    July 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Not about health care but just had to say something to Jindal on his ridiculous self.

  9. 36 desertflower
    July 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    With the SCOTUS ruling, that means, to a lot of people on the fence, that it has cred, and is constitutional. That matters, despite what the GOP wants people to think…they are in deep doo doo, and they know it.

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/07/01/scotus-ruling-ups-support-for-obama-healthcare/

  10. 37 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Probably fudging the numbers like last month.

  11. 38 LOL
    July 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    GO NORAH!!!

    • 39 Ladyhawke
      July 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      What in the world happened to Norah “Ice Princess” O’Donnell? I am used to see her in the front row of the briefing room at the White House asking snarky and sarcastic questions of Jay “Clark Kent” Carney. Today, she’s actually challenging Speaker Boehner? I am stunned. Is this the same Norah O’Donnell who was shocked that Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney a LIAR? I can’t imagine how long this approach to real journalism will last, but I am grateful. If this type of questioning was the norm instead of the exception, the American people would be better informed.

  12. 40 Debz
    July 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I can promise you, that wasn’t from small donors.

  13. July 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I was able to explain Obamacare to a couple Friday night. They are friends of my brother’s who came over to help us pack him up to move back to Oregon. During a pizza break we were discussing the costs for certain procedures and what would people do withouut insurance. These people are Republicans, but commented that all they have heard about it is negative. She did admit that she was realizing the need after she had to drop her policy because it has become so expensive and cannot now get coverage because of her pre-existing conditions. She thanked me and said she was going to read the law so she could explain it to others, especially her father who is afraid the law will take his Medicare away.

    • 42 cognachas4paws
      July 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      I think that’s what we all have to do: just patiently explain it to people, encourage them to ask questions, and try to help them understand it as best we can. There are some who will never be persuaded that it is anything but evil, but there are those who are just confused and unsure because they’ve heard so much misinformation about it.

      One person – one VOTER – at a time.

  14. 43 0388jojothecat
    July 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Anything from the Robme camp and the media has to repeated with caution until the truth comes out.

  15. 44 desertflower
    July 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/01/us-usa-utah-mormons-idUSBRE86000N20120701

    (Reuters) – A group of about 150 Mormons quit their church in a mass resignation ceremony in Salt Lake City on Saturday in a rare display of defiance ending decades of disagreement for some over issues ranging from polygamy to gay marriage.

  16. 45 Debz
    July 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you, Jackie. The gop and msm overlook the fact that even republican voters have to deal health care issues.

  17. 46 Ladyhawke
    July 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I AM FIVE:

    What exactly is Obamacare and what did it change?

    —————————————————

    Okay, explained like you’re a five year-old (well, okay, maybe a bit older), without too much oversimplification, and (hopefully) without sounding too biased:

    What people call “Obamacare” is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, people were calling it “Obamacare” before everyone even hammered out what it would be. It’s a term mostly used by people who don’t like the PPACA, and it’s become popularized in part because PPACA is a really long and awkward name, even when you turn it into an acronym like that.

    Anyway, the PPACA made a bunch of new rules regarding health care, with the purpose of making health care more affordable for everyone. Opponents of the PPACA, on the other hand, feel that the rules it makes take away too many freedoms and force people (both individuals and businesses) to do things they shouldn’t have to.

    So what does it do? Well, here is everything, in the order of when it goes into effect (because some of it happens later than other parts of it):

    (Note: Page numbers listed in citations are the page numbers within the actual document, not the page numbers of the PDF file)

    ———————————————————–

    http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/vb8vs/eli5_what_exactly_is_obamacare_and_what_did_it/

  18. July 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    New post: http://theobamadiary.com/2012/07/01/my-millionaire-boss/

    Sorry for not being able to hang around today, still working, will catch up soon!

  19. 48 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    They are all stepping in it today……..Sweet

    Paul Ryan: Medicare Cuts Keep Money For Medicare

    WASHINGTON — Republican budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that by cutting $500 billion from Medicare, his budget proposal would keep that money for Medicare.

    ABCNews’ “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Ryan about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s contested claim that health care reform simultaneously cuts $500 billion from Medicare, hikes taxes by $500 billion and adds trillions to the deficit over a 10-year stretch.

    “By that accounting,” Stephanopoulos said, “your own budget, which Gov. Romney has endorsed, would also have $500 billion in Medicare cuts.”

    “Well our budget keeps that money for Medicare to extend its solvency,” Ryan said. “What Obamacare does is it takes that money from Medicare to spend on Obamacare.”

    Stephanopoulos was confused: “Congressman, correct me if I am wrong: I thought your Medicare savings were put toward deficit reduction, debt reduction.”

    “Which extends the solvency of Medicare,” Ryan said. “What they do in Obamacare, they try to count this dollar twice. They claim that this helps Medicare solvency and, at the same time, they spend this money on creating Obamacare.

    “The trustee report for Medicare, they say the same thing,” Ryan added. “You can’t count these dollars twice. In our budget we make sure all of these dollars from Medicare savings go toward extending the solvency of Medicare and don’t go toward spending new money on Obamacare.”

    According to the Congressional Budget Office, which has projected that the Affordable Care Act would reduce the deficit, the Medicare “cuts” called for by the new health care law are more restrictions on future growth in spending.

  20. 49 desertflower
    July 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    An absolute MUST READ from Smartypants on the Health Insurance Exchanges that will be set up in 2014!

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/07/aca-look-at-health-insurance-exchanges.html

    And I am LOVING THIS!!

    Finally, there is one very interesting thing the ACA did to ensure these exchanges work. The law requires that all members of Congress and their congressional staff purchase their health insurance through these exchanges. So starting in 2014, my two Senators and Congresswoman (along with all their staff) will be participating in the same exchange my little nonprofit does to purchase health insurance. If it doesn’t work, they’ll feel it too…personally.

    PBO is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO far ahead in his thought processes…they resent that about him, every single day.

    • 50 Michele
      July 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      So this is why the rethugs hate the bill so much because they will have to participate in the exchanges as well… boom..boom…

      Also, those helthcare rebate checks will have President Barack Obama’s name on them… boom..boom..boom.. If my memory serves me rachael maddow reported this a few weeks ago…

  21. 51 Nena20409
    July 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Can we start adding S on the aka name ObamaCares, just as the president said?

    We should own it as the president did back in June/July/August of 2011.

    OBAMACARES Folks. Those who tweet, please Use ObamaCares. The media is quick to coin whatever the righties call Us. Pres Obama said Yes, ObamaCares. Let Us in Unison do so.

    • 52 cognachas4paws
      July 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      I’ve taken to referring to it as ObamaCare(s) when I post on websites. It’s turning into a favorable term, not like the GOP intended!

  22. 53 nathkatun7
    July 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    This why the Obama campaign and other Democrats sen’t out the plea for more donations.


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