Juan Williams: You know, it’s the GOP’s fault that Healthcare.gov flopped

posted at 8:41 am on October 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Juan Williams has a clear grip on responsibility for the failure of a program that got passed in Congress with no Republican votes, and implemented with no Republican management in a Democratic administration.  Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold.

Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument.  You just didn’t expect to hear it first on Fox (via Twitchy):

Stephen Hayes was amazed … and not in a good way:

Follow the link back to Twitchy to catch the screencap.

My Townhall colleague Dan Doherty scoffs:

The idea that Obama refused to enact a sweeping delay of his signature legislative achievement because of Republicans is an obvious red herring. The reason The One won’t delay Obamacare is quite simple: He feels he’s “won” this battle — in other words, he defeated Governor Mitt Romney in 2012 and the ACA was ruled constitutional by the High Court. Case closed. Therefore, any attempt by Republicans to amend or delay or defund his Big Government achievement is a non-starter. He’s made that quite clear.

By the way, the Obama administration knew full well that the website did not and would not work. They tested it and (surprise!) there were all sorts of problems with it.

And actually, the issue came up even earlier than that, as Jeff Dunetz reminds us today.  In early August, the Inspector General warned that the system testing had been insufficient, and that the “margin for error” had disappeared:

The federal government is months behind in testing data security for the main pillar of Obamacare: allowing Americans to buy health insurance on state exchanges due to open by October 1

The missed deadlines have pushed the government’s decision on whether information technology security is up to snuff to exactly one day before that crucial date, the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general said in a report.

As a result, experts say, the exchanges might open with security flaws or, possibly but less likely, be delayed.

“They’ve removed their margin for error,” said Deven McGraw, director of the health privacy project at the non-profit Center for Democracy & Technology. “There is huge pressure to get (the exchanges) up and running on time, but if there is a security incident they are done. It would be a complete disaster from a PR viewpoint.”

We’re still not sure whether those bugs still exist.  The performance of the website hasn’t provided any basis for confidence in the competence in any other area.


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Damn you, Ted Cruz! It’s all your fault!

myiq2xu on October 23, 2013 at 8:43 AM

As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold.

So we should be calling this Boehnercare?

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 8:44 AM

FOS (Bishop?)

S. D. on October 23, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Of course it’s the Republican’s fault…

Don’t blame the democrats, they haven’t done anything…

right2bright on October 23, 2013 at 8:46 AM

All 12 affirmative action brain cells firing properly.

Murphy9 on October 23, 2013 at 8:47 AM

I figured it out! Obama is a parrot! Instead of “Polly wants a cracker,” all he knows how to say is “It’s Bush’s fault.”

Wino on October 23, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I want to know what Sebelius thought was going to happen when this website went live.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold.

What’s sad is that Juan is sort of right unintentionally. I do believe that Obama will never delay or amend any major portion of Obamacare at this point because his ego can’t stomach the GOP gloating about it and saying “I told you so”. The employer mandate was a necessity because of the midterms, but after the shutdown, I fully expect Obama and the Dems to double, triple, and quadruple down on this law no matter how bad it gets.

Now that doesn’t make it the Republicans’ fault obviously. Obama and the Dems are completely to blame for this debacle. But I can see how Juan’s twisted logic led him to that conclusion.

Doughboy on October 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Every time I start to think Juan Williams is an intelligent and principled person, he says some crap like this that shows that he’s nothing but a shameless partisan.

dkmonroe on October 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM

look it’s clear that these guys cannot succeed in the face of any opposition whatsoever. Thus they try to remove all the opposition. where have we heard that story before?

ted c on October 23, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Yes, this bill had no Democrat input whatsoever – in fact, the GOP literally locked the Democrats out of negotiation sessions in 2009. Rammed through the Congress in the dead of night on Christmas eve using back room deals with bribes and kickbacks by the Republican House and Senate, and signed by a Republican President who appointed a Republican former governor to administer and implement the program. Without one Democrat vote.

DAMN THOSE REPUBLICANS FOR THIS FAILURE.

Good Lt on October 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM

CRUUUUUZZ…. CRUUUUUZZ….

Kuffar on October 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Honestly…….Fox News……is just a mouthpiece for the DC gop Ruling class with a sprinkling of Palinism thrown in for cred with the right.

Juan Williams is just a Democrat plantation black man.

There I said it. He is, and it’s the truth.

PappyD61 on October 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Flawlessness.

Bmore on October 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM

I don’t know if I should laugh or cry at this Orwellian nonsense.

NotCoach on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Meanwhile, up in Heaven, Juan’s best friend, Tony Snow, sadly shakes his head.

kingsjester on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Every time I start to think Juan Williams is an intelligent and principled person, he says some crap like this that shows that he’s nothing but a shameless partisan.

dkmonroe on October 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Juan is a racist. For the most part his comments are well-reasoned and intellectually honest. But whenever it comes to Obama he becomes as stupid and dishonest as Chris Matthews.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

the Republicans are to blame…because……..because I said so!

jeffinsjvca on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Juan Williams is just a Democrat plantation black man.

There I said it. He is, and it’s the truth.

PappyD61 on October 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Juan is a partisan hack. I think he’s a decent guy at heart, but his first loyalty is always to Obama and the Democrat Party. The problem is the Obamacare rollout is a disaster and indefensible. It’s been painful to watch him this week trying to make excuses for it. All he can come with is this GOP pressure on Obama nonsense and that the state websites are working great(which they’re not, BTW).

Doughboy on October 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Being a Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry, take responsibility for failure, or be held accountable for anything other than success.

Gatsu on October 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

The look on Hayes’ face is a keeper, like Juan Williams suddenly grew an extra head which began speaking in tongues.

Bishop on October 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

DAMN THOSE REPUBLICANS FOR THIS FAILURE.

Good Lt on October 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I won.
-President McCain

Gatsu on October 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

And MSM already hiding the debacle, not one mention of it on ABC News last night with Diane Sawyer. Lead story–”gas prices down to 2.99 per gal in some areas of the country”–all of course while I yelled back “it was a 1.83 on Bush’s last day in office you steamin’ turd!”.

hillsoftx on October 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

You can happily label me a CRUZADER.

PappyD61 on October 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole.

And this is exactly the reason that when playing golf Obama is the only person in the world who must take two caddies with him. One is to carry the bag. The other is to relieve him of the extremely large chip he carries on his shoulder because its size and weight affect his golf swing.

DaveDief on October 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

I blame Mitt Romney and yes I’m being serious. We would have never had this boondoggle Marxist Care were it not for Romney Care.

bgibbs1000 on October 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

I want to know what Sebelius thought was going to happen when this website went live.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 8:48 AM

She hoped it wouldn’t be a complete and total disaster, and that any required fixes would be minor problems. But you know what they say about wishes in one hand. The only way this debacle could be any is worse is if just turning on HealthCare.gov shut down the entire interwebs.

NotCoach on October 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Juan is the homeliest bumbler that is never true.

Apologies to Three Dog Night.

Joe Mama on October 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Damn you, Ted Cruz! It’s all your fault!

myiq2xu on October 23, 2013 at 8:43 AM

George Bush is probably the happiest for the rise of Ted Cruz!

Vanbasten on October 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Meanwhile, up in Heaven, Juan’s best friend, Tony Snow, sadly shakes his head.

kingsjester on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I think of Snow whenever I see Jay Carney lecturing the White House press corps. Snow treated them as colleagues (which they are). Carney treats them as slow children who need to learn their place.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Come on people, Obama just found out about this yesterday from the newspapers. Give him a couple of days to fix it OK? Geesh, everyone expects him to be on top of every little thing that has his name on it.

Johnnyreb on October 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Ordinairily, Mr. Williams does not completely pi** me off.

This is not one of those times.

M240H on October 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Look at those beaver teeth. Throw this a-hole a piece of wood and he’ll STFU for awhile…

Pale Rider on October 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Obama and many many Ds told us right to our faces that they intended to crash the private insurance market to eventually lead to single payer.
Now here is the beginning.
How is this a surprise.
Did anyone actually expect private insurance to get better under Obama…?

NeoKong on October 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Every time I hear or read this type of breathtaking idiocy, it leads me to wonder what the Chicago thugs have on a person as far as blackmail or threats.

There is no way someone in their right mind could utter such nonsense.

tru2tx on October 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

She hoped it wouldn’t be a complete and total disaster, and that any required fixes would be minor problems. But you know what they say about wishes in one hand. The only way this debacle could be any is worse is if just turning on HealthCare.gov shut down the entire interwebs.

NotCoach on October 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Yeah, hope doesn’t make a great plan. In reading the last few days about how this debacle was designed on the fly it is a small miracle that it works at all.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM

House Democrats are getting briefed today on what is going on with HealthCare.gov. The adminstration is not extending a similar offer to House Republicans. My guess is that the real situation is so bad that the lazy stupid coward doesn’t want to give his enemy any ammo after he has already shot himself in the foot.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold.

That has to be among the most lame excuse I have yet heard.
So, Juan, lying to We the People is alright IF the intentions of the POTUS are acceptable in the minds of Leftists? ¿Izzat Right, Juan?
What an embarrassment. Most Leftist apologists are castigating Øb☭ma for his failed “signature legislation”. Some morons just don’t get it.
How do they explain away all of the changes The Øne made after the SCOTUS ruled?
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on October 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Even Satan mixes a sprinkle of truth to his putrid lies to make them semi plausible, but DAYUM!, these Democrats won’t even do that. Its full monty unbelievable lies said with a straight face.

Satan sends his mad respecks baby!

44Magnum on October 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

To Baier’s credit, he graciously does a decent job of giving Juan the platform to make a fool of himself while interjecting some facts as Juan is doing so.

BuckeyeSam on October 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

There is a grain of truth to William’s argument. Once the Republicans went for defunding the program it became a manhood issure for a President with issues about his manhood. He had no choice but roll the program out. This is an unintended consequence of Cruz’s shutdown strategy. It is a good thing that Obama’s ego got in the way of sound policy because the O-care crash and burn is what we should want to happen. O-care crashes and burns, the Republicans might hold the House next yest and the President and his party will have to face reality because single payer would be off the table.

jerryofva on October 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Unbelievable!! But what do we expect from a news person, who is liberal, refuses to just be honest with the audience he is speaking too. Juan is a disappointment and a liar. This country will never make a comeback from the fail policies of King Obama. Lying has consequences and shame on you Juan to be unable to tell the truth. No respect for you ever.

karlinsync on October 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Yes Juan. If only the captain and crew had only headed directly toward the iceberg, rather than trying to steer away from it, the Titanic would have split the iceberg in two and everyone on board would have ice for their drinks. Dream on.

Try your Star Wars Jedi mind trick somewhere else.
“Just a glitch, nothing to see here”

sh221b on October 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM

“In the Obama world the Obamians all believe that failure is success. Failure is rewarded. Failure is the goal.
Obama and his magic money printing press will save them all.
Fail faster, fail more, fail safely. Bless the Obama.”

-Welcome to Obama World booklet.
Page 3, paragraph 1 – “Introduction to Obama World”.

albill on October 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

I saw that in the Waxman thread from last night. The House GOP should issue a subpoena to this guy, serve it on him as he leaves today’s Dem-only briefing, walk him to a hearing room, put him under oath, and ask him to recount everything he told the Dems.

BuckeyeSam on October 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

I honestly do not understand why the other guys on the panel just say “Yea, Williams, it’s all the Republican’s fault” than turn away from him.

It’s so foolish to even debate people like that, it’s a waste of time. Just ridicule them and move on.

right2bright on October 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

House Democrats are getting briefed today on what is going on with HealthCare.gov. The adminstration is not extending a similar offer to House Republicans. My guess is that the real situation is so bad that the lazy stupid coward doesn’t want to give his enemy any ammo after he has already shot himself in the foot.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Oh it is bad alright. HHS has asked two states to not reveal sign up numbers. I suspect the meeting is how they can try to get out in front of this train wreck and turn it off without costing Obama politically.

Johnnyreb on October 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Juan’s nose must be a vestigal organ – he obviously can’t smell what he’s shoveling.

Steve Eggleston on October 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM

House Democrats are getting briefed today on what is going on with HealthCare.gov. The adminstration is not extending a similar offer to House Republicans. My guess is that the real situation is so bad that the lazy stupid coward doesn’t want to give his enemy any ammo after he has already shot himself in the foot.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

I’m sure the purpose of the meeting today is to A)brief the Dems on how FUBAR the situation is and B)issue talking points for dealing with the press and the GOP. Rest assured, when they emerge from the meeting, they’ll all be saying the exact same thing.

Doughboy on October 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Juan is a demorat to his rotten, lying, soulless core. Why did Roger have to rescue this POS? If it weren’t for Fox this turd would be unemployed, broke and silent..sort of like the 90 million America’s out of the work sector. Damn you Roger!!!

Tbone McGraw on October 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Every time I start to think Juan Williams is an intelligent and principled person, he says some crap like this that shows that he’s nothing but a shameless partisan.

dkmonroe on October 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM

+1

parke on October 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM

I love Special Report but Juan Williams is just such an intellectual lightweight that I groan every time he’s on the panel. I realize that the Venn Diagram of intelligent people and defenders of progressivism are non-overlapping circles, it would still be nice to get someone from the prorgessive pool who’s at least on the intelligent *end* of the pool. Hell, I’d prefer to see John Stewart defending liberalism than Juan Williams.

SoRight on October 23, 2013 at 9:10 AM

BTW, you can just call up and sign in…what they don’t realize is that it takes hours to do that.

If you work two jobs, have kids, you don’t have time…isn’t this the guy who says that working people have a huge burden to prove they are citizens to vote, but now he wants them to spend hours maybe days, to sign up for health care that will cost them more?

It’s insane!!

right2bright on October 23, 2013 at 9:10 AM

O-care crashes and burns, the Republicans might hold the House next yest and the President and his party will have to face reality because single payer would be off the table.

jerryofva on October 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM

You’re right, you can’t take the lazy stupid coward’s ego out of the equation. So how do the Dems go from their current lies that everything is a little glitchy but super awesome and running better than ever expected to an explanation that there are fundamental and systemic problems with Obamacare.

Because no matter how much lipstick you put on the pig, the math doesn’t work and never will.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:11 AM

BTW, you can just call up and sign in…what they don’t realize is that it takes hours to do that.

If you work two jobs, have kids, you don’t have time…isn’t this the guy who says that working people have a huge burden to prove they are citizens to vote, but now he wants them to spend hours maybe days, to sign up for health care that will cost them more?

right2bright on October 23, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Yeah, you can call. They’ll tell you that you have to go online. In 150 different languages.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Juan is far ahead of whoever’s in second place in the race to be the most ungrateful piece of horse excrement on the planet. Fox gave him a chance most people never get, and paid him hugely to boot.

What does Fox get for its generosity? Essentially, a field agent for NPR doing live shots from inside the studio.

And that Kirsten broad has to go. I understand fair & balanced but at least put somebody articulate on the left side. I can find cliche robots anywhere; don’t need Fox for that.

platypus on October 23, 2013 at 9:14 AM

No choice, huh? Let me see if I got this right Juan. We know it’s not gonna work, so we try to keep you from attempting it. When it doesn’t work, it’s our fault for trying to stop you. Got it. Makes perfect sense.

If you are currently flat-lined, that is.

ElectricPhase on October 23, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I was thinking this morning that we need to drop the LIMITED GOVERNMENT Conservative description for what we believe.

In our culture “LIMITED” is a BAD WORD. So how about we do this instead for branding……

Leaner, Smarter Government Conservatives.

PappyD61 on October 23, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Meanwhile, up in Heaven, Juan’s best friend, Tony Snow, sadly shakes his head.

kingsjester on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I think of Snow whenever I see Jay Carney lecturing the White House press corps. Snow treated them as colleagues (which they are). Carney treats them as slow children who need to learn their place.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

I miss Tony Snow a lot. It’s sad to think about, you could tell he didn’t want to go, he wanted to have the chance to watch his kids grow up.

The last decent normal guy who was a press secretary. *sigh*

itsspideyman on October 23, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument. You just didn’t expect to hear it first on Fox…

Franky, I didn’t expect to hear that from Juan Williams. He’s one of the rare, normally decent and civil pundits on the liberal side.

JetBoy on October 23, 2013 at 9:17 AM

…Did anyone actually expect private insurance to get better under Obama…?

NeoKong on October 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Yes, many people are that ignorant. And that is what should concern us, even more than Obama being President.

Fenris on October 23, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Maybe it’s all John Roberts’ fault? Well, mostly anyway.

FOWG1 on October 23, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Towing the party line

Good lapdog juanie

cmsinaz on October 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM

I miss Tony Snow a lot. It’s sad to think about, you could tell he didn’t want to go, he wanted to have the chance to watch his kids grow up.

The last decent normal guy who was a press secretary. *sigh*

itsspideyman on October 23, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Snow was all class.

Although Ari Fleischer was decent as well.

JetBoy on October 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM

I lost all respect for Mr. Williams after he learned nothing about Progressives when NPR fired him because he said he was nervous when boarding an airplane when he saw Middle Eastern people dressed in cultural garb and after he and his book were attacked when he wrote about the failure of the modern civil rights leadership. He is a know nothing, useful idiot for the Left and doesn’t deserve the respect and stature FNC gives him.

amr on October 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Juan Williams: Ted Cruz stomped on my rubber ducky.

Pork-Chop on October 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Damn you, Ted Cruz BUSH! It’s all your fault!

myiq2xu on October 23, 2013 at 8:43 AM

FIFY

timberline on October 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM

As a result, experts say, the exchanges might open with security flaws or, possibly but less likely, be delayed.

I wouldn’t come near this thing with a 100′ pole.

neuquenguy on October 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Do do do lookin in your back door….

https://data.healthcare.gov/dataset/QHP-Individual-Medical-Landscape/ba45-xusy

redguy on October 23, 2013 at 9:24 AM

I lost all respect for Mr. Williams after he learned nothing about Progressives when NPR fired him because he said he was nervous when boarding an airplane when he saw Middle Eastern people dressed in cultural garb and after he and his book were attacked when he wrote about the failure of the modern civil rights leadership. He is a know nothing, useful idiot for the Left and doesn’t deserve the respect and stature FNC gives him.

amr on October 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Juan is just the FNC leftist puppet……I guess they pay him enough that he does not mind looking stupid.

redguy on October 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM

This, boys and girls, is why you must know that when Obama supporters feel the real pain from Obamacare, they will NOT come to their senses and realize they were wrong, that socialized healthcare is wrong, that Obama/Dems are responsible.

They will a) blame Republicans (hello, McFly – stop imagining this will ever change, for any reason), and b) demand Obama save them and beg for single payer.

Bank on it.

Midas on October 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM

It’s time Fox fire Juan the partisan hack. He can only see the world thru leftist glasses. The real world is a complete unknown to him.

sadatoni on October 23, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Maybe it’s all John Roberts’ fault? Well, mostly anyway.

FOWG1 on October 23, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Nope. I think he knew exactly what he was doing when he rewrote the law and made it a tax. He just wanted to see what would happen, knowing there are quite a few more O care lawsuits that are going to make it to SCOTUS this year and next.

Johnnyreb on October 23, 2013 at 9:27 AM

I think of Snow whenever I see Jay Carney lecturing the White House press corps. Snow treated them as colleagues (which they are). Carney treats them as slow children who need to learn their place.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

So… you’re saying Carney’s right, then? :)

Midas on October 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

This, boys and girls, is why you must know that when Obama supporters feel the real pain from Obamacare, they will NOT come to their senses and realize they were wrong, that socialized healthcare is wrong, that Obama/Dems are responsible.

They will a) blame Republicans (hello, McFly – stop imagining this will ever change, for any reason), and b) demand Obama save them and beg for single payer.

Bank on it.

Midas on October 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Absolutely right. Many people on our side are counting on the LIV turning on Obama and it will never happen.

neuquenguy on October 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

The ØbaMønøpølyMøney Wørld Is now adversely affecting me.
Even being insured “Six ways from Sunday”, I now discover that my prescription coverage is going to skyrocket simply because a couple of my meds are not on the “formulary”. Now, it’s personal, Barry.
THAT is not a good thing.
The petulant pissant is headed for a fall of epic proportions.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on October 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

He is a know nothing, useful idiot for the Left and doesn’t deserve the respect and stature FNC gives him.

amr on October 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM

I’m not even certain how ‘useful’ Juan is.

If he’s talking about it, he’s not the only one in the media who is thinking this or trying this asinine line of spin in order to protect the credibility of the progressive-fascist-statist agenda.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who has watched, read, or listened to Williams throughout his career – he has been and remains a committed ideologue.

Athos on October 23, 2013 at 9:34 AM

So… you’re saying Carney’s right, then? :)

Midas on October 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Not quite, LOL.

For Carney to be right, you’ve got to think of the White House press corps as “our gang.” Carney would be Alfalfa.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:35 AM

So… you’re saying Carney’s right, then? :)

Midas on October 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

It’s not that they’re inately stupid; they are willfully stupid.

Fenris on October 23, 2013 at 9:35 AM

This, boys and girls, is why you must know that when Obama supporters feel the real pain from Obamacare, they will NOT come to their senses and realize they were wrong, that socialized healthcare is wrong, that Obama/Dems are responsible.

They will a) blame Republicans (hello, McFly – stop imagining this will ever change, for any reason), and b) demand Obama save them and beg for single payer.

Bank on it.

Midas on October 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM

So “give them what they want”/”let it burn” is not a viable strategy after all? Should we have sacrificed every last drop of blood to slay the dragon before the village was burned? Could it be that Ted Cruz was right? Hmmm.

ElectricPhase on October 23, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Many people on our side are counting on the LIV turning on Obama and it will never happen.

neuquenguy on October 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Just as many are waiting for Obama to start to take a Clintonian triangulation…

There is a certain arrogance and brazenness coming from these committed ideologues in the lamestream media. They have little shame in sacrificing their credibility and intellectual, ethical honesty in the name of their ideology. It’s pretty clear that they hold the average American in complete and utter contempt – thinking that they are clearly stupid and clay to be molded as needed.

To paraphrase Orwell, all are equal, some are just more equal than others….and this latter group includes the elitists in the media.

Athos on October 23, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Juan Williams(in his best Kirk voice): “Buuuuusssssssshhhh!!”

What a maroon.

Sterling Holobyte on October 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Evidently Juan Williams wants to be the next Baghdad Bob.

GarandFan on October 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Jaun is one of those guys that somebody at Fox just decided is smart. He’s not. He’s extremely average. He does not have very advanced analytical skills. But, since they’ve decided that his opinion in somehow valuable, they keep trotting him out.

He’s a puppet. He’s fed a line and he delivers it.

mankai on October 23, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Obamacare is, among other things, a massive wealth transfer from whites to non-whites. Juan Williams has a dog in this fight for that reason alone, even before partisanship.

No matter how often whites say that they are not racist, any time a white guy objects to the money being taken out of his pocket and given to non-whites, anti-racists are going to say “that’s racist!” Cue burning “tea party” cross. It’s like a perpetual antiwhite witch hunt.

And you know, witches have the power to make things go wrong just by the power of the evil eye. That’s basically what Juan Williams was accusing Republicans of – malign supernatural influence.

David Blue on October 23, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Juan can’t get a break. Wednesday’s excuse was a video on YouTube. The republican blaming was for this weekend.

oprockwell on October 23, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Media Matters Myth #4 about Ocare states that even a GOP shutdown can’t stop the great and glorious people’s insurance program:

According to an article in The Washington Post, “Eighty-five percent of the Affordable Care Act’s funding comes from mandatory spending that would not be affected by a shutdown.” Therefore, as, David Simas, White House deputy senior adviser for communications and strategy, explained, that while there may be some impacts of a shutdown, “it does not go into the core of what we are doing.”

mankai on October 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM

And didn’t he say earlier that it was because the House refused to provide funding? Prove it, Juan! When did this happen? Was there a bill that was not passed at some point that failed to fund this debacle? Don’t you think 0 or Katie would have been all over this when it was being debated? Of course they would have, and the media would have gleefully reported it! Another attempt at spin by a hack. And the sad part is, 40+% of the public will believe this crap!

mel23059 on October 23, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Senator Obama was only responsible for getting the law passed.
President Cruz is responsible for the poor implementation of the law.

weaselyone on October 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Maybe it’s all John Roberts’ fault? Well, mostly anyway.

FOWG1 on October 23, 2013 at 9:18 AM

John Roberts called Obamacare a tax and tax policy is debated and changed all the time. Democrats screamed holy hell to have the Bush tax cuts eliminated. Why don’t we hear Republicans calling for an end to the Obamacare tax hikes? That’s essentially the defund argument and Lee and Cruz should call it that.

monalisa on October 23, 2013 at 10:05 AM

As Sinetta Jackson says, ‘Too many blacks put pride over policy and end up hurting themselves in the process.’

And, that about sums up Juan Williams.

Resist We Much on October 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM

And didn’t he say earlier that it was because the House refused to provide funding? Prove it, Juan! When did this happen?

mel23059 on October 23, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Last May. HHS blew through their entire budget and went to Congress, tin cup in hand, demanding more money to sell Obamacare. Congress said no. That’s when Sebelius went to her “friends” in the healthcare industry soliciting donations. It is an ethical scandal that was eclipsed at the time by Benghazi and the IRS targeting scandals.

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Obama’s dog ate the website’s programming.
George Booooooooooooooooooooscha!
Global Warming?
Cane and Abel.
Blame the big bang!

racquetballer on October 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

If it weren’t for those meddling Republicans and their mangy mutt…”

Dongemaharu on October 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Another idiot heard from….

crosshugger on October 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

I don’t know if I should laugh or cry at this Orwellian nonsense.

NotCoach on October 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Cry. Do you have any idea of how many people believe him? And the Republicans won’t do anything about this lying constantly by the mainstream media.

Cleombrotus on October 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM

The police need to stop unanimously resisting settled laws against shooting people, as it has obviously led to a continuance of shootings… (And aren’t immigration and border enforcement settled laws that have been upheld in the Supreme Court? Treason! Sedition!)

twgriff on October 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM

“Identity Thieves and Telemarketers Angered Over Health.gov Woes”

As explained by Ivan from somewhere in Moldavia “If people cannot even login, how can we siphon-off any useful personal information? I’m begging HHS to at least get to the point where I can get people’s Social Security Nos. and bank account information. Mother’s maiden name, first pet’s name and Facebook password would be nice too, but I can wait a bit for that.”

ChuckinHouston on October 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Dead horse whuppin’
” Daddy, have you plugged Sebelius yet?”

katy the mean old lady on October 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM

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