Washington Post: #obamacare exchange flunked pre-launch testing. *Grotesquely*.
So, if the story’s from the Washington Post, then why am I picking Talking Points Memo as the go-to link for this story? Federal health officials went ahead with the Oct. 1 launch of Obamacare’s online health insurance marketplace despite a failed test days before, the Washington Post reported Monday. Government officials and contractors ran a test to see whether the web portal could handle | Read More »
Rep. Joe Garcia’s (D, Florida) former chief of staff is going to jail.
But there’s no such thing as election fraud in this country: Congressman Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff will head to jail for orchestrating a fraudulent, online absentee-ballot request plot during last year’s elections.
Weekly GOP address: Ken Cuccinelli (R CAND, Virginia-GOV).
I’m not going to mince words: you need to go and support Ken Cuccinelli. I don’t think that the third party polling we’re seeing is accurate – Virginia, historically, does not reward third parties with that level of support – but I do think that Terry McAuliffe is probably ahead, and McAuliffe is certainly acting as if he’s got the momentum. Boils down to this: | Read More »
White House bringing in “*Top* Men” to ‘fix’ #Obamacare exchanges.
A couple of things about this report: The Obama administration Sunday said it’s called on “the best and brightest” tech experts from both government and the private sector to help fix the troubled website at the root of the Obamacare enrollment problems. The unusual Sunday 600-word blog post from HHS was the first update in more than a week on the many failings of an | Read More »
Spanish-language version of #Obamacare delayed, yet again.
September 27, 2013: In another delay for the Affordable Care Act, White House officials quietly told Hispanic groups on Wednesday that the Spanish-language version of the healthcare.gov website will not be ready to handle online enrollments until mid-October. Mid-October:
#Obamacare Watch: This Is What Technocracy Looks Like edition.
And this is why we left that particular political philosophy in the Thirties, where it belongs. Grim reading on the Obamacare exchanges here from Yuval Levin (short version: the exchanges are in one whole joojooflop situation), with an important caveat: The character of the conversations I had with these very knowledgeable individuals in the last few days reminded me of something: It reminded me of | Read More »
Joe Garcia (D, Florida 26) SWEARS that that $25 grand payout wasn’t hush money.
Oh, dear. This looks very awkward: What’s worse than firing your top political adviser and chief of staff amid a state elections-fraud investigation? Having to pay him $25,000 in invoices that appear once the FBI opens up a separate inquiry. Welcome to Congressman Joe Garcia’s world.
…Erm, where is the rest of Terry McAuliffe’s dirty Joseph Caramadre money?
Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, the current Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia, chose not disclose his investment into an insurance scheme run by a businessman [Joseph Caramadre] who was stealing the identities of terminally ill patients on his Virginia Board of Elections Statement of Economic Interest during his 2009 run for Governor. [snip]
#Obamacare exchanges: June myth versus October reality.
Here’s a fun game: see how far you can get in this Atlantic Obamacare puff piece from June 2013 before you erupt in involuntary laughter! As the first website to be demonstrated by a sitting President of the United States, Healthcare.gov already occupies an unusual place in history. In October, it will take on an even more important historic role, guiding millions of Americans through | Read More »
Quote of the Day, This Is Why We Fight #Obamacare edition.
Never mind partisan maneuvering: when it comes to stopping Obamacare, it is in the best interests of the country that we win. Because the waves of pain are just going to keep on coming. The first two weeks of healthcare.gov have passed, with no progress toward a usable website on which to enroll. The public is being told that they can also enroll via paper | Read More »
#MillionVetMarch assembles peacefully, pulls down Lincoln Memorial #barrycades.
The Lincoln Memorial is not the federal government’s prop. Inside the Lincoln Memorial #1mVetMarch #Veterans pic.twitter.com/1eKJT1Y56P — Sherry Lucas (@PorchPhilosophy) October 13, 2013 Barack Obama is not a king. What an amazing picture featuring .@SenTedCruz in Washington DC at the #1MVetMarch! #VETERANS
#TCOT #CTOT #PJNET pic.twitter.com/cIbyhbgcoh — ConservativeTalker™ (@cubfanbeerguy) October 13, 2013 We are not his subjects. @twitchyteam RT @ZephyrK9 Taking barrycades to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave | Read More »
MSNBC’s Phil Griffin: Fox News is spying on me! With RAYS! In My HEAD!
This is a highly entertaining media tantrum: Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there’s something fishy about Tuesday’s ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation. “Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, | Read More »
The Moe Lane Zen And The Art Of Partisan Hackery Flow Chart.
Given the somewhat contentious discussions that we have been having in the conservative movement over the last few weeks, I felt that this might help. Besides, hey: flow charts. I’ve been meaning to get a program that would let me do flow charts*. Anyway, I hope this assists. Moe Lane *It’s who I am, and I have given myself permission to be all right with | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Embrace The Healing Power Of “And,” Brother @charlescwcooke edition.
Charles C.W. Cooke, in the process of pointing out that Obamacare was sold to us as a money-saver – and that the Left is now apparently stupid enough to think that we’re stupid enough not to have noticed – writes: [Barack Obama's] central claim [in 2008] — that premiums would drop for the typical family by $2,500 — could literally have been taken from the | Read More »