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
— Mike (@Mty917) November 21, 2013
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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