O-Care PR Disaster Lacked Truth, Success and Credibility
A consensus is forming in the public relations world about what went wrong with Obamacare’s horrendous Healthcare.gov rollout.
In what Politico calls “a case study for crisis management consultants and their clients of what not to do,” three problems are clear.
First, the Obama administration wasn’t truthful. By downplaying the website’s crashes and error messages as “glitches” due to heavier-than-expected traffic, the White House misled the public on how bad the system actually was.
Second, updates lacked success stories. That’s probably because only 6 people successfully enrolled via the website on its first day.
Finally, despite more than three years to get ready Obamacare still lacks an effective spokesperson.
In February, we highlighted how citizens across Mexico increasingly understand the value of the right to keep and bear arms.
With authorities unable or unwilling to protect them from epidemic criminal terror, it was the only remaining option. And it worked. “We brought order back to a place where there had been chaos,” proclaimed Gonzalo Torres, in one town that took up arms against organized terror. “We were able to do in 15 days what the government was not able to do in years.”
At the time, we warned that similar lawlessness here in the…
"Obama is playing a strange game: The more he speaks untruthfully, the more he resorts to emphatic intensifiers that instead confirm that he is speaking untruthfully. In turn, Obama’s audiences play an even stranger game: The more they hear their president speak, the more they are impressed that he can sound so sincere in being so nonchalantly insincere and mellifluously misleading. When I first…[more]
—Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Nationally Syndicated Columnist
— Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Nationally Syndicated Columnist