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White House optimistic Obama will bounce back from healthcare glitches
Chicago Tribune ^ | November 16, 2013 | Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons with Noam N. Levey

Posted on 11/17/2013 4:18:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

".......Administration officials privately acknowledge that no argument defending Obamacare will connect with Americans until they begin to see the effects of the law at work. No work-around or temporary fix will reach enough people to build a critical mass of support. The website has to function, admit edgy aides who sometimes spit the word "website" with the contempt familiar to anyone who has ever called a tech help desk.

Obama revealed his own frustrations Thursday, saying at a White House news conference that he has an obligation to show Americans that the law has made health insurance more affordable and accessible—"if we can just get the darn website working and smooth this thing out."

Officials said Friday they were making progress on the site's many glitches and bugs. It now takes less than one second, on average, to load a page, down from eight seconds in the weeks after the launch, said Jeffrey Zients, a former top administration official who was brought back to oversee the repairs........

Still, problems persist in the system that sends consumer information to insurers, and as experts have ticked off 200 software problems, more continue to pop up. Zients said the officials expect to make the Nov. 30 goal, but added: "Not all consumers going on the website will have a seamless experience."

While the tech team works, the president must convince his allies as well as his potential adversaries that, as he said Thursday, he's a clutch player who knows how to recover from a fumble......."

......But in the face of ardent Republican opposition to the law—House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday repeated his hope to repeal "this train wreck" —the White House has resisted any fix that puts it at the mercy of House Republicans and pushes votes on the law well into an election year.....

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White House optimistic Obama will bounce back from healthcare glitches

White House optimistic Obama will bounce back from being exposed as a liar.

1 posted on 11/17/2013 4:18:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.

December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.

What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this federal government to build a working webpage.

Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks, planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa, Invading Italy, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin - all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!

And they can’t build a webpage.


2 posted on 11/17/2013 4:22:40 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m optimistic Detroit will become a crime free city and a Utopia but under Democrat control this can never happen either.


3 posted on 11/17/2013 4:22:49 AM PST by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Irresponsibility begets irresponsibility. He is the very people he represents, it's ok
4 posted on 11/17/2013 4:22:58 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

what’s a ‘glitch’?


5 posted on 11/17/2013 4:23:08 AM PST by inkfarmer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Administration officials privately acknowledge that no argument defending Obamacare will connect with Americans until they begin to see the effects of the law at work.

Just what do they think the whole last week was about??

6 posted on 11/17/2013 4:25:47 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It isn’t the web page , It’s the whole frigging scam.

Me pay to mutilate some poor slob who wants his dick cut off???? That’s insane.
Me pay for Maternity benefits because I am a 71 year old man.? Crazy.
Me pay for every illegal that sneaks in over the Border?
All Doctors receive the same pay.
My medical records open to the world.

The list goes on and on, topping out with rationed care in my old age. The death panel with SEIU and Affirmative Action idiots who cannot get hired anywhere else doing the paneling.


7 posted on 11/17/2013 4:28:29 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: tbpiper
Just what do they think the whole last week was about??

Right-wing, racist, hate-the-poor obstruction.

8 posted on 11/17/2013 4:29:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jyro
I’m optimistic Detroit will become a crime free city

If past trends are any indication of future trends, then this is pretty much a given, as Detroit will become crime-free by virtue of becoming population-free....

9 posted on 11/17/2013 4:33:07 AM PST by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It's just a flesh wound

10 posted on 11/17/2013 4:33:33 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama revealed his own frustrations Thursday, saying at a White House news conference that he has an obligation to show Americans that the law has made health insurance more affordable and accessible—"if we can just get the darn website working and smooth this thing out."

The website is the LEAST of your worries, Barky.

We passed it, now we are finding out what's in it.

11 posted on 11/17/2013 4:36:08 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The WH has a magic wand they just wave to make evergthing go away. The store it in their room with the unicorns, 4 leaf clovers, and rainbows...


12 posted on 11/17/2013 4:37:01 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


13 posted on 11/17/2013 4:39:52 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Proof (imo), they've already got the gears of destruction in motion.

If this mulatto bastard (but I repeat myself) slides on all this ... I'll be voting henceforth absentee.

14 posted on 11/17/2013 4:39:59 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Lazamataz

I think Americans are getting a better idea about who in fact is pushing who off the cliff.


15 posted on 11/17/2013 4:42:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
"White House optimistic Obama will
bounce back from healthcare glitches"


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16 posted on 11/17/2013 4:44:25 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama is a cornered rat right now. We might see another high profile scandal to distract attention from Obamacare, or he’ll lash out in an unconstitutional manner. TheDaily Caller had an article stating that Obama was going to address his followers online Monday evening to rally support.


17 posted on 11/17/2013 4:45:22 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who gives a $hit whether Obama bounces back or not. We’re trying to save this country from destruction that Obama’s policies have created.


18 posted on 11/17/2013 4:48:43 AM PST by ImNotLying (Obama's Biggest Lie: If you like your Constitution, you can keep it.)
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To: inkfarmer

A glitch is a sweet, short, friendly term for a minor problem that can be overcome.

The use of this word to describe the wretched rollout of the ACA via website and navigator is yet another ObamaLie.


19 posted on 11/17/2013 4:56:46 AM PST by Toucan Dance (ACA, anyone?)
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To: inkfarmer

obamatollah has “glitches”.

clinton had “snafus”

Both are believers of big govt socialism despite it always fails. ALWAYS.


20 posted on 11/17/2013 4:58:38 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: jyro
LOL----good one. Another Dem pipedream---"Detroit resurrected by socialism."

Amazing to hear Obama parroting the same sap-happy socialist pablum "paradise on earth" mouthed by the deranged, addlepated Rev Jim Jones.

BTW, when they found the Rev's body in his Jonestown Paradise---authorities verified his fingerprints.

B/c they were on file----for committing a lewd act in a men's rest room.

21 posted on 11/17/2013 5:01:12 AM PST by Liz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dead cat bounce.


22 posted on 11/17/2013 5:02:32 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Marxists didn’t hear Margaret Thatcher when she talked about running out of other people’s money. Obamacare IS the “bridge too far” and the “fools errand” (imo). (RINOs had it wrong again.) But this Obama will bounce back after screwing up 200 million health insurance polices? Riiight.


23 posted on 11/17/2013 5:15:44 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: freeangel

And excellent point, and our fathers and grandfathers did all that with half the population, and “paper and pencil” supply chains.


24 posted on 11/17/2013 5:16:50 AM PST by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: freeangel
"in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this federal government to build a working webpage.

...and the atomic bombs actually worked as delivered.

I expect over time, however, that obamacare o-bomb will kill far more people than the a-bombs did.
25 posted on 11/17/2013 5:18:01 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: freeangel
Three generations separate those who did make WWII turn out very well for the US.

A jillion government regulations and 48 quadrillion pounds of free government cheese later and we have no one either willing or qualified to undertake such an effort should the need arise.

God Help The USA!

26 posted on 11/17/2013 5:22:54 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter
To All Freepers:

“....no argument defending Obamacare will connect with Americans until they begin to see the effects of the law at work.”.......

Haven't we already seen evidence that odumbocare is a cancer that will only get worse rather than better? Pretty plain to most of us I dare say. Waiting for the cancer to take most of us down will be too late for the cure. Total REPEAL is the only good, reasonable and honest option if America chooses to survive.

27 posted on 11/17/2013 5:34:08 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

This notion of a POS comeback along with O care getting better recognition is the spew coming from Dem Party Central over the past two days. It is in all the dem simp columns in the papers and will I predict become a center point in the media led sunday talk shows.

What this means is we must not rest on our laurels. We must keep our boots on its throat and continue to rebel against this illegal law by any means necessary. This battle is far from done. On one side, his majesty has the entire media, demsimps, and US treasury. The other side has common sense, conservative press and few resources (as those who gain the most from the law toss their resources and support to O care for selfish reasons). So, since we are like the Spartans, we must do whatever we can to stop the Persian Horde. They did, hopefully we are up to the challenge.


28 posted on 11/17/2013 5:46:14 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: inkfarmer

The ObamaCare websites are not nearly as “glitched” as reported. It’s all just a ruse to hide the real disaster — that the higher premiums and exorbitant deductibles are driving people away in droves. No IT guy can fix that.


29 posted on 11/17/2013 5:53:33 AM PST by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

let them think that, people are losing their health care and doctors. there is no amount of lies and media cover up that can change the reality of what people experiencing with this abomination.


30 posted on 11/17/2013 6:01:30 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Glitch? If this is a glitch I’d hate to see what it takes to qualify as a political and economic disaster in their eyes. Calling this a glitch is like calling WW II a minor misunderstanding. Of course they have been working on this longer than we were fighting WW II.


31 posted on 11/17/2013 6:10:29 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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Bump to all the outstanding comments on this thread!


32 posted on 11/17/2013 6:35:30 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He has thousands more lies to tell us.


33 posted on 11/17/2013 6:36:55 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama usually finds some tragedy to exploit and manages to climb on the backs of the dead and suffering to distract attention from his scandals and disasters.


34 posted on 11/17/2013 6:38:47 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They were not glitches. A glitch is when a machine stops working temporarily for unknown reasons, but starts working right again when you turn it on.


35 posted on 11/17/2013 7:30:43 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have heard the Obama talking points several times this morning.......

“The real news is how the Republicans are attempting to gain politically while millions of Americans are suffering.”


36 posted on 11/17/2013 7:36:55 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s all the evil computer’s fault. Obama just has to take that wascally computer by the scruff of the neck and hold it up for everyone to see what a greedy, malicious demon it is. Then all will be well.


37 posted on 11/17/2013 7:43:33 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: paint_your_wagon

Daily Caller—Obama’s Monday night online address to his supporters.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/16/obama-rallies-supporters-monday-evening-to-save-obamacare/


38 posted on 11/17/2013 7:55:59 AM PST by Atlantan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
White House optimistic Obama will bounce back from healthcare glitches

What's he gonna do, force us to like him again through an Executive Order

39 posted on 11/17/2013 8:15:35 AM PST by Ez2BRepub
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall
Humpty Dumpty fell on his head
Humpty Dumpty cracked his skull
All the kings men could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
poor Humpty Dumpty is no more.

Substitute Humpty Dumpty with Lumpty Obamaty

the king’s men is the WH. there is no way the toothpaste can be put back into the container.
Credibility is lost. Obama is a laughingstock around the world.


40 posted on 11/17/2013 8:16:59 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How many dogs must he wag in order to get a break?


41 posted on 11/17/2013 8:17:45 AM PST by stboz
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“White House optimistic Obama will bounce back from healthcare glitches”

Yeah, me too. Oh, and hey, I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn for cheap. It’s lit with rainbows at night and the traffic cops are Unicorns that poop Skittles. Hurry, hurry, hurry, and email me at cheapbridge@healthcare.gov before it’s gone, gone gone!


42 posted on 11/17/2013 8:37:20 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The whole F***ing law is a glitch!

This indicates precisely how this idiot and his administration thinks.

Losing your healthcare is just a “glitch” to them.

This ceased being a “problem with the website” a long time ago.


43 posted on 11/17/2013 9:24:01 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons with Noam N. Levey”


Hey, guys? No one looks good in brown lipstick.

(Apologies to Frank Zappa.)


44 posted on 11/17/2013 10:41:18 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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Just what do they think the whole last week was about??

Right-wing, racist, hate-the-poor obstruction.

You just can't stand having a black man in the whitehouse. /sarc
45 posted on 11/17/2013 10:46:27 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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What is “optimism”???

Seems optimism and liberalism don’t mix...

So I guess I am confused...


46 posted on 11/17/2013 11:01:05 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
looks more like a CREVICE to me!




47 posted on 11/17/2013 11:51:56 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have a feeling the mainstream media will no longer be reporting on obamacare. And if they do, it will be called the Affordable Care Act.


48 posted on 11/17/2013 8:46:22 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Glitches = Outright LIES


49 posted on 11/17/2013 8:52:33 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t worry Lord Obama, the Press is working their fingers to the bone to right this terrible wrong.

They are with you Dear Leader, do not despair.


50 posted on 11/17/2013 9:00:28 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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