The only other time I remember Jonathan Gruber popping up from behind my political blind spot was back when he called Romney a liar.
However so many people have called Romney a liar (and president Obama, for that matter) that using Gruber’s utterance as a time marker is insufficient to pin down the exact date of the non-news event; I’ll go out on a limb and say it was around the time SCOTUS granted certiorari to the original ACA challenges.
What Romney had said that irritated Gruber was that Obamacare was nothing like the Massachusetts health care bill Cash Money enacted while governor. Gruber responded –in essence– that Romney was a lying liar.
So when American Commitment posted a video clip of a 2013 conference at the University of Pennsylvania with Gruber saying “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage” and that “the stupidity of the American voter . . . was really critical for the [ACA] to pass”, it wasn’t a total surprise – the man obviously speaks his mind.
It was, however, yet another needless example of incredibly stupid partisanship, the sort of eye candy Faux News loves to endlessly loop. Major faux pas, Jonathan.
But I can’t get too worked up about it.
While the GOP and the religious right scream and holler about the White House’s disingenuousness in said strategy, the lack of respect the Dems apparently showed the American public in willfully pulling the wool over their eyes, the fact that Obamacare was also going to destroy America…I just look at it and shrug my shoulders.
To my mind it’s the exact same thing Shrub and The Dark Lord did with Iraq.
Except instead of killing over a million people and wasting over a trillion dollars, Obama and the Dems gave us health care.