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“Um, no, not really”

posted at 11:09 am on October 22, 2013 by

Unlike several journalists who tried and failed, Sean Hannity managed to actually get a real, live Obamacare navigator on the line last night.  The resulting exchange was…candid:

HANNITY: They’re really telling you to tell us to check back in on the website in off-hours. Does that mean that I should go on at like three in the morning?

OPERATOR: It was saying early in the morning and late at night, but some people say they do that and still can’t get in.

HANNITY: So people are reporting to you the real deal?

OPERATOR: Yes sir, they are.

HANNITY: Have you ever got anybody that really likes it yet?

OPERATOR: Umm, no, not really.

[Hannity laughs]

The websites are broken.  The call centers are spotty (and ultimately rely on the web system anyway).  The “navigators” are frustrated.  And the customers are, by the sounds of things, disgruntled.  Is it any wonder the Huffington Post is nervous about the long-term damage this statist policy could be inflicting upon statism?  Ron Fournier states the obvious: This conga-line of failure reflects poorly on the president, and on the federal government.

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Hey, Obama’s approval rating is still in the mid-40s, so he must be doing something right. Right? I mean, there are a lot of people that ostensibly think the ObamaCare rollout is just peachy.

Fenris on October 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM

heh….”conga line of failure”….that’s rich

ted c on October 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Let me be clear, in the world of the progressive there is never failure or crisis. Only opportunity. Opportunity to do more, take more, blame Bush more.
This is just the patter on the patio. The hurricanes com’n.

onomo on October 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM

No one is madder about this than Obama…

That is all we need to know, now go back to the phones or work, or whatever you are doing, but leave him alone!!!

He is madder than anyone can imagine, he is so upset, just besides himself, and he told us so…

right2bright on October 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Government grows through failure.

If there are 5 million lines of bad code in this turkey, expect the patches and fixes to result in 50 million lines of bad code.

PackerBronco on October 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

The folks who put together Amazon and Google would like to help if they could. I mean, their combined expertise could fix a LOT with regards to the website.

However, ACA would still fail. Because, at the core, the problem isn’t really with the design of the website so much as it is the gargantuan maze of bureaucracy that is at the heart of it all.

The failure has only just begun.

Turtle317 on October 22, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Go read the comments on HuffPo. It is still:
(1) All the fault of the Republicans/Tea Baggers
(2) Obama is a really nice guy it is the R’s/Baggers who refused to negotiate.
(3) Our infrastructure is falling apart because the Baggers won’t let the government have enough money.
Etc.

When the ObeyMeCare site still doesn’t work in several months and only the desperate have signed up — it will still all be the fault of those John Birch / Tea Bagger / Old Creepers.

SunSword on October 22, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Remember in everything Obama does, it’s only a failure if it doesn’t accomplish what Obama wants. Not what he says he wants, but what he really wants. This is probably proceeding just as hoped for. After all the MSM will cover for him and allow him to say things like “Nobody is madder than I am about the website not working as well as it should”. They will spin this to look like Obama is trying to fix this problem, he doesn’t want this to fail. Even if he did cause all this in the first place. Then if people are hurt by the damage O-care is causing to medical care, well we just might have to allow for a national Medicare for all type plan. Problem solved and Obama gets what he really wanted all along, just not what he said he wanted, what he really wanted.

Sargeant_S on October 22, 2013 at 3:28 PM

heh….”conga line of failure”….that’s rich

ted c on October 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Someone needs to draw that. Bmore/BKeyser, you guys on it?

Kafir on October 22, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Just wait until this is how successful you are in scheduling actual doctor appointments.

KMC1 on October 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

No one is madder about this than Obama…

That is all we need to know, now go back to the phones or work, or whatever you are doing, but leave him alone!!!

He is madder than anyone can imagine, he is so upset, just besides himself, and he told us so…

right2bright on October 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM

And he’s going to work day and night, tirelessly for the American people until this problem if fixed! It’s the first thing on him mind when he wakes up and the last thing when he (finally!) gets to sleep at night!

NavyMustang on October 23, 2013 at 5:55 AM

I hope to hear a lot of conservatives asking Democrats how come they’ve turned terrorist. I was going to say “Republicans asking” but most of the “on air” Republicans will only be asking “How can we help so you will like us next time?”

drunyan8315 on October 23, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Obama intends to spend the rest of his term “looking for the real website”.

drunyan8315 on October 23, 2013 at 9:43 AM