Pelosi: If everyone in America was happy with their insurance, we still would have passed ObamaCare

posted at 4:12 pm on January 4, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, here’s the perfect ending to her ruinous tenure as Speaker: A spirited defense of our gigantic new health-care boondoggle, whose numbers have been gamed literally since day one, on grounds that they simply had to do it … for the savings. Most of the rest of her party abandoned this insane, Orwellian argument months ago, but not Nancy. She was defiant in the face of a looming Republican landslide this fall, predicting to the bitter end that they’d hold the House; she was defiant after the landslide hit, running for minority leader despite the coast-to-coast repudiation; and now, on the eve of losing her gavel, she’s defiant towards the critics (among them Obama’s likely new chief of staff) who think her signature domestic “achievement” maybe wasn’t such a bright idea. She bet everything on O-Care and she lost big, so her options at today’s presser were either to go out there and eat shinola or put on a brave face and insist she has no regrets. Guess which she chose. Could any caucus leader have chosen differently?

I’m almost disappointed that she didn’t come clean and admit that they were willing to trade their majority for a new paradigm-shifting piece-of-dreck entitlement, with further “savings” in the form of a public option and single-payer to come somewhere down the road. I suppose she couldn’t do that lest the few surviving Blue Dogs in the caucus start wondering how many of their seats she’s willing to trade for her next “achievement,” but fear not. If you’re looking for hubristic statements from Nancy, this’ll do the job nicely:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the incoming House Republican leadership posted their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“As we begin the 112th Congress, the number one priority of House Democrats will continue to be putting Americans to work. Each new proposal will be measured by a simple test: does it create jobs? Does it strengthen America’s middle class? And does it reduce the deficit? When our Republican colleagues put forward solutions to the problems facing Americans that meet these tests, they will find in Democrats a willing partner.”

They spent the better part of a year chasing their health-care dreams while the public screamed for economic relief, and now, before Boehner’s even sworn in, she’s lecturing the GOP on priorities. Again: This is the perfect ending.

Oh, by the way, Boehner’s office finally replied to Harry Reid’s warning that the House shouldn’t try to repeal ObamaCare. You can read that here. Note the last line.


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I think when Pelosi hands the gavel over to Boehner, he in turn should hand her a bucket full of sand……..and tell her to go pound it.

pilamaye on January 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Note the last line.

That’s the kind of bloodsport that would have made Denny Hastert wet his pants. We’re in good hands, I think.

KingGold on January 4, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Nanzi, STFU and go the F__k away. Please.

This witch cannot vacate the Speaker’s seat fast enough for me.

UltimateBob on January 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Yeah, Nan, we pretty much had that figured out ourselves, thanks.

Bob's Kid on January 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

The House is going to pass legislation to repeal that now. You’re welcome.

- Speaker-Designate John Boehner’s Press Office

Epic.

Patrick Ishmael on January 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

She has nothing to lose by being defiant. She’s rich and her electorate will never remove her from office. You’re welcome.

Blake on January 4, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Nancy get the F out

Wade on January 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Hooray: some spine…

The House is going to pass legislation to repeal that now. You’re welcome.

- Speaker-Designate John Boehner’s Press Office

Repeal Obamacare, please…….

chai on January 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

I love it…..now that they’re wrecked more than 1/6 of the economy on purpose we suddenly care (kinda) about jobs. Well, government jobs. Actually government union jobs. Anything but private sector jobs.

search4truth on January 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

It does feel like 1984 with being told that higher costs are really lower costs. You’re welcome.

Blake on January 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

A brief moment of honesty by Pelosi. But then she told a big fat whopper of a lie, saying that the legislation was required in order to save costs.

Costs to what? Medicare? They’re moving more people into that program. The Federal Government? It’s spending a lot more covering a lot more people under their plan.

Insurance companies? They’re the bad guys, and they’re covering more people with more maladies than before. Businesses? They’re seeing insurance costs skyrocket because of the changes. Individual consumers? Ditto. Doctors? They’ll get lower reimbursement.

Show me who is going to save money with Obamacare.

hawksruleva on January 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Because ObamaCare was never about the insurance.

IT WAS ABOUT THE CONTROL.

portlandon on January 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Yep, UltimateBob…”SCREW YOU NANCY! Don’t let the door…”, well, you know…nuff said. On second thought, it will hit her in the butt and she’ll blame the incoming Repubs. Sigh.

Roger Brown on January 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Epic.

Patrick Ishmael on January 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Incredibly so. Love the snark.

Bee on January 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Studies showed that 85% of Americans were happy with their insurance, with that figure going lower only regarding the cost of it.

Even a large majority of people without insurance were nonetheless happy with their medical care.

Hey! Most people like their health insurance, so let’s take it away!

They don’t care what we like or what we want. We will have and do what they say, and that is all there is to it, from people like Pelosi’s point of view.

In terms of health care, they want everyone (except themselves) equally poorly treated. Better to bring down millions of average people to lower standards than to let any single individual ever slip through the cracks even for a brief while.

Whatever they can do to hurt us, they will. And then lie about it to gullible idiots, of which we have a great many, including some I count among my own circle of friends and acquaintances.

Alana on January 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Does it strengthen America’s middle class?

NB: When a Democrat speaks about the “middle class”, they’re referring to government union workers, welfare recipients, and those currently incarcerated. Actual people working jobs and bringing home honest pay are “the rich” and, in their minds, deserve punishment for stealing from deserving Democrat party members.

Crawford on January 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Democrats will attempt to delay the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act by having it read out loud in congress.

WashJeff on January 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

“As we begin the 112th Congress, the number one priority of House Democrats will continue to be putting Americans to work. Each new proposal will be measured by a simple test: does it create jobs? Does it strengthen America’s middle class? And does it reduce the deficit? When our Republican colleagues put forward solutions to the problems facing Americans that meet these tests, they will find in Democrats a willing partner.”

SanFranNan’s counterweight to GOP demands to hold bills to constitutional muster.

Akzed on January 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Not that this is a shocker. They did ram it down our throats despite poll after poll showing 55+% of the nation wanted no part of it and MassachusettEs put a freaking Republican in Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat.

But I’m still amazed that Pelosi has the stones to say it publicly and so defiantly. Essentially this is a big middle finger from the Democrats telling us that even in the best of times, they want nothing more than to dictate how we live. And now with Obamacare, they can even tell us how and when we die.

If this isn’t Exhibit A for why this party under its current leadership can never be trusted ever again with the reigns of power, I don’t know what is.

Doughboy on January 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM

I think when Pelosi hands the gavel over to Boehner, he in turn should hand her a bucket full of sand……..and tell her to go pound it have it sterilized for progressive cooties.

pilamaye on January 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Fixed.

Knucklehead on January 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Note the last line.

So THAT’S what Chris Matthews meant.

VibrioCocci on January 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM

The House is going to pass legislation to repeal that now. You’re welcome.

- Speaker-Designate John Boehner’s Press Office

Haaaahahaha!

Let’s Roll Johnny B….Let’s get this train a movin!!

ted c on January 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Pelosi: If everyone in America was happy with their insurance, we still would have passed ObamaCare

Because it is all about a National Socialist power grab – who cares if it destroys the medical system, right Nanzi?

Colbyjack on January 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Study- 45,000 Uninsured die a year- CBS News 9-17-2009.
I guess that’s fixed too now right?

fourdeucer on January 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Repeal it or starve it. I don’t care. Just get rid of it.

kingsjester on January 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Waiver it? If we do not have the votes in the senate to repeal in 2013, the new GOP President can grant a waiver to every company, every state, and every citizen.

WashJeff on January 4, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Is AP writing for Johnny B these days? That “you’re welcome” snark has Allahpundit written all over it.

ted c on January 4, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Study- 45,000 Uninsured die a year- CBS News 9-17-2009.
I guess that’s fixed too now right?

fourdeucer on January 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

were any of them blackbirds? fish?

ted c on January 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Democrats will attempt to delay the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act by having it read out loud in congress.

WashJeff on January 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Bring it on I say. If, according to Nancy, they had to pass it to find out what’s in it, I’ll enjoy the Repubs killing it to actually get the Dem’s to read it!

Bwhaaaaa

WisRich on January 4, 2011 at 4:33 PM

….and if everybody was happy with you Nan…you’d still be speaker of the house.

toongoon on January 4, 2011 at 4:34 PM

House GOP needs to appoint a Pelosi Refudiation Squad dedicated to mocking her every utterance.

Dusty on January 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Couldn’t watch the whole clip. Bad for the stomach. But have to say,

“…we couldn’t sustain the system…”

NO, NANCY…America couldn’t sustain you and your Socialist/Incompetent Congress and Socialist/Incompetent President. It may be too late to pull America out of the fatal nosedive you and your co-conspirators have put her in. I pray not. Wretch.

Roger Brown on January 4, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Another great ending would have been if she started smacking herself on the noggin with the gavel and shouting “I’m cuckoo for coca puffs!” over and over again.

John the Libertarian on January 4, 2011 at 4:36 PM

If everyone were happy and healthy, we’d still mandate eugenics because we could. –Pelosi

maverick muse on January 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM

The perfect ending to her ruinous tenure as Speaker: A spirited defense of our gigantic new health-care boondoggle, whose numbers have been gamed literally since day one, on grounds that they simply had to do it … for the savings.

This is how the Oppressive-Left operates – two steps forward, one step back.

Destroy Liberty a little bit at a time.

The really insanity of all of this is that the Oppressives actually think they can get their stupid ideology to work somehow.

And they Think they’re the brainy ones…

Colbyjack on January 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Bring it on I say. If, according to Nancy, they had to pass it to find out what’s in it, I’ll enjoy the Repubs killing it to actually get the Dem’s to read it!

Bwhaaaaa

WisRich on January 4, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I may take five minutes to read thr two page bill if they do not use a speed reader.

WashJeff on January 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM

fourdeucer on January 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Don’t anybody tell him how many insured people die each year. It’ll really set him off.

TexasDan on January 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM

And,Pelosi said she would pole vault in if she had to!

Pelosi is,

Cruella de Healthcare Bill!!

canopfor on January 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Just more proof that Nancy lives in an alternate reality. Hope those people in San Francisco enjoy her tenure.

GarandFan on January 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM

were any of them blackbirds? fish?

ted c on January 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Shhhh, don’t give them any ideas.

fourdeucer on January 4, 2011 at 4:40 PM

I bet we won’t see any AP stories on how she could hurt her party. Like we get with republicans everyday.

tomas on January 4, 2011 at 4:40 PM

it is really pathetic that there will be so much hysteria from the media defending the corruption and anti-democratic procedures that were required to get this thru the congress.

only a very deep commitment to centralized planning and control can explain it.

r keller on January 4, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Time to discuss your end of life options Nanzi

Kini on January 4, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Bring it on I say. If, according to Nancy, they had to pass it to find out what’s in it, I’ll enjoy the Repubs killing it to actually get the Dem’s to read it!

Bwhaaaaa

WisRich on January 4, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I may take five minutes to read thr two page bill if they do not use a speed reader.

WashJeff on January 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Oh dang, that’s right. I was thinking the original bill, not the repeal bill.

WisRich on January 4, 2011 at 4:43 PM

the number one priority of House Democrats will continue to be putting Americans to work.

Yeah… as socialist wards of the state.

Skywise on January 4, 2011 at 4:44 PM

were any of them blackbirds? fish?

ted c on January 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM

ted c:Plague of Pelosi!!:)

canopfor on January 4, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Didication to Pelosi!!
==========================

“DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE” – from “Funny Girl”‘

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_g3kkGH8Mo
******************************

Followed by Nancys Swan Song Departure!

Send In The Clowns – Tribute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swm-O7lbopE

canopfor on January 4, 2011 at 4:54 PM

D*mmitt,oops,that Dedication,not Didication.

canopfor on January 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM

You raise a point in this post, along with the two-page repeal of O-care, the new House majority should introduce a Bill ordering the budget office to revise the fudged O-care cost numbers to align with reality.

joeindc44 on January 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I think when Pelosi hands the gavel over to Boehner, he in turn should hand her a bucket full of sand……..and tell her to go pound it.

pilamaye on January 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Princess Nana is way too stupid to catch onto that. She’d probably call is a suspicious package and clear the Capitol.

slickwillie2001 on January 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Part of putting America back to work is getting the Obamacare monkey off of our backs. I’m sure Pelosi’s pledge to work with Republicans on this is as good as the stone tablet upon which it has been engraved.

unclesmrgol on January 4, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Why do the call it a “Press” conference…

… when all the people in the room with cameras, microphones, tape recorders, and note pads just stand around and take her at her word?

Watch for more of this over the next two years…

… Everyday Nancy will be on the steps of Congress, in front of the “Press”, telling the world that the new Republican majority is drinking blood and killing babies,

and the “Press” will report it as fact…

Seven Percent Solution on January 4, 2011 at 5:12 PM

She’s from (Caleefornia)what else would you expect,I’m more interested in Boehner’s little love note to reid.Mmmmm,that’s what I’m talking about,don’t back down John,we’re with you!

ohiobabe on January 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM

She bet everything on O-Care and she lost big

You guys still don’t get it. Health Care is their Holy Grail. Any losses are worth it for that.

I sure hope repubs are strong and clever enough to repeal it, defund it, whatever. But, I’m not holding my breath. There wouldn’t be a doctor to help me anyway.

Pablo Snooze on January 4, 2011 at 5:21 PM

heh, nice last line…

way to go boehner

cmsinaz on January 4, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Pelosi: If everyone in America was happy with their insurance, we still would have passed ObamaCare

does she hear what she is saying?….

cmsinaz on January 4, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Pelosi: If everyone in America was happy with their insurance, we still would have passed ObamaCare
============
does she hear what she is saying?….

cmsinaz on January 4, 2011 at 5:28 PM

cmsinaz:Maybe,she needs to stand in front of a mirror,
to decode her blinking eye’s,oh wait,maybe she
will self-hypnotize herself,haha!:)

canopfor on January 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM

What a loathsome, pitiful, arrogant, insipid creature this is.

capejasmine on January 4, 2011 at 5:35 PM

canopfor on January 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM

heh :)
just saw an article on politico about how she should be addressed: speaker, madame or ms?….with her pretentiousness, she will try to stick with speaker

cmsinaz on January 4, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Finally. The GOP is showing some balls.

OmahaConservative on January 4, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I have never met or know of anyone who was dropped by their carrier because they were ill that had a paid up to date policy.It must happen because Nancy baby said so in her video.She wouldn’t lie about that,right?

docflash on January 4, 2011 at 6:03 PM

As conservatives didn’t we hope that Nancy would be keep saying things like this that give the Democrats no chance of reconnecting with the independents and moderates? It’s hard to believe if she is a such a so-called shrewd politcian she doesn’t hide her extremism like Obama. That is one thing I will give Obama. He knows his basic belief system needs to be kept under wraps. Nancy doesn’t get that what she is doing is insulting to people’s intelligence and just keeps doing it. Evil and stupid is a bad combination for the head of your House Caucus.

Conan on January 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Obamacare is not about health care.
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It is about establishing absolute control over the American people.
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How you live and how (when) you die.
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“All governments mandates must be complied with or you will not get to see a doctor”

esblowfeld on January 4, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Has anyone asked Pelosi, “If everyone in America was happy with O-care, why have so many waivers been requested and granted? And why have these granted waivers been given to the most vocal supporters of O-care?”

She really does live in her own bubble of babble.

onlineanalyst on January 4, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Wow. She actually said that? I guess we should be happy she stuck around to be in a Dem leadership position because she will provide gems like this. This is going to make a killer sound bite in the next round of election ads.

gumble on January 4, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Nancy Pelosi making insane comments like this about ObamaCare is like “Baghdad Bob” standing on the roof of the hotel in Baghdad, telling us that the Americans “were going to commit suicide at the gates of the city”, as the Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles were on their thunder runs and blowing the crap out of everything in their way.

What a loser!

grumpy_old_soldier on January 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Repeal Obamacare, please…….

chai on January 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

It will very difficult to repeal during the next 2 years, because of Obama’s veto, but I think the GOP should bring this vote up every week for a vote and make the Dems own it!!

I’m also in favor of attaching it to every damn thing that goes before Congress.

ladyingray on January 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Herman Cain responds to Nancy Pelosi’s idiotic charges on Neil Cavuto’s show.
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/index.html#/v/4484715/new-congress-eve/?playlist_id=86929

onlineanalyst on January 4, 2011 at 8:04 PM

O-Care: A War on Doctors

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/558733/201101041838/War-On-Doctors.htm

onlineanalyst on January 4, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Shouldn’t the waivers make ObaMaocare violate the equal justice clause of the constitution?

Slowburn on January 4, 2011 at 8:20 PM

“Are you serious? Are you serious?”
-American voter to Nancy

scotash on January 4, 2011 at 9:14 PM

he number one priority of House Democrats will continue to be putting Americans to work.

Hahahahahahaha. Good one, Nancy.

scalleywag on January 4, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Study- 45,000 Uninsured die a year- CBS News 9-17-2009.
I guess that’s fixed too now right?

fourdeucer on January 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

anyone have an idea of how many people with insurance died??? I bet quite a bit more.

RonK on January 4, 2011 at 10:51 PM

This woman was Speaker, history will not treat her kindly. She is a joke and only because she ran in the most freakish community in the land could she have ever been elected to Congress in the first place.
The era of social experimentation with our highest offices ends in 22 months. Removing her was phase one.

FireBlogger on January 5, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Pelosi has lived in her own little dream world for decades now. She KNOWS that socialism will work correctly, this time, if we convince force enough people into the system and get the producers of society to voluntarily relinquish allow themselves to be taxed down to “equal justice” minimum wage standards.

She will never admit her system cannot work.

SoCalOilMan on January 5, 2011 at 12:59 AM

The chicken has got to be getting tired of this by now.

The exchange subsidy line item alone has a 5-fold increase in 5 years in the CBO estimates, and FamiliesUSA indicated this could be off by a factor of 5!

There are a half dozen “reforms” that increase premia now, and one or two that may reduce them 20 years from now.

Half the purported deficit reduction is eliminated by even conservative estimates of required increases in discretionary spending for program support ($70 billion was CBO’s guess, but they weren’t allowed to net this out or even examine it closely).

No way Orszagism will be proven correct in the long run.

DrSteve on January 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Fascism.

This is merely a play to take power over the American people.

rbj on January 5, 2011 at 9:08 AM