In case you haven’t heard the latest news on Obamacare, the site was tested BEFORE the launch and it failed miserably. BO, Sebelius, and the folks who run Medicare and Medicaid just plain lied….sooo, those damned R-words were right. But, in their unreasoning panic and with lack of foresight or wisdom we now have this gnormous albatross hanging around our necks…..damned if they do and damned if they don’t. YEP, you really do have to pass it before we can see what’s in it…..a 634 million dollar waste of time and money. Since Sebelius had to go arm twisting to find funds for the infomercials on Obamacare, the question arises; where is the money coming from to pay for the “tech surge” to fix this crummy mess? Does anyone believe the House is going to fund the “fixes”?
According to the latest, even Oprah wouldn’t help BO on his “roll-out”. No one disses Oprah and gets away with it.
Reportedly, the other aspect of the story involves the access Oprah was promised in return for using her persona to plug the Obama campaign. Apparently, in return for sacrificing what was left of her integrity, Oprah would be welcomed into White House briefings, be given special invitations to White House events and round tables, and had planned to give viewers on her OWN network a unique perspective on the government by taking them inside. Unfortunately, Valerie Jarratt wasn’t as interested in living up to that part of the bargain as Oprah was and Oprah has been frozen out since the Obama’s took the White House back in 2009.
White House tours are up and running again….just in time for the holiday season. Boy are we ever lucky! We get to pay for BO and MO’s fantabulous friends to attend all the White House holiday functions. Could it get any better? While they continue to cut food for the poor (mainly children) , refuse to respond to the waste and fraud in the entitlement systems, Foodorama will continue to report on the elegance of the dishes served at White House functions. November 5th is the big day, mark your calendars. Isn’t it nice the Secret Service “found” enough money, in spite of the “sequestration”, to make MO’s holidays merry and bright? Good times, good times!
Speaking of MO, she’s out touting a new campaign called “Drink Up”. Doesn’t she know alcohol sales are up and making huge profits since BO took office? Oh wait…she discovered water!
“Since we started the ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative, I’ve been looking for as many ways as possible to help families and kids lead healthier lives,” the first lady said in a White House statement.
“If we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water.”
Never guess who is backing this initiative….. “The push to drink more water is backed by the American Beverage Association and the International Bottled Water Association, igniting skepticism among those who favor tap water over bottled water in most instances.” http://news.yahoo.com/michelle-obama-pushes-water-best-energy-drink-222143934.html
Now MO has finally discovered water (what would we do without that revelation), she is rampaging around the country to make her usual proclamation. Too bad she jumped to the head of the parade that was already happening. It’s a sure bet MO will take the cred for a “change” already in progress. The irony of Michelle Obama’s water campaign
“Water is so basic,” she explained from Watertown, Wisc., “and because it is so plentiful, sometimes we just forget about it amid all the ads we watch on television and all the messages we receive every day about what to eat and drink,” she said. “The truth is, water just gets drowned out.”
Except that’s not really true. According to Beverage Tracker (you don’t subscribe?), in 1998, soda was our No. 1 drink of choice, with Americans consuming 54 gallons of the stuff every year. Today, it’s down to 44 gallons, while water consumption has hit 58 gallons and rising.
Although on one level it may seem as if Obama is breaking the corporate grip on our drinking habits by celebrating the original no-frills beverage, it’s more like she’s pulling a Ferris Bueller: jumping in front of a parade in progress and acting as if it were for her all along. There’s nothing more mainstream than going with the flow.
what a self important ass….
Oh, and as if we haven’t seen enough of MO on Letterman or the other great comedy hits, she will be returning to every single one of her regularly scheduled shows.
Michelle Obama will appear on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” this season, marking her second appearance on the weight-loss reality show.
The first lady will tout her drink more water campaign in an episode that will air in November, according to NBC. [snip]
Brita, one of the sponsors on “The Biggest Loser,” is a supporter of Obama’s initiative.
- Things Are Bad when Oprah Won’t Help Sell Obamacare (aretheykidding.wordpress.com)
- The Sham-Wow Obamacare Sale: With Legacy on the Line, Obama Reduced to Pitchman (mediaite.com)
- Brit Hume slams WH O-Care ‘supposed’ success stories; Citizen shares his ‘success’ [pic] (twitchy.com)
- VIDEO – President Barack Obama Delivers Convincing Obamacare Defense to a Skeptical Nation (pjmedia.com)