Contempt to Serve

If Obamacare architect, MIT professor, and health care policy wonk Jonathan Gruber didn’t exist, Republicans would have had to invent him.

The Liberal Media has washed him from history, Gruber who? I’m sorry I don’t who that is? Are you feeling ok, maybe you need some ObamaCare.

In November, an anonymous investment adviser doing the work the mainstream press abdicated revealed that Gruber, a handsomely paid adviser to state and federal governments on health policy matters, had developed the bad habit of expressing his unvarnished thoughts openly and honestly.

“If you have a law that makes explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it wouldn’t have passed,” Gruber told an audience in 2013. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really critical to getting the thing to pass.”

It was just one of several Kinsley gaffes to which Gruber was apparently prone. “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” the self-satisfied policy adviser said the year prior. At a 2010 conference, Gruber advised economists to celebrate the successful “mislabeling” of the Affordable Care Act’s elimination of certain tax credits.

Democrats could not distance themselves from Gruber fast enough.

“I don’t know who he is,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) insisted, despite having cited Gruber’s praise of the ACA in 2009. “He didn’t help write our bill.”

“I have to start with how fundamentally I disagree with his comments about the bill and about the American people,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said in an appearance on “Meet the Press.”

“The fact that an adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is not a reflection on the actual process that was run,” President Obama said. When asked if he had, as Gruber charged, signed a bill that was crafted deceptively in order to evade controversy and thwart the efforts of agencies like the CBO from accurately scoring it, Obama simply replied “No.”

“It’s sad to me that good political journalists are spending so much time on these irrelevant comments by this guy Gruber,” wrote Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) in a remark nearly as condescending and contemptuous of the public as were Gruber’s.

And at first, most political journalists did not spend any time on Gruber’s remarks. Those liberal pundits who did address them at all were sympathetic.

“It’s true that the bill’s authors took steps to maximize its public appeal and minimize its vulnerabilities,” The New Republic’sBrian Beutler wrote in Gruber’s defense. “Everyone writing significant legislation does this.”

The New York Times reporter Neil Irwin agreed. “Mr. Gruber was, in an infelicitous way, expressing frustration with that state of affairs,” he wrote.

Some went a step further and said that Gruber was not only correct about the political conditions that necessitate legislative deception, but also of the general imbecility of the American people.

“Public opinion on health care policy is just completely incoherent,” the aspiring technocrat and New York Times opinion writer Josh Barro insisted. He added that the lack of coherence from the citizenry “puts politicians in a position where the only thing they can do to make the public happy is lie and, so, people lied.”

Like Gruber, these intellectually honest progressives embrace the noble lie. Their sympathy for deceit and corresponding scorn for the public are among the more ignoble conditions to which a public servant can succumb. Moreover, the instinct to mislead the public for its own good is spreading throughout the agencies tasked with managing the leviathan federal government.

Formerly the exclusive province of the FBI, The New York Times reported in November that at least 40 federal agencies are using covert tactics to protect the public from themselves. IRS agents masquerade as “accountants or drug dealers” to root out tax cheats. Agriculture Department agents disguise themselves as food stamp recipients to bust unethical local businesses. Education Department investigators infiltrate federally funded programs seeking out fraudsters. Medicare oversight managers check themselves into hospitals as patients or pose as doctors. Even minors tasked with finding a business willing to sell them alcohol or tobacco have been deployed by investigators.

The intentions of the above agencies are virtuous; they are exposing fraud and criminality and protecting the integrity of programs on which American tax dollars are spent. But is it wise to entrust these unresponsive executors of federal authority with such license, particularly given the bureaucratic class’ naked disdain for those whom they purport to serve?

On virtually every front, the focus of America’s non-representative agencies is increasingly on policing the public and enforcing unlegislated regulatory structures envisioned by bureaucrats. It is the inevitable course of an expanding, increasingly centralized government led by self-perceived elite who are tasked with prosecuting non-compliance. This is also a path that leads those nations toward despotism. If that seems a distant and unlikely prospect today, surely the same would have been said a generation ago of the Heinleinian surveillance state in which we currently live and the cynicism of the favored few who administer it.(hot air)

After all, Global Warming is going to kill you and you kids so the government must take over all your energy choices for your own good. Can you “talk” about that car you drive? The way the energy is generated. How “fair” it is? think of the environment!

You’re Fat! so the government has to take over your nutrition, for your own good.

The Internet, the government has to regulate it so “terrorists” and “hackers” don’t hurt you. Mind you the definition of “terrorist” could be easily anyone who disagrees with the government, like me, for instance. 🙂 After all, it was years ago that the Tea Party were called “domestic terrorists” even though not one violent act has ever occurred.

Do you think you have a choice?

But not to worry, We are from the Government and we are here to help you!! 🙂

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Lies, Damn Lies, And Democrats

Every single thing liberals say is a lie. No exceptions.

We conservatives always knew it, but 2014 was the year when the rest of America began to understand. And 2014 was the year that Americans had to choose sides – would they stand with the liberal liars or with us conservatives? Last November, they chose us conservatives, and maybe the truth will be enough to stop Hillary Clinton and save our country in 2016.

The truth is poison to liberalism, so no wonder liberals hate the idea of a free press – after all, they are the ones who argued to the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case that the government has the right to ban books. Conservative magazines like National Review long fought the fight alone. But it is only recently that we saw the rise of a truly free press as technology put a camera in everyone’s cellphone and conservative new media (including social media) created a path around the gates that the liberal mainstream media kept.

The mainstream media used to get to decide what was and was not the truth. But the truth has been set free, and the mainstream media has been revealed as the guardian of the lies that the liberal establishment needs to fool normal Americans just enough to secure their votes. That’s why we should laugh and cheer at the mainstream media’s agonized death throes.

Let’s look at a few of the lies we saw collapse in 2014. Not one would have been revealed if the mainstream media was still in control.

How about the Grubering of America? Obamacare was built and sold on a foundation of lies, buttressed with contempt and condescension toward normal Americans. Without the citizen journalists working in conservative new media, would we have ever seen Obamacare’s architect on video laughing at the giant scam he and the Democrats pulled on the American people? Would we have seen video compilations of Obama promising that if we liked our health plan we could keep it?

You think we would? Really? My unicorn’s name is Chet. What do you call yours?

Everyone knows Obamacare is a giant lie. We saw Jonathan Gruber on tape giggling about how the Democrats knew it. But the New York Times didn’t tell you that. The Washington Post didn’t tell you that. It was the citizen journalists who Andrew Breitbart inspired who told you that. If it weren’t for Andrew and his progeny, most American would still not know it. But now they do.

How about the “rape culture” lie of radical liberal feminists desperate for relevance in a world that has passed beyond their bitter whining and fussy psychodramas? Liberal media darling Lena Dunham claimed to be raped – conveniently, for the narrative – by a Republican. That was a lie, a lie revealed by the conservative new media. And it was also the conservative new media that publicized her book’s bizarre passages about her sexually inappropriate conduct with her sister – passages the gushing reviews in liberal stalwarts like the New York Times somehow neglected to mention.

Likewise, the “Jackie” case at UVA always sounded just too perfectly attuned to the narrative, too calculated to push all the buttons radical feminists wanted to push. And it turned out to be yet another lie, a lie eagerly advanced by Rolling Stone just as the New York Times had advanced the Duke lacrosse team rape lie.

The problem isn’t a failure of fact checking. The problem is these hacks don’t care about the facts. Facts are only useful if they support the narrative. Otherwise, facts are racist or homophobic or some other kind of –ist or –phobic.

Oh, and don’t forget Al Sharpton’s Tawana Brawley rape lie. That never seems to come up in the liberal media when he pals around with the President of the United States. If a conservative president cavorted with a demonstrated liar, a racist, and a multi-million dollar tax cheat, don’t you think you might hear about it in the mainstream media? But Sharpton is a Democrat, and a useful one, so if you want the truth you have to go to the new media.

Sharpton already had a track record of inspiring murder, but don’t look for a discussion of Freddie’s Fashion Mart in the New York Times. Its real motto appears to be, “All the News That’s Fit to Print in Support of the Liberal Narrative Du Jour.”

The mainstream media didn’t tell you the truth about these cop-hating marches; it was the new media and citizen journalists. Those of us who have been around these peace/social justice/anti-police/whatever rallies over the years know that they are full of scumbags and losers, with commies of every stripe calling for the destruction of America and death to Israel. You never – ever – see that in the mainstream media; all you hear is talk of generic “activists” and carefully selected photos that never include the creeps with signs calling for “Socialist Revolution Now” or “Kill the Pigs.” It’s lying by omission, and it’s a conscious choice.

We conservatives weren’t the ones surprised by the video of these cretins shouting, “What do we want? Dead Cops!” We had already seen it in the new media. So when those NYPD officers were murdered by a dirtbag whose views were functionally indistinguishable from your average Hand Up/Don’t Shoot marcher’s, it was only a shock if you got your news from the mainstream media’s liberal narrative transcriptionists.

And it was new media that aired the story of how liberal bigwigs at Sony traded emails packed with the kind of casual racism that would make Democrat hero Robert Byrd giggle. The mainstream media barely touched that bombshell, just as it was always careful to gloss over the fact that beloved Democrat Senate Majority Leader Byrd was a KKK kleagle.

So when the liberals come to us wanting us to trust them and give them more power and money to fight global warming, remember: Everything liberals say is a lie. No exceptions.

The lies of the liberals and their media toadies no longer work. We’ve breached the walls and the gatekeepers are left guarding forgotten gates. While the dying dinosaur media won’t run them, in 2016 there’ll be plenty of pictures in the new media of Hillary Clinton slobbering over her pal Al Sharpton. The truth is out there and out of liberals’ control.

But only if The People listen.

2014 was the year when the rest of America saw the truth. And the truth will force normal Americans to choose sides. Do they stand with a president who lies to them about his health scheme, or with conservatives who seek to dismantle it? Will they stand with liberal feminist radicals who want to ruin their sons’ lives to score political points, or with conservatives who demand due process for all? Will they stand with the cop-hating, anti-American degenerates, or with those of us who support the men and women who ran into the burning World Trade Center?

It’s an easy call. We saw a preview last November, but the real precursors were 1968 and 1972. Will the Silent Majority stand with the flag-burners, the looters, and the bums, or again choose those who love this country and believe in self-sufficiency as well as self-determination?

Yes, it will be a very easy call in 2016 because liberals can no longer hide the truth.

Everything liberals say is a lie. No exceptions. (Kurt Schlichter)

But the Media and The Dems will try their darnedest to bury it.

But Mr Voter, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months.”

“Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn’t exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything.”

“But the plans were on display …”

“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”

“That’s the display department.”

“With a flashlight.”

“Ah, well the lights had probably gone.”

“So had the stairs.”

“But look, you found the notice didn’t you?”

“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the RINO’.” (apologies to Douglas Adams)

The biggest impediment to 2016 are RINOS. That heard of no-backbone, wanna be Liberal “Moderates” could still be the death of us.

Ain’t that right Jar Jar?

“Me sa ready to compromise” -Jar Jar Boehner

 

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Masters of Deceptive Persuasion

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Glib Profession

I am never short on appreciation for a David Rutz Supercut. Here is one we can all enjoy as Jonathan Gruber, after being caught on tape confessing his contempt for the American people and bragging about his intellect, must pretend that, yes, he is indeed contemptuous of the American people and callous about their lives, but that contempt is born of carelessness and ignorance, not calculation and superiority. I have to imagine that was the worst part of this for Gruber—for a man of such high self-regard to lower himself to careless and ignorant to excuse his actions.

He knew exactly what he was saying when he said it the first time. It’s essentially the job description of someone like Gruber to have the utmost confidence in his superiority to the hoi polloi and confer upon them his wisdom in the form of policy. Gruber stays one step away from the electoral accountability the now-decimated Democratic Senatorial ranks must face and gets paid well for sending them into battle with his flawed plan. Now, I concede we need people who study policy, who know the byzantine ins and outs of the federal government, and know how to make some policies succeed within its often toxic confines and turf wars. Even if a policy, say a simple regulatory revision that takes down some barriers, doesn’t attempt outsized social engineering, someone has to know how to usher it through the monster we’ve created.

This is why I tend to think one should keep his goals simpler when navigating the bureaucratic mess that is the federal government than bringing in some 35 agencies to totally remake 1/6 of the American economy while promising every single person in the country their costs will go down and they’ll see zero negative effects. Gruber and his allies did anything but keep it simple, but they believe in themselves and the infallible ability of the federal government to “do big things.” They lied about the things Americans wouldn’t like, which Americans sniffed out from Day One, and epically botched one of the arguably simpler parts of the process. Ironically, a conservative in charge of building HealthCare.gov would have doubted the federal government’s ability on this front a whole lot sooner (like someone I know did in 2012…)and maybe been able to salvage at least a working website for under $1 billion in taxpayer money.

But it’s Gruber’s job to know what’s best for you, and he’s rather glib about the consequences. He has the money to avoid them because Congress paid him a bunch of money to create them. It’s his job just like it’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s job to be utterly contemptuous of the American people and the damage the IRS may have done to them.

A Washington Post reporter wrote up Congresswoman’s Cynthia Lummis’ story about her husband fairly after the Gruber hearing, calling it the most emotional moment of the day. It was because it connected Gruber with the potential human consequences of all his faulty architecture. Get over your damn glibness, Lummis told Gruber. He can’t. It’s his job. (IBD)



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Hi! I’m with Dishonest!

Well, the Democrats proved just how petty, petulant, and completely untrustworthy they are for the non-ignorant world to see when they released the so-called “torture” report. So called by them, of course.

They proved they cannot be trusted with anything. They will sell you out in a heart beat for political advantage or just petty vindictiveness.

This was a “screw you” move designed to embarrass their devil incarnate, George W Bush, but make them look like Edward Snowden in their heads. They were “exposing” the real truth.

The real truth is, they exposed that they are totally untrustworthy. They are vindictive, petty, petulant and will stab you in the back in a micro-second for any political advantage or petulant “payback”.

The report spends little time condemning torture on moral or legal grounds. Instead, it addresses mainly a practical question: Did torture accomplish anything of value? Looking at case after case, the report answers with an unqualified no. (NYT)

SHOCK AND AWE! The Democrats found that Bush “torture” was ineffective! Never heard that narrative meme before now… 🙂

Former Sen Bob Kerry (D): “I do not need to read the report to know that the Democratic staff alone wrote it. The Republicans checked out early when they determined that their counterparts started out with the premise that the CIA was guilty and then worked to prove it.” (USA Today)

A U.N. human rights expert said a report that the U.S. Senate released on Tuesday revealed a “clear policy orchestrated at a high level within the Bush administration” and called for prosecution of U.S. officials who ordered crimes, including torture, against detainees. (Reuters)

So what do we get? Exactly what the Democrats wanted. Gee, I wonder how that happened. And the UN spouts off yet again. Surprise!

And proves the Democrats will do or say anything to get what they want, when they want it, and because they want it, and if you get in their way they will stab you in the back in a heartbeat. It’s all about them.

On Tuesday morning, the C.I.A. acknowledged problems in the early months of the program but suggested that they had been fixed. “The study as a whole leads the reader to believe that the management shortcomings that marked the initial months persisted throughout the program, which is historically inaccurate,” the agency said. (NYT)

Geez, it’s not like it was an Internet Video that caused it and they tried to cover it up!! 🙂

Gee, It’s not like Obamacare, after all, where NO Republican actually voted for it and we got it anyways. 🙂

Or Jonathan “You’re Stupid” Gruber. 🙂

“As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid — I mean absolutely stupid — comments he made over the last few years,” he began, staring angrily at the hapless professor.

“Let me be clear, I am extremely frustrated with Dr. Gruber’s statements,” Elijah Cummings (D) continued. “They were irresponsible, incredibly disrespectful, and did not reflect reality. And they were, indeed, insulting.”

“I was in Congress when this law was debated, and Dr. Gruber does not speak for me, or the chairman of the other committees who worked tirelessly on this bill,” he said. “We debated this legislation for nearly a year before it was finally passed and signed by the president! Never once did I believe or did anyone suggest that we were somehow hiding our goals from the American people.

Oh, but you were Congressman, that was the point. But at least time your goal was very, very clear….Almost TRANSPARENT! 🙂

“But worst of all,” the ranking member concluded, “Dr. Gruber’s statements gave Republicans a public relations gift in their relentless political campaign to tear down the ACA and eliminate health care for millions of Americans!”

Yes, Congressman, opposing ObamaCare means we want people to have no insurance whatsoever and “just die” just like interrogating captured terrorists didn’t lead to information that saved American lives like getting Bin Laden.

Yes, Congressman, The Democrats have been laid bare for all to see. Those that want to see and but also what the Liberal Media will allow them to see. 🙂

Now’s that “transparency” 🙂

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You’ve been Gruberized!

(Mission Impossible TV Theme): “Good morning Mr. Gruber.  Your mission, should you decide/choose to accept it is to lie your ass off about ObamaCare’s costs and to make sure the CBO gives us a favorable rating no matter what… As always, should you or any of your team be caught or have their lies revealed; the Ministry of Truth will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self destruct in 5/10 seconds. Good luck Jonathan.”

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MSNBC: Part of the problem with the Jonathan Gruber “stupid” story is that it’s a shiny object for the political world to stare at for a while. It offers more heat than light. It’s a bouncing ball for political insiders to chase after, despite its relative insignificance.

Yeah, lying to your face is relatively insignificant to most people.

That’s how Liberals roll though. They lie, cheat, steal and manipulate you until the get what THEY want and when someone calls them on the carpet for it, they just blow you off because you’re just as meaningless to them.

You are a means to an end, that’s all.

ABC,NBC, and other have totally ignored it. It was too insignificant for them.

Speaking of Nancy Pelosi, she was asked this week about Gruber’s comments. “I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill,” she insisted. (Townhall)

And while it’s nearly impossible to slow down a snowball of spin while it’s still picking up speed, now would be an excellent time for everyone to pause, take a deep breath, and appreciate the degree to which this story isn’t quite what it appears to be. (MSNBC)

Must Like the “snowball of spin” on Benghazi just before the 2012 election! 🙂 But gee whiz they sure got a lot of mileage out of their own spin. Remember, “If you like your Doctor….” 🙂

And if that doesn’t get you, they’ll just come back childishly with “well he worked on RomneyCare…” like that F*CKING matters that you “transparently” lied for partisan means to an end.

“Their reaction [to the Gruber story] shows that for all the talk of ‘governing,’ the incoming GOP Congress is going to treat the next two years like one long episode of the Rush Limbaugh show. The most urgent question will be not whether they can make some kind of positive change, or even whether they can make progress on their particular policy goals. The question is whether they can score points, win the morning, get the administration on the defensive. For that, you don’t have to get anything done; every day is a new opportunity to express your outrage, which is an end in itself.”

So it’s YOUR Fault! You’re the Partisan and this just proves it!! It’s Not them! They are the victim in this “relative insignificance” and they don’t intend to impede The Republican Congress and then blame them for “getting nothing done” at all.

…but it’s the law’s opponents that have spent the last several years misleading the public, creating baseless fears, and exploiting public confusion in order to help sabotage the American system for craven, partisan reasons.

Boo Hoo, stop with the partisanship, it hurts our feelings.

It’s Your Fault! You’re too partisan!

It’s all FOX News’ fault!

STUART VARNEY: What kind of play in the establishment media did the Gruber event get, Tim?

TIM GRAHAM: Almost nothing. This not just something they’ve been ignoring on ABC, CBS, and NBC. This is something you can’t find in your New York Times. This is something you can’t find in the pages of The Washington Post. This is something you’re going to have trouble finding on the Associated Press. They are all going to say this is some kind of right-wing story. Even Mika Brzezinski this morning on MSNBC said if this was on the other foot, let’s say this was the Iraq war, and an architect of the Iraq war said “Boy, we played the American people for suckers,” I think we all know what a massive story that would be.

VARNEY:  I am absolutely astonished. And insult from one of the architects of Obamacare. And elitist insult to we the people. Both ignored. Gloss over. Learn that it is perceived as untrustworthy. Nothing changes.

GRAHAM: It does not change. And the challenge for the new Republican majority is “How can we force this Obama-loving media to cover our issues?” (NB)

So shut up about it, and lets get back to “governing”, aka Rule by Presidential Fiat and “compromise”, you do as you’re told; Then everything will be fine. 🙂

Here’s me being “partisan” again…:)

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End Justifies The Means

“This is exactly what conservatives have been saying for four years. What we’re hearing now is the true voice of liberal arrogance. [T]hey believe they know the right way—they have to lead the masses to the Promised Land, and they can only do it by deception. And that’s what he said openly…[they] lied about everything.”–Charles Krauthammer

Indeed they did. But in this instance, of course, the ends justified the means. It didn’t matter that the bill was so flawed it needed to be amended dozens of times. It didn’t matter that zero Congressional Democrats read the bill in its entirety before voting for it. It didn’t matter that a majority of Americans opposed the bill from the beginning. And of course, as Guy explained this morning, it didn’t matter that the law would never, ever work as promised:

Obamacare kicked millions of people off of their preferred insurance plans (with millions more to come), is signing up far fewer newly-insured consumers than projected, is hurting many more people than it’s helping, and is still expected by the government to leave roughly 30 million Americans without insurance.

And yet, as Krauthammer noted, critics of the law foresaw all of these problems years ago. All of them. They weren’t “fooled” or “tricked” by the law’s designers. So is it not, as Krauthammer said, somewhat of a scandal that it’s only now becoming clear that the law’s architects lied, misled, and parsed language to get their bill passed?

I’ll leave you with Ed Morrissey’s smart analysis: Namely, when Gruber dismisses “stupid Americans” for buying into—and ultimately supporting—the president’s healthcare reform law, he’s not talking about conservatives:

Let’s not forget that when Gruber calls voters stupid, it can’t be applied to those who opposed ObamaCare on the very same grounds as he states in these videos. Critics had made these arguments all along about the deceptive structure of the bill, and the lies being told to cover it up. Gruber’s talking about the Obama coalition in these remarks. (Townhall)

In less than a year Jonathan Gruber has gone from being cited [by Obama administration supporters] as an outstanding expert on health reform modeling to being downplayed as ‘a private citizen’ who misspoke,” notes Breitbart.com’s John Sexton.

Democrat attorney general in Court in regards to ObamaCare: “YouTube videos of Professor Jonathan Gruber, a private citizen at non-governmental meetings in January 2012, years after the ACA was enacted.”

This is what any Liberal does when caught with the Truth hanging out, they hang the truth sayer faster than the French killed peopled with a guillotine!

I/They “misspoke” is Progressive Liberal speak for the truth was said, now forget it. The Ministry of Truth and The Thought Police have ruled that this person is now a thought criminal and anyone who listens to them is a thought criminal and must be punished for their heresy against The Ministry and Big Brother.

Gruber went on MSNBC yesterday afternoon and tried to downplay his confession: “The comments in the video were made at an academic conference,” he said. “I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments.” But he did not disavow the substance of the comments—that is, he did not deny that the comments were truthful and reflected his own view.

Oh, and it’s the Republicans fault for obsessing about these little truth slips…

Gruber appeared on WGBH-TV, the PBS station in Boston, where he had this to say about the Halbig and King cases: “I think this comes to the master strategy of the Republican Party, which is to confuse people enough about the law so that they don’t understand the subsidies they’re getting are because of the law.” Well, he’s the expert on trying to confuse stupid voters.

Metaphor Alert
“A full week after the alleged ‘shellacking’ of President Obama and the Democrats, the country remains a ‘stucknation’ locked in a partisan standoff. . . . For several years now, the two parties have so amped up the partisan rhetoric that what used to be middle ground is nothing but scorched earth. It’s a machine fueled by animus, but raises hundreds of millions of dollars for the warring factions and keeps the nation from a necessary reconciliation that’s a prerequisite for moving forward. . . . Listening to this cacophony that passes for political discourse, an alien from outer space would come to the conclusion that Americans really can’t stand each other and just don’t want to defeat their opponents but annihilate them.”—Robert Hennelly, Salon.com, Nov. 12 (WSJ)

And that would be the means to an end and I’m sure the Democrats & The Ministry could justify it as The Republicans fault… Next up…Illegal Immigration & Global Warming… 🙂

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