Gary Bauer: Obama Rhetoric and more on Day 3 of Obamacare



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pastor Dewey Note: I met Gary Bauer years ago during my days at WFRN Radio in South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana. I spent a good hour or so with him. Great man of God! He spoke at a banquet the radio station was putting on and I got to pick him and and also drive him back to the airport, great discussion on Ronald Reagan! Thanks to Sonja Haldeman for sending this in!

From: Gary L. Bauer gary Bauer 2

Yesterday Barack Obama sat down for an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. I nearly fell out of my chair when Harwood asked Obama about the appropriateness of some of his recent rhetoric. Here’s what Obama said:

    “John, I think it’s fair to say that during the course of my presidency I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party. And have purposely kept my rhetoric down.”

Obama has been the one of most ideologically driven presidents in our history.

He never stops campaigning. He never gets off attack mode. In fact, he did it again this morning. During a speech in Maryland, Obama claimed that the “reckless Republican shutdown” is hurting the economy.

Let me repeat: Republicans did not shut down the government. They have made five attempts to fund the government and keep it open. Senate Democrats have rejected them all due to their uncompromising position on Obamacare.

More importantly, a two-day partial government “slim down” is not hurting the economy. What is hurting the economy are tax increases, radical environmental policies and Obamacare.

But the notion that Barack Obama has “bent over backwards” to negotiate with Republicans is laughable. Obamacare was rammed through Congress without a single Republican vote.

Obama’s reelection strategy was based on savaging Mitt Romney, not running on his record. His campaign refused to renounce ads suggesting Romney was responsible for a woman’s cancer death.

When he wasn’t savaging Romney, he was dividing the country, engaging in class warfare and accusing conservatives of “waging war on women.” He has inserted himself into various controversies, fanning the flames of racial tension rather than calming concerns.

And as the debate over the government shutdown has played out in recent days, it was liberals, not conservatives, who started lobbing insults and using overheated rhetoric. White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer compared Republicans to homicide bombers. Nancy Pelosi called them “legislative arsonists,” and Harry Reid said conservatives were “anarchists.”

By the way, Democrats and their liberal media allies, who are so alarmed by the prospect of a government shutdown, don’t know their own history. There have been 18 government shutdowns since 1976, and Democrats have routinely shutdown the government over policy disputes, including abortion funding.

More Bad News For Obamacare

Day 2 of the Obamacare rollout didn’t go much better than Day 1. In California, officials were forced to admit that they had grossly inflated the number of people who tried to access the state’s Obamacare exchange site. They initially claimed that five million people visited the site. The real figure was just 645,000. Of those, fewer than 8,000 actually completed an application.

Denise Rathman of Des Moines, Iowa, told the Associated Press, “It was worse today than it was yesterday.”

In Minnesota, Pastor David Berge didn’t fare any better. He reportedly tried nearly a dozen times to create an account yesterday on the state’s Obamacare site with no luck.

Matt Hadzick, manager of a Highmark retail insurance store in Allentown, Pennsylvania, told reporters, “It’s day two of health care reform, and we have yet to have someone successfully register on the marketplace.”

Again, these are technical issues that will no doubt eventually be fixed. The bigger problem is that Obamacare is structurally flawed. So much so that it has already been changed 19 times.

Conservatives warned that Obamacare would be a disaster. Some said it even seemed designed to fail. Others suggested it was a cruel joke, and they may well be right.

If you experience problems with Obamacare online, you can call the national hotline at 1-800-318-2596. But as The Daily Caller notes, leave out the “1” and the phone number spells: 1-800-3(F) 8(U) 2(*) 5(*) 9(Y) 6(O).

Surely that is just an unfortunate mistake. Isn’t it?


  1. Deena October 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

    This article has finally proved to me to stop coming to for legitimate news. So thank you.

    I would respectfully ask why you make this comment?
    It seems to me that many news agencies especially mainstream ones such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and others are more likely to slant their stories to further an agenda, by those in the public eye. Christians are treated unfairly by most news agencies. So I would ask you to reconsider, but like all Americans you do have the right of choice, at least for now. May God Bless and yours

    Steven E. Minor

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