Jonathon Gruber, a key architect of ObamaCareadmitted that the bill was passed on a lie because the voters were too stupid to catch it:
GRUBER: You get a law which said healthy people are going to pay in, it made explicit that healthy people pay and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Ok? Just the cal – people transparent – lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical to get this thing to pass.Gruber repeated some variation of the "stupid American voter" at least two more times. The slip of the tongue defense won't work this time around.
Now, it's not news that ObamaCare was built on a lie. After all, Obama won "Lie of the Year" for 2013 from Politifact by claiming "if you like your plan you can keep it. Period!"
What's new here is the undisguised contempt that liberals like Gruber have for the American people. Admitting that the left lies to get what it wants in such a brazen fashion is quite a revelation.
Not that you'll see any report of this on the Big Three news networks. Apparently liberals lying is not considered newsworthy. Perhaps because it's so common that everyone just assumes it.
The most sweeping social change legislation in generations is built on lies, deception and contempt. Can there be any better reason for Republicans to repeal it when the new Congress takes over?
On second thought perhaps those on the right shouldn't be offended by this. WE weren't fooled. We pegged the lies of ObamaCare and the corruption needed to pass it from the beginning. It's the people who were stupid enough to vote for Obama and the Dems that were fooled. And there's no argument with Gruber about those folks!
UPDATE: More Lies. Nancy Pelosi Denies Knowing Gruber After Praising Him
The Washington Post has the story. On Thursday Pelosi said "I don't know who he is. He didn't help write our bill." Within hours the Post and other news organizations dug up past Pelosi statements praising Gruber. Add to that a New York Times story from 2012 where it was reported:
Mr. Gruber helped the administration put together the basic principles of the proposal, the White House lent him to Capitol Hill to help Congressional staff members draft the specifics of the legislation.Now, let's not call Pelosi a liar. She might just be another example of those "stupid voters" Gruber was talking about!