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What a monumental mess healthcare.org is. I just want to read about creating an account: Day 4………..
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Phitzzz, maybe the lookie loos should stay off until the people who actually want to open an account get their turn on the site.
What? Is phitzzz going to the wrong place? Is phitzzz going to the right place but going to just to jam things up? Inquiring minds want to know.
whoops, meant healthcare.gov
Kristen, I thought we were supposed to go on the site if we were seeking information…. I don’t understand your comment.
Better idea. Try anything but the government. If Obamacare is so good, then why doesn’t he want it?
“Better idea. Try anything but the government. If Obamacare is so good, then why doesn’t he want it?”
I’m with danny callahan, yesiree! I don’t want no government docs. I don’t want no government hospital, or government drug stores, or government insurance. The gubmint will screw everything up. Just like Enron.
That’s why, dagnabbit, I’m going to keep my PRIVATE docs. Who admit to PRIVATE hospitals, and write scrips for INVESTOR-OWNED drug stores. Who get paid by my PRIVATE health insurance, subsidized by my NO-NGOVERNMENT employer.
I DARE THOSE OBAMACARE COPS TO COME FOR ME!!!!
All the fussing that healthcare.gov’s constantly overloaded, having trouble connecting, etc. Y’all should see The Sims or World of Warcraft on patch day.
I walked by Sam’s on the market a few minutes ago and saw a t-shirt with a picture of fries and the words Freedom Fries under the pic. The day they were dubbed that, has to be one of the dumbest days in American history.
Fox News, in an apparent effort to downplay the effects of the Republican shutdown, is now calling it a “slimdown” in some, though not all, stories. I’m serious.
“slimdown” will turn out to be valid term if it lasts a while, since the majority of gov’t employees are not wealthy. Without pay, they can’t buy food, Maybe some compassionate conservatives will open some soup kitchens.
Obama on the road today giving speeches (which is all he is good at)\
Way to come to the table to work out a deal.
BTW, Dan, there’s a similar hand-painted sign on Den Hill Road (or at least there was) in Montgomery County. “God’s Country. Don’t drive like hell.”
Pirengle, those websites, are they government run?
To anyone complaining about the access difficulties of information/sign-up to the ACA:
Believe it or not, there aren’t many websites that can handle 100 million users trying to access them. This is especially true when one of the results of the shutdown is to furlough “non-essential” government employees. To oversimplify it a bit, it’s a matter of server load and pipeline traffic. Just how many IT people do you think the government considers “essential”? You can set up the infrastructure to handle it, but once input/output starts climbing and there’s no one there to address emerging bottlenecks, what do you think will happen?
Do we expect retail stores to be deserted on Black Friday just because we want to shop on that particular day? That’s not how it works.
To think that these ACA information access problems weren’t a well foreseen and planned aspect of this shutdown is to be more than a bit naive. Not that any of the spineless cowards on Capitol Hill would admit to such a thing. This entire debacle is a diabolically planned political maneuver and anyone not seeing it as such is blind.
The House wanted to stall implementation of the ACA for a year so it would be a fresh and convenient tool in the fall of next year to use to mobilize their voter base. It could be used to divide even further an already divided populous.
The last thing that the GOP wants is to give the ACA a full year to play out. They have continually had to scale back the dire predictions they’ve made about it. In the last two years, we’ve gone from the whole of the GOP saying that this will bankrupt and destroy the US, to only the shrillest of alarmists saying it.
Right now, the GOP’s biggest fear is that a year from now, all of this sky-is-falling panic will be exposed as what it really is – paranoid propaganda. This will leave them with major egg on their faces, expose them as fools fanatically protecting a known folly and will virtually ensure their exile into the political wilderness.
It boils down to simple political logic. If the ACA is as truly apocalyptic as the GOP says it is, why not just let it happen, but be vocal about your opposition to it? This would leave you in a beautiful political position to make huge gains in the 2014 midterms and carry that into 2016… but only if you’re right.
If you’re wrong, though, you’ll lose big time because your doomsayers will have been exposed as nothing more than a pack of inept, incompetent Chicken Little clones. This means that the GOP may not see a majority of any tangible kind until 2024 or later (depending on future unknown factors, of course). Still, that’s not a chance that people who like and want the power they have now are going to take.
As attempt after attempt to repeal the ACA failed and the implementation deadline loomed, the GOP’s back was truly against the wall and a new plan had to be hatched.
Enter the shutdown. The delay of ACA was intertwined with the shutdown threat because it was the last desperate stand before the lies get exposed and your base turns on you. If the Democrats give in to the demands, the GOP wins because they can bank that lingering uncertainty about the ACA’s viability into votes in the midterms in 2014. If the Democrats don’t give in, the GOP can play the “unwilling to compromise” angle and as an added bonus, the shutdown helps ensure that many of the government employees that would be used to help with implementation of the ACA will be furloughed.
The GOP knows the shutdown is untenable. They just want to keep up the charade long enough to throw their final wrenches into the works. This is a move of desperation, not a move of principles. To say that this is anything other than hostage taking is to be either egregiously dishonest or laughably naive.
That is one horrendously flawed game plan, folks – bank the whole season on the ignorance, naivety and pliability of your constituents. This will be a backfire that gets written in the record books. Count on it.
So funny…here is the Obama Care Hotline…and guess what the numbers almost spell?…take out the 1 in the middle….. 1 800 318 2596
J.M., you’re absolutely right about the shutdown being intended to make the ACA rollout seem badly managed. GIven how hyper-conscious Congressmen are of the media, they also undoubtedly wanted the shutdown to overshadow stories about ACA enrollment in this week’s news cycles, which they’ve partly achieved. But I wish I could be as certain as you that the GOTP will pay to an appropriate degree for conducting this anarchy.
Good analysis, J.M.
Anybody see this one today?
I think I’ve seen all types here and on the rest of the news sites.
The “TEA Party” is going to lose. You cannot win when you are a lying, uninformed, bully, demagogue ideologue. They will and they are. They think our diversity is a weakness when it is actually a strength.
gdad – you should have seen me there just hitting F5 over and over again. I bet I hit that refresh button 100 times in a minute yes sir re bob. Take that gov’t site. haha you were joking right ?
j.m. – yes, I fully expect a website of this magnitude to be thoroughly tested for expected times of peak bandwidth usage and effective cpu load balancing BEFORE it goes live. And a lot of the issues are not bandwidth or cpu related but rather poor programming and poor quality control.
I’m sure that all the folks who read this blog and smirk about the financial difficulties of daily newspapers will also delight in this one:
‘A SAD AND DIFFICULT TIME’ FOR STARS AND STRIPES
Warren, they may not pay immediately, but think of the ramifications long term i.e. for the next GOP POTUS. I would like to think Dems will take the higher ground and not obstruct on ideological grounds as we are seeing here, but they are human. I’m not certain if turning the other cheek or forgiveness is a basic instinct, much less a sober reaction to political BS. The political divide in this country has grown so large it will take many years to heal and the GOP will suffer as much as anyone.
Scott: Those servers aren’t government run but the principle is largely the same. Servers near capacity slow down, servers at or over capacity shut down.
(h/t to J.M. White for his explanation, btw.)
The government shut down national parks and this group of staunch republicans was denied acces:
“The political divide in this country has grown so large it will take many years to heal and the GOP will suffer as much as anyone.” I should have added of course, we the citizens will suffer as much as anyone…
I had the pleasure of meeting Phitzzz at a party Saturday night. He seems like a pretty good guy.
Mike Scott, that’s clearly an infringement on First Amendment rights. I don’t doubt Boehner is now seeking an exemption for these fine people…
Phitzz, you don’t seem to have had much experience with the www or much of any technology recently. Just keep trying.
The GOP’s worst nightmare is that ACA works and people like it. Every day it’s in operation is one day closer to that happening. Obama’s prime directive here is to let the House GOP choke on what they’re doing to the country. If the “deal” involves touching anything about ACA – now up and running – it will just be kicked right back to the House.
If there’s a God, the GOP will be suffering plenty in the years to come.
Thanks Dan – Ditto.
Same to Steve C.
Yeah Kristen, that dag-gum .org vs .gov typo……. Technology just isn’t my forte I reckon.
pistol pete | October 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm Obama on the road today giving speeches (which is all he is good at)\ Way to come to the table to work out a deal. – See more at: http://blogs.roanoke.com/dancasey/2013/10/dont-drive-thru-the-thursday-open-thread/#comment-350860\\
There is no deal. The Rethugs got all they’re goingto get when the dems agreed to the funding levels that the repubs wanted for the next six weeks. The TPNUTS have backed themselves into a corner, have no clue what they want and will have to eat the crow they so richly deserve. They can eat it now, or choke on it later, but eat it they will.
I agree that the “political divide” seems great, but I have faith that a true “leader” will come forward and bridge the gap. It is certainly not flame throwers like Obama or Cruz, it might just be a 3rd party. I hear the political disgust my 27yo son has for both parties and mostly agree.
I pray that our country will find our way back to civility.
“I agree that the “political divide” seems great, but I have faith that a true “leader” will come forward and bridge the gap.”
Like George W. Bush, perhaps? LOL
I think he is currently unavailable…lol
What is going to be done about the millions of people that can’t get insurance through ACA because 26 Republican controlled states refused to expand Medicaid?
I read an NY Times update this afternoon that said Boehner has informed his party that he will do whatever it takes, to avoid the gov’t defaulting.
Dan@34. . .Palin!
Oh my freakin’ God, what’s in Leon’s pipe? Pretty sure he didn’t purchase it at Milan Bros…
I’m sorry but I have to laugh at the suggestion that a good leader is all we need. If you think the freakin’ shut ‘er down “TEA Party” is going to negotiate or compromise with ANYONE, you are not paying attention. Time after time they will not take yes for an answer!
Sure they claim they will negotiate, as long as you do what they tell you!
Sure they claim they will compromise, as long as you do it their way!
Sure they claim they will pass a budget, as long as you cut what they say cut!
The lack of “civility” you bemoan here, started there first. It will end here first. Except it will not end. Civility carries a modicum of respect; they have none, they have earned none and neither have their parrots helping to tear this nation apart. Hell no I won’t compromise with idiots, and I won’t respect them enough to remain civil while they parrot lies, distortions and right wing blather. God help them if the people they have blinded ever catch on.
JonathanReid, they’re learning a valuable lesson. Elections have consequences, and if you’re going to vote for people who have to make their chops slamming all things that smack of federal money, you’ll be the one suffering for them.
PerryD, it cracks me up to see you call Obama a “flame thrower” anything along the lines of that nutter Cruz.
Your assuming there will ever be another GOP President, I’m not so sure. Mrs. Clinton will win in 2016 by then our country will be such a mess resulting from a one party system that we won’t even recognize our form of Government.
So, what other duly enacted laws do you believe the Congress should hold hostages over unless they can “defund”?
Oh Gee Sandi, I don’t know. How about those laws against marijuana that Obama refuses to enforce? Or is the executive branch the only one that is allowed to disagree with duly enacted laws?
danny callahan, @#7 Dano introduced you to one of his favorite tactics. That being, trying to avoid a question he doesn’t have an answer to by using sarcasm to attack the questioner. You see, Dan and the libs don’t really want people to question why it is okay for the congressional democrats to foist Obamacare on the rest of us, but then refuse to use it themselves. Shhhhh. Don’t ask too many questions! The last thing we can have is people thinking and questioning their plan. They know what’s best for you. Now shut up and goose step.
The ACA is not being foisted on me Chuck. I get to keep my insurance, my doctors, etc.
Why don’t you explain to the rest of us how profoundly it’s changing health care for YOU. Oops, cat got your tongue? Can’t do that?
Oy vey. None of us is surprised . . .
I see that Cooch is more desperate than ever. He has a new commercial trying again to make McA look like a drunk. Does anybody have any evidence of such?
gdad @ 11:37 I saw that last night. It was hilarious. You see the picture of McAuliffe laughing, and the words Not serious (or something to that effect) then you see the serious, oh so concerned look on Cuccinelli’s face while he’s listening to some one. That commercial’s a joke.
#48 And the laugh sounds fake, Debbie, so I wonder whether it was edited in. Or at the very least altered electronically. And this was a Cooch-approved ad, not something put out by a third party. Truly sad. And truly desperate.
Don’t look now, but I think Chuck was just “trying to avoid a question he doesn’t have an answer to by using sarcasm to attack the questioner”
“Just after midnight on the first day of sign-up Tuesday, Chad Henderson, 21, and his 58-year-old father, Bill, jumped onto HealthCare.gov, the portal for the more than 30 health insurance exchanges being run by the federal government and the marketplaces operated by 16 states and the District of Columbia.
“I was excited,” Chad Henderson said in a telephone interview with The Huffington Post Thursday. He had seen on Twitter that the exchanges opened at midnight. “We stood on there until about 3 in the morning,” he said. Chad and his father live in Flintstone, Ga., near the Tennessee border, about 5 miles from Chattanooga.”
THAT is who the exchanges in the ACA were meant to help. And they will.
Agreed, gdad. It is sad and desperate.
Re: the Cooch commercial
I particularly like the part where he speaks disparagingly about the whole fast food industry (‘all sizzle, no substance’ or something like that), which I’m sure pays millions of dollars in taxes to VA, and of which I’m sure most franchise owners vote Republican. Wonder if he would say that in person to a McDonald’s franchise owner? I’d love to hear that conversation.
McD’s owner: Nice to meet you, Ken! You’ve got my vote!
Cooch: Thanks! You’re doing a great job employing people, making money, paying taxes. It’s not easy for a businessman these days, especially for one selling the crap you sell!
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