Potemkin Village, anyone? Joe Scarborough has offered a scathing simile for the new-'n-improved Obamacare website. On today's Morning Joe, he likened the site to the set of a Hollywood Western--pushing back the facade reveals that there's nothing behind it.
Even former Obama spox Robert Gibbs—proudly sporting an Auburn jersey—acknowledged that big chunks of the system, including the payment mechanism for subsidies, haven't even been built. So people can go to the site, receive the illusion that they have obtained coverage, only to find that there is no follow-through. View the video after the jump.
Consider what kind of nightmarish scenario we have entered, in which President Obama engineered the government takeover of 1/6th of the our economy, only to inflict a dysfunctional Fantasy Land.
ROBERT GIBBS: There's no doubt, those that the back-end systems will continue to be a great concern. There's payment mechanisms for subsidies that I think the technical guys have said at HHS haven't even been built yet.
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: It's a Hollywood -- he said the same thing that you [Nicolle Wallace] did. I mean, it's a Hollywood facade. It's a Western. You get everybody shooting, but you know, you just push, you push the wall over and there's not actually a saloon behind it.
NICOLLE WALLACE: A fake town.
SCARBOROUGH: But we made it took good.