During a press conference, on October 1, the day the Obamacare website was launched, President Obama offered up an excuse to explain why the website was malfunctioning: The sheer volume of unexpected traffic, he claimed, was the source of the problem. On October 5, in an interview with the AP, Obama offered up the same excuse.
But, on October 21, with the Obamacare website still malfunctioning, Obama was forced to change course.
"There's no excuse for the problems", he admitted [reluctantly]. "There's no sugarcoating it."
However, the President - in typical fashion - refused to reveal the real truth.
What he omitted from his remarks - and what he is still covering up - is the fact, that, in a test run, days before healthcare.gov was launched, the website crashed with just a few hundred people logging on simultaneously. Moreover, a testing group begged for a delay in the launching of the website because it was still riddled with problems.
But Obama, ever the politician that he is, chose to launch the faulty website rather than postpone its debut, because he was not prepared to suffer the political embarrassment of having to delay his prized healthcare exchange debacle.
Par for the course..........