HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius taken aback by ‘relentless’ ‘Obamacare’ politics

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that she has been taken off guard by the concerted and continuing opposition to “Obamacare” and that her office has been pushed into public relations mode to persuade states to join the exchange.

The White House by and large thought the Supreme Court’s favorable ruling would have squashed all debate, she said, as The Hill reported.

“The politics has been relentless and that continues,” she said in a Reuters report. “There was some hope that once the Supreme Court ruled in July, and then once an election occurred there would be a sense that, ‘This is the law of the land, let’s get on board, let’s make this work.’”

But states are still battling — and that’s a surprise, she said.

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She sucked as Govenor of Kansas what would make anyone think she could do better here?

Yes, she was terrible and because of her Kansas became known as the baby killer state. We had one of the most ruthless of the 3 late tri-mester Abortion Doctors in the USA, George Tiller, in Wichita, Kansas. People came from all over to have this serial killer abort their babies up to the 36th week! Sebellius allowed Tiller to continue murdering babies and never opposed this practice or had him arrested.  She continues to support Dr. Carhart in MD who is a late term abortion doctor. It was like having Heinrich Himmler as your neighbor! The only reason she was re-elected was her daddy's money and because she was the 1st Woman as KS Governor and idiots thought that was great. Normally, we are a RED state, primarily, thank God. She was an embarrassment to our state.

Why do you think Obama appointed her in charge of Human Health Services? Because he is just like her and drools over the thought of mass-murdering babies!

"Enter Kathleen Sebelius. When she was governor of Tiller’s home state of Kansas, Sebelius hosted Tiller and Carhart for dinner at the governor’s mansion. She wanted to honor them for the work they were doing, which largely consisted of late-term abortions on children who could all survive outside their mothers’ wombs, killed by a procedure so gruesome that the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan—a pro-choice Democrat representing New York—condemned it as “infanticide.” This is the same Sebelius who now, as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the lead federal official for taking over the U.S. healthcare system with Obamacare. She is also the official who issued the HHS Mandate—the federal regulation requiring almost all employers in America with 50+ employees to cover abortion-related services, which is now slowly heading toward the Supreme Court for violating the religious freedoms of people of faith."

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Intellectually vapid. Sebelius is typical. 'ObamaCare' is a Lie. And will be Repealed. 

I hope your right JC no one can afford his affordable health care program that everyone knows he will get kickbacks from

Sooner the better. My insurance went from 189.00 to 650.00 month. Gee thanks Obummer.

What makes it better i only get 725.00 month SS. Just take it all !!! I can eat grass. I wont take any of there help !!!! They can stick it.

I hear you Im on ssdi and its a joke I started working at 15 and now Im screwed how can anyone survive when they take all your cash ment for housing I guess Odumba wants us all to live underground like the homeless do in Kansas City

No...he wants you eliminated..only the "elite" survive....and we are not it! Or there is a green/sustainable 200 sq ft cell in your FEMA camp waiting for you...

OMG Ted that's scary... is that for one or family? trying to get an idea what I have to look forward to...


They havent zapped me YET but its supposed to double when it does then Ill drop it like a hot potato Ive had it with this administration the reason he wants this in place is to get kick backs some how and some way he wants all our $ my dad said the rich man dance and the poor man pays the band now I know what he ment by that

Tough bananas Kathleen. Communists are not wanted here.


May you go down in the flames of defeat!!!


The ruling is questionably favorable. Even a wise trick.

Sebelius is about as useful as udders on a bull.




Romney Handed Shock
Defeat By Own State’s GOP

Mitt Romney is back in state politics, this time in Utah instead of Massachusetts. However, conservatives in The Beehive State aren’t exactly warming up to the 2012 Republican standard-bearer quite the way many people expected they would.

After finishing second in votes at the state GOP convention, Romney will now face a primary in his run for the Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, Fox News reported.

At the convention in West Valley City on Saturday, Romney polled just behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy captured 50.18 percent of the delegate vote compared to Romney’s 49.12 percent.

That means the two will face off in a primary on June 26 to determine who will represent the GOP this fall.

Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, is considered an extremely popular figure in Utah and was widely expected to have an easy path to the upper chamber.

In a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson, at least one poll showed Romney up by 46 percent. That’s, uh, slightly more than the margin of error.

However, among party loyalists, Romney isn’t exactly viewed with unalloyed fondness.

The 2012 presidential nominee was always known for being decidedly moderate, particularly on issues of immigration and global trade. There was also the fact that he ran a campaign so bumbling that it almost made Michael Dukakis look good.

And then there was Romney’s war of words with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which likely led many to perceive he secretly wished Hillary Clinton would take the Oval Office.

Trump would later consider Romney as a secretary of state pick, although how serious the president-elect was about appointing him is something we’ll likely never know.

While your average Utah Republican is unlikely to let these slights affect their vote, hardcore party activists probably don’t want another RINO who isn’t exactly known for his rapport with the president in the upper chamber of Congress, no matter how famous he may be.

For his part, Romney tried to put a good spin on the humiliation.

“I’m delighted with the outcome. Did very, very well,” he told KSTU. “On to a good, important primary ahead. This is terrific for the people of Utah.”

Dude, you just lost to a guy nobody has ever heard of. However, Kennedy was happy with the results, and unlike Romney, he had good reason to be.

“I’m a candidate with a compelling life story and a unique set of life circumstances I’d like to use to serve the people of Utah,” Kennedy said.

I have no idea what that story or those circumstances are, but I think the key point here is that he’s not Mitt Romney. If he wants to win, that’s pretty much what he should be focusing on. I can see the billboards now. “Mike Kennedy: Not Mitt Romney.” “Mike Kennedy: He didn’t borrow Ward Cleaver’s haircut.” “Mike Kennedy: Because Utah deserves a senator whose favorite food isn’t buttered noodles.”

Utah’s electorate tends to be less conservative than convention-goers, so it’s unlikely that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee for Senate. However, that’s not a 100 percent certainty — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost to a Kennedy.

What do you think?


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