Obama Featured Gruber In Re-Election Campaign [VIDEO]
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign touted Jonathan Gruber as a writer of Obamacare and featured Gruber in a campaign advertisement video.
Obama has tried to publicly distance himself from Gruber since it was revealed that the MIT professor and Obamacare consultant called the American people stupid and detailed the deception that went into Obamacare’s design. But Obama utilized Gruber’s services both in the White House and on the campaign trail.
The Obama campaign prominently featured Gruber in a 2012 video attacking Mitt Romney.
The Obama campaign also issued an Oct. 3, 2012 campaign press release entitled “President Obama: Romneycare Was The Model For Obamacare.”
“Jon Gruber Who Helped Write Obamacare And The Massachusetts Health Care Law: ‘The Federal Reform Is Simply A More Ambitious Version Of The Massachusetts Reform,'” the press release stated before extensively quoting an interview that Gruber gave with Bloomberg.
“The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is no reflection on the actual process that was run,” Obama said after the release of a series of damning videos in which Gruber outlined his Obamacare deception.
But Gruber visited the White House 21 times including for a tour of the Obamas’ residence in 2009. Gruber personally crafted a key Obamacare deception with the president in the Oval Office at a July 20, 2009 meeting. (RELATED: Obama and Gruber Crafted Deception Together In The Oval Office).
Gruber was also credited as the member of the Obama 2008 transition team that convinced the president to change his mind and create Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates. (RELATED: Gruber Was The Obama Team’s ‘Mr. Mandate.’)
Obama also admitted in 2006 to having “stolen ideas liberally” from Gruber years before he became president. (RELATED: Obama: I Stole Ideas From Gruber).
The president’s talking point that Gruber was not a close White House insider is refuted now. Completely. It’s over. Done. Next.