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.