Still Fumbling About in the Dark for an Excuse for 404Care that Doesn’t Involve Their Jug-Eared Cult Leader

And being about as successful as you’d imagine when you think about a pointy-skulled leftist nutwad. (h/t Jeff Goldstein):

It’s the latest chapter of Barack vs. the Health Care Killers, The Continuing Saga of Posturing, Bad Faith, Spite and Ineptitude.

Remember the Bad Years of the Health Care Killers, 2000-2008? No healthcare anywhere. People were dying in the streets unattended to until Our Savior Ear Leader came along and put an end to all that.

Republicans, who have used every trick in their playbook to gum up the works of the Affordable Care Act,

And how remarkably successful they’ve been after three years of “using every trick in the playbook” except for actually opposing it! But why would they? They did make sure, after all, that they would never ever suffer under the same system that they never lifted one finger to stop.

are now holding hearings to investigate how the works got so gummed up.

Yeah. It’s the Rethugnicans’ fault, of course. And Bush. And Glowbull Wormening/Coolening/Climate Change/The Weather/Trotskiy. And any other reason you can think of as long as it does not, in the slightest way, imply Glorious Ear Leader, He Who Maketh the Waters Recede™.

Those cultists are so cute in their slavish, imbecilic adoration of the hand that whips them.

They could save themselves the trouble by looking in the mirror, just as O.J. Simpson could have done to find his wife’s killer. But that would rob them of the chance to grandstand.

In fairness, they do have one point. The Obama administration botched the debut of its insurance marketplace website so badly that it fairly begged for an investigation. And since Republicans had little or nothing to do with the website, the blame for its failures falls squarely on the president and his deputies.

Wait, what? That sounds a whole lot like sedition, comrade!

The screw-up was a gift. GOP lawmakers were calling the law a failure before most of it went into effect, but lacking any evidence they had to rely on mere accusation.

The “lack of evidence” assertion obviously requires one to be wholly ignorant of thousands of years of human history and 100% failure rates for any version of socialism as well as not even the most fleeting of familiarities with the law of cause and effect, economics 101 and any other sort of knowledge rooted in knowable facts. Which makes it positively perfect for “liberals”, seeing as how they are utterly lacking in every single one of those areas.

Now, finally, they can say that their worst predictions had some validity.

True, actually. Even their worst predictions didn’t come close to the actual unmitigated horror of the cosmic clusterfuck that is 404Care. But that’s because they were overly optimistic and, we might add, steadfastly refused to listen to those of us who had a lifetime’s worth of actual experience with socialist hellcare. We knew exactly where this train was headed, and we were absolutely, 100% right. On all counts. Again.

You’d think that people would start to listen at some point. You’d be wrong. The human capacity for refusing to listen to answers they don’t like is infinite.

Nevertheless, Republican “outrage” over the glitches is hard to take seriously. If they’re really looking to find what went wrong — and there was plenty — one suspects it’s only so they can clone the virus. Then anyplace where the law is working, such as Kentucky, Washington and Oregon, they can infect the system, watch it crash, shake their heads and snicker.

Oregon? Where not a single soul has yet to successfully sign up for 404Care, in spite of them having their very own “Exchange?” Which, funnily enough, is yet another excuse for SCOAMF’s latest failure being tested currently, that the only reason 404Care is failing is those Mean Rethugnican states who refused to do the government’s dirty work for them and told them to build their own damn “Exchanges.” Oregon did build their own “Exchange.” And it has yet to find a single subscriber.

Clone the virus? They don’t have to do a damn thing. All they have to do is to sit back and watch socialism fail. Again. Case #3,661.

Come on, folks. Republicans want to “fix” what’s broken here as much as they want to “protect” women by targeting their reproductive rights and “defend” the vote by obstructing it.

Why the hell would they want to fix something that was jammed down the American people’s throats against their will without a single Republican vote?

You break it, you own it. Remember that, Democrat Socialists? You shat on the living room floor. Now go get a damn mop, you puling pricks.

And P.S.: We must have missed the memo where we were told by the Koch Brothers that our opposition to letting women murder their unborn was based on an urge to “protect” the murderers. And yes, Virginia, protecting the vote DOES mean making sure that nobody who can’t legally vote gets to nullify the vote of somebody who can. We understand that you, being a socialist Democrat, think of “protecting the vote” as meaning “the vote of people who shouldn’t be voting in the first place” since they’re your main constituency, but you’re doing it wrong.

But because Healthcare.gov went live on the same day that the party crazies shut down the government over the law’s funding, they were too deep in their own morass to capitalize on it. Worse, they had to fold on the shutdown without getting anything in exchange. No wonder they’re pouncing on the chance to grill the people whose job it was to enable what they’ve called the worst law in the history of man.

So far it has certainly been the most catastrophically inept, clusterfucked disaster of a rollout in the history of man. Oh, and it was your Ear Leader who shut the government down.

Yes, the administration deserves to be on the hot seat. There was more than enough time to make sure the website worked properly and there is no excuse for its failure to do so.

Mr. Obama had to know that the first weeks would set the tone for public perception. If he had wanted to raise doubts about the program or shoo people away, he couldn’t have done a better job of it.

That’s because he’s an idiot. His barely serviceable intellect doesn’t allow him to actually think about anything other than his vapid promises and lies. Like any inept “leader” throughout history, his skills begin and end with talking about how wonderful he is. When it comes to following up on the implementation of said promises and making sure that his troops are doing their jobs, he’s as out of water as a guppy on Mercury.

And to be quite honest, it’s really not his fault. We mean, how the hell was he supposed to turn out with his background? Raised, in the broadest possible definition of the word, by a dysfunctional, Marxist family, dragged around the globe like a gypsy throughout his formative years by a slut mother who never met a vagrant third world dick she didn’t want inside of her for whatever reason she might have had, and then brought back to a nation running a 104 degree fever with the virus of Affirmative Action under which no Specially Favored Group Member may ever be asked to prove any abilities in order to harvest the rewards. Seriously? If he hadn’t turned out to be one of the most incandescent examples of malignant narcissism in all of history, it would have been a miracle.

Once again, we have to wonder what goes on in his mind.

Nothing. At least if it doesn’t involve the pathological overuse of the first person singular.

This legislation is only the most important accomplishment of his presidency. He put everything on the line for it. Millions of people are counting on it for coverage they cannot otherwise afford.

Which they now, after tripling of premiums (at best), couldn’t afford if they sold their firstborns. But wait, that’s not all, if they don’t buy the insurance that they can now afford less than ever before from a website they cannot access, they’ll be fined out the wazoo for not doing so!

Progress! Forward! #Winning!

If he can’t get the introduction right, well, let’s just say it’s a good thing he’s won’t be running again.

But then there’s that pesky caveat called perspective. A botched website, which can and will be repaired,

You obviously have absolutely zero experience with project management, which we find amusing.

is nowhere near the biggest obstacle to the success of health care reform. That distinction goes to the program’s sworn enemies, who have been conducting a misinformation campaign of false claims and scare tactics since the law was passed. To hear them tell it, “Obamacare” will turn people into devil worshipping socialist homosexual vegetarians who want the terrorists to win. So of course they will do everything they can to stop it.

Yet, to date, they have done absolutely nothing to do so. With the notable exception of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and a large number of House Representatives who, for their trouble actually doing what they, like all of the rest of the Republicans had been promising in order to get their snouts in the DC pig trough, were immediately attacked, demonized, vilified and stabbed… By their own party. Yeah, that’s one heck of a coordinated effort, right there.

Exhibit One: The quickest and easiest way for states to enact the law’s reforms is to expand Medicaid, which would trigger a huge infux of federal dollars for the first several years. Yet Republican governors in 26 states have refused to do so. The primary excuse is that they won’t be able to afford it once the federal money stops. The subtext is that they’d rather sabotage the president than help their own citizens get the treatment they need.

Er, no. We’re really rather disappointed in you here, seeing as how you, as a raging leftist ne’erdowell slacker, ought to know better.

The real “subtext” here is that they, being able to think further than the tip of their own noses, didn’t want to participate in a program of doling out “free” drug samples to the kids in the local preschool, knowing full well that the sweet young innocent kiddos would be tomorrow’s captive addicts.

Thanks to them, according to a New York Times analysis, the new law will leave out two-thirds of the nation’s black citizens and single mothers, and half of the low-wage workers who currently lack insurance.

Well if it’s in the New York Pravda, then it must be true. Did they check to see if those individuals happened to have some overlap with the group of individuals who weren’t insured before 404Care? Did they include the 16 million people who had plans and doctors they liked, yet have just been told that they can’t keep them thanks to 404Care? Did they include the millions of young people who used to have no insurance beyond catastrophic because they A) didn’t need it and B) couldn’t afford it? The ones who still don’t need it and still can’t afford it, but now will be fined by the IRSchutzStaffel for opposing His Obamaness’ Will?

Did they do any analysis? Of course they didn’t. Yet the “facts” are in: It’s the Republicans’ fault that people who were already uninsured have lost the insurance they never had.

Got that. Brilliant. Spoken like a true leftist invertebrate.

In addition, GOP governors (including our own Tom Corbett and, regrettably, a few Democrats) have refused to create insurance exchanges that would facilitate reaching the uninsured. Instead, those people will have to go to the federal exchange.

They’re also refusing to assist applicants and blocking the use of so-called “navigators,” whose job is to help people understand the law and sign up for its benefits. When a constituent calls with questions, they are making sure they’ll get no answers.

Oh, you mean the “navigators” who, subject to no background checks whatsoever, are deemed trustworthy with the most personal information of private citizens? Whereas people who simply want to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to carry arms have to submit to a Federal Anal Probe in order to be allowed to do so.

Totally unreasonable. We mean, why would anybody have a problem with handing over their SSN to somebody who might, until yesterday, have been working a child prostitution ring and a credit card scam for all that they know? Absolutely the Republicans’ fault for being unreasonable.

Then there was the government shutdown, during which Republicans offered more than 40 measures to cripple the law. They failed in every sense, but it still cost the country $24 billion.

They offered a number of ways of reaching a compromise which, under the true definition of “bipartisanship” as opposed to the socialist version which means “giving the Democrats everything they want for nothing in return”, is what negotiation is all about. As to your “cost?” The only reason it “cost” anything, if you want to use measures that can actually be, you know, measured, was because the Republicans agreed to pay the “workers” who’d been shut down for their extra vacation. So yes, we guess you’re right. It was their fault.

It doesn’t take a genius to see where the real obstruction lies. For all its screw-ups, the Obama administration is trying to make health care reform work.

And after 3 1/2 years of trying, they have made no progress at all. It’s hard to make water run uphill, after all.

And for all their public posturing, Republicans are trying to ruin it. But the law was duly passed, it’s here, and it’s not going away. They should save the fake righteousness for a cause that isn’t already lost.

Oh, your “law of the land” has already failed and it will go away when it’s destroyed under its own weight, just like every other socialist experiment. It has, indeed, failed even before it had a chance to go fully into effect, which just might be a first although, we dare say, not one you should be bragging about.

It’s just a matter of time. What can’t go on, won’t go on. The “point” of opposing a horrible “law” is to mitigate the disastrous consequences of it which, to our mind, is a noble one.

We can either make a clean break with socialism and the hundreds of millions of lives it has cost right now, or we can wait and add a few million of our own dead to the butcher’s bill.

Because it will fail.

Thatisall.

12 comments

  1. 1
    For God and Country growls and barks:

    Oh Glorious Imperator,
    With the examples of most of Eunuchistan (especiallyonce Great Britain) sticking out like a sore thumb, its only the willfully blind who continue to worship at the altar of St. Barack and his glorious ACA. Apparently its A-OK to have to wait 6 months for that life saving operation since hey, at least you dont have to pay for it :em04:

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    You forgot to mention that they have “Disappeared” that pretty girl on the Obama “404care” web site. Glitch girl is now getting her picture on milk cartons.
    :em03:
    There is a worry they used something from the Clinton playbook and that she will soon be found in a park, shot in the head three times and declared a suicide.
    :em06:
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  3. 3
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    As I said, when their 5 year plans inevitably result in catastrophe, they will blame others.

    Normally, I’d say “they’d blame the people trying to save us from said politburo” but that’s be factually incorrect – since we’re talking about the Republicans, Lee & Cruz exempted.

  4. 4
    dasbow growls and barks:

    So now botched software = virus? No wonder they can’t get it to work.

  5. 5
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    HempRopeAndStreetlight @ #:

    As I said, when their 5 year plans inevitably result in catastrophe, they will blame others.

    Good news, comrades! By diktat of General Secretary Obamovich, we have all been given the honor title of “kulak”! I’m sure there is nothing but smooth sailing over calm seas for us now! Let us boldly go forward into the Glorious Utopia!

  6. 6
    readerjp growls and barks:

    1. Obama’s Right-Hand Valerie Jarrett Tied To Firm Hired To Build Failed ObamaCare Website?

    For the record: Valerie’ Jarrett’s daughter Laura’s father-in-law Canadian Liberal politician Bas Balkissoon is not (thank God!) Canada’s Prime Minister. Nor, as some news outlets are indicating, is he a MP. (Member of Parliament). Balkissoon—one of many Canadian Liberals with deep ties to the Obama administration—is a minor player MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament ) at Ontario’s Queen’s Park, irreverently known to the plebes as the ‘Pink Palace’.

    “The Balkissoon-Jarrett marriage is one of several links between Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals and Obama. From 2000 until 2002, David Axelrod, another key adviser to the president, was a paid McGuinty strategist. (Toronto Star, June 20, 2012).

    Before landing at the Pink Palace as a ready-made Liberal MPP, Balkissoon was a City of Toronto councillor involved in a computer leasing scandal.

    CGI, the Canadian company that launched healthcare.gov, is peopled with friends of the Obamas, including Michelle Obama’s Princeton school chum, Toni Townes-Whitley. CGI is not just the company behind the healthcare.gov epic fail. CGI is also the company behind the $2.7-billion failed, Liberal-launched Canadian Gun Registry that was so plagued with corruption and mismanagement it brought on an investigation by Canadian Auditor General Sheila Fraser.

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58854

    2. Mark Steyn, in a very funny article:

    The witness who coughed up the intriguing tidbit about Obamacare’s exemption from privacy protections was one Cheryl Campbell of something called CGI. This rang a vague bell with me. CGI is not a creative free spirit from Jersey City with an impressive mastery of Twitter, but a Canadian corporate behemoth. Indeed, CGI is so Canadian, their name is French: Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique. Their most famous government project was for the Canadian Firearms Registry. The registry was estimated to cost in total $119 million, which would be offset by $117 million in fees. That’s a net cost of $2 million. Instead, by 2004 the CBC (Canada’s PBS) was reporting costs of some $2 billion – or a thousand times more expensive.

    But in this case the database had to register some 7 million long guns belonging to some 2.5 million to 3 million Canadians. That works out to almost $300 per gun – or somewhat higher than the original estimate for processing a firearm registration of $4.60. Of those $300 gun registrations, Canada’s Auditor-General reported to Parliament that much of the information was either duplicated or wrong in respect to basic information such as names and addresses.

    Sound familiar?

    Also, there was a 1-800 number, but it wasn’t any use.

    Sound familiar?

    So it was decided that the sclerotic database needed to be improved.

    Sound familiar?

    But it proved impossible to “improve” CFIS (the Canadian Firearms Information System). So CGI was hired to create an entirely new CFIS II, which would operate alongside CFIS I until the old system could be scrapped. CFIS II was supposed to go operational on Jan. 9, 2003, but the January date got postponed to June, and 2003 to 2004, and $81 million was thrown at it before a new Conservative government scrapped the fiasco in 2007. Last year, the Government of Ontario canceled another CGI registry that never saw the light of day – just for one disease, diabetes, and costing a mere $46 million.

    Was the Government of the United States aware that CGI had been fired by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario (and the Government of New Brunswick)?

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1013/steyn.php3#.UnAkABAuca0

  7. 7
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    STILL waiting for DJ to chime in………………………….

  8. 8
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Throw the Rascals Out?: Part II
    The public’s opinion of politicians of both parties seems to have reached a new low. But no matter how much the voters detest Congress — or how justifiably — that does not mean that there will be radical changes at the next election.

    For one thing, “Congress” is not on the ballot. Only individual members of Congress are. Most voters like their own Senator or Representative, often because of special favors that these incumbents have done for their own constituency — at the taxpayers’ expense.

    Add to this the so-called “campaign reform” laws that restrict the raising of money that challengers need, in order to counter the millions of dollars’ worth of free advertising that incumbents get through ordinary media coverage, enhanced by the incumbents’ sponsoring of ever more legislation, expanding the role of government.

    The very longevity of incumbents in Congress makes it expedient for them to treat each other as “facts of life” — people with whom you have to “go along to get along.” One of their common interests as incumbents is reelection. This can lead to all sorts of bipartisan log-rolling legislation to hand out the taxpayers’ money in ways that benefit incumbents of both parties.

    In short, longevity in office can create more longevity in office. Moreover, this longevity can attract campaign contributions from special interests who expect something in return — if only a lightening up on government restrictions and red tape.

    Many among the intelligentsia prefer to think of special interests as corrupting our dedicated public servants with campaign contributions. But Peter Schweizer’s new book, “Extortion,” shows what happens as the extorting of tribute by politicians in a position to do a lot of harm to businesses that do not pay them protection money.

    Campaign contributions are just one of the things that can be extorted. The number of spouses, children or other relatives or favorites of Congressional incumbents who get high-paying jobs in private businesses regulated by government can hardly be coincidental.

    When Al Gore was Vice President during the Clinton administration, he simply phoned various special interests and told them how much he wanted them to contribute.
    He did not have to spell out the reasons why they should — or why they had better. They already knew from experience how the game is played.

    If we are serious about countering this and other political games, at the country’s expense in both money and confidence in our government, we have to oppose the creation of a permanent class of long-serving politicians in Washington.

    A one-term limit would simultaneously limit how long special interests could expect a pay-off from their campaign contributions. It would also limit, indeed eliminate, the need for millions of dollars of campaign contributions to stay in office.

    Congressional reform should also include expanding the range of people likely to serve in Congress. Today, a successful engineer, surgeon, business executive, or even a full professor of economics at a leading university, would have to take a pay cut to serve in Congress.

    We need people in government who know something besides politics, and who have experienced what it is like to live under the kinds of laws that politicians pass. We are unlikely to get many of them if we insist that they sacrifice their families’ standard of living in order to go to Washington.

    How much would it cost to make Congressional salaries high enough to let successful professionals serve in Congress without financial sacrifice?

    If we paid every member of Congress a million dollars a year — for an entire century — that would add up to less than the cost of running the Department of Agriculture for one year.

    To pay less than required to get people of the caliber needed in Congress is the ultimate in being penny-wise and pound-foolish.

    Without a financial sacrifice being required to serve a term in Congress, and no need for campaign contributions to get reelected, such a Congress might well get rid of the Department of Agriculture, among other counterproductive government agencies, repaying their own Congressional salaries many times over.

    Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is http://www.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at http://www.creators.com.

  9. 9
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Throw them out into what?

    Wood Chipper/Shredder? Lead Smelter? Threshing Machine? Rock Picker?

  10. 10
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Sewage lagoon?

  11. 11
    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator says:

    STILL waiting for DJ to chime in………………………….

    Why should I? Do you miss me that much?

    There, that chime should hold you for a while.

    :em01:
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    Mark growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator #8

    Tom Sowell is a great man. Compare him to the Dicktaster in Chief. Barf!