Ha! That is perplexing, isn’t it? Where on earth could they have learned that?

Reality is also hard. As Twitchy reported, a senior VP at Obamacare contractor CGI Federal claimed “the system is working” in testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Nothing to see here! Move along.

Twitters users snickered along with Fox News contributor Monica Crowley:

https://twitter.com/kevinburdock/status/393383223075434496

Heh.

After buck-passing, what will come next?

Snort.

That’s funny because it might end up being true with this crowd!

Related:

‘Say whaaa?’ Delusional Obamacare contractor testifies, ‘The system is working’

Full Twitchy coverage of Monica Crowley 

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Can Canadians plead the Fifth?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      A fifth of Canadian Club, maybe.

      • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

        That’s my kind of club.

        • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Hear hear!

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Seagram’s VO and Canadian Mist…wonder if they were the bootlegging brands of Joseph Kennedy Sr.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          J&B Scotch, from what I’ve heard…

          • Jeff Eller

            Chivas Regal was old Joe’s favorite, from what I’ve heard.

          • tedlv

            Now that the NSA has turned over these comments to the UACA Death panels, they all know you drink. Let any illness occur, you will be disbarred from receiving help, while they toast each other’s savings of taxpayers dollars.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Already on the list. ID has been stolen. 4 times.

          • Charlotte North

            That J&B, would it be JARRETT and BIDEN – 2 genies in a BOTTLE???

          • Vision Rider

            Now that is a bottle that would make me gag.

        • WesMar856

          Mmmmm! Canadian Mist !!! :)

    • Scott

      With the Xchange rate it turns out to be the 4.8th I believe??

    • TocksNedlog

      Five Golden Toques!!!

    • northofmontana

      Canadians do not need to plead the fifth cuz we can do no wrong unless your from Ontario or Qubec

  • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

    Man, Monica Crowley has one shiny smile.

  • lesterwink23

    It’s all Bush’s fault anyway, right?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Him or Romney’s dog.

      • TheLibertyDefender

        Barry Soetero just loves dog meat. mmmmm

      • tedlv

        Chainy! Blame Chainy! He was Bush’s puppeteer, after all.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Or maybe not…

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    There’s more shuffling going in in that room than in all of Las Vegas.

    Or should that be shovelling?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      You be right…shuffling the deck against us, while shoveling more of their bullsh*t on America and again shoveling our money into their money clips.

      • IBXNJ

        EVERY move the Democrats make is to stack the deck in their favor!!

    • conservativechick

      What do we expect when they wasted $634 million on a job that should have cost a little less than ONE MILLION! Outrageous.

      • tedlv

        It heartens me to know that no hacker can emulate the government site for less than that $634M. Government is so efficient, no hacker could possibly prevail.

      • Vision Rider

        I spent 17+ years in the computer programming business. I’ve consulted with a few of my friends and we have concluded that there is no legitimate way this system could cost $634 million over 3 years. Which makes me wonder into what Black Hole did all this money fall? I recently heard a guy calculate that at $200 per hour that would be 1500+ man hours for a failed system. Great rates for someone.

        • Deborah Hallsted

          Some middle eastern h*ll-hole.

      • Deborah Hallsted

        That’s true government efficiency at work!

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      LOL
      I haven’t seen that much deflection since the Archimedes death ray.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      The latter (shoveling), but that ain’t dirt… XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Buck passing…of Taxpayer Money into MoneyClips and we get what?

    From: thehill.com Study: ObamaCare spending to top contractors tops $1B
    http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/330335-report-obamacare-spending-to-top-contractors-tops-1b-

    • OWHH

      Did any of them go through the bidding process?

  • Press Watchusa

    Campaign BUCKS stop at that desk!

    • Ewade

      My daughter’s college roommate said this morning she wished the Republicans would stop sabotaging the website so she could sign up. I actually heard Henry Waxman make that claim this morning at the hearing.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Whewn Waxman said “The Obamacare Website is up and working perfectly,” I almost fell out of my desk chair LAUGHING! Then, he said something about how the shut-down was the Republican’s fault, and I practically hit my bed laughing! #CSpanComedyTheater XD Jawamax 8<{D}

        • tedlv

          Bush is robodialing.

          • Nancy Pickering Churchill

            LOL

  • Acethepug

    Barack Obama: In charge of everything. Responsible for nothing.

    Think about that for a moment. Roll it around, savor the irony. Barack Obama is one of two things, neither very flattering.

    He is either the stupidest man ever to grace the White House, or the most corrupt and dishonest.

    Time and again, he and others have testified that he, like Sgt. Schultz before him, knew nothing of whatever scandal or disaster has been unearthed.

    Now, in the real world, where you have to actually do your job, and not get it handed to you because of your skin color and political affiliation, could YOU get away with this?

    Would you keep a staff of advisors that allegedly kept information from you to “protect” you, making you look intellectually lazy, uncurious, and generally inept?

    Wouldn’t you fire the lot of them and replace them with people who actually WOULD keep you informed?

    Of course you would, unless you wanted to maintain plausible deniability. Much like the “will no one rid me of this troublesome priest” IRS scandal, Obama claims he knew nothing about his signature legislation and the website problems.

    Really? He didn’t have the slightest bit of curiousity? I mean, he’s certainly demonstrated that he is LAZY enough not to care (since he generally rolls out of bed for his daily briefings at about 10AM or later), but seriously?

    So, we’re left to conclude that Obama is the village idiot, bumbling through life powerless to change anything around him, or he’s a nasty liar who is deliberately keeping his fingerprints off things, content to rake up the perks of being President without being assed to do any actual work.

    As I said, neither is flattering. And the truly terrifying thing is, there are LEGIONS of Obamabots willing to cover for this idiot and/or serial liar.

    When GW Bush was President, he was responsible for ANYTHING that happened, no matter how far removed from his office.

    Now? We get the “if only Comrade Obama knew!” charade.

    Oh, Obama knows. He just doesn’t care. Narcissists rarely care about anyone but themselves.

    Worst. President. Ever.

    • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I absolutely agree with your post. Only problem is that the Obamabots will still keep supporting this inept President even with all of this staring them in the face. They won’t let facts get in the way of their “ideal” of what Obama is.

      • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

        They would have to admit they were duped, and their pride won’t let them. It’s about Ego.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        And, they seem to have forgotten what happened to Nixon’s “Cronies” back during Watergate… Jawamax 8<{D}

        • Deborah Hallsted

          But that was back when actions had consequences, and most took some kind of responsibility for their acts.

    • HisChosen816

      “The Obama Administration doesn’t know anything about what the Obama Administration is doing.”

      –this could be a real quote.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I’ll take Corrupt Current Presidents for $1,000, Alex-er Ace… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • JustLikeAnimals

      E-V-E-R!!!!

    • LisaG
    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      When you have the time…
      “Agenda” Grinding Down America
      http://vimeo.com/63749370

    • OWHH

      Didn’t he brag about being lazy?

    • 4AmericaFirst

      Very well done! Now if we could just get rid of him sooner rather than later (without making a marytr out of him), but the “alternative(s)” really creep me out. Better to know your enemy, I guess.

    • Kevin Cooney

      I know for one thing he’s got the country into big deep ! Trouble !

      • Kevin Cooney

        He was never qualified to do the job ! I wouldn’t put him in charge of a broom!

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    The buck stops with those who didn’t vote for Obamacare, didn’t once support it and didn’t program the website.

    • tedlv

      We get to pay.

  • Carol Robinson

    Obama-scam

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I think I coined that phrase, but all are welcome to use it…Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Wally C

    Bet they wish THEY had an etch-a-sketch for this fiasco.

  • ClinkinKY

    The 4 O-care administrators are right now drawing straws to see who “takes the fall”.
    There was a fifth straw but B.O. was the one who cut them and got to pick before anyone palmed them:)

    • tedlv

      Bush. He will take the fall. Just wait and watch. These idiots cannot take any responsibility for anything. By “these idiots” I mean Obama and his puppeteers.

  • Bob

    Let’s get this indefinitely postphoned until all the internet certifications are completely approved by congress! After all this is supposed to be a good thing right? The first person I want to see sign up is Obam himself!
    MAN UP or RESIGN!
    Personally I rather see you impeached for being a compulsive liar!

  • ObamaFail

    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/89622-unreal-report-says-16-million-losing-health-coverage-due-obamacare/
    16 million Americans to lose health coverage because of Obamacare. I guess that’s the GOP’s fault too? This is all thanks to Democrat incompetence. When morons try to take full control over something, it just turns to complete crap. Only a moron trusts a Democrat to do anything.

  • Scott

    Monkey Court Congress!!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      The Democrites during Watergate? XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I was watching the hearings on C-Span this morning, but got bored, realizing these “Witless Witnesses” were either giving non-answers, or driving questions around in circles with their answers.. Heard Ramboni Palloni’s “Monkey Court” outburst, and laughed; I also noticed most of the Democrites were either lying about ObamaScam working, or taking this process lightly, because they “believe” in it….
    Well, when this crashes our economy, and bankrupts our Government, they’re gonna turn and blame Republicans, knowing that it was actually their party that caused this mess..And by then, it just might be too late….But I’m still holding out hope for the 2014 midterms… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • RealityBitesBack

      Someone needs to call Palloni’s remark racist and quick. I’m so deeply offended that an elected official in 2013, while attending hearing that will ultimately pertain to the first black president’s signature law, uses the term “monkey court”. This is an outrage! He should lose his job for suggesting that a monkey court is in session to review our first black president’s implementation of his signature program. Send him back to the 1950’s where he belongs. (Sorry, I don’t watch MSNBC enough to pull off this kind of a rant)

    • tedlv

      Consider this. When Obama shut down the government, he was ready. Within hours, public places were barricaded, complete with fences and signs. A lot of them. I have worked in government (as a GOCO). Procurement of massive amounts of material, custom made signs, etc, can take months, if not years. Plus, it takes time to print the signs and make the barricades. The Obama administration was thoroughly prepared for the shutdown, because they intended it to happen. Republicans didn’t order the signs or fences. Think people. Who are you really voting for when you elect people like Pelosi, Reid, Frank, et al, and Obama? There can be nothing more obviously than the fact that the shutdown was planned, and the orders were to make it hurt as much as possible. If we support voter ID, and make it happen, that will help get rid of multiple, illegal, and dead voters. It’s time to fight back!

  • dcnj

    someone please tell me who the fools are….

  • JustLikeAnimals

    I seem to recall……oh yeah.

    • RealityBitesBack

      Is there anyone who cannot see through the smoke and mirrors? He’s transparent alright…. but like the poster says, just not in the way we thought it would mean.

  • HWGood

    The beltway’s latest dance craze: The Obama Shuffle.

    • RealityBitesBack

      I’ve heard the song that goes with it…. “I don’t wanna get the boot” scoot boogie!

  • $25753324

    Blame Canada! Blame Canada!

    • Jay Stevens

      Better idea: blame the people who selected Canada.

    • Mike

      But Mitt Romney sent jobs Overseas!! LOL

      Obama is such a waste.

  • stellatruman

    Nothing seems to matter . No matter what the scandal, no matter who is hurt. This administration and everyone associated with it takes zero responsibility for anything , but always finds the time to bash the right and anyone trying to either expose the lies or correct the damage. The country is being run by a middle school student council basically

  • David Roberts

    CGI Federal must be on hard drugs.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    will Reid and Obama spend their own money to help Obamacare is the question, let us throw Pelosi’s millions in there also, she loves it and knows it will work

    • sicoit

      Pffffttttt, THEIR MONEY?????? Shoot, they only spend O.U.R. money.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      She’s still tryin’ to find her monocle so she will know what’s in it.

  • cmerlo1

    That’s a different department. I suggest you ask the head of that department where the buck stops.

    • atillathehunney

      lol! lol!!!!

    • RealityBitesBack

      Unfortunately, we followed that trail and it disappeared up the President’s backside.

    • Furious

      I think that department is right next to the Department of Redundancy Department.

  • atillathehunney

    “the system is working”

    (Hand waving in the air)…

    “These are not the droids you are looking for. Move along.”

  • Guido

    This is both racist and Bush’s fault.

  • Guest

    It depends on what the definition of “is” is.

  • RealityBitesBack

    In the O’bombed R Us administration, the buck never stops.

  • Thomas A. Rice

    Silly Goose! It’s Bush’s Fault! (sarcasm)

  • wildchill

    Our wonderful elite eggheads in the the big DC hired a Tect. Company who was fired by Canada for failing to set up their “website” for their Universal heath care . They paid them some ungodly amount just like Obama did. They failed there and they failed here. Go figure….only the government.

    • VicR63

      Why did we go to Canada in the first place. I guess we don’t need any more jobs in the old USA? WHY DOESN’T SOMEONE IN THE MEDIA ASK THIS QUESTION OF OBAMA????

  • Mike

    There is NO QUESTION the Affordable Care Act is BULLSHIT policy!!

    The Liberals call Conservatives guilty of Demagoguery when the Conservatives specifically talk about FACTS pertaining to Obamacare causing businesses to cut back the hours of their employees to 29 hours from 40, Premiums going up coverage going down, People losing their policies and so on.
    The Democrats call that Demagoguery and then they come back with some potential Story not based in Fact about how a Single Mother in “some state” gets cancer and cant get treatment and how the GOP just doesn’t care. WELL THAT IS DEMAGOGUERY!! IT IS DEMAGOGUERY BECAUSE THEY ARE SPEAKING OF NO SUCH INCIDENT WITH NO EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING THAT THEY KNOW ACTUALLY HAPPENED!!! THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO CREATE FEAR OF THE HYPOTHETICAL!!

    And anyway, If someone needs a Kidney and has Obamacare or doesn’t have Obamacare they don’t get moved higher up the donor list!!! Many people are going to die from disease because that is a fact of life!!! Insurance in itself doesn’t SAVE your life! FORCED insurance doesn’t either!

    The BIG question is, ” How can we get HEALTHCARE costs lowered for ALL so that more can afford it and the burden on the Government is Lessened for those who don’t have Insurance because of no Job or slow Job?”

    It just pisses me off that the Democraps can NEVER call their policies what it actually is but always give the policy a NAME that is above reproach so they can slam you down by terminological means instead of fundamentally sound policy!!
    For instance, The AFFORDABLE CARE act!! WELL, it’s FORCED INSURANCE! So they call it the AFFORDABLE CARE Act so that if you say you are against it they can say, ” “WHUUUUT, YOU DONT CARE THAT PEOPLE GET AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE?”
    When the REALITY is that WE DO CARE!! But we DONT see them making ANYTHING AFFORDABLE!! They didn’t LOWER the cost of HEALTHCARE!!! They didn’t REGULATE Cost associations!!!

    What they should have done if they wanted to help PEOPLE was make Hospitals stop charging people an arm and leg because they SIGN IN!! OR because Hospitals think they can charge a huge premium on non lethal emergencies simply because you need some stiches or a sling and some pain killers!! They ALSO could have JUST MADE IT ILLEGAL TO DROP SOMEONE FROM COVERAGE OR NOT COVER SOMEONE BECAUSE OF PREEXISTING CONDITIONS!!
    They COULD have just made those things laws AND REFORMED HEALTHCARE instead of FORCING INSURANCE!!

    If they had done the things I just mentioned then HEALTHCARE COSTS would DEFINATELY be lowered because THEY WOULD BE FORCING THE INDUSTRY BY REGULATIONS TO LOWER THEIR PRICES AND HEALTHCARE COSTS WOULD DROP! Then Insurance would be cheaper and that would mean MORE people would get Insurance through companies because more companies would offer insurance plans because they would be cheaper and the burden for the Government to pay for people who DON’T have insurance would go down as well!! A WIN WIN ALL AROUND!! NO CHANGE TO ANY PROGRAM!!!

    The way they are doing it now is A TOTAL NIGHTMARE!! It does NOTHING to make Healthcare Affordable!!!

    I am SO sick of the LIBERAL LYING TO AMERICA!!! I am so sick of them making Laws and putting names on them just so they can ACT like if you don’t like their policy you are a hater!! ITS BULLSHIT AND NEEDS TO STOP!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Joseph Goebbels is reallllllllllly proud of 0’Commie.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Can we not stand on the 14th Amendment – Equal Protection Clause?
    Comments welcomed.

  • Charlotte North

    The FIX is just another money laundering BAIL OUT and the $$$ will just VANISH, as usual and it still won’t work!!!

  • David Johnson

    Sounds like a big 3 card monty game going on now. Place your bets taxpayer’s! Sorry wrong card try again!!

  • Superpower

    My prediction is that Kathleen Sibelius will suddenly have the uncontrollable urge to “spend more time with her family”.

    • Faith1770

      With a full pension!!

      • Jorge Diaz

        And, an exemption from Obamacare.

  • Faith1770

    This administration has totally bamboozled all of us.

    • plumberskid

      They might have bamboozled you, but there are plenty of us out here who saw this coming years ago.

  • bruce anderson

    I am a former Federal employee and hated working there every day for things like this. For the record – Government managers who write contracts are 100% responsible for overseeing the execution of those contracts. They CANNOT pass the buck and say, “the contractor screwed up”. This is a ridiculous position for HHS to take.

  • DidIt

    The day will come when we will know who actually is making the puppet move – the ‘contact’ is Valerie Jarrett, obviously, but who makes up the brain trust behind her. I think it is fair to say they do not have the best for the country at heart. Mr. Obama was an empty suit when he was in the Illinois legislature and he still is! Michele isn’t any brainier than he is, so it is Jarrett and ??? Any thoughts?

    • Furious

      More of a brain bust instead of a brain trust IMO.

  • Billy Bob

    Jimmy Carter has to be loving this.

  • fuckobammy

    it works even less than obammy, IF that’s even possible

  • tcseacliff

    and then ,the same people that needed the healthcare initially will be out in the cold anyway ! just an inflated debt, and crap new law! good call Obamabots!

  • tcseacliff

    [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/kaUivqV.jpg[/IMG]

  • rjlahr

    Benghazi?

  • Gary Boyd

    ObamaCare is so bad that it delayed itself!

  • Furious

    Instead of a website they should’ve made a game. They could’ve called it Grand Theft Healthcare.

  • michaelraffaele

    The Canadians screwed this up intentionally. They know once our healthcare system is like theirs, they will have no where to get decent healthcare.

  • Jonathan Jones

    Can you imagine the frustration people are feeling that have received the letters from their currant insurance carrier stating that they have been dropped because they no longer qualify under the Obamacare tax/law! What if they are having a medical emergency/need right now?

  • Kevin Cooney

    How he’s got away with it ! Yes it is always somebody else’s fault , never accepts responsibility ! Like the little school bully coward ! Somebody needs to belly him for a chang e ?

  • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

    Well i blame those who put Obama in office twice as well as these who have catered to him on every thing these past Five Years. We’ve got Three more years of this man and a democrat senate. I pry that people wke up and put both houses as a republican so Obama can’t do us no more damage.

  • Wayne Williams

    Somebody getting paid big time. They are saying that tax payers are so stupid that some more people are going to get paid too. Wake up. Websites do not cost this much money. They are playing and preying on tax dollars for their own personal gain.

  • sustantivo

    Harry is not amused…

  • Saad Alexan

    CGI had a long history of failed large government projects in Canada. Examples: The Gun Registry, the Ontario Health Records, Victoria BC Department of Education..

  • dennybara

    I am trying to verify this… I heard on one report about ACA agenda with the timing of elections… well, we see the obvious one with the employer mandate delayed after ’14 elections… but DID YOU KNOW – the penalty for not enrolling is $95 in before the ’16 elections… after that, guess what???? That same fine increases to a minimum of $2,000… sneaky! or is that snakey?

  • viper623

    odumbo care will be the destruction of america as we know it