Video: Obama Says He Has ‘Stolen Ideas… Liberally’ from Gruber


I’ve lost count of how many Jonathan Gruber videos have been released, calling American voters stupid and the Obamacare push deceptive. Nevertheless, the President distanced himself from the MIT economist as if he were just “some guy from the neighborhood.” Today American Commitment tied up these various threads with a beautiful red ribbon:

Barack Obama’s quote:

“You have already drawn some of the brightest minds from academia and policy circles, many of them I have stolen ideas from liberally, people ranging from Robert Gordon to Austan Goolsbee; Jon Gruber; my dear friend, Jim Wallis here, who can inform what are sometimes dry policy debates with a prophetic voice.”


In a presser over the weekend, Obama asked “every press outlet” to “go back and pull up every clip, every story” on Obamacare. He averred that this would prove “there was not a provision in the health care law that was not extensively debated and was fully transparent.”

Our friends at the Free Beacon took him up on the suggestion:

Will all of these ugly revelations make Obamacare even less popular? And, more importantly, is the Supreme Court following these developments?

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  1. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist

    Well, then. He just one of many in the company of thieves and liars.

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  2. Songwriter Inactive

    You tell enough lies for a long enough time, you reach the point you don’t even know you’re lying any more because the lies sound completely normal to you.

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  3. Nick Stuart Inactive
    Nick Stuart

    Question: Anybody think Obama cares?

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  4. Concretevol Thatcher

    Then he came out today and said he had “just heard about” the Gruber story…must have heard about it on the news or something.  Of course it would have had to have been Fox News because the other networks are still ignoring the whole thing.  What a lying S.O.B. this president is……

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  5. user_8847 Member

    As George told Jerry on ‘Seinfeld’, when Jerry wanted to know how to be a lie detector test- “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

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  6. DrewInWisconsin Member

    Western Chauvinist:Well, then. He’s just one of many in the company of thieves and liars.

    But we knew that before the latest batch of Gruber videos.

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  7. TeamAmerica Member

    Bob Schieffer of CBS News finally covered the Gruber story on Sunday, but he predictably spun it as a lesson about money in  politics (re Gruber’s profiteering) than about an arrogant, dishonest Obama administration.

    @Concretevol- I get much angrier at our media than about Obama because they are unprofessional shills who are supposed to warn us about gov’t abuse and corruption, while all their pretensions of being ‘journalists’ are utterly dishonest.

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  8. user_358258 Member

    Has “We have to pass this law to know what’s in it,” already dropped down the memory hole?

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  9. liberal jim Inactive
    liberal jim

    Gruber was a Romney man, which means the country was given no real choice in 2012.  One more reason I am not a Republican.   Gruber is merely one example of the paid liars (experts) that the establishment of both parties use to try and justify their insane proposals.  DC is not populated by the best and brightest, but by the arrogant and asinine and their well paid lawyers and liars.  I thought everyone had figured that out.  9/11 commission, No Child Left Behind, TARP, WMD-Iraq vs O-care, Afgan Surge, Immigration reform, Bengazi!!!   I guess O is worse, but the  difference is in degrees not fundamental.

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  10. Totus Porcus Inactive
    Totus Porcus

    I was reminded of Gary Hart, responding to affair rumors, challenging the press to follow him around.

    Let’s hope Obama goes the same way.

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