Pelosi: I’ve never met anyone who liked their insurance plan

posted at 3:21 pm on November 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via John McCormack, you should watch all of this but at least skip to 4:50 for Pelosi’s part. What she thought she was accomplishing here, I have no idea. We’ve spent the past two weeks watching a Category Five political sh*tstorm descend on the White House, fueled by story after story in the media about people who are irate over having their coverage dropped. The problem’s severe enough that the president of the United States had to hold a presser yesterday at which he proposed a “fix” that’ll actually make his signature policy initiative less sustainable economically, just to stop Democratic incumbents in Congress from abandoning him entirely. And standing in the middle of all this is Pelosi, musing aloud that for all the angst among voters about mass cancellations, she personally has … never met a soul who liked their coverage. Not one. Which, she says, is why she herself never made the “if you like your plan” promise — a lie, as it turns out, per McCormack’s post. But see, this is why I grudgingly have more respect for her than for The One. She’s completely committed to the boondoggle she foisted on America, to the point where she’s willing to tell a room full of reporters with a straight face something that would have produced a good three or four days’ worth of “out of touch” coverage if a Republican had said it. She’s like DeNiro at the end of “Cape Fear,” staring at Nick Nolte as the water keeps rising. You might beat her but you’ll never break her.

Case in point: Here’s what her office is circulating this afternoon.

The only meaningful difference between Upton’s plan and the “Landrieu-lite” plan being pushed by the House Democratic leadership is that Upton’s bill lets insurers sell un-canceled plans to new customers too, not just to those whose coverage has been dropped. The Democratic bill will thus mitigate the effects of adverse selection somewhat, but it too keeps the “broken market” in place by allowing the sale of “sub-standard” policies just like Upton’s proposal does. That’s the big takeaway here — every proposal on the table, from Upton’s to Obama’s to Landrieu’s to “Landrieu-lite,” is a rebuke to the core redistributive idea of ObamaCare, i.e. forcing healthy people into more expensive coverage to subsidize the sick. Democrats wanted cancellations by the millions; the more “young healthies” who are gouged, the more sustainable the law is. The fact that Pelosi’s office is now circulating a side-by-side “keep your plan” comparison between Republican and Democratic is the height of dishonesty insofar as it suggests they ever hoped people would keep their plans in the first place. She’s never met a person who liked their old plan. Why would she care which side has the better idea to keep those old plans intact? But that’s Nancy for you. She’s going down fighting. No apologies.

Do try to watch the whole thing if you have time, though. They’re still selling this as something they’re doing for healthy people rather than at their expense.


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Schadenfreude on November 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Laughing at Tomasky is sweet, sweet, sweet.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

She led them to a historic butt-whipping in 2010, and she remained in power.

How does this happen?

tsj017 on November 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Because all big Cali dollars flow through her.

And no one gets a taste unless they kiss Norma Desomnd’s arse.

Seriously. If you’re up for re-election and didn’t follow her lead, you better have your own resources.

That’s partly why the Dems have so few Blue Dogs left.

So when Shuler challenged her, he didn’t have enough independent Demmings to go along. So they bailed on him, and he got bounced.

In return, she let it be known she was staying to reclaim the House and Hoyer abided because the progs would love to primary him.

She is that delusional to think her removal was only an aberration.

But that’s what happens when you’re worth tens of millions, own vineyards, and haven’t done a damn thing to deserve it, other than marry rich(er).

She’s a fraud. And her daughter’s an agitprop of the finest commie order.

budfox on November 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

New Steyn…

Thus Spake Obama

Resist We Much on November 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

thank you..

The most telling line, the one that encapsulates the gulf between the boundless fantasies of the faculty-lounge utopian and the messiness of reality, was this: “What we’re also discovering is that insurance is complicated to buy.” Gee, thanks for sharing, genius.

Love Steyn…

and he’s right, Obama doesn’t act as a president, but as a self appointed King, ruling by edicts and proclamations..

This spells disaster in the next 3 years, as he discovers he’s a lame duck.. that he’ll just start ladling on even more edicts.. since he’s so much smarter than we are.. if there was ever a greater danger of an American president declaring himself dictator, I can’t think of one.

He’s disconnected enough from reality.. that it becomes a serious threat..

mark81150 on November 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Memo to peelosi….my wife and I did jackass.

crosshugger on November 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM

And then there is Pelosi…she’s like the opposite of a national treasure.

Othniel on November 15, 2013 at 3:56 PM

A national chancre…

PointnClick on November 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Consumer fraud

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

PointnClick, for you.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Never met someone who liked their political respective.

tjexcite on November 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

“I’ve never met anyone who liked their insurance plan”

What a lie’r…… all her insurance industry pals love their plans… you know darling….. your pals that sit behind desks in those big shiny buildings ……. that make their money by charging ridiculous prices insuring people for events that statically ain’t gonna happen..

roflmmfao

donabernathy on November 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

At this point, the crazy b!tch just needs to be put down.

Seriously. It’s the humane thing to do.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on November 15, 2013 at 4:24 PM

What about their doctor? Ever heard of anyone who liked their doctor?

besser tot als rot on November 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Pelosi: I’ve never met anyone who liked their insurance plan

Check your mail, Nancy. Constituents Lee Hammack and JoEllen Brothers sent you a letter. For some reason, these two loyal Democrats seemed to have liked their plan, and even though you’ve now given them a chance to put their socialist, share-the-wealth beliefs into practice, they seem to want it back.

CJ on November 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

The people in that video are scary stupid and arrogant about their stupidity…

d1carter on November 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Small fact: Landrieu voted for Obamacare. She helped foist this upon the nation.

Can you really trust someone like that…again?

Marcus Traianus on November 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Laughing at Tomasky is sweet, sweet, sweet.

Schadenfreude on November 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Those comments are priceless….it’s happening all over.

d1carter on November 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM

The first Dem who tells Piglossi
” STFU beatch and go eff yourself ”
in public, more than 5 different times ,
gets my vote !

burrata on November 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM

“I’ve never met anyone who liked their insurance plan”

“How would you like your steak cooked? Not that it matters…”

kcewa on November 15, 2013 at 4:35 PM

I’ve never met anyone who liked their insurance plan

Fugly b1tch never met a Congress critter ?
Or Hussein ?

burrata on November 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Seen that, Schad… Sums up my position quite nicely.

Molon labe works with a lot of things… You want my penalty?

Come and take it….

PointnClick on November 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM

She met me, and I like my plan.

Liar.

LASue on November 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

What about their doctor? Ever heard of anyone who liked their doctor?

besser tot als rot on November 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

No one likes their doctor because doctors cut off people’s feet and pull out tonsils with bare hands , for profit,
and stick you with a red pill or a blue pill .
It’s true, Hussein said that . On C-SPAN . When they were debating ObamaCAIR , remember ?

burrata on November 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM

I dare say she has never met anyone who liked her insurance plan.

perries on November 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Nancy Pelosi hasn’t dealt with reality in years. Botox has consequences. Don’t forget, this is “her singular accomplishment”. This is her “legacy” that will forever enshrine her in the Liberal Hall of Fame.

So if you got screwed on your health care insurance, STFU! and suck it up for the greater honor and glory of Pelosi!

GarandFan on November 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM

I’ve never met anyone who liked their insurance plan

I’ve never met anyone who thought this woman’s face was Real.

ToddPA on November 15, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Hey, speaking of Deranged Idiots.

Does anyone know if Dave Rywall is related to the
Mayor of Toronto?

ToddPA on November 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Nancy is like a crazy Tea Partier…..only from the left.

Hmmmm

rickyricardo on November 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM

To hades with this lying, cheating, deceitful charlatan.

rplat on November 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I’m sorry… can you be more specific? There are so many lying, deceitful charlatans in the Democrat party I’m just not sure who you’re referring to any more.

dominigan on November 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Your a stupid BlTCH, Pelosi

TX-96 on November 15, 2013 at 5:37 PM

II’ve never known anyone who liked Nancy Pelosi.

Bobbertsan on November 15, 2013 at 5:38 PM

The Democrats Need to Stop Freaking Out About Obamacare and Take Charge

by Michael TomaskyNov 14, 2013 5:45 am EST

Well, here we are again—the Democrats are ‘in disarray,’ flailing on Obamacare. It’s a potent story line, but this time Obama must crack the whip, stop the panicking, and make it work.

Raaaaaaaacist

mankai on November 15, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I love Nancy Pelosi. I hope she never retires and keeps her leadership position until she dies in office.

She is the poster girl for everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party. It is almost impossible NOT to dislike her. She’s stupid, condescending, mean, and vicious.

Long may she rave!

Adjoran on November 15, 2013 at 6:04 PM

The Chart says it all.

Totally Bullshit assertion that started all this mess, that has never been challenged: That the healthcare market was “broken”.

Other Totally Bullshit assertion that needs to be pointed out:
Liberals know what is ‘sub-standard’ for your personal needs…without ever actually knowing who you are, or what you need.

And if anyone in this country needs a Cadillac mental health policy, it’s this withered, psychotic bag of hate, Pelosi.

Oh, I also love the part where Barry gets to just decide on a Poll, what parts of “The Law of the Land” he wants to enforce this week.

You can’t *pay* for entertainment like these fools.

a5minmajor on November 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I’ve never met anyone who likes Pelosi!

gerrym51 on November 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM

I love Nancy Pelosi. I hope she never retires and keeps her leadership position until she dies in office.

She is the poster girl for everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party. It is almost impossible NOT to dislike her. She’s stupid, condescending, mean, and vicious.

Long may she rave!

Adjoran on November 15, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Her liver will go soon, one of the downsides of owning wineries.

slickwillie2001 on November 15, 2013 at 6:23 PM

So before the fugly adult female puppy says she never said anything like
” if you like it you can keep it ”
watch this :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrcrRlX2Va4
via Hoft .
More pop corn please :O

burrata on November 15, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Hey Miss Lefty Loo – I LOVE my insurance plan. I have had Kaiser for decades, and I absolutely love it.

Get the government OUT of healthcare!!!

californiacitizen on November 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM

This would be a really good time for the Republican candidate who is running against Nancy Pelosi in 2014 to be making public statements about Obamacare.

Too bad there is no sign that the Republican Party has recruited a candidate to run against Nancy Pelosi yet.

wren on November 15, 2013 at 6:40 PM

The POUND, POUND, POUND is working…

I got banned from commenting from one of the thug politicians supporting ObamaCare.

Too many truthful links, and calling him out. The straw the broke the camels’ back was the story about the Cancer victim in Florida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y352YZTygHI

Keep pounding.

PappyD61 on November 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Surely someone in Congress likes their healthcare insurance otherwise they would not have exempted themselves.

canditaylor68 on November 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I’d laugh if SF primaried her….

Turtle317 on November 15, 2013 at 3:29 PM

California will hold its “Top Two” Primary in June 2014.

In order for there to be any chance of Nancy Peolsi losing her seat in the Primary election there would have to be at least 2 other candidates (of any political party) on the ballot.

If the Republicans aren’t organized enough to find a candidate to run against Nancy Pelosi, perhaps candidates from the Communist Party or the Green Party or the Peace & Freedom Party could run against Pelosi from the left.

Here is information on how California’s Top Two Primary process works:

The Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, which took effect January 1, 2011, created “voter-nominated” offices. The Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act does not apply to candidates running for U.S. President, county central committees, or local offices.

Most of the offices that were previously known as “partisan” are now known as “voter-nominated” offices. Voter-nominated offices are state constitutional offices, state legislative offices, and U.S. congressional offices. The only “partisan offices” now are the offices of U.S. President and county central committee.

All candidates for voter-nominated offices are listed on one ballot and only the top two vote-getters in the primary election – regardless of party preference – move on to the general election.

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/statewide-elections/2012-primary/faqs-primary-2012.htm

wren on November 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Case in point: Here’s what her office is circulating this afternoon

…did AP spell “orifice” correctly?

KOOLAID2 on November 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM

She never met anyone who liked their plan?

Is she a shut-in?

This dovetails with the ‘substandard’ failed meme.

Together you have them believing that no one likes their substandard plan so they will replace it with a new, improved and hellishly more expensive plan full of things your prior plan didn’t have that you never wanted in the first place.

See?

That’s what makes them ‘smarter’!

*blink,blink*

Not just unhinged, but missing the door entirely.

ajacksonian on November 15, 2013 at 7:33 PM

She is the definition of insane.

Theophile on November 15, 2013 at 7:45 PM

most countries have hard leftists/wing dings in office somewhere. So one person..I could care less.

but I do see some countries slowly coming out of the race to the bottom of socialism. Australia is actually stopping the CAGW idiocy. Look at japan

Japan set a new target for greenhouse gas emissions that critics say will set back United Nations talks for a treaty limiting fossil fuel emissions. The new target effectively reverses course from the goal set four years ago by allowing a 3.1 per cent increase in emissions from 1990 levels rather than seeking a 25 per cent cut.

Germany is increasing Coal plants!

why can’t we have nice things like that? That’s what worries me. Pelosi is a symptom. The disease is pandemic corruption and stupidity. The RINOs get all upset when anyone deviates too much from CW. Clutching their pearls, afraid of losing the cozy offices and office boys and girls

Is there a glimmer of hope on barry care? Not that I can see. The left and their supporters in the press have seen single-payer and it works. The press represents the most reactionary force of the leftist oligarchy…making damn sure that the peasants don’t know what is in their best interest…here, have some chump change and go away

The best the RINO party can do is to pass a bill that ‘allows’ insurers to write policies for one year. And that is the free-market party. Sorry, i’m not buying.

r keller on November 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Remember, this is the same surviving brain donor who once said she couldn’t recall anyone ever making a Bush=Hitler reference in public.

And this woman is the tip of the spear of the congressional “progressive” caucus.

Bruce MacMahon on November 15, 2013 at 8:38 PM

In the LONG list of IDIOTIC American politicians, Nancy Pelosi consistently ranks near the top of the list. Quite an impressive accomplishment given the competition.

EA_MAN on November 15, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Did anyone spit on her?

SouthernGent on November 15, 2013 at 9:41 PM

What we’re seeing is the ravages of time and senility at work.

Ukiah on November 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

“I am sorry Nancy Pelosi, I’m not going to be put into a situation based on the sorry-assed assurances you have given me”

J_Crater on November 15, 2013 at 10:03 PM

♫Sing once again with me
Our strange duet
My power over you
Grows stronger yet
And though you turn from me
to glance behind
The phantom of the opera is there
Inside your mind♫

viking01 on November 15, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Redguy: I’ve never met anyone who liked Pelosi

redguy on November 16, 2013 at 12:21 AM

What we’re seeing is the ravages of time and senility at work.

Ukiah on November 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Not to mention proof of the limited shelf life of plastic surgery.

But in an attice somewhere is a portrait that keeps getting younger and better looking.

Adjoran on November 16, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Nancy Pelosi, the gift that keeps on giving…

Khun Joe on November 16, 2013 at 4:11 AM

I bet you like your Congressional Cadillac Plan though-huh Botox Queen?

redware on November 16, 2013 at 5:11 AM

What is the incarnation of Nemesis to combat hubristic stupid?

Someone chasing her around with a cluebat and miserably failing to connect with each swing?

ajacksonian on November 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Pelosi has probably never met anyone who has ever paid for their own insurance. She’s not too big on personal responsibility, she’s a liberal.

CTimbo on November 16, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Pic of Nancy from this presser.

“I’ve never met anyone who …”

Meme-generator meltdowns in 3, 2, 1, ….

dissent555 on November 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Democrats and ObamaCare -
When it absolutely, positively has to be screwed up overnight.

dissent555 on November 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM

What’s really disturbing, beyond the mental state of some of our elected leaders, is that they really do believe what is coming out of their mouths. They believe we should be oh so willing to have more of our money confiscated to pay for other people’s insurance which provides them access to medical care while at the same time accept that grandma should take a pain pill and others with grave illnesses should get no treatment because the IPAB decided they weren’t worth it money wise.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Kissmygrits on November 16, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Where have the happy faces and happy talk of 2010 gone?

♫ Satan, your kingdom must come down
Satan, your kingdom must come down
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Satan, your kingdom must come down

Gonna pray until they tear your kingdom down
Gonna pray until they tear your kingdom down
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Satan, your kingdom must come down

Gonna shout until they tear your kingdom down
Gonna shout until they tear your kingdom down
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Satan, your kingdom must come down ♫

SpiderMike on November 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Democrats and ObamaCare -
When it absolutely, positively has to be screwed up overnight.

dissent555 on November 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM

LOLZ.

SparkPlug on November 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM

“Sorry” really DOES seem to be the hardest word.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2e4NlnLr28

dissent555 on November 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

SpiderMike on November 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Love the Robert Page take on that tune.

Midas on November 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Did anyone spit on her?

SouthernGent on November 15, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I haven’t gotten close enough yet.

Midas on November 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I’ve never met anyone who likes Nancy Pelosi.

Dhuka on November 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Pelosi will only be satisfied when the entire medical sector of the American economy is socialized. If Obama’s ACA is so damn good then all Federal employees should be forced to become part of trainwreck.

SC.Charlie on November 16, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Bet she gets to keep HER insurance plan.

TimBuk3 on November 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Pelosi, you lie! Oops, sorry Oprah, there I go being a racist.

mobydutch on November 16, 2013 at 9:03 PM

“Pelosi, musing aloud that for all the angst among voters about mass cancellations, she personally has … never met a soul who liked their coverage. Not one.”

That may be true, actually.
None of the illegals she employs qualify for coverage and I doubt she offers them health insurance at all.
She doesn’t need it So.. maybe..

shorebird on November 17, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Bet you like yours, don’t you Nan. The plan that I PAY FOR with my taxes.

stenwin77 on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Here we have laid bare the downside we must endure in a representative democracy. It’s the PEOPLE! Here we have Pelosi, an absolute idiot, that is able to assume a leadership role in the Democrat Party having influence over millions of citizens. And she can be reelected over and over regardless of the obvious stupidity she utters on a daily basis.

It’s hard to do much about a people of a district that are hell bent upon self destruction and will take us all down with them. This seems to be quite common on the Democrat side. Not so much for Republicans.

artman1746 on November 18, 2013 at 7:26 AM

What she meant was that she never met anyone who liked PAYING for their insurance plan.

NoPain on November 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I love my plan and want the government to leave it alone!!!

californiacitizen on November 19, 2013 at 1:11 PM

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