The Obamacare implementation is a debacle, a bureaucratic and technological nightmare. The administration won’t give any meaningful information on how many have successfully navigated it; instead going into campaign mode to spin this as much as they can. Spin is what they do (and do best) after all. For the left; spin is the only answer they have for any and all problems.
Their message? “Look at the concept, look at the policy, not the implementation… we’ll work it out over time.”
Translation? Look at our intentions not the actual result… which is the leftist mantra if there ever was one.
Meanwhile Obama had a Rose Garden dog and pony show that showcased a few people who “successfully” navigated the system. As usual it was heavy on appearance and non-existent on substance… but don’t just take my word for it (see below).
I know, I know… I’m just a hateful tea party type who wants Obama to fail. And that’s a fair (and somewhat true) assessment. I do want Obama to fail in many, many aspects of his policies; for the simple fact that I think his failure would be best for the nation and our posterity.
But nothing I can say will convince anyone on the left that Obama has laid yet another steamy one on America’s doorstep.
So let me turn this over one of the main spokesmen for the left who has recently given a rare (very, very rare) objective, intellectually honest assessment of what we have in Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) in his own humorous way.
[Side Note: If you haven’t seen the segment, it’s really funny… unfortunately Viacom has removed it from YouTube and it’s much harder to find now… I’m sure the WH had nothing to do with it.]
John Stewart on The Daily Show (Oct. 21, 203)
[Democrats needed only a] “mildly competent implementation” of Obamacare to soar in the polls and toss Republicans out of office. But they couldn’t do even that.
[After watching a report that the main problem is… logging in] “Ok, so the first step doesn’t work… I get a feeling after that it’s smmmoooth sailing…”
[After watching a report that the calculator has problems] “The %$#$ calculator doesn’t work!? The one thing that’s been included in computers since 1972!? You couldn’t make that work!? What!? Is the only thing the calculator does is spill out the word boobs no matter what you plug into it!? How does the calculator not work!?”
[After watching a report that fewer than 10% who try successfully enroll] “Oh my god! Less than ten percent! How bad is that? [Answering his own question] Twenty percent is the number of dentist who recommend sugared gum. How low is it? According to a recent poll, more people in this county believe Obamacare has been repealed than have been able to sign up for Obamacare. The whole point of web sites is to design them so that it is nearly impossible to NOT sign up for something. If I go to Amazon there’s a forty percent chance I’ll mistakenly overnight myself six seasons of Night Court. It’s just the way it’s designed… Are you sure you want to leave this page… Yes I am… Ooops, it turns out I ordered something…
“So how are the Democrats going to spin this turd.” (Cue Chuck Schumer spin)
[After watching Obama try and sell this monstrosity from the Rose Garden] “When did the President of the United States turn into Gill from the Simpsons.”
(Cue Gill [the desperate salesman from the Simpsons] Clip) “You can’t beat a Colico… so how many can I put you down for… A lot? Please say a lot… I need this…”
“He didn’t stop baby [referring to the President], Ron Popeil kept on selling.”
(Cue Obama clip from Rose Garden) “You just saw Janis’ story… she owns a small business… she recently enrolled through Delaware’s exchange…”
“So… that’s… one… [making a check mark on his notes] People say you can’t use the web site… have you told them about Janis!? From Delaware!? You know what? God Bless, She signed up. She deserves to be up there to prove it can be done easily.
To which we learn from a news clip “It took her seven hours on the phone and online. She had to go through and clean out all the cookies from her cache; but eventually she was able to sign up, she was able to sign up from the small state of Delaware…”
Stewart’s reaction “She had to move… She had to move and she is no longer married but it is done… She had to do a giant tattoo of a spider… on her neck… but it’s done, she has it… it’s done…”
Stewart: As it turns out, even the photo-op to address the poorly planned rollout of Obamacare suffered from a clear lack of planning… As evident by the decision, perhaps unwise in hindsight… to place the pregnant woman with diabetes in the sun next to the President. [Clip of President supporting the fainting woman] Good save… [Fakes fainting]…
Stewart: But fear not, help is on the way.
Obama (clip): We’ve had some of the best IT talent in the country join the team, and we’re well into a tech surge to fix the problem.
Stewart: A Surge! Your website is so $#@$ed!, we have to use the same strategy we used to salvage the Iraq war.
Back to Texas Lynn:
So back to Stewart’s main question. “How are the Democrats going to spin this turd?”
Who can even begin to fathom that answer? But spin it will.
If Iran had the centrifuge this thing is going to be subjected to they would have weapons grade plutonium in a week.
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