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Sebelius: Obamacare website problems blindsided the President
CNN ^ | 10/23/13 | Greg Botelho and Holly Yan

Posted on 10/23/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT by jimbo123

Before it even launched, red flags went up about the Obamacare website. Health insurance companies complained about it, and the site crashed during a test run. But nobody told the President of any of it, the nation's health chief told CNN.

Kathleen Sebelius said President Barack Obama didn't hear that there may be problems with the sign-up portal for his signature health care law until it went live on October 1. That's when the site nosedived into a technical abyss.

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KEYWORDS: chaunceygardnerobama; deathpanels; dryruntestfailed; obamablindsided; obamacare; obamacareexcuses; obamainthedark; obamasfault; obamateur; sebeliuslies; thebuckstopswhere; whoispresident
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1 posted on 10/23/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Yeah, right. All goes as planned.


3 posted on 10/23/2013 7:06:55 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: jimbo123

Poor Barak!

Nobody told him anything


4 posted on 10/23/2013 7:07:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: jimbo123

As I’ve said elsewhere, they’re doing what has a proven record of success for them.

Put the focus on Obama and play the victim card.

Very smart move.


5 posted on 10/23/2013 7:07:16 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: jimbo123

Obama has so many dreams and good intentions to help us yet besides GOP obstruction those working below him keep ruining his golf games with bad news like this.


6 posted on 10/23/2013 7:07:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: jimbo123

I dont buy it, but if if true why would he not know details about his namesake plan to destroy our way of life...pleazzzzz


7 posted on 10/23/2013 7:07:48 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: jimbo123

Many things seem to blindside this President.


8 posted on 10/23/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: jimbo123

“A little less of the limelight and a little more of the midnight oil.” - Calvin Coolidge


9 posted on 10/23/2013 7:09:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: jimbo123

I’m starting to smell a “government bailout” of these so called “insurance companies”.


10 posted on 10/23/2013 7:10:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your burrito! Here comes amnesty!)
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To: jimbo123

Implausible deniability.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 7:10:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: jimbo123

Racist programmers.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 7:12:16 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Mr. K

Stupid is, as stupid does.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 7:12:30 AM PDT by spudville
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To: Mr. K

He still doesn’t know that Walter White from Breaking Badly is dead.

He probably doesn’t even know if the Dodgers overcame the Cards.

He probably doesn’t know the IPhone 5S is out.

He probably doesn’t know Hillary left the cabinet.

He probably is still waiting on word to what happened to that Benghazi diplomat guy.

He’s still probably waiting on the arranged disagreement between Shawn Michaels and Triple H (on WWE).

Heck, he might not even know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer series ended.


14 posted on 10/23/2013 7:12:53 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: jimbo123

If I were the President and had been truly blindsided this badly ... heads would be rolling out of DC like bowling balls, with Sebelius the first one down the ‘lane’. Personally I don’t think he was blindsided at all ..... everything anyone in this administration says is a LIE .... so why should their statements about who knew what, when, and how regarding Obamacare be any different.


15 posted on 10/23/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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Bull-Sheetrock! Baraq knew this would be a train wreck. The plan is that it will be so bad people will BEG for single-payer.

Make no mistake, that's been the goal of progressives since Wilson. Once that happens, and you're denied a life saving drug or procedure, Good Luck getting an appeal. Don't tow the party line? Well we'll just put you at the end of the line for that bypass.

16 posted on 10/23/2013 7:13:46 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Mr. K

Well, being inept and incompetent sure helps you stay unaware of things you SHOULD know about. Nothing like lack of leadership to keep things from getting done. Are the lackeys too afraid to fess up that things are FUBAR and face the wrath of the won?


17 posted on 10/23/2013 7:13:50 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I’m starting to smell a “government bailout” of these so called “insurance companies”.

Mitch McConnell's top donor is an ObamaCare insurance company. You can bet on a bailout.
18 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:06 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

And whose job was it to inform him, Kathleen?


19 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:16 AM PDT by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: jimbo123

Oh, this is hilarious! Sebelius ADMITS that Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. I hope the House jumps on this as a lesson not to trust the One and his plan to drive America into communism.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:28 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Mr. K
Nobody told him anything

Nobody has included Obama in anything since he pulled the trigger on Bin Laden.

21 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

Actually it was clear to me from his little Rose Garden appearance that he doesn’t understand jack about what is going on. Just delegates it to his minions and assumes he can always bail them out with his magical tongue.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 7:18:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

Ha ha ha ha... So our Fearless Leader never asked? Never asked for a briefing, a demonstration, a status report on his “signature achievement”?
Leadership is either there or it isn’t. Community organization isn’t any help at all.


23 posted on 10/23/2013 7:19:06 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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Hey Sebelius! You have been made the defacto spokesperson for a FAILED POLICY ... and the reports that you provide to us today really require the willing suspension of disbelief.
24 posted on 10/23/2013 7:19:26 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: MissMagnolia

“If I were the President and had been truly blindsided this badly ... heads would be rolling out of DC like bowling balls?

Nope his minions are a reflection of him, Obongo and his Puppet Masters put them in their positions. If he admits they are incompetent so is he. A narcissist like him will never do the right thing if it negatively reflects on them.


25 posted on 10/23/2013 7:19:37 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You are probably right. There is probably a deal in it for them, such as, if they don’t have X # of people sign up, or their profits for the first year are below a certain # or measurement, they will get some “grants” or something so that they are not harmed.


26 posted on 10/23/2013 7:20:09 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: jimbo123

Sounds like Reagan was more in touch with things in his 2nd term then Obama. Yet the media makes nasty jokes about Reagan and praises Obama’s blatant ineptness.


27 posted on 10/23/2013 7:20:14 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: jimbo123

How can you blindside the blind? How can you teach the ignorant?


28 posted on 10/23/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: DAC21

We must demand Congressional hearings NOW for the $6 million dollars paid to a company to create a non-fuctioning website.

Heads should roll and Dems made to pay for this. And we want our money back!


29 posted on 10/23/2013 7:21:03 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: jimbo123

Right. A $600,000,000 blindside.


30 posted on 10/23/2013 7:21:18 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: jimbo123

Sebelius: Obamacare website problems blindsided the President


What doesn’t?


31 posted on 10/23/2013 7:22:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

He only learned by reading about it in the paper.


32 posted on 10/23/2013 7:23:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: jimbo123

The only way that could be true is if he were a strutting totalitarian psychopath who everyone yessed to death out of fear.
So either Sebelius is lying, or Obama is completely out of touch with any shred of reality.


33 posted on 10/23/2013 7:24:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: DAC21

Joke will be on Sebelius cause if this heat continues to rise for a couple more weeks she is going under the bus.


34 posted on 10/23/2013 7:24:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Darksheare
So either Sebelius is lying, or AND Obama is completely out of touch with any shred of reality.

Slight modification.

35 posted on 10/23/2013 7:25:47 AM PDT by ssaftler (Obama speaking is like the Fat Lady warming up: "Me Me Me Me Meeee")
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To: jimbo123

Did anybody tell him I can’t keep my doctor. . I can’t keep my insurance policy. .PERIOD??!!Did anyone tell him my rates have NOT gone down $2500??!!. . .what about these “glitches?”


36 posted on 10/23/2013 7:26:11 AM PDT by McBuff
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37 posted on 10/23/2013 7:26:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: COBOL2Java

He only learned by reading about it in the paper.


It’s so much more words than on a teleprompter. It must have taken a while. I assumed his source was MSNBC.


38 posted on 10/23/2013 7:26:26 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: COBOL2Java

They couldn’t even get him to sit through his Daily Intelligence Briefings. You think there’s any shot they could get him to sit through a software project development meeting?

Not with Sportscenter calling.


39 posted on 10/23/2013 7:26:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

It was never supposed to work. It was rolled out just to destroy the system.
There was little or no major media /Radio campaign to sell it.
The web site was full of flaws and launched anyway.

All is going to plan. The system is crumbling.


40 posted on 10/23/2013 7:27:01 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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BS, Obama designed it to sink, he is like a mole under a house, the digger of sea dikes, the one opening seacocks in the boat.

Acorn is waiting to be in charge of a single payer plan right now.


41 posted on 10/23/2013 7:27:30 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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This freakin’ guy makes Sgt. Shultz (”I know nuffing”) look like Encyclopedia Brown.


42 posted on 10/23/2013 7:27:48 AM PDT by Pietro
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LIAR....these people make my stomach turn...asshats extraordinaires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 10/23/2013 7:28:02 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: jimbo123

She is throwing herself under the bus to protect her incompetent boss.


44 posted on 10/23/2013 7:28:43 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"Joke will be on Sebelius cause if this heat continues to rise for a couple more weeks she is going under the bus."

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Reminds me of Lois Lerner.

45 posted on 10/23/2013 7:29:28 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Mr. K

He just heard about it on the news, like everybody else.


47 posted on 10/23/2013 7:33:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: ssaftler

Personally, I doubt he didn’t know.
I just think he didn’t care, or he honestly thought it could be spun into a positive.
Recall the spin, song and dance routines they did over Benghazi?
They thought they could sweep it under the rug or spin it as a “wrinkle” in national relations.
Once that didn’t work, they buried it, ignored it, and signalled the lapdog media to do the same.
They may try a similar tack with this.
First, downplay the events, claim Zero knew nothing, then if that doesn’t work, bury it and ignore it.


48 posted on 10/23/2013 7:44:55 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: jimbo123

Sgt. Schultz...”I don’t know nothing!”


49 posted on 10/23/2013 7:45:05 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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But not you, Sibelius. You knew.

You knew the Obamaware wasn’t ready.

You knew it would be impossible for people to enroll.

You knew that policies were going to be canceled upon initiation of PPACA.

You knew yet said and did nothing to prevent the situation or to warn people. You didn’t care.

You knew that huge numbers of people would unexpectedly be uninsured. You didn’t care.

This could result in people dying due to loss of insurance. But you don’t care.


50 posted on 10/23/2013 7:45:21 AM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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