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… What a Dumb – Bell [Pelosi] ? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. I knew that Nancy Pelosi could be clueless about the private sector and about business , but this much ..

.. my God , boy oh boy , is she ever an idiot ! How could she be this stupid about what has been going on with ObamaCrapCare and the website , much less the problems with both ? She needs a few years back in remedial college education on basic business , finance , and economics ..

.. the other night Congresswitch Pelosi appeared on Comedy Central ‘ s  Jon Stewart show with Jon Stewart . Stewart evidently caught her both unprepared and by surprise … boy , oh boy , did he ever …

.. [h/t — Newsmax] ..

.. [link] to the show segment ..


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… Why Does Kathleen Sebelius Still Have a Job [Miss ObamaCrapCare !!]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 11th,2013

.. yes , Miss ObamaCrapCare !
.. Unlike the real world, where managers and employees are judged on results and held accountable for their performance . In

Official portrait of United States Health and ...

… Official portrait of United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius … . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the case of FantasyLand by the Potomac (Washington, D.C.)., loyalty and partisanship almost always come first . Accountability comes later, if it ever does at all.

.. Accountability comes with embarassment . You embarass your political masters in public , and you can guess what happens ? You end up getting shown the door . Loyalty is usually a one – way street . Partisanship never is .

.. This happens in every administration , and Obama ’ s is no different . We have seen this with the fatal mistakes made regarding the Fast & Furious gun program , and in the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Democrats, claiming to see these as partisan witch hunts , designed to hurt the administration politically, circled the wagons. Obama stood loyally by Eric Holder and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

.. Loyalty is generally a good thing, in politics, as in life . It also helps to presume competence . But Kathleen Sebelius and the situation with her agency ’ s rollout of Obamacare is different.

.. Sebelius ’ department had over 3 years to prepare to implement ObamaCrapCare . No one ever suggested that commandeering one-sixth of the American economy would be an easy task. It is a next – to – impossible one(Many Republicans suggested the opposite and were dismissed as killjoys for their efforts.) But after the debacle of the last two weeks, liberals and Democrats—not conservatives or Republicans—should be calling for Sebelius’s head.

.. The administration’s handling of the implementation of Obamacare over the past three years has been a slow-moving train wreck: a mixture of embarrassing delays, hard-to-justify waivers, and assorted bad news about the unintended consequences of the law . Some of this was Sebelius’s fault, some of it was not. The crowning blunder came 10 days ago with the rollout of the website, the centerpiece of the administration’s effort to sign individuals up for coverage through the government-run health care exchanges that are at the heart of the legislation. To say this was vitally important to the overall success of the law is an understatement. It is the aspect of Obamacare that the president himself has said is utterly essential—and backed up those words by letting the federal government shut down rather that give in to Republican demands to gut it. Nonetheless, its premiere was a giant flop – and Kathleen Sebelius is responsible.

.. The cost of the government ‘ s website is an outrage . It was supposed to cost only $75 million . The current cost of the site is $650 million … and counting . This is more than LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Spotify , put togeth . It has been a disaster from the get-go, freezing, crashing, and locking people out.

.. Does the ObamaCrap crowd have an excuse ? Sure …. but , as usual , it is a lie . The administration’s line is that the website was overwhelmed by surprisingly strong demand, which they cast as a good thing . Yea , right …. Programmers who peeked under the hood of the website scoffed at that assertion, saying that the site was so poorly constructed, so full of glitches , and full of bugs in the code that it could never have supported even the most modest of traffic levels. Some of that code was actually caused by spelling errors in Javascript.

.. It is industry Web standard that you test your creation , inside at out , for any and all forseeable possibilities . As many dry runs as one can budget for are done , to make sure the creation works , and to find the kinks . Even the Obama for America campaign did so for its own campaign websites , as well as its campaign ops . Did HHS ? Nooooooo. Worse still, despite repeated warnings about the deficiency of the site, it apparently was not even taken out for a test drive before the administration launched the thing.

.. “It wasn’t designed well, it wasn’t implemented well, and it looks like nobody tested it,” database programmer Luke Chung told CBS. “I would be ashamed and embarrassed if my organization delivered something like that.” The website remains a mess to this day, and even though Sebelius has issued repeated assurances her team is working around the clock to get it fixed, serious damage has already been done. According to one estimate, just 51,000 people in the entire United States were able to complete applications on the site during the first week.

.. When the Obama administration someone on the liberal side , such as Jon Stewart , you know you have a serious problem . Right now , things are bad. Supporters of Obamacare have a right to be furious with Sebelius. Her agency’s bungling has created a colossal disaster , and has put POTUS ‘ signature achievement, and his legacy, at risk.

.. The GOP is fond of saying that government would work much better if it were run like a business. Any corporation that allowed a COO (or these days , a CTO (or Chief Technology Officer) to mismanage a new product line as important to its image as the Affordable Care Act is to Obama ‘ s would be contemplating their severance package … at best . Most likely , they would be heading out the door … Rapidly !

.. The fact that Republicans haven’t called for Sebelius’ scalp should tell Democrats all they need to know about how much conservatives think she is hurting Obamacare’s cause . The GOP would rather have her stay in place , as a signature of the law . Many political gains can be made off of her disastrous creation . If the president cares about rescuing his signature policy initiative, he should consider putting it under new management right away.

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