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Update 11-18-14: Jonathan Gruber Thinks We're EPICALLY Stupid...

...isn't that just precious?

Nothing makes us smile after a hard day of work like hearing some Needle-Dick-Prog-Nazi-Street-Light-Ornament wallowing in his own imagined superiority. Anecdotally, our first reaction upon hearing this was to sharpen the old Buck #103 until its edge could brush the hair off a baby's head. Funny how that works.

On an equally unrelated note... we wonder how well human hide works as a fireplace rug. (Any of our constant readers with applicable expertise, please feel free to chime in via our non-existent e-mail contact form).

Hat tip to Bill Quick over at Daily Pundit for the initial tip and the video:

"Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage," says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. "And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass."

"This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes - if it was presented as a tax, it would have died. If you had a law that made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed."

Gruber then made clear that deliberately lying to the American people was a necessary measure in the passage of Obamacare: "There's things that I wish could change," Gruber said. "But I'd rather have this law than not."
- Jonathan "Burn-Barrel" Gruber

Read the entire article HERE.

Uhhhh.... most transparent administration ever? What? Too soon?

We can't help but ponder... how far does this "ends justifies the means" brand of American jurisprudence extend? We don't know the answer, but suspect that effete-moonbat-trash-heaps, (with a parrot fetish), might dislike that mental exercise when carried to it's logical, prudent and satisfactory conclusion.

Update I: It's a Good Night to Meet a Tyrant

The always helpful Concerned American, over at the Western Rifle Shooters Association, has decided to assist all the happy serfs people, who undoubtedly love everything about Obamacare forever - and cherish it's smug, footy-pajama-wearing perpetrators authors. To prove this, the good man has disclosed a bounty of information:

Statist_prog_nazi_liar_ Photo Courtesy of Newsbusters.orgBio:

Name: Jonathan Gruber Phone: (617) 253-8892 Fax: (617) 253-1330 Email: gruberj@mit.edu

Work Address:
MIT Department of Economics
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Bldg E17-220
Cambridge MA 02139

Support Staff:
Name: John Arditi
Phone: (617) 253-8887
Email: arditi@mit.edu

Home Address:
12 Skipper Way
Gloucester, MA 01930

Alternate Home Address:
83 Pleasant St
Lexington, MA 02421

Tyrants Have Nice Palaces:

Additional Information:
His wife's name is Andrea, they have 3 children and 8 parrots. Andrea M. Gruber appears to own their house at 12 Skipper Way in Gloucester, MA, which was purchased for $750,000 in 2008. Go to http://www.salemdeeds.com/newwebsite/ and do a "Homeowner's Quick Search" for "A Gruber." According to Federal Election Records he gave $1000.00 to Obama's election in 2012.

Phone Numbers:

Read everything HERE.

How helpful is THAT?! We can't fathom the value this information holds to anyone who might hypothetically want to thank our benevolent god-kings for the free health-care and eternal happiness! Why, an enthused peasant could drop by and give them flowers at their home - maybe wash the family roadster for them! Or she might e-mail him on campus to say "thanks-you-swell-guy!" For those that just can't wait, we have it on good authority that phone calls from burners at 3:00 am are the new best way to show appreciation for giving grandma some aspirin and strapping her to a gurney to meet Jesus! After all... the guy has the better part of ten fucking parrots, so odds are he ain't sleeping anyways!

But we didn't imply that. No sirs and ladies - we'd never dare suggest that you drop by his workplace and give his parrot-twerking-ass a big old hug to thank him for his selfless service to this nation. Nope, didn't imply that at all.

Update II: Some Days it Just Keeps Getting Worse and Worse...

Once again, Bill Quick, at Daily Pundit has the scoop. It would appear that "Professor" Gruber, (said with every venom-dripping ounce of sarcasm justified), is a bit of a serial football-spiker:

Referring to the so-called "Cadillac Tax" on high-end health plans, Gruber said:

"They proposed it and that passed, because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference."
- Jonathan "Draw-and-Quarter" Gruber

To which Quick Responded:

"Probably because Gruber's thesis here is a lie. The removal of a tax break, resulting in higher tax payments, is functionally indistinguishable from a tax increase from the POV of the person getting stuck with the bill."
- Bill Quick

Read the entire article HERE.

So this... cretin... is Academia's best and brightest... the "elite educated expert," uniquely qualified to render the life-and-death decisions that us serfs are too mentally ill-equipped to ponder?

Whelp... we're fucked.

Update III: An Idiot Who Just Can't Shut His Fucking Mouth...

It would seem that our well educated credentialed comrade, Mr. Gruber, has a pathological obsession with the stupidity of the American Public. Particularly when he thinks he's nestled deep within the protective womb of academia:

(Hat-tip to Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller).

Click HERE to read the whole article.

Great stuff eh? Well, if that don't just prove the old adage: "Scratch the paint off a moonbat, find an arrogant, tyrannical statist braggart." Here's the highlight reel from this episode of "Too-Smart-By-Half:"

"...it's a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter. The intelligence of the American people when it comes to civics and government is unfathomably low..."
- Jonathan "Defenestrate-him" Gruber.

Lying to cretins is clever? Misleading the fawning drool-cup-clad suckers who sycophantically worshiped President Peace-Prize is the epitome of wit? Color us unimpressed. Your "ruse," (such as it was), is roughly the equivalent of beating a five year old at Risk. In point of fact, deceiving ill-informed simpletons is the text-book antonym of "sly." There is no glory in outsmarting a blubbering horde of looters - your shameful gloating is as unwarranted as it is arrogant, ill-conceived and stupid.

Before we forget:

Dear rubes with Obama/Biden 2012 stickers on your Subaru Outbacks - Ol'Professor Johnny-boy is talking about YOU.
The Management

Anyone with sixth-grade math skills knew this entire death-march was a doomed campaign from day fucking uno. (See... we can be bilingual!) The only dunces who bought this skittle-shitting-disaster-unicorn are the very tools "Mr. Wizard" is chuckling to his ivy-league buddies about duping. Welcome to how your "betters" REALLY perceive you. (Stings... don't it?).

You'd think marching in front of a camera - twice - to proclaim how fucking-moronic his voting base is, might be enough to slake this braggart's ego - but you'd be wrong.

"The kludge worked because the American people are far too stupid to understand the difference between capping subsidies and taxing insurance companies."
- Jonathan "Hang-em-high" Gruber.

This damn hubristic milquetoast mother-fucker just had to keep running his damn mouth. To be honest, at this point, we're giving even odds on who "Jimmy-Hoffa's" his ass first. If some bereaved peasant - having lost their kid's health insurance - doesn't murk him, then the Democrats, (who Gruber's spent the last few days anally probing with a red-hot pair of sheep sheers), just might take the initiative.

Update IV: The YouTube Strikes Back

While perusing the comment sections of the immaculate "Professor" Jonathan Gruber's various claims-to-fame, we could not help but notice the YouTube mob was taking the "deception" about as well as can be expected - what with them being roused into an angry, produce-tossing, slow-motion-riot and all.

Edwardo Snowdeno - 5 hours ago
"If you have a loved one who has died because of obamacare.....Jonathan Gruber is the man you want to kill."

midwesttex - 5 hours ago
"He got lost in his entire point. By taxing the "Cadillac plans" by his own admission, that would have generated enough $ to grant coverage to all of the uninsured. So why have a 1200 page bill when 2 pages in the tax code could have done the same thing??"

Ecosse57 - 3 hours ago
"likely because 1200 pages disguises their true intent. nobody read it; mission accomplished.?"

McButtersMother - 3 hours ago
"This jackass deserves the ass beating I'm betting someone will give him." ?

Barack Mugabe - 16 minutes ago
"Typical sniveling, whining, lisping, punk ass pajama boy Leftist.?"

Bessie Funk - 9 hours ago
"By saying the American people are stupid, he actually means the liberals at your job, gym and bars...you know...the ones who breathlessly argued for obamacare that ends up with them calling you names. Heres your mentor letting you know what we knew already...youre stupid and uninformed?"

Tommy Blue - 1 hour ago
"The ACA is NOT affordable you dirty lowdown %^#$#$$#@!@#!!! i better not see you walking down my street "

Bikerbabe1210 - 6 hours ago
"Well Mr. Gruber, since the "stupid American Voter" didn't vote on O-care you have effectively called the voting Democrats "stupid" for voting in their King in Chief. And you've also called the entire Democrat congress voters, (the ONLY voters of this sham called Ocare) STUPID. Hmmmmmmmmm......seems like you just "bit the hand that fed" your sorry "stupid" azz, because "you'd rather have the law that not", right???" ?

TheDude - 10 hours ago
"THREE videos proving Obamacare was a lie from its inception and complete silence/news blackout from the mainstream media. If you ever needed proof that the news organizations are complicit in the ruination of America, here it is."

tomc100 - 11 hours ago
"Do not mistake this man for a liberal. Jonathan Gruber is not a liberal. He is a typical statist aka progressive aka mastermind aka closet dictator who views the people with absolute contempt and derision. His opinion of liberals is even lower because they stupidly fight for his cause. His ultimate goal is for government to have absolute power and control over the people. He honestly believes in a class system of smart rulers like himself and peasants because the masses are just too stupid."

TIM MCCLELLAN - 11 hours ago
"You twisted piece of overeducated trash with a horribly condescending view of Americans!"

Dogs Rule! 10 hours ago
"Was never about healthcare... still isn't"

Escoffier - 11 hours ago
"I will say, as an MIT Alum, I think Gruber is the idiot (which he has proven in multiple ways) and my alma mater will not be getting any more donations from me while he is employed there. In my mind, there is no place for someone who so callously believes the end justify the means so much that it calls for deception. The American people at least deserve an honest debate."

DepthTested - 6 hours ago
"Heh, who's feeling stupid now? For all his intelligence, he's a full-blown idiot. But that's okay, so is the president he serves."

Jederman - 6 hours ago
"It's hard to get emotional about this pr*ck. All he does is validate what most sane Americans have always thought about this admin. Big shout out to the "protectors of the truth" in this country. Worthless media hacks buried this."

jfl332 - 5 hours ago
"And the media is still silent about the greatest scam pulled on the American people in the history of the country."

Atilla Thehun - 4 hours ago
"Just another con man bragging about how he played the shell game without a pea. It will catch up to him eventually."

Freedomisntforstupids - 2 hours ago
"What he participated and conspired in is treason. To conspire to undermine the constitutional process is treason. All the participants should be in front of a firing squad."

WhiteRabbit3 - 7 hours ago
"The last two videos of Gruber were prepared presentations by him, and cannot be dismissed as "off the cuff."

jimmy james 15 hours ago
"How is this man not in prison?? Isn't this fraud?"

Julio Pecina 1 day ago
"This is the true face of the government in all the USA. See how the whole room laughs at the question. It's like watching Animal Farm come to life.?"

2packs4sure 1 day ago
"A nest of friggin' V I P E R S ! Some, like Gruber, know exactly how right that statement was but want government controlled healthcare for the power, control, and money it will bring them.Some are just glassy eyed leftists who want the same but "believe" it will work."

A Mill 1 day ago
"The irony is he knowingly made sure all of those grievances were written into the law he knowingly lied about! I can't believe they can get away with such blatant deceit... I mean, isn't this some sort of fraud based on lack of good faith that should either result in A. the Act being thrown out on grounds of complicit and explicit fraud"

bbser 1 day ago
"Hey, Gruber - you elitist f@#k... karma can't catch up to you fast enough!!"?

Christopher Deitz 1 day ago
"Those who knew and questioned were ridiculed and bullied."

digitalwasabi2 1 day ago
"May contempt follow this evil man until his last breath"

Roy Chester 3 years ago
"I think "tar and feathers" would be a good response"

Schadenfreude... it just rolls so deliciously off the tongue...

Update V: The Gift that Keeps on Giving...

Well... it would seem that video #5 has reared it's ugly head... this "educated idiot" is like a Birthday Cake - filled with cow shit - to King Barry Hussein and his court jesters. If only there was an opposition party in Mordor to make Sauron eat it...

Courtesy of David Steinberg at The PJ Tattler:

"As Gruber sits listening, the committee chair reads a comment from a Vermonter who expresses concern that the economist's plan might lead to "ballooning costs, increased taxes and bureaucratic outrages," among other things."

"After hearing the Vermonter's worries, Gruber responds, "Was this written by my adolescent children by any chance?"

"The remark was met with uproarious laughter."
- P.J. Tattler

Read the rest HERE.

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Update VI: Nothing Outlasts the Energizer... it Just Keeps Going and Going and Going and Going and Going...

Not content labeling the useful idiots and starry-eyed simpletons the Jugg-eared-pied piper danced around like street-rats "stupid," Gruber dug the hole deeper. While on his national "SPIKE-THE-FOOTBALL" (TM) tour, Jonathan-shit-eater took a few moments to boast about how D.C. duped all those ignorant union goons:

Courtesy of Jake Tapper at CNN. (Yes, you read that correctly...)

"Economists have called for 40 years to get rid of the regressive, inefficient and expensive tax subsidy provided for employer provider health insurance, the subsidy is "terrible policy."

"It turns out politically it's really hard to get rid of," and the only way we could get rid of it was first by mislabeling it, calling it a tax on insurance plans rather than a tax on people when we all know it's a tax on people who hold those insurance plans."

"What that means is the tax that starts out hitting only 8% of the insurance plans essentially amounts over the next 20 years essentially getting rid of the exclusion for employer sponsored plans. This was the only political way we were ever going to take on one of the worst public policies in America."

"Unions and employers who object in 2018, at that point if they want to get rid of it they're going to have to fill a trillion dollar hole in the deficit...It's on the books now. They are stuck with it."
- Jonathan "Guillotine" Gruber

Read the entire disheveled mess HERE.

Well, this illustrates what your government - and it's middle-management - thinks of all you plebs. To their ilk, you're all nothing more than a cluster of ham-fisted, sputtering troglodytes, incapable of any complex decision-making or higher reasoning. They, being the enlightening children-of-sol, are better suited to running your lives - enacting "bold, brave new plans" for you to toil under - while exempting themselves and their direct minions from these same edicts. And the whole while they plot, misdirect and fabricate lies about their intentions - because you, dear folks, are too fucking STUPID to know what's best for you and yours.

Now constant readers, we will ask you the eighteen-trillion dollar question:

How is it that... with a minimal amount of searching, a few bloggers have turned up a slew of these videos? This Gruber numbskull was swaggering around the empire like a drunken braggart telling anybody willing to listen how intolerably insipid the American people are. Yet, "the gatekeepers of knowledge" in "The Media" managed to missed this idiocy? Or for that matter, how have the DemonRats alleged "opponents" - the RePubicans - been unable to locate what lone actors, with no budget and limited time, have discovered laying out in the open? These revelations are massively destructive to the moonbats electorally - as Glenn Reynolds has noted:

"What would this midterm have looked like had these videos came out BEFORE the election?"
- Glenn Reynolds

Why... it's almost as though the entire two-party system is a giant Goddamned con-game, made for fools and well-intentioned suckers... a WWF-grade stage show. Pass the fucking Brawndo, and let's go watch "Ow! My Balls!!" together. Your politicians are either so galacticly incompetent as to be unworthy of anything more politically potent than "City-Toilet-Washer" - or they are playing you for RUBES.

We know where the smart money is on that one. Do you?

Update VII: A Stage Show for Retards

Bill Quick over at Daily Pundit helps spell it out:

"Of course. These people are nothing more than DNC hacks with bylines. Their job isn't reporting the news. It's covering it up."
- Bill Quick

Read the entire article HERE.

Yup. Pretty much.

Update VIII: President Drone-Kill - "Jonathan Who?"

The game continues... courtesy of Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge:

Well it's pretty much official - the politicians wholly, truly and completely believe the peasants are brain-dead. (Hell... they may be right... after all... look at what they've done... and we've yet to lynch a single deserving one of them...). Having failed at denial, excusing, and manufactured outrage, our gentry caste has now descended into the realm of surreal, bald-faced-lies:

"Jonathan Gruber was just some adviser who never worked on our staff and expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with"
- 2014: President Obama on Jon Gruber

As is so often the case... Senator Jugg-Ears does not see eye-to-eye with El-Presidente Jugg-Ears:

"You have already drawn some of the brightest minds from academia and policy circles, many of them I have stolen ideas from liberally, people ranging from Robert Gordon to Austan Goolsbee; Jon Gruber; my dear friend, Jim Wallis here, who can inform what are sometimes dry policy debates with a prophetic voice."
- 2006: Senator Obama On Jon Gruber

Click HERE to read more about this laughable tragic farce.

Oh watch "the narrative" evolve... with the noteworthy and full-throat support of the "media:"

- Video 1:
"He spoke off-the-cuff and didn't mean what he said."

- Video 2:
"He was clearly taken out of context."

- Video 3:
"Just a right-wing controversy pay no mind."

- Video 4:
"Jonathan Who??!"

- Video 5:
"This man is a nobody, just some wonk talking!"

- Video 6:
"We are very outraged that this man we don't know said these things!"

COMING SOON: To Select Theaters Near You This Winter:

- Video 7:
"We felt betrayed and are shocked that this man who we thought we knew so well said these things."

It's all giant mountain of delicious bullshit - lovingly crafted to protect the party faithful from reality. The Kool-aid crowd will willingly swallow any falsehoods - against all reason - and switch-off the part of their brain responsible for critical thinking. Reflex takes over from that second onwards.

From this point, there will be only three groups left defending the ACA:

The willingly obtuse, groups of useful ignoramuses and the "Ends Justifies the Means" crowd. All are worthy of any and every tragedy that befalls them as this nation falls apart. "TWANLOC" writ-large. If there is any justice at all, they will one day swing along-side their masters from overpasses around the nation.

The only guilt their would-be executioners might feel is "enjoying the spectacle too much."

Update IX: Gruber - "Obama personally asked me to help disguise unhelpful Obamacare facts!"

Well, it looks like the Guy Benson over at the shit-heap Hot Air managed to do something besides lick Neo-Con/RINO taint:

So then, you know that chap who King Barry Hussein "didn't know" that "misspoke?" Yeah... that Jon Gruber fellow? Seems he had a few things to say... (and somewhere... the White House Chief of Staff awoke - shrieking in horror):

"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? And [Obama] is 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."
- Jonathan "Crow Cage" Gruber

But why trust McGruber... or his video... or your lying eyes and ears... when The New York Times, the alleged "Paper of Record" can say so much more...

"Along with these credentials, Mr. Gruber's position as an adviser to the influential Congressional Budget Office also left him perfectly positioned to advise the White House on health reform. "The most important arbiter of everything was the C.B.O.," said Neera Tanden, who was a senior adviser for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services. The C.B.O.'s assessment of a bill's efficacy and costs strongly influences political debate, but the office does not publicly reveal how it calculates those numbers. "We knew the numbers he gave us would be close to where the C.B.O. was likely to come out," Ms. Tanden said. She was right. After Mr. Gruber helped the administration put together the basic principles of the proposal, the White House lent him to Capitol Hill to help Congressional staff members draft the specifics of the legislation."
- The New York Times

Read the rest HERE.

"If you like your health insurance, you can keep it!!" "If you like your health insurance, you can keep it!!"
"If you like your health insurance, you can keep it!!" "This plan will reduce the costs of health care!"
"If you like your health insurance, you can keep it!!" "The ACA is Budget neutral!"

This whole debacle is now "a mockery-of-a-farce-of-two-shams!" (To quote a famous Hollywood pederast). Watching the White-House press secretary is the equivalent of an interview presided over by Baghdad Bob.

This is your alleged representative government in action. Sleep well.