Political Radar

`Ready, fire, aim'

April 4th, 2014

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday struck back at U.S. House Republicans who have been critical of the Hawaii Health Connector, the state's insurance exchange for the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; and U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla.; had suggested, among other claims, that the connector did not complete the required security testing prior to its Oct. 15 launch. The three Republicans implied that consumers were at risk of identity theft and fraud.

Abercrombie, a Democrat who served in the U.S. House for two decades, dismissed the claims:

Your letter is full of mistakes, misrepresentations, omissions and false assertions.

Your letter omits important facts related to the Hawaii Health Connector (Connector) and takes information out of context, misrepresenting the status of the Connector with respect to system security and authority to connect to the Federal Data Services Hub. Because of your flawed assumptions and mistakes, you have predictably reached erroneous conclusions. With a little due diligence, you and your committee staffers could easily have avoided these errors.

Instead your letter appears to be a classic case of `ready, fire, aim.'



10 Responses to “`Ready, fire, aim'”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    Issa the one who kept Cummings from finishing
    his climatic speech?

    "After receiving a hardship discharge in 1972 after his father suffered a heart attack, Issa earned a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Twice that year, he was arrested. In the first incident he was indicted by a grand jury for an alleged theft of a Maserati, but prosecutors dropped the charge. In the second incident, he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and a police officer noticed a firearm in his glove compartment. Issa was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, and was sentenced to six months' probation and a small fine. Issa has said he believes the record has since been expunged." Seems conservatives each have a record of losing....

  2. hossana:

    and what about abercrummy that pot smoking protester who sat in at Bachman Hall during the Vietnam war protests with his scraggy beard et. al...just as disgusting an nauseating and he represents the face of the state as its governor...gimme a break.......he has a napoleanic complex devoid of any respect but the voters elected him as governor so we just have to deal with it just as much as your article criticizes Issa...he was elected by his district so what's your point......

  3. Hawaiino:

    False equivalency Hossana. Bone up on your rhetoric, or be prepared for the same criticism as Issa, et. al. ((which is)....

    Ready, Aim, Fire.

    To clarify , your personal opinion and historical judgements of the Gov, whether based on personal observation or heresay is NOT the same level of anti-social (criminal, actually) behavior as Issa's documented transgression(s)
    Different people may think either one, or both, are dicks but you can't conflate their past actions. One IS a convicted criminal. And it was not a victimless crime.
    Apples and oranges.

  4. Guido Sarducci:

    If there is anybody who knows about "Ready, Fire, Aim" it is Neil Abercrombie.

  5. Keith Rollman:

    Gee, what's wrong with paying $37,000 per sign-up? The least competent state administration in the country producing the worst execution of a bad national policy...no problems here.

  6. Guy:

    Keith, you're making the same mistake as Issa? Issa and gang's letter was obviously a template letter meant to go to several dem governors to try to score political points. But it was just sloppy. The first problem with it, is that it's written to the wrong person. It should have been written to the Connector (a private, nonprofit) not the governor. Duh.

  7. Especially Incognito:

    Issaps fable....

  8. Auto de Fe:

    I wonder which of the comments here are paid for by the Abercrombie campaign. Aren't they supposed to have a disclaimer to that effect?

  9. Hawaiino:

    A d F

    Who are you calling a shill? I don't see a pro- Neil partisan comment in the bunch, just some comments and criticisms on a topic ripe for same.

    Now I know Keith's been paid in the past, but I (highly) doubt you meant him.

  10. Especially Incognito:

    Raise your hand or be held in contempt....
    Take the fifth...take the whole bottle...

    Seems the guilty ones point go on the defensive...

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