Sunday, June 30, 2013

And where David Axelrod tweet-whines that they were unable to co-opt the NFL

Obviously, we're having a lot of fun with this. The NFL has summarily rebuffed the Obama administration's effort to recruit them in order to promote the roll-out of ObamaCare, however they still haven't received any official or un-official thumbs-down from the NBA, NHL, MLB and... librarians?

It was learned, during the wooing process that two Republican Senators sent a letter to the league urging them to not co-operate with the administration.

From CNN:

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn advised the NFL that it would not be a smart move.

"Given the divisiveness and persistent unpopularity of the health care [law], it is difficult to understand why an organization like yours would risk damaging its inclusive and apolitical brand by lending its name to its promotion," they wrote in a letter.

In addition to the NFL, the letter was sent to the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Professional Golf Association and the chairman and chief executive officer of NASCAR.

Stating the obvious as well as just making good business sense didn't sit too well with the President's former top advisor, David Axelrod who took to Twitter rail against these threats and intimidation?

Now threats and intimidation? Appalling how far congressional Rs are willing to go to try and impede success of ACA

We got into the blow-back game:

Here's Sebelius from back in September of 2010:

President Barack Obama's top health official on Thursday warned the insurance industry that the administration won't tolerate blaming premium hikes on the new health overhaul law.

"There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a letter to the insurance lobby.

"Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections," Sebelius said. She warned that bad actors may be excluded from new health insurance markets that will open in 2014 under the law. They'd lose out on a big pool of customers, as many as 30 million people nationwide.

Mr. Axelrod, that fits the very definition of what you are falsely accusing the Republican Senators of.

Recall, as well, the, ahem, solicitation effort Sebelius has recently undertaken to raise funds for ObamaCare roll-out programs; funds from the very businesses her department regulates.

WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, has solicited sizable donations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and H&R Block, the tax preparation service, as part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to ensure the success of President Obama’s health care law, administration officials said Sunday, even as a leading Senate Republican raised questions about the legality of her efforts.

Even if she is on legal standing, the optics of this just horrible.

You were all warned, however. We warned that ObamaCare becoming law would only further politicize parts of our lives that had not ever been exposed to the wretchedness of politics and recent events are bearing that out.

All that we have foreseen is coming to pass.

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