In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Quote of the Day || October 24, 2013

“Okay, the website is broken. You can’t get through by phone. But many Americans are successfully signing up using smoke signals.” – Joe Biden A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, October 24, 2013

9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:35 pm || Delivers remarks on immigration reform 4:50 pm || Participates in an event with the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum; Washington All times Eastern live stream of Carney briefing at Noon and Obama event at 10:35 am

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Sebelius: We Needed 5/8 the Time as it Took to Reach the Moon

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius contended in an interview with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta that the administration needed five years to build the Obamacare website, just a few years less than it took America to land a man on the moon. We talked about having testing going forward, and if we had an ideal situation and could have built a product and, you know, a five-year period

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Gibbs: HHS Knew Obamacare Site Wouldn’t Work

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today said officials at the Department of Health and Human Services had to have known the Obamacare website wasn’t going to work, but then went ahead and launched it anyway. “There’s no doubt in my mind that people at HHS and involved int his project knew this wasn’t gong to work,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “It’s

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DNC Chair Indicates Enrollment Period Should be Extended

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz strongly suggested Wednesday morning that amid the troubles plaguing the Obamacare website, the open enrollment period for signups should be extended. “There should absolutely be an openness to extending the open enrollment period,” she said during an appearance on MSNBC.

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Michelle AWOL as Obamacare Struggles

The Obamacare rollout is a mess, the White House is desperate for signups to inject cash needed to prop up the system, but one of President Obama’s best PR weapons – First Lady Michelle Obama – is nowhere to be found. Mrs. Obama is more popular than her husband and has been deployed by the White House frequently as one of his most most attractive

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The Obama Morning News || October 23, 2013

Sebelius: Obama was not aware of glitches . . . Examiner Sebelius faces a firestorm . . . New York Times But here’s why her job is safe . . . Politico Obamacare behind on enrollment . . . The Hill Obamacare co-ops imperiled . . . Washington Post Judge allows Obamacare penalties challenge . . . Fox News WH seeks to flip Obamacare narriative . . .

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