@MjGerson Is A Fucking Idiot

Washington, DC, June 2011: The Washington Post
I’ve been holding back on this guy for quite sometime now and I can’t do that anymore. The first time I ever saw this guy, I didn’t like him. I didn’t know why I thought so until he opened his nutty professor mouth. That was on PBSnewshour sometime early this year when he sat in for David Brooks, irritating the piss out of Mark Shields.

I’m scouring the internet looking for kill and what do I find but a title of an article that reads: Jonathan Gruber reveals the arrogance of liberalsOkay. Obviously some right-winger is saying it. I mean it’s on a right-wing rag called the Washington Post.

And then I see that it’s written by this nimrod Gerson!

Holy fucking shit! Really? Rather than pass this up, I needed to see what this brainiac had to say.
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First thing he does is refer to Gruber as the source of more smoking guns than Gettysburg, which I assume is supposed to be hilarious? Otherwise, I don’t know what to do with that. Am I supposed to feel like it’s a low blow? Maybe I’m a hardcore fan of Gettysburg and I’m supposed to be really back from the punchline or rolling on the ground like I’m putting out a fire.

It’s a big horse-toothed nerd reference that falls flat on his keyboard.

And then he scored major nerd points when he used the word venality, which is a word I’ve never used or heard before in my life. I mean, I’m not the sharpest spoon in the drawer, but he’s obviously showing off his own arrogance. Pfft, as if he’s on the right side of it and can call out Gruber for being arrogant; oh no wait… ALL liberals are arrogant! Okay, so that’s already pretty ambitious.

But in the same paragraph he also says how oddly focused the GOP was on Gruber’s profit motive? Obviously he wanted them to focus on his statement about stupid Americans.

Gerson goes on to say that Gruber isn’t stupid but that he’s revealing an approach that is common among academic liberals. He then attempts to point out that Thomas Frank’s What’s The Matter With Kansas? Theory, is nothing more than child’s play, saying that it’s simple in its natural form and naturally not complicated. Like, as if conservative theory is far more high brow than what a liberal could come up with.

Again, he word drops corollary because he wants what he’s saying to make sense to normal everyday American people. This fuck’n guy!

But he goes on to say that Gruber’s strategy is the same as all liberals, to lure the American people in by convincing them that they want something they don’t really want, which reads like another 2014 mid-term victory dance for Republicans about the American people clearly stating that they wanted Republicans to take the lead.

I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again, Republicans gamed the system for year with their ads, dark money and superPACS, as well as exploiting the tea baggers and become obstructionists, in order for them to get this vote! Let’s not forget the cluster fuck they created with redistricting, conveniently just in time for people be too bothered to go out and vote.

Which means that Gruber is right about the stupid American voter, who can’t be bothered; and being easily wiped out by right-wing saboteurs on top of the wide percentage of people who don’t vote during any mid-term election. A pretty good way to take the advantage.
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But anyway, Poindexter here continues with the following:

This involves a very high regard for policy experts and a very low opinion of the political profession. Gruber clearly views his own world of policy as a place of idealism and integrity. Politics, in contrast, is a realm where “lack of transparency” and “mislabeling” are sad necessities to persuade low-information voters to pursue their own interests. Purposely employing such tactics in an academic paper, for example, would be a scandal (and presumably a firing offense) at Gruber’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But liberal academics expect politicians to have greater cunning and lower standards. In fact, academics depend upon the rougher talents of politicians to turn their ideas into reality.

In the first three sentences of this thing, he’s basically accusing liberals of doing something that conservatives already do all the time? You’re gonna fucking tell me, that people who are already so frustrated with congress would believe that the right is being transparent and not mislabeling things? Then in the rest of that statement, he wants to show off his academic know how of what it’s like to be on the inside of MIT, among the privileged few.

What a fucking snob!

But that’s not all. This motherfucker then switches from Liberal to progressives, who are putting technocrats in charge of the politics under the belief that the people need experts to run things.

Rethugliklans don’t believe in experts. If they had a few among them, they might do a little better in my view. But they’re so anti-expert about everything, which reveals something about Republicans, which is that the American people are too dumb to rely on experts so why support them? Gerson is basically low-balling the intelligence of the American people by what they believe!

So here’s how he ends this waste of binary:

The success of this kind of progressivism depends on not being too obvious about it. Which is where Obamacare has utterly failed. With its self-evidently false promises — you can keep your current health-care plan — and its public displays of incompetence, the system has become a symbol of progressive arrogance. This perception has helped spark a massive, sustained populist reaction, contributing to dramatic GOP gains in Congress and state legislatures.

This does not mean that Obamacare will be easily undone. But it does provide conservatives an opportunity to present a different, more idealistic vision of government: one that enables and empowers, not misleads and controls.

So in his first section of that mess, he refers to how this kind of progressivism is misleading and that’s what’s wrong with Obamacare, then he refers to the flubs because like every other anxious idiot out there, people want 100% results from the get go which is never realistic.

The tone of the Obama administration was that this was going to work and then it did what any newly put-in-place-system does, it crashes and gets overwhelmed. Let’s not forget that these assholes were relying on the American idiot to be convinced that the Affordable Care Act wasn’t going to work! They didn’t waste any time shitting all over the thing, just like they shat… shit… shitted on everything else for the past five years that wasn’t conservative!
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Don’t forget that these were the fucking assholes who shut down the government last year!

And clearly at the very end of this snob’s post, he talks to the few who are ready to get rid of Obamacare, assuming that they know anything about it at all. He fucking knows that this majority of people he’s talking about, don’t know shit from rice crispies about the affordable care act. He knows they’re just doing what the vitriol from the right has crammed into their heads for the past five years and he expects them to continue to support the dismantling of the ACA without doing the research, you know; that thing that experts do?

Gerson definitely makes opinion, opinion, unlike the smokescreen his ilk is always putting up, twisting facts around with stupid ridiculous opinion. They should just throw everyone out of that department and give him the whole opinion section so we can tell the difference between the truth and a pundit who has shit for brains and diarrhea of the mouth.

Citation

Gerson, Michael. “Jonathan Gruber Reveals the Arrogance of Liberals.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2014. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-gruber-reveals-the-arrogance-of-liberals/2014/12/11/1464877e-8165-11e4-8882-03cf08410beb_story.html?hpid=z2&gt;.

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