by Sam Huntington
“We have to pass the pass the bill so that you can, uh … find out what’s in it … away from the fog of the controversy.” —Nancy Pelosi
Does this make Nancy Pelosi a liar, like Barack Obama? No, not really. She was only obfuscating the issue because no one in the Democratic Party wanted (then or now) clarity for the American people. Although, I think it must be said that while Pelosi wasn’t lying, she was still demonstrating dishonesty. Who votes on a bill as important as one affecting one-sixth of the entire economy without reading it, understanding it, and being able to explain it to one’s constituents? The answer is no one. But there are, I suppose, two possible exceptions: the first possibility is that Nancy Pelosi is an incompetent boob who should never have been elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The second likelihood is that Nancy Pelosi knew full well what the bill entailed, and she intentionally and conspiratorially misled the American people. It is hard to know which is worse.
What we know now is that it was always a Democratic intention that the American people should lose their existing health insurance, and their doctor. It is the only way to force the American people into the ACA, or as some would have it —Commie Care. And President Obama lied to the American people a second time.
“I’m sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me.” —Barack Obama
It simply doesn’t wash, Mr. President. You knew all along that the American people would find themselves in this situation because it was your intention to force people into Obama Care.
But you know, it does make me curious whether Barack Obama has a compulsive lying disorder … and I wonder if it is possible that such a disease can be unhappily transmitted to other members of his administration. If we aren’t careful, this lying to the American people could become pandemic.