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Jay Carney: Gruber Speaking from ‘Ivory Tower with Remarkable Hubris’

While current White House press secretary Josh Earnest is hesitating to outright condemn comments made by MIT professor and Obamacare “architect” Jonathan Gruber about the “stupidity of the American voter,” former press secretary Jay Carney let his unfiltered feelings about them be known during an appearance on The Lead with Jake Tapper earlier today.

“This is not good,” Carney told Tapper. “It doesn’t help when someone who helped write not only Obamacare, the president’s Affordable Care Act, but also the precursor to it, which was Governor Romney’s healthcare reform initiative in Massachusetts, speaks from the ivory tower with remarkable hubris about the American voter and by extension the American Congress.”

“But the fact is, that any health care reform that sought to control costs and expand insurance would involve winners and losers, and that’s always going to be the case, that’s certainly the case,” he continued. “To speak that way, very harmful politically to the president.”

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