Friday, February 26, 2010

Hey, Nancy Pelosi -- YOU LIE!

JammieWearingFool has a video of Nancy Pelosi answering some questions about the Health Care Reform legislation from the ignorant peasants American voters. As I sat watching, almost entranced by a forehead that never creases and a pasted on grimace pretending to be a smile, she said something that caused me to channel Joe Wilson (R-SC):

"You lie!"

Here's the video. Those of you without a cast iron stomach who don't want to sit through 8 1/2 minutes of San Fran Nan can skip right to question five, which comes at around 6:45.

The question is more of a comment. While I couldn't make out the name, this was the point:

"Bills should be read by members of Congress."

The comment also made mention of using clear language instead of legal gobbledygook. I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard Pelosi's answer:

"I agree. And they should be. And they are. We have reading sessions right here where we read them together."


"So we read the bill in two ways... the way it is written in legislative language, and a presentation of it in lay language, so that people know... uh... how they can... uh... what it is they're voting on and how they can explain it back home."

This is nothing short of a bald-faced lie. Complete and utter bullshit. There's more truth to global warming than there is to this statement. Only the paralyzing effects of her botox overdose could have allowed her to say this with a straight face.

Here we find Pelosi's fellow criminal Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) making no pretense at all about his unwillingness to read a bill before voting on it:

And the money quote:

“I love these members, they get up and say, 'Read the bill.' What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”

So, does this mean Conyers doesn't read them once, let alone "in two ways"? You betcha. And never mind that while he's bemoaning the lack of two lawyers, Congress is crawling with them like a roach infestation.

But surely he's the only one, right? I mean, when we elect these folks to make votes on our behalf, they must understand we expect them to have read whatever they're voting on... Right?

Enter Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) who is too confused by legislative language to bother.

His excuse explanation for his dereliction of duty?

“I don’t expect to actually read the legislative language because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I’ve ever read in my life.”

Somebody should tell this jackass if he's not qualified for the job to resign. (Somebody should tell him the American people were somehow able to muddle through the language... because we had a vested interest in making sure someone read it, so we did it ourselves. Thanks.)

And somebody should tell Nancy Pelosi to google her talking points before she opens her mouth. These statements - and more - are out there, directly contradicting her "read the bill in two ways" lie. From

On at least two dozen occasions in 2009, the transparency rules have been shelved — including on votes on wage discrimination, climate change and children’s health insurance, according to statistics culled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group.

But... but... Nancy Pelosi says they don't just read the bills, they "read the bill in two ways"!

You lie! has a heartbreaking roundup of their legislation-without-representation joke on America. And yet, with video evidence against her, contradictory statements by her fellow Congress Critters and multiple websites that document Congress not reading bills, Nancy Pelosi still has the unmitigated gall to say "We read the bill in two ways."

Why? Because she thinks we're stupid. That's the only possible explanation for her blatant dishonesty spewed through that vapid-yet-frightening grimace she thinks is a believable smile.

Well, I'm not stupid. I'm pissed. There's very little that makes me as angry as someone smiling in my face while they lie their ass off. Of all the offensive, patronizing, condescending nonsense! I'm as disgusted by a politician as I've ever been, and I can only offer one rebuttal to Pelosi:

You Lie!

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