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Happy anniversary HealthCare.gov, you magnificent turd of an IT project!


Was it just one year ago today that Obamacare and its badly designed website, HealthCare.gov, were born and thrust upon America? Yes it has.

And as we debate its flaws, let’s take a look at what Twitter was saying on day-one. First up, remember this lie? It’s so popular and that’s why the website isn’t working:

Public response to the #ACA so great that some exchange websites swamped on first day http://t.co/VSRkedbMlj

— msnbc (@msnbc) October 1, 2013

MarketWatch bats .000 trying to enroll in #Obamacare today: http://t.co/M9kiWDGxxG #Obamacare404

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 1, 2013

Obamacare Websites Worked Great… Except for a Few Small Exceptions. And a Bunch of Big Exceptions. http://t.co/qibxG88Lr4

— Slate (@Slate) October 1, 2013

Sebelius: Obamacare sign-up glitches a ‘great problem to have’ http://t.co/tYhLOaytMk

— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) October 1, 2013

Obamacare websites worked great, w/ exception of New York, California, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, Colorado… http://t.co/KIZwrOuogA

— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) October 1, 2013

Anyone surprised by Obamacare exchange fail didn't follow the California Case Management epic fail at a cost of nearly 2 billion

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) October 1, 2013

Or how about that “transparency” from the Obama administrations we’ve grown to love?

POTUS met w/ObamaCare registrants to hear how wonderful it is. But just to be safe, their meeting was closed to media. #TransparencyFAIL

— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) October 1, 2013

Officials tight-lipped about Obamacare problems… http://t.co/ycc4Ub8wSG


Or how the media was totally unbiased that day?

A press that has never covered those hurt by Obamacare would not cover those who cannot sign up for Obamacare.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 1, 2013

EPIC FAIL: @MSNBC Host Tries to Sign Up for #Obamacare, Quits After 35 Minutes (Video) http://t.co/KnGnmoJN9X

— Moira Fitzgerald ن (@Moira1987) October 1, 2013

ABC 'World News' Spins For White House On Shutdown, ObamaCare http://t.co/4dFpnbGQFf

— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) October 1, 2013

Why are the #Obamacare exchange sites overloaded if nobody wanted this law? http://t.co/KdD7uUrFgH Tweet #edshow and we'll share on TV!

— Ed Schultz (@edshow) October 1, 2013

And even future national security reporter for The Huffington Post and former NFL star Donte’ Stallworth weighed in:

Good to hear @TomCoburn's thoughts on #Obamacare, coming from the POV of a doctor. @CrossfireCNN

— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) October 1, 2013

Some saw the writing on the wall, however:

Rough roll out for Obamacare website http://t.co/p3mh2dBC3t

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 1, 2013

Signing up for Obamacare frustrates millions – http://t.co/UKOgN5huxI

— FOX2now (@FOX2now) October 1, 2013

ICYMI: ObamaCare is already a disaster. There's no need for a #shutdown to prove that to the American people. http://t.co/dV6xOEtPBw

— Commentary Magazine (@Commentary) October 1, 2013

And these tweets were eerily prescient:

The Commander-in-Chief would rather fund Obamacare than ensure Veterans get funding pic.twitter.com/5xOLaVGltT

— AlexaShrugged (@AlexaShrugged) October 1, 2013

Krauthammer: those aren't "glitches." But for the shutdown, the big story would be the huge Obamacare fail on Day 1.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) October 1, 2013

Obamacare will bring months of 'glitches'… http://t.co/vtuuAN5rCy


When PoliSci majors try to build a 747. #Obamacare

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 1, 2013

Finally, let’s remember who was 100 percent accurate that day:

Hilarious spin: Insurance exchange website malfunctioning because Obamacare is just that popular http://t.co/UbS2oBfw3x

— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) October 1, 2013

Again, happy anniversary Obamacare, but to be honest, let’s hope they’re aren’t many more.



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