"As the crowning accomplishment of your administration, it's hard to understand how you didn't have this handled better. Just hard to explain in any way. And, since your campaign had the best systems and system administrators, how could you not translate that to government work?"
"It's legacy legislation that has tripped out of the gate."
"Will be extraordinarily serious if they blow through the self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline without fixing the problems."
Little to no damage
"If they fix it, it will be fine. If they don't, it will be a disaster."
"Two weeks, we're into the holidays — when we come out, it's back to government funding/budget."
"Once the rollout is complete and people see that they are much better off, it will have no long-term deleterious effect."
How much long-term damage, if any, is the rollout of the Affordable Care Act inflicting on President Obama's second term?
REPUBLICANS (89 VOTES)
Very serious damage: 72%
Somewhat serious damage: 25%
Little to no damage: 3%
Very serious damage
"He is now officially a lame duck."
"By not living up to its billing, Obama's signature act becomes his signature weakness."
"A president's credibility is a precious and nonrenewable resource."
"Obama needs catastrophic health insurance, because the ACA is a disaster."
"Looks like Joe Wilson was right. He lied, but Dem candidates will pay the price."
"After NSA, IRS, this now tips the scales."
"The Obamacare rollout is a rolling disaster. If the GOP will abandon stupid shutdown tactics and focus on making voters more aware of specifics, they can win seats."
"POTUS lied, which calls into question his own personal character. The other shoe has not fallen yet on this website debacle. Stay tuned."
"The core idea of liberalism is that government knows best. Confidence in government's competence is taking a huge, and lasting, hit."
"By March 2014, Democrats will be running to the Potomac."
"Obamacare will do for liberalism what the Hindenburg did for zeppelin passenger travel."
Somewhat serious damage
"It makes big government look incompetent."
"The website is the easy part."
"They've just reinforced every preconceived notion that people have about government's inefficiency and ineffectiveness."
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