QUEEN NANCY SPEAKS – AT 10:23 P.M. ET: Massachusetts? Never heard of it.
Nancy Pelosi now informs us that tomorrow's result in Massachusetts doesn't really count. The health bill will go through. Voters? Mere peasants. From The New York Times:
With Democrats increasingly anxious about the special election in Massachusetts on Tuesday and what it will mean for their big health care legislation, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, told reporters in California Monday that the legislation would move forward not matter what.
“Let’s remove all doubt,” Ms. Pelosi said. “We will have health care one way or another.”
I love the terminology. "We will have health care..." Madam Speaker, we already have health care. What you mean is, we'll have our bill, and we'll grab one sixth of the American economy.
Ms. Pelosi acknowledged that the path forward could change if the Democrat in the Massachusetts race, Martha Coakley, loses.
“Certainly the dynamic will change depending on what happens in Massachusetts,” Ms. Pelosi said. “Just the question of how we would proceed. But it doesn’t mean we won’t have a health care bill.”
The speaker also slammed the Republican in the Massachusetts race, Scott Brown, and indeed all Congressional Republicans, for trying to block the legislation.
“I heard the candidate in Massachusetts, the Republican candidate, say ‘Let’s go back to the drawing board,’” Ms. Pelosi said.
That's what the American people are saying, in poll after poll. But what do these ordinary people know about their families' health care? The fools.
Kind of reminds us of the kamikaze, doesn't it?
January 18, 2010