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The woman in charge of Obamacare says F-you

Kathleen Sibelius

As the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius is the woman in charge of the utter disaster of the unAffordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

Jon Passantino reports for Buzzfeed, Oct. 22, 2013, that in a CNN interview yesterday, Sebelius told interviewer Dr. Sanjay Gupta that she hasn’t actually tried to sign up for a health care plan on the glitch-plagued Obamacare site, Healthcare.gov because she — like her boss the POS, Congress, Supreme Court, federal employees and all their families too — is exempt from Obamacare that they’ve foisted on the American people:

“I’ve created an account on the site, I have not tried signing up because I have insurance.”

Who's exempt from Obamacare

Watch and listen to her for yourself:

Sebelius also said smartest-man-in-the-world Barack Obama did not know about the problems with the Obamacare website until days into its launch, despite complaints from insurance companies and the site crashing during a test run.

Sebelius actually said this: “We anticipated at the outset that everyone would never use the website.”

H/t FOTM’s Anon

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~Eowyn

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Why things always get worse no matter who’s in power

Have you wondered why in 2008, both the Democratic and Republican Parties not just failed to vett candidate Barack Obama but signed off on his candidacy?

Have you wondered why no matter which party “controls” Congress, government keeps spending and our national debt keeps ballooning?

In July 2010, Professor wrote an excellent long article explaining why.

In “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” Codevilla explains that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political ruling “regime class” and the American people. Whereas the majority of Americans are religious (Christians) and patriotic, the bipartisan “regime class” — stripped of their lip-service rhetoric — are irreligious; arrogant and contemptuous of the American people; and love neither America nor the American people.

Codevilla’s article is 16 pages long (read an excerpt of the article here). Happily, someone has condensed his treatise into a simple power graph.

You see, it’s not about the Democrats or the Republicans, the Left or the Right. Politics really is about Up or Down.

When top level people look down, they see only shitheads;
 
When the bottom level people look up, they see only assholes.
 
You will never see another Flow Chart that describes politics so clearly.

H/t our beloved Joan’s hubby, Don!

~Eowyn

A-List Invitees to Obama-Hu State Dinner

Are you curious about who are the glitterati who were invited by Obama for his recent state dinner honoring Hu Jintao? Hu is the president of China — a country that, despite its market reforms that quickly have catapulted it to near superpower status, is still ruled by the Communist Party that regularly arrests, tortures, and imprisons political dissidents and followers of unapproved religions, especially the neoBuddhist Falun Gong.

A recent Wayne Madsen Report, exclusive to subscribers, gives the A-list of guests — which Madsen (gotta love the guy) calls “mostly an A-hole list”: 

“President Obama’s invitation list for the state dinner for visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao may be an ‘A-list’ to some, but, for the most part, those invited to the dinner represent the worst kinds of Americans, the ‘A-hole’ cream of the crop in the United States.”

Here’s the list of “American rogues” invited to dine on roast beef and lobster with an American president who’s a fraud, and a Chinese President who’s the head of a criminal regime. The list gives us a glimpse into some of the denizens of our political ruling class:

  1. “America’s most infamous war criminal, Henry Kissinger, a fan of gulags, Cambodian genocide, South African and Israeli apartheid, and the gassing of Soviet Jews.”
  2. Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Chinese “dragon lady” wife of neocon media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
  3. A lovely incestuous group comprised of:
    • Secretary of State Madeleine Albright;
    • Albright’s god-daughter Susan Rice, Obama’s UN ambassador;
    • Rice’s husband, ABC News producer Ian Cameron;
    • The host of the show Cameron produces, Christian Amanpour;
    • Amanpour’s husband James Rubin, Albright’s one-time spokesman.
  4. The “old philanderer-in-chief ‘Slick Willie’ Clinton.”
  5. The “old Bechtel criminal from the Reagan administration” George Shultz.
  6. “Weird Howard” Berman, the former chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee.
  7. Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer.
  8. Arch-neocon Robert Kagan.
  9. Former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and now Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Robert Hormats.
  10. David Rubenstein, the founder of The Carlyle Group.
  11. Obama’s “Chicago Mafia”: Mayor Richard Daley; his brother, incoming Obama chief of staff William Daley; Tom Pritzker of the Pritzker real estate conglomerate of Chicago; David Axelrod; Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Valerie Jarrett.
  12. “Pseudo-journalists of the corporate media”: David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, and The Atlantic’s James Fallows.
  13. The UAW’s Robert King.
  14. “Leading financial shysters of Wall Street”: Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase.
  15. Luis Ubinas of The Ford Foundation in New York, the same Ford Foundation for which Obama’s mom, Stanley Ann Dunham, had worked for decades.
  16. CEOs from Dow Chemical (of “Agent Orange” infamy), Microsoft, Motorola, General Electric, Intel, and Boeing.
  17. Barbra Streisand (“there is no telling what she said or did to her old White House boyfriend, Slick Willie Clinton”).