So, Kathleen Sebelius is now taking the fall for the disastrous roll out of the ACA. I think the website sign up debacle is only the tip of the iceberg. We haven’t heard the consternation over the cheap, flimsy coverage maps yet but that’s coming.
But I’m a little surprised that all of this is dumped on Sebelius, who, after all, didn’t actually write this piece of legislation that was furiously lobbied by the health care industry, obstructed by Republicans and signed with gusto by Obama and his party. By the way, it was that party that decided that protecting the president from criticism and pushing this “signature accomplishment” through as the equivalent of political dick waving was more important than, you know, getting the uninsured quality health insurance. I think we have the Joan Walshes of the world to thank for guilting the left into sacrificing themselves and their own best interests in order to create a criticism free zone around the president. Consider it political Poopourri.
Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah. Sebelius. Asking for her resignation might look bad, especially because 1.) She’s a woman and the Obama administration is notoriously Bro country and 2.) if Obama had been paying attention in the past five years, he would have been aware that there are a lot more formerly middle class people without insurance who have a history of expecting better performance from their benefits managers. We’re not just talking the generational poor anymore. We’re talking about the people who used to be called “creative class”. Yeah, remember that meme? Memories.
But nevermind all that. Whether she’s fired or not, those of us who have seen the modern corporate hive mind at work up close and personal (and decided that they would NOT be voting for Obama because of it) know that it’s completely unnecessary to fire Sebelius. Nooooo. The most logical thing to do is to hire a bunch of consultants to study the Department of Health and Human Services and…
Yep, restructuring, baby. You know it’s coming. Complete with a whole new set of acronyms that would make the Navy green with envy. Political jockeying, kissassing, more meetings and power point presentations than you can eat and a whole lot of hapless underlings who will sit around in vamp mode waiting to be told who they report to and what the heck they’ll be doing.
Let’s get this reorg started!