Perspective: Building the #Obamacare web site vs winning WWII

Posted by: Phineas on November 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"First they stormed Normandy, then their own memorial"

And yet Obama can’t build a working web site.

Via Twitchy, FOX’s Bret Baier read an email from a viewer on his show and then posted it to his web site. Obama and his fans liked to compare him to FDR. I wonder how they’ll like it now:

“Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.  December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.  What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage.  Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks,  planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa,  Invading Italy, D-Day,  Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin – all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!  And in that amount of time – this administration can’t build a working webpage.”


(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “Perspective: Building the #Obamacare web site vs winning WWII”


  1. ALman says:

    Just think of all the innovations and inventions that are available now that weren’t in hand then. The difference then vs. now is that the country was united with other nations against a common foe. Now, we’re hardly united about much of anything.

  2. Not much of any merit can be added to a historical summation such as that posted above. Probably the biggest difference between then and now is that FDR brought in and trusted the “captains of industry”, following their advice in shifting the means of production to wartime capabilities.

    The leadership vacuum from which we as a nation suffer today would have gotten us killed then, and may yet now.

  3. JoyO says:

    The main difference between WW II and the Obamacare computer system is that the success of WWII was due to private industry leaders, workers, and the American people who were extremely dedicated to the cause. The government reduced impediments due to government rules and regulations. This compares to Obamacare which was managed predominantly by government technocrats, the work was contracted to a single source contractor with an established record of failures in Canada, and Obamacare has never been supported by a majority of Americans.

  4. david foster says:

    Large, complex, time-critical programs only get done successfully when they are run by individuals who are tough-minded, possessed of practical wisdom, and willing to put their careers on the line to accomplish the goal. An example of such an individual was General Bernard Schriever

    who ran USAF missile programs during a critical period of the Cold War.

    Would someone like Gen Schriever survive in a key position in the Obama administration? To ask the question is to answer it.

  5. Carlos says:

    Everyone is looking to see if anything our sun god leader has done is working. That shouldn’t even enter the equation or be a question.

    He never promised to do all these “great” things successfully. All he promised was to change this nation “fundamentally.”

    And at that he has succeeded without question, without much impediment and without so much as a meaningful whimper from the “opposition” “leadership,” which means the “opposition” “leadership” is doing exactly what they are being told to do by their Democrap masters.

  6. Madalyn973 says:

    The differences between FDR and Barack Obama are fundamental. FDR was fully committed and involved. He understood the political sphere in which he operated and he threw his considerable personal charisma behind the entire war effort. His accomplishments were monumental in the face of almost insurmountable odds. Undoubtedly there was no effort launched or decision made that he was not an integral part of. Barack Obama, on the other hand, while obviously intelligent and talented,seems only to enjoy working with the teleprompter. He is disconnected, uninterested and not committed to doing the hands-on business of politics. I have no doubt that he knew little about what the NSA was doing in domestic espionage, or what the IRS was doing with respect to conservative organizations, or what ICE was doing with Fast & Furious, or what the State Department was doing (or not doing) in Benghazi. He didn’t know because he doesn’t care to know. It is as if he thought being President would be a cake walk.