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Friday, October 25, 2013

Wow! Voices of reason!

REP. JOE BARTON (R-TX): “This is a huge undertaking and there are going to be glitches."

REP. TIM MURPHY (R-PA): “Any time something is new, there is going to be some glitches.”

Er, wait... they said that in 2006, when the rollout of the Medicare Part D (under Bush) didn't go so well. Other Republicans were just as gentle in assessing the teething pains of the then-new program.

Of course, today, when a Democratic President tries to roll out a much larger program, no quarter can be given, no slack can be cut. The web site isn't perfect on Day One. IMPEACH!

Or something.

For more on the GOP's gentle handling of their own Medicare snafu, see this site, which obviously deserves a language warning for the fainthearted:

http://assholeoftheday.us/post/64980056805/look-at-all-these-assholes