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Video: Nancy Pelosi, constitutional scholar

posted at 12:12 pm on November 16, 2012 by

Via Breitbart, the latest deep thought from a legislator who once described ObamaCare as a “right” and famously replied to a question about the constitutional underpinnings of the mandate with, “Are you serious?” This time the subject was the debt ceiling.

I’d pay good money to watch her — or actually any member of Congress — take a pop quiz on the Constitution designed for, say, a seventh-grade civics class. Nothing fancy, just the basics on different federal powers and where in the document those powers are (or aren’t) specifically granted. No studying, though; it has to be a pop quiz so that we can see what sort of knowledge our leaders are walking around with day to day. How many do you suppose would pass?

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How many do you suppose would pass?

Two: Rand Paul and Paul Ryan.

changer1701 on November 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Ron Paul would probably pass as well.

Illinidiva on November 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Hey.. Maybe that should be a requirement for running for President. After all, people who want to become citizens have to pass a test.

Illinidiva on November 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

What a fumb duck. Everyone knows that what she’s looking for is found in the “good and proper clause.”

change is for suckers on November 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

How many do you suppose would pass?

I’ll be the optimist and say out of the 535 members (on a 15 question quiz), 25-30 would get perfect scores, another 75-80 would miss one or two questions, and another 250-275 would miss 3-5 questions.

“Only” about 150 or so would get less than 66%.

Abby Adams on November 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Well I don’t know, didn’t John Roberts “prove” her right on Obamacare. Doesn’t seem to be much of a difference there.

earlgrey133 on November 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

What a fumb duck. Everyone knows that what she’s looking for is found in the “good and proper clause.”

change is for suckers on November 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

…hey, at least she didn’t say Guam would Tip over.

ToddPA on November 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

The 11th Amendment…the 12th Amendment — whatever it takes…

Dopenstrange on November 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Oh, come on. A 30-second commercial before the auto-play video starts? This is BS.

UltimateBob on November 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I used to think that keeping Princess Pelosi around was a good thing, as we could perpetually point out the abject stupidity that emanates from her.

Unfortunately, her continued presence has instead validated the theory of the Dunning-Kruger effect in the American electorate.

Henry Parsons on November 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

With people in Congress like her, I’m just glad we have the 27th Amendment.

Attention liberals: the 14th Amendment does NOT repeal the 10th Amendment. If it did, the opening phrase would be worded like the first words of the 21st Amendment.

radjah shelduck on November 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM

She probably thinks she swore to uphold and defend the Constipation.

The Rogue Tomato on November 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

change is for suckers on November 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Silly wingnut don’t you know it’s the good and plenty clause.

Ted Torgerson on November 16, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Ted Torgerson on November 16, 2012 at 2:04 PM

“Good and proper,” “good and plenty,” whatever it is, I’m with the Constitution of the United States.

change is for suckers on November 16, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Sad thing is, I bet an opponent could put this in a campaign ad against her and her supporters would think nothing of it.

hopeful on November 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM