Oh. My. Fucking. God. Lets say you’re a self-righteous, overbearing fundamentalist grifting snot-wad of a political party whose members brag about their superior family values on every mic they can hijack 24/7. And now let’s say you’re gonna investigate the website crashes afflicting the ACA earlier this month. And let’s add in that you’re desperate to rehabilitate your public image after a recent screw-up. Who would you pick to be the public face and technical expert advising you on that effort?
Link — A 67-year old former murder suspect and American fugitive living in Central America whose drug use is legendary and who bragged about sleeping with ten 17-year old girls was contacted by the House GOP last week to advise them on their investigation of the rollout of the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov. … The “Republican-controlled committee wanted the McAfee Associates founder to ‘guide our oversight and review of’ the implementation of the federal marketplace selling Obamacare insurance,” CNBC reported yesterday.
Ayup, the guys who are whining the WH didn;’t vet the ACA website thoroughly enough picked that guy to guide them. There’s times when words fail me, even as a smart ass blogger. What. The. Fuck. Were. They. Thinking.
But I’ll try to come up with some words. OK … Republicans who hate Obamacare, you finally had a clear shot. It wasn’t the best shot, but at least you had it. There are no natural disasters or wars or scandals hogging the headlines. No shutdowns, no market crashes, nothing, nada, zip. The news cycle is so dead, that a story about a slow website can actually get some traction, maybe even make it into the weekend talking head shows. And early in that very same week you picked … that guy? You picked a guy with baggage so juicy it has everything any media outlet on Earth would love to cover.
What has happened to the slimy effective ratfucking GOP operatives we all came to know and love over the last two decades? What is the deal?