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Din of Spin: Obama´s
Dangerous Balance

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:toledo, 12/3/2013 10:10:26 AM

President Obama is striking a dangerous balance. Starting today, he must simultaneously refocus Americans on the potential benefits of Obamacare without shredding his credibility further by minimizing its flaws. That dilemma had White House officials twisted in knots Monday. On one hand, they acknowledged that the cornerstone federal website is not working as smoothly as it should. But you could hardly hear the disclaimer over the din of spin, as the White House launched an aggressive "offensive" from a defensive crouch. "Healthcare.gov met our self-imposed November 30th deadline and even as we continue to make improvements to the website, we´ll also remind

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/3/2013 10:19:51 AM     (No. 9638150)

Ron F. what a funny guy. Painting a picture of Spite House members who care about the American people. What a tragic joke.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/3/2013 10:33:49 AM     (No. 9638176)

Over is over Barry. Pick up your golf balls and go play with the time you have left. As the expression goes, it is later than you think.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/3/2013 11:33:38 AM     (No. 9638321)

If it weren´t such a serious issue it would be hilarious. The White House congratulates itself for achieving a vague, non-measurable goal, then insists that going forward it will be nothing but happy unicorns and shimmering rainbows. What happens when 6 million people rush to the Obamacare website all at once?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair, 12/3/2013 12:54:09 PM     (No. 9638466)

Lipstick on a pig

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