Guys, the website to register for coverage through the Affordable Care Act is fine, just fine. The problem is you stupid Americans who don't know how to use the Internet. That's the official position of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on why the March 31 registration deadline has been extended indefinitely for those who cannot get registered.
Consider this pair of sentences, presented back to back:
"There is no hiccup or delay. We have hundreds of thousands of people tried to sign up and they didn't get through."
There's no hiccup, just people who couldn't register. Don't you people in the media understand basic English? In order to try to connect these two thoughts, Reid, in defiance of the enormous amount of ink spilled and pixels corralled into explaining the many technical problems with both the federal exchange and many state exchanges, blames it on the user:
"There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet, and these people need a little extra time. It's not—the example they gave us is a 63-year-old woman came into the store and said, 'I almost got it. Every time I just about got there, it would cut me off.' We have a lot of people just like this through no fault of the Internet, but because people are not educated on how to use the Internet."
It's not a technical problem if people get cut off trying to purchase insurance through the exchanges? Really? The question is whether Reid is being disingenuous or if he's just as oblivious about how the Internet works as he claims others to be. I know, I know—false choice.
Watch the short exchange below:
Then, presumably, he snarled, "Mooooooove," sat down behind the computer, and registered everybody for health insurance himself.