Why Sebelius Is Gone?

HHS Secretary Kathleen "Kill All You Want; We'll Fund More" Sebelius - She never heard of a fetus shedidn't want you to pay to murderDespite earlier promises to stay on the job until after the 2014 midterm elections, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced her resignation. Obama accepted Sebelius’s resignation earlier this week, and on Friday morning, nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her.

Supposedly, the resignation was Sebelius’ choice and wasn’t forced upon her by Obama or his handlers and overseers.

The question I have is how does Sebelius’ resignation benefit Obama and the Democrats.

I find it more than hard to believe that the White House or the DNC either forced or allowed Sebelius to leave her office without something to be gained from doing so. Yet, given the way they handled her resignation and the inherent issues in confirming her replacement, I can’t see how they’d benefit in the upcoming elections from doing this. So why is Sebelius gone?

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6 Responses to “Why Sebelius Is Gone?”

  1. AthenaC Says:

    Given the train wreck of the ACA in general, the website in particular, the particular focus on Ms. Sebelius by a chunk of the conservative narrative, and the (always) upcoming election, I assume they think it will be easier to control the narrative on the ACA fallout if she’s not there. I think they will ultimately try to say something like “Oh well the ACA was GREAT but Sebelius screwed up the rollout and that’s why everyone’s against the ACA.”

    And the sad thing is, given the intelligence of the general electorate, it will probably work.

  2. jonolan Says:

    That could be it but I’m not sure. They didn’t handle right for that and dealing with a confirmation of a replacement is not normally something that you’d want to do in an election cycle. I can’t figure anything else though.

  3. Alfie Says:

    Two things for me:
    First I wonder if she truly wants to be in control of her future availability by jumping now. See hooking up w Hillary.
    Second In looking at the Sebelius resignation I am having a hard time accepting the Obots insisting that 7.5m sign ups for a mandated program somehow surpasses the most optimistic estimates. How the hell can that be true? You hold a gun to a nation,you transfer people from insurance or uninsured pools onto Medicaid and you find that number to be joyfully high?
    In her world she and her allies firmly believe a win is spin able which takes us back to 1.

  4. jonolan Says:

    That would imply that Sebelius’ resignation wasn’t under the O’s control and I find that unlikely. At a minimum, they’d make her stay until after the elections.

  5. Alfie Says:

    Yeah I see where you’re coming from J but I think the Obama Administration is no way cut off from those things that happen in a lame duck administration including departures. I think best case scenario for O is the thought he “allows” her to leave whilst the fanboys say his landmark piece is winning and he suffers through an election year confirmation that will undoubtedly be spun to his advantage,liking. and control. At the same time Sebelius gets involved in the next administration from the sidelines.

  6. jonolan Says:

    Maybe so. I just can’t see it though. It doesn’t make sense to me for her to be allowed to step down now. After the elections, sure. Or now under a cloud and with public disavowal by the White House.

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