Kathleen Sebelius gets embarrassing gift at Memphis event

Web sites for DummiesWhile Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Memphis, Tenn., for an education and outreach session about Obamacare on Friday, a state senator presented her with a gift she didn’t seem happy to receive.

Tennessee Sen. Brian Kelsey gave Sebelius a copy of “Web Sites for Dummies,” with a photographer from the local newspaper, The Daily News, snapping a shot of her disapproving expression:

Kathleen Sebelius web sites for dummies tweet

Sebelius says people are unhappy about Obamacare because they have been misinformed, telling the Sun Herald:

“There is no question there is still an extraordinary amount of misinformation. If 55 percent of the people understand a little more about how it affects them and their families, that means that 45 percent of the people still don’t have any idea, and may have believed that there is anything from death panels for Medicare constituents or something will happen to their health benefits or any number of things that continue to be said over and over again.”

Sebelius’ visit Friday was criticized by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who has introduced legislation that would require the administration to provide weekly reports on the progress of Obamacare enrollment.

“The secretary is always welcome in Tennessee, but her time would be better spent in Washington fixing the Obamacare website so that millions of Americans won’t find themselves without health insurance starting January 1st,” Alexander said in a news release given to the Herald on Thursday.

H/T: BuzzFeed

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR
About Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • Don

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !!! Now THAT was FUNNY!

    • http://pislamonauseacentral.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

      But pointless. She can’t read cursive.

  • John F Gordon

    Misinformation? If only people understood? We DO understand. We understand that this is gonna hit us in our pocketbooks. We understand that we have to pay for services that we don’t even need. We understand that you are TRYING TO CONTROL US YOU COMMUNIST.

    • 13 F

      Oh please. If you think Obamacare is communism then you have no idea what communism is.

      • mastador1

        Really funny, because my family escaped communism, they know what communism is and they say this is communism.

      • Tina Madore

        13 F…..you are a communist…..if you believe that there is freedom in obamacare, then you are a communist….there are NO freedoms in obamacare….wake up you idiot!

      • RedDog

        13F, I’m afraid you’re correct. Let me say for the record you’re right he’s no communist. But he is some sort of small f fascist/syndicalist.

      • Fritzz Ezz

        Oh… You did not live in a communist country.

      • Iron Tub

        And you have no idea what you are talking about

      • Mark Jessup

        You better crack the books, and read up on history because universal health care is what ALL totalitarian regimes (Communism, Nazism, etc) do because it isn’t about health care, it is about CONTROLLING the population.

        Of course some boot licking, double-digit IQ trolls like you don’t mind being controlled, in fact you welcome it. Now GTFO.

      • maskedcommenter

        Obviously you do.

      • JustLurkin

        Hey lewinsky! Wipe your chin.

    • Joseph Morgan

      13 F – your undone-go away now as your purpose was served back to you with a no thank you note! Your just another puppet put here to disrupt the thinking of like minded folks that hate your master Obama!

    • Fritzz Ezz

      She can read?

  • Troof Detector

    Good for him. The man has balls!

  • Jimmy Midgett

    What a great gift.
    How can we believe anything they say anymore. They are all lying through their teeth and expect us to believe them. Also why are we giving a tax credit to a Senator because he pays for his son’s health care? Yet he is bragging about it.

  • Jeff Roland

    You dumb ass millions of people are already finding out they won’t have insurance come Jan 1st

  • Daykayaker

    The secretary is a professional bureaucrat, one of thousands insulated from the Greater US, who only travels “into the wild” to “educate the [unwashed] masses”. She probably was disappointed in the gift because it initially would confuse her (e.g. “why was I given this?”) before judging it as in inappropriate joke far below the respect she’s accustomed to within the Beltway.

    In a bureaucrat’s mind they don’t have to be present to manage a crisis, especially one like the Obamacare website meltdown: 1) it’s a technical problem, she’s a bureaucrat and bureaucrats are twice removed from people who actually design and/or build and/or repair things. 2) all “real” problems are political, so the solution is to “spin”, “inform” and “reinterpret” reality for those of us too dense to do it ourselves.

  • Dantes

    The GOP needs to go into attack mode.

  • Ronald R. Johnson

    This woman is brain dead!

  • Patriot_ll

    Just to sit back and let things happen is the same as accepting something. The website issues will be fixed but the failed program will endure. Can you say Medicare or Social Security? Entitlement programs once entrenched do not just go away.

    • Howard Lee

      Very True. Look at the failed leftist cities and states around the world and see the result, Leftist Democrats don’t see anything but they believe any kind of leftist propaganda and lies.

  • Mark Jessup

    If ‘Sebelius’ isn’t as close to the name of a demonic spirit as can be, I don’t know what is.

    Of course Sebelius was in fact, the best friend that the now-dead abortionist George ‘The Killer’ Tiller had in Kansas, it was then-Governor Sebelius who moved mountains to make sure Tiller never went to trial for his crimes.

    The sheer evil of that b*tch cannot be hidden, her face reveals the content of her depraved soul, but she’ll live forever – because Satan knows she’ll take over down in his domain if she gets the chance.