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  • Dems Outwhoop Gruber on Stupidity

    We already knew Democrats were distancing themselves from Gruber, but it appears they're going to outdo the Republicans on the whoopin'.

    Source: National Review Online

    Elijah Cummings Savages Gruber: ‘Absolutely Stupid,’ ‘Incredibly Disrespectful’

    Elijah Cummings tore into MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday for his remarks on American voters and the debate surrounding the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

    The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee made GOP chairman Darrell Issa’s opening statement sound tame by comparison.

    “As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid — I mean absolutely stupid — comments he made over the last few years,” he began, staring angrily at the hapless professor.

    “Let me be clear, I am extremely frustrated with Dr. Gruber’s statements,” Cummings continued. “They were irresponsibly, incredibly disrespectful, and did not reflect reality. And they were indeed insulting.”

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    Why is this surprising? Anyone with any sense whatsoever and is dependent on voters to keep their job is going to distance themselves as much as possible from his statements, like San Fran Nan did weeks ago. People don't like being called stupid.
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    • #3
      Pelosi was less credible as she claimed not to know who Gruber was, which was false: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...-jonathan-gru/

      I'm surprised the Republicans aren't more taking the tack of thanking Gruber for his candor.
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      • #4
        All he did was say aloud what nearly every politician (whether D or R) is already thinking.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jpholding View Post
          All he did was say aloud what nearly every politician (whether D or R) is already thinking.
          Yeah, well it's a two way street, Mister!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jpholding View Post
            All he did was say aloud what nearly every politician (whether D or R) is already thinking.
            "Every politician"!? If that's so, doesn't that show we are indeed stupid?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
              "Every politician"!? If that's so, doesn't that show we are indeed stupid?
              Well, that certainly applies in Florida.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                "Every politician"!? If that's so, doesn't that show we are indeed stupid?
                No question in my mind about that. The American voters have shown less and less intelligence in recent decades. The result - stupid legislators.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                  No question in my mind about that. The American voters have shown less and less intelligence in recent decades. The result - stupid legislators.
                  This is what universal suffrage gets you. The vote of the idiot who dropped out of high school counts just as much as the vote of the doctor. And uneducated people tend to have more babies, Margaret Sanger's efforts notwithstanding.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                    Pelosi was less credible as she claimed not to know who Gruber was, which was false: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...-jonathan-gru/

                    I'm surprised the Republicans aren't more taking the tack of thanking Gruber for his candor.
                    'Thank you for your candor - which we noticed was completely absent in the weeks leading up to passage when it might have done some good.'

                    Gruber shouldn't be holding his breath for that one...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                      This is what universal suffrage gets you. The vote of the idiot who dropped out of high school counts just as much as the vote of the doctor. And uneducated people tend to have more babies, Margaret Sanger's efforts notwithstanding.
                      Well, not Everyperson's fault. Our government-controlled schools teach kids to 1) think of the government as a cornucopia god. 2) Think whatever our great and noble leaders show or tell us what we should think. All those pregnant welfare queens with many kids. "Saddam has WMD!"

                      Contra Winston Spencer Churchill, democracy is the worst kind of government.
                      The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                        Well, not Everyperson's fault. Our government-controlled schools teach kids to 1) think of the government as a cornucopia god. 2) Think whatever our great and noble leaders show or tell us what we should think. All those pregnant welfare queens with many kids. "Saddam has WMD!"
                        meh
                        Contra Winston Spencer Churchill, democracy is the worst kind of government.
                        Good thing we don't have a democracy here.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          We already knew Democrats were distancing themselves from Gruber, but it appears they're going to outdo the Republicans on the whoopin'.

                          Source: National Review Online

                          Elijah Cummings Savages Gruber: ‘Absolutely Stupid,’ ‘Incredibly Disrespectful’

                          Elijah Cummings tore into MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday for his remarks on American voters and the debate surrounding the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

                          The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee made GOP chairman Darrell Issa’s opening statement sound tame by comparison.

                          “As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid — I mean absolutely stupid — comments he made over the last few years,” he began, staring angrily at the hapless professor.

                          “Let me be clear, I am extremely frustrated with Dr. Gruber’s statements,” Cummings continued. “They were irresponsibly, incredibly disrespectful, and did not reflect reality. And they were indeed insulting.”

                          © Copyright Original Source

                          Meh, he just said what most of them think anyway.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                            No question in my mind about that. The American voters have shown less and less intelligence in recent decades. The result - stupid legislators.
                            Which is more responsible -- voter apathy or the effort to dumb down the electorate?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              Which is more responsible -- voter apathy or the effort to dumb down the electorate?
                              The first follows the effects of the second.

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