“I don’t know who he is,” Pelosi said of Jonathan Gruber. “He didn’t help write our bill.”
Those two statements noted at thehill.com comprise one astonishing quote from Nancy Pelosi, speaking about the MIT economics professor who was widely acknowledged to have helped Democrats craft The Affordable Care Act…then played a major, ongoing role in explaining, defending, and promoting it.
The Daily Caller tells us that Pelosi has even cited Gruber by name — an inconvenient truth she apparently doesn’t recall, or chooses not to.
As Western Journalism has reported over the last four days, Gruber has fanned a firestorm of anger and criticism because of recently surfaced videos in which he notes with casual arrogance how he and others crafted ObamaCare to fool voters, lawmakers, and even the Congressional Budget Office into believing it would be good for America.
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Here, now, are three perfectly reasonable, totally logical questions about what Pelosi just said regarding the now infamous ObamaCare architect, Jonathan Gruber, who boasted that a deliberate lack of transparency, coupled with the “stupidity of the America voter,” helped Obama and his allies push ObamaCare through Congress:
1. Is the Minority Leader in the House, the second most powerful Democrat on Capitol Hill, seriously losing her grip on reality?
2. Does Ms. Pelosi think that the media, even the average person, is incapable of doing a 30-second web search to fact check her comments?
3. Has Pelosi become so comfortable with lying, deceiving, and misinforming that this kind of behavior is simply second nature?
Whatever the answer, Nancy Pelosi — in denying any knowledge of Jonathan Gruber or his intimate role in designing ObamaCare — has ironically proven Gruber’s assertions to be true — deception, duplicity, trickery, and fraud are standard operating procedures for progressives. For committed ideologues and true-believers such as Nancy Pelosi, the ends justify whatever means are necessary to achieve them.
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Even the left-leaning website mediaite.com has been quick to point out the absurdity of Pelosi’s claim that she doesn’t know who Gruber is and that he didn’t help her and other Democrats write the bill that became the president’s signature legislative accomplishment.
Back in 2009, Pelosi’s website cited Gruber on matters of health care policy, even coining the phrase “the Gruber analysis.” Though, to be fair, that’s her website; not her personally.
Add to that what The Hill brings to light:
As unearthed Thursday by The Washington Post, Pelosi’s website contains entries from December 2009 featuring an extensive analysis of the law’s impact on insurance premiums. The author? Jonathan Gruber.
You can watch Pelosi’s stumbling response to a reporter’s question about Professor Gruber and his inflammatory comments by clicking on the video above.
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