That was a brutal, and very useful, Sebelius hearing. #obamacare

If you’re a political junkie like me, it was full of excitement; more importantly, if you’re a propagandist like me it was full of Democrats saying stupid sh*t for the cameras, and Republicans confronting Sebelius with named examples of all the people she and Barack Obama have injured with Obamacare.  Which included Rep. Cory Gardner, who challenged Sebelius to go on the exchanges herself, just like him.

Sebelius apparently thinks that it’s illegal for her to go on the exchanges, by the way.  Which tells you everything that you need to know about the core competencies of the people that this administration decided to trust with YOUR health care policies.

Kathleen Sebelius, #Obamacare’s Jonah.


Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius called attention to the Affordable Care Act’s online Data Services Hub on Saturday amid criticisms and issues with the website’s services.

In a blog post titled “What’s Working in the Marketplace: The Data Services Hub,” Sebelius released statistics on the number of Americans who have used the site to highlight its success since the roll out.


A data center that hosts the key website for the healthcare exchanges that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law lost connectivity on Sunday, said a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Verizon’s Terremark, which operates a data center hosting the website and a data system for verifying information, experienced a networking component failure that impacted several government websites.

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See, this is why Kathleen Sebelius was never a serious Presidential candidate.

Because serious Presidential candidates don’t say stupid stuff* like this in public:

Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius responded moments ago to questions about whether she will resign in the wake of the Affordable Care Act’s problematic rollout. Her response is raising some eyebrows.

“My goal is to actually get the website up and running,” she told reporters. “The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place. I have had frequent conversations with the president and I have committed to him that my role is to get the program up and running and we will do just that.”

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#Obamacare Death Watch: Kathleen Sebelius and the sword of Damocles.

Sounds like an adventure novel title.

Normally this would be a sign that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be out the door before Friday:

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that President Obama still trusts Sebelius’s stewardship of his signature legislative achievement.

“The secretary does have the full confidence of the president,” Carney said during his daily press briefing.

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Sebelius counsels… ‘Reeducation’ for Obamacare.

The young boy’s desperately silent scream for rescue will haunt your dreams.



Yeah, sure, using that term will save at-risk Democrats in swing seats and states.

Now, it’s important to note here that HHS Secretary Sebelius was being inarticulate and stupidly insensitive here, not threatening. She didn’t mean to evoke the Cold War era specter of Communist concentration camps where enemies of the State were systematically tortured into reflexively supporting whatever Dear Leader was in power that year, or Soviet-era ‘mental hospitals’ where dissidence was ‘treated’ as a medical disease. The Democrats aren’t setting up detention centers for everybody who opposes Obamacare: for one thing, you can’t actually lock up a majority of a country. But the Democrats are nonetheless tired and angry about how Obamacare continues to be rejected by the voting populace – particularly the voting populace who will be at the polls in November – and sometimes people like Sebelius slip up. Use of a term like ‘reeducation’ indicates that the user of it has decided that there’s nothing wrong with his or her argument; the flaw lies in whoever is not being persuaded by it. So there’s no need to fix the argument itself, obviously. Continue reading Sebelius counsels… ‘Reeducation’ for Obamacare.