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Brokaw: Botched Obamacare Rollout A "Low Point" For Obama, "Inexplicable" (video)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/11/17/brokaw_botched_obamacare_rollout_a_low_point_for_obama_inexplicable.html ^ | Nov 17, 2013 | NBC

Posted on 11/17/2013 3:29:50 PM PST by i88schwartz

TOM BROKAW: Well, there have been several low points, but this is certainly a low point at a critical time, coming into the 2014 elections, and a lot of Democrats beginning to bail on the idea of Obamacare. What was striking to me about that statement, "We should have been aware." Advertise

I would think, given the importance of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, eight months ago the president would have started every meeting with, "How are we doing? Is that going to be ready? That's going to be our big play for the second term," and demanding from Kathy Sebelius and other people who are involved in it that they were ready. And sending people over there to take a look at the rollout. That it suddenly landed the way that it did, in utter chaos, and it's not going to be an easy fix, is just inexplicable.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; barackobama; deathpanels; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; tombrokaw; zerocare
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1 posted on 11/17/2013 3:29:50 PM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Cheer up Tommy! It was a high point for America and Freedom!


2 posted on 11/17/2013 3:31:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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To: i88schwartz

They believe they are the smartest people in the world, how could anything possibly go wrong?


3 posted on 11/17/2013 3:32:31 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
tommys sure a wanna be S.O.B....


4 posted on 11/17/2013 3:33:07 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The explaination is quite simple -

He is incompetant and lazy.


5 posted on 11/17/2013 3:33:35 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: i88schwartz

You can put lipstick on a pig and in the end...well...


6 posted on 11/17/2013 3:33:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: i88schwartz

As much as I would like to kick OBONGO in his A$$,I’m afraid that(in the process of doing so)I would BREAK Tommy’s NOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 11/17/2013 3:34:00 PM PST by bandleader
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To: i88schwartz

In O’s choice of programmers, you don’t smell corruption?

That aside (the press remains as incurious as ever) whether the website works or doesn’t work is the least of it. As it is, website problems mask the underlying reality which is that O’s signature power grab is a wrecking ball.


8 posted on 11/17/2013 3:34:12 PM PST by marron
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Cheer up Tommy! It was a high point for America and Freedom!”
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I am sure it has been quite a shock for Tommy Brokejaw.


9 posted on 11/17/2013 3:35:44 PM PST by AlexW
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To: i88schwartz
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10 posted on 11/17/2013 3:37:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: i88schwartz

Not to mention “unexpected”, hey Tom?


11 posted on 11/17/2013 3:38:46 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Hi did ask many times, “How are we doing”?

Of course he was referring to his golf game.


12 posted on 11/17/2013 3:41:01 PM PST by Rennes Templar (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: i88schwartz

It was Tom and Charlie Rose who famously mused they didn’t really know much about Barack Obama. Well, Tom, now you know.


13 posted on 11/17/2013 3:42:36 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: i88schwartz

Again Main Stream Media looking at things with the Eyes that Obamacare was meant to Succeed.. It was not meant to do so. Use this filter and all makes much more sense.


14 posted on 11/17/2013 3:47:47 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: i88schwartz
"There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know."

-PJ

15 posted on 11/17/2013 3:48:40 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: i88schwartz

16 posted on 11/17/2013 3:49:18 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (War on Terror news at rantburg.com)
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To: i88schwartz
I would think, given the importance of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, eight months ago the president would have started every meeting with, "How are we doing? Is that going to be ready?

Actually, Tom, I would have thought that you journalists would have questioned the administration to determine if Obamacare was on schedule and whether there were any problems facing a smooth implementation. As it turns out, Tom, you were just another one of the strap-hanging groupies cheering on the self-styled dictator.

17 posted on 11/17/2013 3:54:16 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: i88schwartz

it is NOT the “roll out” - how the “roll out” has had its “roll out” problems - that is the issue

the issue is Obamacare in:

(a) the mandates that tell the nation how MUCH insurance THEY MUST HAVE,

(b) how (a) drives:

(1) “sticker shock” on the premiums on the plans the exchanges are permitted to offer,

(2) “sticker shock” on what an existing plan’s premium is jumping up to,

(3) cancellations for plans that cannot be grandfathered, forever, as-is, and mist be transformed to meet the high-coverage demands and consequential higher premiums MANDATED in Obamacare,

(4) “sticker shock” on what alternative plans the insurers are allowed to offer to replace “non-conforming” plans they must cancel

and

(c) the worst mandate of all that YOU are not LEGALLY permitted to escape from Obamacare without paying a penalty every year you stay off of the Obamacare health insurance plantation.


18 posted on 11/17/2013 3:56:28 PM PST by Wuli
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To: i88schwartz

Hey Tom, I contend Zero was too bust because he was meeting so often with the IRS commissioner and Lois Lerner to discuss their targeting of Tea Party groups...


19 posted on 11/17/2013 3:56:56 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: i88schwartz

It’s going just as Obama planned.

The blame will go on the “greedy” hospitals, “ Insurance companies” , “big Pharma” , Republicans, “Capitalism because it has failed” , “ Tea partiers”, “the Rich”, . Etc Etc. .

Destruction of the current system needs to happen before the
Government must really step in and “save us”.

Its just going a bit slower than the “Manchurian” had hoped.

It’s all about Obama.
It’s not About The USA. Turn on the news. Its al about Obama.
The One who shall never be vetted.
The one who needs to be impeached.
The failure belongs to the opposition.


20 posted on 11/17/2013 3:57:03 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Ben Hecks

“Oh how could have anybody expected this?” He is as big a liar as Obama, every bit of this has been predicted for years.


21 posted on 11/17/2013 3:58:43 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Inconceivable is someone who actually voted for a Harvard law grad turned community organizer...


22 posted on 11/17/2013 3:58:54 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: i88schwartz

I cannot except that those politicians ( that imply that they represent us) actually entertain the notion that this plan can work at all........!!

They insult us!


23 posted on 11/17/2013 4:04:37 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Col Frank Slade

That’s Racist!


24 posted on 11/17/2013 4:08:14 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

25 posted on 11/17/2013 4:18:33 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Col Frank Slade

And he doesn’t have a clue how things work in the real world. In his ivory tower world you simply tell people to do it and it magically gets done. No follow up, no management.

It became clear when he claimed that “you didn’t build that” when he was referring to the private sector and completely ignoring the fact that people in the private sector work their tails off.


26 posted on 11/17/2013 4:25:30 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Col Frank Slade

Yep, worse than Carter … far worse.


27 posted on 11/17/2013 4:29:20 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: i88schwartz

The updates, posted to 0bama’s IPad, looked real good


28 posted on 11/17/2013 4:29:28 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: dhs12345

YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT PERIOD.


29 posted on 11/17/2013 4:30:30 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: i88schwartz
Really struck me is that Brokaw refers to Sebelius as "Kathy".

Kathy Sebelius.

Inside-the-beltway-much:

30 posted on 11/17/2013 4:41:50 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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To: i88schwartz

Because Obama and Sibelius (”failure is not an option - just fix it”) are clueless when it comes to computer systems. Probably thought it was like knocking a couple of programs together in Basic for a PC.

The cluelessness becomes more and more obvious from the statements they have come out with after the “rollout.” “We’re finding out insurance is complicated.” Yep.

Would Obama know how to solve an equation? Doubt it.


31 posted on 11/17/2013 5:07:46 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: cripplecreek

That’s right there is a bumper sticker I want!


32 posted on 11/17/2013 5:08:11 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Col Frank Slade

The man has absolutely zero executive experience. He has never worked any any real job except Baskin Robbins. He has never run a business (or anything else). Why is this inexplicable. I think a better word is completely predictable.


33 posted on 11/17/2013 5:10:28 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: bandleader
Q: Why does Obama have a glass navel?

A: So Tommy can see where he going!

34 posted on 11/17/2013 5:12:28 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: i88schwartz

“We can’t keep covering for you at every turn and retain SOME credibility,... we’re in this to win it in 2016...”

Obamacare was one of those SNAFUs from the Obama administration that Americans are experiencing at every economic level and segment of society.

Nobody’s happy.

The Democrat talking point, “Critics are worried that people will LIKE it!” has fallen flat.


35 posted on 11/17/2013 5:16:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BfloGuy
“Really struck me is that Brokaw refers to Sebelius as “Kathy”.
Kathy Sebelius.”

Good point. I feel little to no sense of representation by my government, but it's nice to know that there are those like Brokaw who are ‘plugged in’ and are on a first name basis with the politburo.

36 posted on 11/17/2013 5:18:10 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: i88schwartz

Gee Tommy, it is quite explicable. Every time communism is tried.


37 posted on 11/17/2013 6:18:54 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Exactly.


38 posted on 11/17/2013 7:31:38 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: i88schwartz
There are many, many things important to Americans. It just happens to be that Obamacare is the most politically visible. When people are lied to and they lose their insurance and have to pay 3 times what they were paying for less insurance, it is hard to ignore or spin away..

Obama has been ruling, arbitrarily and summarily against the best interests of Americans for the last 5 years. Brokaw is now only figuring it out? No way. He is not mad because Obama is inept, only mad because Obama is a discredit to his clan (progressive Marxist).

39 posted on 11/17/2013 7:57:44 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: i88schwartz

If he really was a President of the people, he would have been the first person signed up on the Healthcare.gov website.


40 posted on 11/17/2013 8:00:16 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: marron

Lots of people have scored billions from these crooks. And as far as I’m concerned, those who don’t see it are just as guilty. There needs to be a run on piano wire.


41 posted on 11/17/2013 8:41:56 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: i88schwartz
the word you are looking for, you miserable RAT you, is HUBRIS!
42 posted on 11/17/2013 9:00:26 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BusterBear
Because Obama and Sibelius (”failure is not an option - just fix it”) are clueless when it comes to computer systems. Probably thought it was like knocking a couple of programs together in Basic for a PC.

More than likely they were melding code built back when Hillary was planning the overhaul of U.S. health care (in the 90's) together with what the Canadian company already used for their universal health care. MILLIONS of lines of code would take years and hundreds of programmers to create and that's after the design was completely done - which would have also taken a lot of time on its own. If they were still insisting on changes weeks before the roll-out, it furthered the complexity of any possible smooth implementation and we already know regression testing was never completed and the program bombed even in beta test. Maybe the "Magic Negro" thought he could wave his wand and it would be done!?

43 posted on 11/17/2013 11:20:25 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: i88schwartz

“Inexplicable”? Oh, I really wouldn’t think so at all. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a group of people empowered to find out what the explanation might be? Who could research things, ask tough questions, display professional skepticism, ferret out the truth? We could call them...oh, I don’t know, how about “journalists”?


44 posted on 11/17/2013 11:26:54 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: justa-hairyape

If you had mandated that he had to sign up by himself, with no aides helping him...as a regular citizen, and he couldn’t travel on Air Force One until he achieved that....it would have created an interesting episode.


45 posted on 11/18/2013 12:36:36 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Had a family come into our office this past week. They were being dropped from their insurance and trying to get their flu shots in under the wire.

They admitted they were MORONIC enough to vote for Obama, and now they’re seriously upset that all this is happening.

They’re also lamenting that Fairfax County schools system is some 30 million dollars in debt. Hmmmm, wonder why ....if you allow Democrats to control and run your county, as well as import enough illegals into your county to break the system, you do tend to go broke.

I don’t We have some really seriously stupid and easily led people on our hands in this country. They are just going to have to suffer, and suffer BAD to get it through their heads. This is JUST the beginning.


46 posted on 11/18/2013 4:08:00 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

When you look at all the various incompetent authorities, who have wasted tax revenue...the only consequence in my mind is to start sending them off to some minor-league prison deal in west Texas. If you botched up your town’s budget...whether by accident or on purpose....you got to go and do time.

Gaze over at Birmingham and the waste-water treatment plant....which is big enough for a town three times the size of Birmingham. The county will never be able to repay the loan, and the city is mostly bankrupt. The guys who signed up for the mess? Walking free....no punishment.

We need to make people who run for city or county councils....fear to the extreme the possibility of screwing up.

About ten years ago out in Arizona...some VFW group got all peppey and convinced the city council to put up a eternal flame to honor GI’s. No one on the city council asked any questions. So this brick deal was put up...very artistic...big ceremony, and the flame was set.

Months passed. Around fifteen months later, the city clerk gets the big natural gas bill for the town, and it’s around thirty percent higher than expected. Doesn’t make sense. Questions are raised.

They come to note this one new connection from fifteen months prior. It’s the “flame” for the VFW guys. It’s fed off a city connection. It’s a fair chunk of money...roughly $25,000. The city can carve off library funds, park funds, and take away from various programs to cover the current bill, but they just want agree to permanently host this “flame”.

Talks come up, and the VFW is confused and upset. Naturally, they want the city to pay....because the VFW ain’t got the $25,000 a year. Reality sets in. From what I last understood on the deal....the flame is lit on special weekends....like the 4th or Memorial Day or Veteran’s day...strictly for twelve hours, then turned off. All across the US...you’ve got these eternal “flames” (JFK has one), and the bill gets passed to tax payers.


47 posted on 11/18/2013 6:21:15 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: i88schwartz

Tom Brokaw is still alive???


48 posted on 11/18/2013 7:52:11 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: i88schwartz

“...What was striking to me about that statement, “We should have been aware.” ...”

In a recent interview over the weekend, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand said “We ALL knew”. Flat out admitted it.


49 posted on 11/18/2013 8:37:50 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: i88schwartz

It ain’t the rollout Tommie, its the entire POS law.


50 posted on 11/18/2013 8:47:11 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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