Obama Gives Speech Explaining Why Website Doesn’t Work

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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There is something historic in Obama, the man whose office used to be associated with such notions as “Leader of the Free World”, giving a speech to explain why a website isn’t working.

Of course that website cost somewhere in the neighborhood of half-a-billion dollars. That used to be a lot of money. But in Obama’s era of 4 trillion dollar budgets, it’s more like chump change.

Obama has as few answers to that question as Bangalore tech support and as many excuses.

The White House sideshow was still pathetic. It’s something you expect the CEO of a dot com saddled with a terrible product to try pull. Instead we got yet a millionth teleprompter speech whose theme was that everyone but Obama screwed up.

Everyone. Yes everyone. Everyone but him.

Obama would like the country to believe that CMS, the government agency responsible for website integration and testing, couldn’t handle building a website that 50,000 users could browse at the same time when given half-a-billion dollars to play with… but can handle providing insurance to a hundred million people… while saving money.

And how stupid do you have be to believe that?

Obama’s successes begin and end with being elected. He can ram through gay marriage or illegal immigration, but he can’t solve actual problems. Instead he keeps creating them and then blaming someone else.

It’s gotten so bad that we get a speech blaming everyone else for a website that his appointee overspent on and mismanaged. Once upon a time, White House speeches dealt with serious things. Now they deal with Obama explaining why the half-a-billion dollar website for his terrible idea doesn’t work.

(Hint: It’s not his fault.) Bush did it.

  • Yael

    Bibi Netanyahu has become the leader of the free world — by default.

  • veeper

    maybe obama needs to call in Mr. Putin to bail him out and fix his mess again…..

  • John Q Citizen

    I wonder if he will give a speech explaining why he’s ruled it void when people by the millions start complaining that it’s no good.

  • DogmaelJones1

    It’s not Obama’s fault that the site doesn’t work. It’s reality’s fault. It’s just not performing up to his expectations. He wanted it to work. But it failed him. Bad reality! Go stand in a corner.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    The New Yorker had a great satire today about Edward Snowden offering to fix the website. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/10/snowden-offers-to-fix-health-insurance-marketplace.html

  • DB1954

    The gist of his speech will be: “Let’s all channel our mental energies together. We can IMAGINE the website works well, and, voila! It will work like a Swiss watch.”

  • Lanna

    They want everyone on the single payer system anyway to collect more revenue and penalties!

  • V

    IT REALLY IS NOT OBAMA’S FAULT, IT THE FAULT OF THE MORONS WHO VOTED HIM IN, TWICE……………………………………………………………WHAT IMBECILES.

    • DogmaelJones1

      You have no idea how many friendships I terminated with people who voted for Obama a second time, and that was after they’d witnessed all the scandals and corruption from his first term. I wiped my hands of them.

  • V

    Does that mean that Republicans were right all along when they were saying that this is a disaster and that Ted Crus was absolutely right and on the mark in trying to stop it and people lambasted him for it ? I wonder if the zombies will know about this.

  • dcnative

    Daniel, your comparison is an insult to Bangalore tech support.