Democrat Responses To Gruber are Gruberrific (Video)

There are several ways  libs are handling “the endless flaming bags of sh*t being left on their doorstep by Gruber,” as Allahpundit so elegantly put it. Democrat officials, consultants, strategists and pollsters have been called upon to work their magic and the one thing all their excuses have in common is they all involve some degree of “gruberism” – i.e. lying to people they think are too stupid to know any better.

 One is the White House route, i.e. polite distancing despite the plain, painful fact that ol’ Grubes is only guilty of stating what all progressive mandarins believe.

The White House sought Wednesday to distance itself from Gruber and his comments.

“The Affordable Care Act was publicly debated over the course of 14 months, with dozens of Congressional hearings, and countless town halls, speeches, and debates,” White House spokeswoman Jessica Santillo said in a statement. “The tax credits in the law that help millions of middle class Americans afford coverage were no secret, and in fact were central to the legislation. Not only do we disagree with [Gruber’s] comments, they’re simply not true.”

Nancy Pelosi demonstrates her contempt for the American people by pretending that she’s never even heard of Jonathan Gruber. Other liberals like Angus King have run with this one, too.

Because we’re too damn stupid to remember four whole years ago, or dig up old videos like the one Fox News highlighted below.

Another gruberrific response is to pretend to be offended by Gruber’s serial dishonesty and smugness,  while simultaneously claiming that it’s commonplace to hide key provisions in bills and oh, by the way,  Republicans lie too – like when they say ‘ObamaCare is the takeover of 1/6 of the economy.'” (It is.)

As exemplified by Alan Colmes – with a big crisis management style mea culpa from Gruber at the beginning and a little Alinsky rule #4 thrown in for good measure, before Megyn (having none of it) cut him off:  “What happened to Christian forgiveness? Don’t we forgive people who make mist–” Oh shaddap.

If all else fails, there’s always liberal obfuscation. Bury Gruber’s (and by extension the Obama administration, Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media) offenses under a blizzard a liberal happy talk about how well the law is working and pretend everyone is too stupid to remember how it was passed four years ago. Gruberism at its finest as demonstrated by Dem pollster Bernard Whitman:

Yes, a 4th Gruber video came out today, and it is a bit of a disappointment because it doesn’t pack the same insulting,  Gruberistic punch as the last three.

But as Allapundit notes, “this video, although perhaps lacking the infuriating smugness and contempt exhibited by Gruber in other venues, might be more of a problem for Democrats.”

The architect of the bill isn’t just mocking stupidity and celebrating deceit and dishonesty in the process; he’s admitting that the bill itself is just an uncontrolled experiment. On Outnumbered, the panel discusses the strategies that Republicans can employ with Gruber in a discussion that took place prior to the emergence of this video. It’s time to get Gruber under oath and talk about his earlier admission that the bill intentionally prevented subsidies from being paid out of a federal exchange, as well as an explanation of his “spaghetti approach” and experimentation with tens of millions of people who already had the health insurance they wanted.

Weasel Of The Week!!!

 

It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all slime-worthy,but in the end the winner was..the envelope please…

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Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber!!

  The Right Planet: Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who bragged about deceiving the American people in order to get Obamacare passed. According to Mr. Gruber, Americans are just too stupid to know what’s good for them. Fortunately, for us, we have “experts” like Mr. Gruber to help save us from ourselves. That’s why the ends justifies the means, according to Mr. Gruber, et al. I guess the “most transparent administration in history” ain’t so transparent after all. Huh. Imagine that. Go figure. ALL HAIL THE EXPERT!

 The Independent Sentinel :My choice for Weasel of the Week for lying about Obamacare and counting on a lack of transparency and the stupidity of the American people to pass it.

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass… Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

You have to absolutely love this weeks’ Weasel.

Here he and his prog fascist chums put together a bill that was deliberately designed to be deceptive, murky and hard to understand..not that congress was actually given time to read this monstrosity anyway. Then he did a little chest thumping about it with some of his lefty pals in academia, and was outed when a video surfaced and went viral.

On Rowan Farrow’s MSNBC show, in true weasel fashion,  Gruber ‘apologized’

Not for causing millions of people to lose their healthcare, see the premiums and co-pays skyrocket to where they effectively had no coverage or are paying a lot more for a lot less coverage.

Not for causing the loss of thousands of jobs or the conversion of full time jobs into part time jobs with part time income.

Not for the huge loss of capital and manhours by businesses and individuals.

No, he apologized for bragging about it and getting caught.

Ah well,as Barack Obama would say, you won. So come up to the stage, Dr. Gruber.

Whatever do you mean sir? No, of course we don’t actually have a specific  Golden Weasel for you.You should have read the 1,500 page memorandum we sent you along with your invitation, where in the footnotes to section 3a, paragraph 2 subsection c, while it says a Golden Weasel will be awarded, it certainly doesn’t specify that it would be awarded here, on this specific date or to you, now does  it?

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Oh, now no need to get so upset. You know, we had to phrase it in an opaque, non-transparent fashion to get you to come tonight. Things like this always work better that way politically, and if you spent money for transpo, meals and a hotel thinking you were going to get a Golden Weasel here tonight, well I guess you’re simply mistaken.Anyway it’s all for the Greater Good, and of course you can’t blame us if it didn’t go the way you assumed it would based on what we wrote.  Although I have to admit,  to paraphrase someone whose name I can’t quite recall just now, without the stupidity of some of our nominees, no Golden  Weasels would ever be passed out. Or something like that.

Is that the kind of language they taught you to use at MIT, Dr. Gruber?

Well, there it is! 

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