“You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence,” she told reporters.
“If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in, but we’re going to get health reform passed.” – Nancy Pelosi as quoted in the New York Post by Charles Hurt on Jan. 29, 2010
And so, BlunderWoman outlines her plan for taking over the health care industry by hook or by crook. She doesn’t care. Frankly, most of the far Left base and Demogogues in Congress don’t care. Or, at least they don’t care if no one notices their actions and they won’t be held accountable.
First, the president went to the GOP representatives and tried to bully them into this debacle. This is Nancy’s ‘gate’ analogy. “Obama said that over-the-top GOP attacks on him and his agenda have made it virtually impossible for Republicans to address the nation’s problems in a bipartisan way.” Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/32225.html#ixzz0elbeBrUl
Obama went to the garden gate, asked the Republicans to come out and play his game, or else. Republicans would be considered antisocial by the other kids in the school yard if they don’t accede to his request, is the reasoning. However, most of the other kids on the playground also think the Democrats’ plan to shoot bottle rockets into a haystack is stupid too, so there is little damage for the GOP to refuse the request.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to take a shot at the health insurance industry next week by scheduling a vote on a smaller bill to revoke its half-century-old exemption from antitrust laws.”Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32427.html#ixzz0eld2lIlD
This is Pelosi’s plan to ‘jump over the fence.’ She wants to use this anti-trust ploy as a fulcrum to get her over the fence. However, since each and every state already carefully monitors and dictates much of the health insurance industry, the proposal has little real bite. It is a canard to Democrats so they can brandish this worthless piece of legislation crying ‘victory’ when in fact it is not as much a sword as a rubber chicken.
So, for her final trick, she is hoping to fashion a reconciliation bill to act as a parachute. This would allow Congress to force a watered down version of their takeover past the filibuster and the objections of the right side of the aisle. However, such a watered down version, that doesn’t completely takeover the industry, is despised by the left. It is likely Pelosi will have a palace coup if she tries to slip the parachute on and forget to grab the anvil when she jumps out of the plane. The far left Progressives believe the anvil is the key to getting to the earth. Without it, the plan is pointless.
And so, our faithless Speaker jumps into action. However, much political wreckage comes from her silly attempts.