A lot of sound and fury has been made about the "Gruber videos", clips of MIT health care policy wonk and ACA consultant Jonathan Gruber, saying some very unflattering and cynical things about the voting American public over the last couple of years.. The problem is most of what Gruber said is true, and most of the people angry at Gruber already hate Obamacare, President Obama, and Democrats in general.
So why are we seeing all these clips now? Good question.
Who benefits from this poutrage? Well, the people who fall into the following categories:
1) People who are not Mitt Romney. Gruber worked for Mitt at one point as a consultant. Oops.
2) People who want to see the ACA damaged in the short run (enrollment period started today), the medium run (lowered enrollment may make headlines if you believe this will affect it), and in the run run (Gruber's statement may end up grist for the SCOTUS case against ACA federal exchange subsidies).
3) People who dislike President Obama.
As for who specifically, well, all the 2016 GOP Clown Car candidates who aren't Mittens fit the bill. But there's one more person who does.
Here's a hint: It's a person who isn't Mitt, and would want to present themselves as a viable alternative to President Obama, with a viable alternative to Obamacare.
Here's another hint: She's a Democrat.
Think on that a bit tonight.