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Huffington Post: "Obamacare Nearing 'Holy [crap]' Moment"
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Posted on 10/18/2013 10:38:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 10/18/2013 11:01:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

If Obama and his precious "Affordable Care Act" have lost the Huffington Post, they're both in a lot of trouble.

A broken website imperils the largest expansion of the American safety net since the Great Society.

More than two weeks into the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website created by President Barack Obama's health care reform law still isn't working right.


(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; deathpanels; huffpo; obamacare; obamacarerollout; zerocare
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1 posted on 10/18/2013 10:38:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Huffington Post turns its back on the POTUS’s plan?

What’s next?

TIME?

Newsweak?


2 posted on 10/18/2013 10:40:38 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Sub-Driver

And it will be blamed on the Republicans, George Bush and Global Warming.........................


3 posted on 10/18/2013 10:41:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lasting months is a given. The size of the system makes that inevitable. My (somewhat educated) bet is at least two years.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 10:41:17 AM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I live in Vegas and have been at times involved with some Strip high end shows. What is well known is that if you botch the rollout, your business is doomed. I don’t see how Obamacare avoids a death spiral, just from the crushed interest after the startup.
It’s as if these people had never run a business.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 10:43:36 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obamacare is beyond the holy sh** moment.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 10:44:23 AM PDT by rup1971
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To: Sub-Driver

Burn baby, burn!


7 posted on 10/18/2013 10:45:51 AM PDT by McGruff (Mitch McConnell sold his sole for a Dam project.)
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To: Sub-Driver
MMmmmm? the website created by President Barack Obama's health care reform law

Let's re-phrase that, shall we?

the website created by President Barak Obama and his team of incompetent fools

8 posted on 10/18/2013 10:46:04 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Sub-Driver


Per Iowahawk, ObamaCare web site has the ambience of a molester van.
9 posted on 10/18/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Flopsweat


10 posted on 10/18/2013 10:46:28 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope ever ****sucker at HuffPo goes broke and suffers because of it. I want to see their pompous hipster NPR D-Bag readers in so much chaos it should be considered a double sin.


11 posted on 10/18/2013 10:46:53 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Windcatcher

Bam bam will prop up “affordable” health care with Zimbabwe dollars, like Chrysler, if necessary.
We (the productive class) are paying for his peoples’ subsidies/ambu-lances, one way or tuther.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 10:46:59 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If a private company had done this they would be on the way to bamkruptcy. Only a coercive government program can do this. This needs to be drilled into the heads of any leftist who claims government is more efficient or effective.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 10:47:33 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Sub-Driver

If the Republicans are smart, they’ll refuse to push the dates out.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 10:47:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Red Badger

“And it will be blamed on the Republicans, George Bush and Global Warming.........................”

And the Democrats, MSM, and PROBABLY some Republicans (judging from what we witnessed over the past few weeks) will begin clamoring for the one-payer government system in order to “fix” everything. Not a question of “if” they will do this, but “when.”


15 posted on 10/18/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Sub-Driver

H-S is an insult to holiness.


16 posted on 10/18/2013 10:51:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Vince Ferrer

“If a private company had done this they would be on the way to bankruptcy. “

And the thing is that the government is already there.....multiple times over.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 10:51:33 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting that they describe giveaway programs as American safety net programs. Funny how people are feeling less safe these days.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 10:52:54 AM PDT by lurk
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To: anyone

Seriously, why can’t the administration simply invent the numbers they need out of thin air after they proclaim the site fixed? If unemployment figures can be managed, surely the numbers of enrollees can be also, at least in the short term, and the short term would be all the Obama employees would be focused on anyway (other than the exit signs over the doorways).


19 posted on 10/18/2013 10:54:59 AM PDT by Coyote Choir
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To: Sub-Driver

The disaster called Obamacare is not the website, it is the math. The website may be fixable.


20 posted on 10/18/2013 10:58:45 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: Sub-Driver

The site is collecting information and messing it up. This is bad. Once erroneous information is “on the computer” it’s devilishly difficult to fix it, cuz it has propagated itself into other systems and joined with correct information on countless files and databases.

It’s easier to leave the incorrect information on the files and let the poor folk suffer the consequences. And that’s what will happen.

This system is full of errors. Since the developers were under impossible time constraints they very likely omitted security and controls. This will give hackers and identity theives a fertile field to work.

The economic consequences of this disaster are only beginning.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 11:01:44 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now that they’ve got their open credit card, the Dems have to turn their efforts towards convincing Lord Ego to grant at least a one-year delay in this thing before they all go down in an electoral tsunami.

This article is a step in that effort.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
"A broken website imperils the largest expansion of the American safety net hammock since the Great Society."

There, fixed it...

23 posted on 10/18/2013 11:06:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Sub-Driver

24 posted on 10/18/2013 11:09:01 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 867V309

the website is NOT fixable

(and I write software for a living)


25 posted on 10/18/2013 11:10:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have been quite depressed since the election in NJ and the Debt Ceiling/Government shutdown by the GOPe. However, I think I have found a bright spot in all of this.

Remember, that Repubs wanted to delay Obamacare for one year as a condition of ending the shutdown, but Obama and the Dems flat out denied this? How can they delay it now and save face? Obama is a hard headed narcissist and will never admit defeat. He 'won' the shutdown and will not now move to delay Obamacare.

So this fiasco will roll on and take out the Demon Rats and the MSM with it.

26 posted on 10/18/2013 11:12:19 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: VanDeKoik
I hope ever ****sucker at HuffPo goes broke and suffers because of it.

At least, reap what they've sown. Feel the full effect of Dumbocare, the long lines, no doctors, high rates, etc....

27 posted on 10/18/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: DaxtonBrown
I live in Vegas and have been at times involved with some Strip high end shows. What is well known is that if you botch the rollout, your business is doomed. I don’t see how Obamacare avoids a death spiral, just from the crushed interest after the startup. It’s as if these people had never run a business.

The big difference, of course, is that people are not required to buy show tickets.

28 posted on 10/18/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

“It’s as if these people had never run a business.”

No kiddin....


29 posted on 10/18/2013 11:19:15 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

“...Strip high end shows. What is well known is that if you botch the rollout, your business is doomed....”

They probably would have done better if everyone walking by had been forced at gunpoint to buy a ticket and watch.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 11:20:07 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is nothing that can’t be patched over with an aggressive public relations campaign, and HuffPo will fall into line with all the other good little goose-steppers. “Did we say ‘broken’ website? We meant ‘awesome’ website!” Watch it happen.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 11:22:09 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: DaxtonBrown

This is the government!!! GOVERNMENT never fails BECAUSE IT IS OUR MONEY!!!!


32 posted on 10/18/2013 11:23:41 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Obastardcare isn’t a business, he doesn’t need to care how botched it is. One of the benefits of being in government.


33 posted on 10/18/2013 11:23:49 AM PDT 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: Billthedrill

Or “it would have worked if not for those meddling Republicans.”


34 posted on 10/18/2013 11:24:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
Are republicans going to get an 'I told you so...'?

Is Ted Cruz about to get an apology?


35 posted on 10/18/2013 11:25:35 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Tea Party needs to start putting out "Cruz Was Right" signs.
36 posted on 10/18/2013 11:28:00 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes! KILL IT WITH FIRE!


37 posted on 10/18/2013 11:28:24 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: rup1971

Our Holy [crap] moment was in Nov 2008.
We knew we were screwed that night.


38 posted on 10/18/2013 11:29:49 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: Sub-Driver

A guy I respect says that Cruz screwed himself.

I told him: When ObamaCare crashes into the dirt and everyone is paying 2-5X for less healthcare who will the public remember as the man who stood up to stop it? McConnell? LOL......


39 posted on 10/18/2013 11:30:22 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s funny is that Obama was suppose to be soooooooo hip and knew how to use the Internet to his advantage unlike those stuffy old white guys like McCain and Romney.

And now the website for his beloved health care insurance will go down in history as a great failure like the Edsel and New Coke.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 11:34:10 AM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: Mr. K

Maybe, maybe not, but you missed the point. The MATH is not fixable.


41 posted on 10/18/2013 11:45:30 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: Vince Ferrer
If a private company did this they would have to bring down the website, rename the product, and relaunch with a newly hired IT department.

The fact that nobody in the Administration or democrats has broken ranks and started blaming CGI leads me to only one conclusion. The system was spec'd out this way, and CGI probably warned them of the possible shortcomings of the system.

There is an Oracle component to the system, and they have already come out with a very pointed statement that their software isn't to blame.

42 posted on 10/18/2013 11:53:06 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: DaxtonBrown
I live in Vegas and have been at times involved with some Strip high end shows.

I had to read that twice..I thought you wrote "high end strip shows"! LOL

43 posted on 10/18/2013 12:15:47 PM PDT by BRK
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To: 867V309

oh - I agree with that too! my only objection was where you said the website is fixable - I don’t think it is

The math is impossible you can’t add up 2 and 2 and get 7 no matter how hard you try

And no programmer in the world can follow the disjointed logic in this law and it’s 30,000 pages of contradictory regulations (you cant program something to be both true and false ) AND ALSO to be flexible enough to accommodate all of Obama’s spur-of-the-moment dictatorial changes he makes whenever he feels like it.


44 posted on 10/18/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

Read again, I said website MAY be fixable :)


45 posted on 10/18/2013 12:37:38 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: Sub-Driver

They never said it was going to be good!


46 posted on 10/18/2013 12:53:23 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

I am a business owner. I agree.


47 posted on 10/18/2013 12:57:55 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: AppyPappy
If the Republicans are smart, they’ll refuse to push the dates out.

The enrollment period is needed to minimize "as needed" purchases of insurance. Lengthen the enrollment period and the insurers will squeal that the rules are being changed.

48 posted on 10/18/2013 1:00:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: MNGal
...begin clamoring for the one-payer government system

That will be Hillary's job after the 2014 elections.

49 posted on 10/18/2013 1:04:06 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The problem with these left wingers is that they think it’s all about beating up on their idol. They don’t get that the working middle class democrats are going to be hurt too. It punishes everyone - young, old, sick, healthy. We all have to pay a price. I thought the rats believe in choice. Only when it comes to snuffing out a life I guess.


50 posted on 10/18/2013 1:06:46 PM PDT by jersey117
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