We want to see only one news item emerge from today’s proceedings in the Capitol.
We’re not expecting much from today’s House hearing featuring Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department. What we do expect to see is Republicans performing for the camera instead of asking tough, solid questions. We also expect much less from Obama Dimocrats who will act as an iron lung for the cadaver of Sebelius. From Sebelius we expect lies and more lies of the type and communication skill once heard/seen only from bureaucrats in totalitarian regimes.
What news do we hope gets the spotlight today? We hope that Americans are informed of the security horrors to come and thus far not exposed. This is what we mean, via CNN:
“The Obamacare website has more than annoying bugs. A cybersecurity expert found a way to hack into users’ accounts.
Until the Department of Health fixed the security hole last week, anyone could easily reset your Healthcare.gov password without your knowledge and potentially hijack your account.
The glitch was discovered last week by Ben Simo, a software tester in Arizona. Simo found that gaining access to people’s accounts was frighteningly simple. You could have:
– guessed an existing user name, and the website would have confirmed it exists.
– claimed you forgot your password, and the site would have reset it.
– viewed the site’s unencrypted source code in any browser to find the password reset code.
– plugged in the user name and reset code, and the website would have displayed a person’s three security questions (your oldest niece’s first name, name of favorite pet, date of wedding anniversary, etc.).
– answered the security questions wrong, and the website would have spit out the account owner’s email address — again, unencrypted.
Armed with the account holder’s email address, a person with malicious intent could easily track down their target on social media, where they’d likely discover the answers to those security questions.
It wouldn’t have even taken a skilled hacker. Anyone with bad intentions — and a minimal understanding of how to read a website’s code — could have figured it out. While such an attack might not have yielded your Social Security number or health information, it would have exposed your address and phone number.
If today’s hearings can at least warn Americans away from the ObaminationCare website it will render a public service.
There are of course many ObaminationCare lies we would like to see addressed. New York Magazine, a bastion of Obama love, produced a video that the entire nation should see and Obama, not Sebelius, held to account for.
Kathleen Sebelius is just one clown in the clown car. It is Barack Obama driving that circus clown car and he is the one that must be held accountable.
According to leaks of her testimony we read that Sebelius will attempt to shift the blame to the contractors and we are sure countless others in keeping with Obama’s strategy of “blame the staff”.
In a HotAir Open thread: Sebelius to testify in House over ObamaCare success we read this:
“Sebelius will need to approach this like her job is on the line, because it almost certainly is. Expect to see Republicans laying perjury traps during their testimony, and expect to see some Democrats speechifying to slow things down. Sebelius had better not count on that kind of support from all of the Democrats, though, because this administration has humiliated them to the point where their electoral survival will take precedence over protecting a Cabinet official whose expiration date arrived on October 2nd, whether she or Barack Obama know it or not.”
We hope that is not true and that Republicans will not lay “perjury traps” on Sebelius or focus on Sebelius. Sebelius will get her punishment once Barack Obama gets his punishment. Sebelius is not the clown driving the car.