It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go. She was one of Obamacare’s chief cheerleaders in the early days of the bill, and she has stood solidly in that role ever since despite mounting evidence that it has been disastrous for the nation’s economy, its healthcare system, and its citizens.
When videos surfaced showing Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber claiming that the ACA was written with intentionally-confusing language, conservatives were rightly outraged. Here was this liberal elitist claiming that the law would never have passed otherwise, blaming the need for deceit on “the stupidity of the American voter.”
Pelosi, when asked Thursday about Gruber’s comments, claimed that she had no idea who he was. She claimed he had no part in writing the law. “Let’s put him aside,” she insisted.
Well, it didn’t take long for that little charade to be exposed for the lie that it is. Reporters quickly found evidence that Pelosi’s office was citing Gruber’s analysis of the bill as early as 2009. She even put out a press release that pointed to his work, noting that the ACA would have a beneficial effect on health care premiums. She even mentioned him by name in a press conference. Now, somehow, she’s decided that none of that ever happened.
Democrats Don’t Sense a Need For Change?
The bigger issue, though, is why Pelosi continues to feel welcome at the head of the table. And why have Democrats decided to put her back there? Coming off an election that could have scarcely gone any worse, why wouldn’t they take the opportunity to do some political reorganizing? Even if they consider Pelosi a strong voice for liberalism, she’s outstayed her welcome as minority leader.
Pelosi, naturally, has an answer for those critics who would like to see her step down. She regards it as nothing less than sexism. “I don’t understand why that question would even come up.” You don’t understand why…because you just presided over one of the most crushing defeats in…why wouldn’t you understand, you liberal buffoon?
But no, it has nothing to do with politics, you see. Pelosi continued: “It just is interesting as a woman to see how many times that question is asked of a woman and how many times that question is never asked of Mitch McConnell.”
And there it is. Even after the Democrats have been shown conclusively that their “war on women” strategy is an abject failure, she’s still up on her feminist soapbox. What do they put in the water out there in San Francisco?