Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ooops--The Prequel

Shorter Megan McArdle: I was wrong but others have also been wrong as well so give a poor blogging gal a break.

Much more on this later, as we see McArdle attempt to gin up a controversy, look stupid in the process, and have to crawl her way backwards through the cat door of humiliation.


Downpuppy said...

She's not saying she was wrong. She's pretending that some very unclear quotes, by non-legislators were clear, and all that stuff about memory is just handwaving to cover the big lie:

At least some of the liberal analysts who were intimately familiar with the details of the law did indeed believe that premium subsidies would only be available on state exchanges.

Cohn & Gruber aren't denying their words, it's just that the meaning of them is obscure. Megan, of all people, should know the feeling of going over some old quotes and saying, What the heck was I talking about?

Susan of Texas said...

Heaven knows everyone else is asking the same thing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

the cat door of humiliation.

Haha, stealing that one.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of cribbing lines, to quote a poster from driftglass's blog:

"Expecting consistency from a conservative pundit is like eating a turd sandwich: wholly unsatisfying."

Anonymous said...

re Gruber "A number of my readers accused me of being hopelessly naive, at best, and at worst of bending over backward to cover up for one of my liberal buddies in academia."

To pretend that she has anything in common with Gruber is laughable and typical mcmegan puffery. One is a credible academic with a solid track record and the other is a lying corporate whore (with evil streaks). You cannot find two people with less in common.

Kathy said...

"Expecting consistency from a conservative pundit is like eating a turd sandwich: something only horrifically insane people would do.

Anonymous said...

Susan of Texas said...

I'm going to attack that article first; I finally have some time to post today.


Anonymous said...

She actually wrote this:

"Groups of like-minded people sitting around admiring each other’s brilliant taste in ideologies and meditating on what swinish louts occupy the other side of the argument are about the most uninteresting and unproductive situations I can imagine short of a Milli Vanilli reunion tour. "

Wow. Considering that this *is* her entire lifestyle, her ability to compartmentalize is off-the-charts-amazing.