The IT Way and Politics
Computer programming is no longer a failsafe construction by intelligent, rational programmers who use failsafe loops of logic to produce failsafe programs.
Instead, new computer programs tend to be built on older ones, and those on programs that existed even earlier.
What the general public seems not to realize, and what anti-Obama pundits are counting on the public not realizing, is that most computer programs these days are very much works in progress, with defects arising during use leading to pragmatic programming fixes.
The most computer-memory sparing (and therefore fastest) programs are in machine language, which is simply binary code, unreadable by any human. Computer programs called "compilers" translate programs from one computer language into another, and then, sometimes, into machine language. From that point, a computer program's evolution is basically empirically evaluated by whether or not it seems to be working as its designers hoped it would. Almost no one develops a computer program from scratch anymore, and the failings in a particular new program may just as well be due to an older program it was built upon as a new y programmed portion. Companies have people trained to try to detect glitches in new programs, but in many instances the glitches do not turn up until significant useage and feedback from actual users has occurred.
Added to the above is the dismal fact that most governmental programs make little logical sense in a manner that a computer could recognize as same.
Now enter the very same politicians that have been blocking Obama's healthcare program all along--the very same ones who insisted that the healthcare structure continue to be as overloaded with as many insurance providers as possible to maximize profits sitting on the backs of the ill--to complain that a website based on a computer program trying to logically express the illogical is having a slow startup...after their having done everything they possibly could, fair or unfair, including their useage of the "big lie" technique, to derail or harmfully alter the process the programmers were trying to create a website for.
Now, THERE is something to truly retch about.