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Debbie Wasserman Shultz, the DNC chair went on live TV, and apparently forgot to do any form of research before opening her mouth. Apparently Ms. Shultz does not feel that she needs to be properly briefed before speaking on behalf of the entire Democrat Party.

Ms. Shultz appeared on Ralston Report, a television show that airs in Las Vegas and Reno. She went on the air following the competing rulings early this week dealing with subsidies on the federal exchanges.  Ms. Shultz said that she was confident the Supreme Court would make the “right” decision, then followed up with “Just take a state like Nevada, where you have a governor who refused to implement a state exchange and as a result people who get Affordable Care Act healthcare plans are getting them on the federal exchange”

Well the host of the show, Jon Ralston, stopped Ms. Shultz dead in her tracks, “Let me just stop you for a second, because you’re misinformed about that,. [Nevada Gov.] Brian Sandoval put in a state exchange. He did, so whoever briefed you on that is wrong. He did put in a state exchange. He was the first Republican governor to do that”

Ms. Shultz tired to brush off this Biden-esk gaff and simply responded with “OK. That’s not even the point I’m making. I stand corrected. I’m not from Nevada”

Okay before I go any further, can I just say that this woman makes my head hurt. If you are trying to make a point in a debate, make sure that you actually have the facts straight. Then if by some fluke it turns out that your information is wrong, don’t try to blow it off.  I cannot conceive of a mind that thinks that “Ok that is not even the point I’m making” is a valid defense in this situation. Her argument was that the evil Republican governor refused to set up an exchange so the people of Nevada, which are the only people who are watching the show, are forced to go to the federal exchange.  She was trying to make a political point, she was playing party politics. There was a camera on her, and she had a chance to attack a member of the GOP. If she was not trying to argue that because the mustachioed GOP governor of the Nevada did not set up an exchange, people are forced to go to the federal exchanges, what point was she trying to make?

This is embarrassing. If I was a Democrat I would be furious at this appalling performance by Ms. Shultz.

The Government Accountability Office released a report that describes how well the government did in verifying the identity and citizenship status of people signing up for Obamacare. 12 fictitious  applicants signed up for Obamacare. 11 of these fake applicants were approved, and received subsidized health care coverage.

11 out of 12 slipped through the canyon in Obamacare security. I do not know what is a bigger joke, the security on the border, or the security in Obamacare.  I mean honestly Obamacare is a joke, actually no its not, jokes make people laugh. Obamacare is anything but funny. Obamacare is a horror story, a disgrace to this country. Turns out this administrations incompetence is not only limited to the economy, national security, and rule of law.

So with an open door on the border, and apparently an open door towards free healthcare, I cannot wait to hear how the progressives are going to blame George Bush for this one.

I was driving down the road tonight when a thought entered my head. I was sitting at a light when a Nissan Leaf rolled up next to me. There was a hipster couple inside the vehicle, with their fancy sun glasses and tight fighting shirts. I looked at the side of their car and saw something that really got me thinking. On the side of the car was a badge that said, Zero Emissions. I wonder if the hipsters inside had ever considered the validity of that statement. I was really considering breaking it to this couple that their eco car was not zero emissions.

Yes, I know what they and just about everyone else who purchases one of these cars is thinking, “its an electric car, there is no engine to emit emissions.” I am aware that an electric car has no engine, and that while running it is not releasing any gasses into the atmosphere. However, I would like to remind everyone, including the good people as Nisan, that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Physics is physics.

It takes X amount of energy to move a mass Y a set distances Z. It does not mater if you are using a gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or electricity it still requires the same amount of energy. All that changes is where the energy comes from. In a traditional car, fuel is burnt which releases energy stored in the fuel. This explosion is harnessed and converted into mechanical energy, which is used to push the piston down the cylinder, thus turning the crankshaft. The crankshaft then spins the flywheel, which then spins gears in the transmission, and then the wheels.  In an electric car, electricity is used to power the wheels. An electrical current is sent through a copper coil, which causes a magnet to spin on a shaft. This shaft spins the wheels.

To fuel a traditional car, I simply pull up into a gas station and insert the fuel into the tank. This fuel is made, most generally from crude oil.  Now an electric car has no engine, and requires no petroleum products to run. So how do I “fuel” an electric car? Well that is simple, you plug it into the wall.  Where does that electricity come from? From the power plant of course. Suddenly that Zero Emissions badge is starting to look like a bit of an assumption.

The question of is a Nissan Leaf a Zero Emissions vehicle, really boils down to where you live. Less than 15% of the electricity in the United States is generated by “green” energy sources. So odds are that if you are driving a Leaf you are driving a Coal Powered car. A Nissan Leaf is not a Zero Emissions vehicle, as it runs off electricity generated through the burning of coal. Sure you do not have a little exhaust tip on your car, but somewhere there is a massive stack spewing smoke from a coal fired power plant.

 

Bad news today for President Obama about his signature piece of legislation Obamacare. A panel of judges on the DC Federal Appeals Court ruled that a plain reading of Obamacare says that only those who purchased health insurance policies through state-run exchanges are eligible for subsidies. Under section 1401 subsidies in the form of tax credits are only available for those taxpayers who purchased their policies through an exchange “established by the state”. Now people who have purchased health insurance policies from the federal exchanges have received coverage through an IRS regulation.

The court had this to say in opinion “We reach this conclusion, frankly, with reluctance. At least until states that wish to can set up exchanges, our ruling will likely have significant consequences both for the millions of individuals receiving tax credits through federal Exchanges and for health insurance markets more broadly. But, high as those stakes are, the principle of legislative supremacy that guides us is higher still. Within constitutional limits, Congress is supreme in matters of policy, and the consequence of that supremacy is that our duty when interpreting a statute is to ascertain the meaning of the words of the statute duly enacted through the formal legislative process.”

Basically the court is saying, yes this ruling is going to hurt people. Because of how the Democrats crafted this bill people are going be unable to afford the coverage that they have purchased. However, the court is bound by law, as is the rest of the government. The power to create legislation lies solely with the legislative branch. The bill was written and passed by congress. That bill was signed into law by the President, and thus the language in that bill became the law. The only people who can change the law are the legislature.

Now of course a decision like this is destined to inflame the progressive movement.  When questioned about the ruling President Obama’s new press spokesman Josh Ernest said this, ” It’s important for people all across the country to understand that this ruling does not have any practical impact, uh, on their ability to continue to receive tax credits right now.  There are millions of Americans all across the country who are receiving tax credits from the federal government as a result of the Affordable Care Act that is making health care more affordable for them.  And while this ruling is interesting to legal theorists, it has no practical impact on their tax credits right now.  You don’t need a fancy legal gruh — legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits”. Once you cut through the fluff and talking points, what Josh Ernest is saying here is that it is not the content of the law that is important, but rather the intent. That is the argument that you will here from just about every progressive on this ruling.  It doesn’t matter what the law actually says, we all know that the original intent was for everyone to have these subsidies. It was a clerical error, the law was supposed to have subsidies included for everyone.

This “intent” argument is fueled  by a ruling from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which said Obamacare’s language is ambiguous and thus subject to multiple interpretations. This paves the way for the IRS to regulate around this issue.

So the progressives are saying that it does not mater what the law actually says, the intent is known, so President Obama can just change it as he sees fit….. This is the biggest crock I have ever heard. How could there be any “intent” when Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the house and member of the progressive trifecta, said herself that we have to pass the bill to see what is in it. They had no clue. Perhaps this is just what happens when you have single party rule, and bills are not vetted properly. I mean if the Speaker of The House did not know what was in it, how could anyone else possibly have known?

I think I just threw up a bit.

All joking aside, do not think for one minute that this was a mistake, or a clerical error. There was no intent at all for there to be subsidies provided on the federal exchanges. Think about the state of the nation way back in 2009 and 2010.  The Democrats had just come off of a landslide election where they all but wiped out the GOP. The Democrat Party had complete control over the House of Representatives, the GOP had no way of even slowing down the legislative process. The Democrat Party had a super majority in the Senate. It seemed as though they had finally defeated any conservative opposition to their radical agenda. Now all they had to do was wipe out the GOP on a state level. 

Everything that a progressive does is political. They calculate everything in terms of votes. What better way to eliminate conservative governors than create a massive scandal/crisis? They did not include provisions for subsidies on the federal exchange as a way to either force conservative governors to implement state exchanges, or be seen as the monster who stole healthcare from children. Progressive swine like President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi thought that they could manufacture outrage and use that to eliminate conservative governors around the country. Well they bet big and they lost.

Only 14 states have set up exchanges, I wonder why that is? It probably has to do with the fact that no one wanted Obamacare in the first place. The majority of Americans are still opposed to it. That is why the Democrats lost control of the House in 2010, in the largest transfer of political power in this nations history.  Public outrage did not develop, people did not start demanding their governors implement state exchanges, suddenly their political scheme is blowing up in their faces.  So now that their plan has failed, they are crying fowl.

If the subsidies are not in place, Obamacare falls apart. If the subsidies are not there to bring the cost of these insurance plans into a reasonable level, the flood gates open. Millions of people and countless employers will have perfectly legal loop holes that release them from the individual and employer mandates. Obamacare effectively becomes as relevant to you or I, as the constitutional limitation on the executive branch seems to President Obama. This will be the death blow to Obamacare.

 

Finally someone in this country stands up and is willing to do what President Obama flat out refuses to. Rick Perry governor of Texas has decided that if President Obama is unwilling to do anything to secure our nation, the he will. Governor Perry has called up the Texas National Guard and is sending 1000 soldiers to the nation’s southern border.  These men are going to aid the understaffed and overwhelmed Boarder Patrol in the fight to stem the tide of illegal immigrants coming a crossed our border.

It is sad really that a governor of a State is more willing to defend this country than our own President. President Obama does not care about the crisis on the border. He is more then happy to hear these horror stories about children living in squalor, because he knows he can exploit their misery to perpetuate his ideology. Where we see pictures of children, he sees cattle. Where we see deplorable living conditions, he sees a campaign slogan. Where we see suffering, he sees a chance to attack republicans. It is sickening really. President Obama will do nothing to close the border. All he will do in regards to this crisis, is demand amnesty.  He is willing to exploit these children to do it.

Rick Perry is being a part of a solution, rather than a talking head trying to feed on the problem. We need more men of action like him. People who look to solve problems not exploit them. People who are not willing to exploit human suffering just so as they can create a permanent subservient underclass.

The Tyrant of the Senate has held his seat sense November of 1986, after 28 years in the filth that is Washington I think his mind is beginning to crack. Senator Reid went in front of God and Country and said, “The border is secure. [Sen.] Martin Heinrich talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure” I ask you how can anyone with a sound mind think that the United States border is secure? How can a border be secure when thousands upon thousands of people are just strolling on in through it? The southern border of the United States is as imposing a barrier as a child’s sand castle on the beach.

I honestly think that after 28 years Senator Reid’s mind has completely flown the coup. He has so lost his moral standards that he is capable of believing any lie necessary to sustain this fairytale world that he lives in.

Ask yourself this, if the border is actually secure, how is it possible that we have a illegal immigration crisis? If the border is so secure how is it possible that all these children have gotten through? How have mere children gotten through a border “secured” by the most powerful country in the world? Are these Latin American children all in possession of elite special forces training, or is Harry Reid lying? More importantly, is Harry Reid lying, or his he delusional.

Either way, Harry Reid is clearly unfit for office.

The progressive movement is waging an unrelenting war on women. Their latest salvo was fired from Virginian Democrat Mike Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson decided that he would degrade a poor young woman. He offered a $100,000 reward for pictures of a poor young girl naked.
The girl in question is young Kendal Jones, a 19 year old cheerleader from Texas. A young woman whose only “crime” was going big game hunting in Africa and letting the sexists pigs in the progressive movement find out about it.
Mr. Dickinson tweeted out two messages set to destroy the honor of Ms. Jones.
The first read, “I have 100k to anyone who has nude photos or videos of
#Kendalljones at Texas tech. She deserves to be a target”
The second read, “Does #KendallJones use vegetables as sex toys? Does she enjoy
being spanked? We want to know.”
I thought progressives loved women, and stood up for women. I guess progressives only care about women when it is politically expedient for them. I guess progressives see women only as sex craved nymphomaniacs who only care about having wild care free sex. Any time a woman dares to have an original thought, or step out of this limited, and appalling role, progressives destroy her. It is sickening how poorly leftist swine treat women.

The progressive war on women, rages on. We must show them that their attempts to subjugate women into mindless minions will not be tolerated here in a civilized country. They must be punished and returned to the outskirts of society where they belong. There is no place for pigs like Mr. Dickinson in a civilized nation.