What's all the media hysteria over the Obamacare website?
Does anyone else see the Obamacare website FUBAR as the massive end-of-the-world catastrophe the media paints it?
"Obama's Katrina." That's the hot bobblehead talking point of the day. Let me explain the difference, Mrs. Greenspan. One of them was a massive natural disaster in which poor people were left to die, and the other one was an attempt to help uninsured people get health insurance. See the difference?
Honestly, I see it as a minor inconvenience (operating on the assumption the law won't require me to meet a deadline they themselves can't meet.) My brothers were programmers and developers, I have a lot of friends in IT. There are always problems with big rollouts. (That's where the term "vaporware" originates. Consultants are famously optimistic about capabilities and deadlines when they sell the deal to a client.)
Sure, Obama f*cked up. No question. If you read that "Locked In The Cabinet" piece Politico published yesterday, you read the part where the White House political team delayed important ACA implementation decisions until after the election. Bad call on their part.
But it will all eventually get fixed, we will eventually get insurance coverage and hopefully it will all work out, if not for the best, the better.
Then we will vote out as many of the assholes as we can and start pushing for single payer. Right?
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