Hundreds of thousands of people receiving cancellation notices because of Obamacare…



“If you like your plan you can keep your plan…” -Barack Obama 2009,2010

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.

The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are cancelling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

But the cancellation notices, which began arriving in August, have shocked many consumers in light of President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their plans if they liked them.

“I don’t feel like I need to change, but I have to,” said Jeff Learned, a television editor in Los Angeles, who must find a new plan for his teenage daughter, who has a health condition that has required multiple surgeries.

An estimated 14 million people purchase their own coverage because they don’t get it through their jobs. Calls to insurers in several states showed that many have sent notices.

Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.

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mikeinidaho
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mikeinidaho

Like he has been ALL of his life, if Obama’s fat lips are moving, he’s a lying MF.

lawngren
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lawngren

What? We can’t trust an anti-American muslim / communist hybrid foreign-born pothead’s word? The world must be ending.

We warned them. Now the inevitable collapse is beginning to swiftly gather momentum, just like the aAm/chfbp intended it to. Like he **and his handlers intended**, that is.

I wonder what will be left of America and freedom by Christmas. THIS Christmas.

stage9
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stage9

The price of believing a liberal.

Liberalism, the ideology of the liar.

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

omg,,,ya know i know how people feel about disability checks and help from the government for food or whatever. but there are people who really need help,i know there are alot of people out there trying to screw the gov out of money,,food,,,medicaid but there are those who absolutely have to have it,,is that going to change also,,,there is no way i can go out and work,,its impossible,,,i am nervous about the whole thing,,any input on that?

kong1967
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kong1967

I don’t see that changing, unless the Republicans get back power and make it tougher to get. Obama made it a lot easier to get it….too easy. Anyone that’s already getting it probably wouldn’t be effected but people that apply for the first time would be. It wouldn’t effect you anyway. The people that would be cut would be the ones jerking the system. If you’re truly disabled you shouldn’t worry. My sister is disabled as well (head on car crash by a teen staring off in the ditch on the highway). By the way, I’m not one of the ones who are against disability payments….as long as they’re not cheating the system. What are you going to do, stick a man in a wheelchair in the alley and tell him to fend for himself? No, we have to have humanity and take care of those who cannot fend for… Read more »

TXTeaRex
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TXTeaRex

From The Last Refuge:
how far down does the rabbit hole go……….

Article title:
“Obamacare Web Program Developed By =} CGI (No-Bid Contract) Who Own =} SIlver Oak Solutions Who Developed =} PRISM Cyber Collection For =} NSA As Revealed By =} Edward Snowden”

from the article:
“So let me pause before moving forward.    The “international” company who was quietly awarded a no-bid contract to build the Obamacare website is the same company who operates the PRISM® platform which the NSA uses to gather phone, data, telecommunication, social media, and e-mail transmissions for review.    Got it?”

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/10/15/obamacare-web-program-developed-by-cgi-no-bid-contract-who-own-silver-oak-solutions-who-developed-prism-cyber-collection-for-nsa-as-revealed-by-edward-snowden/

B-Funk
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B-Funk

This is a good learning moment. We allowed this bed to be made for us. Now we have to sleep in it. Those that have gleefully had no clue about what this joke of a law is about are now learning some home truths. It’s just too bad that the stupid have to take the rest of us with them.

SheerPolitics
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SheerPolitics

But they’re still trying to paint things rosy: “By all accounts, the new policies will offer consumers better coverage, in some cases, for comparable cost — especially after the inclusion of federal subsidies for those who qualify…. The policies must also cap consumers’ annual expenses at levels lower than many plans sold before the new rules.” But then you read: “Some receiving cancellations say it looks like their costs will go up, despite studies projecting that about half of all enrollees will get income-based subsidies. Kris Malean, 56, lives outside Seattle, and has a health policy that costs $390 a month with a $2,500 deductible and a $10,000 in potential out-of-pocket costs for such things as doctor visits, drug costs or hospital care. As a replacement, Regence BlueShield is offering her a plan for $79 more a month with a deductible twice as large as what she pays now, but… Read more »

RighteousCrow_JustCaws
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RighteousCrow_JustCaws

I’m speculating that new and better health care insurance options will rise like a phoenix from the ashes of the crashed-and-burned Ubama[doesn’t]care.

waffle_anna
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waffle_anna

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLY! Near the bottom of page TWO, you will read the following of Chief Justice Roberts written opinion; Read it for yourselves, http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf concluded in part III-A that the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE IS NOT A VALID EXERCISE of congress’s power under the commerce clause and the necessary and proper clause! Did you get that?? The supreme court of the united states declared the individual mandate IS AN INVALID EXERCISE OF CONGRESS’S POWER. THAT MEANS ITS UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Although they never told us this in the mainstream news, did they!?!?! No! They rely on you being too lazy to bother reading what the court said!!! THEN! The penalty had to be magically “UNCONSTITUTIONALLY” changed into a tax but if you read Justice Roberts opinion on the tax/penalty, the tax too will probably be declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL once it’s challenged in court U.S. v Mersky (1960) 361 U.S. 431 a… Read more »

sjmom
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sjmom

Just heard 300,000 in Florida are going to lose their healthcare.

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

that is awful,,,i am just waiting,,,dont know what i would do without my meds that are life threatening if i dont take them,,

sjmom
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sjmom

I’ll pray such a thing won’t happen to you.

digipanic
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digipanic

My employer sent me the letter that said my policy will not be available next year because “it does not meet the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act.” I wonder where can I find the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act to compare them to my plan and wonder why, as it seems to me that the Bronze Plan costs more, covers less and has higher deductibles than my current plan. Obviously, somethings not right, but that’s not surprising either.

NYGino
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NYGino

You must be mistaken. Obama himself promised that if you like your current plan you can keep your current plan, and besides, if you went with Obamacare you will save $2,500.00 a year in premiums.

TXTeaRex
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TXTeaRex

You know it’s those Gre-e-e-e-dy Insurance Co’s giving up all that business just to spite BO! smile

Dems4dead
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Dems4dead

I hope the streets are big enough to house all that lose their homes in order to pay these outrageous healthcare bills.

NPC
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NPC

This is only the early start in the game, giving it time this could turn out to be a very, very, hot summer starting about six months from now, it’s just a matter of getting thru the winter months coming up first.

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

that is so scarey,,,,dam just think about that,,,,what happen to us?

RustyTrombone01
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RustyTrombone01

Got mine in the mail last month and I live in TX

Bill589
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Bill589

I’m sorry. I hope somehow things work out well for you.
We must stop Obamacare.

$1714278
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$1714278

Obama knew this crap would happen, he was counting on it…..One payer system…

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

You give him way to much credit!

Yes to single payer, that has been their plan all along and they have been openly talking about it…

$1714278
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$1714278

Ok, you’re probably right..it’s not just him. He’s got others schooling him on this, either way……that’s the plan.

publius
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publius

I don’t think it is giving him too much credit.
A 2,500-page bill did not simply appear. Progressive think tanks had been putting together plans to destroy the employer-based healthcare system for years.

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

True but bobo didn’t write it, in fact he probably has little to no idea what is in it! It is a way to a means, the man and his regime live and breath by committees…

You are correct a “progressive think tank” (oxymoron isn’t it?) came up with it based on desired plans to destroy America!

hachie1
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hachie1

“Progressive think tank”. Isn’t that what sits at the bottom of a porta-potty, filled with blue water?

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

LOL, If not the affect is the same to most Americans…

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Of course. This probably the same bill the liberal bureaucrats were writing for Hillarycare and it was set aside until the next favorable moment.

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

nice this is what we are becoming,,,i miss the old days man,,,

Linda Ann Zehender
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Linda Ann Zehender

Has anyone else had their TriCare insurance cancelled because of this?

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

they really cancelled your insurance? I am so sorry

drphibes
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drphibes

Off Topic:
So what’s in the air these days? Are most of the disenchanted Right talking Third Party? Or hoping to reform the Republican Party? Inquiring minds want to know.

Army_Pilot1967
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Army_Pilot1967

The Frequent Liar in the White House has blatantly lied to hundreds of thousands of trusting Americans!!!! WTF…who voted for that little tyrant???? Never mind, I know who. I still can’t believe he was re-elected. See, low information voters and other types of pond scum what you’ve done to America by voting that miserable human being back into office!!!!!

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

I think the people who voted BO and are now seeing their premiums double and the services cut, still think that he’s the best thing since sliced bread. Our expectations have been driven so low in the last 5 yrs that nothing will stir the American moron.

We need to become accustomed to the new america and remain connected, putting away stores, ensuring that the truth is passed to the enlightened.

I pray for a miracle and oil up the AK.

Pyrran
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Pyrran

I feel like we are about to sink into the dark ages.

I guess more preparation is the key to survival.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

I could not have put it better.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

We have been seeing squawking from the LIV though too. Cruz and Lee’s plan worked, the gov’t shutdown long enough for the Obamacare horror stories to start leaking out. If the gov’t had been funded with the CR passed, none of this would be news. But Cruz taking to the Senator floor changed all of that with many reading letters from constituents, over 2 million signing the Dontfundit.com petition. The Dems had the timing down pat. Insurance renewals are generally in the last 3 months of the year, after the time when the CR would have been passed but for Cruz and Lee.

aposematic
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aposematic

They let Obuma screw them the fist time, the second time they screwed themselves…and unfortunately the rest of US.

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

you got that right

aboutdat
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aboutdat

Watching this all unfold and seeing how a young LEFTIST black man with the media behind him takeover makes me ill. USA goes down like this? OH-uh-oh AND HIS PARTY ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY THING, and that is up to US to fix !!!! I see the media is freaking out now they supported this Obummercare, and things will get WORSE, and the left will keep lying. Have you ever seen so much lying and spinning about any mistake they make ?? I would hope if I was younger, I would have at least helped organize some street protest. To watch us as a country just accept this is very demoralizing. to ourselves and others. To put this another way, a LOT of what ALEX JONES put on his site and what GLENN BECK predicted along with all the warnings from all “those” groups (as well as re-pubes) WEwere… Read more »

TXTeaRex
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TXTeaRex

Yeah, and the Dept. of Homeland Security is gonna roll in with their anti-mortar vehicles, fully locked n’ loaded automatic weapons, and TRY to wipe out us “extremists”… Otherwise, they wouldn’t have been building up stockpiles of weapons, ammo, and military vehicles for ‘homeland’ security. . . SO YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF, are the current failures of Obamacre, the website, etc. more agitation to destabilize the country, OR did one of the most technologically savy administrations of all time just SCREW UP the ACA somehow???

READ BELOW. . .

http://adinakutnicki.com

“Earlier in the week, Capt. Hestilow **asked his Facebook followers who the DHS intends to kill** with the weapons and ammunition that it has recently purchased.”

“Short answer,” he wrote. “You and me! Anyone they think is standing in their way to impose a new Marxist government! Anyone who stands for the U.S. Constitution!”

Bill589
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Bill589

Answer: Less than zero.

Question: What is the value of an Obama promise?

Barbi
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Barbi

This is absolutely true. He lies, lies, lies to achieve his selfish goals. He uses people and stomps them underfoot on his way up the ladder. I just read a story today about why Oprah is no longer supporting Obama. After throwing her weight behind his campaign in 2008 to help him get elected, she did not help him get re-elected in 2012, nor did she entertain his request that she use her star power to help him promote Obamacare. The reason for this is that back in 2008, he promised Oprah that if she supported his campaign for president and helped him get elected, she would then have unrestricted access to the White House and to the Obamas for her causes. They would listen to her requests and seriously consider them. But, after Obama used her and her star power to get elected in 2008, he completely blew her… Read more »

Kem Cho
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Kem Cho

I believe MO dos not like that Oprah is more popular and richer than her. She probably was passing diet recipes to Oprah

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

you are so right,,i am getting nervous now because i have a couple ilnesses that cannot go without taking them,,i would be in big trouble and get very sick..i guess i just have to wait and see what happens

SilentTexan
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SilentTexan

Just as he told us “we can keep our doctor”, I’ll tell the dummies who signed this into law, “If you like Obamacare, you can keep it. In fact, use it to its full potential. You can crumble along with it!” THANKS OBAMA!!!

Sentinel
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Sentinel

WE TOLD YOU SO!

SilentTexan
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SilentTexan

liked this 10,000 in spirit! I always scream this day & night. And the *le gasp!* “I can’t believe it! Who would have known?” is sickening. WE’VE KNOWN ABOUT IT AND YOU LAUGHED! Not so funny now, is it?

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Permit me a cruel chuckle… they should have listened.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Over and over and over again! But you didn’t listen LIV. You called us terrorists, compared us to Nazis. In the end, we were RIGHT and you are LEFT with the Obamacare bill. Suck it up LIV, you have a long way to go before you reach Medicare and by then it too will be beyond saving.

maketcomp
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maketcomp

Another true prediction made by Sen. Cruz and Sen. Lee! But, Kaiser would not have presented this last week during the shut-down. The RINOs must go!

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Some of the letters read during Cruz and Lee’s Senator floor time were Kaiser cancellation notices. Certainly not this volume. Wonder if the insurance companies were warned to zip it or their IRS friends would be paying a visit.

Barbi
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Barbi

Probably, since the IRS has become the vindictive retaliation arm of Obama’s dictatorship.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Yes. And given the federal exchange serves 33 states, the feds could tell any insurance company they were unwelcome to offer plans in the exchange. Actually, I wonder if that happened and we will hear about it next. Was an insurance company approved for 2012 campaign contributions, refused and be blocked because of it? This inquiring mind wants to know.

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

well i have a question,,i dont want to be judged,,but i am really disabled,,,long story but i have medicare,,anyone know what wil happen with that?

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Medicare has already been robbed to help fund Obamacare. Where Obama will come up with the billions needed to “fix” the website is unknown.

I would be worried about Paul Ryan and his “we need to fix entitlement programs” myself. He views Medicare as an entitlement. People who worked, and their employers have paid for Medicare for our medical needs at retirement and Ryan wants to move that further and further out.

NPC
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NPC

The country is being led down the path toward communism, we’re three fourths there. But people have never experienced that kind of life here, although most are fully embracing it already. Ignorance is bliss.

WhiteGuy2
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WhiteGuy2

Massive waste of taxpayers money! The fruit of our hard labor is squandered and handed out by the fist full to allies of this Marxist regime. Im tired of having my paycheck and my pockets looted by these commie bastards.

kong1967
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kong1967

As are we all.

E. Lee Zimmerman
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E. Lee Zimmerman

Surprised? No. The ACA will go down in history as the world’s biggest bait-and-switch EVER.

kong1967
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kong1967

Even worse. When you get baited by a company it’s impossible to tell if they will honor it. But this has had a billion foreseeable consequences and people ignored the warnings. They have their heads so far up Obama’s butt that they couldn’t smell a turd if someone stuffed it in their mouths.

Tonimarie Monahan
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Tonimarie Monahan

love it…lol

John Q. Jones
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John Q. Jones

And so the reality of truth comes bearing its full weight upon the masses of moronic lemmings of liberalism…and I am thinking I am going to enjoy watching them implode as their messiah melts before their eyes and reveals his true nature. I truly loathe that creature…and all it stands for.

kong1967
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kong1967

As bad as I feel for our country, I can’t help but laugh at the idiots that supported this law. The worse this gets the more I laugh. Too bad we couldn’t limit the pain to the morons that voted for this.

NYGino
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NYGino

You do know your way around words John Q, nice alliterations.

John Q. Jones
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John Q. Jones

I give credit to my reading habits in the Fantasy genre of fiction. Especially to Robert Jordan and his brilliance. Reading hundreds of novels has really transformed my vocabulary! LOL Oh, and well… We have some very colorful writers right here at Scoop to draw from, too smile I am still amazed at the articulate talents Scoop has attracted.

Thank you, NYGino…

kong1967
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kong1967

I would say “unbelievable”, but we’ve been saying this was going to happen for a very long time. Oh, no….we are liars. EAT CROW you stupid freaking liberals! Geez I get so fed up with stupid liberals who ignore reality.

NYGino
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NYGino

His legacy…….unworkable, unmanageable, un American.

John Q. Jones
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John Q. Jones

Great summary. I couldn’t have imagined a better headline if I tried… well, at least that I could post here.. LOL

standbesideherUSA
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standbesideherUSA

Not to mention, uncompromising….and ALWAYS unaware.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

May I add: unconstitutional

hachie1
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hachie1

Yet still, somehow, unimpeachable. God help us…

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

He’s impeachable and has been since Fast and Furious. It is the cowards in the House under the whimpy Boehner that don’t have the guts to do their job and follow their oath of office. IMO, they should ALL be impeached, starting with the lawyers in the House.

hachie1
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hachie1

That’s kind of what I was hinting at. Thanks, boehner, and the rest of y’all in the house.

Press Watchusa
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Press Watchusa

I hope Florida is happy they went for Obama

Obamacare will hopefully sink the Dems and RINOs once and for all!

kong1967
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kong1967

I agree, but I think that’s wishful thinking. Put someone under your thumb and you control them. That’s exactly what they’re doing.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Obama won Florida by fifty ONE percent. If he didn’t have Disney World (Orlando) ‘Debby’ World (Miami area) and ‘Tampax’, over here on the Gulf Coast, he would have gone down in flames.
We have had to change voting machines 3 times since the Bush/Gore fiasco before the Democrats were satisfied they had a machine/system they could properly corrupt (again).

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

If the Allen West district sham had been ruled for West, would that have given Romney FL?

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

I doubt it. We had a ‘Republican’ Governor (who has since changed into a Democrat) and was quietly ‘jerrymandering’ Col. West’s district to get him out of Congress, at the time.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Add FL to the list of “conservative” states I wouldn’t trust with Levin’s plan.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Most of Florida is conservative but ‘the vote’ is controlled by the liberal bastions like Miami, Orlando and Tampa.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Similar to most states with large cities. if the Republicans ever get super majority, the system needs to be changed to be like Maine where it is not winner take all and big cities controlling the vote outcome.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Exactly. If the ‘fly-over country’ votes had the same weight as the big city votes did, the Democratic party would have to work to win an election. wink

MonsterShouter
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MonsterShouter

Yeah, he didn’t get that extra 2% from here in Northwest Florida. There was only one guy with an Obama sign during the elections in my neighborhood… the guy with the biggest house in the whole area (huge Alamo-looking knock-off in a neighborhood of simple ranch-style houses).

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

As usual, it was the college communities and the Democratically controlled metropolitan ‘ghettos’ that got him elected. The bulk of Florida didn’t want him.

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