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The Great ObamaCare Hoax: Old News? White House Downplays, Dismisses New Questions About Architect Jonathan Gruber

FOX NEWS INSIDER - White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest dismissed the continuing criticism of the administration over the Jonathan Gruber videos.

The administration has tried to downplay Gruber's role in creating ObamaCare after he was caught on tape several times admitting that Democrats had to lie to make sure the law passed.

Over the weekend, President Obama downplayed Gruber's role in the creation of the Affordable Care Act, calling him "some adviser who never worked on our staff."

On Monday, a video from 2006 surfaced in which Obama said he had "stolen ideas liberally" from Gruber.

In his press briefing today, Earnest criticized the GOP for trying to rehash old political fights.

"My suspicion is they do so because it's easier to talk about six and eight year old videos than it is to talk about how smoothly the opening of the second open enrollment period has gone so far or to talk about the millions who have gotten health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act," said Earnest. 

Earnest also attempted to downplay Gruber's role in getting ObamaCare passed:

"It wasn't his responsibility to figure out how to get the bill through. We have people responsible for making those decisions," he said. "His expertise was the economics of health care, expertise he lended in Massahusetts, and that was the role he played here. I'ts also why its pretty clear the views he's articulated don't reflect what happened in terms of passing or implementing the bill."

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