Appearing on Fox News’ “Special Report” Thursday night, National Journal columnist Ron Fournier said the recent comments coming to light from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber are a “lie” and “insulting to the American people.” Fournier also told host Bret Baier that the comments will “affect the president’s ability to be able to have any credibility” with the American people,” and that they will under mine the American’s faith in the media.
Fournier: It undermines the president’s credibility even further. It undermines the central element of the Democratic Party that a government is honest and transparent and can get things done well. It undermines their faith, frankly, in the media which to a large degree has given this whole issue a pass. I’ve been really struck by the fact that this is a Democratic lie, so we’ll pass on it.
I’ve seen it in the past where Republicans have taken a pass on Republican lies. It’s like we have blue lies and red lies in this country and white lies, honey, that dress doesn’t make you look too fat. A lie is a lie is a lie is a lie. It’s not only a lie but it’s insulting to the American people to say we’re stupid and, yes, it’s going to affect the president’s ability to be able to have any credibility with the public and defend this law. I see it as somebody who would like to see this law work in its offensive.