The Associated Press obtained an internal government document that shows Obama Administration officials were in fact concerned about potential issues with the Healthcare.gov website dating back to September 27 – three days ahead of the rollout.
“I’m going to give you a government document that has just been released by the Associated Press on universal healthcare that is staggering and shows you how little they care about you and how incompetent the government is,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “[This is also] why John McCain was pressuring so hard, why the White House was pushing so hard… to destroy Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.”
The memo suggests members of the Administration were concerned the lack of testing could pose “a high security risk” for both the President and the website.
The September 27th memo to Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said the website contractor was not able to test all the security controls in one complete version of the system.
The memo recommended setting up a security team to address the risks, conduct daily tests and a full security test within two to three months of going live.
“Okay. So first of all, there is your scapegoat,” Glenn said. “The reason why this is a leaked letter from the government is because Marilyn Tavenner, the Medicare chief, is going to be the one that is thrown under the bus.”
When you consider the memo was dated September 27, three days before the rollout of Obamacare and three days before the official start of the government shutdown, the rhetoric that was used by the media and by the left during the shutdown takes on a new meaning.
“This memo… was dated September 27th… You could not have a memo like this coming out [then] because Ted Cruz immediately could have said, ‘The administration themselves are saying that it is a danger to the people’s security’ and that would have changed the whole ball game,” Glenn explained. “So you had to have the John McCains, and the Lindsey Grahams, and the John Boehners of the world torpedo them, end it, shut it down, stop it. They had to do it quickly because this was coming out.”
“So the White House knew before Ted Cruz was even standing up and saying, ‘Just give it a year.’ The people internally were saying, ‘That’s a good idea. That’s a good idea. That’s a really good idea. We could use two to three months,’” he continued. “[But] you couldn’t let that go on. You had to discredit Ted Cruz and Mike Lee… [because] it was never the intention to actually do things right. It’s been about collapsing the system, and the system has to collapse around the world at the same time. This is their way of doing it.”
Despite that rather pessimistic evaluation of the situation, Glenn ended his analysis on a more optimistic note.
“But don’t worry. They think they’re building a system that will collapse into their hands. I believe God is building a system that will collapse it into free man’s hands,” Glenn concluded. “You are not the same person that you were five years ago and neither is the country – good and bad. Does it collapse into their system or your system of freedom?”
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