Obama in 2006: I’ve stolen ideas from Jonathan Gruber
“I have stolen ideas liberally.”
Obama’s recent claim that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was “some adviser who never worked on our staff” will now be subject to new scrutiny given a video that surfaced yesterday.
Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the scoop:
Obama in 2006: ‘I Have Stolen Ideas Liberally’ From Jonathan Gruber
This weekend, President Obama dismissed MIT professor Jonathan Gruber as “some adviser who never worked on our staff.” But back in 2006, the president struck a much more laudatory tone while addressing the future architect of Obamacare.
At a Brookings Institution meeting in 2006, Obama praised the policy accomplishments of the man who would later imperil the Affordable Care Act through repeated comments belittling the intelligence of American voters.
In the video provided by conservative group American Commitment, the president calls Gruber one of “the brightest minds from academia and policy circles,” claiming he’s one of a small group of experts from whom he’s “stolen ideas liberally.”
Watch it all here:
Deroy Murdock of National Review notes that Obamacare made Gruber a very wealthy man:
Jonathan Gruber: The $6 Million Man
So far, the health-care economist has received at least $5,886,150 in taxpayer-funded health-care-consulting fees, mainly from the federal government. This bonanza includes:
$103,500 from the U.S. Department of State
$392,000 from the state of Minnesota
$392,600 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
$400,000 from the state of Vermont
$400,000 from the state of Wisconsin
$481,050 from the state of Michigan
$1,730,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (that medical hotbed)
$2,050,000 from the U.S. National Institutes of Health
This income puts Gruber well within the Left’s much-hated 1 percent.
“The $6 million man” — as Fox & Friends co-host Peter Johnson, Jr. called him this morning on Fox — has generated headlines lately. Too bad the Old Guard media largely have snored through this major story in their latest act of journalistic malpractice.
Nonsense. I’m sure the media would be ignoring this story in the same way if this was a Republican administration.
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‘I Have Stolen Ideas Liberally’ From Jonathan Gruber.
And there ain’t no theft like LIBERAL theft.
Did you make someone so salty that they follow you around and downthumb you now?
Nothing says “I can’t form an argument” like sheepish downvoting.
It appears so. I love my haters, though. What greater compliment could they pay?
The liberal firmament of rainbows and sun dogs appears to be diffusing, breaking up as a cold front of truth moves in. Conservatives have spread out into the fields armed with flashlights for a final Slaughter of the Unicorns, as foretold (13:9 Book of Henry). It is a nonviolent massacre, as liberal policies and ideas die with a silent *poof* once bathed in fresh air and illumination.
Q. Mr. President, just how much input did Mr. Gruber have in framing the ACA?
Q. Mr. President, Mr. Gruber visited the White House at least 21 times. Did you ever meet with Mr. Gruger?
Q. Mr. President, do you think the American voters are stupid?
Q. Mr. President, when your term if over where do you plan to live?
A. Not Ferguson.
Yes. Which is called a fascist economic model.
Ideas aren’t the only thing this SOB has stolen.
“I’ve stolen ideas from Jonathan Gruber and I have no idea who he is, so don’t ask me any questions about him because I’ve never heard of this guy outside of what I read in the papers, and the dog always brings me the paper a few days late, covered in slobber, so I’m the last to know what’s going on, but I’ll be angrier than anybody if, after months of looking into this, there are any smidgens of wrongdoing by those who would seek to divide us and deny healthcare to children with cancer.”
These prog “elites” are getting slaughtered by their own lies, thanks to the Internet and the ability of the average person to serve as his/her own reporter.
This bit is necessary since the vast majority of the media, including all of the major news networks and newspapers, are staffed by reporters, writers and most importantly editors who live on their knees bowing down before the Marxist One.
All of which leads us to Barry’s incessant desire to intimidate and snoop on the few reporters who do dare question his words and deeds, and now the push to regulate the Internet to silence the rest of us.
It’s fun to watch these progs, Barry especially, eat the shit of their own lies. However, we better be careful…. cornered rats will bite.
The nation needs a first hand cost analysis of the fight with ISIS. I recommend Jon Gruber for the job. We’ll pay him when he returns.
(I didn’t steal this idea. Obama is free to liberally steal it.)
It’s okay….. all the camera crews are being set up to run 24/7 Ferguson riots so Barry can go golfing.
Has anyone asked; Austan Goolsbee, Jim Wallace and Robert Gordon what there part wass in drafting the ACA? And if they also think the American (Liberal) voters are stupid?
I like to think “No Bad Deed Goes Unpunished” or that Karma is in play in one’s life and this is Obamas’ Karma* time.
The perfect messenger and message with perfect timing; Jonathan Gruber. Perhaps all of those 2008 Obama supporters required the previous 6 years of scandals leading to Gruber’s “testimonials” to realize the hoax played on them and of those who perpetuated it. As now evidenced by those who would try to deny him, Gruber get’s the final word on what actually happened. Karma isn’t tit for tat, but reflection of personal intent, good or bad. How perfect is it when two narcissists meet and are on the same page as to having the same goal, method and means.
*The principle of action, work or deeds and where the intent and actions of an individual, influence the future of that individual.
if the youtube one disappears its here too
and that won’t be scrubbed.