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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:07 AM

McConnell: Calls For Sebelius's Resignation 'A Distraction

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DYLAN SCOTT OCTOBER 31, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday that it was "a distraction" to seek Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's resignation over the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov, as some of his fellow Republicans have done.

"I think that's, to some extent, a distraction," he told PBS Newshour. "The point is, could anybody make it work? I don't think Albert Einstein could make this thing work. It can't work. It won't work. And so I feel sorry for her being put in a position where she's trying to make something work out that won't. The president will make a decision about whether he wants to continue her," he said.

A group of 32 House Republicans and several GOP senators have urged President Obama to ask for Sebelius's resignation.

McConnell also acknowledged that HealthCare.gov would eventually be fixed, though that doesn't change his underlying feelings about the Affordable Care Act. "I think, sooner or later, they will get the website fixed, but that's not the real story," he said. "The question is, what's going to be available once you are able to get on a website?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:12 AM

1. More proof that they know that focusing on the website was a mistake. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:18 AM

2. Agreed, but also; Mitch is trying to come across as

a "reasonable Republican," not the leader of the flaming a-hole brigade that he is.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:57 AM

8. Well, smart ones like McConnell do. Fortunately/unfortunately there are

a ton of idiots in Congress on the Republican side, and even more when you count the smart ones whose schtick is to pretend to be stupid/crazy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:28 AM

3. Wow. A brief flash of sanity from McConnell



He forgot to add that they wouldn't trip over themselves to confirm a replacement for her if President Obama did call for Sebelius' resignation but I'm sure we all know that by this point. I mean, as I recall, they held her nomination up for several months when she was first nominated- until the Swine Flu hit and they realized how bad it would look on them to continue holding up her nomination when somebody needed to be in charge of the response.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:49 AM

4. I hear it works pretty well in Kentucky, Mitch. Why is that?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:50 AM

5. How exactly is this sane "The point is, could anybody make it work? I don't think Albert Einstein

could make this thing work. It can't work. It won't work. And so I feel sorry for her being put in a position where she's trying to make something work out that won't. The president will make a decision about whether he wants to continue her,"?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:55 AM

6. He's trying to say that the law itself can never work.

He's trying to bridge the web site issues such that they become perceived as issues with the law itself.

And the media will let him do it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:56 AM

7. It is about time they realize the Internet is progress and saves time/trouble/money.

They oppose Obamacare and that is why they are a bunch of Negative Nellies.
And, they are controlling the dialogue once again!

Would they all prefer to drive to the local Social Security office to sign up? NO! They just want to whine like cry babies.
Imagine also the amount of paperwork if there was no electronic method.

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