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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Why are Fox News viewers dumber than the rest you ask?

What's in a name? When it comes to the debate over health care, apparently a lot.

“Obamacare” is (from the GOP terrorists perspective) a socialist abomination, the government takeover of health care, a budget-buster that involves hiring thousands of IRS agents to force people to eat broccoli until death panels put them out of their misery.

Unfortunately for the American Taliban, facts get in the way of the benighted groups plan to derail affordable healthcare. A CNBC's third-quarter All-America Economic Survey, they asked half of the 812 poll respondents if they support Obamacare and the other half if they support the Affordable Care Act.

People's opinions are shaped by how pollsters refer to the law - calling it the "Affordable Care Act" leads to less intense feelings — than calling it "Obamacare."

The study shows that forty-six percent oppose Obamacare and 37 percent oppose ACA. So putting Obama in the name raises the negatives significantly - and no surprise here that men and the tea party "patriots" are more negative on Obamacare than ACA.

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Fox News hyped a poll showing that a majority of people think the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would increase the deficit and raise their taxes and insurance premiums, claiming that these polls debunked what President Obama has said about the law. But nonpartisan estimates have consistently shown that the ACA lowers the deficit, IRS rules show that the law's payroll tax increases only affect high-income Americans, and reports show the law is already saving many Americans money. The CBO has reaffirmed that the deficit will be reduced by 109 billion over the next ten years.


The GOP doesn't understand much, let alone insurance or Obamacare. In 1785 Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” and it is as true today as it was 228 years ago - as the Heritage Action, the extreme activist wing of the radical Heritage Foundation [Koch Whores] is finding out - that "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive". The plethora of bullshit submitted by both Faux News and the Koch whores daily is unrelenting, but when you fail to understand that ACA and Obamacare are one in the same, you truly are the bottom of the barrel stupid!

It is interesting that the American Taliban lays claim that “most Americans” hate the health law and want it eliminated when it has not been fully implemented. Once Obamacare kicks in and people learn the great advantages to 'Socialized medicine", it will indeed begin to sink into the minds of the nation's poorest that theses terrorist, these Teahadists (and Fox News) have been lying to them.

Roger West