Tag Archive: Obamacare

The Dumbing & Numbing of America

Colorado recently beat out Washington to become the first state in the union to legalize marijuana. Although I have long railed against the so-called War on Drugs because it was a waste of time and resources, I can’t help thinking that legalizing pot is not going to improve the world. For one thing, aside from…

Memo to Obama: Sooner or Later Reality Matters

Senator Tom Coburn, the Republican from Oklahoma who has more sense than most of his colleagues in Washington, has a guest column in the Wall Street Journal running under the headline, “The Year Washington Fled Reality.” Here’s his first sentence:  “The past year may go down not only as the least productive ever in Washington…

Could a Conservative Democrat Sideline Hillary in 2016?

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It shouldn’t really surprise anyone that the 2016 presidential election, despite being nearly three years away, has already been talked about quite a bit in the national news media. After all, a number of likely Republican candidates are already beginning to emerge, and they’ve been finding creative ways to distinguish themselves from their peers. Some…

A Bad Year for Obama May Turn Worse in 2014

If President Obama were a baseball player he would have gone 0 for 2013. No, it’s not exactly breaking news that 2013 was a bad year for the president.  But he may soon look back on the remnants of a bad year and say, “Those were the good old days.” Mr. Obama’s biggest flop, of…

Could Pajama Onesies Be the Key to Engaging Young Americans?

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In my column last week, I explained why I didn’t believe it was a smart idea for Republican candidates, in 2014, to present a GOP comprehensive healthcare plan as an alternative to Obamacare. My reasoning was that it would only give the Democrats something to demagogue, and draw some heat off of themselves, much like…

What’s Worse: A Liar or a Realist?

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In the wake of the horrendous roll-out of Obamacare, there’s been a new narrative emerging, not just in the political rhetoric flying around Washington, but also in the national media. That narrative is that the Republican Party needs to come up with a comprehensive healthcare solution of their own to present as an alternative to…

When Idealism Gets Mugged by Reality

I was watching the Fox News Channel the other day when the host asked a young, liberal man who supports President Obama how he could possibly think that other young men would want to buy a health insurance policy that included maternity care just because that kind of coverage was mandated under the so-called Affordable…

What Happens In D.C. Should Stay In D.C.

I keep hearing that Obama’s poll numbers have never been worse, and I realize that as a conservative, I should be reveling in the news. The reason I’m not as gleeful as I might be is because they remain so damn high. For instance, a recent poll reported that whereas 52% of us think Obama…