Monday, November 17, 2014

An Ass for the Republicans to Ride

Last week asses made the news in a big way.

First of all, there was the much-replicated gluteus maximi of Kim Kardashian displayed on Paper magazine in its full glory.  She was definitely a cheeky lady, to be sure.

Then there was Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economics professor who was a White House consultant for the Affordable Care Act.  He declared that a lack of transparency around the Affordable Care Act was politically advantageous.

"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 getting the thing to pass." Gruber had  said.

In other words, a little bit of the shell game.  The Republicans are likely to say a lot about this, whatever the merits or demerits of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Speaking about asses. here's a more pleasing one:


  1. People seem to forget that the ACA was actually the Republicans answer to universal health care. As soon as the Democrats said OK to the Republicans plan the Republicans decided to hate it.

  2. Gruber may be the only honest man in Washington, but not very diplomatic.