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ObamaCare Victory Lap

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 The world’s least likely NASCAR driver took a Rose Garden victory lap to celebrate the sudden sign up of 7.1 million souls for ObamaCare. There was no mention of how many of those souls paid a premium, which is required to actually have coverage. Also unheard from were the 6 million or so who lost their coverage, doctor, or both due to changes required by the new health care law.

 President Mocks Republicans after his Victory Lap

The most notable unmentionable, however, was ACA Czar Kathleen Sebelius. The president ignored her during his shout-outs to other Democrats among the Rose Garden gathering. President Obama did stop short of further humiliation for Sebelius by not mocking her as he did Republican opponents of the unpopular legislation.

Also missing from the victory lap crowd were red state Democrats up for re-election.

It wasn’t all gauche behavior by the Driver-in-Chief of ObamaCare. The president modestly declined to call attention to his own unilateral changes to the law of the land.

Super Bowl Version XLVIII.2

140203-super-bowl-version-XLVIII.2-obamaHate to drag politics into the sports, but I didn’t want to miss out on Super Bowl Version XLVIII.2. First, Team Obama tweeted The One throwing a football. Then Bill O’Reilly interviewed him.

Dr. Krauthammer says the interview was better than the game and the score was closer.

Dana Milbank says O’Reilly treated President Obama like a guest on the Factor. Which is to say, not well.  O’Reilly’s interruptions were annoying but Obama would have verbally stonewalled him if he let him. Instead he blamed his problems on Fox.

As it was Obama booted questions on Benghazi and  Republicans have yet to recover the ball (view from 6:24-7:37).

Super Bowl Version XLVIII.2 Update:

Fox New’s Catherine Herridge nails the CIA for knowing the attack in Benghazi had nothing to do with demonstrations gone wild, yet the director changed talking points allowing Susan Rice to blame the attacks on protests about a video.

 

FBI and IRS Tea Party

140116-irs-fbi-tea-partyBack in June a House committee wanted answers about IRS efforts to indimidate and silence Tea Party Groups. Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations  took the fifth. There was very little Tea Party involvement in the campaign 2012 campaign. President Obama was re-elected.

The FBI has now declared “no harm no foul”, as Dan Henninger puts it.

Thus, two of the most powerful public institutions in the U.S.—the FBI and the IRS—have concluded no harm, no foul, and the memory hole swallows the Obama administration’s successful kneecapping of the GOP’s most active members just as they prepared to participate in the 2012 presidential campaign. Many—ruined or terrified by the IRS probes—shut down. Mr. Obama won.

Christie Bridges Differences

140110-christie-bridge-mayorGovernor Chris Christie couldn’t sleep. He woke up to the nightmare that members of his staff had tied up traffic on the George Washington bridge because the mayor of Fort Lee, NJ. had failed to endorse him. He says he was completely in the dark.

Christie Bridges Differences with Mayor

If he runs for president, Christie is expected to campaign against just that sort of fat cat abuse of government power. He apologized to the little people and the mayor in a two your press conference.

The Obama administration got into the act by letting it be known a US attorney is investigating. Speaking of abuse of power the WSJ says:

compared to using the IRS against political opponents during an election campaign, closing traffic lanes for four days is jaywalking.

Unpardonable Turkey

131127pardonRob Fornier has a story in the National Journal about a first time offender sentenced to 55 years in prison under federal mandatory sentencing rules for selling marijuana.