Lord, please protect and keep me from ever being in the exceedingly unfortunate position of being cross-examined by Trey Gowdy.
When you watch this, realize that Jonathan Gruber is simply doing what he does best: Boldly lying in order to achieve a desired outcome. This man is not stupid, and he is not sorry about a word he said—he believes every single one of them, and he is consummately happy about the millions of taxpayer dollars he has plundered for acting as the Devil’s mouthpiece. Mr. Gruber is depending on our ongoing stupidity to not see through his non-stop tour of deception.
Here is a shorter clip from Real Clear Politics (follow link if video doesn’t work):
GOWDY: So, you do like to factor in the politics from time to time, don’t you? And also happen to note, Professor Gruber, that usually you insult the American voter, not the American public. So you do factor in politics, don’t you?
GRUBER: I have tried on a number of occasions pretended I know more about politics —
GOWDY: Do you think not being a politician is a defense? Is that your defense this morning? I know initially you said you offered these comments at a conference. I think you meant conferences, plural, but you said conference when you went on a very obscure television show and initially apologized for what you said were inappropriate comments. Today your defense is that you’re not a politician. Is that the best can you come up with?
GRUBER: The best i can come up with is just to apologize for an inexcusable —
GOWDY: I mean, the pervasiveness of your quotes is so much, that it has to be more than that. It has to be more than just an episodic mistake that you made.
Let me keep going. See if this helps you any. What did you mean when you said you wish had you been able to be transparent, but you’d rather have the law than not?
GRUBER: Once again, it was my trying to conjecture about a political process in which i’m not an expert.
GOWDY: What did you mean when you said it was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO didn’t score the mandates as a tax?
GRUBER: Again, it was using inappropriate language to sound impressive to my colleagues.
GOWDY: You see a trend developing here, Professor Gruber?
This man should be in jail for participating in criminal fraud and treason against the American people. Along with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and every other demon who lied and lied and lied in order to get Obamacare passed.
Next year we may add to that list of criminals the name of every Republican who ran on promises to defund and/or repeal Obamacare, but who does nothing to fulfill those pledges.