Skip to comments.Brokaw: Botched Obamacare Rollout A "Low Point" For Obama, "Inexplicable" (video)
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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Cheer up Tommy! It was a high point for America and Freedom!
They believe they are the smartest people in the world, how could anything possibly go wrong?
The explaination is quite simple -
He is incompetant and lazy.
You can put lipstick on a pig and in the end...well...
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
“Cheer up Tommy! It was a high point for America and Freedom!”
I am sure it has been quite a shock for Tommy Brokejaw.
Not to mention “unexpected”, hey Tom?
Hi did ask many times, “How are we doing”?
Of course he was referring to his golf game.
It was Tom and Charlie Rose who famously mused they didn’t really know much about Barack Obama. Well, Tom, now you know.
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.
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.
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
(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.
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...
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.
“Oh how could have anybody expected this?” He is as big a liar as Obama, every bit of this has been predicted for years.
Inconceivable is someone who actually voted for a Harvard law grad turned community organizer...
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!
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.
Yep, worse than Carter far worse.
The updates, posted to 0bama’s IPad, looked real good
YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT.
IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT PERIOD.
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.
That’s right there is a bumper sticker I want!
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.
A: So Tommy can see where he going!
“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.
The Democrat talking point, “Critics are worried that people will LIKE it!” has fallen flat.
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.
Gee Tommy, it is quite explicable. Every time communism is tried.
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).
If he really was a President of the people, he would have been the first person signed up on the Healthcare.gov website.
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.
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!?
“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”?
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.
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.
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.
Tom Brokaw is still alive???
“...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.
It ain’t the rollout Tommie, its the entire POS law.