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10/25/2013

ObamaCare Operator Fired for Telling Truth About ObamaCare Web Site

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:34 am



The truth will set you free . . . from your job working for Obama’s healthcare rollout:

When Hannity explained to Davis that he has been having problems enrolling using the healthcare.gov website, Davis explained the system is expected to be down for the next 42 hours. Based on the President’s remarks in the Rose Garden yesterday morning, you would assume that people could then register over the phone, but alas, that is not the case.

“So no one is able to get in, but if they call us we can help them fill out an application as long as they went online to create an account first,” Davis said.

“Well that’s the point, I can’t get online to create an account, so how would I be able to create the account if the website is down for the next 42 hours,” Hannity asked.

“You would have to wait until those 42 hours is up,” Davis replied.

While Davis was sympathetic to the plight of those attempting to signup for Obamacare, all she could offer was a meek word of inspiration.

“Yes, sir, and I understand your frustration,” she said. ”We get calls like this everyday, but we just encourage people to not give up and just try until you get in. But nobody won’t be able to get in until like 42 hours later.”

I listened to the entire interview — at least the part that Hannity made available — and so can you:

She admitted there was a script about the problems with the Web site, and read it to Hannity. Hannity gave her some facts about the cost of the Web site, how the average cost of premiums would rise, and she expressed a noncommittal and polite surprise. Perhaps the most “inflammatory” thing she did was to tell the truth when Hannity asked her if anybody really liked this thing: “Not really.” Hannity started to ask her if she thought government had screwed this up, and then took the question back, saying he didn’t want to get her in trouble.

Too late! Naturally, she has been fired. Here she is talking about her firing on Hannity’s TV show. I can’t seem to embed the TV segment, but you can view it here.

Hannity has treated her well after her firing, and she now considers the episode a “blessing,” so it’s a happy ending. Hannity realized that he was responsible for this in some measure, and gave her money equivalent to what she would have earned in a year at this job, and is working to arrange for a different job for her. It may be tough, though: they need to find her a place where honesty is prized.

Because it’s fairly clear, isn’t it, that if she had simply lied and pretended that everything was hunky dory, she would still have a job?

In other news, Kathleen Sebelius remains employed.

22 Responses to “ObamaCare Operator Fired for Telling Truth About ObamaCare Web Site”

  1. “In other news, Kathleen Sebelius remains employed.”

    Who cares whether she’s employed. The problem is that she isn’t in prison, where she belongs.

    C. S. P. Schofield (e8b801)

  2. Hannity realized that he was responsible for this in some measure, and gave her money equivalent to what she would have earned in a year at this job, and is working to arrange for a different job for her.

    So see, ObamaCare really is helping to create jobs in the private sector!

    JVW (709bc7)

  3. Kathleen Sebelius says she doesn’t work for the people who want her fired, but apparently Earline Davis does, or did.

    ropelight (decacc)

  4. Comment by C. S. P. Schofield (e8b801) — 10/25/2013 @ 8:07 am

    I have no doubt that if Sebelius were incarcerated, that she would either still receive her pay or be granted a pension.

    felipe (6100bc)

  5. Oh, that last line is a classic-! Hat’s off, Patrick…

    NeoCon_1 (c4b0a4)

  6. So, you can get loyal fighting men killed while ignoring their pleas for help and you get promoted. You can run guns to Mexico and get hundreds killed and you get promoted. You can commit felonies at the IRS and you get full retirement and/or promoted.

    Cross the boss, though and you are fired. Wonder what thin-skinned sociopath ordered it.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  7. It’s pretty standard part of any job – unapproved talking to the media will get you fired. It’s not like Hannity tried to hide it, he asks her flat out is it okay to put her on the radio. If she wanted to keep that job, she should have said no (aside – I’m glad she said yes). That said, good on Hannity for giving her a year’s salary and helping to find her other employment.

    Memories (05f640)

  8. You can know an administration by the people they fire.

    So far O looks pretty nasty.

    Patricia (be0117)

  9. That’s rather ‘stand-up’ of Hannity to pay a year’s salary to the woman. Good for him.

    On the other hand, Hannity can be pretty annoying—even to someone such as myself who agrees with him politically 99% of the time.

    He spends three hours a day on his radio show (and an hour on tv) ranting and raving about how the sky is falling, then at the sign-off, he always says, “Let not your heart be troubled.”

    WTF ?
    You just spent three hours ranting about how my heart should be troubled about the direction of the country, but now as your work day is over and you return to your multi-million dollar home, you tell me I should ‘chill out’ ?

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  10. Kathleen Sebelius will end with with a piggy piggy pension from Kansas and our pitiful fascist federal government both

    yup our taxes will pay for this this inept whore’s pop tarts in perpetuity forever and ever. at least until until she lands her pathetic ass on the wrong side of a death panel

    these people are nasty

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  11. Human nature prediction question.

    Given assumption: The operator was fired to “show what will happen” to anybody that falls off the TelePrompter.

    Speculation A: All of the rest of the operators will quake in fear and hangup on anybody that does not follow the script so they won’t get fired too.

    Speculation B: All of the rest of the operators will spill like a broken bag of beans in the hopes that Hannity has called back with another year’s salary in the deal.

    Larry Sheldon (acbb4f)

  12. this

    i just get so flustrated

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  13. There is something really unfair and wrong about firing this decent polite woman. SHe was merely doing her job as best she could. Not her fault it’s a mess.

    Bugg (f0dbc7)

  14. we should fire her anyway plus also spill crystal light on her on “accident” and when she asks for a paper towel we can say no paper towels for whores

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  15. oh sorry i thought you were talking about sebelius

    it’s been a long day we had company fun day

    god help me

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  16. company fun day

    Did you invite the Chinese ladies from the massage parlor?

    nk (dbc370)

  17. my doctor smells like cabbage..i thinks he’s ex carny

    pdbuttons (d2a976)

  18. Speculation C: None of the other operators listen to Hannity or know what’s happened.

    htom (412a17)

  19. nopers asian handjob lady sat alone in her parlor

    from time to time she would crack the blinds and look out hopefully, but no invitation to the merriment at the marketing company across the way was forthcoming

    after a time she retired to her small tidy kitchen and made a glass of some of that exotic tea that comes out of a jar and isn’t really tea but some sort of gooey fruit n spice melange that her people mix up a teaspoonful or so with hot water

    “I bet it’s cause of I give handjobs,” AHL thought to herself bitterly, then quickly pushed the thought away. “Mustn’t become calloused,” she thought.

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  20. confucius say..i like the first 3 cuts of some girls..but 4 cuts u b
    let it bleed

    ummhf email?

    pdbuttons (d2a976)

  21. on it

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  22. Speculation C: None of the other operators listen to Hannity or know what’s happened.

    Pretty sure they were made aware during the public hanging.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)


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