ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Obama plays the expectations game in his latest presser
[OBAMA] Well, I tell you what, they're wrong about that. There is no doubt that in implementing the Affordable Care Act, a program of this significance, there are going to be some glitches . No doubt about it. There are going to be things where we say, you know what, we should have thought of that earlier . Or this would work a little bit better . Or this needs an adjustment .
No doubt about it, the man's got a fake book you wouldn't believe! All that riffing on "bug-ridden" and "dysfunctional"!
That was true1of Social Security. That was true of Medicare [implemented, back in the day of steam-powered mainframes, in one year, not three]. That was true of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. That was true of the prescription drug program, Part D, that was rolled out by a Republican President and supported by Republicans who are still in the House of Representatives. That's true, by the way, of a car company rolling out a new car. It’s true of Apple rolling out the new iPad.
If the project manager for the iPad had set the security certification deadline for the iPad the day before launch, they would and should have been fired.
So you will be able to, whenever you want during the course of the next six months and probably the next year [IOW, ObamaCare will take at least a year to debug], find occasions where you say, ah-ha, you know what, that could have been done a little bit better. Or that thing, they're kind of making an administrative change ; that's now [sic] how it was originally thought this thing was going to work . Yes, exactly [??]. Because our goal is to actually deliver high-quality, affordable health care for people and to reform the system so costs start going down and people start getting a better [sic] bang for the buck. And I make no apologies for that. [What courage!]
[throws book at TV.]
Meanwhile, they're shedding requirements right and left, slipping deadlines, preparing others to take the blame.... So transparent. What a con.
NOTE 1. Anaphora, Obama's favorite rhetorical device, so you know this answer is prepared; when he improvises, he doesn't use it. "That was true... That was true... That was true... " So much emphasis on truth. Why, I wonder?