News Releases

Mark Sanford Issues Statement On #Obamafail Fiasco

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Mark Sanford (SC-1) released the following statement regarding the testimony of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “This morning’s testimony from Secretary Sebelius confirmed for me that this administration is determined to meet their own political goals…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Mark Sanford (SC-1) released the following statement regarding the testimony of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“This morning’s testimony from Secretary Sebelius confirmed for me that this administration is determined to meet their own political goals no matter how it harms Americans. It’s clear from this morning that the Affordable Care Act exchanges were in no way ready for primetime. The Secretary’s admission that the websites didn’t have enough testing and simply weren’t ready seems to fit a pattern we’ve seen from this administration,” said Sanford. “The website was rushed to meet self-imposed political deadlines, and the White House and the executive branch knowingly pushed what their own tests indicated was a flawed product.”

“The exchanges are just one of many failures and shortcomings in the Affordable Care Act,” added Sanford. “All across the Lowcountry, people are facing higher premiums, losing the insurance plans they were promised they could keep, and watching as the administration struggles to answer questions about why they pushed so hard to launch a website and enforce a mandate when they knew it wasn’t ready.”


(Editor’s Note: The above communication does not necessarily reflect the editorial position of To submit your letter, news release, email blast, media advisory or issues statement for publication, click here).

Related posts


New Center To Help Victims of Abuse, Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Opens In Colleton County

More News

SCDP Issues Statement On Ramon Schwartz

More News

Jeff Duncan: Senate Correct To Cancel Recess



anon. October 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Well Mark, what are you going to do about it?

Smirks October 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm

You got any piglets he can borrow for a bit? Or maybe some plywood?

jimlewisowb October 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Believe you are on to something

Maybe he could take the plywood, Pork and Barrel up to Washington and show them Yankees how a Southern Plantation Owner can build a better Pig Shit Outhouse

Jesus H. Christ! October 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm

He’s gonna dig a hole on his “farm.”

EJB October 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hmmm, he hasn’t responded. Shame. Tell you what, why don’t YOU tell US what you think he should do. Be serious, many people grate on about their representatives and they should “do something” I, for one, would be interested in hearing what you think. Give it a serious answer, I do want to hear it.

he's a believer October 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Reliability and Durability Testing to prove Primetime readiness… sounds like his engagement period with his soulmate.

Guero October 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm

As a plutocrat dedicated to preserving the perogatives of the 1%, he certainly knows a flawed product.

Torch October 31, 2013 at 10:24 am

Republican Party website, very simple compared to ACA website, crashed on its first day.

EJB October 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

But wasn’t costing tax payers any money at all, wasn’t forcing them to buy a product that they didn’t want to buy and wasn’t bumping them up against a deadline that threatened to cost them even more money. AND the ACA web site is from the tech savvy EXPERTS of the Democrat party that basked in the glory of making fun of the GOP. Wonder how many of those dorks are laughing now. Oh, that’s right, it was written by those foreigners, they still get to laugh. The whole thing is a joke and we haven’t even seen the punch line yet, it’s a real KILLER (get it? Death panels? Well Sarah Palin got it, guess she isn’t quite as dumb as the kool aid drinkers in the Democrat party)

tomstickler October 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Fiasco? I thought the pivot away from “train wreck” was supposed to be “debacle.”

The Colonel October 31, 2013 at 4:23 am

TRAIN WRECK!!! Whoo Whoooooooo!!!!

Smirks October 31, 2013 at 8:09 am

Go go gadget thesaurus!

This is the party of plagiarizing Wikipedia, might as well look to a thesaurus for (lack of) creativity.

Tom October 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

The Republicans are trying to judge the ability of its Tea Party wing to understand different words. I think the Colonel has it right, but Obamafail may work. It has Obama in it. Really they should just end all communications with “Obama bad.” It limits discussion of complex issues, that may have things like facts in them, or requires the Republicans to have an alternative that isn’t “let them die.” Obama bad is the answer to everything.

putup October 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Yea Mark, put your money where your mouth is…introduce articles of impeachment….there’s plenty of material with which to work…

EJB October 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I’m curious, were you one of the people castigating Joe Wilson for calling 0bama a liar, or were you cheering him for putting his money where his mouth is?

Ralph Hightower October 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

So Sanford says that the administration wants to push their own agenda regardless of the outcome and harm.
Well, the Tea Baggers did manage to shut down the government; but they failed to force America into credit default.
Is Sanford a case of the “pot calling the kettle black”?
Sanford serves his own agenda as does every other politician in Washington; that includes Democrats and Republicans. There is no one in Congress that is serving America. They are serving themselves!

Plain Truth October 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Just more lip … all talk and NO ACTION. Wish he would shut up and go away. Real men would be taking Obama down. All we have is a bunch of wussies in Congress. Bet they would pee in their pants if the barrel of a gun was stuck in their face.

EJB October 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Describe your scenario, something tells me there is a joke waiting to escape.

CNSYD October 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Mark knows that if the administration would have hired web masters from Argentina in lieu of Canada we would have gotten a system that works albeit manana.

Vanguard16 October 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Since there are only about 12M people nationwide buying their own insurance and SC has about 5M residents, I seriously doubt the number of people losing their insurance in SC, much less your district, is in any way, significant.

People should dump their crap policies and get a better policy for less money.

Brian Horton October 31, 2013 at 7:51 am

Yeah, right on…people shouldn’t ever be allowed to buy what they want, only what the government tells them they can buy. How the hell is corporate fascism ever going to work if consumers go around making decisions about how they spend their own money.

Jan October 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

People should be allowed to buy what they want so long as they can prove they have the ability to pay for the care they need with the deductibles they have. The problem is hospitals and doctors are having to eat the deductibles on these high deductible policies and we are all having to pay for that.
At least when I am paying for things through taxes I know what I am paying for. If I have to pay a hospital more money because John Doe can’t come up with the $25,000 he owes. How can I even deal with that?
I understand the Republican answer is, let John die; but I’m not on board with that.

EJB October 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I would like you to show me even one example of a Republican saying “let John die” (It’s the Democrats that have the death panels.). As for the rest of your argument about the high deductibles and hospitals having to pay them because the people didn’t and all that I would say is entirely speculation on your part. Even if you read such baloney I would say it is speculation on that author’s part (NOTE: I said the author’s article was baloney, not you. You actually make some pretty good arguments though I still disagree with you). If people are getting policies with $25,000 deductibles it is likely because they couldn’t afford policies with lower deductibles. That was the beauty of the HSAs, deductibles in the $2,500 to $5,000 range made the catastrophic health policies much lower cost, people would have the money for the deductibles saved up and everyone was better. It put the people in charge of paying for medical services, not third parties, and let them decide when they went and to whom, all factors in lowering health care costs.

Sandy Burglar October 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Which party supports taxpayer subsidized indiscriminate killing of babies (I’m sorry, “women’s healthcare”) on demand? Which party rammed through #Obamafail complete with the IPAB (aka DEATH PANELS)? Now…talk to us about who wants who to die. Idiot.

? October 31, 2013 at 4:02 pm

“I understand the Republican answer is, let John die; but I’m not on board with that”

Nobody begrudges you the opportunity to NOT let John die.

Some just have a problem with you taking other people’s money to save “John”.

Or, in other words, this notion that you have the right to be charitable with other people’s money.

Taking your righteousness further though, since you have a problem with people dying on the basis of what they can or can not afford, when do you plan on sending a significant portion of your wealth over to Africa to save all the dying children there?(who can’t even afford food).

Or better yet, maybe you can explain why healthcare is only a right for US citizens and not the world? (since you aren’t extolling the virtues of requiring US taxpayers to subsidize healthcare for the world)

IVEBEENHACKED October 31, 2013 at 7:54 am

Coming from someone who lied to the taxpayers what the fuck is wrong with this state when we even consider what Mark Sanfraud says..

Emperor has no clothes! November 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

True, but Charles Krauthammer, that Harvard Med School educated Psychiatrist is very eloquent in his Washington Post column entitled, “Obamacare laid bare.”

The Colonel October 31, 2013 at 8:04 am


Sandy Burglar October 31, 2013 at 9:18 am

The Prevaricating Teleprompter has told so many lies about #Obamafail it’s been impossible to keep up with them all. Yesterday he said to ignore the millions who are getting letters of cancelations because they are being “grossly misleading.” Hahahaha…how could that irony be lost on the grossest misleader this country has ever seen?

Fred October 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

May I suggest to Sanford, aka “THE LUV GUV”, that he take another trip to Argentina and stay there permanently!

Jesus H. Christ! October 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm

#misuseofhashtags #fitsnews #derp! #Sanfordmanwhore

SexLiesVideotape October 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm

It takes a fiasco to know a fiasco……….This man is a creep and an opportunist.

GreenvilleGirl October 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Regardless of what your political affiliation is — I don’t know that Sanford would rank at the bottom of the barrel when compared to some other U.S. House members who represent SC. Our U.S. Reps. are listed in alphabetical order, and definitely not where I think they should rank.

Clyburn, Duncan, Gowdy, Mulvaney, Rice, Sanford, Wilson

bogart November 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

Out of the next 70 days Congress will work 19 and is trying to pass a motion to cut back on those days…..and according to Sanford’s girlfriend at $177,000.00 a year he doesn’t even make enought money to help with his son’s schooling….Thanks for this report Congressman Sanford,we know it was hard for you to find the time with your hectic work load.


Leave a Comment