It’s a Denial of Service attack on the government healthcare enrollment website:
Destroy Obama Care.
This program continually displays alternate page of the ObamaCare website. It has no virus, trojans, worms, or cookies.
The purpose is to overload the ObamaCare website, to deny service to users and perhaps overload and crash the system.
You can open as many copies of the program as you want. Each copy opens multiple links to the site.
ObamaCare is an affront to the Constitutional rights of the people. We HAVE the right to CIVIL disobedience!
It seems that not all the problems with the rollout of the ACA website are home made from incompetence.
Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
Have we not seen this movie like a thousand times by now? Wingnuttia, the self-proclaimed party of law and order, dislikes the law of the land and therefore tries to destroy the government.
“Congress of course has to pass a law to continue funding government — lately we’ve been doing that through a funding mechanism called a continuing resolution,” Lee said. “If Republicans in both houses simply refuse to vote for any continuing resolution that contains further funding for further enforcement of Obamacare, we can stop it. We can stop the individual mandate from going into effect.”
But here’s the kicker: he could only find 13 or 14 wingnuts to go along with him:
Lee added that his effort, which he said was backed by “13 or 14″ Senate Republicans and a host of House Republicans, wouldn’t target popular Obamacare provisions that already had gone into effect, like a measure that allows children to remain on their parents’ health insurance until the age of 26.
So 13 or 14 Wingnuts are going to shut down the government, because they don’t like a law that the majority passed. Amazing.
The GOP has already tried to repeal Obamacare 33 times in 18 months.
In the never-ending quest to prevent a primary challenge from his right, SC Senator Lindsey Graham (R-Closet) has been on a manly-man quest to tack hard-right to please the teabaggers (a constituency he should know very well, if you catch my drift and I think you do). When he puts on his hunting togs–we’re thinking jodhpurs and knee-high boots, red velvet coat, and yes, we believe he has them in his closet, probably on a houseboy–we will have a good laugh.
Anyway, today instead of screaming Benghazi at us, he’s found a new show tune:
“Here’s my belief: let’s take Obamacare and put it on the table. If you want to look at ways to find $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade, let’s look at Obamacare. Let’s don’t destroy the military and just cut blindly across the board.”
Huckleberry hopes that screaming socialism will line up the rubes behind him. That boat done set sail, Senator.
(Think Progress has a non-snarky look at what cutting healthcare would mean in real terms. Senatorette Miss Lindsey Graham ought to be ashamed.)
(Hat tip: my partner in crime: Twolf at Dependable Renegade)
Yup. New Congress, same old crazy.
“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Gov. Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care.”
–Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, responding to a Priorities USA ad in which a steelworker, who lost his job after Bain Capital closed the GST Steel mill where he worked, connects his unemployment — and resulting lack of health insurance — to the death of his wife.
One hopes that Andrea Saul lives in Massachusets, because by now she is the former Romney spokeswoman.
There is nothing like having a little surgery to remind one of how important healthcare is, and so while in a fog of painkillers and apple juice on the ride home, I heard on the radio that even more states than theocrat secessionist Rick Perry’s Texas and boy exorcist Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana are “proudly” turning down the expansion of Medicaid: Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin…
The feds offered to 100% pay for Medicaid expansion for a few years, and then pay for 90% of it thereafter. I mean no one turns down terms like that, right? But these mooks did, and did so “proudly” as they say.
I’m sure that their uninsured citizens are pleased with the wingnut orthodoxy, after all dying “free” is a big part of the mythology. Texas alone has 25% uninsured, so this was a gift, a huge gift wrapped up with a shining gold bow, and they turned it down.
Anyway, they designed the ACA to have a carrot and a stick. The carrot was paying for Medicaid, the stick was significant penalties if they did not accept the carrot. What the Supreme court threw out with the ACA ruling was the stick. And now all of the Wingnuttian gubboners are proudly turning down the nearly free expansion that would cover their vast population of uninsured citizens.
There is a lesson here for all of us. You cannot negotiate with terrorists or with the insane. I’ll leave it to your own judgement to decide which of those options applies in those states: