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Shutdown overshadows Obamacare hiccups

The panel agreed: the shutdown is distracting the country from the actual issue of Obamacare.
/ Source: MSNBC TV

The panel agreed: the shutdown is distracting the country from the actual issue of Obamacare.

The roll-out of Obamacare has been plagued by bugs and delays, but there’s one upside for the president and his allies: no one’s watching.

“There’s another story that everyone’s focused on and that’s the shutdown and the impending debt ceiling,” Bloomberg’s White House correspondent Julianna Goldman said on Tuesday’s Morning Joe.

“I still don’t understand why they weren’t ready for the biggest bureaucratic launch in a generation,” host Joe Scarborough said.

“It is an embarrassment,” Goldman said. “This was the White House that revolutionized technology for campaigns and they’re supposed to be the 21st century White House when comes to technology.”

“This is silly,” TheWashington Post’s Eugene Robinson fired back. “They didn’t get enough servers, apparently there’s a problem with the software as well. But they’ll fix it. Guess what? The government does know how to run computers: The NSA, OK? That’s the government. The government is very good at computers.”