‘That dog won’t hunt’: Herman Cain blasts Obama’s health-care excuses [VIDEO]

Brendan Bordelon Contributor
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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain slammed President Barack Obama’s defense of the disastrous HealthCare.gov rollout on Fox News Sunday, arguing the White House is peddling “empty excuses.”

Cain spoke with The Daily Caller’s editor in chief Tucker Carlson on Fox & Friends, telling Carlson that the president’s push to blame congressional Republicans for Obamacare’s failure just doesn’t cut it. (RELATED: Reid says Republican criticisms of Obamacare are simply ‘jokes’)

“That dog won’t hunt,” Cain declared, “and let me just give you two reasons: Number one: No Republicans voted for the Affordable — aka Unaffordable — Care Act. And secondly, when the so-called shutdown was going on, Republicans voted to repeal or delay Obamacare nearly 40 times. They were ostracized and criticized by Harry Reid and the Democrats. They tried to stop this trainwreck — the Republicans did — and more people are now aware of that fact.”

Cain also ridiculed Obama’s complaint that glitches in HealthCare.gov were caused by the website’s heavy traffic.

“Earlier in my career I was a technology executive, and even on my own website, HermanCain.com, we have handled more traffic at times,” he said. “And all you need is one capable person to watch the traffic and you can expand what they call ‘the portal.'”

“The American people are waking up to this,” Cain continued, “because when you look at a lot of other successful sites and how they work, you don’t hear these excuses.”

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