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By P.J. Gladnick | | November 24, 2013 | 9:09 AM EST

You have to give the Kossacks over at the Daily Kos an A for effort.  They try, oh how they try, to convince each other that Obamacare is a success despite all evidence to the contrary. The result of their effort is pure unadulterated comedy as you can see in the optimistic title of their thread, "Obamacare enrollments double in last three weeks." Of course the source of their optimism comes from the pretension that Medicaid enrollments count as ObamaCare enrollments and the looky loos who have yet to make an actual payment also count as part of the total.  However, who are we to spoil their party so let us now watch the Kossacks try a bit too hard to bubble over with joy:

Enrollments have doubled since the end of October, from 106,000 to more than 200,000. That figure comes from the 14 states that have set up their own exchanges, and will be higher when the federal numbers are added in.

By Tim Graham | | November 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST

Many years ago in "Doonesbury," leftist Garry Trudeau satirized George Will by having an intern named T. Hamilton Tripler serve as Will's "quote boy." In Sunday's column, Will brings his tendency for quotations to deliver a blow against Obama's ego.

How did Obamacare unravel so badly? How could Obama be so uncurious about its progress? Will suggested his advisers, like his longtime Chicago friend Valerie Jarrett, might be mostly qualified in telling him how terrific he is:

By Tim Graham | | November 24, 2013 | 7:31 AM EST

The TV career of Katie Couric has been a long decline since she left NBC for an unsuccessful stint in Dan Rather's anchor chair at the CBS Evening News. The Hollywood Reporter suggests Couric is negotiating an exit with ABC News as she's wooed by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer to become a "global news anchor" for Yahoo! News, whatever that means. That's the kind of title you give a big fish in a small pond.

"Couric's daytime talk show is in its second and almost certainly final season on ABC," and the dealmaking only deepens that reality. Sources at Disney and ABC insist for now that that decision will come after they look at the November sweeps numbers.

By Tim Graham | | November 23, 2013 | 10:53 PM EST

The Catholic Church in the United States has taken extraordinary steps in the last decade to stamp out any sexual abuse by clergy or other responsible adults at Catholic churches. The problem is becoming a rarity. But vicious homosexual activists take any Catholic opposition to their agenda and accuse every church official of either sexual abuse or complete tolerance of sexual abuse.

On Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, America’s leading basher of religion welcomed leftist sex columnist Dan Savage, who claims to be against bullying but often sounds like a bully. He unleashed a tirade against “Catholic f—ing bishops, priests, cardinals” that oppose gay marriage:

By Noel Sheppard | | November 23, 2013 | 7:09 PM EST

In the weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, media members across the fruited plain have largely gushed and fawned over the former president's legacy and grandeur.

New York Times columnist David Brooks offered a rather unique take on PBS's News Hour Friday saying that Kennedy's utopian vision of what a president can do, along with his subsequent martyrdom, diminished the office because "politics can't live up to that sort of mirage of sort of religiosity" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | November 23, 2013 | 4:28 PM EST

Carl Cannon, a former White House reporter for The Baltimore Sun and National Journal, is now the Washington Bureau Chief of the Real Clear Politics website. He raised eyebrows with his latest article: "Time To Pull the Plug on MSNBC?"

"Last Friday, MSNBC anchorman Martin Bashir suggested that anyone who uses the word "slavery" too lightly should be forced to eat human feces," Cannon began. "Although Bashir had Sarah Palin in mind for this torture, his own standard might have necessitated its infliction closer to home -- as Bashir has used the same metaphor himself." Cannon wants Bashir's type yanked by NBC.

By Tim Graham | | November 23, 2013 | 3:26 PM EST

The Washington Times and one of its former reporters, Audrey Hudson, sued the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, accusing federal agents of illegally seizing the newspaper’s reporting materials during the execution of a search warrant in an unrelated case.

In a motion filed in federal court, the plaintiffs asked a judge to force the federal agency to return all reporting files and documents it seized from Hudson’s home office during a raid in early August.

By Tom Blumer | | November 23, 2013 | 3:20 PM EST

Anyone out there who still doesn't believe or won't admit that the establishment press is hopelessly biased in favor of the left, particularly the Obama administration, needs to have the establishment press's virtual failure to cover the Jessica Sanford story rubbed in their faces.

Ms. Sanford is the unfortunate victim of deception by Washington state's Obamacare exchange. When it was thought that she would get a significant Obamacare subsidy and a net monthly premium of $169, President Obama touted her story based on a letter she wrote to him in a Rose Garden speech. Ms. Sanford has since learned that the state exchange seriously erred, and that she will get no subsidy at all. Because she can't afford to pay the monthly premium, which now appears to be in the neighborhood of $600 a month (her original premium was said to be $169, and her original subsidy was reported as $452), she will go without health insurance coverage next year and pay the Affordable Care Act's mandated fine.

By Noel Sheppard | | November 23, 2013 | 2:07 PM EST

“JFK was far from perfect, but he was a true wit and a sex machine and he knew how to wear a pair of shades. Reagan was an amiable square in a cowboy hat who had sex with a woman he called ‘Mommy.’”

So said HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher Friday in a lengthy segment praising John F. Kennedy while trashing Ronald Reagan (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | November 23, 2013 | 1:25 PM EST

You would think given all the heat MSNBC’s Martin Bashir is taking for his vile comments about Sarah Palin earlier this month, comedians might want to lay low for a while in attacking the former Alaska governor.

Not HBO’s Bill Maher who on Real Time Friday said, “When Reagan was elected, Sarah Palin was barely 16, probably pregnant, but still in third grade” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Bozell | | November 23, 2013 | 8:05 AM EST

There may be no more painful oxymoron than "feminist comedians." MTV flash-in-the-pan Sarah Silverman and "Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead teamed up in New York City on November 18 for a telethon to fund abortions in Texas via NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Think Jerry's kids, except instead of saving the children, the unborn are eliminated. They call that "reproductive justice."

By Tim Graham | | November 23, 2013 | 7:21 AM EST

Daily Kos diarist "Risen Tree" took a moment to discuss capitalism and freedom, in a very Kosmonaut way. The article was titled "What Teabaggers Really Want."

"One of the Teabaggers' favorite buzzwords is 'freedom,' which they seem to generally define as having to follow as few regulations as possible. For all the noise they make about it, they seem to have grave difficulty defining its scope," the article began. "[L]et me explain to them what the logical conclusions of such insane ideas include."

By Randy Hall | | November 22, 2013 | 8:37 PM EST

During Wednesday night's edition of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, Bill O'Reilly slammed Martin Bashir for his vulgar comments about defecating and urinating on former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, and guest Howard Kurtz said it's “stunning” that MSNBC has yet to discipline its weekday afternoon anchor.

Even though Bashir apologized for his disgusting remarks on Monday, Kurtz -- who called him “sad, pathetic and disgusting” on Tuesday -- stated that the network should still have “fired his butt” or at least uttered “a single syllable” denouncing “this kind of vitriol” instead of “looking the other way.”

By Tim Graham | | November 22, 2013 | 7:21 PM EST

Despite former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw’s account of right-wingers who were delighted John F. Kennedy was killed, he also suggested on MSNBC Friday that “Dallas didn’t have anything to do with the assassination,” and assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was “a far-left guy, not a far right guy.”

It came up on “Now with Alex Wagner,” and she was pushing a New York Times article by Sam Tanenhaus, where JFK was somehow a god, and “With this horrific, irrational deed, a curse was laid upon the land, and the people fell from grace.” (Video, transcript below)

By Noel Sheppard | | November 22, 2013 | 7:07 PM EST

The best line concerning Thursday’s filibuster rule change by the Democrats goes to syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer.

Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report Friday, Krauthammer said, “What’s essentially happened is that this action has turned all the Republicans into Sicilians.”