CNN loves a clock, whether it’s ticking away the minutes until the government shutdown, the hours the government has been shut down, or even the minutes until an asteroid flies by. Demonstrating the Obamacare sign-up process live on-air isn’t a new idea; MSNBC tried it the first day the exchanges were open, only for the reporter to give up in frustration.

Sean Hannity and others have tried similar experiments, and now, on Day 24, CNN has three “healthy young people” in “The Situation Room” struggling to sign up. It’s not a scientific experiment, but with the clock now passing a full hour with no luck for any of the three, it’s not exactly compelling television either.

It is stupid … that the White House couldn’t build a working website with more than three years’ notice.

Breaking news: is broken. Where’s @HealthCareTara to clear up this obvious lie?

  • lesterwink23

    Any bets on which clock will end up running longer?

    • rssllue

      CNN=Craving Nielsen Numbers

    • conservativechick

      The National DEBT clock?

  • waltermitty2012

    An enrollment counter would be better, but who wants that much bad news in real time.

    • arttie

      Just take the number registered and, if I remember correctly, multiply by 1i. That should give you an imaginary number.

  • walterc

    I noticed they didn’t bother with a “Days” column on the clock. Overly optimistic I’d say.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Not even hours! Incoming eggs!

      • WhoFarted

        That clock will never stop.

  • pinupartist

    How many productive hours are being lost because of this stupid “health care” program? This is like making you sign up–at gunpoint–for a punch in the nose; really, no one wants what the regime is forcing on us, but you HAVE to buy it. Is this freedom….?

    • logicrules

      This, and this, and this!!! Man hours = money! Where is the calculation of opportunity cost for the”millions” who are knowingly baited to this black hole of cyber-hell?

  • Juan Pablo

    It’s Bush’s fault!

    • WhoFarted

      I heard that somewhere too!!

  • John

    To what end?

  • Jack Deth

    I could understand the use of these clocks if Republicans had anything to do with this abominable “man made disaster”. Though. alas and alack. This is a 14 carat gold plated Democrat fuster cluck.

  • Hi This Is My Username


    They really can’t stop flaunting the failure, can they?

  • ceemack

    Do they have a “Total Destruction of the Private Health Insurance Industry” clock?

  • JeffWRidge

    Can someone please start a countdown clock until noon, January 20, 2016? One with not just days, but hours and seconds. That’s a clock I’d watch.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Yeah, and let’s hope we don’t end up with someone worse.

      • algonquinmatt

        cannot possibly happen… .? (sigh)


    Since this was CNN you know this was planned ahead of time with the Obama administration, and still it won’t work.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “This is CNN. Please don’t hold it against us.”

  • neoface

    CNN is so stupid, had they start at day one, it would be 24 days today. It would be so much more dramatic. You snooze you lose!!!


    There aren’t enough Planck Time Units until Heat Death for Obummercare.

  • lainer51

    BBBBOOOORRRRIIIINNNNNGGGG!!!!!!!! (as usual for CNN)

  • Brother bob

    Is it 400 mins yet?

  • Sakemoto

    If you cable company hasn’t cancelled your CNN feed yet, call them and DEMAND IT!
    Or something like that. Thanks Neil Cavuto.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Another one of a million and one ways to shill for Obumuh. And the hits just keep on coming.

  • Karin_A

    They should put this in a little box in the corner, with regular programming front and center. I would actually switch to their channel now and then, to see how the guinea pigs are doing.