DUmmies Blame Republicans for ObamaCare Disaster
Did you know that the Titanic had a "glitch?" Well, remember that scene in the "Titanic" movie when Rose asked the architect of the Titanic what was going to happen and he replied that it was a certainty that it would sink? Well, despite what liberals now desperately want you to believe, ObamaCare like the Titanic doesn't have a mere "glitch" that somehow can be fixed by an A-Team of software nerds. I mean almost four years ago I got rid of my then computer because it was running on 2005 software which I felt was outdated yet Team Obama awarded a software contract to a company that designed ObamaCare to run on 2003 software. Hey, did they throw free floppy disks into the deal because, after all, the Obama Regime shelled out not a hundred million, not a half billion, but about a full billion bucks for a completely outdated system. Remember 2003? Back then what were considered advanced cell phones had crude cameras that took blurry pictures. No bluetooth yet but if you clamped a "car baby" onto your cell phone it would project the sound to your FM radio. So why was this absurd contract awarded to CGI which was already fired by the Ontario government in Canada for incompetence? Most likely we can follow the money to figure out why this contract was awarded to the highest bundler. And like the Titanic, ObamaCare is doomed to sink. Yet somehow the DUmmies, refusing to face the reality of Obamacare's utter failure, are now blaming it all on the Republicans. I kid you not as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD, "Howard Dean: 'You Gotta Blame' The GOP For Some Of Obamacare's Glitches." So let us now watch the Reality Denialists blame Republicans for ObamaCare's failure in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering when Obama will start calling it SebeliusCare, is in the [brackets]:
Howard Dean: 'You Gotta Blame' The GOP For Some Of Obamacare's Glitches
[That hair dye Howard has started using must have seeped into his brain.]
"I think the fundamental flaw was not having multiple districts and multiple bidders and multiple contractors working on this because then what you could have done if one contractor screwed up, as this one clearly has, you could actually just use a different exchange in a different region."
[Like Solyndra, the ObamaCare contract went to the highest bundler. How many millions kicked back to the Obama coffers?]
"I think it's a problem, I think the fundamental mistake that was made — well, first of all, in fairness you gotta blame the Republicans for some of this because they delayed everything they possibly could, threw as many monkey wrenches into the process as they could, and there's some success here," Dean said.
[What delays, Howard? What monkey wrenches? Or maybe you were thinking of monkey courts?]
"But the truth is, what the Obama administration should have done is divide the 36 states that are on the federal exchange up into four or five regions, do it the way the government does health care. And then put each of these regions out to bid, so you don't have one single contractor who, if they screw up, screws up the whole system, which is what's happened."
[And the Republicans prevented this how? Meanwhile everything is run on outdated, obsolete software from 2003. Explain how the Republicans caused this?]
He added that the Obama administration was forced to set up a single federal marketplace "because the Republican governors refused to accept exchanges.
[And now that looks like a very wise move.]
"The states with exchanges are doing pretty well," he said. "There's some glitches. They're not big. A lot of people are gonna be able to get their insurance in the 14 states that have their own exchanges."
[Wrong. The state ObamaCare exchanges are also disasters in Colorado and Vermont but, hey, lets blame Republicans for that as well. And now on to the Reality Denialists aka DUmmies...] I'm glad to see the Dems fighting back strenuously against the RW noise about the ACA website.
["ACA Website?" Too embarrassed to call it ObamaCare?]
FINALLY! And let's also not forget that House Republicans refused the HHS additional funding when they were asked.
[And yet the Regime managed to overpay for the software by about 999 million dollars. What should have cost only about a million ended up costing about a billion for ridiculously outdated software.]
I 've had my suspicions about this all along, but being someone who doesn't make up facts to suit myself (unlike Right wingers!), I did not make this claim. Kudos to Governor Dean for putting this out there with the back story!
[Yup! It's absolutely the fault of Republicans that Team Obama awarded the outdated and grossly overpriced software contract to a company that had already been FIRED by the Ontario government for extreme incompetence.]
Oh I blame them alright. Wouldn't surprise me if there was more to this story, like they're paying somebody to throw a monkey wrench in there. We know how obsessively they despise Obamacare--why wouldn't they sabotage it this way?
[Yeah, the Republicans wanted to sabotage it by infecting the software with the Stuxnet virus but then figured the obsolete software would do a better job of completely destroying ObamaCare.]
.. and the contractor at fault will pay back what the gov't paid them or lose contracts, right?
[Would that be a billion dollars minus the kickback money?]
And now the House GOPers are holding hearings, OMG, with Issa leading the charge. More taxpayers money going down the drain, but alas, it will only make OBAMACARE stronger. These people live on another reality plain but have the corporate media to spew their biddings.
[Thus spake an extreme Reality Denialist. Yeah, it sure will make ObamaCare "stronger." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!]
I know there are a lot of problems with the ACA website, but I am not sure you can count out a coordinated DOS attack by right wing nut jobs. We already know that they use bots and trolls to disrupt discourse on many news forums. I'm also sure that a large number of people were just there "kicking tires " rather than actively seeking health insurance. Also, some of the contractors may not have been giving their best in the run up to roll out due to being disheartened by the controversy and obstructionism by the GOP. If they thought that it was likely that the ACA would fail to launch, they may have seen little prospect in their work. We need to take the example of Kentucky and press our state lawmakers to institute state exchanges. No matter, the media grabs hold of the failures and never the successes.
[Oh, I get it. The 2003 software would have worked beautifully but the web developers were so demoralized by Republican criticisms that they completely lost it and wrote crappy programming.]