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October 1, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Fail. So…much…fail.

A quick check of all the state Web sites where exchanges have been set up — plus the HealthCare.gov site that will service three-fourths of the country — shows that it was virtually impossible to sign up on the first day.

MarketWatch went 0-for-51 in trying to apply online for Obamacare in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Well, really 0-for-15 for D.C. and the states setting up their own exchanges, and we also struck out on HealthCare.gov, which is handling applications in the other 36 states. Let’s call it 0-for 16.

For the most part, all the state web sites — from California to Kentucky to New York — were jammed with traffic, making efforts to get through impossible. Some Web sites warned right away that getting through was not an option, while others teased for a while before lowering the boom and sending an error message.

Obama would never have accepted such buffoonish performance from his campaign web sites.

Obamacare is not FEMA dealing with life-threatening storms and unforeseen natural disasters. Today’s Obamacare intro was a predictable event seen years ahead of time. Barack Obama has positioned himself as the champion of “smart government.” Under his watch, we have a shutdown government, because he has failed to take budgeting seriously for five years running, and we have a clown government that can’t even get a website right after having three years to prep the rollout.

Just wait until people get past the enrollment — supposing they ever do — and actually need health care from this monstrosity.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Actually, some applications were submitted - as with anything - we will not know if it was successful until someone tries to USE their Obamacare Insurance.
1 year ago
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Heck, my view is that every SEIU and ACORN member in the country was paid yesterday to call/log in so as to make it look like major participation. It was sort of like election day where the more times one participates, the more money one makes.
At every turn, the federal commies will fudge the numbers to make it look like ACA isn't a flaming disaster. Their captive media will cover for them until even they have to admit that the government can't be telling the truth/
1 year ago
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What mattered most was getting the law passed and planting the roots for nationalized healthcare.

All the rest of this is a variation on breaking eggs for the omelet. "Temporary Inconvenience - Permanent Improvement". In fact, I wouldn't doubt that there are true believers in progressive policy that look at these problems as a way to create jobs to fix them. And think how you feel when you get auto updates to your phone apps. Doesn't that make you feel good that kinks are constantly being worked out? We'll be getting healthcare updates and fixes for years. And so what if big chunks of the program like state exchanges implode - Obama's government will be sure not to let such a crisis go to waste and will further nationalize it because it's too big and too important to fail.

We fight Obamacare hard now because it will never be more vulnerable than today.
1 year ago
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
-Some guys quoted in some inconsequential document a long time ago for some reason

And to think that our nation was formed over usurpations that pale in comparison to today's?

Never mind.

As long as we have our cell phones and televisions, we're kinda busy with stuff.

And all of these intrusions, NSA snooping, IRS intimidation, Obamacare, the gutting of our military, etc.....are light and transient issues.

Go about your business. Nothing to see here.
1 year ago
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nearly as i can tell, obamacare thinks the state of indiana is nonexistent
1 year ago
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Press here tried to boost and boast, but CoveredCalifornia crashed.
1 year ago
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Did it? I've heard repeated press coverage that it was all skittles and beer.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Obamacare was not designed to work; it was designed to get enough votes to barely pass with not Republican votes in the House or Senate. It was also designed to implode the private insurance market and create the infrastructure for 100% percent government takeover of the healthcare industry, which will seem like the only rational alternative when private insurance is no longer affordable or available.
1 year ago
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Ding! We have a winner!

And in the meantime, it's created a slush fund for democratic get-out-the-vote efforts and a handy database of the opposition to harass through the IRS.
1 year ago
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