December 23, 2013

An extra day to sign up for Obamacare... because somebody just noticed the existence of time zones.

Huh?

44 comments:

mccullough said...

Tomorrow Obama will push Christmas back a week. There is nothing this man can't do.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Or, could they be punishing the tech staff for botching the Obamacare rollout by making them work till midnight Christmas Eve?

Levi Starks said...

Nobody does a better job of carrying water for Obama than NPR

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Sorun said...

I was sweating bullets trying to get signed up by midnight, but now everything's okay. Thanks Barack, you're bestest president ever.

mccullough said...

Get your Obamacare policy through the Althouse Amazon portal. Order by midnight Christmas Eve and it will be in your stocking Christmas morning. Free pair of a plaid union suit pajamas and a cup of hot chocolate.

Original Mike said...

"An extra day to sign up for Obamacare... because somebody just noticed the existence of time zones."

Why not just do away with them? One time for the entire country. Call it, oh I don't know, call it Coordinated Obama Time (OTC).

BigFire said...

Laws? Where we're heading with Obamacare, we don't need Laws.

CWJ said...

Left bank,

No they've punished the insurance clerks to work Christmas Day.

Michael said...

Well, there you go. Time zones. Which themselves solve,not cause, the problem. NPR. Awesome.

Bob Boyd said...

Moves the the bad news enrollment numbers to a holiday.

Fritz said...

"mccullough said...

Tomorrow Obama will push Christmas back a week. There is nothing this man can't do."

Well, he is the chosen one after all.

The Drill SGT said...

"An extra day to sign up for Obamacare... because somebody just
noticed the existence of time zones."


Making $hit up as we go along to get through the next news cycles....

Bob Ellison said...

In western Europe, they have one time zone. True story.

The Drill SGT said...

pssst: Somebody tell them, the folks in the farthest time zone are leftists and have their own exchanges...

The Drill SGT said...

Bob Ellison said...
In western Europe, they have one time zone. True story.


well two if you count the Brits :)

GMT and CET

Bob Boyd said...

Does anybody really know what time it is?
Does anybody really care?

Tank said...

The LAW is whatever HE says it is.

John Borell said...

At first I thought this was a joke. Then I realized it is a joke, just not the kind of joke I thought at first.

Lucien said...

The Affordable Care Act will go down as the greatest accomplishment of the Obama Administrations -- but will that be a good thing or a bad thing?

FleetUSA said...

Excuses excuses excuses

Elliott A said...

Spain does double daylight savings time

Alex said...

mccullough said...
Get your Obamacare policy through the Althouse Amazon portal. Order by midnight Christmas Eve and it will be in your stocking Christmas morning. Free pair of a plaid union suit pajamas and a cup of hot chocolate.


LOL!!!!

Sorun said...

"Gallup released a separate poll on Monday that found 36 per cent of Americans say Obamacare represents President Obama's biggest failure. Just 22 per cent believe it's his greatest achievement."

I wonder how many of the 22% are damning him with faint praise.

Saint Croix said...

Apparently Obama is signing up for Obamacare today.

So maybe he gave himself an extra day because he wasn't actually able to sign up before the deadline.

Which gives me the giggles.

Keystone said...

All the bridges across the Mississippi River and all the skyscrapers in New York City were designed by engineers and architects who attended lots of lectures in college. It works.

What's driving the attacks on lectures is the decline in the quality of students. Faculty are struggling to find ways that work for not bright students.

Clyde said...

Adding another day to the Titanic's voyage doesn't make it any more seaworthy.

Oso Negro said...

Is no one here distressed that Obama's administration simply keeps altering the content of the law as they see fit? Constitutional government lets us resolve our differences through the legislative process. This is dictation. Not even competent dictation.

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n.n said...

They have already forgot their talking points. Didn't the Democrats state that requiring people to sign up is racist? That requiring any affirmative action or statement to receive positive benefits, and presumably also negative benefits, is racist? Holder argued that passive and affirmative statements and actions were equivalent under the administration's selective enforcement of the law.

Michael K said...

In the meantime, he is five time zones away from the problem. Problem solved !

Somebody said...

Desperate to pump up enrollment numbers by any means possible. Even one more day helps a little.

"Anticipating high demand. . . ." Yeah, right.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Eastern Substandard Time?

F said...

Bob Ellison said:

"In western Europe, they have one time zone. True story."

Same thing in the western US.

Henry said...

They should extend the sign-up period indefinitely. Venus time.

If form-filling is reported as sign-ups, and sign-up lasts forever, then there's never a time when the government needs to count up the uninsured.

Problem solved.

geokstr said...

Apparently Obama is signing up for Obamacare today.

1) And we know that to be a fact, exactly, how? From HHS press releases?

2) What are the odds that Obama himself actually logged into the site and followed all the bouncing balls until the policy choice was in his cart? Did he pay for it yet?

3) He probably had his crack crew of hundred million dollar no-bid Canuck consultants do the actual data entry. For an extra 50 million add-on to the original agreement.

SOJO said...

Oh god, this is huge though. I forget what it was now, but I had to do some government form that had a deadline online ***and they shut the website down on non-business hours****.

What was the point of that? Isn't the entire point of a website that you don't have to shut it down as there is no government gremlin hunched over a hand crank making sure the lights stay on?

It was particularly absurd if you were on west coast.

gadfly said...

"Obamacare? We don't need no stinkin' Obamacare!

"Obamacare, to god-damned hell with Obamacare! We have no Obamacare. In fact, we don't need Obamacare. I don't have to show you any stinking Obamacare, you god-damned asshole and motherfarker!"

Smilin' Jack said...

Next up: "The dog ate our servers!"

Matthew Sablan said...

I'm so trying that excuse on the IRS for taxes.

Oh, wait. My taxes will be done in February, the weekend after I get my W-2.

PB Reader said...

Just as Obama claims to have "discovered" buying insurance is hard, he now claims to have "discovered" time zones.

What will this cherub discover tomorrow?

The incompetence is breathtaking.

Humperdink said...

Apparently the system could not recognize Obama's identity when he attempted to sign up, so his staff did it.

From the comments in the link: "For what its worth... nobody else has been able verify Barack Obama's identity either."


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/figures-obama-tried-to-sign-up-for-obamacare-but-system-couldnt-verify-his-identity-video/

damikesc said...

You know, if it was me, I'd be too embarrassed to use such mind-blowingly stupid excuses.