If Only Democrats had taken Ted Cruz’s Advice….

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If Only Democrats had taken Ted Cruz's Advice....

…and delayed Oba­macare for a year back when he gave them the chance in Octo­ber?

Then they would not be hav­ing to explain this:

The Obama admin­is­tra­tion has decided to give extra time to Amer­i­cans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the fed­eral insur­ance mar­ket­place by the March 31 deadline.

Fed­eral offi­cials con­firmed Tues­day evening that all con­sumers who have begun to apply for cov­er­age on Health​Care​.gov, but who do not fin­ish by Mon­day, will have until about mid-​April to ask for an extension.

or this

Sen­ate Major­ity Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of strug­gling to sign up on the Oba­macare exchanges didn’t lie with the faulty web­site, but with the peo­ple who weren’t “edu­cated on how to use the Internet.”

Explain­ing the rea­son­ing behind the lat­est Oba­macare delay, Reid said too many peo­ple just didn’t know to use their com­puter prop­erly and needed more time.

or this

What the hell is this, a joke?” Boehner said at his weekly press conference.

He was respond­ing to the administration’s announce­ment on Tues­day evening that peo­ple who had begun the process of sign­ing up for insur­ance through the fed­eral exchanges would have until mid-​April to do so, instead of March 31.
The Speaker called the move “another dead­line made mean­ing­less,” adding it to a litany of uni­lat­eral changes that the admin­is­tra­tion has made to the law.

This is part of a long-​term pat­tern of this admin­is­tra­tion manip­u­lat­ing the law for its own con­ve­nience,” Boehner said. “It’s not hard to under­stand why the Amer­i­can peo­ple ques­tion this administration’s com­mit­ment to the rule of law.”

or this

I’ve got sto­ries here. “Sebe­lius Says Man­date Won’t Be Delayed,”

and then another one: “On a con­fer­ence call with reporters on Tues­day, Cen­ters for Medicare and Med­ic­aid Ser­vices spokes­woman Julie Bataille said even if offi­cials wanted to, her agency didn’t have the author­ity to delay the enroll­ment dead­line. ‘We have no plans to extend the open enroll­ment period,’ Bataille said.

‘In fact, we don’t actu­ally have the statu­tory author­ity to extend the open enroll­ment period in 2014.’” Sebe­lius says the man­date won’t be delayed; then Pfeif­fer says it won’t be delayed. The spokesper­son says, “[W]e don’t actu­ally have the statu­tory author­ity to” do it, and yet last night they announced the delay.

But all of this is moot, the Democ­rats could not agree to the Ted Cruz delay of Oba­macare because Health and Human SEr­vices Sec­re­tary Kath­leen Sebe­lius made it absolutely clear to the Sen­ate Finance Com­mit­tee last Novem­ber

People’s lives depend on this

Appar­ently Demo­c­rat sen­a­tors with their seats in peril depend­ing on help trump the lives of any ordi­nary people.

If all of this give you a feel­ing on Deja-​vu. It should.

Exit ques­tion: How much do you think the cam­paigns of vul­ner­a­ble Demo­c­rat Sen­a­tors up for re-​election in Novem­ber who are scared to death by Fl-​13, Nate Sil­ver and Celinda Lake would have paid to have this issue off the table till late Oct?

Update: I want to remind every­one what I wrote last Octo­ber when the entire GOP was beat­ing up on Cruz

Ted Cruz make a fight that the estab­lish­ment shied away from. He took on a posi­tion for prin­ci­ple not pop­u­lar with the media and pub­lic. He made that fight with lots of risks and lit­tle upside and pushed the media to the point where that media made absolutely sure that the entire coun­try knew which party wanted to stop Oba­macare and which party with one voice was ded­i­cated to pro­tect­ing Oba­macare from repeal and or delay at all costs….

…right up until they weren’t.…

…My exit ques­tion for Karl Rove & Com­pany: How many mil­lions of dol­lars from Big money donors would you have paid to put Democ­rats up for elec­tion in 2014 in such a spot?

Never for­get GOP Sen­a­tor Ted Cruz did this for you.

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…and delayed Obamacare for a year back when he gave them the chance in October?

Then they would not be having to explain this:

The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.

Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.

or this

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn’t lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren’t “educated on how to use the Internet.”

Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn’t know to use their computer properly and needed more time.

or this

“What the hell is this, a joke?” Boehner said at his weekly press conference.

He was responding to the administration’s announcement on Tuesday evening that people who had begun the process of signing up for insurance through the federal exchanges would have until mid-April to do so, instead of March 31.
The Speaker called the move “another deadline made meaningless,” adding it to a litany of unilateral changes that the administration has made to the law.

“This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the law for its own convenience,” Boehner said. “It’s not hard to understand why the American people question this administration’s commitment to the rule of law.”

or this

I’ve got stories here. “Sebelius Says Mandate Won’t Be Delayed,”

and then another one: “On a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman Julie Bataille said even if officials wanted to, her agency didn’t have the authority to delay the enrollment deadline. ‘We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period,’ Bataille said.

“‘In fact, we don’t actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014.'” Sebelius says the mandate won’t be delayed; then Pfeiffer says it won’t be delayed. The spokesperson says, “[W]e don’t actually have the statutory authority to” do it, and yet last night they announced the delay.

But all of this is moot, the Democrats could not agree to the Ted Cruz delay of Obamacare because Health and Human SErvices Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made it absolutely clear to the Senate Finance Committee last November

People’s lives depend on this

Apparently Democrat senators with their seats in peril depending on help trump the lives of any ordinary people.

If all of this give you a feeling on Deja-vu. It should.

Exit question: How much do you think the campaigns of vulnerable Democrat Senators up for re-election in November who are scared to death by Fl-13, Nate Silver and Celinda Lake would have paid to have this issue off the table till late Oct?

Update:  I want to remind everyone what I wrote last October when the entire GOP was beating up on Cruz

Ted Cruz make a fight that the establishment shied away from. He took on a position for principle not popular with the media and public. He made that fight with lots of risks and little upside and pushed the media to the point where that media made absolutely sure that the entire country knew which party wanted to stop Obamacare and which party with one voice was dedicated to protecting Obamacare from repeal and or delay at all costs….

…right up until they weren’t….

…My exit question for Karl Rove & Company: How many millions of dollars from Big money donors would you have paid to put Democrats up for election in 2014 in such a spot?

Never forget GOP Senator Ted Cruz did this for you.

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It’s Thursday and we are still over $800 shy of the mortgage with only five days to get it.

It can still be done but only if you if you hit DatipJar below

 

If 61 of you hit Subscribe at $20 a month subscribers this site will be able to cover its bills for a full year and things will be a lot more like Alito and Kagan around here than Kennedy & Roberts reliable..