Clueless Obama on Gruber Videos: “I just heard about this”

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

We’re sure nobody is angrier than Obama. Considering his own press secretary was talking about this the other day he’s either lying or he’s lying.

President Obama dismissed renewed criticism of his signature health care law Sunday and disputed an assertion from a former architect of the policy who claimed the administration had deceived lawmakers.

Jonathan Gruber, an economist, suggested last year that the administration’s signature health-care legislation passed in part because of the “stupidity of the American voter” and a “lack of transparency” over its funding mechanisms.

“I just heard about this,” Obama said at a new conference, after wrapping up two days of meetings with world leaders here at the G-20 Summit. “The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed his opinion that I completely disagree with — it is no reflection on the actual process that was run.”

He never worked with his staff, huh? Sure.

“We had a year-long debate,” Obama said. “Go look back at your stories. One thing we can’t say is that we didn’t have a lengthy debate over health care in the United States. Every press outlet here should go back and pull up every clip and every story. It’s fair to say there is not a provision in the health care law that was not extensively debated and was not fully transparent.”

As Obama’s pal Gruber said, they think you’re stupid.

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20 Responses to “Clueless Obama on Gruber Videos: “I just heard about this””

  1. The New Rhodesia on 16/16/14 at 9:14 am

    I thought The One is the smartest person ever to walk the face of the earth?

  2. billypaintbrush on 16/16/14 at 10:41 am

    They better not let that newspaper subscription lapse or Obama won’t know about anything going on.

  3. Blue Ox on 16/16/14 at 11:35 am

    Isn’t the obvious follow up question, “If Gruber was not on the staff and had nothing to do with the process, why was he cashing $400k checks?”

  4. --- on 16/16/14 at 11:57 am

    Their ‘debate’ was Democrats-only.

    And Gruber’s already fingered Obama as being in on the planning of the lies.

  5. RAB on 16/16/14 at 12:17 pm

    The deceptions and lies were pointed at Stupid Americans. So why is anybody surprised that Obama didn’t know?

  6. Dems' Meds Made Dem Mad on 16/16/14 at 12:33 pm

    What an impotent POTUS who’s really a POS… Barry lied, now more Americans are gonna die cuz of the higher-priced/lower-quality standards of Obama(doesn’t)care…

  7. MostlyRight on 16/16/14 at 12:33 pm

    The first he heard that these specific lies he specifically told to the public and his disdain for said public had been officially outed? Is that what he’s saying? Because he didn’t have to “hear about” the deliberate “torturing” of the language of the law to deceive the public and maneuver through loopholes in CBO scoring…he was the guy who actually did it. The “stupid public” who did fall for it are the only ones who could possibly just be hearing about this. Everyone who pays close attention to politics knew, but the media covered for Obama. Democrats knew and liked it. Republican politicians and voters tried to scream about it, but again…the media. Obama can’t claim to be surprised by anything to do with the ACA except that he maybe overestimates himself and the stupidity of everyone else.

  8. gm on 16/16/14 at 12:40 pm

    They’re right. The voters are stupid. Also narrowly devoted to their own self-interest or perceived self-interest and not to the greater good of the whole nation.

  9. red speck on 16/16/14 at 12:50 pm

    The Bart Simpson presidency strikes again.

    “I didn’t do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can’t prove anything.”

  10. RickZ on 16/16/14 at 1:53 pm

    “Does this mean Gruber has to give the money back?”

    As a taxpaying citizen, do I have standing to sue the lying scumbag motherfucker to get all the monies back?

  11. Alan O on 16/16/14 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve NEVER even HEARD of this Gruber guy….and THAT’S why we paid him $7.5 MILLION for his services

  12. TyrannyOfEvilMen on 16/16/14 at 4:07 pm

    Obama has now officially become a parody of himself. If instead of being president of the United States he were a TV starship captain, the ship’s doctor would’ve already relieved him of command due to his obvious mental illness.

    Then again, if this had all been cleverly scripted, Americans never would’ve elected the dumb son-of-a-bi+ch in the first place

  13. melanerpes on 16/16/14 at 4:43 pm

    Of course Gruber was not “on staff”. How the hell does a staffer wangle a $400K contract for a few weeks’ work?

  14. just a thought on 17/17/14 at 1:20 pm

    “I just heard about this” is true. It happened like this. “Hey, boss, you know that guy Gruber you hired to pimp your health care scam? Well, he’s just blown your cover.”

    See, he “just” heard how his lies have been exposed.

    If his purple lips are moving….