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Words mostly fail me. She is in charge of a *LEGISLATIVE BODY*?

(HT to Neo-Neocon)

http://www.kcbs.com/bayareanews/Pelosi-Celebrates-Healthcare-in-SF/6743503
And while she said it may not be perfect, it’s a bold step in the right direction.

”It’s like the back of the refrigerator. You see all these wires and the rest,” said Pelosi. “All you need to know is, you open the door. The light goes on. You open this door, you go through a whole different path, in terms of access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.”
Myself not being female, the sex of her idiocy doesn't bother me as much as it did Neo.

But the sheer bug-fugging-stupidity of that statement does.

She is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She's the Senior Official of a LEGISLATIVE BODY. The people that are supposed to worry about the nuts and bolts. Understand how things work and plan for unintended consequences.

“All you need to know is, you open the door. The light goes on. ..."

No, that's not all you "need to know". That might be all she wants to talk about. I wonder why.

So let's see what that attitude leads to, with the instant classic:

Here it's not even as annoying when he admits he doesn't know and doesn't care - hell, that's not a secret or anything new.

The annoying part came when he announced that his comments were "taken completely out of context." From his press release: "If it had of been, I would have never voted for a bill that I knew would be unconstitutional," he said. "I took an oath to defend this Constitution. I will continue to do that. I served six years in the military. I'm saddened that this gotcha-type politics has to happen."

So he served 6 years in the military. Which has exactly, what to do with the fact that he cannot answer the question? When he tries to use his (I have no reason to doubt his honorable service, other than his current weaseling) prior service to somehow deflect from the question asked him, it tells me that's he's lying through every method available to him. (And thus calling his other oaths and obligations into question, including that prior service.)

Granted, it's a question that should be asked much, much, much more of many more politicians. (I'd love to see McCain justify McCain-Feingold in the context of that little nit "Congress shall make no law... ")

But when the mantra is “All you need to know is, you open the door. The light goes on. You open this door, you go through a whole different path, in terms of access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.”, from the Speaker of the House, can we be all that surprised at the contempt for the voter, the taxpayer, and the contempt for the form of Government and the Constitution from the other members of the House?

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"Cargo Cult" health care? Jesus. This is going right up there with Biden's "misreading how bad the economy was," when that was his whole job, his whole purpose, for getting elected in the first place.

This is a culture of failure, reinforced from the very top.

I spent 9 years in the Military

Not once did I have a class on the Constitution.

(Anonymous)

Good grief, am I sorry I missed this one. See, this is how it works:

You open the door and--what? Are you serious?

It's just a stupid piece of paper.

Of course you have to open the door!

You damned well /better/ open the door, or you'll get your ass thrown in jail, or machinegunned--or both!

OPEN THE GODDAMN DOOR, SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR!

OPEN IT--NOW! THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING...


-TJP

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