Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging about deceiving the 'stupid' American people: "Lack of transparency (lying) is a huge political advantage, but I would rather have this law than not."

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging about deceiving the American people, who he thinks are stupid.

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commented 2014-11-15 13:13:09 -0500 · Flag
A.A. writes:

It is a stunning indictment of the current administration and the press. The media in the U.S. has functioned as a Protection Racket for Baraka and his minions in power, and by doing so it has destroyed its credibility for a generation. Baraka will ultimately and irreparably damage the people and institutions that so fervently (and misleadingly) sought with him to create a Socialist Fantasia in the U.S. through misinformation and propaganda: The Democrat Party and the Mainstream Press. Both brands were triumphant in 2008 and both are in ashes today.
commented 2014-11-15 06:36:05 -0500 · Flag
John D. writes:

more & more of the american vox populi sees the deceit & audacity of arrogance (intentional use of audacity) that has been the cornerstone of Barry’s administration & I can’t help thinking of the scene from the 10 commandments when moses is brought to the king in chains & fesses up & then led out as the gallery looks on in stunned silence & the king solemnly declares that the name of moses be stricken from the monuments & temples & texts, his name never to be uttered again…this too will happen to Barry’s admin. It will be seen as the nadir of Pax Americana, which brought out a contemporary
version of McCarthyism & venal race-card politics that we, as productive Americans will be so embarrassed by, that it will need to be stricken from our collective DNA.
commented 2014-11-14 13:13:00 -0500 · Flag
Ed K. writes:

The ACA bill is riddled with deception and hidden taxes. I wonder if any democrats or republicans red any of the actual bill in 2010? It’s a disgrace that these elected representatives didn’t do the work to have an open and informed debate. Everything Gruber said was said in committee meetings by experts but that discussion wasn’t covered by the media and was shot down by Lawmakers cronies. The system was broken for health coverage and we needed action but I blame both parties for this huge tax bill that is called Obamacare. Republicans could have bargained for compromise and a better outcome. It was the congress’ job to work something out that was more transparent and the Dems were hell bent on doing something with or without the republicans. This guy just had the arrogance or stupidity to let it out. It’s a useful moment for the electorate.
commented 2014-11-14 13:12:08 -0500 · Flag
Ben writes:

The Gruber tale is not surprising.

Of it, George Will on Fox evening news http://video.foxnews.com/v/3890743262001/reaction-to-gruber-footage-controversy/#sp=show-clips remarked that “The academic culture which is the incubator of the progressive spirit in America is hostile to the ethics of democratic deliberation”. He quoted Herbert Croly writing in 1909 “.. the fact that the average American individual is morally and intellectually inadequate to a a serious and consistent conception of his responsibilities as a democrat.” that from the “Promise of American Life” 1909 by Herbert Croly founding editor of New Republic. You can read the Croly quote here if you search down for the word morally – comes up the eighth time.

commented 2014-11-11 10:12:28 -0500 · Flag
Delroi writes:

i applaud the temerity and hubris of his convictions. but no, despite his haughty candor, he provides nothing of what i want. what i want is a PHUCKING BUREAUCRAT WHO UNDERSTAND HE WORKS FOR ME, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. AND WHEN HE NO LONGER HAS MY CONSENT, HIS OPINIONS ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT OR GERMANE.

you know… like the framers intended. if i met this pernicious pedant of political presumption, i’d relish giving him reason to find out how good his healthcare really is. he is detestable. and in a rougher age, would have found his demise at the end of a rope as a consequence of the ire of citizens like me.

commented 2014-11-11 10:11:23 -0500 · Flag
Ed K. writes:

Id say at least this policy maker told the truth and gave an unfiltered response. You may not agree with the policy but there was no politically groomed pandering in his answer.
Isn’t that what we want?
commented 2014-11-11 10:09:47 -0500 · Flag
Spartacus writes:

it is a Daily Nightmare, the crypto-fascists ruling over the American populace,
this is the Only way the ‘secular-progressive agenda’ gets enacted into Law,
these people are unrepentant Parasites feeding off of society,

I am so disgusted with the ahistorical imbeciles who inhabit this country, who Refuse
to confront these Frauds because they are to lazy and other wise engaged playing with
there electronic media devices and facebook friends !
commented 2014-11-11 10:08:37 -0500 · Flag
Delroi writes:

when the very long chronicle of how this constitutional republic was lost, this clip should be included as a perfectly illustrative episode.
commented 2014-11-11 10:07:39 -0500 · Flag
Mike K. writes:

The arrogance and destructiveness of this man knows no bounds. Look at how excited he gets, flailing his hands all over the place as he discusses the gigantic deception that is Obamacare.