July 27, 2014

Pawn takes Knight

By now everyone knows about Dr. Jonathan Gruber, the ACA architect that had, well, a really bad day yesterday. There was another guy that had a crazy day too. How about the guy that discovered the video? One minute you're posting a comment on Washington Post link from Instapundit, hours later Rush Limbaugh is talking about the White House response.

My world changed yesterday. Yep, it was me. It's a long story how it all happened. I've had that video since the winter. I knew it was important when I read about the ACA challenge from the State of Oklahoma. Nobody in the media would respond to me. I tried. Hard. Ironically the people I tried all commented yesterday. I basically spent the day in amazement as all the blogs I follow like Drudge and instapundit and Newsbusters were posting about me. How cool is that? I saw Gruber be forced to respond, twice. It was crazy. The video itself went viral. It had about 700 views when I went to bed Thursday night. It's over 30,000 now.

My title above is Pawn takes Knight. The little guy does have a chance. Jonathan Gruber's days of being a serious Progressive Knight are over because some nobody knows how to use Google.

Amazingly, after that incredible day, you know what nobody has considered? What else do I have Gruber saying on video? Yep. I have more. Lots more.

Posted by Richierich at July 27, 2014 04:03 PM | TrackBack

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I think I may have seen your first comment early Thursday. I immediately recognized the importance of it and so, as you'd noticed, I repeated it a bunch of times on Volokh and Forbes with the hope that Adler and Cannon would see it. I knew they'd have used it had they seen it before. Later, without a response, I gave a heads up to Legal Insurrection. All I could tell LI was that the original commenter mentioned seeing it early in the year and had no luck getting any response from the media.

Anyway... When I saw you posting on Volokh in the same thread as me, I was wondering if you were the originator as I lost the first comment I'd seen and didn't look at your name.

Brilliant find! And you certainly had better luck this time. When are you going to reveal more?

Posted by: BostonBakedBeans at July 27, 2014 10:44 AM

I'm working on some things now. People must think I looked at one video and struck gold. I need to go through my notes and organize my thoughts. I haven't look at this in months- then things blew up Friday.

You helped a lot. Thanks.

Posted by: Richierich at July 27, 2014 12:13 PM

BostonBeans, just posted new Gruber video on front page of this blog. This is just a nibble.

Posted by: Richierich at July 27, 2014 05:14 PM

Thx. That's a good one. I think @kerpen (on Twitter) may have found that same one in the last 48 hours, or a similar statement. You got a lot of people watching videos...

Posted by: BostonBakedBeans at July 28, 2014 12:16 AM

Hey Bostonbakedbeans: if you're still out there, the research has not ended. Would love to email or talk to you since you helped me kick this off and fill you in. Have been doing research with Breitbart writer about the CGI contract. Just posted a new article on this site about it. Check it out. RW

Posted by: Rich Weinstein at September 12, 2014 03:57 PM

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