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Nancy Pelosi: Let’s celebrate “health independence” on the Fourth

posted at 4:12 pm on June 27, 2013 by

Rand Paul may be looking to rally for the Fourth Amendment on the Fourth of July, but Nancy Pelosi has a somewhat different idea in mind about what to celebrate on Independence Day. I mean, ObamaCare is “in the spirit of the founders,” after all…?

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Nancy Pelosi: Let’s celebrate “health dependence” on the Fourth

Sachiko on June 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Let’s not forget “Independence from nuisance pregnancies” Day, as well.
You know, because the Founding Fathers were terribly concerned about women having the eight to kill their babies, right up until heads were sticking out of the birth canal.

Frank_D on June 27, 2013 at 5:41 PM

“eight” should be “right”

Frank_D on June 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

The woman is deranged.

ConservativeLA on June 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Yeah that’s why you forced government intrusion into every aspect of health care you senile old witch. A solid majority of Americans don’t want your nanny health care, to bad that same majority doesn’t hold you personally responsible.

antipc on June 27, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Why not? The Democrats wanted everyone to give all their wedding gifts to the Obama campaign. It was only a matter of time before they hijacked public celebrations for political purposes as well.

blammm on June 27, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Another example of how Newspeak is gaining ground in the American Peoples’ Democratic Republic. Dependence on the government is now “independence.”

Remember, Independence is not the same thing as liberty or freedom. A tyrant can give you freedom, until he or she decides to take it away.

Lincoln freed the slaves, but only they could make themselves independent.

flataffect on June 27, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Maybe she can use some time on the Fourth to finally read the stinkin’ bill. Hope she chokes on it.

Brat on June 27, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Well, in a way Pelousy is right…

Because when 0bamacare actually kicks in for the general populace, the decisions about their health will be completely independent…. from their needs, choices and desires.

LegendHasIt on June 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I hate to say to it, but Pelosi is making sense. If we wanted to avoid the silly nonsense of Obamacare, we should have offered health insurance vouchers as an alternative. There is a problem for libertarians that given how income is distributed (log-normal for those who know what I mean) that many people really can’t afford the health care that we would like them to have.

And let me also point out that health care vouchers would mean that there would be maximal benefits from it, unlike the insane notion of not having maximum benefits which appears to be a selling point of Obamacare.

thuja on June 28, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Retire nancy, your old and senile.
Do it for me.

losarkos on June 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

JohnFLob on June 28, 2013 at 12:48 AM

This is just as bad as celebrating Independence Day as National Mattress Sale Day. This woman has no shame or national pride.

DAT60A3 on June 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM


Bmore on June 28, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Lock the entire nation into a government-run program; eliminate all options that are not a part of the program; compel payments from the population at large for a product not of their choice, forced activity at every level – and this dingbat calls that ‘independence’.

Her stupidity is beyond comment. I have no words to describe my stunned amazement.

ss396 on June 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

I’ll wait a few years, and then Independence Day might have a double independent meaning, IYKWIMAITYD.

Steve Eggleston on June 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

traitorous senile old bitty

long_cat on June 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Piss off, Pelosi, you wizened old crone.

RebeccaH on June 28, 2013 at 1:48 PM