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In a newly surfaced video, one of Obamacare’s architects admits a “lack of transparency” helped the Obama administration and congressional Democrats pass the Affordable Care Act. The conservative group American Commitment posted Jonathan Gruber’s remarks, reportedly from an Oct. 17, 2013, event, on YouTube.
“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.”
Of course, Obamacare only came into being because of the Democrats’ wins in the House and Senate in the 2006 midterms — about which, back in 2008, then-Congressman Paul Kanjorski told his constituents that his fellow Democrats lied about to win votes:
Now, I’ll tell you my impression. We really in this last election — when I say “we,” the Democrats — I think pushed it as far as we can to the envelope. We didn’t say it, but we implied it, that if we won the congressional elections, we could stop the war.
Now, anybody who’s a good student of government would know it wasn’t true. But you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress, we sort of stretched the facts.
And Mr. Obama “stretched the facts” in the years since at least 36 times in speeches to promote Obamacare that if voters “liked their plans they could keep their plans,” a lie so big that even Democrat house organ Politifacts was forced to declare it “lie of the year” last year.
And then there are all of the Democrats’ operatives with bylines who admit they’re perfectly OK with lying to their readers and viewers.
The left have displayed enormous condescension to voters in recent years; lying is merely one manifestation of that. And they wonder why they got clobbered last week.