Last night on The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly absolutely lost it - and for good reason.
Before discussing the lies and deception that continue to surface surrounding the push of the Affordable Care Act, the Fox News host showed ran a clip of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber blatantly stating that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped pass the law in 2010.
“If it made explicit that healthy people would pay and sick people would get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage, and basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”
“Yeah there’s things I wish I could change, but I’d rather have this law than not.”
Recognize the whole Machiavellian, “the ends justify the means” argument?
Moments after showing the video, Ms. Kelly and her guest, Democrat pollster Bernard Whitman, come to blows.
Kelly said that Gruber’s comments made it loud and clear that the proponents of Obamacare would have done and said anything to get the law passed.
“Now he comes out and says, ‘Oh all the stuff we said about taxes, that was BS! And this other stuff, it’s all BS! We had to do it because we had to get this law passed, and sorry.”
Whitman responded by saying that all the video proves is that Gruber “may be a decent policy expert… but he is a political idiot.”
He argued that Obamacare is working, in that the costs of health care have gone down, and that “everybody knew exactly what they were getting.”
“Obama campaigned this law for two solid years. The law was debated for an entire year. He risked his presidency on the law. We lost the House because of the law. I think everybody knew exactly what they were getting.”
Kelly replied, “Oh, my God, Bernard. Seriously? … Everyone knew what they were getting?! That’s what you want the viewers to believe?”
In utter frustration and disbelief, she buried her head in her hands. “My head is going to explode,” she said.
“They [governments] rely on people that lie to our faces!”
The political strategy of deceit and denial continues.