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October 22, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) just admitted that Obamacare sucks.

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling on the White House to extend Obamacare’s open enrollment period amid continued frustration with the troubled HealthCare.gov.

“The difficulty that people in New Hampshire and in other states that are relying on the federally facilitated marketplaces are experiencing is incredibly frustrating and disappointing,” Shaheen wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama. “For over three years, we have been waiting for the creation of the health insurance exchanges, which now in their fourth week of existence, are riddled with problems.”

She is also asking the administration to clarify whether Americans will get fined for not getting insurance when the site is not working properly.

This makes Shaheen the first Senate Democrat to break ranks and call for an Obamacare delay. Republican Marco Rubio has also called for a delay in the individual mandate, but that strikes me as counterproductive. The Democrats wanted their law so badly that they bent the rules and eschewed ethics to pass it. They lied and bought and sold each other to pass it. They insisted so strongly that it should begin October 1 that they shut the government down over it.

Now, let them explain to the American people why they did all that, just to build a website that doesn’t work to push a policy that is costing many Americans their healthcare. Let them own it all of next year.

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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I actually agree.

They have refused to compromise at any opportunity, insisted on shoving it through over the will of the majority of the citizenry, added insult to injury by deciding after the fact to carve exceptions out for themselves and the politically connected because it wasn't good enough for them - but by God they were going to make the rest of us learn to like it no matter how long the floggings had to continue........ and now some of them want to delay it?

After ramming it through last month come hell or high water?

I say force them to implement it exactly as written, file lawasuits over the exemptions granted that the power to do so was never written into the law, and make them take their medicine good and hard and often.
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Since Obama doesn't have the authority to legally grant exemptions to ObamaCare, the first thing the next Republican President should do is to go after everyone that got an illegal exemption and make them pay up with penalties and interest.
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