Apples and Oranges: President Obama compares Obamacare failures to Apple iPhone glitches

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President Obama made a true apples to oranges comparison yesterday when he tried to equate the failures of the Obamacare rollout to the glitches Apple experiences when it rolls out a new iOS.

“While we’re here on insane people playing insane stuff, can we play the clip of the President comparing the glitches to Apple,” Glenn asked on radio this morning.

OBAMA: Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system. And within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads — or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we do things in America. We don’t actively root for failure. We get to work, we make things happen, we make them better, we keep going.

“Nobody is rooting for failure,” Pat said angrily. “And secondly, Apple kind of has a track record. I don’t know, a $400 billion company that sort of works. And the U.S. government has a record of the DMV and Postal Service. I mean it’s a pretty bad track record. Oh, and public housing. Have you seen the beautiful splendor that is public housing? Come to New York and take a look at the great society.

Although the American people have witnessed the failure of government over and over again, most people remain hopelessly optimistic that things will somehow improve. We have witnessed failure, but very few people are actively rooting for it.

“You know what he’s doing? Let’s put this in perspective,” Glenn said. “He’s not just comparing Apple to the rollout of Obamacare. He is also comparing himself to Steve Jobs. He’s Steve Jobs.”

Pat pointed out that unlike President Obama, Jobs was known to put projects on hold that were not up to his standards. For example, the Mac program of the early 1980s was not rolled out late and over budget because Jobs refused to release something that was flawed.

“Does anybody really believe that if [Obama] could come up with a system that could beat the American healthcare system we had, is anybody [going to fault him]. No, no, no. I take this back. There’s probably about 10% of the Republicans, maybe 20, that would never give him credit… They would be fools,” Glenn said. “If they could actually come up with a system that beat the healthcare system, but he would have to be such a genius.”

Given the number of failed socialized medicine experiments we have seen throughout history, President Obama and his team would have to be pretty brilliant to figure out a way to avoid the typical pitfalls of such a program.

“Let’s put this into perspective, that he [and is team] are smarter than every communist country and every socialist country,” Glenn said. “He is somehow or another smarter than anyone who has ever run anything in Canada, anything in the Netherlands, anything in England, Cuba, China, Russia, anybody North Korea, South Korea. And [he has] assembled a team so smart, they can’t even explain it to the American people. They can’t even make the first step of sign up smooth. Hello!”

“I tend to root against things that are bad for the country and tend to root for things that are good for the country,” Stu added. “But I got news for you, my rooting interest in this has nothing to do with the failure of your product. Whether I root for it or against it has nothing to do with your poor design of the program that you have had four years to get prepared for.”

Perhaps the largest problem with the President’s comparison, however, is his failure to remember that Apple is a private company with shareholders and customers who can take their business elsewhere, if/when they are unhappy with a product. Obamacare, on the other hand, is a law of the federal government that Americans are forced to abide by.

“Steve Jobs, if he was so clueless that he took an iPad or iPod and said, ‘release it’ and the architect of it and came out and said, This thing is a train wreck. This thing is going to bankrupt the company… As a shareholder, I would root against Steve Jobs. In fact… I would give it just a few days and I would sell my stock,” Glenn concluded. “But in this scenario, we can’t sell our stock. We’re trapped. See, Mr. President, what you have failed to realize is, you are not destroying Apple. You are destroying lives because we can’t opt out. You made that very clear. We’re illegal, if we don’t have it at birth now. So, we can’t sell our shares.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Anonymous

    The real “glitch” is going to happen when the ignorant masses (aka low-information voters aka frog-people) learn that Obamacare is gouging the middle class by skyrocketing their heath insurance and forcing employers to cut their full-time jobs.

    Lol…..the suckers all fell down backwards over Obamacare, spread their legs and now tbey are going to get some fucking change they can believe in….. and they are going to get it good and hard.

    The designer President sold out the middle class. The non-producers get some benifits and the transnational insurance companies get rich…….as for the middle class sucker, she gets fucked…..lol.

  • Anonymous

    “Last February 3, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts posted in his column, “Obamacare: A Deception,” written by an expert on the subject. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/02/03/obamacare-a-primer/

    When Republicans for ideological reasons blocked a single-payer health system like the rest of the developed world has and, indeed, even some developing countries have, the Obama regime, needing a victory, went to the insurance companies and told them to come up with a health care plan that the insurance lobby could get passed by Congress. Obamacare was written by the private insurance industry with the goal of raising its profits with 50 million mandated new customers.

    Obamacare works for the insurance companies, but not for the uninsured. The cost of using Obamacare is prohibitive for those who most need the health coverage. The cost of the premiums net of the government subsidy is large. It amounts to a substantial pay cut for people struggling to pay their bills. In addition to the premium cost, it is prohibitive for hard pressed Americans to use the policies because of the deductibles and co-pays. For the very poor, who are thrown into Medicaid systems, any assets they might have, such as a home, are subject to confiscation to cover their Medicaid bills. The only people other than the insurance companies who benefit from Obamacare are the down and out who are devoid of all assets.

    This might prove to be a growing percentage of Americans. On September 19 the New York Times on the front page of the business section reported what I have reported for years: that real median family incomes in the US are where they were a quarter of a century ago. In other words, in a quarter of a century there has been no income growth for the median American family.”

  • Anonymous

    Are they now going to make it a law to buy Apple products?

  • Anonymous

    Are they now going to make it a law to buy Apple products?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Obamacare is more like this.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Obamacare is more like this.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Here is the simple matter:

    Apple is a industry, and as markets go, they will succeed or fail on the merits of the products they produce.

    Obamacare is a socialist program crammed down our throats by the left, who have exempted themselves from it, and have effectively changed our nation more towards a communist state than a free Republic.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Don’t put it past them.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Don’t put it past them.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Oh I can testify to the effect of Obamacare-fraud-disaster-of-the-traitor-president.

    Right now I have managed to get a new private, non-government insurance, and at slightly less cost than the Obama-care would cost. I have to admit, this was a one-time deal I accomplished, and only by Gods grace. 

    I have a locked-in rate for the next three years, and managed this by cash on the barrelhead and a long negotiation with the local providers boss. Right now, its better than nothing.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Oh I can testify to the effect of Obamacare-fraud-disaster-of-the-traitor-president.

    Right now I have managed to get a new private, non-government insurance, and at slightly less cost than the Obama-care would cost. I have to admit, this was a one-time deal I accomplished, and only by Gods grace. 

    I have a locked-in rate for the next three years, and managed this by cash on the barrelhead and a long negotiation with the local providers boss. Right now, its better than nothing.

  • Larry Angier

    Unlike an iPhone, Obamacare was designed by idiots and one is forced to purchase it.

  • greywolfrs

    Only fools buy crapple/MacIntrash…

  • Anonymous

    Obama:  “And within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it.”  Republicans just pointed out two glaring glitches to Obamacare, the exempt status of big business and Congress, AND the individual mandate.  How about…within days, we fix these glitches?  That means signing onto the Republican version of the Continuing Resolution, it’s that simple Mr. Harry Reid.  Do your job idiot.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey Glenn, You are wrong on this one:

    OK, not to be Johnny Rain Cloud, but Crapple products are far from perfect. In fact, most Crapple products are released before they are ready. Microsoft does the same thing. All those “patches” you get for either are the fixes to those products, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT READY. Some “patches” are simply updates, since technology moves pretty fast, but most are “fixes,” because the product wasn’t ready. Granted, people are not required to buy Capple products, unlike Obamaocare, but let’s be realistic. What you just said is false.

    Only idiots use Crapple products. In fact, if it were not for the Ipod and Iphone, Crapple would have been out of business a long time ago. Only retards use Crapple desktops, that would be why most teachers use them. Even the CGI industry has realized that Mpeg blew Crapple graphics out of the water a long time ago. Crapple is proprietary, always has been and always will be. Why would anyone want to buy a proprietary product? Do you like spending more?

  • greywolfrs

    Hey Glenn, You are wrong on this one:

    OK, not to be Johnny Rain Cloud, but Crapple products are far from perfect. In fact, most Crapple products are released before they are ready. Microsoft does the same thing. All those “patches” you get for either are the fixes to those products, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT READY. Some “patches” are simply updates, since technology moves pretty fast, but most are “fixes,” because the product wasn’t ready. Granted, people are not required to buy Capple products, unlike Obamaocare, but let’s be realistic. What you just said is false.

    Only idiots use Crapple products. In fact, if it were not for the Ipod and Iphone, Crapple would have been out of business a long time ago. Only retards use Crapple desktops, that would be why most teachers use them. Even the CGI industry has realized that Mpeg blew Crapple graphics out of the water a long time ago. Crapple is proprietary, always has been and always will be. Why would anyone want to buy a proprietary product? Do you like spending more?

  • Anonymous

    Only fools vote for a failed policy initiative.

  • Anonymous

    Only fools vote for a failed policy initiative.

  • americanathlete

    I mean…seriously!?!? Is this anti-Christ serious! Apple has proved itself that it’s products work! odorkocare??? that’s nothing but a communist imposition that  an arrogant dictator wants to stuff down our throats as his vision and goal of being king inches another step closer. IMPEACH dinglebarry saddam hussein osama bin laden NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • americanathlete

    I mean…seriously!?!? Is this anti-Christ serious! Apple has proved itself that it’s products work! odorkocare??? that’s nothing but a communist imposition that  an arrogant dictator wants to stuff down our throats as his vision and goal of being king inches another step closer. IMPEACH dinglebarry saddam hussein osama bin laden NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    not Apples and oranges. Its Apples and Lemons

  • Anonymous

    One big difference, Mr. Obama……..no one is FORCED to buy Apple products.  You are an idiot, sir.

  • greywolfrs

    There’s a problem with what you are proposing, actually, a couple of problems. The “ruling elites,” like Harry Balls and Boner, do not want this health plan. That health plan is for the peasants, not for them. Without the individual mandate, they can not rape the middle class to pay for the subsidies, someone has to0 pay for it and it certainly isn’t going to be them. They are the “ruling elite,” all the peasants need to bust their ass to pay for it….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

    What comparison? I hate Apple and I hate Obamacare, no difference here at all for me.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

     what idiots was Obama talking to when he sais that and they didn’t laugh out loud at the comparison. His audiences must be hand picked.

  • Anonymous

    they are.paid tools.

  • Anonymous

    In this case, shouldn’t the line read: “Apples and Lemons?”

  • Anonymous

    Or support it, Bert.

  • Anonymous

    ace, sorry, didn’t see your post.  My thoughts exactly.

  • Anonymous

    All of them, bd?  Or might some of them be just rabid fans?

  • Anonymous

    Careful who you are painting with a broad brush, wolf.  I have had a Mac for some years
    and am pleased with it.  It is my only Apple product.

  • greywolfrs

    I have been a Network Engineer/PC tech for almost 20 years, I think I know something about it.

  • JC Hoot

    That’s what you get for letting your kid write your speeches!

  • Anonymous

    Whoa!  Did I question your knowledge?  I was just stating my experience and satisfaction with the product.  You can feel about the
    product in any way you choose.

  • Anonymous

    “a industry”

    Your posts resonate with hate and ignorance. Ever try going outside?

  • Anonymous

    when Bush was president it was assfucks and idiots

  • Anonymous

    Go back to your cave you wimpering pinko bitch

  • Anonymous

    Hell no. Apple actually works.

  • Jeffrey T

    They said it had Glitches because of 2 MANY PPL trying to sign up for “GODCARE” But in reality the software is shoddy worksmanship ( lowest bidder) GOVT CONTRACT DONT 4 GET! Because it definitly wasnt because of to many people because alot of states only enrolled ( under 200 ppl) and some states it was ZERO GODCARE SIGN UPS! Young kids would rather pay thei fine than sign up for this train wreck! If they dont hit their “TARGET NUMBERS” then this is about to get a crapload more expensive for the people who are on it!! Its really crappy that they had King Obama write a “Special exemptin for senate & Congress! “He who pushes this train wreck should hauve to suffer” right along with the people who have to use this or get fined as well too. Senators & Congressmen & their ” Little Helpers” should be forced to use this as well too because arent they SAY HOW GREAT IT IS??

  • Jeffrey T

    Why do you say snow leopard is wrong?? Or is lying?? Their is not 1 thing wrong with the post!! The senate & congress did have King Obama write an exemtion for them and their ” little helpers” ( if they think its soooooo great then why did they have this done for them(?? Its not like they cant AFFORD IT!! Also “GODCARE” IS A SOCIALIST PROGRAM! & what ALLAH”OBAMA! is doing to middle class ( wrecking 40 hr work week! ) is called SOCIALISM! & GODCARE you can see it! The MINORITY PAYING FOR MAJORITY! As well as NO MIDDLE CLASS will be around! Everyone willbe dependant on the GOVT/ RULING CLASS! Their will no longer be middle class families ( based on the 4 person household with 40 hours a week! Their will only be 2 kinds of classes in Amerika when Obama is done! You will have the Elite Ruling class who exempted themselves from this crap & you will have the Lower Peasant class who cant afford this working a 25 hour work week making min wage of 7.50 an hr! Hell even a 40 hour work week! You couldnt swing it! ? Obama & Demorats are OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY & THIS PLANE OF EXISTANCE ITS EITHER THEY ARE DRUNK ON POWER OR HAVE SEVERE MENTAL ISSUES! Because their numbers DONT ADD UP! How can a 4 member family make 50,000 a year making 7.50 an hour working 25-29 hours a week! You do the math! Also Obama is switching our Democracy to Socialism right under low info peoples noses and they swallow his lies hook, line & sinker because people are TO STOOOOPID 2 REALIZE EVERY TIME “ALLAH OPEN HIS MOUTH” all that spills forth is lies & deceit!

  • Jeffrey T

    The low info Obozo supporters it wont effect bevause all they will see is their FREEZBIES! THEYZA GETTIN CUZ OF DA PREZDENT!! They will think Obama really cares bout dem!! CUZ DAY gots da free phone& theys monthly ” paid to stay lazy check”
    GOD SUPPORTERS! Dont realize that shit ISNT FREE!! The TAXPAYER IS FOOTING THE BILL FOR ALL DEEEESE FREEZBIES DAYS A LOVIN!!
    They are to STOOPID & low info to actualy see the middle class getting it ” UP THE A$$ES” BECAUSE OF THEM!!
    If this crap ISNT STOPPED THEIR WILL NO LONGER BE A MIDDLE CLASS! It will be Elite /Ruling class & Peasants! Having to use Govt handouts because they have to in order to be able to make ends meet at home because of the 25-29 hour work week that USED TO BE 40 HR WORKWEEK?
    But God SUPPORTERS WONT SEE THIS! Becausevthats where & how they lied/ live their lives on a normal basis!! & cant see ANY REDUCTION IN THE WORK WEEK HOURS BECAUSE THEY WERE NEVER INVOLVED!!
    God cant wrap his mind around a budget!! Thats why he is kicking & throwing temper tantrums!! Why would he give a shit if his Govt is racking up a debt that our Kids, grand kids & great grandkids will have to pay off! Geeee whats wrong with ppl!! WORK MORE JOBS 2 PAY FOES DA ALLAH OBAMAS OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING HABITS!
    Thats why THE SOVIET UNION COLLAPSED!! BECAUSE ” Ronnie Raygun” tanked their economy !!!! Tey couldnt keep up with the USA on a fiscal basis! & they fell apart! Allah CANT WRAP HIS NARROW MIND AROUND THIS!! ( I HONESTLY BELIEVE ALLAH “OBAMA” HAS SEVERE MENTAL ISSUE!! I mean whens the Last time or even A LAST TIME! A sitting USA President didnt/ would not talk about nor negotiate about debt ceiling limits?? I mean how totaly ARROGANT HIS STATEMENT! THAT ” WHAT DO IIIIIIIII GET OUT OF NEGOTIATING??? & YOU DONT GET SOMETHING JJFOE NUTIN!! What an ARROGANT PRICK!! How about !” Personal SATISFACTION ” IN NOT tanking the USA ECONOMY! & GETTING USA CREDIT RATING DOWNGRADED AGAIN!! OBAMA WONT NEGOTIATE AT ALL NOR REID ( ILD BASTARD) hmmm maybe Its called DOING THE RIGHT THING! For the COUNTRY! BUT OBAMA IS SO ARROGANT! Egotystical, gNarcissistic! That he WONT NEGOTIATE ( HEAR THE CHILDREN STOMPING FIT YELLING NOOOO I WONTTTT DO IT!! IIIII DONT CARE! IIIIIIII DONT WANTTTTT TOOOOOO) he acts like some SPOILED 3 YO!! Kinda sounds like LITTLE BARRY WAS A SPOILED BRAT!!! than Grandpa & Grand Ma should have SPANKED HIS SCRAWNY BLACK A$$ MORE!! Instead of telling him how “SPECIAL LITTLE BARRY WAS!! THEY DIDNT MEAN ” SPECIAL IN THE WAY OBOZO THINKS THEY MEANT!! LOL SPECIAL IS MEANT ” MENTALLY DIVERGANT! LOW MENTAL CAPACITLY! ” UNABLE TO FUNCTION IN SOCIETY” BECAUSE OF LOW INTELLIGENCE! I/E ( CURRENT GOVT IN DC) ALL DRINKING THE KOOL-AID

    IM DONE SORRY I RAMBLED ON

  • mspatdev

    The unions, some of the big businesses, movie stars, his money friend have that special w/h insurance.  They don’t have the obammycare insurance. The demorats and obammy voted for the health care. Repubs didn’t vote for it as they knew it was bad. It has been 3 years ago since obammycare passed. What have they been doing in the 3 1/2 years?  obammy has been rewriting the law. The laws had passed and he didn’t have the right to change nothing. They couldn’t even get anything off the ground the first day, they had major problem. There people that is supposed to be taking down your info are a bunch of criminals and law breakers. Imagine they have all of this info on you and if they get tired of the job, then your info is walking out the door with them. Nothing is sacred. You want the IRS to give you physical exams? This is a horrible obammycare. The Supreme Court said that it is a tax and not insurance. This is just another to get more taxes from everyone in the USA. Next, they are planning on taking money out of your savings and checking accounts. If you have 401′s or any retirement accts, watch out for law will take. In the European countries that is what is being done.  HOW DO ALL OF YOU LIKE THIS INFORMATION THAT OBAMMY IS GOING TO DO TO YOU? We don’t get to have our doctors or insurance. They have lied and lied to us.

  • Anonymous

     If it is so hateful what are you doing on here?

  • mspatdev

     obammy only went to the most far-left liberal doctors that didn’t know anything, and that is what our insurance is all about. They didn’t go to regular practicing doctors and the specialist, they went to the most liberal doctors they could find. Those doctors are the worst kind. That is why our socialist health care is no good.

  • Anonymous

    2×2 =12
    Poop + crap = shit
    always has always will

  • Anonymous

    I read enough to believe Justice John Roberts was blackmailed into passing Obamacare.

  • Anonymous

    Only anthropomorphic simians buy crapple and MacIntrash products……….

  • Anonymous

    Anthropomorphic simians would best describe them…

  • Anonymous

    No matter how one gold plates their MacTurd, it is still a MacTurd and there is no clean end to pick it up from.

  • Anonymous

    No matter how you put lipstick on a pig, its still a pig.