New Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood duet: “ObamaCare by morning”

posted at 11:21 am on November 7, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the WFB. I didn’t realize Paisley is, or was, something of an Obama fan. Maybe he’s joined the ranks of the disenchanted or maybe he simply couldn’t resist a gag he knew would kill with a red-state audience. The biggest laugh: The deer-in-the-headlights look near the end from Taylor Swift, who’s either (a) afraid to show annoyance lest it raise an eyebrow among her country fans, (b) afraid to laugh lest it raise an eyebrow among her pop fans, or (c) deeply confused at what Paisley and Underwood are talking about. Smart money’s on door number three.

While we’re on the subject, I missed this bit from Sebelius’s testimony yesterday. Has the “tech surge” improved the site to the point where users can at least expect “ObamaCare by late evening” now? Maybe not:

For someone who bet so much on a successful “tech surge,” though, Sebelius acknowledged that the rescue effort right now is “not where we need to be.”

Sebelius told Baucus there have been “a couple of hundred functional fixes that have been identified,” and that there has been “priority grouping” for the most important ones — especially the reporting problems that have left insurers unsure whether they’re getting the right information on their new customers. Jeff Zients, the former Obama administration economic adviser who is running the repair operation, has called the list of repairs a “punch list.”

And Sebelius said there has been real progress, especially in making the site run faster and making sure customers are “seeing far fewer error messages and timeouts.” But she hinted she still wasn’t satisfied.

“I would say we’re into the list. We’re not where we need to be. It’s a pretty aggressive schedule to get to the entire punch list,” Sebelius said.

HHS documents released by Issa’s committee show that on September 30, the day before the launch of the biggest government health-care initiative in decades, whose success rests almost entirely on a well-functioning website capable of processing millions of enrollments, Healthcare.gov was able to handle … 1,100 concurrent users before the site’s response time got “too high.” As a point of comparison, there are nearly 5,000 concurrent users on Hot Air as I’m writing this. Total number of HHS employees fired so far: Zero.


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Schadenfreude on November 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

My vote: Taylor Swift is a great singer/songwriter, but she’s clueless about 0bama(care).

Swift: “Why you gotta be so mean? By the way, who’s George Strait?”

freedomfirst on November 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM

My vote: Taylor Swift is a great singer/songwriter, but she’s clueless about 0bama(care).

Swift: “Why you gotta be so mean? By the way, who’s George Strait?”

freedomfirst on November 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Swift: “Is the autotune thingy supposed to be on when I’m just talkin’?”

stvnscott on November 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM

My vote: Taylor Swift is a great singer/songwriter, but she’s clueless about 0bama(care).

Swift: “Why you gotta be so mean? By the way, who’s George Strait?”

freedomfirst on November 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM

She was a great songwriter for about five minutes, when my first daughter was at a prime age for her music. Now that my daughter has turned into a raving liberal making all the wrong choices–basically living Swift’s songs–I’m less inclined to “appreciate” Swift for my younger daughter.

Nutstuyu on November 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Uch. More rich white people making fun Obama.

I prefer the urban sound of the impoverished Dixie Chicks.

Ben Hur on November 7, 2013 at 11:56 AM

as opposed too…

More rich white people making fun Dr. Carson?.

The Chix acted stupidly.. and deserved the poverty for peeing on their fans.. they couldn’t even manage a half-hearted “sorry if YOU were offended” apology, Maines doubled down on the fan base F.Y..

Her not ready to make nice recording was a testament to stubborn to the point of self destruction..

and the “new” liberal fans she was expecting?

She should have known better.. to the average lib, country is like the enemies language, they won’t buy it… they’ll pirate it.. but not buy..

mark81150 on November 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Sebelius told Baucus there have been “a couple of hundred functional fixes that have been identified,” and that there has been “priority grouping” for the most important ones

A couple hundred? How f’ed up is this fiasco anyways?

chewmeister on November 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM

If they’re anything like the large bank where I work, it takes no less than a dozen meetings each week to continue to “priority group” needed fixes. Bleeding edge folks…literally.

Nutstuyu on November 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM

The biggest laugh: The deer-in-the-headlights look near the end from Taylor Swift

She’s a pretty good metaphor for the young voters out there. They have no idea what’s going on, or how Obamacare is going to hurt them the most.

nextgen_repub on November 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM

She has personal experience with men who are losers. She dated Tony Romo.

myiq2xu on November 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Well-played, very well played.

How could I forget about Garth Brooks, the weepiest of all country music liberals. Do recall that in the early 90s Brooks released the beyond awful “We Shall Be Free” complete with an effing choir in the background. But Garth, being Garth, can get away with it. Brad Paisley – not so much.

King B on November 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM

there are nearly 5,000 concurrent users on Hot Air as I’m writing this

Which is 4,998 more than healthcare.gov can handle.

#BuckFarack

#SuckFibelius (?)

Nutstuyu on November 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Well, TS was dating a Kennedy earlier in the year, so maybe it’s door number two. Still a pretty good song writer and at such a young age.

TXUS on November 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Liked them both before the song… LOVE THEM BOTH NOW!!

Khun Joe on November 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

They’re the perfect country couple…not married to each other. Wonder how long their respective spouses take to start suspectin’ something?

Nutstuyu on November 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Nice song but is there any truth to the rumors that in the 2,695 pages of regulations that all abortions in Catholic hospitals must be performed by priests?

MaiDee on November 7, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Is Urban a homosexual?

Eph on November 7, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Wouldn’t you be if you were married to that ex-Cruise hag?

Nutstuyu on November 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Carrie Underwood, another fellow Okie is a giant poseur. If any man in country music wrote about women the way she writes about men, they’d never record another song. For someone who’s lived one of the most charmed lives in country music, her man-bashing, man-abusing lyrics sure do bespeak a lot of bitterness. She’s pretty but her music is for disaffected women who say things like “are there any real men left out there” in POF profiles.

King B on November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Oh Please…she’s been around Hollywood men (supposedly)
who are major league Azzwipes…..she writes about men
who are not much account…she’s married now (I believe)
to a NHL Hockey player….nuff said.

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Let’s look at the math. They designed a site that could handle only 1100 users at a time. Assuming the site were working and it would take one hour per user to enroll, that’s 26,400 users enrolling a day on a 24/7 basis. Now, they say they need 7 million subscribers by March to make O-care work.

Even at best case, it would take 269.23 days from October 1 to get to 7 million users. So, the site was designed to fail in the first place. Where am I wrong here?

TXUS on November 7, 2013 at 12:41 PM

She was a great songwriter for about five minutes, when my first daughter was at a prime age for her music. Now that my daughter has turned into a raving liberal making all the wrong choices–basically living Swift’s songs–I’m less inclined to “appreciate” Swift for my younger daughter.

Nutstuyu on November 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Do you actually listen to Swift’s music? It’s clean, it’s sincere and it’s not all about breakups. Find one dirty/nasty lyric on the entire Red album – it’s one of the better pop albums to be released in years, and there’s nothing that would turn anyone into a liberal (or a conservative or a Baptist or a cobbler). Plus, she doesn’t take herself so seriously like far too many artists do – you’re daughter is snowing you if you think that’s where her transformation into a liberal comes from – public school or a college is the likely culprit.

King B on November 7, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Sebelius told Baucus there have been “a couple of hundred functional fixes that have been identified,” and that there has been “priority grouping” for the most important ones

Plus, she said they were doing the fixes on a rolling basis instead of shutting the site down completely to do the fixes. If you do that, you would need to do end to end security testing after each fix is made. I highly doubt that’s being done at all.

TXUS on November 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Blake Shelton’s reaction was funny.

AZCoyote on November 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Let’s look at the math. They designed a site that could handle only 1100 users at a time. Assuming the site were working and it would take one hour per user to enroll, that’s 26,400 users enrolling a day on a 24/7 basis. Now, they say they need 7 million subscribers by March to make O-care work.

Even at best case, it would take 269.23 days from October 1 to get to 7 million users. So, the site was designed to fail in the first place. Where am I wrong here?

TXUS on November 7, 2013 at 12:41 PM

See below:

(7,000,000/24) + (365*(120/80) * 0.5/Hopenchange = Mmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmm

You forgot to factor in hopenchange

BobMbx on November 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

How in the hell does “strike” look anything like “quote?

TXUS on November 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Blake Shelton’s reaction was funny.

AZCoyote on November 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Yeah, he’s cool…but his Wife will get my attention..he won’t.

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

A couple of hundred P0′s (pronounced P Zero (and P1 for lesser bugs)) means they are up to their eyes in alligators.

Wow. shocked no one has like actually translated what she is telling congress into English.

What she is saying is that they are in deep sheep dip.

dogsoldier on November 7, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Carrie Underwood, another fellow Okie is a giant poseur. If any man in country music wrote about women the way she writes about men, they’d never record another song. For someone who’s lived one of the most charmed lives in country music, her man-bashing, man-abusing lyrics sure do bespeak a lot of bitterness. She’s pretty but her music is for disaffected women who say things like “are there any real men left out there” in POF profiles.

King B on November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

And she’s a Vegan. Who can be from Oklahoma and not eat meat?

I mean, isn’t that a law, or something?

Tenwheeler on November 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Yeah, he’s cool…but his Wife will get my attention..he won’t.

ToddPA on November 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Yes, Miranda’s very cute, and seems like a nice person too. (But she should let somebody else win once in a while, just so it doesn’t get boring!)

AZCoyote on November 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM

She has really horrible taste in men so there is still hope for you.

;)

myiq2xu on November 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Even with that factor, it doesn’t matter anyway.
I couldn’t stand to be around a libtard even if she looks decent.
Besids, I’m married to a jealous, possessive redhead who is also a pretty good shot with a .22 rifle at 100 yards…..

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I mean, isn’t that a law, or something?

Tenwheeler on November 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM

If not – it should be.

However, I myself am a member of PETA (the other one) and a second tier vegetarian – I only eat animals that eat vegetables….

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:08 PM

You forgot to factor in hopenchange

BobMbx on November 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Well of course, duh, imaginary numbers are a must when dealing with libtard utopia policies – there’s no other way to make their math work….

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Let’s look at the math. They designed a site that could handle only 1100 users at a time. Assuming the site were working and it would take one hour per user to enroll, that’s 26,400 users enrolling a day on a 24/7 basis. Now, they say they need 7 million subscribers by March to make O-care work.

Even at best case, it would take 269.23 days from October 1 to get to 7 million users. So, the site was designed to fail in the first place. Where am I wrong here?

TXUS on November 7, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I did the math a little different – based on the FoxNews article regarding what they say Nurse Ratched said:

The problem-plagued ObamaCare website was only equipped to handle 1,100 users a day before it was launched, documents released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee reveal.

What I posted earlier over on the “blame the insurance companies” thread:

Nurse Ratched testimony yesterday (see FoxNews headline) indicates the 0scare clusterF site has never been able to, was not designed to handle more than 1100 users per day.

0scare was supposed to provide health coverage for 30 million people who were not covered.
For you math challenged libtards (verbaldouche, et al) – at 1100 users per day, it will take 27,272 days, which equals 74 YEARS for all of those 30 million uninsured people to log in and get covered.

If you needed any more proof that this clusterfark was intentional to lead to single payer – there it is.

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Nobody saw them running
From 16th Avenue
They never found the fingerprints
Or the weapon that was used
But someone killed country music
Cut out its heart and soul
They got away with murder
Down on music row.

I appreciate the jest, of course, but country music is gasping out its dying breath, at least as far as the current generation is concerned.

Othniel on November 7, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Healthcare.gov was able to handle … 1,100 concurrent users before the site’s response time got “too high.”

Hahaha! So technically it could be true when they said it was because too many users were on at once. Leading people to believe there were millions clamoring for it, when really it was just a big medicaid sign up.

Dash on November 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM

For you math challenged libtards (verbaldouche, et al) – at 1100 users per day, it will take 27,272 days, which equals 74 YEARS for all of those 30 million uninsured people to log in and get covered.

If you needed any more proof that this clusterfark was intentional to lead to single payer – there it is.

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I think you need to factor in some H&C, and account for family enrollments.

Your proof assumes 6 month old abortion survivors will have to sign up individually.

I’d use a fudge factor of 3 persons per enrollment, which results in 9,090 days required, or 24.9 years.

Using H&C, you can reduce the time to somewhere in the Mar/April 2014 period.

BobMbx on November 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Hahaha! So technically it could be true when they said it was because too many users were on at once. Leading people to believe there were millions clamoring for it, when really it was just a big medicaid sign up.

Dash on November 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Even more hahaha is the fact that the majority of Medicare/Medicaid enrollments are due to a ‘glitch’ that automatically enrolled everyone who created an account but did achieve climax into Medi-X programs.

Most are now subject to fines and/or imprisonment for falsifying an application for a government benefits program.

BobMbx on November 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Using H&C, you can reduce the time to somewhere in the Mar/April 2014 period.

BobMbx on November 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Well he11, with H&C imaginary numbers calculated in, I think everyone in the country already signed up last week….
The entire system was/is perfect – all done – EVERYONE in the country now has total free healthcare…

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

I really don’t understand the hating on Taylor Swift.

She writes her own songs, plays multiple instruments, sells more records than anyone else, is unfailingly polite to her fans, gives tons of money to charity, hasn’t been arrested, gone to rehab, posed nude or made a sex tape, runs her own business affairs, and is only 23.

myiq2xu on November 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Amen! If Obama had a daughter, she would definitely NOT look like that.

Vince on November 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM

BobMbx on November 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM
dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Pay no attention to the facts behind the curtain….

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Using H&C, you can reduce the time to somewhere in the Mar/April 2014 period.

BobMbx on November 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Well he11, with H&C imaginary numbers calculated in, I think everyone in the country already signed up last week….
The entire system was/is perfect – all done – EVERYONE in the country now has total free healthcare…

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

You guys need to go on the road with this stuff! Hilarious!

Vince on November 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM

The CMA Awards were great fun to watch last night!

Be sure to mark your calendars for Monday December 2 for the CMA Country Christmas show on ABC.

NASHVILLE – Music and memories are the centerpiece of “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special hosted by Jennifer Nettles airing Monday, Dec. 2 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The special is a celebration of the season featuring Country’s top stars and non-format favorites performing holiday songs and sharing their personal holiday traditions and memories. The special tapes in front of a live audience Friday, Nov. 8 (7:30 PM/CT) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Joining the star-packed lineup of performers is “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie Robertson. The Robertson family will also participate in a fireside chat. The popular A&E stars are releasing Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas album on Oct. 29.

Performers already announced include Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Nettles, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Michael W. Smith.

http://www.cmaworld.com/news/2013/10/cma-country-christmas-airs-dec-2-on-abc/

Let’s see if they can top their Obamacare song in their Christmas show.

I give the CMA major bonus points for having a Christmas Show rather than a Holiday Show.

We can show our support by helping this show to achieve record breaking ratings. Spread the word!

wren on November 7, 2013 at 2:24 PM

You guys need to go on the road with this stuff! Hilarious!

Vince on November 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM
Thank you, thank you very much, we’ll be here all week.
Be sure to tip your wait staff….

dentarthurdent on November 7, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Faux just now reporting what I’ve typed here for weeks – most workers on the obama’care’ site are legal and illegal visa holders, no legal ‘mericans, hardly.

Work harder. The world needs your support…and to hell with the legal ‘merican workers. obama hates you.

Schadenfreude on November 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Wonder how many of them are actually in Canada where CGI is based? Is the REB shipping jobs out of the USA?

slickwillie2001 on November 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Not being part of her key demographic, I don’t really know Taylor’s music. That said, 29M albums sold and 75M downloads suggests that she makes music that people truly enjoy. The fact that she writes all of her songs as well as performs them has made her very, very wealthy. And opposed to many other “stars” she has given millions of her own money to charities she supports. So, I am willing to cut her a little slack if she didn’t get the Obamacare joke.

Spike72AFA on November 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM

As ESPN dropped Hank Williams Jr. a couple of years ago, will NBC now drop Carrie Underwood “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night?”

22044 on November 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Don’t know, but I’m pretty sure Bob Costas will share his opinion on this controversy with us on Sunday night. He often finds time for a political segment.

slickwillie2001 on November 7, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I loved the expression on George Strait’s face. Off topic: It’s about time George Strait won CMA Entertainer Of The Year award. I hope he is next to be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

hamradio on November 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Nobody saw them running
From 16th Avenue
They never found the fingerprints
Or the weapon that was used
But someone killed country music
Cut out its heart and soul
They got away with murder
Down on music row.

I appreciate the jest, of course, but country music is gasping out its dying breath, at least as far as the current generation is concerned.

Sad but true.

“Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes, Who’s Gonna Play The Opry and the Wabash Cannonball, Who’s Gonna Give Their Heart And Soul To Get To Me And You, Oh I Wonder Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”

hamradio on November 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM

hamradio on November 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Indeed. And for you non-country music fans out there, The Paisley/Underwood song was a parody of Strait’s Amarillo by Morning.

pt on November 7, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Left out “Who’s Gonna Stand That Tall”

hamradio on November 7, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Goodness, I finally watched this after reading about it all day — that was the gentlest lampooning imaginable — people really got upset about that? Seriously?

Chuckles3 on November 7, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Taylor [ not so ] Swift

ama on November 7, 2013 at 8:12 PM

They could put this as “wait music” when people try to phone in to get site help/sign up rather than just refer them back to the web site.

Or it could be background music for those waiting for a response from the site as they try to sign up.

IrishEyes on November 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM

And she’s a Vegan. Who can be from Oklahoma and not eat meat?

I mean, isn’t that a law, or something?

Tenwheeler on November 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Who can be a vegan and have those legs?!

stvnscott on November 8, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Wouldn’t you be if you were married to that ex-Cruise hag?

Nutstuyu on November 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I always thought Nicole Kidman was one hot sexy piece o’ ass !!

But it sure makes you wonder why Tom Cruise seems to push away so many women over the years !!! Hmmmmmmmm……..

cableguy615 on November 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM

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