Flashback: Pelosi Announces Obamacare as “Christmas Present to the American People”
At last, America has found, in Trump, the return receipt on ObamaCare
After an entire summer of protests, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid were determined, in late 2009, to set the groundwork for shoving ObamaCare down the throat of every American (who never liked or wanted it . . . and still don’t).
Remember those late 2009 special sessions in which Democrats planned to push through as much of the ObamaCare monstrosity as they could before the January, 2010 special election in Massachusetts?
Pelosi noted that this work (completely devoid of any GOP support whatsoever) would result in a “Christmas present for the American people.”
This was definitely not on the American people’s Christmas list when the economy was in the tank, people were dropping like flies out of the workforce, and the Tea Party was being ridiculed, “othered,” and silenced.
They plowed ahead. The messaging was just bad, Obama didn’t give that special one millionth speech that would have really sold it, and we’d love it once it was passed and we could find out what was in it.
One of the most infuriating images of 2010 was, to me, Nancy Pelosi striding toward the Capitol building to vote on ObamaCare, hefting the 1965 Medicare gavel, head thrust back in silent gloating cackle.
This was mere months after Scott Brown had been elected as the 41st vote against ObamaCare in January of 2010.
The hubris is still staggering.
Happily, with the election of Donald Trump, America has finally the return receipt on this particularly horrific Christmas present.
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Don’t count your chickens before they hatch…
Don’t count the doctor you like before you find out you can’t have the doctor you like.
None of the eggs hatched. You have no chickens. No insurance. No doctor.
In a similar vein, Don’t count your [Orrin] Hatch before he chickens. It’s almost a given that he and many other RINO senators will NOT vote to repeal Obamacare.
Good one, Snopercod!
Trump needs to revoke every ObamaCare executive order within hours of taking office. I suspect those damn Senators and Congressmen will act on a repeal within hours after that since they will no longer be exempt from its coverage or cost.
The idea of a Christmas gift is that it comes at the expense (whether this be time to make or money to buy, e.g.) of the giver not of the recipient. Or, am I being too literal about the meaning?
Please jar my memory. In the photo with John Lewis, is that before or after he was ‘spat’ on?
As much as my pea-brain is able to comprehend, I find ObamaCare one of the greatest threats upon my liberty and pursuit of happiness to occur in my lifetime. Judging by the majority of election results at the state and local levels, I might be similar to many others 🙂
You mean, YUGE lump of coal.
And they still can’t admit that it was Nancy who took that big gavel to her own Democrat Party and smashed it to bits.
She had one of the shortest tenures as Speaker in American history and caused the largest landslide loss of congressional seats since Clinton lost the House in ’94.
Stuck on Stupid
And I hope they keep on acting stupidly
Hillary Clinton tried the same line in 1993 as a pitch for her botched attempt at socializing American medicine. The Left is like a broken record.
Hillary had such big hair back then.
The real Christmas gift to the American people in 2016 is that Hillary Clinton will NEVER be POTUS.
Amen and pass the egg nog
I take great joy out of the fact that I have a better chance of becoming president than Hillary.
You certainly have a better chance of receiving MY vote!
Zerocare a Christmas present? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA – it’s just as much of a present as a sack of $#!+ is ~