Daily Archives: August 12, 2009

WH Assist. Press Secretary, Bill Burton, dances around questions about “enemies list”

Watch Bill Burton do the rope a dope with Megyn Kelly on the “enemies list,” more appropriately called the request by the White House for “fishy” information on health care.  This is a good demonstration of the non-transparency and downright arrogance of this administration.

This was Tuesday or Wednesday.

Posted:  08.13.09

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President Obama erred in some statements in N. H.

Some people are saying that the New Hampshire Town Hall was a little bit staged.  What do you think?  Nine questions in an hour and lots of words but not much substance.  Here’s just two things President Obama said yesterday that have been proven to be wrong:

1.   President Obama:  “The irony is that actually one of the chief sponsors of this bill originally was a Republican — then House member, now senator, named Johnny Isakson from Georgia — who very sensibly thought this is something that would expand people’s options. And somehow it’s gotten spun into this idea of “death panels.” I am not in favor of that.   So just I want to — (applause.) I want to clear the air here.”

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Isakson Denounces White House Comments Connecting Him
To Terribly Flawed House Health Care Bill
‘This Is What Happens When the President and Members of Congress Don’t Read the Bills’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today denounced comments made by President Obama and his spokesman regarding Isakson’s alleged connection to language contained in the House health care bill on “end-of-life counseling.”

Isakson vehemently opposes the House and Senate health care bills and he played no role in drafting language added to the House bill by House Democrats calling for the government to incentivize doctors by offering them money to conduct “end-of-life counseling” with Medicare patients every five years. Isakson also strongly opposed the House bill language calling for doctors to follow a government-mandated list of topics to discuss with patients during the counseling sessions.

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2.  President Obama:  “We have the AARP on board because they know this is a good deal for our seniors.”

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August 12, 2009, Tom Nelson, AARP’s chief operating officer, said, “Indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.”

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President Obama does this quite often, claiming endorsement or support when it does not exist.  He keeps saying that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, too.  But he also promised to create 2.5 million jobs and that no one making less than $250,000 would have their taxes raised “one dime.”  Then when it does not turn out to be true, they say, in effect, Well that was then and this is now.

Posted:  08.12.09

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Fox takes top 6 in August ratings while MSNBC is calling Americans dumber than Joe the Plumber, old, angry, uneducated, and misinformed (Video)

CABLE NEWS RACE
NITE OF AUG 10, 2009

1,  FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,814,000
2,  FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,118,000
3.  FOXNEWS BECK 2,417,000
4.  FOXNEWS GRETA 2,388,000
5.  FOXNEWS BAIER 1,988,000
6.  FOXNEWS SHEP SMITH 1,833,000
7.  MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,243,000
8.  MSNBC MADDOW 1,082,000
9.  CNNHN GRACE 875,000
10. CNN KATHY GRIFFIN 810,000
11. MSNBC HARDBALL 710,000

(From Drudge)

But then, it doesn’t matter much what they say.  Nobody is watching.

He did get the angry part right.  I wonder if the poor, dumb folks will be able to find their way to the voting booth in 2010.  Yeah, I’d put money on it.

Posted:  08.12.09

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