First let me wish all of you a very Happy New Year. While belated, it is a most sincere wish. The storms (blizzard) knocked out the electricity here yesterday and the social ‘obligations’ kept me very busy until today. 2014 is going to be an interesting year.
Our first irony of the year involves Obamacare (yes, I know, it is getting tedious). Seems another ‘glitch’ has cropped up in the rush to implement the Unaffordable Care Act. Adding a new baby to plan not easy:
It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes. [snip]
Insurers say computerized “change in circumstance” updates to deal with family and life developments were supposed to have been part of the federal system from the start.
But that feature got postponed as the government scrambled to fix technical problems that overwhelmed the health care website during its first couple of months.
“It’s just another example of ‘We’ll fix that later,'” said Bob Laszewski, an industry consultant who said he’s gotten complaints from several insurer clients. “This needed to be done well before January. It’s sort of a fly-by-night approach.”
The incredibly brilliant Obama and staff, and their no bid contractors, have created the biggest most damaging boondoggle in the history of this country. Count on it to be as contentious in 2014 as it was in 2013.
Remember the decrying of Benghazi as a “phony” scandal? No Al Qaeda involvement, nothing to see here, move along. Well, that may not be exactly the truth, U.S. Seeking al Qaeda Terrorist Linked to Benghazi Attack:
The U.S. government is trying to apprehend an al Qaeda terrorist wanted for his role in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans. [snip]
The identification of Jamal as an al Qaeda member linked to the Benghazi attack contradicts a recent New York Timesinvestigative report that concluded there was no evidence al Qaeda or foreign terrorists were behind the Benghazi attack that is currently the subject of several congressional inquiries.
Pretty ironic, especially so since Obama and Clinton, also Susan Rice, keep saying there is no Al Qaeda link to Benghazi and the deaths of four Americans. NYT has no moral standing by covering for Clinton or Obama. Where exactly were they while the fight went on for hours? Since the deposing of Qaddafi, Libya has become a training base for jihad and a “major base for Al Qaeda terrorist activity in North Africa.” Lying to cover up total incompetence is the Obama way of politics.
Justice Roberts, Trap is Sprung: Civics 101 now being taught on a national level.
Law rewritten on the bench has seldom had such a glaring example. In effect, Roberts single-handedly forced all Americans to face — up front and personal — the epic political malpractice that is ObamaCare. “It is not our job,” he added, “to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” Wow. Tough love.
The thing is, however, that the decision has spawned another Great Awakening, because ObamaCare is a civics lesson from hell, with vast implications for America’s future. This would not be happening if the law had been squelched in the cradle. People who ordinarily couldn’t care less about wonky debates over federal power now see that the law has less to do with insuring the uninsured than with one political party’s lunge for unprecedented power and control over people’s lives.
…and all the above is why I really do think it’s going to be a good 2014. Never discount flyover country and the ability of the people to “correct” government.
Pat Caddell, a former adviser to President Jimmy Carter and a Fox News political analyst, said there will be a wave of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” candidates who get elected running against the permanent political class and career politicians.