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President Obama Talks ObamaCare

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President Barack Obama walks with Janice Baker, the first woman to enroll in the new Delaware health insurance exchange

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President Barack Obama walks up to speak about the Affordable Care Act

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act in the Rose Garden

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the the Affordable Care Act’s online enrollment website

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President Barack Obama reaches out to help Affordable Care Act beneficiary Karmel Allison, who began to faint during the president’s speech

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White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applaud as President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act

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President Barack Obama hugs small business owner and Affordable Care Act registrant Janice Baker after delivering remarks on the Affordable Health Care Act

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President Barack Obama walks back to the Oval Office after delivering remarks on the Affordable Care Act

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101 Responses to “President Obama Talks ObamaCare”


  1. October 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I still love Bob’s #FirstResponderInChief

  2. 7 Nena20409
    October 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Just A Labor of Love UT.

    Great work.

    See you all later 😉

  3. October 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

  4. 12 hopefruit2
    October 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m sure the pundiots who were tweeting crap about the fainting woman are feeling really good about themselves now….

  5. 15 cookemom
    October 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    The lady who introduced PBO this morning in the Rose Garden is on Bashir’s show.

  6. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    October 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  7. 17 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Bringing this over from last post:

    85ediebeebop
    October 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Hello Everyone…My name is edie anderson…I frequent “The Obama Diary” everyday several times a day, and I thank you for all the wonderful post and photos… I use them for my pages. I want to share a video and song that I wrote about our wonderful 1st Lady Michelle Obama. I have placed it on you tube and I hope you all will give it a LIKE…I hope one day she sees it. Please don’t laugh at my singing, I’m sensitive LOL …I hope to find a real singer for it as time goes by…thank you all very much here’s the ling to “First Lady Michelle”…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiSptfjOkrw

  8. 24 Nena20409
    October 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Sorry TOD. I had to come back in to post this.

    Per AG Holder…

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9294947

    PHILADELPHIA – October 21, 2013 (WPVI) — Attorney General Eric Holder says local police must sometimes be the first law enforcement officers to fire back in mass shootings and must receive intense training and the best equipment to handle such events.

    The attorney general says authorities don’t always have the luxury of time to get their most highly trained officers on the scene.

    Holder was speaking Monday to a law enforcement conference meeting in Philadelphia.

  9. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    October 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you, Allan!

  10. October 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for the new thread, UT.

    Congrats of 1st Tally & thank you for all the #ACA guidance you are providing everyone.

    #TrustBarack

  11. October 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Ended up chatting alone on the other thread, but just wanted to say again that all the negative Obamacare stuff has two goals: create public amnesia about the GOPS’s massive failure on the debt ceiling/ shutdown by raising doubts about the President and his party; and distract us from needed GOTV in 2013 elections. These elections matter to the GOP because if they start showing slippage at the local level, it will reinforce their vulnerability in 2014. So this is about distracting us from getting the vote out and discouraging Dems from coming out at all. There are big elections VA and NJ and all hands have to be on deck and in virtually all states there are critical local positions that affect people’s daily lives. The Dems have a public opinion advantage right now and the GOP will use every trick in the book to break it. That’s why we’re seeing the naysaying swarms on tv. They’re being carefully coordinated and there’s a big pay day in store for the yappers if they succeed. Wonder how much Ezra Klein will get in his Christmas stocking.

    • 34 Vicki
      October 21, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      I agree with your vision, jackieg. The good news is that there have been Democratic pick-ups and no Repub pick-ups in the most recent elections. Tallahassee assemblywoman this morning, for example.

      The distraction tactics by the MSM are unlikely to work this time. More and more people are waking up.
      And this isn’t just “happy talk.”
      Remember NY. (All the kings resources and all the kings men got Chris Quinn 15%)

    • 35 cookemom
      October 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      yep indeedy. I knew the day before the agreement to open the government that our trusted MSM would pivot to the ACA roll out. It i not surprising to me in the least that they have all cylinders burning on this one. I girded my loins against these attacks. My issue is that I only have so many loin girders and don’t know how to divvy them up for the upcoming onslaught. I have one put away for the Billary coverage and a couple set aside for the November 15 debt ceiling and CR coverage. After that, I’m out of loin girders for the 2013 loin girding season.

  12. 36 hopefruit2
    October 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  13. 37 Linda
    October 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Morning Junk is pushing this guy for President.

    MADISON, Wis. — MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison judge has found Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt of court for continuing to enforce portions of Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining restrictions.

    Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled last year the restrictions were unconstitutional as applied to two unions representing Madison teachers and Milwaukee public workers. It’s unclear whether the ruling applies to local government unions across the state, however, and the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission is still preparing to hold annual certification elections for more than 400 unions next month.

    The unions’ attorneys told Colas during a hearing Monday his decision does indeed apply statewide. WERC’s attorneys countered Colas needed to issue an injunction to make it statewide.

    Colas ruled his decision indeed applies statewide and issued an injunction barring WERC from holding the elections.

  14. October 21, 2013 at 4:54 pm

  15. 41 japa21
    October 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    • October 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      It’s funny to me when people say, “All you gotta do….” If that were the case, don’t you think the people who KNOW BETTER would have already done it and all the glitches would be resolved?

      I would say keep your day job Chuck, but he doesn’t do that one well either.

  16. 43 Bill R.
    October 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Really, really good news!

    • 44 cookemom
      October 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Good, that makes them all RINOs. Pretty soon a Pub politician will have to go so far right, they would fall off into the Atlantic.

    • 45 Vicki
      October 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Yes this is terrific.
      If I’m reading the numbers correctly it seems that 26 states have now agreed to expand Medicaid. Let’s hope that number grows as we near the Jan. 1 start date.
      Foot-dragging for political purposes now isn’t as hurtful as it will soon be. in other words, there’s still time to make it to the starting gate.

      • 46 Bill R.
        October 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm

        Entering the time of start-up it will be increasingly unpopular for the red states to opt out. They will be looking at next fall’s elections.

  17. 47 Ladyhawke
    October 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Healthcare.gov – Glitches Should Be Expected, Perfection Shouldn’t Be

    By Norbrook

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    There’s been a lot of criticism directed at the rollout of the healthcare.gov signup for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The website has had a lot of glitches, and now the government is bringing in top tech help to fix the problems. While some of the criticisms are valid, many are not. One of the most pernicious is that “private industry would never allow something like this out.” Speaking as someone with a couple of decades of IT experience under his belt, I can state that that particular line is … unmitigated bullshit. Private industry does it all the time, in fact, it’s a major surprise if they release something on time and on budget that works out of the box.

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    http://cendax.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/healthcare-gov-glitches-should-be-expected-perfection-shouldnt-be/

  18. 48 Jovie
    October 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  19. 49 cookemom
    October 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    A student is responsible for the Spark, Nevada school complex shooting. Killed in the incident was a 45 year old ex-Marine school teacher, who was shot while attempting to protect students. The gunman, a student, is also deceased.

    • October 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Horrible, horrible, horrible. So many lives wasted in the heat of the moment. UGH. It sickens me that our Congress doesn’t have the will to implement sensible gun reform.

  20. 51 japa21
    October 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  21. 52 dotster3
    October 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Way too busy with continuous slamming of health care website to notice——-in complete meltdown mode about a temporary problem with a website, so this horrific event—-another school shooting—–is ignored. Not important.

  22. 53 a4alice
    October 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

  23. October 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

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

  24. October 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

  25. 57 vcprezofan2
    October 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Samantha Power, introducing Malala and her interview with C. Amanpour

    http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/21/full-interview-malala-yousafzai/

  26. October 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    New to twitter:

    Jason Furman, Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers
    @CEAChair

  27. October 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  28. 73 dotster3
    October 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Just saw this posted on facebook from a very unexpected source:
    “The next time you accuse a woman of overreacting, remember that a bunch of men just shut down the government because they didn’t get their way”.
    I’m telling you—–that whole tea party/Repub shutdown nonsense has changed a lot of minds. Former moderates had their eyes opened, are finally fed up with the Repubs.

  29. 75 Nena20409
    October 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    http://twitpic.com/di8wlb

    A satisfied ACA enrollee

  30. 76 dotster3
    October 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Couldn’t believe this—Chuck Turd was just on NBC news concern trolling about the website probs, saying young people are becoming discouraged with all the difficulties and are not signing up which will “blow the whole thing out of the water”. And adding the suggestion that “he is told” that ‘nothing is out of question’, that the whole deal then might be abandoned. Disgusting and irresponsible reporting.

    • 77 hopefruit2
      October 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Chuckles is flailing at this point.

    • 78 Vicki
      October 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      What??? What? Did his remark go unchallenged?

    • 79 99ts
      October 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I checked his twitter (silly me) and found a woman who said “It (the ACA) is not a good thing for the elderly.”

      What happened to medicare? Sometimes the stupid of people astounds me.

    • October 21, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Unhinged, delusional.

      Same goes for golden boy Ezra Klein.

      Reminds me of the Asian martial arts discipline where you channel your opponent’s aggression into moves that disable your opponent. Not sure which Martial Art that is.

      Apparently our President’s rope-a-dope strategy is working nicely on the MSM.

      The MSM echo-chamber is absolutely outraged to be called out by the President on what is apparent to anyone even remotely paying attention.

  31. 83 Nena20409
    October 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/176744/poll-debunks-media-claims-most-americans-back-obamacare-or-want-it-expanded#

    Now, those who have supported the law have long claimed that the simple bottom line poll numbers are misleading. Yes, those numbers generally show that, say, 51 percent don’t like the ACA and only 44 percent approve. Yet, as we know (but many in the media fail to recognize, even beyond Fox News), a lot of Democrats and liberals are unhappy, wisely, because the law doesn’t go far enough, or that President Obama didn’t fight for the public option or single-payer or Medicare for all. So how many of them are included in that bottom line number who “oppose” the ACA—but from the left?

    Polls have indicated there’s a fair number but now there’s a new one today that CNN actually took the trouble—at the end of its online report, true—to break out. And, lo and behold, it turns out that fully 12 percent of those opposed feel the law doesn’t so far enough.

    So, as they note, that means that instead of just over 50 percent being against the law because it goes too far—the impression most in the media have left—at least 53 percent actually back the law or believe it should be expanded. And the poll was taken at the worst possible time—amidst the current widespread complaints about the roll-out of the ACA sign-up provisions.

  32. 84 Nena20409
    October 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    TX GOP Judge quits GOP due to Social Issues.

  33. 89 hopefruit2
    October 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  34. 93 hopefruit2
    October 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Very true indeed.

    • 94 hopefruit2
      October 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Reminds me of when he gave that Syria speech back in early Sept. The media was on edge and very snarky/nasty the whole time. But the public listened to their President and understood where he was coming from.

    • 95 99ts
      October 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      Comment at TPM – who have a good heading on their video of the stupid of Chuck

      “Not all problems can be brute-forced through, even outside the software realm, even though the simpletons on one side of the aisle keep suggesting such solutions. All the tanks and missiles and bombs in the world didn’t make Iraq a cakewalk paved with flower petals from our adoring fans, as an obvious recent example.

      In short, as one might have guessed when he opened his mouth: Chuck Todd is full of crap and should stop talking out of his ass.”

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/white-house-has-some-doubts-about-chuck-todd-s-it-skills-video

    • 96 Sandy1110
      October 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      The very fact that the MSM gets pissy and freely expresses their bias shows how hopelessly corrupt they are.

      Their increasingly stupid comments are proof that PBO has gotten under their skin and they have no business even trying to pretend at journalism.

  35. October 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    She nails it!

  36. 101 cookemom
    October 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Say what???? They mad cause the people they want to keep uninsured, are having difficulty accessing OCare online……the plan over which they shut down the government….the people of whom they label takers and moochers. Do they even listen to themselves?

    Oh the poutrage, it burns!


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