Remember, E.J. Dionne and the Two Jonathans at the New Republic say ObamaCare has Nothing to do with it

Add to the delusional, The One, the Speaker and David Axelrod — the key members of the Jonestown Kool Aid Brigade — each who refuse to acknowledge that they are responsible for the coming crushing Dem defeat at the polls.

From the author of the Almanac of American Politics:

“Late yesterday, Gallup came out with new numbers on the generic ballot question—which party’s candidates would you vote for in the election for House of Representatives? Among registered voters Gallup shows Republicans ahead by 46%-42%, about as good a score as Republicans have ever had (and about as bad a score as Democrats have ever had) since Gallup started asking the question in 1942.

“However, Gallup also shows the results for two different turnout models. Under its “high turnout model” Republicans lead 53%-40%. Under its “low turnout model” Republicans lead 56%-38%.

“These two numbers, if translated into popular votes in the 435 congressional districts, suggest huge gains for Republicans and a Republican House majority the likes of which we have not seen since the election cycles of 1946 or even 1928.”

E.J. Dionne points to a Dem Senator that is nine to twelve points down in the polls to say the following:

“Here is another piece of conventional wisdom about this year’s election that is being rendered patently false. It’s been said over and over that no Democrats are running on the health care bill. Actually, more and more of them are proudly campaigning on what the plan has achieved — and they should.

“In a fight for his political life in Wisconsin, Sen. Russ Feingold went on the air last week with an advertisement that explicitly defends provisions in the bill and attacks his opponent, Republican Ron Johnson, for wanting to repeal it.”

Again, the shrill cries of the Light, er, Jonestown Kool Aid Brigade leader:

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls it time for Democrats to attack.

 “You have to understand what fighters our members are,” Ms. Pelosi told a group of columnists late last week. Indeed, she ascribed the Democrats’ political travails to their refusal to “play patty-cake” with powerful economic interests as they pursued a health care overhaul, new regulations for the financial industry and energy legislation capping carbon emissions.

 “Now our challenge is to tattoo the practices of big insurance, big oil, big banks and the rest” onto Republican opponents, Ms. Pelosi said. “And our members feel very good about doing that.”

New Hampshire Union Leader on The One’s continuing “deception

“President Obama is still peddling the deception that everyone can keep their current health insurance under the new health-care law.

“There’s nothing in the bill that says you have to change the health insurance you’ve got right now,” he said in Iowa last week. Not true.

“The law imposes so many new mandates and restrictions on insurers that many products they offer will change or disappear. Harvard Pilgrim last week said it is dropping its Medicare Advantage plans because of restrictions imposed by Obamacare. Those people are losing the coverage they had. Last month, several insurers announced they would stop offering new child-only policies because Obamacare requires that those policies accept everyone.”

Doctor reports in from the front lines of ObamaCare price increases and rationing:

“Next door to this man is a woman complaining about her premiums, which are up 20 percent from last year. She wants to add her 23-year-old son, who has diabetes, to the policy under the new law — but she can’t, because her son has a full-time job and is supposed to get it from his employer. But the employer isn’t offering it, and is prepared to ultimately pay the Obamacare penalty that is supposed to enforce the “mandate” that he provide insurance.

“Under the “consumer protections” that just kicked in, private insurers are unable to charge co-pays for preventive services including mammograms, colonoscopies, and vaccines. This sounds good until you consider that when these services are “free,” demand for them will increase, and we doctors are ill equipped to handle such a demand surge. Further, it is unlikely that doctors will receive greater reimbursements to compensate for the lost co-pays — and so they will stop providing these services in droves. Your insurance may pay for your colonoscopy, but you may not be able to find a doctor to perform it.

“And things are only going to get worse. Full-throttle Obamacare, which comes into effect in 2014, will promote insurance plans that require little payment from patients out-of-pocket — and thus are easy to overuse. This will remove the brakes from the system. In my doctor’s office of the near future, I expect the waiting room to be clogged with more and more patients even as the government and private insurers limit the tests and treatments I can offer.”

 The Promise, broken some more:


And now 3M says it’s dropping 23,000 who retiree coverage.

Here comes the judge:

“As arguments begin Tuesday in a Florida District Court where 20 state attorneys general and the National Federation of Independent Business are challenging the constitutionality of the health care law, the American people can be forgiven for feeling a bit ill at ease about the direction their country is going. James Madison would feel the same way.

“Madison’s vision of limited government was integral to the creation of the U.S. Constitution and its ratification, and he thought the limited nature of the federal government was so clear from the text of the Constitution itself that even the Bill of Rights should have been unnecessary.

“So imagine his response if the Congress of 1789 had proposed a law like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — i.e., Obamacare. Nowhere does the Constitution grant the power to force individuals to buy a product.”

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