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November 25, 2013

Calling Obamacare Rollout a “Disaster” is Ludicrous

I’m not using the Hurricane Katrina reference here, I am specifically addressing the use of the word “disaster” which has been dropped repeatedly by opponents and proponents of the Affordable Care Act.

So, I have a few questions:
How many people died?
How many people were injured?
How much property was damaged?
How much money was lost?

Answers: Zero, Zero, Zero, Zero.

Some “disaster.”

A better word, possibly, would be an “embarrassment” or maybe an “inconvenience.” Get a grip Talking Heads!

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4 Comments »

  1. As far as program rollouts go, it’s a disaster. It’s not hyperbole. Nobody’s hinting at a comparison between O-Care and a hurricane.

    Disaster: a sudden or great misfortune or failure

    Comment by conservative2cents — November 25, 2013 @ 10:54 am | Reply

    • “Nobody’s hinting at a comparison between O-Care and a hurricane.” Nobody being a psuedonym for Fox (sic) News?

      https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=Obamacare+Katrina&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest

      Compare Obamacare with any of Microsoft’s rollout splash downs, like “Bob.” Or you could use any of the other amazing failures. A lot of money was spent unwisely, but Microsoft is still around.

      The use of the word disaster *is* hyperbole because we only use it associated with hurricanes, torandos, earthquakes, huge forest fires (not small ones), Tsunamis, nuclear plant meltdowns, etc. What do all of those things have in common with the roll out of a website that was actively being undermined for a program that doesn’t begin until next year? Hmmm?

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

      Comment by stephenpruis — November 25, 2013 @ 11:22 am | Reply

  2. We don’t only use “disaster” to describe large hurricanes, etc. It’s understood to be describing a failure of the type of thing it is.

    I had a party the other night. Only a tenth of the people I invited showed up. And most of them got food poisoning! It was…. A DISASTER!

    Do you think that I mean to say that the town was destroyed? Come on.

    Comment by conservative2cents — November 25, 2013 @ 11:34 am | Reply

    • No, it was hyperbole. Just like …

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

      Comment by stephenpruis — November 25, 2013 @ 11:37 am | Reply


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