Elijah Cummings: ObamaCare Like Mandela’s Fight Against Apartheid or Something

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:32 am

OK, how much longer are these deranged Democrats going to milk this Mandela thing? Apparently we’ve hit rock bottom now. Maybe we can jail Obama for 27 years and then make this kooky comparison.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Thursday likened the political fight to implement the Affordable Care Act to the plight of Nelson Mandela, who fought against apartheid in South Africa.

Cummings attended Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa this week, and said the connection occurred to him on the 20-hour flight home.

“It was an inspirational trip because I had the opportunity to reflect on the amazing changes that one individual, working with determination over a lifetime, can bring to millions of others,” Cummings said, according to prepared remarks released ahead of a House Oversight Committee hearing on “ObamaCare’s Impact on Premiums and Provider Networks.”

“There will always be forces aligned against progress, against equality, and against basic human dignity,” he added. “But Nelson Mandela’s life reminds us that our mission on earth is to transcend these destructive forces and always pursue the betterment of our fellow man.”

Translation: Republicans hate human dignity.

Some Democrats have expressed frustration that House Republicans moved ahead with planned ObamaCare hearings during a week when much of Washington’s attention turned to Mandela’s passing.

Some said they were forced to choose between preparing for and attending the hearings, and traveling to South Africa for the service.

Cummings on Thursday urged his colleagues to “push for reconciliation” on ObamaCare in a way that would honor the life of Mandela.

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2 Responses to “Elijah Cummings: ObamaCare Like Mandela’s Fight Against Apartheid or Something”

  1. Doc on 12/12/13 at 2:24 pm

    Cummings has been called many things over the years but I don’t ever recall “smart” being mentioned.