Skip to comments.White House: No Plans to Fire Kathleen Sebelius Despite Massive Obamacare Failure
Posted on 10/17/2013 10:03:42 AM PDT by Morgana
The White House is standing by pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, saying there are no plans to fire her despite the abject failure that is Obamacare. A campaign to fire Sebelius has been growing since the abortive launch of the Obamacare exchange web sites.
From a report in The Hill:
The White House stood by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday, as Republicans called for her resignation over the botched rollout of ObamaCare.
The primary website for consumers to sign up for insurance is still not functioning as promised, two weeks since its launch.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that President Obama still trusts Sebeliuss stewardship of his signature legislative achievement.The secretary does have the full confidence of the president, Carney said during his daily press briefing.
Republicans have said Sebelius should resign or be fired over the problems facing healthcare.gov the portal for consumers in 36 states to shop for and buy insurance.
The site was unusable when it came online, and is still not fully functional two weeks later.
If this were a company and not the government, shed already be gone. She should be fired, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement Tuesday.
Carney conceded that there had been challenges within the website, but said officials were working 24/7″ to fix the portal.
Guy Benson, a conservative writer at Town Hall, laughed at the White House response: Anyone surprised? I mean, this guy still has his job, as does everyone who dropped the ball over Benghazi. Not to worry, Kathleen the program youre overseeing may be a trainwreck of epic proportions, but your job is safe. One veteran Congressional Democrat has been even more generous, opining that absolutely no one should be fired over the healthcare meltdown. Ah, the fringe benefits of government work. The laws technical snafus continue to pile up, and may be months away from operating somewhat adequately.
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With Obamacare leading to taxpayer funding of abortions, massive layoffs at hospitals and medical centers and a botched system few seem to be able to sign up on, calls to fire pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are growing.
Senate Republicans are already calling for Kathleen Sebelius to resign her post. And these voices of public disapproval will only grow louder in the days ahead, I can assure you, Town Hall reports.
Sebelius has been President Barack Obamas main organizer and cheerleader for Obamacare since its inception. But you know the government-run health care plan is bad when the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department cant get anyone from her own state to sign up for it.
I wonder if she’s still claiming all the problems are due to the “overwhelming response”
Is it still a “nice problem to have” Kathleen?
Taking responsibility is so, like, private sector.
Why would they fire her? She’s doing exactly what they want her to do!
Probably a good decision. She can keep the failure going and create a lot more problems.
Fire her? Heck, they’ll be giving her a bonus. She has turned a 2,700 page ObamaCare bill into an 80,000 page monstrosity of regulation. Sebilius will be the one who ensures that every insurance policy in America covers abortion. There is no way this woman gets fired.
Keep her! There are more kids needing lung transplants to be denied.
Failure is a resume enhancement...................
Obama does not care that this is a fiasco in its implementation. If it feels right, (wanting everyone to have affordable health care) that is what matters. It might someday be fixed, which would be fine, but the main thing is getting to pat himself on the back for “caring”.
‘Heck of a job’ ... Sebi.
If Sebelius were Repbulican and this were a Republican Admin. she would have been long gone...
the democrats would have to seen to that...
the GOP needs to grow a pair or get out and put in a new Party...
She has the right amount of EVIL.
So does her boss, the evil muslim Barack Hussein obama!!!!
Of course she won’t be fired.
It’s like when Barney Frank nearly destroyed the economy and was rewarded by the Dems with a chairmanship.
And the GOP opposition is headed up by McCains Grahams & Jebs.
We’re presently living under a:
n. Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled people.
`Since it takes the worst type of person to become a successful politician, all democracies will eventually become kakistocracies.’
The founders would be appalled, and the resentment and anger continues to build in the People.
“The White House is standing by pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, saying there are no plans to fire her despite the abject failure that is Obamacare.”
Everything is going as planned.
Dems don’t fire dems. they dig in until the media forgets, and then we forget.
Obama compared the “glitches” with the website with the glitches of launching a new iPhone. If Apple had launched a product this bad, the person in charge of it would have been fired.
Feh. She’ll step down saying she needs more time with her ‘family’. (As if the Dalmations want HER) It’s coming. The Lefties are having the same problems with the system that everybody else is.
This code is so bad it may NEVER work!!!
Never admit anything, never apologize, and never show any sign of doubt.
I will admit, Obama does that well.
I believe in reincarnation-—so much so that I think Margaret Sanger has come back as Kathleen Sebelius. She retained the original ug-ug-ugaly gene however. Must be an eternal thang.
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“Failure is Success” should be added to the boilerplate list of 1984’isms.
Oh wait! Here's a list of people 0bama has fired. Hey, they're ALL high-ranking military GENERALS! What's going on, 'THE BIG PURGE'?????:
General Carter Hamm, United States Army...
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette/United States Navy...
Major General Ralph Baker, United States Army...
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts, United States Army...
Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant, United States Marine Corps...
Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus, United States Marine Corps...
Lieutenant General David Holmes Huntoon Jr, United States Army...
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina, United States Navy - Deputy Commander of the United States Strategic Command
Major General Michael Carry, United States Air Force
Major General Michael Carey / Commander, 20th Air Force, he was in charge of 9,600 people and 450 ICBMs at three operational wings and served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. It lists 13 major awards he has received.
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina / Deputy commander of United States Strategic Command. His most recent command assignment was as commander, Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group Nine, and Submarine Group 10 where he was responsible for all 18 U.S. Trident Submarines. Giardina has been awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (six awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and unit awards.
Lieutenant General David Holmes Huntoon, Jr. / American military officer who served as the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Huntoon graduated from the academy in 1973, and has served in senior planning and military education commands throughout his lengthy career.
Major General C.M.M. Gurganus / Commanded Regional Command Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in Afghanistan. Awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit W/ Valor (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon.
Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant / Director of strategic planning and policy for U.S. Pacific Command and commander of the Aviation Wing At Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal with gold star, V, and Strike/Flight numeral 2, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts / Roberts took command at Ft. Jackson in 2011 and was on the fast track towards his second star. He has served in Iraq as commanding officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and was deputy commanding general of the U.S.Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette / Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three, April 5, 2012. He most recently served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command. In 2003, he was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for inspirational leadership in recognition of the hard work by the crew of Oldendorf. He is the recipient of various personal decorations and unit awards. (Involved in Banghazi on September 11, 2012)
Carter F. Ham / United States Army general, who served as the second Commander, U.S. Africa Command. In that position, he was in command of the initial 2011 military intervention in Libya (and Benghazi on September 11, 2012).
Ham previously served as Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army from August 28, 2008 to March 8, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Director for Operations (J-3) at the Joint Staff from August 2007 to August 2008 and the Commanding General, U.S. 1st Infantry Division from August 2006 to August 2007. He commanded Africa Command from March 8, 2011 April 5, 2013.
Yes, failure is the goal so that they can implement “emergency” measures of full socialism - temporarily, of course.
Epic fail has no negative consequences in the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut (or “Spite Hut”). Usually results in some kind of bonus, in fact.
If they are denying it, you know they are thinking about it!
Doesn't that phrase usually precede a resignation by a couple of days?
The big guy is not going to fire a fellow redistributionist marxist.
the milk is already spilled, no use crying now. What? People can't sign up then? Too bad.
Obama only fires Military Personnel
“White House: No Plans to Fire Kathleen Sebelius Despite Massive Obamacare Failure”
Ha! Where I work, it’s a hanging offense if I put a period upside down!!
Why fire someone who’s creating confusion, chaos and in some, panic?! This is her job. When she interviewed they asked...”Can you create confusion, chaos and panic”? “Why yes I can”! “You’re hired”!
Sorta makes me wonder how it is the State of Kansas is not just a giant smoking hole in the ground....
Jay Carney is getting tough questions on ObamaCare from Brianna someone..
as well as “Incompetence is Brilliance”.
That assumes the rollout is viewed as a failure by the administration. I’m not so sure about that.
In the current day 0bama will probably find a way to promote her.
ObamaCare is the transit camp....Merely a step towards the ultimate goal of single payer.....That’s why nobody who supported it particularly cared what was in it.
Exactly. Single payer couldn’t get through Congress. But amidst the chaos of Obamacare, people will be begging for relief. Single payer will be the answer.