Fox News Channel, which is about the only news organization covering this story*, natch, opens a story about it this way, today:
ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber apparently doesn’t think much of the intelligence of the American people.
The Obama advisor on Obamacare literally got caught explaining that Obama sold Obamacare to the American people on lies, which they thought they could get away with because the American people are stupid.
This is quintessentially liberal. Liberals always think they – and their government – know better than the little people. Here, we see where they actually acted on their beliefs that American people are stupid. They were so sure, that they passed one of the biggest and most expansive – and possibly most expensive – bills of the modern era, on the theory that the people are so stupid, they could get away with it.
This story is a pretty big deal, not just because it’s such an enormous gaffe and a betrayal of their core (and very insulting, elitist, and bigoted) beliefs. It’s the irony as well. Here we have an Obama administration aid that is so completely out-of-touch with America, perched as he is on his high liberal academic pedestal; and is so utterly tone-deaf and politically dumb, that to sufficiently explain such idiocy, we would have to believe he were brain dead. Do you see the irony here? We think you do. You’re not dumb.
Irony #2: regular Americans didn’t really ever buy the lies. The never accepted Obamacare. They still don’t. Even today, the clear majority of Americans are opposed to Obamacare.
*Addendum: Oh OK, CNN’s Jake Tapper tweets this, this morning:
Third video emerges of Obamacare architect insulting voters http://t.co/Dle9ETzRw8
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 12, 2014