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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/us...tary.html?_r=0

    Opinion: At least someone in this current administration feels it's necessary to be accountable, which is a rare and good thing, however the damage was done. I'm just a little surprised Obama accepted the resignation.


    The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the law, convince a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.

    Accountability to their careers.

    But is it anymore than an extension of the blame game? Kind of like firing the coach and telling fans "see, we fixed it, just keep shelling out for tickets."

    So NOW, after five months of lies and snow jobs before congress, contention the probing was playing politics, NOW she's the problem?

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I think many are saying "what took so darn long?".
    It must be politically advantageous for Obama to do so at this time. Why not earlier? Her failure was clearly demonstrated for all to see. It must be political advantage because political advantage is all the man's about.

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Just another minion falling on the sword for the Pied Piper.
    Yeah, I'm thinking the administration knows some really bad results from ObamaCare, aren't sharing it (yet or if at all), dismissing Sebelius, so her replacement can blame it all on her.

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    This is kind of like any Dallas Cowboys coach "quitting" after yet another disastrous season. They weren't the whole problem; making them go away won't solve the problem. And the actual leadership won't solve the problem by bringing in somebody new...because the actual problem is the fact that everybody in the organization is systemically out of touch.
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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    She needs the time off so she can focus on how to stay out of prison.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    She's resigning now? Just like this band of morons, doing everything ass backwards. These people are horrible.
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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    It seems like he had enough confidence in her and it paid off with them hitting the 7 million mark. It's like a pitcher who loads the bases and the coach letting him stay in to get the final out.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It is her fault with a lot of it.....but its also his for letting her stick around after the first mess ups and then her being pulled in front of Congress. So yeah it is also her dropping onto the sword. As she knows.....she will be called back for more investigation. Although now she doesn't have to incriminate herself. Especially with what she knew people had told her before things got to this point.
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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Hey Polgara!

    I don't have much love for Sebelius either, but I doubt she knows much about what's coming up. She had a hard enough time keeping up with what was supposed to be currently going on!


    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    From what I've read, Michelle made the decision on who was going to be hired to do the website, and she picked a friend of hers. Bad decision as it turned out, but that's the way it goes. I wonder if that's one of the reasons they're currently having the marital arguments that have been in the news? Her decision did make him look bad!

    I have no great love for Sebelius, but in fairness, it might be that Sebelius was doing the best job she could under very difficult circumstances. I don't blame her for thinking that now might be the opportune time to get out, since we haven't seen what's yet to come, but she surely knows!

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It is her fault with a lot of it.....but its also his for letting her stick around after the first mess ups and then her being pulled in front of Congress.
    Let's say she was fired in the first half of October. Then instead of 7.5 million enrollments through exchanges today, we'd be at what? 10 million?

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I really do not think it makes much difference as to who heads what. All are suppose to do the president's bidding.
    But these sociopaths think the masses will think all is better now that the person who was supposedly in charge is gone and things will magically get better. There is some merit to that though, there are a LOT of dummies out there.

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Isn't it kind of her fault? You can blame Obama for appointing her, but not for the website issues. That's why he hired her, to handle the nuts and bolts of the thing. So she isn't falling on the sword for him, she is resigning because she did a poor job.
    Who do you think was putting the pressure on when the news hit that the whole thing isn't ready for prime time? They knew in advance it wasn't ready to roll out, but whos decision do you think it was to go forward anyway, regardless of the problems? It all comes back to the POTUS, but you know the direction **** rolls when things don't go well....its never the guy at top's fault.

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