Dumb and Dumber To: Second Video Emerges of Jonathan Gruber Calling Americans “Stupid”
Not since Die Hard has a man named Gruber caused this much trouble.
After video emerged on Monday of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber crediting “the stupidity of the American voter” for helping get the law passed, the beleaguered health care expert told all three of MSNBC host Ronan Farrow’s viewers that he had only been “speaking off the cuff” and that his remarks were “inappropriate”. Hours later, a second video was aired on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News broadcast, showing Dr. Gruber speaking inappropriately off his other cuff:
The new video, taken from an October 2013 talk Gruber gave at Washington University, shows the economist addressing Obamacare’s 40% “cadillac tax” on insurance companies offering high-end health plans. Knowing that the public would not accept a tax on policy holders, the bill’s Machiavellian masterminds instead assessed it to the insurers. It served the same purpose, and passed because, “The American voters are too stupid the understand the difference.”
Laughably, the same man now caught
twice three times admitting that he employed obfuscation and “tortured language” to sneak Obamacare’s more onerous elements past the American public is now accusing Republicans of attempting to “confuse people” about Obamacare:
In the words of The Stereotypical Italian Mobster: “The balls on this guy, huh?”
Thankfully for Dr. Gruber, if this whole “MIT economist” thing doesn’t work out, there’s always Plan B: comic books!