ObamaCare Lies Dispelled


Suzanne “Celebrity” Somers wrote a batcrap crazy ObamaCare Op-Ed in the WSJ and the WSJ has been issuing correction after correction. It’s embarrassing.

135 Responses to “ObamaCare Lies Dispelled”

  1. 4 magapie
    October 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm


  2. October 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Fine service you are providing dispelling these fabricated *myths* UT. I almost doubled up on some of the same one’s 🙂 Congrats, Magpie…

  3. October 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks UT. Can’t get rid of those rumours fast enough. Hope people pay attention.

  4. October 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The #GetCovered hashtag, introduced by the White House to champion the launch of its online health insurance marketplace, is being used positively by many more tweeters than are using it negatively, according to a sentiment score prepared for Nextgov by the Twitter analytics company Topsy.

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    Topsy ran a keyword analysis of tweets using the #GetCovered hashtag to determine whether the tweets were positive or negative. A score of 50 out of 100 essentially means there are an equal number of positive and negative tweets, according to a spokeswoman.

    The sentiment score for #GetCovered has hovered around 80 out of 100 since HealthCare.gov launched Oct. 1 and was at about 90 out of 100 on Tuesday.

  5. 13 Roberta in MN
    October 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Great posts UT. Need to go watch Carney’s WH Briefing. Did anyone watch it today? Were the crazies, crazy again?

  6. 14 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Chips you & UT were both asleep the other night when I assigned folks Halloween costumes. You are going to be Glen Greenwald, and UT will be Karl Rove on Thursday.

    LP, I know you’ll be more than happy to play book-peddling Tweety.

  7. October 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Suzanne Somers? Suzanne fucking Somers??? She’s the “healthcare expert” to which WSJ turned?

  8. October 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    For all those fair-weather supporters of PBO residing in Congress……… Word to the wise…. keep your knives out of our President’s back!

    • October 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Whoa, THAT’s impressive.

      BTW, my CA county (Ventura) has voted for every winning President since 1923, with the exception of Carter vs. Ford in 1976.

      I tweeted that to MSM last year when they were touting other places in the midwest as “bellwether” counties.

      • October 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        Also, smarmy McAuliffe, PUMA-to-the-max is downright creepy. But not as creepy as the Cooch.

        • October 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

          Arapaho, if McAuliffe wins, Va will embrace ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion, the voter suppression tactics will stop as will the relentless push to deny women their rights. Whether we like him or not, it’s a win-win for Virginia.

          • October 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm

            Definitely agree with you.

            If I lived in Virginia, there is no way I would vote for someone like Cuccinelli who wants to keep women barefoot and pregnant, and no doubt seen but not heard.

            McAuliffe is a glad-handed pol, but I would definitely vote for him.

            Good to see the home of Robert E. Lee turning blue.

  9. 42 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  10. 46 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

  11. October 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

  12. October 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    UT, with some helpful context on the ruling:

    The Texas AG is sending the admitting privileges ruling to the 5th circuit court. A very conservative, rightwing court in New Orleans. The 20 week ban and RU-486 ruling are going into effect tomorrow. The RU-486 restriction is vicious on women. Women; especially in rural areas will suffer greatly if it is not lifted. The tweet headline was misleading. The omnibus law was not found unconstitutional; just one segment was found unconstitutional. Women will still suffer if all parts are not ruled unconstitutional.

  13. October 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    re: Suzanne Somer’s WSJ “editorial” — proof that Murdoch is taking WSJ down the tabloid route.

    Here’s visual for everyone:

  14. 53 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  15. October 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Another day at the office for PBO, protecting America while the media focuses on made up ACA stories…..

    Curt Launer, a managing director at Deutsche Bank, agreed, saying that there’s no real reason to suspect that direct economic benefits shared by Transcanada, Canadian oil producers and U.S. oil refiners would be passed on to individual gasoline consumers.

    “The question is, what impact would this have on consumer prices?” said Launer. “The answer is none.”

    “Keystone wouldn’t have a significant impact either way on overall North American energy prices,” he said. “The real impact would be a higher price received by the producers of oil who would ship their oil through the Keystone pipeline. There would not be a change in any major way for the price of oil in the worldwide market.”

  16. 62 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    They certainly have more sense than Shaq and the AA clergy who endorse Christie.

    • 63 Dudette
      October 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Ha! Sorry for the dupe, hf! Didn’t see yours before I posted. 🙂

    • 64 donna dem 4 obama
      October 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      I heard about Shaq from twitter earlier today but there were AA clergy that endorsed him as well??

    • October 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      • 69 Dudette
        October 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        Don’t know where Shaq’s endorsement was released, but clearly some other prominent New Jerseyan (sp?) should write a rebuttal.

      • 70 dotster3
        October 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm

        I don’t get it either. I guess they all just LOVE that brash Jersey persona, no matter how rude or bullying or empty of all Dem principles.

        • October 28, 2013 at 9:35 pm

          New Jersey will have a hard time recovering from two terms of this guy, dotster. It’s going to set the state back for a long, long time and the Dem voters of NJ will have only themselves to blame.

      • 72 majiir
        October 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        I wouldn’t vote for Christie under any circumstance. He’s pure GOPTP, imo. He tries to present himself as a moderate republican, but underneath, he’s as bad as the worst tea partier. Sure, he refused to pursue his lawsuit to prevent gay marriage in NJ, but he refused the transportation funding for high speed rail, withdrew NJ from a group of Northeastern states working to combat climate change, and opposes raising the minimum wage, among other things. If the black folks in NJ vote for him over Bouno just because of charter schools, they’re nuts. When Shaq endorsed Christie so enthusiastically, it caused me to change my opinion of him because he knows so many of NJ’s citizens aren’t as well-off as he is. His endorsement of Christie makes me think he’s more concerned about not paying a bit more in taxes under Christie than he is about the plight of his fellow man. This kind of behavior turns me OFF.

      • 73 nathkatun7
        October 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

        Excellent, tweet, Meta! I agree with you 100%! We here in CA rejected the “bully Christie” when he came to our state, in 2010, to bully us to support Meg Whitman! Dems in NJ and other places must be out of their minds supporting Christie. He is as disgusting as his fellow right wing conservatives.

  17. 75 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    • 76 vcprezofan2
      October 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Per Christie, NJ could afford to have two elections close to each other (because it served *his* agenda), but NJ couldn’t afford another tax burden that helped citizens generally.

      Look at, and share, Christie’s record for vetoing bills that would benefit the state.

      • 77 Dudette
        October 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm

        Well done!

        • 78 vcprezofan2
          October 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

          I’m still dreaming that NJ Dems will turn out and surprise Christie, if only as payback for him wasting so much money to have Booker’s election at a different time. (Good thing dreaming doesn’t cost much)

  18. 79 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

  19. 80 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  20. October 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    GO Kamala

    • 84 nathkatun7
      October 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      What an excellent appointment! AG Kamala Harris should be commended for selecting one of the best legal minds as California’s first Solicitor General. Hopefully, if the Democrats regain 60 seats in the Senate, in 2014, President Obama can re-nominate Ed DuMont to the Appeals Court.

  21. October 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Wonderful tweets correcting the deliberate misinformation…..ty UT for this…

  22. 90 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  23. October 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Chips, I took a picture w/Pres. Obama 2012 in Port St. Lucie Fl,at OFA Office, but can’t find anywhere.. Do you have copies? Love your Diary.

  24. 94 pickle48
    October 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Chris Matthews was on a tear tonight about Benghazi. Again. Saying there were still questions that had to be answered. Where is the scale of relevance?! ignore all the BS of the Bush years. Ignore that Republican cut the budget for embassies, etc. Grrrrrrr!!

    Earlier today or yesterday someone posted a link about a Republican admitting the budget cuts. Does anyone know what the source was?

  25. 100 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

  26. 101 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    FLOTUS hoops a mean hula, doesn’t she? 🙂

  27. 104 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm

  28. 105 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm

  29. 106 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm


  30. October 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

  31. 111 a4alice
    October 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    found this about another CBS news program I guess its a morning show. what is their deal with misrepresenting #ACA?

    • 112 Nena20409
      October 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      The woman that did the report is a RWNJ and she was the woman that interviewed the Romneys with a fluffy piece in 2012. Unfortunately these days, each TV/Cable network are infested with creatures like her. Reporting on the SCOTUS has always been her main job. She has always talked cheerily about Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito……Kennedy, she has more pauses …..at least on pieces of hers that I have observed over the years.

  32. 113 Nena20409
    October 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    WH Presser by Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s 10-28-13 Video
    [video src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2013/October/briefings/102813.mp4" /]

  33. 114 yardarm756
    October 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Ode to the fearless dog. Keep a tight leash on Danny Chips.

  34. 115 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  35. 116 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  36. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    October 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    • 118 nathkatun7
      October 29, 2013 at 1:41 am

      Amazing! CNN, and other so called mainstream journalists believe that their # 1 job is to challenge President Obama. But CNN, like the so called journalist Chuck Todd of NBC/MSNBC, does not think that it’s their job to tell the Truth about issues/programs/ policies that paint President Obama in a positive light. By the way, this is the same CNN that never once challenged President Bush on any issues, including the invasion of Iraq which was based on lies.

  37. 119 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    For my fellow Cumberbatch fans! 🙂

  38. 122 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    😀 😀 😀

  39. 123 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    GO WENDY!!!

    • 125 desertflower
      October 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      If you are young or on the younger side of middle age, you can be responsible, in cash (without relying on any government assistance whatsoever), when your parents become ill. Right now, one of the chief beneficiary demographics of the Affordable Care Act are people between 50-65. Without the Affordable Care Act, if they are un- or under-employed, they cannot afford what amounts to approximately $10 – $25,000 in insurance depending on the deductible, network, and out-of-pocket expense. They may even be paying huge premiums even if they have an employer-sponsored plan.

      So let their children who might bawk at the Affordable Care Act pay for their mom and dad’s healthcare if there is no ACA. Also, let that young person who doesn’t currently have insurance, but can afford it, sign a legal document that they will not use any government funds if they become ill or have a serious accident.

      Let’s go a step further and challenge those Tea Partiers and Republicans and some Democrats who want to cut back on Social Security and Medicare. (After all, “the grand bargain” proponents use the same strategy of telling young workers that they will be paying into Social Security at a higher rate in order to cover the aging population.) You and those who agree with you must first sign a similar legal document that declares that you will support your parents and supplement their meager Social Security incomes as the government cuts back the checks that they earned as they worked toward retirement.

      • 126 desertflower
        October 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

        Challenge for all the “govt haters”….

        • 127 majiir
          October 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm

          I like this idea because it challenges the opponents of any kind of government intervention in our healthcare system to put up or shut up. If they had to do this, they’d sooner rather than later remember the old saying,”You don’t miss your water until your well’s gone dry.”

  40. 129 Jovie
    October 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  41. 131 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t watch MSNBC but I saw on my TL that Maddow is accusing PBO of not wanting immigration reform, and hiding behind the GOP – letting them take the blame if CIR does not pass.

    Seriously? Really?

    Did anyone watch TRM show this evening?

  42. 133 dotster3
    October 28, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Geez—-the media is going wild. Flicking thru the channels and hear Wolf proclaim in his most serious concerned voice that “The White House is in Deep Damage Control” tonight. Re. the NSA spying—–and see the crawl asking “What did President Obama know and when did he know it?” It’s like they’re so excited about this attack mode, they are unable to contain their glee. Now going right into the ACA “If you like your plan, you can keep it” saying thousands are going to be left in the lurch with cancellations etc. It almost makes one want to flee to an island somewhere with no communications— far far away. Our media is intolerable—–only deal in the sensational, could care less about the truth of any topic.

    • 134 ERICFIVE
      October 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      I suggest you stop watching. Take a break from the 24/7 propaganda so you can clear your mind. Life is too short and your time too precious to waste watching the garbage the corrupt MSM/GOP spews. Take solace in the fact that the propaganda is becoming less and less effective as the MSM’s biases become more apparent due its increasing desperation.

  43. October 29, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I see that there is a new post, but it is not showing up as usual in my email.

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