The launch of healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, continues to be extremely unpopular due to glitches and long wait times. According to Pew Research, only three-in-ten Americans responded favorably to its launch.
The glitches are even turning-off many liberals.
Some top Democrats insist on making excuses and down-playing the failures of the website as just “glitches.” Here are 5 of the website glitchers:
1. Pres. Obama
During the week following the failed launch of the Obamacare website, Obama defended the policy and went after Republican critics in his weekly address. But even liberals are not buying the president’s hyper-positive rhetoric.
On Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” Stewart compares clips of Obama speaking at a press conference to the character of Gill, a desperate and unsuccessful salesman from “The Simpsons”.
The clips, which are from 5:02- 5:25, reveal Obama enthusiastically proclaiming things like, “the health insurance that is available to people is working just fine,” “The product is good,” and “I want people to be able to get this great product; and that product is working, it’s really good!”
2. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
On a damage control mission in San Antonio, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she will not resign despite unpopularity of the Obamacare website. Sebelius defended herself and the Obamacare website by saying that the critics “really aren’t unhappy with the website, they don’t like the law at all.” At another damage control appearance, she went on to say that:
“The majority of people calling for me to resign, I would say, are people who I don’t work for, and do not want this program to work in the first place.”
3. White House press secretary Jay Carney
In a press briefing on October 23, White House press secretary Jay Carney defended Obamacare by stressing that it is not the same thing as its website:
“What also is important to remember is that the website is not the Affordable Care Act. What has been in place since October 1st, and what will be in place, for the millions of consumers who want the product is the vast array of affordable health plans out there because of the marketplace that is set up by the Affordable Care Act.”
4. KY Gov. Steve Beshear
On NBC’s Meet the Press, Democrat Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky stressed that the policy “is going to work.” He also said:
“Look, this is going to take some time to get done, but everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work.”
5. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
When asked about the Obamacare site’s launch disaster, and why Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can not reveal the number of people able to successful register for Obamacare, Schultz rambeled:
“HHS has acknowledged that there has obviously been some technological problems with the server, but the good news out of that, is that the server’s were designed to anticipate about 50,000 people a day going on the website and moving around, and it turns out that there has been about 250,000 people. So it is very clear there is demand.”
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