Jay Carney spin: I wouldn’t say ‘mission accomplished’ on website goals

Despite the Obama administration’s assurances that it has met its November goals and the upgraded HealthCare.gov is functional, White House press secretary Jay Carney stopped short of saying the job was done.

“In terms of the goals you set for this moment in time of the website being functional for the vast majority of users, is it mission accomplished?” ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Carney.

Not one to answer a question directly, Carney said the website was undergoing necessary fixes and progress was being made.

“And the focus here is not on, the endgame here isn’t the best possible and most effective website that we can build, but a system by which all those millions of Americans who are clearly interested in enrolling and purchasing quality affordable health care insurance are able to do so,” Carney said. “That is our goal, and that work continues today. We have passed an important milestone in that effort, but the work continues.”

The answer was not acceptable to Karl, who asked the question again.

“Let me try to crystallize down because we try to pin you down on what ‘vast majority’ means, and you guys didn’t want to quantify it,” Karl said. “Very clearly, in terms of the goal that you set for this moment in time, is it mission accomplished? Have you accomplished that goal?”

“Using that phrase is not one I would employ,” Carney said.

Watch the exchange here via National Review Online:

H/T: NRO

Upgraded Obamacare website crashes during CNN test

[poll id=”135″]

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

BPR INSIDER COMMENTS

Scroll down for non-member comments or join our insider conversations by becoming a member. We'd love to have you!

Comments are closed.

Latest Articles