By Phil Kerpen
Just over a week ago, intrepid researcher Rich Weinstein tweeted me a link to a video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. I watched it and was shocked to see him state flat-out that the bill only passed because of a “lack of transparency” that was a “huge political advantage” because of “the stupidity of the American voter.”
I immediately clipped the offending portion of the video and sent it out — and wow did it take off:
Our YouTube video now has nearly a million views. Fox News has been playing it a lot and has had me on a couple times. CNN, CBS, and other outlets have covering it too. NPR even had me on to discuss it.
Bloomberg News, of all places, did a terrific profile of Rich Weinsteinand the story behind the video. (Beware a regular guy who got his plan canceled and premium doubled!)
One of the things we really pride ourselves on at American Commitment is providing a platform for regular citizens who have great research or great ideas to reach a wider audience, so if you’ve seen anything important that nobody is reporting on, please let us know about it!
We are pushing hard for Congress to call Gruber up to face some tough questions, and we just posted another video of him talking about how the Cadillac Tax was mislabeled as a tax on insurance companies when it’s really a tax on people.
And let’s not forget that another Gruber lie, about the availability of subsidies in the federal exchange, is at the heart of a case now headed to the Supreme Court. We wrote about that here back in July.
Here’s how I summed it all up in this quote that was used on Fox:
Hey @kerpen You were just featured on @FOXNews @SpecialReport w/ guest host @BillHemmer (info graphic & all): pic.twitter.com/wDMdFuBgOc
— Jennifer Kerns (@JenniferKernsDC) November 10, 2014
UPDATE, 11/17: Even though Obama denies knowing Gruber, we found video of Obama as long ago as 2006 saying he has stolen ideas from Gruber liberally:
SECOND UPDATE, 11/18: We have released the ultimate Gruber compilation video: