One cannot fault ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber for saying more than once that American voters are stupid. After all, electing Obama twice provides ample evidence the claim is true, on occasion. The trouble for Gruber: in context, his claim is false, plus, his remarks reveal the arrogant heart and the deceptive mind of the dictator. (Note: he is not sorry for what he said. He only regrets being so publicly candid about what he really thinks.)
From the very beginning, American voters smelled a rat in the center of ObamaCare: income redistribution leading to a complete government takeover. After all, Harry Reid and Barney Frank were very forthcoming about these matters. We didn’t need Republicans or Tea Party people to tell us Obama was lying all along about the substance and intent of the legislation. When every dirty trick in the book had to be employed to achieve passage, the smell of the rat ‘matured.’ And when we learned the law amounted to 2,400 pages, with 30,000 pages of implementing regulations following, the bloated, dead rat exploded. Then there were Obama’s serial lies and excuses surrounding the three-ring rollout.
Gruber claims the ObamaCare law was intentionally written so as to deceive people, otherwise it would “never have passed.” Actually, the truth is, it passed only because it was railroaded by the Democrat majority. Not one Republican voted for it. Furthermore, from day one, a substantial majority of voters opposed it, and that majority opposition has been evidenced ever since. In fact, polling data indicates the Democrat Waterloo last week can be traced in large part to voter anger concerning ObamaCare.
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Apparently, the American voter is not quite as stupid a Gruber thinks. It’s all reminiscent of a famous Winston Churchill quote: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”
However, the salient dimension of Gruber’s remarks, aligning perfectly with beliefs held dear by the Dear Leader, is they reveal the true heart of the Democrat mainstream: only the elite, professorial class should make decisions on important matters, because, the great unwashed masses are simply too ignorant to decide for themselves.
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