Pelosi: Just “fix the technology, and let’s not get too bogged down in what happens if they’re not able to fix it”

posted at 8:01 pm on October 23, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

It’s so simple. How is it that nobody has thought of this before? The White House has been beating its brains out pressing every helper possible into service, and all along, the solution was staring them in the face: “Just fix it.”

Via The Hill:

That’s the boiled-down message coming from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday, as Democrats are scrambling to put out the wildfire of criticism and attention aimed at the botched rollout of ObamaCare’s federal insurance website.

In a press briefing where reporters asked about no other topic, Pelosi acknowledged that the problems dogging users trying to enroll in insurance plans on the HealthCare.gov website are “beyond glitches.” But the trouble, she quickly added, “does not take away from the fact that we’re on a path” toward installing the many benefits under the law.

“Just fix it, so we can go forward,” she added. “Fix the technology, and let’s not get too bogged down in what happens if they’re not able to fix it.” …

“I have faith in technology and, while there are glitches, there are solutions as well. So I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to go forward on schedule,” she said.

Allahpundit already made a note of Pelosi’s “nay” on extending the enrollment period (though who knows if even her opposition will be enough to keep all of her House Democrats in line), but I thought this was a little too entertaining/facepalm-worthy as a lame liberal talking point to let pass. “Let’s not get too bogged down in what happens if they don’t fix it”? Uhm, you mean… disaster? Wherein the only people actually going through the trouble of signing up for ObamaCare are the ones whose high costs will topple the system? That sort of sounds like exactly what the administration should be worrying about, no? And on top of that, she blithely assuming that taking the time to try and fix the system is a even a wise recommendation, while tech experts are piling on with the evidence that it isn’t.


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StubbleSpark on October 23, 2013 at 9:45 PM

OT: Dear Leader will announce his new immigration push from the WH tommorrow….really.

d1carter

May as well, seeing as how Boner came out pushing it today.

xblade on October 23, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Happy Nomad on October 23, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Maybe. A lot of those who are getting cancellations are being offered replacement policies that are considerably more costly. Wondering what it will cost to add another couple of million to the rolls might cross their minds.

Cindy Munford on October 23, 2013 at 9:55 PM

LOL. O’Reilly is routinely vilified in these precincts, but tonight he’s destroying Kirsten Powers on Obamacare.

BuckeyeSam

He hammered her on amnesty a few years ago too when she confessed to wanting open borders. Now he’s in her camp. He’ll probably come around on Obamacare too eventually.

xblade on October 23, 2013 at 10:01 PM

What nobody seems to understand is that:
THIS CANNOT BE UN-DONE.
[...]
Key West Reader on October 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Well, not so much under the terms of that constitution-thingie.

But, think our elites, isn’t this just the perfect time to bend a little? After all, that old thing is more of a set of what you might call guidelines, rather than rules. Written too many years ago. By white guys. Men.

And hell, we’re really in a bind here, what with so many previously-insured voters in our districts now having no coverage at all. Kind of a national emergency, so to speak. So how about we just say “no harm, no foul” and make it go away, and put everything back where it was…

GOP: “Sounds good to us…”
Dems: “And by the way, it was all your fault.”
GOP: “Sounds good to us…”

bofh on October 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Oh dear Lord, who the hell let the crazy lady speak again?
And you Dems say Sarah Palin is dumb? Please ask Piglosi to stop talking she really is a Moon Bat.

mmcnamer1 on October 23, 2013 at 10:21 PM

How is it that nobody has thought of this before?

SNL has: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo3uxqwTxk0

calbear on October 23, 2013 at 10:28 PM

“It’s going to be a beautiful thing in their lives to have that freedom.”

Unicorns and Pan flutes being handed out with each new ObamaCare policy.

Utopia is almost here.

BobMbx on October 23, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Just download the free version of “TechFix for Massive Websites 1.1.1″ and follow the simple steps to a newer, faster, glitch-free website.

Easy-Peasy.

Solaratov on October 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

They fixed her face, so why not this ??

rik on October 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

She has a face????

shorebird on October 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I wish with all my heart that Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Holder, Jarrett, and many in the Dem party had never been born. I hate abortion but in the case of this bunch I’d make an exception. If I could I’d slap every one of their parents for foisting such abominations on the American public.

neyney on October 24, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Nancy thinks “freedom” means freedom from responsibility.

She wants the people to be permanent adolescents. Of course, like every teen knows, that means you have to live by someone else rules.

LilyBart on October 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM

There’s no greater fool than an old fool.

Christien on October 24, 2013 at 1:11 AM

When none of the connections in your brain actually … connect to anything? Everything seems so simple.

Jaibones on October 24, 2013 at 6:48 AM

There is nothing inside her head, not even a small pea rolling around. Its empty. I admire her. I couldn’t do what she does.

steveracer on October 24, 2013 at 8:11 AM

“It’s going to be a beautiful thing in their lives to have that freedom.”

Notice Ms Pelosi doesn’t include herself.

TimBuk3 on October 24, 2013 at 8:18 AM

I just hope for Nancy’s sake, that her government “ruling class” insurance plan covers Botox seepage into the cranial cavity.

Don L on October 24, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Dementia is a horrible thing.

kingsjester on October 24, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Twit.

Turtle317 on October 24, 2013 at 8:50 AM

“Just fix it so we can get on with destroying the rest of the industry and forcing the NHC on everyone!”

Nanci, you’re a vile, pathetic, example of humanity. A villain of the highest tier. You and your kind will live on in memory as a warning to the future against the freedom to vote untempered by the responsibility to think.

PXCharon on October 24, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I’ll bet she thinks booting up means putting your feet on a desk. Sounds as if they’ve already spent the fee/fine/tax they were expecting to collect from all those who can’t/won’t sign up.

Kissmygrits on October 24, 2013 at 9:19 AM

I don’t understand why the Dems aren’t using their classic labeling scheme on this:

“Oh you are criticizing Healthcare.gov? Why are you against the Internet?”

mitchellvii on October 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Pelosi wants to know if they can just inject some botox into the system and remove the wrinkles…

right2bright on October 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM

It amazes me that this lady is not in a padded room somewhere wearing a straight-jacket.

Because she needs to be.

And the people who support her.

Sterling Holobyte on October 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I believe Kasich, who is no fool

eon on October 23, 2013 at 9:28 PM

He became a complete fool the moment he came out & stated he actually believes in AGW

Conservative4Ever on October 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

“Let’s not get too bogged down in what happens if they don’t fix it”

Are the guys from Monty Python writing for SanFranNan now? That sounds just like “let’s not bicker ’bout who killed who.”

IrishTexan on October 24, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Eat it.

Key West Reader on October 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Heh, any law can be repealed. Prohibition is an example brought up several times. Nevertheless, even if the legislative effort is not there this program could potentially collapse on its own with not much effort. Compared to social security, medicare, medicaid which evolve to insolvency, this program could come out of the starting gait insolvent. It’s funny to me. The left is the vanguard of environmentalism. They worry how we can survive long term in a world of diminishing natural resources. And yet they will support a program like Obamacare so dependent on our country’s economic prosperity to fund it and at the same time advocate a public policy that saps the economic resources of the middle class necessary to fund this program. This on top of the inherent flaws in Obamacare itself that accomplish the same outcome. The Fed at some point will not be able to keep up. When all this finally fails, and I believe it will, those who needed it the most will still have nothing. The problem is that there will be more in this category. Many more. Maybe all this was intentional but I also believe that part of it is they themselves are finally losing control of managing this disaster.

DaveDief on October 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM

It just boggles the mind that Democrats try to portray conservatives & Republicans as anti-science, when they have this ignorant loon on their side.

mbs on October 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

HA is all ObamaCare all of the time. Not gonna change one dam thing but blogs usually don’t.

Sherman1864 on October 24, 2013 at 9:43 AM

They fixed her face, so why not this ??

rik on October 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Actually, she’s had so many face lifts that’s actually her ass you’re looking at.

Cherokee on October 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Oh Nancy, we the American people, are now donning full body hazmat suits to dig into the depths of your Obummercare box and finding out what really is inside it. How do you people get elected?

stuartm80127 on October 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Actually, she’s had so many face lifts that’s actually her ass you’re looking at.
Cherokee on October 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

One more facelift and she’ll have a gotee.

tommyboy on October 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Yes, Nancy, why don’t you just go to Staples and get an “Easy” button, press it 3 times while clicking your heels.

This stupid b!tch was #3 in line for the Presidency for awhile, just a little reminder boys & girls.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

let’s not get too bogged down in what happens if they’re not able to fix it.”

“When we close our eyes it all goes away….”

tommyboy on October 24, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Hysterical how members of the government think like a teenager that says, “I need’a, I want’a, I gotta’ have’a, NOW.

mixplix on October 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM

We had a project where someone higher up in the chain thought a certain code project was as simple as “flipping a switch.” Well, 20 developers and 6 months later we were done coding it. And then QA took 3 months to test it and that was about 60 people. And we didn’t have 500 million lines of code to go through.

Yeah, Nancy, flip that switch and it’ll all be fixed.

She normally sounds ridiculous but it’s even more poignant when she’s talking about something you’re deeply familiar with.

She doesn’t have the ability to even fathom what it would take to ‘fix it’ and it makes her look like a fool when she asks for it.

ConDem on October 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM

“It’s going to be a beautiful thing in their lives to have that freedom.”

With “freedom” defined as massive coercion to make young, healthy citizens sign up for health insurance that they don’t want and don’t need and that doesn’t provide good value for the money.

David Blue on October 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I don’t think anyone should have to sign up until 535 particular individuals in DC have been enrolled. Plus 9 Supreme Court justices. And B.O. And Ms. B.O. And Sashiqua. And Maliqua.
There.

Galtian on October 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

typical respnse from someone who has never had a real job.

t8stlikchkn on October 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I think they will go to paper applications. And then it will be just as successful as VA disability apps.

PattyJ on October 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

“A nation must think before it acts.” —Robert Strausz-Hupé

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

ObamaCare is not freedom it is the opposite of freedom.

The coverages of all plans are the same. The only thing that changes is how you pay for it.

Low Premium Subsidized = High Deductible
Low Premium = High Deductible
High Premium = Lower Deductible

The rub on Low Premium Subsidized plans is the deductible is very high and that is not subsidized. The very people who can not afford the high deductible are the ones who get it.

Choice in health care means choice in coverage too. Many have no need for maternity care, or HIV care, or a psychologist. They might want a chiropractor though and I don’t think they are included. Not good enough lobbyists in that area I guess.

Dasher on October 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Pelosi:

“Just fix it, so we can go forward,” she added. “Fix the technology, and let’s not get too bogged down in what happens if they’re not able to fix it.” …

Does this remind anyone of “Plug the d@mn hole!” in the Gulf of Mexico? Never mind the little detail that the hole to be plugged was under water a mile thick. President Kick@$$ had everything under control.

After the developers of Healthcare.gov had 3-1/2 years to get it wrong, methinks it will take longer to fix it than BP took to “plug the d@mn hole”.

Oh, by the way, San Fran Nan, how is anyone supposed to “go forward” if the website can’t be fixed? Can people be fined or taxed for not buying something they can’t buy?

It would be like putting Pelosi on one side of the Golden Gate before the bridge was built, and asking her to go forward.

Blub, blub!!!

Steve Z on October 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

That is one of the stupidest things I ever heard and of course it comes from the Haight-Ashbury doll.

rjoco1 on October 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Funny how getting a state issued ID is too much to ask of citizens who want to vote, but getting in your car to sign up for Obamacare or being taxed if you can’t sign up is OK.

PleaseFlyOver on October 24, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Let’s all hold hands, close our eyes and just envision San Fran Nan’s beautiful vision of a work optional society.

MJBrutus on October 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Some of these politicians are as stupid and vapid as they think the average American voter is.

Who knew botox was also a psychedelic drug….

Athos on October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

“A nation must think before it acts.” —Robert Strausz-Hupé

Schadenfreude on October 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Not this nation obviously…le sigh…

jimver on October 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM

This way comes war. Here and abroad.

Mason on October 24, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Another leftist skank.

rplat on October 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM

“Just fix it, so we can go forward,” she added. “Fix the technology, and let’s not get too bogged down in what happens if they’re not able to fix it.”

Rep. Pelosi words are the anthem of liberals in government today. “Close enough for government work”.

Really, Rep. Pelosi you have to have higher standards of self respect in carrying out your responsibilities. “Close enough, is for those employees (yes you are still and employee – U.S. are your boss) that are drunken spenders who want the 3 Martini lunch deductible.

MSGTAS on October 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

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