Sebelius: On second thought, we probably shouldn’t have launched that ObamaCare website on October 1

posted at 2:41 pm on November 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

Is this news? On the one hand, of course they shouldn’t have launched it on October 1. That the site wasn’t ready to handle traffic isn’t a matter of political debate, it’s a fact. The only people who disagree are the lowest of low-information voters and the hackiest of partisan Democratic hacks. Behold:

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They would’ve been hit with a wave of bad press if the launch was delayed, especially in the middle of a shutdown, but it couldn’t possibly have been worse than the press they’ve gotten for parading their galactic incompetence for the past seven weeks.

On the other hand, this raises questions. If she thinks it shouldn’t have gone live on October 1, when does she think it should have? Whose call was it to launch the site that day? If they had delayed instead, would it have been easier for the tech team to find and repair the site’s problems? Would delaying have inspired the GOP, sensing O-Care’s weakness, to hold out longer during the shutdown? Would it have increased the odds that Obama might agree to delay the mandate or the entire law until the website was finally ready to go?

I bet there are a few red-state Democrats who’d be interested in the answers.

When asked why officials pushed ahead with the Oct. 1 launch date despite warnings the site hadn’t been properly tested, Sebelius said they were hoping to give consumers as much time as possible to enroll before coverage begins in January.

“We were hoping to maximize that,” she said. “Clearly that was a bad call.”

She also said that November 30, the widely accepted last-clear-chance for Healthcare.gov to improve to the point where it can handle a massive number of daily enrollments before the December 15th deadline, is “not a magic go, no go date.” Which, I guess, is her way of signaling to panicky Democrats not to get their hopes up about a big turnaround next month. This part is fun too:

David Kennedy, head of the Ohio-based TrustedSec, a company that offers to hack into private systems to determine vulnerabilities, told the House Science Committee that a cursory look at the website revealed multiple “exposures” that put it at “critical risk.”

Asked about those concerns, Sebelius said: “I feel like it’s safe. Absolutely,” adding, “when there have been issues identified or flagged, it’s immediately fixed.”

A tech expert who built a business on his know-how says Healthcare.gov is a security disaster waiting to happen, and the person in charge of the most notorious website debacle of the Internet age says nuh uh. Imagine being a Democratic incumbent in Congress and reading those two paragraphs. Knowing that the political ice is already thin and getting thinner, how excited are you by the prospect of hundreds of thousands of users swarming onto the site next month after it’s “fixed” and some sort of mass hacking scheme compromising their personal information? Obama mumbled something yesterday about needing to “rebrand” the website. Good luck with that if/when the weeks-long 404 disaster is suddenly overtaken by a giant security breach.

Speaking of which, turns out there’s a reason Carney was cagey with reporters yesterday about what Obama knew and when. He later admitted that O was indeed briefed on the alarming McKinsey study back in March that identified major problems with the website’s development:

[H]e said the president’s familiarity with the report and recommendations did not contradict previous statements from the White House that described Obama as surprised by the scope of flaws in HealthCare.gov.

Obama was told that the problems identified by McKinsey were being addressed, Carney said. And Obama had never claimed to be unaware of “red flags” about the site, only of their seriousness.

But since the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, the question has persisted whether the president has been “less than competent or less than candid,” said John Pitney, professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. “This tips the scales in favor of less than candid.”

Exactly my point in yesterday’s post. No one much cares whether O knew how bad things were because, whatever the answer, it’s a grave indictment of his leadership. Either he knew and rolled it out anyway — a “bad call” even by Sebelius’s admission — or he was so insulated from the truth about his biggest policy gamble that he was genuinely caught off guard when it blew up on the launchpad. Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.


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Nurse Ratched sits on fire.

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

I say both…plus enormous ego.

d1carter on November 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Hmmm. Due to glitchnado.gov, the love affair between Obama and Sebelius ending?

22044 on November 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

I wonder what O’Keefe and Project Veritas have on her.

This is interesting.

Lawrence B.Jones III ‏@LawrenceBJones3 5h

Tomorrow @Project_Veritas will show America that this is a machine of fraud! Trust me trust @JamesOKeefeIII this will be epic!

MontanaMmmm on November 20, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

His NPD is out of control….

d1carter on November 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

34% percent of the uninsured had a positive experience on the exchanges?

That means 1 of 3 things:

1) Millions of people enrolled in Obamacare already;
2) Uninsured Democrats are lying to prop up the numbers; or
3) Americans are masochists.

blammm on November 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

hackiest of partisan Democratic hacks

Calling Debbie Whatsername Shultz.

txsurveyor on November 20, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.

Launch special combination platter.

Christien on November 20, 2013 at 2:48 PM

On the other hand, this raises questions. If she thinks it shouldn’t have gone live on October 1, when does she think it should have? Whose call was it to launch the site that day?

They couldn’t delay it since the mandate timeline remains and innocent people were already being dropped from their decent insurance policies and fined penalized taxed forced to pay tribute for the pleasure of breathing air owned by the feral government, evidently.

Of course, those deadlines still exist – with a totally nonfunctional joke of a website … which is like someone not being able to set up a telephone line, these days – but they have been given the luxury of acting as if they were surprised by the whole mess (which is pretty much the same as everything else Barky or his junta has touched … PEREGRUZKA!!).

I’m waiting for Benedict Roberts to get even the smallest bit of reason in that pea-brain of his and commit sepuku. He is a despicable, lowlife POS who is only second to the Indonesian Dog-Eating Imbecile in having murdered the US.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on November 20, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Asked about those concerns, Sebelius said: “I feel like it’s safe. Absolutely,”

In that case, Sebelius should put all her own personal financial and medical information on the site. And leave it on there.

Since she’s so absolutely sure it’s safe enough for everyone else. Put your info where your mouth is, Sebelius. Otherwise, we’ll just have to assume this is yet another one of your shameless lies about the website.

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.

Do I have to choose?

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Holy smokes, I never thought Obamacare would be this much worse than I thought it would be. I’ve been accused of being a racist for warning that it was going to suck, and it turns out I was way being a pollyanna about it. These guys are just terrible.

forest on November 20, 2013 at 2:51 PM

According to the law…she gets to dictate when tasks go live

I see a bus coming her way shortly

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Distribute this to all you know, until Nov. 2014.

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 2:52 PM

do we not have any patriotic libertarian code writers in this country?

they could save us all by installing a few hundred trojans and viruses into the website- going active on the afternoon of 1 December. that would be the death knell of the program..

can’t the Koch brothers hire some smart hackers? Or, let’s hope the “Syrian Electronic Army” which has hacked all kinds of sites is licking their chops now..

AirForceCane on November 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Nothing destroys Democrats faster than putting them in charge.

Meremortal on November 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Yeah, all kinds of hints from Project Veritas people that something big is going to drop today, but so far…nothing.

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I take door #3 Monty…..both!

cmsinaz on November 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM

If ifs and buts….

The Nerve on November 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Chris of Rights on November 20, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Please post when you see. Thanks.

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM

34% percent of the uninsured had a positive experience on the exchanges?

That means 1 of 3 things:

1) Millions of people enrolled in Obamacare already;
2) Uninsured Democrats are lying to prop up the numbers; or
3) Americans are masochists.

blammm on November 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Or it could be they are only referring to people who have been able to log onto the exchanges in the first place without it crashing. In which case, the number is still likely way too high, but the most likely explanation may be:

4) Sample size way too small.

RINO in Name Only on November 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Liar or enormous chump

Or just enormous liar.

JoeinTX on November 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I am going to go with liar… he is consistent when it comes to that

Tilly on November 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM

“A tech expert who built a business on his know-how says Healthcare.gov is a security disaster waiting to happen, and the person in charge of the most notorious website debacle of the Internet age says nuh uh.”

If I had any mind left, that would blow it.

Tsar of Earth on November 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Was she wearing her green dress? That seems to be the problem

Chuck Schick on November 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM

This schadenboner I’ve had for the last 51 days is about to kill me. ;-)

TXUS on November 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM

According to Oprah, we are all racists now. And should die. Fortunately, there are death panels to help us.

Dhuka on November 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM

When Obama puts his info and his wife and kids’ info into that system, and everyone in Congress does the same, then I would possibly consider it. OK, no, I wouldn’t. But still, the hypocrisy.

Boudica on November 20, 2013 at 2:58 PM

And this: Oprah won a Medal of Freedom today from the prez. Yes, George Bush, we miss you now.

Dhuka on November 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM

50 – 100 million cancellations on their way.

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM

December 1st is now 11 days away. Promises promises.

nobar on November 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM

obama is clinically insane.

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 3:02 PM

So 34 percent of people would fail a mental health pop quiz? Or 34 percent is rock bottom base of Obama’s support? Or both?

bigmike on November 20, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Should baby boomer even be allowed to vote or serve in elected office after all the programs / debt they have effed up?

Serious question.

tetriskid on November 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Hah

Obama: ‘We’re Going to Have to…Re-market and Re-brand’ the Affordable Care Act

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

“Obama mumbled something yesterday about needing to “rebrand” the website.”

RepublicanCare?

do we not have any patriotic libertarian code writers in this country? …

AirForceCane on November 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Or…. maybe we do. wink, wink.

Tsar of Earth on November 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

In that case, Sebelius should put all her own personal financial and medical information on the site. And leave it on there.

Since she’s so absolutely sure it’s safe enough for everyone else. Put your info where your mouth is, Sebelius. Otherwise, we’ll just have to assume this is yet another one of your shameless lies about the website.

AZCoyote on November 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Agreed.

But, unfortunately, that is not how it works for the ‘elite’.

We already know that all their statements, promises, and commitments require a ‘willing suspension of beliefs’ in addition to a flat out revoking the laws of economics and human natures. Nothing is changing – in particular the steady and regular drop of more shoes highlighting just what an EpicClusterFark this EpicClusterFarkNado is. We’re only looking at the tip of the iceberg – of the failures of Obamacare and the lies / incompetence of the Administration.

Athos on November 20, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Obama: ‘We’re Going to Have to…Re-market and Re-brand’ the Affordable Care Act


Who’s your obama’care’ sugah-daddy?

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

50 – 100 million cancellations on their way

The Earth is spinning of its axis already and just 5 mil have been affected. Ten, twenty times that number?

We may see human heads exploding on t.v. Real ones, live on the boob-tube just….”Kapowwee”

JoeinTX on November 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Obama: ‘We’re Going to Have to…Re-market and Re-brand’ the Affordable Care Act

I guess you could call it the New Affordable Care Act. Worked for Coca Cola.

TXUS on November 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Looks like she picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

Flange on November 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I don’t understand why, when they knew this was a massive trainwreck and nowhere near ready to go, and they had the perfect opportunity in front of them to delay it and blame the evil R’s for wanting everyone to go bankrupt and die with no insurance during the shutdown… WHO made the call to continue full speed ahead? The Preezy? ValJar? Kitkat? I mean really, if a housewife without a college degree can see that, how did these politically political masterminds of politics not get that? David AxelGoebbels is slipping. That’s what happens when they start to believe their own hype.

Boudica on November 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Oh.My.Freakin.Gawd! I don’t usually make blanket statements but this calls for one. EVERYONE IN THIS FREAKIN ADMINISTRATION ARE MORONS! There I said it!

neyney on November 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Ds are in deep caca

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

This schadenboner I’ve had for the last 51 days is about to kill me. ;-)

TXUS on November 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Everybody hum (snicker) along with us: “Relax, don’t do it. When you want to…” …and so on.

Tsar of Earth on November 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Flange on November 20, 2013

We’ve still got drinkin’…

JoeinTX on November 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Glitch-a-palooza.

MTF on November 20, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.

I think Flange summed this up yesterday…some of them lied because they’re evil and some of them lied because they’re stupid. The rest lied for both reasons.

DanMan on November 20, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Has a political party had to do less to have such an enormous clusterFrack explode on the other party?

A tech expert who built a business on his know-how says Healthcare.gov is a security disaster waiting to happen, and the person in charge of the most notorious website debacle of the Internet age says nuh uh.

The mindset of people who think the government should be running anything: We know better than professional experts because we had a friend give us a job with no qualifications.

nextgen_repub on November 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.

What makes you think they’re mutually exclusive in this case?

bgoldman on November 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I don’t understand why, when they knew this was a massive trainwreck…

Boudica on November 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

That’s because you probably have a brain.

Tsar of Earth on November 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Heh

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 3:12 PM

…how does JugEars even get a 39% approval rating?
…I can’t fathom people…being that stupid… I just can’t!

KOOLAID2 on November 20, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Kennedy was on Kelley’s File last night (I think it was him) and when asked whether he’d put any personal info on Obama’s disastrous website, he snorted “NO”! He also pointed out that Sebelius’s claim that there were 16 “attacks” on the website was ridiculous and showed that they have no handle on what’s going on.

LASue on November 20, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Ask that same group of polled morons if the earth is flat…

PatriotRider on November 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Ds are in deep caca

Schadenfreude on November 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

CACA = Can’t Afford Care Act

Boudica on November 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Ya think? I guess you kind of regret not listening to those who knew this 7 months ago! YOU’RE FIRED! (Said in my best Trump voice!)

fbcmusicman on November 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM

DanMan on November 20, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Thanks. It sure seems dishonesty and stupidity often go hand in hand.

Flange on November 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM

This schadenboner I’ve had for the last 51 days is about to kill me. ;-)
TXUS on November 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM

++++++++++++++++++++

LOL, nailed it, bud. A lot of us are, er, waving our wands. heh

fabrexe on November 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM

The time for second thoughts on the launch was before October 1st, fool.

Christien on November 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

If they are going to re-brand or re-market it, might I suggest that they give Cruella a make-over? How about at least a new hairdo? Dreadlocks? A Mowhock with spikes? How about a clown nose and the Dalmatian coat? With this administration image is everything!

bigmike on November 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Very funny….and disappointing.

I hope this cr@p destroys these leftists. Too bad it’s hurting Americans on the way.

freedomfirst on November 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

“We probably shouldn’t have launched on October 1″.

Good thinking, Skeletor. Way to critically analyze the data.
But, too late: The ship hit the iceberg, you’re taking on water, and you’re shackled to the deck.
Enjoy the journey.

orangemtl on November 20, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Obama: ‘We’re Going to Have to…Re-market and Re-brand’ the Affordable Care Act

Iowahawkblog:
Recommended By 4 or 5 Doctors™
“Term Paper-Tested Quality”™
Tyrannosaurus Rx™
Healthcare for the Soylent Majority™
etc.

dont taze me bro on November 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM

We’ve still got drinkin’…

JoeinTX on November 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I doubt she’ll quit that anytime soon after this disaster.

Flange on November 20, 2013 at 3:21 PM

They could show a black and white film of weaselly faced Republicans living in filth and scores of rats running into a sewer grate… Oh wait, that one’s been done…

Boudica on November 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

While Republicans and independents continue to view the law unfavorably by large margins, Democrats are beginning to come around to this view as well. Only 58 percent of self-identified Democrats expressed approval for the ACA. 29 percent of Democrats openly disapprove of the law. That represents a 16 point collapse from October, when 74 percent of Democrats expressed support for the law.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/poll-are-democrats-abandoning-obamacare/

This is one time that I would advise the Republican Party to do nothing, and let every democrat choke on this policy.

Rovin on November 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Other famous quotes of regret:

George Custer-”Maybe I should have waited for the rest of the guys to arrive before I attacked.”

Adolf Hitler-”Ya know, maybe I should’ve just left Russia alone now that I think about it.”

Nikita Kruschev-”Missiles in Cuba!?! What was I thinking on that one?”

JoeinTX on November 20, 2013 at 3:24 PM

“People have got to know their President is not insane. Well, I am not insane! I’m not! I’m not! I’m not!” – Barack Insane-Hussein Obama

VorDaj on November 20, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Asked about those concerns, Sebelius said: “I feel like it’s safe.”

That’s the biggest problem! Basing your decisions on feelings instead of FACTS!

And another thing…why should you not be charged with lying to congress back in April?

fbcmusicman on November 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Saw an interview this morning of dozens of college students who had no idea Lincoln was a Republican. Most actually guessed he was a democrat. This is the mentality of our liberally educated youth who voted for Obama and free health care. Sad.

Rovin on November 20, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Boudica on November 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I’m going to guess Valerie Jarrett made the final decision. She and Sebelius are buddies, and both seem to be ideologically insane, in that they don’t let reality intrude on their ideological belief in how something should work – i.e., if they want Obamacare to work, it will work, and is working, despite all evidence to the contrary.

mbs on November 20, 2013 at 3:26 PM

You know, I sit here everyday and watch these stories about disaster after disaster unfold in regards to O care and I am amazed, completely shocked. This train wreck is unfolding about 1000% times worse than I ever imagined it would. It is honestly like every single person in the entire HHS tried to think up ways to make this fail and put them in operation all at once.

Epic disaster isn’t even close to what this is. People are going to wake up New Years day and not be covered by any health insurance because of this mess, people that I know are going to be put into situations where they will face serious financial pain and possibly bankruptcy because of Obama and the idiots he has surrounded himself with. This will all roll back on HHS and there will be tons of lawsuits and those people will not lack standing.

Johnnyreb on November 20, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I’m going to guess Valerie Jarrett made the final decision. She and Sebelius are buddies, and both seem to be ideologically insane,…>>

mbs on November 20, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Thanks, I really was wondering about that. It makes sense because it was clearly a case where ideology trumped any type of reality. They had a perfect opportunity and they blew it on so many levels. Valerie Jarrett is truly a scary person. She must have the goods on everyone because the press hardly even mention her, and I doubt that most Americans even know who she is.

Boudica on November 20, 2013 at 3:32 PM

October 1 2013

November 30 2013

December 31 2013

December 31 2014

December 31 2015

Never

MichaelGabriel on November 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Days that will live in infamy:

December 7, 1941

September 11, 2001

October 1, 2013

VorDaj on November 20, 2013 at 3:37 PM

TXUS,

Schadenboner. Too funny.

H/t: TXUS

SparkPlug on November 20, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Regrets.

I never knew Sinatra, but she’s still no Frank Sinatra.

NotCoach on November 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Regrets.

I never knew Sinatra, but she’s still no Frank Sinatra.

NotCoach on November 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Even if she does look like a man beaten with an ugly stick.

NotCoach on November 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

How can you call it “a second thought” when it was not proceed by the first? Then again they knew it wouldn’t work in the first place and in the second place they stall for time as usual like Islamic armies and nations extolling a sudden sudden urge for peace only when convenient. Give us more time they say to investigate IRS, NSA, State Department, false labor statistics, so we can hopefully drip drip drip information out so you become somnolent once a again and we can save our arses with a compliant media.

Sherman1864 on November 20, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Thats it! It finally happened. I exploded from all the schadenfreude.

neyney on November 20, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.

Not orthogonal, AP. Not orthogonal at all.

nukemhill on November 20, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Hmm. Was the Cruz/Boehner push for a delay in the individual mandate such a bad idea after all? Perhaps not, albeit accidentally?

Leading up to the launch, Cruz and later Boehner push for a one-year delay of the individual mandate in connection with the continuing resolution.

Of course, Obama resists that and makes the launch of the website and the individual mandate the “Pork Chop Hill” he is willing to die on, making all sorts of arguments about how he cannot possibly delay the individual mandate.

Now the website launches, and plans terminate, creating a complete clusterfark, which might be partially solved (or at least cooled) by a delay in the individual mandate.

Because Obama was forced to draw a line in the sand on the individual mandate, it is far harder for him to agree to a solution that would likely partially appease the public. Instead, he continues hemorrhaging.

And we haven’t even gotten to “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”! The schadenfreude is delicious.

It also makes me wonder how he could not have foreseen this outcome when he resisted the delay in the first place. He could have avoided all of this by agreeing to the delay, blaming it on the Republicans holding him hostage and fixed the website during the year or six months that he got as a result of the delay.

Doodad Pro on November 20, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Greta was pretty amusing last night, commenting on how no one ever really gets a straight answer from the administration anymore and all Carney does is dodge questions and make snarky comments to reporters. They’ve pretty much lost their credibility, and they can’t blame that on Republicans, they did it all by themselves.

scalleywag on November 20, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Liar or enormous chump?

What day is today?

scalleywag on November 20, 2013 at 3:50 PM

How could they delay the website and still be in compliance with the LAW. What a bunch of nitwits. They hire a company without bids to build it and pay them WAY more than they should, don’t check on the progress or keep higher ups informed and they still go forward with this debacle. Anyone still think of them as the best and brightest?

Kissmygrits on November 20, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Obama mumbled something yesterday about needing to “rebrand” the website.

But is the world ready for BlameRepublicanObstinacyForYourLackOfInsurance.gov ?

There Goes the Neighborhood on November 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Asked about those concerns, Sebelius said: “I feel like it’s safe. Absolutely,” adding, “when there have been issues identified or flagged, it’s immediately fixed.”

A Jedi you are not, Madame Secretary. How do you know that issues that have been identified or flagged have actually been fixed? The same way you knew the site was ready to go in the first place? Only a fool would try to run a computer-dependent project on hope and feelings. If you don’t know what went wrong, how, and why, you are likely to keep making the same kinds of mistakes. I can’t tell that you have learned a thing.

Confutus on November 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.

I’m going with c: all of the above.

Cindy Munford on November 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Sebelius: On second thought, we probably shouldn’t have launched that ObamaCare website on October 1

WHY DO YOU STILL HAVE A JOB?!?!?!?!?

BigWyo on November 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM

It also makes me wonder how he could not have foreseen this outcome when he resisted the delay in the first place. He could have avoided all of this by agreeing to the delay, blaming it on the Republicans holding him hostage and fixed the website during the year or six months that he got as a result of the delay.

November 2014 midterms. There was still the off chance that the Republicans could gain a majority in the Senate, which would put the Democrats on the defensive for the remainder of his term. I don’t think he ever dreamed that the website would fail so spectacularly and leave him and his whole team uncovered in all their splendor.

Confutus on November 20, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Other than…
…The Great Depression (Caused by the 1929 Stock Market Crash)
…Pearl Harbor (Caused by Japan)
…9/11 (Caused by Islamist Terrorists)
…Hurricane Katrina & Hurricane Rita (Natural disasters)
…Obama Care (Caused 100% by Democrats)
This is going to go down as one of the top 5 MAJOR DISASTERS of American history. Only time will tell if it makes it to the top of this list!

fbcmusicman on November 20, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Obama: ‘We’re Going to Have to…Re-market and Re-brand’ the Affordable Care Act

Right prefix, wrong roots. “[P]eal” is what you’re looking for, Champ.

Barnestormer on November 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM

…parading their galactic incompetence for the past seven weeks.

.
I like it! Except for the limiting concept of galaxy which can be corrected with cosmic…

… parading their galactic cosmic incompetence for the past seven weeks.

It has that repeating phoneme, “co-.” It’s endless, too, just like real life Democrat incompetence.

ExpressoBold on November 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM

blammm on November 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

4) Sample size way too small.

RINO in Name Only on November 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

5) They cooked the numbers, just like the Sep 12 unemployment numbers were cooked.

GAlpha10 on November 20, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Liar or enormous chump? You make the call.
I’m going with c: all of the above.

Cindy Munford on November 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I’m going with Miss Cindy on this one AP.

D-fusit on November 20, 2013 at 4:39 PM

If they are going to re-brand or re-market it, might I suggest that they give Cruella a make-over? How about at least a new hairdo? Dreadlocks? A Mowhock with spikes? How about a clown nose and the Dalmatian coat? With this administration image is everything!

bigmike on November 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Her face and demeanor is just made for a vintage SS uniform.

slickwillie2001 on November 20, 2013 at 4:44 PM

…or they could have waited until healthcare.gov was actually ready. This would put the launch date about mid-2045, about eight months after the state funeral for President Obama…

DublOh7 on November 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM

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