They apparently set a very low bar for failure. After three weeks of catastrophic failure, Obama’s joke of a mouthpiece went on with CNN’s low-rated hack Piers Morgan to let all three of his viewers know everything is just peachy.
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said Obamacare is “not failing” in the face of criticism that the administration botched the rollout of the new website responsible for enrolling consumers in the insurance exchanges.
“This system is not failing. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are submitting their applications successfully to get into the system and enroll in Obamacare, and they are doing it through a variety of means, through state exchanges and through the call-in centers and that’s going to continue,” said Carney in an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.”
The arrogance and hubris of these people prevents them from every facing reality. Yet now even some media lapdogs are starting to question their credibility. Welcome to the party, folks.
Now that the president has lost the “Morning Joe” crowd, ObamaCare may be in even deeper political trouble than we thought.
The MSNBC chatfest is generally sympathetic to the administration. And Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, has been training most of his fire on members of his party who led the ill-fated government shutdown.
But with the feds back in business, and the media spotlight predictably back on the bungled health care effort, the punditocracy has really turned on the rollout that President Obama felt compelled to defend at a White House event yesterday.
Mark Halperin, the “Game Change” coauthor and a regular on Joe’s show, called the rollout “unacceptable” and added that “the secrecy is unacceptable,” accusing the administration of withholding information about how many people have signed up.
His fellow panelist, liberal commentator Mike Barnicle, ratcheted up from there: “They’re lying about it now,” he said. “They’re not depriving us of information, they are outright lying.” The former Boston Globe columnist called the administration’s conduct “unacceptable.”
When famed plagiarist Mike Barnicle says you’re lying you’ve got problems. Meanwhile, ABC News countered Carney’s nonsense with a guy who’s spent hours on either the phone or computer trying to sign up for the right to pay through the nose for his ObamaCare, and still can’t do it. Over to you, Baghdad Jay.