As his healthcare disaster worsens by the minute, Obama hit the campaign trail tonight, inexplicably popping up in Texas. The most hated man in America figured it’s a good idea to go to Ted Cruz’s home state and trash the most popular politician in the state while he’s there. The man has the magic touch, huh?
President Obama swiped at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on his home turf Wednesday night, telling supporters at a fundraiser in Dallas that Republicans had pursued a “radical” and “destructive position” during last month’s government shutdown.
The president warned “good and decent Republicans” were being overrun by radical elements within their party.
“Right now there’s a group that – and a few of them are from Texas – who just aren’t willing to do the hard work and compromise necessary to move the country forward,” the president said.
The chutzpah is breathtaking. Faced with an insurrection in his party just hours earlier, this far-left radical who himself is cutting a path of destruction across the nation, is actually accusing others of having a “destructive position.” Amazing. Does he think this rolling clown show is helping him? Hate to clue him in, but nobody gives a rat’s ass any more about the shutdown. Is he really this out of touch?
Earlier Wednesday, Cruz blasted the president’s visit to his home state as bringing “nothing with it but broken promises.”
“He promised that Americans could keep their health care plans. We were told premiums would go down, that jobs would be created. And we now know these are all false promises,” Cruz said in a statement.
Obama also pretended things were going to be fixed with his Edsel website.
“I just want all of you to remember that as challenging as this may seem sometimes, as frustrating as HealthCare.gov may seem sometimes, we are going to get this done,” Obama said.
He didn’t add period. For good reason.
Charette: They said that they needed five weeks at the minimum to test it, and they’re still making all these changes. Where will that five-week window fit? If they had stopped right then and tested it for five weeks, they wouldn’t have been able to finish on time. And five weeks was probably the absolute minimum they needed, assuming everything worked. They’re patching the system as they go along and as Sebelius admitted, they’re doing very local unit tests (which, by the way, is what got them into this mess in the first place, with each contractor saying, “Well, my stuff works”). If they discover something major, they may have to run the whole system test again.
Jones: So they’ll most likely gain functionality, but security is not a given.
Charette: Yes, unfortunately. It would be very surprising if there isn’t some type of breach, either at the federal or state level, by this time next year. If you can breach some of these high security defense department or intelligence systems, what’s the probability that the Obamacare website is not going to be breached? That likelihood approaches zero if it isn’t zero.
Speaking of zero, here’s the White House occupant speaking to some of his zombies tonight.
Meanwhile, Charles Krauthammer and company sifted through the ObamaCare wreckage tonight on Special Report:
Krauthhammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, cited previous examples when attacking ObamaCare has been a useful strategy for Republicans, including last night’s Virginia gubernatorial election. That, he said, “was almost landslide into a cliffhanger” when Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli came within striking distance of his opponent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
“It is going to continue to strike. It petered away after the last time because it was all in theory, it wasn’t happening, it was suspended,” he said. “But it’s happening now and unless they stop the avalanche here, the Democrats are going to get buried in this.”