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Was John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling a curse or a blessing for Republicans?

by Doug Book,  editor

Though Coach is Right published this piece in early January, the subject matter may be even more pertinent today as countless doctors refuse to treat ObamaCare patients, hospitals deny them admittance and the negative impact of the law has moved from talking point to reality.

When Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court’s Marxist bloc in ruling the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate constitutional, stunned conservatives immediately accused him of committing an “act of judicial cowardice.”  “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” wrote the supremely hypocritical Roberts as he shattered one of the first rules of judicial restraint by rewriting sections of ObamaCare from the bench. Although he refused to “protect” the people, it seems he was more than willing to protect DC lawmakers from the consequences of passing unconstitutional legislation.

But did Roberts manufacture his creative penalty-is-really-a-tax revision of ObamaCare for the purpose of bailing out the lawmakers who wrote the Act? Or was it actually his intention to help destroy them! American Thinker contributor Bill Dunne believes Justice Roberts used his ObamaCare ruling to set a “diabolical trap” designed to imperil Democrats even as it “saved the Republican Party from going into a death spiral…”

It is Dunne’s contention that Justice Roberts’ decision spawned a “Great Awakening” of the American people by making it clear that “…ObamaCare [was] a civics lesson from hell, with vast implications for America’s future.” Had the Chief Justice sided with court “conservatives,” the disastrous effects of the Affordable Care Act would have disappeared with the law itself. The largest tax increase in American history would not be taking place. Millions would still have healthcare insurance which has since been cancelled by the ACA; premiums would not have doubled–or worse–thanks in part to unwanted coverages; family doctors would still be available to longtime patients; a non-functioning, $600 million website would not threaten to transform average citizens into “skofflaws.” Moreover, identity theft would not run rampant and some semblance of a right to medical privacy might still exist for the American public.

Perhaps the most important consequence of Roberts’ ruling is that millions of Americans finally understand that “…[ObamaCare] has less to do with insuring the uninsured than with one political party’s lunge for unprecedented power and control over people’s lives.” The utter contempt for individual rights which is the hallmark of DC Democrats has at last been clearly revealed to any interested American. And the fact that healthcare may no longer be affordable or available interests one Hell of a lot of Americans.

Did John Roberts assume the role of visionary in finding the ObamaCare mandate constitutional? In spite of the happy faces assumed by party loons such as Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Senate Democrats like Mark Udall (Co) and Mary Landrieu (La) are facing Election Day 2014 with the dread of THEIR vote being advertised as the one which passed ObamaCare into law.

Was John Roberts a gutless traitor to the American nation and people? Was he blackmailed into finding the Act constitutional? Was he hoping to become an important part of history? Or did his presumed prescience help to save the Republican Party from an historic collapse?

Whatever Justice Roberts motivation, it certainly IS the Court’s job to “protect the people” when the passage of unconstitutional legislation threatens to result in an historic abuse of political power.

Source:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/the_roberts_trap_is_sprung.html#ixzz2pqVsagQD

Obamacare has us hearing, “I’m sorry, we are no longer accepting that kind of insurance”

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

The captives who have been dumped by their healthcare insurance companies on Barack Obama’s orders are beginning to feel the pain Obama meant them to experience.

Obamacare was and always will be nothing more than a stick with which to flog Americans into lining up and marching into a single payer system. Single payer is a system that involves the government paying healthcare providers what the government thinks their services are worth. The details that we have been able to dig out of Obamacare include the fact that doctors’ salaries will be determined by the government. Moreover there will be no differentiation between medical specialties. Doctors who do brain surgery will be paid the same as those who clip the toenails of diabetics and the elderly.   

These rules have led to doctors opting out of any kind of insurance plan that is connected to Obamacare and brought about shortages Obamacare fans couldn’t even imagine.

One of those former Obamacare fans tells her story as follows.

“As a proud new beneficiary of the Affordable Health Care Act (Obqamacare), I’d like to report that I am doctorless. Ninety-six. Ninety-six is the number of soul crushing rejections that greeted me as I attempted to find one. It’s the number of physicians whose secretaries feigned empathy while rehearsing the “I’m so sorry” line before curtly hanging up. You see, when the rush of the formerly uninsured came knocking, doctors in my New Jersey town began closing their doors and promptly telling insurance companies that they had no room for new patients. My shiny, never used Horizon health card is as effective as a dollar bill during the Great Depression. In fact, an expert tells CNN, “I think of (Obamacare) as giving everyone an ATM card in a town where there are no ATM machines.” According to a study 33% of doctors are NOT accepting Medicaid. Here in Jersey, one has a dismal 40 percent chance of finding a doctor who accepts Medicaid – the lowest in the country.”

There is an old Dutch saying that fits here: “We grow too soon old and too late smart”? The worse thing is that because of Barack Obama and his Frankenstein monster too many of us might not get to “grow too old.”

Source: http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/when-doctors-slam-the-doors-on-the-newly-insured-304#ixzz2yOYB4ple

Whether the Republican establishment likes it or not Obamacare will be the issue in November

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

When David Jolly beat Alex Sink in a recent special election for a Florida congressional seat, the knee jerk reaction from the GOPe’s pet pollsters was to immediately warn the Republican rank and file that Jolly didn’t win because of Obamacare. “Who are you going to believe, us or your lying eyes?” came to mind. 

Phonies like Karl Rove pontificated about how winning elections requires more than simply getting on the right side of issues voters care about and hammering that message home. Hey, who knew there was more to winning elections than supporting the things voters want and opposing the things they hate?

Clearly it takes more than bottom line election results to convince these “experts.” Nevertheless, what those of us who know how to pour water out of a boot knew all along has been scientifically validated.

A recent Pew survey discovered that 54% of those who intend to vote next November see Obamacare as “very important.” Of those voters 2 of every 3 hate the law and this is an undeniable motivator for getting voters to the polls next fall.

After reviewing the Pew results Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran remarked, “If you don’t care about Obamacare, you’re less likely to vote. If you think Obamacare is good, it’s not a big issue for you. But if you think it’s bad, it’s an intense one.”

Moran was likely referring to the numbers of people who now “don’t know” how they feel about Obamacare that Pew found.

The percentage of “don’t know” or wouldn’t answer respondents has grown from 5% to 12% just from December to February. Liberals would likely insist this is a good sign (they insist everything is a “good sign” for them), but it seems more likely that this increase is the byproduct of true believers coming to understand they have been lied to by Barack Obama. 

The honest mixture of respondents, (Republicans 42% Democrats 39%) makes this a serious piece of information for anyone who will listen. Obamacare can turn this November into a big disappointment for Democrats.

Republican establishment are you listening?    

 
Sources:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/10/tsunami-alert-new-poll-shows-obamacare-driving-voters/?cmpid=washexam

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/04/10/usa-today-pew-poll-obamacare-clout-in-midterm-elections/7512593/

Could this be the end of Boehner’s Speakership?

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

 John Boehner is often a difficult man to figure out. Sometimes he seems to want to lead the fight to restore America’s greatness; but other times he seems hell bent on destroying what is left of America and the Republican Party. This ambiguity has placed a cloud over his reelection as Speaker.

His biggest problem is he just doesn’t want to give up on his dearly held dream of granting amnesty to illegal aliens. He and his sidekicks, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy have made an art form of ignoring their base in favor of people who will be happy to accept amnesty so they can become reliable Democrat voters.   

Earlier this year the demands of rank and file conservative Republicans were able to get these people to shut up about amnesty and the issue apparently faded away.  Nevertheless, the anger over the arrogance of this crowd’s “Shut up, we know better than you do,” attitude has not subsided.

The Republicans are in little danger of losing control of the House. Regardless of how much unrest there is among the GOP’s base, the Democrats are so damaged by Obama and Obamacare they have virtually no hope of regaining the House.

 The question has become which Republican will be Speaker next January.

Given what is in the air,  Boehner’s reelection as Speaker is not a sure thing.        

The grumblings against him have grown louder and more widespread.

Consider what Jeff Duncan a South Carolina Republican House member has had to say: “My sense at the present time that the Speaker doesn’t have the support of the conference.”  One of his colleagues estimates that 40 Republican lawmakers would vote against Boehner on the floor and says “I’ve seen a running total.” Trouble could be brewing for Boehner. 

Cantor, a Boehner “Yes Man” from Virginia looks like he thinks he will merely step up, take his boss’s place and continue the same old, same old. He could be very wrong. If Boehner is not strong enough to hold on himself, his “Mini Me” probably won’t have enough strength to take the reins on his own.

Although it has quickly faded from the stage, Scott Wagner’s recent huge upset in a special election for a Pennsylvania State Senate seat does change things.  Wagner a conservative with TEA party backing, crushed the establishment’s handpicked candidate using a write-in campaign!

Unless things change, Boehner and his supporters could be in for a rough first day of  work next January.  

Source:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/23/2014-Midterms-Heat-Up-Speculation-in-Race-for-GOP-House-Speaker

Helping the AP remember its story on Venezuela’s fake healthcare system

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

It is rare that this site has to offer assistance to the Associated Press, but this is one such occasion. In November, 2012 the AP posted a story exposing the miserable failure that passes for a healthcare delivery system in Venezuela. The truth seeped into the AP’s website and archives but has since disappeared. This is where we can be of help.

Thanks to the ever vigilant Wayback Machine the truth as originally posted by the AP lives on.  

The news organization’s story starts by following the misery of a 37 year old woman who has a huge cancerous tumor on her breast and is on a waiting list to have it removed. It seems she is being neglected by a system doctors describe as collapsing and unable to function due to acute equipment shortages. The same hospital the breast cancer sufferer is dealing with sent 300 patients away in the previous month because it has become impossible to operate on them.   

Adding to the misery of the people is the fact that the government’s dysfunctional policies and mismanagement have caused shortages in the basic necessities of life needed to comfort patients being treated by the nation’s healthcare system.

Continuing with the story of the poor cancer sufferer’s misery under the Chavez regime, we are told that she is also suffering from advanced glaucoma because she has not been able to get an appointment with an eye specialist for the past two years.     

Doctors who do not work for the Venezuelan government and thus feel freer to speak say the Chavez government’s policies have killed many patients who were left to die from easily cured conditions.

In October 2012 organ donations and transplants were discontinued and at the time of this article’s writing just three in ten radiation machines were operable leaving the vast majority of cancer patients in a holding pattern over death’s door.  

While the constitution of Sean Penn’s favorite county guarantees free healthcare for everyone, on average ninety of Venezuela’s largest one hundred hospitals have only seven percent of the supplies they need.
 
This is America’s future under Obamacare because socialized medicine does not work. The Venezuelans have no place else to go, but we can escape. Do whatever you must to avoid entanglement with Barack Obama’s deadly experiment with your health.     

Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20131107013808/http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VENEZUELA_SICK_HEALTH_CARE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-11-06-00-10-00