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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 4, 2013/ 1 Kislev, 5774

Obamacare Schadenfreude

By Bruce Bialosky




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As a civilized person, you know in your mind that you should not derive pleasure from the pain of others. But periodically it is simply appropriate to do so. That is why the word "schadenfreude" exists. That is what some of us feel about the spectacle of Obamacare unfolding before our eyes.


So you don't have to go running to a dictionary, scha∑den∑freu∑de is a delicious word of German derivation. It technically means a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people. But in reality it means so much more. And though some may think it is unbecoming (as our President has said about Republicans in his attempt to change the focus from his failings), to be transpicuous: we are relishing this moment and we have no regrets.


President Obama has provided so many points of justification they cannot totally be enumerated. It started with his arrogant and demeaning comment to Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA and now Majority Leader) that elections have consequences. In other words, I don't care to hear your opinion. It can be that his signature law was passed with no Republican support and little support from the American public. It could be his lies about people being able to keep their doctor when the plans on the Healthcare.Gov website restrict the usage of doctors and hospitals.

It could be his lie about how the average family was going to save $2,500 per year when every study shows most people will be paying significantly more for their premiums, not including their vastly-increased deductibles. Or maybe the lie about how people were going to be able to keep their insurance plans. Then his shock troops write regulations causing somewhere between 50% and 100% of 19 million Americans who have individual insurance plans to be cancelled because the plan they have does not meet the new requirements.

There is the lie of the rolled-out benefits. Sure, we are going to give you everything you want and it will not cost a thing. You can cover your children who cannot find a job in the Obama economy until they turn 27 years old. Women can have all the free contraception and tests they want - no cost. Pre-existing conditions: we will cover those like magic. Lifetime caps on your medical coverage magically gone. And because I am the Great Obama, you are not going to pay a dime extra Americans. Of course, until you are 27 years old, you must buy insurance you don't want or need and pay twice as much as you would if none of these promises were made. Americans are finding out the old rule still applies: you can't have your cake and eat it too.

And then there is Queen Kathleen (Sebelius) who has been endowed by her creator (Obama) with arrogance beyond what normal humans can endure. She has exempted her friends (mainly unions) from the rules of Obamacare because she is the omnipotent. Then, when she rolls out her failed website, she tells America it was because she only had three-and-a-half years (and now an estimated $1 billion of OPM) to create it. Poor Queenie says she needed five years to create it and a year to test it. But did you hear from Queenie when Republicans were suggesting a full-on delay of the law? No, because she says "There are people in this country who have waited decades for affordable health care coverage." Sounds like she was on a mission from G0D, but it would be so passť for a leftist to invoke the name of the Heavenly Father.

Now she is telling Americans to forget that stupid website. You can call us. Since everyone agrees the entire plan hinges on young adults signing up, someone should inform Queenie they don't make phone calls. In her little bubble she does not know every mobile phone company changed their pricing plans because her targeted fools use data (texting) and not live calls. You ask a young adult if they spoke to someone and they will tell they have, but what they actually did was exchange texts or tweets. And Queenie wants them to hang on the phone for hours to speak to one of her operators who must fill in the information on the exact same website that does not work in the first place. Or she suggests you can make application my mail. We mercifully resist even touching that one. There was a time when people like Queen Kathleen would resign for the good of the country, but that has become a quaint, antiquated custom.



Why would we after all this be experiencing schadenfreude? After they excoriated anyone who even suggested that this might not work. After the Republicans during the budget fight came with a final offer to delay the individual mandate for a year and get rid of the insipid medical device tax which is destroying the industry in America and has bipartisan support. No, "we will not negotiate" with terrorist and thugs. Those Tea Party people are just KKK members in different robes.

So when we are sitting on our couches watching the mainstream press finally do its job, using words like "debacle" and "disaster" to describe the rollout, how can we not chuckle? When experts say that it is not possible to reconstruct the website by November 30th, what does it mean when the new Czar (Jeff Zients) tells us the website will be working for most people by then? Does that mean if you are a Cardinals fan it will work and if you are a Red Sox fans it will not? When the President loses Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, he has lost the country.

Tell us truthfully: are you not sitting with a grin on your face thinking it could not have happened to a nicer group of people?

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Bruce Bialosky is the founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition of California and a former Presidential appointee.


Previously:


10/21/13 The Second Biggest Issue in America
10/21/13 The New Welfare State





© 2013, Bruce Bialosky

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