Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Reid: We Only Extended Obamacare Because People Don't Know How to Use the Internet
Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman

Posted on 03/26/2014 3:36:29 PM PDT by Kaslin

Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) had an excellent reason for the latest Obamacare deadline extension—thousands of Americans just aren’t “educated on how to use the Internet.”

Despite the fact that Obamacare has already been delayed 28 times, Reid told a reporter Wednesday “there’s no hiccup or delay.” The problem is not the glitchy Healthcare.gov or the fact that nobody wants the insurance being offered, according to Reid. The real issue is that many people just aren't as tech savvy as his grandchildren...which doesn’t really help Reid’s argument seeing as millennials are abandoning Obama along with his managerial legislation.

There is already the option to mail in your health insurance information, or call. So perhaps the older generation has forgotten how to use the postal system and the telephone as well.

The White House originally projected Obamacare enrollment would reach seven million by March 31. They then clipped this number to six million, and are still looking at missing this modified goal by one million. Even if Reid’s ludicrous claim has any truth, it is extremely unlikely that a hidden pocket of tech-burdened Americans are going to boost enrollment numbers.

Sometimes you just need to accept defeat and save yourself some embarrassment.

Harry Reid: People Are Not Educated On How To Use The Internet


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; abortion; algoresfault; alreadyposted; deathpanels; democratcare; dingyhairyreid; donkeycare; harryreid; internet; jackasscare; nevada; obamacare; typicallameexcuse; zerocare

1 posted on 03/26/2014 3:36:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Low information voters are too stupid to use the Internet, let alone to vote.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 3:39:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

And we know the exact demographic he is talking about!


3 posted on 03/26/2014 3:40:29 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

So the victims (those who lost their insurance) aren’t just liars. They’re STUPID liars according to this stupid lying politician.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
must be talking about RATS!! feh...
5 posted on 03/26/2014 3:41:55 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for saying what I was thinking.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 3:43:39 PM PDT by MamaB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Shouldn’t matter. I actually went to Walmart last week ,which I never do, and there was a booth in the front of the store right by the cashiers to sign people up.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 3:44:51 PM PDT by sheana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

“Low information voters are too stupid to use the Internet, let alone to vote.”
______________________________________________________
Well, we do have the DUmmies, but thanks to PJ, we do see how dumb they are.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 3:46:00 PM PDT by AlexW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Stuff Reid down one of the pipes......


9 posted on 03/26/2014 3:46:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Reid: “Error 404 is YOUR fault!”


10 posted on 03/26/2014 3:48:01 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Because all the young enrollees they need aren’t internet savvy like the medicaid folks are.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 3:49:37 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AlexW

The DUmmies are loaded with information. If you can call Marxist propaganda information.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 3:49:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Reid:
"The American people are a bunch of dumb-asses, uh, um, let me rephrase that before you print it,
"People Are Not Educated On How To Use The Internet" - yea, that sounds better, print that....
13 posted on 03/26/2014 3:50:38 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
Remember though, Sharron Angle was the crazy one.

I'd rather have one of those Vegas' Elvis impersonators as Senator than Reid.

14 posted on 03/26/2014 3:51:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

They don’t have any idea that Reid said this, or even who he is. That’s why they’re LIVs. Thus, he (and other libbies) can insult their own voter base with impunity.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 3:53:04 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

He must be referring to the idiots who designed the website for over $600 million.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 3:58:12 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

The “real idiot” here is Reid!


17 posted on 03/26/2014 4:01:05 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Just another dumb-o-crat uttering a mind numbingly stupid statement.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 4:11:01 PM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

He really shouldn’t project his own tech ignorance on others...


19 posted on 03/26/2014 4:15:16 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Hey Hairy, you’re a cretin. When you guys royally screw up you always want to blame something or someone else. It ain’t gonna fly this time and you are in for a real bumpy ride after November.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 4:15:24 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Did he make sure he was logged in?


21 posted on 03/26/2014 4:19:00 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

You said it


22 posted on 03/26/2014 4:19:16 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: All
Gee, I'm thinking that was s-o-o-o-o nice of Harry to tell us what dummies we are WRT the internet. We really should do something nice for Harry---as a token of appreciation.

Luckily, with Republicans taking over the Senate, that gives us dummies some really nice options.

I know. Let's give Harry a brand new office ....in the Capitol's sub-basement, next to the furnace. Harry'll just love his brand-new cardboard desk (some assembly required). Although I hear phone service isn't hooked up down there yet. Too bad. Harry can always use smoke signals (from the handy furnace) to communicate.

And give 'ol Harry a comfortable desk chair---and tell him not
to worry about all those silly electrical switches laying around.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 4:19:39 PM PDT by Liz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
"What the hell is this?"

I want to know when Republicans get organized and start attacking in a unified manner. Reid, Pelosi and Obama need to slammed every day with the same lines coming from every Republican. Then tie it back to every Democrat running for election this year ... even if is for dogcatcher.

24 posted on 03/26/2014 4:19:48 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Bingo!!!


25 posted on 03/26/2014 4:20:33 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: sheana

Did you see people go to the booth and sign up?


26 posted on 03/26/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: CaptainK

That must be it


27 posted on 03/26/2014 4:23:48 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: gov_bean_ counter

That is what liberals do


28 posted on 03/26/2014 4:25:29 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

If their dead how can they sign up. Democrat voters have been gleaned from cemetery markers. Reid and Piglosi are dead too.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 4:27:52 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
The young people they need know how to use the internet and said no. Maybe they can send grandpa & grandma to community college to learn how to use it. Oh wait, they go into medicare.

Seriously, I hope they don't force the military onto zerocare.

30 posted on 03/26/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Low information voters are too stupid to use the Internet,

Now, you know that’s not true Jim, we see them online
all the time!!!


31 posted on 03/26/2014 4:32:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

This racist old white man called all of obamas low information voters stuppid


32 posted on 03/26/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Which intertube do I use?!
I need a gov’t run program to teach me how to point and click.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 4:47:15 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Rush predicted this angle “It’s the fault of those trying to sign up” sometime last November.

The surprising thing is that it took so long for his prediction to come true.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tet68

Yup. And those LIV we see online are all loaded to the gills with information. Anti-American, anti-God, anti-liberty misinformation, disinformation, ie, communist/Marxist/fascist/anarchist propaganda. All of it evil and none of it bearing any resemblance whatsoever to Truth.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Probably we’re just all pig farmers, eh Reid?


36 posted on 03/26/2014 5:04:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

That’s probably because half of them are really
regime operators out to make the LIV feel good
about themselves.

I’m kinda glad I’m old, I’ll be gone in the
first years of the “Troubles”.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 5:09:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Reid thinks his low information voters are going to learn to use the internet in 15 days? Don’t know who’s stupider - Reid or his backers...

Besides, didn’t the democrat base have ‘navigators’ to teach them how to cheat the system? How to lie to get the free coverage? O’Keefe did some cool work with this... and MORE To come...


38 posted on 03/26/2014 5:14:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Reid thinks his low information voters are going to learn to use the internet in 15 days? Don’t know who’s stupider - Reid or his backers...

Besides, didn’t the democrat base have ‘navigators’ to teach them how to cheat the system? How to lie to get the free coverage? O’Keefe did some cool work with this... and MORE to come...


39 posted on 03/26/2014 5:14:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

"I just dropped a log this big and now I want to share it with you."

40 posted on 03/26/2014 5:16:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Harry can’t find “H” on a keyboard.


41 posted on 03/26/2014 5:16:38 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ronnie raygun

I wonder if these same people know how to play the slots in Vegas or buy LOTTO tickets and compare numbers.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 5:42:15 PM PDT by rovenstinez
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: tet68

Most people are too stupid to operate a computer, let alone programing, maintaining, and securing one. I made a lot of money because of those people...over and over again.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 7:29:10 PM PDT by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Being a Democrat means never having to say you’re sane.


44 posted on 03/26/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Don’t forget, he also thinks they smell.


45 posted on 03/26/2014 8:19:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

No. There was no one there.


46 posted on 03/27/2014 8:23:10 AM PDT by sheana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

People who don’t know how to use the internet can enroll by phone — 1-800-F1UCKYO.

We all know the real reason they don’t want to close enrollment window.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 8:27:52 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson