Wednesday, October 9, 2013

When USA Today hammers the Obamacare rollout, you know it must be bad

The USA Today is a major Obama media-operative organization, so it's both amazing and encouraging to see their editorial board acknowledging the incompetence behind the massive technological failures of the Obamacare rollout.  And some of their commentary is downright beautiful (in a "great rag" sort of way!).  In response to Obamacare spokesman Todd Park's assertion that the failures were due to heavy volume, the USA editors had this to say:
That's like saying that except for the torrential rain, it's a really nice day. Was Park not listening to the administration's daily weather report predicting Obamacare's popularity?
Park said the administration expected 50,000 to 60,000 simultaneous users. It got 250,000. Compare that with the similarly rocky debut seven years ago of exchanges to obtain Medicare drug coverage. The Bush administration projected 20,000 simultaneous users and built capacity for 150,000.
That's the difference between competence and incompetence.
I guess three-plus years wasn't enough time for the Obama technology geniuses to get it right. You can read the entire article here.  []