An email to Fox News’ Bret Baier, read aloud on tonight’s “Special Report,” received an overwhelming response from viewers who asked for it to be posted online. “Bill from Kentucky” put the Obamacare debacle into stark perspective with his comparison to the United States’ ability to fight World War II in less time than it took to get up and (barely) running.

Baier quickly posted the text of the email to his blog due to the overwhelming demand.

This message came to us from Bill in Kentucky.

“Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.  December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.  What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage.  Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks,  planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa,  Invading Italy, D-Day,  Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin – all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!  And in that amount of time – this administration can’t build a working webpage.”

  • NRPax

    That’s a very painful amount of perspective but well said.

  • SunnyJS

    …and electronics have made us more efficient? God have mercy.

  • HanaFiveO

    Bravo to Bill the gentleman in Kentucky. That was perfect!

  • mike_in_kosovo

    *NAILED* it!!!

  • Maxx


  • nc ✓s & balances

    How much you want to bet Bill in Kentucky is a WWII Vet?

    • Doug Dodge

      sure he is….and I thank him

      • SineWaveII

        Amen to that

  • SineWaveII

    Now if we could just get the republican “leadership” to start repeating that fact over and over and start putting ads on tv/internet that include that fact over and over. We might actually get somewhere.

  • me

    Ouch!!!!! That should hurt.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Obama was rushed to the ER after getting critically slapped by an email

    • Bitter Clinger

      OK That made me spit coffee all over my keyboard. Thanks for that visual. Made my day!

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Also, remember that at the same time we were fighting overseas there was this little secret thing going on back home called The Manhattan Project.

    You could even say that it’s more apples-to-apples, no pun, with the run-up to Obamacare– the “brightest minds” trying to come up with the largest end product of its kind, and because they pretty much had no experience to go by, they had to work, work, and work some more to get it absolutely right the first time.

    Somehow I can’t envision Robert Oppenheimer in front of a Congressional committee being allowed to get away with “Whatever” or “Don’t do this to me” when they ask him why the nuke tested at Alamogordo fizzled.

    • $51188365

      Another similarity between the Manhattan Project and Obamacare –

      The results of both blew up.

    • creeper

      At the risk of throwing a wet blanket on this fire, remember that Tibbets and crew dropped that bomb without a clue as to what it would actually do.

      The difference is that Tibbets had no choice. Delay was not an option. (He also had the luxury of the finest minds in the world working on his bomb.)

      Contrast that with the imbeciles hired to create They were clearly NOT the “brightest minds”. Knowing it was a dud, Obastard chose to launch his bomb anyway.

      The only saving grace is that Little Boy’s nuclear chain reaction stopped after a while. Obamacare will be blowing up for years.

  • itsatax

    Outfitted the Russians with millions of pounds of food, millions of boots, tens of thousands of trucks, jeeps, tanks and planes too. Amazing.

    Now: “I don’t write code”

  • SPQR9

    That certainly puts in perspective Obama’s ability to “make government work”.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    This just in, President Obama goes to the hospital only to discover that Obamacare doesn’t cover THAT kind of burn…

  • Jack Deth

    Cold, hard facts.

    The Democrat party’s Kryptonite!

    • trixiewoobeans

      Which is why they yell Racism! War on Women! Climate Change! Rich White Republicans! Gun Control! Tea-Baggers! Racist, Racist, Racist, whenever facts are presented.

      • ObamaFail

        Whenever a liberal says that the Republican party is made up of only white people, we just need to throw this in their face.

        • neoface

          OK, not enough Asians!!!

        • Steve in Katy

          Not to be snarky like the dems, but did you notice all the democratic Senators up for re-election in ’14 are white. We should throw it back at ’em.

    • poh

      Common sense too!

  • marcellucci

    Technical analysis…….
    Pong > Healthcare .Gov….

    • GaryTheBrave

      Ouch! That also stings. 😉

  • Iacobus

    that was awesome.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Progressivism at it’s finest, and THAT’S scary!

  • ObamaFail

    When you look at it that way, RACISM!!!!!! – liberal logic

  • neoface

    Yap, definitely put Oblame to shame, and he still can’t take the responsibility for all his debacles. Yes, I’m certain he think its his mother’s fault, had he not been born, none of this would have happen. No wonder Obie is for abortion.

  • socalcon

    And the irony is, the Lapdogs have covered for Obama’s incompetence and inexperience since 2007.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Hell, I seem to recall the lapdogs saying that it took less time to win World War 2 when “reporting” on Iraq. Something tells me the Left will now deem World War 2 analogies racist.

  • BlahBlah

    Year 2 after Pearl Harbor Barack would still be sitting around blathering about red lines and trying to decide what to do.

    • Julescat

      and blaming some Republican

    • capisce

      “I got burned by Japan”

      • poh

        OK, this is just plain good!

  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I like it. I can just imagine alllll sorts of BS from liberals jumping all over this email, but I really don’t care. This email gave me a little bit of a smirk. :)

  • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    While we’re on this analogy, I’ve been making this one also. Every time I hear a Republican official say that “now is not the time to make this fight” about Obamacare or any other topic, I think of the men who fought at Normandy and all the other beach assaults.

    The GOP old guard is on a troop ship several miles out. The weather is really bad and they’re not even getting into their assault craft. Meanwhile smaller units of the GOP are hitting the beach, dropping the ramp and most are getting their azzes shot off while the GOP is looking at weather maps to see when it would be time for “the fight.”

    Those of us who aren’t in a position to take the fight up the beach and up the cliffs are back in England loading ships and back in the States building the weapons and ammo and shipping it out as fast as we can. Then at every turn we find out that the GOP is at a cafe in Paris, having dinner with the Germans.

    • poh

      Or back on a ship completing paperwork for the injury you never received so that you could get your third Purple Heart in less than five months so that you can go back stateside and dishonor the guys dying in the fight as you type. Signed, John. F. Kerry.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      And over on the other side of the world in June 1944, we were fighting an enemy who wouldn’t budge an inch and needed to be blown to Kingdom come wherever they were– “surrender” was not in their vocabulary.

      They “knew” they were the special anointed people of the world, “the Yamato,” whose Mikado is God upon Earth whose minions serve him with no regard for their own lives, all for the greater glory of Nihon. They are the wisest and most righteous people who ever lived, and would not brook any disagreement with their right to dominate the Far East, for after all, they were bestowing their gift of civilization upon the decadent Asiatic hordes– who needed to bow to them and serve them for all the Japanese beneficence to them. So what if millions of “Chinks” have to die? They’re just standing in the way of the Glorious Rule of Japan!

      And had there not been a nuke available and used in 1945, Normandy would have needed to be repeated a year and a half later in the winter of 1946, with casualties on an order of magnitude far greater.

      Any resemblance between the Japanese banzai mentality and certain self-righteous people in the United States is for you to decide, nudge nudge, wink wink.

      • logicrules

        Well said. And now we reside in the realm of the “Great American Co-Prosperity Sphere”.

    • creeper

      Two words for this post:


  • Julescat

    Zuckerberg and some college friends built Facebook in a year in his college dorm room on basically no budget yet o-hole couldn’t build a website in 4 years on a half billion dollar budget.

    • poh

      That is because he could care less about the website. His interest is destroying America. Something the Japanese and Germans could not do.

      • creeper

        No, his interest is in registering more Democrat voters.

        • poh

          To continue to destroy America as it exists.

  • journogal

    I caught a part of Glenn Beck’s show talking about something similar to this. Something along the lines of how our vision has fallen. FDR talked about stoping the rise of NAZIs and then taking on Imperial Japan, JFK talked about having a man on the moon at the end of the decade, and then there was Reagen, who told Gorbachev to “tear down the wall,” even though those words were struck from his speech. And now we have a President that says, “the website will be functioning at the end of the month.” What was once America’s big vision has become incredibly smaller.

  • alanstorm

    That’s RACIST!!!!!!

    Sorry – sudden attack of liberalitis. Carry on.

    • logicrules

      Easily cured. Take two part-time jobs and call me in the morning.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    At the rate this is going, it’ll take longer to get OBAMASCAM right than it did from Pearl Harbor to Japan’s surrender! NOTE:Not projection, Prediction! And about three months remain, but I’m not holding my breath that it will be totally working by then…Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Scorpion

    We had people on the moon in 1969. Thank God they didn’t have his tech surge geeks working on that project.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      1961: JFK vows to land a man on the moon before the decade is out. That promise is ultimately kept (though JFK never lived to see it happen).

      2010: Obama vows to have Obamacare implemented and running smoothly in three years. Well, the website doesn’t work, premiums are out of control, they’re trying to hide the cost of the deductibles, even Democrats are talking about a delay, and plans are being cancelled left and right–period.

      Hey, liberals, where are your JFK/Obama comparisons now?

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Obama’s more Ted Kennedy– an overrated not-really-very-bright-after-all ultra-liberal who’s given a pass because “He stands for all the ‘right’ things”! (In Kennedy’s case, assuming he was able to stand at all, *hic*.)

      • Scorpion

        John Kennedy proposes across the board tax cuts in 1961. He effectively reduced the top tax rate from 90% down to 70%. Tax revenues then rose from $94 billion in 1961 to $153 billion in 1968. That is over a 62% increase in revenue (33% adjusted for inflation).

  • poh

    The difference between a cause of the citizens and a cause of the government elite.

  • YERMOM182

    That is the atom bomb of dick punches.

    Well done Bill in Kentucky…

    Kentucky… you have a duty to draft Bill to serve your state.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Damn, that was devastating. But, hey. don’t forget an important caveat: the people who won the war knew what the hell they were doing. You could never accuse someone in the Obama Administration of that.

    By the way, how soon until Dan Pfeiffer responds with a oh-so typical “No, you” tweet?

  • Cal

    So let me get this straight: The only excuse the Obama administration can come up with for lying to America about being able to keep health insurance is incompetence on their part?

  • jukin

    A well deserved hat tip to affirmative action.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Thank you Bill!

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    And it’s only going to get exponentially worse because NO democrat admits fault for ANYTHING as they ignorantly and idiotically proclaim Forward! to God only knows what leftist nightmare.

  • yourmamatoo

    An ad the republicans should run in 2014- 2016.

  • dwsmokin

    Horses and basketball aren’t the only things in Kentucky-apparently common sense is alive and well in the bluegrass state.

  • Kaya Hund

    Good heavens ! ! The U.S. went from virtually no space program whatsoever to landing on the moon in 8 years — in the 1960s.

  • donpurser

    Ultimately, Obama doesn’t care about the website. He only cares about Obamacare because it gives the government hugely increased power to tax and control the American people. He could care less about whether or not you have insurance or are healthy. But OC gives a vehicle to allow government to lie, promise, pull strings, manipulate, and extract as much of YOUR money as possible.

  • Steve in Katy

    Although this is a great email, the video of Obama in a 2010 conference with Eric Cantor was a, “Must See”, from the same show. If I remember right, Eric is explaining how 9 million people will lose there heath coverage based on the rules and Obama agrees with him… very damning video.

  • johncunningham

    Yeah but WWII does not count because it was all done by white men, raciss!!! plus the Japs were interned, and Jim Crow still existed. the current party is a diverse collection of race hustlers, sodomite fanatics, and dykes, hence morally far superior.

  • Jim_Burnes

    So are you telling me that the only truth that has come from this president that his birth certificate is legit. or maybe the ONLY truth that this man has said might no be true……

  • cleek

    We also spent almost five TRILLION of dollars in those 3.5 years – that’s 7500 times more than even the highest Obamacare estimate. That’s equivalent to one third of today’s total US economy.

    Free market? In WWII, the US government involved itself in every level of the economy, from gas and chocolate rationing to strictly limiting the commercial use of steel, rubber, copper, nylon. Automobile production was stopped. You couldn’t buy whisky because the makers had all switched to industrial alcohol production.

    Ten million Americans were forced into service, under penalty of jail, by the government. 400,000 of them died.

    That’s the comparison you want to make? WWII was the absolute epitome of central planning and command economy in this country.