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ObamaCare Author Meant His 'Stupid Americans' Comment

Nov. 12, 2014

Jonathan Gruber is eating his words. The MIT professor and author of ObamaCare was caught on video calling American voters stupid and saying he wrote the health care bill in a confusing way because “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.” Now, he’s running damage control. First came the non-apology explaining the comments away. Gruber told MSNBC, “I was speaking off the cuff. And I basically spoke inappropriately, and I regret having made those comments.” He regrets getting caught. Then came the diversionary attack. Gruber told a Boston TV station that it’s the Republicans who are trying to confuse the electorate. “I think that this comes to the master strategy of the Republican Party,” he said, “which is to confuse people enough about the law so that they don’t understand that the subsidies they’re getting is because of the law.” But then Fox News aired a second video clip in which Gruber was recorded once again saying, “The American voters are too stupid the understand the difference.” So much for an “off the cuff” comment, Gruber lied for the Left to get its way.

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