Hey, did you know Bill Clinton is swearing in de Blasio on Jan. 1st?
Pretty effin’ neat.
How many lines of code did it take to build a non-functioning healthcare website? If you answered “more than everything else, by a lot" you’d be getting warm.
This is what so many people don’t understand (I didn’t ‘til M. explained it to me!).
Healthcare.gov is easily one of the biggest things anyone has ever tried to build on the internet.
And I hate that Fox and Friends and yes, even people like Jon Stewart and NPR, are equating its troubles with the success or failure of “Obamacare.”
It’s one piece of it. A piece that will get ironed out. It’s a fucking website. (We’ve all been there, amiright tumblr?)
And if we are going to blame Obama for something (and we should!) let’s blame him for what I consider the biggest mistake of his presidency, by a mile: not insisting on single-payer. (Uh, not even proposing it!)
…aka assuming the GOP had any interest whatsoever in “debate,” “compromise,” etc.
…aka not taking advantage of the goddamn mandate he was given.
…aka living in a little bit of a fantasy world.
He ended up negotiating with himself before he even left the gate, and that was a massive error.
The GOP are nihilists, never forget it.
But the problems with the website? Not even a historical footnote.