Sebelius’ resignation too late to salvage Democrats’ midterm hopes

The resignation of beleaguered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is no surprise. It’s a highly political move reminiscent of one taken by Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush. Obama has the unpopular domestic issue of his “signature” policy, Obamacare. Bush had the unpopular Iraq War. The focal points in both cases were eventually viewed as politically toxic — for Bush it was Rumsfeld and for Obama it is Sebelius.

In both cases the two respective secretaries became a political “whipping boy/girl” for the opposing party. In both instances there were calls for resignations and firing. However, when the resignations came, they were politically too late.

In 2006, the Democrats ran against the Iraq War and won the House and Senate — we’re still paying for that. Now in 2014, Republicans will run against Obamacare, and just as with Bush and Rumsfeld, Sebelius’ resignation comes too late.

Expect the GOP to have electoral success and no amount of political gimmicks and empty rhetorical speeches will save Obama. The other person who is still an anchor about his leg is Eric Holder, and to some extent, Lois Lerner. And I forgot that little issue with abandoning Americans to die in Benghazi. Ex-CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson will do some serious damage to Obama and his liberal media cronies.

The resignation of Kathleen Sebelius is like the iceberg that sank the Titanic. It is just a visible tip on the surface. The true danger lies below, and the SS Obama is taking on water.

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mary
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The comparison of and equating with Rumsfeld and this immoral and lying woman, Sibelious, is offensive and dead wrong. I was surprised that you used this. However, it is the very first thing over which I have taken issue with you. I thank God for you and you are in my prayers

Brendan
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Are you saying that lying about a website is worse than lying about a war?

Arrgh2112
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Are these the lies you’re talking about? “He will use those weap0ns of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.” –Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missiIe strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weap0ns of mass destruction programs.” Letter to President Clinton, signed by: — Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998… Read more »
Brendan
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Are those the lies I was talking about?
No.

Arrgh2112
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Oh, ok. So they were only lies if a Republican said them?

J Alex Hart
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Links to sources below quote.
“In February 1998, politicians debated the Clinton administration’s plans to launch air attacks against Iraq in an effort to coerce Saddam Hussein into cooperating with U.N.weapons inspectors. As the Washington Post noted at the time: Foreign leaders anddiplomats may be urging restraint on the Clinton administration in the showdown withIraq, but a growing chorus at home is calling for stronger measures than the air attackscurrently being planned, with the objective of bringing down President Saddam Hussein.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/109891289/Clinton-Iraq-Links-1993-to-Present

http://www.scribd.com/doc/96934609/Clinton-Iraq-Links-1993-to-Present

http://www.scribd.com/doc/80456305/1998-Desert-Fox-and-Clinton-Admin

J Alex Hart
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If anyone lied, it was the Clinton war machine. Look up the Iraqi Liberation act of 1998 that Hillary cited in front of Congress in 2003 demanding the USA attack Saddam.

ibelieveinfreedom2
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No one lied about a war. Congress was given the same intel not just from our agents, but from our allies as well and they voted based on that. The democrats voted for it too, so they believed we had reason to go to war. ovomitcare was passed 100% by the socialist-demonrats, hungry for power, not to help the people. Read it and weep for the country your stupidity helped destroy. Saul David Alinsky(January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. In his book, “Rules for Radicals” are his thoughts on how to create… Read more »
Brendan
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wow… thank you for that long rant that had absolutely nothing to do with what I wrote you unAmerican idiot.

ShiekYerbouti
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It’s not the website. O-care was designed to fail many years ago. The number of actual non-subsidized payers are becoming far overburdened by the subsidized. This means that insurance companies will raise premiums even more than the current doubling and tripling. Also deductibles will rise. In a couple years the middle class will no longer be able to afford health insurance due to it’s cost’s. O-care will (pre-planned) be deemed a failure and either by executive order or legislation, Govt. institutionalized healthcare will be mandated. This is another collectivist/ socialist plan that has been many years in the works. The… Read more »
Byron Shutt
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Sad but probably true.

Brendan
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The comparison to the Rumsfeld resignation doesn’t make sense.
Yes… they were both embarrassments who were hurting their parties and needed to resign.
But…

Sebelius resigned nearly seven months before the coming midterm election.
Rumsfeld did not resign until after the 2006 midterm election.

Rumsfeld’s resignation made no difference on the 2006 midterms because it was not announced until two days after the election.

Marc Daniels
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“She continued undeterred and spoke about the honor she felt to be part of the Affordable Care Act, which she called “the most significant social change in the country” in the last 50 years.”

Funny how as a “D”, she felt this act was more significant than the Civil Rights Act.

IGnatius T Foobar
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Until Obama himself is behind bars, the work of the American people is not finished.

Sean Adkins
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i hope Allen runs for president next time….he would get 99% of us reading his posts to vote for him

Elaine Millican
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Gotta keep the heat up till we get the top dog!!! Ofaker himself!!! Eric Holder, your next!!! Take your buddy Al Sharpton with you!!!!

Elaine Millican
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O – care is a planned failure to implement the real plan this slime ball has up his sleeve!!! After all the Millions put into this premeditated failure, the real plan is called Self Payor plan!!! Meaning our health will be totally controlled by this corrupt Government just like Canada and I believe Britian!!! Just wait for it!!!

This is even more reason, We The People have got to overthrow this administration now!!! We just need a few good leaders!!!!

Exodus2011
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I agree totally with this analysis by Col West even though the lame, lapdog media persist in propping up this FAILURE who occupies the Oval Office, by distracting from his daily farcical activity and words … distracting with ANYTHING they can find … so that the truth about his BULLSCHMIDT Obamacare and his pathetic WEAK dealing with the bully Putin can be suppressed … but they won’t be able to prevent the American Public from knowing the truth about Obamacare, because it is so damaging in an UP CLOSE and PERSONAL way, to SO MANY American citizens …. the millions… Read more »
Paul Deckelman
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Hope she enjoys it there, under the BUS.
Na na NA Na,
Na na NA Na,
Hey, hey, GOOD BYE.

Dual Bag
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One down, 295 to go………(give or take)

Philanthropussy
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I know as a liberal this msy sound a bit crazy, but I hope the reps do take both houses. The reps will feel they have a mandate from your supports and will spend tge rest of their time trying to stop everything Obama wants. As well as stopping obamacare. Don’t forget the power struggle bet the tea party nuts cases like Ted Cruz, Rubio. Paul and Ryan vs everybody else . People think this is a do nothing congress now , just wait!!!!!!! All hiliary has to do is exploit this .

Reba
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Ms. P., the Democrats are the only ones that passed Obama Care and then they would not work with the Republicans to fix it. It’s all on them and no one else. As for Harry, Nancy, Holder and some others, they are your Nut Cases, not Ted and Paul, who are Constitutionalist. Hillary is no different than Obama; her track record speaks for itself.

BallzDeep
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Exactly..and I’m going to say it..Wake up, P!

Philanthropussy
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It’s hard to stay awake. All you people do is go around and around in circles, saying and repeating the same crap. It’s a snozefest.

Philanthropussy
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How fined Ovavaxare, it was passes. All tge reps did was cite to get rid if it. 51x. Forget about Bengazi . Nobody cares about that anymore , but the Reps. Unfortunately that all the reps have on her. Hint- lay of Bengazi. This country has gone lots off other thugs since Bengazi .

NationalPickle
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All we have on HILLARY? What about her hiding evidence/obstruction of justice in the WhiteWater case? How many people have met untimely deaths around her? And now the Dept of STATE loses 6 BILLION under her watch as Sec of State… WAKE UP!

Philanthropussy
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Whitewater ? How long ago was that ? How many I investigations ago ? How many clowns like you who went over Whitewater with a fine tooth comb looking for ANYTHING? And how many times was she cleared ? Are you so desperate you have to relay on smoke and mirrors ?
As for the missing money? What about the missing money lost under Bush’s fake war?

Judy
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You mean the fake war that every single democrat voted for including the muslim.

Philanthropussy
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Yes, everyone voted for the war because they believed Colin Powell who went before the UN and presented phoney, doctored evidence. For the record, Obama is not Muslim and if he were I would have no problem with it. You people have no evidence he is and it makes you look stupid for repeating something you can’t prove.

Arrgh2112
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Are you talking about the “fake” war that your leftists idols campaigned for? “He will use those weap0ns of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.” –Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missiIe strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weap0ns of mass destruction programs.” Letter to President Clinton, signed by: — Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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what are you yapping about?

willie
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The truth seems to bother you, as I would expect of any great flaming liberal putz.

Philanthropussy
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What truth? She was cleared years ago. You need to change your deodorant, the smell of desperation is following you.

ibelieveinfreedom2
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not true, quit listening to the lying media. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda and one… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Lazy lib? Who the [email protected] copy pasted pages and pages of right wing biased crap as a reply and sent it to me?
Yes, I am lazy lib. Your post put my to sleep 3 days ago. Just woke up.

Reba
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No, the Republicans had input, the Democrats would not accept it. It needs to be fixed and several things need to be redone, but the Democrats will not do it. No one cares about Benghazi, except Republicans? Seriously, you think everyone that is furious and wants answers about Benghazi are Republicans? No, it is a mix bag and someone that is a Vet; I’m amazed you don’t feel that way. The administrations has blocked the information and the truth about Benghazi, but mark my word, it will not die, until we have the answers. They let our men die and… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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NO BODY CARES ABOUT BENZAGI BUT thE REPS. 4 military men died, well we had 20 die at Ft Hood and the populic is more considered about that. The election is not going to be about Benfazi rehash, it’s about jobs, the Econ abd healthcare.
All the reps wanted to do about obamacare was to get rid of it. They never cane up with their own plan . If fact in states like LA, they are ignoring it.

Timothy-Allen Albertson
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Timothy-Allen Albertson

Spoken like a true raghead. The plan was to scrap obamacare since it wont work,

Sine_Labore_Nihil
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Reba, don’t waste your time on the Troll. It is filled with cool aid and all the same flavor. There is nothing you can say or do to change its’ mind.

DMcG
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Sure hope you are right about this, Colonel.

ibelieveinfreedom2
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True, but the point in replacing her now is so he has another of his cronies in before the republicans can stop his appointment.

fromthemomma
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About time she stepped down, wish her boss would too

willie
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Amen!

BallzDeep
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Bye bye lardass!

scotthudson
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Everyone should check out the book, The Contract On The Government. It is the book the feds DO NOT want you reading! Find it here: http://www.thecontract.us/

Tammy
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Just another low life scum Obamanation falling on their sword to save Obama, who will be next?

willie
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BO has an almost limitless supply of useful idiots. He is amazing, and he is not “failing” in the tasks he has chosen to destroy the USA. Alinsky would be so proud!

Roy
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The major problem for Republicans is that, if they do take back the entire Congress, they have to actually DO something with it. If they continue as they have since they took back the House in 2010, claiming that even though they controlled the House, they were ‘only one half of one third of the government’ (even though they constitutionally own the power of the purse and could exercise a lot of control that way they appear to be terrified of doing so). If they take control of both houses of Congress and then proceed to do nothing but block… Read more »
Tutu
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The House has sent numerous bills to the Senate for action and Harry the Weasel will not allow any to even come up for discussion. If the GOP gets both House and Senate, you will see the reversal of many things that has harmed this country. Whether or not they can get enough to override a veto will be the determining factor. If not, all they can do is bring bills to the President for signature and when he vetoes them, let the public know. This will be difficult with the current love affair that most of the media has… Read more »
lokiswife
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In 2007, before he began his presidential run, Obama spoke at an AFL-CIO meeting where he told them that his plan was for a one payer government healthcare insurance program. He admitted that he could not do it in one sweep, that he would need an intermediate step like Canada had. Obamacare is that intermediate step, to demolish the healthcare system we had and make such a mess that we would be lining up to get on his one payer program. Obamacare was designed NOT to succeed, and from that standpoint it is doing very well. I wouldn’t be surprised… Read more »
Saltporkdoc
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Too late to save the DammedOleCraps…late enough to save HER pension!