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Republicans Deliberately Sabotaged the ACA Website, Hoping the Law Would Implode (She's series!)
PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 1, 2013 | Sarah Jones

Posted on 11/10/2013 11:38:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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For weeks I’ve been wondering why no one is talking about how Republicans sabotaged the ACA rollout by refusing to implement state run marketplaces, and thus unexpectedly forcing all of that additional burden on to the federal website.

It reminded me of Republicans denying security funding for Benghazi and then blaming Obama and Clinton for the lack of security in Benghazi. The media were oddly uninterested in that alarming fact.

But today, Todd Purdum at Politico exposed how Republicans sabotaged the ACA rollout. One small part of their plan was the rejection of the state run exchanges.

But also, Purdum points out, Republicans refused to fund the extra work on the website after the states refused to do their parts, leaving the administration to cobble funding together for Healthcare.Gov. Putting this extra burden on the website was a deliberate effort to cause the law to “implode” on itself.

But the bitter fight over passage was only the beginning of the war to stop Obamacare. Most Republican governors declined to create their own state insurance exchanges — an option inserted in the bill in the Senate to appeal to the classic conservative preference for local control — forcing the federal government to take at least partial responsibility for creating marketplaces serving 36 states — far more than ever intended.

Then congressional Republicans refused repeatedly to appropriate dedicated funds to do all that extra work, leaving the Health and Human Services Department and other agencies to cobble together HealthCare.gov by redirecting funds from existing programs. On top of that, nearly half of the states declined to expand their Medicaid programs using federal funds, as the law envisioned.

The Republican manufactured shutdown on the very day of the opening of the exchanges further burdened the administration and disrupted last minute efforts regarding the rollout. This seems like common sense; it’s amazing that the media never asked Republicans about this in all of their incessant complaining about the website that they sabotaged.

And the cherry:

In fact, putting an excessive burden on the federal government was the explicit aim of the law’s opponents. “Congress authorized no funds for federal ‘fallback’ exchanges,” the Tea Party Patriots website noted as long ago as last December. “So Washington may not be able to impose exchanges on states at all.” The group went on to suggest that since Washington was not equipped to handle so many state exchanges, “both financially and otherwise — this means the entire law could implode on itself.

You’ve got to read the entire piece, as I narrowed this down to the salient point that caught my eye since I’ve been suggesting that the Republican states refusals to implement the exchanges placed an extra burden on the federal site and had an impact on the rollout from the beginning. Capacity is a huge part of any website. Their careful denying of funding and public plans that the combination of these forces would prove too much for the website and thus cause the law to implode shows their desperate dedication to destroying ObamaCare.

The entire two page piece carefully lays out the planned sabotage of ObamaCare. The Republican ability to surgically coordinate these plans and never get busted by the media is impressive. Or it would be if our media weren’t so pathetic. Their plan is still a fail, though, as a failed website was never going to destroy the law. Relying on their illogical, mad belief system is exactly why Republicans can’t get their act together.

Republicans might not be winning the messaging with their constant destruction of everything in their paths, but they are hurting this country.

Typically, most Democrats — including Kathleen Sebelius — refuse to point the finger at Republicans. It’s rude, childish and unfitting. Instead they play the grown up, taking responsibility because the buck stops with them. That is as it should be, but it’s a big fail in this political climate.

Democrats need to drive these truths home and force the media to cover them. Politicians are the actors and the beltway media is TMZ. Make a stir. Show some metaphorical leg. Point fingers.

Yes, it will be degrading and ugly, but the truth is that Republicans are never going to stop this – they can’t be taught to behave and put country first. They will have to be shamed by the truth each time.

This media is lazy and they like their narratives to paint the Obama (who refuses to do the beltway thing) as the bad guy. That’s fine for him, as he’s not facing re-election, but Democratic lawmakers can’t afford to let the media chase Republican narratives anymore.

If for no other reason than this is hurting our country, Democrats need to buck up and kick back. Drop some soundbites, craft a narrative, be outraged. It’s theater, and the most dramatic wins when the media has turned into a Beltway TMZ.


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Hahahahaha!
1 posted on 11/10/2013 11:38:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

imagine if the republicans passed a bill the exact same way, requiring every person in the country to purchase a firearm.

and justify it using the exact same phrases and tactics as the socialist libs.

and defend it as ‘law of the land’ just like the socialist libs.

and blame any problems with it on democrats who didn’t vote for it and tried blocking it and taking it to court, .....etc.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 11:48:38 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In related news, it appears the German Jews were responsible for the Holocaust.

I am firmly convinced that if Hitler were Black we would all be speaking German today.


3 posted on 11/10/2013 11:48:51 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid! NUT-JOB!


4 posted on 11/10/2013 11:52:21 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 11/10/2013 11:54:44 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It failed with less than 2000 users. It couldn’t support ANY single state.

...and the states had to declare the year before.

...and in most states most people didn’t want it.

...and the Obama Administration contrived things so that people’s existing plans ended and they had to use the site.

...and it failed with less than 2000 users.


6 posted on 11/10/2013 11:55:21 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Secret Agent Man

While a mandatory gun purchase bill would serve to lower crime and help those without the funds own a firearm for protection, there’s nothing auspicious about the ACA, and it will only serve to delay care to those who need it most.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 11:55:24 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They used to have institutions for the mentally ill, but the Democrats closed them down ,and left nut jobs like this one out on the street to multiply.


8 posted on 11/10/2013 11:56:28 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: max americana

Best music video, ever.


9 posted on 11/10/2013 11:56:33 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Overburdening” the system? Cloward-Piven in action. But it’s not OK for the pubbies (even if you allow that this lunatic rant has any foundation in truth).

Dhimmicraps own this piece of legislative effluent. Nothing will change that.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 11:57:16 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Republicans could not have engineered a disaster like this even if they had tried.
Sometimes the blame game just gets ridiculous.

11 posted on 11/10/2013 11:58:46 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Doomonyou

Think that’s bad - just read the comments at the link!


12 posted on 11/10/2013 11:59:10 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

It should have been more cost effective to create on website, since all the verifications run into Federal data bases. Volume would be the only issue..


13 posted on 11/10/2013 12:00:12 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kathleen Sebelius — refuse to point the finger at Republicans. It’s rude, childish and unfitting. Instead they play the grown up, taking responsibility because the buck stops with them.
Whatever.
I don't work for them.

14 posted on 11/10/2013 12:00:23 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did my part, trying to get in multiple times on day 1.

So I’m definitely “guilty”


15 posted on 11/10/2013 12:00:39 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's 3rd term: squaw Warren? Lord help us!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The author of this brain-dead rot needs to slip into something 'comfy'.
16 posted on 11/10/2013 12:00:56 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 11/10/2013 12:02:39 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Three and a half years and how many millions of dollars to get this thing ready and the Republicans are responsible for the mess it is?

It must be terribly sad and lonely to be an Obamaniac these days.

18 posted on 11/10/2013 12:03:18 PM PST by Robwin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

19 posted on 11/10/2013 12:05:41 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leave it to a Liberal to cry “Conspiracy” when they fail at very thing they are responsible for creating.

Soon, we will all be called “Racist” when this fails, just as we are now, because LBJ’s Great Society has failed.

Give it some time, and some fool out there will blame President George W. Bush for this healthcare debacle.

Liberals can’t handle the truth, that some things are just a bad idea from the get-go, no matter how much “compassion” they have (usually, with some one else’s money).


20 posted on 11/10/2013 12:08:14 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I admit it I admit it..

well not exactly

I simply tried to get the JoeCare Plan...a decent chance ...

Sadly Obama Beat us!


21 posted on 11/10/2013 12:11:17 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Falls right in line with the typical liberal/progressive mindset...they have the sex, they have the baby, and we all get to support it for the rest of its life.


22 posted on 11/10/2013 12:12:03 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The Republican ability to surgically coordinate these plans and never get busted by the media is impressive. Or it would be if our media weren’t so pathetic.”

“This media is lazy and they like their narratives to paint the Obama (who refuses to do the beltway thing) as the bad guy.”

Hmmm..........

Liberals turning on the Liberal Media?

Can anyone say “Useful Idiot?”


23 posted on 11/10/2013 12:15:11 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who let this person out of the zoo?


24 posted on 11/10/2013 12:16:21 PM PST by mulligan
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To: rockrr

Mary James

Why are these TRAITORS not being charged with obstruction? They are trying to destroy this country and keeping those who really need health insurance from getting it.

Tim Robbins

I’d like to see ALL the obstructionist of The Affordable Care Act tried, convicted and serve a long prison sentence.


25 posted on 11/10/2013 12:20:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Many on the left see faith & family as oppressive, the right sees them as indispensable." Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Purdum points out, Republicans refused to fund the extra work on the website after the states refused to do their parts, leaving the administration to cobble funding together for Healthcare.Gov.

Those @$$hole Republicans!! Poor Barack was only able to cobble together $650 million to fund the roll out. Everybody knows that $650 milion isn't nearly enough for a government funded computer project.

On another note - I have no numbers to back this, but you have to guess that this may be the most expensive computer project in history. Seriously.

26 posted on 11/10/2013 12:21:43 PM PST by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Either this is satire or this women has mental health issues..


27 posted on 11/10/2013 1:01:18 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: PubliusMM
“Overburdening” the system? Cloward-Piven in action.

Not one Republican voted for Obamacare. It is the demoncrap's and as we go through the holiday season family members are gonna compare notes.

There is no way obama can recover from this once the people realize he is one huge liar.

28 posted on 11/10/2013 1:02:40 PM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think the GOPe has either the savvy nor the snap to “sabotage” the website.


29 posted on 11/10/2013 1:11:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Refusing to fund” is the crime, I guess

But what about programs that ARE funded and go to $hit?

that is lack of MORE funding


30 posted on 11/10/2013 1:19:14 PM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it’s not Bush’s fault?


31 posted on 11/10/2013 1:22:34 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish we were that organized, war minded and victory focused. Only the Tea Party ever gets close to that. What Tea Party members need to devise are ways to entice the Democrats and the Establishment Rinos to go after each other.

Provide fuel and tool for both sides to injure and destroy each other during certain campaigns. Rand Paul was sort of doing this last summer, by extending invitations to Christie to meet and make peace, only to be rudely rejected by Christie over and over. That only got so much millage, but it shows how easily a stuffed shirt like Christie can be baited to make a fool of himself. In such cases, the Tea Party will look to be the only adults in town, the only group with a plan to build, vs a compulsion to simply tear down. Ju-Jitsu, if you will.


32 posted on 11/10/2013 1:35:48 PM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The entire two page piece carefully lays out the planned sabotage of ObamaCare.

I'm surprised that wasn't covered during Pelosi's secret meetings.

33 posted on 11/10/2013 1:36:20 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How could the smartest man in the whole wide world and the smartest man with the highest IQ to ever preside over the White House be taken in by those knuckle dragging Republicans?


34 posted on 11/10/2013 1:42:37 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least they are blaming it on Republicans and not Tea Party Anarchists Extremists Terrorists.

This whole Health Car debacle is proof positive that progressives cannot even be saved from themselves. They are beyond all hope.

35 posted on 11/10/2013 1:56:22 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If for no other reason than this is hurting our country, Democrats need to buck up and kick back. Drop some soundbites, craft a narrative, be outraged. It’s theater, and the most dramatic wins...

That's a pretty fair summation of just how shallow and superficial liberal political antics really are these days. Not a single word about actually fixing anything, only about how to make noise.

Now, that's fine when you're in minority, but that isn't the case here. This albatross was crafted by Democrats alone, passed by Democrats alone, and it is Democrats who are wearing its corpse around their collective neck. It's starting to stink, too, isn't it?

The problem with the monolithic approach the Dems took with this project is that in a tremendous rush they threw everything they ever thought they might want in one noxious package, closed the lid tight, and passed the thing as was, the details to be worked out later. "Later" is now. And what needs to be dropped in order to make it work is now non-negotiable. Not one step back, Comrades! And all that really happens is that the bird starts to stink even worse. And so the author wants simply to deny that it's stinking while she finds a Republican neck to hang it around. Sorry, sister, narrative and outrage aren't going to bring it back to life. This one's all yours. Enjoy your necklace.

36 posted on 11/10/2013 2:02:41 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sabotage = having nothing whatsoever to do with it


37 posted on 11/10/2013 2:23:53 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Secret Agent Man

Speaking of firearms.

For anyone interested, Freedom Munitions has brass .223 55gr today and tomorrow for $99 per 250 & FREE shipping.

Time to start thinking ahead folks. There is another Sandy Hook on the left’s agenda. Bet on it.


38 posted on 11/10/2013 2:23:58 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I realize why you say hahaha, but this is not funny any longer. This propagandist that wrote this needs to suffer some serious consequences. She is a dangerous liberal that would cheer your march to the gallows. We should also cheer her suffering some of the same sort of consequences for taking this country down the tubes.


39 posted on 11/10/2013 3:47:21 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man, if only the GOP were that organized.

They have to be delusional if they think the GOP orchestrated all of that, when the real fact is, the GOP on most days cannot successfully order lunch without bungling the job.


40 posted on 11/10/2013 3:48:40 PM PST by NVDave
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To: caver

I’d like to see her get me to the gallows. I’m 6ft, 345lbs and spent years in the military, security and bouncing. She’s probably 5ft tall and 120lbs soaking wet.


41 posted on 11/10/2013 3:52:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Many on the left see faith & family as oppressive, the right sees them as indispensable." Palin)
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To: caver

BTW, how are things in Indiana. My best stateside assignment was Ft. Ben Harrison in Indianapolis in 1980. Got to sit three feet away from BB King as he played a set at a little bar.


42 posted on 11/10/2013 3:55:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Many on the left see faith & family as oppressive, the right sees them as indispensable." Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She won’t be the one taking you or I to the gallows, it’s the other brain dead followers that believes what she wrote. I realize that you already know that though. I’ve seen many of your postings. My only comment is that her kind of people are dangerous.


43 posted on 11/10/2013 3:57:29 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: NVDave

It is so tiresome to read the insane rantings of LIBs/DIMs. Oh, but had not the LIBs/DIMs closed most mental hospitals years ago. These “people” are clinically insane.


44 posted on 11/10/2013 3:58:07 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No Republicans voted for this monstrosity. You wanted it ... you believe gov't should run healthcare ... you make it work, @ssholes.
45 posted on 11/10/2013 3:59:31 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise

46 posted on 11/10/2013 4:01:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Things are great in Indiana, all things considering. Fort Benjamin Harrison is now an Indiana State Park. I’ve never been there. I live about 50 miles south. I’d like to go because of the pics the media show and the fact that I have visited most all state parks around the state.

I’d love to see BB King. I know he is getting way up there in the years but it still has to be special to see him. I’m a blues fan to boot.


47 posted on 11/10/2013 4:03:06 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I read the first sentence which convinced me it is Bush's fault. Not to be confused with Balconies fault.

5.56mm

48 posted on 11/10/2013 4:03:35 PM PST by M Kehoe
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Fort Benjamin Harrison is now an Indiana State Park.

I spent a few months there back in the day.

Thanks for the update.

I wonder when Ft. Knox will be turned into a state park?

5.56mm

49 posted on 11/10/2013 4:06:12 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But also, Purdum points out, Republicans refused to fund the extra work on the website after the states refused to do their parts, leaving the administration to cobble funding together for Healthcare.Gov. Putting this extra burden on the website was a deliberate effort to cause the law to “implode” on itself.

Only a Democrat would be stupid enough to claim that $600 billion is not enough money to get a website operational.

50 posted on 11/10/2013 4:06:46 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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