Watching key Obamacare architect & MIT academic slimeball Jonathan Gruber testify at this week’s House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington (DC), I couldn’t help but be reminded of Uriah Heep, the disgustingly obsequious fictional toady created by English writer Charles Dickens for his novel DAVID COPPERFIELD.
Gruber spent a good amount of time groveling before tough grilling from the likes of Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC). But if you pay close attention to the tense exchange between both men, you can see that Gruber’s rehearsed responses are a clever form of “pleading the Fifth” without calling attention to the fact that he’s deliberately NOT answering Gowdy’s questions. Like the ever “umble” Heep, Gruber glibly pretends to be contrite & self-abasing as a way to cloak his true character, his true motivations, & his true role in Obamacare from any further scrutiny.
Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) tersely remind Gruber that “glibness” can have unintended consequences in the lives of ordinary Americans whom Gruber infamously derided as “stupid”. But her admonitions will have no impact on Gruber & his ilk. They will put up with the discomfort of what they perceive to be the GOP version of a show trail because they know that most Republicans are spineless & will be loathe to do the unpleasant job of (to paraphrase Conan The Barbarian) crushing their enemies, repealing the legislation of said enemies, & listening to the genuine lamentations of the NGOs, the media, & the academies of whom Gruber The Glib is its most notable personification.