Some Fries With Your Stupid?

Tom Cotton, whom some might mistake as a mini-me version of almost-human The Willard Mechanism tells us that people with pre-existing conditions were better off before The Affordable Care Act.

“Many people were happy with their coverage under the high-risk pool, before it was eliminated,” Cotton said. “They should have been allowed to keep that choice.”

Then he was wheeled back stage for a tune-up, chassis lube, and change of spark plugs.

The Morning Quote

First some background into the quote, which involves some agitprop paid for by the Koch Brothers:

And now some journalism courtesy of HuffPo:

“Before her plan was canceled, Boonstra was paying a $1,100 monthly premium. That’s $13,200 a year, without adding out-of-pocket expenses like co-pays and prescription drugs. But under her new plan, the Blue Cross Premier Gold, Boonstra’s premiums are down to $571 a month, and out-of-pocket costs are capped at $5,100. That’s a maximum annual expense of $11,952 a year.

“According to The Detroit News, Boonstra said it “can’t be true” that her new coverage is cheaper than her old.”

“I personally do not believe that,” Boonstra said.

And that, Scissorheads, is exactly who and what the Republican Party has become. There is no point in arguing with them, they are Teflon coated and facts are repelled.

The Morning Quote

“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.)

HHS acts like they are dealing with a known car thief

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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.

(Tiger Beat on the Potomac)

So what kind of f***ery is this?

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.

(Freakout Nation)

The Morning Quote

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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?

Destroying the Village to Save the Village

Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare

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.

(HuffPo)

The Afternoon Quote

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“We believe that [Obamacare] is going to collapse under its own weight… This to us is something that we’re not going to give up on, because we’re not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people.”

–Paul Ryan