Obamacare Catastrophe: Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Competent

Written by Teri O'Brien on November 21, 2013

Last Thursday, November 14, 2013, during another cringe-inducing press room performance, our Dear Reader unsuccessfully attempted to stanch the political hemorrhaging that resulted from his health care scheme debacle. This fiasco is not only destroying Obama’s presidency and his reputation, such as it was. It has shredded the health insurance policies of millions. It has thrown a wet blanket on our already limping economy.

Fear not, though, because when disaster strikes, Team Obama knows exactly what to do to save the day. In this case, realizing that there isn’t enough lipstick in every Sephora and Ulta 3 in the United States to make this Obamacare pig look pretty, and admitting that it was time to go back to the drawing board.  So, that’s why on that fateful day, Barack declared (I see him so often, not only at these pressers, but at the Super Bowl, during the NCAA tournament, the Oscars and everywhere else, that I feel I know him), “Let me be clear. The notion that the federal government can run the entire health care system is obviously ridiculous, and that’s why we are abandoning this misbegotten adventure. I have asked Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Reid to work together to draft a bill that will repeal the Affordable Care Act as soon as possible. When it gets to my desk, I will sign it immediately. I sincerely apologize for this major screw up. I don’t know what we were thinking!” 

No, not really.

That whole “figuring out what’s not working and fix it” routine is for bitter-clinging squares. Team Obama knows that there is only one surefire cure for any problem in the world, and it has nothing to do with actually doing anything. Instead, it is the healing dulcet tones of the One’s voice. So speechify he did. When asked about the disastrous rollout of his $600 million dollar website, he responded:

OK. On the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working as — the way it was supposed to. Had I been informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, boy, this is going to be great. You know, I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity, a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.

Now, first of all, far be it from me to get into a discussion of just how stupid this jug-eared, leftist jackass is. That’s not the interesting part of the statement. The interesting part is his claim that he was “not informed directly,” a claim that lead many to scratch their heads, wondering what he meant. Was Chicago consigliere Valerie Jarrett informed? How about his cadaverous appearing Chief of Staff Denis McDonough? Or perhaps he was anticipating the news that would be released only five days later, that the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. informed his Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius back in March 2013 that the Obamacare website performed only slightly better than Michael Moore’s latest weight loss plan. 

Regardless of what exactly he meant, the obvious question is if someone within his administration knew about the impending nightmare of this Obamacare website, and didn’t tell him, why hasn’t that person been fired? Many of you might be thinking “If I had staked my whole reputation and legacy on a project, and one of my employees knew if was going to be an embarrassing catastrophe that would be so bad that it would become a national joke, but didn’t tell me, some heads would roll.” 

Thinking along those lines works for private sector businesses. Do you think any executive in the private sector who committed the jaw-dropping premeditated fraud that Barack Obama did to facilitate his re-election would get away with saying that his promises “ended up not being accurate”? Instead, he’d be saying “yes, your Honor,” on his way to the Steel Hotel. Do you think a private sector business could spend $600 million and 3.5 years on a worthless website and stay in business? (Yes, that is a rhetorical question.)

The problems with Obamacare are not about the website, and the regime knows it. The issue is the one so eloquently stated by Margaret Thatcher: the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. There was no need for Sec. Sebelius and all the other apparatchiks to keep Barack informed because the website is a sideshow. Who cares  if it works as long as Barack eventually gets the country to the single payer plan he’s been dreaming of his entire adult life?

The reason that no one has been fired is because Barack Obama’s minions are not in their cushy federal government jobs because of their competence. Knowledge, expertise, common sense, and the ability to accomplish objectives in the public interest all take a backseat to ideological purity and an enthusiastic embrace of the cult of the personality surrounding their brilliant leader. So it always is in socialist regimes. This one is no different.

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Teri O'Brien is America's Original Conservative Warrior Princess, and host of The Teri O'Brien Show, which debuted on Chicago's radio home for Rush Limbaugh, and now airs in the cutting edge world of online media, She is a yoga-practicing, 2nd Amendment-loving, bench pressing Mac girl geek, attorney, provocateur, author, and dangerous thinker. Teri is also the author of the new ebook, The ABC's of Barack Obama: Understanding God's Gift to America. Learn more at teriobrien.com.