In today’s American Spectator I discuss Jonathan Gruber’s remarks about the “stupidity of the American voter” and what they tell us concerning the deceptions that were used to foist Obamacare on an unwilling electorate:
The “father of Obamacare,” as he was known in his salad days, inadvertently acquitted nearly half of us with his reference to “the stupidity of the American voter.” The professor’s condescending comments can only apply to those people who actually believed the empty promises our President made on behalf of his health care “reform” law.
Inevitably, some of these voters have finally opened up their eyes, and they are not at all happy with what they see.
Among them is Burke Beu, a lifelong Democrat who recently described his rude awakening in the Wall Street Journal: ‘I voted for Barack Obama in 2008, then lost my job in the Great Recession … I voted for President Obama again in 2012, then received a cancellation notice for my health insurance … This was due to Obamacare, the so-called Affordable Care Act.’
This unquestionably played a role in the drubbing the Democrats just received and it also caused the Gruber videos to surface.
Most of the six now in circulation, including the original “stupid voters” clip, were found by investment advisor Rich Weinstein. Like Beu, Weinstein believed Obama’s “you can keep your insurance” lie. Thus, when his coverage was canceled and he was “forced to buy compliant insurance at double the price,” he “got pissed” and began the research that eventually uncovered the incriminating videos.
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