Politico: Get ready for the White House spin machine to start firing on all cylinders

posted at 10:11 am on November 13, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

The Obama administration has been fully engaged in the obligatory lowering of expectations for weeks now, and when (if?) the White House finally releases ObamaCare’s initial enrollment numbers by the end of this week, we already know that they’re planning to direct our attention to the total number of people who have merely selected plans rather than just the total number of people who have actually purchased them.

Who knows what other numbers The Most Transparent Administration, Ever will or will not decide to release, but the White House’s rehearsed talking points, excuses, and explanations are getting mind-numbingly predictable. Politico even has a handy list out with a preview of the lines we’re likely to hear: That RomneyCare signups were similarly low when it first went live in Massachusetts; that the website will be fixed soon and meanwhile you can enroll through paper applications and by telephone; that Republicans are screwing things up with their damnable continuing opposition; that the Medicare Part D program rolled out under President Bush started off poorly, too; and finally, that:

5. It gets better

This is the running theme for the White House. The website is being fixed. People thrown out of health insurance plans will get better and cheaper ones. A host of new consumer-friendly rules are good for women and the chronically ill.

If only people knew the benefits of Obamacare, Obama told an Organizing for Action summit last week, the law would be more popular.

“It’s important sometimes to just step back and say, all that stuff is already happening,” he said after ticking through the list of things already accomplished under the law. “A lot of it got underreported, kind of crept up on people. And as we move forward, you’ve got to keep that in mind.”

And there is plenty of time, Obama said, for people to enroll, even if they have to wait for the website to operate properly.

“Everybody who wants to get insurance through the marketplace, they’ll be able to get it,” Obama said. “It’s not as if this is a one-day sale or something. So we’ve just got to keep on working.”

We’ve heard it all before by now, and all of it would be a lot easier to believe if the White House wasn’t perpetually making empty promises — which, as I mentioned this morning, now include the supposed November 30th date by which they assured us the website would be working. That’s not working out too well for them, huh?


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Lies, all lies…

OmahaConservative on November 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

More of the only thing these people do well:

LIE!!!

Go figure.

BigWyo on November 13, 2013 at 10:16 AM

I’m waiting for Obama’s pants to spontaneously combust into roaring flames during one of his “speeches.”

NJ Red on November 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

“Everybody who wants to get insurance through the marketplace, they’ll be able to get it,”

……except for those can’t afford.

For the first time since 2006 I want this putz to keep talking.

antipc on November 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM

……except for those that can’t afford.

antipc on November 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM

We’ve heard it all before by now, and all of it would be a lot easier to believe if the White House wasn’t perpetually making empty promises — which, as I mentioned this morning, now include the supposed November 30th date by which they assured us the website would be working.

So when does the rat-eared wonder discover the news stories that his promises in the Rose Garden were not fulfilled and he is madder than the rest of us? Do we get yet another speech from the East Room?

He made a specific promise about that damned website.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

“No, I didn’t. Honest… I ran out of gas. I… I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN’T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!”

NotCoach on November 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I wonder if any journalist – and I use the term in its broadest connotation – might insist on an answer to the obvious question, “How many have actually gotten insurance under Obamacare?”

/not holding my breath

Wino on November 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Incorrect promisers!!

Ben Hur on November 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

And there is plenty of time, Obama said, for people to enroll, even if they have to wait for the website to operate properly.
 
“Everybody who wants to get insurance through the marketplace, they’ll be able to get it,” Obama said. “It’s not as if this is a one-day sale or something. So we’ve just got to keep on working.”

 
Yeah, you know. The same way the bill was passed.

rogerb on November 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM

We’re pretty much into a modified version of Papa Karl’s old “Dictatorship of the Proletariat” here, where there was never a defined end to the transitional period to your final rainbows-and-unicorns communist government, and you ended up with simply the Perpetuation of the Dictatorship wherever it was tried, with those in power justifying it to maintain their power forever.

In this case, Team Obama simply wants to have no time limit on when ObamaCare is supposed to, you know, actually work. Just keep pushing the rainbows-and-unicorns implementation date for the Affordable Health Care Act back to at least 1/20/17, when it will become somebody else’s problem (I’m guessing the corollary to the strategy will be to brand anyone who actually wants a date for the healthcare.gov site and other aspects of ObamaCare to work as a racist who hates the president, as well as a sexist who seeks to deny women the right to abortion pills out the wazoo, as in those new “Got Slutcare?” ads).

jon1979 on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

5. It gets better

This is the running theme for the White House. The website is being fixed. People thrown out of health insurance plans will get better and cheaper ones.

With them defining “better” as “loaded down with lots of things you’ll have no use for” and “cheaper” as “we’re making all the males in the U.S. pay for maternity and breast cancer treatments for women- which makes it cheaper for women.” Let me know when women start paying for prostate cancer treatments and ED, OK?

A host of new consumer-friendly rules are good for women and the chronically ill.

Translation; See above, yet again.

If only people knew the benefits of Obamacare, Obama told an Organizing for Action summit last week, the law would be more popular.

Which is roughly the same thing as saying,

“If people only understood Communism, they’d beg to live under it.”- Bernie Sanders (IN-VT)

As Orwell said,

There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.

And the MSM is always telling us how “intelligent” people like The One and Bernie are.

clear ether

eon

eon on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I’m waiting for Obama’s pants panties to spontaneously combust into roaring flames during one of his “speeches.”

NJ Red on November 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

FIFY

Farenht451 on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

5. It gets better

Isn’t that the theme the homosexual groups are using to keep despondent people who realize that living the homosexual lifestyle is not all it’s cracked up to be from leaving their ranks? Figures the Spite House would use it.

And… does anybody believe anything this administration says anymore? I ask that knowing that there are still some idiots who do and will follow Obama and his minions into the deepest pits of hell. All for the greater “good”.

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

If only people knew the benefits of Obamacare, Obama told an Organizing for Action summit last week, the law would be more popular.

Well, you rat-eared bastard, we were assured for over three years that those benefits included being able to keep our doctors and plans if we liked them (PERIOD). We were told that the average family would be saving around $2500/year in healthcare costs.

What happened to those benefits? Because they are far more important than the swag bag of free stuff to stupid women.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I’m waiting for Obama’s pants to spontaneously combust into roaring flames during one of his “speeches.”

NJ Red on November 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

He’s well past that and into “No mas pantalones” territory.

txhsmom on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

“Bush lied; people died.”

Remember that little bumper-sticker gem?

Obama’s actual, bare-faced, pathological, aspiring-totalitarian lies are going to kill far more Americans due to cancelled health coverage than the “lie” Bush never told.

And if we had a real press, we’d get a nightly “body count” on the evening news like they used to do during the Viet Nam war.

M240H on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

insist on an answer to the obvious question, “How many have actually gotten insurance under Obamacare?”

/not holding my breath

Wino on November 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Add “How many..not counting Medicaid?”

Mimzey on November 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

5. It gets better

And your first time should be with a guy like obozo.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

He made a specific promise about that damned website.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

He’s “evolving” on the date the website will be ready.

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I thought Politico was the White House spin machine.

BKeyser on November 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

0b00ba picked the perfect sniveler to be his spokesthing.

Akzed on November 13, 2013 at 10:28 AM

is it racist to say they are now only spewing white noise

DanMan on November 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

If it was just a matter of not being able to sign up for a new program it wouldn’t be a huge deal, but you have millions losing their insurance and the only way for them to avoid being uninsured is to have a functioning underwriting infrastructure.

Wigglesworth on November 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

He’s “evolving” on the date the website will be ready.

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Yeah, President 404 strikes again.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Spin won’t work when people have to start writing big checks their family budget can’t accomodate.

tommyboy on November 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

If it was just a matter of not being able to sign up for a new program it wouldn’t be a huge deal, but you have millions losing their insurance and the only way for them to avoid being uninsured is to have a functioning underwriting infrastructure.

Wigglesworth on November 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

They’re losing substandard insurance. Obama promised that he wouldn’t make them pay the penalty if they can’t sign up for the “better” insurance being offered by the exchanges. Stop your whining! /

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

And anybody that still believes this gaggle of liars is hopelessly stupid.

rplat on November 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Here is the list of things hindering the Great and Glorious 3-Year Insurance Plan from functioning for the sake of the people:

1. Racism
2. War on Women
3. Koch Brothers
4. Talk Radio
5. The Sequester
6. The Shutdown
7. Wall Street Fat Cats
8. The Coal Industry
9. SUVs
10. Racism

mankai on November 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Oh a tangled web we weave, when at first we do deceive.

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Obama told an Organizing for Action summit last week…

OFA = “navigators”

aquaviva on November 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

” “

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

do you mean that it wasn’t firing on all cylinders already???

ted c on November 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

mankai on November 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

11. George Bush and all the other Bushes

esr1951 on November 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Firing on all cylinders nose down in a ditch on fire.

Akzed on November 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

5. It gets better

IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT.

Good Lt on November 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

My question to Super Dave Osborne er, I mean
Jay Carney:

Mr. Press Secretary, this Administration has been scolded
by a man who was serviced by a White House intern. Have you
looked into getting Reggie Love back on board??

ToddPA on November 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

REPEAL AND RESIGN (and take Biden with you)

Just heard that on Laura Ingraham.

Brat on November 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Firing on all cylinders nose down in a ditch on fire.

Akzed on November 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Just like this.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

They’re losing substandard insurance.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

I am losing my substandard insurance next year…
It paid for everything I needed and didn’t pay for stuff I didn’t need.

This Liberal Utopia seems like an over priced, over-bloated, pile of steamin’ crap…/

Electrongod on November 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

They should put every single scum of the earth lowlife democrat in prison and start over.

tmgrant on November 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

total number of people who have merely selected plans rather than just the total number of people who have actually purchased them

By this time next year, Obama will have changed the definition to “anyone who thought about purchasing a plan”. I guess that will include me when my employer drops my insurance coverage.

TulsAmerican on November 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Here is the list of things hindering the Great and Glorious 3-Year Insurance Plan from functioning for the sake of the people:

1. Racism
2. War on Women
3. Koch Brothers
4. Talk Radio
5. The Sequester
6. The Shutdown
7. Wall Street Fat Cats
8. The Coal Industry
9. SUVs
10. Racism

mankai on November 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

11. George Bush and all the other Bushes

esr1951 on November 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM

12. Bullying

NotCoach on November 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Just like this. Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Thanks. I love explosions. I mean, in their proper times and places.

Akzed on November 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

5. It gets better

This is the running theme for the White House. The website is being fixed. People thrown out of health insurance plans will get better and cheaper ones.

Shut up and eat your peas. You can’t be trusted to buy the kind of insurance that’s right for you. WE will decide. Who cares if you lost your insurance, ours is better, it just costs more and the deductibles are higher. So?

scalleywag on November 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

“Everybody who wants to get insurance through the marketplace, they’ll be able to get it,” Obama said.

And even those that don’t want insurance will have a place to buy the insurance they HAVE to have too!!! It’s going to be so AWESOME!

jjjdad on November 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

But when they do put out the spin, you can bet Pravda and Izvestia will have it for the lead story and on the front page.

bflat879 on November 13, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Lies, all lies…

OmahaConservative on November 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

It’s lies all the way down…….

GWB on November 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I am losing my substandard insurance next year…
It paid for everything I needed and didn’t pay for stuff I didn’t need.

This Liberal Utopia seems like an over priced, over-bloated, pile of steamin’ crap…/

Electrongod on November 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Unless you are low-income and/or female. Then you’re happy with Obamacare.

A guy on the radio just now got told that his employer is going to pay all his premiums under their new plan. But because of all those changes in the co-pays and deductibles he is still going have to pay $1500 more for healthcare than under his “substandard” plan. This is the kind of bait-and-switch Obama thought he could get away with by simply ensuring that sluts didn’t have to pay for birth control.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Brat on November 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM

I think he will resign. Everyone is going to turn on him because he is a huge political liability now. He has no real friends in Washington and the media is there to protect the liberal agenda, not obozo personally. There is no reason to keep him propped up as a messiah, because they need to push a new messiah in 2016. His lack of experience and his temperament will cause him to meltdown and it should be epic.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

13. Redskins management

blammm on November 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Let me help the WH with their benefit messaging problem.

“You middle class people who have had and paid for health insurance for decades must give up your insurance plans in order for others to be covered.”

“You must pay more for newer plans that you may or may not be able to sign up for and that may or may not include your doctor, that may or may not cover you as well, but will certainly cost more.”

“Because its not fair that you have this insurance that you have paid for while others have not paid for their own insurance! Its their turn!”

PleaseFlyOver on November 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I think he will resign. Everyone is going to turn on him because he is a huge political liability now. He has no real friends in Washington and the media is there to protect the liberal agenda, not obozo personally. There is no reason to keep him propped up as a messiah, because they need to push a new messiah in 2016. His lack of experience and his temperament will cause him to meltdown and it should be epic.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Never gonna happen. These buffoons have no idea they are failures. A failure is always the last person to figure out they’re a failure. Hubris and narcissism does that to a person.

NotCoach on November 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

White House: I did my homework. The dog ate it.The dog was a Republican.

natasha333 on November 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

who cares about the website. the website is a distraction. premiums/deductibles rising to unaffordable levels is the problem. i almost wonder if they idea was to have such an awful website rollout to distract from the real issues w/ this debacle.

chasdal on November 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Lie started before he was inaugurated!

Jamie Dupree discovered this on Obama’s Change.Gov website when he was President Elect

The Obama-Biden plan provides affordable, accessible health care for all Americans, builds on the existing health care system, and uses existing providers, doctors, and plans. Under the Obama-Biden plan, patients will be able to make health care decisions with their doctors, instead of being blocked by insurance company bureaucrats.

Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year. If you don’t have health insurance, you will have a choice of new, affordable health insurance options.

fbcmusicman on November 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

People thrown out of health insurance plans will get better and cheaper ones.

Does President Pinocchio realize that once the wonderful all encompassing uber popular website is “fixed”, people will be able to actually see the plans and the costs?

JusDreamin on November 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Quinnipiac: Majority of American voters now say Obama is dishonest, untrustworthy, and not competent to govern.

US President Barack Obama’s popularity has hit an all-time low, with a majority of Americans now saying he is dishonest, untrustworthy and not competent to govern, according to a new national poll.

The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute was conducted amongst 2,545 registered voters nationwide between November 6-11, with a margin of error of plus-minus 1.9 percentage points.

Overall, only 39 percent of Americans now approve of the job President Obama is doing, his lowest approval rating ever registered by the respected Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Fifty-four percent, meanwhile, disapprove of his performance.

Voters in every age and income bracket view his performance negatively, with senior citizens giving him a particularly low 36 percent approval mark.

The biggest group to abandon the presidential ship was women voters, with his overall approval rating dropping to 40 percent. Fifty-one percent, on the other hand, disapprove of his performance.

Also for the first time, only 44 percent of Americans now view Obama as trustworthy and honest, while 52 percent say he’s not; the first time a majority of Americans have doubted his credibility. He also slumped on efficacy marks, with 53 percent of Americans now saying his administration is not competently running the government, while 43 percent retain faith in his ability to govern.

President Obama’s lowest score before the polling results were released on Tuesday was a 55 – 41 percent disapproval in an October 2011 survey.

“Any Democrat with an 11-point approval deficit among women is in trouble. And any elected official with an 8-point trust deficit is in serious trouble,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

petefrt on November 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM

IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT.

Good Lt on November 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

PERIOD

JusDreamin on November 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM

White House: I did my homework. The dog ate it.The dog was a Republican.

natasha333 on November 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

“And that dog looks tasty….”

oldroy on November 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM

14. Halliburton

Deafdog on November 13, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Am sick to death with the very false comparison to Medicare Part D. Implementation may have begun poorly, but enrollment in that plan was and still is VOLUNTARY.

marybel on November 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Politiho: Get ready for the White House spin machine to start firing on all cylinders

Isn’t that Politiho’s job?

slickwillie2001 on November 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Heh, the website and the promise to keep your plan is all that has been played to date. We still have in our card hand: 1) 2500 family premium decrease 2) You can keep your doctor 3) and not one dime to the national deficit. 4) Legislation will be broadcasted on CSPAN. 5) The American public will see it on-line 5 days before voting for it…

#shoveitdownhard

hillsoftx on November 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

It’s almost fun to watch unfold. You get a real appreciation for the collective stupidity of the average American voter considering Obama’s approval rating is over 1.

cajunpatriot on November 13, 2013 at 11:27 AM

BREAKING NEWS: White House replaces Carney with The Fonz.
“I was wr… I was wr…”

Marcola on November 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I think he will resign. Everyone is going to turn on him because he is a huge political liability now. He has no real friends in Washington and the media is there to protect the liberal agenda, not obozo personally. There is no reason to keep him propped up as a messiah, because they need to push a new messiah in 2016. His lack of experience and his temperament will cause him to meltdown and it should be epic.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

He’s the first black president. He ain’t goin’ anywhere.

Bobbertsan on November 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Am sick to death with the very false comparison to Medicare Part D. Implementation may have begun poorly, but enrollment in that plan was and still is VOLUNTARY.

marybel on November 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Voluntary and also widely successful compared to Obamafail. In 4.5 months 25 million people were signed up to Medicare Part D. If anything, liberals should be pointing at Medicare Part D to show that government can do something, but that would mean giving Bush credit.

txhsmom on November 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Hedley Lamarr: Qualifications?

Applicant:

1. Racism
2. War on Women
3. Koch Brothers
4. Talk Radio
5. The Sequester
6. The Shutdown
7. Wall Street Fat Cats
8. The Coal Industry
9. SUVs
10. Racism

mankai on November 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Hedley Lamarr: You said Racism twice.

Applicant: I like Racism.

mechkiller_k on November 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

hillsoftx on November 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Handy list Hills, TY. Sing it!

JusDreamin on November 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I think he will resign. Everyone is going to turn on him because he is a huge political liability now. He has no real friends in Washington and the media is there to protect the liberal agenda, not obozo personally. There is no reason to keep him propped up as a messiah, because they need to push a new messiah in 2016. His lack of experience and his temperament will cause him to meltdown and it should be epic.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

He’s the first black president. He ain’t goin’ anywhere.

Bobbertsan on November 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Exactly.
I would wait until he and his cohorts are out and a well distance away from the White House before I break out the champagne.

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Does President Pinocchio realize that once the wonderful all encompassing uber popular website is “fixed”, people will be able to actually see the plans and the costs?

JusDreamin on November 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

He’s hoping that by that time it will be too late to turn back.

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM

WebMD has been corrupted: WebMD Pockets Millions from Feds to Promote Obamacare

Be careful where you go for advice; Obamacare’s tentacles reach far and wide.

slickwillie2001 on November 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Get ready for the White House spin machine to start firing on all cylinders

Hey, let’s be fair about this and, as John McCain would say, let me be the first to reach across the aisle. I sincerely hope your spin cycle works every bit as well as your fantastic Obamacare website! I mean that with all my heart.

Oldnuke on November 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Hedley Lamarr: You said Racism twice.

Applicant: I like Racism.

mechkiller_k on November 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Obviously he likes racism but at least he’s not chewing gum.

Oldnuke on November 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I’m wondering if they are starting to get clinically depressed over there at Politico with the ongoing saga of, not only the Epic Clusterfark, but with the fecklessness and continued inability of the WH / Progressive spin machine to turn the ACA into the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Perhaps the one ‘success’ is that in the Administration’s efforts to lower the expectations bar on the ACA, they are still over-promising and under-delivering.

One of the basic mistakes is that they still are trying to spin the ACA as a ‘fix’ for the challenges in the healthcare industry. But it’s not intended to fix any of these challenges – just expand government power and use that power to accelerate wealth redistribution.

Even in today’s testimony, the ‘IT Experts’ are talking about only 25K concurrent users able to use the system today – with a goal of 60-65K concurrent users. These numbers are absurd. Major eCommerce retailers scale their systems to support substantially higher numbers of concurrent users – yet the more they try to fix the current Healthcare.gov the more pre-existing but previously unknown errors and problems are found.

The only way spin and perception can trump reality is if most of these receiving the spin have no clue about what the real conditions are. That’s not the case here – with millions holding cancellation notices and still can’t enroll / purchase insurance via the website.

Athos on November 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM

White House: I did my homework. The dog ate it.The dog was a Republican.

natasha333 on November 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

…and then I ate the dog.

Brat on November 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Get ready for the White House spin machine to start firing on all cylinders

…just make sure when Carney the clown puts his ahole on the spinner…the cylinders are not lubricated!

KOOLAID2 on November 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM

All 0.5 cylinders?

Tsar of Earth on November 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM

If ever there was a face in need of a pie, it is Jay Carney’s.

Old Fritz on November 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Start?

Murphy9 on November 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I think he will resign. Everyone is going to turn on him because he is a huge political liability now. He has no real friends in Washington and the media is there to protect the liberal agenda, not obozo personally. There is no reason to keep him propped up as a messiah, because they need to push a new messiah in 2016. His lack of experience and his temperament will cause him to meltdown and it should be epic.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

The harridans that run the White House, -Big Mooch, ValJar and Mrs. Robinson, will never allow it.

slickwillie2001 on November 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

The harridans that run the White House, -Big Mooch, ValJar and Mrs. Robinson, will never allow it.

slickwillie2001 on November 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Two of those have absolutely no say in anything and Jarret has no friends in DC. Of course they won’t want him to do it. It doesn’t matter. He is a political millstone and is hurting the left. I really think he will be forced out.

Flange on November 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

“It’s a desert and a floor wax!”

onomo on November 13, 2013 at 12:26 PM

the Medicare Part D program rolled out under President Bush started off poorly, too;

LOL. Yes, and it’s working out great for Obama now. Just this week we found out that this year alone, it has paid out over $91 million in prescription drug benefits to ineligible illegal aliens.

Your tax dollars at work, folks.

AZCoyote on November 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

let me be clear, we are focused like a laser on the economy, I mean….the website is fine, call ACORN, I mean…call a navigator…damn it, don’t I have a tee time soon?

burserker on November 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM

This is rich. Talk about the Limbaugh theorem! Politico is acting as if they haven’t been the REBs biggest spinmeisters over the last 5 years.

neyney on November 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

If we can get them spinning fast enough, perhaps they can spin themselves all the way down to China.

Another Drew on November 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM

A Million people thrown off insurance in CA, and not one person enrolled in OR –
Spin that Jay!

Another Drew on November 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM

If we can get them spinning fast enough, perhaps they can spin themselves all the way down to China.

Another Drew on November 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Or, we could put them in a generator and finally get some of that green energy they keep yakking about!

GWB on November 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

.15 “super storm” hurricane Sandy

kpguru on November 13, 2013 at 2:47 PM