October 29th, 2013
03:04 AM ET

Why Sebelius will keep her job for now

Challenges continue to mount for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Public criticism persists as she prepares to testify Wednesday before a Congressional committee demanding answers about ongoing problems with the Obama administration's health care enrollment website.

Public ridicule reached prime-time - or late-night - when "Saturday Night Live" parodied Sebelius and the HealthCare.gov debacle that has rocked the online rollout of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.


Filed under: Politics • U.S.
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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two political candidates were having a hot debate. Finally, one of them jumped up and yelled at the other, "What about the powerful interest that controls you?"
    And the other guy screamed back, "You leave my wife out of this!"

    October 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vincent Vega

      These post say it all on this topic at hand. We have two bonehead comments and four jokes at the top of the message board. Dodge the issues much obamabots?

      October 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pit

      I spit my water out when I read your tea comment. Thank you Mia

      October 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mia Wallace

      Tea anyone. Sounds pretty good right now huh? LMAO

      October 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      NBC has an article on how obomba lied to all of us and they prove it. Check it out all. Man it gets pretty quiet on here when obombas lies are revealed. Think I just heard a pin drop and a cricket. You liberals crack me up! Thanks. 🙂

      October 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Well, except there have been fact checkers that have proven that most of what is asserted was misrepresented. Gullible people who don't do their homework crack me up.

      October 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man dies and goes to Heaven. He gets to meet GOD and asks GOD if he can ask him a few questions.

    "Sure," GOD says, "Go right ahead".

    "OK," the man says. "Why did you make women so pretty?"

    GOD says, "So you would like them."

    "OK," the guy says. "But how come you made them so beautiful?"

    "So you would LOVE them," GOD replies.

    The man ponders a moment and then asks, "But why did you make them such airheads?"

    GOD says, "So they would love you!"

    October 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Mornin' folks.
    good to see you again@bobcat and thanks for jump starting this blog.

    October 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Swiping names again? Im pretty sure Herkimer Schwartz knows how to spell his name.

    October 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Herkimer Schwartz

      Yes chrissy,
      Herkimer Schwartz definitely knows how to spell his name. Good day to you.

      October 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning saywhat
    It is good to see you again as well. Have you noticed the lack of news coming out of the ME ? Kind of eerie. The biggest story out of that area lately is the women of Saudi Arabia defying the law of DWW ( Driving While Woman ).
    So attention now has been diverted to the other side of the world with the "escalation" of showmanship between Ja pan and China over those islands. Let's add to that the new revelations of N. Koreas' new construction at their mille launch site.

    October 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    An insurance agent approaches a cowboy, trying to sell him an accident policy. The agent inquires, "Have you ever had an accident?" "Never," the cowboy responds. "However, just recently a horse kicked in two of my ribs, and back a couple years ago a rattlesnake bit my ankle." "Wouldn't you call these accidents?" says the puzzled agent. "Nah," the cowboy replies. "They both did it on purpose!"

    October 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Airman Jones was assigned to the induction center. There he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance. Soon after, Captain Smith noticed that Airman Jones had almost a 100% record for insurance sales, which had never happened before. Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones's sales pitch.

    Jones explained the basics of the GI Insurance to the new recruits. He told each of them, "If you have GI Insurance and go into battle and are killed, the government has to pay $200,000 to your beneficiaries. If you don't have GI insurance, and you go into battle and get killed, the government only has to pay a maximum of $6000."

    "Now," he concluded, "which bunch do you think they are going to send into battle first?"

    October 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ Juan, and i bet he don't walk on water either! Or you even for that matter! So what. He had plans....big plans as it turns out....since he's having to walk ALONE! Remember, all previous presidents had a team working WITH them. Hes had to go it alone basically because Congress hasn't figured out the concept of Team!

    October 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Juan Jiminez

    I lied I don't live in Arizona and I don't work in an optical shop. I am a 1 percenter with a trust fund and my businesses have flourished. I take care of everything including the leeches that I employ.

    October 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Oh cmon @ Juan, tell the truth! Youre a little old lady from Pasedena and your name is Julia!

    October 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    What is the purose in verbally taunting cnn @ rupert? I mean really, why bother?

    October 30, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |