What. A. Worm.

Obama adviser David Axelrod’s tweet is about as desperate and pitiful as it gets, but it’s a question that is easily answered:

And what would the White House and Axelrod’s response have been a few months ago if insurance companies sent their customers letters informing them that Obama’s “if you like your plan you can keep your plan, period” promise was a lie?

https://twitter.com/Matt_Given/status/398918961045057536


https://twitter.com/laurww/status/398921038731292672

If they were “junk policies,” how come so many people are furious because they’re losing them and being forced into more expensive options?

Criticism of Axelrod was swift, massive and necessary:


https://twitter.com/MaxwellSilver3/status/398918673882025985

https://twitter.com/tandrewallace/status/398916226446942210


https://twitter.com/MaxwellSilver3/status/398917298158723072


https://twitter.com/tandrewallace/status/398916608434765826
https://twitter.com/MaxwellSilver3/status/398916526738120704

The only way David Axelrod will have a positive effect on the number of insured Americans is if he can figure out a way to turn BS into health insurance.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    “It’s not my fault for lying, it’s the insurance companies and customers fault for believing me.”

    • Johnny Right

      So help me, if I ever encounter Axelrod, Carney, Sibelius, Cutter and the rest of the dirty dozen. These people should be in jail.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      No, the insurance companies have been pressured into remaining silence by threat of prosecution by the DOJ and all other groups who monitor them in the Federal government.

      • $58216505

        No. Before you correct other posters it is polite to provide PROOF of your remarks.

  • Sakemoto

    David looked so much better with his Hitler mustache. It matched his hair and ideology perfectly.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    I am seriously sick of being insulted by these low lifes in DC, who gave them the higher intelligence award? I sure didn’t

    • beebop1952

      Their voters are stupid, so they assume we all are. Kinda pathetic, really.

    • binks

      BINGO!

  • Farfel_1776

    So much for “transparency.”

    • Creel Otters

      Transparency in the case of the 0bama misadministration means that you can see right through them.

  • FilleGitane

    Also, Didn’t the Obama regime threaten Insurance companies to stay quiet?

    • Name

      Weather they did or didn’t… it is the bigger person or company to stand up to them…are they with America… or that garbage we have in DC.. Enough is Enough.. There is $$ in out budget and if you had honest, intelligent men there this government would be taking care of this country. It is because we do not that we have a problem. It needs to end.

  • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Hey Dave, you useless POS. Both my sister and I have epilepsy, just like your daughter. The copay for our meds went from $30/month, to having to pay full price which for her is $200/month and for me is $300/month. All because of your guy’s horrible law which says two women with epilepsy don’t matter as much as making sure a grown woman who makes more than both of us combined doesn’t have to scrape together $10/month for her birth control. So, I’m sure you’ll understand that anytime I see your face I just want to punch it. How would you feel if your daughter could no longer afford her meds. Go screw yourself just as you assisted in screwing over the American people, you soulless piece of pond scum. My apologies to pond scum.

    • nickdqwk

      Pretty sure his asshatness has been granted the popular waiver for he and his family. Truly he and his ilk are a whole flokin herd of POS’s

      • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I have been very lucky that, since I haven’t taken my meds in a year because I can no longer afford them, that I have not had a seizure. My sister just found out about her costs going up. She absolutely cannot go without her meds or she will have a grand mal within about 4 days. This poor woman. Not only can she not afford her meds with insurance, she now has to have maternity coverage even though she knows she can never carry and give birth to her own child because of her epilepsy. It took her years to come to terms with that.

        • Spinmamma

          I am very sorry you and your sister have been dealt this blow. It is beyond speech.

        • DrSamHerman

          Me:

          I would suggest you look at the website http://www.clinicaltrials.gov – if your sister qualifies for a clinical trial involving her kind of seizure disorder, she would get free drugs, free care and some other freebies. The free drug only lasts for so long, but it may be enough assistance to help until other avenues become available.

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I appreciate that doc, but she’s been through the “let’s try different meds and see what happens” thing, and its a no go. Depakote is the only thing that works for her, and then she has another scrip that went up which helps counteract the side effects of the depakote. But sincerely, thank you. 😀

    • Hoosierdaddy

      Vagina tactics work. See recent Va. election. Bet if Romney said ppl would lose cable TV, he would have won. Just gotta address the important stuff and people respond.

    • Nan231

      They are soulless aren’t they?

  • Clayton Grant

    Blaming the insurance companies for not calling out Obama on his lie. Wow.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Really…

      • Spinmamma

        Best one yet.

      • Deborah Hallsted

        Hey, he did promise us many more WTF moments! ‘Course he meant Win -The- Future, until Palin took that and interpreted it for us.

  • Creel Otters

    David Axelrat. Taking cognitive dissonance to a whole new level.

  • http://thecheshirecactus.blogspot.com/ CheshireCactus

    I wonder–if we put the foreskin back on would it cover the mouth?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Was he ever circumcised? Seems like there’s no end to that prick!

      • Jay Stevens

        I think he was. I hear he used to wear turtlenecks to hide the scars but doesn’t bother any more.

  • schveiguy

    I think this is appropriate:

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

    • HanaFiveO

      Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go thru life son.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Said Rob Ford’s family, repeatedly…

  • Maypo

    My mom would never let a creature like Axelrod into our home. She had standards regarding civilized guests.

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I wouldn’t either. I know what happens when you invite a blood sucker into your home.

  • HanaFiveO

    This whole “be grateful peons, you had a “junk policy” before that you could barely afford, and now you have a poopy policy that you cant afford” strategy isn’t working.
    There are millions, like myself, who lost their policies and know they were not “junk”

    • karmafordems

      Be a consciencious objector

      • beebop1952

        Stick you head up your butt. How’s that? You are a nasty little horse’s azz. The person to whom you are being a douche LOST coverage for which they paid …. unlike those little takers who vote for the Democraps.

        • karmafordems

          The number one cause of death is LIFE.

          • beebop1952

            Why don’t you just succumb?

          • karmafordems

            I succumb on MY OWN TERMS, douche

          • beebop1952

            Projecting?

          • karmafordems

            Nah, that’s your specialty. Looking at your profile and reading your feed, what is your problem. I wasn’t being a douche. Told then not to succumb, but you tell me to. Eat your own dog sheet lady

  • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Dear Mr. Axelrod,

    You’re not going to tell the parents where their children’s bodies are buried, are you?

    Sincerely,

    Pederasts of America

  • AmericanMom

    Waiting for Obama to send cancellation notices to all those complicit health insurance companies who thought they could trust the liar president. Those CEOs and employees best be polishing up their resumes and sending them out pronto.

  • waltermitty2012

    The problem isn’t with the insurance companies, the problem is that 80% of enrollments have been for Medicaid. If that trend continues, private insurance rates will skyrocket and the government and many states will be saddled with much higher than expected Medicaid costs.

    • karmafordems

      Only if your state expanded Medicaid. My state did not. I hope my state has a wonderfully quick exodus

    • Nan231

      All is going according to ploy, I mean plan.

  • ConservativeTexan

    David, in one year we will vote in the mid-term elections. If your happy with your current job, you can keep it. Period! (Would I lie to you?)

  • journogal

    One thing liberals won’t answer or dance around or scream “racist” is why do they assume that government knows best for them. It frightening that many believe that not only does Obama and the Democrats (because we all know that Republicans are uncaring) care about them, but also have their best interest at heart. I can’t get a straight answer on why they think government knows what is best for them (really us.)

    • beebop1952

      Yeah … remember what 0bama said about the grandmother who raised him after his father ran off and his mother dumped him?

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I commented here weeks ago, that insurance companies always had a clause in every policy that said they would only cancel YOUR policy if you either didn’t pay the premiums or they stopped selling that particular product. So if you don’t stop paying, they can only drop you if they no longer sell your kind of policy. So how can they sell your policy? Only if it meets ACA standards– and of course, the Administration can always look at popular products, dope out what’s missing, mandate those, and by so doing, stop them from selling your policy.

    Whereupon, the Administration play innocent and say, “Hey, it always WAS possible for them to cancel you– what a junk policy you must have had, if they use that ‘out-clause’ to deny you better coverage, if you’re not going to pay for it– and if you’re not going to pay, hey-hey-hey, they always cancelled you, for THAT!”

    Never mind that this is really what those weasels did on the you-can-keep-your-policy promise:

    http://orderorder.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/badger-goalposts.jpg?w=480&h=364

  • Roger Taylor

    Let’s not forget Reichsmarshal Sebellius threatening lawsuits against insurance companies who DID attempt to blow the whistle on the lie.

    Why didn’t the insurance companies spread the word?

    Because of the thuggery and intimidation tactics of administration flacks like Axelrod himself.

    • Prairie Sarah

      It’d be miserable to be a targeted business in this administration’s sights, so it’s understandable that they bowed to threats – implied or voiced.

      If the average voter had an IQ over 50 with the ability to form cogent thought AND do math, this would have been glaringly clear. But then Obama wouldn’t be president with those conditions.

  • Perplexed

    We aren’t the victims of junk policies. We are the victims of a junk presidency!

    • cardnut

      Amen to that!

  • https://www.facebook.com/libertyNvrsleeps Thomas Purcell

    Actually – they did. Every one of my 2136 clients got a letter back in 2010 saying that any changes would result in rate increases and cancellations.

    • LJPJ

      Yeah, but sadly the fools believed the President and HIS LIES vs. their letters, or he never would have been re-elected. What a POS POTUS and his entourage.

      • https://www.facebook.com/libertyNvrsleeps Thomas Purcell

        The companies knew Obamacare was crap thats why they sent the letters.

        • LJPJ

          Exactly…they were covering their bets…the insurance companies were ETHICAL here, not criminal. Watch the spinners spin.

    • Perplexed

      But did they expect mandatory changes to their policies? Did your male clients expect that they would be mandated to have maternity coverage?

      • https://www.facebook.com/libertyNvrsleeps Thomas Purcell

        Nope. But I told every one of them – DON’T TRUST GOVERNMENT. Nobody listened.

    • Prairie Sarah

      I was hoping the 2012 election would have fixed that. But I figured that even if the presidency went to Romney that congress would have had a snowball’s chance in hell of axing the ACA. Ergo, the writing was on the wall – or letter – and the inevitable excrement storm would hit right before 2014.

      • https://www.facebook.com/libertyNvrsleeps Thomas Purcell

        Axelrod is so dumb and uninformed, he didn’t even know the insurance companies covered their ass with their clients.

    • beebop1952

      Are they still your clients? Did you think to speak up? You out yourself as an azz.

      • https://www.facebook.com/libertyNvrsleeps Thomas Purcell

        Every one of them. I BEGGED them not to change. I left the business over Obamacare.

  • Medicinewoman2

    David I don’t care how hard you kiss up O’s butt, he isn’t going to let you back in the pack!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Obamacare = junk policy. That tweet about sums it up.

    • karmafordems

      Obama=junk president. I want to punch his junk

      • beebop1952

        Uh …. I wouldn’t want to be any where near his junk.

        • karmafordems

          What’s wrong with you

  • mickeyco

    Aha! Finally figured it out: David Axelrod is what Jim Messina is going to look like at age 60.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

      I thought they already looked like each others’ asses.

  • Codewizard

    Axelrod is such scum.

    Obama threatened Insurance cos to NOT say anything. That’s how the Chicago mob operates.

    I hope to God, that the Right uses this to cut the government in half. But if we have the gutless cry-babies like “Boner” and “McDuff” still in, we’re screwed … AGAIN.

  • TJ

    You are too stupid to know you have a junk plan. But you can stay with the same predatory insurance company that sold you the junk coverage for 10+ years. As government is not going to arrest them for ripping you off for 10+ years just regulate them now so they don’t do that again.

    • beebop1952

      Here …. have a little transfat ….

    • Prairie Sarah

      Predatory? I don’t think it means what you think it means…

  • doesntmatter

    What surprises me more than anything is the stamina of these people, against all odds, and against the obvious to continue to shovel the sh!t.

    • Perplexed

      YES! They are like cockroaches. No matter how many you squash, there are always more coming out of the crevices

  • Donna Graffagnino

    Why didn’t YOU tell America? You knew, as did Congress, and the entire Obama Administration. This disaster has been known since 2010 – NO ONE SAID A WORD! VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!!

  • LegalizeShemp

    If you like Assholerod, you can keep him !

  • notenoughtime

    Not sure why Axelrod now wants to blame it on the insurance companies and their customers. My group plan administrator told us up front that we could not keep our insurance coverage because all the O mandates were not included and would have to be changed. We shouted it from the roof tops and to all our liberal friends who refused to believe it. Now they are the ones in a tizzy about their coverage since they are losing it right and left and the replacement policy is not as good as what they once had. Lying and passing blame is an art form that O and his minions have mastered.

  • ObamaFail

    Truly pathetic. As usual, every failure of this administration is on everyone but the people who are actually responsible. Axelrod should be forced to put up with what we’re putting up with, maybe then he’d wake up. Blaming the insurance companies? They didn’t know what was coming! They were duped along with the rest of us (well, many of us were smart enough to call BS the second Obama started making promises). How could they possibly have known that Obama was lying?

  • ObamaFail

    Next Axelrod and Pfeiffer and the rest of the lemmings will be demanding George W. Bush to apologize for making Obama sign the ACA into law.

  • obowmasbananarepublic

    I still don’t get it. The Liar In Chief continues to claim we’ll be better off since our insurance is cancelling. Well why does he want to keep his private insurance since it’s so dam bad? Seems like he would cancel his policy and run to the Obamatax Care Plan?

  • skeptic192

    We have all seen what happens to anyone in business who goes against anything the administration is shilling at the moment. Who in their right mind would risk the Nixonian retribution of the plethora of governmental agencies being wielded by WH hatchet people.

    • aliswell

      Thankfully, every remaining patriot.

  • BluLou

    Let’s not lose sight that this was not only Obama. ONLY Democrats voted for this crap. Obama AND the democrat party is responsible for democratcare. Let’s hold them all accountable.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    It’s the Insurance companies fault for not narking on us. Keep digging deeper Dave you are getting closer to China :)

  • sanfordandsons

    Hey David, if you would read the bill, especially the first 100 pages, you would realize that the Director of HHS had to write the rules first before the ACA could release the mandatory changes. After the changes were made, probably last year, companies then, AND ONLY THEN, would be able to determine who, what and where. Now that you understand, go back to Chicago and find another worthless candidate for the presidency.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    September 30, 2013: “Its. The. Law.”

    November 8, 2013: “How dare those insurance companies comply with Obamacare?”

  • jaun456

    A lie is still a lie no matter how Davie boy and lame stream spin it.

  • FarmGirl

    Maybe they didn’t want to be audited by the irSS.

  • pdigaudio

    I am so sick of Axeldouche and the rest of the Obama Criminal Regime.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

      Axelrod would look so much better if someone punched him in the face. Not that I’m advocating for that to happen, he would just look so much better.

  • miguel

    A pox on his house…I truly despise this man and wish something truly horrible befalls him…I have never understood how someone could lie with such ease and have contempt for decent,hardworking,patriotic americans who don’t share his idiology…despicable mass of cells

  • TocksNedlog

    “The only way David Axelrod will have a positive effect on the number of insured Americans is if he can figure out a way to turn BS into health insurance.”
    — Sorry, but he’s too busy turning health insurance into BS.

  • MNWoman

    Wow.

    It seems to me the definition of “junk policies” is a policy in which the person had to make financial contributions to their own policies, but did not have to make contributions to others.

    A lot of people were perfectly happy with their policies. They were happy to pay a premium, have a copay or a deductible and essentially have some sort of financial obligation to their health care costs. Some people were okay with minimum care policies while others had extensive coverage, but it was up to them to decide if they needed to adjust their budget to obtain better coverage.

    Now people who had minimal coverage are going to have to pay more for the things they don’t want or go wtihout insurance.

  • drw

    I thought the lib mantra included more government to protect us from big business. So now they’re saying big business should be protecting us from big government? How ignorant does someone have to be to miss the hypocrisy?

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Yeah, Dave. Say, what experience do you have with the insurance industry writing policies? None?

  • Ian Michaels

    Axelrod, like all the others surrounding “The One” are nothing more than malignant slimeballs. Their cancerous lies and evil actions will be their downfall. Disgust will force people to take corrective action against the garbage that the “Axelrods” create.

  • missyree68

    Dear David, There is nothing like the current whatever this is being offered. Which is Nada (by the way). At least I used to have an insurance card and a doctor.

  • CasualMeyhem

    THE SILENCE OF THE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN NO WAY MITIGATES OBAMA’S LIE. (Caps lock is kinda fun.)

  • Hoosierdaddy

    Sums up the whole admin and his handlers.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

    .@davidaxelrod

    Lol… so funny, reading replies… and marveling at all the people thinking you are such a piece of sh!t! Warms my spirit.

  • Acethepug

    I wonder how many meetings or memos Axelturf was privy to that would expose that he is as much a serial liar and ambulatory pond scum as his former boss, President Passive Voice?

    Keep spinning that narrative, Axelturf! Facts be damned!

  • Joel A. Edge

    The sad thing about this; future polls will have the insurance companies as the bad guys with people feeling the government should “do something”.

    • forgetyoutooo

      That is the intended goal.

      • Joel A. Edge

        I know. It’s just sad that the same trick is being pulled over and over.

  • James Perley

    This adventure is un American. We live in a democratic republic which depends on informed voters to elect representatives and to communicate their opinions about various issues.

    The press and Obama have subverted the system with their mendacious lies and subtrifuge. We cannot long survive this attack on our society.Therefor, I hope those hurt by the law suffer enough to make a lot of noise and change their voting habits.

    • Marjorie

      Key words – “INFORMED voters”. Seems we were outnumbered.

  • forgetyoutooo

    Axelrod’s boy lied but it wasn’t his fault. Of course.

  • dogwonder

    The twit is aware Obama’s administration made repeated changes to the act to accommadate big business, the insurance companies would need people sitting on Valeri’s lap to keep up with the admin changes.

  • $1014973

    Old message – if you like your healthcare you can keep it.

    New message – you are too stupid to make your own healthcare decisions so we’ll make them for you.

  • DrSamHerman

    Very easy. HHS and CMS told the insurance companies that they were not to give any reason why the policies were being cancelled. I’ve talked to enough health insurance medical directors to know first-hard this is true.

  • Richbert88

    Insurance companies were to busy finding out what was in the ACA.

  • Floyd Howard Jr

    Why didn’t Axelrod tell Americans he’s lying?