Dan Henninger writes in the Wall Street Journal:
Jon Gruber's remarks matter not for what they say about the Democratic Party's modus operandi but because of the truths he revealed about the Democratic Party's reason for being. The Gruber threat to the Democrats isn't reputational; it's existential....On the left, writers are saying the worst thing about the Gruber filmography is that it gives credibility to conservative stereotypes about the "arrogance" of the technocracy.
That's close but not on target. The problem is not one MIT economist's arrogance. The problem is that the technocracy itself has become a political problem for the Democratic Party.
Mr. Henninger is a genius, and he is correct that Professor Gruber's remarks are significant, but the column conveniently omits that Mr. Gruber helped Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee, with the RomneyCare health plan in Massachusetts. Mr. Romney, the private equity, Bain managerial type, certainly had his own technocratic streak. Gruberism is a bipartisan threat.