Ron Fournier, admitted Obamacare cheerleader:
[Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber] called you stupid. He admitted that the White House lied to you. Its officials lied to all of us—Republicans, Democrats, and independents; rich and poor; white and brown; men and women.
Liberals should be the angriest. Not only were they personally deceived, but the administration’s dishonest approach to health care reform has helped make Obamacare unpopular while undermining the public’s faith in an activist government. A double blow to progressives.
I’ve been making this point on social media for a couple of days now. When Gruber talks about “stupid” Americans who were fooled, by definition he is not talking about conservatives. Or independents who opposed Obamacare. We were never fooled. The “stupid” ones are those who believed in Obamacare — according to Jonathan Gruber, the man paid about $400,000 to design Obamacare.
So yes, liberals ought to be the angriest. Democrats ought to be enraged. They lost their majorities because of Obamacare. They ought to be calling out for Gruber to explain himself. Instead, they have either gone silent are they are defending him.
Which makes them stupid again, no? They’re defending someone who insulted them and whose deception cost them their power. They just don’t realize it.
Fournier isn’t defending the lies.
And so even I have to admit, as a supporter, that Obamacare was built and sold on a foundation of lies. No way around it, unless you’re willing to accept a political system that colors its lies—the reds, the whites, and the blues.
And yet we’re stuck with Obamacare unless the GOP mounts a serious campaign next year to get rid of it.
The Senate is likely to vote to repeal Obamacare next year after Republicans take control. Obama will veto any repeal bill that reaches his desk, of course. The Republicans should have 54 Senate votes by then. Thanks to Harry Reid’s shenanigans with the filibuster, the case has been made to bust the 60-vote rule, especially on a matter on which the majority of the American people have repeatedly spoken — they oppose Obamacare.
It’s just possible that Congress could override Obama’s veto. Overriding a veto takes two-thirds in both houses. It will take some Democrats in both houses switching sides to vote for repeal. So it’s unlikely, but possible — thanks to the exposure of Gruber’s indefensible “stupid” comments.
An override will require some of the “stupid” Obamacare supporters to wise up, of course.