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Just In Case You Missed It: The Democrats Think You Are Stupid

Jonathan Gruber
The revelation that one of the major architects of Obamacare, MIT economist professor Jonathan Gruber, intentionally crafted the tortured and contradictory language of the bill because absent “the stupidity of the American voter” it would have never passed comes as no shock to grassroots conservatives.
The culture that bred Gruber’s remarks – and contrary to his statement that it was a one-time off-the-cuff remark Gruber has made similar disparaging comments on a number of occasions – starts right at the top in the Obama White House and the Democratic Party’s Capitol Hill leadership.
Remember Obama’s 2008 statement to a group of donors in San Francisco that “…it’s not surprising then they [voters in rural Pennsylvania] get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
And of course there was Nancy Pelosi’s infamous “…we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…” comment.
In other words what the Democrat Party leaders are telling Americans is that if you don’t agree with them you’re a racist or a dope that can’t be trusted with the real information that only the inside elite are capable of processing correctly.
But there’s more at work here than the arrogance of a few leftwing politicians and intellectuals, especially in Gruber’s case.
What is really revealing is they say these things and assume they won’t get caught or called out – and if they do the media will protect them.
In Gruber’s case when he was caught he quickly said, well it was an off-the-cuff remark at an academic conference – meaning what – that as long as he was among the self-proclaimed intellectual elite calling American voters stupid was an insult that could be uttered with impunity and without social or political or professional sanction?
And of course Gruber’s lie that this his comments were in essence a one-time slip of the tongue was predicated on the assumption that the rest of America was too stupid to check to see if such remarks had been made before – and it turns out, not too surprisingly, that he had indeed made such comments before.
One of the major fault lines, if not the major fault line, in American politics and culture today is the fast opening chasm between the interests and values of self-anointed urban elite and the Americans who actually make the country work.
When voters say they want their country back they understand perfectly well that it is the Jonathan Grubers of the liberal self-appointed urban elite that have stolen it. If the 2010 Tea Party wave and the 2014 midterms tell us anything, they scream that Americans are tired of being bullied, lied to and threatened by these condescending self-appointed liberal elitists and that they are looking for and will trust only leadership that respects We the People.

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