DWS: We Shouldn’t Make Excuses For Our Barely-Functioning Obamacare Website

Daniel Doherty

10/16/2013 7:20:00 AM - Daniel Doherty

Here’s a much-welcomed and genuinely unexpected moment of candor from DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Question: Does that mean she’s also retracting comments she made just last week in which she claimed that glitches and increased web traffic were the principal reasons for why the online exchanges didn’t function properly? Hardly. In fact, she doubled down on that score during a recent interview, explaining that “exponential interest” is at least partially contributing to the dysfunction (via TWS):

In fairness, DWS had every opportunity and every reason to explain away what can only be described as a monumental failure. But she didn’t. Perhaps she realized that not even the most partisan Democrat could plausibly have argued that “unforeseen” web traffic or some other such nonsense prevented Americans from enrolling in the Obamacare exchanges. The issue was more systemic. Put simply, the official website didn’t even function for most people. That was the real problem, my friends. DWS apparently gets it. Why don’t other Democrats?