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Obama’s “No Drama” Credo Led
to the ACA Website Disaster

Time, by Gloria Borger

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Posted By:drive, 11/17/2013 6:51:15 PM

As the story of the Obamacare website fiacso unfolds, senior administration aides tell me that the president is “mad, frustrated and angry.” Mad that his signature legislative achievement is stuck at the gate, frustrated that he’s running out of time to fix it, and angry that he’s got a second term agenda now going nowhere. He’s so furious, in fact, that he stepped out of character to vent to an assembled group of top aides. “If I had known [about the website problems] ,” the steaming president reportedly said, according to the New York Times, “We could have delayed the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/17/2013 6:58:04 PM     (No. 9617991)

Perhaps if he got off his arse and actually got to work before 10:30, he might have known. Better yet, maybe ValJar should take him off whatever "meds" he is on. He looks high as a kite every time I see him.

We have a dictatorial President and it´s not going to get better any time soon!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/17/2013 7:01:57 PM     (No. 9617993)

FTA:"That, of course, presumes that the top staff inside the White House knew the full truth. And that probably wasn’t the case. Again, you ask, how can that be? Answer: the operation resembled the proverbial blind-man-and-the-elephant parable: everyone seemed to touch a part of it, but no one could really see the whole picture, or disaster coming right at them."

Talk about a lame excuse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 11/17/2013 7:05:52 PM     (No. 9617996)

Uh, Gloria, you´re still wearing the kneepads for this President?

Is this some kind of battered wife/Stockholm Syndrome kind of thing?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross, 11/17/2013 7:06:41 PM     (No. 9617997)

The CNN Chief Political correspondent sees the abject failure, but is still desperately trying to cover for her messiah.

Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, when will you learn. This debacle is not because Obama is "no drama". It is because he is no competence, no experience, no integrity, no leadership, no intelligence, and no morality. Other than that, he is a great president.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 11/17/2013 7:07:52 PM     (No. 9617998)

FTA: "If this were the presidency of George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan, the obvious theories would abound: the chief executive is disengaged. Or incurious. Or worse. But since Obama is none of the above, what gives?" That´s one heck of an assumption there little lady. Obama seems to me one of the most disengaged and incurious humans on the planet, much less among our Presidents.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Yosemite Sam, 11/17/2013 7:11:04 PM     (No. 9618001)

Obama The Victim President!
Everybody else is at fault!
What a legacy Zero.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trackman999, 11/17/2013 7:11:43 PM     (No. 9618002)

Dogs go mad, people get angry. So , what we have is a mad dog for a president.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/17/2013 7:12:45 PM     (No. 9618003)

The know nothing president complains that he didnt know anything. For such a supposedly smart guy he sure is an ignoramus.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: novakid, 11/17/2013 7:13:22 PM     (No. 9618005)

Why is anyone surprised? We got a stree-smart hustler as Prez and now we´re surprised when he can´t hack it. He never ran a lemonade stand by himself.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lydwho, 11/17/2013 7:14:26 PM     (No. 9618007)

But you fail to mention how much he has improved his golf score during his first 5 years!!!!


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Reply 11 - Posted by: mfm, 11/17/2013 7:26:07 PM     (No. 9618011)

all BS ALL the time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: spincut, 11/17/2013 7:26:41 PM     (No. 9618013)

This is article is a lie, including the "and´s" and "the´s." Of course Obama knew it was going to crater, but he figured the media would sweep it under the rug, just like they have done for every previous scandal in this scandal-fog of an administration. And this article is yet another try to insulate him from the disaster. The bigger picture is that Obama and the other Marxists are fine with the scheme cratering, it will blow up what´s left of the insurance industry, it will be total chaos, so the only thing left will be for the government to take over healthcare... which is what they wanted all along.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/17/2013 7:33:39 PM     (No. 9618020)

I wish that Ms. Borger, who I understand is an American Political Pundit, would translate this article into simple English for me because what I´m getting from reading it is that no one knows what the **** they´re doing down there. Hopefully, I´m too quick to make judgment and I´ll read it again.

I´m just a layperson, and not privy to all Ms. Borger knows about what goes on in Washington, but I could´ve sworn I´ve read, in the past year or so, bits and pieces, here and there, reportings, of deadlines being consistently unmet concerning the whole healthcare initiative.

Though, more than likely, I was reading about some other government project where deadlines were consistently being unmet. It´s hard to keep up with it all.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/17/2013 7:34:33 PM     (No. 9618023)

The only experienced federal bureaucrats on his team are people who did political fixing ~ like the Lerner gal at IRS.

Most of the fixers know very little about how their agencies operate and even less how to manage a project inside the constraints on the federal government.

Even if ObamaKKKare were a perfect piece of legislation with perfect regulations and perfect software, it would crash and burn as readily as it has.

The thing is doomed ~

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dwillyc, 11/17/2013 7:36:10 PM     (No. 9618024)

Time? Hmm....wasn´t that a newsmagazine at one time?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/17/2013 7:36:32 PM     (No. 9618025)

I wish the American Political Pundit would explain to us what she means by "or worse".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/17/2013 7:41:06 PM     (No. 9618030)

Can you imagine if this disengaged dolt had been president during WWII? We´d be speaking a combination of Japanese and German. It´s like you inviting the whole family to your house for Thanksgiving. And what is the most important dish - the turkey. So you babysit it, butter it, season it, baste it, peek at it every half hour. You do not throw it into the oven and walk away for the next four hours. That´s what obama did, he walked away from his turkey. Gloria, give it up. He is a joke, a disaster, and your constant fawning is unsightly, demeaning and pathetic.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/17/2013 7:57:08 PM     (No. 9618040)

And here we were, thinking that this was just a gigantic kickback scheme to get some of that $634mil earmarked for an actual website that worked for their personal gain. I mean, we should make no never mind that Michelle and ValJar had personal connections to the firm, right?

Silly us. Just coincidence and misunderstandings all around.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dave29299, 11/17/2013 8:15:39 PM     (No. 9618045)

Everyone involved (including Obama) ignored the most basic tenets of project management.

I began examining BHO when I first heard of him. He was running for the titular executive position in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government - the Presidency. I noticed he had no executive experience: Nothing in the private sector - he´d never been a CEO. Nor had he held any meaningful executive position in the public sector. He´d never been the chief executive of a state (a governor). He´d never been chief executive of a major, or even small, city (a mayor). Huh? So what had he done? Well, he was a legislator who didn´t legislate - he didn´t even vote up or down most of the time on others´ legislation. I realized that this was a man who had never delivered ANYTHING within any meritorious, empirical, system of endeavor. NEVER. I asked people what he had won the Nobel Peace Prize for... no one could tell me. So, I read his Nobel Peace Prize certificate - and I can´t tell you either - it´s blather. I know this: this is a man who has wafted up on the warm air of every feel-good initiative and Affirmative Action boost you can cobble together. The fact that this country voted twice for this person is a devastating indicator for how collectively dumb the country is. To say I am concerned is an understatement. He´s an academician/politician - a horrific amalgam absent any other meaningful experience. - David Scott, Author, "I.T. WARS"

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/17/2013 8:16:54 PM     (No. 9618046)

It worked so well for the Titanic, right Gloria?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/17/2013 8:18:18 PM     (No. 9618048)

Go ahead! Read TIME magazine, who by the way named Ayatollah Khomeini TIME man of the year in 1979. You deserve each other.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 11/17/2013 8:28:41 PM     (No. 9618055)

...you know the following is a crock when you read that Barry was "mad, frustrated and angry"...

...Henry Lennix never covered those emotions in the acting lessons. It was mainly.. cool, suave and Presidential.. and how best to read a teleprompter...

...anybody who might have helped him weather this were kicked out early by ValJar, wife and I´m sure the mother-in-law helped as well...

...stories in the first week of December will be interesting...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 11/17/2013 8:32:23 PM     (No. 9618056)

BO´s "signature plan"?

BO The POTUS´s "signature plan"?

A plan they all knew --planned-- would cause major dislocation and chaos and lots of pain and inconvenience?

Socializing a huge segment of the economy and disrupting the most personal aspects of people´s lives, all make this plan deserving of maximum attention.

There is NO excuse.

Staffers afraid to enlighten the Boss? So, he really is as thuggish as we´ve believed/known.

Has he fired anyone yet???

We´re talking about gargantuan sums of money, too... tax payer money... to the tune --for starters-- a trillion+.

Remember how they twisted arms at the CBO to get the number "under" a trillion?

From inception, from the moment the rotten seed was planted, we have been subjected to LIES and FRAUD.

And i am sorry to say that stupid, idiotic fellow citizens elected and then re-elected this utter disgrace with all his minions grovelling around his feet and the sycophant media accomplices.

No excuse; no rationalization; no evasions.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: David in Cal, 11/17/2013 8:39:48 PM     (No. 9618062)

Pathetic article. Borger is mostly guessing about how this happened.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: De vere, 11/17/2013 8:54:25 PM     (No. 9618071)

Borger´s assertion that Obama is engaged and curious is the most absurd comment I´ve ever read in defense of Obama.

Obama thinks that his words equal reality.

He´s a fraud who´s never done the hard work of learning how to lead, manage, direct, or execute.

He´s a conman who will never get his hands dirty or hold himself accountable.

During the Gulf oil spill, he was utterly clueless, with his discomfort at taking charge laid bare for all to see. He has no business running ANYTHING.

A poseur academic and politician who couldn´t manage a candy store.

No leadership skills, only self-promotion skills.

This law needs to hang around his neck for eternity. How dare this fraud cause this much destruction?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/17/2013 8:55:27 PM     (No. 9618072)

It´s hard to know who´s more disengaged (AKA CLUELESS): Obama or the author of this journalistic slop).

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/17/2013 9:05:09 PM     (No. 9618080)

The worst part about this is that the author of this piece fails to recognize what an indictment of the idea of having the government run our healthcare her defense of Obama is.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/17/2013 9:31:28 PM     (No. 9618098)

No drama.

No facts.

All lies.

Surprize, surprize, surprize!


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Reply 29 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 11/17/2013 9:47:31 PM     (No. 9618106)

I´m still voting for "Money Laundering." Just how much does it cost to create a website? Did Amazon or E-bay or Etsy spend $600 million to get their company website started? That would take them quite awhile to make any profit at that cost. Our Dear Leader does whatever Valerie Jarrett manipulates him to do. The "elites´, no matter what side of the aisle they are own, proved their own gullibility and their low IQs when they promoted and believed in Obama.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: clw54, 11/17/2013 9:55:03 PM     (No. 9618113)

Gloria, he is disengaged. He´s not terribly bright. He´s not a good president. Period.

By now it´s obvious enough that there´s no point pretending the bill of goods you sold us in 2008 had no basis in reality. At least pretend you were fooled, instead of continuing with the charade.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: harper, 11/18/2013 1:44:30 AM     (No. 9618199)

Steyn`s point that this fiasco is Choom`s only original contribution during his Presidency, everything else being an extension of another administrations policy is tellingly true.

And, it is a pathetic joke, theoretically, administratively and practically.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/18/2013 2:09:20 AM     (No. 9618208)

Good article- although the "Øbama is a lost puppy" mantra is wearinga little thin. Because by now, everyone knows we have a real lemmon on our hands as "El Presidente".

What strike me, though, as most humorous- how many ´Øbama- you jerk!´ type comments there are and not a single ´Øbama is trying and you guys are just piling on!´ comments there are. Have the liberatti all run for their bunkers to wait this thing out, or are they merely turning their other face- you know, the face those types always show when they think it´s the popular thing to do. After Pearl Harbor, the ´keep America out of the war at all cost!´ people vanished in a whisp.

If the liberals have suddenly and shockingly seen the light and now realize- "Yes, Elizabeth! We are in a doozy of mess now! and it´s all our fault!", then that´s all fine, I guess. But, it really urks me that these people, who are really immature idiots, are the ones to blame for enbaling this goon in the White House, and here they all sound so "American" all of a sudden.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/18/2013 3:10:27 AM     (No. 9618226)

Of course he´s mad. He´s never managed a thing--not even a donut shop. Things are going to hell in a handbasket, and there´s no speech on Prompty that will get him out of it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Elvira, 11/18/2013 6:04:01 AM     (No. 9618279)

#29 To answer your question, I have designed, built and run websites for the government. Given that this particular piece had no e-commerce involved, I would speculate that I could have built a cloud environment for $100 to 150 mil and that´s a high estimate since it´s been a while since I´ve had to cost out hardware. The money certainly didn´t all go into development - even given the last minute changes that were ordered - that was just textual, no coding involved. Yeah, this thing smells to high heaven and my bet is that our Lord is tired of it.

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Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
´Range War´ With Feds

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Sunk: Climate change threatens to
flood world´s largest Navy base
warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 4:08:01 PM     Post Reply
Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world´s largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., McAuliffe embraced climate change, blamed humans for causing it, and said action is needed now to protect Virginia´s coast from rising ocean levels that will result from global warming. “The first big decision of course is to accept that climate change is real,” he told the group. “I happen to believe in

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
Request for Meeting With Obama

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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven

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