Tapper: Gruber exposes explicit Obama lie on ObamaCare; Update: Video fixed

posted at 12:01 pm on November 19, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Last night, Noah posted the 2-minute video from American Commitment on Gruberama that he called “positively enraging.” Not too many media outlets have responded to this story very well, but Jake Tapper at CNN has been an exception to that rule. Today, Tapper offers a four-minute video that not only will enrage but enlighten on exactly why Jonathan Gruber’s remarks are a story, and why the White House denials of connections to Gruber are another story in themselves. Both speak to credibility, and on both Gruber and ObamaCare, Barack Obama has none at all:

At a town hall meeting where he campaigned for health care legislation in 2009, President Barack Obama pledged to voters that he did not want any tax on health insurance plans he perceived as wastefully generous to ever impact average Americans. But in recent comments by one of the men who helped draft the legislation, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, that is not only precisely what will happen — but that was the intention of the tax. …

At a town hall meeting on health care on July 23, 2009 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Obama explained that the thinking of the Cadillac tax was to target plans that spend unnecessarily and excessively, thus driving up health care costs, such as a $25,000 plan, “so one that’s a lot more expensive and a lot fancier than the one that even members of Congress get.”

The thinking, Obama explained, was that “maybe at that point what you should do is you should sort of cap the exclusion, the tax deduction that is available, so that we’re discouraging these really fancy plans that end up driving up costs.”

The President at that point hadn’t yet signed off on a Cadillac tax (he would eventually) but he did make the pledge: “what I said and I’ve taken off the table would be the idea that you just described, which would be that you would actually provide — you would eliminate the tax deduction that employers get for providing you with health insurance, because, frankly, a lot of employers then would stop providing health care, and we’d probably see more people lose their health insurance than currently have it. And that’s not obviously our objective in reform.”

That promise is completely at odds with how Gruber describes not only that provision of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but the intention of that provision.

If American Commitment’s video helps to get voters “enraged” about Gruberama, then Tapper’s four-minute primer should serve as a challenge to the rest of the media, which seems to have missed a big story. According to Gruber’s comments, the tax penalty for so-called Cadillac plans will eventually hit all employer-based plans, which will incentivize many employers to stop offering insurance altogether. Many of us made that argument all along, but the White House consistently denied that this would be the outcome of ObamaCare. Now we know that its architect not only knew about it, but openly bragged about it.

CNN repeatedly asked the White House to respond to Tapper’s report, but only got a “no comment.” Quelle surprise.

Meanwhile, the Vermont man whom Gruber derided as an “adolescent” in 2011 describes Gruber in much the same way. Former state senator and White House adviser John McClaughry says Gruber mainly likes running off at the mouth:

“As a recovering politician I would say it was a very inept statement by Gruber,” McClaughery said.

Gruber holds a $450,000 contract with the state of Vermont. Republicans are calling for him to be fired but McClaughry wouldn’t tell us if he agrees. He does have a response for Gruber though.

“Gruber is an incessant self promoter, he likes contracts, he likes money, he likes recognition, he likes running his mouth,” McClaughry said.


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“Gruber is an incessant self promoter, he likes contracts, he likes money, he likes recognition, he likes running his mouth,” McClaughry said.

i.e a typical liberal…

mnjg on November 19, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Gruber holds a $450,000 contract with the state of Vermont. Republicans are calling for him to be fired but McClaughry wouldn’t tell us if he agrees.

Heard yesterday on Vermont Public Radio that Gruber ain’t going nowhere. The State of VT will retain him and his lies.

Del Dolemonte on November 19, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Romney/Gruber 2016!

Good enough for Massachusetts.
Good enough for you.

Magicjava on November 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

…should serve as a challenge to the rest of the media, which seems to have missed a big story.

Nonsense!
They KNOW it’s a big story, that’s why they’re burying it.
They have and always will have Obola’s backside no matter how damaging.

Pelosi Schmelosi on November 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

If the Dems didn’t have the vast majority of the press in their back pocket, their style of dishonest politics would never work. That’s why it’s so dangerous for the press to pick sides. It just encourages lying and laziness in the favored party. They don’t need any extra encouragement.

RBMN on November 19, 2014 at 12:09 PM

If American Commitment’s video helps to get voters “enraged” about Gruberama, then Tapper’s four-minute primer should serve as a challenge to the rest of the media, which seems to have missed a big story.

Missed a big story?

It’s more like a willful act of ignoring the story because of the massive damage it does / can do to Barack Obama, the Congressional Democrats, the Party, and it’s bankrupt agenda. Particularly since it is the Democrat / Independent voter who voted Democrat in 2006-2014 who are being called stupid.

We’re in the process of seeing who in the media are little more than bootlicking ideologues and those who are the real professionals. Tapper is showing himself to be a professional.

Athos on November 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

This is not a political story.

Walter L. Newton on November 19, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Tapper is showing himself to be a professional.

Athos on November 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

tapper is showing himself to have a Cadillac plan that he doesn’t want tax and doesn’t want to lose. Nothing more.

Walter L. Newton on November 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I think most of us who’ve reached the age of majority pretty much pegged Gruber for what he is after the first or second story came out. His is a common breed, especially among progressives. It’s what happens when a liberal becomes cynical and crosses over from lying shamelessly for the cause to lying shamelessly for their own personal benefit. They’re all lying shamelessly, but motive matters… to them.

Immolate on November 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Uh oh.

Jon Stewart has even called them out. What to do now?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jon-stewart-gruber-gate

ChrisL on November 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

rest of the media, which seems to have missed a big story

Oops! Missed… Whoops! Missed again!

Hey, this is fun!

– Chuck Todd

Bat Chain Puller on November 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM

And I don’t give CNN much of a pass on this. I haven’t seen any piece of this story as a headline on their website since it broke 2 weeks ago.

Considering the decreased viewership of CNN, between the lack of coverage on the website and these little segments by Tapper, this is not going anywhere with CNN.

Don’t be fooled.

Walter L. Newton on November 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Anyone who thinks, after 6 years of constant examples, that the State-Run Marxist media is NOT 150% in the tank, and completely invested in protecting Obola and his Regime…YOU ARE THE DUMBEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. Congratulations.

Meople on November 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Plus: “Gruber is an incessant self promoter, he likes contracts, he likes money, he likes recognition, he likes running his mouth.”

Congress, bring him in and just say “Speak, Mr. Gruber”.

He’ll either go, go, go, or take the Fifth. Hilarity, either way.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Grubers gonna cover for Gruber. End of story.

de rigueur on November 19, 2014 at 12:17 PM

I only regret that the Gruber tapes were not out 2 weeks bef. the elections so that Brown could throw out Shaheen in NH and the guy in VA could also win. It was that close.

The Mitt oppo team couldn’t expose them in 2011/12 because Hans Gruber is the father of Mitt’care’. I hate the entire cabal, from the left to the right and am very glad that one of the gruberization bennies is the termination of Mitt 2016.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The SNL Gruber skit s/b epic.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

This is not a political story.

Walter L. Newton on November 19, 2014 at 12:11 PM

I disagree. This clear-cut case of the administration lied and intentionally cooked the numbers, the fact that Gruber both advised the White House on the legislation and then was loaned to CBO to score it, the way they thought they could get away with it because Americans are stupid…… these will leave a political mark as well as taking down subsidies for the federal health exchange.

In the end, Gruber will be as awkward a presence among Dems as Mary Landrieu at a 2015 Senatorial planning session.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

This dude has done so many face plants, he’s going to need a

FACE TRANSPLANT

He better get his elitist arse over to Putin or China or somewhere not in America – out of the reach of the Obama Goon Squad. I’m sure he knows he’s finished. Run, Goober, Run!

Key West Reader on November 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM

The real root of the scandal is THIS…

Gruber is just ONE elitist a$$hole.

The real scandal is that in speech after speech he insulted the intelligence of the American voter and admitted to lying about and obscuring how the (not very) Affordable Care act would work to ROOMS FULL OF ELITIST A$$HOLES.

Not one of them called him out on his elitist assumptions. The supposed low intelligence of the American voter was a laugh line to them – in room after room …

ROOMS FULL OF LITTLE GRUBER SYCOPHANTS. LITTLE GRUBER WANNABEE’S.

He was playing to an audience that lapped up the elitist B.S. he was spewing.

THAT is the problem. Not just one elitist scumbag – rooms full of them.

Mordaukar on November 19, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Big deal, Jake Tapper is just another lying media whore. Obama’s authority overreach is unconstitutional, just as his lying to the American public was. The GOPe will do nothing about it because they are complicate co conspirators.

oscarwilde on November 19, 2014 at 12:21 PM

While Gruber and Ferguson provide squirrels, the land is being taken to the cleaners.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Gruber is a shiite-talking prig, the sort of geek who would talk tough at you while a teacher was around, but when the teacher disappeared so did he.

Just another pompous liberal who desperately wants Communism because of course he’s so intelligent he would automatically be politburo material, certainly not a worker drone.

Bishop on November 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I disagree.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

No. Chuck Todd told me it’s not a political story.

Walter L. Newton on November 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

This is not a political story.

Walter L. Newton on November 19, 2014 at 12:11 PM

You are correct. This is NOT a political story.

It is the exposure of the deliberate dismantling of America’s Health Care System, through deception, outright lies, malfeasance, and the theft of Taxpayer dollars that amount somewhere in the Billion Sphere.

No, it is not political. It is PERSONAL. How many Americans, Seniors, Tax Payers have been subjected to cancellations, premium hikes, loss of coverage completely, denied benefits, prescriptions and life saving treatment?

No, this damage is not Political. It is INCALCULABLE.

Key West Reader on November 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

“When you steal $600, you can just disappear. When you steal $600 million, they will find you unless they think you’re already dead.”
―Hans Gruber to John McClane [src]

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I think most of us who’ve reached the age of majority pretty much pegged Gruber for what he is after the first or second story came out. His is a common breed, especially among progressives. It’s what happens when a liberal becomes cynical and crosses over from lying shamelessly for the cause to lying shamelessly for their own personal benefit. They’re all lying shamelessly, but motive matters… to them.

Immolate on November 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

The problem is that Gruber got greedy. He decided he wanted everybody to know that he was the Obamacare architect and the smartest kid in the room. So….. instead of remaining the shadowy team member, Gruber went out there and spelled out what we all knew about Obamacare. No new revelations but to have this rat-like creature admitting that Obamacare is a tax, the goal is single-payer, etc…. Well that doesn’t sych with nearly three years of statements from virtually all the Dems.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

In the end, Gruber will be as awkward a presence among Dems as Mary Landrieu at a 2015 Senatorial planning session.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

It may negatively influence his marketability. On the other hand, it may help. :)

butch on November 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

When you steal $600, you can just disappear. When you steal $600 million, they will find you unless they think you’re already dead.”
―Hans Gruber to John McClane [src]

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Hey, Schad… how bout we buy him a Nancy Pelosi mask and ship his arse to Syria? Tee hee.

Key West Reader on November 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration Is Unlikely to Include Health Benefits

Which means, since the NY Times wrote this headline, that amnesty will almost certainly include free health care.

Star Bird on November 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Breaking:

Obama to announce immigration order in Las Vegas on Friday

http://tinyurl.com/ndckbvc

davidk on November 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

From Die Hard (1988)
Hans Gruber: Now, you can break the code?
Theo: You didn’t bring me along for my charming personality.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

In the end, Gruber will be as awkward a presence among Dems as Mary Landrieu at a 2015 Senatorial planning session.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Gigglesnort. This dude needs to disappear, fast. Srsly. He made the giant steaming pile of Obama a confirmed fraud and huckster.

Run, Goober! Run! For Your Life!

Key West Reader on November 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration Is Unlikely to Include Health Benefits

Which means, since the NY Times wrote this headline, that amnesty will almost certainly include free health care.

Star Bird on November 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Which means they will simply keep going to ER’s. Same difference. No consolation prize at all.

Walter L. Newton on November 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM

If there ever were a “political story” as Chuck Todd puts says, it would be Watergate, which is supposedly the foundation of modern journalism. But Watergate did not involve defrauding the American people to pass legislation. If this were done by private actors in the private sector, people would be going to jail.

Naked Emperor on November 19, 2014 at 12:29 PM

John Harwood @JohnJHarwood · 2h 2 hours ago

another source familiar says Obama could yet give “30,000 feet” outline of immigration order Thursday, then detail in Las Vegas on Friday

davidk on November 19, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Gruber

Bmore on November 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Well done, Mr. Tapper. But it’s okay act a little angry, it’s sort of called for here.

karlant on November 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I wonder why we haven’t attacked MIT for their employment of someone who has bragged about committing FRAUD against Americans? We need to pressure MIT to dump this stain on their integrity. After all, this is how liberals roll; why shouldn’t we play by their rules?

dominigan on November 19, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Immigration poll numbers: https://twitter.com/mmurraypolitics

davidk on November 19, 2014 at 12:36 PM

“I wish people would stop calling me the lying ObamaCare guy”

— the lying ObamaCare guy

LashRambo on November 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Legal Panel At Federalist Society Begrudgingly Accepts Obama’s Immigration Powers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/federalist-society-obama-immigration_n_6182350.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

davidk on November 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

I actually dont expect the liberal MSM to be on the Gruber story. Their whole raison d’etres is to defend the Obama administration.

The astonishing thing here is that we just had an election and a months long campaign season beforehand. This stuff would have been ad-gold. Why wasnt this stuff unearthed when it would have made a difference? Just shows you how useful conservative media and Republican opposition research are.

Red Widow on November 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Uh oh.

Jon Stewart has even called them out. What to do now?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jon-stewart-gruber-gate

ChrisL on November 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Nah. He pokes fun, but at the end, he just says Republicans are evil and Goober is just a meaningless nerd.

The Rogue Tomato on November 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Gruber can’t hide, his ego is as large as Dog Eater’s, such self-absorbed people have to be the center of attention wherever they go or it’s a human rights crime.

Bishop on November 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM

“Gruber is an incessant self promoter, he likes contracts, he likes money, he likes recognition, he likes running his mouth.”

In other words, a leftist.

rhombus on November 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM

If there ever were a “political story” as Chuck Todd puts says, it would be Watergate, which is supposedly the foundation of modern journalism. But Watergate did not involve defrauding the American people to pass legislation. If this were done by private actors in the private sector, people would be going to jail.

Naked Emperor on November 19, 2014 at 12:29 PM

REALLY GOOD POINT!
Watergate caused quite a political upheaval. But the true damage was to the relatively few who were involved, so really it was justice served.
This Obamanation is/will hurt countless millions of Americans, and it was perpetrated through lie upon lie, to the point of being criminal.
Yet Toady thinks this is only a political story? Well he can get bent.

JusDreamin on November 19, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee can’t spell amnesty.

Bishop on November 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM

If one of the architects of the Iraq War was overheard saying “we know there probably aren’t WMD in Iraq, but that’s how we have to sell this war”, then would Chuck Todd call it just a “political story”?

LashRambo on November 19, 2014 at 12:44 PM

davidk on November 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I would only cut her some slack on this because she is undeniably stupid. But does she realize the amnesty will have the most negative affect on those that elected her?
Naw, she must know it. She just doesn’t give a crap. I think she is proving it’s possible to both not care and be a moron at the same time.

JusDreamin on November 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I guess it’s just too freaking bad no one in the media knew of these vids earlier, right? Tapper, you were a willing accomplice in the concealment of this info from the American electorate. Trust is a funny thing. Once broken, very difficult to ever get back. The media broke trust with the American people. I hope they never earn it back. Drown on the way to starvation all who helped bring this about.

Bmore on November 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee can’t spell amnesty.

Bishop on November 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM

No, but she can say it… anemstay “Amma Let em Stay”

See?

Key West Reader on November 19, 2014 at 12:53 PM

because, frankly, a lot of employers then would stop providing health care, and we’d probably see more people lose their health insurance than currently have it. And that’s not obviously our objective in reform.

Anyone who reads the bold statement for what it really says should come away with the idea that having lots of employers stop providing health care is at least AN objective, just not an OBVIOUS objective. This is the meaning of the plain English our preezy used.

There are two possible explanations:

1. The preezy meant what most heard when he said that: i.e., this obviously IS NOT our objective. In this case, the fact that the real meaning according to the grammar he used (it is an objective, but not an obvious one) is nothing more than a Freudian slip of the tongue.

2. The preezy intentionally misspoke in order to mislead LIVs.

yaedon on November 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/11/18/sheila-jackson-lee-selfish-for-america-to-deny-illegals-amnesty-work-permits/

davidk on November 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I just want to take her by the weave and shake her back and forth.. but the weave would fall off and all we’d have is a bald headed leftist with fancy clothing, leased through Al Sharpton’s leasing company.

Key West Reader on November 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Tapper’s good, but the music and camera changes every 5 seconds are awful – what is this “MTV Rocks Da Nuz”, “Short Attention Span News” or what??

whatcat on November 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Heard yesterday on Vermont Public Radio that Gruber ain’t going nowhere. The State of VT will retain him and his lies.

Del Dolemonte on November 19, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Well, his lies are now the law so he is now a valuable consultant about how to deal with it.

Funny how that works. He created his own rent-seeking job.

gwelf on November 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM

I guess it’s just too freaking bad no one in the media knew of these vids earlier, right? Tapper, you were a willing accomplice in the concealment of this info from the American electorate. Trust is a funny thing. Once broken, very difficult to ever get back. The media broke trust with the American people. I hope they never earn it back. Drown on the way to starvation all who helped bring this about.

Bmore on November 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM

This a million times.

I blame the media for obama’s first win and obama’care’.

I blame Mitt/Gruber for losing to a turkey. His oppo team must have known about the tapes.

I blame the media for not bringing the tapes to light ahead of the last election. The bloodbath would have been even better.

But, they will not go away.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM

“…he likes running his mouth.”

Ya think!? No wonder The One chose this guy. Obumbler strikes again!

If the DemonRats are smart, they will repudiate this Marxist radical to save themselves.

Leftists: they eat their own. Bon appetit, guys!

Mike from NC on November 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Jake tapper is one of the few MSM journalists with integrity. Most of the MSM is blacking this out. Shameful.

cat_owner on November 19, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I watched the tapper video beginning to end. it was excellent.

gerrym51 on November 19, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The bad news is that nobody watches CNN anyway.

wbcoleman on November 19, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Anyone who thinks, after 6 years of constant examples, that the State-Run Marxist media is NOT 150% in the tank, and completely invested in protecting Obola and his Regime…YOU ARE THE DUMBEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. Congratulations.

Meople on November 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Exactly. If Gruber had been advising Bush this way and the press found out about it, people would be moving from DC to Ferguson to escape the flames.

Jeffster on November 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM

This guy is like a lefty Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, only he is constitutionally unable to ever close his mouth.

The schadenfreude… it is… delicious…

Madcap_Magician on November 19, 2014 at 1:23 PM

There are 3 types of people with opinions on o-care.
1. The True Believers who want single payer healthcare, no matter what the majority of us want, and no matter how many lies that had to be told to get there;
2. Those who thought Obamacare was a good compromise between private insurance and single payer and were duped by what congress and this administration told them;
3. the rest of us, who knew this was what was happening, sounded the alarm back in 2009 and 10, but were told we were paranoid tea party whackos too dumb to realize how great this was going to be.

moflicky on November 19, 2014 at 1:24 PM

I’m just looking forward to reading in the news that Gruber has been taken into an alleyway and severely beaten as a warning to not only himself, but other leftist a$$hats who plan to commit fraud and steal millions of dollars from taxpayers while destroying key elements of the lives of tens of millions of people.

Midas on November 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I blame Mitt/Gruber for losing to a turkey. His oppo team must have known about the tapes.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Of course they did, but they knew – as did all of us who said as much before Mitt won the nomination – that they *couldn’t* use any of that kind of thing against Obama, *couldn’t* make Obamacare an issue, *because* of Romneycare.

Midas on November 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I’m just looking forward to reading in the news that Gruber has been taken into an alleyway and severely beaten as a warning to not only himself, but other leftist a$$hats who plan to commit fraud and steal millions of dollars from taxpayers while destroying key elements of the lives of tens of millions of people.

Midas on November 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM

more likely by leftists for letting the cat out of the bag. They take Omerta seriously.

moflicky on November 19, 2014 at 1:31 PM

No stupid Americans clip, Jake?

Valiant on November 19, 2014 at 1:44 PM

REALLY GOOD POINT!
Watergate caused quite a political upheaval. But the true damage was to the relatively few who were involved, so really it was justice served.
This Obamanation is/will hurt countless millions of Americans, and it was perpetrated through lie upon lie, to the point of being criminal.
Yet Toady thinks this is only a political story? Well he can get bent.

JusDreamin on November 19, 2014 at 12:40 PM

If the GOP really wants to capitalize on this, they need to start equating Gruber with Madoff. The OCare scam is actually worse.

fossten on November 19, 2014 at 1:52 PM

“Gruber is an incessant self promoter, he likes contracts, he likes money, he likes recognition, he likes running his mouth,” McClaughry said.

The perfect Democrat politician.

Techster64 on November 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM

With your indulgence:

EATING GRUBER PEAS*
(sung to the tune of “Eating Goober Peas”)

Aught-nine a cold November, the Dems were in a squeeze,
They had to pass Obamacare ‘fore Scott Brown capped their knees.
They ran to ol’ Obammay, cried “Preezy help us, please!”
Said he, “I got a Gruber. He’ll make them eat their peas.”

chorus:

Peas, peas, peas, peas, eat your Gruber peas.
Time to rip the band-aid off, and make them eat their peas.

Well, Gruber , he’s a ‘fessor, Econ at M-I-T,
He whupped his numbers into shape in print for all to see,
And the White House waved that paper for its object-tivity:
“Obamacare lowers premiums for American families!”

Peas, peas, peas, peas, eat your Gruber peas.
Goodness how delicious! Eat your Gruber peas.

The Dems they were rejoicing, the press corpse they were pleased.
And the average voter, Gruber said, was stupider than these.
But Gruber lied, and knowed it, that taxes would increase,
Four hundred grand they paid him, to make us eat our peas.

Peas, peas, peas, peas, eat your Gruber peas.
He got six million dollars, to make us eat our peas!

Now in deepest dark December, old Reid got up to wheeze:
“The Senate’s passed Obamacare by an all-Dem ‘jority!”
Old Nan, to see what’s in it, passed the House bill in a breeze,
So they reconciled and deemed-and-passed, and made us eat our peas.

Peas, peas, peas, peas, eat your Gruber peas.
Goodness how delicious! Eat your Gruber peas.

Now Gruber boasts of lyin’ and foolin’ us with sleaze,
And the good thing is, there ain’t no cure for his foot-and-mouth disease.
Says Ol’ Bammy lied a whole lot worse, a hundred times with ease:
“You like your doc, you keep your doc. Now eat your Gruber peas.”

Peas, peas, peas, peas, eat your Gruber peas.
Goodness, how delicious! Eat your Gruber peas.

Now the moral of this story, at which you ought not sneeze,
If you want the truth from Congress, then look for Hell to freeze.
They want your hard-earned money, their Grubers’ palms to grease,
So shut your mouth and pay their bills– and eat their Gruber peas.

[repeat chorus]

*Inspired by the song and an IBD editorial. Go figure.

de rigueur on November 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM

This doesn’t deserve just MFM attention.

It deserves a RICO investigation.

Gruber has made lots of money knowing which way to invest because of his involvement and he has been aided and abetted by all of those who lied to the American people and passed this legislation.

Legislation for fun and profit.

The Left hates that so much with the Right it gives its own people a pass. Yet, by the standards the Left sets, all of those involved should be in Stripe City.

ajacksonian on November 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

You really should make Tapper’s video a lead story.

Unless I missed something, not even FOX is highlighting the fact that Gruber admits Obamacare is designed to eliminate employer-financed health care plans.

The Rogue Tomato on November 19, 2014 at 4:49 PM

JOE WILSON WAS RIGHT!

GarandFan on November 19, 2014 at 4:59 PM

FIFY: Explicit lie fraud.

southsideironworks on November 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

and obama was there during this cadillac tax stuff
http://www.theconservativevoices.com/topic/82321-gruber-videos-self-hosted/#entry100435
5th video

dmacleo on November 19, 2014 at 6:28 PM