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I love House Speaker John Boehner.  He supports us Obamacare haters with such wisdom.
For those of you who have figured out already, Darrell Issa is not interested in facts nor does he even care about being an objective, bipartisan voice unless it benefits him or the GOP.

Which is why John Boehner's latest rant (or at least one of his staffers seems to be posted on Boehner's House website) seems to be music to Issa's ears:

If ObamaCare Is So Wonderful…

Posted by Mike RicciJuly 14, 2013

Top Democrats have been all sweetness and light about ObamaCare lately despite its increasingly grim prognosis.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took things up a notch on Sunday when he declared in an interview on national television that ObamaCare “has been wonderful for America.”  

Well, if ObamaCare is so wonderful for America….

…why are health care costs “about to explode”?  The nation’s insurers say premiums will skyrocket under ObamaCare – by an average of double in the individual market, with some rates soaring by more than 400 percent.

…why is it causing so many workers to lose their jobs and hours?  Many employers “have slashed jobs or reduced workweeks below 30 hours” to reduce the sting of ObamaCare: one recent search found that at least 16,500 workers have already had their hours cut on account of the new law.  This “part-time America” trend has prompted the heads of three major unions to pen a “scathing open letter” to Democratic leaders warning that ObamaCare threatens to “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

…why are millions of Americans set to lose their insurance plans?  Though the president promised that “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan,” many people will receive cancellation notices because of the new law.

…why do Americans want no part of it?  Despite taxpayer-funded PR blitzes and assurances the public would like the health care law once it took effect, Americans “are more convinced than ever” that ObamaCare will be bad for themselves and the country.  Things have gotten so bad that the administration tried to get the NFL to help promote the law.

…why isn’t the administration advertising the law’s most central provision?  POLITICO reported over the weekend that the “coast-to-coast campaign to get people to sign up for Obamacare is light on mentions” of the law’s individual mandate, widely considered to be the law’s linchpin.  Given “its central role to how well the law can work," the paper added, "you might think the requirement for people to have insurance would play a large role in outreach and education.”

…and why is the Obama administration delaying the law’s employer mandate altogether?  “I wonder why the president himself is delaying various parts of it,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said shortly after Sen. Reid’s comments.  “He, you could argue, is not executing or implementing the law that he thinks is such a wonderful thing for the country.”

The answer to all of these, of course, is that ObamaCare is by no means wonderful for the country.  It’s a “huge train wreck,” for workers, schools, low-income families, small businesses,supermarkets, burger joints, hospitals, retirees, local governments – you name it.

That’s why, as Speaker Boehner announced on Thursday, the people’s House will vote this week on back-to-back bills to delay both ObamaCare’s employer mandate and individual mandate, providing relief to all Americans.  “It’s unfair to protect big businesses from ObamaCare, but not individuals and families,” he said.  You can read the bills – sponsored by Reps. Tim Griffin (R-AR) and Todd Young (R-IN) – here.  

Indeed, if ObamaCare is so wonderful that the employer mandate needs to be delayed, why not delay the individual mandate too?  Fair is fair, after all.

Darrell Issa not only loves this statement, he Tweeted it....

...Just after he Tweeted the following:

Does anyone have a count of how many times Issa, Boehner and others in the House of Representatives have put forward bills to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act even while they know very well it won't pass now, not in 2014, 2015, or even in 2016?

And meanwhile, where's the alternative healthcare bill from Darrell Issa and others?

As usual, keep the San Diego County Democratic Party busy since they're the most local and active Democratic Party nearby Darrell Issa's area of residence (not to mention his local office).

Make sure you mark down this information and pass it on to others for firing up the base in California's 49th Congressional District if you want to target Issa for re-election and get voter registration drives going:

San Diego County Democratic Party Website:
Address:  8340 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Suite 10 San Diego, CA 92111
Phone:  (858) 277-3367
Fax:    (858) 571-0275
Contact Form:

While you're at it, you might as well make a visit or mount a protest in front of Darrell Issa's Vista, CA office at the following address:

1800 Thibodo Rd
Vista, CA 92081

Originally posted to pipsorcle on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 03:42 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.


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  •  If Issa actually believes (1+ / 0-)
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    that Ricci, as one of Boehner's staffers, is speaking for the country - he has bigger problems than can be fixed while he's in office.

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 05:30:13 PM PDT

    •  Issa believes in nothing (2+ / 0-)
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      fhcec, augustin

      All he cares about is being in power.  He's a world class phony who acts conservative just to keep the GOP alive but won't act conservative if it keeps the GOP alive as well.  He can be taken down and taken down hard.

      •  from your comment to residents of his district (1+ / 0-)
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        he is so phony and so corrupt that he's an embarrassment to the whole state.

        Go San Diego Dems! Fire up his district! The rest of us in CA are with you.

        "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

        by fhcec on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 06:38:31 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  So where the hell is a serious (0+ / 0-)

    opponent? If you don't have a candidate you don't have a chance. Isn't there someone in a local office who could run? Some  popular preacher that would have a ready made support cadre?

    Don't pressure without someone to pressure for.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 02:30:36 PM PDT

    •  That is a good point but... (0+ / 0-)

      The objective of these diaries is to continue to fire up the CA-49 district and others in the liberal community in Southern California and outside of the region to unite together against Darrell Issa.  I'm actually working on at some point reaching out to the San Diego County Democratic Party and other local groups to see about regular updates and providing that information to the Kos community and others on spreading the word re: voter registration in advance of whoever the presumptive 2014 Democratic challenger happens to be.  I am also soon going to be posting regular diaries on news going on in the SDC Democratic Party as it covers the San Diego County, which happens to be where most of the CA-49 district is located in.

      Every year since 2004 there has been a Democratic challenger to Darrell Issa and the most amount of votes that a Democratic challenger received vs. Issa was in 2012, when Jerry Tetalman received roughly 42% of the votes.  These were the largest amount of votes of any Democratic challenger to date who has challenged Issa but it also helps that the CA-49 district now includes more Democrats and decline-to-state voters.

      Given 42% of people did vote for Tetalman in 2012, I think Francine Busby (the chair of the SD County Democratic Party and a strong supporter of Tetalman's 2012 campaign) knows that getting a Democrat to challenge Issa is one of the top priorities.  Busby also knows San Diego well because she happened to challenge Brian Bilbray not once but twice both in 2006 and in 2010.  She made a pretty good run all things considered and knows campaigning from the inside out.  She also happens to be a very bright person.

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