“You have to blame Republicans!”


I shit you not. Howard Dean is the personification of evil chutzpah. AYFKM???

Howard Dean blamed both Republican lawmakers and governors for Obamacare’s woes since its online launch earlier this month. Dean complained that governors forced the Obama administration to implement a large federal exchange by refusing to create their own state-level exchanges.

“First off all, in fairness, you have to blame Republicans for some of this because they delayed everything they possibly could, threw as many monkey wrenches into the process as they could,” the former Vermont governor said on Morning Joe on Thursday.

“The problem is they shouldn’t have done a single-size-fits-all for the 36 states,” he continued. “Partly, I have to say, they had to do that because the Republican governors refused to accept exchanges.”

Dean went on to downplay the problems facing the websites, saying the glitches are “not big.”


Ever been in an argument with your significant other and they seem to be determined to make you totally lose your shit and go all stabby on them?

That’s how I feel about the Democrats right now. I swear they are trying to goad me into cutting this thing off my ankle and breaking my parole.

Excuse me while I scream.


Mother-f**5%$ @!#$&&* *%$#@!

Mother-f**5%$ @!#$&&* *%$#@!


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87 Responses to “You have to blame Republicans!”

  1. The Klown says:

    Any residual respect I had for individual Democrats is gone. Even the Big Dawg disgusts me right now.

    • Mary says:

      I am in the same mode. The condescending tone in their talking points comments—as if we are too stupid to know better, and don’t read more than just talking points—is absolutely infuriating.

      • And there’s the rub. The low info voters DON’T know better. And reading? Nope they don’t do that either. It’s soundbite city for them if they bother to follow any news at all. They pull the D or R lever becuz- granny did.

        • piperp says:

          Or their kids told them which person / party to vote for.

        • The Klown says:

          I’m afraid to even turn on the television right now. I might accidentally see something that pushes me over the edge.

          And as you know I’m usually very mellow.

        • DeniseVB says:

          And people too stupid to get photo i.d.’s, yet required for almost every other aspect of their life (pity the ones who need to sign up for welfare and obamacare 😉 )

        • O man, Denise, don’t get me started on this Texas Wail of “What about the married women????” FFS. I had all my shit switched over within two weeks of getting back from my honeymoon. It wasn’t hard at all. If some Texas women didn’t bother, then they are lazy or stupid.

    • fif says:

      I was thinking the same thing – they refuse to take responsibility for anything, like petulant children. Done done done with them.

    • swanspirit says:

      There is nothing left to respect .
      http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/24/hillary-clinton-turns-tables-on-heckler-in-buffalo/

      During a speech at the University at Buffalo, Clinton first ignored the man’s shouts as she spoke of Buffalo as a model for problem-solving through cooperation.

      “Because we can’t move from crisis to crisis, we have to be willing to come together as citizens to focus on the kind of future we want,” she said. As the shouts grew louder from an upper section of bleachers, she added, “which doesn’t include yelling. It includes sitting down and talking.”

      Isn’t yelling exactly what she did during the Benghazi hearings ? Why yes it is .

      • lyn says:

        Honk! The Democrats are incapable of bringing people together with Obama at the helm. Looks like Hillary will have a hard time too.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Who let Dean out from under the bus? Methinks he may be lobbying for the HHS position after Ms.Sebelius is shown the door ?

    • fif says:

      That’s another thing about them: they have no self-respect. They are treated like complete garbage by Obama, and come crawling back. I’d love one of them to go all renegade on them like Palin has the guts to do. Instead, they just continue to prostitute themselves.

      • wmcb says:

        Yep. They are all so damn venal and petty and small. And the long-time establishment GOPers go in that category too.

        I am getting fucking tired of watching them have their little backstabbing turf wars and intrigues while my country sickens and dies.

  3. The Klown says:
  4. angienc says:

    Worse than Dean saying it is that all the vile progs throughout the blogosphere and the MSM will start repeatig it as fact and the idiot Obots will *believe* it. That’s what’s going to make me stabby.

    • Constance says:

      ” The idiot Obots will believe it”
      Maybe not this time because the success of Obama care is balanced on the Obots backs. The Republicans have made clear at every turn that they oppose Obama care and the Dems have repeatedly called Republicans out on that. Now the idiot obots are in line as usual trying to “get theirs” and all their getting is screwed with a big bill. All the Republicans need to do is keep up their vocal outrage and try not to talk about birth control, abortion or trans-vaginal ultrasounds (which is really asking a lot of Republicans).

  5. Lulu says:

    No one listens to Howard Dean.

  6. driguana says:

    It’s very difficult to be around any “progressively regressive” people these days. I feel so very sad for our current political situation …I can’t see a happy resolution here…but trying to stay optimistic…and that means mostly hanging out with others who feel like I do…

    • Constance says:

      Well I think watching Obama care implode would be really good entertainment. If the Republicans show any life at all they will come up with a “Big Government fail” campaign and ride it to 2014 victory. But of course when Obama care implodes us working people will be taxed to bail it out. As well as having to tolerate stagnant wages, higher health care costs, less work hours and depreciating home values.

  7. abc says:

    So the Republicans made Democrats spend $600M on something that actually doesn’t hardly work at all, not even for a couple thousand users in testing? The Republicans have so much power! They are incredibly powerful for having so little control! Maybe we should elect them! (not personally endorsing any idea other than to throw the bums out — ALL of them.)

  8. votermom says:

    “The problem is they shouldn’t have done a single-size-fits-all for the 36 states,” he continued. “Partly, I have to say, they had to do that because the Republican governors refused to accept exchanges.”

    This is like the dumb kid blaming his failing test on the smart kid for not letting him copy his answers.

  9. votermom says:

  10. The Klown says:

    Metropolis Birdcage Liner:

    As technical failures bedevil the rollout of President Obama’s health care law, evidence is emerging that one of the program’s loftiest goals — to encourage competition among insurers in an effort to keep costs low — is falling short for many rural Americans.

    While competition is intense in many populous regions, rural areas and small towns have far fewer carriers offering plans in the law’s online exchanges. Those places, many of them poor, are being asked to choose from some of the highest-priced plans in the 34 states where the federal government is running the health insurance marketplaces, a review by The New York Times has found.

    Of the roughly 2,500 counties served by the federal exchanges, more than half, or 58 percent, have plans offered by just one or two insurance carriers, according to an analysis by The Times of county-level data provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. In about 530 counties, only a single insurer is participating.

    The analysis suggests that the ambitions of the Affordable Care Act to increase competition have unfolded unevenly, at least in the early going, and have not addressed many of the factors that contribute to high prices. Insurance companies are reluctant to enter challenging new markets, experts say, because medical costs are high, dominant insurers are difficult to unseat, and powerful hospital systems resist efforts to lower rates.

    MSNBC will now denounce the NYT as racist and Joan Walsh will accuse them of providing aid and comfort to the Tea Party.

  11. helenk3 says:

    most of my life I have had low blood pressure. Just went to the doctor and now I have high blood pressure. I blame the democrats for this. The brass to blame others for their mistakes is getting bigger and bigger. The contempt they have for the American citizen is just astonishing.
    It seems like a mask came off in 2008 and the ugly has been shown to the world ever since.

    • angienc says:

      Helenk — you have to take care of yourself, even if that means not watching the news, reading as much about politics or, at the very least, if you can’t do that take LONG breaks throughout the day & go out for a walk, etc. Your health is way more important than this crap.

  12. Lulu says:

    Harry Reid is a hysterical old gossip that makes shit up. And so are the putzes at the WH. These sillies and whinny tattletales live for outrage like the junior high girls they act like.
    “This morning, the Huffington Post, citing unnamed sources, said that Democratic senators were told of the exchange in a caucus meeting by their leader, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. It was Reid, the HuffPost reported, who fingered Sessions as the Republican in question.”
    “Now, it appears that the Democrats got their information from White House deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors, according to CNN, who incorrectly described what took place at the meeting.”
    “While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the President is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret the misunderstanding,” a White House official said Thursday in an email.
    http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/10/sessions-accused-of-telling-obama-i-cannot-even-stand-to-look-at-you.html/

    • votermom says:

      Harry Reid is a hysterical old gossip that makes shit up. And so are the putzes at the WH. These sillies and whinny tattletales live for outrage like the junior high girls they act like.

      The whispering courtiers of Versailles

      • Lulu says:

        The French monarchy did that to make nobles silly, safe and harmless. Same thing. Weak, foolish and dependent on favors is no way to live.

  13. helenk3 says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/obscene-3-7-trillion-spent-on-welfare-since-obama-took-office/

    $3.7 TRILLION spent on welfare since backtrack took office

    read how much that is not included in that money but paid out in addition to that money

    • Lulu says:

      That doesn’t include Pigford.

    • insanelysane says:

      That seems like a significant % of our economy.
      So let me see, welfare is a significant part of what is fueling what little growth the economy has made.
      It’s like a perpetual motion machine.
      I’d sure like to have one of those.

  14. helenk3 says:

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/marines-obamam-girly-hats/2013/10/24/id/532855?ns_mail_uid=38337858&ns_mail_job=1543080_10242013&promo_code=15495-1

    in the you have to be kidding dept

    budget cuts in military are cutting pretty deep. Most of the nation is worried on whether or not they will have decent health insurance and backtrack concentrates on the hat that the marines wear?

    don’t anyone here ever talk about women and their supposed interest in fashion before budget

  15. wmcb says:

    Just talked to my husband and he is LIVID. I’ve mentioned here before that the new hospital regulations regarding length of stay, what Medicare will pay for, etc is becoming more and more onerous. What I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned is that TPTB don’t want to admit to, or really let the public catch on to, what they are doing. He and some of the other docs also suspect that admin is lying to families, telling them that the docs are the ones kicking them out.

    There has been a growing tendency to seriously pressure docs into kicking patients out of the hospital earlier than they are comfortable with, etc. The admin and case managers are under pressure from the govt, and they in turn pressure the docs. It makes him angry, because what they basically want to do is have the docs lie. They want the docs to make a financial decision, but still call it a medical decision to cover admin’s ass. And my husband is one of the ones who just flat refuses to do that.

    So today he gets a call from a pulmonologist, good friend and colleague, on a patient they are both treating. She’s 59. She has a loving family. She’s been in ICU for a couple of weeks, but has been steadily improving. So Dr. M calls my husband very upset, and said that the case managers have been really pressuring him to say that this lady is pretty much hopeless, and to move her to palliative care. (basically take her off the vent and let her die.) Hubby was just as shocked as Dr. M, because this lady is GETTING BETTER, is not in a damn coma, and will likely recover completely given enough time and care. So anyway, Dr M. gives hubby the heads up, and hubby tells him he backs him, no way is this lady going on palliative care.

    40 minutes later, he gets a phone call. “Oh, Dr, we just wanted to let you know that Dr. M says that Mrs. X needs to be taken off the vent and ICU and be transferred to palliative care. Is that okay with you?” They just flat out lied, hoping he would not remember who this was, do the usual professional courtesy thing, and “agree” with the doc who was most involved in her care.

    He. Went. Off. I can’t even go into here how badly he went off on their lying asses.

    But yeah, this shit is happening. More and more over the past few years. At hospitals all over this country. And what is worse is that not only is it happening, they are trying to make docs give it a veneer of respectability, when the truth is that the DRG guidelines say that her diagnosis means 8 days in ICU is the norm, so on day 9 they start trying to get rid of her, because they are not being paid for that bed. And they really don’t want the public to know that’s what they are doing – they want to push it off on “it was the doctor’s decision.”

    They are setting up “palliative care teams” to go talk to the families, and tell the families that they are so sorry, but grandma is not going to get better, and we really need to do the kind thing and withdraw care. The docs in hubby’s hospital have found out on several occasions after the fact that this happened, when the doctors had said no such damn thing. Or one of them did, three of them didn’t.

    She’s FIFTY NINE, people. Already improved by about 50%, with a chance of full recovery. And the bureaucrats just tried to trick my husband into fucking killing her.

    I cannot even describe to you how fucking furious he is right now.

    • helenk3 says:

      do you mind if I steal this?. people need to know what is going on

    • DandyTIger says:

      Holy fuck. That’s fucking murder. Or in this case, attempted murder.

      • wmcb says:

        Oh, he’s reporting it up the line. He’s pretty sure that the woman he talked to was *told* this by someone higher up the chain, never talked to Dr. M herself. But he’s also pretty sure that nothing will come of it. He’s already been told it was “miscommunication”, not a lie.

      • wmcb says:

        He already talked to the woman’s daughter, and while he didn’t tell her everything that had happened, he told her that if any “palliative care team” comes in trying to talk to her about withdrawing care, he DID NOT recommend that, and neither did Dr. M, and he thinks her mom is going to get better.

    • votermom says:

      Death panels, plain & simple.

    • lorac1 says:

      Mind if I ask which state this is? That’s scary. If the pt. was not previously disabled, since she’s only 59, I’m guessing she’s on private insurance – that may be who is pushing this. (Why can’t they transfer her full-care to an LTAC – same treatment allowed for a longer time?)

      But – at least here in SoCal – if she has an advanced directive stating she is full code, they couldn’t do this – or if she has family saying they’re not ready for her to go on hospice, they couldn’t do this. If there is no advanced directive and family members are in disagreement on whether to continue or go to hospice, it would have to go to the bioethics committee. And even if they do recommend “pulling -the -plug” , they rarely do it anyway. I think to avoid litigiousness of family members.

      Although the MDs here DO push for as early a release as possible, I suspect they get some kind of monetary reward or perhaps less of a monetary penalty. I did just hear that the 3-midnght Medicare rule is being changed to 2-midnights, so that people can go to nursing homes sooner, instead of having to discharge home when they really need a SNF, but didn’t meet the elibility for a 3rd night in the hospital.

      • lorac1 says:

        Also here, if there is no family (and the social workers have done a documented, thorough, diligent search for family), two different MDs can sign off on a pt. being taken off life support. Of course, all tests would have to point to the conclusion that the patient will never recover from their vegetative state.

  16. wmcb says:

    I don’t mind at all, but please don’t put anything identifying as far as city, etc (if you even know.) I would have to ask his permission for that, because he’s in a tenuous place with this right now. He may just walk away and go all private pay practice, he’s that angry.

    • wmcb says:

      And BTW, when the docs like my husband, who actually care about doing their best for their patients, all get disgusted and leave for cash practices, all that will be left in our hospitals are docs who are more than willing to not rock the bureaucratic boat, rubberstamp whatever they are told to, and look the other way for a paycheck.

    • helenk3 says:

      I try not to put names and places on comments that I steal. What I do is say this is from a commenter at such and such place. Since this was a personal story I would not make public any name or place even if I knew .
      thank you for posting the comment. people do need to know this is going on. Thank your husband for being such a caring man

      • wmcb says:

        He said that if they were allowed to do so (but govt and Big Ins. will and already are fighting them at every step), a group of docs could start a private pay hospital and outpatient clinic, designate one day a week for nothing but charity cases, and still provide care for almost everyone MUCH cheaper than we currently do.

        • insanelysane says:

          Oh oh, you’d be losing your job…wmcb.
          Don’t you do the Ins billing?

        • wmcb says:

          Yes. But I guess in that case I’d end up accountant or chief cook and bottle washer or something. I’ve always been pretty much the “do whatver the hell needs doing” person. 🙂

  17. driguana says:

    Then there’s this from President Ovoyeur! He can spy on 35 world leaders but can’t put up a workable on-line healthcare program!!!
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/report-usa-spied-on-35-world-leaders/#disqus_thread

    • angienc says:

      On the Greek channels, they’ve been reporting this story A LOT (as I imagine they are in all countries not the USA with our Obama PR “media”) and let me tell you it is a HUGE scandal. Merkel is PISSED.

  18. wmcb says:

    Moral of story above for average person: If your family member is in the hospital, carefully do your homework before you sign ANYTHING from the hospital about withdrawal of care. Yes, there are lots and lots of times when it’s perfectly appropriate, and genuinely the kindest thing. But don’t just blindly trust the fuckers.

  19. SHV says:

    “I’ve mentioned here before that the new hospital regulations regarding length of stay, what Medicare will pay for, etc is becoming more and more onerous. ”
    *******
    At age 59, it is unlikely that she is on Medicare. A few weeks ago, I was in the hospital for surgery and 6 day stay. At admission, I signed a paper that, as a Medicare patient, I could refuse discharge if I felt that I wasn’t ready to be discharged. The hospital, however, did have a lot of staff devoted to “case management” and hospital discharge. I suspect that at one point, I was switched from IV meds to oral meds prematurly by a nurse practitioner in order to keep me on the discharge schedule.

    All that said, being on Medicare is a pure pleasure compared to my previous “high dollar” private insurance. Insurance, the in network, not in network scam, unilateral decision of what and how much that they would pay for, balance billing, etc. Medicare, I picked a doctor and hospital out of state without any hassle, generated an $82,000+ medical bill and had to pay $73.50.

    • wmcb says:

      Yes, she was on Medicare. And the DRG guidelines are specific to Medicare. The hospital eats the cost if the patient goes past the “normal” number of days to stay for their particular diagnosis. Medicare pays X amount for X days for X diagnosis, period. It’s a lump sum. If DRG says 5 days, and you stay 3, they made a profit. If you stay 7, you started losing money on day 6. If you are a really really good doc, and you fix a supposed-to-be-3 day patient in 2 days? Medicare says they never should have qualified for admission, and pays a pittance for “observation.” So even if they are well at day 1 or 2, you fudge and keep them another day, or you don’t get paid.

      IOW, in a misguided effort to combat fraud and be more efficient, they have completely fucked up the whole system, and put in place perverse incentives.

    • Holy cow, I hope everything is alright with you now, SHV!

    • votermom says:

      Hey SHV, hope you are recovering well. (((hugs)))

  20. helenk3 says:

    Just Because
    at last nights world series game dedicated to our military

  21. helenk3 says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/node/362070/print

    the luckiest generation.
    maybe because we expected less, were more financial responsible and had a different life style

  22. The Klown says:

    New Jersey is special:

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  24. The Klown says:

    I love this show:

  25. helenk3 says:

    O’Reilly can be obnoxious at times. But tonight he has bill richardson stuttering on who had been held accountable for anything in this administration .
    IRS – Benghazi – Fast and Furious – obamacare website failure
    when the video becomes available it should be watched

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