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Bryan Preston


February 12, 2014 - 9:37 am

Kirsten Powers has more of an excuse to defend Obamacare than Ron Fournier. The latter is supposedly a journalist. Powers worked for Hillary Clinton and is a career Democrat operative. Up to now, attacking Obamacare would have been a career-limiting move — especially with Hillary poised to run for a sequel to the squalor that was the 1990s Clinton White House.

But now that Hillary’s gearing up for a presidential run, she will necessarily have to distance herself from Obama and his policies. Anyone who wants to work for Hillary must do likewise.

Powers also says she is pro-life, yet supports Democrats up and down the ticket, and supports Obamacare and its mandate on nuns and Christian families own businesses to pay for Sandra Fluke’s birth control. So, well, just keep all that in mind. It’s not that mandate or the ridiculous Obamacare taxes or its negative impact on the economy or any of the law’s other controversial provisions that has Powers upset. It’s the fact that Team Obama has rolled the law out with with undeniable, mind-blowing incompetence.

KIRSTEN POWERS: Well, I think his explanation is probably the true explanation, that they need to do this, but at the same time, it’s now gotten to the point where it seems like there’s an exemption made for pretty much everybody except for individuals. A lot of people who have really been screwed over by the law, you know, who are left without insurance or with extremely expensive insurance. So, I think that Ron Fournier of The National Journal wrote something that ran today about –

BRET BAIER: This was after he expressed himself last night on the panel.

POWERS: The headline is why I’m getting tired of defending Obamacare. And I’m going to say amen, brother, because it’s exactly how I feel. People who have supported the law, who support universal health care, are constantly put in the position of having to defend this president, who has really incompetently put this together, rolled it out, and that’s why he has to do this. It’s why he has to keep doing this, because it’s not working.

The law as written was not going to do what Obama and co. repeatedly promised it would do. Obama and co. knew this when they sold the law. They always knews that “If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare” was a lie. Powers stood shoulder to shoulder with them when they told that lie. Now she is distancing herself from the enterprise as it has become indefensible. It’s also one of the weeks during which Powers alternates from trolling the right to trolling the left.

Plus, there’s that Hillary campaign to think about.

(h/t Hot Air)

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Kirsten is a Liberal on most domestic issues and sometimes sounds a bit silly but she has been critical of O'care from the launch (particularly in "only crappy plans were canceled" lie) and has been a tiger on Benghazi. She also recently became a devout evangelical Christian, much to the dismay of her mother and Liberal friends.
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Funny that in one of your links, Ron mentioned "constitutional". What Constitution? Judges now govern us by loosely interpreting a clause of two words: "equal protection".
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When a conservative criticizes a conservative policy, the left makes him out to be a big hero.

Go Kristen. Your growth is appreciated.

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Kirsten Powers: Boo F***ing Hoo. Man up, like your boss, and make an enemies' list. Punish the people who are making your life a living hell. Exempt them from holding future political office or positions of authority. Make them rue the day they decided to make this insulting folly ever happen.
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