Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mr Boehner lies again

From Talking points Memo:
Late last week Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made a big show of trying but failing to sign up for Obamacare because of the notoriously buggy website. ...He even did a special tweet noting his hopeless situation. Not terribly surprising given the frustrating experiences so many have had. 
Actually, it turns out he had successfully enrolled and got a call confirming that about an hour after his tweet. But it gets better.

According to Scott MacFarlane, a reporter for the local NBC affiliate in Washington, reports that a DC Health Care exchange representative actually tried to contact Boehner by phone during the enrollment process but was put on hold for 35 minutes, after which time the representative finally hung up.
Can they EVER tell the truth?

1 comment:

Kevin K said...

The article indicates that he acknowledged the call about forty five minutes after the original tweet. Nothing indicates that he had any reason to believe he had successfully applied while on line. It does not strain the limits of the possible to believe that the phone call was the result of the tweet.

Kevin K.