Earlier today Martha McCallum and Brit Hume didn’t think that it was enough to continue telling the lie that there has been no progress in correcting the problems with the Healthcare.gov website, they felt that it was necessary and appropriate to compare it to the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina.
McCallum raised the issue first saying, “Unlike other issues like Katrina and the Iraq war, that we’ve seen in other, in the past second terms, this is something that touches so many people’s lives across the country.”
Rather than point out that the damage done by Katrina still hasn’t been completely undone or the cost in lives and treasure of the Iraq war was much worse than a glitch plagued website, Hume jumped right on to the bandwagon.
“It looks as if the forecast is for more heavy weather on Obamacare,” he said, “and that it will persist throughout this coming year and be a burden, a huge burden, on the backs of the Democratic party.”
He goes on, “The more we hear about the technical problems confronting the website, the more it looks like it’s going to take quite awhile and that this website may never be quite right.”
This, of course completely ignores the fact that the site is already operating much better than it originally did and that Jeffrey Zients who is overseeing the fixes to the site has said that by the end of the month it will be handling 50,000 users at a time. That does not fit in their narrative which says that it is broken beyond repair and will never work.