Total number of one-on-one meetings between Obama and Sebelius since ObamaCare was passed: One

posted at 10:31 am on December 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Actually, says Peter Schweizer, the number is zero, but he’s crediting O for having once met with Sebelius and a single other cabinet member. More than three and a half years ago.

Remember, this is the same guy who said recently of the website, “We’re evaluating why it is exactly that I didn’t know soon enough that it wasn’t going to work the way it needed to.” A possible clue:

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis finds that from July 12, 2010, to Nov. 30, 2013, the president’s public schedule records zero one-on-one meetings between Obama and Sebelius. Equally shocking, over the same period, the president’s calendar lists 277 private meetings with his other Cabinet secretaries (excluding full Cabinet meetings).

Given these startling findings, and the fact that the White House calendar did not reflect meetings prior to July 12, 2010, GAI researchers then performed a second analysis using another respected recorder of presidential activity, the POLITICO presidential calendar. The results: Just one April 21, 2010 entry was found listing a White House meeting between Obama and Sebelius—and even that was a joint meeting with then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…

To be sure, presidents exchange emails and phone calls that are not recorded on White House calendars. Still, why would the White House calendar list by name one-on-one meetings with 16 other Cabinet secretaries but omit Sebelius if other meetings with her occurred? Wouldn’t Obama want to catalog for all to see his personal devotion to the law that bears his name?

Schweizer wonders whether O and his deputies deliberately kept Sebelius away just in case the project went to hell, so that Obama could plead ignorance later as a defense to the charge of gross incomptence. That was my first hunch too, but why would they have taken that approach so soon after the law was passed? If they were trying to quarantine Sebelius, I would assume they’d have done it once the first signs of development problems started showing, not a month after he signed the bill. There had to be some period, certainly longer than a month, where he was optimistic that this rocket could get off the launch pad.

Regardless, the irony of Schweizer’s piece is that it’ll ultimately prove more useful to the left than to the right. Liberals will sneer at him for it today, dismissing the lack of personal interaction between O and S as irrelevant and typical of how modern bureaucracies work. Obama’s their guy for the next three years so they’ll do what it takes to defend him. Three years from now, though, assuming O-Care’s still on the books and groggily stumbling along, they’ll point back to this piece as evidence that the real problem isn’t the law, it was Obama’s odd passivity and disengagement. A more proactive executive — like, say, Hillary Clinton — would have made time for Sebelius every day. Watch and see.

Via RCP, here’s video of the one pitch that Matthews threw him in yesterday’s interview that had a little heat on it. Simple question: Do you have “strong top-down authority”? What is it about your management system that would allow the website problem to snowball? Key bit from O’s reply:

Generally speaking, my theory has been, number one, that yes, I’ve got a strong Chief of Staff but I’m holding every cabinet member accountable and I want to have strong interactions with them, directly. Number two, is I have an open door policy where I want people bringing me bad news on time so that we can fix things. And, you know, the challenge, I think, that we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around White House organization. It actually has to do with what I referred to earlier which is we had these big agencies, some of which are outdated.

He’s a hands-on manager saddled with a bloated bureaucracy who craves direct problem-solving interaction with his subordinates. And also, he met alone with his quarterback on ObamaCare once in three and a half years. What?


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But to be fair, Sebelius has a high handicap and her short game sucks.

Wino on December 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Tall Embedded Video Is Tall

BigGator5 on December 6, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Besides, she caught the One using a foot wedge and called him on it. Imagine such temerity!

Wino on December 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM

And he met only once with Gen. Stanley McChrystal – Commander of US forces in Afghanistan.

Surprised?

Hill60 on December 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Community organizer….Heh.

d1carter on December 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Bush’s fault.

NickelAndDime on December 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

If only someone had warned us six years ago that we were electing a guy with no managerial or leadership experience.

Mr. Bingley on December 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

How many times did Sibelius meet with Valerie Jarrett?

Naturally Curly on December 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

It actually has to do with what I referred to earlier which is we had these big agencies, some of which are outdated.

Hey, you could always call for their elimination.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Meeting with other people takes too much time. Time that can be better used in front of the mirror.

MTF on December 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

No follow up , natch

Great journalism there tingles

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

He’s a hands-on manager saddled with a bloated bureaucracy who craves direct problem-solving interaction with his subordinates. And also, he met alone with his quarterback on ObamaCare once in three and a half years. What?

In essence, he’s a liar.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Whatever….
He lies. All the time.

The other day, he was extolling the virtues of the free market. What?

I don’t know what the lack of meetings means. Maybe it’s the default “laziness” reason. What would they talk about? It’s all in the law, go figure it out, Kathleen. I don’t want to see you again until it’s working….. maybe that’s why he hasn’t seen her.

freedomfirst on December 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Do you know what this is proof of? This is proof that Obama is just a figurehead. I think a much more interesting thing to know would be how many times Valerie Jarrett and Sebelius have met since Sebelius became head of HHS.

How many times did Sibelius meet with Valerie Jarrett?

Naturally Curly on December 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Lol. Just as I was about to hit the post button I read your post.

P.S. Why does HA keep logging me out?

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

He spent more time with ESPN every single day than he spent organizing his “most important accomplishment” in toto. That’s staggering. It’s so incredible that most of his supporters will never believe it.

MTF on December 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

He’s a hands-on manager saddled with a bloated bureaucracy

It’s funny that he complains about the bloated and unresponsive federal government bureaucracy when he, more than anyone else, has done everything in his power to make the government bureaucracy even more bloated.

Apparently the irony escapes him. As does so much else.

AZCoyote on December 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Ding ding ding naturally curly

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Some people might get the idea he doesn’t like white women very much.

TexasDan on December 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

He spent more time meeting with the geopolitical appointees from the IRS on Tea Party persecution than meeting with Sebelius on ObamaCare, far more time.

MTF on December 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Of course she only met him once in 3 years. She doesn’t Golf.

portlandon on December 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

You know, I’m beginning to think we have a liar in the White House…

d1carter on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

IT would be interesting to see if he had meetings with anyone else with ACA as the purpose of the meeting. Then, we might be able to figure out who’s really responsible for this fiasco.

bflat879 on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Koch brothers!

Good Lt on December 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM

This factoid makes the multiple meetings with the IRS director over Obamacare enforcement all the more curious.

My guess is that the rat-eared one simply didn’t care about the roll out. The goal was a slow painful death of private insurance and the rise of single payer. But somebody wasn’t paying attention and Obamacare became terminally ill before it was supposed to.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Generally speaking, my theory has been, number one, that yes, I’ve got a strong Chief of Staff but I’m holding every cabinet member accountable and I want to have strong interactions with them, directly.

BS. He’s known to be aloof and sees himself as the smartest person in any room so he sees no need to interact with these inferiors.

Number two, is I have an open door policy where I want people bringing me bad news on time so that we can fix things.

BS. We’ve already had stories about how no one wants to break bad news to him.

And, you know, the challenge, I think, that we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around White House organization.

BS. His “personal management style” is non-existant.

My BS meter pegged 3-for-3.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

He spent more time with ESPN every single day than he spent organizing his “most important accomplishment” in toto. That’s staggering. It’s so incredible that most of his supporters will never believe it.

MTF on December 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

He’s a total figurehead, put on the ballot solely to ensure delivery of 98% of the black vote for the Democrats in 2008 and 2012. They expected he would have a Democratic Congress and a sycophantic, non-questioning media for 8 years, so his lack of ability or interest in the job would not matter.

rockmom on December 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

But to be fair, Sebelius has a high handicap and her short game sucks.

Wino on December 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Queens of Death & ghouls generally don’t play golf.

22044 on December 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Well to be fair, a big chunk of his time was filled with IRS meetings and discussions about the TEA Party so something had to be compromised.

antipc on December 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Keep flailing.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Obama is so ineffectual that he isn’t any sort of manager, he’s a figurehead. He’s really just a symbol for progressives, and for racialists.

The real enemy is the progressive ideology. Progressives are so resistant to empiricism, so devoted to their fictionalized narratives regardless of observable facts, that they’re really more like religious zealots than anything else.

MTF on December 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

If you would review Obama’s daily schedule, you’d see has very limited time to meet with people. In the office at 10:00, greet an sports team or do some other photo op, then off on Air Force One to a fundraiser or speech. Really, he has to limit his time to only the most important matters.

AcidReflux on December 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Keep flailing.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

it’s a fair questions

what does ‘one-on-one’ mean…is it only when Obama and Sebelius are the only two people in a room, or is it when they are the only two important people in a room?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Except he’s had a lot of one-on-one meeting with other members of his cabinet over the same time period.

And Schweizer goes on to point out the Sebelius rarely went to the WH outside of social functions in the time period. So she was barely meeting with him face to face in general. When she’s implementing the signature piece of legislation that defines his legacy.

gwelf on December 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

gwelf on December 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

perhaps she had her underlings report to the President?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan, Juris Doctor on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

His stick must taste really good to you.

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

it’s a fair questions

what does ‘one-on-one’ mean…is it only when Obama and Sebelius are the only two people in a room, or is it when they are the only two important people in a room?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Here’s Schweizer at the link Allah provided:

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis finds that from July 12, 2010, to Nov. 30, 2013, the president’s public schedule records zero one-on-one meetings between Obama and Sebelius. Equally shocking, over the same period, the president’s calendar lists 277 private meetings with his other Cabinet secretaries (excluding full Cabinet meetings).

gwelf on December 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Go read again. It is covered in the article when AP references the one meeting including another cabinet member as a One One, when technically that was a Joint Meeting. Hooked on Phonics may be a gift idea for family members inquiring.

hillsoftx on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

He’s exactly what they wanted. A clean articulate black guy. In other words, a vessel. He has not a clue what is being done in his name but he’s happy to be along for the ride.

DanMan on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

gwelf on December 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

ok, fair enough, that is a bit odd.

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Keep flailing.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

You would think that there would be daily meetings between the rat-eared wonder and the queen of death since October 1st. If my signature legislation got off to such a pathetic start, I’d have the responsible Secretary in front of me every day explaining what the hell her department was doing to fix it. I’d also want to know, by name, who signed off on the website. And I certainly wouldn’t remain so ill-informed that I spent the next few weeks putting out misinformation about what individuals could and could not do to sign up for health insurance.

But, of course, nobody is madder than Obama.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

He’s a hands-on manager saddled with a bloated bureaucracy who craves direct problem-solving interaction with his subordinates.

Speaking on the Glenn Beck Program Thursday, Bongino — who is also running for Congress in Maryland’s sixth district — described bureaucracy that has “grown so large” as a cause for grave concern.

“My experience in the government is, when something arrives on your desk, you assume it’s been through these massive layers of bureaucracy and management – that you don’t even ask the basic questions,” he explained.

Bongino concluded with a warning: “Liberty’s a zero sum game, Glenn. It can’t belong to you and the government at the same time.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/05/former-secret-service-agent-warns-of-a-very-very-dangerous-development-in-america/

davidk on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

There is a cancer on the Presidency…

d1carter on December 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I’m pretty sure they’re saying he and Sebelius had no one-on-one meetings where there were no other members of the cabinet in attendance(and hence other issues on the agenda). They met once along with another cabinet member. Otherwise the only time they saw each other would’ve been in cabinet meetings or at White House functions. That’s inexcusable. Even for someone as notoriously lazy and unengaged as Obama, he should’ve had at least a single one-on-one meeting with Sebelius in 3 1/2 years.

Doughboy on December 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

JEF to Ratchet:

“BRAH!!! Do you even lift Gollf?,BraH!!”

BigWyo on December 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM

He’s exactly what they wanted. A clean articulate black guy. In other words, a vessel. He has not a clue what is being done in his name but he’s happy to be along for the ride.

DanMan on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

I tend to agree. He is nothing more than Soros and Jarrett’s sock puppet.

davidk on December 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Even for someone as notoriously lazy and unengaged as Obama, he should’ve had at least a single one-on-one meeting with Sebelius in 3 1/2 years.

Doughboy on December 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Jarrett told him everything was fine, and not to worry. Her buddy Sebelius was on top of it all.

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

gwelf on December 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

perhaps she had her underlings report to the President?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Seriously? She’s taking over 1/6 of the US economy, implementing Obama’s legacy and 99% of the communication of done via underlings? When he met HUNDREDS of times privately with OTHER secretaries?

Obama’s legacy was a complete clusterfark, known to bureaucrats and Sebelius well in advance but Obama wasn’t informed of it?

Ok, why hasn’t Obama cleaned house and fired all of these people that essentially stabbed him in the back by screwing up his legacy and then not telling him about it when they knew it. Supposedly they let Obama make public statements before the eminent release of healthcare.gov that would be proven disastrously false and he hasn’t fired anyone.

And Obama throughout this years long process of regulating 1/6 of the economy didn’t want to be regularly informed in person by the person in charge? It was just a couple of weeks ago where Obama said he’s recently learned that health insurance is complicated. Wow.

gwelf on December 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

So what would be Obamas motive to spare Sebelius the pain of meeting?

Murphy9 on December 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Maybes Sebelius should schedule a round of golf with Hopey!!

canopfor on December 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

perhaps she had her underlings report to the President?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

That would be very strange considering the lazy shiftless bastard claims he holds his cabinet members accountable. And it isn’t exactly good protocol. Face it, your slothful boy just wasn’t interested in Obamacare until it imploded.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Maybe they should cross-reference Jarrett and Sebelius’ calendars.

davidk on December 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

BallisticBob on December 6, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Jarrett told him everything was fine, and not to worry. Her buddy Sebelius was on top of it all.

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

That’s fine if you’re Jay Carney and are just the mouthpiece of the administration. But the President needs to be just a little more involved with the day-to-day operations than that.

Doughboy on December 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Not surprising. Obama basically doesn’t regularly meet with anyone other than Valerie. He has only had 18 cabinet meetings so far in his entire presidency.

SunSword on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Face it, your slothful boy just wasn’t interested in Obamacare until it imploded.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

please don’t address our first Black President as a boy…thank you

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

ok, fair enough, that is a bit odd.

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

So, considering your lofty rhetoric in the Chris Matthews thread about how Obama is the most inflential something or other in the history of forever, would you care to reconsider your statement of his greatness?

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

And Schweizer goes on to point out the Sebelius rarely went to the WH outside of social functions in the time period. So she was barely meeting with him face to face in general. When she’s implementing the signature piece of legislation that defines his legacy.

gwelf on December 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Interesting. That would seem to indicate she was barely in contact with Jarrett either.

What the hell is going on in Washington?

Doomberg on December 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I said in that thread he was a great speaker…this thread is irrelevant in that regard

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

this headline is very deceiving because it smears my Cult Leader. Wah!

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonintelligent on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I know you never had to crack a dictionary at Harvard Law, but the definition of “one-on-one meeting” is a meeeting between two people.

F-

Del Dolemonte on December 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

That’s fine if you’re Jay Carney and are just the mouthpiece of the administration. But the President needs to be just a little more involved with the day-to-day operations than that.

Doughboy on December 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

We’re both in the same choir, brother. I’m just pointing out the reality of the Emperors wardrobe.

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Nurse Ratched (initially spelled Hatched) was given lots of rope. The hanging will commence.

This Goebellian gang is fun to watch.

partisanhack/Valerie Jarrett is the first Iranian/gay/female president of the USA, morons.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

He’s a total figurehead, put on the ballot solely to ensure delivery of 98% of the black vote for the Democrats in 2008 and 2012. They expected he would have a Democratic Congress and a sycophantic, non-questioning media for 8 years, so his lack of ability or interest in the job would not matter.

rockmom on December 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I agree completely.

MTF on December 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

what does ‘one-on-one’ mean…they never taught us that at Moe Howard Law School.

nonintelligent on December 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

one-on-one (wnn-wn, -ôn-)

adj.

1. Consisting of or being direct communication or exchange between two people: one-on-one instruction.

2. Sports Playing directly or exclusively against a single opponent.

F-

Del Dolemonte on December 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I said in that thread he was a great speaker…this thread is irrelevant in that regard

nonpartisan, Juris Doctor on December 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

He does tell many fantastic lies. Do they teach that at Harvard Law?

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Listen how obama parses his words. he said it did not find out about the issues directly

ConservativePartyNow on December 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Implausible deniability.

“Hey, guys, you won’t believe what I just heard on the news!” -Barky

ElectricPhase on December 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisanhack on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Valerie, you stupid hack, the media checked all the calendars and all the “transparent” records. You ought to know better but you are as dumb as your boss.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

So, considering your lofty rhetoric in the Chris Matthews thread about how Obama is the most inflential something or other in the history of forever, would you care to reconsider your statement of his greatness?

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Careful. You don’t want to get too sassy with nonpartisan. It may threaten to take the gloves off again like it did with RWM.

*snicker*

bigmacdaddy on December 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

No one makes you be here and read the posts, genius.

22044 on December 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Schweizer wonders whether O and his deputies deliberately kept Sebelius away just in case the project went to hell, so that Obama could plead ignorance later as a defense to the charge of gross incomptence. That was my first hunch too, but why would they have taken that approach so soon after the law was passed?

Because, Allahpundit, the law was designed to fail. It will destroy private sector health insurance in order to pave the way for government take over. It allows Dear Liar to try and claim “well we tried the free market approach, it didn’t work so now we need more government.”

rbj on December 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM

partisanhack is Valerie Jarrett, or AllahP in his funniest mode, trolling for HA business. I bet on the former, just for laughs.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Maybe they should cross-reference Jarrett and Sebelius’ calendars.

davidk on December 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I suspect this would yield interesting results.

freedomfirst on December 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

please don’t address our first Black President as a boy…thank you

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Well he sure as hell isn’t a man. Nor is he a good father or decent human being, but I digress.

Obama is a tiny little boy with no manners (bad upbringing) who throws temper tantrums whenever he does not get his way.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

please don’t address our first Black President as a boy…thank you

nonintelligent on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

In your world, O’bama’s White Mother is an Inconvenient Truth. So is the fact that he was exclusively raised by her and her equally White mother, his Grandmother.

Wipe your chin off.

Del Dolemonte on December 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

P.S. Why does HA keep logging me out?
NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

The log out button is right above the edit buttons. I suspect that NotCoach may need some coaching to avoid logging himself out…

Akzed on December 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

please don’t address our first Black President as a boy…thank you

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Boy, he is the most underdeveloped teenager, less so than the boy emperors in history.

“You’re doing a fine job, Brownie” — GWB, presciently predicting obama’s legacy.

NO one is more racist than you, liblikeaslave, DoucheBear and themotherlandlostanidiot.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM

this headline is very deceiving

you state that obama only had one ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Sebelius

but we all know that generally when a President meets with someone like Sebelius, there will be assistants around…are those not ‘one-on-one’ meetings then?

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Degree from Harvard you say? LOL, you are dumber than a bowl full of obama’s

HumpBot Salvation on December 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Plus, he’s not the first black president. That was Bill Clinton.

Your boy is the first half-black president, who hates his lily-white mother.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Someone send partisanhack dough, for superb entertainment.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Lol. Just as I was about to hit the post button I read your post.

P.S. Why does HA keep logging me out?

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I’ve been seeing that as well, but only on some articles. I can refresh an article all day and I look logged in, only when I try to post does it tell me that I’m not logged in.

Maybe Townhall has contracted to CGI.

slickwillie2001 on December 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

The log out button is right above the edit buttons. I suspect that NotCoach may need some coaching to avoid logging himself out…

Akzed on December 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Lol, that isn’t it. I have no idea I’m logged out until I try to submit a comment. Shows me as logged in before I do that (above the edit buttons).

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Valerie, this thread needs your gnat-brain wisdom. It’s for the HA and US annals.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Turn all off, restart your machine, but might be good to run a full scan before restarting…

…unless nobrain, aka Valerie Jarrett has you on a monitor :)

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

What until obama finds out obama only met with the architect and gatekeeper of his website one time in three years. He is going to be so very angry.

HumpBot Salvation on December 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

We get it. If they met with staffers present, that’s not a one-on-one meeting. How many times did they meet with staffers present? If they met three dozen times in that format, this is a non-issue.

Akzed on December 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Some people might get the idea he doesn’t like white women very much.

TexasDan on December 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Some people might get the idea he doesn’t like women in general.

Fenris on December 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

slickwillie2001 on December 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Only happened in the IE world, in the headlines alone…Firefox solved all that. NO more headaches…blockers take care of the autorestart of videos…life’s much less annoying on HA.

Lets you focus 100% on the sheepleton.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Nah, in his overbearing arrogance, Obama just thought that because it bears his name, “Obama”care, it couldn’t possibly fail in the slightest way or do anything but succeed.

stukinIL4now on December 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Careful. You don’t want to get too sassy with nonpartisan. It may threaten to take the gloves off again like it did with RWM.

*snicker*

bigmacdaddy on December 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Indeed. It might slap me with those gloves mittens.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

What until obama finds out obama only met with the architect and gatekeeper of his website one time in three years. He is going to be so very angry.

HumpBot Salvation on December 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Nobody is going to be madder.

OT- local talk radio talking about the DC Obamacare exchange. An error message tells you that your page “got expired.” Gives you a real sense of confidence as you hand over all your PII.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I’ve been seeing that as well, but only on some articles. I can refresh an article all day and I look logged in, only when I try to post does it tell me that I’m not logged in.

Maybe Townhall has contracted to CGI.

slickwillie2001 on December 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I don’t know what it is, but they log me out at least once a day from every IP address I post from. I post from two different ones; work and home.

NotCoach on December 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

We get it. If they met with staffers present, that’s not a one-on-one meeting. How many times did they meet with staffers present? If they met three dozen times in that format, this is a non-issue.

Akzed on December 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Everyone must wake up, pronto. They are trying to blame the moronic Chief of Staff, who two days ago said “the site problems are all on me”. They want the Oaf in Chief to skate.

It ain’t gon’ happen.

obama owns obama’care’ in full, forever. May he and all who passed/kept it go directly to Hell, and burn slowly/painfully.

Wait until the dead and their families will be on TV in 2014.

The site will be peanuts in comparison.

Not even Mandela will help them on it.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

please don’t address our first Black President as a boy…thank you

nonpartisan on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

And please don’t address our first

half-Black

President as a Black President..thank you.

Btw, did Harvard Law not include any courses in writing English? Sentences are supposed to start with a captial letter.

Bitter Clinger on December 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Nah, in his overbearing arrogance, Obama just thought that because it bears his name, “Obama”care, it couldn’t possibly fail in the slightest way or do anything but succeed.

stukinIL4now on December 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM

What I would like to know is just how anybody involved with this debacle thought that they were ready to go on October 1st. And despite the claim that Obama wants to hear the bad news, it is clear that somebody was not quite honest in the extent of the problems as the talk of minor glitches was the theme for weeks.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Nothing is more risible than the leftist Goebellian talking points.

The fool moderators on TV either know nothing or babble b/s too.

For ex. “this is a poll on what the Americans think about obama being on oaf on the global stage, not what the foreigners thing”.

Duhhhh, that poll came out not long ago, was here on HA, and the foreigners think even less of obama than do the US dummies.

Wake up America. Goebbels is dead. He’s just flukeing with you, via the obama thugs.

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

October 15th:

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had the “full confidence” of President Obama, a day after his predecessor said people should be fired over ObamaCare glitches.

“The secretary does have the full confidence of the president,” Carney said.
Carney said that Sebelius, like Obama, was “focused on our number one priority, which is making the implementation of the Affordable Care Act work well.”

weaselyone on December 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

In 3 1/2 years he only had 277 meeting with his hand picked Cabinet secretaries, the people that are supposed to implement his policies. Take out time for vacations and over seas trips, I figure the President should be in DC working about 40 weeks a year. In 3 1/2 years, that’s 700 days (assuming a 5 day work week). So he meet with his Cabinet about once every 2 1/2 days, or twice a week. That right there is all the proof you need that actually being President is not high on Obama’s to-do list.

kenro85 on December 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

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