Nancy Pelosi jumps the senility shark

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Pelosi Derp

Today Nancy Pelosi made a jaw-dropping assertion:

“I don’t know who he is,” Pelosi said of Jonathan Gruber. “He didn’t help write our bill.”

Gruber didn’t just help write Obamacare. He IS Obamacare.

Up until this point, most of the attention regarding the failure to disclose the connection between Jonathan Gruber and the White House has fallen on Gruber himself. Far more troubling, however, is the lack of disclosure on the part of the White House, the Senate, the DNC and other Democratic leaders who distributed Gruber’s work and cited it as independent validation of their proposals, orchestrating the appearance of broad consensus when in fact it was all part of the same effort.

The White House is placing a giant collective bet on Gruber’s “assumptions” to justify key portions of the Senate bill such as the “Cadillac tax,” which they allowed people to believe was independent verification. Now that we know that Gruber’s work was not that of an independent analyst but rather work performed as a contractor to the White House and paid for by taxpayers, and economists like Larry Mishel are raising serious questions about its validity, it should be made publicly available so others can judge its merits.

Gruber began negotiating a sole-source contract with the Department of Health and Human Services in February of 2009, for which he was ultimately paid $392,600. The contract called for Gruber to use his statistical model for evaluating alternatives “derived from the President’s health reform proposal.” It was not a research grant, but rather a consulting contract to advise the White House Office of Health Reform, headed by Obama’s health care czar Nancy-Ann DeParle, to “develop proposals” for health care reform.

And this comes straight from Pelosi’s office as Speaker of the House:

An analysis of the House bill by noted MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber concludes that the bill would result in lower premiums than under current law for the millions of Americans using the newly-established Health Insurance Exchange – including those who are not receiving affordability credits to help them purchase coverage. (The Health Insurance Exchange is for those without access to affordable employer-sponsored coverage.) As Gruber states: “the premiums that individuals will face in the new exchanges established by this legislation are … considerably lower than what they would face in the non-group insurance market [under current law], due to the market reforms put in place by the House plan, the mandate on individuals to participate regardless of health, and the market economies of new exchanges.”

And now she denies knowing who he is or that he helped write the bill. This is not the first time she’s been delusional. She once promised that Obamacare would provide better care and lower rates for everyone, and then couldn’t remember that either.

It’s hard to imagine someone of sound mind thinking you could make these assertions, which leads to two possible scenarios:

1. She’s mentally ill and is suffering from frontal lobe dementia.

2. She (like her boss) is a pathologic liar.

In either case, Pelosi can no longer be trusted with the business of government and she should resign immediately. No one could really believe Americans could be so stupid as to believe her.

Right?

H/T Weasel Zippers

UPDATE:

Pelosi plays the sexism card

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

16 Responses to “Nancy Pelosi jumps the senility shark”

  1. 1

    Nanny

    Way back in 2009 Paul Ryan had read the bill. He ripped into Obama (politely) about his false accounting.
    I think they actually thought if they taxed people for 10 years to cover only 5 years of ObamaCare’s first decade that people’s premiums might be lower, that first few years.
    Even that delusion was wrong.
    The double-counting of the same dollars to both fund Social Security AND ObamaCare should have helped, but was only phantom money, like Obama’s Cash 4 Clunkers brought only phantom help to the economy.
    Playing with numbers is not the same as being real.
    Poor Obama, his signature legacy bill is going to have to be scrapped.

  2. 7

    Pete

    They are so arrogant in their disdain for the intelligence of Americans because they know they have the media covering for them. Why else the hatred of Fox and the recent push for “internet neutrality” rules – which are nothing more than leftist attempts to shut down any ability for information critical of the collectivist march for power be heard by Americans.

    Pelosi is no different than any other leftist politician. Since Slick Willie perjured himself and lost his law license, the dems have gotten more and more brazen with their easily disproven lies, and the fifth column MSM continues to cover for them. This is just another example of why one should never vote for any democrat, ever. Anyone who willingly chooses to belong to a political organization that considers it ethical to purposefully lie to Americans in order to force unwanted laws upon them in contravention to the purpose of living in a Constitutional Republic, deserves the arrival of self-imposed enslavement.

    There is ZERO defense of obamacare from an ethical or integrity perspective. It is nothing but lies covering up for a collectivist power grab. It must be repealed immediately.

  3. 8

    MOS+#8541

    nancy was a bar fly in her early days. Recall when her and feinstein, never heard of waterboarding.
    Ever wonder what it cost the us taxpayers for all the plastic work she has had done? Do you think for one moment she paid a penny.
    Her brains are like a ring around a toilet bowel.

  4. 11

    Bill

    Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Biden, Wassermann-Schultz, etc are what you get when people feel confident to say whatever they think will serve their political agenda without fear of a press that will hold them responsible for lying or speaking stupidly.

  5. 12

    Smorgasbord

    Nancy can’t help herself. She grew up like most democrats, knowing that the propaganda media will go along with whatever a democrat says; even if it is a slip of the tongue, and could have been corrected as saying that it was just that. There are people who that if they would get their way all of the time, they would do and say whatever they wanted to, knowing that it would never be challenged.

    Since Fox News and the Internet (with it’s conservative blogs), the democrats can’t live their spoiled life like they used to. Why do you think they are trying to regulate the Internet again? They tried this before. They also tried to pass a law saying that the liberals would get equal time on conservative blogs to respond to comments the host said, and the liberals would get the time FOR FREE.

    Hopefully, the general public, and the republicans have said that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, and it is time for politicians to legislate for WE THE PEOPLE. I doubt that the republicans will go along with this idea, since they haven’t for many years.

  6. 13

    Bill

    Now Nancy is playing the age and gender card on those asking why she still exists. She wonders why no one ever questioned why McConnell was not asked if his age was a factor in the Republicans losing control in the past.

    No, Nancy, they don’t ask those questions of Republicans when they lose. The reason is clear, especially to those asking the questions, why Republicans lose. Republicans lose, by and large, because because people like you, Nancy, lie about failure and blame Republicans and those asking the questions make sure the pertinent questions do NOT get asked or answered.

    In case you haven’t noticed, Nancy, no one is asking you the painful questions about how you can forget the guy you praised as being so brilliant as to be singing the praises of the legislation he helped develop.

    Funny how all these brilliant liberals (like Gruber, Obama, Krugman, etc) are geniuses until they are proven to be stupid.

  7. 15

    FMB42

    She’s been senile for years. This, coupled with her lack of integrity, has made her what she is today; a truth and memory challenged nutcase. The problem now for her, and the Dems, is that the MSM can’t hide this like they once did due to her more frequent outbursts of mental instability and senseless laughter.

    The bottom line is that the Dems themselves will probably have no choice but to remove her from office within the next 18 months or so.

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