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5 Years After: 7 Worst Media Attacks on Tea Party

Have to give it to the liberals… they stick by their fundimental strategies… since they can never defend just attack and disparage.

http://www.mrc.org/articles/5-years-after-7-worst-media-attacks-tea-party-0

Five years ago, the Tea Party launched itself onto the American political scene – pushing hard against ObamaCare, the $787-billion stimulus and Big Government. On Feb. 27, 2009, Tea Party protests were held in more than 40 cities.

But rather than treat the Tea Party as a standard protest movement, the American media closed ranks with the left and spent much of the last five years attacking them. The Tea Party has been called “racist,” “homophobic,” “terrorists” and “wingnuts.” It has also been accused of causing “economic destruction.” The media tried to link Tea Partiers to the attack on then-Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords, D-Ariz., and the Aurora theater shooting.

By contrast, the media lionized the Occupy Wall Street movement, though Occupiers openly called for “revolution,” even marching down the street carrying banners with that battle cry, or sometimes communist flags. According to OccupyArrests.com, there have been 7,765 arrests of that group. Arrests ranged from rape and assaults on police to vandalism, rioting and arson. Five Cleveland Occupiers were even arrested in a bombing plot.

The Tea Party events that were almost universally peaceful never received the same kind of positive coverage. Instead, Tea Partiers were often treated like Hezbollah by a media embracing liberal talking points at every turn.

1. Blaming Tea Partier for Mass Murder

2. Krugman: Blame Tea Party for Giffords Shooting

3. Blame the Tea Party, They’re ‘Terrorists’

4. Media Immaturity over ‘Teabag’ Sexual Meaning

5. It’s Racism

6. The South Has Risen Again

7. OK, Tea Party Is Just Everything Bad

 

Covered California Enrollees Complain About Limited Doctor Choices Nearby

Um… we told you so..  Can someone please tally how many times I’ve said here that Universal Coverage is not Universal Treatment?

California’s health care exchange promised potential customers they would have enough physicians to choose from. But some new enrollees, including an Alameda County woman, are discovering that their doctor choices are extremely limited.

Julia Turner is surprised that she even has to search for a doctor. When she signed up for a policy through Covered California late last year, her long-time physician was listed as participating in her Blue Shield plan. It turned out; however, that he is not accepting patients with her Blue Shield policy, purchased on the Covered California exchange.
When Turner called around to find someone else to treat her, she got more frustration. “The only doctors accepting new patients are urgent care clinics,” Turner told KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch.
None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”
When KPIX 5 contacted all of the 41 doctors on the list Blue Shield provided to Julia, it found only four of the doctors were actually accepting new adult patients, and only one of them was board certified.
“This is not what we were promised. I see those (Covered California) commercials now and I want to scream,” Turner said.
NOW READ THIS 10 TIMES YOU OBAMABOTS..
Pat Johnston of the California Association of Health Plans, the industry group representing the insurers, admits there some issues with doctor availability. Johnston calls it a “tradeoff.”
“Remember one of the factors here is trying to make it affordable,” he explained. He admits that depending on the insurer, there are fewer provider options for enrollees who purchase the subsidized policies on the exchange.
Again, the whining and crying of the fools that voted for hope and change and got this will be sweet music.  Decisions have consequences.

Obamacare Enrollment Rate Slows Markedly In January

I’m still under the hope that this bill kills itself.  The question is… what will the aftermath look like?
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that enrollment in the Obamacare private exchanges increased by 1,146,071 in January.  In December, HHS reported 1,788,000 enrollees in the month of December.  That suggests a drop-off of approximately 500,000, or 29 percent. (See the chart on page 5 here for a graphical representation).
Yet this underestimates the true extent of enrollment dropoffs. The HHS reporting period for December was four weeks, beginning on 12/1 and ending on 12/28.  The reporting period for January was five weeks, beginning on 12/29 and ending on 2/1. This suggests that in December, enrollments averaged 447,000 per week, compared to 229,000 in January, or a 49 percent drop-off in new enrollees.

2013 ends with weakest job growth in years

Employers added an awful 74,000 jobs in December.  That’s the fewest in over three years.  Just an awful state of affairs.  Now back to transgendered children getting their own bathrooms…. and giving illegal immigrant a free pass….  You know… important stuff.   And what we’ll hear from the liberals is a 6.7% unemployment rate…. uh…. that’s because the labor participation rate fell… again… again….
This is your socialist agenda at work.  Sadly the “new normal”.   Thanks to the democrats and the entire political class.  Just when I begin to have hope… reality rears its ugly head with horrible news…
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Ouch! The job market suddenly looks a lot weaker than economists’ had thought.
 
Hiring slumped sharply in December, as the economy added only 74,000 jobs, according to the government. This was the weakest month for job growth since January 2011 and came as a huge surprise to economists, who were expecting an addition of 193,000 jobs.
Curious why despite the huge miss in payrolls the unemployment rate tumbled from 7.0% to 6.7%? The reason is because in December the civilian labor force did what it usually does in the New Normal: it dropped from 155.3 million to 154.9 million, which means the labor participation rate just dropped to a fresh 35 year low, hitting levels not seen since 1978, at 62.8% down from 63.0%.
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The political class in this country MUST be brought down.  It starts with reducing their terms and the size of government as a whole.  The USA cannot become a euro- socialist/ marxists state.  That’s not what we are.  It’s not what we were founded on.
If the RINO party can’t see the writing on the walls then I’m lost.  This should scare the living daylights out of the RINO RNC.  They had better start embracing the values of the Tax Enough Already movement… or they are going to move out…  The liberal democrat party should be scared as well and I’m sure they are.  What they have going form them is that there is little difference from them and the liberal side of the Republican Party.  The conservative who have had it with the RNC aren’t joining the DNC.  They are going independent.
 
I still am dubious that the USA can attain it’s former glory because of our quick slide into a euro-welfare state… but every now and then I get some news of hope…
 
Record-High 42% of Americans Identify as Independents
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Study: Most Convicts Vote Democrat

Shocked I tell you…  People who take the easy way out… people who steal and cheat… those who want to live by their own rules… vote democrat…   Shocked…
The study stated, “Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation.” The professors who authored the study came from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University.
The study found that felons registered Democratic over Republican by a six-to-one margin in some states, including New York, where 61.5% are Democrats and only 9% GOP. Another fact discovered was that 73% of the felons who would vote would vote Democrat.

Three states where the state government has notified convicts that they can vote are New York, New Mexico, and North Carolina.

In addition to the huge disparity in party affiliation in New York, New Mexico showed 54.6% of convicts as Democrats, with 10.2% Republican, and North Carolina had 54.6% of felons as Democrats with 10.2 GOP.

How the West was lost by the selfie president

I think this is obvious to all…
It’s official — the government of the United States of Obama consists of boobs and bores and is led by a narcissist. It is no consolation that Great Britain joins us in racing to the bottom.  President Obama’s flirting with Denmark’s prime minister would be shameful on any occasion. That it happened at the memorial for Nelson Mandela only adds to the embarrassment.
But the “selfie” episode also symbolizes the greater global calamity of Western decline. With British prime minister David Cameron playing the role of Obama’s giggling wingman, the “look at me” moment confirms we have unserious leaders in a dangerously serious time.
The sign-language interpreter wasn’t the only fake at the Mandela funeral. Obama and Cameron were posing as world leaders.  They will never be confused with FDR and Churchill. The fratboys stand in stark contrast to the days when the “special relationship” meant two great leaders uniting two great countries in the fight for freedom. Those leaders understood the consequences if evil prevailed and were committed to victory.
In fact, while Obama and Cameron were yukking it up in South Africa, the White House was denouncing bipartisan efforts in Congress to pass more sanctions against Iran. Doing so, it said, would scuttle the feeble interim deal Obama and Cameron accepted. Incredibly, administration arguments echoed Iran’s position.
Try to imagine FDR and Churchill siding with Hitler against their national legislatures. You can’t because they were the antitheses of the appeasers of their times.  Our weakness invites their aggression and makes war more likely, not less. That is the perilous state of the world, as the clown kings of the West party on.