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AP Fact Checks Sebelius (Must Be Their ‘Fall Gal’)

From a suddenly concerned about the facts Associated Press:

FACT CHECK: Sebelius misstates law on signup start

By CALVIN WOODWARD | October 28, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Misstating the health care law she is responsible for administering, Kathleen Sebelius has asserted that the law required health insurance sign-ups to start Oct. 1, whether the system was ready or not. In fact, the decision when to launch the sign-up website was hers…

Asked last week whether that might have been the wiser course, Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, said that wasn’t possible because the law required an Oct. 1 launch.

In a visit to a community health center in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sebelius acknowledged more testing would have been preferable. "In an ideal world there would have been a lot more testing, but we did not have the luxury of that and the law said the go-time was Oct. 1," she said.

But the law imposed no legal requirement to open the website Oct 1. The law says only that the enrollment period shall be "as determined by the secretary." The launch date was set not in the law, but in regulations her department had issued. Agencies routinely allow themselves flexibility on self-imposed deadlines…

Wow, the AP is now ‘fact-checking’ an Obama administration honcho? That makes it official: Ms. Sebelius has been designated to be the ‘fall gal’ for Obama-Care.

In the Texas appearance, Sebelius also pointed to a more likely reason behind the urgency to launch: politics, and in particular a government shutdown over the issue.

"A political atmosphere where the majority party, at least in the House, was determined to stop this anyway they possibly could … was not an ideal atmosphere," she said.

Oh, that’s more like it. ‘The Tea Party made her do it!’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “AP Fact Checks Sebelius (Must Be Their ‘Fall Gal’)”

  1. captstubby says:

    ” I hope they don’t hang you, precious, by that sweet neck. Yes, angel, I’m gonna send you over. The chances are you’ll get off with life. That means if you’re a good girl, you’ll be out in 20 years. I’ll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I’ll always remember you. ”

    Obama administration honcho.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      Isn’t that from ‘The Maltese Falcon’ where Bogart is telling Mary Astor’s ( I think) character that he’ll wait for her? I love that movie. Back when men were men and women loved it that way.

  2. captstubby says:

    Sam Spade: You’re good. You’re very good.

    The stuff that dreams are made of.

    and my favorite;

    Sam Spade: When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      I don’t know that I’m all that good, but I recognized those lines for some reason. Maybe because I’ve seen that movie many, many times. I also enjoy ‘The Big Sleep’, ‘Casablanca’, and just about any Bogie and Bacall pic will do.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I think I said it at the beginning of the month when the “rollout” turned out to be a farce, a travesty, an unending moebius loop of crap.

    What I said was that the national socialists* would blame the tea party, the republicans and everyone and anything else but themselves. This, in spite of the fact that no republican laid a finger on the invention or determination of direction for this stained diaper of a law.

    However, the media, in their everlasting desire for a socialist state, will tell the lie(s). Louder and more often than is ever required in order to establish in the non-thinking minds of the drooling mouth-breathers that it was “sabotaged” somehow by republicans.

    And, when they are asked how, they will again stare into space and, with their mouths open, have that vacuous response known as “everyone knows it”.

    *Note: I’ve been calling them national socialists for years now. However, while tuning into Beck this morning on Sirius, which, by the way I have never done before, Glenn was espousing how we need to call them national socialists on the grounds that they (the media and the uber linken Flügel of this nation always liken conservatives to “NAZIs”. Well, they seem to hate that all we “want to do is control people and interfere in their lives” Glenn pointed out a valuable life lesson by espousing how the left wants to control what we eat, what we drive, where we go, how much water we can use, etc., etc. So….clearly, the NAZI party, which enacted laws which very closely parallel left-“thinking”, then one should refer to lefties by their appropriate nature which is national socialists because that’s what they are.

    • captstubby says:

      using ” national socialists” ,as you correctly implied is a appropriate label.

      an even more ambiguous accusation USED BY THE SAME national socialists

      would be FASCISM.

      noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
      Philosophy of government that stresses the primacy and glory of the state, unquestioning obedience to its leader, subordination of the individual will to the state’s authority, and harsh suppression of dissent. Martial virtues are celebrated, while liberal and democratic values are disparaged.

      As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. The word derives from fasces, the Roman symbol of collectivism and power: a tied bundle of rods with a protruding ax. In its day (the 1920s and 1930s), fascism was seen as the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone liberal capitalism, with its alleged class conflict, wasteful competition, and profit-oriented egoism, and revolutionary Marxism, with its violent and socially divisive persecution of the bourgeoisie. Fascism substituted the particularity of nationalism and racialism—“blood and soil”—for the internationalism of both classical liberalism and Marxism.

      ‘ a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government

      : very harsh control or authority

      often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
      : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality


    • Noyzmakr says:

      The national socialists always project with accusation towards others the reality of who they are. Whatever they accuse others of being, sprang first in their own mind. The democrat party is the NAZI party of 1932. All that’s left is Kristallnacht.

    • captstubby says:

      its still a bit premature,Noyz,

      the Brown Shirts are held back until the 2014 Tea Party Campaign Headquarters are setup.

      here is how it will be played out.


      substitute the names in the article with today’s equivalent Officials and Party’s .

      you know which ones to use.


    • Noyzmakr says:

      Interesting reading. I read several pages, but took notice to a little quote from the UK’s Daily Mail from July 2nd 1934 about the ‘Night of the Long Knives’.

      “Herr Adolf Hitler, the German Chancellor, has saved his country. Swiftly and with exorable severity, he has delivered Germany from men who had become a danger to the unity of the German people and to the order of the state. With lightening rapidity he has caused them to be removed from high office, to be arrested, and put to death.
      The names of the men who have been shot by his orders are already known. Hitler’s love of Germany has triumphed over private friendships and fidelity to comrades who had stood shoulder to shoulder with him in the fight for Germany’s future.”

      Daily Mail, July 2nd 1934

      Damn! Doesn’t that read just like the articles that were common in the pages of the New York Times about the former USSR during the cold war?

      The Daily Mail, then as now, was mainly staffed by leftists. And as we all know, they do love a dictator. As Rush often says, “Liberals admire and long for the total power that dictators wield. That’s why they have never seen a dictator they didn’t like.”
      So true. Even in 1934.

      Is it any wonder then that Neville Chamberlain believed the lie and doomed his nation to near defeat. Liberals, or as we are growing fond of calling them now, National Socialists are always a danger, but especially when they have any power.

    • captstubby says:

      “if it looks like a National Socilist,

      if it walks like a National Socilist,

      if it quacks like a National Socilist,…”

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