Monday, October 7, 2013
90 million Americans got a boost to their self-esteem this week when the Obama administration and mainstream media declared that not working is proof of popularity!
At least, that's what they're claiming for the Obamacare website, which is apparently so screamingly popular that almost nobody can actually use it. And impressively, of the excruciatingly small number of people who have somehow managed to machete their way into the online jungles of Healthcare.gov, it is estimated that 99 out of 100 of their applications will fail to go through the system because of poor design, poor implementation, and the fact that Joe Biden is using the Healthcare.gov computer to play "Farmville."
Based on our own testing here at Hope n' Change, it's been impossible to even log on to the site after six days of trying. Although in fairness, we did make some new progress today: we got a message that the system was down, but we could call a customer support "specialist" who's likely had neither training nor a background check, give them all of our personal identification data, and then tell them that we're experiencing "error Reference ID: 0.cdd7c17.1381088033.694c3ba."
Which, coincidentally, is probably the same number which will eventually be printed on our government-issued toe tag.
Perhaps the greatest disappointment to the president is that his healthcare website couldn't be included in his government shutdown, because it would have to be in service to be taken out of service.
Still, the website does have something in common with our other national monuments: it's completely blocked from public view by government barricades like this one...