Brisbane, Australia, the G20 Summit, President Obama news conference:
OBAMA: We had a yearlong debate, Ed. I mean, go back and look at your stories. The one thing we can’t say is that we did not have a lengthy debate about health care in the United States of America or that it was not adequately covered. I mean, I would just advise all of… every press outlet here, go back and pull up every clip, every story, and I think it’ll — it’s fair to say that there was not a — a provision in the health care law that was not extensively debated, and was fully transparent.
Pelosi’s was out there saying, “You’ve got pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” Nothing about this bill was transparent. Everything about the bill was hidden. The people that wrote the bill didn’t know what it said. It was 2,000 or 2,200 pages.
“I didn’t know about this! I just heard about this! I’m as mad about this as you are. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this,”
… blah, blah.
EXAMPLES: March 2009 through November 2014.
OBAMA, GRUBER, 11/17/14: Uhhh, I just heard about this… [S]ome advisor who never worked on our staff, uhh, expressed an opinion that, uhh, I completely disagree with …
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/13/13: I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/15/13: Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.
OBAMA, OBAMACARE ROLLOUT, 10/21/13: Nobody’s madder than me!
OBAMA, FAST & FURIOUS, 10/14/11: I heard on the news about this.
OBAMA, FAST & FURIOUS, 10/18/11: It’s very upsetting to me, that somebody showed such bad judgment.
OBAMA, SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL, 04/15/12: If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I’ll be angry.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/13/13: I’ve got no patience with it! I will not tolerate it!
OBAMA BP GULF OIL DISASTER, 06/03/10: I am furious at this entire situation.
OBAMA IRS SCANDAL, 05/15/13: We’re going to hold the responsible parties accountable.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/16/13:I certainly did not know anything about the IG Report before the IG Report had been leaked through the press.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/16/13: The minute I found out about it, then my main focus is making sure that we get the thing fixed.
OBAMA, WALL STREET BONUSES, 03/18/09:People are right to be angry. I’m angry!
OBAMA, AIR FORCE ONE BUZZING MANHATTAN, 04/28/09: It was something, we found out, about along with all of you.
OBAMA, VA SCANDAL, 05/21/2014: I will not stand for it, not as commander-in-chief! None of us should. It is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it. Period.
All of those, Obama claimed he knew nothing about until you knew.
Gruber, MIT Professor, in all of the sound bites, is telling everybody else how to do this. He is teaching here! He’s not bragging how he did it, or not just bragging. That he is instructing. He’s telling other people how they can get this done in their own walks of life. So he is encouraging this kind of thing for everybody else, and using it as a teachable moment for like-minded people.