Robert Gibbs calls Obamacare rollout ‘excruciatingly embarrassing’
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 14, 2013
You might have heard that the glitches keeping people from creating accounts at HealthCare.gov are due to excessive demand for Obamacare; that’s what the president said, at least. But not even former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is buying that one, calling the rollout a “bungled” mess that has been “excruciatingly embarrassing” for the White House.
This is indicative of how the government will run healthcare. Even throwing $100 MILLION dollars at it didn't help. http://t.co/egJgoJf6G2
— Bill Coleman (@BillfromAlabama) October 14, 2013
"Excruciatingly Embarrassing 4the White House…Bungled Badly…Hope They Fire Some People…”a quote from a Repub on #Obamacare?Nope,Robert Gibbs
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 14, 2013
Gibbs specifically noted that too many people trying to load the site was not the root of the problem; so much for that excuse, then.
“This is not a server problem, like too many people came to the website — this is a website architecture problem.”http://t.co/z058RMQ86m
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 14, 2013
Gibbs isn’t alone in wanting to see people fired over the government’s ridiculously broken website. National Journal’s Ron Fournier said that the administration should “roll heads” over the “inexcusable” rollout because of its effect on people’s confidence.
Finally, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts has called for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign over the “systematic, profound and indisputable” problems with HealthCare.gov … and that’s only two weeks in. Just wait until the website starts working and the real problems begin.