Kurt Schrader on Obama promise: grossly misleading

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by Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog

It didn’t take long for opponents of U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, a Democrat from Oregon, to cry foul after the congressman blasted President Barack Obamafor misleading the public with his keep-your-plan-under-Obamacare promise.

In an interview with KGW Straight Talk on Saturday, Scrhader responded to questions about the impact of Obama’s promise that Americans could keep their health insurance plans if they like them, which turned out to be largely untrue.

GROSSLY MISLEADING: U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, a Democrat from Oregon, blasts the president for “keep you plan” promise.

“I think the president was grossly misleading to the American public,” Schrader said in the interview.

Ben Pollock, a Republican who is challenging Schrader in the 2014 election, pointed out Schrader’s support for Obamacare and argues Schrader is misrepresenting his own views.

“This is par for the course for him,” Pollock told Northwest Watchdog. “He votes with the far left, then attempts to cover it up.”

Pollock argues that because District 5 is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, Schrader is attempting to distance himself from a law he has supported.

“Either he didn’t read the bill or he’s being dishonest now,” he said.

question and answer page on Schrader’s website actually repeated that false statement by Obama stating, “If you are insured and are happy with your current coverage, nothing changes.”

In an interview with the Oregonian, Schrader’s spokesman says the Q&A has been removed and dated back to the law passing.

Pollock wasn’t the only one to jump on Schrader, who has represented Oregon’s District 5 since 2009. Others were skeptical of the bold statement against the president. Some say it’s just another sign Democrats up for election in 2014 are trying to distance themselves from the problem-plagued rollout of the new health care law.

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  • Britt Storkson

    The truth about Obamacare is that is is not about delivering health care. Never was. It’s all about ripping off the taxpayers. And it’s doing a great job of that.

  • Jack Lord God

    You would think that by now the phrase “Told ya so” would get dull. To the contrary, I am finding it as hilarious and enjoyable an utterance now as I did at the outset several weeks ago.

    • .

      Quirk Charade-r should be sent packing back to being a veterinarian where his animal pharmacology acumen, to sum degree, entitles him to be a cougar keeper.

    • DavidAppell

      Rupert Huse of Rupert Huse and Son (www.huse.com) of Springfield, Oregon wrote:
      You would think that by now the phrase “Told ya so” would get dull

      Told what — that no effort should be made to reform the sinking health insurance situation in America, no effort made to address the fact that 1/6th of the country has no health insurance, nothing done to address the fact that US health care costs twice as much as anywhere else in the world while delivering mediocre results?

      Republicans couldn’t care less about the health insurance mess. It’s rollout isn’t perfect, but the ACA will finally correct its wrongs — and has, in fact, already done so, keeping more 20-somethings insured and lowering the rate of medical inflation to its lowest in 50 years.

      • .

        D’oh, the ACA is unconstitutional and you know it Appell.

        And shame on SCOTUS Chief Justice ‘Rino’ Roberts for copping out on US!

        • DavidAppell

          Unconstitutional how?

          • .

            You well know, but (head) you’re so subversive you only Marx to orders from your CONme fiends, derriere-head!

          • DavidAppell

            I did not post the comment that beings “You well know….” — it was some coward using a false name.

        • DavidAppell

          you only Marx to orders from your CONme fiends,

          Dumb. Facile. Ignorant. Simplistic. Stupid.

          • Jack Lord God

            Oh Good Lord – Appell is only now figuring out my business when liberal prudes like him have been posting about it on OC for years?

            David – Move into the 21st century, stop being such a prude. Grow up a little. People have sex.

          • DavidAppell

            Yes, people have sex. But selling kink equipment with your daddy is just weird. Really, really weird.

            Was that your idea, or his?

          • .

            But true…you crockameemee pile of sophormoric scatology fall out from what’s left of US, monsewer Appell.

      • Jack Lord God

        I guess I should be flattered you are so obsessed with me.

        • DavidAppell

          Sure! Be flattered, if that makes it any easier for you. I’m still trying to figure out how a young man decides to join daddy in selling sex toys.

          Did you invent the “spider gag,” or him?

        • DavidAppell

          Were you afraid to try and make it on your own, so you joined daddy’s business?

        • DavidAppell

          Do you spend all day boxing up orders from the Web? That sounds VERY challenging….

        • DavidAppell

          I mean, at least, when you’re not inventing “spider gags” and other sex toys.

          • Jack Lord God

            Sorry sex is such a challenging subject for you Creepy.

          • DavidAppell

            It’s not the sex, it’s the joining-up-with-daddy-to-sell-kink-equipment that’s so weird. Were you afraid to try and make it on your own? You’ve already admitted that you didn’t study what you wanted in college because of mommy and daddy. Now it seems you came back home to live and work with daddy, afraid to try and make it on your own.

            No wonder you are envious of people who live life they way they want, and are successful at it.

          • DavidAppell

            Do you sit around with daddy and brainstorm how to make better sex toys?

            Does mommy join in too?

        • Francis Pettygrove

          David’s just jealous of people who get to have sex with other people.

  • Ardbeg

    This is such “lame stream media” BS I can’t help but laugh at the idiots buying it. First-OBAMA DIDN’T LIE. Any healthcare policies in effect BEFORE the ACA went into effect are still valid and can not be cancelled. There is a “Grandfather clause” in the ACA. Insurance companies have been selling policies THEY KNOW will not be valid under the ACA law once the law goes into effect. Basically the insurance industry had form 2010 to 2014 to sell policies they knew would get cancelled and then get to replace them with more expensive policies. There are lots of things to question and improve about the ACA but this whole “O LIED” PR campaign by the right/insurance industry is smoke and mirrors

    • .

      Feeling a little tipsy from the hard Appell cider you’ve been slakin’ lately bunky?

    • Jack Lord God

      > Any healthcare policies in effect BEFORE the ACA went into effect are still valid and can not be cancelled.

      Nope – All have to be brought up to Obamacare standards otherwise they are illegal.

      > Insurance companies have been selling policies THEY KNOW will not be valid under the ACA law once the law goes into effect.

      Wait a second, you just said anything sold before the law went into effect was valid – now you are saying they are cancelled?

      >There are lots of things to question and improve about the ACA but this
      whole “O LIED” PR campaign by the right/insurance industry is smoke and

      The insurance industry backed Obamacare.

      • DavidAppell

        The insurance industry backed Obamacare because it was written for them. Our politics is so corrupted by money that legislation happens for the best interests of corporatoins, not of people. This didn’t start with the ACA, and it won’t end with the ACA.

        • Jack Lord God

          >The insurance industry backed Obamacare because it was written for them.

          Exactly right Creepy!

          That’s what I was pointing out in my post. Please, try and follow along the next time.


          • DavidAppell

            I follow fine. And I know Republicans aren’t any different — though they like to drag people like you around by the nose, promising this and that that they never quite get to….

          • DavidAppell

            Did you invent the spider gag, or was that daddy? You make a big deal of it on your Amazon page, so I’m curious. How do you test something like that, anyway?

          • Francis Pettygrove

            OK, OK, we get it, David. You want a spider gag for Christmas. Hint taken.

          • .

            Pe’erhaps Xaviera Hollander can be called out to sit on Davids knows.

      • ardbeg


        You are wrong! I don’t think you understand the difference between the ACA becoming law (2010) and when it goes into effect (2014) and the impact that has on grandfathered policies. Do some reading!

        • guest

          Bilge unto you, ardbeg!

          The ACA is a humongous pile of rip-rap set down to sea in shipwrecks of titanic socialistic consortium’s – alas, sum thing you may have difficulty in fathoming. Pity!

          Scrap the ACA and set it back to within Constitutional limitations.

          Then, by Constitutional standards, allow US, not the abomination in the White House, to ‘pique’ up a tab that’s acceptable ‘buy’ one and all…and commensurate with commoner sense ‘


    • Noble Durham

      Smoke and mirrors? The fooked up ACA get passed by speed or non readers making Pelosi promises for roadside fixes to a rambling wreck that shouldn’t have been allowed off the assembly line in the first place.

      • ardbeg

        Don’t take my comments as an endorsement for or a condemnation of-the ACA. My beef is always the lies and misrepresentations around the issues. If we are to discuss the issues then we have to do so honestly. Fact is there is a grandfather clause that most people seem to gloss over. Too stupid to actually know whats what.

  • Let the 23rd Psalm lead US

    Does the ACA constitute bill of rites logical entitlement or is it haunch of baloney concocted by what’s left of US Marxing to euphoria on the blings of snow white fantasies incapable of ever penciling out.

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