Robert Laurie


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CBS: Obama administration granted itself a waiver to dodge final security testing on Healthcare.gov

Nov 5, 2013 — Robert Laurie

If you’re in charge of a lawless administration plagued by scandals in which your NSA is spying on virtually every American with internet access, maybe you don’t think “security” is that big of a deal. Let’s face it, if you build a new federal website with strict security measures, you’ll just make it that much harder for your own intelligence agencies to collect data on law-abiding citizens.  You wouldn’t want that.


ABC News: Obama lied again. Phone and mail signups aren’t working either

Nov 5, 2013 — Robert Laurie

Remember when, on the heels of the disastrous Obamacare rollout, President Obama appeared in the White House Rose Garden? Everyone seemed to think he was going to apologize to the American people for the big, steaming, pile of “fail” he’d just dropped on them, but that’s just not his style.  Instead, the whole thing turned into a cheerleading event.  He found a couple of people who’d allegedly managed to enroll, they stood behind him, and he told us how wonderful the system was.  The early implosion, he claimed, was just a glitch.


New York Times: Obama just misspoke when he said you could ‘keep’ your plan

Nov 4, 2013 — Robert Laurie

Well, that didn’t last long.  After a week of admitting the truth about the President’s Obamacare failure, the New York Times is back to doing what it does best: spinning the President’s hokum.  Today, they’re taking on the ‘evil’ congressional Republicans who would dare suggest that Obama lied when he said “If you like your current plan, you can keep it.”  According to the NYT editorial board, that wasn’t a lie.  Obama simply “misspoke.”


Rand Paul: Obama’s taken government incompetence to a whole new level

Nov 1, 2013 — Robert Laurie

Poor Rand Paul.  His heart’s in the right place, but this clip gives the impression that he still thinks there’s someone within the Obama administration with a shred of decency, honor, integrity, or humility. There isn’t.


U.S. taxpayers have squandered over $1 billion to set up ObamaCare exchanges in 15 states

Nov 1, 2013 — Robert Laurie

I don’t know what they’re putting in the water over at CBS News, but please, whatever it is, keep it coming.  This morning they continued their merciless ObamaCare reporting with a piece on the state exchanges.  The ACA-faithful generally love to argue that only the federal exchanges are really having problems.  They point to (likely inflated) signup numbers at the state-run sites and argue that the system works; it’s just the feds who are “experiencing technical difficulties.”


Washington Post reports NSA has infiltrated Google and Yahoo data centers worldwide

Oct 31, 2013 — Robert Laurie

According to a new report in the Washington Post, the NSA scandal is about to get much, much, worse. Newly revealed documents leaked by Edward Snowden indicate that the National Security Agency, in conjunction with its British counterpart the GCHQ, have secretly tapped into the communication links that connect the Yahoo and Google data centers across four continents.


CNN: Obama pressuring insurance companies to keep quiet about Obamacare problems

Oct 30, 2013 — Robert Laurie

Last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with investigative reporter Drew Griffin about an increasing number of reports suggesting that the Obama administration is putting pressure on insurance companies who might speak out against Obamacare. Quietly, it seems, the White House has “kept its boot on the neck” of any insurance company that would dare complain about the new law or its implementation.


Geraldo Rivera calls Obamacare a disaster, says President is ‘Stuck up’ and ‘snobby’

Oct 29, 2013 — Robert Laurie

This morning CBS News continued its non-stop barrage of scathing Obamacare reports. This time, they were confirming that over 2 million Americans had lost their preferred insurance due to the President’s signature legislation.


MSNBC finally notices that the President doesn’t seem to know what his administration is doing

Oct 29, 2013 — Robert Laurie

Yesterday, CNN reported that Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is providing cover for the President by claiming that “he didn’t know” that the NSA was spying on various allied world leaders.


Los Angeles Times: Californians experience Obamacare sticker shock

Oct 29, 2013 — Robert Laurie

During the President’s battle to pass Obamacare, the L.A. Times was a major ally.  If Democrats threw out a bogus statistic, the LA Times was there to repeat it. Whether it was “you’ll be able to keep your plan” or “we’ll save the average American $2500.00,” if there was a lie to sell, the L.A. Times did their best to sell it. Now, suddenly, they’re having a hard time sticking to the plan.


John McCain: Other than Benghazi, Hillary’s work at the State Department was ‘outstanding’

Oct 28, 2013 — Robert Laurie

There are days when I assume I’ve heard it all from John McCain. I figure “sure we have lots of problems, but at least McCain can’t sink any lower.”  Then, he finds a way to prove me wrong.


Hollywood leftists are suddenly concerned about gov’t overreach - release video to ‘raise awareness’

Oct 28, 2013 — Robert Laurie

For decades, slavish Hollywood leftists have been toeing the big government line.  There was no program too big, no social engineering scheme too radical, and no socialist wealth redistribution plan too aggressive. When you’re a millionaire who loves government above all else, you always have government’s back. Now, however, it seems they’ve found something they simply can’t support. That something is the blatant overreach of the NSA’s domestic spying program.


As many as 16 million Americans may lose their insurance due to Obamacare

Oct 25, 2013 — Robert Laurie

A couple days ago, we discussed a report from Kaiser Health News which revealed that - so far - over half a million Americans had lost their preferred insurance plans due to ObamaCare. Since their story only covered a few insurers in three states, it was obviously just the beginning. According to Forbes, there are now more people in those three states that have LOST their insurance than there are new ObamaCare signups across all 50 states. So we know the numbers released so far will be just the tip of the iceberg.


Sebelius doesn’t care if you want her gone - she ‘doesn’t work for you’

Oct 25, 2013 — Robert Laurie

If I were to give her the benefit of the doubt, I’d say that Kathleen Sebelius honestly doesn’t know who she works for. Perhaps she incorrectly believes her superior is the President of the United States. Possibly, she’s convinced herself that she works for “the government.” It’s even conceivable that she’s operating under as though she works for the Department of Health and Human Services.


More than half a million people lose their insurance thanks to Obamacare - in just 3 states

Oct 23, 2013 — Robert Laurie

Throughout the Obamacare battle, the President’s biggest - and most transparent - lie about as that “If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” From day one, conservatives said that wasn’t the case, but the White House and its left-wing media allies swore that it was true.  We were told, again and again, that if you’re happy the way things are, you probably wouldn’t even notice a change.


CBS News: Healthcare.gov adds ‘useless and misleading’ new feature

Oct 23, 2013 — Robert Laurie

The first of the “fixes” has arrived.  Rejoice!


Reports: Obama administration grossly under reporting civilian deaths in drone strikes

Oct 22, 2013 — Robert Laurie

The Obama administration goes to great lengths to assure the American public that overseas drone strikes are the best way forward in the war against international terrorism. If the administration is to be believed, they are fast, effective, and - most importantly - possessed of accuracy unattainable in traditional warfare. The White House has repeatedly argued that, while they are regrettable, drone strikes that cause civilian, non-combatant, deaths are extremely rare.


Obama administration knew days before launch that the federal exchange would fail

Oct 22, 2013 — Robert Laurie

President Obama is still doing everything he can to sell the laughable notion that heavy traffic is responsible for the web-based meltdowns that have plagued Obamacare.  The online “one stop shop” that the administration promised would be so simple has turned into a complete fiasco.  Just yesterday afternoon, during his remarks in the rose garden, “President 1-800” was still blaming the allegedly massive influx of new customers for the collapse.


MSNBC: Obama administration ‘outright lying’ about Obamacare enrollment numbers; government ‘in cris

Oct 21, 2013 — Robert Laurie

If you’re part of the MSNBC brain trust, things are…difficult…right now. You spent the last three years denying Obamacare’s shortcomings, refusing to entertain the notion that Obama was fallible, and promising your meager viewership that everything was going to be great once the American people saw how wonderful the ACA really was. Then it launched, and you looked like a complete sucker.


NYT: 5 Million lines of ACA website code need to be rewritten - signup chaos masking bigger issues

Oct 21, 2013 — Robert Laurie

On TV, you have MSNBC.  In print, there’s the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Like the President’s favorite TV network, these two papers can be counted on to regurgitate - with an almost religious fervor - whatever pabulum the administration dictates. They’re slavish to the ideals of the “progressive” left and will shill for Barack Obama whenever they get the chance.