Jake Tapper of CNN uncovered another video where Gruber celebrates his subterfuge — this time, in hiding whom the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on employee based insurance plans would hit...Video links are embedded in the story above.
The level of cynicism and arrogance it takes to pull this off is astonishing. You want to reach into the video and wipe that supercilious smirk off his face as he gleefully recounts how he bamboozled Americans.
Republicans should call this jerk to testify and then make him squirm by playing back each and every video.
Hold on there, you say. Who is this guy? What relationship with the White House does/did he have? If he's not affiliated with the White House or the Democratic Party, what he says is irrelevant. And I'd agree with that. That's why I offer this link from WhiteHouse.gov, and the following screen shot:
President Obama is trying, and failing, to distance himself from Gruber:
"The 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," Obama told reporters at a news conference following the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.The contempt in which they hold the public is obvious, it's strong, and it's disgusting. This story is further evidence that going back to the very beginning of the Obama Administration there has been nothing but lies, lack of transparency, and naked partisanship in the pursuit of ideological goals.
Obama was responding to a recently discovered videotape featuring Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor and outside adviser of health care. Gruber said the Obama administration obscured the financing of the law in order to get it passed...
"While Gruber was not a staffer, he was a paid consultant whose models were used to help assess the impact of various policy changes being considered as part of health care legislation. Official logs show he visited the White House about a dozen times between 2009 and this year. (boldface mine--Darren)
"Despite Obama's dismissive tone toward Gruber, the president has acknowledged that some of his own statements about the law were ill-advised, in particular his repeated promises that if Americans liked their health care plans they could keep them. In fact, many plans were deemed inadequate under the law, leading people to get notices that their plans were being canceled."
This is what you get when you elect someone based not on accomplishments but merely on skin color. You get someone not up to the job. It's even worse when you elect a Marxist with no moral compass. Top it off by electing a narcissist.
Update, 11/25/14: Listen to Gruber in his own words: