Gruber gets Grilled on the Hill

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Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber, architect of RomneyCare and former cheerleader-in-chief for Obamacare sat down in front of legislators Tuesday to repeatedly, profusely and without shame, apologize for for his public statements questing the intelligence of Americans for passing Obamacare.

Gruber started off his statement by begging forgiveness from members of Congress in a media-filled room:

“Don’t make me beg here, because I will do it. I am so sorry, I am so go**amn sorry! Look I’m freaking out here! I killed them! I killed them all! I’m so f***ing stupid! I don’t know what I’m doing and everybody hates me!”

No sorry, that was MacGruber begging forgiveness.

Jonathan Gruber’s tone was similar as he told a fiery room:

I would like to begin by apologizing sincerely for the offending comments that I made. In some cases I made uninformed and glib comments about the political process behind health care reform. I am not an expert on politics and my tone implied that I was, which is wrong. In other cases I simply made insulting and mean comments that are totally uncalled for in any situation. I sincerely apologize both for conjecturing with a tone of expertise and for doing so in such a disparaging fashion.

The MIT economist is referring to statements he made including blaming the passing of the Affordable Healthcare Act on “the stupidity of the American voter.”

While congressional leaders didn’t hold back in their contempt for Gruber with their questioning, one of the better moments of the day occurred immediately following the hearing.

Phil Kerpen, head of the group American Commitment, was first to approach Gruber at the close of the hearing and . . . well you can hear it directly from Kerpen:

We asked Kerpen his thoughts on the hearing and he told us, “It was surreal seeing a Harvard PhD, MIT full professor, infamous smartest-guy-in-the-room say over and over again that all of his statements about Obamacare were ‘glib conjectures’ and that he put down others to try to appear smart. And it was hard not to laugh when he repeatedly refused to answer how much he was paid by taxpayers to lie to us.”

Expect more from Gruber in the coming weeks along with his suggested cameo on Saturday Night Live giving the the king of glib conjectures, MacGruber, a run for his money.

  • PriklyPete

    Gruber is just another greedy demoncrap who was paid very well for his services and should be jailed for his participation in the selling of “BO”care. It was not the people who voted for this crap, it was a house and senate full of traitors to this country and their oaths of office.

    • Bob

      I agree. The next step is to defund and repeal this terrible law.


  • PriklyPete

    It was not the people who voted for BOcare, it was our house, senate, and eventually the supreme court justices. Gruber was a participant who was paid very well for his services who should have to pay back the money and spend a minimum of 10 years in jail.

    • Drew Page

      You need to be a little more specific. It was the Democrats in the House and Senate that voted to pass the Affordable Care Act. Not a single Republican voted for it.

  • Richard F. Buckley

    +Gruber was 100% right. Americans got what we deserved. We must be STUPID to elect that ignorant traitor, Obummer, not once, but twice to the highest office in our country. He was totally unqualified in the first place, and he proved his inadequacy over and over during his first term, Yet he was re-elected. What does that say about the American people?

  • Gene Ralno

    We got ObamaCare from a King who was elected by the Kumbaya Choir. They wanted to prove they loved blacks as much as blacks. Problem is they didn’t and don’t give a damn about conservative principles, free enterprise, prosperity or even the general welfare. Just skin color.

  • It was Democrats only in the House and Senate that voted to pass the ACA. No Republicans voted for it.

  • It was Democrats only in the House and Senate that voted to pass the ACA. No Republicans voted for it.

  • So now everyone knows Gruber is an arrogant, insulting ass. We know he was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Obama administration to help fashion the lies to deceive the Congress and the public. We know that he was touted by Obama, Reid and Pelosi as the MIT genius that “proved” that Obama Care would save the health insurance buying families $2,500 a year in premiums. We now know that he is less welcome among his former bosses than an ebola patient. Today, Obama, Reid and Pelosi never heard of him, although the video tapes prove otherwise. So what happens now? Do Gruber go to jail? Does he hand back all the money Obama paid him? Gruber was right about one thing, the stupidity of those who voted for this law…all Democrats in the House and Senate…not a single Republican voted for it.

  • A few years ago, the mass Media gave us over and over: “Don’t TAZE me Bro!”
    Now the people are are using: “Don’t Gruber me Bro”!
    That’s all we have been hearing from this administration are “Grubers on top of “Grubers”!

  • I guess that this is but another site, in which Free-Speech” is allowed IF ONLY it fits within their paramaeters!

    Don’t Taze me Bro was all the Media’s rage, but Don’t Gruber me Bro , is FuR BOTTEN!

  • Jerry

    Hey Gruber … STUPID is what STUDID does … or doesn’t. YOU for writing a STUPID document, and CONGRESS for not reading the STUPID document. Being caught in the deception … well, that’s even more STUPID.