Now that is something you’ll rarely see, but, in this case, the former Vermont governor is right. When played the latest infamous quote in which one of the principle architects of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, said that the stupidity of the American voter was essential to the law’s passage, Howie blew a gasket:
“The problem is not that he said it–the problem is that he thinks it,” Dean said. “The core problem under the damn law is it was put together by a bunch of elitists who don’t fundamentally understand the American people. That’s what the problem is.”
[MSNBC’s Mika] Brzezinski cringed after repeating Gruber’s quote.
“Jesus!” Dean exclaimed after hearing that one of Obama’s key health care advisers would call the lack of transparency “critical” in passing the massively unpopular law.
All I can say, Governor, is “YEEEAAAAGGHHH!!!”
Dean is right, of course, but what he misses is that an elitist contempt for the average voter is central to the progressive mindset. Whether it’s Woodrow Wilson arguing that society is far too complicated to be administered by anything but boards of technocrats, or Barack Obama condescending to unenlightened voters who “cling to their guns and religion,” progressivism is inherently elitist. A law like the Affordable Care Act was passed the way it was not only because the American people would reject it if they knew what was in it, but because the progressives and their Leftist allies know what’s best for the American people, regardless of what the people think.
In his anger, Howard Dean took a large step closer to a truth about his side. Someday, he may realize the problem isn’t just the people, but the philosophy motivating them.
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RELATED: At Hot Air, Allahpundit reports that Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) thinks hearings should be held soon on Gruber’s comments. Go for it.