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Pelosi tells Wavering Dems to Sacrifice Jobs for Obamacare Because She Knows What’s Best for America

Yeah, she’s one to talk.  Representing a district where Obama beat McCain by 73 points (just up from John Kerry’s 71-point margin over W), Nancy Pelosi is now telling Democrats from districts where the margin was in the single digits–or favored the Republican–that they should “back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers

Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program “This Week.”

“We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress,” she said. “We’re here to do the job for the American people.”

It took courage for Congress to pass Social Security and Medicare, which eventually became highly popular, she said, “and many of the same forces that were at work decades ago are at work again against this bill.”

Nancy knows her history about as well as she knows economics.  It hardly took courage to pass those bills which were popular even before they passed.  And today, there are concerns about the fiscal solvency of both programs.

Is Mrs. Pelosi thus suggesting that the Democrats’ proposed health care overhaul will soon also face financial problems?

Her arrogance–and that of the Democrats who continue to push this–is simply amazing.  They claim they know better than the American people what’s good for them.  They keep pressing forward on this–as if one more push will break the pattern of public opinion consistently moving against them since the debate began.  And the tide will finally turn.  Well, now she seems to have given up hope of catching a wave and is now saying that, well, public opinion doesn’t matter because we know what’s best.

Even if their knowledge comes from policies which have never worked in the real world and are similar to those which have not brought the desired results in jurisdictions which have tried them.

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  1. Good lord . . . Pelosi is a self destructive radical idiot that doesn’t care whom or what she brings down with her. If the Dems have any sense at all they’ll throw her out as quickly as possible.

    Comment by rplat — February 28, 2010 @ 1:17 pm - February 28, 2010

  2. […] Gay Patriot points out that Social Security and Medicare were popular with the American people at the time they were enacted. Unlike the crap sandwich Obama, Pelosi and Reid are trying to shove down our throats. (Not to mention that we can’t sustain Social Security and Medicare. How can we possibly afford even more entitlements?) […]

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  3. Andy McCarthy thinks that liberals make a mistake in assuming that Democrats are either arrogant or that they will behave rationally and back away from this cliff. Instead, he says, they are in the grip of a self-destructive religious fervor that transcends mere arrogance or rationality. At my own blog, I compare the Democrats to the Mullahs, because both are in the grips of an apocalyptic fervor that is blind to humanity and logic.

    Comment by Bookworm — February 28, 2010 @ 5:06 pm - February 28, 2010

  4. […] Daniel Blatt adds: Nancy knows her history about as well as she knows economics. It hardly took courage to pass those […]

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  5. What she is really saying is screw the voters they don’t matter

    Comment by Jeff Dunetz — February 28, 2010 @ 7:48 pm - February 28, 2010

  6. […] Gay Patriot, regarding a different section where Nance talks about other unpopular legislation like Social Security and Medicare: “Is Mrs. Pelosi thus suggesting that the Democrats’ proposed health care overhaul will soon also face financial problems?” Sphere: Related Content […]

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  7. Mrs. Pelosi ought to put her health care where her mouth is and forgo her own cushy Federal Employees Benefits Program and accept the SAME health care she wants to push on the American people. My friends that is something she will never do, because she does not want it.

    Comment by Maureen Tucker — February 28, 2010 @ 9:09 pm - February 28, 2010

  8. Pelosi truly is dumber than a doorknob! Very possibly the dumbest speaker in history, she also claimed that a bill can be bi-partisan without garnering support from both parties.

    The perfect poster child for a party of idiots.

    Comment by American Elephant — February 28, 2010 @ 9:33 pm - February 28, 2010

  9. […] By datechguy Nancy Pelosi is telling democrats in tough races that they should be willing to give up their seats to pass the healthcare […]

    Pingback by You first Nancy: Resign today! « DaTechguy's Blog — March 1, 2010 @ 11:13 am - March 1, 2010

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