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Dec. 6, 2013


WSJ’s James Taranto: “NBC’s Michael O'Brien had some fun … paraphrasing President Obama’s latest infliction on the ears of America: ‘Obama said his signature health care reform law is going nowhere as long as he’s in office.’ ‘Going nowhere’ could mean either ‘here to stay’ or ‘unable to progress.’ A look at the text of the president’s remarks makes clear, as if you have any doubt, that he means it in the former sense: ‘We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president, and I want everybody to be clear about that. … We’re not going to walk away from it.’ I’m not a crook. I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Belly Laugh of the Week

Barack Obama: “The interesting thing about now having been president for five years is it makes you humbler as opposed to cockier.”

The BIG Lie

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “What [Obama] said was true: If you want to keep the insurance you have, you can keep it. The problem is we did not put the bill into effect that way. There’s a lot of administrative fixes [that] kicked in, and there have been three changes in anyone’s policy since then. It’s not the same policy.”

Non Compos Mentis

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: “Republicans saw a calamity in every glitch [on Healthcare.gov]. And, you know, I’ve got a one-year-old granddaughter, and even on Thanksgiving Day she had a number of little glitches, but we’re not ready to throw her away because of a glitch here and there. Most things in the beginning stages are going to be difficult to pull off.”


MSNBC’s Ed Schultz: “I’ll tell you what I think God thinks of the Affordable Care Act. It’s a big amen!”

Braying Jackass

Barack Obama on unemployment “insurance”: “Christmas time is no time for Congress to tell more than one million … Americans that they have lost their … insurance, which is what will happen if Congress does not act before they leave on their holiday vacation.”

Village Idiots

“Twerking” twit Miley Cyrus: “I’m proud of the person I’ve become. Not what people think I’ve turned myself into, but who I’ve actually become, which is a happier person. … I said 2013 was going to be the best year of my life, and I think what you put out into the universe you get back. I proved that to myself this year.”


Barack Obama: “[Income inequality] is the defining challenge of our time. … And while we don’t promise equal outcomes, we have strived to deliver equal opportunity – the idea that success doesn’t depend on being born into wealth or privilege, it depends on effort and merit. … Together, we forged a New Deal, declared a War on Poverty in a great society. We built a ladder of opportunity to climb, and stretched out a safety net beneath so that if we fell, it wouldn’t be too far, and we could bounce back. And as a result, America built the largest middle class the world has ever known. … Look, I’ve never believed that government can solve every problem or should – and neither do you. … But government can’t stand on the sidelines in our efforts. Because government is us.”

Short Cuts

Humorist Frank J. Fleming: “Are we talking about making income equality within America or within the whole world? I don’t think I can live on $12k a year.”


Mark in Virginia said:

"But government can't stand on the sidelines in our efforts. Because government is us.”

I came of age during the Cold War and I was in uniform when the Berlin Wall came down. What turns my stomach every time I hear Obama say the "government is us" is the recognition that this is just a rework of the old communist propaganda. We are all equal, comrade. It's just that some of us are more equal than others.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA said:

Belly Laugh of the Week

Barack Obama: “The interesting thing about now having been president for five years is it makes you humbler as opposed to cockier.”

My wife thinks I need a dose of humility, perhaps I should run for president. Certainly, I could do no worse than the present idiot.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Jordan in Tennessee replied:


Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

jimmymac in Socialist Republic of CT said:

when is everyone going to understand that all of this is neo-marxist post constitution america.let's start with chairman b.o.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Lee in Michigan said:

Why, oh why does income need to be EQUAL anyway?? It's like saying the bell-curve is inaccurate and that everyone is the same in all ways. I expect the one who works harder/smarter and takes more risk to earn more money than those who do non-specialized/easily-replaced, low-risk jobs. I do NOT believe in universal equality, social justice or whatever else it is called. NO!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Hawaii-Dean in Ocean View, Hawaii replied:

Communists must first promote the idea that free-enterprise capitalism is unstable and inherently evil....before they can collapse it (via monstrous debt) and replace it with the enslaving oligarchical communism.
THIS is why the Dem's (communists, by definition), specifically Harry Reid, blocked scads of Republican jobs bills. And why they have done NOTHING in 5 years to effectively stimulate the economy (actually they've done numerous things to thwart economic recovery).
The Dem's WANT our economy to fail.
They'll then step in....blame everything on a bad system (capitalism) and replace it with oligarchical communism....with THEM calling the shots. (probably no a bad system as long as you're one of the "intellectual elite"s calling the shots....and you have absolutlely no conscience)

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:15 AM

Les in Texas said:

Hey barack, as long as we're talking about income inequality and how to fix it do you think you and michelle should be taking kick backs from her pals company that screwed the pooch on ACA?

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM

James Gyorko in Morgantown, West Virginia replied:

Les, I don't think we should be calling the abomination ACA. We should call it what it is OBAMACARE! Never let the perpetrators of this fiasco separate themselves from it!! --- Subvenire Refectus !!

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Les in Texas said:

As for msnbc's ed Schultz, since he's a proponent of liberal/socialist/communist/democrats I have to wonder when he was last in a church. You know ed, Gods house.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

jimmymac in Socialist Republic of CT replied:

a neocom mentioning God?are we sure the chairman approved?

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Jiggs in Millen, GA said:

Re: MSNBC's Ed Schultz: Get a life Ed. You and Bashir have been hanging out together too long. I'm sure that what you know about God's opinion of healthcare, we could put on the head of a pin and be hard pressed to find it.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Carol in Houston said:

On O'bummer's wealth inequality - I wonder since his personal wealth increased 800% how much of that he redistributed to those w/less?

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Honest Abe in North Carolina replied:

I am still waiting for my first check or direct deposit from the Obamas' sizable fortune. How nice of them doing this for us poor people out of the kindness of their hearts. I hear Mr. Reid and Ms Pelosi are also redistributing their fortunes, too. What a wonderful country! They do all the work, make all that money, and then give it to folks like me so we can sit back and enjoy it. Hold on! My new Obamafone is ringing!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8:28 PM

jimmymac in Socialist Republic of CT replied:

yes, Joe the hailing of the Volga Boatman!

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:08 PM

BuffaloScout1885 in Minkler said:

Barack Obama has the record. I have never heard more bull _ _ it shoveled in 5 years than what he has shoveled, and it has all been shovel ready. Obama is a loser, anyway you cut it. The amazing thing is that they are still people in this country who are attempting to defend the indefensible, explain the unexplainable, and trying to add some sanity to the insanity of "Hope and Change", "Forward", and the "Affordable Care Act"! Nobody in their right mind would still be defending Obama and his policies after the record he and his miserable, lying bunch of pathetic losers have posted after 5 years in office. What a disgrace to the Office of the President of the United States and the country as a whole.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Okefenokee Sam in Georgia said:

In reference to:

MSNBC's Ed Schultz: "I'll tell you what I think God thinks of the Affordable Care Act. It's a big amen!"

I would like to tell you what God really thinks of the Affordable Care Act, but God doesn't use that kind of language.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:55 PM