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Showing posts with label Michelle Bachmann. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michelle Bachmann. Show all posts

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Working ACA And Failed GOP Policy!




So you think The Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare) is singularly about administration of health care insurance related issues?  The historic legislation is influencing factors related to healthcare well beyond medical and dental coverage.  And, despite Michelle Bachmann, Chuck Grassley, and Sarah Palin  et al idiotic town-criers of  "death panels" the ACA is literally saving lives.

In addition to multiple media reports of lowering health care costs, The Daily Mail is reporting a few specific details.
  • 50,000 lives saved in three years
  • 17 percent decline in such errors from 2010 to 2013 preventable infections, drug errors and falls. If you think less than 20% reduction is meager, re-think in terms of raw USD at $12 billion in health care costs savings.

According to a December 2nd piece from the Daily Mail (updated December 13th):
 In May, the administration reported the Medicare readmission rate for hospitals has been slowly dropping, from 19 percent in 2011 to 17.5 percent two years later. That meant an estimated 150,000 fewer hospital readmissions over two years.
Dr. Peter Angood of the American Association for Physician Leadership, who wasn't involved in the federal report, said the health care industry has a long way to go, and it's still unclear which patient safety strategies work best in hospitals. He noted that the report finds that one in 10 hospital patients still experience such errors. 

"A 10 percent significant error rate that creates harm, disability and possible death is way too high in American health care," Angood said. 

hospital such as medication errors, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, pressure ulcers and surgical-site infections. Most of these so-called hospital-acquired conditions are considered avoidable. The findings are based largely on a structured search of hospital medical records. 

The improvement mostly happened in 2012 and 2013, according to the report, and most of the estimated decline in costs and deaths came from fewer adverse drug events and pressure ulcers, or bed sores. 

More than 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions were experienced by patients over the three years compared with the number that would have occurred if 2010 rates remained steady, according to the report.
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Five minutes on how ObamaCare saves lives and reduces Healthcare cost.


The GOP was.....
Wrong about:
  • The Stimulus
  • the Auto Industry Bailout
  • the ACA 
  • Job creation 
  • Ebola 
  • the Deficit 
  • The Federal Government Shutdown
I can stop with those GOP failures and rest assured there were many ore "wrongs."


Yet a majority of voters and progressives afflicted with malaise and indifference have allowed the two chambers of the US Congress to be lead and dominated by people who actually do not seem to have middle nor low income family interest at heart nor as a guiding force.

It appears the US voter longs for the days of Bush.

ALTERNET August 2014 
  End Alternet

 The Bush policy that virtually sunk the nation....

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Bachmann Runs Up Against Sanity!



A piece with no need for verbiage! 

Cavuto, Bachmann Get Into Shouting Match Over Boehner Lawsuit


http://youtu.be/8JrEMZ7KUdM




An encore from MSNBC. The Americn Right via its media and 'do nothing' politicians are showing an underbelly never before seen in the United States. Should I pose a rhetorical question as to why?

http://on.msnbc.com/1pCoqei

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bachmann alludes to black genocide!

Bachmann Strikes Again
As Congress considers funding for the Nation Women's History Museum, a bit of insanity ensued. The insane remarks will not surprise you as you consider the source. Michelle "The Sky is Falling" Bachmann has again fantasized and postulated for effect. 

After constructing the last sentence with attention to keyboarding as politically correct as possible, I must follow with the straight scoop. Michelle Bachmann rose to speak to Congress with an oral cavity full of outright lies and zany utterances. Basically, Bachmann, like Rand Paul, "a bit of misinformation" is a good thing. As with Paul, we expect over the to hyperbole as core to a bundle of lies from the Minnesota Congresswoman. I posit, Bachmann's lies have reached the outer-limits of sanity, and punched into the universe of "crazy" ass liar.
“Among the most troubling examples is the museum’s glowing review of the woman who embraced [the] eugenics movement in the United States, Margaret Sanger,” the Minnesota Republican explained. “She’s an abortion trailblazer, and she is the founder of Planned Parenthood, which this body has sought to defund.”  
“Yet, the museum glosses over Margaret Sanger’s avid support for sterilization of women and abortion, and for the elimination of chosen ethic groups, particularly African-Americans, and classes of people.”
As I turn the screed over to a Raw Story report on the latest Bachmann craziness, I want to state a key point.  I doubt there is one African-American in the nation (beyond 2% of the 4% black people in the GOP) who feels  a need to have Bachmann as a guardian angel. Better yet, I assert the populace isn't at all comfortable with Bachmann as a rational person, certainly not one who would have interest in the black community. 

Also, is the African-American community a convenient populace for discussion or mention of genocide?  Is Bachmann so stuck in the GOP paradigm she cannot find other demographic groups for her flawed thinking and less than honest statement? 

Michele Bachmann ties women’s museum to ‘eugenics’ and the ‘elimination’ of blacks (via Raw Story )
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday opposed the National Women’s History Museum by connecting it to “eugenics” and same-sex marriage. During a House debate on whether or not Congress should appoint a commission to study how to move forward…

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Signs of the Times; Racism Lives Well In The American Right


Image via all Things Democrat
I can remember a time before Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns, when people such as that you are about to see, and hear were self-imposed closet racist. They would dare not go public in any way based on an absence of political correctness and possible scorn from millions. Since, Kevin Phillips (Nixon) and Lee Atwater's (Reagan) the US has evolved to a veritable cesspool of bigotry and racism with roots, branches and leaves flourishing in every aspect of our society. We can expect daily exhibitions of such, and to go a week without such reports is a reality of the distant past. 

As recently as last week Michelle Bachmann blessed the nation with another blast of complete race based insanity coupled with typical Bachmann oratory.  
“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt," Bachmann told conservative columnist Cal Thomas in comments flagged by the Huffington Post. “People don’t hold guilt for a woman."
It seems Bachmann deploys the most shallow approach to combating Hillary Clinton in 2016.

On the opposite end of the scale, we find the likes of Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin. 
"I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago Communist-raised, Communist-educated, Communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America." Nugent.


Why Palin? She recently reiterated an affinity for Nugent via his campaigning on behalf of a Texas gubernatorial candidate.

So much for those the Right who while guttural, occupy a place at the top of the gutter (e.g., Bachmann). There are some who are complete gutter dwellers comparable to the level of a bottom-dwelling amoeba. We offer one who competes with Nugent for chief amoeba.

The Raw Story

Tenn. official ‘threatened’ blacks with skin ‘trophy’ he saved from 1896 lynching (via Raw Story )
The state of Tennessee has fired a veteran investigator because officials believed that he attempted to use violent stories about how his relatives participated in a lynching to intimidate African-Americans who were trying to file claims against emergency…

Another very crestfallen aspect of what you just read, some of you go to voting booths and vote for the same candidates that love in words full of such people.  Oh, of course, you ridicule  my connect to the GOP and Libertarian Party.  Rather than ridicule, police!  People have full control over the proliferation of racism and bigotry inherent in conservative America.   

While, you may not be able to control the person, you have opportunity to publicly protest their "slime." People do not stand well to public criticism; it tends to change behavior.


I have yet to here or read serious admonition of racist acts for leaders of the GOP nor from celebrity leaders of the Libertarian Party. This, they enable.


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Friday, February 21, 2014

Michelle Bachamnn: "Obama Elected DueTo White Guilt; US Not Ready For A Woman President"



Michelle Bachmann's quote: (Highlight via The Pardu)

Mother Jones

In an interview published Wednesday, Bachmann said that Barack Obama won the presidency because white people felt too guilty about past racial injustices. "I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt," she said in an interview with Cal Thomas, a syndicated conservative columnist. 
Bachmann didn't stop there. She thinks Hillary Clinton has poor odds of winning the presidency in 2016. "People don't hold guilt for a woman," she said, explaining that much of the country isn't prepared to elect a women as president. "I don’t think there is a pent-up desire."
I ask that you keep the quote in mind, or frequent the quote as we move through this piece.

CNN's Don Lemon and guest broadcast a six minute segment on Bachmann's remarks earlier today. We should qualify. The production was to focus on Michelle Bachmann's latest verbal "spit-up", but as is frequently the case, when conservatives and liberals sit on camera the discussion moves to fissures across party and social lines. Today's segment was no different.

First, Lemon explains the contextual fallacy of Bachmann's statement as she ran for the GOP nomination in 2011. She actually led the pack until her campaign exploded (many quit, others were forced out) and until her campaign remarks reminded people of her idiocy and lack of veracity. The conservative pundit (posted as a GOP strategist and who seems to have dropped out of pundit school) quickly came to Bachmann's defense. She started with that common refrain of "I just got off the phone with her staff," and finished with Bachmann's did not make such a statement and was being taken out of context.  You now have your first opportunity to re-read the quote above.

While, I also noticed Lemon and his guest's burst into laughter, I ask how could one keep a straight face as the conservative pundit spoke so ridiculously. The laughter certainly did not appear to have been rehearsed. If one makes a ridiculously stupid statement, one opens themselves up for ridicule which can include laughter.

Let's face it, Michelle Bachmann over the course of her last two terms, has gone completely berserk with inane and ridiculous statements that are often proven to be outright lies. You will notice the conservative pundit also deployed the "Some people say....." mantra so popular with Fox News and Bachmann. 

Yes, we have a quick digression to make a point. We offer a quick visit to the Tampa Bay Times Politifact.

Bachmann

Republican from Minnesota
Michele Bachmann, first elected to the U.S. Congress in 2006, represents the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota. She was reelected in 2008. Previously, she served in the Minnesota State Senate. Prior to that, she spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, who have five children and have opened their home to 23 foster children, live in Stillwater, Minn., and own a mental health care practice.

Recent statements involving Michele Bachmann

Says Michele Bachmann said "English was good enough for Jesus when he wrote the Bible."

"The president … by executive order" could grant voting rights to illegal immigrants who are newly legalized under pending legislation.

The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets."

The IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care."

"The IRS will have the ability potentially" to deny or delay health care.



Seventy percent (70%) of the indicators lean in degrees towards "false."  

Now for the subject CNN discussion. The commentary after the video (below) is that of NewsAttackNow.

YouTube posted 

by NewsAttackNow 

http://youtu.be/MHsx2af08uY




Published on Feb 21, 2014
2-21-14 - CNN anchor Don Lemon lashed out at a conservative guest during a panel discussion about Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) blaming gender bias for her poor performance in the 2012 GOP primaries. When conservative Emily Miller insisted that gender bias did factor into how she was treated, and that "white guilt" played a role in President Barack Obama's two elections, Lemon and his liberal guest laughed at her.

Miller began by saying that the press is taking Bachmann's comments out of context and clarified that the Minnesota lawmaker was saying that many voters are less likely to vote for a woman than they are, for example, for a minority. "I think there's a lot of truth to that," Miller explained. "I think there is still white guilt over a what is happened..."

"And they were still guilty four years later?" Lemon interjected.

"I think so," Miller replied. "He obviously didn't win on the merits."

Both Lemon and The Root columnist Keli Goff burst out laughing. "I think that's really underestimating the American people," Lemon protested.

"So, white people felt guilty enough to vote for Barack Obama the first time and then you are saying, in your estimation, he did a terrible job, and they were so guilty that then they again voted for him — they were stupid enough, if they felt that way to vote for him again?" Lemon asked. "That's insulting to Americans."

"No, it's insulting to the president," Miller shot back.

"I think that's incredibly insulting," Goff added. She continued that Bachmann or any other "privileged white lady" should attempt to explain their situation to the parents of slain black teenagers Trayvon Martin or Jordan Davis.

"The Trayvon Martin case had nothing to do with race," Miller began as both Lemon and Goff laughed again.

"Oh my God, it does not make sense," the CNN anchor concluded.
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Let's dissect a bit.

Did you notice Emily Miller (conservative to the right of Lemon on camera), responded to Lemon's introduction with a diatribe that included the alleged call to Bachamnn's staff and the disavowing of the quote posted at the top of this piece (Another opportunity to read the quote).

Her comments remind of this:

http://crooksandliars.com/diane-sweet....
“I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”








Did you notice the applause from the supportive audience?

The very next day, Santorum pulled a real "boner."

Huffington Post
“I looked at that, and I didn’t say that,’ Santorum told O’Reilly. ‘If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t."
Ms. Miller also performed up to standard relative to jumping to a position of self-perceived privilege and authoritarianism via telling (ordering) her discussion counterpart to "calm down." Lemon nor the other guest, chastised Miller as she delivered what is becoming a mantra regarding ".....Mitt Romney would have made a better president." We are seeing it and hearing it more and more. Factually, the statement is without substance and as phony as Paul Ryan's lies about running a marathon in record time (refuted by his brother) and his invasion of the DC soup pantry for a video an photo shoot. The assertion is a personal opinion that is often dropped when the speaker knows the show host will not push for quick response as to 'why.' It is classic Rovianism and like any advertisement, if heard enough, for some, it soaks-in like maple syrup on Romney's Peanut Butter pancakes. 

Granted Keli Goff, the guest to the left of Lemon, took her long awaited response outside the scope of the discussion via beginning in Trayvon Martin. I assert her comments certainly did not warrant a "calm-down." The order to "calm-down" was both bush-league and amateurish as Miller was not the show host. Thus, she possessed no authority to order the speaker to "calm-down." Yet, she felt Fox News like in reaching to her point-counter-point opponent for a figurative verbal punch (put-down) so loved by people who watch Fox News.

Frankly, as the segment broadcast I envisioned Michael Dunn's conferred privilege of reaching over to a vehicle that was parked long before he arrived to instruct the three young black teenagers to "turn-down" their music. Dunn was buoyed by his concealed weapon (and reported anxiousness to fire upon a person) and the thought he could tell a strange what to do. Ms. Miller seems to have assumed a similar disdainful aura regrading Ms. Goff. 

Why do some people feel they have the privilege to order others around as if the person is a subordinate pet? 

Ms. Miller's non-verbals at discussion end was very telling. Read her eye raise/roll as you will, I read the involuntary reflexive act as a form of contempt for the people with whom she had just disagreed. And, without regard for the fact others do not hold her views and perspective.

Punditry is a art, that some do not perform very well. When a person is charged with defending and standing up for the likes of Michelle Bachmann, with a veracity record as delineated above, I suggest the pundit should posses skill that far surpass those of Ms Miller. 

Moreover, there are people in the 92% GOP who should understand they can no longer simply order a world according to their paradigm.

Michelle Bachmann should realize two or three points. First, if she is speaking honestly the people with whom she spoke may have been sending her a personal message "Not to pursue the nomination." Second, Bachmann isn't a person a non-far-right conservative would spend one minute in conservation. 



Frankly, I doubt any progressives of liberals would waste a moment speaking with Bachmann. On a tertiary basis, we seriously doubt Bachmann is speaking honestly, We reflect on the Politicaft table above: 70% less than honest when publicly speaking


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bachmann Says Obama Is Re-writing The US Constitution! (VIDEO)



We do not think the US Congress has ever seen the likes of a member who is a chronic and pathological liar!  Michelle Bachmann makes Paul Ryan appears as "lying "novice."

Fox News is really scraping the bottom of the pigpen for broadcast items.  When any network highlights Michelle Bachmann a news worthy source of information, the network is either desperate or they wish to appeal to "revenue" only.  Of course we posit the latter of the two.  

If we factor-in a healthy mix of Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) and conservative hatred of Obama as a human being, inviting Bachmann to speak as she ow has is no surprise.


Bachmann's most recent brain diarrhea? President Obama is re-writing the US Constitution.

In fairness, we will readily admit President Obama has a few entries in the Politifact "Pants on fire" archives and the latest is the reality of " You can keep your plan."

If you have not yet witnessed the 1:10 minute, segment it is embed below. But, first lets take a quick review of Michelle Bachmann.

Michelle Bachmann in perspective.

Politifact.com 

Michele Bachmann's file:
Bachmann

Republican from Minnesota
Michele Bachmann, first elected to the U.S. Congress in 2006, represents the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota. She was reelected in 2008. Previously, she served in the Minnesota State Senate. Prior to that, she spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, who have five children and have opened their home to 23 foster children, live in Stillwater, Minn., and own a mental health care practice.

Recent statements involving Michele Bachmann

           

                        Pants on Fire!
The president can't; only states can

Recent statements involving Michele Bachmann


Michele Bachmann

"The president … by executive order" could grant voting rights to illegal immigrants who are newly legalized under pending legislation.

     Pants on Fire!
None of those things
Michele Bachmann
Michele 
Bachmann

The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets."

The IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care."

"The IRS will have the ability potentially" to deny or delay health care.

        Pants on Fire!
Scientists tell us this is
nonsense
Michele Bachmann
Michele 
Bachmann

"Scientists tell us that we could have a cure in 10 years for Alzheimer's" were it not for "overzealous regulators, excessive taxation and greedy litigators."

                       
            Mostly False






"The IRS will have the ability potentially" to deny or delay health care.

                     Pants on Fire!









"Scientists tell us that we could have a cure in 10 years for Alzheimer's" were it not for "overzealous regulators, excessive taxation and greedy litigators."-vest-secrets."








Of every "three dollars in food stamps for the needy, seven dollars in salaries and pensions (go to) the bureaucrats who are supposed to be taking care of the poor."


                       Pants on Fire!








"After the debate that we had last week, PolitiFact came out and said that everything I said was true."


                        Pants on Fire!
             Nearly the opposite








Says Mitt Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, "put into place socialized medicine.


                      Pants on Fire!






"President Obama has the lowest public approval ratings of any president in modern times."


                    Pants on Fire!








President Barack Obama "has virtually no one in his cabinet with private-sector experience."<


                        Pants on Fire!







Small businesses that have "$250,000 in gross sales for the business. They're the ones that are looking at massive tax increases."








"Speaker Pelosi ... has been busy sticking the taxpayer with her $100,000 bar tab for alcohol on the military jets that she's...

                             Pants on Fire!
ACORN not getting money, 
not collecting data








ACORN will be a paid partner with the Census Bureau and "they will be in charge of going door-to-door and collecting data from the American public."









Says the Constitution only requires her to tell the census "how many people are in our home."

                       Pants on Fire!







In the 1970s, "the swine flu broke out . . . under another Democrat, President Jimmy Carter."


                       Pants on Fire!
She should read the other 1,989 pages







Page 92 of the House health care bill "says specifically that people can't purchase private health insurance after a date certain."
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The ultimate and, for us, most memorable Bachmann lie was related to President Obama's trip to India. While not rated a "Pants on Fire," it stands as a historic lie that will have a place in the Bachmann legacy.

Now, for Bachmann's most recent Fox News "red meat" fantasy.

http://youtu.be/WZSmSWX7UJA


Unbelievable!

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