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  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obamaís Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obamaís speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the ďeliteĒ class ďreally underestimateĒ the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had ďrepudiated his policies in the electionĒ a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as ďa...
  • Surprise: Pelosi Most Unpopular Member of Congress

    11/22/2014 3:45:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Just when you thought no one could possibly be worse than Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), you remember there is always Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Fifty-eight percent of likely U.S. voters have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll. Whatís more, a whopping 41 percent have a ďvery unfavorableĒ view of the Maryland native. What is there not to like about Pelosi? After all, Planned Parenthood awarded her with its ďhighest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributionsĒ for her work in support of abortion. Of course, being a ďCatholicĒ the Catholic Church ruled that she...
  • N.C. Fires Gruber After ĎStupidity of American Votersí Remarks

    11/22/2014 9:34:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 21, 2014 7:26 pm
    The state of North Carolina has given Jonathan Gruber the boot, firing the ObamaCare architect after he was caught on camera repeatedly calling American voters ďstupid.Ē Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) went ďOn The RecordĒ tonight, explaining that Gruber was hired one year ago to help with a health care plan that dealt with Medicaid recipients and the uninsured. Meadows said that Gruber was supposed to be an unbiased individual, but after these reports, the auditor decided that heís not so unbiased after all. Ö
  • Nancy Pelosi vows to empower womenÖ And then discriminates against a pregnant, disabled veteran.

    11/21/2014 10:24:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Adam Peters
    As an online writer, I come across a fair number of memes. Some of them are cleverly arranged to convey a well thought out message. Thereís also ones like this: PICTURE ON LINK The sign on the left conveys an obvious fact: itís pretty hard to hold ďpro-choiceĒ beliefs (or hold anything at all) if somebodyís already killed you. The logic behind the sign on the right, however, is a little more hazy. The second message seems to imply that holding pro-life values is somehow incompatible with being pregnantĖan odd notion. For although their efforts certainly arenít easy, pregnant woman...
  • Who's really stupid?: What Jonathan Gruber got wrong about ObamaCare

    11/19/2014 5:14:09 PM PST · by richardb72 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Academics often believe they are the smartest people around, and they like to tell others how best to live their lives. Add the governmentís power to control peopleís lives and you have a dangerous combination. Americans got a taste of this elitism when MITís Jonathan Gruber mocked "the stupidity of the American voter." But American voters arenít the only ones who make mistakes. Time after time, the ďarchitect" of ObamaCare underestimated costs and overestimated how many people would be covered. Like so many Ivory Tower academics, Gruber doesnít understand how the real world operates. Could it be that those ďstupidĒ...
  • Tommy Chong to Fox Hosts: Your Gruber Coverage Is ĎLike Benghazi All Over Againí

    11/19/2014 5:10:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    mediate ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Tommy Chong, star of such films as Up in Smoke and until this week a contestant on ABCís Dancing With the Stars, was the #OneLuckyGuy on Fox Newsí Outnumbered (for some reason) Wednesday, and while he was there he weighed in on issues like marijuana legalization (naturally), health care, and immigration. But when the issue of Obamacare ďarchitectĒ Jonathan Gruberís controversial comments came up, Chong surprised the showís co-hosts by comparing it to another hot topic on Fox: Benghazi. Andrea Tantaros and Harris Faulkner were expressing outrage over Gruberís comments and the Obama administrationís reaction to it when Chong decided...
  • Senator Obama in 2006: Iíve ďstolen ideasÖliberallyĒ from Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/18/2014 9:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2014 | Guy Benson
    We‚Äôll start with the undercard, then move on to the latest Gruber video. This is characteristically excellent work from Remy here, skewering Grubergate to the tune of Jeremih‚Äôs ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Tell ‚ÄėEm:‚ÄĚCLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If the Lena Dunham reference at the end went over your head, click over to Kevin Williamson‚Äôs devastating piece on Dunham‚Äôs autobiography¬Öif you dare. It‚Äôs actually quite disturbing. (Dunham is apparently ‚Äúraging‚ÄĚ at ‚Äúright-wing bloggers‚ÄĚ for noticing the contents of her book, while her sister has issued an incoherent word soup of a response on Twitter). Back to the topic at hand. We...
  • Boehner opts for Obamacare over Medicare

    11/18/2014 9:25:15 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/2014 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    House Speaker John Boehner became eligible for Medicare when he turned 65 years old Monday, but heís not planning to sign up. Instead, Boehner is going to keep his ďexpensiveĒ Obamacare insurance plan. The Affordable Care Act required members of Congress to get off the federal governmentís insurance plan and, in most cases, enroll in an Obamacare policy. When members turn 65, they become eligible for Medicare as well. When asked at a press conference on Tuesday about his health care coverage plans, he paused and laughed. ďIíll continue to purchase my expensive health care coverage,Ē he said in an...
  • Gruber frequently visited White House (21 times per WH visitor logs)

    11/18/2014 8:30:53 AM PST · by maggief · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The ObamaCare consultant drawing fire for mocking the ďstupidity of the American voterĒ visited the White House on nearly two dozen occasions and met with President Obama in the West Wing, according to a review of visitor logs. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber held a series of high-level meetings with administration officials beginning in 2009 and extending through June of this year. During the height of 2009ís ObamaCare debate, Gruber met repeatedly with former Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orzag, National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, and Jeanne Lambrew, the deputy director of the White House Office of Health...
  • Academic Built Case for Mandate in Health Care Law (yes, mo' Gruber)

    11/18/2014 8:27:40 AM PST · by Riflema · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/18/12 | Catherine Rampell
    ..."He also serves on the Massachusetts board that oversees the stateís new health care exchanges. Along with these credentials, Mr. Gruberís position as an adviser to the influential Congressional Budget Office also left him perfectly positioned to advise the White House on health reform. ďThe most important arbiter of everything was the C.B.O.,Ē said Neera Tanden, who was a senior adviser for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services. ...
  • Steve Rattner: Jonathan Gruber was 'the man' on Obamacare

    11/18/2014 8:19:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2014 | By KENDALL BREITMAN
    Jonathan Gruber was ďthe manĒ behind Obamacare, according to a former adviser to President Barack Obama. ďThe problem is not that Gruber helped them put Obamacare together, because he was the man,Ē Steve Rattner, who worked as Obamaís lead adviser in 2009 for the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, said Tuesday on MSNBCís ďMorning Joe.Ē ďThe problem is what he said in the last two weeks and how the White House has handled it,Ē Rattner added. Rattner said his influence was enormous. ďJonathan Gruber was, back in the day in 2009, the guru on health care,Ē said Rattner,...
  • How much did you pay Jonathan Gruber to lie to you? Millions. The money is piling up.

    11/18/2014 8:03:35 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 11/17/2014 | Robert Laurie
    If youíve been paying attention to the story about the myriad Jonathan Gruber videos, youíve probably heard the sum of $400,000.00 bandied about. Thatís how much the Department of Health and Human Services paid him to trick the CBO, lie to the American people, and help pass a bill that was reliant on ďthe stupidity of the American voter.Ē Since HHS has no real money of its own, thatís actually how much you, the taxpayer, paid him to con you. Unfortunately, itís also just the beginning. In fact, $400K is only a drop in the Gruber ObamaCare money vault. So,...
  • The name change of the Democratic party: The Grubers

    11/18/2014 7:32:25 AM PST · by conservativesister · 26 replies
    11/18/14 | conservativesister
    Since all Democrats think everyday ordinary people can't function without government sticking their nose into everyone's life, and making decisions for them, it is now time to change the name of the Democratic party to THE GRUBERS. Meet someone and talk politics: are you a Republican or a GRUBER? Talk about a political race: are they a Republican or a GRUBER? Ask someone how they voted: did you vote for the Republican or GRUBER? Don't let this opportunity to nail the GRUBERS to the wall. It's time to get them out of our business!
  • Why does Jonathan Gruber still have a job at MIT?

    11/18/2014 7:28:52 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 11/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    It appears that hoodwinking the American people can be fun and profitable. Fox News found, via a review of state and federal websites, that Jonathan Gruber earned $6 million in fees over the last 15 years. But the real question is, why does Gruber still have a job at MIT? He has admitted to fraud, lying, and deciet.
  • Universities Are Now Taking Down Their Jonathan Gruber Videos

    11/19/2014 7:12:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | By Brendan Bordelon
    Universities that hosted Jonathan Gruber are now removing videos of the MIT professor from their websites after a series of candid admissions from the Obamacare architect ignited a firestorm against the health-care law. Videos from college conferences and Washington think tanks over the last few years show Gruber bragging about the lawís deliberate complexity and belittling American votersí intelligence. Now at least two colleges who hosted the professor have tried to scrub Gruber from the internet. The University of Pennsylvania removed Gruberís October 2013 panel appearance ó in which he laughed about ďthe stupidity of the American voterĒ ó on...
  • How Barack Obama's presidency has come undone

    11/19/2014 6:18:15 AM PST · by Phlap · 55 replies
    CBC ^ | 11/19/2014 | Neil Macdonald, CBC News
    The original Obama movement was so rapturous that stating the obvious ó you can't eat hope and the rhetoric was mostly empty ó seemed small-minded and a cynical snub to those people who clearly felt they were about to see real change, especially black voters who were feeling the kind of fierce emotions that most of us could never understand. "We are the ones we've been waiting for," he'd tell the crowds. Whatever that meant, it sounded good. Today, though, Obama must ó must ó at least be contemplating the possibility that he has failed. Six years after he assumed...
  • State of Michigan Paid Jonathan Gruber $481,050

    11/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Michigan Capital Confidential ^ | November 17, 2014 | Tom Gantert.
    A consultant considered an architect to the federal health care law who said a ďlack of transparencyĒ and ďstupidity of the American voterĒ were critical to getting it passed reportedly received $481,050 from the state of Michigan, and a recently elected state representative said he wants an investigation. Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who created an econometric model intended to project health care spending and costs under different assumptions, along with his team, was granted a $481,050 contract by the state of Michigan, according to the Washington Post. He was paid that to help set up state...
  • Gruber: GOP Governorsí Refusal to Expand Medicaid ĎAlmost Awesome In Its Evilnessí, Blames

    11/18/2014 2:28:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/18/14 | Jim Geraghty
    Whoís up for another Jonathan Gruber video? On April 9, 2014, Gruber appeared on the ďCurbside ConsultĒ interview series with Harold Pollack, at; the host introduced Gruber as the ďarchitect of ObamacareĒ, and Gruber made no objection. Pollack says, ďOne of the things thatís really striking to me is thereís a politics of impunity towards poor people, particularly non-white poor people that is almost a feature rather than a bug in the internal politics in some of these states, not to cover people under Medicaid, even if itís financially very advantageous to do so.Ē Gruberís response: Thatís a great
  • White House: GOP fanning 'stupidity' flames for political advantage

    11/18/2014 11:24:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Republicans are hyping past comments from ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber as a way to distract from whatís going well for the healthcare law. After saying that Gruberís view that the healthcare law was passed partly because of the ďstupidityĒ of the American voter is not shared by ďanybody at the White House,Ē Earnest challenged claims that ObamaCare was not passed in a transparent way. He also suggested that few Americans are paying attention to the controversy. ďPeople are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the fights from 2009 and 2010,Ē Earnest said Tuesday at...
  • Gruber has earned millions from taxpayers at federal, state levels (MONEY GRUBER!!)

    11/18/2014 4:27:09 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2014 | James Rosen
    ďMy job was just to see if the numbers added up,Ē Jonathan Gruber, the controversial architect of ObamaCare, told PBS two years ago. And add up the numbers he did Ė at least in terms of Gruberís consulting fees. A Fox News review of state and federal websites, as well as published reports, finds the MIT economist and his firm have secured millions in federal and state contracts stretching back over the last fifteen years.
  • ObamaCareís architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists (newly relevant)

    11/18/2014 4:40:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 August 2014 (relevant now) | Megan R. Wilson
    ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside. More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010. ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside. More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010.
  • All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes

    11/18/2014 4:47:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | November 18, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf (Diary)
    Our own Ben Howe made this video for the folks at American Commitment that explains the entire #GruberGate kerfuffle in 2 minutes. The video is damning and really explains what ought to be page A1 material on every newspaper in the whole country. Check it out:
  • Gruber has been advising White House on Amnesty (VANITY)

    Apparently Gruber has been advising the Obama administration on amnesty. But Obama's never heard of him...
  • Gruber Got 24 Times the Average ĎStupidí Americanís Salary for Obamacare Work

    11/18/2014 5:14:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 18, 2014 - 3:58 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    According to government data, the nearly $6 million in confirmed taxpayer dollars that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was paid from 2009 to 2014óabout $1 million per yearóis roughly 24 times the average salary earned by full-time American workers in the same general time frame. The average annual full-time U.S. salary was about $41,600 in those years, which multiplied 24 times is $998,400, or nearly $1 million a year. Gruber, who became famous last week from a video in which he admitted Obamacare was passed due to a ďlack of transparencyĒ and ďthe stupidity of the American voter,Ē has received at...
  • California Regulator Knocks Anthem, Blue Shield On Obamacare Networks [Grubering Continues?]

    11/18/2014 5:25:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 18, 2014 | CHAD TERHUNE
    California Regulator Knocks Anthem, Blue Shield On Obamacare Networks By CHAD TERHUNE California finds 'significant errors' in Obamacare networks offered by two leading insurers Underscoring a persistent complaint about Obamacare coverage, a California regulator found that two major health insurers violated state law and significantly overstated the availability of doctors on their new health-law policies. More than 25% of physicians listed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California were not taking Covered California patients or they were no longer at the location listed by the companies, according to state reports released Tuesday. The results of the five-month investigation...
  • Stupidity Reconsidered: Election Proved Americans Aren't Fooled by Gruber and Obama

    11/19/2014 5:47:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Jonathan Gruber set off a firestorm of controversy, at least in the conservative media, with the recent revelation of his comments about the "stupidity of the American people," which allowed the Affordable Care Act to be passed. In essence, he admitted that the bill was written in a way that would allow its purveyors to characterize it as the cure-all and salvation for a health care system that was in trouble, with no danger of their deception being discovered by a populace that is trusting and naive. He obviously never intended for his comments to make it into the public...
  • Gruber: Seniors Should Be Limited to Three Lowest Cost Medicare Part D Plans

    11/18/2014 7:02:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 18, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    They'd be better off with "less scope for choosing the wrong plan."In a 2009 paper, ďChoice Inconsistencies Among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program,Ē Obamacare advisor Jonathan Gruber argued that there were too many Medicare Part D plans for seniors to choose from, which led them to make bad decisions when enrolling in a plan. In the paper, written for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber wrote with Jason T. Abaluck that the privatization of the public Medicare program had resulted in dozens of private insurers offering a wide variety of insurance products...
  • What did the press know and when did they know it?

    11/18/2014 7:05:54 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 25 replies
    TheVirginian ^ | 11/18/2014 | Moneyrunner
    The reaction of the MSM to the Gruber tapes is revealing. Todayís article by Chris Cillizza tries to misdirect the issue into a personality conflict between Gruber and Conservatives who he thinks are the object of Gruberís charge that the American people are stupid. His article, about Gruber as catnip for conservatives tries to make the story about Conservative pique, not the fact that Gruber did something that you are never supposed to do when you pull a sting: expose the sting. A good sting never ends, but Gruber ended the ObamaCare sting. So the press, after hoping it would...
  • The Overlooked Irony of Jonathan Gruber's Candid Statements

    11/18/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by T Ruth · 23 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 11/18/2014 | Self
    The Overlooked Irony of Jonathan Gruber's Candid Statements MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has been captured on a number of video recordings stating that the Democrats relied upon and exploited the ďstupidity of the American voterĒ to pass Obamacare. But American voters are not really stupid Ė not most of them anyway. Even the average Democrat voter is not stupid. Rather, Democrat voters are badly misinformed because they rely on the leftist media for information and opinion. So what Gruber and the Democrats really exploited was not the stupidity of the American voter, but corrupt and dishonest reporting by leftist journalists....
  • Obama 2012 Campaign Press Release: Gruber ďHelped Write ObamacareĒ

    11/18/2014 7:48:18 PM PST · by Ray76 · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Sean Davis
    The Obama administration can try to distance itself from Jonathan Gruber all it wants, but a 2012 press release from Obamaís own presidential campaign shows that when it comes to Obamacare, the president and Gruber are joined at the hip.
  • Obama promised Obamacare wouldn't do exactly what Gruber says it will do

    11/19/2014 2:37:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    <p>"....At a town hall meeting on health care on July 23, 2009 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Obama explained that the thinking of the Cadillac tax was to target plans that spend unnecessarily and excessively, thus driving up health care costs, such as a $25,000 plan, "so one that's a lot more expensive and a lot fancier than the one that even members of Congress get."</p>
  • Origins of Obamacare

    11/19/2014 4:00:37 AM PST · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Nov 19, 2014
    The Origin of Obamacare: The Organization and Their Plan Part 1 † Quentin Young, Sen. Barack Obama, 2003 Quentin Young is a founding member of the Chicago-based Physicians for a National Health Program. [1][2] Young is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America [14] Peter Orris co-founded the Physicians for a National Health Program [3]. Orris was a member of Students for a Democratic Society at Harvard [4] Physicians for a National Health Program advocates single-payer national health insurance. [10] They both serve on the National Physicians Alliance Advisory Board. [5] Obama learned about single-payer health care from his...
  • Controversial economist Jonathan Gruber had role in setting up MNsure

    11/19/2014 4:11:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-18-14 | Doug Belden
    Minnesota was one of the states where Jonathan Gruber, an economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was involved in the creation of the federal Affordable Care Act, helped to set up a local health insurance exchange. Gruber has come under fire for comments he made a year ago about how the federal law was passed. Video that surfaced this month showed him saying that a "lack of transparency" and "the stupidity of the American voter" were key to getting the federal law passed. He was paid $330,000 for his work in Minnesota. What did he produce? Gruber, who...
  • Mainstream Media Tiring Of Obama's Intransigence?

    11/19/2014 4:30:41 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/2014 | John Merline
    After the election drubbing his party suffered in November, President Obama now seems to be losing media support for his nakedly defiant stance on at least a couple issues.
  • Obama tries to play dumb on Gruber, but gets busted by his own wonkiness

    11/19/2014 4:26:40 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/2014 | Thomas McArdle
    "Revenge of the Wonks" might be a good name for the Gruber/ObamaCare fiasco, or maybe "The Wonk-in-Chief's Comeuppance." White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday claimed that ObamaCare/RomneyCare co-architect Jonathan Gruber's videotaped remarks about pulling the wool over the eyes of the "stupid" American people "are not views that are shared by anybody at the White House."
  • Johnathan Gruber Is A Fascist

    11/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 21 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | November 19, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Johnathan Gruber is a fascist. Heís willing to put up with a little bit of private ownership but only if the government dictates private transactions. Heís more than willing to help Congress manipulate laws in order to achieve government control. Much of the hubbub over Gruberís comments on Obamacare manipulations put the blame on him. Make no mistake, calling the American people stupid is on Gruber. However, Gruber isnít a politician and itís hardly surprising when an academic with no political experience doesnít know how to play the game. Academics arenít nearly as smart as they or the left think...
  • The Vindication of John Roberts

    11/19/2014 5:12:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2014 | Gene Schwimmer
    At the time of this writing, six ďGruber videosĒ have been released and ďgone viral,Ē as they say in YouTube land. These are the videos of course, in which ďObamacare architectĒ Jonathan Gruber lets the cat out of the bag on the process of enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, aka The Greatest Consumer Fraud Perpetrated on the American People, Ever. Of the many Gruber quotes burning up the internet, I was especially struck by this one, to which Charles Krauthammer refers in a recent article: Gruber said, the billís authors manipulated the nonpartisan Congressional Budget...
  • NBCís Chuck Todd: I Understand Why Network News Isnít Covering Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/19/2014 5:24:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2014 | Al Weaver
    Has the network news been neglecting the recent comments by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber? NBC, CBS and ABC havenít covered the story a dozen times, leading to questions of media bias, but ďMeet The PressĒ host Chuck Todd offers an understanding of why this is the case. [Snip] ďItís a political story,Ē said Todd on Gruberís comments. ďNetwork news, in general, hasnít be covering the political back and forth of Washington a lot lately."
  • Why Jonathan Gruber is conservative catnip (cause you Freepers are mean!)

    11/19/2014 5:37:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Watch Fox News Channel or listen to Rush Limbaugh these days and you will get a very large helping of Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor whose comments about the "stupidity" of the American people in relation to the passage of the Affordable Care Act has reignited political debate over the law. Gruber is quite clearly conservative catnip. But why? The key to understanding why Gruber has become a cause celebre -- but not in a good way -- for conservatives is that his comments about the ACA confirm two things that the right has long believed about Democrats and the...
  • Democrats Unanimously Re-Elect Pro-Abortion Ideologue Nancy Pelosi as House Leader

    11/18/2014 2:47:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    life news ^ | 11/18/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats lost seats in the House of Representatives and lost the Senate to pro-life Republicans in the mid-term Congressional elections earlier this month, but that didnít stop House Democrats from unanimously re-electing Nancy Pelosi as their leader. On a voice vote this morning, Democrats installed the abortion champion as the House Minority Leader for another term. In comments after the election, Pelosi claimed Republicans won a victory because of ďvoter suppression.Ē She said the chief message she took from Tuesdayís election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem. nancypelosipic3ďTo succeed, we must inspire,...
  • House Democrats lash out at Nancy Peolosi

    11/18/2014 10:51:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 65 replies
    Market Watch ^ | November 18 2014
    <p>The incoming House minority leader is about to be in the worst position with her caucus since the end of Democratsí short-lived majority in 2010.</p> <p>That leader, Nancy Pelosi, will be unchallenged for the top House Democratic post on Tuesday during a closed-door party meeting, Politico reports. But after quietly grumbling about Pelosi since suffering devastating losses on Election Day, Democratsí discontent with her is spilling out into the open. ďThey wiped the floor with us, so no, weíre not feeling good,Ē said Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio. ďWe think clearly there was a lack of a coherent and compelling message. We believe that certainly our leadership worked hard, but there obviously was something lacking because we lost so many seats.Ē</p>
  • House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

    11/18/2014 10:08:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 11:31 AM EST | Alan Fram
    Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber. In a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, Pelosi was re-elected by voice vote in a race in which she faced no challenger. The California Democrat has been party leader in the chamber since 2003, including four years in which she was the first female House speaker. No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland and the partyís other top leaders also were re-elected without a challenge. Ö
  • Smug Obama administration duped the public

    11/16/2014 9:40:56 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 31 replies
    Carroll County Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Dr. Charles Lipson
    Assuming Gruber's message is true, it means the Obama administration deliberately evaded our democratic process to pass its signature legislation. Its justification, which Gruber makes explicit, is not only that "we know what's best for you," but also that "you are too dense to know that yourself." This arrogant, condescending approach extends far beyond Obamacare. It is an essential feature of progressive politics for the past century. From the outset, progressive politics yoked expert advice to expansive state action, especially redistributive policies to help the poor. It says, "We are experts who want to help you, the great unwashed. You...
  • Obama Addresses Gruberís Comments

    11/16/2014 8:39:14 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2014 | Chuck Ross
    President Barack Obama addressed MIT economist Jonathan Gruberís comments for the first time on Sunday. ďThe fact that an adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is not a reflection on the actual process that was run,Ē Obama said at a press conference in Australia, Politico reports. In an interview with PBS in 2012, Gruber said he discussed the Cadillac tax with Obama at the White House. As Slateís John Dickerson reported on Friday, Obama prominently acknowledged Gruberís role in helping craft the law in the past....
  • [satire] Pelosi Claims Voters Distracted by Irrelevancies

    11/16/2014 8:35:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) adamantly denied that the trouncing her Democratic Party took at the polls last week constitutes a mandate for a different direction for government. ďThe problem is that our Partyís underlying message was drowned out by incessant GOP hammering on irrelevant crises and scandals,Ē she contended. ďAll the stories about ISIS beheadings, Ebola outbreaks, the flood of immigrants, IRS abuses, NSA spying, government waste and corruption masked the critical point that the Democratic Party is the Party of free stuff. Voters inundated by fears that their lives might be in danger, that their government might...
  • More from Jonathan Gruber

    11/16/2014 8:29:23 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/16/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Many folks are now familiar with this so-called ďhealth economistĒ from MIT, based on the viral video in which he talks about the stupidity of the American voter. As recently exposed by the Washington Times, this limo-liberal fraud, just like his fellow Bay Stater Liz Warren, has gotten quite well compensated working on behalf of the common man. Greedy Gruber knocked down much more than a cool $1 million for his bloviationsĖmost of which are now being at least superficially disavowed by the White House. Now, more material is coming to lightÖ This from a talk he gave in 2012...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama faking mad about Gruber. Right out of the playbook.

    11/16/2014 6:55:54 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/14/14 | Rush Limbaugh Show, clip made by Adam Taxin
    Rush Limbaugh (11/14/14): "The Limbaugh Theorem ... briefly, explains how year after year, for a total of six years, that Obama was never held accountable for any of the mess that he created. ... So right on schedule, the White House is mad, mad enough to spit. They're angry as hell at what Jonathan Gruber did, as though they had no idea."
  • Post-Obamacare Syndrome (POS) Gruber Therapyģ

    11/16/2014 6:39:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-16-2014 | MOTUS
    The list of people who have been ďGruberedĒ is growing by the hour.The Wise Cockatoo, with his little peacock.The list - which started with the stupid American people Ė soon included stupid journalists who were mis-misinformed about the math, and then stupid politicians like Max Baucus, Harry Reid and† Nancy Pelosi. And then yesterday Big Guy himself added his name to the list of the ďgruberedĒ when he said he was shocked about the controversy involving ďsome advisor, not even on staffĒ and claimed again that ObamaCare was 110% transparent.Alas, as Clarice points out, Jonny was not as insignificant as...
  • Liberal Arrogance at the Core of Obamacare

    11/16/2014 6:02:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
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  • Obama: US Public Not Misled on Health Care Law

    11/16/2014 5:45:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014
    President Barack Obama says the American public was not misled about certain provisions of his health care law. A newly surfaced video shows an adviser in the law's drafting, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, saying "the stupidity of the American voter" helped Democrats pass the complex legislation. Gruber made the comment in 2013 but it is adding to conservatives' current call to repeal the Affordable Care Act.