GOPers Upset Shutdown Is Eclipsing Coverage Of Glitchy Obamacare Launch


Republicans are frustrated that the media’s coverage of congressional fights over the government shutdown and debt ceiling is eclipsing a week’s worth of bad press about the glitchy rollout of Obamacare.

Speaking for over an hour from the White House press briefing room on Monday, President Barack Obama took almost a dozen questions from various reporters — and none of them were about the problems Americans have experienced signing up for health care exchanges online.

“Explain to me how in a dozen questions the second biggest story of the week, the debacle, doesn’t even come up,” Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), asked Politico.

Rory Cooper, a top aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), also sounded off on Twitter, noting a Daily Show appearance by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:

Fox News radio host Todd Starnes was also not impressed: 


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