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Could be a political bombshell

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 4:37pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:30pm

News broke yesterday that the administration brought in consultants as early as last spring to take a look at the healthcare.gov website.

The Obamacare website.

After a look-see, the wizards of smart...that's what I call consultants, they told the White House you have some serious problems here and if this website was released today for public consumption it would continually crash.

After hearing that, it's reported that administration did nothing.

I keep reading and seeing where the political part of the administration keeps winning the battle over the policy part.

In other words, this is more about politics than anything else.

And now FOX is reporting the Justice Department right now is making plans for the cancellations of group plans.

Yup, group plans.

The kind you get at work.

And this item which popped up last night.

Remember real close to the 2012 election and those unemployment figures plummeted from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent?

I do.

Talked about it here.

Jack Welch who used to run GE called it a political ploy, that numbers just don't move like that.

Welch was excoriated by the Obama loving press.

Well nhow the New York Post is reporting the numbers were manipulated by the government to make thigns look better for the President.

To me if they can verify this really happened.

This on top of Obamacare while the president is having truth issues would be a political bombshell.

That's my point of view what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or facbeook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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That new ruling an be EXPANDED. And if expanded the Senate becomes another House of Representatives. Not good.

The whole idea behind the filibuster is about ADVISE AND CONSENT. It is about making sure a more than 50 percent of the Senate really do want the Administrations nominee to be passed.

But since Reid and Obama have opened the door, so be it.

Hope for change in 2014. Lots and Lots of Democrats up for re-election. Even some in Texas.

Prediction, if and assuming the GOP takes the Senate in 2014 (there's no guarantee). The Senate Dems will demand the GOP restore the filibuster and accuse the GOP of playing partisan politics if they don't and will argue the rule is politically bias.

You do understand that a simple majority is "more than 50 percent", right?

The filibuster was never intended as a way to logjam to operations of the nomination process. But typical of the GOP, they came up with a way to circumvent democracy. If the GOP spent even half as much time trying to solve the nation's problem as they do just trying to sabotage the system our country would not have the problems we do.

Another stupid statement. The filibuster was intended to do just that, logjam the proceedings. It allows for majority rule without trampling on those in the minority. All parties have done this in the 225yr history. Now the Dems have removed it You're only giving another example of , if the Dems do it, its heroic, if the GP does the same, its evil.
If the Dems didn't spend so much time trying to destroy the country, the GOP wouldn't have to spend so much time trying to block them.

Nope, THAT'S a stupid statement. The filibuster was intended to use for specific objections to individual candidates, not as a tool to obstruct most or all nominations. Of the 128 filibusters of nominees in the HISTORY of the Senate, half have occurred during the Obama administration. Crippling the government was never the intent of the filibuster.

Reminds me of a joke: What do you call a group of Republicans? A terrorist cell.

Desperation in the White House.

Democrats dump the filibuster in the Senate. A 200 year old rule.

They know Obama as sunk them and in 2014 they will lose control of the Senate.

But what goes around... WILL come around. Mark my words.

Hope for change in 2014. Lots of Democrats up for re-election, even some in Texas!

Did anyone believe the bureau of labor statistics ever? What part of dishonest government do you not understand? Were you surprised to learn the science behind global warming was discovered to be fake, or that green energy was a kick-back scheme for campaign contributors, or that we invade sovereign nations not to eliminate evil dictators, but to loot their wealth. Sham elections; fake economy, gun running dept. of Justice, open borders, we're not citizens, we're the plunder of a govt. gone awry

The New York Post said it??? Well then it MUST be true. Will this "political bombshell" be as big as Donald Trump's 'very big political bombshell' from last year?

You know, I heard from an anonymous source that Obama was secretly having all the gas pump handles infected with a virus so that everyone wouod be sick and need Obamacare. If you can verify that, it would be a HUGE POILTICAL BOMBSHELL!

You should blog about that right away!

I agree this is more about politics than any thing else. That's why we see Perry, and Cruz in Iowa drumming up cash and support 3 years before the election. That's why we see Hillary doing the same. Money has ruined our election process. And media has allowed congress to get away with not passing a budget for the last 4 years. The American people really are getting exactly what their apathy has purchased for them.

Among SolarCity Corp., the solar company Obama's buddies got millions from the 'stimulus' (and they donated to Obama's campaign, is about to go belly up.) One small scandal.

New revelations that Obamacare website is not even 50 percent operational is another scandal.

Benghazi survivors spill the beans on the zero response from the state department that night. That's Hillary & Obama asleep at the switch.

I'm getting dizzy with all the Obama scandals!

Hope for change in 2014. Throw 'em out!!

Of course they lied. To them the end justifies the means. So it's okay to lie, cheat, sell military tech to the red Chinese, remove people from the gene pool.
But be careful of being duped by these stories. While I believe they are mostly accurate, they play too much into the right-wing hands.

Idiot, your full of it. Welch, Chairman and CEO of GE from 1981-2001 increased GE's value 4,000%, look it up. His managerial skills are taught in schools across the country. After the Zio-takeover of GE, his predecessor Jeff Immelt, has run GE from the Whitehouse, another cronie-capitalist taking this nation into fascism. And if you have a hard time with his 45 year old wife, a woman old enough to know her mind then, you have to love public official Clinton and his 19 yr.old schmucktress

townidiot--

Your name defines the real you. How can you keep apologizing for Obozo? If you'd switch your channel off of MSNBC and follow some REAL news, and if you weren't the town idiot, you might just learn something. The truth is- this administration sold a pig in a poke and you apologists just keep on admiring the emporers new clothes.

Obozo, I like it. Odummer is more descriptive but Obozo is funnier.
townidiot et al. have to apologize for and blame others. They are so invested in the bad policy they can admit its failure.

Yes, lawyers for the DOJ are arguing in court (where they cannot LIE) that Obamacare cancels Group as well as individual plans by end of Dec. 2013 (as in this year!) Tens of millions will get their plans canceled. Maybe 100 million individuals!

Note they cannot lie to a federal judge. But Obama and Co. can lie to everyone!

Hope for change in 2014 when everyone finds their healhcare plans canceled and new plans double in price. LOTS of democrats up for re-election.

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