Is it technical problems, or do people not want to buy what Obamacare is selling? “Iowa’s insurance commissioner says he doesn’t know if any Iowans have managed to sign up for policies on the government’s new health insurance exchange. The exchanges, also known as online marketplaces, have been plagued with technical problems since opening last Tuesday.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney (Jason Reed/Reuters) White House press secretary Jay Carney (Jason Reed/Reuters)

We have worse problems than the economy. “Americans are now more likely to name dysfunctional government as the most important problem facing the country than to name any other specific problem. Thirty-three percent of Americans cite dissatisfaction with government and elected representatives as the nation’s top issue, the highest such percentage in Gallup’s trend dating back to 1939. Dysfunctional government now eclipses the economy (19%), unemployment (12%), the deficit (12%), and healthcare (12%) as the nation’s top problem.”

Well, they sure didn’t plan for those problems. “Carney: We Expected Obamacare To Have ‘Problems and Glitches.’ ”

There are many problems with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). One is that he doesn’t know what he’s doing, according to Sen.Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). He argued on a talk radio show that “if you promise conservatives in this country you’re going to do something and you don’t do it, you undermine their confidence in us further.”

He may have no idea how bad the problems are. “Carney doesn’t know whether Obama has tried”

The GOP has problems, but so does the president. “The president is acting as if America is comprised solely of people who host, appear on, or watch MSNBC. Disagree with Republicans? Don’t engage with them and by all means don’t negotiate with them. Instead drop rhetorical acid on their heads. Describe them as jihadists, terrorists, anarchists, arsonists, gun-to-the-head hostage takers, and (to quote White House aide Dan Pfeiffer) ‘people with a bomb strapped to their chest.’. . .  But it turns out that Americans don’t precisely align their views with Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Rachel Maddow.”

When the mayor of D.C. is attacking Democrats, you know they have problems. “D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray angrily confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday morning, demanding he and other congressional leaders pass legislation to release the city’s budget from the government shutdown.”