Newest Excuse for ObamaCare Website Failures: It Was Hackers or Something

Posted by on Oct 03, 2013 at 8:14 am

It wasn’t hackers, you idiots. It was drive-by rubbernecking to look at the wreckage. It’s so obvious as this mess began Tuesday people wanted to see what a trainwreck it was so out of curiosity many people went on to these sites. Everyone knew it would be a mess, so the extra traffic likely created an even bigger one. But that doesn’t explain why they’re still not working two days later.

So along come some “experts” concocting wild tales of so-called hackers unhappy with ObamaCare being to blame. Anything but pointing to the reality this was not ready to go. Heck, even their own navigators admit what a clusterfuck this is.

Failure was predicted and failure is what we saw.

The NY State of Health site recorded an astounding 10 million visits after opening for business Tuesday — although there are only about 1.1 million state residents without health insurance and just 330,000 are expected to buy ObamaCare for next year.

By comparison, the federal government’s heavily promoted site — a portal to the sites for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and America’s territories and commonwealths — drew just 4.7 million visitors the first day.

Late Tuesday, NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore said technicians were “looking into the cause of this abnormally high traffic.”

Darien Kindlund, manager of threat intelligence for the FireEye network-security company, said “the sheer volume” of visits to New York’s site pointed to a possible “distributed denial of service,” or DDoS attack, in which virus-infected computers bombard a site with traffic.

“The numbers are fairly compelling,” Kindlund said.

Hemant Jain, vice president of engineering for Fortinet, a network-security firm, said that “because [ObamaCare] is such a political issue, it could very well be a DDoS attack.”

Here’s the reality. In California they wildly exaggerated the number of visitors to their site, so it’s quite likely the claim of 10 million visitors in New York is also a gross overstatement. But they can never admit Obama’s failures, so it’s simply easier to pretend some malicious anti-ObamaCare hackers were at work. They’ll never be able to prove it because it didn’t happen, but it gives the Obama zombie conspiracy loons something to blame the failures on, rather than on Obama’s incompetence.


5 Responses to “Newest Excuse for ObamaCare Website Failures: It Was Hackers or Something”

  1. gastorgrab on 3/03/13 at 10:33 am

    It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if Chinese hackers had targeted the ObamaCare exchanges.

    What better place to steal the personal information of Americans from than a website designed to collect it all?

    Any great volume of exploitable personal information could be used as a political weapon by the state that sponsored it’s capture. I could see the Chinese military funding such a project.

  2. Jeffrey Quick on 3/03/13 at 10:36 am

    I heard the friend of a liberal friend suggest that all those gratuitous “This website closed because of the government shutdown” screens are actually the work of Tea Party hackers. Given that most TPs I know are doing well when they successfully download their email, I rather doubt that.

  3. David on 3/03/13 at 11:12 am

    Those damn teabagger racist old white racist haxOrz!

    Who knew that those old racist white racists would add l33t haxng sk111z to their racist attack while holding guns to Obamacare’s head and strapping bombs onto their chests to keep people from getting affordable health care.

  4. Jon Brooks on 4/04/13 at 3:12 am

    A False Flag hacker attack? Or maybe those 90 yr old WW2 vets on their laptops? Hell they have nothing but time on their hands now!

    Mayhaps the attack on the White House gates by the crazed dental technician was a follow up to the hacking attacks? She even brought her kid along to give him Community Organizer street cred for the future.

    Possibly the mud dwellers of Elbonia? Maybe Gary Larson’s evil cows are getting more technical savvy. After that shocking horrific discovery by Bessy the cow, in farmer McDonalds freezer, who is to say they have not been plotting their revenge.

    My favorite theory is Dwight D. Eisenhower. I mean have you seen him lately? I know most people think he has been dead for decades now, but that has only been a cover since his emergency visit to the dentist in 1952 which was a cover to meet ET in Palm Springs. There they pulled all his teeth so he wouldn’t bite the grays while they transported him to their star system. During the transit to their system and back, due to time dilation effects, he has only aged a few days while 50+ years has passed here on Earth.
    And he “Is Pissed” at obummer giving his favorite…a bad name! I blame Dwight for crashing obummers site.