Haven’t listened, but failed IT projects always have their leaders doing the Kramden.
Big IT projects are generally well-padded, both gov’t and corporate.
Some of course are known to be never going to work, some only work after multiple “passes”.
Many go off without a hitch. Like Y2K; success rate was phenomenal in total.
This NObamaCare of course, is way overpriced even by those standards (perhaps a hundred times more expensive than it should have been ?).
The company and it’s Brennan connection (that post I saw on FR yesterday) - that’s a real wow IMHO, but then again, par for the course. Stinks of new world order insider firm, but I don’t know specifics.
I was thinkin’ this was planned (especially the way the screens worked when I was watchin’ Fox for 2 minutes as they tried to log in).
The dumping of the user back to the “enter your info” screen looked too polished; it was not a crude, ugly, ergo unexpected error. It was a well-tested error handling that performed very fast. It took very little time for the system to figure out that it “couldn’t process” and slap the user back to “start”. The error processing “look and feel” fit in with the rest of the app very well; again, it was not something where they said “well, we’ve got this error handler functionality, but we doubt many people will ever see it, so this clunky message is ok”.
At first I said to maself
A) “these technical glitches were to allow the administration to say the site was flooded with users, Obamacare is popular, it must be a smashing success”.
Which is all well and fine for the first few days.
Now, they sit and look at the tally of signups.
If it’s dismal, and Americans are staying away in droves, the PR tack could shift:
B) Well, we don’t have a lot of signups because of the technical problems. (Not because people would rather buy insurance directly from an insurance company than through the Gestapo’s “exchange”).
They do have a plan to “induce more signups” though, in the long run.
The law and regulations are constructed so that insurance carriers can selectively cancel their customer’s policies en masse - and it is the “fault” of NObamacare (well, it was written by the large insurance carriers (i.e., new world order)), so the gubmint is supposed to not step in and stop those cancellations.
C) Over the next few years, all those people who have their policies cancelled are expected to come to the exchanges with their tail between their legs, willing to sign up on line, over the phone, by mail, by carrier pigeon; they’ll be all nice an’ desperate for insurance.
Ain’t the whole thing beyond crazy ?