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Obamacare Claims Its Latest Victim: Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As US Health Secretary

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Obamacare has been such a smashing success that the US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius just couldn't wait until days after its "successful" rol out to get the hell out of dodge.

From the NYT:

Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

 

Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said.

 

The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the law, persuade a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.

 

Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.

 

Even last week, as Mr. Obama triumphantly announced that enrollments in the exchanges had exceeded seven million, she did not appear next to him for the news conference in the Rose Garden.

 

The president is hoping that Ms. Burwell, 48, a Harvard- and Oxford-educated West Virginia native with a background in economic policy, will bring an intense focus and management acumen to the department. The budget office, which she has overseen since April of last year, is deeply involved in developing and carrying out health care policy.

 

“The president wants to make sure we have a proven manager and relentless implementer in the job over there, which is why he is going to nominate Sylvia,” said Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff.

 

Last month, Ms. Sebelius approached Mr. Obama and began a series of conversations about her future, Mr. McDonough said. The secretary told the president that the March 31 deadline for sign-ups under the health care law — and rising enrollment numbers — provided an opportunity for change, and that he would be best served by someone who was not the target of so much political ire, Mr. McDonough said.

 

“What was clear is that she thought that it was time to transition the leadership to somebody else,” he said. “She’s made clear in other comments publicly that she recognizes that she takes a lot of the incoming. She does hope — all of us hope — that we can get beyond the partisan sniping.”

 

The resignation is a low point in what had been a remarkable career for Ms. Sebelius, who as governor of Kansas was named by Time magazine as one of the five best governors in the country and was even mentioned as a possible running mate for Mr. Obama in 2008. The two had bonded when Ms. Sebelius endorsed his presidential bid early in 2008, becoming one of the highest-profile Democratic women to back him over Hillary Rodham Clinton, and helping him deliver a big win in the Kansas caucus.

The punchline:

Ms. Sebelius said she hoped — but did not expect — that her departure would represent the beginning of a more cooperative period in Washington to make health care better.  “If I could take something along with me,” she said, it would be “all the animosity. If that could just leave with me, and we could get to a new chapter, that would be terrific.”

That won't happen: after all the populace has to be entertained by the ongoing raging class war distracting it from the far more important obliteration of the US middle class by the Wall Street-Washington-Fed symbotic, parasitic complex.

Next questions: will Sebelius get to keep her health insurance, and at which Wall Street firm or Insurance corporation will she end up? Anyone who replies managing director in Goldman's healthcare group is disqualified, that answer is far too obvious.

 

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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:42 | 4645337 InjectTheVenom
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I'm totally OT here, but just wondering...why ZH hasn't (yet ?) covered the standoff at Bundy Ranch in Nevada  ??

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:45 | 4645350 camaro68ss
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Guess she needed to spend more time with family?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:48 | 4645365 Boris Alatovkrap
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Woman like is Katerina Sebelius, she is have no family! Does Sebelius not abort all infant of copulative act?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:53 | 4645381 Tom Servo
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Don't let the door hit you in the vagina on the way out!

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:00 | 4645405 freewolf7
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Smart rats jump early.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:47 | 4645601 philipat
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Better late than never? In reality, in the private sector, she a whole lot of others, would have been gone at least a year ago. Since it was mostly the Health Insurers and Big Pharma that wrote the law (whilst mistakenly expecting a degree of competence in Gumin implementation) my guess is she will go there. Probably an Insurer because Pharma's pressure point going forward is more at FDA. US style corruption within a fascist complex is a wonder to behold....

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:52 | 4645623 zaphod
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She is going to get "speaking gigs" at liberal institutions and universities for years and years at $100K/hour rates.

I wouldn't exactly call that losing

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:13 | 4645697 Manthong
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Rat.. Ship, Sink.. skinny white haired crone..

Makes sense.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:22 | 4645714 nmewn
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Speaking of rats, wassup with Sharpton being an FBI informer in the cocaine trade...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601734/Al-Sharpton-flipped-FBI-informant-caught-talking-drug-deals-undercover-agent.html

...I thought he had lost a little weight of late ;-)

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:46 | 4645931 Manthong
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..most effective diet program around.

..do big time blow for 6 months or so and drop 60 or more lbs.

Of course, the toasted brain should be taken into consideration.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:14 | 4645698 McMolotov
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She'll write a book called "How to Epically Fail on the World Stage and Still Have Half of America Defend You."

Incidentally, this will also be the title for Obama's, Hitlery's, and Horseface's books.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:55 | 4645624 philipat
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And I suspect that the lack of offspring is less as a result of sampling her own abortion policies than lack of opportunity. Where do the Dems find all these dreadful "women"?

I can listen to Sibelius but would prefer not to look at Sebelius!!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:11 | 4645458 QQQBall
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The retirement script. Beginning with - About a month ago.... Ending with - with regret, we accept Kathleen's desire to pursue other opportunites (or spend more time with family if applicable).

She should have been FIRED. She blew a billion bucks creating an unsecure, non-functioning website. A fucking BILLION BUCKS.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:22 | 4645507 Shad_ow
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She should be hauled off to prison after fingering every other crook involved in the rape of America.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:38 | 4645901 Boris Alatovkrap
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Maybe Sebelius is CEO job have waiting at Yahoo!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:16 | 4645702 Jumbotron
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"She should have been FIRED. She blew a billion bucks creating an unsecure, non-functioning website. A fucking BILLION BUCKS."

 

.....and counting

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:57 | 4646299 jwoop66
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cunt

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:53 | 4646756 tarsubil
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She did her part in bringing this whole thing that much closer to collapse.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:00 | 4645652 drendebe10
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"There ain't nuthin uglier than an old white woman."  Fred Sanford

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:01 | 4645406 Mr Pink
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Assistant : Secretary Sebelius, there is something we need to tell you

Sebelius: What is it?

Assistant: It's about the latest Obamacare enrollment numbers

Sebelius: The latest number I was given is 7.5 million. Isn't that great?!

Assistant: Well, yes, but the actual number of enrollees that has paid is much lower

Sebelius: How much lower?

Assistant: Ms. Secretary, the number we have is 6

Selebius: 6 million isn't that bad..

Assistant: No, not 6 million. 6, as in 6 people

Selebius: Fuck this! Clean out my desk and call my driver..I'm off to the Hamptons!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:27 | 4645525 Berspankme
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Hopefully it's cancer

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:51 | 4645618 Fiat Envy
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I logged in to up vote that.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:01 | 4645796 Upswaller
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Me 6.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:57 | 4645397 Van Halen
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Read Ann Barnhardt's take on the standoff. It's a little ways down the page...

http://www.barnhardt.biz/

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:30 | 4645730 Overfed
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She's way off and has no idea what she is talking about. Bundys have been on that land since 1877, reference that with the Taylor Grazing Act. Also, dig around the 'net. There is a whole lot more to the story than the guy just not paying his grazing fees. As usual, the government controlled media isn't telling anything close to the whole story.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:01 | 4645407 seek
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Only in the comments. I think someone in the know posted that it was fucked up but that the ranchers weren't completely innocent in this.

I was pleasantly surprised that the gov. of NV called out the Feds, especially on the free speech zones.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:18 | 4645485 The Gooch
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"weren't completely innocent" involving fucking steer does not justify .gov monkeys with sniper rifles trained on un-armed ranchers.

Nor does it justify said monkeys setting up a "first amendment zone"

The Governor of Nevada is only talikng talk.

The sheriff of Clark County is a complicit.

Ann Barnhardt has a very valid point, though.

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:41 | 4645583 seek
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I never said it did justify what the BLM is doing, and indeed I was repeating a comment from someone who appearred to be informed -- and that very same thing ended up getting echoed by Barnhardt, that the rancher involved has made some fairly sketchy legal claims and this isn't a black and white case.

The BLM should go through the courts instead of making themselves asses with a massive overreaction and the Orwellian free-speech zones, and the sheriff should get off his ass as well and control the scene, but the rancher here is also wrapping himself in the flag to get support after years of taunting the BLM.

I'm with Barnhardt, on the face of it, this isn't someone I'd be making efforts for. I do think the governor of NV should also step up after the free speech zone comment and tell the BLM to pack it up and send in lawyers and not snipers.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:55 | 4645632 666
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After the embarrassment the gubmint faced after losing out to Russia over the Ukraine, they have to regain face and show their mighty muscle by pointing military assault rifles at an unarmed rancher. What could be fairer than that? Now we can respect and admire the power of the USSA!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:39 | 4645754 seek
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Seriously the thing that disturbs me most about this whole mess is the timing.

Today is April 10th. In nine days it's April 19th. April 19th is a really, really bad day for things involving the government.

 

 

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:15 | 4646490 StychoKiller
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Meh, Apr-19 is the day before Easter, why do you consider it so special?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:26 | 4645520 Shad_ow
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http://www.naturalnews.com/0446

Bureau of Land Management  fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:06 | 4645669 The Gooch
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Harry Reid.

Wait for it...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:32 | 4645732 Overfed
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That dickless POS has already chimed in on the side of the feds and the big$$.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:00 | 4646170 The Gooch
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A quick dig...

Seems there are fracking interests in the area too.

BLM leases land.

Noble Energy Corp.

Nevada is the new "Middle-West".

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:53 | 4646142 Crash Overide
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Bundy Ranch in Nevada

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:11 | 4645688 Jumbotron
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She should get a 21 Nail Gun Salute.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:12 | 4645693 Jumbotron
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I wonder what insurance company she'll end up at ?

Or what lobby firm for the insurance companies ?

Her career just took off !!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:42 | 4645332 Everybodys All ...
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C U Next Tuesday...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:51 | 4645374 Boris Alatovkrap
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"Lasting damage to the president’s legacy."


What...? Destroy Amerika, last bastion of freedom is not legacy enough?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:13 | 4645472 Keyser
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The facade has shattered. It was all a lie. America's legacy are old John Wayne movies.

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:43 | 4645340 Theta_Burn
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Fuck all you naysayers....

According to Obama, the ACA is on track, has brought affordable health care to millions of uninsured Americans, and contrary to the critics, armageddon hasn't happened, and Vlad is contained...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:44 | 4645348 sessinpo
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sarc/

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:27 | 4645523 KickIce
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Woo hoo, Hillary and kathleen in 2016.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:33 | 4645737 Overfed
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"What Difference Does it Make!?"

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:35 | 4645559 nmewn
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And GM's barely alive and Biden's brain dead or sumpin.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:06 | 4645671 drendebe10
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TB..

... no need to be nasty but you ought to pass around and share whatever it is your smoking or drinking..

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:45 | 4645772 Occams_Chainsaw
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The insurance company sends ME money every month.  This fucking ACA thing is fucking awesome!  Pay up bitchezzz!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:44 | 4645346 EvlTheCat
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Managing Director for the World Health Organization.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:16 | 4645481 Keyser
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Would it be a conflict of interest if she served on the board of the Soylent Corporation too? 

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:08 | 4645680 McMolotov
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WHO?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:45 | 4645352 KickIce
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Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:45 | 4645356 Cacete de Ouro
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She looks like an evil Witch

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:56 | 4645636 DirkDiggler11
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But what will she do with her legion of flying monkeys now ?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:48 | 4645364 B2u
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Is she ill?  She probably left to obtain a job which offers better healtcare.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:07 | 4645437 Tom Servo
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I hope she's VERY ill, and who, when seemed like she was about to recover, suddenly felt the icy hand of death upon her....

But, alas, the good folks die every day, but evil fucks like her (and Buffet, Greenspan, Kissenger, Soros), will probably out live me...

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:30 | 4645667 Emergency Ward
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If the ACA Death Panels get a look at her will they vote thumbs up or thumbs down?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:49 | 4645366 syntaxterror
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Wish it was her faggot boss, but it's a start...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:18 | 4645488 Keyser
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Now you've done. The LGBT lobby will be beating down your door for that platitude. 

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 01:58 | 4645675 syntaxterror
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=faggot

"used instead of calling somebody stupid or a loser."

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:50 | 4645367 NOTaREALmerican
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Interesting...  

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:50 | 4645370 Van Halen
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They drove Sauron out once too, and look what he did when they weren't looking.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:51 | 4645376 FishHockers
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Replacdement from West Virgina, is all you need to know. When the replacement got divorced she asked the judge if that  meant her, and her ex were still first cousins.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:05 | 4645425 janus
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awwww, cummon man...the C-Byrd is from the great state of WV.  without WV he'd have no couch-buring, far less coal and almost no wiggers.

here's a gem from back in the day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goC6tx4ntzM

boys, i could tell ya some stories!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0cjGiSthA0

college!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vrEljMfXYo

it's a wierd and wonderful place, west virginia.

 

country roads,

janus

 

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:20 | 4645495 Keyser
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You from Bemus or Nitro? 

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:36 | 4645744 janus
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F6Tq2nTuMc

naw, but i've seen beums.  one thing i learned in west virginia: never exit the interstate unless you're sure there's a returning on-ramp...cost me two hours and got me involved in a few conversations which confirmed many of the negative sterotypes common to WV.   people there think it's natural and, for some reason, desirable to have an off-ramp and no on-ramp (and vise versa).

WV, this is not how we build roads in these united states...and with all those gobs and gobs of federal dollars, you can't even build an on-ramp?  

sorta like a creepy-backwoods version of hotel california.  in other words, boys...fill up the tank BEFORE you cross the state line.

all the same, i like the place...good people...strange, but good enough.

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:30 | 4645544 Berspankme
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The dental plans are cheap in WV. How much can it cost to cover 3 teeth?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:35 | 4645893 post turtle saver
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when a single tooth is on the family plan you know you're in WVa

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:53 | 4645379 NYPoke
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Wowsers.  Nothing says Medicine like Economic Policy.  

 

I really hope Sylvia isn't competent.  THAT would be a big problem.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:53 | 4645380 bigrooster
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Well this made my day/week/month.  Finally ZH posts some good news!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:54 | 4645385 Van Halen
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Anyone want to speculate on who takes her place now?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:57 | 4645393 syntaxterror
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United Healthcare?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:39 | 4645752 nmewn
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Ezekiel Emanuel, I mean, when Goebbels loses the job because the usefull idiots are awakening, you go straight to Mengele types, right? 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:08 | 4645442 Omegaman2211
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Do you not read?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:42 | 4645766 nmewn
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Chief of Staff to Robert Rubin, what could possibly go wrong?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:57 | 4645391 Laughinggrizzley
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Stupid Bitch! How much do you want to bet she goes scurrying to Planned Parenthood?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:57 | 4645396 toadold
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 Wall street could get her pretty cheap, "I already know what you are, we are just haggling over the price now."

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:59 | 4645403 ebworthen
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She's got a beach house in Florida all picked out I'm sure.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:27 | 4645527 nmewn
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I'll be needing that address ;-)

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:02 | 4645409 Seasmoke
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Way too many cunts in this administration.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:04 | 4645415 IridiumRebel
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Nice! Destroy the system and set it on the path to single payer and then Waltz off into the Sunset. From a Kansas boy who lived there when she was governor, please stay in DC.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:04 | 4645421 Jahbulon
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Worthless piece of sh*&.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:05 | 4645423 ShrNfr
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Join the rest of the crew under the bus.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:06 | 4645432 kchrisc
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Ding dong, the bitch will just get a six-figure revolving door gig with one of the firms she gave contracts too while an official parasite.

 

"Only the guillotine can except the resignations of criminals."

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:07 | 4645440 kurt
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Don't see Paulson much after HIS deed.

Won't see her either after hers.

Feeding the American Public to an Insurance Monopoly was an Evil thing.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:12 | 4645463 lead salad
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Why leave? She fits in so well with the rest of the incompetent boobs.......

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:12 | 4645466 kchrisc
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But then like a resignation is going to fix the Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare.

 

"Can I get a guillotine!!!"

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:26 | 4645521 nmewn
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Guillotine!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:13 | 4645469 Its_the_economy...
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This resignation is nothing more than 2nd half bailing. Same as it always was. Blue, red, makes no nevermind.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:19 | 4645493 Miss Expectations
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Hope she's looking forward to the "next chapter" especially since she "obstinately persists in serious sin."

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:22 | 4645503 pizzedoff
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Got sick of fudging the numbers?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:25 | 4645514 nmewn
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Kathleen "someone lives and someone dies" Sebelius. Sarah Murnaghan was not familar with your rigid bureaucratese and thankfully, neither was a judge.

But no Death Panels involved folks, no worries.

Fucking Forward!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:33 | 4645541 gnomon
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The resignation had been held back by Obummer for when he wanted to bump worse news off the evening news.  And that would be the reinvigorated IRS scandal with the email documented Lois Lerner/IRS/Cummings alliance.

These kind of tricks work in a Banana Republic.  Obummer knows what kind of sheeple he is dealing with.

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:33 | 4645549 22winmag
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What do you call 10,000 scum-sucking, politically-connected lawyers like Sebelius at the bottom of the sea?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:37 | 4645565 nmewn
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A good start...Lois Lerner is next.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:36 | 4645562 justsayin2u
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Sure the peeps may hate you Kathy but they hate Bamycare even more.  It's not all about you.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:56 | 4645637 libertysghost
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No shit Huh? Fuckin Narcissistic POLS!!!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:02 | 4645660 NoWayJose
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The Republicans need to be careful. Sebellius would not have left if the Democrats did not see an advantage to it. Likewise, some Republicans are focusing on the botched web site roll out. That is old news. Republicans need to get accurate numbers that show things favorable to their views, and pull out more Joe the Plumber guys.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:06 | 4645668 NOTaREALmerican
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Resulting in the Red Team winning, and the - the Red Team ends the Fed, kicks Putin's ass,  punishes the fornicating harlots and we have a return to "free markets"?

You make is sound so easy, even a (R)etard could do it. 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:18 | 4645707 nmewn
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We're not the Red or the Blue Team, we're the White Team.

The Blue Team calls us razzzists, the Red Team calls us hobbits ;-)

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:22 | 4645713 MedicalQuack
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Wrong person on the wrong job for too long.  What I do I know, I said in 2009, please pick someone else as Health IT would eat her up and it did.  Healthcare .gov among a few other public blunders.

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/04/secretary-sebelius-at-hhs-resigns...

Her perceptions were so whacked out when she tried to explain technologies it made me nuts and other folks in tech too.  Here's the original 2009..

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2009/02/kathleen-sebelius-kansas-governor...

And one for Nance DeParle who flew the coup early and now sits on the board of CVS, she ran Medicare during the Clinton Admin.  She left Dodge early and got back to making money sitting on boards. 

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2009/03/nancy-ann-deparle-and-kathleen-se...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:25 | 4645720 janus
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i think this is a good time to pause, reflect and ponderate on the fairer sex, their evolving role in the modern world, and what it means for the rest of us.

biologically speaking, the sexes are differentiated in ways that we can positively and qualitatively identify.  we tend to concentrate on physical attributes, sexual organs, chemical/hormonal variations (and the standards that define their respective mean), chromosomal differences, genetics...etc.  this is all well and good; and if our species were nothing but simple biology, we could contain the discussion within these constraints. 

it's as if we believe femininity to be nothing but quantifiable biology; as if femininity flows from its observable manifestations back into the psyche, and the 'obstacles' that women have traditionally faced are all in their/our heads.  in other words, if we all just believe hard enough, we'll soon see woman charging the line in battle, winning the heisman trophy, taking the MIT puzzle prize, inventing anything at all, whatsoever...ever (bitches don't invent, bitchez), solve a sudoko, calculate a 15 percent tip in their head, etc, etc, etc...  look, i could go on, but i'm not out to hurt feelings, only offer a bit of dissent to your new religion, you slack-jawed imbeciles & idolators.

the male/female divide is profound, utterly distinct, fundamental and, as this relates to my next point, philosophical.

now, understanding as you all now surely do, these various manifestations of femininity flow FROM the profound sexual difference, rather than each individually contributing to it.  men and masculinity gathers, builds, gains, progresses, adventures, hunts, risks, battles...that sort of thing.  their primal capacity and elemental impulsion is to gain and advance.  women protect, tend, caretake and, ultimately, retreat, cower and consume.   

let me put it another way (anthropologically speaking, that is):   every culture wherein men do all the work and tend to their women are the most advanced, most prosperous, most civilized, etc. etc. etc (that'd be europe and parts of asia)...those cultures in which women do all the work and tend to their idle, worthless men are the most squalid, the most benighted, the most abysmally backward, savage, lawless, regressive and unseemly things the world has ever seen (that'd be africa and parts of asia).  oh, i know this is the uncomfortable variety of observable truth we're not supposed to observe, much less mention.

i suppose it's ironic that 'feminists' are everywhere out to destroy femininity...but such irony is fully apropos the times and the age.

so, amorica, i want you to all roll-over and let the women take over.  no more 'a chicken in every pot'; it's now 'a lesbo in every post'.  but i suppose, within the framework of The Grand Narrative, western civilization is due for a raping...may as well let the actors assume their traditional roles in preparation for the Big Finale...y'all know how janus luvs a good story.

if you thought obozo couldn't hold his own against putin, just wait till 'secretary' clinton squares-off against the clear-thinking and steely-eyed slav.

ahhh, pretty soon we'll see the joint chiefs of staff running off to the 'ladies' room to change their pads...they'll be accommodations for hot-flashes in every war-room...all board-rooms will have an adjoining nursery...histrionics will be the basis of our new foreign policy...you'll all find yourself in a gulag for using the word 'bossy'...all 'girly' girls will have it forcibly hormoned outta them...screeching and nagging will become the only acceptable diplomatic modes of exchange...pant-suits, pant-suits, pant-suits as far as the eye can see...pant-suits -- THE HORROR!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDK9MDklzFo

janus

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:31 | 4646638 Kobe Beef
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Gender's just a social construct. I heard it on Facebook.

Meanwhile back in the real world, as the progressive purpose of the USSA is to make women, minorities, and sexual deviants haaaappy, it has ceased to become an advanced civilization. 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:16 | 4645827 pupdog1
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Apparently, pissing half-a-billion tax dollars down the rat hole on a web site that is nothing more than a shell with no security is actually grounds for dismissal.

Where is the special prosecutor to investigate why Moochelle's old school chum's company was selected to do this work?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:24 | 4645858 thamnosma
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Resignation isn't as much fun as suicide.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:33 | 4645885 tony wilson
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she a tray ter sea

she let are presdent obarmy down

she not fit for porpose

likes eve in the bible she betrayed are man barry.

i is a liberoloil i beliefs in live and let lives.

brudderly loves.

 

but this skank whore has to be water boarded then put on a fema train shunted across country then beheaded with are new homeland security high ho silver lining guiloteens.

she ruined obarmies leg ass ee

 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:53 | 4645957 Seize Mars
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Sibelius: another ratfuck communist scumbag traitor.
You will be forgotten, loser. No statues, no temples. Oblivion.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:28 | 4646058 rsnoble
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Damn, I guess I shouldn't had accused her of being a cunt disorderment on youtube recently.  I'm sorry.

Fucking Bitch.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:37 | 4646090 tony bonn
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too bad the bitch is still breathing.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:36 | 4646257 JR
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What do Dukakis, Clinton, Bob Rubin, Bill Gates, MetLife and the Council on Foreign Relations have in common: they were/are employers of the new head of ObamaCare. This makes Kathleen Sebelius look like Mother Theresa. The eclipse of America’s free enterprise system and individual opportunity, including the choice for health care, now is almost total.

One of the most striking aspects of Sylvia Mathews Burwell's Leftist resume is tying the Obama Administration to her service with an alleged American icon and "capitalist," Bill Gates. More than any other development, the naming of Burwell to this post ties Bill Gates to the socialist agenda now spearheaded by the Democratic Party.

Her startling Leftist resume is one thing; but here are her Gates’ credentials.

KoKo wrote on DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND.COM  a year ago: For what it's worth...here's latest WIKIPEDIA on her...

Sylvia Mathews Burwell (born 1965) is president of the Walmart Foundation having assumed that post in October, 2011, and was previously the president of the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. While at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation her program focused on combating world poverty through agricultural development, financial services for the poor, and global libraries. She was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Foundation prior to its reorganization in 2006. She came to the Foundation in 2001, after serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C., from 1998.
Biography

Born and raised in Hinton, West Virginia, into a Greek-American family Mathews is the daughter of Dr. William Mathews, a retired optometrist and Hinton Mayor Cleo Mathews. She began her career while still in college, serving as an intern for West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall, as governor's aide to Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, and working on the Dukakis/Bentsen and the Clinton/Gore campaigns. Ms. Mathews served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998, and was Chief of Staff to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin from 1995 to 1997. She also served as Staff Director for the National Economic Council from 1993 to 1995. Prior to that, she was an Associate at McKinsey & Company from 1990 through 1992. She is a Member of the University of Washington Medicine Board, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Aspen Strategy Group and the Nike Foundation Advisory Group.

In addition, Ms. Mathews is a Governing Council Member of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Ms. Mathews received a bachelor’s degree in government, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1987 and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Ms. Mathews has been a Director of MetLife and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since January 2004. She often returns to the Mountain State and to WVU to speak, and recently a scholarship was established in her honor to support aspiring WVU political science students. In 2005 Mathews was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of The 50 Women to Watch -- 2005 worldwide. She was mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Patty Stonesifer, who had announced plans to step down as CEO of the Gates Foundation in 2008. However, on May 12, 2008, the foundation announced that Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes would assume the CEO position. Reportedly, Mathews and the foundation's other presidents approved of Raikes' appointment. Mathews was named Obama-Biden Transition Agency Review Lead for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

She married attorney Stephen Burwell in February 2007. They have (two) children.

On March 3, 2013, it was announced that President Obama will nominate Burwell to head the White House Office of Management and Budget.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=413921

Who Controls the Council on Foreign Relations? (Part 1)

Sylvia Burwell also serves on the Jewish-dominated CFR:
“Of the forty-three(43) Council on Foreign Relations directors, twenty-eight (28) are Jewish or have Jewish spouses…”

http://thezog.wordpress.com/who-controls-the-council-on-foreign-relations-part-1/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Members_of_the_Council_on_Foreign_Relations

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:35 | 4646643 Kobe Beef
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CFR, Rhodes Scholar, Foundation head, Bob Rubin aide--she's probably got a Committee of 300 tramp stamp.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:43 | 4646514 ebear
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".....would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy."


I thought lasting damage WAS the president's legacy?

 

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 03:29 | 4646541 damicol
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Surely the right place for this lyng bitch right now is Guantanamo, shitting in a bucket in a  dungeon waiting for someone with needles and water to come and gently extract the real truth

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