Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, October 18, 2013 7:56 pm

Hey, Paul Cox of Leicester, NC — why did you go on Hannity’s show and lie about Obamacare?

Because you did, and you’ve been busted.


  1. Another Wapo Oops

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Monday, October 21, 2013 7:03 pm @ 7:03 pm

  2. ACA’s serial fabulists… succcess stories that aren’t

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Monday, October 21, 2013 7:23 pm @ 7:23 pm

  3. And this has to do with Hannity and Fox and Paul Cox’s lies how, exactly?

    Comment by Lex — Monday, October 21, 2013 9:41 pm @ 9:41 pm

  4. They speak loudly for themselves. if you even opened th links ..or didn’t read carefully.. which you have been busted for before. Big deal, Paul Cox. . Keep on gulping the Kool; Aid , Lex.. Sigh !

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:43 am @ 12:43 am

  5. Pathetic Pep Rally with fainting actress gone bad.. Get outa here. LOL

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:55 am @ 12:55 am

  6. OK, if you’re determined to avoid my original point, I’m moving on. Cheers.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:32 am @ 9:32 am

  7. MSNBC Accuses Administration of Outright Lying About Nubmer of Obamacare Enrollees .. Heh.. Double Heh !

    Is it hard to drink the kool aid with your head in thde sand ?

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:34 pm @ 8:34 pm

  8. No, MSNBC doesn’t accuse the administration of lying, partisan hack Mike Barnicle does, and he never clearly explains what the government is supposedly lying about. Yeah, they went with the Canadian company — because it was the lowest bidder, so they had to.

    You know what else had serious, nationwide problems on rollout? The GOP’s Medicare Part D. And you know what else? Those problems got fixed.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:44 pm @ 8:44 pm

  9. Pay attention. Mark Halpetrin also said the administration was inexplicably withholding information and not telling the truth about number of enrollees . Barnicle was simply expanding on what Halperin said.. BTW Barnicle is a partisan for progressive causes. That’s why this attack was surprising.

    Yeah low bidder but that doesn’t pass the smell test.

    “Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned.

    CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry.

    The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011.

    Officials at the U.S. government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for Obamacare website work, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

    Federal officials considered only one firm to design the Obamacare health insurance exchange website that has performed abysmally since its Oct. 1 debut.

    Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI Federal, the U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian company with an uneven record of IT pricing and contract performance.

    CMS officials are tight-lipped about why CGI was chosen or how it happened. They also refuse to say if other firms competed with CGI, or if there was ever a public solicitation for building, the backbone of Obamacare’s problem-plagued web portal.

    Instead, it appears they used what amounts to a federal procurement system loophole to award the work to the Canadian firm.”

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:12 pm @ 1:12 pm

  10. Was the rollout riddled with problems? Yes, but almost every nationwide rollout is, from new Apple hardware to online video games (some of which have even higher demand than Obamacare).

    Of course the administration should make the information public, a point I’ve been making about government at every level for decades while you’ve defended some of the worst excesses of Bush 43.

    Finally, this isn’t just a website that isn’t working. The website is merely the user interface for something much more complicated that isn’t working, as insurance exec Richard Mayhew explains.

    Interestingly enough, the state exchanges, which have far fewer interfaces to mesh, are, by and large, working quite well. If states like NC had simply agreed to set up their own exchanges, instead of refusing to because OMG SOCIALISM or whatever, the whole thing would be having fewer problems.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:31 pm @ 1:31 pm

  11. The website is only the barbed wire . Behind that is a systematic line of withering fire. Obvious problems that those who voted for the ACA didn’t bother to read.

    And who is to blame for this ? Bush ?

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:32 pm @ 4:32 pm

  12. Actually, nonpartisan bureaucrats are primarily to blame. Read Mayhew’s piece again. And my solution is equally nonpartisan: open-source code for all government projects not involving national security.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:35 pm @ 4:35 pm

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