Jeebus, people, it is all Kabuki. (TPM)
Jeebus, people, it is all Kabuki. (TPM)
“We’ve heard people give lots of reasons for opposing Obamacare. But until a reader sent us some Internet links recently, we hadn’t realized that one of the fears being spawned by Obamacare was that it could usher in legal beheadings across America.”
(Politifact bestowing the much coveted Pants-on-Fire rating to the latest conspiracy theory from Wingnuttia.)
OK, that one is so stupid that it makes Sarah Palin look like a Rhodes Scholar; even she wouldn’t try to convince anyone that her Death Panels included guillotines. (Because she couldn’t spell it? Yes.)
The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to wreak havoc on the system.
It’s a Denial of Service attack on the government healthcare enrollment website:
Destroy Obama Care.
This program continually displays alternate page of the ObamaCare website. It has no virus, trojans, worms, or cookies.
The purpose is to overload the ObamaCare website, to deny service to users and perhaps overload and crash the system.
You can open as many copies of the program as you want. Each copy opens multiple links to the site.
ObamaCare is an affront to the Constitutional rights of the people. We HAVE the right to CIVIL disobedience!
It seems that not all the problems with the rollout of the ACA website are home made from incompetence.
But tea party conservatives driving the strategy didn’t experience the 1990s shellacking. “I was still in high school,” Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who is 56, quipped to reporters. “I’m convinced there were more things that caused our political difficulty than the shutdown.”
He was 38 in highschool?
Have we not seen this movie like a thousand times by now? Wingnuttia, the self-proclaimed party of law and order, dislikes the law of the land and therefore tries to destroy the government.
“Congress of course has to pass a law to continue funding government — lately we’ve been doing that through a funding mechanism called a continuing resolution,” Lee said. “If Republicans in both houses simply refuse to vote for any continuing resolution that contains further funding for further enforcement of Obamacare, we can stop it. We can stop the individual mandate from going into effect.”
But here’s the kicker: he could only find 13 or 14 wingnuts to go along with him:
Lee added that his effort, which he said was backed by “13 or 14″ Senate Republicans and a host of House Republicans, wouldn’t target popular Obamacare provisions that already had gone into effect, like a measure that allows children to remain on their parents’ health insurance until the age of 26.
So 13 or 14 Wingnuts are going to shut down the government, because they don’t like a law that the majority passed. Amazing.
The GOP has already tried to repeal Obamacare 33 times in 18 months.
In the never-ending quest to prevent a primary challenge from his right, SC Senator Lindsey Graham (R-Closet) has been on a manly-man quest to tack hard-right to please the teabaggers (a constituency he should know very well, if you catch my drift and I think you do). When he puts on his hunting togs–we’re thinking jodhpurs and knee-high boots, red velvet coat, and yes, we believe he has them in his closet, probably on a houseboy–we will have a good laugh.
Anyway, today instead of screaming Benghazi at us, he’s found a new show tune:
“Here’s my belief: let’s take Obamacare and put it on the table. If you want to look at ways to find $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade, let’s look at Obamacare. Let’s don’t destroy the military and just cut blindly across the board.”
Huckleberry hopes that screaming socialism will line up the rubes behind him. That boat done set sail, Senator.
(Think Progress has a non-snarky look at what cutting healthcare would mean in real terms. Senatorette Miss Lindsey Graham ought to be ashamed.)