Great Job So Far, But Like A Zombie, It’s Always Possible That Amnesty Will Rise Again

You guys did it, so far. As we discussed on last Sunday’s show, and as I warned you on the first edition of The Teri O’Brien Show of 2014, featuring another A-List guest, the legendary Phyllis Schlafy, the elites in both major political parties were getting ready to sell us out on the issue of “comprehensive immigration reform” aka amnesty for illegals. Yesterday we learned that the House GOP had gotten the message. From the Washington Post:

A week after signaling that House Republicans would pursue an overhaul of immigration laws, Speaker John A. Boehner declared Thursday that his caucus is unlikely to move forward until President Obama gains their trust.

“There’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws,” Boehner (R-Ohio) said during a midday news conference at the Capitol. “And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.”

It was only a few months ago that Marco Rubio, who I warned against going into conference with Sen. Chuck Schumer, where he would surely have gotten rolled BIG TIME, said that it was precisely because we couldn’t trust Obama that we had to enact amnesty. In other words, he’s going to do it anyway, so let’s do it for him. Yes, that DOES sound stupid. Fortunately he has backed off of that foolish argument.

Over 80% of “Obamacare” Enrollees are Signing up for Medicaid: Show Notes, The Teri O’Brien Show, 10-27-13

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Thanks to our special guests, Humberto Fontova, author of several terrific books, the latest of which is The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro

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Kathy Shaidle, courageous blogging pioneer, the woman that Mark Steyn called “one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day,” and our favorite Canadian. She writes at her blog, Five Feet of Fury, and is a regular contributor and columnist at PJMedia, WND and Taki’s Magazine.KS

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Five Feet of Fury – Kathy Shaidle — Death to extremists!

Confessions of a Failed Slut – Taki’s Magazine

Fifty Shades of Green – Taki’s Magazine (Kathy’s piece about “dinosaur porn.” No, I am not making that up!)

Taki’s Magazine – Contributors (Kathy’s Taki pieces in one handy place)

‘The Governor’s Wife’: Ex-con Edwin Edwards 50 years older than prison pen pal wife Trina | Fox News (Seriously? When is Blago’s reality show coming on?)

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If they can afford cellphones, why are you subsidizing their health insurance premiums? : Today The Teri O’Brien Show 10-27-13

Reverend Wright warned Barack Obama about chickens coming home to roost. Now that the endless litany of lies that he told while conning gullible people about his health care scheme are on prominent display, even Democrats are scrambling to distance themselves from this rolling disaster. You can keep your doctor? You can keep your plan? Signing up will be as easy as buying a book from amazon.com? Not so much. The only defense for these whoppers is that any fool could plainly see that they were untrue the minute Obama told them. “You believed that stuff? Seriously?”

Even the application of the universal cure for every ailment, an Obama TelePrompTer reading, hasn’t quelled the outcry. During last Monday’s Rose Garden appearance, the One spoke about “marketplaces” where people can purchase health insurance for a monthly premium less than the cost of their cellphone or cable bills. He called that a “good deal.” There are no marketplaces, just a top-down bureaucratic hell, and the only people getting a good deal are the takers, the beneficiaries of Barack’s stash. The rest of you are seeing premiums spike, which we’re told by administration mouthpieces is a good thing, because insurance companies must now provide Obamacare’s “essential benefits,” including maternity coverage. That’s got to be a great relief to everyone over 55, especially the men.

Now that King Barack Obama has once again exercised his imperial power to delay the Obamacare individual mandate for 6 weeks, can someone tell me why he and Sen. Harry Reid shut down the government? When will they apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz? One of our guests today, Humberto Fontova, author of several terrific books, including his latest, The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro has written an interesting piece, “Ted Cruz v. The Republican Establishment,” in which he contrasts Sen. Cruz’ recent actions with those of former Bush administration official John Sununu. Is he really enabling Fidel Castro’s sale of medical quackery by serving as a lobbyist for the brutal dictator?

We’ll also welcome Kathy Shaidle, courageous blogging pioneer, to dish about some of her recent writing about Michael Moore, Dr. Phil, and dinosaur porn. No wonder she’s one of Mark Steyn’s favorites!

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Dancing on the Tea Party’s Grave: Today on The Teri O’Brien Show, 10-20-13

Is this man smiling because he has destroyed his opposition? Time will tell. It's up to us.

Is this man smiling because he has destroyed his opposition? Time will tell. It’s up to us.

It’s official. Everyone,and by “everyone” I mean all the East Coast Brain Rot afflicted elites in the Establishment GOP and the legacy media, hates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and everyone knows that he has destroyed the “Republican brand.” Sen. John McCain (R-Amnesty) says that Sen. Cruz and his ally, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) were on a “fool’s errand” that took attention away from the Obamacare rollout fiasco. Is he right? Isn’t it more likely that Sen. Cruz is correct when he says that if the Senate Republicans had stood united with the House GOP, and went out across the nation highlighting the ridiculous disaster of the “Affordable Care Act” website, and explaining that it was Barack Obama who refused to negotiate? Of course it is! Just how much did that Obamacare website cost? The number is staggering, especially when you consider that the technology used is not exactly state of the art. You won’t believe just how old that technology is. Let’s put it this way: The government just did the equivalent of taking $250,000 of your money to purchase a rusted out ’57 Chevy. More interesting numbers in this week’s “By the Numbers” segment.

Why would the government botch this Obamacare rollout so badly? I submit that it’s not an accident, a mistake or an example of the sort of inevitable “glitches” that all technology experiences. In fact, like Lois Lerner before her, Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen “There’s no bad abortion” Sibelius did exactly what she was told to do. Confused? We’ll unpack it today.

The CW (Conventional Wisdom) is that this recent effort to save Americans from the horribly destructive effects of Obamacare signals the end of the Tea Party. Certainly, Sen. Mitch “Surrender Now” McConnell must hope so. Are guys like the Liberal Death Star’s token “conservative” David “Great Pant Crease!” Brooks correct about the end of the movement that took the House in 2010? Or, is the reality that this recent battle energized opposition to the Obama regime’s lawless agenda? Did they retreat, or are they just reloading? Will they be able to mobilize to stop the amnesty that the democrats are planning to try to foist on us as soon as possible?

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Debt Ceiling: GOP Didn’t Make The Best Argument Because Leadership Wasn’t Really Feeling It

Some people make things happen. Some people watch things happen. Some people stand there and ask “what just happened?” For that last group, I present the following explanation. The establishment GOP went into the latest battles with Barack Obama and the democrats. on the continuing budget resolution and the increase in the debt ceiling with their usual defeatist attitude, completely buying into the party line that “Obamacare is the law of the land.” Based on past experience, everyone assumed that they would not even try to use the leverage they have to try to rescue the American people from the horrific effects of Obama’s health care scheme. Then came Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee who joined with some of the GOP members of the House to say “Hey, we aren’t feeling like doing the democrat door mat thing for a while. Let’s try fighting.” No matter what East Coast Brain Rot ™ afflicted pantywaist pundits say, that was a good thing. I’m sure that they realized that they were facing long odds since they had to defeat not only the democrats and Obama, but also Sen. John McCain, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Peter King and the rest of the gutless RINO usual suspects. It’s like that Tom Hanks line from “A League of Their Own.” The hard is what makes it good.

Some of you may be wondering if it really had to be so hard, and if the GOP had to give Obama everything he wanted. They ask why the Republicans didn’t approach this fight from the very beginning, using the clear, simple, winning message that was all on their side, the issue of Obamacare unfairness. It’s clear that the special treatment accorded under Obamacare for members of Congress and their staffs, unions and other Obama cronies, like big business is a winner with the American public. The issue of “one rule for me but not for thee” is straightforward and easy to understand. Had the GOP focused on that fairness issue from the very beginning, and made one unified argument demanding (1) the same 1-year delay in the individual mandate that Obama gave to big business, and (2) a repeal of the Office of Personnel Management’s decision, allowing members of Congress and their staffs to get subsidies to purchase their insurance from Obama’s exchanges, I think that the GOP would have won the day on those two concessions. The argument that it’s only fair for the people to get the same 1-year extension in having to purchase health insurance that Obama gave to big business would have been even more compelling as the disastrous roll out of the changes unfolded, allowing the messaging to connect the unfairness and incompetence dots. You want to penalize people for not purchasing something that’s nearly impossible to purchase in the system you had over three years to create and test? And businesses get a break for a year? And members of Congress are getting a special break on their premiums? Even an Obama supporter can understand that! So, had the GOP spoken with one voice and repeated their irresistible fairness argument over and over again, they would have gotten some decent concessions from the One. It’s not the same as repeal, but it would be a good start.

Sounds good doesn’t it? So why didn’t the GOP take this obvious path to victory? Well, as previously noted, we had people supposedly on our side who were consorting with the enemy. OK, leave the RINO caucus aside. Why didn’t Speaker Boehner and the leadership  initiate the battle by making the fairness argument and press it aggressively? Were they just being their typical lame, clueless selves? I wish that was it. They didn’t because–wait for it–the elites, including the House GOP leadership, don’t have a problem with special deals for members of Congress. From Business Insider:

Boehner railed against the so-called “exemption” for Congress, but the politics of the ploy were better than the practicality. In July, Mike Sommers, Boehner’s chief of staff, went through David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff, to try to set up a meeting with President Barack Obama to find a way to maintain the subsidies.

Business Insider obtained the email exchange (which you can see below) in which Krone requests that they come up with a different cover story than Obamacare for the meeting.

“People will know we are going down there,” Sommers wrote. “We can’t let it get out there that this is for the [Speaker] and [Leader] to ask the President to carve us out of the requirements of Obamacare. … I am even ok if it is the President hauling us down to talk about the next steps on immigration.”

Krone responded that the White House would love to say the meeting would be about immigration.

“I really don’t care what it is about — it just can’t be about what we know it is about,” Sommers wrote back.

So, while I’d like to tell you that when Speaker Boehner heard that Reid and Obama wanted special treatment for the political class, he was steam-nearly-coming-out-of-his-ears enraged, so angry that he was nearly speechless, insisting that this unfairness be remedied immediately, that’s not what happened. In fact, it was just the opposite. Quietly, and behind the scenes, he was trying to make sure that they did get that special treatment. When he realized it would be politically expedient to stand against it, he pretended to believe in that. His stooge was conspiring with Reid’s stooge and trying to cover it up. Was he really going to charge to the barricades and demand its end? We’re fighting for our country’s survival, though, and we need some of that barricade charging stuff, and fast.

It’s pretty hard to fight for principles that you don’t believe in, which is why so often the establishment Republicans end up standing there with dumb looks on their faces, looks that say “what just happened?”

Cross-posted at Illinois Review

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How to Go From Paying $1302/month for Health Insurance to $94/month: Show Notes, The Teri O’Brien Show, 10-13-13

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Thanks to our guest Prof. Charles R. Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of books, and author of a great book, I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism.

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No Thanks, Mr. President | National Review Online

Obama’s game is now and has always been, not to debate his opposition, but to “punish” his “enemies,” and destroy them. All Alinsky all the time. Five days before he was elected in 2008, he said he would “transform” America, and he has set about doing it. Obamacare is the key to that transformation. As our guest, Prof. Kesler explained on this edition of the show, and as I have often noted, Obamacare dramatically changes the relationship between citizens and the government. Despite Chief Justice John Roberts’ doing a Bill Ayers and re-writing the legislation, it’s as anti-Constitutional as ever, delivering the coups de grace to that document of “negative rights” that Obama has so long despised.

Obama now haunted by his ex-political mentor (Story about how Obama paid his political mentor, communist Alice Palmer, back by getting her kicked off the ballot so he could be elected to the Illinois State senate in 1996)

By the Numbers Segment

Chrysler Spends $1.2 Billion to Expand in Mexico – NYTimes.com (Query: shouldn’t they be using this $$ to pay back the U.S. government or, failing that, create jobs in the USA?)

ObamaCare mandate could lead Washington grocery workers to picket line | Fox News

Report: U.S. government keeps data of innocent Americans innocent for up to 75 years | The Daily Caller

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12652 (Mooch needs 26 servants for all her important work

Lower 2014 income can net huge health care subsidy – SFGate (How to reduce your monthly health insurance premiums from $1302/month to $94/month–reduce your income by $2000 a year. Remember, there are “winners” and “losers,” under Obamacare. The way to be a winner is to reduce your involvement in productive work.)

NBC Blasts Obamacare Exchanges: ‘The Focus of Ridicule’ and ‘A Complete Mess’ | Washington Free Beacon