Showing posts with label RNC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RNC. Show all posts

Friday, July 29, 2016

RNC Statement On The DNC’s Final Night

PHILADELPHIA - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the final night of the Democrat National Convention:
“Time and again, Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and cronyism have proved she is the wrong person to lead our country as president. The American people have had enough of the corruption, the deceit, and the stonewalling which have been the hallmarks of her entire career. After decades of lying to the public, politically-motivated flip flops, a family foundation that took millions from foreign governments while she was Secretary of State, and repeated and blatant lies over her reckless mishandling of classified information, the only sure thing about Hillary Clinton is that she puts her own political interests above the rest of us.  Tonight’s speech was merely a litany of platitudes which dodged a serious discussion of our slumping economy and our diminished standing in the world under President Obama, topics which should be well-known to her after spending years in his cabinet. Hillary Clinton is the ultimate Washington insider at a time when Americans are eager to break with eight years of a Democrat status quo, and there’s no doubt her longtime pattern of shady conduct and double standards will continue if she is elected president.
“Americans can no longer afford a system which takes care of the well-connected at the expense of everyone else, and a Clinton presidency only means a third term of President Obama’s failed policies, just with more corruption and secrecy. Now is the time to break from a left-wing agenda which has shrank paychecks, left America more ripe for terrorist attacks, and reduced our freedoms. With Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Americans can look forward to being prosperous at home, respected abroad, and having their voices heard once again.”

Saturday, August 29, 2015

[OPINION] Hillary Clinton’s flaws are being obscured by Trump-smoke

Aug. 28–If nothing else, Donald Trump is proving to be a fabulous smokescreen for Hillary Clinton.
While the real estate mogul bloviates and offends large swaths of the American public, Clinton rides on as the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, Trump-smoke obscuring her own significant flaws.
Just yesterday, for example, at a campaign stop in Ohio, Clinton absurdly compared several GOPpresidential candidates’ “extreme views about women” to the views of terrorist groups.
She said: “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.”
I happen to share Clinton’s views on abortion and other women’s health issues, but that’s an uncalled for and offensive comparison to make. The Republican National Committee swiftly called for an apology, saying in a statement: “For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign. She should apologize immediately for her inflammatory rhetoric.”
I agree. And don’t say, “But look at all the offensive things being said on the Republican side.” That doesn’t matter. Two wrongs — or 20 wrongs, or whatever — don’t make a right.
Clinton has every opportunity right now, with the Republican candidates flailing about trying to manage Trump’s xenophobic squawking, to keep to the high road. Comparing your opponents to terrorists is as low-brow as it is inaccurate.
Of course there are other issues as well. Clinton has been dismissive of the legitimate questions and concerns surrounding her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, seemingly missing the fact that for some of us it’s not the legality of what she did but rather the overall air of dodginess.
She has repeatedly made light of the situation, once saying she started a Snapchat account because the “messages disappear all by themselves” and, when talking about whether her private server was wiped clean, saying, “What? Like with a cloth or something?”
She seems to be dialing back the cavalier attitude now, but the damage has already been done, and it appears substantial. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found this: “‘Liar’ is the first word that comes to mind more than others in an open-ended question when voters think of Clinton.”
And 61 percent of respondents say Clinton “is not honest and trustworthy,” a record low for her.
That’s a rather pitiful starting point for the person many Democrats seem to believe is their most qualified candidate.
It’s easy to look at the chaos in the GOP primary and say, “Wow, is that really the best they can do?”
But if you peer through the dust Trump keeps stirring up, you can get a look at the lackluster Democratic primary and say the same thing.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

What If Martin O'Malley or Bernie Sanders Disobeys the DNC on Debates?

When the Democratic National Committee first announced in May it would sanction six primary debates in 2016 and punish candidates who went to unsanctioned events, the party said the schedule was “consistent with the precedent set by the DNC during the 2004 and 2008 cycles.”
In both of those cycles, the DNC also only sanctioned six debates. But those elections were filled with dozens of unsanctioned debates, too, that started at least six months earlier than the DNC plans to kick off its debate season this year, on Oct. 13.
That frenzy is what the committee is trying to prevent from happening this year, and it's what lower-ranking candidates, who would benefit from more chances to appear in nationally televised debates on the same stage as front-runner Hillary Clinton, are rebelling against. Senator Bernie Sanders said he’s “disappointed” with the schedule, while former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley called it “unprecedented” and “outrageous.”
“The DNC may threaten to keep somebody out of a future debate, but it isn’t their invitation.”
Alan Schroeder, a journalism professor at Northeastern University
Maybe the solution for lower-polling candidates isn’t to push the DNC to sanction more debates, says Kathleen Jamieson, a University of Pennsylvania professor of communications who has studied and written about presidential debates and political rhetoric. “O’Malley’s attacking the wrong villain,” Jamieson said. “If anyone wants to stand up and sponsor a debate and the candidates want to go to it, you’ll have a debate that the DNC hasn’t sanctioned.”
For example, if a Spanish-language television network said it was going to host two debates, one for Democrats and one for Republicans, Jamieson says it is likely the candidates would ignore the rules set by their committees. “They would accept and go, regardless of whether the RNC and DNC said yes or no, because they want to reach the Hispanic vote,” she said. 
O’Malley appears to be hinting he would do just that. In a memo released Tuesday, O’Malley legal counsel Joe Sandler challenged the DNC's exclusion rule, which says that if a candidate attends an unsanctioned debate, they will be barred from future DNC primary debates. The rule is “legally unenforceable,” Sandler said, and if candidates attended an unsanctioned debate, “it is highly unlikely that any of those sponsors of the sanctioned debates would ultimately be willing to enforce that ‘exclusivity’ requirement.” 
Alan Schroeder, a journalism professor at Northeastern University and the author of Presidential Debates: 50 Years of High-Risk TV, agrees, noting that on the Republican side, it has been the debate hosts, not the Republican National Committee, that set the rules for the debates. “The DNC may threaten to keep somebody out of a future debate, but it isn’t their invitation,” he said.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

[VIDEO] Clinton’s Dark Money Hypocrisy


Clinton: "[W]e've Got To Get All This Dark, Unaccountable Money Out Of Our Political System." CLINTON: "And we've got to get all this dark, unaccountable money out of our political system. This is really a problem with the Supreme Court because they've made two very bad decisions-The Buckley decision and The Citizens United Decision, so people say, what can you do about it? Well, first of all, we have to see everything we can possibly get done by law, we have to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will begin to reverse the pernicious effects of these decisions and, if necessary, we have to have a constitutional amendment because if we let this go too long, the corruption will be worse than the Robber Barons. Because, as it is right now, we have no enforcement of our election-our finance laws in Washington because the Federal Elections Commission is divided 3 Republicans 3 Democrats and so they can't make a decision. The Republicans are pushing up against the line, if not going over the line. Basically using their so-called Super PACs to be part of their campaign. And then you've got these phony non-profits, that are advocating for candidates and they don't even have to tell you where the money's from." (Hillary Clinton, Speech At House Party, Ottumwa, IA, 7/7/15)

However, Clinton's Super PAC Accepted A "Seven-Figure Check" From A "Pair Of Dark Money Groups"

A Super PAC, "Financed By A Pair Of Dark Money Groups Wrote A Seven-Figure Check To Hillary Clinton's Super PAC In June, Infusing A Key Pro-Clinton Outfit With Money Whose Sources Are Virtually Untraceable." "A Democrat-aligned super PAC financed by a pair of dark money groups wrote a seven-figure check to Hillary Clinton's super PAC in June, infusing a key pro-Clinton outfit with money whose sources are virtually untraceable." (Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC," The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)
  • The Washington Free Beacon Headline: "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC"(Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC," The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)
The Democratic Super PAC, "Fair Share Action (FSA) Donated $1 Million To Pro-Clinton Super PAC Priorities USA Action In Late June…" "Fair Share Action (FSA) donated $1 million to pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action in late June, one of eight million-dollar contributions the pro-Clinton group has received so far this year from various sources." (Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC,"The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)
  • "FSA Also Gave $5,000 To Another Pro-Clinton Super PAC In April." (Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC," The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)
"The Source Of FSA's Money Is Nearly Impossible To Trace." (Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC," The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)
FSA Has Only Received Two Contributions This Year, Both From Dark Money Groups, Including Fair Share, Inc. And Environment America. "It's received just two contributions this year: $300,000 from Fair Share Inc., its 501(c)(4) dark money affiliate, and $800,000 from another dark money group called Environment America." (Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC," The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)
  • "Neither Environment America Nor Fair Share Disclose Their Individual Donors, Making It Difficult To Know Who Exactly Is Bankrolling Their Large Contributions To Priorities." (Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC," The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)
  • "Neither Organization Returned A Request For Information On Their Finances."(Lachlan Markay, "Dark Money Floods Into Hillary Super PAC," The Washington Free Beacon, 8/4/15)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

[VIDEO] Nolte: 9 Facts About Illegal Alien Crime The Media Covers Up

They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting. — Donald Trump
Did you know that in the state of Texas alone over the last few years, more than 2000 illegal aliens were deported after committing sex crimes?
Did you know that in the state of Texas alone over the last few years, nearly a thousand illegal aliens have been convicted of sex crimes against children?
Of course you didn’t. The media has covered these horrors up for years, and even after Donald Trump dared reveal these horrors, the rape-deniers in the media continue to cover them up. The media is covering up all kinds of horrific statistic regarding illegal aliens. Before we get to those, let’s start with why.
To Democrats and their media allies, a few hundred raped children a year is seen as a small price to pay for the political benefits that come with an unsecure border. Mexicans vote 3-to-1 for Democrats. Now to Trump specifically…
We are currently entering week four of the mainstream media asking Donald Trump the same immigration questions over and over and over again. This is the media’s Todd Akin Playbook. If you remember in 2012, an obscure Senate candidate said something stupid about rape during the presidential campaign. Immediately, every Republican on the planet and the RNC distanced themselves from this lunacy, but the media made sure that didn’t matter.
The media knew they had an issue that would damage the GOP with women voters, so for months, solely to benefit Barack Obama, the media used whatever means it could to keep that non-story big and loud. The Todd Akin Playbook also distracted from Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s serial lies about Benghazi

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Meet Martin O'Malley

The RNC would like to introduce Martin O’Malley, the tax-hiking, anti-energy production Governor who's best known for his disastrous state ObamaCare exchange and his legacy on crime and jails in the city of Baltimore that have come under fire. A prolific tax raiser, O’Malley increased taxes 40 times on Maryland families, including an absurd “flush tax” on household water and sewage usage. With a record like that, it’s no wonder why even voters in the blue state of Maryland rejected his legacy and elected a Republican last year.  


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Grimes & Nunn Dodge ObamaCare Questions

President Barack Obama and Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid have publicly told their caucus to run on ObamaCare.  Yet it’s becoming more and more clear that the party bosses within the Democrat Party are telling red-state Democrats who weren’t in office to avoid any and all questions about ObamaCare.
In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn has painfully gone out of her way to tell voters she doesn’t know how she would’ve vote on ObamaCare.  While in Kentucky, anti-coal Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes remains mum on if she would’ve vote for ObamaCare.  Yet they have no problem telling voters that they do not want to repeal this job-killing law.     
Below is a Tumblr post and statement from the RNC:
“Despite the happy face Democrats put on, it’s evident the liberal bigwigs in Washington are telling Alison Lundergan Grimes and Michelle Nunn that they shouldn’t discuss ObamaCare.  Sooner or later, Grimes, Nunn and the rest of the Democrats’ liberal recruits will need to explain why they’re stonewalling voters about their support for ObamaCare.”  Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman        

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Reince Priebus Predicts 2014 ‘Tsunami Election’ for GOP

“I think we’re in for a tsunami-type election in 2014,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus told the audience at Tuesday morning’s Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington, D.C. Looking ahead to this fall’s midterm elections, Priebus boldly predicted big gains for the GOP, especially in the Senate.
”My belief is, it’s going to be a very big win, especially at the U.S. Senate level, and we may add some seats in congressional races,” Priebus predicted. “But I need to and we need to at the RNC make sure that we can capture the positives and the benefits we’ve been able to provide in 2014 and build on that to have success in 2016, which is a very different type of election.”
The chairman went on to “guess” that the biggest demographic gains for Republicans would come from young people and women as a direct result of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “It’s very, very, very personal among women losing your doctor, getting your insurance canceled,” he said. “Then young people, Obamacare is intentionally designed to screw young people over. Actuaries sat down, decided, let’s just screw over everyone 35 and younger. That’s what they did.”
Priebus’ comments echo a similarly bullish prediction Rush Limbaugh made last month on his radio show. The host predicted a 2014 “wave election that would make 2010 look small,” when Republicans successfully picked up control of the House.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Your at-a-glance guide to illegal Obamacare revisions

The adjective "historic" has been used to describe Obamacare from the moment it was proposed. Democrats and President Obama himself used the term admiringly, seeing in the 2000+ page bill an "unprecedented" (to use another favorite Obama term) commitment to take care of the health of all Americans. But with more people kicked off their existing health insurance plans than have received new coverage, Obamacare has been a gigantic flow and embarrassment. Even worse for the Democrats, it is an electoral liability going into the next midterm and presidential elections.
But Obamacare has been "historic" and "unprecedented" is another way: never before has a president unilaterally re-written a law passed by Congress and duly signed into law. The entire commitment to the rule of law, fundamental to our system of government, is being undermined.  And all of this is on-th-fly, in response to unanticipated problems shwoign up and causing political problems for the president and his party.
Because of the sheer complexity of Obamcare, it is difficult to get a handle on all these changes. But the RNC, to its credit, has produced an infographic that charts all of the 27 changes (so far)  imposed cuadillo-style by Barack Obama, contrary to the rule of law. Hat tip: Katie Pavlich, Townhall)

Via: American Thinker

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Monday, December 23, 2013

RNC Statement on FEC Filing

NewGOPcom_GOP_Comms_BlogWASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that the RNC raised $5.2 million in November 2013. The committee’s cash on hand totals $7.8 million. Year-to-date, the RNC has raised $73.2 million.
The RNC continues to make unprecedented early investments in community-based field staff, precinct-based organizing, data and technology to lay the foundation for victory in 2014, 2016 and beyond.
“Thanks to the trust and support of all our donors, the RNC has easily beaten the DNC in fundraising in 2013 year-to-date. We’re on track to out-raise them for the year,” said Chairman Priebus. “That means we can begin 2014 with a financial advantage over the Democrats.
“But we still have work to do: cultivating relationships with communities, rolling out new voter contact software, sharing our message of equal opportunity. We believe our continued early investments will make the difference in the midterms, and the infrastructure we’re building will also give us a head start into 2016.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to our donors and supporters at all levels. Because of them, we’ve been able to do things the RNC has never done before. I look forward to the year ahead as we continue our work to grow our party—and to win elections up and down the ballot.”

Friday, December 20, 2013

MEMO: Democrats’ Lie of the Year

FROM: RNC Press Secretary Kirsten Kukowski @kakukowski 
TO: Interested Parties
RE: Democrats’ Lie Of The Year 

Last week, PolitiFact awarded the Lie of the Year to President Obama for the infamous promise, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”

But it’s not just President Obama who deserves the prize. Several Democrat Senators and Congressmen—including those running for the Senate next November—were his willing accomplices, deliberately misleading the American people as they tried to defend ObamaCare. They weren’t just quoting the president. They were putting their own credibility on the line. It was a team effort, and they are the rightful co-winners of Lie of the Year.

It’s doubtful ObamaCare would have passed without that lie. As such, that lie had consequences: over five million Americans have received cancellation notices for their individual insurance plans because of ObamaCare.

This was no small fib. Americans have a right to be upset, and November 2014 will be their chance to do something about it. And we guarantee we’ll replay or reproduce those words as often as possible. Voters need to know these candidates cannot be trusted to keep their promises.

Here’s a sampling of vulnerable Democrats running for Senate repeating the Lie of the Year:
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), 2009: “If you like your current health insurance, you will be able to keep it. And you will be able to continue seeing your current doctor.” (“What Health Care Reform Means For You,” Office Of Sen. Jeff Merkley, 8/11/09)
  • Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), 2009: “If you’ve got health insurance, in our country, you keep it. Whatever we do, I don’t want to dismantle any system where people are happy with the coverage that they have.” (Sen. Kay Hagan, Remarks At HCAN Rally, 6/25/09)
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), 2009: “Those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan.” (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Floor Remarks, 12/22/09)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI), 2009: “If you’re covered and you like your insurance, you can keep it.” (Kathleen Gray, “Peters Queried, Not Booed, Over Health Care,”Detroit Free Press, 8/20/09)
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), 2009: “Everyone will have the freedom to keep their health care plan if they like it.” (Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Floor Remarks, 10/15/09)

RNC Statement On Latest ObamaCare Delays

NewGOPcom_GOP_Comms_BlogWASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement in response to the latest ObamaCare delays:

“President Obama is now admitting, after years of deliberate lies, that ObamaCare is unaffordable and a hardship for millions of Americans,” said Chairman Priebus. “Unilateral delays by this president can’t change the basic fact we all know: ObamaCare is fundamentally flawed and must be repealed and replaced with a plan that actually improves healthcare.

“It’s disappointing that it took this many years, millions of canceled plans, and hundreds of millions of wasted dollars for the president to see that ObamaCare just isn’t working. How can Democrats claim ObamaCare fixed our healthcare system when it’s made life more expensive, more unpredictable, and more confusing for millions of Americans? ObamaCare just doesn’t treat Americans fairly.”
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sharpton Hits RNC on Rosa Parks Tweet, Milbank: 'Racism' 'Bubbling' from Tea Party

MilbankOn Monday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton and the Washington Post's Dana Milbank mocked the Republican National Committee for the wording of a tweet that the group sent out marking the anniversary of Civil Rights Movement icon Rosa Parks defying racist Jim Crow laws: "Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in ending racism."

Sharpton picked up on liberal entities interpreting the tweet to be suggesting that racism has already ended, and, without even noting that the RNC sent out a second tweet a few hours later to placate critics by changing the wording, Sharpton pounced as he teased the segment:
Plus this weekend, the RNC declared that racism is over. Racism is no more. Yes, doesn't make sense to me, either.
A bit later, he plugged again:
Plus the RNC sends out a tweet declaring that racism is over. And they wonder why the GOP has problems with the minority outreach?
The MSNBC host then began the segment by showing a pre-recorded clip of himself in black and white pretending to announced that racism is over. He then added:
Sorry to break it to everyone, racism didn't actually end. But someone should tell the Republican Party.
After quoting the RNC's first tweet, he continued:
Now, I doubt that the GOP was trying to be offensive, but the tweet received so much attention because of the recent unfortunate history between some on the right and race. This year alone, a Tea Partier waved a Confederate flag at the gates of the White House. The GOP has a Senate candidate who addressed a neo-confederate group. And to this day, sitting members of Congress are still accusing the President of being born in Kenya.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Real stories: The pain of Obamacare

Fewer than 27,000 Americans have selected an insurance plan from the Obamacare website But millions of Americans have lost their insurance plans thanks to Obamacare — and millions more are reeling from higher premiums, lost jobs, and lower wages.
The RNC created for these Americans to share their Obamacare stories. Day after day, the responses keep coming in.
Here’s more of what Americans are saying about Obamacare. This is the real impact of the law.
Sandy E. from Florida says, “I’m a single woman, a few years too young for Medicare, who’s bought my own health insurance for the majority of my life because my employers never offered this benefit. I lost my last full time job in late 2008. The only job I’ve been able to find is part time … [I'm] now working around 25 hours a week for 25 percent of what I earned in 2008. Three weeks ago I received a letter from AvMed stating they were terminating my policy due to the Affordable Care Act. My coverage ends December 31, 2013. Independent polices are quoting me prices starting at $830.00 per month. How can I afford this?”
Joe D. of Pennsylvania writes, “I am a small business owner … . Our Management Team spend[s] a lot of time every year trying to keep our employees’ cost of healthcare down by aggressive negotiation and creative plan design/redesign every year. Like most companies, we pass on roughly 25 percent of the plan['s] cost to our employees. During our current renewal process, our insurer (Capital Blue Cross) has informed us that our plan no longer ‘complies’ with the ACA. They cited limits on mental health coverage and chiropractor visits among the shortcomings. As such, they were canceling the plan we had purchased for the past 3 years and offered a new plan that was compliant and close to what we had, but the new premium was 48 percent higher! We of course can’t absorb nor can our employees absorb anything near that kind of increase.”
Jeffrey S. from Pennsylvania says, “Approximately 6 years ago I switched from a conventional medical insurance plan to a High Deductible Plan paired with a Health Savings Account. That move lowered my total health care cost by around 45 percent annually. I loved the plan, the tax incentives, and the fact that I could now pay for items like dental crowns, glasses and contacts using my HSA — things I had no coverage for under my previous plan. Last year, due entirely to Obamacare mandated changes to my policy, my premiums jumped 39 percent. I am now paying for things I will never use such as maternity care and dental care for my children through age 18. I am single and have no children. I just received another letter from my carrier telling me that my premiums are going to increase again and that my policy can no longer be written after December 2014. I am furious with this administration and its lies.”


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Priebus: GOP to ‘tattoo’ Obamacare disaster on 2014 Democrats

**FILE** Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday his party stands ready to “tattoo Obamacare” on the foreheads of vulnerable Democrats in next year’s election cycle.

Mr. Priebus, speaking from RNC headquarters on Capitol Hill, said he invited a group of Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2014 and select House Democrats to the press briefing to sing the Affordable Care Act’s praises from the podium.

The RNC purchased domain names for targeted Democrats like Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas — in this case — “that we would have gladly donated to the campaigns had they showed up,” according to the chairman.

“It looks like it’s just me this morning,” he said.

The event was billed as the “We’re Running on Obamacare” press conference and underscores that the RNC is happy to let Democrats tout President Obama’s law so long as it’s besieged by Web glitches and rising discontent with provisions that resulted in millions of canceled health policies.

“They created this problem,” Mr. Priebus said. “They knew this would happen.”

Via: Washington Times

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

[VIDEOS] More “I’m Obamacare” ads from the RNC

The RNC has published four more of the “I’m Obamacare” ads today and you can watch them below. I think #2 is my favorite:

Monday, November 11, 2013

RNC Chair: 'We Will Tattoo' Obamacare to Dems' Foreheads in 2014

Reince Priebus( - Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, says Republicans will clobber Democrats with the Affordable Care Act -- and President Obama's false promises about it -- in next year's mid-term elections.

"And this issue is going to be toxic for the Democrats," Priebus told CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley." 

"And believe me, we will tattoo it to their foreheads in 2014. We will run on it. And they will lose because of it."

Priebus also told Crowley that Chris Christie isn't the only star in the Republican Party:

"Chris Christie is a conservative. I think he's going to do very well in all of his endeavors. But the fact is we've got stars all over our party, Candy," Priebus said.

"I mean, we're going to be the party that is fresh and new in 2016. It's the Democrats that are going to be rolling out the same old names that you would expect them to roll out. So I love our chances. I love our bench. And we're going to have a great primary season come a few years from no - 

Via: CNS News

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

RNC RESEARCH: What Volume Issues? These Volume Issues

Today, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner Claimed That The Administration Was Not Aware Of The Volume Issues That Would Arise After The Launch Of The Website. REED:  “You’ve demonstrated to me in that relationship and those prior dealings a very high level of competence. I’ve been listening to your testimony today. And I really want to focus on my oversight responsibilities on this Committee. You had indicated to Mr. Buchanan, Ms. Tavenner, that you were not aware prior to October 1st, of any problems with the website. Did I misinterpret your response to Mr. Buchanan’s question?” TAVENNER:  “No, we had tested the website and we were comfortable with its performance. Now, like I said, we knew all along there would be as with any new website, some individual glitches we would have to work out. The volume issue and the creation of account issues was not anticipated and obviously took us by surprise. And did not show up in testing.” (Marilyn Tavenner, Ways And Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 10/29/13)

But An Internal Launch Test The Day Before Its Debut, The Obamacare Site Crashed With Just A Few Hundred People Logging On

An Internal Test Of The ObamaCare Website “Crashed After A Simulation In Which Just A Few Hundred People Tried To Long On Simultaneously.” “Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health ­insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously.” (Lena H. Sun and Scott Wilson, “Health Insurance Exchange Launched Despite Signs Of Serious Problems,” The Washington Post, 10/22/13)
  • The ObamaCare Site “Locked Up Shortly After Midnight.” “When the Web site went live Oct. 1, it locked up shortly after midnight as about 2,000 users attempted to complete the first step, according to two people familiar with the project.” (Lena H. Sun and Scott Wilson, “Health Insurance Exchange Launched Despite Signs Of Serious Problems,” The Washington Post, 10/22/13)
“Despite The Failed Test, Federal Health Officials Plowed Ahead.” (Lena H. Sun and Scott Wilson, “Health Insurance Exchange Launched Despite Signs Of Serious Problems,”The Washington Post, 10/22/13)
  • According To A Person Working On The Exchange, “We Named It The Tyranny Of The October 1 Date.” “People working on the project knew that Oct. 1 was set in stone as a launch date. ‘We named it the tyranny of the October 1 date,’ said a person close to the project.” (Lena H. Sun and Scott Wilson, “Health Insurance Exchange Launched Despite Signs Of Serious Problems,” The Washington Post, 10/22/13)
The Launch “Was So Rushed … The Exchange’s Computer Code Contained Placeholder Language That Programmers Typically Used In Preliminary Drafts.” “The introduction was so rushed that, as recently as last week, the exchange’s computer code contained placeholder language that programmers typically use in preliminary drafts, said Clay Johnson, a former White House presidential innovation fellow during 2012-2013.” (Mike Dorning, Alex Wayne, And Kathleen Miller, “ObamaCare Crashes Months In Coming Not Easily Repaired,” Bloomberg, 10/22/13)
  • “It Was A Perfect Storm For An IT Meltdown.” “‘It was a perfect storm for an IT meltdown,’ said John Gorman, a former assistant to the director of the Health Care Financing Administration’s Office of Managed Care, the predecessor to the agency responsible, now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.” (Mike Dorning, Alex Wayne, And Kathleen Miller, “ObamaCare Crashes Months In Coming Not Easily Repaired,” Bloomberg, 10/22/13)

Monday, October 21, 2013

RNC petitions administration for Obamacare enrollment numbers

The Republican National Committee is sending a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday. The GOP body is seeking information on the number of Americans who have successfully enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges through
The web portal to the Obamacare exchanges has been plagued by problems since its opening on Oct. 1. To date, the Obama administration has failed to release official enrollment numbers.
In its FOIA, the RNC specifically seeks:
  • “Any and all data recording each successful purchase of a health insurance policy…on any of the Affordable Care Act exchanges administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…”
  • “Any and all documents or communications, including but not limited to relevant emails and letters, regarding the collection of successful enrollee data on or after October 1, 2013…”
An RNC spokesman explained to The Daily Caller that the GOP body has only issued a few FIOAs this year and only does so when it believes the administration is not being forthcoming with important information.
“[Health and Human Services Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on this website, but Americans trying to use it have gotten little more than error messages and crashing web pages,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
“It’s important for Americans to see these numbers because they illustrate just how terrible the system is and how poorly designed the law was,” he added. “The administration isn’t living up to its promises, and they must be held accountable.”
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to examine the Obamacare rollout failures on Thursday. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has refused to testify before the panel.
Reuters reports that an unnamed administration official said Saturday that nearly half a million people have applied for health insurance under Obamacare. Official numbers are expected to be released in November.

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