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Obama's Win Is Looking More Like A Loss (Written by: Joel Heitkamp)

by Amy Iler

President Obama has a problem. He won the big game of chicken against the Republican Tea Party. To the winner go the spoils… or trouble if your website doesn’t work. The Affordable Health Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it has come to be known, is not ready to deal with the traffic it is getting on the website.

Why wouldn’t the Obama Administration be ready to show the world the success of their signature legislation?

Everyone (and their mother!) knew the website was going to get traffic. You had to anticipate just out of curiosity, the website was going to get a lot of play. The world of “go to the post office and get a form” isn’t around anymore.

There are a lot of people that fell on their sword for President Obama and this legislation. They deserve the right to have the website work. President Obama needs to get this fixed and get it fixed fast. If it means letting some people get out of the way so others can work on this, then so be it.