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If you were watching Bill O’Reilly’s show tonight you got a glimpse of the new Project Veritas videos concerning Obamacare and the groups pushing them.
Shortly after the O’Reilly Factor report Project Veritas released a more complete version of what Bill the full video on their Youtube Channel that you can see below.
While these videos are being released to the public for the first time in the last hour I had the privilege of previewing some of them this weekend with Project Veritas’ Executive Director Daniel Francisco who granted me an exclusive interview on this new Project Veritas project:
Given the failures of Obamacare to this point, these revelations concerning Battleground Texas and Obamacare are revealing.
The Obama administration may have been unprepared when it came to people losing their insurance or handling the rollout of a web site, but they sure seemed ready willing and able to roll when it came to exploit the Obamacare law and funding thereof for their political benefit and the financial benefit of their allies. That part seems to be fully functional.
Priorities you know
Update: Megan McArdle (via Glenn) notes it’s unlikely things will be ready by Dec 1st.
It is possible to imagine contingency plans that the administration could have put into place before Oct. 1. At the very least, it could have been much more generous in allowing people to stay on grandfathered policies. And it could have had the government printing office print up booklets and mail them to every household, giving all the exchange policy options in your county, numbers to call for the insurers, and tables with the possible subsidies. This would still have been a problem, because the exchanges are supposed to attract the young, healthy consumers who are needed to keep insurance premiums affordable for everyone.
You can even imagine the administration having done things like this in, say, the second week of October. But you can’t imagine this being done now. It is one month until the deadline to buy insurance for January. Even if the administration started this morning, none of these things would work. There just isn’t enough time.
Well of COURSE there was no time to get the web site or contingency plans ready, there were too busy getting the political side up and running.
Update 2: NRO is on the story
Enroll America, O’Keefe reports, appears to be sharing data and working directly with an explicitly political group called Battleground Texas, activities that he notes “are prohibited unless certain conditions are met.” Adrian Bell, the regional field director for Battleground Texas, proudly notes the group was “started by President Obama’s national field director” and is “dedicated to turning Texas blue.”
As is Nice Deb who has been on the story a while
National Urban League is among several other left-wing, Obama Friendly organizations riding the Obamacare navigator gravy train: Planned Parenthood, and Virginia Poverty Law Center Inc. and the United Labor Unions Council Local 100 are also helping Obama inflict “his signature achievement” on America.
Catching up are the Lonely Conservative, Twitchy:
And boom goes the dynamite!
In any big program, fraud can creep in. With Obamacare, it’s been invited over for a keg party.
This really shouldn’t surprise anyone. Same old suspects willing to mislead and bilk the system again and again. Yay, another government program. Let the waste, fraud and abuse commence.
and Stacy McCain who links and says:
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Christians who donated money to the church but stole from the state were leading a “double life” and were sinners who should be punished.
In fairness I doubt that any of that money will end up in church hands.
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