Quotes of the day

posted at 9:30 pm on February 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue’s massive role in this election year.

“Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program ‘This Week.’

“‘We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress,’ she said. ‘We’re here to do the job for the American people.’”

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ALEXANDER: …[T]he difference here is that there’s never been anything of this size and magnitude and complexity run through the Senate in this way. There are a lot of technical problems with it, which we could discuss. It would turn the Senate — it would really be the end of the United States Senate as a protector of minority rights, as a place where you have to get consensus, instead of just a partisan majority, and it would be a political kamikaze mission for the Democratic Party if they jam this through after the American people have been saying, look, we’re trying to tell you in every way we know how, in elections, in surveys, in town hall meetings, we don’t want this bill.

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“‘Bipartisanship is a two-way street,’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declares in an interview airing Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.

“‘But let me say this,’ Pelosi continues, ‘The bill can be bipartisan, even though the votes might not be bipartisan, because they [Republicans] have made their imprint on this.’”

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It’s Democrat jihad against the Constitution.

Cybergeezer on March 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM

“Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public…

Mental gymnastics. Someone tell her the Olympics are over now.

Yakko77 on March 1, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Unless there are massive civil demonstrations, this legislation shall take down our Republic.

Cybergeezer on March 1, 2010 at 9:56 AM

The light bulb will go on it a lot more slow brains pretty soon.

Pelosi isn’t leading House Dems over the cliff. She is pushing them over.

Expect a large number of them to step aside soon and watch to see if she is going to jump first.

Yoop on March 1, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Pelosi to the Dims: This hole is taking to long to dig. Put the shovels down and bring in the excavators.

la.rt.wngr on March 1, 2010 at 10:09 AM

“Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah! We know better than you! We know better than you! Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah!”

PappaMac on March 1, 2010 at 10:39 AM

The American people had nothing to do with the election of Mrs. SanFran Treat. That’s my point, our representatives did that. We didn’t vote for Mrs Count Chocula. They did.

Kini on March 1, 2010 at 1:15 AM

You seem to be determined to not comprehend my point and pretend to teach civics instead, so enjoy that.

Django on March 1, 2010 at 11:32 AM

You seem to be determined to not comprehend my point and pretend to teach civics instead, so enjoy that.

Django on March 1, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Show me where Pelosi was on any public ballot.

Kini on March 1, 2010 at 11:48 AM

On Drudge.

Picture.
Emanuel whisper sweet-nothing in Pelosis ear.

The Look on her face.

can’t unsee.

CANT UNSEEEEE!!

Eyas on March 1, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Show me where Pelosi was on any public ballot.

Kini on March 1, 2010 at 11:48 AM

You are remarkably thick. Reread my second post and this thread and try drinking a pot of coffee.

Django on March 1, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Unless there are massive civil demonstrations, this legislation shall take down our Republic.

Cybergeezer on March 1, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Sad, cruel, but true.
These out of control liberals really do need to go.

saiga on March 1, 2010 at 12:56 PM

She must be an Atheistic genius who never threw a temper tantrum in her life. Why? Because AP’s red meat scientific studies say so. She’s Liberal.

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