Anyone surprised that a 'disengaged executive' would put out a product that was not tested?

Silvio Canto, Jr.
CBS has an amazing report about the computer problems behind ObamaCare.  The best part of the report is an interview with a software expert who said that he'd be embarrassed to put out something like this. 

Watch the video here.

The amazing thing is that The White House was aware of these problems but nevertheless went ahead with the release date:   

"Robert Laszewski, a consultant with clients in the healthcare industry participating in the new exchange, said insurance companies were complaining "loudly" that the site had experienced problems before the launch. "People were pulling out their hair," he told The Washington Post Wednesday."

And it apparently cost $634 million, a rather high figure for a system down for days.  Will anyone be accountable for that?  Anyone getting fired?  Or is this like "Fast & Furious"? 

For some time, we've written about President Obama's managerial style, or what Frank Burke, contributor to American Thinker, referred to as  "an abdicative manager":
"The abdicative manager evidences a tendency to flee from responsibility and is frequently encountered in situations where he or she never wanted the job in the first place (for instance, a son or daughter who inherits a company or the individual who discovers that they are incapable of adequate performance).  Abdication can be exhibited in a variety of ways, ranging from physically removing oneself through travel (the confusion of movement with action), to obsessing about personal interests or a limited range of controllable subjects.
Obama's frequent vacations and absences, especially in times of crisis, coupled with his unwillingness to personally invest himself in key initiatives, are demonstrative of this style. An excellent example occurred after passage of the healthcare initiative. Having ceded authority in what would later be described as his key achievement to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, he watched as they forced the bill through under a manufactured emergency that precluded lawmakers from having time to read it. He then went on a four-day vacation before signing it. "

The Obama White House is an enterprise operating without a strong executive.  Therefore, everybody is on their own.  Also, President Obama is surrounded by people who are afraid to confront him with "bad news" or disagreements.

The net result is an ObamaCare program that no one tested.  Why is anyone surprised? 

P.S. You can hear our chat with Mandy Nagy & Frank Burke here

 


CBS has an amazing report about the computer problems behind ObamaCare.  The best part of the report is an interview with a software expert who said that he'd be embarrassed to put out something like this. 

Watch the video here.

The amazing thing is that The White House was aware of these problems but nevertheless went ahead with the release date:   

"Robert Laszewski, a consultant with clients in the healthcare industry participating in the new exchange, said insurance companies were complaining "loudly" that the site had experienced problems before the launch. "People were pulling out their hair," he told The Washington Post Wednesday."

And it apparently cost $634 million, a rather high figure for a system down for days.  Will anyone be accountable for that?  Anyone getting fired?  Or is this like "Fast & Furious"? 

For some time, we've written about President Obama's managerial style, or what Frank Burke, contributor to American Thinker, referred to as  "an abdicative manager":
"The abdicative manager evidences a tendency to flee from responsibility and is frequently encountered in situations where he or she never wanted the job in the first place (for instance, a son or daughter who inherits a company or the individual who discovers that they are incapable of adequate performance).  Abdication can be exhibited in a variety of ways, ranging from physically removing oneself through travel (the confusion of movement with action), to obsessing about personal interests or a limited range of controllable subjects.
Obama's frequent vacations and absences, especially in times of crisis, coupled with his unwillingness to personally invest himself in key initiatives, are demonstrative of this style. An excellent example occurred after passage of the healthcare initiative. Having ceded authority in what would later be described as his key achievement to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, he watched as they forced the bill through under a manufactured emergency that precluded lawmakers from having time to read it. He then went on a four-day vacation before signing it. "

The Obama White House is an enterprise operating without a strong executive.  Therefore, everybody is on their own.  Also, President Obama is surrounded by people who are afraid to confront him with "bad news" or disagreements.

The net result is an ObamaCare program that no one tested.  Why is anyone surprised? 

P.S. You can hear our chat with Mandy Nagy & Frank Burke here