GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare
October 23rd, 2013
08:06 PM ET
9 years ago

GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare

(CNN) - Even though polls show House Republicans got much of the blame for the government shutdown triggered by the fight over Obamacare, there are no signs they are giving up on that fight.

With fresh data and the acknowledgment from President Barack Obama that the web portal to enroll in new health care plans isn't working, Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders told House Republicans on Wednesday the website's bumpy rollout gives them an opening to seize public attention.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. rs

    No, not really. Americans are waiting for the lost $24 billion the GOP flushed away during their shutdown hissy fit. By the way, 78% of Americans disagreed with the shutdown, and the approval rating of the GOp is at an all-time low. You guys think going after a web iste is your course to salvation?

    October 23, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right vs. Wrong"

    Everybody sign on at the same time.

    October 23, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  3. Evergreen

    Do you guys REALLY think thats a winning issue? Really?! The President is just setting you up to look foolish again. How about just paying back the 24 BIllion dollars you flushed down the toilet and we will call it even.

    October 23, 2013 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  4. Larry in Houston

    """John Boehner and other GOP leaders told House Republicans on Wednesday the website's bumpy rollout gives them an opening to seize public attention"""

    Why don't they offer some "problem solving" ?

    No wonder why they are so low in popularity in the polls. When I saw that interview this morning with Jon Huntsman & Kate Baldwin, he said that they should be a party of "problem solvers" instead of the party of complainers, and whiners.

    Even Huntsman knows that they are worthless. (the bonehead & company)

    October 23, 2013 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. Robert

    I'm not sure why anyone would listen to any politician's rhetoric these days. The only thing you can take away is that if they pan an idea, it was the other party's. If they like something, it was created by their own. It's elementary school playground politics now.

    October 23, 2013 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  6. Woman In California


    These crazy people finally have a new talking point but while they're discussing the website, I'll continue to discuss that "little" matter of the 24 billion dollars being charged to the American people. Website or wasteful spending? Pick a side.

    October 23, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  7. jboh

    The TEA/GOP would oppose a Reagan memorial if President Obama pushed for one. Remember that these same traitors spent inaugural night in a secret meeting plotting to sabotage everything and anything Obama proposed. Flush the TEApot in 2014.

    October 24, 2013 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  8. A True Conservative

    Even a Democrat can eventually figure out that Obama and Co. are in way over their heads. He was supposed to unite the country. Fail. He was supposed to inprove our standing in the world. Fail. He was supposed to give us transparent government. Fail. He was supposed to get unemployment down. If you don't consider the fact that people have simpy quit looking for work...then he has accomplished getting the number down. Too bad that we now have more people dependent on government in order to survive. Wait! That is great news for the party of free stuff! It ensures a steady stream of voters. Maybe the democrat faithful really won't be able to see the truth...they will just keep calling the Republicans and the Tea Party names and accuse them of hate and racism......

    October 24, 2013 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    These computer glitches can be fixed. Technical issue.

    October 24, 2013 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  10. Thomas

    Oh no, the website is not doing well! Better repeal ACA entirely!

    October 24, 2013 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  11. the hippies were right

    The dumbed-down citizens (Fox "spews" audience) can't comprehend that this problem is with the sign up web site, not "Obamacare" and the GOP know this and will take advantage, again, of their followers ignorance. It's also funny how you dummies think our dictator is an I.T. man. Such simple minds!

    October 24, 2013 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    The Tea Party politicians are their own worst enemy. The zealous energy, which they view as their strength, has quickly become their weakness. They cannot seem to think hard line policy and hard line strategy are one and the same. Hopefully, this shutdown they caused has taught them the difference because we really do not go go through it again. The coming year will be known as the year of the Tea Party economy. They've gummed up the economy. I'd dare them to disown it.

    October 24, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |