Not only did the fact that Americans were “stupid” benefit those rolling out the Obamacare health-care takeover, any problems that lingered would not be significant because those “stupid” Americans also have short attention spans.
That’s all according to MIT economics teacher Jonathan Gruber, described as an adviser to the Obama administration and known by those involved as an architect of the law.
Found on Hapblog.com the newest video of a long list that have been found to reveal Gruber’s ideas and intentions shows that he wasn’t concerned about the calamitous roll-out of the Obamacare system, including a website that was only marginally functional.
“The website will work fine – it’s going to be fine,” Gruber said in the interview. “My worries are political – which is – can people be patient enough and understand that this is a process we measure in months and years not days and weeks.”
He continued, “I think the short attention span of the American public works to the president’s advantage, here. I think a year from now when the law’s working, it will be long forgotten.”
Commented Debra Heine at Breitbart.com, “The attention span of the American public is perhaps a little longer than Gruber realizes. A year later, Obamacare’s approval rating stands at its lowest point to date – 37 percent according to Gallup.”
The first video that appeared starring Gruber was the one where he said, “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If the CBO scores the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. …”
He continued to discuss the lack of transparency, which was a “huge political advantage.”
“Basically you know call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever that was really really critical to get the thing to pass,” he said.
Gruber also appeared to be calling Americans stupid in a second video. He said they really don’t comprehend economics. And he said Obama was in on the strategy sessions where deceiving the public was discussed.