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‘Secrecy,’ ‘Lies’ and ‘Almost Criminal’ Rollout of Obamacare Denounced by…MSNBC Panel?

Posted by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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‘Secrecy,’ ‘Lies’ and ‘Almost Criminal’ Rollout of Obamacare Denounced by…MSNBC Panel?

An MSNBC panel savaged the Obama administration Monday for the “secrecy” and “lies” behind the disastrous Obamacare online exchanges, saying the rollout has been “almost criminal.”

“The rollout is unacceptable,” Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin said on “Morning Joe.” “The secrecy is unacceptable. It begins with not saying how many people have enrolled. I don’t understand why they can’t release that figure on a rolling basis.”

“But in addition, you search in vain for answers to lots of questions. … Reporters have asked them every day for basic information. When governments are in crisis, they withhold information, and sometimes they don’t tell the truth,” he said.

Secrecy, Lies and Almost Criminal Rollout of Obamacare Denounced by…MSNBC Panel?

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The panel agreed that the administration’s attempts to explain away the problem as a website developer issue have been unacceptable.

“I’m not being ideological,” host Joe Scarborough said. “These people want to run our health care system, and they want to be the grand organizers of what’s most important to most Americans over the age of 35 or 40. And yet they’re not telling us what’s going wrong with our system that they want to run?”

Journalist Mike Barnicle jumped in to accuse the administration of “lying” about the Obamacare enrollments figures.

“They’re lying about it now,” Barnicle said. “They’re not depriving us of information, they are outright lying … about the numbers of who have enrolled, the numbers who have made the process complete, the numbers of people who have actually signed up, a couple others things. The larger point is they keep using the word, ‘unacceptable.’ This is not unacceptable, this is outrageous.”

The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein agreed that the exchange failures have been unacceptable, adding that someone is going to be held responsible.

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“Up until recently, they didn’t realize how bad this was going to go out,” Stein said. “No one beta-tested the site, which is almost criminal, when you think about it. The president was caught off-guard, which is really unfortunate and also really kind of messed up.”

“So you need someone who brings accountability to the process; I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people lost their jobs. But this starts with basically explaining to Congress and to the American public what went wrong. I think that’s a very low bar for the administration to hit,” he said.



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DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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Wow, a station besides Fox News. I'm shocked and somewhat hopeful. But I doubt it will last.

Billiejeens
by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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I agree, very doubtful
Quoting DSamuels:

Wow, a station besides Fox News. I'm shocked and somewhat hopeful. But I doubt it will last.


erika9009
by Silver Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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I think even they realize now they are just being played with. 

I'm sure they had high hopes and then got a reality bitch slap.

Billiejeens
by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM
Quoting erika9009:

I think even they realize now they are just being played with. 

I'm sure they had high hopes and then got a reality bitch slap.




Maybe, maybe it's just more of -even the great and power "O" can't pull off this miracle, we have got to go to single payer.


erika9009
by Silver Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting erika9009:

I think even they realize now they are just being played with. 

I'm sure they had high hopes and then got a reality bitch slap.




Maybe, maybe it's just more of -even the great and power "O" can't pull off this miracle, we have got to go to single payer.


And the drones will cheer and not even think................

"humm, they could not even do a website that works, I doubt they could handle paying for everyone's health care"


If we get to single payer, I'm probably going to be paying  a lot of out of pocket expenses to keep my kids healthy.

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Billiejeens
by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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Quoting erika9009:


Quoting Billiejeens:
Quoting erika9009:

I think even they realize now they are just being played with. 

I'm sure they had high hopes and then got a reality bitch slap.




Maybe, maybe it's just more of -even the great and power "O" can't pull off this miracle, we have got to go to single payer.



And the drones will cheer and not even think................

"humm, they could not even do a website that works, I doubt they could handle paying for everyone's health care"


I we get to single payer, I'm probably going to be paying  a lot of out of pocket expenses to keep my kids healthy.




Agreed on all accounts -

It is not about you or your kids, other than he wants to take from you and redistribute to others.

JustCJ
by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Kinda disgusts me that they decide to finally 'get it' now. They and other MSM have the biggest roll in this whole thing. 

Billiejeens
by on Oct. 22, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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Don't fall for it, they don't get it. It's a one day thing so that the bots can scream later, look even MSNBC was critical!
Quoting JustCJ:

Kinda disgusts me that they decide to finally 'get it' now. They and other MSM have the biggest roll in this whole thing. 


JustCJ
by on Oct. 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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'get it now' = saving face

Quoting Billiejeens:

Don't fall for it, they don't get it. It's a one day thing so that the bots can scream later, look even MSNBC was critical!
Quoting JustCJ:

Kinda disgusts me that they decide to finally 'get it' now. They and other MSM have the biggest roll in this whole thing. 



JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I agree

Quoting DSamuels:

Wow, a station besides Fox News. I'm shocked and somewhat hopeful. But I doubt it will last.


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