Bam!

https://twitter.com/petefrt/status/386860835617775616

Says it all, indeed. Fox News contributor, Washington Examiner chief political correspondent and author Byron York scored with that simple, but key, question.

https://twitter.com/Dave_twitting/status/386840193983979520

https://twitter.com/m4tt6o6/status/386825953831555072

https://twitter.com/BobHamilton_IT/status/386825250798723073

The tweet has been retweeted nearly 400 times and counting.

Twitter users  agree it is a pattern and perhaps predictive of how Obamacare will be run.

https://twitter.com/SBroadie/status/386847092167045121

https://twitter.com/amart68/status/386827114084724737

https://twitter.com/TN_Loadmaster/status/386826370971488256

https://twitter.com/WStraw_ESLaw/status/386828466278371328

Of course, the health insurance exchange websites will have to, you know, work first. So there’s that?

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Hard to imagine them punishing anyone with the ACA if they can’t get it to work in the first place.

    • Clayton Grant

      If the ACA were a business model, it would still fail, but the business would be forced to shelve it and move on to something else. That’s not what happens with gov programs though. They are forced to remain in place regardless how absurdly they fail and money is pumped into them for decades trying to make them work.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        If the ACA were a business model, legions of people would have been fired for incompetence during the planning and implementation of this, and then MAYBE, if there was any chance at all of success, wait, what am I talking about? NOTHING could save this turkey!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      My chihuahua misses your dog…but I like your new picture.

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        Thanks. Now I need to caution the boy about hanging out with ugly old men. 😉

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Oh, its not just the ACA Catherder. This way they know everything there is to know about everyone.
      There is not a DataBase whether it be a credit card, loan account, checking account, ATM receipts, grocery receipt, utility bills, mortgage loan, rental contracts, drivers license, medical insurance card that doesn’t have a relationship to your SSN number, and Obama started up a new agency called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will track every ATM receipt, and every Credit Card Receipt on everyone. Senator Mike Ensi-WY has a YouTube Video about it and he has it in his July 2013 News Letter on his site.
      The tracking of everyone in every way imaginable.
      We are property of this government, now. We are a statistic.
      This is the end of self governance.
      Obama didn’t like America the way she was, and he will continue to Transform US. He is a Marxist.
      They will mandate the physicians to be employees, they will mandate their pay, and punish if it does not meet HHS standards.
      This is one of the many critical things that Has To Be Stopped before it starts.
      The training for becoming a physician is not from the schools of Hippocratic Oath with this new ObamaCare.
      The Federal Government writes the books now.
      Everyone will be getting blanketed standardized out of the Merck Manual diagnoses, which throughout will be everyone is on the same pills or prescription.
      Joseph Kennedy (Teddy, Robert and John’s Daddy) had a great admiration for Joseph Stalin’s healthcare system in the Soviet Union. And guess who the Obama’s and left in the Senate dedicated the ACA to…None other than Teddy.
      Literally being in Germany when it was trying to come out of being ruled by Hitler, and not being taken over by the Soviet Union, the Germans literally made women get their tubes tied, because of 2 things. Germany didn’t have enough land to have a larger population, and they really didn’t know what type of political figure they should teach the kids…And if you didn’t pass high school, then you never were allowed to go on to University. That’s what communism/Marxism/fascism does to people; and might I say this is a short version.

  • Guest

    I love a good false equivalence.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      So I guess Obama hasn’t made cuts to punish people? The people at the WWII Memorial and the park service beg to differ.

      • ked5

        people who live along lake meade beg to differ. they have been ordered to leave their privately owned homes because they are on federal land.
        speaking of which – since the WH is on federal land, can we force ‘i’madictator’ to vacate?

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Why don’t you get a real identity and debate that?

      • Elaine

        Sorry folks, Wally World is closed.

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        That was Matt the Ratt.

    • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

      I don’t love hit-and-run comments from people who are very aware they can’t factually support their own points-of-view.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        I keep thinking the only reason why these trolls continue to think we give a crap about what they think is because they’re THAT STUPID.

        • WisconsinPatriot

          They draw a paycheck,however small, from disrupting sites like this. The capitalist in me thinks that is fine. The American in me is not quite so charitable. I do think we here at twitchy have earned a better grade of troll. At least a two hitter. The multi hitters we get here still just run talking points until they are mocked to death. I would like one to ACTUALLY argue what they think and how they arrive at their conclusions. They cannot or will not. That is just tragic.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Ooh, I can see why Democrats are the Smart Ones (TM)!

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Max Baer was a national treasure…..

        • WisconsinPatriot

          suitable to be surrounded by barry-cades and guarded by the “park service”.

    • TocksNedlog

      Such as You and someone who is NOT an ad hom troll?

    • ObamaFail

      You’re an idiot. And you even realize how stupid your comment is, seeing as how you didn’t even use your real account, you used a Guest account. Obamacare and the Obama Admin’s petty actions during the shutdown are a good comparison, because if Obama can be petty with one, he can be petty with the other. You obviously know that, since you were too gutless to post with a real account.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “I love a good false equivalence.”

      That’s what being a progressive is all about.

    • BigDogJunction

      Oh look… Guest has something to say…

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    What happened to the American backbone? Why are we allowing this to stand?

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom

      The American backbone turned into a beggar’s hand, that’s why.

    • Joe W.

      Free cell phones and food stamps really appeases the masses, do they not?

      • Temeculan

        Bread and circuses…been around since the Roman Empire. Keep us fat and happy on the government dole and we’ll be happy little sheeple…disgusting.

        • Joe W.

          Yep…..Hey…How are things in Temecula? Used to be my neck of the woods until I just could not stand to live in California anymore.

          • Temeculan

            I left Temecula about 2 years ago and moved back to San Diego. When I left, Temecula was crowded and starting to show the wear and tear of too many people in too small an area.

          • Joe W.

            Well, I left California about 3 years ago. I was born and raised there…lived in S.D. for 10 years…..California is an awful place to be now. Liberals, gangsters, illegals, Hollyweirdos and gays have befouled the once greatest state in the union. at least Texas is still recognizable as Traditionally American. I wish you well…

          • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

            My favorite VW parts source is in Temecula. Good people, friends for years.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “We had to destroy the ‘village’ [ed. note= Hillary’s?] in order to save it.” With no trace of irony on the Administration’s part, they will end up retooling Obamacare’s sign-up procedures, saying much the same thing in different words. Never once will they admit that what they are doing is that they are attempting to destroy the will to resist all their bully-boy tactics, with much the same mindset– they’ll “save us from ourselves,” even if it kills us in the process.

  • pinupartist

    I’ve said it before, but I’m continually astonished that the same leftists who wet themselves with worry about the possibility that bureaucrats under Bush were merely reading their e-mails are perfectly fine with the exact same bureaucrats under the tantrum-thrower-in-chief having unrestricted access to their medical records & making the decisions as to whether or not their families & children get medical attention. What is wrong with these people?!

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      They’re brainwashed.

      • ObamaFail

        More like braindead.

    • bonnieblue2A

      Progressive women were also against having the federal government ‘in their lady-parts’ until it meant having contraception and abortions fully taxpayer subsidized.

  • John Howard

    Government control is not a solution, it is a problem NEEDING a solution.

  • Jim Denney

    Excellent point, “Chicago style” healthcare is what we lowly serfs can expect.

    “The First Lady helped create a notorious program that dumped poor patients on community hospitals, yet the national media ignore the story. Imagine if her husband were a Republican….”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/03/michelle_obamas_patientdumping_1.html

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Two things “Chicago Style”……..Pizza, and Hot Dogs.
      That is it. The people are robotic fish, the climate is no better than I have here, and fish head boy for mayor…….are you f..ing nuts?

  • AmericanMom

    Who needs death panels when they can do what they want with everyone once it is funded? Taking away our guns, telling us we must stop going to Christian churches, telling us what we can eat and not eat – all possibilities with Obamacare as it stands. Obamacare is the ultimate in government oversight of citizens.

    • idalily

      That’s why they did it.

      • AmericanMom

        Pledging allegiance to Obama isn’t that outrageous when you consider his refusal to negotiate at all with republicans. It’s going to take an exorcism to get Obamacare (Satan incarnate) out of our lives.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      …correction AmericanMom…it’s not possibilities. It is factual, and it is more than oversight.

  • arttie

    They did it to 4 people in Benghazi.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      True colors.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    From the beginning, BHO has always told us what he is about. But like in the story The Emperor’s New Clothes, he, the Dems and the media wove a fantasy that fooled the LIVs. Many of us, but not enough, saw the naked truth right off. Maybe this time he’s finally gone too far? We keep asking this question.

    OT: For some reason Disqus kicked me off early Friday morning and I’ve been trying to get back on ever since. I wrote them right away and got a confirmation number, but nothing else since then. This morning I’ve been able to post once, the off. Then later once, then off again. This is my third time, I expect to be off again. Just wanted my good buddies to know.
    BTW, if you reply, I can see it. Thanks!

  • Axelgreaser

    BYRON YORK HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. O’CrapCare will be doled out in the same punative manner as it was illegitimately ‘birthed’ in one of Harry Reid’s ‘all night smokers’, in the dead of night. The survey questions indicate people will be automatically lumped together and depending upon their transgression, overweight, family health history, etc., their fate will indeed lie in the hands of a dispassionate bureaucrat, aka, ‘death panelist’ and adjudicated according to ‘winners and losers.’ Such as Kathleen Sebelius’s answer to the Murnaghan family after she refused their pleas for help in obtaining Sarah Murnaghan’s lung transplant: “Some people die.’ Or the wretched, miserable comments from the fossilized Demo’rat Harry Reid: rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/10/03/dingy_harry_reid_on_helping_kids_with_cancer_why_would_we_want_to_do_that

  • RATBURL

    Just print more money! What’s the problem? Fucking piece of shit president just thinks that everyone else should pay for those who can’t pay,well most of those who can’t pay or won’t pay are here illegally and don’t pay anyway!

  • stuckinIL4now

    Excellent point. But Obumuh and Harry Reidickulous have been punishing us all along with their childish demented foot-stomping petulance and now they’re being just plain blatant about it and it’s finally getting exposed. And even their slimestream media enabler “pals” can’t cover it up anymore.

  • jukin

    Comply or die.

  • ThomasCollins1

    Does the way the IRS treated conservatives about 501(c)s reveal anything about the way they will care for them medically?

    • idalily

      Wonder how long before their are no voting booths and everyone has to mail in their ballots, with name, address, and SSN included. Not long, from the look of things.

  • sandyaz

    Where is the rail to run them out of town on?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Barrycades will soon surround hospitals, and traffic cones will fill up the parking lots.

  • forgetyoutooo

    Sarah Hall Ingram wasn’t put in charge of Obamacare for any other reason than to continue the targeting by the IRS against Americans that disagree with the Obama administration and the DNC.

  • AlmaAlma

    The SpiteHouse are luring you with a Poison Apple. Don’t bite.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      The SpiteHouse – good one! It certainly is. Why else would they order the closing of wide open spaces? And even if the order didn’t come from the top (a big if), the SpiteHouse can simply say knock it off, we’re not having it. But NOOO, they want it.

  • Shan S Devine

    You want to know how it will handle diseases? Check how the CDC has handled Lyme–and it’s not always one side or the other. I don’t care how many conservaties we get in the White House, if this doesn’t get abolished you should start reading up on the last 10+ years of Lyme research. CDC has known for years about 300,000 people a year get this disease, only admits it now. Question #1: Why didn’t they admit it before. Question #2: Why are they admitting it now? Research money will go to whoever comes up with the most cost efficient plan. The rest are called loonies.
    — Queen Looney. :)

  • DiabloDawg

    Your boy in the white house has spoken again today. He said – Alalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    It is his darling, so he can track every single move you make in your deposits into your bank accounts and every withdrawal out of your bank accounts.
    They now have total control over every aspect of every persons life.
    …Think about it—You were assigned a social security number when?
    Your SSN is tracked on everything about everyone, whether you like it or not. And if they see you have more than they think you should have, what is going to, or who going to stop them from coming after it.
    FDR did it with gold, and food.