What might a haberdasher know about insurance that Team Obama did not?

The world is being run by highly-credentialed men and women who have passed through some of our most exclusive universities. Perhaps it’s time to look at haberdashers, again, to see what they know. - Elizabeth Scalia, I Don't Want to be a Hoo-er (Patheos Press, 2013)As one of my Texas-based friends has said, "I may not know much more about insurance beyond the fact that I'm smart enough to get what I need, but goodgohdamighty, even I could have thought up more sensible ways to get folks c … [Read more...]

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So, if you repeat a lie often enough, it DOESN’T become True? UPDATED

Repeated ...so many times...it was practically a verbal tic.NBC News: Obama Administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance.President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at … [Read more...]

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There is an Art to Good Politics; WWII Memorial Shows Obama as Artless.

Back in 2006, I wrote about the artlessness of Hillary Clinton, who could have turned a story around to her advantage, and seemed masterful and above the fray at the same time. Hillary was artless.Today we're watching another display of political artlessness going down at the World War II Memorial, where 90-year old veterans of that war are being wheeled to that monument (and apparently the Lincoln memorial) by personal attendees -- some of whom, no doubt, are trained in CPR -- and the … [Read more...]

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Is Assad Goading Obama? Herod Couldn’t Take it, Either – UPDATED

Given the social media jeers of his adolescent son, and Assad's assertion that President Obama "is weak", it sure does look like Syria is trying to taunt Obama into blowing things up, over there.That alone should make everyone pull back from declaring "bombs-away."A few days ago I wondered whether Obama -- who last year recklessly pronounced the use of deadly chemichals ae "red line" to which America would respond with great vengeance and furious anger -- was in a similar position to … [Read more...]

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Obama: “The planet will boil over!” UPDATED

Obama in Africa: We're used to him preaching this stuff to our sinfully prosperous nation, but it seems odd to hear him tell a continent full of developing nations that they'd better temper their own aspirations and dreams, and not aim too high from their sphere.Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody … [Read more...]

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Obama Channels Leslie Chow: “Not my pro’lem!”

Peggy Noonan has it just right when she writes:The president, as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to him. He's shocked, it's unacceptable, he'll get to the bottom of it. He read about it in the papers, just like you.Lately, when I watch the president act like no one tells-him-anything-why-he's … [Read more...]

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Using Gosnell to Snip at Obama, or the Press? – UPDATED

"If these children are being born alive, I have confidence that a doctor..."That is part of State Senator Barack Obama's argument, in 2003, as to why he would not support any sort of legislation insuring medical care for babies delivered during botched abortions. More completely, he said:I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who i … [Read more...]

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Am I a Cynic, or Simply Observant? Both?

Since I am both socially inept and an introvert (not an automatic blend; I'm just a particularly clumsy amalgam of the two) to me, watching from sidelines is altogether preferable to deep engagement. This has made me pretty observant, or at least that's what I took from it when my mother -- reaching for an answer when queried as to why I was "so odd" -- said, "well, she's very observant..."Two really excellent columns by women I admire have crossed my screen today, and in both cases, I found … [Read more...]

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Atomic Stupidity: Obama has all the Numbers! – UPDATE

In telling the GOP to use the Obama playbook, yesterday, did Mark Thiessen calculate poorly in his Washington Post piece? He's a very smart man, but I suspect he did:Thiessen’s recommendation makes a deadly miscalculation: He forgets that Obama’s single-minded pursuits are fully backed and protected by the mainstream press.Whether in print or broadcast, our increasingly lofty and elitist media are a little like the FDIC to Obama’s commercial bank; they provide insurance and coverage. They … [Read more...]

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Susan Rice is a Diversion from Obama’s own Words to UN – UPDATES

The mainstream media keeps wondering about UN Ambassador Susan Rice, and the fact that post-Benghazi she went on five Sunday Mornings shows, five days after the event, to say -- over and over again -- that the attack on our Libyan consulate and the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens was all due to a video no one had ever heard of, is just odd.I mean, hey guys, almost ten days days after Rice's appearances (and five days after his administration was finally … [Read more...]

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