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Tuesday’s tweets: Obama Care. Obama tango & Trump polls

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March 30, 2016 at 11:45 am

Did they say that about Obamacare at the debate?

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(My new American Thinker post)

The post-football Democrat debate came and went, and we can say a couple of things:

1) National security did not come up until the second half of the questions.  We can blame this on the moderators or the party leadership.  Maybe the party wanted to get to the pandering before reality.  Either way, it’s hard to see how our next president is going to spend more time on guns than ISIS.

2) Hillary Clinton is good on her feet.  I hope that the GOP remembers that.  She may be dishonest, but she can charm the 47% who will vote for her no matter what.  Her knowledge of details means that the GOP candidate had better study up.  She is also going to go after the black vote by supporting Obama all the way!

Nevertheless, the most interesting part is what they said about Obamacare, as Paul Mirengoff commented:

Sanders wants universal health care coverage and points out that Obamacare leaves 29 million Americans uninsured. 

Clinton says that universal coverage is her goal too, but doesn’t want another contentious debate, and thus prefers to make Obamacare better. 

So ObamaCare left 29 million uninsured?  How did that happen?  

Sanders also made a reference to the many underinsured, along with a reference to the high deductibles and co-pay amounts in the plans.

I just hope that the GOP candidate reminds Hillary or Bernie in the debates that Obamacare fell short and turned out to be rather expensive.  In other words, it didn’t work!

And that we have a better plan to replace it with!    

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January 19, 2016 at 7:00 am

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The economic stories of 2015 with Dr. Ileana Johnson, author and economist

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December 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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December 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Two big problems for our next president

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(My  new American Thinker post)

Our next president – let’s call him or her #45 – will have to undo two major Obama legacy items:

1) Obamacare.  As The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, the program will have to be reviewed because of insufficient enrollees and rising loss ratios.  In other words, the numbers don’t add up.

2) The retreat from the Middle East, aka leading from behind.  We’ve learned over the last six years that getting out may win a few cheers at the “yes we can” rally.  At the same time, the disengagement has had a lot of unintended consequences, from an assertive Putin to China building islands and a lot of confusion from allies like Israel.

We read that U.S. troops are moving closer to Syria and Iraq, according to The Washington Post:

President Obama’s most senior national security advisers have recommended measures that would move U.S. troops closer to the front lines in Iraq and Syria, officials said, a sign of mounting White House dissatisfaction with progress against the Islamic State and a renewed Pentagon push to expand military involvement in long-running conflicts overseas.

The debate over the proposed steps, which would for the first time position a limited number of Special Operations forces on the ground in Syria and put U.S. advisers closer to the firefights in Iraq, comes as Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter presses the military to deliver new options for greater military involvement in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

The changes would represent a significant escalation of the American role in Iraq and Syria. They still require formal approval from Obama, who could make a decision as soon as this week and could decide not to alter the current course, said U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the discussions are still ongoing. It’s unclear how many additional troops would be required to implement the changes being considered by the president, but the number for now is likely to be relatively small, these officials said.

My guess is that President Obama will do everything possible to push all of these tough calls to #45.  At the same time, don’t be surprised if President Obama doesn’t have the luxury of running out the clock.  The Middle East may not wait for #45!

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October 28, 2015 at 7:30 am

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Step aside Justices, let Obama Care Fail

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May 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Friday: Obama’s foreign policy & the 2016 GOP field

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GUEST:  Jim Yardley, contributor to Canada Free Press, American Thinker & editor of Patriot Dreams, joins me for a discussion of President Obama’s foreign policy and his involvement in the Israeli elections….plus we look at the 2016 GOP race for the nomination…..Senator Cruz is in & Senator Rubio is out with a health care alternative to Obama Care, specially if the Supreme Court rules against the subsidies leaving many without coverage……

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/03/27/obamas-foreign-policy-the-2016-gop-field

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March 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm