Friday, November 21, 2014
Why Aren't Democrats the Most Angry At Jonathan Gruber for Calling Americans "Stupid American Voters"?
No Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act and most [if not all] libertarians are opposed to Obamacare. So who are the "stupid American voters" MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber is referring to?
by Larry Simons
November 21, 2014
In the past two weeks, numerous videos have emerged showing MIT Professor and top Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber coming clean about the fact that the ACA could only be passed through a lack of transparency and the dependence of the "stupid American voter".
Interestingly, in light of these comments made by Gruber, it has been mostly Democrats who have been in full support of the arrogant, elitist remarks made by the top technical consultant on the Obamacare law [well, those Democrats who have actually addressed or acknowledged Gruber. Others, like Nancy Pelosi have denied even knowing who he is, despite lauding his work in a 2009 video].
It is not surprising that Democrats have been defensive about Gruber, since the ACA is fellow Democrat Barack Obama's signature legislation and defend the law they must, despite the fact that Gruber admitted a lack of transparency was "critical" to passing the law.
What is surprising is how it is mainly Democrats who support Gruber's comments [about the bill being passed because of the "stupid American voter" not knowing the difference] since it can be only Democrats he is referring to [since no Republican voted for the ACA].
Not a single Republican voted for the ACA in 2009 and 2010. The law passed the Senate on December 24, 2009 with a vote of 60-39, and the law passed the House on March 21, 2010 with a 219-212 vote. No Republican voted for the ACA in the House or Senate, so the ACA law did not fool a single Republican. When Gruber mocked the American people by calling voters stupid, who could he have been referring to other than the ones who were actually fooled by the law and voted for and supported it?
So, if only [or mostly] Democrats support the ACA, and we know for a fact that all but 34 House Democrats voted for it to pass, why is it that Democrats, of all people, are not completely outraged at Gruber's comments? They were the ones duped by the law, nobody else was.
Interestingly, it's only Democrats who run to Gruber's aid. People like Tommy Chong, who stated yesterday on FOX News that it's a "stupid way to be" if anyone opposes universal health care. Chong also stated that FOX News's coverage of Gruber is like "Benghazi all over again", as if to imply there was anything wrong with covering Benghazi.
Democratic Pollster Bernard Whitman appeared on The Kelly File to basically argue that the end justifies the means with the passage of the ACA. Whitman argued that since 8 million people are receiving health care that previously couldn't afford it, then the lie to get the law passed was A-OK.
Liberal political pundit Bob Beckel from the FOX News program The Five, who may just be the biggest asswipe on TV, defended Gruber's comments even as co-host Eric Bolling was telling Beckel that Democrats were the very people Gruber must have been referring to when making his "stupid American voters" comment since Democrats voted for Obamacare.
This level of arrogance by Gruber is almost unprecedented in the political spectrum, even for modern day politics. To make matters even more mind-boggling is the fact that a particular political party will come to the aid of such blatant arrogance even when the target of the mockery is the very party being ridiculed.
Can these Democrats really be this blind and delusional?