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  • Cringe-worthy Obama nominee withdraws [For Ambassador to Norway]

    12/16/2014 1:37:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I confess that I halfway looked forward to George Tsunis being confirmed as ambassador to Norway.  He could have made for a highly amusing storyline on Season 3 of Lilyhammer, the hilarious Netflix Original series that satirizes political correctness in Norway and the clash of cultures between American Mafiosi and Scandinavian self-righteous niceness.  But when Harry Reid failed to shove him through Senate confirmation in the back-door deal last weekend, the handwriting was on the wall for the spectacularly unqualified nominee.  No way would a GOP majority next year confirm such an ignorant putz. David Matosko of the U.K....
  • Pelosi, Dems 'fully aware' of CIA interrogation techniques, says former agency official

    12/14/2014 9:55:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON The man who oversaw the controversial CIA interrogation program said Sunday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi was fully aware, of the methods used against militants, while former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to defend the program and reiterated that the U.S. stopped short of torture. Both men said the techniques used -- including waterboarding -- had been approved by Bush administration lawyers and did not cross the legal line. Jose Rodriguez, former director of the CIAs National Clandestine Service, said on Fox News Sunday that Pelosi knew every one of our enhanced interrogations, including sleep deprivation as well as...
  • Pelosi will buy the election without you

    08/27/2014 4:36:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Karl Rove
    Friend, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have announced how they plan to win back 25 conservative House seats in this years Midterm Elections. Whats their strategy? Use a massive cash advantage to roll over our candidates. They're already $27 MILLION ahead of us and continue using Obamas money machine to rake in millions from liberal mega-donors nationwide. The year's biggest fundraising deadline is only 7 days away on August 31st. Its now or never if we are to catch up with them so we can win key races around the country. (SNIP) Friend, Ive reviewed the data and am confident...
  • The Best Endorsement: Nancy Pelosi Doesnt Like It

    12/13/2014 2:14:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    Say what you will about the compromises contained in John Boehners spending bill, but there is at least one thing about it I love: Nancy Pelosi hates it. At issue are the reform measures the GOP inserted in the bill to get rid of excessive regulation in Dodd-Frank and so-called campaign finance reform. Pelosi expressed enormous disappointment in the White House, which supported Boehners bill, would support the roll back of Dodd-Frank and the 1st Amendment violations in the name of campaign finance reform. The thing conservatives should understand about this lame duck Congress is that what they do here...
  • No. 2 Senate Dem: 'We've got a problem' if Dodd-Frank rider stays

    12/12/2014 2:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday morning slammed a provision in the pending spending bill that would repeal a piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and expressed doubt that enough Democrats could support the package if that rider remains. I just spoke to Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats believe this is an odious provision that should not be included. Many of us feel the same way, said Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on MSNBCs Morning Joe. [Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can take it out in the bat of any eye, and I hope he will....
  • Dem: Don't be intimidated by Obama (Mad Maxine goes off)

    12/12/2014 1:44:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    Liberal House Democrats are fighting tooth and nail against President Obama over the fate of an enormous year-end government spending bill. With just hours to go before a scheduled government shutdown, the Democrats launched a lobbying blitz to counter calls made by Obama and other White House officials urging passage of the bill. Leading the charge was Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, who is up in arms over the face that Obama has agreed to accept a GOP rider to undo parts of the 2010 Wall Street reform law as part of...
  • Pelosi 'enormously disappointed' in Obama

    12/12/2014 1:49:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    In a rare break from President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted the White House on Thursday for putting its weight behind the $1.1 trillion government funding package. In a speech decrying the cromnibus on the House floor, Pelosi, the minority leader, noted that Republican defections have given the Democrats significant leverage in the debate and wondered why the White House wouldn't use that power to fight the conservative policy riders that have sparked the Democrats' outcry. I'm enormously disappointed that the White House feels that the only way they can get a bill is to go along with this,...
  • Waters warns House Dems against intimidation as Obama chief of staff arrives

    12/11/2014 4:19:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 11, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The fight over the cromnibus began as an internecine battle within the Republican Party which is nothing new for the GOP on Capitol Hill when it comes to budgets. Over the past few hours, though, its turned into a civil war among Democrats, especially between progressives in Congress and the White House. Barack Obama spent the afternoon on the phone attempting to whip enough House Democrats to vote for the bill, while Nancy Pelosi declared herself opposed to the bill and whipped her caucus to stand firm. As noted in an update in the earlier post, Obama sent his...
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obamas 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
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obamas 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 elite class really underestimate 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 repudiated his policies in the election a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as a...
  • Surprise: Pelosi Most Unpopular Member of Congress

    11/22/2014 3:45:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 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. Whats more, a whopping 41 percent have a very unfavorable view of the Maryland native. What is there not to like about Pelosi? After all, Planned Parenthood awarded her with its highest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions for her work in support of abortion. Of course, being a Catholic the Catholic Church ruled that she...
  • N.C. Fires Gruber After Stupidity of American Voters 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 stupid. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) went On The Record 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 hes not so unbiased after all.
  • Nancy Pelosi vows to empower women 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. Theres also ones like this: PICTURE ON LINK The sign on the left conveys an obvious fact: its pretty hard to hold pro-choice beliefs (or hold anything at all) if somebodys 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 pregnantan odd notion. For although their efforts certainly arent 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 governments power to control peoples lives and you have a dangerous combination. Americans got a taste of this elitism when MITs Jonathan Gruber mocked "the stupidity of the American voter." But American voters arent the only ones who make mistakes. Time after time, the architect" of ObamaCare underestimated costs and overestimated how many people would be covered. Like so many Ivory Tower academics, Gruber doesnt understand how the real world operates. Could it be that those stupid...
  • Tommy Chong to Fox Hosts: Your Gruber Coverage Is Like Benghazi All Over Again

    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 ABCs Dancing With the Stars, was the #OneLuckyGuy on Fox News 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 architect Jonathan Grubers controversial comments came up, Chong surprised the shows co-hosts by comparing it to another hot topic on Fox: Benghazi. Andrea Tantaros and Harris Faulkner were expressing outrage over Grubers comments and the Obama administrations reaction to it when Chong decided...
  • Senator Obama in 2006: Ive stolen ideasliberally from Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/18/2014 9:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2014 | Guy Benson
    We’ll 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’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em:”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If the Lena Dunham reference at the end went over your head, click over to Kevin Williamson’s devastating piece on Dunham’s autobiography…if you dare. It’s actually quite disturbing. (Dunham is apparently “raging” at “right-wing bloggers” 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 hes not planning to sign up. Instead, Boehner is going to keep his expensive Obamacare insurance plan. The Affordable Care Act required members of Congress to get off the federal governments 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. Ill continue to purchase my expensive health care coverage, 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 stupidity of the American voter 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 2009s 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 states new health care exchanges. Along with these credentials, Mr. Grubers position as an adviser to the influential Congressional Budget Office also left him perfectly positioned to advise the White House on health reform. The most important arbiter of everything was the C.B.O., 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 the man behind Obamacare, according to a former adviser to President Barack Obama. The problem is not that Gruber helped them put Obamacare together, because he was the man, Steve Rattner, who worked as Obamas lead adviser in 2009 for the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, said Tuesday on MSNBCs Morning Joe. The problem is what he said in the last two weeks and how the White House has handled it, Rattner added. Rattner said his influence was enormous. Jonathan Gruber was, back in the day in 2009, the guru on health care, 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
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Robert Laurie
    If youve been paying attention to the story about the myriad Jonathan Gruber videos, youve probably heard the sum of $400,000.00 bandied about. Thats 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 the stupidity of the American voter. Since HHS has no real money of its own, thats actually how much you, the taxpayer, paid him to con you. Unfortunately, its 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
    americanthinker.com ^ | 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 laws deliberate complexity and belittling American voters intelligence. Now at least two colleges who hosted the professor have tried to scrub Gruber from the internet. The University of Pennsylvania removed Grubers October 2013 panel appearance in which he laughed about the stupidity of the American voter 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 you can't eat hope and the rhetoric was mostly empty 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 must 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 lack of transparency and stupidity of the American voter 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 Governors Refusal to Expand Medicaid Almost Awesome In Its Evilness, Blames

    11/18/2014 2:28:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/18/14 | Jim Geraghty
    Whos up for another Jonathan Gruber video? On April 9, 2014, Gruber appeared on the Curbside Consult interview series with Harold Pollack, at healthinsurance.org; the host introduced Gruber as the architect of Obamacare, and Gruber made no objection. Pollack says, One of the things thats really striking to me is theres 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 its financially very advantageous to do so. Grubers response: Thats 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 whats going well for the healthcare law. After saying that Grubers view that the healthcare law was passed partly because of the stupidity of the American voter is not shared by anybody at the White House, Earnest challenged claims that ObamaCare was not passed in a transparent way. He also suggested that few Americans are paying attention to the controversy. People are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the fights from 2009 and 2010, 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
    My job was just to see if the numbers added up, Jonathan Gruber, the controversial architect of ObamaCare, told PBS two years ago. And add up the numbers he did at least in terms of Grubers 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.
  • ObamaCares 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 Stupid Americans 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 2014about $1 million per yearis 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 lack of transparency and the stupidity of the American voter, 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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, Choice Inconsistencies Among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program, 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. Todays article by Chris Cillizza tries to misdirect the issue into a personality conflict between Gruber and Conservatives who he thinks are the object of Grubers 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 stupidity of the American voter to pass Obamacare. But American voters are not really stupid 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 Helped Write Obamacare

    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 Obamas 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 · 16 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. Hes willing to put up with a little bit of private ownership but only if the government dictates private transactions. Hes more than willing to help Congress manipulate laws in order to achieve government control. Much of the hubbub over Grubers comments on Obamacare manipulations put the blame on him. Make no mistake, calling the American people stupid is on Gruber. However, Gruber isnt a politician and its hardly surprising when an academic with no political experience doesnt know how to play the game. Academics arent 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 Gruber videos have been released and gone viral, as they say in YouTube land. These are the videos of course, in which Obamacare architect 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 bills authors manipulated the nonpartisan Congressional Budget...
  • NBCs Chuck Todd: I Understand Why Network News Isnt 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 havent covered the story a dozen times, leading to questions of media bias, but Meet The Press host Chuck Todd offers an understanding of why this is the case. [Snip] Its a political story, said Todd on Grubers comments. Network news, in general, hasnt 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 didnt 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 voter suppression. She said the chief message she took from Tuesdays election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem. nancypelosipic3To 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 Democrats 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, Democrats discontent with her is spilling out into the open. They wiped the floor with us, so no, were not feeling good, said Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio. We 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.</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 partys other top leaders also were re-elected without a challenge.