Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the Affordable Care Act, deriding the "stupidity" of Americans as a way to justify misleading them.
Gruber apparently thinks such deception is OK because yokel voters could not handle the truth about the looming chaos he helped to engineer in their health coverage.
Unfortunately, Gruber's disdain for the proverbial masses -- he was paid nearly
Another master-of-the-universe drafter of Obamacare was
Emanuel also drew attention for his recent adolescent rant in a men's magazine about the desirability of everyone dying at 75 to save society the expense of maintaining what he sees as the unproductive elderly.
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lectured of Obamacare that "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what's in it." The same elitist message reverberates: that government and academic elites are smarter than average Americans, and so need not explain what they are doing.
This is a pattern of Obama administration ruling elites who express disdain or lack of concern about the people they are supposed to serve. Former Energy Secretary
The list of deceptions and untruths goes on. Remember
Do we recall how Attorney General
President Obama habitually believes that his own superior talents make him immune from accountability.
He has referenced his own talent by bragging, "Just give me the ball," or, "I'm LeBron, baby." In 2008, he bragged to an interviewer, "I think that I'm a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I'll tell you right now that I'm going to think I'm a better political director than my political director."
That same sense of superiority explains his campaign boast that, "We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
No wonder Obama believes that he can just give millions of foreign residents amnesty by executive order -- against the will of
What explains the sense of entitlement of a few self-anointed grandees believing that they are somehow superhuman and not accountable to common notions of truth?
Progressivism has always assumed that the supposed noble ends of fairness and quality justify any means necessary to achieve them.
Influential Americans also have developed a sick idea about higher education, equating wisdom and character with a degree stamped from an
The media has abdicated its watchdog role.
Wealth and status assure elites that their own lives are never affected by the laws they pass or by the concrete ramifications of their own ideology.
In the view of the snobocrats, the harm that follows from Obamacare, blanket amnesty or out-of-control bureaucracies should always affect someone else -- someone thought to be too stupid to figure out what hit them.