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Joe Biden: President Obama and I not tech ‘geeks’
Politico ^ | 10/31/13 7:13 AM EDT | Lucy McCalmont

Posted on 10/31/2013 5:45:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Vice President Joe Biden joined the president and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in apologizing for the Obamacare enrollment site, saying he and President Barack Obama are not “technology geeks.”

“Neither he and I are technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run,” Biden said in an interview with HLN on Wednesday. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: healthcaredotgov; joebiden; techgeek; zerocare

1 posted on 10/31/2013 5:45:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

No, your commies not Geeks.

Pray America will wake up


2 posted on 10/31/2013 5:47:07 AM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Olog-hai
“Neither he and I are technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run,” Biden said in an interview with HLN on Wednesday. …

You're right, Joe. You're a sideshow geek.
3 posted on 10/31/2013 5:47:40 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Olog-hai

One thing about leftists,
they inherently believe that an expert at one thing
can be authoritative on everything else about which they pontificate.

Just look at those who pretend to be something else (actors),
and the idea that we give them ANY credibility when they speak
about social issues, the environment, etc.


4 posted on 10/31/2013 5:50:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

If they really want the “best and the brightest” techie/science expert/obamacare supporter to fix the system; then why don’t the draft Al Gore to come in and rewrite the code. Al Gore invented the internet. He is also a leading science expert in the rat party. Let’s have someone that really knows what they are doing to fix this. (Major Sarc)


5 posted on 10/31/2013 5:50:53 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Olog-hai

Socialist Tyrants.

Unilaterally granting waivers to a law passed by Congress, to benefit you friends and supporters is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!


6 posted on 10/31/2013 5:52:23 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Olog-hai

“Neither he and I are technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run,” Biden said...

If assumption is the mother of all F-ups, Biden & 0bama must be its gay, co-habitating fathers.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 5:52:52 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Stingray

In 2008 Obama was called the most tech savvy President of all time.

Now he is so inept he can’t sign up for Obamacare?

How I wish the MSM did their jobs.


8 posted on 10/31/2013 5:55:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

How I wish the DOJ would do its job and arrest those two commie pinheads.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 5:57:32 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai
and we assumed that it was up and ready to run

Great leadership qualities there. Especially for your so-called signature issue.
10 posted on 10/31/2013 5:57:48 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: hal ogen

Eric Holder arrest those two?


11 posted on 10/31/2013 5:58:04 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“tech savvy” was an excuse to keep his “pocket prompter” on him and not subject to recording.

It’s what his masters use to communicate with him.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 5:59:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

One can dream...


13 posted on 10/31/2013 5:59:36 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

It’d have to be one of those alternate-universe Eric Holders.


14 posted on 10/31/2013 6:01:22 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“Neither he and I are technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run,”

Gosh and the idiots that voted for you assumed you were presidential and vice-presidential...they assumed that you were up and ready to represent the whole United States of America, not just the takers, the homosexuals, the blame America firsters, and the illegals...but you know what they say about assuming.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 6:04:47 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Olog-hai
we assumed that it was up and ready to run

Good managers and experienced people don't assume. They probe and sense when things are not quite right. I've worked for people who were very weak on technical skills but they knew they what they didn't know and asked lots of questions before making decisions.

Obama, Biden and Sebelius are not managers. They are rank politicians who are only concerned with optics, power, and polling.

16 posted on 10/31/2013 6:05:05 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I assume “rank” in terms of odor?


17 posted on 10/31/2013 6:07:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“we assumed that it was up and ready to run”

ObamaCare is this administration’s signature program. What “executives” on Earth other than Obama and Biden would not have asked subordinates for a run-through?

It is chilling to realize that the “leaders of the free world” are that incompetent, incurious, disengaged, and arrogant.

In studying the Bolshevik Revolution and the total collapse of the Russian economy and society in its aftermath, I am astounded by the magnitude of ignorance and arrogance of “leaders” enthralled by ideology. Risk the lives and health of millions on untried schemes? Sure, it’s only YOUR life at risk — they take care of themselves.


18 posted on 10/31/2013 6:12:35 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: bray

Pray America will wake up

**********
That wake up will come about only after the inevitable economic calamity occurs and everyone gets badly hurt. The long national spend-a-thon is simply unsustainable. Most know it, but nobody is willing to do anything about it.


19 posted on 10/31/2013 6:14:03 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: MrB

“Just look at those who pretend to be something else (actors)”
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Frauds would be a better term. The greatest POTUS of my lifetime was first a actor :) I do not need to elaborate.


20 posted on 10/31/2013 6:15:24 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

21 posted on 10/31/2013 6:16:19 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Olog-hai

“Neither he and I are technology geeks”? Seriously? Biden actually said that? Where are the grammar nazis from the media that went after Dan Quayle with a vengeance?


22 posted on 10/31/2013 6:16:39 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

Then why the hell did you and the big guy give orders about how the website was to be designed?


23 posted on 10/31/2013 6:18:20 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, that’s what I meant. Disgusting politicians.

But ‘base’ would have been a more approriate word perhaps.


24 posted on 10/31/2013 6:38:52 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai
You know, if they are really this arrogant about being honest about their lack of leadership, can they just do us all a favor and resign? ALL of them? This entire Administration is a joke with the lack of MANAGEMENT that they actually do. When you are putting in to place a system that would be responsible for managing 1/6 of the US economy, that being healthcare, you do not just ASSUME that the system works!

And someone else made a good point yesterday. For the 2012 election, this Administration had a overwhelming ground game (or maybe this is a lie too) and multiple "grassroots" websites set up and to my knowledge, those website had MANY followers and did not crash!

In the end, this all points back to a conclusion that many of us have had and now a growing majority of LIVs are understanding:

Obama is MAKING IT HAPPEN ON PURPOSE!


As much as I do not respect Obama, NOBODY is this stupid this often!
25 posted on 10/31/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Starboard

Carnegie said he had only one real talent. He was able to figure out which men were better at something than he was. He then recruited them and delegated the necessary authority to them.

A manager/leader cannot be and does not need to be an expert in every field. But he does need to be able to figure out which people working for him are able to handle a job, give them an objective and then delegate the authority to reach it.


26 posted on 10/31/2013 6:54:04 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Olog-hai
"...and we assumed that it was up and ready to run..."

I guess the fact that it wasn't did not qualify as a "big f'n deal"...

27 posted on 10/31/2013 7:03:05 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Sherman Logan

Delegate, yes, but challenge your managers with probing questions. Its easy for me to see what’s right with a project; what’s often not so easy is being able to identify and mitigate against potential pitfalls. You want to know what things could go wrong and that’s largely what you need expertise for. Keep the project out of trouble.

If they fail, you fail.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 7:05:00 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

Churchill and Roosevelt they ain’t.


29 posted on 10/31/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Olog-hai
Dear Joe,
There is a fellow by the name of Bill Gates, an American of note, who for a price will save your sorry a&&.
In fact the smart money would have hired Microsoft to do the job first.
30 posted on 10/31/2013 9:01:41 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: hal ogen
The DOJ is part of the problem, unfortunately.
31 posted on 10/31/2013 9:04:57 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Olog-hai

Back in 08, the MSM told us Caliph Baraq was the hippest techno guy in govt....


32 posted on 10/31/2013 9:10:04 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Olog-hai
You guys are not soldiers either, but Obama is the commander-in-chief. If Obama passes, then Laughing Boy, you will become the commander-in-chief.

If that day ever happens, don't say, “I have no idea what to do in this war, I'm no dogface.” Shirking your responsibility won't cut it. No more than your administration purposely causing the websites to fail so that we will all be stuck with the Stalinesque single payer plan.

Millions will die if Obamacare is put into place as the Socialists desire. It doesn't bother them becuase the hero of the Socialists and Progressives said,

“The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic”

33 posted on 10/31/2013 10:49:09 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Starboard

Agreed, but my point was that none of this requires true expertise in the technicalities of the project. Although it is of course very useful if you have it.

An autobiography I read of a British officer during WWII (reaching brigadier) referred to his primary job as man management. In his opinion there was little difference in that aspect of the job whether it was a brigade or a corporate division. Management techniques differ of course, but the main issue of managing people towards a desired goal is the same.


34 posted on 10/31/2013 10:51:16 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Olog-hai

Their ends always justify their means. And when their end results are catastrophic, one must assume their means were even worse.


35 posted on 10/31/2013 12:32:27 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Sherman Logan

To your point, from a management standpoint it can indeed be a negative to be too steeped in a technical discipline. In my experience, people like that often get lost in the weeds and have a tendency toward micro-management.


36 posted on 10/31/2013 12:35:55 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

Joe Biden: President Obama and I not tech ‘geeks’ True, they are just geeks!


37 posted on 10/31/2013 2:29:02 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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