“This Conversation Never Happened”

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"This Conversation Never Happened"

We are all inter­ested in your sources of infor­ma­tion, Horn­blower,” prompted Corn­wal­lis, appar­ently explain­ing some­thing already asked.

Horn­blower shook his head in a deci­sive nega­tion; that was his instant reac­tion , before he could ana­lyze the sit­u­a­tion, and before he could wrap up a blunt refusal in pretty words.

“No,” he said, to back up the shak­ing of his head

C. S. Forester Horn­blower & the Hot­spur 1962 p153

Burn this Letter

James G. Blane

Last night the 3rd Project Ver­i­tas video came out, show­ing state com­mu­ni­ca­tion lead of Enroll Amer­ica Christo­pher Tarango attempt­ing to enable peo­ple attempt­ing to pur­chase per­sonal Oba­macare info for polit­i­cal pur­poses, offer­ing to talk to some­one “who might be will­ing to have this con­ver­sa­tion behind closed doors” .

As a per­son of the right who would like to see some cov­er­age of this for a change I would push this video with one sim­ple phrase:

“This con­ver­sa­tion never happened”

Those words should be repeated over and over again by us, we should also stress that the media has totally bought into this phrase by their unwill­ing­ness to cover the story.

That phrase is the key to mak­ing this video break through. If you are a blog­ger in any state where a Demo­c­rat is run­ning for Sen­ate this year, you want to call their office and ask for com­ment on this.

As far as the left goes their base plan is to take that phrase lit­er­ally. They will act as if the con­ver­sa­tion never hap­pened and like the first two videos will ignore it.

Plan B will be to attack James O’Keefe. If you can’t con­tra­dict the con­tents of the video hit O’Keefe as a “felon” and “unre­li­able”. Even as I was typ­ing this post this was tak­ing place

Attack the mes­sen­ger only goes so far when peo­ple have already lost their jobs over these videos.

If that easy to quote phrase still breaks through despite ignor­ing it, and attack­ing the mes­sen­ger the log­i­cal next tac­tic for the left is to point to the excul­pa­tory parts of the video, and there are some.

Tarango offers sev­eral legal sug­ges­tions includ­ing the base reg­is­tra­tion list and repeat­edly notes the law in terms of what he can and can’t do and I would expect the left to jump all over this although the back and forth is frankly what you would expect if some­one is ask­ing for some­thing ille­gal. The proper answer would have been a curt and blunt “No!” say­ing that if you con­tinue to press the issue he would have to excuse himself.

Of course there is one defense that would be even more effec­tive: Why should any­one want to buy the Oba­macare per­sonal info when it’s so easy to hack online:

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s Health​Care​.gov site is rid­dled with secu­rity flaws that put user data of mil­lions of peo­ple at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, sev­eral tech­nol­ogy experts warned law­mak­ers on Tuesday.

The tes­ti­mony at a con­gres­sional hear­ing could increase con­cerns among many Amer­i­cans about Obama’s health­care over­haul, pop­u­larly known as Oba­macare. Opin­ion polls show the botched roll­out of the online mar­ket­place for health insur­ance poli­cies has hurt the pop­u­lar­ity of the effort.

they weren’t shy about it:

A panel of IT experts had one answer for Con­gress when asked if Amer­i­cans should use the Oba­macare exchanges on Health​care​.gov in light of its secu­rity con­cerns: “No.”

In fact they even demoed how a hacker would do it

Kennedy even ran a hacker demon­stra­tion, show­ing the con­gress­men the webstite’s vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and how he could pull sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion from it. He was one of four experts who tes­ti­fied of the risks of 500 mil­lion lines of untested Health​care​.gov com­puter code.

Tarango would have been bet­ter off just say­ing: “Cripes you don’t need me, just pay a high school hacker, he’ll have all the names you want at half the price.”

and THAT is more of a shock than the idea of polit­i­cal peo­ple will­ing to break or skirt the law.

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We are all interested in your sources of information, Hornblower,” prompted Cornwallis, apparently explaining something already asked. 

Hornblower shook his head in a decisive negation; that was his instant reaction , before he could analyze the situation, and before he could wrap up a blunt refusal in pretty words.

“No,” he said, to back up the shaking of his head

C. S. Forester Hornblower & the Hotspur 1962 p153

Burn this Letter

James G. Blane

Last night the 3rd Project Veritas video came out, showing state communication lead of Enroll America Christopher Tarango attempting to enable people attempting to purchase personal Obamacare info for political purposes, offering to talk to someone “who might be willing to have this conversation behind closed doors” .

As a person of the right who would like to see some coverage of this for a change I would push this video with one simple phrase:

“This conversation never happened”

Those words should be repeated over and over again by us, we should also stress that the media has totally bought into this phrase by their unwillingness to cover the story.

That phrase is the key to making this video break through.  If you are a blogger in any state where a Democrat is running for Senate this year, you want to call their office and ask for comment on this.

As far as the left goes their base plan is to take that phrase literally.  They will act as if the conversation never happened and like the first two videos will ignore it.

Plan B will be to attack James O’Keefe.  If you can’t contradict the contents of the video hit O’Keefe as  a “felon” and “unreliable”.  Even as I was typing this post this was taking place

 

Attack the messenger only goes so far when people have already lost their jobs over these videos.

If that easy to quote phrase still breaks through despite ignoring it, and attacking the messenger  the logical next tactic for the left is to point to the exculpatory parts of the video, and there are some.

Tarango offers several legal suggestions including the base registration list and repeatedly notes the law in terms of what he can and can’t do and I would expect the left to jump all over this although the back and forth is frankly what you would expect if someone is asking for something illegal.  The proper answer would have been a curt and blunt “No!” saying that if you continue to press the issue he would have to excuse himself.

Of course there is one defense that would be even more effective:  Why should anyone want to buy the Obamacare personal info when it’s so easy to hack online:

President Barack Obama’s HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday.

The testimony at a congressional hearing could increase concerns among many Americans about Obama’s healthcare overhaul, popularly known as Obamacare. Opinion polls show the botched rollout of the online marketplace for health insurance policies has hurt the popularity of the effort.

they weren’t shy about it:

A panel of IT experts had one answer for Congress when asked if Americans should use the Obamacare exchanges on Healthcare.gov in light of its security concerns: “No.”

In fact they even demoed how a hacker would do it

Kennedy even ran a hacker demonstration, showing the congressmen the webstite’s vulnerabilities and how he could pull sensitive information from it. He was one of four experts who testified of the risks of 500 million lines of untested Healthcare.gov computer code.

Tarango would have been better off just saying:  “Cripes you don’t need me, just pay a high school hacker, he’ll have all the names you want at half the price.”

and THAT is more of a shock than the idea of political people willing to break or skirt the law.

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Normally you would not see this here but I’ve done some math and the horrible start to this month’s tip jar has me in a bad spot.

I’ve made my goal this week and more but since the month started so badly even if I make my full goal next week I’ll still, as of right now, be a full $247 shy of covering the bills this month. In fact at that rate I’d be short even if I didn’t have the Magnificent Seven to pay. (and they’ll be paid first)

So I’m forced to ask you to consider hitting DaTipJar today.

And consider subscribing if 74 of you do at the $20 a month level the Mortgage and the Magnificent Seven would be paid every month




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