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(Mediaite)   If you thought the GOP was incoherent listen to Debbie Wasserman Schultz "explain" the failure of Healthcare.gov to accommodate, or even account for the number of people trying to sign up   (mediaite.com ) divider line 144
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2013-10-10 10:35:37 AM  
i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.
 
2013-10-10 10:52:46 AM  
How would the government know how many people have signed up for private insurance?
 
2013-10-10 10:55:16 AM  
Why isn't the GOP complaining about the GTA Online rollout?
 
2013-10-10 11:03:49 AM  

So much butthurt.

Here, subby.



4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-10 11:04:33 AM  

Mentat: Why isn't the GOP complaining about the GTA Online rollout?


Or Civilization V or iCloud or any major update to WoW.

This talking point just makes me realize which people have no experience with technology.
 
2013-10-10 11:04:48 AM  
guys guys guys guys guys guys guys

both sides are bad

fyi
 
2013-10-10 11:05:11 AM  
You see, Obamacare is like when 4 guilds are all trying to kill Kazzak at once...
 
2013-10-10 11:05:52 AM  

GameSprocket: Mentat: Why isn't the GOP complaining about the GTA Online rollout?

Or Civilization V or iCloud or any major update to WoW.

This talking point just makes me realize which people have no experience with technology.


SimCity
 
2013-10-10 11:06:46 AM  
FlashHarry:
i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.

Umm... that's the DEMOCRAT talking point. Which is a lie.

The Republican talking point is that they screwed up the design and implementation completely, and that it's not a demand issue. We sure didn't get much for that $683 million.

Yes, that's right. The Obamacare web site outlay was well over half a billion dollars. For a system that could, on a good day, handle nearly 50,000 users. Maybe. It seems that the design of the site is, to be charitable, an abomination.
 
2013-10-10 11:07:20 AM  

FlashHarry: i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.


That's the old GOP talking point. The new one is that the majority of the traffic was the media and the lookie-loos who had no intention of signing up.
 
2013-10-10 11:07:44 AM  
Yes she's a terrible spokesman but the huge deal about problems in a major on-line rollout as if it isnt common is ridiculous.
 
2013-10-10 11:08:54 AM  

cirby: FlashHarry:
i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.

Umm... that's the DEMOCRAT talking point. Which is a lie.

The Republican talking point is that they screwed up the design and implementation completely, and that it's not a demand issue. We sure didn't get much for that $683 million.

Yes, that's right. The Obamacare web site outlay was well over half a billion dollars. For a system that could, on a good day, handle nearly 50,000 users. Maybe. It seems that the design of the site is, to be charitable, an abomination.


Know how I know you don't know the first thing about web design and IT infrastructure?
 
2013-10-10 11:10:33 AM  

FlashHarry: i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.


I think the Republicans should spearhead a massive nationwide data infrastructure upgrade, just so they can watch as millions of people log in to exchange websites simultaneously and then simultaneously recoil in disgust from the Lovecraftian horrors of a subsidized market-based approach to health insurance, vowing thereafter to only eat, drink, love, and vote Republican.

I'm sure it would play out just like that; what else could possibly happen?
 
2013-10-10 11:10:38 AM  

GameSprocket: Mentat: Why isn't the GOP complaining about the GTA Online rollout?

Or Civilization V or iCloud or any major update to WoW.

This talking point just makes me realize which people have no experience with technology.


This is the Nintendo Wii to my private insurance's Playstaton 4!!!!
 
2013-10-10 11:10:55 AM  
What do you want for 600 million dollars?
 
2013-10-10 11:11:05 AM  
Wait, did Debbie Wasserman-Shultz become the new HHS Secretary while nobody was watching?
 
2013-10-10 11:11:07 AM  
Is there a human being on this plant that would enjoy interacting with Debbie for a lifetime

shutters
 
2013-10-10 11:11:13 AM  
And why exactly is a random congresswoman from Florida being asked technical questions about anything?
 
2013-10-10 11:11:35 AM  
With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.
 
2013-10-10 11:11:41 AM  

paygun: What do you want for 600 million dollars?


a rubber biscuit
 
2013-10-10 11:13:23 AM  

The Slush: And why exactly is a random congresswoman from Florida being asked technical questions about anything?


It was a hit piece by MSNBC, who are known for having a conservative bias.
 
2013-10-10 11:13:38 AM  

SkinnyHead: With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.


Ah, right, so we just ask for what we want then?  Ok, single payer it is.
 
2013-10-10 11:14:34 AM  

SkinnyHead: With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.


What would that accomplish though?  It's not like anything is going to change in a year.
 
2013-10-10 11:14:40 AM  
As chair of the DNC she should have had a better answer. But as the GOP can't decide who shut down the government or why or if it's good or bad I still think they have her beat for incoherence.
 
2013-10-10 11:14:43 AM  
Well, that tears it. I'd rather show up at the hospital as an indigent, then declare bankruptcy for my medical bills, than try to sign up for Obamacare on that completely useless website. The things I am asked to endure for my subsidized medical insurance. THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-10-10 11:15:17 AM  

sprawl15: paygun: What do you want for 600 million dollars?

a rubber biscuit


Is that like a Wish Sandwich?
 
2013-10-10 11:16:53 AM  
Someone should make a macro which says "Obamacare is a failure since it couldn't handle its web traffic at launch, just like all these other failed products" and list all of the games that had day or week long server overloads on release.

So far we have GTA, Civ V, Sim City, and I'd add Diablo 3.
 
2013-10-10 11:17:37 AM  

Usurper4: cirby: FlashHarry:
i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.

Umm... that's the DEMOCRAT talking point. Which is a lie.

The Republican talking point is that they screwed up the design and implementation completely, and that it's not a demand issue. We sure didn't get much for that $683 million.

Yes, that's right. The Obamacare web site outlay was well over half a billion dollars. For a system that could, on a good day, handle nearly 50,000 users. Maybe. It seems that the design of the site is, to be charitable, an abomination.

Know how I know you don't know the first thing about web design and IT infrastructure?


K, so... Like, lay some enlightenment on us.  Are you implying that $600M isn't all that much? Maybe just trying to sound mysteriously wise... I plead utter ignorance and pray that you smarten us all up.
 
2013-10-10 11:19:52 AM  

Fart_Machine: sprawl15: paygun: What do you want for 600 million dollars?

a rubber biscuit

Is that like a Wish Sandwich?


What's a Wish Sandwich?
 
2013-10-10 11:19:55 AM  

purplegiraffe: Usurper4: cirby: FlashHarry:
i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.

Umm... that's the DEMOCRAT talking point. Which is a lie.

The Republican talking point is that they screwed up the design and implementation completely, and that it's not a demand issue. We sure didn't get much for that $683 million.

Yes, that's right. The Obamacare web site outlay was well over half a billion dollars. For a system that could, on a good day, handle nearly 50,000 users. Maybe. It seems that the design of the site is, to be charitable, an abomination.

Know how I know you don't know the first thing about web design and IT infrastructure?

K, so... Like, lay some enlightenment on us.  Are you implying that $600M isn't all that much? Maybe just trying to sound mysteriously wise... I plead utter ignorance and pray that you smarten us all up.



It's probably sharing bandwidth with all the NSA surveliance.
 
2013-10-10 11:20:00 AM  
paygun:
What would that accomplish though?  It's not like anything is going to change in a year.

Since the exchanges are priced based on the mandate being in effect, it would really fark them up. It's part of the GOP strategy to make the exchanges fail.
 
2013-10-10 11:20:04 AM  

FlashHarry: i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.


would someone think of the servers for once?  If we don't delay this thing they might overheat.
 
2013-10-10 11:21:25 AM  
My cousin's daughter-in-law split her taint ridin' the mechanical bull down the saloon an' she went to the ER to get some stitchin' an' they told 'er she couldn' get no work on her undercarriage without 0bamacare so my cousin had to put 12 days worth of 0bamacare on her debit card cuz her daughter-in-law had done lost her purse in the confusion back at the waterin' hole.
 
2013-10-10 11:21:25 AM  

The Slush: And why exactly is a random congresswoman from Florida being asked technical questions about anything?


That was sort of my question as well.  Shouldn't they be interviewing the contractor that was hired to build the system?
 
2013-10-10 11:22:03 AM  

cirby: FlashHarry:
i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.

Umm... that's the DEMOCRAT talking point. Which is a lie.

The Republican talking point is that they screwed up the design and implementation completely, and that it's not a demand issue. We sure didn't get much for that $683 million.

Yes, that's right. The Obamacare web site outlay was well over half a billion dollars. For a system that could, on a good day, handle nearly 50,000 users. Maybe. It seems that the design of the site is, to be charitable, an abomination.


It's 683 million now, is it?  Last I read was 634.  In any case, both are wrong.

That figure is for 114 different contracts which includes costs dating back to 2008 -- CGI wasn't even awarded the contract until 2011. That figure is for all combined services provided to HHS by that contractor, not just the website.
 
2013-10-10 11:22:34 AM  
I support the ACA. I will directly benefit from the ACA. I will get better insurance coverage at a lower premium. But there is no denying that the Healthcare.gov webpage is a turd sandwich.

Anybody dealing with this has surely been treated to the non-existent support AND the now infamous:

"Please note that two or more answers to the security questions cannot be the same. You must provide distinct answers to the chosen security questions."


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-10 11:23:07 AM  

paygun: SkinnyHead: With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.

What would that accomplish though?  It's not like anything is going to change in a year.


More people would go without healthcare and possibly die, so there's that.  Always a Republican goal.
 
2013-10-10 11:24:09 AM  

patrick767: Since the exchanges are priced based on the mandate being in effect, it would really fark them up. It's part of the GOP strategy to make the exchanges fail.


If the mandate is in effect in a year, I don't see what difference it would make.  (Thanks Hilldog)

I think they're trying to push Obamacare out because they're afraid people will sign up and get insurance and the world won't end.
 
2013-10-10 11:24:36 AM  

cirby: FlashHarry:
i love that the new GOP talking point is that obamacare is too popular for the IT infrastructure.

Umm... that's the DEMOCRAT talking point. Which is a lie.

The Republican talking point is that they screwed up the design and implementation completely, and that it's not a demand issue. We sure didn't get much for that $683 million.

Yes, that's right. The Obamacare web site outlay was well over half a billion dollars. For a system that could, on a good day, handle nearly 50,000 users. Maybe. It seems that the design of the site is, to be charitable, an abomination.


A google search for "$683 million health care website" confirmed that you pulled this number out of your ass.
 
2013-10-10 11:25:37 AM  

paygun: SkinnyHead: With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.

What would that accomplish though?  It's not like anything is going to change in a year.


Looks like we got mass confusion right now.  Delaying the individual mandate for a year would give them time to iron out all these problems.
 
2013-10-10 11:25:55 AM  

Desquamation: Fart_Machine: sprawl15: paygun: What do you want for 600 million dollars?

a rubber biscuit

Is that like a Wish Sandwich?

What's a Wish Sandwich?


that's where you have two slices of bread... and you WISH you had some meat!

a-bow-bow
 
2013-10-10 11:26:00 AM  

nmrsnr: Someone should make a macro which says "Obamacare is a failure since it couldn't handle its web traffic at launch, just like all these other failed products" and list all of the games that had day or week long server overloads on release.

So far we have GTA, Civ V, Sim City, and I'd add Diablo 3.


WoW (all versions and patches), Rome 2 Total War
 
2013-10-10 11:26:12 AM  

SkinnyHead: With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.


This message brought to you by the upstanding people that promised if the President just released his birth certificate everything would be just fine.....no no we meant the long form.....no no not the fake one....why did it take do long?

Yeah, the "we swear just one year delay and we promise to never revisit this again"

The right blew whatever chance they had of being trusted years ago and a great deal of derp later.
 
2013-10-10 11:26:21 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: paygun: SkinnyHead: With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.

What would that accomplish though?  It's not like anything is going to change in a year.

More people would go without healthcare and possibly die, so there's that.  Always a Republican goal.


Well, not the medicare patients that are their primary voters.
 
2013-10-10 11:26:43 AM  
Yeah, the launch is a clusterfark. More of that famed efficiency and quality from farming public services out to private contractors. It's another indictment of capitalism, nothing else.
 
2013-10-10 11:28:13 AM  

SkinnyHead: Delaying the individual mandate for a year would give them time to iron out all these problems.


that's hilarious. yes, i'm sure that congressional republicans a year from now would be all like, "please proceed with your obamacare rollout, suh! why i declare, i was for it all the time! i do believe, in fact, that obamacare, or should i say "romneycare," is the single greatest government program of all time!"
 
2013-10-10 11:29:10 AM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Yeah, the launch is a clusterfark. More of that famed efficiency and quality from farming public services out to private contractors. It's another indictment of capitalism, nothing else.


Isn't everything, though?
 
2013-10-10 11:29:27 AM  

Mentat: Why isn't the GOP complaining about the GTA Online rollout?


Obviously the fact that one of the state's rollout sites had a dropdown that didn't work in it's first week means the entire thing needs to be repealed, and we must go back to allowing pre-existing loopholes and drop tens of millions of people from their private insurance plans.

There's really no other logical way to look at it.
 
2013-10-10 11:29:51 AM  

FlashHarry: Desquamation: Fart_Machine: sprawl15: paygun: What do you want for 600 million dollars?

a rubber biscuit

Is that like a Wish Sandwich?

What's a Wish Sandwich?

that's where you have two slices of bread... and you WISH you had some meat!

a-bow-bow


FTFY
 
2013-10-10 11:30:05 AM  

SkinnyHead: paygun: SkinnyHead: With all this confusion, maybe the best thing to do would be to delay the individual mandate for a year.

What would that accomplish though?  It's not like anything is going to change in a year.

Looks like we got mass confusion right now.  Delaying the individual mandate for a year would give them time to iron out all these problems.


The pseudo-capitalist healthcare industry has had it's chance - and as usual, the "private sector" has dropped the ball.
Time for single payer universal, like other civilized countries.
Oh, and I want the government shut down until I get what I want, because I'm reasonable - like a Teabagger. :D
 
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