Is President Obama Delusional — or Just Political?

Obama SmilingNow that the deadline for signing up for the ironically named Affordable Care Act is upon us, it’s a good time to remember that just about everything our president has told us has been – let’s be nice and simply call it – untrue

Despite his promise, not all of us who like our doctor can keep our doctor, period.

And millions of us who liked our old insurance plans cannot keep them, period.

I don’t know about you, but my premiums went up, not down, despite President Obama’s promises to the contrary.

And what did the president learn from all that?  Not much.  Just this month he told us that ObamaCare, “is working the way it should.”  Does he think we’re so stupid that we’d actually believe that, or – and this is a much scarier possibility – does he really believe his own nonsense?

Or to put it another way:  Is President Obama delusional?

This is a subject Peter Wehner has just tackled in a smart piece for Commentary magazine, which runs under the headline, “Obama’s World of Make Believe.”  In it he makes the case that the president is “unable to adjust his views to the way things are.”

“So when his worldview collides with reality, he often can’t adjust,” according to Wehner. “He instead creates his own make believe world.

“We’ve seen it time and time again with the Affordable Care Act. … We’ve also seen this in Mr. Obama’s dealings with Vladimir Putin, who with lightning speed has seized Crimea, threatens Ukraine, and whose top officials are now openly mocking the president (including with tweets ending with smiley faces). Yet President Obama insists that Putin is acting ‘out of weakness, not out of strength’ in attempting to take control of Crimea. This is an effort to seek comfort by engaging in an almost clinical level of delusion.”

Barack Obama came to office with a vision of how he would “fundamentally transform” America – and how his shining magnificence would not only stem the rise of the oceans and heal the planet but also would make the rest of the world love him.  Vladimir Putin, apparently, didn’t get the message.  Neither have most of the other leaders of the real world.  Neither have most of the regular folks, either.

None of us knows if Mr. Obama actually is delusional or if he’s just a politician who says things to sound strong.  Did he say his healthcare plan is working the way it’s supposed to and Putin is acting out of weakness because he really believes those things  or because he needs to sound confident  in a desperate effort to bring up his poll numbers?  It must be tough for Mr. Obama, coming to office with so many acolytes telling him that he is The One, the Messiah … only to learn that sycophants flatter but rarely tell the truth.

Peter Wehner ends his excellent piece with this:  “For Barack Obama, the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”  The good news is that none of those things will help his fellow Democrats this November.

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  • Harry

    This is one funny sumbitch angle.

  • potemkin_village_usa

    SO YOU SAY OBAMA: Lies and deceives the American people with a straight face; employs Machiavellian misdirection with guile and vindictive cunning? He’s just being political!?!?

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @Eagle. So you say people with dementia are speaking their minds? Then why do you make fun of them with your justifying your comments?

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @SHEILA WARNER. Some get pissed off when I discuss sports/I should care.
    I’m very familiar with Villanova University. They are one of my favorite teams! I always root for them except when they are playing my home town team/ha.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @LOUgjr1..Thanks for the comment.. I am proud of being an INDEPENDENT..I have never been an “Elephant or a Donkey.” I choose to use the brain that was God given and walk to the beat of my own drum. Not to say the brain may have gone on a time out a few times or that I haven’t gotten off the be of the drum in my life time :) :) But, so far, it has worked for me. If you don’t make mistakes, you don’t learn.

    • Lougjr1

      Thanks Patty, As I stated, as an Independent I am losing a very important vote, I hope you follow me, so I needed to join a major Party to cast a vote for a true conservative who I truly believe are better for America. Every time we put Liberals in power the country ran into problems that needed to be corrected. It always brought in conservatives to do the job. Today, some of the Republicans are voting with Democrats making things worse, not better. I will still remain an Independent because like you, unlike Liberals, I have a mind of my own as well !

      • Harry

        One’s got to have a mind of his own. It’s rather stupid for such a huge nation to only have 2 options lol. It is for this same reason public figures take advantage, and others take advantage of the political polarization by dividing and ruling. If it’s the land of the free, how can it be that not a single competitor to either the democratic party or the republican party has emerged with strength in the US. It’s the land of the free, but dumb as hell. Then they fight amongst each other. The comments here are proof of that. In summary, ROFL.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @SHEILA WARNER. You are funny/THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT. So far it appears UConn is kicking ISU’s @ss..They “Mayor as coach Fred is called) will do some @ss kicking during the half. :)

    • Sheila Warner

      Too bad about Iowa. Someone needs to defeat UConn. Someone, please! My team was one and done, sadly, at the hands of UConn. My team was Villanova.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @Sheila Warner..Thanks kiddo. My brain sometime goes on a “time out.” Off for now/my alma matta Iowa State U is playing UConn and I need to get out my pom poms :) They still fit my hands but the rest that goes with them is a loss :)

    • Sheila Warner

      Oh, I hope Iowa State kicks UConn’s @ss.

    • Harry

      When your mind takes a time out, do you find yourself mezmerized (with a big cheer in your face) by such things as a rubix, or a tire roling, or the clouds go by?

  • http://att.net/ patty

    Can I be impeached? So what does that have to do with Clinton? or why Obama is not being impeached?

    • Sheila Warner

      Patty, I’m not sure I shared this with you. When a President is impeached, it is the House that draws up the Articles of Impeachment, which are a list of the charges against the President. The House votes yea or nay on the Articles. I believe the House would vote yea.

      After the Articles are voted out of the House, they go to the Senate, where there is a trial overseen by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He is the judge at the trial. After evidence is presented by both sides, the Senate votes to either impeach the President and remove him from office, or it acquits.

      Look at the make up of the Senate. Do you think it is worth any effort on the part of the House to even draw up the Articles? President Clinton was acquitted, and he committed perjury. The only other President who has been impeached is Andrew Johnson. He also stayed in power, by a single vote.

      Impeachment is a very long and complex process. That’s why I don’t think the President will face impeachment. Just my opinion.

      • JMax

        Right except that the Senate does not vote to impeach. It votes to convict or acquit. When the full House votes to pass the Articles of Impeachment, that is impeachment. Clinton was impeached but he was acquitted.

        • Sheila Warner

          Gotcha. I got the trial part right, though. The Articles are the charges. The Senate either acquits or removes the President from office. Thanks for the clarification.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    You are incapable of remorse you SOB.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    POLITICALLY DELUSIONAL. PERIOD

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @JMAX..You surely are an interesting well informed man :) I’m not going to do your home work for you, Max. Just go on Google and check out Obama’s campaign speech in 2008/2012 and see how many of his promises to the voter he fulfilled? Of late, and drown in news his infamous OBAMA HEALTH CARE PLAN THAT HAS BEEN A BUMMER FROM THE GET GO. Don’t have to be a liberal or a conservative to figure that out. Regardless of which party you support, one should always use common sense, along with logic when listening to a politician campaigning for office. Not to vote because you like elephants/nor vote because you like donkeys! My father made his living being in public office and he would have voted for the elephant if it had gotten behind the podium and honked :) I am a registered Independent. Never supported either party. Just my knowing bullshit from horseshit :)

    • Lougjr1

      Patty, your point is well taken. I was a Democrat but when they left me I went Republican, they also left me so I am now an independent. Because I’m conservative I intend to change back temporarily in order to vote in the primary, simply to vote for as many conservatives as possible. I’m tired of other people picking my candidates for me. At least one half of all Republicans are in name only. Too many vote with Democrats. I say, if you vote with Democrats, change Parties. I promise I will not miss you !!

  • http://att.net/ patty

    Thanks kiddo. Bad wording/composing of sentence. Seems I remember he was “impeached” (2 counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice) by the House of Reps. and later acquitted by the Senate. Let’s not split hairs :)

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @03WHATEVER. It appears it is a waste of my time to inform you that it is not “against the law” to impeach/our President!! Have you forgotten President Clinton was charged and tried for “impeachment.” ME TINKS YOU FORGOTSTA TO PAY ATTENTION :) @LOUGR1..I think we are dealing with someone who is one beer short of a six pack when it comes to 03whatever :) Lou, I think Legal is runner for law office/not an attorney :) Whatever..he might fool some, but not us!

    • JMax

      Clinton was impeached, not “tried for impeachment.” He was tried for obstruction of justice under the articles of impeachment.

      • o3whatever

        You seem well read.. able to articulate thought. give facts, etc..
        Same question applies to you.. Can you be impeached..? yes or no and to be quite honest, you should know the answer and an articulated response as to why..? it is fact, should be no more 6 or seven words.. you’re going to be fun.. please note size of cranium in selfie.. ps: I am aware of Article II.

        • JMax

          No. I cannot be impeached. (Five words)

          I am not the president nor a civil officer of the United States of America.

          • o3whatever

            I like you JMax, so I will let the 5 slide.. but you are correct.. it is exactly why. smiles.. same reason for obama.. Let’s us for the sake of argument consider all scandals, ie: NSA, IRS, Fast & Furious, etc as such. Then we will examine, (4) Four, persons sitting in prison for voter fraud, placing obama on the ballot in 2008. (his peeps).. Another, as a result, obama, and his attorneys had to admit in a NJ court his BC was in fact fraudulent and as such.. should not be admissible.. The court agreed they would not accept a fraudulent document into evidence.. in addition, obama’s first EO in 2008 on his second day in office.. He wrote, no-one should know who I am, so it was written.. and finally obama, is not a NBC. That was and is the entire deception.. The part you’re never to focus on… after all, he did try and have it removed.. without success.. but a white spot on a blue dress one summers day…….. by law once you realize he was never eligible for office.. everything he ever signed would be void and the deception would come to light.. goto the root.. NBC.. understand it. know that it took nearly 48 years after George Washington signed it.. for Martin van Buren to fulfill its requirement and has done so until obama.

          • JMax

            HO..LY….MERDE!

            NSA is not a scandal. It is a continuation of policies begun by Bush after 9/11.

            IRS is not a scandal. It has been debunked, there has not been one shred of evidence that there was a concerted attempt to stifle dissent much less that it was connected to Obama. Just today an IRS official testifying before the car thief and his committee told them to go eff themselves.

            Fast & Furious is not a scandal. It was also a continuation of a program that began under Bush and there is no evidence of any purposeful wrongdoing by the administration, much less by Obama.

            I’m surprised you didn’t mention the big “B”.

            You don’t know what you are talking about your “voter fraud” thing. These people fraudulently signed about 200 names to petitions to get Clinton and Obama on the Illinois primary ballot. Are we to believe that absent those 200 names that Obama would not have qualified for the primary ballot IN HIS HOME STATE? What crap!

            “Another, as a result, obama, and his attorneys had to admit in a NJ court his BC was in fact fraudulent and as such.”

            Oh, you’re a birther. What a surprise! This never happened. EVER. His lawyers would never have “admitted” any such thing and it simply isn’t true that Obama’s “BC” was fraudulent.

            ” in addition, obama’s first EO in 2008 on his second day in office.. He wrote, no-one should know who I am, so it was written”

            WHAT THE EFF?! You may not be aware that Obama’s first day in office was January 20th 2009. Can you produce a source for this “EO”?

            Thee is no doubt that Obama IS a “NBC”. It has been proved over and over again. He was born in the United States. You are aware that Hawaii is in the US, right?

            “know that it took nearly 48 years after George Washington signed it.. for Martin van Buren to fulfill its requirement and has done so until obama.”

            What in the sam hill are you talking about? Better go ask Mom for your meds.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>Just today an IRS official testifying before the car thief and his committee told them to go eff themselves.<<

            Typical.

            Rep. Issa is not a car thief–that actually HAS been debunked, J. Please, no libelous posts.

          • JMax

            Sorry. Alleged car thief.

          • Jeff Webb

            S’aright. It’s not an uncommon mistake amongst supporters of the pot smoker & cocaine sniffer-in-chief.
            ; )>

          • JMax

            I embrace that.

    • o3whatever

      A waste of your time…? really…? for lack understanding, maybe.. If, I am unable to convey a very simple concept from the root.. the branches do flourish.. and the leaves are like opinions.. What you need to do is stop, listen and answer the questions.. If I gave you the answer forthwith, you and many others like yourself will remained deceived.. Now, answer the question and know why you have arrived at the answer.. You have to know it as fact that is not open to discussion. ?Can you be impeached.?

  • http://att.net/ patty

    Anyone noticed that old Legal Eagle is very quiet after my chewing his butt out about his ignorance and insensitivity accusing those who disagree with him having the sad disease of DEMENTIA .RIH..

    • legal eagle

      Yes Patty…your “chewing out of my butt” has caused me a great deal of angst so I have checked myself into a rest home for some r&r…LOL

      • Sheila Warner

        Nah, you’re just perusing other sites, right? ha ha

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @Lougjr1. THANKS! Nice to have you on the same page with me. I get some pretty nasty E’s and called terrible names..However, I can take “the heat in the kitchen and not backing down to anyone on my beliefs.

  • Tuffy Butler

    Hey Bernie, I think you and all others need to refer to this atrocity by the original name – obamacare (oxymoron) . This is the term that was used when that party rammed this tax down the working Americans throat. Now that it has revealed itself let us refer to it as it’s technical as the know it all party runs like Forrest from it. Bulchips

    • JMax

      Obamacare was the name used only by opponents until long after it became law.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    Good afternoon, Sheila. I think the best way for you to figure out what LG was ranting on about Obama bringing down Wall Street? Go to Google/search bar…Obama says it is time to worry about bringing down Wall Street. Lots of articles on Google that could be better qualified to answer your question than me :)

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @SHEILA WARNER. Welcome back..Yes, we definitely can agree to disagree. Strange world if we were all on the same page/but a better world for sure. Have a good day, Sheila :) Patty

    • Sheila Warner

      Yes, Patty, our differences are what makes the world go round. Have a good rest of the week.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    Specifics/How about lowering the National Debt that he blames Bush and all his other failures on. Seems Obama upped it around 5ive+ trillion. NOT LOWER BUT HIGHER! Have you not been listening to what is going on with his infamous Obama Health Care Plan/the lies he told about what it would offer? You need to do your own homework and reference promises he made in 2008 that have not been fulfilled.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @LEGAL EAGLE. Right back at you! Talk about calling the ” kettle black.” Your comment used the word you us “DELUSIONAL.” You have your nerve criticizing me. Take note and read your comments to me as she sure as hell didn’t “Specify” you wanted to chat it up about Malaysia So, am I to assume that you expect everyone else to use specifics/hyperbolics and not you? As far as your using the word DEMENTIA to defend your opinions while you continuously point out your “so called superior intelligence” when you are nothing more than a stupid SOB! Why? Your “flippant/disrespectful” reference and obsession to prove you are right and accuse other of having DEMENTIA if they don’t agree with you. If you are as intelligent as you claim to be? You apparently are not educated (or don’t give a rats A.. ABOUT JUST WHAT DEMENTIA IS! How dare you make fun, “insult the families” of loved one’s with this disease who were once vivacious, highly intelligent, successful men and women. People getting up in years sadly falling victims of this disease DEMENTIA. You are stooping pretty low, gutter level using the word DEMENTIA AS A WEAPON TO DISAGREE WITH PEOPLE WHO AREN’T ON THE SAME PAGE AS YOU. I do hope I am not the only one who doesn’t let this jerk/Legal or Illegal Eagle he has more than pushed the envelope, lack of decency and respect.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @JMAX..So you read Obama’s book where he admitted he smoking pot in his younger days! No one knew who the hell Barrack H. Obama was in “1995.” Except his Chicago mofia friends. I don’t recall his “teleprompter” campaign speeches in 2008 admitting to using drugs in his youth? Took him until 2012 to go on National Television and verbally admit to his drug.. As a message to our youth/feather in his featherless cap. So that fact is nothing to hang your hat on or beat your drums defending him. JMAX! if you have to ask for we the people/voters to send you a list of what Obama is/has been doing to “destroy” our country. With all due respect, then you must be one brick short of a full load :) So would be a waste of time!

    • JMax

      Wow Patty, you sure are prolific with the folksy metaphors. I’ll say this again. By the time Obama was campaigning for president his book sales and earned him millions of dollars, so he certainly was not trying to keep his youthful drug use a secret.

      Here is ABC reporting about his confession of using cocaine in 2007. Read that as *2007* which I believe would be not only be before 2012 but before 2008:

      http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/BothSidesAllSides/story?id=2773754

      I don’t believe Obama has done one thing to “destroy” America. So if you think he has, I’m willing to read your argument.

      • Robert C

        Me thinks you JMax have drank too much of the Koolaid!

        • JMax

          Ye can thinks what ye like, Robert. In the meantime, show me the list and make the argument.

          You can be the first on your block to do it.

          • Robert C

            Would you like a list of some of the prophecies that prove he is the AC? I will gladly post numerous ones for you.

          • JMax

            I’m unclear on how a “prophecy” would prove anything. But I could use a good chuckle so knock yourself out.

            But tell me this. If Obama is the “AC” (air conditioner?), wouldn’t he build up the United States, not destroy it, to use its power to subjugate the rest of the world? Oh, yeah. He’s weak. But he’s a tyrant. But he’s incompetent. But he’s a dictator. But he’s lazy. But he’s a socialist. A socialist Muslim? How does that work?

            In the meantime, I’m more interested in your as yet unproduced list of ways in which Obama is destroying the US.

          • Robert C

            Those who have made those type remarks are clueless. My favorite “clueless” remark is when a republican starts with “I don’t know why BO is doing …” and then tries to explain why he is doing …
            Prophecies fulfilled:
            Put on a pedestal by a false religion. Farrakhan touted BHO as the messiah at “Saviour’s Day” assembly.
            He is of Persian decendant .
            His eyes are the color of wine and his teeth the color of milk.
            He is lawless.
            He is a pathological liar.
            He went from no notoriety to world fame in an extremely short period of time.
            He sold the world on the idea that he knew the secret to creating world peace by economic means. Thus, the noble peace prize award. BTW. To create world peace by economic means; one has too make sure every one is too broke to wage war or defend themselves.
            He seeks to become a dictator.
            He is a Jihadist. No matter what any idiot tries to tell you!
            He is at minimum bi-sexual, although there is great evidence of being out right gay. He would not be the first gay man to “pretend” to be straight by having a wife and children.
            He has caused more divide than he has even come close to healing. Intentionally I might add.
            There have been more, not less violence world wide; since his administration took power.
            He has jilted on almost every promise he made to the American people.
            His second in command, VP Biden is more of a sociopath than himself.
            He has made friends with Americas enemies and betrayed Americas allies.
            Must I really go on?
            Denial is not a river in Egypt.

          • JMax

            “Put on a pedestal by a false religion.”

            He’s been put on a pedestal by no religion, much less a “false” one. I know of no “false” religions except maybe Scientology.

            “Farrakhan touted BHO as the messiah at “Saviour’s Day” assembly. He is of Persian decendant .”

            Who gives a crap about Farrakhan? He’s a nobody. Somebody on this blog said Obama is the “AC”. Who’s right?

            A lot of people are of Iranian descent. He’s also English and Irish.

            “His eyes are the color of wine and his teeth the color of milk.”

            His eyes are brown. I know of no wines colored brown. My teeth are the color of milk, too. What color are yours? How many people do you know whose teeth aren’t the color of milk?

            He is not lawless. There is no evidence whatsoever that any lie he MAY have told was pathological in nature.

            You ever hear of Sarah Palin prior to August 2008? Now THERE is a candidate for the anti-christ!

            “He sold the world on the idea that he knew the secret to creating world peace by economic means.”

            Please cite any evidence of this. The best way to create peace through economic means is to broaden trade and economic prosperity to make everyone invested in peace. Which I believe is Obama’s goal.

            He was awarded the NOBEL peace prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”

            “He seeks to become a dictator.” How? He can’t even get a law passed in Congress. And remember, he’s weak, lazy, and incompetent.

            A Jihadist is a Muslim who strives to defend the holy land. Obama does not qualify on either account.

            And your evidence for being bi- or gay is…..?

            The divide is in fact caused by Obama’s enemies.

            “There have been more, not less violence world wide; since his administration took power.”

            That is debatable.

            “He has jilted on almost every promise he made to the American people.”

            Undeniably untrue.

            And your evidence that Biden is a sociopath or that he has made friends with American enemies and betrayed allies is….?

            You need not go on. If you haven’t finished your nonsense by now, spewing more drivel isn’t going to help.

          • Sheila Warner

            OMG, J, I can’t even believe you responded to that rant. So, now President Obama is (let me get this straight) a lying-Persian Muslim-bi or gay-dictator who has caused more violence to erupt in the world.

            At least that’s a distraction from the one trick pony crowd that swears he isn’t an American citizen or a Christian. I wonder if he meant to be sarcastic? Nah, not likely. He probably actually believes these things. And now we have Joe Biden to kick around as a sociopath, too. Nice.

          • Robert C

            That is the great thing about America, you are free to your own opinion. The best part is; those who take the mark of the beast will end up being slaves. They also end up being thrown into the lake of fire.
            Enjoy your journey, because the destination sucks!

          • Sheila Warner

            I dunno, Robert, I have been doing a thorough search all over my body, but I can’t seem to find that pesky mark of the beast. Do you think he used invisible ink on me?

          • Robert C

            I bet neither of you thought 9/11 would happen either. However I am on the record for forecasting that event in detail over 7 years prior to the actual occurrence.
            But hey, we can’t all be spiritually blind.

          • Sheila Warner

            Well, good for you. Too bad you didn’t do anything to stop it.

          • Robert C

            I did everything humanly possible. However religious folks and the government; both decided they knew better and did not listen at all. Same as most are doing now.

          • JMax

            Maybe you can save a seat for Sheila and me.

          • Sheila Warner

            I’ll be looking for you, J.

          • JMax

            Yeah I know. I’m a bit embarrassed. But I just can’t find it in me to let that crap slide.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @LEGAL EAGLE! Well this is a first! I agree with you that Bill O’Reilly suffers from “big ego syndrome.” or EGOMANIACAL! Tad bit of arrogance as well! I watch his show off and on/depending on my schedule. I find he Interrupts his guest frequently in middle of trying to express their opinions. Really torks me when he interrupts Charles Krauthammer (sp) But DELUSIONAL?? Can’t buy in on that one! I am a registered Independent (have been all my life/voted for both parties at one time or another) I also watch both conservative and lib television and in my opinion, O’Reilly is by far the most honest of all. (my humble opinion . I think his ratings/Fox speak loud and clear! ) O’Reilly calls em as he sees em and most of the time he is right and has the facts to back him up. Many people (voters) suffer due to tunnel vision or keep their heads in a dark place.AND again in 2012 bought into Obama’s lies/His BS. The people still believe there is a “Santa Claus.” And all they got from Santa Obama is a big sack of coal! I call these people SHEEP! They can’t think for themselves (naïve/uneducated or delusional) and need someone to herd them in order to find their way home/think for them. I think OBAMA IS THE DELUSIONAL ONE. Just look at what he has done to our country since 2008 or hasn’t done! How many of 2008 and 2012 promises has he kept? or a accomplished? His many promises, plain out right lies he has told and continues to tell about how wonderful his Obama Heath Care plan? Just one example. I think the numbers and the testimonies of many citizens that are getting screwed over speak for themselves. People saying they are going to wait and watch! Wait for what? I think going on five years of waiting and watching for Obama to keep his many campaign promises that he has not accomplished is too long.

    • legal eagle

      So O’Reilly rants on his show criticizing the “media” for its coverage of the Malaysia flight disaster, yet the shows on right after his, Kelly and Hannity, cover this same disaster night after night….You don’t consider that delusional? Because someone “speaks their mind” doesn’t mean they are not delusional…People suffering from dementia believe they also are “speaking their mind”.

      • JMax

        BO doesn’t like to speculate so he flatly said two weeks ago that the MH370 incident was “pilot suicide”. Wonder if he’s going to mention that ever again.

    • legal eagle

      I’m happy to discuss with you “campaign promises” not delivered upon. However, it would be helpful if you would specify what you are talking about rather than making hyperbolic generalities.

      • Lougjr1

        Are you a lawyer? or is that just a tricky name ? If you are, I would like to know your law firm because I would want to make sure I didn’t hire you. You are living in the same country I’m living in so how come you need for someone to explain how Obama is destroying this country ? You can’t see Obama doing everything to change the most basic and important amendments of the constitution? Ignoring the congress, destroying the best healthcare system in the world ? Disregarding the wishes of the majority of American citizens? allowing every illegal alien to enter this country as to offset the white population in order for him or his Party to keep control for as long as he wishes? Making friends with our enemies and making enemies with our friends? Snooping on we the citizens like we were the enemy? Spying on all of us?
        Trying to dissolve our religious freedom ? I do think you are brainless for asking such a question. I guess you will disagree with me in any case so I don’t expect any intelligent conversation from you , so have a good night !

        • legal eagle

          I can’t respond to hyperbole so when you have some specifics let me know and I’d be glad to try and respond…
          a) What Constitutional Amendment has Obama changed?
          b) America has the most expensive healthcare system in the world. not the best one…

          • JMax

            The US spends twice as much per capita for health care than the next highest country while having a lower life expectancy.

          • legal eagle

            Let’s not get bogged down in fact based argument….LOL

          • JMax

            Fo’ sho!

          • Jeff Webb

            Funny–turns out there’s no irony in your comment.

          • legal eagle

            As per usual your sense of humor is non-existent…

          • Jeff Webb

            Oh, it’s consistently humorous when you act like you care one iota about facts.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            It’s more than just not caring. The guy disdains facts. They always get in the way of a good partisan snowjob.

          • Jeff Webb
          • JMax

            Forbes’ first chart is misleading in that it shows mortality in relation to GDP. My assertion was not based on GDP (which would obviously favor the US) but on dollars spent on healthcare per capita. On that chart Japan would be in about the middle of the X-Axis, the US would be on the far right edge, and all other industrial countries would be to the left of Japan.

          • Jeff Webb

            Be that as it may, the high-expense/shorter lifespan talking point is clearly misleading. Even if it weren’t, it’s not a strong argument against the greatness of American care.

          • JMax

            The “greatness” of American care doesn’t do much good for the 45 or 35 or 30 million people who can’t get it. All the rest of the industrialized world has figured out how to provide universal health care.

          • Jeff Webb

            lol Replacing one misleading liberal talking point with another? Save it.

          • Lougjr1

            We didn’t have the best health care system in the world ? What country would you rather get your health care from ? This should to be a winner !

  • legal eagle

    Do you think Goldberg’s next column will be headlined ” Is O’Reilly Delusional …or Just Egomaniacal?”

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      Why don’t YOU write that column, post it somewhere on the web, and then we’ll all comment on it with irrelevant drivel, name-calling, and charges of racism – just so you’ll become aware of yourself.

      How does that sound?

      • legal eagle

        You’re not smart enough or educated enough to come up with any original drivel or to respond to any fact based argument….

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          Legal, you have yet to actually give me a fact-based argument, so how would you know?

          I don’t exactly need my college degree to recognize when an Internet troll is mindlessly copying and pasting DNC talking points from the emails he receives each morning.

          • legal eagle

            You can keep repeating the same B.S. about DNC talking points…..Like most of the stuff you write you have no facts to back up 99% of what you write….If you were testifying in a deposition you’d be eaten alive by any first year attorney…
            HOW ABOUT AN OCCASSIONAL VERIFIABLE FACT INSTEAD OF HYPERBOLIC B.S.?

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>You can keep repeating the same B.S. about DNC talking points…

            You keep repeating DNC talking points. It’s not B.S. for me to merely point that out.

            >>Like most of the stuff you write you have no facts to back up 99% of what you write

            Is that how your DNC emails instruct you to respond to “the enemy”? Just keep spouting off the same nonsense so you don’t have to actually address what they’re saying? You’re certainly holding up your end of the bargain. Do you get rewarded with carbon credits for your efforts?

            >>If you were testifying in a deposition you’d be eaten alive by any first year attorney…

            What I’d like to see is some actual proof that you’re an attorney. Simply calling yourself “legal eagle” doesn’t cut it anymore, especially after my latest column where you repeatedly claimed that I failed to write something that I clearly did. You pay no attention to detail whatsoever. So, let’s see some credentials, Skippy.

            >>HOW ABOUT AN OCCASSIONAL VERIFIABLE FACT INSTEAD OF HYPERBOLIC B.S.?

            Okay, go ahead.

  • o3whatever

    Is obama delusional..? nope, nada… not an ounce of delusion comes forth from obama.. The ones delusional.. the people, but you can’t really blame them.. even the very elect shall be deceived.. obama, brings deception deception on a whole new level.. He pulled off getting on the ballot, when he knew he never met the requirements to do so.. Now, tell me he is not good at what he does !! and handlers..

  • http://att.net/ patty

    Didn’t read the book/none of his books. Seems I read the book contained a number of lies. .@LOUGR1..Agree with you 100%.. Why hasn’t Obama been impeached? Oh, dear. You have my deepest sympathy as you got on Sheila Warner’s hit list :) She’s like a fungus. And note, she is a spelling bee winner :) ha. Splitting hairs when she damned well knows what you mean. She also is consistent with complaining/boo-hoo-ing that people make assumptions about her when they don’t know her1 Some people have allergies and their noses never stop running. AND then there are those who don’t have allergies but it is their mouth that never stops running :) You got Obama’s number and I’m on your team all the way!

    • Sheila Warner

      Patty, you and I have actually agreed on some things in the past. That means it is possible to have a substantive discussion with someone who holds the polar opposite viewpoint. My problem with lougr1 is that s/he (not sure of gender) is that I asked a question and got a rant in reply. I never got any reply to what I asked. I look at the logic of a person’s statement, then ask questions for clarifications. Maybe you know the answer. LG made the statement that President O was determined to bring down Wall Street, and I asked if that is true, then why didn’t he try to stop all of the infusion of cash flowing into the investment banks by way of the bond purchases. aka “QE”?

      • Robert C

        @ Sheila Warner QE is not good for Wall Street ! QE is only a manner of “kicking the can down the road”. QE makes the dollar worth less and less every time they implement it.
        When the economy crashes; an it will; you will find the dollar to worth about 2 cents and only if it is a dollar coin. The dollar bill will not be worth the paper it is written on.
        That is when “they” will tell us that we need a new on world currency. EuroAmeri or some other wild name.

        • Sheila Warner

          I said QE is bad. Read all of my comments.

          • Robert C

            LG made the statement that President O was determined to bring down Wall Street, and I asked if that is true, then why didn’t he try to stop all of the infusion of cash flowing into the investment banks by way of the bond purchases. aka “QE”?
            I believe I explain in layman’s terms how QE is bad.

          • Sheila Warner

            We’re on parallel threads here. I asked exactly the same question as you did.

            Now, I know that QE is bad. But the President honestly believes that throwing money, whether borrowed or freshly printed, is the best way to fix a problem. In his own mind he is supporting Wall Street.

            So, that’s why I asked the question within that context. When QE stops, watch the interest rates skyrocket and the stocks come tumbling down. IMHO

          • Robert C

            The USA is 18 Trillion ( that is 1 thousand billion ) in debt. The interest alone would cause us tremendous economic decay.
            Sooner of later, that bill will come due. We can’t just pay the interest forever.
            When that happens, starvation and total chaotic civil unrest will be rampant and spread like a wildfire on drought stricken plains grass.
            “a wheel barrow full of money will not buy a loaf of bread”. Nor will gold or silver.
            The USA will be bombed with a nuke.
            We are in the way of the Jihadist destroying Israel. Therefore they must destroy us first. Simple game of chess.

    • Lougjr1

      Thank you Patty, you are a true Patriot !

  • GoodBusiness
  • 633

    The column postulates an either-or conclusion: the two are not mutually exclusive. How about he is both political AND delusional. A bad combination for the country.

  • John H

    Good column, Bernie. I agree 100 percent.

  • PeterFitzwell

    Delusional. Add in Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden & the rest of the gang.

    • Sheila Warner

      Make sure you include Ted Cruz on your list.

  • Lougjr1

    Love to watch you on FOX news with O’reily, you make so much sense !

  • Lougjr1

    Bernie, you have a nice way to phrase your comments, but that is an asset. I have a little trouble being so nice. To answer your question though, my answer is he is both. Here is my question. Do you think the American people including all races understand what the Obamas are doing to them ? I have a little problem with that. I sincerely hope that the black community understands that just because Obama is the first black president that they don’t recognize he is hurting them as well as everyone else. I know the poor think they are going to get health care free, but you and I know that the health care they get won’t be worth two cents if at all . That means , all of us are screwed !

    • legal eagle

      Maybe you can tell us what Obama “is doing to them”?

      • Lougjr1

        My GOD man, are you blind? the unemployment among African Americans is three times higher than anyone else. The schools in the black communities are a nightmare, and Obama talks a good talk but the black youth are totally out of control because they see no way out of poverty. So what do they do , they usually turn to some kind of crime. The Obamas tell their brothers and sisters what they want to here but do the opposite. That’s why they are known as liars, because they don’t know the difference between lies and the truth !

        • legal eagle

          So give me some facts to back up your hyperbole….
          1) Was black unemployment better under Bush?
          2) When were “black community” schools better?
          Have any facts to back up your statements?

  • Mrs. IHF

    Hey Dildo Boy! You missed my post but I’m not going to tell you where. I wish all you right wingers were so stupid. How come your cult followers are smarter than you? Only morons like you take 401K distributions before 59 1/2. Good luck in your misery.

  • NiCuCo

    “Is President Obama Delusional — or Just Political?”

    No, but thanks for asking.

  • Acu-Vue

    Obama’s actions over the past 5+ years are neither delusional or political. THEY ARE INTENTIONAL. If you believe as I do that his mission from DAY 1 is the total destruction of The United States of America then you cannot see it any other way. Every decision he has made, every direction he has taken us in has devastated us as a nation. If you grade his presidency from that perspective, he gets an A+++. However, he has one FINAL FRONTIER to conquer before leaving office ….WALL STREET …. If he can bring the stock market to its knees over the next 2 years and 10 months, it will be MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. — All we can do is wait and watch. I hope I am wrong.

    • Sheila Warner

      If the President wanted to bring Wall Street down, then why didn’t he take steps to stop the infusion of money going to the big banks by way of bond purchasing, which has propped up the market for years? I don’t think the President wants a stock market crash on his watch. That would do too much damage to his party, which is now in control of the White House and the Senate. I don’t buy the notion that the President hates our country. He has a different vision, for sure, but total destruction? I’m surprised you didn’t cite the Saul Alinsky litany, which some here have done. But, hey, Glenn will be proud of you.

      • Lougjr1

        OK ! You Liberals have just proved that you can’t see the forest for the trees ! You cannot seem able to admit you have made a big mistake when you voted for this fiasco that we are living through and hope we make it !

        • Sheila Warner

          I’m not a liberal, and I didn’t vote for President Obama in either election. You also didn’t answer my question. Typical.

          • Renitar

            If not a liberal then a low information voter perhaps. At this point, those people who still can’t see the forest for the trees are completely blind, and choose to be. Obama’s “vision” as you call it, is clearly not good for the American people and the prosperity of our Country. The list of harmful policies forced on the American people is massive ….and he still insists we not pay attention to that man behind the curtain.

          • Sheila Warner

            So, am I a low information voter because I voted for McCain and Romney, or because I don’t share your personal vitriol for the President? It is his vision, and it is one that I don’t share. That doesn’t mean that I hate his guts.

          • JMax

            What list?

          • JMax

            I’m still waiting for the “list”.

          • Lougjr1

            Sorry, Obama is a Marxist as many of his staff including His top adviser Ms. Jarrett , she does follow Saul Alinsky, and if you don’t believe it you are not watching or looking in the right place. Then of course some of you Americans refuse to believe facts even when it’s put in front of your face. If you’re watching MSNBC, ABC or CBS they never tell you the whole story, ever ! Whether you like it or not, FOX news and CNN will expand on important news. MSNBC is a total loser. Watching them is a complete waste of time. Above all, do not discount the internet. Liberals hate it because most of the time the truth gets out when all the so called MSM refuses to tell it in order to protect their Leftist agenda. There for, I do believe Obama hates this country and is doing everything to destroy it. So far, he’s doing a damn good job of it !

          • Sheila Warner

            You still have not answered my question. I am a regular viewer of FNC, and I never watch msnbc, NBC, and rarely bother with ABC, either. CBS and CNN do a somewhat decent job of presenting facts. I am a fan of Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly. Honestly, you do not know a thing about me at all. Why do you insist on making assumptions about me? From some of what you say, I believe you are probably a Hannity and Glenn Beck fan. Both men are prone to hyperbole. I watched Beck for the first year his show was on FNC, but when he got hysterical and hyperbolic, I quit. Interestingly, on Megyn Kelly’s show, Beck said he regrets the amount of division his shows caused. Too little, too late, as any reader of the Blaze can tell. Yes, I keep track of many points of view. I am deeply concerned about the direction of this country if the uber-conservative, name-calling, conspirators such as I encounter here gain many seats in Congress.

            As I have said, both the GOP and the Democrats have brought harm to our nation. The GOP blew up the deficit under President George W Bush, but you’ll never get a true believer to admit that. TARP was such a huge mistake, that it took two votes to get it out of Congress. And that’s just one of the financially imprudent choices made under GW.

          • Lougjr1

            George W Bush was never a true Conservative, as far as I’m concerned. In his second term, he gave away the store to the Democrats which made true conservatives very unhappy. There are true conservatives and there are Rhinos. I don’t like Rhinos any more than I like Hard left Democrats. Most true Democrats haven’t even figured out that their Party has been hijacked. After 5yrs.,they refuse to accept that Obama and administration have done more damage to this country than all the other Presidents put together. That’s the way I see it !

          • Sheila Warner

            I never referred to GW Bush as a conservative. He is, however, a Republican. By the way, you can’t even spell your word correctly. Rhino is an animal with a horn in the front. I think you mean the acronym RINO, all caps (because it is an acronym) which stand for “Republican In Name Only”. You say the Democratic Party has been hijacked by the hard Left. Can you tell me what the “original” Democratic Party was prior to this hijacking? What is a “true” Democrat? I doubt you even know.

            How has the the President’s Administration done more damage than all of the other Presidents put together? Do you know some of the bad that other Presidents have done? What about Andrew Johnson, the first President to be impeached? Just start there.

          • Lougjr1

            WOW, TOUCHE ! Thanks for the correction. Yes I can tell you what the real Democratic Party was. It was the Party of John F. Kennedy who proved he loved America. And of course, there is ” Give em Hell ” Harry S Truman, one of my favorite presidents who saved this country during WW2. As far damage to this country, start with losing our 1st & 2nd Amendments. Destroying the best health care system in the entire world. This Obama couldn’t tell the truth if GOD appeared before him. He is nothing but a habitual liar and contrary to what you think, he is a true Muslim. He made a big mistake by siding with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He also has some Muslims associated with the brotherhood working for him. The Muslim Brotherhood is nothing but a Muslim terrorist group who hate anyone not a Muslim. That’s for starters. OK ?

          • Sheila Warner

            You’ve name a couple of Democratic Presidents you admire, but you failed to tell me about the Democratic PARTY. What did it stand for, its party platform, and what did the former Democrats do while in Congress?

            I don’t find the President to be trustworthy at all. But that doesn’t make him a Muslim. At which mosque does he worship?

            Yes, the Muslim Brotherhood was a huge mistake, but it was the people of Egypt who elected it, not the President. (His real mistake was in supporting the ousting of Mubarek, the devil we knew.)

            If a nation that is an ally undergoes a revolution & picks a leader you don’t like, what do you do, as President? Go on tv and make a pronouncement that the democracy we pushed hard for backfired because of poor judgment by the voters? Or, do you try to work with the new leadership in order to protect the interests of the USA and Israel? Because the Egyptian treaty with Israel was in jeopardy as soon as the last ballot was counted. To shun communication with the new leadership would put Israel in peril.

            All of that is moot, since the Brotherhood is being systematically destroyed by the Egyptian Army. How’s that for democracy? Believe me, I do not have blinders on when it comes to how our foreign policy is falling apart. I just don’t need to resort to vitriol to make my points.

          • Lougjr1

            Sheila, the Democratic Party back when I belonged to it believed in the constitution, freedom and Democracy. Today the Marxists have taken over without firing a shot. That’s because of the blind Democrats who refuse to believe it’s true. They refuse to admit it or they can’t see the forest for the trees. As far as Obama being a Muslim, there are Muslims in this country who are planted here ,told to infiltrate our government , our Judicial system and wait for their numbers to rise whereby they can control enough communities. They will then introduce Shariah Law. These Muslims do not attend Mosques and were granted the right according to the qur’an to act like infidels until the time is right. It is my belief that they are convinced if they can win over America, they will own the world. The Muslim Brotherhood is proven to be a terrorist organization known to have beheaded many Christians, Jews and also some Muslims in the name of Allah. The Brotherhood is getting exactly what they deserve. I truly believe in the phrase, What goes around comes around, and that is satisfying to me. Thank You !

          • Sheila Warner

            You have too many conspiracy theories for me to take anything you say seriously. Sorry. I just can’t join you in your paranoia. Be well.

          • JMax

            What damage?

          • Joe Adams

            The damage that occurs when the populace (and the world) realizes that the President is a serial liar and is willing to say anything for short term promotion of his rabidly socialistic agenda. That damages our country.

            O promised to have the most open & ethical administration in
            history. In fact, he has had fewer open press conferences than any
            president in the last 50 years, by far. His administration hides behind
            the “national security/secret” excuse regarding FOI requests 4 times as
            much as any previous administration. That damages our country because
            fair and open minded people wonder what O and his cronies are hiding.

            What about his promises to focus on the economy like a laser? Obama’
            “reinvestment in America” increased the national debt more than all of
            his predecessors and threatens to bankrupt America. Of course the only
            sector that benefited was ……… guess? Government. That damages our
            country and detracts from honest working people that pay taxes.

            O promised to close Gitmo. If he had given that any thought, he would have realized that the House would never go along with it because no one wanted the perps housed in their state. He makes commitments like a poker dealer throws cards. That damages our country by making the president look stupid and/or deceitful.

            How about those “red lines” that our enemies should fear crossing?. It is obvious that O has no plan for Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, or whatever is next. Woefully over matched, he is a joke on the world stage. That damages our country and emboldens our enemies.

            There are many, many more examples of the damage that “O and his good time” crowd does to this once great country on a regular, almost daily basis, but I have to go.

          • JMax

            Rabidly socialist agenda? Seriously? Obama has governed from a slightly left of center position. What exactly has he done to impose a socialist agenda?

            “In fact, he has had fewer open press conferences than any president in the last 50 years, by far.”

            Not true. Through his first 5 years Obama has held 100 press conferences. In eight years St. Reagan held 46. Nixon did 39 in six years. So your assertion is off, by far. Must me Hannity “facts”.

            http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/newsconferences.php

            “His administration hides behind the “national security/secret” excuse regarding FOI requests 4 times more than any previous administration.”

            Wrong again. His percentage of denials is a bit higher than Bush’s but not twice as high and certainly not 4 times. More Hannity? Do you have any proven examples of ethics violations by this administration?

            http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/156227/obama-administrations-foia-record-worse-than-bushs/

            Obama HAS focused on the economy while the GOP has focused on repealing the ACA. The American Reinvestment act was $870B and 40% of that was tax cuts. The national debt was about $10T when Obama took office and about $17T now. I can’t figure out any way in which $7T is equal to or greater than $10T. The majority of the deficits which caused the $7T increase in debt are directly related to the Bush tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

            http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2013/01/image1-1.jpg

            The number of non-military federal employees is 5,000 higher than when Bush left office. That’s a 2 tenths of one percent increase.

            https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/data-analysis-documentation/federal-employment-reports/historical-tables/total-government-employment-since-1962/

            An new but empty prison in Illinois was made available to house the Gitmo detainees but Congress blocked the funding to move them.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomson_Correctional_Center

            Obama made plans for Iraq and carried them out. The war there is over. He also has plans for Afghanistan and is in the process of ending the war there.

            It may come as a surprise to you that America does not rule the world, nor should it. The US must work with allies and other world powers to attain solutions to very complex international issues. Obama has done pretty much everything to be done regarding Ukraine except starting a war there. I gather you think the only way to show strength is to bomb, bomb Iran.

          • legal eagle

            You are dealing in way too many facts for these political ideologues to assimilate…..Most of the comments on this site are a rehash of Fox News and Limbaugh talking points….Facts are irrelevant to haters…

          • Sheila Warner

            If the President wanted to bring Wall Street down, then why didn’t he take steps to stop the infusion of money going to the big banks by way of bond purchasing, which has propped up the market for years?

            My question still sits out there, unanswered.

          • JMax

            “Liberals hate it because most of the time the truth gets out when all
            the so called MSM refuses to tell it in order to protect their Leftist
            agenda.”

            Boy are you in la la land! The Internet is the LIFE BLOOD of liberal political and policy information. That is why we are so much better informed than you. Daily Kos, Media Matters, Think Progress, Talking Points Memo, and Crooks and Liars are just a few of the sites the liberals use as alternates or supplements to the main stream media.

            I’d really be interested in a list of a few provable ways in which Obama is supposedly “destroying” America.

          • Joe Adams

            For starters, Obamacare was passed within a cloud of deceit and confusion when democrats controlled both houses of Congress. Republicans did what they could to stop it but ultimately got bamboozled along with most ordinary Americans. O and your fellow democrat scammers rammed it through before ordinary Americans realized one of their fundamental liberties would disappear- the right to choose their own healthcare solution without gov’t interference. The Obamacare scam has added another massive layer of distrust held by average Americans regarding gov’t in general and in particular, the federal gov’t. These kinds of scams perpetrated by O and the democrat party does enormous damage to the perception of our supposedly democratic form of gov’t held by average Americans and certainly does contribute to the destruction of America as we knew it. That is an America and its attending populace that has been the envy of the world for 150 years.

            I predict a huge backlash against O and your band of merry miscreants very soon.

          • Lougjr1

            I can answer that with one question, are you living in the same world I’m living in ?

          • JMax

            That’s a really profound “answer” which proves you’re just writing blather without the ability to back it up.

          • Lougjr1

            Well Sir, we will just have to agree to disagree until proof will some day show itself Thank You !

          • legal eagle

            Most of the people on this sit don’t respond when you ask them a question…What else is new..It’s what happens when you question ideologues..

          • Sheila Warner

            True. I’ll give you this as far as you go yourself: I believe you are very liberal, but you answer questions, even when people hurl insults like crazy. Of course, you can dish it out as well as you can take it! You are a curious fellow at times. I think I am a curious gal at times.

          • legal eagle

            I appreciate that….I wish guys like Daly and Webb et al. had the guts or ability to answer questions but that’s typical of political ideologues…
            In the legal world when someone avoids answers during a deposition you pretty much know that he/she is lying…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Remind me which of your questions I failed to answer, legal. I don’t recall dodging a single one, despite your repeated claims.

            You on the other hand, routinely fail to answer the ones I pose to you. I’ll give you another chance to redeem yourself right now.

            Did you or did you not accuse me of leaving out information in my column that was actually included in it? Normally, I wouldn’t press this, but you were awfully condescending about it. So let’s hear your answer.

    • Robert C

      @Acu-Vue – I personally agree, in a slightly dif context. He wants to make this a third world country and turn it into an Islamic state. If he succeeds; we will not be able to stop the overthrow of Israel.

    • Lougjr1

      I have consistently called for congress to impeach this president before he does any more damage. You are right and I have also believed that from the very start. Albeit, I also believe he is delusional. There is something terribly wrong with his common sense and he has given us no reason to believe he has any ! He also has this lying factor that he happens to be so comfortable with. I don’t know about you, but that bothers me !!

      • o3whatever

        obama, cannot be impeached.. it is against the law. gots to pay attention to the laws that are written..

        • Lougjr1

          Oh yes he can, if only we had some intelligent brainwork in Washington, DC. and didn’t have all those A kissers crawling up his butt !

          • o3whatever

            No.. he can not.. it would be like saying let’s call for your impeachment.. It is why no one on any of the issues.. ie scandals, has called for his impeachment..

        • JMax

          The Constitution Article II section 4 says that the president can be impeached.

          And the GOP majority in the House could do it very easily, but they know they would be humiliated by the arguments against impeachment and by the public’s realization that having impeached the last two Democratic presidents, the GOP will have proved they don’t believe in democracy.

    • Robert C

      @ Acu-Vue The Prince of Lies or Anti-Christ / Anti-Semite is now in the whitehouse. To not see that, means one is spiritually blind and has been hoodwinked.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    Whoops..got so wrapped in my response I repeated myself or didn’t finish a statement. Sorry..But sure those of you with common sense and half a brain know what I meant to say. Bottom line..How do you spell WEAK? BHO, BHO, BHO aka Obama.

  • http://att.net/ patty

    @LEGAL EAGLE (ha/leagal) strikes again. Dah! Seems the majority agrees that Obama IS WEAK! Vladimar (sp) Putin play cat and mouse with him and we know who the cat is. Yu say Rush hasn’t been same since he kick the Yup..Obama is customizing the Constitution to fit his wants/needs. Hey Brian..Obama already made a speech and admitted to his use of illegal drugs in his younger years/while denying them and refusing to answer questions during his campaigning for 2008 and 2012. AUDACITY! Rush isn’t the same since he supposedly kicked his drug habit? Well, Obama finally admitted his drug habits in years past and from his actions or lack of actions of President of the USA, he still is using! BRIAN IS RIGHT ON. OBAMA first President that has not been a advocate for America. As far as you dangling the worm about using the word SCHMUCK. Ha. People, birds, dogs, bad drivers, wife beaters, kid beaters, you name them as they are referred to as SCHMUCKS! Yup..good one..The Peter Principle..Don’t think those that voted for him knew about old Peter and his principle. Don’t mess with Daly or Phillips or you are going down..

    • legal eagle

      I hope your dementia gets better…

      • George Williams

        Why? You’re in a position to commiserate.

      • Joe Adams

        Beagles, your proclivitiy toward cheap, gratuitous insult is unworthy here.

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          It’s all he’s got.

    • JMax

      Interesting presentation of non-fact. Obama admitted in his book “Dreams From My Father” published in 1995 that he had used drugs in his youth. This was therefore well-known at least ten years before he started running for president.

      • Joe Adams

        It was published in July 1995 as he was preparing to launch his political career in a campaign for an Illinois office. How many average Americans and future electors would read such a book? I follow politics closely and had never heard of his drug abuse until early 2008. Of course, the mainstream media passed on the story because they were completely enthralled with their new “messiah”. I first heard the story on Fox News.

        • JMax

          I read the book. Dinesh D’Souza read the book. Lots of people read the book. Obmama made millions off of the book so a hell of a lot of people must have read the book. His drug use was never a surprise to anybody. A black young man in the late seventies and early eighties? Come on. Are you kidding me?

          The media made his drug use about as big an issue as they made of Bush’s use of cocaine and alcohol.

        • JMax

          You must have missed this mainstream media story from 2007:

          http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/BothSidesAllSides/story?id=2773754

  • EdWalton

    President Obama’s delusions of grandeur started when his
    followers started to referring to him as the messiah.

    • JMax

      Can you cite any actual follower referring to Obama as the messiah?

      • EdWalton
        • JMax

          Wow! Baba Wawa. Barbara is talking in metaphor and is not referring to Obama as the messiah in a biblical sense.

          Got any more?

      • Joe Adams

        “… a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will
        come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany … and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama” –
        Barack Obama Lebanon, New Hampshire.
        January 7, 2008.

        “Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama.”
        — Dinesh Sharma

        “I would characterize the Senate race as being a race where Obama was, let’s say, blessed and highly favored. That’s not routine. There’s something else going on. I think that Obama, his election to the Senate, was divinely ordered. . . . I know that that was God’s plan.”

        — Bill Rush, Chicago organizer and DNC functionary

        • JMax

          Obama in Lebanon NH. It’s a call to get out and vote, not a proclamation of divinity.

          Sharma is a psychologist opining on the subject of some people’s admiration of Obama. He was not saying that Obama was THE messiah or that anybody was referring to him as THE messiah. The “-like” part of the sentence is a rather important element of the quote.

          “I know that that was God’s plan.”

          People said the same thing about Bush. Isn’t everything God’s plan?

      • Jeff Webb

        “In many ways, he’s sent from God, because the world’s a mess,” he said in interview with the Associated Press.
        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/school-lesson-portrays-obama-as-messiah/#3GzTVoB7lL0P07Ck.99

        Sting: “In many ways, he’s sent from God, because the world’s a mess.”

        “In many ways, he’s sent from God, because the world’s a mess,” he said in interview with the Associated Press.
        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/school-lesson-portrays-obama-as-messiah/#3GzTVoB7lL0P07Ck.99
        Jamie Foxx: “First of all, give an honor to our God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama.”

        Barbara Walters: “We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah”

        “In many ways, he’s sent from God, because the world’s a mess,” he said in interview with the Associated Press.
        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/school-lesson-portrays-obama-as-messiah/#3GzTVoB7lL0P07Ck.99Also:
        http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/dnc-artwork-likens-obama-to-jesus.html

        http://christiannews.net/2013/01/21/newsweek-hails-obama-as-messianic-second-coming/

        • JMax

          All you are doing is quoting the same right wing web sites over and over again. People said Bush was sent from God, too.

          Sting is a singer. Jamie Foxx is a comedian. You already quoted Barbara Walters.

          In none of these cases is “messiah” meant to be the return of the biblical messiah but is a metaphor for a highly regarded leader such as Ghandi.

          Only the RWNJs are taking this literally, but of course that’s what they do.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>All you are doing is quoting the same right wing web sites over and over again.<>People said Bush was sent from God, too.<>Sting is a singer. Jamie Foxx is a comedian. You already quoted Barbara Walters.<>In none of these cases is “messiah” meant to be the return of the biblical messiah but is a metaphor for a highly regarded leader such as Ghandi.<<

            Oh, COME ON. You asked if it was said. You were given examples of people saying it. Picking it apart now is moving the goalpost. You're better than that, J.

          • JMax

            None of these people said that Obama was the second coming of Jesus or THE messiah. Jamie Foxx told a joke. Your Sting quote only suggests that Obama was sent from God, just like people said of Bush. But this doesn’t equate to being THE messiah. Barbara Walters is not necessarily a “follower” of Obama and she’s a TV personality prone to hyperbole.

            Why don’t you come up with someone like Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter, or Chuck Schumer, or Nancy Pelosi saying that Obama is THE Messiah? Then maybe I’ll give your claim some credence.

          • Jeff Webb

            I’ll agree Sting’s quote is far from a messiah reference. I’ve seen the Foxx clip, and you’re wrong. I assure you he was not telling a joke. You aren’t making sense on Walters, or overall for that matter. Deifying a president is by its very nature hyperbolic.

            You asked a simple question and got its answer. I’m not sure why you’re trying to change the rules now. You’re acting almost as if it embarrassed you.

            You don’t agree with Ed’s point, and I don’t agree with it 100%, but Walters & Foxx ARE examples. It’s even fair to suggest that BO’s delusions of grandeur would be fed by Sting’s quote, as well as the “he’s sort of God” one said by (IIRC) Evan Thomas, though they’re not messiah references.

          • JMax

            So you are suggesting that Foxx was claiming Obama to be THE Lord and Savior of the Bible?

            Walters was not deifying Obama.

            Embarrassed? Hardly.

            “It’s even fair to suggest that BO’s delusions of grandeur would be fed by Sting’s quote”

            The only BO with delusions of grandeur is Bill O’Reilly. I’m so sure that Obama actually heard or read Sting’s quote and said, “Heavenly Father, according to Sting truly I AM your Son!”

            “What I said was: “In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above–above the world, a sort of god.” I was not being literal. During a discussion about presidential rhetoric, I was comparing Ronald Reagan’s patriotic appeals with Obama’s attempt to transcend parochialism.” – Evan Thomas

            Clearly conservatives never miss a chance to take someone’s words literally in order to try to make a point.

  • nkqx57a

    “But now, its 3 am all over the world as an administration that telegraphed its weakness looks impotent, childish and incompetent.”

    Not only does America look impotent, childish and incompetent; under Obama she is all of these and more.

    Why Obama Scares Me… for WHAT and HOW he has done it and is doing to America, is not only un-American; it’s flat-out un-Constitutional.

    Obama Makes Wars More Likely…YES he does… Obama is weak, his Administration is weak; therefore America is weak and politically Obama, and his Administration have NO creditability; therefore America has NO creditability in the eyes of the world.

    “What our Greatest Generation presidents accomplished, our Baby Boomer presidents appear to have booted away.”

    YES, they have and there is still more to come; it won’t be pretty and millions will again die for the bad decisions our “Baby Boomer” politicians have made.

    History has shown the world that freedom is not free and only belongs to those willing to make those sacrifices and do what is required to maintain their freedoms. America was an example of this and the envy of those around the world who inspire for freedom. America and freedom did go hand-in-hand and put fear in the hearts of all those who dare question the people’s “right to be free”.

    Nation building may be a just cause…but only when the people want and are willing to fight for their own freedom. America should never fight someone else’s fight when they themselves are not willing to do so. However, America should support (every way possible) those willing to make the necessary sacrifices, but never make those sacrifices for them.

    Yes, we were the world’s policeman (but not any longer); not because we wanted to be, but because we had to be. “The World” has fought two wars and America was dragged into both of them, not because America was strong but because America was weak.

    After WWII, America became the strongest Nation on earth and was forced into becoming the world’s policeman (because no one else wanted or could do the job); fighting both cold and brushfire wars because of it for 65+ years. It’s time for America to rethink its role in the world, because America is now as weak or weaker than she has ever been; for HISTORY says that when America is weak major conflicts arise producing “World Wars”. Are we approaching the threshold of another World War? It surly seems like we are!

    WE, Americans, have this tendency to see only what we want to see. When dealing with current and future advisories we must realize that in all cases those advisories have only their best interest at heart, not America’s.

    • legal eagle

      The only thing that’s weak is your mental capacity….Meanwhile, best wishes beginning your preparation for WW3….LMFAO

      • George Williams

        Wow! Great reparte, worthy of a Rhodes scholar.

      • Joe Adams

        Truly brilliant, beagles.

  • mikecowan424

    Why is the world we live in becoming more and more fictional? My guess is the world we live in has a false foundation.

    • D Parri

      The false pretense that our POTUS was elected upon, and the lies that have been perpetuated ever since have the effect of softening reality for a while.

      The trouble is, though, that when reality finds its way home–and it always does–it often comes with a vengeance.

  • Brian Stover

    I think that the reason Obama wanted to be more lenient on crack smokers is that he is one of them.
    He is the first American President who is not an advocate for our country.

    • D Parri

      All those Muslim authorities that I’ve read could be wrong, but if they are correct, then it’s ‘born a Muslim, die a Muslim’. I feel that his true allegiance of spirit is somewhere other than the U.S.

      • Lougjr1

        You my friend are absolutely correct ! I do not understand why most Americans are not willing to see the truth after 5yrs. They will not allow themselves to admit they made a mistake. If you can’t admit a mistake, how can you correct it? That mistake will live forever !

        • Sheila Warner

          It’s the same in Catholicism: once baptized a Catholic, one remains a Catholic. That doesn’t stop any Catholic from leaving the church. President Obama’s relatives might think he is a Muslim, but the President attended a Christian church (even if you hate the pastor) and he identifies himself as a Christian, no matter what his Muslim relatives may think. You lose so much credibility when you go off on the Muslim tangent. Attack the President’s policies, sure, but leave his religion out of it.

          I think this country is overdue for a non-Christian President. One’s religion is not supposed to be a requirement for holding office.

          By the way, I am a Catholic convert. I love my faith, but I don’t see it as a necessity for holding any office. You folks who keep insisting that the President is an un-American Muslim keep real substance out of discussions.

          • Lougjr1

            Sorry Sheila, Wrong again. The Muslim is in no way like any other religion. If you look closer you would recognize that they brainwash the children to not only study the Qur’an but totally memorize word for word, over and over for the rest of their life. If you look any closer, you will notice that once one joins Islam, they rule by intimidation. If you haven’t seen hands arms or heads removed for disobeying or wanting to leave Islam you need to experience it before you make any judgments about Muslims being an other religion.

          • Sheila Warner

            You’re painting all Muslims with one broad brush. We have had wonderful American Muslims with us for many years. They don’t brainwash their children, hurt or kill their daughters or wives, are hard working, tax paying, good citizens. Only since 9/11 has there been a concerted effort to conflate radical Islam with traditional Islam, especially as practiced here in the USA. You are the one who is denying reality here. I’m nearly 60 years old, and Muslims in this nation have been good citizens for as long as I can remember. Not even all Muslims in Arab countries are monstrous. But I would expect this type of thinking from you, by now. How big is your world?

          • Lougjr1

            My dear Lady, My world is the same size as yours, it’s just that I can see a lot farther than you can. It helps me to be alert in order to protect myself from Communists, Muslims and totalitarian governments like the one Obama is trying to stick us with. Foresight is much better than hindsight, It has a way of keeping you from being taken for a ride !

          • Sheila Warner

            “It helps me to be alert in order to protect myself from Communists, Muslims and totalitarian governments like the one Obama is trying to stick us with.”

            I rest my case.

          • Lougjr1

            Sheila, you have no case. You can’t see far enough ahead to see the trouble your country is headed for. I hope you survive the onslaught when it happens albeit, you probably wouldn’t recognize it anyway !

          • Sheila Warner

            Oh my dear, you do not know me at all. I am well prepared for civil unrest and a loss of vital services. I just don’t hold to conspiracy theories about the President. I believe he is an American citizen with policies that have hurt the nation. Period. No vitriol, no personal attacks, no ill will. I pray for him all of the time.

          • Lougjr1

            Sheila, this may surprise you, but I do not hate the guy, I just dislike what he is doing to my country. I do blame much of the problem on the American people for putting us in this situation. It is obvious that so many of our citizens are so misinformed that it is impossible for them to vote intelligently in stead of voting for good looks and the cute boyish smile. The man is simply an empty suit !

          • Sheila Warner

            Oh, and you still never answered my question, so I guess by now I can assume you have no answer.

          • JMax

            “If you look closer you would recognize that they brainwash the children
            to not only study the Qur’an but totally memorize word for word, over
            and over for the rest of their life.”

            This is totally unlike the Christian churches how, exactly?

          • Lougjr1

            If you watch them very closely you will see them work themselves into a frenzy, almost a hypnotic state. I have never seen anything like that in any Christian church, and I have been in many a church and it’s services. My dear friend, there is no comparison between the two !

          • Sheila Warner

            You’ve obviously never been to a Pentecostal service. I have, and it’s filled with frenzy followed by a hypnotic state. It’s referred to by the Pentecostals as being “slain in the spirit”. Very chaotic.

          • Lougjr1

            Who said everyone in this country or the free world was sane ! I sure didn’t !!

          • JMax

            “If you watch them very closely you will see them work themselves into a frenzy, almost a hypnotic state.”

            That’s what I’m talking about: The Holy Rollers, the snake charmers (like the guy who just died), speaking in tongues.

            I’ve never seen Muslims do that? Have you? Really? Where?

          • Lougjr1

            JMAX, you don’t know it but you are equating Islam with insane crazy people who love venomous snakes, that’s a bogus argument. We all know that there are all kinds of crazies in this world. We are talking about what is supposed to be a major religion. How many Holy Rollers do you think there are against a billion Muslims who rule by intimidation of threats of amputations or death? It’s just common sense !

          • JMax

            No YOU are comparing Islam with insane crazy people who love poisonous snakes.

            “We are talking about what is supposed to be a major religion.”

            Supposed to be? Islam is 23% of the world’s population, second only to Christianity at 30%.

            You think all 1.6 billion Muslims rule by intimidation? Who are they ruling? You do realize that most of the Muslims in the world are not sword-wielding Arabs, don’t you? There are three times as many Muslims in Asia and the Pacific than in the Middle East.

            Making sure of facts is just common sense.

          • Lougjr1

            I have a question for you JMAX, I expect a truthful answer. Are you a Muslim ? I have a hunch you are H**l bent on promoting Islam. I don’t know what news you have been watching but the people of black Africa have been butchered for being Christians. Muslims that want to leave Islam have also been beheaded. There is plenty of news in reference to this subject if one wishes to look it up. Regardless of what you say !

          • JMax

            I looked it up. Christians in “black Africa” are also perpetrating horrors upon the Muslim population:

            http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/10/central-african-republic-christian-militias-revenge

            “Muslims that want to leave Islam have also been beheaded.”

            And we all know what happened with heretics of Christianity in the middle ages.

            There has been violence perpetrated in the name of religion for millennia. Just as you can find examples of Muslim violence I can find examples of Christian violence.

            “Are you a Muslim?”

            No. Neither am I “promoting” Islam. I’m simply pointing out how absurd your bigotry is. My neighbors are devout Muslims and they haven’t tried to kill me yet. In fact, they are the best neighbors I’ve ever had, very lovely people.

          • Lougjr1

            So we are now talking about the middle ages are we ?
            No my friend, we are talking about the 21th century where this stuff is still going on in the middle east and Africa and parts of Asia where the Muslims have overtaken much of the country. You repeated my statement that Muslims have also been beheaded and lets not forget, done by other Muslims. Your Muslim friends may love you now while they are the minority, but wait until they become the majority if ever. Don’t say you were not warned. You might benefit by reading up on Muslims in Europe. Even the French stopped using the guillotine around the 10th or 11th century !

          • JMax

            “No my friend, we are talking about the 21th century”

            Yes, as I pointed out, Christians in Africa are slaughtering Muslims today.

            “the middle east and Africa and parts of Asia where the Muslims have overtaken much of the country.”

            Were you and Sarah Palin classmates? When did Muslims “overtake” much of those regions? From whom? Was it before or after Christians overtook North, Central, and South America?

            “Your Muslim friends may love you now while they are the minority, but wait until they become the majority if ever.”

            OMG!

            “Don’t say you were not warned.”

            Don’t worry. I’ll remember.

            “Even the French stopped using the guillotine around the 10th or 11th century !”

            Yep, same school as Sarah Palin for sure. Guess you were sleeping in History class when the talked about the French Revolution of the late 18th century. You may want to know that the guillotine was the official French method of execution until 1981.

          • Lougjr1

            Well, I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood and never met a Jew that hated Christians as much as you do, so that leaves skinhead Nazi’s and Muslims. Which one are you ? Both of you dance to the same drummer . You were meant for each other. Kiss off, you’re wasting my time !

          • JMax

            “I … never met a Jew that hated Christians as much as you do.”

            Maybe you could ask my fellow church members at our Lutheran Church Missouri Synod services this next Sunday when I perform with the worship team how much I hate them.

            You don’t know s**t about me or much of anything else apparently.

          • Sheila Warner

            I was thinking the same thing. There is a Christian alternative to scouting called “AWANA” (acronym for “Approved workmen are not ashamed”). Its core requirement for membership is Bible memorization. Lots of it.

          • JMax

            I could go for a nice warm atheist.

          • Joe Adams

            Spoken like a true-blue 100% card-carrying democrat!

          • JMax

            I’ve never actually seen such a card. Have you?

            I’m a church goer, Bible reader, and worship leader. However, I am a huge believer in the wall of separation between church and state, and I think an atheist president would do a better job of maintaining that wall.

          • Sheila Warner

            I hear what you’re saying. I don’t know why I get involved with pointless discussions about nonsense such as birth certificates and religious affiliations. You just can’t talk to those people. Still, I torture myself and try.

          • JMax

            I know what you mean. It’s kind of fun to watch them chase their tails trying to evade actual facts and logic. I do it in part because I learn a lot by researching their claims and finding the truth to refute them.

      • Lougjr1

        HALLELUJAH !! Now I know there is someone out there that can actually see the Forest even though all the trees are in the way ! Thank you, D Parri !

  • http://batman-news.com 1940voter

    Obama believes his own press, and the political side is that the dems must hold on or drown. They figure a few will survive especially in the 150% black districts along with no accountability. Still waiting on that 400 yr old Constitution from Shelia Jackson Lee. Must be the new affirmative action history class.Her and the cowboy hat princess from Florida make a cute couple.

    • legal eagle

      I don’t even know why they allow those colored folks to vote?

      • legal eagle

        So the term “colored folks’ is not acceptable…How about “black folk”? is that OK….
        I wonder why Prelutsky calling the POTUS a “schmuck” is acceptable?

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          Are you seriously complaining about not being allowed to be a racist as you want to be? Nice.

    • D Parri

      Ya’ know what they say…”Birds of a feather….”

      Obama will stick with his same formula, i.e., lying, and continue to milk his politico base for all he can. He cannot change now.

  • Brian Fr Langley

    Limerick?
    .
    “Yes we can”, if we well incant,
    sing with me this miracle chant,
    it’s not magical hoping,
    so stop you’re moping,
    “yes we can”, (with Government grants).

    • D Parri

      ‘Care to recant?’ ;-)

  • dlmstl

    This is what’s called ‘living the nightmare’. Rush was right when he said after the election, ‘I hope he fails’. Think The Peter Principle. We’re in the sixth year and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The drubbing the Dems are going to take this fall will make ’10 seem mild. Hope for the best but be sure to plan for the worst.

    • legal eagle

      Rush hasn’t been the same since he, supposedly, kicked his drug habit….LOL

      • http://theromancatholicvote.com/ catholicvoter

        Legal, how do you know? I can hardly believe you actually listen to Rush. And if he had not actually kicked his drug habit, he would be in jail, being a conservative.

  • kayakbob

    As for Cremia, I won’t even hazard to guess what the President is thinking.

    But with regard to Obamacare, I think he has little choice but to keep thrashing about. It came with too much fanfare, and a steep price 4 years ago.

    I can only imagine what would happen if he backed away from it now. 63(?) former Dem. representatives would be saying, “Wait a minute! This thing cost me my job in 2010!”

    So at this point, he has no other option but to continue the bluster and bravado – while simultaneously trying to scale it back. I can see only one way to do that: enter the low information voters stage left.

    • D Parri

      Well, now, he is a pretty good liar, and there are a lot of people who will want to hang onto this thing that they were sold about “being more transparent”, “fixing the problems with government”, “fundamental transformation”, “redistributing the wealth”.

      He just has to have the message that they want to hear. Trust me, there are plenty of people that want to hear of something coming to them–whether it is the truth or not.

  • Florida Jim

    “faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” pretty well describes Obama’s Presidency he has no, zero, accomplishments unless you are striving for bankruptcy for America, as I believe he truly, is. Why else would anyone add endless debt and never consider cutting anything other than Republican’s rights. Obama is not liked by anyone other than those whom he has bought with our tax dollars when leaves the stage I will be delighted until then I pray for patience.

  • John Phillips

    legal eagle, you say Congress got in the way of Obama closing Gitmo? He had the majority of Congress for his first two years and didn’t close Gitmo. Also, you want to defend Obamacare despite the way in which it was brought to us…….backdoor dealings and arm twisting. Now the same Dems who are up for re-election are running for cover and act as if they never heard of the legislation. What’s more is that Obama is delaying the implementation for political reasons. He knows if the country feels the full effect of his god awful law voters will throw his lap dogs out of the Senate. It won’t matter because amazingly I think voters are finally starting to wake up on this clown. The only power he’ll have after November is electing Supreme Court justices. The shame of it all is that he’ll never been taken to account because he has the backing of most of the guard dogs in the media and his corrupt buddy Eric Holder as Attorney General………….and of course dolts like yourself.

    • legal eagle

      Your statement is factually incorrect. He did not have the 60 votes in the Senate to overcome a filibuster of the issue…The opposition was led by McCain and his stooge Lindsay Graham…As is the case with most of your fellow cult members in the Republican party you are not for anything you are simply against Obama….

      • allen goldberg

        More liberal BS from non-other than the legal BS purveyor himself…wow its amazing that you can even type with your head so far up your backside!!!

      • Ryan Nichols

        Another lame streamer . How did aca pass then? Those cult members were against that too. You just can’t admit Obama lied. So you make up excuses. The correct answer is. He decided letting those terrorist go was a stupid idea. And would put America in more danger. He said many things during his campaign he didn’t do. For that matter he said a lot of things he quickly turned against too. Like say the debt ceiling.

        People have every right to be against Obama. The fact that you act as if people haven’t been mislead by him. And don’t agree with his policies makes them what? Racist? That’s what you’re getting at. Nobody before said “you just don’t like Bush” Now the insinuation Is you directing someone that disagrees with Obama’s policies, as somehow being anti Obama himself. Because you are taught people against are racist. Just like the right is a cult. But the lefts not. Lol you’re too far in space

      • sjangers

        You’re a little confused on this point, Eagle. While the President did sign an Executive Order to close Gitmo, there are legitimate questions about whether he was making a real effort or if it was just window dressing that he knew would never succeed, but was designed to show that he “tried” to fulfill his campaign promise.

        Where your statement is absolutely inaccurate is your claim that the President’s party lacked the votes in the Senate to invoke cloture and bring any proposed legislation to the floor for a vote. Between April 28, 2009 and February 4, 2010, the Democrats held fifty-eight Senate seats and two others were held by independents who caucused with the Democrats. That adds up to sixty in just about anyone’s book. You aren’t still studying that “new math”, are you?

        • legal eagle

          Google the facts….Dems did not have 60 votes…

          Published: May 20, 2009

          WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to cut from a war spending bill the $80 million requested by President Obama to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and to bar the transfer of detainees to the United States and its territories.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            As you’re fond of saying, legal, it was just politics. His party saved him from taking the fall for making a ridiculous political promise he could not keep because there were no better solutions to deal with the Gitmo prisoners.

            Maybe he honestly wanted to close it down when he was a candidate, but once he became the president, he knew he couldn’t. The Dems in congress bailed him out.

            You may be the only person left in this country who truly believes that Obama would shut down Gitmo if pesky Congress wasn’t in the way.

            He has about as much interest in doing so as you have in becoming an independent thinker.

          • legal eagle

            I think medical marijuana would help your thought process….LOL

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Is that what “helped” yours? That explains a lot.

          • sjangers

            So despite your misleading claim, it wasn’t McCain and “his stooge” Graham who held the cards in opposing the President’s plan to close Gitmo. The Democrat-controlled, filibuster-proof Senate actually deflected this empty campaign promise. And do you think that the President, who managed to twist a half dozen of so Democrat Senators’ arms to get them in line behind ACA, couldn’t have applied enough pressure to pass the base closing if he really wanted to make it happen? Politics and empty promises from an empty suit, Eagle.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Legal’s political naivety is cute, isn’t it?

          • sjangers

            Cure is a kid who doesn’t know she’s being cute. I’m not sure what this is.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            It’s the classic definition of the “useful idiot” that we often hear about in politics. Drones who have no sense of self-awareness. They just repeat whatever their side tells them.

          • sjangers

            So maybe Eagle is cute?! I really hadn’t thought about it that way.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            I’d certainly pat him on the head.

          • sjangers

            It may be coincidence, but it looks like this is the remark than ran him off for the moment, John. Of course, he may have just left for a few minutes to apply some more ‘hair gel’.

          • legal eagle

            Pat yourself between the legs….see if anything moves….LOL

          • D Parri

            Warped? Yes. Cute? Nah.

          • D Parri

            It ain’t cute.

          • http://batman-news.com 1940voter

            Geez legal you are wallowing in that pixie dust from Obama’s halo. Just hold on then you can sink in the baby powder from Hillary’s depends.

          • legal eagle

            Aren’t you being a bit hypocritical regarding age? Guess it was OK when Grandpa Reagan ran for President?

          • http://batman-news.com 1940voter

            No, What were her accomplishments as Sec of State? except to get the reset 100% wrong, screw up Benghazi, get Syria and Iran wrong.Because she is a women, is not enough. ——————————————–

          • D Parri

            See there? A woman of many accomplishments. Too bad they were terrible accomplishments.

          • D Parri

            Nice!

          • Tim Ned

            Recently Congress has approved the transfer of detainees to foreign countries making it easier to reduce the number of detainees.

            In 2011, Obama signs an executive order supporting military trials in place of his ill conceived conception to have trials on US soil (Bush policy).

            The president’s own congress (and party) did not approve of his methods as well as the American people. This is why the ripped apart his funding.

          • legal eagle

            So what’s your point? Republicans played the fear card so Guantanamo is still open….U.S. loses it’s moral authority in the world and you rejoice…

          • Tim Ned

            My point? Just state all the facts! Congress takes a rational approach to dealing with Gitmo in place of ill rational approaches by the president. You state issues from 2009 without the facts since that time. What’s you point? I know; your white house talking points that you receive every day.

            Obama needs no help from the congress or people of the US in his loss of moral authority. He does it all by himself.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            lol. Yep, the Republicans fault again. Always predictable.

      • http://theromancatholicvote.com/ catholicvoter

        We are not cult members. If we were, that would mean you are a cult member for the Democrat party. But you are right when you call Graham a “stooge!” Haha.

      • George Williams

        Cult? Your party is the party of the lie of the year. Remember Obamacare, the ACA, the one that Obama claimed would permit us to keep our doctor and insurance? Yours is the cult of the lie, to say and do anything to achieve an end, the cult of Alinsky, a communist.

  • Joe Adams

    Everyone (liberal & conservative) can agree that O’s heart is in
    gov’t, socialist style solutions. That’s the way he grew up and nobody
    is ever going to change it. Hey, gov’t money worked very well for him
    during his formative years, especially during his time in Chicago. For
    socialists, gov’t $ represents the ultimate path to power. Democrats
    will happily bankrupt our country into dust like Pakistan so long as
    they get their pockets full first. Hang on though brethren, voters may
    begin to realize the game.

    • legal eagle

      Thank goodness you don’t have to deal in the facts..Your paranoia is quite touching…

      • allen goldberg

        What is touching is the four cell brain you have to respond with…..imagine having twice as many!

        • Lib Troll

          Or as you call it – gifted

      • Joe Adams

        The facts resulting from 50 years of race-baiting democrat control in Detroit are clear. Chicago is next.

  • Joe Adams

    My view is that “O” must be wantonly delusional. I say wantonly because he surrounds himself with like minds who will not disagree and tell truth. This is the way Chicago politics has worked for years and that was his training ground. Look at the Daleys who ran Chicago for almost 75 years.

    “O” adjusts his outlook according to his “prevision” as the illustrious maximum Maxine Waters put it during a floor speech in 2011- not according to reality. If he were back home in Chicago rocking on the back porch with his dogs, that “prevision” would be OK. But as POTUS, O’s vision is swilling the country right down the drain. Hey, as long as he & his get theirs, why should we care?

  • jovette57

    Nice article Bernie!

  • PeshawarJim

    From the very beginning, President Obama has been the lawyer who didn’t know the answer to the question before it was asked – a mistake with which even first year lawyers are familiar. Likewise, one never states what one will do before one has determined he has the ability to do it in the first place.
    President Obama stated he was going to close the prison at Guantanamo – immediately prior to assembling a team to determine just how that task might be done. Turns out he couldn’t close Guantanamo any more readily than President Bush could.
    When Obama took office, he was accused of being inexperienced – and he was. Now, more than five years into his presidency, we find him making the same mistakes he made when he had no experience.
    After five years, Obama still believes Vladimir Putin to be someone he has never been.

    • legal eagle

      Obama didn’t close Gitmo because of Congressional opposition…You remember that pesky thing known as Congress….Congress blocked funding for an alternative site in the U.S….The facts will set you free…

      • Joe Adams

        Peshawar’s point was exactly that, beagles. “O” could have been smart enough to “prevision” (maximum Maxine’s term) congressional disapproval. Or he could have just made an empty promise because it sounded good at the time. Even you should admit that O is a serial liar.

      • allen goldberg

        If you only knew what facts were.

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          The facts are whatever his DNC emails tell him are facts, Allen!

          • legal eagle

            You don’t care about facts..it get’s in the way of your fantasy world…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            I don’t care about what YOUR understanding of “facts” is, legal.

            Facts are not whatever DNC newsletter headlines show up in your Inbox each morning. You’ve got to try and figure that out at some point.

      • Tim Ned

        Well he had phone and a pen? He had all the power to do the wrong thing. Reality is American didn’t want his decision. Don’t make excuses.

        • legal eagle

          Published: May 20, 2009

          WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to cut from a war spending bill the $80 million requested by President Obama to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and to bar the transfer of detainees to the United States and its territories.

          Sorry to bore you with the facts….

          • Tim Ned

            Like I said, the American people did not agree with this presidents plan to 1) trials in US public courts, 2) transfer detainees to US prisons.

            Recently Congress has approved the transfer of detainees to foreign countries making it easier to reduce the number of detainees.

            In 2011, Obama signs an executive order supporting military trials in place of his ill conceived conception to have trials on US soil (Bush policy).

            Hate to bore you with the facts but the president’s own congress (and party) did not approve of his methods.

    • Benmaxcon

      Actually, he really never practiced law. He just had an office and drew a paycheck while practicing with his TelePrompTer.

      • Florida Jim

        I believe he w as involved in the
        Asbestos litigation for Altgeld Gardens in Chicago to demand reparations for the company using the best materials available at the time which later became suspect, largely through litigation.
        Mesothelioma ads still run as the lawyers have done much better than the recipients. Obama has forgotten them..

  • Shell

    Remember! Obama did not grow up in our America. So of course he doesn’t understand true Americans.

    • Joe Adams

      Yeah, that rings true.

  • JASVN67

    If you had to draw comparisons from A.H. and the POTUS what would they be?
    Both, for their time in history, had the oratory skills and duende. (That ability with the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm.) Both could sell ice to an Eskimo. Once in power, both misled their Country and its people. Both were successful in silencing political would be adversaries. Both implemented policies that were harmful to the populace. History has not, and will not remember them with favorable review.

    • legal eagle

      Great with Hitler references…Another RWNJ rant…

      • Joe Adams

        But, the coincidence is striking, is it not? Presidential historians will put Obama on a lower level than Jimmy Carter because of his egomaniacal “prevision”.

        • legal eagle

          What historians? The one’s on Fox News?…LOL

      • JASVN67

        I would challenge you to reaffirm your posted reply with facts, to the comparisons noted, but seriously doubt your ability to do so! Your lack of intelligence with respect to historical facts is mind boggling. Your bigotry is on display for all to see!

  • Ray

    Obama is not delusional. He is doing what he believes in. Unfortunately, what he believes is that the best path to the future is to entrench the left wing progressive philosophy so deeply into America Society, that it will not be possible to reverse. He also believes that it is acceptable to say anything and do anything to achieve his objective in an “ends justify the means” mentality. International affairs are not his concern except to the extent that he can appear to be doing something and keep the crises from getting in the way of his domestic agenda. His presidency is too important to his mission to let international risks to get in the way.

    • legal eagle

      Lets not forget the millions who voted for Obama….do they count?

  • worldwatchers

    Seems like actually a strange question! He been president
    for six years and you would have to be delusional or a thief to have things
    better then it used to be before the Obama Era! No matter how many lies left
    can tell you deep down they cannot lie to themselves!

    • sjangers

      You may underestimate our friends on the left, worldwatchers. The most effective lies are those you believe yourself.

    • legal eagle

      Perhaps you are the one who is delusional….This has been the best stock market in the past 35 years…The housing market has come back etc. etc etc…More hyperbolic b.s. from a Fox News devotee…

      • Joe Adams

        Beagles, using O’s tactics here will not work. Do you really believe any of what you wrote? If you do, you are the one detached from reality.

        Of course, our discussion is only academic. What matters is that in early ’15, Republicans will have both houses of Congress. Good luck moon boys!

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          He believes whatever his morning emails from the DNC tell him, Joe. That’s been established numerous times.

          • legal eagle

            The only thing that’s been established is that you are a loser…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Did you get that comeback from a DNC email?

        • legal eagle

          So what will that do? Do you even have a slight sense of reality?

      • worldwatchers

        The stock market has been artificially subsidized for years
        that is the false impression it was designed to give. It allows the fools to
        think the economy must be good they are to ignorant to realize the truth! The housing
        market once again as it was done before banks are forced to give people loans
        that will never be paid back. That was the main cause in the recession of 2008
        it will have the same effect now as it had then. The main problem America faces is a president who
        want to see a week bankrupt nation. To fulfill the dreams of his daddy!

        • legal eagle

          I don’t not have a false impression of my bank account….do you?
          I’ll assume by your remarks that you haven’t made a lot of money in the market because you hate Obama…Who’s the fool?

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>I don’t not have a false impression of my bank account….do you?

            That’s great. It’s a good time for people to make money in the stock market while they can. I’m for ANYONE doing well in an economic situation as crappy as the one we’re in.

            It’s the people who won’t be able to cash out before everything implodes (you know, people younger than you) that I’m more concerned with.

          • legal eagle

            I hate to tell you this but in the stock market one can “cash out” anytime they want to….What a lame argument….

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            I’m talking about retirement accounts, genius.

          • legal eagle

            Retirement accounts can go from stock market to cash….One can get out of stock or bond investments anytime or, at worst,quarterly in some 401K’s….Care to explain to me what “facts” I have wrong?

          • sjangers

            It looks to me like you’re putting words in John’s mouth, Eagle. While this thread did start with a focus on the stock market, John’s comments address his concerns about people who have money tied up long-term “in an economic situation as crappy as the one we’re in” and what will happen to their retirement savings when “everything implodes”. He appears to be talking about overall weakness in the US economy and the apparent inability or unwillingness of the current administration to do much about it. That’s a legitimate concern and one that should worry all of us, not just those who have to wait a few decades to “cash out”.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Exactly. Pointing to the stock market as the sole indicator of a strong economy is like saying someone’s healthy merely because they’re tan.

          • sjangers

            And pity poor Eagle. The only light he’s exposed to is the LED glow from his monitor. I think they call it “computer tan”.

          • legal eagle

            So you’re here to defend his nonsensical statement? “When everything implodes” is your spin on his misstatement of fact ? Tell us when you think everything will implode?
            Investing is not a political exercise, except to right wing ideologues who have a need to denigrate Obama…When the market crashed in 2008 that wasn’t Bush’s fault that was the Dems fault?
            I think Daly can speak for himself…but he normally doesn’t when the facts prove him wrong..

          • sjangers

            I think Daly did speak for himself, Eagle. Check out the post above mine. And my remarks? Check out the same post. QED, baby. QED. I saw it. Why couldn’t you?

          • legal eagle

            Retirement accounts can go from stock market to cash….One can get out of stock or bond investments anytime or, at worst,quarterly in some 401K’s….Care to explain to me what “facts” I have wrong?

          • sjangers

            Even if you have all those “facts” right, what does that have to do with John’s observations, concerns, and what he’s talking about? How does it go? When the facts are in your favor, argue the facts. When the law is in your favor, argue the law. And what comes next? I’m not sure I remember.

          • legal eagle

            “When nether one is in your favor …just keep arguing”…..LOL

          • sjangers

            QED again, good buddy.

          • legal eagle

            They teach that in first year law school….LOL

          • sjangers

            I didn’t go to law school. I learned that one in the school of hard knocks.

          • legal eagle

            Time for March Madness…I hope Obama doesn’t screw that up….LOL

          • sjangers

            I think we all screwed that up. Only a couple rounds into the tournament and it appears there will be no perfect brackets. I guess we can all just sit back and enjoy some good basketball now.

          • legal eagle

            Go San Diego Aztecs…….

          • sjangers

            I don’t have a dog in the hunt any more. So sure, Go Aztecs. And good luck to you, Eagle.

          • legal eagle

            You have a better chance winning the Lotto than having a perfect NCAA bracket…..LOL

          • sjangers

            A billion or two to one. I think those were the odds I saw. Better chance of being hit be a meteorite.

          • legal eagle

            or Republicans winning the next Presidential election….

          • sjangers

            And just when we were playing nice, Eagle. Jeez!

          • legal eagle

            Sorry…..possible genetic defect on my part….LOL

          • sjangers

            Correctable, I hope. : )

          • legal eagle

            Jewish lawyer syndrome? My Italian wife has been looking for a cure for the past 33 years……LOL

          • sjangers

            I wish you both luck. They’re doing some amazing things with stem cell research these days.

          • legal eagle

            LOL

          • sjangers

            And on that cheery note, see you next time! But hopefully not too soon. ; )

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Legal eagle realizes that his arguments sound best when he creates a straw man to argue with. Addressing what someone is actually saying takes a lot more effort.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            After a penalty of between 10 and 25%.

          • Ayatrollah

            Lord have mercy are you dumb. Listen up amoebabrain. The penalty is for withdrawing money from an IRA. Not for transferring money between stock funds, bond funds, cash funds within the IRA. Hang your head in shame!

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            That’s what we’re talking about, Einstein. I’ll give you a chance to read this and recognize your trademark stupidity before I delete your post again.

          • Mrs. IHF

            You who are a brilliant IT genius/pundit/novelist? Does your wife manage your retirement account? You obviously don’t know the a thing about it. You are dumber than a dildo.

          • Tim Ned

            I’m not a tax expert and was fortunate during the 2008 crash that I didn’t have to cash in my investments or retirement funds. Many of my friends had to. But, I am not aware of any tax free retirement funds that permit you to cash in prior to maturity without penalties and taxes.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            They can… If they pay very hefty fees. My point is, which I’m not surprised you missed, is that most people don’t have enough readily available money to invest into the stock market. Salaries are down. People aren’t working. For many, retirement accounts are the only form of stock market investing that they can do.

            A lot of artificial elements are contributing to the success of the stark market right now. Once that bubble bursts, a lot of people will be devastated by the aftereffects.

            Again, I’m glad when ANYONE can make money in this economy. But the stock market is a house of cards. I want a sustainable economy that works for everyone… not some one-trick pony gimmick whose shelf-life requires us to keep printing money and borrowing at a breathtaking rate. People with good conscience can’t just sit by silently and pretend that we aren’t totally screwing over the next generations with what we’re doing. But you can, apparently.

          • legal eagle

            “They can… If they pay very hefty fees”
            Nonsense….You have no clue but you can never admit you’re wrong….You probably only invest when Republicans are in the WH…..Where investing is concerned being an ideologue will keep you poor…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly
          • legal eagle

            Again, you don’t understand retirement accounts…I would explain how it works but you probably don’t care about the facts. The penalty you are referring to is only applicable if you withdraw money before 59 1/2….You do not have to withdraw money to have a no risk retirement account…As you can’t ever admit you’re wrong I will rest my case…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>The penalty you are referring to is only applicable if you withdraw money before 59 1/2

            I KNOW. That’s one of the reasons why I wrote “people younger than you” earlier. Focus!

            Or, just keep losing arguments while accusing others of not admitting when they’re wrong.

          • legal eagle

            Why would anyone under 59 1/2 want to withdraw their money?

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            They don’t “want” to. Many HAVE to when they fall on hard times, and can’t find a decent job for a prolonged period of time. Their short term savings become depleted so they’re forced to make hard decisions like early withdrawal on their retirement accounts.

            This happened big time in the wake of the Great Recession.

          • Sheila Warner

            Correct me if I am wrong, John, but wasn’t that the impetus for enacting Social Security? So that elderly people wouldn’t die in poverty?

            I agree with the concept of the exchanges. I don’t think people should have to depend on an employer for health insurance. Lots of people are either self insured or work at jobs without the benefit of health insurance. I wouldn’t have designed the ACA the way it is now, that’s for sure. We see that there aren’t enough workers to pay for those receiving Social Security. Similarly, there won’t be enough healthy people to pay for the costs of the older and sicker people.

            I read an article at–I think–The Heritage Foundation, which pointed out that HIPPA could be tweaked to solve some of the problems with the uninsured that we see now. Anyway, that’s some of my two cents. I need to think about the costs a bit more.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>Correct me if I am wrong, John, but wasn’t that the impetus for enacting
            Social Security? So that elderly people wouldn’t die in poverty?

            Pretty much.

            >>I don’t think people should have to depend on an employer for health insurance

            Me neither. I want a competitive market for individual insurance plans.

            >>We see that there aren’t enough workers to pay for those receiving
            Social Security. Similarly, there won’t be enough healthy people to pay
            for the costs of the older and sicker people.

            Yep.

          • Sheila Warner

            Okay, so we’re on the same page. Just checking.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Again it’s not nonsense. It’s between 10 and 25%. I provided the link in my other reply.

            And when did I say I only invested when a Republican is in the White House? Would love it if you’d debate me instead of debating a straw man.

          • legal eagle

            I will assume you won’t respond, as usual, when the “facts” work against you?

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            I always respond to your nonsense, legal. Your arguments are as easily dismantled as your belief that there’s no such thing as a lie.

          • legal eagle

            I said there is no such thing as a “lie” in a legal context…But you know that….Wash, rinse, repeat the same old B.S.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Legal, you’ve already admitted that this wasn’t true. I know you’re embarrassed, but at least try and stick to one story.

          • legal eagle

            If you keep repeating b.s, it doesn’t make it true….That’s the Fox news technique…But be my guest….

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Stop lying, legal. We both know what you already copped to. Own up to your own words for once.

      • Tim Ned

        More delusional math.

  • alicemart

    No one can fix crazy. Why is this not in the papers, on TV or even mentioned on ABC NBC or CBS
    Could I have your thoughts on why Mr. Fairy Dust has 5 nucular subs in the same docking area in VA? I pray this is not true

    • floridahank

      The masses of “not bright” are brainwashed by all the biased media and never try to find any deeper meaning and actual truth to the stories fed to them — they believe everything they read and what Obama says. The GOP has to put real effort in ridding these worthless politicians in DC. But with all the backbiting they’re doing it doesn’t look good so far.

      • legal eagle

        So you are the “bright”? Only Dem politicians are worthless? Either you are a hypocrite or you are not playing with a full deck…

        • Joe Adams

          No, most establishment Republicans are also worthless. As a group, they are not quite as bad as democraps.

        • floridahank

          Have you ever tried to have an intellectual, meaningful discussion with some of “not bright” people? Their focus is on TV programs of Survivor, Can You Dance,
          How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Phil, CSI, etc. Most probably haven’t read a worthwhile book in a couple of years. Do yhey even know who the Founding Fathers were? And yes, I would challenge Feinstein, Reid, Pelosi, etc. about common sense, intelligence, and honesty any day of the week. Most Dem’s are worse than the GOP, but not too much different. There should be term limits so we could clear house every couple of elections. We would lose a few good men, but most would not be missed and the nation might be better off.

          • legal eagle

            The Republicans refused to honor their term limit pledge in 1994…..Google “Contract with America”….

            Flashback to 1994: Brokaw Declared Contract with America ‘Long on Promises, But Short on Sound Premises’

            Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2010/09/23/flashback-1994-

          • Sheila Warner

            Yea, I remember that pledge. My Congressman, Frank LoBiondo, signed that thing. He’s been in power ever since. And, he’s running again. That whole “contract” was just a dog and pony show, like all the ones before it and since that time. You can’t trust any person in Congress to keep a promise.

          • legal eagle

            and people on this site are still calling for term limits….They either are ignorant or are having a memory lapse..

          • Sheila Warner

            It drives me nuts. I believe the best way to end any member of Congress’ term is at the ballot box. If the constituents in the districts want their rep to stay in office, that’s up to them. Polls usually have Americans generally supporting term limits, but then they go out and elect their own guy or gal over and over. Stupid. And, the whole notion of term limits is another side show which accomplishes absolutely nothing.

          • legal eagle

            Democracy is a bitch… even people who are not as brilliant as you get to vote….

          • sjangers

            That’s very self-deprecating of you, Eagle.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Ignorance is bliss. ;)

          • floridahank

            At least I’m legally registered to vote — can’t say the same about many who vote for Dem’s.

          • legal eagle

            I’m sure there are many who risk criminal liability because they have a need to vote? Another moronic Fox News fantasy…

          • floridahank

            The world is full of foolish, money-hungry people — some will even sell their body parts for $$$. So an abundance of stupid people doesn’t surprise me.

          • legal eagle

            But you are the judge of who is stupid? Based upon what , your brilliance or your blind political ideology?

          • floridahank

            I use my crystal ball, tea leaves, séances, horoscopes, talk to the dead, tarot cards and other magical objects. And all I see is Obama being a loser and should never have been elected Pres.

    • Benmaxcon

      Plus the three air craft carriers I saw there today.

  • Mari Jo O’Neill

    Bernie, You are so right about Obama I had written to our local paper when he was running the first time some of my articles were printed some were not. Allof the things I said about him then have all come true. He is a “liar” and I said at the time he reminded me of a used car salesman with the spiel to sell you something and the people fell for it in 2008 until now. I cannot believe that anyone with at least half a brain would think he has done anything right. The exception would be the low information voters that have their hands out who would probably vote for him again. I am totally fed up with the entire Government and if the Republican’s don’t get some “Balls” we will be screwed again. Look forward to seeing you on the Factor if Bill doesn’t cut you off before you are through.

    • legal eagle

      And a lot of stuff you wrote did not come true but who’s counting? Why don’t you put a sign in front of your house and be a fortune teller?

    • Joe Adams

      O did OK as long as he could just follow the established Bush foreign policy. But since that ran out and the wars are drawing to a close, he is a disaster. O and his boys don’t have a clue what to do now.

  • Sheila Warner

    I’d say he is blinded by his ideology. He is unable to consider another worldview. It doesn’t just happen in politics. Whenever someone rigidly holds to a particular way of looking at things, even in the face of the reality of facts which demonstrate the weakness of that view, that person stubbornly clings to what they believe. Just look at Young Earth Creationists, who construct their own reality even though facts undermine what he believes. I think it’s disrespectful to refer to the President as delusional, when Bernie has no training in mental health. Since I didn’t read Peter Wehner’s article, I don’t know whether he said the D word, too. But it’s not right. Disagree, believe that the President is seemingly naive, get angry at his actions, whatever. But leave the mental health stuff to the professionals. Calling him delusional does not advance a national discussion.

    • Joe Adams

      Don’t think Bernie intended a clinical treatise on the term “delusional”. He intended the term as laymen consider it to mean using “common sense”. Most of us know what it means.

      • Sheila Warner

        Joe, I think you are correct. I am a nurse by training, so my mind went to the medical definition right away.

  • VermontAmerican

    To say that Obama is delusional or naive is to underestimate him. He’s an ideologue and nothing will budge him from his intended goal: the fundamental transformation of the United States into a Soviet Amerika. He would rather you think him delusional while he goes about his business of implementing Lenin and Marx.

    • Sheila Warner

      I agree. He is blinded by ideology.

      • legal eagle

        What exactly is his “ideology”?

        • Joe Adams

          Total socialism or gov’t control of everyone excepting the ruling intelligentsia.

        • Sheila Warner

          I believe that his ideology is that the Federal government ought to be the first place to which we go when we are faced with challenges. The government is the best source of good for the People. Debt and deficits are manageable, and we should never hesitate to spend more on government programs.

          Those on the Right believe that government is actually the source of many of our problems, with all of the departments and agencies so bloated that the government cannot effectively carry out what is needed for the People. Who on the Right is blinded by ideology? Ted Cruz is the first name that comes to mind.

          You know I’m in the middle. Government intervention is appropriate at times, but clumsy and inefficient at other times.

          • legal eagle

            Those on the right have bought the bill of goods that Corporate America has sold them for the past 30+ years. First they believed in the myth of “trickle down economics”. Then they believed in the myth that tax breaks for the upper brackets would save the economy…Then they believed that “fair trade: deals were actually fair….I am amazed that people who bitch about the government have no problems with corporate America…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            It’s always remarkable to listen to lefties categorize as a “myth” policies that gave us three decades of strong economic growth and low unemployment.

            Conversely, they view the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression and the lowest workforce participation rate since the 70’s as a resounding success.

            It’s really quite extraordinary.

          • Sheila Warner

            It wasn’t totally rosy during those 30 years. Even Ronald Reagan’s policies took time to take hold. As I recall, he did end up supporting some tax increases. And, who can forget how bad it was when the dot com bubble burst? The economy always has fits and starts. I agree that the economy now is anemic, though.

          • Sheila Warner

            OMG I can’t believe that I am agreeing with you this much. This must be the liberal side of my fence–ha ha. I have often said just the same thing. If tax breaks were so great, then why don’t we have a booming economy? And, let’s just remember how we got into the last crash and burn–the repeal of Glass-Steagall allowed banks to become investors of wealth. The derivative market was perpetuated by dishonest and greedy traders on Wall Street. PBS had a great documentary about the Fed’s efforts to bring those white collar crooks to justice.

            We need a vibrant middle class, that’s for sure. One that is available to those who aren’t there yet to attain. People love to blame President Obama for the lack of expansion of businesses, but it’s not only on his shoulders. The love affair between some members of Congress and Big Corporate wolves has a lot to do with where we are now. Jobs that were lost are not coming back because of being shipped overseas, or replaced by robots.

            I was against TARP and against the stimulus, too. I thought it was better to go back to keeping banks out of the investment business, and having stricter oversight of the investment-only financial institutions. I could see the value of tax breaks for companies to bring their profits back from overseas, as well as tax breaks for companies that hired more workers. Businesses could also get tax breaks if they go into the inner cities to train and set up shop there.

            So much more could be done rather than a) throwing money at programs, or b) cutting taxes on the very wealthy. It’s complex and I don’t see any great ideas coming out of either party right now.

            How would you tackle the jobs issue in this nation? How could we put real opportunities in place for poorer people to climb into the middle class?

            You don’t fool me. I think you have a brain, and you can come up with ideas other than the constant tweaking you do against the RWNJ. LOL.

  • Jenn

    this moron doesn’t even deserve the title of president….he is just resident Obama and that is all…

    • legal eagle

      and you deserve what? A degree in hyperbole?

      • Jenn

        Is that like … Some kind of mathematics!? We’ll DUH!! I mean like NO WAY!!!

      • Jenn

        I am so happy I do not live in US…you have no love for your country if you allow illegals and especially satan (Obama) to run your life…good luck with his HHS mandate…and God help all of you…

        • legal eagle

          I am glad you are happy where you are….Stay there…

  • John

    As career military, I expect the president’s conduct to be “above and beyond” that of the average, run-of-the-mill manager. President Obama has failed to meet that standard. He knowlingly misled the country on his signature legislation and even now continues to deny that Obamacare is not doing what he promised it would do. This kind of behavior only makes you wonder what else he is not telling the truth about. The IRS misconduct continues to get no attention from the MSM and the oresident is now calling it a “phony scandal”. Only today has the DOJ announced that no special counsel will be appointed to investigate.

    • legal eagle

      Who cares what you expect? What does career military have to do with your knowledge of management?

      • Integrity

        Are you really this ignorant or do you just channel your inner fourth grader every time you retort? QED

        • Sheila Warner

          In which branch of the military did you serve? What were your duties? By answering those questions, we can know first hand how much managerial experience you had. Because the military certainly offers quite a bit of that type of experience. I come from a military family, and I get it.

  • Chuck

    The answer is: Both. What’s truly scary is that after experiencing his abysmal leadership, the populace appears poised to do it again, with polls heavily in Hillary’s favor. Yeah, more liberalism is surely the answer.

    • sjangers

      You know what Ron White said, Chuck. ‘If the plane is going down, make sure you hit something solid. I don’t want to limp away from this wreck.’ Maybe the American voter has taken that perspective to heart.

  • texexpatriate

    Why not both? Sure, he is delusional as are all other socialists when it comes to comprehending reality. But also, his politics are evil, as are all socialist politics.

  • cantonst

    Delusional? No! Intentionally Sinister? Yes!

  • legal eagle

    “I don’t know about you, but my premiums went up, not down, despite President Obama’s promises to the contrary”

    As I presume Bernie is on Medicare I fail to see how his “premiums” have anything to do with Obamacare?

    • JMax

      Good catch, but he might be talking about his supplemental insurance.

      • sjangers

        Premature, uh, congratulations there, Jim. At the moment it’s hard to tell what Eagle has all over his face, but it just might be egg.

        • Jeff Webb

          “Is that…hair gel?”

          • sjangers

            If it’s not egg, then “hair gel” would be a pretty good guess, “Mary”.

      • legal eagle

        I understand but Medicare Advantage has nothing to do with Obamacare and in fact drug benefits have increased….I have no idea what Goldberg is talking about as he doesn’t say what plan he has or what the increase in premium is?…I guess we shouldn’t let the facts get in the way of a good story?

        • Sheila Warner

          My Medicare advantage plan was increased by 50%.

          There are some who save money on the ACA, and some who are paying lots more in premiums & deductibles. I don’t think it’s wise to question anyone’s integrity whether they say they are getting a good deal, or not getting one. But that has always been the case in healthcare.

          The President promised that costs would go down. Then the story was that healthcare costs are not rising as fast as they would have. You can understand why some people are confused, right?

          • legal eagle

            Your increase in Medicare supplement cost has to do with the changing nature of the insurance market not Obamacare….If you live in a big city there is tremendous competition for Medicare Advantage customers…If you don’t, the insurance industry does not wish to compete for your business

          • Sheila Warner

            To an extent, I agree with you. But, the major players in health insurance, are also writing policies for the exchanges. The increased costs for providing the mandated care under the ACA are passed along to the consumers. Did my insurance increase 50% because of the ACA? I think it did, because my insurer is one of the few insurance companies that compete on the exchanges in my state. But, again, I will cede your point: it could be just a routine rate increase. Which the President said wouldn’t happen.

          • legal eagle

            Always great to deal with someone who Is reasonable…By the way, I was in Teaneck, NJ last week…Thank goodness the weather has gotten a bit warmer….LOL

          • Sheila Warner

            Let’s keep my “reasonable” tag under wraps, shall we? LOL

          • legal eagle

            How much was the $$ increase? What about the deductibles and drug costs?

          • Sheila Warner

            I’m not going to disclose my finances here. As for the drug costs, my old policy covered the “donut hole” which I still don’t quite understand, but this one does not. The deductibles are about the same. My out of pocket costs in premiums went up, and my drug costs will go up, too. But I am extremely lucky to have reasonable deductibles. Others are not so fortunate.

            On the flip side, some who obtained insurance on the exchanges did very well. Lower costs with good coverage.

            If I could change one thing with the ACA, I’d put in more flexibility. People should be able to choose fewer options if they don’t believe they will need them. It’s the one size fits all that is driving up costs.

            I am one of the people here in the US that believes the old system was terrible. I love the idea of portable insurance across state lines within the exchanges. I’m not certain the funding mechanism for the ACA will work out. We have to wait and see how many dollars raised in premiums will compare to the output of the government in subsidies. No one on either side knows the final outcome, yet.

          • legal eagle

            The donut hole has been phased out under Obamacare…I’m not sure how the ACA will work out either. It ‘s a hybrid type of system with many adjustments to come..

          • Sheila Warner

            I guess it’s not phased out just yet. My insurance information stated that the donut hole was not covered. I’ll wait and see. Fortunately, Walmart sells generic meds quite cheaply, if I need to go that route.

    • sjangers

      I figure Bernie might know the difference between Medicare and other forms of health insurance, Eagle. Enrollment in Medicare isn’t mandatory at age sixty-five. If Bernie is covered by an employer health insurance policy he can delay enrollment in Medicare without any future penalty. For now, I’m going to assume that Bernie knows his own business.

      • legal eagle

        I am only commenting about what Bernie has written and the possible inconsistencies in his story. Bernie’s implying that Obamacare has affected his health insurance. The devil is in the details, a statement I’m sure Bernie would agree with..

        • sjangers

          But you’re basing your criticism on the assumption that Bernie is covered by Medicare. You and I don’t know whether or not that’s an accurate assumption. Based on Mr. Goldberg’s reputation, I tend to believe that if he claims he is covered by private insurance and is paying higher premiums this year, then that is probably an accurate claim. As far as I can tell right now, you’re just trolling and hoping to catch something.

          • legal eagle

            “Based on Goldberg’s reputation”?
            What does that mean? The only people I know of who are over 65 and not on Medicare are those not eligible or those whose employer pays and has not reported that the group member is eligible for Medicare.
            Are Goldberg’s assertions not allowed to be questioned because of his “reputation”? What is his reputation?

          • sjangers

            Mr. Goldberg has a reputation for a very high level of integrity and accuracy in his journalism. When he makes a claim, it takes a pretty big idiot to “assume” that he’s wrong. Get your facts straight first, then criticize.

            No one over sixty-five (Mr. Goldberg is sixty-eight) is required by law to sign up for Medicare. There are consequences for failing to sign up at sixty-five (iirc, there may be a few month grace period) and then enrolling at a later date, except in those cases where the individual is currently covered by health insurance supplied by his or her employer. Since Mr. Goldberg runs a fairly large enterprise, I think it entirely possible that he provides health insurance coverage for himself and other employees through his business.

            If Mr. Goldberg says he is covered by private insurance, there is a very reasonable scenario that would support that claim, in addition to his reputation for honesty and integrity. You, on the other hand, Eagle, have a reputation that is more about stirring up trouble than as an honest seeker of truth in the public forum.

          • legal eagle

            What enterprise does Mr. Goldberg run?

            He works as a reporter for Real Sports on HBO and as a paid commentator for Fox News…I will also assume he gets a nice pension check from his years at CBS…

            If you don’t feel “reporters’ like Goldberg don’t make mistakes, Then you are either naïve or willfully ignorant?

          • sjangers

            I don’t feel that journalists like Mr. Goldberg are likely to make mistakes about whether or not they have- and are paying more for- health insurance. Jumping to that conclusion seems overly ‘optimistic’ on your part.

            Perhaps Mr. Goldberg will explain himself at some point. He does occasionally post to this comment section. But I see no reasonable justification for jumping to the conclusion that you made to kick off this thread.

          • Jack Straw

            He runs this cesspool taking Koch Bros blood money to disseminate right wing propaganda and in turn compensating his sycophants Daly, Webb and Perlutsky.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>He runs this cesspool taking Koch Bros blood money to disseminate right wing propaganda and in turn compensating his sycophants Daly, Webb and
            Perlutsky.<<

            Prove it.

          • Jack Straw

            You don’t deny it. Therein lies the proof.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>You don’t deny it. Therein lies the proof.<<

            You didn't back up your claim–proof you have no idea what you're talking about.

            You're not fooling anybody, BTW.

          • Jack Straw

            Neither are you Webb-Master. You still don’t deny it.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>You still don’t deny it.<<

            You do have a point. Here y'go: your claim is 100% wrong.

            Will there be anything else?

          • Jack Straw

            If you say so Pops. My apologies. And my condolences. Because you may be the only right wing propaganda outlet they are not behind. But keep trying, maybe your ship will come in one day!

          • sjangers

            Do you have any idea who this “Jack Straw” is, Jeff? When his first comment appeared, the poster was identified as “John”. Now I see the ID for that post is “Jack Straw” and can’t get any history or profile on this poster. Seems like he might be a straw poster.

          • Jeff Webb

            Yes, it’s IHF–he was kicked out a long time ago, and comes back periodically out of some weird compulsion. Guy’s a little “off.”

            It’ll be dealt with.

          • sjangers

            Cool. I don’t mind discussions with reasonable people who have different points of view. Trollish vandals are another matter.

          • I Hate Fascists

            Nobody cares what you mind or don’t mind. This is still a free country. Not your Fascist Fantasyland.

          • sjangers

            That was wizard! Jack Straw just blew away!

          • Jack

            Blow it out your blowhole you bloviating blowhard

          • sjangers

            And now the poor troll Jack’s off. This must be like playing Space Aliens for the moderators.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Yep. ;)

          • sjangers

            Nice work, John.

          • Jack

            You are doing a great job Brownie!

          • Joe Adams

            Beagles, you’re making the mistakes here.

          • Sheila Warner

            If you have “creditable” health coverage when you turn 65, you are permitted to enroll later than 65. Otherwise, you incur a penalty for each year you don’t sign up. So, yes, it is required, but can be delayed. Check out medicare.gov for details.

          • legal eagle

            I’ve done legal work for corporations on the subject. Do you know of a reason why anyone would pay for health insurance if they are eligible for Medicare? There is no financial reason to do so…Do you disagree…Maybe Bernie will let us know what he’s talking about? I won’t hold my breath for his clarification…

          • sjangers

            Jeez, Eagle. Do you know how Medicare works? It’s not great coverage. Sure, it’s not bad coverage, but most employer coverage I’ve ever had was better. And sure, the price is right. But I have a family member on Medicare and I see first-hand how the program actually functions for individuals. If I have other choices when I’m eligible for Medicare, I’ll definitely explore those other options. For someone in Bernie’s circumstances, I would rather imagine that he has. And I’m sure he’ll be along in just a few moments to explain that for us if you would just, please, hold your breath…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            My wife’s parents use Medicare and have a heck of a time even finding doctors who will take it.

          • sjangers

            But Eagle and his buddies with the DNC tell us it’s great stuff. So apparently we’re just ungrateful wretches, always placing unreasonable expectations on our tireless public servants.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            People like legal eagle don’t care about people as much as they care about telling them what’s best for them.

          • sjangers

            Well that’s certainly selfless of them. It reminds me of my dad. I can still hear him now. “You’ll get down here right now, mister, if you know what’s good for you.” [sniff] I almost miss that kind of caring.

          • Sheila Warner

            Medicare Part A only covers hospitalizations. Part B only covers 80% of other medical costs. So, most people need to have some kind of supplemental coverage, too. 20% of expensive treatments can cause some big bills to start accruing. Part B and most of the supplemental plans charge premiums.

            So, it’s a cost thing. If the premiums for the private health insurance is less than the combined Part B and supplemental insurance costs, then, of course, that person would do well to stick with the private insurance.

          • Joe Adams

            As in many things, you are truly ignorant as to the myriad ways in which Americans choose healthcare/insurance. Before Obamacare, no one of any age was required to participate in any plan. Being free to make their own choices, many people managed healthcare/insurance on their own, as they have done since the founding of this country. The last thing I need is another bureaucrat in my life.

    • Sheila Warner

      Medicare only covers hospitalization. You have to pay for Part B, before you can even sign up for any of the Medicare supplemental health plans out there. Both Part B and those insurance supplements have premiums which go up.

      • legal eagle

        and the premiums for Medicare supplements are set by insurance companies not the government…Obamacare has nothing to do with the cost of Medicare supplements….

        • Sheila Warner

          The Medicare supplemental insurances need to meet certain standards within the ACA. Those standards affect premiums. Medicare Part B premiums are, however, set by the government. But if you read my comments on this, I said that it has always been this way–private insurances raise their premiums all the time. The President stated emphatically that premiums would go down across the board. He may have believed that, but that has turned out not to be true.

    • Joe Adams

      Beagles, sometimes I don’t know if you really thinking and I am disappointed. I expect more of your razor sharp logic honed in hallowed courtrooms.

      Bernie may use Medicare or a private insurance plan. Either way, he probably knows if his payment went up due to Obamacare just as we all do. I have been part of a large corporate Blue Cross plan for the past 16 years that was very stable until this year. My monthly payment went up $218, copay increased $30, hospital deductible increased by $1280. Lesser Obamacare plans were even higher. Thanks for including all of us in your dream Obama!

      • legal eagle

        I believe you are mistaken…Health insurance increased by 131% from 1999-2009…..Either you’re mistaken about your Blue Cross premiums or you’re willfully ignorant or perhaps your employer paid for your health insurance?

        “Since 1999, health insurance premiums for families rose 131%, the report found, far more than the general rate of inflation, which increased 28% over the same period. Overall, health care in the United States is expected to cost $2.6 trillion this year, or 17% of the nation’s economy, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office”

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          Joe, you have to understand that legal eagle knows more about how much you and Bernie pay for insurance than the two of you do. How is this possible? Because his heart (and the DNC newsletters he subscribes to) tells him he’s right, dammit!

  • wildjew

    Barack Obama is a radical ideologue, as are many of his supporters. Like idolaters in antiquity (notice the similarity between ideologue and idolater) there is no reason. You cannot reason with a committed or a radical ideologue.

    Like the “good book” says:

    Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
    Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

    • Sheila Warner

      And, religion joins in the debate. Talk about ideologues! Although they refer to their ideology as “doctrine”, or “dogma”, or sincerely held religious beliefs.

      • wildjew

        There is no “dogma” or doctrine in my faith. My conservatism has no ideological or Utopian underpinnings; unlike Obama’s and his supporters’ worldview.

        • Sheila Warner

          I’m thinking about the Fundamentalists in my own family. No disrespect meant toward you personally. Sorry I offended you.

          • wildjew

            No problem. We have fundamentalists in my own family. Me? I try to steer clear of dogma.

      • legal eagle

        Wildjew is delusional…ignore him…

        • Joe Adams

          Beagles, please note that to self.

    • Joe Adams

      Wow, that’s good wildjew. I like that.

  • courage the cowardly dog

    I must apologize to my fellow Americans. I voted for this idiot. I really regret it. I can only hope that a Tsunami type reversal in the mid term elections wakes this fool up and gets him to act like a leader. I am not optimistic about him being able to act like a leader though I am fairly confident that a Tsunami is about to sweep into Washington. So if nothing else he will be marginalized domestically as much as he has been and as much as he has caused this country to be marginalized internationally. He doesn’t care because he doesn’t have to worry about being reelected.

    • legal eagle

      As usual, lots of hyperbole, no facts…Typical right wing moaning and groaning….

    • Sheila Warner

      I wouldn’t bet the farm on that tsunami just yet. We’re still 7 months or so away from the mid-terms. A lot can happen in 7 months. When FNC had so many pundits on its channel predicting that Gov Romney would win, and in a landslide, I said the same thing. Turns out that I was right then, and I just might be right, now. If the GOP doesn’t have articulate and credible candidates for Senate seats, they can lose.

    • LHS

      And, thanks to you and all the other Santa Claus voters, we get the privilege of supporting him and his family financially for the rest of his country-wrecking life. With free secret service protection as well. For life. Who needs the 2nd Amendment, right? That works out to be about THIRTY to FORTY YEARS. This is known as adding insult to injury.
      YOU, cowardly the cur dog. YOU and all the other fools that put him in office – twice – need to make amends by doing ALL YOU can to convince the other idiots they were
      conned as well and help out in NOVEMBER. Otherwise, piss up a rope. Apology not accepted.

      • Joe Adams

        Whew, you must be one of the annointed ones. I thought that attitude belonged to the “O” crowd.

  • Brian Fr Langley

    The short answer is both. Obama is a lefty, and being delusional is universal among lefties. (just read some of their arguments on this blog) Much of their ideology is entirely predicated on magical thinking. (you know, like healing planets and cooling seas, just because the great Obama says it). We don’t ID to vote cause no one will actually cheat? We don’t need welfare reform (or supervision) because poor, needy, folks are basically all honest? Granting immunity to queue jumping migrants won’t increase illegal entries? Raising minimum wage will actually boost the economy and create more jobs? Obama care will lower premiums, while allowing you to keep both your Doctor and your plan? Iran won’t really build nukes? and Putin is not really a bully taking advantage of a waffling, spineless American leadership, who only shoot their adversaries (in the back) (including American citizens) with drone strikes? And you wonder if it’s politics or a strong delusion?

    • Sheila Warner

      We use drones, too, and we killed an American. Your other points are well taken, but I’d leave drones out of it.

      • Brian Fr Langley

        Yes I already know you believe constitutional protections are only for folks you and the President like, and does not extend to folks you don’t like.

        • Sheila Warner

          Like has nothing to do with it. We just see differently on the status of those killed. I see them as enemy combatants in a real war, you do not. But my point was that pointing out the use of drones by Russia is not a strong argument, because the USA uses drones, too. Your reply did not pertain to the substance of my comment.

          • Brian Fr Langley

            the waffling, spineless, backshooters I was referencing were America’s drone attacks, not Russia’s. Russia and Russians have never enjoyed political freedom, and thus really have none to lose, while we (in the west) are trading our heritage for a mess of potage .

          • Sheila Warner

            Got it. I’d still leave out the drones part, though. It’s war.

          • Brian Fr Langley

            Same thing Kings (of days gone by) said when they killed their opponents. You’re always at war with your opponents, that’s why they’re called opponents. That’s why America specifically rejected this argument in it’s founding (setting it apart from other nations) and then quite specifically embraced Habeas Corpus. As President Obama says, Period. Without Habeas Corpus, America is no different than any other tin pot country with malleable laws at leaders whims.

          • Sheila Warner

            They are not opponents. They are enemy combatants in a war. My brother fought in combat during the first Gulf War. I wish every one who shot at him had been killed by a drone. I’m done debating this with you. We will never agree.

          • Brian Fr Langley

            Actually I’m in agreement on Iraqi soldiers being killed by drones. They suited up and invaded Kuwait. The 16 year old American boy did no such thing. If you can’t tell the difference???? Yes, I’m done too.

  • Wheels55

    He has taught a young generation that lying can get you places. How wonderful.

  • Wheels55

    He used to be delusional when he first took office and thought he could make things happen, however impractical, just by saying so. I doubt that he is still all that delusional. I think he is and always has been very political. He seems to hang onto the liberal crowd as the only ones that matter in this country. He chooses what to do (rather than doing what is needed). This seems to be campaigning – the only thing that he has been good at.

    • Sheila Warner

      Yes, he is an exceptional campaigner. Too bad he couldn’t govern as effectively.

  • lark2

    With all due respect to our President … I do not blame him for anything. He wanted to be the President of the greatest country in the history of the world and WE ELECTED HIM TWICE! The answer to the question posed in your article is very easy … You ask : Is President Obama Delusional or just Political? The answer is: YES! He is delusional and political. I wish the answer to your question could save us but as I indicated … the problem is not President Obama – it is us! All of us who have allowed ourselves and our vote to be BOUGHT.

    • Just sayin’

      As I’ve said for years, I can understand a despot, dictator, tyrant, playground bully… I can’t understand the people who follow and support him.

      • Bob From Virginia

        Here is my take on that question. First most people would rather feel good about themselves rather than be free. Both Napoleon and Eric Hoffer noticed this. Therefore a cool good looking and great sounding charlatan who preaches easy answers is preferable to a wise, tested, elderly hero who tells people the world is dangerous and to be prepared. Second, people are like horses, they follow the herd and do what is familiar. It follows that if enough immature, unaware, over-trusting and insecure people need to buy into the charlatan’s nonsense you can reach a tipping point where insane beliefs becomes fashionable and socially mandatory. I call it fashion-think. How else to explain a Hitler or Mussolini.
        I remember how a Herman Wouk character described Hitler, “if they don’t nuts like that in the insane asylums in Germany who do they put in them”. The same can be said about Obama.

    • Steve Bryant

      Speak for yourself lark2

    • Sheila Warner

      No, the main problem is that the GOP put Mitt Romney up as its candidate. He ran a horrible campaign.

      • lark2

        Oh, ok … I understand. the fact that you felt Mitt Romney ran a “horrible” campaign, justifies not voting for Romney – a vote for
        Obama or actually voting for Obama. I suppose that makes sense to some … for the record – not to me !

        • Sheila Warner

          I voted for Mitt Romney. But his campaign was too weak to bring a clear and compelling case to the liberals for leaving President Obama. That’s why he lost, and the GOP will continue to lose if they keep putting up weak candidates. That’s a fact.

          The party needs a strong candidate with some charisma, with the ability to articulate the message of the party, and a good politician who can navigate a biased media.

          For the record, I’m not a member of either the GOP or the Democrats.

          • lark2

            Sheila, I understand your point and I agree with you. What troubles me is that the media AND we as Republicans examine all aspects of a Republican’s campaign, their personal backgrounds, their associations and anything they have done or said throughout their lives. You will recall Romney was ripped because someone said that he and his friends had mistreated a classmate in junior high (some 50 years ago) because he had long hair. It wasn’t true but they turned up that “fact” and was a good negative national story for a while. We look under all our candidates toe nails to find some imperfection. No one looks under the Democrats toe nails … no one vets Democrats at all. Everyone ignored anything Obama did or didn’t do. No one examined his associations, Rev.Wright, Bill Ayres, his real estate dealings, his lack of work record, the issues related to his birth, but, we go over the Republicans with a fine tooth comb and always find them lacking … because no one is perfect and of course, Republicans have to be perfect. My memory takes me back to Dwight Eisenhower and I’m still waiting for the perfect Republican. They are all dumb … they run poor campaigns or they can’t spell. Remember Dan Quayles difficulty with spelling “potatoe” ? Obama though has visited 57 states and can’t pronounce “corpsmen” Our Vice President is a first class idiot. Of course, all the Democrats are brilliant and they all run perfect campaigns and give us all reasons to vote for them. The Republicans … well, we have very high expectations.

      • legal eagle

        and what will be the excuse in 2016 when the Republicans lose again?…As long as they maintain their wacko positions on social issues they will continue to lose..

        • Joe Adams

          And its just fine with you if democraps continue to bankrupt the country as long as you and yours get theirs, right?

        • Sheila Warner

          You’re actually agreeing with me. Mitt Romney towed the GOP party line once he was nominated. Remember all of those flip flops? He had to twist himself into a pretzel in order to court the conservatives in the GOP. If this trend continues, you are so right: the GOP will continue to lose.

  • rbblum

    Obama is proving that additional harm can be thrust upon a country that is already bankrupt (economically, financially and morally).

    • legal eagle

      Hyperbole without facts = B.S.

      • rbblum

        Appears as though Legal Eagle has no eagle eye.

        • legal eagle

          More hyperbole without any factual basis….The only thing bankrupt is your thought process…LOL

          • Jeff Webb

            >>More hyperbole without any factual basis….The only thing bankrupt is your thought process…LOL<<

            Yeah, that's pretty wild stuff. I wouldn't be too concerned if I were you, unless he posts something REALLY cuckoo, like accusing others of being old white racist cultists.

          • legal eagle

            I only accuse old white racist wackos of being members of that club…..Of course you believe there is no such thing as racism so there is not much to discuss with someone as close minded as you..

          • Jeff Webb

            Pally, you know all too well what I really believe on that subject. If it were worth my time, I’d post some actual examples of racism–comments YOU’VE made.
            It would humiliate you, if you were capable of humility.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>I only accuse old white racist wackos of being members of that club

            aka, everyone who disagrees with you.

  • Wally C

    The main stream media is complicit to the plan also, because they do not question or investigate anything he does. Some if not most people only listen to the MSM. If it isn’t said by them….it didn’t happen. Thank goodness for the internet and some good reporting out there. Take note of the reporter from CBS that resigned or was fired for wanting to dig into this administration. Sheryl Atkinson I believe is the name.

    • legal eagle

      What exactly is the MSM? Do you not have a choice of what media you wish to watch? Is the not enough right wing media available or are you just whining?

      • Sheila Warner

        Let’s face it. People choose their sources of news mainly by finding out which of those supports their point of view. There is something for everyone out there. The problem is being locked into only a slice of viewpoints that support your own thinking, instead of finding out the other side’s position. It’s why we are so polarized. Back and forth discussions turn into hyperbole and name calling. I wonder if I’ll ever see intelligent discussions.

      • LHS

        Give it up legal beagle. You’re a troll and we’re all bored with your tiny, empty head.
        Doggone it, I slipped into that left wing name-calling trick again.

      • Wally C

        MSM = Main Stream Media ie. ABC,CBS,NBC. My choices aren’t the issue here. The people only receiving broadcast only get MSM. You don’t appear to be too much of an eagle to ask that question. BTW how much does DNC pay you to be here all day

  • JASVN67

    To answer your question Bernard he is both! He inserted himself on the political stage at home and abroad, as a Mighty Mouse and is perceived as a Mickey Mouse! He has no credibility at home or abroad, his polling numbers reflect this. He has, with the help of Harry Reid, Eric Holder et el, to impose on Americans a direction they do not want to go, that being Socialism. He has increased the role of Government in the lives of Americans, forcing them into a healhcare program that is not popular with the majority of them. He has got to be the worst President to hold office in decades, governing by E.O. changing written law to fit his political agneda. One can only hope his party pays a politcal price for his efforts in the fall. When he leaves offfice, the damage he leaves in his wake will take years to recover from!

  • jazzdrums

    he seems to be a passive aggressive type nasty guy whose head is stuck in neighborhood thinking and could care less about success in any of the things Americans on both sides think are important. He has his college records sealed, protecting a persona that existed at that time, he does not often attend important meetings, allowing for deniability if necessary and reads words written by 30 and 40 something kids in the hall who are overwhelmed that their participation and perceived self important. Most of the time it is probable Obama does not know what is loaded on the prompter and he gets stuck like deer in headlights. There are times he has used the prompter for speech or announcement that did not last 10 minutes. He is cautious in that respect. He is president because the Clintons may have been the driving force behind him giving the keynote DNC talk in 2004….Otherwise he may or may not have been a senator voted in by no and low informed people and while he was in the senate often voted present. He does not know how to work and he appears surprised that the process that worked in the neighborhoods are not working in the world.

  • paperpushermj

    Is President Obama Delusional — or Just Political?
    _____________________________________________________.
    What.. He can’t Be Both?

  • batorsin

    Abe Lincoln said: You can fool some of the people some of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all of the time.

    • Sheila Warner

      Except in the USA. How else do you explain two victories for the President? It’s pretty obvious that he isn’t up to the job.

  • batorsin

    Obamacare is not affordable! I have yet to hear someone say they have better insurance for less money than they had before. He is not only delusional, but he also has an agenda. He wants a one-world order. He has more muslims in office that anyone would dream of. He hires progressives, can’t stand Fox News because they are fair and balanced, and he doesn’t want to hear the truth. Don’t forget. He has a pen and a phone! LOL. In addition, his wife hates America and is taking us for a sleigh ride every chance she gets, most notably her trip to China with 2 daughters and her mother while we are 16 trillion in debt. Does he or she care???? Not. Unfortunately, he won’t be impeached even though he has done far worse than Nixon, and that is because he is black! The politicians aren’t going to touch that one with a ten-foot pole because they are too afraid. They ought to stop being wooses and stand up for our country! The next best thing Americans can do is vote those in favor or Obama and his so-called affordable plan, OUT!

    • Sheila Warner

      He won’t be impeached because the Senate is held by the Democrats. It has nothing to do with race. The House draws up the articles of impeachment, then the Senate holds the trial, overseen by the Chief Justice, and renders its verdict. Why would the GOP House members waste such an effort, knowing the Democrats will exonerate the President?

      There are some people who have been happy with Obamacare. Those who are poor get subsidies, and they obtain coverage at a price they can afford. We need to wait and see how many people who don’t get subsidies sign up. We’re still some time away from the final numbers. Personally, I believe that there won’t be enough young & healthy people to offset the costs. But, we have to be patient and wait to see the outcome.

      • legal eagle

        Please impeach Obama….It will make the 2016 election a landslide for the Dems…

        • Sheila Warner

          I don’t want him impeached. I was merely replying to someone who asked why it hasn’t happened. I think pursuing impeachment will hurt the country. I didn’t think Bill Clinton ought to have been impeached, either.

  • Floridastorm

    Let’s see. Obama appointed 44 unapproved and unconstitutional czars. Most of them are Marxists, Socialists, or Left Wing radicals. And, he wants to appoint another 7. Also, almost every one of his cabinet level and judgeship appointments have been radical Leftists. We have another 2.5 years of this. Every Conservative, Republican, Independent, and intelligent Democrat has to get their backsides out in November and maintain the House and take back the Senate. It has to be a veto proof majority in both houses. With that happening Obama will be totally crippled. He will not only be a lame duck. He will be a dead duck. The House should then start introducing bills, every day if necessary, to reverse just about everything that this fraud has passed. Let the Leftist clowns cry foul. Who cares. Our country matters more than having to put up with some name calling and insults.

  • Randy

    We have had two calls in two days from someone trying to make sure we have insurance under the affordable care act. Wonder who is paying for that? Now that all the robots lined up and voted twice for this disaster I just don’t have any pity for all the people that are now losing their insurance or are being shafted by Obama’s ACA. Will this finally be the wake up call all these lemmings need to quit believing the lies and half-truths spread by these politicians who want to “help” us and “preserve” the middle class? God save the USA, I’m not sure anyone else can.

    • legal eagle

      They are called insurance agents and they are trying to make money on commissions….Ever hear of insurance brokers?

  • TransplantedTexan

    The Community Organizer’s view of the world has always been laalaa land.

  • Tova Feinman

    I believe Dr. Charles Krauthammer stated Obama was delusional. An observation by a trained psychiatrist is good enough for me. Obamacare covers psychiatric disorders, right? Is Obama covered?

    • Sheila Warner

      Source, please? Dr Krauthammer usually stays away from diagnosing. He’s careful to separate his politics from his medical training. I’ve seen him speculate when pushed hard, but no definitive diagnoses out there.

    • legal eagle

      Charlie Krauthammer is still looking for WMD’s in Iraq with the rest of the neo-cons…I believe Charlie’s over use of hair dye has warped his mind…

      • Joe Adams

        Good one, Beagles but CH is no longer searching for the WMDs since Colin Powell admitted that he was duped by the Iraqi intelligence source.

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          Unfortunately, legal has never actually listened to Charles Krauthammer. He only knows what his DNC emails tell him about the man.

  • AnMar22

    So many people are calling obama an idiot, a moron. But, no, he’s a communist/muslim and doing what he’s supposed to do. It was the idiots and morons who voted for him!

  • Brian Stover

    As Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time.”

    • batorsin

      Abe said: “You can fool some of the people some of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.

      • Brian Stover

        I stand corrected on the quote. Thank you.
        I still stand by the sentiment.

  • Nicholas344

    Sheesh Bernie, You are so naïve. You asked “Does he think we’re so stupid that we’d actually believe that, or – and this is a much scarier possibility – does he really believe his own nonsense?” He doesn’t believe you are so stupid, he knows it. It was proven during the eligibility debate. American citizens wanted proof of Obama’s eligibility so as to cast an educated vote honoring the constitutional requirement for natural born citizenship. They were openly ridiculed for having the audacity to question. This was the official devolution of “We the People” into “They the great unwashed” both unworthy of and too stupid to deserve proof of eligibility. American citizens now believed to be unworthy and too stupid are being treated as politicians, the media, and the courts believe they should be.

    Obama is a highly successful president. He is accomplishing his goal which is the transformation of America into statist slavery by following the path laid down by Saul Alinsky in his Rules for Radicals. Here are eight steps. Tell me one in which he hasn’t been successful.

    There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
    1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people
    2) Poverty –Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
    3) Debt –Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
    4) Gun Control–Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
    5) Welfare –Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing
    6) Education –Take control of what people read and listen to � take control of what children learn in school.
    7) Religion –Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools
    8) Class Warfare –Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

    Obama is doing an excellent job in accordance with his goal. Unworthy and stupid people including you must just believe, obey, and pay the bills. It is what has been previously decided when American citizens were declared unworthy of and too stupid to deserve proof of primary constitutional requirements. Unworthy and stupid people do not deserve the freedoms the constitution protects. Statist slavery then replaces freedom. So bow to your new messiah, As part of the newly declared Great Unwashed, it is what you deserve.

    • moafu

      AGREED !

    • LHS

      Nicholas344 took the time to inform and/or remind everyone of the Plan.
      It’s All in there. And it’s nearly done unless it is stopped. Got it?

  • LHS

    It’s all a plan. I know you see it, Bernie, you simply cannot believe your own eyes and ears. “Fundamentally change” = “destroy” in the Plan. He’s not calling the shots. He’s doing what he’s told. You are an intelligent, seasoned, investigative reporter, Mr. Goldberg and I love you. But do you think the “real” truth is impossible to present or that the MSM will just continue to “fundamentally change” the story and it’s too late? We’re in serious jeopardy now. This Plan must be exposed and stopped. Non-violently, of course, but not later. Now. Think I’m an alarmist?

  • American1969

    Putin is operating out of a position of weakness? Lol! Project much, Boy King?

  • Jarob54

    The Afforable Care Act- aka Obamacare was sold as a Rolex but the nation received a Timex. Pitiful!

    • Jeff Webb

      More like the nation received an hourglass filled with sewage instead of sand.

    • Sheila Warner

      Timex takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Good analogy.

      • Jarob54

        Please don’t pass yourself off as an expert of horology. In it’s hey day, Timex produced a single bridge, pin lever, base metal piece of junk. To conjure up an advert slogan from the sixties in an effort to spin a failed administration is laughable. I, as any respectful watchmaker would not lay hands on a cheap Timex, and nor would I consider promoting Obamacare.

        • Sheila Warner

          It was a joke. Lighten up!

  • w

    Well said. Let’s pray that America is still strong enough to endure!

  • floridahank

    We’re getting what we as a nation deserve. Look at our political history. We’ve had frauds, corrupt lawyers, selfish financial promoters, politicians who have been bought by big $$$$, liars, stupid people who wanted prestige and power and bought themselves into office. Whether Rep. or Dem. we’ve had a continuing decline in honest, decent, bright people running for office. All this is nothing new or unexpected. No, because of the ignorant voting public, we’ve gotten exactly what we deserve.

    • Mark W.

      I must disagree that we, as a nation, are getting what we deserve. As a nation that was formed on the highest, noblest of values, we deserve a government that should deliver on what those values promised. I agree that too many politicians who were voted into office are not ones who uphold those values, and they keep getting re-elected: including Mr. O.
      It’s the voters who elect and re-elect this ilk who got what they deserve… Those of us, like you and me, did not get what we deserve. We deserve much better.

      • floridahank

        Sorry, but as a nation we are not an honorable, just, altruistic, helpful country anymore. Look at all the corruption especially since after WW2. We have encouraged the murder of babies more than any other civilized nation. We are one of the greatest promoters of pornography, drug abuse, banking fraud, a terrible public school system depriving our youngsters of a strong career future, our medical establishment is questionable with many FDA injurious drugs given to the public, our military can’t even give decent protection to women soldiers, etc. I could go on for pages.
        My point is the USA has hugely declined and borders on a second rate country. Our best days are past and our Democratic Republic is no longer alive. I don’t see how or when we will ever recover anywhere close to what our Founding Fathers believed and created.

        • Mark W.

          As I said, those of us who do share higher values have not gotten what we deserve. We deserve much better.

        • legal eagle

          Bring back the good old days of the 1950’s or in your case the eighteenth century…

    • Stimpy

      The basic flaw in our system is that politicians will do anything to get re-elected. The country, and its citizens, be damned.

  • Larry blaspheming liberalism

    Obama’s paths to the Senate (both Illinois and U.S) were greased by outside attacks on the competition. His path to the Democrat nomination was aided by Democrat contempt for wannabe queen Hillary (or chits called in by Jesse Jackson et al.). He still has the hatred for America instilled by his ideological (if not otherwise) father Frank Marshall Davis. And then there is Michelle (“We are the ones we’ve be waiting for,” or words to that effect).
    Obama is too stupid to be the Antichrist — he just showed how easy it will be for an antichrist to take over.

  • moafu

    Delusional, political, or as I said a while back — evil. Bernie suggested “incompetent” would be a better label, and he was right. However, based on O’s actions – I must go back to intentional strategy that is evil.

    O’care is happening “just as he planned”. The Left must bankrupt a nation before it can dominate.

    And Putin ?? P. is acting on the veiled promise from O. when he sent the message that after re-election he would be more flexible (as in weakening the USA).

    SO — I go back to the word,”evil”.

    • joepotato

      Let me add the word, “treacherous” …

  • not_fooled

    Let’s face it…Obama has it in for the USA. Look at the changes he’s made (legal?) from the day he became President. The ideology is overwhelming, if he could have total control, welcome Communist USA. I’m just a guy from Canada, looking over the fence.

    • legal eagle

      I think you’ve taken to many pucks to the head…

      • not_fooled

        That might be true, I’m going to assume you agree with everything Obama currently has done in his current term in office, so there’s no point in any further debate with you. The next 2 years should be interesting..I’m referring to his pen and phone.

        • legal eagle

          You assume wrong …There are numerous Obama policies I disagree with…Unlike most of the ideologues on this site who just hate Obama I don’t deal in irrational agreement or disagreement.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>There are numerous Obama policies I disagree with.

            You’ve just chosen not to voice a single one in the 2+ years you’ve been posting here. Nice.

          • Jeff Webb

            >> I don’t deal in irrational agreement or disagreement.<<

            You don't need to. It's in your blood.

          • legal eagle

            I deal in the facts…You deal in hyperbole…But your Constitutional Law opinions are charmingly ignorant…

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>I deal in the facts..

            lol. Just out of curiosity, do you write this false statement as often as you do just to try and convince yourself that it’s true? We both know it’s not… but then again, it’s hard to say what someone who believes “there’s not such thing as a lie” could convince themselves of.

          • not_fooled

            Maybe I was somewhat over the edge in my comment, however in my opinion
            he would impose a European type of governance in America, I don’t think
            I’m irrational in my thinking. I’ve always believed in capitalism. That’s how you finance the less fortunate.

          • legal eagle

            The U.S. is not Europe…European policies evolved after their economies were devastated after WW2. Capitalism is an economic system not a religious experience. I’m a pragmatist not a theologian….

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>The U.S. is not Europe…

            Tell that to your hero. He’s been trying to make us Europe for five years now.

            >>I’m a pragmatist not a theologian….

            lol. You’re so funny.

          • not_fooled

            Isn’t it all about capitalism? What are the American people concerned about? JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, It isn’t a religious experience, it’s economic reality, without it,simply put, NO AMERICA! I for one will not accept an alternative. Obama’s fundamental change, will FAIL.

          • legal eagle

            More hyperbole……The stock market goes up it has nothing to do with Obama…Unemployment is too high, but that’s Obama’s doing? Heads I win, tails you lose?

          • not_fooled

            This is getting boring. Here are facts.
            1. Federal Reserve is pumping $65 to $75 billion a MONTH into the market without that it all goes to hell.
            2. Who’s hiring? Obama Care is killing the job market and will continue to do so.

          • legal eagle

            1) The Fed is not pumping a dime into the stock market…..
            2) Job creation is approximately 150k per month….

            Those are the “facts” I rest my case…

          • not_fooled

            I stand corrected. Here’s the real stuff… Look it up.
            The US Federal Reserve will pump $55 billion a month
            starting in April towards its economic stimulus programme down from 75B a month. Without this stimulus the Market would crash. As far as your Job creation is concerned of 150k a month. They are not the $45k to $60k a year the middle class needs to remain the middle class.

          • legal eagle

            That’s your opinion that the market would crash?
            So, now job creation is not good unless it creates high paying jobs?
            And the Republicans are against unions and higher minimum wages which helps create the jobs you are referring to….
            Again, heads you win, tails I lose….
            Typical Republican hypocrisy…

          • legal eagle

            You stand corrected about what? Your misstatement that the Fed “pumps” money into the stock market? You are aware that is a falsehood? Amazing how you are rooting against the American economy and justifying your negativity with hyperbole….If the market goes up…then it will come down, so the market going up is bad? If unemployment goes down, the jobs created, in the private sector, don’t pay enough , so that’s bad?…Good is bad…bad is bad….IT’S OBAMA’s FAULT….LOL
            In some circles your statements would be called “pretzel logic”.

          • not_fooled

            This is what I stand corrected on. They don’t pump it into the market. They pump it into the economy in the form of bonds, which the market BUYS, If the market reacts to the stimulus programme being pulled back the market reacts negatively. The general economy cannot sustain that kind monetary input on it’s own on a monthly basis. This pull back by the federal reserve is an indication of higher interest rates sooner than later. Not good for the economy. Look, why doesn’t Obama let the economy jump a bit, by lower taxes, drilling for oil and gas on federal land, which would mean JOBS and energy security. You my friend are a true socialist. Good luck in transforming America into your mind set.

          • legal eagle

            Again, you are still misstating Fed Policy and how it works….The Fed buys mortgage bonds from the banks…The banks theoretically lend the money to businesses….It is adding liquidity to the system which is on of the Fed’s mandates.
            Calling me names doesn’t change the fact that you have no clue what you are talking about. In your ideological world all you care about is that the economy fails, like it did under Bush…..You just can’t admit the obvious so you want to call me names….If you want to read how the Fed works let me know and I will cite some articles for your review….
            Feel free to call me a gay Jewish Communist lawyer if that will make you feel better. I don’t give a crap..

          • not_fooled

            I don’t wish the economy to fail, quite the opposite. Let me try and put
            it into simple terms,I’m a simple person. I’ve been lead to believe
            that a strong economy leads to strong social programs, because that’s
            how they are paid. I’m taking back the name calling. I will see you as a
            social minded person, which is a good thing, but you have to have a
            mechanism to pay for it. I’d be interested in hearing how you would go
            about it. By the way I’m Jewish.

          • legal eagle

            Income inequality in America has reached levels not seen since the 1920’s…..It is my belief that the country functions better with a strong middle class….Have you been to new York City lately? The number of homeless has become astronomical…Is that the country you want to live in? It’s the country Republicans don’t mind having..

          • not_fooled

            I agree it is a mess, but I don’t agree that government has the right to pick winners and losers. It’s the market place under the current system that we have in the USA and Canada that will dictate our economic future. A large portion of people according to recent polling (if you believe the polls) don’t want what Obama is selling. For me I’ll stick to the current system unit something better comes along.

          • sjangers

            Job creation of 150,000 a month isn’t all that good, Eagle. It may be better than 125,000 a month, or better than losing jobs, but the economy needs to gain a little more than 175,000 jobs a month just to keep even with the differential between the number of new people entering the labor force as opposed to those aging out of the job market. 150,000 new jobs each month means no new jobs for those already looking for work and an additional twenty-five to thirty thousand new job seekers who can’t find employment either.

          • legal eagle

            Do you believe the Federal Govt. is responsible for private sector job creation? If so..why?

          • sjangers

            I wouldn’t say that the federal government is responsible for private sector job creation, but I think government policy can have a moderate to substantial impact on that process. Supporting that contention in detail would take a lot of time and effort, so I hope you’ll excuse me if I don’t take on the whole task. But in short, I think things like fiscal policy, government regulation, wage and price controls, and government investment in infrastructure and research and development, can all influence the health of the private sector and employment opportunities, for both good and bad. In some regards, the ability of government to influence consumer and employer confidence can also have a considerable impact on the health of the private sector.

            Government isn’t the only influence on job creation, nor do I believe it’s the biggest influence, but it does have an appreciable impact on the economic health of the nation’s private sector. That’s part of the reason governments take credit when the economy is doing well, and are sometimes forced to accept their share of the blame when the economy isn’t healthy. It isn’t always right, but that doesn’t mean in isn’t fair.

          • legal eagle

            I’m not sure what “fundamental change” Obama has made or why he is to blame for millions of jobs being created? Got any facts or is this just more hyperbole?

          • not_fooled

            This is going nowhere. Just for the record, I don’t HATE Obama. I didn’t agree with his election win from the start. He’s an activist not a politician. It’s been great posting with you, Good BYE!

  • Seattle Sam

    The President has been trained his whole life that charm and words can trump reality. Why would he change now? Hope and change was not just a slogan to him. It was his plan.

    • LHS

      It’s not his plan, Seattle Sam. He’s just the puppet.

  • Buzzeroo

    Wehner’s description of our twice elected Dis-organizer is that of an out and out nut…plain and simple…..as opposed to his being an evil Svengali bent on America’s destruction…which is really the only other possibility. If his ridiculously erroneous conclusions that the world believes his lies and is unaware of his manifold ineptitude are sincere then, like any other screwball,he might just decide to kick it up a notch and start running around in public wearing nothing but high black socks, garters and a raincoat which he flaps open every time he confronts a crowd—who knows….stay tuned.

  • Blakely1

    Is Obama stupid? One would think not if one looks at his credentials but then again even Harvard wouldn’t turn down a building if someone like Soros
    wanted to project him into the Presidency,
    Is Obama evil? That remains to be seen. He certainly has done some
    of the classic Lenin tactics that have already harmed our country.
    Is Obama delusional. It would seem so unless he is just a puppet
    following orders.
    It hardly matters. What does matter is that our country from the Constitution
    to the Military to our debt is much worse off than it was 5 years ago.

    • joepotato

      By Jove you’ve almost got it… aka Obama is a post turtle type of puppet…. Soros and Jarret pull his strings and he dances and speaks, but ask yourself, who pulls their strings?

      • Blakely1

        Good question. I got the puppet idea from some
        uncharacteristic actions by the President. Remember the
        debacle when he wanted to strike Syria. Now this man
        is the biggest pacifist that I have ever seen. IMO, he wouldn’t
        strike anybody. Could that entire fiasco have been planned
        to make Putin look good?
        I know , it is silly but it does come to mind.

        • joepotato

          There’s much more… When aka Obama left the reporters on a plane he wasn’t on during the primaries, he and Hitlery met with the Bilderpukes in a Hotel just outside of DC…. That’s when Hitlery “took the deal” to allow Scumbama to be the “One”…. Our politics have been influenced by these ___holes for a long time with their associates, the Federal Reserve et al…..

    • Deborah G

      WHAT credentials? A bunch of trumped up spin city lies? he did NOTHING prior or since his school days .

    • Ted Crawford

      From my simple perspective; What, really is the value of a Ph.D.? Ted Kaczynski holds one! From no lessor an institution than Harvard!
      What is the worth of IQ? In any major city, one might find a couple 140+ers, living in cardboard shelters, covered with rags. IQ, is simply a measure of potential.
      How much might we assume about someone based on their Education? Education,basically is an accumulation of facts. Wisdom is the ability to take facts and apply them to real life situations and generate positive results!
      My point is, we may be using the wrong metrics, in determining the quality of our fellow man! We accept the pretty little baubles of “accomplishment” as if they were made of precious metals. We might consider it was the Professionals that declared “man will never fly” while a couple of bicycle repairmen, just FLEW! The Professionals created the Titanic, the amature built the Arc!

      • Tova Feinman

        I have a PhD. It’s very useful when you are doing scientific research. I earned it through a lot of effort and tenacity. I couldn’t do the research I do at the level I do it without my doctorate. That should answer your question. Oh, and I am a conservative. The two are not mutually exclusive.

        • Ted Crawford

          Seriously? Even with all that education you missed my simple point.
          It wasn’t intended to be a diatribe against Education or Ph.D.’s! It simply means that in and of themselves they have little to no value. Their value is created and defined by those who posses them!
          Consider Mr. Einstein’s position, “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
          An additional thought might be had, in view of Mr. Stalins declaration, “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed!”

          • Tova Feinman

            I was addressing one comment in your diatribe. A PhD can be useful. Mine is useful to me and my employer. Period. As for the rest of the list, I really have no opinion and you are entitled to yours.

          • Ted Crawford

            It is abundantly clear that you have taken my statement as a personal insult, unintended as it was by me, for that I do sincerely apologize!

          • wally12

            I think you are a little sensitive about Ted Crawford’s comments about education. I have a BS in engineering. I also found it very helpful in my career. However,, I also think that Ted was correct to say an education can be used wisely or not. I believe there are some plumbers, carpenters and farmers that could do a better job of president that the current one we have. I believe S. Palin has shown more logic than Obama. Yet, the liberals with their claimed intelligence made and continue to make derogatory remarks about her since she represent a problem for them if given a chance by the MSM.

            I terms of Obama, he is a socialist and/or communist. He has proven this by the amount of socialistic programs that he has pushed and passed and by the number of socialists that he has approved for agencies etc. He is not delusional. He knows what he wants and will attempt anything to get it. That has been proven by his disregard for the constitution.

          • legal eagle

            Maybe you can tell us which President did not “disregard the Constitution”? Or do only Democratic Presidents disregard the Constitution?

          • Jeff Webb

            Oh, okay, now it’s the “everybody does it” defense. At least you’re admitting his guilt.

            He held himself up as a better class of politician. He claimed he had high ethical standards. He said he’s all about obeying the Constitution. He even said President Bush violated the Constitution when, to a much lesser degree, he did the same things BO is doing now.

            So maybe you can tell us why it bugs the hell out of you when your guy is merely held to his own standards. Is it because you didn’t take your meds?

          • wally12

            WOW! When I first read the comments, I was shocked that you didn’t already have a post. In fact, I was tempted to remark that I hadn’t read your comment on so many other posts for this article. I thought maybe you had given up on trying to convince conservatives. I see now that I was wrong. Do liberals ever admit they are wrong?
            To answer your question, of course republicans attempt to disregard the constitution and so have other liberal presidents. The problem is that Obama has taken the action to a higher level. Take a look at Obama care and honestly tell me he isn’t attempting to make his own rules. Try to convince me that he isn’t following the Rules for Radicals. Some of these include: Make health care under government control, gun control with the goal of confiscation. make as many people as possible dependent on the government, etc, etc, etc.

  • Profarmen

    If you gauge past and more importantly, current events, it is obvious to see that Obama is “fiddling while America burns.”

  • Drew Page

    Bernie — My answer to your question is that Mr. Obama is both political and delusional. Was it you who said that Mr. Obama worries about the political implications of what he had for breakfast? Regardless of who said it, I believe it to be true. I don’t believe this president takes an action,or refrains from taking an action, without running it by a focus group first to calculate the political impact.
    As to his being delusional, I would say that in many cases he is. While Mr. Obama may be a prolific liar, he remains a poor one. To be a good liar, one must have a really good memory. Mr. Obama must have a terrible memory as he frequently forgets about all those things he says, denying that he said them, regardless of video tape proof to the contrary. It is as if Mr. Obama first convinces himself that what he wants to be true, is true, in order to convince everyone else of the same thing. Having done that, he cannot admit to himself that he might have been wrong, but only misunderstood. I think that he really believes that if we all understood him we would believe what he says. In his mind, he is a great communicator, we just all have poor listening skills.
    He surrounds himself with obsequious sycophants who praise him tell him what he wants to hear. If it is true that when two people agree on everything, one of them isn’t needed, then Mr. Obama doesn’t need anyone on his staff or in his Cabinet, nor do we need the main stream media.

    • Drew Page

      Correction to my last sentence. the last clause f that sentence should read …nor does he need the main stream media.

    • joepotato

      The “One” aka Obama uses the Hitler strategy when lying… Tell a lie, make it huge and keep repeating… With the help of the BS Media it’s working quite well… Of course there will always be that fringe group that can see through the fog of misinformation aka lies.

  • joepotato

    Well, Bernie, BH Obama aka Barry Soetoro is not only delusional and political, he is also fraudulent… However, he is consistent with his … He waltzed into the WH under a cloud of mystery and lies. He sold the ACA aka UCA aka Obama-care using fraud (lies) and deceit… He’s obviously not the last word when it comes to major decisions, he’s just the front man… The charade has 1/2 of America believing the scam/con man and the other half split between being complicit in the scam, and the so called fringe who know that a scam is taking place… The revelation about the “phony” pressers starring Jay “Bagdad Bob” Carney is just a small glimpse into the propaganda being sold to the indoctrinated masses … Have a great day!

  • Buddy

    Don’t be so sure about Peter Wehner’s last sentence. The American electorate’s world is made up of pixie dust.

  • gbandy

    Obama is just too far over his head by his lack of experience and his lack of the ability to surround himself with anyone who knows what they are doing. It seems Obama will appoint lackeys just to make himself look smart and certainly no one who would overshadow him by showing how inept he is. Now Putin has now several times shown Obama to be weak and unable to have a foreign policy. Sad by that is what we deserve electing a community organizer and not a statesman.

  • TS1776frdm

    Is Obama just unable to face the reality of his ignorance about Foreign Policy and his own failures? He is a narcissist. That alone means he’s delusional and unable to see himself in any logical or pragmatic light. Same with his failures. To him, he alone stands above the rest of the world in thought, word and deed. And we, the American People are Stuck with this mentally unbalanced person and those he has chosen that are like him for 3 more years.

    • sjangers

      Let’s try to be optimistic, TS. We’re only stuck with him and his crew for two years, nine months, twenty-nine days, and twenty-three-and-three-quarters hours.

      • sjangers

        And now it’s just two years, nine months, twenty-nine days, and twenty-three-and-a-half hours. There is hope.

  • RoscoeBonifitucci

    Well said Bernie. Even some of the Intolerant Leftists & Progressives might read…until their heads explode because someone actually told the Truth about their Savior Obama.

    In the same vein, here is a message sent to Representative Marcia Fudge this morning. She is another Communist Idiot in Congress who actually believes the crap that Obama speaks. Too bad. Looks Ohio has Thief Morons in Congress like Shelia Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters.

    “To hell with the Marxist program called Obamacare. It is time to Impeach the fraud in the White House for Benghazi, Fast & Furious, breaking the Constitution and High Crimes against the American People. This is NOT a Black Thing. This is the most Incompetent Twit to ever Occupy the White House. He is supposed to be the President over ALL United States Citizens, but plays to that certain sick Communist crowd. He is BAD for Black, White, Red, Yellow, Brown and Red Americans. Black Americans have suffered under this president more than ever.

    And get it right, Obamacare is a page right out of Vladimir Lenin’s playbook from 1905. Yes, that’s right…Obamacare is Marxist Crap that is set to destroy our nation and turn it into yet another 3rd World Dung Pile.

    Stop the destruction of America and IMPEACH Obama. He is the enemy of All-Things American. He is not the Black Savior…but a Devil for All Americans.

    Time to Impeach this Devil called Obama.”

    • Stimpy

      I don’t disagree. Just hope the IRS doesn’t audit you.

  • Ksp48

    I keep hearing about his “bracket picks” Thankfully, I missed that. I must have been listening to reports from Crimea at the time. Or maybe the debt approaching 18 trillion.

  • Ksp48

    Can anyone remember another president of whom we seriously debated whether he hates his country?

    • joepotato

      He’s not a legitimate POTUS, at least he hasn’t proven that he is… Just call him the Resident….

      • Stimpy

        POTUS — prevaricator of the United States.

  • nepakandy

    I’ve come to the conclusion that he is either a f o o l or e v i l, The first, to believe that what he’s doing is really working. The second, that he has plotted the downfall of this great nation from the beginning.

  • sjangers

    We ought to consider the possibility that what you and I consider delusional may appear perfectly rational to the President, Bernie. After all, it may very well be working for him.

    The President spouts his nonsense, appears confident, and he still gets cheered wherever he goes. Sycophants bow and scrape, special television appearances leave large numbers of people breathlessly hanging on his bracket picks for the NCAA Tourney. He can go just about anywhere he wants and do just about anything he wants, large entourage in tow to keep reality from boorishly intruding on his bubble. And the problems that are the direct result of his tenure in office don’t really register on his consciousness because most of them probably don’t really matter to him.

    In short, the President’s perception becomes his reality. He sounds confident, keeps denying his failures, or blames them on others, and ordinary people applaud as he’s always welcome at the hottest parties in the trendiest places. When the Putins of the world push him around he insists, Charlie Sheen-like (okay, so maybe he’s not entirely rational), that he’s winning, and large parts of America act like they believe him. He’s way out of his depth and has very few real accomplishments to his credit, but he smiles confidently and tells people that his Presidency is going great, and somehow or other continues to be treated like the coolest guy in the room. Since this is the about the best reality he can hope for, with his limited tools to manage the situation he finds himself in, why wouldn’t he keep behaving the way he does?

  • KStrett

    When I read articles like this it makes me extremely frustrated because it shows the author does not understand president Obama. He isn’t delusional.

    President Obama gave two speeches about the health care system. In one speech, he admitted he wants a single payer socialized system and in the other he said the way America gets to the single payer system is incrementally.

    It isn’t that he is incompetent or can’t admit he is wrong, it is they are trying to collapse the healthcare system so they can replace it with a single payer socialized system.

    • Tabitha Bliss

      Thank you. You took the words right out of my mouth. This thing was designed for failure from the get-go.

    • Ryan Nichols

      They don’t want it to fail, nor the system to collapse. That would kill them for years at the polls.

      • ksp48

        The system to collapse? No. Fail, yes, so that it has to be replaced. And you know by what. Hillary will be in charge of that. They’ll call it a “fix”.

        • Ryan Nichols

          Maybe. But i don’t see Americans putting a Democrat in office if it’s failing.

          • joepotato

            Americans don’t “have” to… We’ve got Soros and SCYTL to “count” the deciding votes….

        • Snorpheus

          Yes, enter “Hillary Care.”

      • KStrett

        That is why he keeps delaying certain provisions of the Obama care law. Once Obama-care fully kicks in it will destroy the private insurance industry.

        It is already causing insurance prices to sky rocket. One example I came across was a couple paying about 250.00 a month in 2008. They are now paying about 750 a month. That kind of increase will make insurance unaffordable for many people.

    • Drew Page@comcast.net

      I have believed from the outset that Obama Care was only a first step towards single payer, national health care. From the very first, President Obama has vilified the health insurance industry. He has done so without having the slightest idea of how insurance works. The Affordable Care Act was much more about government control of the economy than it ever was about improving access to health care.
      Mr. Obama sold his Democrats in the House and Senate, and a substantial number of voters, a story of Obama Care based upon lie after lie and they either believed his lies, or didn’t care if they were lies.
      He deviously implemented the benefits of the ACA prior to implementing the penalties until after his re-election and subsequently pushed back the penalties until after the November 2014 elections. Most recently, he pushed back the employer penalties for dropping their health coverage until 2017, after he has left office. All of these changes to the ACA were made by Mr. Obama unilaterally, without the consent or approval of Congress. I personally believe that all of these changes that he made to the ACA, on his own by Executive Order, are unconstitutional and should be declared so by the Supreme Court.

      • KStrett

        Drew, I agree with you that the executive order aspect of Obama-care is very troubling. The president does not have the right to pick and choose what provisions of a bill will be enacted or have the power to delay certian provisions.

        The executive office is coming dangerously close to usurping the other two branches of government and turning the presidency into a dictatorship.

        Unfortunately, the limp wristed GOP isn’t doing much to stop it.

  • gold7406

    any salesman that told that many lies in order to sell a product or service would be fired.

    • sjangers

      And would probably find himself under indictment for fraud.

  • Phil

    Obama is entirely a Hollywood creation. There’s no there there. And what’s sad about it is that the millions of people who thought he was the Messiah are now jaded and cynical and will never believe another public official again. That’s not a good state for a country to be in – especially when we’re on the verge of a debt crisis.

    • joepotato

      Well, he is a fraud… More people need to get a clue….

  • JMax

    With the key provisions of ACA in force for, let me see, 79 whole days now, how can anyone refute Obama’s claim that it is working as it should?

    I don’t believe Obama said that premiums would go down in year one. Correct me if I’m wrong. Can you honestly tell me that your health care premiums did not go up in any two consecutive years in the decade(s) prior to ACA being in force this year?

    • Tim Ned

      I see; so the claim is that at some point “after” increasing progressively it will reach a cost at which point it will decrease pragmatically by $2,500.00 per family?

      Shame on me for not seeing this when he told us we would save $2,500.00 per year.

      • JMax
        • Tim Ned

          Thanks for the link. After reading it, it’s more ridiculous math than what I had in my initial comment. But in all fairness, let me change my statement.

          “So the claim is that at some point “after” increasing progressively it will reach a cost point at which time future unrealized cures and new technologies will decrease health care costs pragmatically by $2,500.00 per family when weighed across the entire population including the contributions of entitlements.”

          Shame on me for not reading more deeply into Obama’s promise.

    • Jeff Webb

      >>I don’t believe Obama said that premiums would go down in year one. Correct me if I’m wrong.<<

      You're correct. Did he say premiums would go up in year one?

      • JMax

        Not that I know of. In 37 years of paying health insurance premiums I’ve never seen them go down. But since a major goal of ACA is to slow the growth of health care cost, I would expect premiums over time to be lower or at least lower than they would have been without ACA.

        • Jeff Webb

          >>Not that I know of. In 37 years of paying health insurance premiums I’ve
          never seen them go down. But since a major goal of ACA is to slow the
          growth of health care cost, I would expect premiums over time to be
          lower or at least lower than they would have been without ACA.<<

          OC has been the law for 4 years. Obama has been ordering delays and exemptions the whole time. If that is not enough already to make you at least a LITTLE skeptical of the law's selling points, it's incredible that you're still trying to find flaws in critics' logic.

          Think about this: the subject we're actually discussing is BO's statements and their contrast with reality. Your argument is an impossible-to-prove prediction with no real basis, and you're arguing against people who predicted the problems that actually have occurred.

          • JMax

            ACA HAS been on the books for four years, but none of it’s provisions have been in effect since day one. Only since October have the exchanges been open and the individual mandate kicked in as of January 1st.

            I get a kick out of GOP hypocrites like you claiming “it’s not ready! It’s not ready” then bemoaning the fact that Obama has given some leeway to allow businesses and the processes to be ready. The GOP won’t allow any fixes; will tolerate nothing less than full repeal. So Obama has to on his own initiative make the fixes that help companies and people.

            I am not the least bit skeptical about the law’s selling points. Like any other major program such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicare Part D, it takes time to shake out the bugs and allow things to fall into place with tweaking as necessary. I would rather have had a single payer system, but that was unachievable at this time. Still the basics of ACA are sound, achievable, and good for Americans’ health care access and America’s financial health.

            I see no significant contrast between the spirit of the president’s statements and the reality of ACA. My prediction is no more impossible to prove than any of the predictions of horror offered by ACA opponents. And my predictions are based on the law, the CBO, health care experts, and a college course on American healthcare and the ACA.

            What predicted problems have already occurred?

          • Tim Ned

            “I get a kick out of GOP hypocrites like you claiming “it’s not ready! It’s not ready” then bemoaning the fact that Obama has given some leeway to allow businesses and the processes to be ready.”

            Republicans had a bill in process when Obama announced the employer mandate delay. They wanted to included individuals in the delay as well

          • JMax

            Did they pass it?

          • Tim Ned

            Nope, Obama and the senate would not delay the individual mandate.

          • JMax

            Good. There is no reason to delay the individual mandate except to throw yet another monkey wrench into the roll out.

          • Tim Ned

            Then why the employer mandate?

          • JMax

            Because more time was needed to put the employer mandate in place with less disruption. That wasn’t necessary for the individual mandate which is much less complex.

          • Ryan Nichols

            Lol.. No sir. It’s 100% about the vote. No way with mid terms around the corner they were going to allow millions of employees getting booted or cost increases. That’s what was delayed. They had 4 years to prepare. And the entire time they said it was ready, and sound legislation. He’s delaying the inevitable . Or he’s buying time. Or both.

            Also without the individual mandate the entire thing falls apart. Obama knows it. So he goes out and does what he does best. Campaign/lie. As a proud American, I hope this doesn’t turn to a collapse. I want us to be strong. But our president is putting us uncertain territory. And for no good reason, not as if there wasn’t other options. That bill towers 7th tall stacked up. That’s another lie by Obama. I’m sure you recall the whole transparency bills online, citizens knowing what’s in the bills thing?

            I get a kick out of liberals getting a kick out of hypocrisy politics. . After all the left wrote the book.

          • JMax

            “That bill towers 7th tall stacked up.”

            I’m not sure if you mean 7 feet tall or 7th number of pages in legislative history. Either way, it’s bull s**t. Check out the law here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3590enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr3590enr.pdf. When you open it in PDF note that the number of pages is 906, well under the “2,000” or “2,500” pages that the liars in the GOP have fed you.(Also note that the page margins total more than the width of the text on the page.)

          • Ryan Nichols

            That is not true. You’re not counting the rules and regulations. Isn’t that part of the bill? Kathleen was asked how many pages and she couldn’t even answer the question.

          • JMax

            How many pages are in the Transportation Law including rules and regulations? How many for the FDA? FAA? Defense funding act? How big is the maintenance manual for a 747? Farm Bill?

            How many pages are in the maintenance manual for your car? You don’t know? (Not talking about the owner’s manual.)

            The GOP was claiming the law itself was 2,000 or 2,500 pages before the first regulation was written. The law is 906 pages.

          • Ryan Nichols

            Again you’re missing the point. Obama ran on the slogan of transforming these things. His words were along the lines of its unacceptable to the American people to have legislation that you’d have to be a lawyer to understand. Obama says a bunch of complete bs, and denies it’s bs while others point out the deception. Even attacks those who call out the lies. Then when it becomes clear they were lying, then they start changing the subject. Or pointing out how this is like that too. But meanwhile, the point you were just totally railroaded gets pushed aside as if it’s not important. This is no different. The Entire legislation stands 7 ft. That’s the facts. I’m not saying it should or shouldn’t be. I’m saying it’s just another lie of too many to count from mr. hypocrisy.

          • JMax

            No, the legislation itself is 906 pages. The rules, like any other thing of some complexity, are more.

            Who cares how tall they are. I can put them on a flash drive and they’re less than a half inch tall. Less than three inches tall if I stand it on end.

            BTW, Obama didn’t write a word of the law. Regardless the rules would have to be written so as to be meaningful and detailed to the people they apply to: Insurance companies, health care providers, hospital administrators, drug companies, clinics, etc. Do you think federal laws and associated regulations related to healthcare prior to ACA was 150 pages?

            One last thing. Do you have an actual photo showing the printed out stack of legislation, rules, and regulations being measured as 7 ft tall? What size font is the print and what are the margin sizes? What is the paper grade? How do you know how tall the stack is, really? Who told you that?

          • Ryan Nichols

            Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell sent out a shocking photo showing what it looks like if you stack every page of Obamacare regulations one on top of the other. The stack reaches to more than seven feet in height and is so big it might take a 3-D printer to print it all.

            “This is over 20,000 pages and measures 7′ 2.5″,” McConnell said of the amazing photo. “These are all the Obamacare regulations published in the Federal Register up through last week. Then last Friday they added another 828 pages.”

            I am on a phone at the moment and it can’t seem to get the link to stay. But I’m sure you can Google McConnell Obama care regulations to see it. I originally saw it on Breitbart.com

          • Ryan Nichols

            Again my point isn’t so much about the abundance of paper used. It’s that he campaigned against such bureaucracy. He said he would put proposed bills online before they were passed. So the public wouldn’t be surprised by what they got. And couldn’t be mislead by slick rhetoric.

            And post election we must pass the bill to know what’s in it. As it passed on party lines more and more slick rhetoric gets jammed down our throats.

          • JMax

            Oh well, Breitbart, sure. That explains a lot.

            What an effing waste of a good tree. The picture is absolutely meaningless. I’m sure that all the rules applying to the FDA and FAA are every bit as “tall”.

            Who cares? Like I said, I’m sure it will fit on a flash drive.

          • Ryan Nichols

            I don’t care. It’s just a example of Obama saying one thing and doing the opposite. Not to mention 20,000 pages is just bullshit. Which is why it will eventually be bailed out. It’s just way to much to drop on the nation, and the system.
            You know what else 20,000 pages means? That not even the president himself knows what’s all in that bill. But he has no problem signing it.

            And what’s wrong with Breitbart? Or are you one to believe all three branches should be blue kinda guys?

            I’m a independent. I voted for Obama his first term, and obviously was disappointed so I voted against his second. Number one reason being his partisan get out of the way tactics. I don’t believe a president should ever split the country against each other. The president has to be the leader who unites, not divide. Oh, and I really don’t like to be lied too.

            Look for instance at Bush Sr. He was done for one lie. The whole “read my lips no new taxes”. Obama said the mandate is not a tax. But what is it today? A tax. And the more he lies the more I’m pushed to right. Where I feel the America I want will be represented.

            It’s like the left holds the right to standards they themselves don’t adhere. I can’t support that.

          • JMax

            “Not to mention 20,000 pages is just bullshit.”

            Horse pucky! How many pages of rules and regulations do you think are included in the FAA law, rules and regulations? Rules for aircraft manufacturers, air carriers, pilots, airports, parts manufacturers, air traffic rules, air space rules, avionics, maintenance, certifications, noise abatement, safety rules, seat belt specifications. There are thousand upon thousands of issues that have to have rules when it comes to aviation. You think healthcare should be any less?

            The president and/or his staff surely knew everything that was in the 906 pages of the law once the final version was passed by Congress. Part of the law is the provision for rule making that occurs after the law is signed. Happens in almost all legislation. Those rules are formulated and established by the respective agency’s experts, and they are complex and arcane. Do you honestly believe any president would be familiar with the regulation which specifies the required tension of the retraction mechanism of the leading edge slats on an MD-80?

            Breitbart is not a credible source of information. I would prefer that all three branches conform to my political persuasion, but I will settle for cooperation.

            “I don’t believe a president should ever split the country against each other.”

            He hasn’t. It is the GOP which is doing the splitting. You are aware that on the eve of Obama’s first inauguration, the leaders of the GOP vowed to do anything and everything to thwart the president. How exactly has Obama divided the country?

            Read my lips was not a law. It was a promise that a practical president eventually realized he couldn’t keep.

            The mandate is not a tax. The Obama administration argued that it is not a tax. Justice Roberts called it a tax so that he could hold the law constitutional while at the same time ignoring the commerce clause.

          • Ryan Nichols

            I t most certainly is a tax. Even the liberal rag Huffington Post called it a tax. And if it’s unconstitutional for it to be called anything else. .

            And you’re very funny. The night of Obama inauguration. What? But you dismiss Obama saying to republicans on TV to get in the back seat? You’re obviously extremely bias. And yes Breitbart is reliable if you’re smart enough to understand political opinion and news. Because just like most of the liberal media outlets, they do both.
            Obama has split the country every chance he gets. It started with his campaign. And when he became President. The beer summit it was called. Aca. The shutdown. The debt limit . It goes on. But you’ll never acknowledge anything. Because you’re extreme. You don’t believe in the balance of power. You think every office should be blue. And every news source isn’t creditable unless it liberal leaning. You’ll never concede Obama has done things wrong. Or has lied. Or has been bad for the nation in any way.

          • JMax

            “It most certainly is a tax.”

            Certainly? No. You might be interested in this article: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/07/08/What-Roberts-actually-said-about-healthcare-tax/UPI-35241341732600/

            Key quote:
            ____________________

            The chief justice said Supreme Court precedent compelled him to interpret President Obama’s
            Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in a way that affirmed its constitutionality, if that interpretation is “fairly possible,” even though it may not be the most reasonable reading of the act.

            Roberts had his way because the court’s four conservatives wanted to strike down the act and its four liberals wanted to uphold the act under the
            Commerce Clause — Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce. The four liberals joined Roberts opinion, forming the five-justice majority
            to uphold the act under Congress’ taxing power even though they weren’t enthralled with the penalty as tax argument.

            The administration’s main argument was that the act is constitutional under the Commerce Clause. The justification under Congress’ taxing power was secondary and barely touched on in oral argument.

            For most of his 59-page opinion, Roberts said the penalty for violating the mandate, not buying
            some kind of insurance if you can afford it, can be treated like a tax, without actually saying it is a tax. He said it looks like a tax, walks like a tax and quacks like a tax. But it is only in the latter part of the opinion, after that considerable setup, that he calls the penalty “a tax” — though he seems to prefer the term “shared responsibility payment.”
            __________________

            “republicans on TV to get in the back seat?”

            He was talking about republican lawmakers, not republican voters. It was the driving metaphor.

            Breitbart lost any credibility it may have ever had when it teamed up with James O’Keefe.

            In what way did Obama split the country during the campaign? Do you mean criticizing his opponent and those in power whose policies he and many others opposed?

            I don’t know where you get your history from. The beer summit was meant to patch things up between a college professor and a police officer. How could that be construed as divisive?

            The shutdown was not Obama’s doing. It was Ted Cruz’s doing. The debt limit was never an issue until the GOP thought that they could use it as leverage to kill the ACA.

            I won’t acknowledge the things you are claiming. I will acknowledge that the ACA is not perfect, but it’s better than nothing which is what the GOP did and what they want to do. I will acknowledge that Obama unwisely made promises that he should have known would be hard to keep (keep your policy), but I also acknowledge that what he was trying to say was that there was no such thing as a government insurance policy that everyone had to sign up for. I acknowledge that he reacted too quickly to the IRS issue instead of waiting for more facts to come out. I think he was not tough enough in the 2011 budget/debt negotiations, but he learned from that in the 2013 negotiations. I think he was hasty in threatening military action against Assad for the gas attacks. There are lots of things I can criticize the president for. But there is so much more I applaud. I would never, EVER say that Obama has been bad for the nation.

            “Because you’re extreme.”

            I’m sure that to you slightly left of center is extreme.

          • Ryan Nichols

            Maybe if Obama wouldn’t have told more lies than their are pages in that law I could understand. But at this point, believing that man is moronic.

          • JMax

            Just curious: How do you feel about what Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Powell told you about Iraq in the run up to the war?

          • Tim Ned

            You’re wrong. Obama was approached by both big business and unions. These unions in the private section will be losing the Cadillac plans in the future.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>Good. There is no reason to delay the individual mandate except to throw yet another monkey wrench into the roll out.<<

            There are three reasons: because the Constitution says all citizens are due equal treatment under the law, because the IM is a hardship for people in this bad economy, and because the democrats could make it look like they actually are the party of fairness and the little guy.

          • JMax

            What citizens are not getting equal treatment?

            The IM has virtually no direct effect on the 80-90% of people who already have employer sponsored insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Subsidies are helping people get coverage, enforcement is nearly toothless, and hardship allowances have been provided.

            The only people who think the IM is unfair are enemies of the administration and the ACA. And preppers.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>What citizens are not getting equal treatment?<>The IM has virtually no direct effect on the 80-90% of people who already have employer sponsored insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Subsidies are helping people get coverage, enforcement is nearly toothless, and hardship allowances have been provided.<>The only people who think the IM is unfair are enemies of the administration and the ACA. And preppers.<<

            The only people still defending OC are hyperpartisans in denial.

          • JMax

            A business is not a citizen.

            I’m waiting to hear about people burdened by the IM, but every time one comes up it is debunked within hours.

            http://articles.latimes.com/2013/nov/25/business/la-fi-mh-obamacare-success-20131125

            http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-obamacare-horror-stories-20140220,0,3801120.story#axzz2wdH0Qhj3

          • Jeff Webb

            >>A business is not a citizen.<<

            So, you're okay with people being denied a mandate delay as long the parties getting their mandate delays are businesses. Sorry, the Constitution says I shall not be denied equal treatment; it doesn't say "except when it's a business getting better treatment."

            If that's not enough, I just remembered BO disagrees with you that "there is no reason to delay the individual mandate." He did delay it for SOME people: http://blog.heritage.org/2014/03/13/delaying-obamacares-individual-mandate-due-hardship/

            When the GOP makes a fair proposal, BO rejects it. And even when it turns out he would've prevented a problem by working with them, BO still flips Congress the bird and makes changes himself.
            Well, at least it SOUNDED good when he claimed to be all about bipartisan cooperation.

            I also just remembered this:
            http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/08/big-labor-obamacare-is-making-income-inequality-worse-you-know/

            These union members probably should be told to be patient. Maybe their overall costs will end up far lower down the road.

          • JMax

            There are a lot of things business can do that individuals can’t. Like issue stock, get corporate tax rates, provide goods and services to the public. Some businesses even get to not pay taxes because they are non-profit business or a church.

            The Constitution says you shall not be denied equal treatment, equal to other people, without due process of law.

            No, he did not delay the mandate. He provided hardship exceptions.

            The GOP has not made a good faith “fair” proposal. Each and every proposal has been designed to sabotage the ACA.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>There are a lot of things business can do that individuals can’t.<>The Constitution says you shall not be denied equal treatment, equal to other people, without due process of law.<>No, he did not delay the mandate. He provided hardship exceptions.<<

            Semantics. Doesn't make it equal.

            The GOP has not made a good faith "fair" proposal. Each and every proposal has been designed to sabotage the ACA.

            That's little more than opinion & spin. Based on Obama's ACA sales pitch and his current conduct alone, I'll put the Republicans' credibility up against his any day.

          • JMax

            “Irrelevant”.

            Not irrelevant.

            “You could use the same argument amongst different groups of people”

            What, like white men can’t jump? Women can’t drive?

            “Is there another amendment or passage I failed to check?”

            No, that’s the one. Notice that it refers to “persons” not businesses. And “without due process” means that people and business can have different rights and powers if the law says so. It does and they do.

            It IS equal. ANYONE who qualifies for an exception can ask for and get one. That makes it equal.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>What, like white men can’t jump? Women can’t drive?<>It IS equal. ANYONE who qualifies for an exception can ask for and get one. That makes it equal.<<

            lol If you don't qualify everyone for the same exception, that's not equal treatment!

          • JMax

            So if you don’t have dependents you should still get an exemption for two dependents on your tax return because I get two exemptions for my kids? 18 year olds should be allowed to drink?

            Due you understand what “due process of law” means?

          • Jeff Webb

            >>So if you don’t have dependents you should still get an exemption for two dependents on your tax return because I get two exemptions for my kids?<<

            I was merely pointing out that it ain't just businesses that have abilities/rights that people don't. There are also people who have abilities/rights other people don't.

            This is irrelevant. Even if the 14th's text were specific, people are getting preferential treatment under the law: people who own businesses.
            And the unequal treatment isn't limited to that:

            http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/08/big-labor-obamacare-is-making-income-inequality-worse-you-know/

          • JMax

            So realizing that some people get different treatment for some things bases on specific qualifications, what exactly is your complaint here?

          • Jeff Webb

            I was merely answering your question.

            No problem with presidents exempting big donors when they complain about the law they supported, eh?

          • JMax

            He exempted all kinds of entities including corporations that didn’t donate to him. And the exemptions are only temporary.

          • Jeff Webb

            No, I’m talking about the exemptions from the “belly-button tax.”

          • JMax

            What does that have to do the the 14th Amendment?

          • Jeff Webb

            You don’t see the preferential treatment here? Seriously?

          • JMax

            No persons are getting preferential treatment without due process of law. Seriously.

          • Jeff Webb

            People not in the union that BO exempted still have to pay the fee. Sorry, not equal treatment, no due process.

          • JMax

            The fee applies to unions as self-insurers. It does not apply to individuals in or out of the union.

          • Jeff Webb

            I’m talking about the Equal Protection Clause: “nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

            Look, I’ll make it simple for you: anyone who will still have to pay the belly-button tax is being denied equal
            protection of the laws.

            http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/03/06/some-unions-get-break-from-health-laws-belly-button-tax/?mod=WSJ_Politics_Blog

          • JMax

            Look, I’ll make it simple for you. You don’t know what you are talking about. The belly button tax is imposed upon insurance companies, not persons. Companies often get tax breaks and other benefits that other companies don’t get. Oil company subsidies, farm subsidies, special tax incentives to promote growth in a certain industry.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>The belly button tax is imposed upon insurance companies, not persons.<<

            This is really getting silly. From the link (caps mine):
            "The slew of regulations released by the Obama administration Wednesday to implement the federal health law included confirmation that SOME LABOR UNIONS AND BUSINESSES WOULD GET A BREAK FROM THE LAW'S SO-CALLED BELLY BUTTON TAX."

            It's like dealing with the Black Knight.

          • JMax

            OK, so now that you know what you are talking about please explain how that would have anything to do with denying a person equal access under the law? All kinds of entities get different treatments from others. Unions, corporations, limited partnerships, sole proprietors, church-owned hospitals, non-profits, 501c4s. So what?

          • Jeff Webb

            Out of all those categories, which specific company/corporation/union told the president they supported financially that they couldn’t afford a fee required by a new law, and were spared that fee by executive fiat just because they complained?

          • JMax

            I don’t know who financially supported Obama, but most all of the self-insured companies complained about it, and they got exemptions.

            What does this have to do with denying any person due process of law?

          • Jeff Webb

            You really ought to read the links I posted, pally. Could save some typing.

          • JMax

            Pally?

            You ought to read your links, too. That way you’d know that the rule does not apply just to unions or all unions. It applies to a narrow subset of self-insured and self-administered businesses and unions. It is done legally, and therefore with due process of law.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>the rule does not apply just to unions or all unions. It applies to a narrow subset of self-insured and self-administered businesses and unions.<>It is done legally, and therefore with due process of law.<<

            Legally? Could you point out where Congress passed the measure?

          • JMax

            Congress passed the measure on March 21, 2010. The ACA, like most complex legislation, gives the executive branch the responsibility and power to create and administer the rules and regulations by which the law is to be carried out.

          • Jeff Webb

            Forgive the rhetorical question. It was my smartypants way of saying “no, it was actually illegal.”

          • JMax

            I got that. And my answer was my way of saying “no, it isn’t.”

          • moovova

            So, the various delays Obama has introduced are “monkey wrenches”?

            You’re not being a good little comrade…shame on you.

          • potemkin_village_usa

            Yes! Good! Let’s not delay the individual mandate! There’s nothing like an object lesson of a bad law to hasten its repeal than full implementation!

            “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”_____Abraham Lincoln

          • potemkin_village_usa

            I agree, implementation w/o delay!
            “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” ___Abraham Lincoln

          • Jeff Webb

            Many (myself included) predicted OC would force people off their plans, increase costs, and remain unpopular with most Americans.

            >>I get a kick out of GOP hypocrites like you claiming “it’s not ready! It’s not ready” then bemoaning the fact that Obama has given some leeway to allow businesses and the processes to be ready.<>I see no significant contrast between the spirit of the president’s statements and the reality of ACA. My prediction is no more impossible to prove than any of the predictions of horror offered by ACA opponents.<<

            Seriously?
            What I said: after the govt enacts a humongous labyrinth of rules, things would get more costly and cumbersome, and that a woefully dishonest man was making false promises.
            What you said: "I would expect premiums over time to be lower" (not supported by the current reality, govt's track record on reducing costs, or logic) and "or at least lower than they would have been without ACA" (perfect example of an unprovable statement).

            Obama's quote referenced in the column is simply not supported by reality. Similar to Bernie's question, is he unaware or does he just not care?

          • JMax

            It’s not hard to predict that people who had non-compliant plans would have to get different ones. We don’t know yet about costs, near term of far term.

            “GOP’s proposals to cooperatively & legally delay the law”

            What a joke! There was no cooperation whatsoever. There was only attempts to kill ACA. GOP had no interest in doing anything that would actually help ACA succeed.

            “Obama’s quote referenced in the column is simply not supported by reality.”

            There is no hard evidence that it is NOT working as it should. It’s too early to tell, but nearly 6,000,000 will have enrolled for insurance through exchanges by the end of March, and nobody’s getting denied coverage for existing conditions anymore.

          • Jeff Webb

            >>It’s not hard to predict that people who had non-compliant plans would have to get different ones. We don’t know yet about costs, near term of
            far term.<>What a joke! There was no cooperation whatsoever. There was only attempts to kill ACA. GOP had no interest in doing anything that would actually help ACA succeed.<<

            You're right. They were interested in doing something to put off the strain ACA will cause people.
            "Cooperatively & legally" meant House & Senate passing a bill and submitting it to POTUS. When BO delays provisions without cooperation of the Legislative Branch, it's not legal. As for the "joke":
            http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/03/cbo-republican-plan-delay-obamacares-individual-mandate-would-save-31-billion/80401/

            http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2014/03/14/house-republicans-lets-formalize-and-extend-obamas-sweeping-individual-mandate-tax-delay/

          • Ryan Nichols

            Keeping doctors. Keeping plans. Government shutdown. Are some of the popular ones.

          • JMax

            I don’t know how long you have been in the insurance market whether individual or group, but I can think of a number of times when my insurer changed network doctors and it was necessary for me to go to another one. This certainly isn’t new because of ACA. Insurers decide who will be in their networks, not the government.

            The same goes for plans. Our company totally changed the way its insurance coverage worked years before ACA came along. They do it all the time.

            The government shutdown had nothing to do with the features of the ACA. It had to do with the GOP’s attempt to kill it.

          • legal eagle

            Rational argument with Jeff Webb is impossible. He does not recognize the difference between facts and hyperbole….In Jeff Webb’s world of make believe nothing existed before January 20, 2009. As soon as Obama took office every governmental policy and program ceased to exist and everything began anew…

          • Jeff Webb

            LE, JMax deserves better from you than one of your lame, stale little re-pastes. Show some respect, man!

        • Drew Page

          Slow the growth of premiums? Obama said it would reduce the annual cost of family health insurance premiums by $2,500.
          When you consider the size of the deductibles, coinsurance payments, out-of-pocket limits and monthly premium rates of the Obama Care options, they ought to be lower than current conventional plan rates, but they aren’t. Why? Because insurance companies must now insure people who come to them who previously didn’t buy insurance, but who are now sick and disabled. Once their health insurance claims are paid, they are free to drop health coverage, pay the fine, then get covered again when they once again need health care. It’s equivalent to refusing to by fire insurance on your home, but then wanting to buy it once your house catches fire. “Here is my $1,000 premium, now pay my $300,000 claim. After you pay my claim I plan to drop the insurance, but don’t worry, I’ll be back if my house once again catches fire.”

          • JMax

            “Obama said it would reduce the annual cost of family health insurance premiums by $2,500. ”

            Yes he did. See an analysis here: http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/07/23/parsing-obamas-promise-to-lower-insurance-premiums-by-2500/

            I think you are mis-informed about how insurance has worked and will work. The main reason people who were sick and didn’t buy insurance was that nobody would sell it to them. People will not be simply able to drop or buy insurance on a whim. They can only do so during open enrollment periods and would be liable for costs incurred when not enrolled. Furthermore, the fines are not exactly a pittance. They start out at 1% of income and rise to 2.5% of income in 2016. BTW, no insurance company will pay for your burned down house if you weren’t covered at the time of the loss. Clearly you don’t understand how insurance works.

          • legal eagle

            Nor do most of the people on this site want to know how insurance works…They just want to complain even though most of them are on Medicare…
            Amazing how when it’s convenient Republicans complain about the high costs of Medicare and when the Administration cuts costs these same people complain about cost cutting?
            “Heads I win tails you lose”….LOL

    • Tim Ned

      Our group plan in our company went down this year. What’s Obama’s word? “Smidgen”. We budgeted early last year in anticipation of a 40 percent increase in premiums due to Obamacare. Our decrease was directly due to the delay of the employee mandate until after the next election (curious how that occurred). ACA has nothing to do with affordable health care. It is a law written around health care insurance. It broadens entitlements to those that do not have insurance. It forces our plan to add cost for features our employees don’t want. It actually penalizes us for having a Cadillac plan that our company values for it’s employees.

      You ACA supporters are looking for that hope and change when the employee mandate hits. Hope is not a strategy and there is no hope that employers health care costs will decrease when this mandate takes affect.

      You single payer hopefuls should take a serious look at other entitlement programs by our government and analyze how these will be cost effective before you start throwing more entitlements to American taxpayers.

      • JMax

        Did you ASSUME that the decrease was due directly to the ACA delay, or has someone done actuarial and financial analysis to confirm that. Or did you just take the insurance companies word for it?

        I’m curious as to what health care plan services your employees don’t want.

        As to cadillac plans, do you mean that you and your employees don’t get all the tax deduction subsidies you used to get?

        Social Security and Medicare are very cost effective.

        • Drew Page

          According to the government, Social Security and Medicare are going broke. That’s how “cost effective” they are. Medicare funding shortfalls will be hastened by Obama’s pulling $720 billion out of Medicare funding over the next ten years. And when taxes are increased to cover this robbery, it won’t be blamed on Obama Care.
          There are many people who purchased individual health plans that they could afford and wanted to keep. Single males and older people beyond child bearing years could buy policies that did not include maternity benefits, that they didn’t want or need. No longer.
          With respect to “Cadillac plans”, there is a 40% premium surcharge that is going to be charged to medical plans that provide benefits that are greater than the ACA feels that people need. conveniently, this surcharge doesn’t take effect until 2017, when Mr. Obama will be safely out of office. If you doubt that, take a look at what the unions, especially the UAW and NEA, have to say about the “Cadillac plan tax”. they are clamoring to be exempted from such a tax because by any definition, their current plans will be classified as “Cadillac” plans.

        • Tim Ned

          The reduction in our health care costs for this year was due to the health of our group members over the past few years. This rarely happens. The increase we were expecting did not occur due to the delay of the employee mandate.

          Our employees do not want the government dictating what care is covered 100%, what services this includes, who pays prescriptions, what the deductible is, etc. The employee pays the first $2k, and the company and insurance picks up the rest.

          Cadillac plan means two issues; 1) we could be subject to the Cadillac penalty for 2017 for a few of our employees as well as when our work force ages; 2) with the structure we have in health care, retirement, disability, etc., our company’s health care plan competes with major corporations which we compete against in the work force. We have to offer better compensation and insurance to compete. An issue for those who have never been a small business owner will never understand. Make all health care equal, raise the costs of start ups!

    • moovova

      Mr Max…you’d better hope the mental health portion of ACA is valid and readily available.

      You’re gonna need it soon.

      Hell…make that now.

    • Drew Page

      Just when do you think he meant that health insurance premiums would go down five years from now, 10, 15 ?
      In “79 whole days now” there have been millions of people who received termination letters from the health insurance companies that cancelled the health insurance they liked, could afford, and were promised they could keep.

      • username144

        He was saying that the premium increase would be smaller under obamacare than it would be without obamacare.

    • Gloria

      I can honestly tell you that my premiums were stable, no increase,for the last three years – until October when I got the letter saying I could no longer HAVE the plan that I was enrolled in and happy with. Right now, not only have my premiums gone up, I find myself at this very moment looking for a specialist that is covered by this new company and striking out! Not a good plan, and it costs more to boot. Thanks for nothing ACA!!

      • JMax

        Did you go to a healthcare exchange and explore all the options? Are you eligible for subsidies? ACA didn’t decide what specialists are in a network. Insurance companies did.

    • potemkin_village_usa

      The fallacy of the assumed qualifier is the rebuttal sir! Obama never said that all of the promises can be edited in the future with “reasonable addendums” as qualifiers like your 79 day claim; and, the added qualifier to keeping your plan and your doctor only if it complies to the strictatures of the ACA, which is fallacious and deceitful. In fact, he made his statement unequivocal with the qualifier “Period.”

    • potemkin_village_usa

      WHERE THE SHOE-LEATHER MEETS THE PAVEMENT!!
      Professionals like myself are seeing their health care plans cancelled while comparable plans are increasing by nearly double with deductibles increasing several times. I received a cancellation notice on my health care plan where a comparable plan would cost me double and the deductibles would go up four fold. My health plan is partly paid by my employer and partly by myself. The technicians here whose healthcare plan covered their spouses, now, have been cancelled.
      __You need to talk to people who are established in the work force and not sophomores in college in their parent’s basement. I’m a design engineer who’s worked his ass off for nearly forty years. Obama is completely ignorant in regard to how the free market works. He has never been gainfully employed a day in his life.

  • Irv Rachstein

    The President doesn’t realize that the greatest danger to a con man is when he starts to believe his own con.

  • Darren Perkins

    It seems to me that the truth is that he operates under the ‘end justifies the means’ rationale and he relies upon the masses being disconnected from reality. Unfortunately for him and the democrats I believe he has awakened a sleeping giant: the American people who live in those fly over states. All those ‘phony’ scandals,lies, and foreign policy ineptitude is finally hitting home with the average guy.

  • Kathie Ampela

    I think Obama was stunned and flabbergasted by Putin’s move. He probably expected to spend the rest of his presidency making speeches about climate change and appearances on Ellen and The View. THIS requires real responsibility and decision making, he has no frame of reference outside Valerie Jarrett. She funnels everything to him through her viewpoint and has no sense of responsibility, either. Her sympathies are always contrary to what’s in America’s best interest. She advised him NOT to take out Bin Laden. We’re basically screwed for 2 1/2 more years:

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/valerie-jarrett-the-ceo-of-obama-inc/? tm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7a9182d067-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_term=0_57e32c1dad-7a9182d067-156415713

  • Duke Mantee

    It’s as Donald Rumsfeld once said: 0bama ‘doesn’t know what he doesn’t know’. Nor, I think, does he care.

    I think 0bama thinks he is the smartest person in any room he finds himself.
    I think the personality cult that has sprung up around him is the most dangerous thing we have ever seen in American politics, second only perhaps to a national press that has completely abdicated its responsibility to REPORT, instead choosing to offer partisan SUPPORT.

  • Melvin_Udall

    He’s not clueless. Delusional is arguable.

    Were Mao and Stalin delusional as they starved millions of their own people? How about Kim Jong Un? Was Adolf, when he was looking for a “solution”? You can make a long list. That list should include FDR, who hated Jews and locked up Japanese Americans out over race.

    They were ideologues who *didn’t care* what pain was caused in the name of their grand vision.
    Why is it so hard for otherwise smart people to consider someone could be like those men today?
    “It can’t happen here”? It did, with FDR. He destroyed crops, slaughtered millions of pigs, jailed Americans in camps, suspended the Constitution, stacked the courts, prolonged the Great Depression. Almost every academic today *praises* him as one of the best Presidents in history. “Delusion” is celebrated.

    Just look at Obama’s foreign policy. Everyone seems mystified by it. But it’s 100% consistent. Every foreign policy action he’s taken has been the worst choice for America. Pick any of them, then imagine what you’d do if you wanted to hurt America. Your answer will match Obama’s actions.

    He doesn’t care that health care isn’t working. The point is to nationalize the system.
    He doesn’t care that people don’t have jobs. Increased dependency means Democrat voters.
    He doesn’t care that Putin took Crimea. The US needs to stop bullying the world.
    Etc.
    Whatever happens, he will retire rich and celebrated.

    Why intelligent people can’t see what is so plainly obvious is beyond me.

  • Jerald Preston

    Those who believe him are the ones that are delusional, and Putin does love him.

  • Skip in VA

    I agree but I also think he is so narcissistic that he believes he can do no wrong and that anybody that disagrees, or finds fault with him or his executive orders, is a fool and to be ignored. Unfortunately the main stream media apparently agrees with him as they continue to ignore what’s wrong with his policies. They are, as they say, accessories in the crimes he has perpetrated on the American people. And when I look at his approval ratings, I can only wonder, who are the people who still find him approvable?

  • EddieD_Boston

    Delusional? No, he’s clueless. He’s so lazy (his admirers call it being aloof) he really doesn’t know anything about Obamacare other than he’s redistributing wealth, which is his ultimate goal.