63 days later... and the Obamacare website still isn’t functioning

Many on the right have warned of the dangers of Obamacare for years now, but it was hard to imagine that the implementation of the President’s signature legislation could go this badly. It has been 63 days since the October 1 rollout, and Healthcare.gov still isn’t functioning properly.

“How can that be possible? This goes beyond, I think… the wildest imagination of how bad this would be. I knew it would be bad. I didn't think the website would be this bad,” Pat said on radio this morning. “I know that the Obamacare program sucks and is more expensive for most people, but I didn't think there would be these kinds of problems with the website… And that [says] something: It exceeded our expectations for failure.”

Insurance companies are complaining of error-riddled applications, security experts are warning of significant privacy concerns, and those looking to sign up for coverage are now being directed to a virtual queue that could last hours. That really sounds like a ‘fixed’ website, right?

The Obama Administration, however, is quite proud of its accomplishments. "HealthCare.Gov on Dec. 1 is night and day from where it was on Oct0ber 1," Jeffrey Zients, the former Obama Administration official now managing website repair efforts, told reporters Sunday morning. "While we still have work to do, we've made significant progress with HealthCare.gov working for the vast majority of consumers."

During a White House briefing yesterday, Press Secretary Jay Carney had no choice but to make excuses:

REPORTER: And what do you say to those -- because we've talked to some today that we've been tracking from the start of this -- who still went on yesterday and today, and still are unable to enroll? What do you say to them?

CARNEY: Well, look, I would say that we have seen steady improvement in the site, and that improvement continued over the weekend and today. What is absolutely the case is that we need to continue our work, and that while the vast majority of users are able to access the site and have it function effectively, on a day like today when you have a surge that we're likely seeing, you're going to get this queue message, potentially, if you're trying to enroll, which allows for you to return to the site when it’s going to be less crowded. And that's a vast improvement over the experience that people had during surge periods -- or any period, really -- in early October.

“It's so bad that Carney is trumpeting on… December 2… two days after this was supposed to be absolutely fixed… that it's still not fixed,” Pat said exasperatedly. “So keep that in mind. You go there now – this is after the web site has been fixed – you [are going to] get a queue message. Wait. So I don't go there and sign up now? It's not fixed? No! But you are going to get a queue message that you are 194th in line.”

“Oh, no, no, they won't tell you [that] you are 194th,” Stu interjected. “What they will say is, ‘Hey, there's too much traffic. We'll email you when it's ready.’”

Pat attempted to extent the concept of the Healthcare.gov queue to other government agencies, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it doesn’t really make much sense.

“So the vast improvement is: Now, when you come to the DMV to get your driver's license renewed, the line is so long, that [they] can't even let you stay there,” Pat said. “[They’re] going to give you a little thing that says, ‘We'll call you when there's 10 people in line and you can come back. So go home and then we'll give you a call sometime in the future when there's less people in line and you can come back and get your driver's license then.’ Very convenient.”

When you consider the fact that we live in a world of instant gratification, the fact that the Obama Administration has gotten away with the utter failure of Healthcare.gov is truly inexplicable.

“Look, websites have problems, but you get it [fixed] in hours or minutes. You get them done, at the worst, in days,” Stu said. “Two months is an eternity in the digital world.”

Pat, meanwhile, summed the entire situation up in one word: “Unbelieveable.”

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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