Welcome to the Harry Reid Theater of the Absurd. In today’s presentation, Senator Reid does the Meme Twist with a full facepalm by arguing that the only criticism that the ObamaCare plans have received is that they take too many pages of text. Actually, though, that wasn’t a Republican criticism of the bill so much as it was a Democratic excuse for not reading it:
Funny, but while I recall people using the length of the bill as an argument, that argument went to the fact that Reid and Pelosi attempted to shove it through Congress before anyone could read it. Pelosi succeeded with Waxman-Markey and both did with Porkulus, with predictably disastrous results. In response, we heard from John Conyers and Thomas Carper that reading the bill has become passe’ these days anyway. Why, that would actually take some effort and an understanding of legislative language on the part of, er … legislators.
Besides, after a season of outrage over the costs and mandates of ObamaCare in townhalls across the nation, it’s no small wonder that Nevadans think Reid is out of touch.