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Americans Aren’t Stupid, But We Can Be Fooled

We all know the story by now but it bears worth repeating.

An unearthed video showed MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber speaking of the “stupidity of the American voter” and the “lack of political transparency is a huge political advantage” when it came to passage of Obamacare.

Gruber then did damage control with MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow telling him he was “speaking off the cuff” and that he spoke “inappropriately” and expressed “regret” for his remarks.

Of course, it became clear that Gruber didn’t regret his remarks, but rather being caught making them.

Indeed, additional videos have shown Gruber saying the “American people are too stupid to understand the difference” and the “lack of economic understanding of the American voter”.

If Gruber has called Americans stupid on video twice then there’s a good chance he did it third time. 

It isn’t surprising to hear Gruber’s sentiments. It’s the kind of language I hear from Cambridge liberals all the time who have contempt for anyone who doesn’t think like them.

Of course, the American voter (and by extension Americans at large) aren’t stupid. However, we can be fooled. Even the most intelligent among us. While some of us learn the error of our ways, others don’t. 

It is fair to say that an increasing number of Americans do not take President Obama’s word at face value many of whom voted for him not once, but twice. Yet there will always be a segment of the populace that will take Obama at his word no matter how many times he lies or how many times the Jonathan Grubers of the world tells his fellow liberals how stupid Americans are behind closed door, but not beyond the reach of a video camera. As long as Obama and his cronies can fool any significant segment of Americans, they will continue to implement their policies with immigration being next on the list.

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