Give Me A Hug

The President will talk directly to Organizing for Action (OFA) supporters on Monday.

One cannot be sure if this is a representation of the President’s narcissism, willful blindness or if the President simply needs to be cuddled by supporters. Talking to a shrinking supply of supporters is not going to move his agenda, will not improve his approval ratings or provide a measure of truth to three years of blatant deceit; It won’t get your plan back nor your Doctor back!

The talking points are already out there. Insurance companies cancelling policies is nothing new, ObamaCare is protection against sub-standard policies and if you just hang in there you’ll love it in a year or two.

The hole get’s deeper.

The delay of the employer mandate will expire in advance of the 2014 election; many, many more cancellation notices are pending, by some accounts, 50 million. The President is currently at just above a 41% approval rating (RCP). Quinnipiac polling shows that only 44% say the President is honest and trustworthy. The law itself (Gallup) is at a 40% approval and only 25% of Americans feel we’re moving in the right direction. These numbers carry a fairly simple message; the President is losing the middle of the political spectrum and is eroding support from the Left. John Dickerson in Slate Magazine phrases a significant part of the problem; “Credibility is not just about honesty. It’s about authority. Does the President really have command over the things he’s talking about?”

The ongoing effort to blame insurance companies for obeying the law will fail. Yes, it is true insurance companies did cancel policies in the past, they changed policies and they engaged in unacceptable behaviors. The difference simply is, these cancellations were mandated by a central government, by a law with no opposition support. We come to an ever greater appreciation that it was all by design in pursuit of wealth redistribution. But no one told the President “directly”; no one had to, he knew it and addressed it during his famous bipartisan meeting with Congressional leaders three years ago where he felt the need to remind John McCain who had won the election. It was an early indication of the hubris to come.

Even supporters of the law such as Dr. Emanuel, admit that ‘someone has to pay’; those someone’s being young voters that, we must surmise, were considered to be permanently intoxicated by Cool Aid beyond the point of noticing what was going on and what the costs would be. Also up on the redistribution effort is the Middle Class because they, apparently, have not been battered enough. The floggings will continue, as the saying goes. What choices we once had are gone, they’ve been made for us and when we realized it by way of a failed web site the jig was up.

OFA will do what they can, but what can they do? OFA is populated by two sets of folks; those who are committed to the Progressive ideology and those who want to keep track of those who are committed (no pun intended). OFA will preach to the choir, loudly. Past as prologue tells us they will approach support for the President with hair-on-fire overstatements, overreach, misinformation and, of course, fund raising which tends to give lie to the purity of the effort.

I’m not sure what OFA will do about the President’s admission that “the federal government has not been good at this stuff in the past.” Not sure how OFA will construct the talking points to brush away the fact that the administration was warned that they were on a path absent the expertise and management capabilities that could actually execute the intentions and specifics of the law. Those warnings came from supporters, not evil Republicans. Not sure what they will do about the fact that the only folks ready to handle implementation were the hated insurance companies.

“Ah, hell; group hug!!!!“

  • Bob


    John you would have been TOTALLY EMBARRASSED IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU HAVING SARAH PALIN ON YOUR TICKET! Perhaps the article is right and it is Cindy McCain who is writing these notes……or the RINO could be THINKING OF CHALLANGING HILLARY FOR THE DEMOCRAT NOMINATION.

    The article entitled:”Mc Cain: People Are Begging Me To Run For President Again”

  • Bill Hedges

    Skeptics of buma is coming out of the woods. Brother sent me photo of deer’s antlers spelling out “OBAMA SUCK” with tail pointing out in his direction. I said deer SPEAKING would have been more DRAMATIC. Old saying teach a monkey to tape, given sufficient time, he would write a novel. Would take a millennium for buma to crawl out of hole HE DUG himself. Flim Flam Man is a rat caught IN A TRAP of his own design & making.

    JOB Approval GOES up & down. buma’s approval has been this low before:

    In a earlier article, I gave the links that showed buma had BAD job approval BUT good popularity AT TIME of second election. Haven’t found recent popularity for buma by Gallup. Find out if pocketbook has changed the numbers. Maybe those like me that find health insurance as their security blanket BUT are liberal, have lost their adoration for him.

    Author wrote:

    “ObamaCare is protection against sub-standard policies and if you just hang in there you’ll love it in a year or two”

    WHAT EXACTLY is “sub-standard policies” ??? Sounds _ men·ac·ing _ !!! Awful. Is it ? Is it REALLY ??? if YOU ARE union you don’t have to pay EXTRA for having Cadillac health insurance. OTHERS in same pickle barrel DOES (UNIONS ARE BREAD-BUTTER VOTES FOR (D)). Like NEW CAR, YOU PAY extra TAX for horrible mileage OR in this case, better Cadillac health coverage. This is TOOO GOOD ???!!!??? UNCLE buma knows OUR NEEDS __ bestest __ for US….

    So ALL the bells & whistles cost you a ADDED TAX or whatever political correct term THEY PREFER. LEAVING THE POP HISTORY notation, AGAIN, WHAT IS “sub-standard policies” ??? As I understand, you have basic plans. They get cheaper as you are willing to cover MORE out of pocket cost. There is a montage of benefits in those plan, _possible_, OF NO interest to buyer.

    If you want a designer health plan THAT FITS your personal NEEDS & WANTS, is this “sub-standard policies” ??? Like bumcare, buma has NOT EXPLAINED. DON’T COUNT ON Nancy P. DOING SO.

    (D) will speak of “sub-standard policies” as a blight upon our landscape WITHOUT clarity, except for RED COATS up for NEAR DEATH experience in UNSURE electoral waters AROUND THE BEND…

  • Bill Hedges


    Old saying teach a monkey to tape…TO type.

  • This is about bucking up the troops. Obama needs these OFA goose-steppers to signup people for his garbage health care programs by helping them lie about income and life habits to get them on the government dole.

    OFA is, of course, a mutation of ACORN which is famous for helping pimps find housing for their underage prostitutes. They’ll be even better at helping people lie about their income and whether they smoke.

  • Bill Hedges

    bob_ Stand AT-EASE. Though John had better polls after shutdown than Cruz, John indicates STRONGLY __ No más __ for WH run again. From your own link:

    “McCain was critical of the GOP strategy to try to defund President Barack Obama’s health-care law, resulting in a partial government shutdown. McCain emerged with better national poll numbers than others associated with the crisis, including “tea party”-style U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.”

    “I can assure you, I don’t see it,” said McCain, who will turn 80 in 2016. “It’s not on my radar.”

    No más:

    1. “But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken — the bastards.’”…”

    In other words, he’s run the race several time & now out of contention as far as Presidency is concerned.

    2. “I can assure you, I don’t see it,” said McCain, who will turn 80 in 2016. “It’s not on my radar.”

    3. “Particularly since the shutdown, I’ve had a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls saying, ‘Run for president again,’”


    I know I don’t have John’s personal email, address, or phone number. One could use his congressional communication method. At any rate these were generated mostly “since the shutdown”. John didn’t support shut down JUST LIKE ME. As well as in THE POLLS. As previously explained, NO GOOD could or DID come from that shutdown. Bad_ lowered (R) polls. Tea WORSE.

    As previously said in earlier days, buma MET HIS MAKER, beginning day bumcare plans CAME TO RECENT LIGHT. When PICKING PLANS didn’t met the (D) exaggerated, boarding on hanging offense, malfeasant propaganda. (Ds) near elections are running around the political spectrum like chickens WITH THEIR HEADS CUT OFF.

    (Ds) DAY OF RECKONING grows as each day passes. BUT like any predator THAT IS CORNERED, stand fast on guard for slipperiness & deceit. Traits (Ds) are well versed on…

    As far as John’s age for Senate:

    “As of November 18, 2013, 2 senators are in their 80s, 20 are in their 70s, 37 are in their 60s, 30 are in their 50s, and 11 are in their 40s”