By now we’ve all become familiar with retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton’s interview on C-SPAN wherein she revealed The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer launched into profanity-laced tirades over what he perceived as the press making too much of “scandals that he did not think were scandals.”
Yesterday MIT professor Jonathan Gruber was on the Hill for a hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain his involvement in Obamacare and more specifically how and why he bragged about deceiving the American people about the law.
Gruber apologized. He noted that over the past weeks a number of videos have emerged showing him “making a series of glib, thoughtless and sometimes downright insulting comments.”
The committee’s ranking member, Elijah Cummings (D-MD) deliberately threw the professor to the wolves:
“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 past few years and then grill and grill Administrator Tavenner about what appears to be an inadvertent mistake in reporting ACA enrollment numbers.”
“This may be good political theater, but it will not help a single American get health insurance. It will not help a single person get well. It will not help a single person get the help that they need. Let me clear, I am extremely frustrated with Dr. Gruber’s statements. They were irresponsible, incredibly disrespectful and did not reflect reality. They were indeed insulting.“
“I was in Congress when this law was debated and Dr. Gruber does not speak for me or the chairmen of the other committees who worked tirelessly on this bill. We debated this legislation for nearly a year before it was finally passed and signed by the president. We held 79 hearings and mark-ups in the House of Representatives alone. Never once did I believe or did anyone suggest that we were somehow hiding our goals from the American people. But worst of all, 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. You did a pretty good job. You wrapped it up with a bow.”
The damage done to the regime cannot be undone. His unguarded comments are counter to the White House’s bogus line on how the 2,700-page-long law, which is steeped in lies, came together. Democrats, who are in deep trouble since losing the 2014 mid-terms, are strategically professing to accept Gruber’s new lies in order to shield Obamacare. King v. Burwell may well be in jeopardy when the Supreme Court takes up the case.
I think it is a foregone conclusion that The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer launched a few more “profanity-laced tirades” following the hearing.