For those concerned about John Gruber and the Affordable Care Act, Scott Galupo at AmCon observes that the full text of his comments show that Gruber was describing a counterfactual to the Halbig scenario. If a guy says ‘my crazy neighbor thinks I stole her TV’, you do not get to leave out the first part and call it a confession. It’s the usual James O’Keefe scam, part eleven million.
It seems worth noting that Galupo’s short bit represents the best and most authoritative answer to the Gruber business that I have seen. Maybe I should read more (or watch the damn video myself) but it seems weirdly common to look there for the clearest, most convincing and snark-free take on whatever topic*. I still think it is perhaps impossible to put a more authoritative lid on the life and work of Charles Murray than Ron Unz did in 2012. Not bad for a magazine ostensibly dedicated to the destruction of everything that a hippie like me holds dear.
(*) With plenty of exceptions of course including but not limited to the question of Pat Buchanan, whose discordant tone continues to remind me of Gilbert Gottfried at the Algonquin Round Table reading select passages from Fifty Shades of Gray.