Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What if you held an anti-Obamacare rally and nobody came? Well they did, and they didn't.

Courtesy of Politicususa: 

Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz’s defund Obamacare rally today turned out to be a giant bust, as the only people most interested in stopping Obamacare are old people who are already on Medicare. 

Pat Robertson’s CBN Network touted the anticipated huge crowd size, “The start date for enrolling in the Affordable Care Act is Oct. 1. As the nation gets closer to that date, activists who want to defund Obamacare are putting more pressure on legislators. On Tuesday, they’re bringing thousands of protestors to Washington, D.C., for an event called Exempt America.”

Crowd shots were not often seen during the live stream of the event, and for good reason most of the people there appeared to be the typical older white Republican voters. The great irony of the rally was that many of the people who did attend the event were likely on Medicare. Those in attendance cheered on speaker after speaker as they railed against government run healthcare all the while knowing that they are recipients of one of the best healthcare programs in the country, which just so happens to be run by the government.

What? Nobody showed up?  How can that be?

After all the Wasilla Wendigo herself said  that it was "time to start bombing Obamacare."

Is it possible that nobody listens to her anymore?

Or ANYBODY in the Tea Party for that matter?

Yep, certainly starting to seem that way.

Here is how Politicususa summed it up:  

The tea party is dead. Obamacare is the law of the land, and if these are the people that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are counting on to get them to the White House, they will be sorely disappointed. 

I could not have said it better myself. 


  1. evelyn waugh2:38 PM

    Andrew Sullivan's wonderful, as always, in his comment about Our Sarah's youtube video:

    "Then there’s the rhetoric of violence. The woman who put cross-hairs on Gabby Giffords is still saying things like 'It’s time to bomb Obamacare.' It’s never time to 'bomb' anything outside a declaration of war. To urge such a thing in domestic political disputes, even in empty rhetoric, is the mark of a crazy person.

    "But we knew that already."

    1. Anonymous2:47 PM

      Great response by Sullivan, thanks for posting.

    2. Anonymous3:10 PM

      Excellent. Thank you Andrew!

    3. Our Lad3:37 PM

      Excellent, well stated and concise. Civil as well. Thanks to Andrew Sullivan. Here's mine. Fuck you,Mrs. Palin, in your dark heart with Pat Pobertson's dick. Andrew Sullivan I ain't.

    4. Anonymous4:59 PM

      Link pleas Evelyn, a Google search hasn't revealed anything.

    5. evelyn waugh5:45 PM

      It's at Sullivan's blog, The Dish.

    6. Andrew Sullivan blog. Google. You can do it, 4:59

      Scroll down. He's prolific! The post is called Hathos Alert.

      No link. It'll empower you to see how easy it is.

      Or you could just use the link on the left side of this very page.

      Andrew Sullivan is a treasure. You should be visiting his blog, The Dish, on a regular basis.

    7. Anonymous4:25 AM

      Love the Daily Dish! Love Andrew Sullivan!

  2. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Hey, there were actual thousands there, but because the photo was taken from the middle of the pack of supporters it simply looked as if there were less people. Oh, maybe not, sorry , my bad. Just a few 10's of olds that have theirs and want to prevent anyone else from having any benefits. Stepping away slowly....

    1. Anonymous6:31 PM

      Actually Obamacare closed the "donut hole" in medicare, saving the average senior $3500 a yr.

  3. As a person who is an Alaska retiree (Tier One insurance fully paid by the State of Alaska for the rest of my life) as well as Medicare, I LOVE Obamacare even though it won't make one iota of difference in my life. I would like everyone to feel as secure about their insurance as I am about mine.

    1. Anonymous3:39 PM

      Lynne: I have friends in Alaska that are in the same wonderful position as you.

      I feel the same way too - as a retiree and in my early 70's. I have Medicare with my secondary being Blue Cross that I've already had to use in an emergency situation. Having both worked out beautifully!

      People objecting to Obamacare need to pay attention to President Bill Clinton as he is out there educating the masses on the subject. It's law and no one or no group is going to be able to overturn it - in spite of what the Republicans are indicating!

    2. Anonymous4:04 PM

      I am fortunate to work for a state agency which provides me with a great insurance plan. I, too, am thrilled about Obamacare, not because it will affect me personally, but because it will help so many people who are not as fortunate as I am.

      I've known many people who were turned down for pre-existing conditions, had premiums they could not afford, and lost insurance after age 18 or 21. Now those people will be assured the security of health care.

      And isn't that a wonderful thing???

    3. 4:04, exactly. My college age children can stay on my insurance until they are 26 and can get on their feet financially. I can't hit a life-time limit (which at 1 million dollars is something I am close to, having had cancer). And my workplace is cheerfully planning to offer insurance benefits to its 30-hour part-time employees. It's all good.

    4. Anonymous4:50 PM

      Lynne - Do you know if Sarah would have continuing health insurance as a benefit from being governor?

  4. Anonymous3:03 PM

    The cable news networks have been running ads by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to defund Obamacare by signing their petitions. Signing their petitions will not defund anything. But, the senators will get your name, address and email contact information to bombard you with more ads for more money. The Affordable Care Act is law, and it has been supported by the Supreme Court. And those ads are cheap and cheesy. Both Lee and Cruz pose in front of the same background, photographer at the right of the screen, then the left, right, left, I'm dizzy. They read an identical script. It's organized, very well organized but it's not going to accomplish much except to enrich these Tea Party folks. What a pity that they didn't cut an ad with "Governor" Palin using the same format. She had to go and cut her own cringe-worthy video with the same purpose, using the scare of Obamacare to raise money .

    1. Anonymous6:34 PM

      And yet Senators Lee and Cruz have yet to reject their own "big govmint" provided healthcare

  5. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Let's HOPE The Tea Party is dead but we cannot let down our guard, not for one minute. It sure does this heart good to see Queen Esther bitch-slapped every time she opens her herpes-infested mouth anymore. She is a non-entity.

    "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride," right, $arah? Hope that Judas silver was worth the international laughingstock you've become

    Ivana Trump wannabe. You betcha! SNORT!

    1. AJ Billings4:00 PM

      'We want to see Ivana,'' said Palin, who admittedly smells like salmon for a large part of the summer, ''because we are so desperate in Alaska for any semblance of glamour and culture.''

      It's telling that Palin would think that someone like Ivana embodies anything remotely to do with 'glamour', and especially, 'culture'.

    2. Anonymous6:11 PM

      It was the RICHES, AJ. It's NEVER been about culture, just look at 'em!

      God Schmod. It's the bucks, baby, isn't it $arah? Why those doors are slamming SHUT.

    3. Anonymous6:35 PM

      "glamour" is what Sarah longs for. Culture? She doesn't have a clue.

    4. Anonymous3:46 AM

      Culture? Her idea of culture is a walk through a mall.

  6. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I'm sure there would have been thousands, but they were all busy getting their subsidized flu shots.

    1. Anonymous3:37 PM

      Also too, their cheap shingles vaccinations :-)

    2. Anonymous4:22 PM

      I heard there was a big sale at the Hoveround store.

  7. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Let's see, the Prayer Chain failed to deliver Sarah Palin to the Naval Observatory as the nation's first female Vice President.

    Then there was that “Worldwide Day of Prayer to Heal Trig Palin” that failed to produce.


    How about the "Let's Roll. . .To a Stop," campaign (imagine the imagery!)


    How about Sarah Palin's Earthquake? There was that movement on Facebook called "Sarah Palin’s Earthquake," whose main purpose is "to round up all of the Sarah Palin supporters to see if we can create the ‘Earthquake’ that she said it would take to get her to reconsider running for President." - You mean that came to nothing?!

    Hmmmmm rilly? How could this rally have felled? Unflippingbeliveable!

    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      Wasn't Bristol supposed to be the new Palin Pundant (sic)? Any screeds from MiniMemememe or just snap shots of her "awesome" family?

    2. Anonymous6:05 PM

      Didn't she attempt pulling off to the side of the road at a certain time, and it failed just like this bagger rally?

      As for Bristol, HAHAHAHA! LOED, this family is pathetic.

    3. Anonymous7:14 PM

      Don't forget to give Sarsh her due for the last money bomb, her most successful campaign in the 3rd Quarter. She netted $312. Probably a few cents more, also, too, but they just omitted the change. Lots of pennies, I was informed by a reliable "penny-rolling" source.

    4. Anonymous7:40 PM

      You GO $arah! Are you SURE Muthee didn't pray out but pray demons in? Just LOOK at you, girlfriend! God's slamming doors!

  8. Anonymous3:46 PM

    Off Topic, but it looks like Zimmerman's lawyer pulled a Chuck Heath Sr. and let the press know old Georgie boy had a gun on him when he had a domestic altercation with his estranged wife and father-in-law.

    The correlation is, Chuck let the world know she was actually leaking amniotic fluid when she flew back to Alaska and drove back to Wasilla in her 8th month of pregnancy with a special needs child so she's had to make up even more fantastical, heroic stories to mark the "birth" of her last child. Now that Zimmerman's lawyer has admitted George had a gun in a domestic dispute, that muddies up his defense.


    1. Anonymous4:53 PM

      The coverage of the Zimmerman domestic violence is bizarre. There are some reports with police insisting he didn't have a gun on him. Were they too stupid to check under his shirt or in his car or are they protecting him again?

    2. Anonymous6:25 PM

      She knew he had a gun and where he hid it on his person. She lived with this man for seven years and she knows what he is capable of, especially now, it seems, that he has a sense of invincibility‎.

      He didn't have to draw his gun because she knew he had one. Mutilating her iPad with a pocket knife is extreme violence. She was right to be scared.

      But why didn't she follow through?

      What did that smarmy lawyer of Z's say to her to convince her to drop any charges?

      IMHO, George Zimmerman is Mark O'Mally's cash cow, seeing as how he has leveraged the trial into celebrity for himself. Is O'Mally now GA's public relations officer AND chief legal bouncer?

    3. Anonymous6:32 PM

      Protecting him again.

    4. Anonymous6:38 PM

      Zimmerman happens to be friends with most of that police dept, I doubt they will even bother to arrest him the next time he goes off and shoots someone.

    5. Anonymous6:53 PM

      PD explained they did not have a warrant so could not check his car. Also it was reported there were two other people in his vehicle. Maybe he passed it to them.

  9. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Ha, Ha, Ha, kind of like the Two Million Bikers movement heading to DC tomorrow. They are all of 50,000 strong! Moving on to DC also too to meet the Muslims that are having a Million Muslim Movement on DC. The biker thing is a total joke and I've not even heard of the Muslim Rally, instead there will be about 10,000 loud and smelly Harley riders descending upon DC to make their 911 point and they are the only ones that care....


    As SouthPark so famously said:


    1. Olivia4:30 PM

      Here is some info on the bikers. http://www.snopes.com/rumors/2millionbikers.asp

      And here is info about the march. http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a-million-muslim-march

    2. Anonymous6:39 PM

      I'm a biker, yup I wear colors. Most bikers could care LESS what religion anyone is.

  10. Sally in MI4:24 PM

    hey, my shongles vacccine cost me $215, because my idiot doctor's office didn't know it was covered. So I paid up, then called my insurancem then waited until the hospital got reimbursed, and paid me back. But I did get it. And I love how everyone calls things 'free.' They aren't free. We pay premiums for covered services. Pay up front, use as needed. That's the way insurance works. How come no one ever complains about their car insurance (mandated by law!) We have paid car insurance for 38 years, and made two claims in all that time 2. We paid in $45,000, and made a claim for a totaled car ($20,000) and a dented fender ($2000 with the paint job.) Home insurance? Seven or eight hundred a year, and NO CLAIMS for 37 eyars. Not a one. So the insurance company is doing just fine. At least with health insurance, you actually get some benefit.

  11. Anonymous4:25 PM


    A bit off topic but there was a commenter recently that had been disputing rainbow photos in Alaska due to time of day or sunrise/sunset and here is a nice journal to show that rainbows happen anytime of day due to sun position relative to storm clouds.

    I can remember the name of the commenter, wish I could it was maybe Keith or Ken?

    1. Anonymous3:14 AM

      Here in SE IN I have taken rainbow and double rainbow pictures any time the sun is up and rain is falling. 6AM to about 5 PM, you can get them.

  12. Sally in MI4:28 PM

    Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (the whole coven: Bachmann, Palin, Cruz, Paul, McConnell-who waited until peace was at hand to declare he's against action, Boehner the Ineffective (now there's person Sarah could use her sexual slams on,) and all the them...done..kaput.

    1. Anonymous6:57 PM

      HEY, $arah, "Game Change" is on HBO again as I type this! You're still a dumb@ss five years later!

  13. Anonymous6:31 PM

    They obviously needed Centerfold Sally er, Sarah, er Bristol to rouse the rogues.

  14. Anonymous6:47 PM

    McCain would have already started WW III and Sarah Palin would have let Allah work it out. Scary thought.

  15. Anita Winecooler7:19 PM

    Throngs of milky white, old medicare recipients! They sent a heelycopter up in the air, counted how many people using some kind of graph doohicky, then multiplied the number of squares by the "approximate" number of people in one square. The number reached the tens, and that photo was taken with a fisheye lens with all the hover rounds, AARP sun visors, and Obamaphones photoshopped out.

    If it was Fox news, they'd use old inauguration footage.

    If the tea party dies, do they become zombies? Just asking because that would help explain Baldy's looks going south.

  16. Anonymous7:25 PM

    The Tea Party held a tea party and they didn't invite the Queen? Where's Sarah?

    1. Anonymous8:40 PM

      Oh, Queenie ain't no Queen anymore. Those honors went to Tawd. "Have You SEEN Tawd?"

  17. Beldar De Fund Conehead4:00 AM

    Gryphen, I'm totally psyched to announce to the last few librul dead-enders visiting your defunct blog the biggest anti-Obamacare rally in the entire history of the known world! Excitement is building, buddy boy!

    We expect - now get this - EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN AMERCIA to attend in support of not supporting Obamacare. That's right. The same Obamacare jammed down the throats of the Amercian people through illegal... um... voting... uh... by... elected officials... um... in our national legislature.

    Anyway, it's going to be a monthlong celebration against health care for all Americans! YAY!! We dont expect everyone will be able to stay the whole month. Cuz, really, only retired government employees with lifetime government-run health care benefits could really afford to do that. But we do hope everyone, including all the libtards who read this blog will attend for as long as possible.

    There will be hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of speakers each giving the exact same speech denouncing the n1@@3r in the White House, over and over and over again. You literally can't get this much anti-Obama rhetoric unless you listen to any right wing radio talk show anywhere in the country! How awesome is that!!

    And the soundtrack for the whole event will be non-stop Theodore Nugant's patented squealing guitar
    feedback! Wongo Tongo!!!

    The main event will be The Fund To Defund The Fund Fun Run. Basically it's a .01K run/walk/scooter roll. And if you're fat and out of shape (cough cough rush cough) THIS is the event for you. It's about 32 feet long and at the finish line will be all-you-can-eat pancakes fried in lard and soaked in pure high fructose corn syrup and 100% poly-hydrogenated saturated fat compounds created in the laboratory to target specific areas of the body like heart valves and brain tissues.

    All the proceeds of the various activities will go directly to the promoter of the event (BJC Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Box 217 Investments, LLC, Cayman Islands) We use the money to support severely conservative candidates across the country and our own lavish lifestyle. And not necessarily in that order, if you get my meaning. Wink!

    Seriously, I hope to see EVERYBODY there! All the details are at my website www.goodlordwearesuchtotaldouchebags.com.

    Remember, fighting Obamacare is a fight we can never win, but let's show those libtards we're just dumb enough to keep trying!!

  18. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Obamacare will betherepublican's Benghazzzzi. benghazzzzzi!


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