Q: When is a glitch not a glitch?
A: Um, when people maybe die because of it?
Many in the media insist on dismissing the problems with the Healthcare.gov website as mere “glitches.”
The term seems to trivialize the amount and severity of problems the Obamacare website is having. Software engineers have told CBS News the website is simply poorly designed.
“How do you tax people and force them to buy a product they don’t want at a website that doesn’t even work?,” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) asked on Fox News on Oct. 10.
I’m know I’m dating myself, but the whole thing reminds me of “ED 209″ from the 1987 movie “Robocop.”
ED 209 was a large, lethal – and flawed – law enforcement robot intended to ensure people comply with the law within a specific time frame (sometimes 20 seconds).
A demonstration of Ed’s talents (and failings) when he wasn’t really ready for deployment ended up causing quite a bit of damage.
After a fatality, Dick Jones, one of corporate executives responsible for ED’s development said, “I’m sure it’s only a glitch, a temporary setback.”
To which his boss, snaps: “You call this a glitch!?!”
Of course, as the progressives will likely point at, when they sneer their dismissal of such a “teabagger” comparison, the two aren’t precisely analogous: after all, ED 209 isn’t real — and all the people who died from its “glitch” were merely actors pretending to be shot up by a stop motion, privately-designed law enforcement killing machine.
– Whereas our fresh hell, masquerading in the guise of state-controlled compassion? Is quite real. Like, really, really, really real.
And therefor not the same at all. So. Suck it, teatards!