This week the right wing blogosphere is alive with indignations over MIT professor calling the American voter stupid (with good reason as the last election dictated party over country) and Obama today signaling he will bypass Congress with immigration reform which is just like Obamacare: some good points and a whole lot of bad. Plus rumor is the chances of a fast track TPP is now on the table as both corporatist Obama and the bought and paid for GOP Congress are simpatico on passing this nation-ending piece of legislature. The sad part is, Gruber is right when he called the average voter a moron, because a lot of you out there are just that: too stupid to live.
This can be seen in the argument for net neutrality with eight separate, well done, polls saying they do not want corporations dictating the rules for the internet, but if you change the wording, as Rasmussen polls did, and make it seem like government overreach, plus approval by the hated Obama, and the polls suddenly switch to a huge majority against. This proves that most people are sheep and their idiocy will kill us all if left unchecked. The average voter no longer has the ability to decide for themselves and this experiment with democracy as it stands no longer works.
Johnathan Gruber, an architect for Obamacare, got into hot water for saying this:
"You can't do it political, you just literally cannot do it. Transparent financing and also transparent spending. I mean, this bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies. Okay? So it’s written to do that," Gruber said. "In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in, you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical to get for the thing to pass. Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not."
He is not wrong in anything he said but of course Idiot America got their panties in a bunch and screamed "how dare he call me stupid," regardless of the fact that their voting patterns prove they are too stupid to be told the truth anymore because the average person lacks the ability to understand much of anything due to a crappy school system decades old now and a spin machine that can ruin anything for a gullible public too dumb and lazy to look up basic facts themselves.
The worst is the possibility of the TPP passing which the far right and left all agree is a terrible idea. Should this pass, the USA is a defunct entity with corporations having sovereignty over all nations world wide. This law would give them carde blanche to ignore child labor laws, environmental policies and even safety procedures that could kill millions in the long run. And both Obama and the GOP are all for this piece of traitorous legislation. The fact that the Tea Party and the far left are both against this, along with restoring the Glass-Stiegel act and raising the minimum wage says that we have far more in common than we are being told. The powers that be want us fighting among ourselves because if we ever wised up, there would be dead politicians and CEO's hanging from every tree in the nation. But we are a stupid people and continue to believe the nonsense the parties and media keep telling us.
Immigration reform is a good example. We need this desperately. We cannot just ship everyone home for economic, political, and monetary reasons. Getting rid of illegals shut businesses down in Georgia and Alabama when they tried it as corporations didn't want to pay people more money as citizens are unwilling to work for slave wages so they declared bankruptcy instead. Politically, Hispanics are unlikely to vote for someone picking on their race, a real problem for the GOP in 2016. And lastly, we lack the money and manpower to deport everyone. So Obama has a radical idea apparently.
But you all voted for this. You voted to gut Social Security as people like Jodi Ernst pledged to do by privatizing it, which had it happened back in 2005 as Bush suggested, most elderly would have lost everything and poverty rates would have increased 1000 fold. It was this idiotic idea that cost them the House in 2006. This time, they shrewdly used it against the democrats who said the dumbest things in a Tea Party like way about raising the age and cutting benefits, which backfired against them as every one who commented on this lost. Yet they still voted for a party that has specifically said they want to get rid of it. Good luck with that if you do it when election day comes along because the historic drubbing will be epic in scale.