Proving once again this administration favors rhetoric over substance, Barack Obama addressed the ongoing issues with the ObamaCare website in a speech Monday morning.
The outdated, largely unusable site was unveiled Oct. 1 and, in subsequent weeks, the federal government has been tight-lipped regarding how many people have successfully registered for a plan.
Obama, flanked by supposed ObamaCare registrants, urged his subjects to remain calm as the issues are resolved. In the meantime, he encouraged individuals to sign up by mail or phone — even inserting ObamaCare’s toll-free number into the speech.
Saying there is “no excuse” for the website’s dearth of functionality, Obama provided more information about the ongoing process of repairing the glitches than anyone in the administration thus far. Still, as with any of his speeches, specific details were sparse.
Attempting once again to distance himself from responsibility, he claimed that “nobody’s more frustrated” than he is that the site “hasn’t worked as smoothly as it was supposed to work.”
“These problems are getting fixed,” he promised, claiming the services provided at healthcare.org amount to “much more” than a website.
After successfully managing to implement an unpopular healthcare law, this administration then rushed an incomplete website into production. As a result, a president who has thus far acted as though he can do no wrong now finds himself the target of widespread criticism.
Aside from the patriotic Americans who opposed ObamaCare from the start, traditionally leftist institutions including labor unions are up in arms against the dreadful law. Given the endless technical issues associated with the website, it is not surprising Obama’s approval rating continues to drop.
As the entire nation demands a solution, this president can only respond with a speech.
While his minions become more forlorn at the thought of their precious leader’s fallibility, the rest of the nation just wishes they had recognized the truth much earlier.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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