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November 19, 2013 - 9:33 am

Does President Barack Obama have any idea what is going on around him? Monday evening he held a conference call with his most ardent supporters, Organizing for Action. The conference call was marred by a crashing website, highlighting the crashed website that has come to symbolize the rollout of Obamacare.

During the call, Obama told his supporters that nearly one-third of the entire population of the United States has signed up for Obamacare.

“Most young Americans who don’t currently have health care are going to be able to get health care for less than the cost of their cell phone bill, or cable bill,” Obama said. “And in the first month alone, we’ve seen more than a hundred million Americans already, successfully enroll in the new insurance plans.”

The president’s number is well wide of reality. 100 million have not even visited Healthcare.gov, let alone enrolled for health insurance there. More than 5 million Americans have lost their health insurance because of Obamacare, while just 26,000 have been able to enroll. Healthcare.gov has been so dysfunctional since its launch that the administration only promises that it will work for 80% of Americans by the end of November, two months after its launch.

The president continued: “You’ve got a million Americans who’ve completed an application for themselves or their families, and that represents about a million and a half people. And of those million and a half people, you’ve already got a whole bunch of folks who’ve successfully signed up to get coverage, and you’ve got almost 400,000 folks who could gain access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. So, effectively in a month, you’ve already got half a million Americans who will likely have the security of health care for the first time, in some cases, in their lives, as soon as January 1st.”

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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This is one of the biggest issues in the nation, ever. I've heard many people talk about it and not a day goes by that I don't hear about it. I'm hoping I can just keep living my life for a little bit longer without too much craziness.
-Seamus | http://www.bgs7s.com
43 weeks ago
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He's either losing touch with reality, or his teleprompter is on the fritz again.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Well, in Obuttcracks reality it's so. End of story, move on.
1 year ago
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Do not treat this as a slip. Treat this as an intentional statement.

It should be deliberately cited on Meet the Press, Face the Nation and This Week as a Presidential statement that is to be taken seriously.

1 year ago
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>> Do not treat this as a slip. Treat this as an intentional statement. <<

CraigZ has it right.

THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FOOL AND A TYRANT.
This is his sign to show his contempt for the media and the masses.
1 year ago
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Obamacare's top IT manager Henry Chao, who's testi-lying at congress claims 30-40% of Healthcare.gov still needs to be built. In 11 days. 3 1/2 years to build 60-70% but 11 days to build the rest. SURE!
http://ace.mu.nu/
1 year ago
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From what I read only ~8,200 people tuned in to hear the great Obamessiah speechifying and the website crashed at some point.

I like however how He was lowering the expectations by saying "Jan 1".
1 year ago
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Obama admin laughingly claims 200,000 tuned in.
1 year ago
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Insane, Bryan. But not surprising, nor would I be surprised if any of the people on that call turned up on a talking-head show and regurgitated the same bad information.

At this point, he's just blurting out numbers, praying that no one can keep up with it or will bother to actually check. Fortunately for him, most people won't.
1 year ago
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Has this man ever taken basic simple math? Forget the 100 million figure he can't read large numbers, then he says 1 million signed up, which equals 1.5 million people plus 400,000 who will be getting Medicaid. My calculations say 1.9 million but Obama's calculations equal 400,000. The only number I believe is the 400,000 new Medicaid enrollees but the program is already going bankrupt, plus many doctors are right now refusing to see new Medicaid patients because the reimbursement rates are so bad, what will happen to the new enrollees? They'll be going to the emergency rooms for a little case of the sniffles like they do now. People just don't have the disposable income they had back in 2007 or so, to pay much higher insurance premiums. Food prices are up, as is gasoline, electric bills, heating oil and just about every necessity, including health insurance mostly because of the policies, manly of this administration but past ones too. Tens of millions are out of work, underemployed or their wages are below what they were just 6 years ago, now tell them they need to come up with another few hundred per month to purchase Obamacare. Sure easy as pie, do they go without food, gas to get to work or heat. Most will go without out insurance and hope for the best. Thats the one thing liberals just don't get, basic economics. Thank God for the private sector gas and oil fracking b/c Obama would have gotten his wish of $5 a gallon of gas by now.
1 year ago
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I received the following email from a friend of mine. I have not checked out the accuracy of the statements contained herein, but I am curious if they are true.


Who Built Obamacare's 678 Million Dollar Website?

What an amazing coincidence!!! I was wondering when some details would come out on the IT company.

Another looming scandal that is going to be ignored to the tune of 3/4 of a billion dollars.

Meet: Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice President at CGI Federal




The Feds only reviewed one bid to build the ACA (Obama care website)
http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2537194#.UlvHPWwQRGk.twitter

"Federal officials considered only one firm to design the Obamacare health insurance exchange website that has performed abysmally since its Oct. 1 debut.

Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI Federal, the U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian company with an uneven record of IT pricing and contract performance.

CMS officials are tight-lipped about why CGI was chosen or how it happened. They also refuse to say if other firms competed with CGI, or if there was ever a public solicitation for building Healthcare.gov, the backbone of Obamacare’s problem-plagued web portal."

Some allegations have come to light.

*Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice President at CGI Federal for Civilian Agency programs,is Princeton Class of 1985. Michelle Obama is Princeton Class of 1985. Both are members of Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

*CGI "donated" $47 Million to Obama's campaign.

*CGI executives were large campaign bundlers for the Obama. They helped him shut off all the security features on Obama's campaign donation website in 2008 and 2012 in order to take multi-millions in foreign donations.

Why are the Main Stream Media not asking questions?




Why, indeed. More importantly...why are REPUBLICANS not asking these questions?
1 year ago
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You might be able to investigate it at FedBizOps www.fbo.gov
I don't have time to do it myself.
I did read a few weeks back about some potential connections with a bundler.
1 year ago
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Someone who's lackadaisical with reality will still tell the truth from time to time, Dear Liar seems allergic to the truth.
1 year ago
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