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Barack Obama On Jonathan Gruber: Then And Now

FROM “ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS” IN AMERICA TO “SOME ADVISOR” By FITSNEWS || With the mainstream media having failed to “quarantine” the scandal surrounding Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to address the issue during a trip to Australia. Gruber, of course, is a liberal…

FROM “ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS” IN AMERICA TO “SOME ADVISOR”

By FITSNEWS || With the mainstream media having failed to “quarantine” the scandal surrounding Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to address the issue during a trip to Australia.

Gruber, of course, is a liberal economist who received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Obama administration to draft key provisions of the administration’s socialized medicine law.  Gruber has since admitted manipulating Obamacare’s numbers in an effort to have it scored a certain way by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said of his efforts.  “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”

Yeah …

Obama – who shared several high level meetings with Gruber over Obamcare strategy – did his best to distances himself from the controversial remarks this week.

Pointedly questioned about whether he misled Americans about the law’s most basic financial assumptions (and whether Americans could really keep their health care plans if they liked them), Obama issued a blanket denial.

He then began paddling away from Gruber as fast and as furiously as he possibly could.

“The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters, is no reflection on the actual process that was run,” Obama said.

Here’s the clip …

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(Vid: Via)

Wow … really?

Never mind that Obama, according to Gruber, participated in the effort to pass the law by hook and crook.

“The problem is it’s a political nightmare, and people say ‘no, you can’t tax my benefits’… so what we did a lot in that room was think a lot about well how could we make this work?” Gruber said of his discussions with Obama about the law.  “And Obama’s like – well, you know – he’s really a realistic guy.  He was like, ‘look, I can’t just do this.’  He said ‘it’s just not going to happen politically.  The bill will not pass.  How do we manage to get there through phase-ins and other things?’  And we talked about it.  He was just very interested in that topic.”

Nice …

And never mind that in 2006 then-Senator Obama appeared at the liberal Brookings Institution (where Gruber used to work) – referring to him as “one of the brightest minds from academia and policy circles” and someone “I have stolen ideas from liberally.”

Take a look …

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(Vid: Via)

So the cover-up begins …

A socialized medicine architect Obama himself referred to as “one of the greatest minds” in liberal America – who got paid hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to sell a pack of lies to the American people – is now just “some advisor.”

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56 comments

Whatever November 18, 2014 at 8:44 am Reply
shifty henry November 18, 2014 at 9:06 am

What is that written on the photo?

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Smirks November 18, 2014 at 9:10 am

Haley wrote “Thanks for your friendship and support.”

I have no idea what Sanford wrote. I imagine in another life he was a doctor because that kind of scribble is usually reserved for writing prescriptions.

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guest November 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

Haley? Damn dude-the election is over. Get over it.

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????? November 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

Haley wrote???…Please quit stalking me????
Sanford wrote????…Keep your hands off a woman????

I can’t read it???? What does it say????

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Native Ink November 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

This guy worked for a Romney, a Republican. I give Obama credit for not smearing him as a Republican propagandist. If the parties were reversed, I’m sure a Republican wouldn’t hesitate to smear someone who once worked for a Democrat governor as biased and politically motivated.

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Bible Thumper November 18, 2014 at 9:05 am

You had to reach quite a bit to find something to give Obama credit for.

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Buz Martin November 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

No shit.

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FastEddy23 November 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

The whore will lie for whoever pays him, republicrat or “progressive”.

(Right now he is inadvertently working for the “new” republicans … and he will turn a few more bucks at this as well. These clowns used to be called beltway bandits, spewing, pumping and dumping whatever the current g’ment wants.)

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idcydm November 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said of his efforts. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”

For all those in congress that passed it and the 37% that still approve of Obamacare he’s talking about you.

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Buz Martin November 18, 2014 at 9:18 am

POTUS knows he can count on most of the media to continue to ignore the Gruber story — as well as to ignore the fact that he has now demoted the guy he once praised as a “brilliant mind” that he stole ideas from to just “some adviser.” Gruber now joins umpty-‘leven other former close associates of Obama in being thrown completely under the bus.

But I guess I’m being a horrible old racist now, huh?

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Smirks November 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

What you described is Politics 101, unfortunately.

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idcydm November 18, 2014 at 9:25 am

Yep, the end always justifies the means.

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SCBlueWoman November 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Both parties use this technique, unfortunately. It’s all about the framing.

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guest November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Please don’t compare the EVIL Democrat Party and the party that stands for LIFE, the Republican Party.

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SCBlueWoman November 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Yeah, life until you are born. Then, to hell with you.

Coffee Black November 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

And the ability to keep one’s mouth shut. Not running around bragging like some freshman that just banged a senior is key to not making everyone involved look like a lying sack of shit.

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tomstickler November 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

When will Trey Gowdy subpoena Gruber for some Benghazi-style hearings?

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Coffee Black November 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

None too soon! Loved his “Have you met Joe Biden?” comment in contest to any impeachment notions floating around.

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idcydm November 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

You don’t see a trend in the President’s messaging.

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guest November 18, 2014 at 9:53 am

Hopefully soon. He needs to repay that taxpayer money.

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Dr. Osbourne November 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

Man Barry has aged 20 years in the course of 8.

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FastEddy23 November 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

Physically but not intellectually.

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Dr. Osbourne November 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

You’re right, he’s still 12 in that regard.

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grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

and your degree is from….????

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idcydm November 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

MIT???

guest November 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

Using another bloggers s/n to stalk that member of this forum tells us all we need to know about your disgusting mind.

Obama would never have been pResident or live in the wHite House if he wasn’t black. That is really what makes you angry.

grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

what kind of crazy are you smoking..ive always had same handle but keep up the delusions Sandi/little T/websitenonevisits

grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

you obviously know nothing about politics, after the GOP and Bush had ruined the country my dog could have been elected over a Repub. Black prob had a minimal impact on him winning. as far as losing the second term you can blame Sarah Palin, no one and i mean no one with common sense wanted her anywhere near the White house, hence the trouncing. Ask yourself why the GOP has only won the popular vote for the Presidency once in the last 6 Presidential elections? Ill wait for your reply Sarah, Sandi, Sandy, Big T or whatever you call yourself today.

Dr. Osbourne November 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Bush just finished what Bill started.

grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Oh just to make sure i understand you, the fact that the GOP controlled the house and senate for 12 years and the white house for 6 it was all Billys fault. That says all i need to know about how you think. That combined with your obvious delusion calling yourself a DR pretty much put you in the nut baggers category. say hi to the folks at the next tea baggers convention.

Dr. Osbourne November 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Never been to a “tea bagger” convention, but I’ll be sure to tea bag your mother twice next time we are making the beast with two backs.

grandtangosuglydog November 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm

“we are making the beast with two backs” what the fuck is wrong with you..LOL that says it all ..i dont even know what to say to that. Seek help..pronto

guest November 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Republicans have won 5 of the 9 Presidential elections since 1980. Would have won in 2012 if several million Christians had not stayed home because Mitt was a Mormon (a mistake).

Since Obama was elected Repubs have :

+11 senate seats
+72 house seats
+9 governorships
+1500 state legislature seats

People aren’t buying the perverted,lying and American hating bullshit you socialists are selling.

grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

one..im not a socialist..but please make up shit about anyone who disagrees with you as all asshats seem to do..two i said the popular vote, not the electoral vote but since you seem incapable of reading or have little to no knowledge of politics no point in arguing as my dog probably has stronger comprehension skills than you.

RHood2 November 19, 2014 at 9:33 am

How many of those gains are rejection of Obama and how many are GOP state legislatures carving out nice gerrymandered districts to benefit their party? Like the new SC 7th district held by that moron Tom Rice?
That is definitely at play in those numbers.

Dr. Osbourne November 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

I have a degree, but you don’t really need one to observe a man child acting like a man child.

guest November 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

Obama is not POTUS. He is a lying POS, closet RADICAL muslim (supports CAIR and the muslim brotherhood) with a marxist world-view.

Most defend this racist by pretending he is just your ‘normal’ politician’. Wrong.Raised by marxist parents/grandparents.educated by radicals. indoctrinated and trained to hate America by Rev.Wright and his philosophy of ‘Black Theology’ which is the basis of socialism in central and south America, Obama believes America to be evil and must be destroyed.

Thankfully Obamacare will be dismantled piece by piece and any EO on immigration will NOT be funded. These people will never vote anyway.

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vicupstate November 18, 2014 at 10:19 am

As long as Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are leading the GOP, there won’t be any dismantling going on. A tweak here and there, perhaps. Kentucky has had more success with Obamacare than just about any state, so McConnell in particular knows better than to dismantle it.

The Healthcare industry is fully onboard with Obamacare now too, and they control a lot of the GOP purse strings.

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idcydm November 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

I noticed you didn’t call them the Evil Healthcare industry as they were known before Obamacare.

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Billy Jack November 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

They aren’t as Evil now that they can’t arbitrarily cancel policies or deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

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idcydm November 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

And we didn’t need 2,000 pages of law and 18,000 pages of regulations for that to happen did we.

I’ve been for healthcare reform for a long time, long before Obamacare.

guest November 18, 2014 at 10:36 am

Tweaks are eliminating the medical device tax(BILLIONS)the employer mandate and the individual mandate? That is for starters.

Kentucky? Success? Only success they have had is enrolling thousands on Medicaid. Nobody can find a doctor as there is a shortage and the reimbursements are so small doctors aren’t accepting these patients.

Just like all the other lies Gruber created for the WH, there will be NO money for the expansion of Medicaid in the future.

Add the fact that SCOTUS reads the newspaper, Obamacare is finished.

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Do Tell November 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

“Obama is not POTUS. He is a lying POS, closet RADICAL muslim (supports CAIR and the muslim brotherhood) with a marxist world-view.

Funny…Haley kisses Muslim feet…

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FastEddy23 November 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

Grubered is now synonymous with “lied to by government”.

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shifty henry November 18, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Herr Gruber should be hooked up with Frau Blucher….

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RogueElephant November 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

“The stupidity of the American voter.” They elected Obummer twice. See what I mean ?

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grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

They also elected Bush twice..yes I do see what you mean. But its ok, I remember the last time the GOP controlled both houses and the Presidency, the worst attack ever on US soil, two poorly planned wars, Trillions to the defense industry, the complete collapse of the economy leading to a 6 year recession, highest gas prices on record….ahhh those where the days.

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Sandy Burglar November 18, 2014 at 11:37 am

“…the complete collapse of the economy leading to a 6 year recession, highest gas prices on record.”
Ummm…all of which happened AFTER the Dumocrats took control of Congress and the pursestrings.
But thanks for trying anyway

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grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm

So the wars happened after 2006…mmm no. the 9/11 attack happened after 2006..mmm no. etc etc..but the fact you must lie to make a pint..mmm YES! the fact you have to change your name from Sandi the twit, big t the guy with a blog no one reads etc to guest to try and back earlier points..truly pathetic..mmm YES. You are to stupid to comment on this site..please do us all a favor and just stop.

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guest November 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

No worries. muslim Obama supports those that launched that attack,turned those two countries over to the enemy, Barney Frank is gone and gas prices will go up right before the 2016 elections-just like they went down before the 2014 mid-terms.

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grandtangosuglydog November 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

ahhh delusion must be fun. Please talk to your imaginary friends and stop posting troll.

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Alternative Headlines Inc. November 18, 2014 at 10:44 am

“The Liar in Chief has once again lied. “

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Obama Is a Shitass November 18, 2014 at 10:48 am

Most Americans would dance in the streets if Obama suddenly dropped dead from a heart attack.

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shifty henry November 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

What if he tripped over a turtle on the golf course?

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RHood2 November 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm

the intellectual dishonesty on this is stunning.
When this first broke, this guy was “A” key adviser on Obamacare. Now, he is THE architect? Which is it?
Why the promotion? Has it anything to do with an attempt to use the comments to smear the president, again?
Next, the comments now say he is calling Americans stupid. But he actually said they relied on “the stupidity of the American voter.”
What political party doesn’t? What elected official doesn’t?
Please cue the 1st Congressional District and its voters who elected the Love Gov, and re-elected him again, after he walked the Appalachian Trail. Collectively, the American electorate has given us divided government for most of the past 20 years.
You have Mittens Romney on the TV saying that Obama has already forgotten the lesson of the last election in which he was soundly rejected by the American people. Ummm, if he was soundly rejected by the American people in the last national election, it would be President Mittens right now.
A comment of praise made when he wasn’t even running for president for a guy who had a role in Obamacare is now seen as evidence of a coverup? I’ve seen this clip used suggesting it is him praising Gruber for his work ON Obamacare. Again, it’s three years before, and now we want to torch Obama for dismissing him about the same time period after Obamacare?
It certainly is an unfortunate comment, but mr. folks is one who often disparages the intellect of the electorate. Yet Gruber’s comments are out of bounds and conspiratorial?
RIIIIIIIIGHT.

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