I’ll say. Today’s talking points were pretty much exactly the blather you would expect for the inevitable followup to this weekend’s predictably anti-climactic observance of their self-imposed November 30th deadline by which they claimed they’d have a “fully functional” ObamaCare website, but dang. How long do they think they can subsist on these wait-and-see, it’s-getting-better, marginal-improvement, dawdling excuses? Via NRO:
Carney: We believe we made the important progress that we’ve set out to make by November 30th, but as we said in November, and I have said just now, the work continues to make improvements that still need to be made to the website. And the focus here is not on — the endgame here isn’t the best possible and most effective website that we can build, but a system by which all those millions of Americans who are clearly interested in enrolling and purchasing quality affordable health insurance are able to do so. That’s our goal and that work continues today. We have passed an important milestone in that effort, but the work continues.
Jonathan Karl: Let me try to crystallize down, because we try to pin you down on what ‘vast majority’ means, and you guys didn’t want to quantify it. Very clearly, in terms of the goal that you set for this moment in time, is it mission accomplished? Have you accomplished that goal?
Carney: Using that phrase is not one I would employ.