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Sebelius ejected, Obama announces replacement
« on: April 11, 2014, 05:43:09 AM »
Sebelius ejected, Obama announces replacement

Posted By Neil Munro On 8:23 PM 04/10/2014 In | No Comments


Kathleen Sebelius has been pushed out of her job as head of the Department of Health and Human Services, just a short time after President Barack Obama declared Obamacare operational in an April 1 Rose Garden appearance.

The long-planned departure is not a surprise, and President Barack Obama already has her replacement lined up. She’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell, now the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Burwell will be formally nominated Friday morning, according to the Washington Post. Burwell has no technical experience, but has worked as a Democratic appointee, manager, staffer and aide since 1992.

Sebeleius was also a Democratic operator and governor before she was given the HHS job, and eventually, task of managing the complex website for Obama’s health-care network, Obamacare.

She failed at that task disastrously, partly because neither she nor the president established a top-level program manager with enough presidential clout to enforce cooperation among multiple rival government agencies. The development of the software was also crippled by president’s policy of delaying unpopular but critical decisions until after the 2012 election.

Obama’s deputies shoved the blame onto Sebelius, and her departure marks her as the Obamacare scapegoat.

On April 1, when officials were able to claim 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare, the president staged an p.r. event in the White House’s Rose Garden to declare victory. “The debate over repealing this law is over.  The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” he insisted.

Since then, more polls show the program remains very unpopular, and industry forecasts suggest it will cost more than promised and provide health-care service to fewer people than expected.

Sebelius is a Democrat, and the party will likely find a sinecure for her at a university or a progressive think-tank.

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Re: Sebelius ejected, Obama announces replacement
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 08:17:30 AM »
OK, all together now-----  "It's about Time"

But more heads need to roll. Like every law maker who voted for it.
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Re: Sebelius ejected, Obama announces replacement
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 10:45:03 AM »
OK, all together now-----  "It's about Time"

But more heads need to roll. Like every law maker who voted for it.

I hope the rats are abandoning this sinking ship and will turn on Obama and his sociopathic administration. :0001:
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Re: Sebelius ejected, Obama announces replacement
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 11:37:45 AM »
In fairness, Sebilius was handed an impossible task: implementation of Obamacare as written by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and a whole bunch of other Congressional Dhimmies and Staffers who found it easy to whip out high handed mandates, because they knew they would not be around to try and make any of it work.  She may be a casualty of Obamacare's implementation, but she is no victim.

Obama was true to type on this.  During the 2008 campaign he said repeatedly that he didn't need to have detailed plans on how to implement his ideas, he was going to put people in place that would do it all for him.  Lois Lerner is a sterling example of that, and so is Kathleen Sibelius.  She took the job precisely because she was a Democrat who was asked to do it by a Democrat President, not because she was some kind of health care or intarwebs expert.  She walked into this with her eyes wide open, and stuck to it through a disastrous roll out tied in with a presidential reelection campaign.  I'm not surprized she is tired.

Sibelius has made it reasonably clear that she would not be around at the end of the second term, and close of open enrollment is a logical time for her to pull the plug.  She has been able to stall Congress for years, but that time is now past.  Her relief is going to be facing one of the most brutal confirmation hearings since Robert Bork.  Sylvia Burwell has even less experience with health care and insurance than Sibelius does, and while she may have sterling qualifications from her service at OMB, HHS is a whole different kettle of rotting fish, and she is in for one hell of a time getting confirmed.  I would not be surprized if her confirmation hearings end up being delayed until after the elections, in which case she may well remover herself from the running.

No telling how this is all going to go, but it will certainly be interesting to watch....





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