Pelosi Claims She Read the ObamaCare Bill

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

Now this is really a stretch.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came to the Chronicle for an editorial board meeting Wednesday. I used the opportunity to ask Pelosi about her most famous and quoted statement from 2010. On March 9, 2010, Pelosi said of the Affordable Care Act, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.”

What did you mean by that? I asked.

Pelosi said that the quote “was taken out of context” and it is most often quoted “by the far right.”

The health insurance industry, she said, spent “$200 million while we were debating the bill to lie about it. … I hate to use the word lie. I hate to use the word hate. I hate to tell you, they’re lying about it.”

Thanks for clearing that up.

Does anyone for a second think this dope actually read the bill?


3 Responses to “Pelosi Claims She Read the ObamaCare Bill”

  1. Blue Hen on 15/15/12 at 10:34 am

    She hates to use words? She smeared anyone who dared oppose her as being a nazi. Shr’s full of crap, top to bottom.

  2. mike191 on 15/15/12 at 3:34 pm

    A pathogen, who is hooked on repleted plastic surgery conjoined with botox injections, is always someone you can trust .I mean you must search out this paragon of truth ,to start you’re day and have a trusted viewpoint for daily living.

    This person is the true epitome of the asshole gene.

  3. David H Dennis on 16/16/12 at 7:39 pm

    Your link under “a stretch” doesn’t work, and I’d really like to read it. So hopefully you can fix it :).

    I agree with Justice Scalia who said reading the bill would be “cruel and unusual punishment”. I tried myself and it was totally incomprehensible without a guide. I don’t see how any human being alive could read and understand that bill.

    I have to assume it was created through negotiation – someone asked for a clause and they put it in, and by the time they were done it was 2,700 pages long.

    But how the core plan was designed and how it should work is impossible to discern. I’m not sure if any human being alive understands how the bill is likely to work, and that scares me.