If it’s true that the Obama administration will seek to delay the implementation of the individual mandate by as much as six weeks, will some pro-Obamacare Dems accuse the White House of terror tactics?

Ironically, the White House will likely look for a way to blame the shutdown for the delay.

The White House has already delayed the employer mandate by one year.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

Updates:

Here’s an explanation of what’s reportedly being done for now until the plan inevitably shifts again:

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Tags: ObamaCare
  • Maypo

    Tomorrow on CSPAN — First congressional hearings on the Rollout Kerfuffle — Day Of The Contractors!!!!

  • rokpaperskizzors

    This is the most insane case of “let’s drink the poison because it’s good for us” I have ever witnessed. WTF!

    • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Except now it’s, “let’s wait six weeks before drinking the poison”.

      • conservativechick

        HAHAHAHAHA Ted Cruz WNS after all! Love it! I so wish they would delay this mess until AFTER the 2014 elections. (Not timed that way)

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          Now Ted needs to twist the knife. :-)

  • Steve__Jacobson

    6 weeks isn’t close to enough of a delay.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      No but we will quietly stretch it and stretch it until we stretched it till after the elections. This is “saving face”. More like damn too much Botox again but never mind that now.

    • journogal

      It’s a delay, though. It still something that, hopefully, people will question the Democrats up for re-elections. Hopefully it is enough for pointed questions as “why were Republicans called ‘terrorist’ for suggestion delay and now one has happen, albeit small.”

    • Guest

      Nah … just think. They delay it for 6 weeks, then it fails again. That would be so freakin funny!

      • ObamaFail

        6 weeks isn’t going to make a difference, not after they had 3 years to get it ready. So it’ll fail again, and that’ll be when the lemmings start coming out blaming it all on the GOP.

        • Michael Anderson (WB)

          In 6 weeks.

          The delay is to give them time to spin not fix.

  • WhoMeToo

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! XD

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      Best comment today! Let me join LOLOLOLOL

      • Michelle ✓classified

        BWahahaHAHAHahahahaHAHAHAHAhahaaaaaaaaaa

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah
          • Michelle ✓classified

            OK, now I’m laughing even harder and louder.

          • saltyvagina

            Lllolololololol I want them to shut down the gov again with R and D on opposite sides. Use dem argument. …bbbbbbut law of the law…lmao

          • YomamaYo

            LMAO! Sure hope I don’t have nightmares after watching this, tho… Yikes!!

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            Hey that’s the TROLOLOL man and he’s a classic!

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!
          • Michelle ✓classified

            Awesome blast from the past! LOVE Muttley!

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Even the White House Sad Panda is laughing.

          • Michelle ✓classified

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified
  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Let me be clear – I was for the delay before I was for the delay.

    ~Stompy but friends call me ShamWow

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Who can keep up with all of his names?

  • daPenguin

    can we get some of these “experts” to figure out where Obama was on 9/11/12? Some guy name Ben Ghazi wants to know.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      There can only be one Penguin. I’m not amused by this! :/

  • daPenguin

    can their be a better example for why we need term limits!!!

  • Jennifer

    So, do I get my insurance back? Oh, wait…

  • lildebrarae

    This mean that Obama and the Libs are still on task to a single payer system.

  • thedumbblonde

    This would be so bloody amusing if it weren’t so serious.

  • thedumbblonde

    You know, that’s probably why they met with Dems separately so they could issue the talking points.

    • Guest

      And tell them that it’s OK to come out in favor of a delay. CYA ya know.

  • Maxx

    Oh, so NOW they’re for a delay?

    Welcome to liberal politics….a one-leg man in an ass-kicking contest.

    • journogal

      Internal polls must suck big time to do this.

  • fireandreamitchell

    CBS’ Mark Knoller is saying that NBC report is bogus and there is no mandate delay. Once again NBC shows their ‘quality’ of news.

    • journogal

      Well, there is a big headline on Drudge that say “may be delayed.”

    • URGR82

      This is just a feeler news release. It’s meant to hear reactions before any official release just to see if they should go through with it or see how to spin it.

  • Doctor Nuke

    Wait. I thought it was the law of the land?

    • saltyvagina

      Yeah. This is what America voted for. Respect the will of the people.

      • journogal

        2nd Amendment is law of the land, too, yet Democrats don’t respect it or the will of the people. We have immigration laws on the books, yet those aren’t respect by Democrats, nor are the people are directly affected by unsecured borders.
        By the way, DOMA, slavery and prohibition were one laws, too.

        • WhoDat

          DOMA was repealed by court ruling. Slavery was abolished after a war via amendment. Prohibition was repealed by amendment.

          ACA was brought before the court and upheld.

          • journogal

            Wasn’t Dred Scott upheld by the court? So in your world, laws can’t ever be amended? Probably not, considering you think we are only “free” because of government regulations.

          • WhoDat

            It was upheld and then struck down by post war amendments. Laws can be amended, but going through it the correct way is key.

          • journogal

            So, it can be done. Does it not bother you that President Obama has taken it upon himself to enforce certain parts of the law? Since you think big business “profit from stepping on the backs of the less fortunate”, you are okay with those evil big businesses getting a year delay on the mandate? How about the other special interest carve outs – I guess since it was done by Obama, you are fine with it, right?
            2nd Amendment is the law of the land, yet Democrats want to fool with it. We have immigration laws on the book that are being ignored, too. Funny, huh? I guess you would be more concerned/incensed if this was a Republican President doing all of this.

          • WhoDat

            Never said all big business do that. There never should have been a delay in the mandate.

            Closing loopholes in already existing gun laws is hardly going against the 2A.

            As for immigration laws, they were pretty well followed in Obama’s first term when they set a record on deportations.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/31/obama-deportation_n_2594012.html

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Closing loopholes

            That’s not a loophole – private sales are just that – private sales, and not the business of pants-wetting hoplophobes.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            As for immigration laws, they were pretty well followed in Obama’s first term when they set a record on deportations

            After refusing to close the border, you mean?

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            So executive orders, waivers and “because I feel like it” delays in implementation are the correct way to do through it?

          • WhoDat

            I thought those on the right wanted it delayed. And when parts of it are delayed, there’s an outrage that it was delayed.

            At any rate, win elections, get constitutional amendments done.

          • Jeremy

            6 weeks isn’t long enough

          • journogal

            Delayed across the board…not picking and choosing who gets what delay and when, or who gets a special carve out. It’s funny to see how liberals suddenly accept this – big business is cool; well, as long as the march to the liberal drum beat, they are cool. Special interests – as long as it supports liberals – are cool and should get special treatment. As for the people who it directly affects, screw them.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            And when parts of it are delayed, there’s an outrage that it’s delayed

            The outrage is over the delay by executive order and the selective delays.

            Funny how you say how laws should be amended in the right ways…unless it’s Obama doing the amending.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Speaking of which, is it Constitutional for the Executive Branch to change the terms of a law AFTER it has been signed into law and without going back to Congress?

          • journogal

            Don’t you know…as long as it’s a Democrat in office, anything and everything is okay.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Constitutional amendments aren’t the only way to overturn bad law, skippy.

            I refer you to a quote from James Madison, one of the Founding Fathers:

            “This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.” – James Madison

          • Ronald Green

            Damn, now it’s quoting the “O”‘s snark, how original.

          • ObamaFail

            A six week delay does nothing to fix any overall problems. The GOP fought for a year delay, which Obama gave to his rich big business buddies. You think 6 extra weeks will do anything? They couldn’t get the site going after 3 years, what makes you think 6 extra weeks before everyone starts getting hit with fines will make any difference?

          • journogal

            As long as it is a Democrat doing it…

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Yea, “going through it the correct way” is Harry Reid’s motto.
            :rolleyes:

          • thedumbblonde

            What amendment to the constitution repealed a constitutional amendment establishing slavery exactly?

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Actually, Obama deemed that DOMA would not be enforced before it was repealed.

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            As a tax! Which they vehemently insisted it was not!

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Oh don’t worry….once they got in front of the SC, they argued it was a tax. They just didn’t tell the American people about that small change.

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            Yep. It’d be funny, if only it was funny.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            The Supreme Court at one time also upheld compulsory sterilization of mentally retarded people. The Supreme in the recent past decided that corporations are people. So using your logic, that something is right just because the Supreme Court says it is, I can correctly conclude you agree with forced sterilization and that corporations are people? Got it.

          • journogal

            As long as those corporations’ earning are made from “step(ping) on the backs of the less fortunate,” because the poster cares so much about them.

          • TexSizzle

            Not people: persons, made up of people. An important difference under the law, although it makes no sense to me.

          • Guest

            Just that the penalty was a tax. Nothing else.

          • Ronald Green

            Not 40 watt, only it’s funding and penalty provisions.

          • ObamaFail

            Supreme Court rewrote it to where the ACA would be labeled a tax, which is why it was upheld. And it was supposed to go back to the House after that, but it never did. Eventually enough libs will be rioting about it that the Supreme Court will overturn it, it’s just a matter of time.

      • ObamaFail

        They didn’t vote for Obamacare as it is now, they voted for Obama because they were dumb enough to believe it was free. I still listen to libs in my town talking about how great Obamacare is, and one of them cancelled her policy from her old company because, and this is a DIRECT QUOTE, “Obama is sending everyone a check on Jan. 1 that will pay up my insurance for life, so why pay for something when I’m getting Obamacare?” And, she doesn’t even think she has to do anything to get it, she doesn’t know about the website, she’s just going by stupid crap you libs all say about it.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          A liberal on another thread bought an ACA policy because they thought Obamacare’s 70/30 coinsurance cost sharing started BEFORE their deductible was met. :rolleyes:

    • thedumbblonde

      I had someone tell me that at a function last weekend. I replied, “So was Prohibition, enjoy that cocktail.”

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        So was slavery.

    • John Howard

      That was last week’s law. This is a new week.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    AND THEY WOULDN’T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT!

  • BoscoBolt

    6 weeks. LOL.

    A delay of 6 years wouldn’t be enough to fix obama’s mess.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      “Yeah, give us 6 weeks, we’ll get that cancer cleared up for you, and you’ll be good as new!”

  • Matthew Roberts

    Stupid question, I know…but from where does our esteemed President get the legal authority to make these unilateral changes to the crowning achievement of his administration?

    I think at this time, since the President ‘won’ the recent stand-off, we should force him to move forward with the implementation of Obamacare as written.

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like obamacare and I will NEVER comply with it but I don’t think they should delay it. I think everyone needs to learn what a fouled up mess this is and they need to learn that now. I can’t wait ’til the idiots that say they support this mess find out it ain’t all sunshine and lollipops and it’s going to cost them. This garbage isn’t free, you have to pay to get screwed. Wait, isn’t that illegal?

    We just need to keep reminding the voting public, Every democrat voted FOR obamacare and Every Republican voted against it. Now it’s time to clean house.
    And to those jerkwads that didn’t vote last time around or voted for some 3rd party candidate because Romney wasn’t who you wanted, SCREW YOU! We could’ve been rid of this crap if you would’ve just done the right thing. Romney wouldn’t have been my first choice either, but he would’ve been a heck of a lot better than that jackass we have now.

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Sentence #2 is exactly why it will be delayed until after the election.

      • SameJerkDifferentName

        I hope you’re wrong but I have a sick feeling you’re not.

  • John Howard

    Here’s your pills…. And here’s your 30,000 pages of instructions for it…
    What’s the pills for?
    Chronic lumbar pain.

  • disappearing moderate

    Hostage takers! Terrorists! Dbaggers! Seditionists! And of course, Racists!

  • Patrick

    Here is my facebook post:WhiteHouse now wants to delay the individual mandate…are you freaking kidding me?? So basically, they shutdown the government for no reason. Then blamed Ted Cruz, you know the guy who was fighting to delay the individual mandate, then just went ahead and delayed it anyways a couple of weeks later. Seriously, who still supports this administration?

    And here is your “average” American response to my post:
    Wait,doesn’t this just add to Ted Cruz looking dumb? He shut down the
    government to fight for something that was going to happen anyways…

    This is what I deal with on a daily basis – this is public perception by way of media bias

    • DizzyMissL

      Oh for the love of God.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        You can’t fix stupid.

    • Squirrel!

      From my point of view the Dems should’ve voted for the fully funded CR with mandate delay. They didn’t so the government shut down.

      Now, some Senate Dems who are up for re-election in 2014 are trying to get it delayed even though they voted against the House bill (that’s aside of this that the WH is doing). It looks really bad on them if you ask me.

      As for Ted Cruz I fully believe his mission was accomplished. He brought America’s attention to this and shined a light on it. He also scares the cr*p out of the Republicans & the Democrats. I LOVE HIM!!!

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        Exactly. He got this steaming pile into the spotlight in spite of the MSM.

  • TJ

    Trail balloon sent out by an unnamed white house official to see how it polls over the next few weeks. But they will still not delay it a day. If you do not have insurance on the date in the law you will be getting a IRS tax bill and the website still does not work will not be a valid excuse.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Trial balloon?? That would mean NBC is “involved” with the White Hous…. nahhh, can’t be… /s :-)

  • LJPJ

    But, but ….IT’S THE LAW! They shut down the government to make this happen NOW…un-freaking-believable! It’s Unconstitutional for the President to unilaterally change the law. The Congress should NOT allow this. He’s changed the law before with no consequence or push back, they should not let it happen again!

  • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Healthcare Tara – So when I read on Twitter that Obama said I could keep my doctor and my plan I should not have believed him? Good to know.

  • Barbie

    They are soooo INCOMPETENT! It’s time for BO to GO!

  • thedumbblonde

    If the insurance companies were exempt from tossing people off their “non-ACA compliant” plans we might have a band-aid for this brain tumor. Unfortunately, too many have no coverage at all and 50 yr old single men are getting maternity coverage.

  • Jeremy

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA my sides

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRamB30E9mU

    • Hand of Doom

      (In my Tommy Chong Voice) That was beautiful, man.

  • Modres

    6 Weeks? That’s too funny. How’d they come up with 6 weeks? Is that really a delay? That’s more like normal government operations.

  • Richard Nightwood

    Six weeks, six months, six years, it won’t matter, the end result is still disaster.

  • HARP2

    Maybe it is time for Obama to turn Obamacare over to Bain & Company for a management consultant turn-around plan..

  • Concerned

    How can ANYONE back this administration or take them seriously after this fiasco? I feel like I’m in the Twightlight Zone!!!

  • SAE

    Excuses Excuses is all they seem to know. Well that does not cut it in the real world.

  • arttie

    Maybe they will find a few of Admiral Grace Hopper’s nanoseconds to incorporate into the program. I believe that she was the person who debugged the original computer in the 1940s.

  • Jack Deth

    Six weeks will soon become six months. Then a year. Then two.
    I’m not touching it either way.

    Though it is going to be fun watching all of the Obama minions try to shuck & jive their way out of this man made solidly Democrat owned catastrophe.

  • Acethepug

    That’s odd, because I clearly remember the following invectives (thanks to LASue) tossed at Cruz for asking for a delay;

    Reid calling him a laughingstock

    Chrissy Matthews calling him racist (then, doesn’t he call ANYONE who disagrees with President Boyfriend a racist …)

    R King called him incompetent

    McCain called him a fool.

    And let’s not forget the Media, aka the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party (and the Left), calling them all racist teabaggers, claiming they were seditionists, etc

    So, does all this apply to Obama now, too? It really has to, right? Because otherwise, that makes the entire Left a bunch of monstrous, lying shills.

    Reid and Obama rejected a CR that asked for the very thing President Petulant wants to do now.

    If only we had an honest media, instead of the kneepad-wearing partisan shills and liars we do now …

    So, Obama is a self-hating racist, all according to his own Party and Praetorian Guard (the Media).

    Nice!

    • Fungi2bewith

      That’s president Stompy Feet to you!
      A little respect for the Office, please!

  • bkeyser

    This is step one. In three weeks, they’ll delay it again.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      And Republicans can claim victory over and over as new parts of the law become active. “We warned you” can become the mantra.

  • LiberalsRcancer

    They OWN it. Let it IMPLODE on them. They had their chance, instead Reid & the rest of the mouth breathers spewed so much rhetoric, it was disgusting. They caused the the so called “shutdown” & now they want a mulligan? They made their bed, now they can lie in it.

  • ObamaFail

    6 weeks isn’t going to make a difference. They had 3 years and didn’t get it working. Extending the deadline to sign up by 6 weeks accomplishes nothing. People will still get hit by a fine, people will still be cut down to part-time, people will still be dropped from the health insurance they had for years, and premiums are still going to be high. This accomplishes nothing. The GOP wanted to delay the individual mandate to 2015, which you’d think the Dems would be all behind, considering how Obama did it for big business. And considering people wouldn’t see how bad it really is until after the 2014 elections.

  • Fungi2bewith

    Calling Sen. Ted Cruz. Go clean up the Dem. Mess in Isle 6.

  • Fungi2bewith

    6 weeks? That’s just their opening bid.
    Remember Tom Hank’s Movie “The Money Pit”? He would ask the contractors when the work would be done. Gag line soon became….. wait for it….. “Two Weeks:”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLcjUmBncZ8

  • cscape

    Raise your hand if you didn’t believe this “White House Delay of the Individual Mandate” was going happen? (it proves, to anyone with a brain, that the govt. shutdown was just a democrat hissy fit)

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    “The Obama
    administration is tweaking the way the individual mandate works as to
    not penalize anyone who purchases coverage on the marketplace this year.” Let that statement sink in a moment. The federal government is going to not penalize the people they are supposed to serve. If this is not more of an indicentment of an out of control, bloated federal government, then I guess i don’t know what is.

  • Left Coast Dan

    BTW, although the law mandates that individuals have healthcare coverage as of 1/1/14 or pay a fine, I mean tax, the president says it’s cool, so no need for additional legislation.