QOTD: “I’m not a numbers cruncher” on #Obamacare, says @PressSec Carney (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm

I said earlier today on Twitter that I almost – almost – feel sorry for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who has probably dished out more lies and deliberate misinformation for an administration than any other Press Secretary in modern history. But, he gets paid very well for what he does – and being in the Beltway likely insulates him from the much-needed criticism he deserves, so with that in mind, I don’t feel sorry for him at all. Watch below as he hilariously tells a reporter during today’s White House press briefing questioning him on Obamacare data that he is “not a numbers cruncher”:

In case you can’t stomach watching another presser featuring the Obama administration’s top paid Minister of Truth, the Washington Free Beacon provides a recap:

White House press secretary Jay Carney attempted to cast doubt on a House Energy and Commerce Committee report showing only 67 percent of Obamacare enrollees have paid their premiums Thursday in the White House press conference. Carney called the report overly selective and unlikely to be representative of the entire insurance market.

However when asked if he had a sense of how many people will ultimately pay their premiums, Carney admitted he did not know but doubted the 67 percent figure because of anecdotal figures he has seen out of the insurance industry. โ€œIโ€™m not a numbers cruncher,โ€ he said.

โ€œWhat I can say is that we have seen from the anecdotal reports from issuers that the percentages of those paying their premiums are in the 80 to 90 percent range, but we will wait until we have an accurate picture of it and provide that data when we have it.โ€

In other words – never.

Here’s the much shorter version of Carney’s various deflections and weaves on questions related to Obamacare enrollment numbers, via Conservative Intelligence Briefing‘s editor David Freddoso:

Anymore questions? Tough! Now shaddup about exact numbers, ya rubes.

The whitewashing

This pretty much says it all, right?

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2 Responses to “QOTD: “I’m not a numbers cruncher” on #Obamacare, says @PressSec Carney (VIDEO)”


  1. Carlos says:

    It wouldn’t, doesn’t, matter what the real numbers are. They are most likely in the 50% range, but could be as low as 30% or as high as 75%.

    Whatever the real number is, though, one thing is guaranteed: it ain’t even close to whatever number the Liar-in-Chief and his silly minions put out. They are all liars, and their ultimate hope is that Duh-1 will still be able to create such a crisis as to become President-for-Life.

    Quite an achievement for someone who most likely is either an alien or perjurer (for applying as a foreign student for student aid in college). He can’t be both a natural-born citizen and a foreigner.

  2. Nate says:

    I envision him curled in a ball on the floor of his bedroom every night, hearing the raucous laughter of Robert Gibbs in his head.