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  •  Another extremely unhelpful diary. (11+ / 0-)

    How many thousands of these reports and diaries coming out that say the same thing, together with the media drumming it out every day, for us to get it: yeah, the rollout sucks, and we FUCKING get it.

    Now, move on to something else, because constantly screaming about this from every angle won't speed up its improvement.

    We have another "it sucks" diary, followed by something nobody in the administration knows: "Fixing Obamacare has to be the number one priority of the Administrtion." Yeah, nobody is working on this. They're all out golfing or beating off.

    Jesus. Did Obama know this? Do the people involved with the rollout, who already have two dozen eggs on every face? Do they get what a shit rollout this is? YESSS!!!!!

    Enough! Fucking enough. Let's hear about some successes, which are drowned out by all this shit here.

    "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

    by Wildthumb on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:26:57 PM PDT

    •  It's called frustration and embarrassment! We (2+ / 0-)
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      want it to work. The fact that it is so screwed up just plays into the hands of the Rs.

      That's why so many of us have our hair on fire. There is nothing we can do about it but rage.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:39:28 PM PDT

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      •  This too turns out not to be the case (0+ / 0-)

        You could be gathering and disseminating real information that helps people cope with the undoubted problems, rather than screaming that the problems mean the end of everything. Several of us here are doing so.

        People have been signing up for policies under ACA for years, even before we started with the new exchanges, and are telling stories of lives and fortunes saved as a result, because there are no more exclusions for pre-existing conditions, no lifetime caps, and no more of several other heinous practices. People are telling us that the Exchanges will save them serious money and provide much better coverage than the policies they have been able to get before, even with those other new rules.

        We need to get those many stories out to those not in thrall to the echo chamber noise machine. Don't worry about convincing them. They are doing an excellent job of convincing others that they are crazy, and that we are the only ones who care about the people of this country. Especially the women, children, minorities, immigrants, LGBTs, scientists, retirees on Social Security and Medicare, the poor, workers, teachers, and everybody else the Right gets the screaming meemies about.

        Remember, it's Obama-cares, as he has said himself. Their idea of showing that they care used to be Compassionate Conservatism, which worked out to

        Kinder, gentler rape
        because you are supposed to relax and enjoy it.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 12:27:59 AM PDT

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    •  lol. You're kidding, right? (1+ / 0-)
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      This place as been non-stop ACA success stories, have you forgotten already?

      Or is it that you'd prefer to not look at the side which doesn't fit your narrative of everything being just exactly perfect?




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

      by DeadHead on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:49:06 PM PDT

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      •  SHIT. (1+ / 0-)
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        I know the rollout is SHIT, as I said above. How are your rants or your stupid response to what I said helpful? Get it, for chrissakes. None of this furthers fixing the problem.

        YES, THE ROLLOUT IS SHIT. WE GET IT. Now either do something yourself to fix it, or move on to other subjects. YES, OBAMA IS RESPONSIBLE. I get it, for the thousandth time.

        Or does another couple of thousand comments from you and your ilk about how lousy it is help us learn one more fucking thing?

        "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

        by Wildthumb on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:55:35 PM PDT

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        •  What's with all the personally-directed bullshit? (1+ / 0-)
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          Please control yourself.




          Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

          by DeadHead on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 06:06:53 PM PDT

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          •  Look at your two comments about my posts and (1+ / 0-)
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            tell me they weren't personally directed. My language is harsher, yeah, but look at your own fucking comments, for chrissakes.

            "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

            by Wildthumb on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 06:09:36 PM PDT

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            •  Okay, sure... (0+ / 0-)
              Yes, it's FP diarists' fault

              that the ACA website has problems.

              And it's also their fault that this person's story isn't posted in his/her own diary for the rest of DailyKos to see, and, possibly put on the rec list.

              Give us fucking break, already.

              by DeadHead on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:55:21 PM PDT

              lol. You're kidding, right?

              This place as been non-stop ACA success stories, have you forgotten already?

              Or is it that you'd prefer to not look at the side which doesn't fit your narrative of everything being just exactly perfect?

              by DeadHead on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:49:06 PM PDT

              Compared to your response:
              SHIT.

              I know the rollout is SHIT, as I said above. How are your rants or your stupid response to what I said helpful? Get it, for chrissakes. None of this furthers fixing the problem.

              YES, THE ROLLOUT IS SHIT. WE GET IT. Now either do something yourself to fix it, or move on to other subjects. YES, OBAMA IS RESPONSIBLE. I get it, for the thousandth time.

              Or does another couple of thousand comments from you and your ilk about how lousy it is help us learn one more fucking thing?

              by Wildthumb on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:55:35 PM PDT

              Your reply seems a bit disproportionate, but don't let me get in the way of your ragefest.




              Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

              by DeadHead on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 06:28:32 PM PDT

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        •  How can we move on when every paper in the (1+ / 0-)
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          country has the "glitches" and "hiccups" as a headline, a sub headline, 5 cover stories and 2 or 3 inside stories for good measure?  

          We can't just ignore it.  It is shit, I agree, but I want it to discuss it and figure out how we can do damage control while they get it fixed....and hopefully in days, not weeks or months.  

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