Nancy Pelosi on Health Care: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

Like a Tupperware container full of smelly mystery meat, Nancy Pelosi says that the only way we can find out exactly what's in the health care bill is to try it:

You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other.  But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket.  Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting. 

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. [emphasis added]

The slightly better version of this argument, which is that voters will like ObamaCare better once it's passed and they get used to it, isn't very convincing either. (Link via Brooke Oberwetter.)

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    Hey, that looks like last night's dinner!

  • Federal Dog||

    "Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes."

    Telling. So -- positing that they successfully shove this down people's throats -- what do you suppose they will allow people to eat?

  • ||

    +1

  • Tony||

    -3

    Limbaugh talking points count for a negative 2.

    Let's try this again, this time without any references to "shoving" and "throats."

  • ||

    WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU, BITCH?

  • Jeffersonian||

    Perhaps you can traduce Botox Betty for us, comrade.

  • AJs||

    What the hell is wrong with that meat? Is that mold? Perhaps the most disturbing thing is that the person is holding the steak with his bare hands.

  • sage||

    That's actually a picture out of an old medical manual.

  • Dello||

    One of the things I learned from being both a medic and a mechanic: There is nothing so dirty that you can't wash your hands.

  • Pontius Pilate||

    I've always said the only kind of dirt one should worry about is the kind that doesn't wash off.

  • Wrauny||

    I worked in a lab where we used dye lasers. The dye was carcinogenic. You could wash it off, but it already penetrated your skin, entered your blood stream and altered your DNA.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There are things which, the more you say it the more reasonable it sounds. This is not one of those things.

    "We won't know how bad a war in Iraq will be until we vote to authorize one..."

  • AJs||

    Such as: "I had to abandon free market prinicples to save the free market."

    Whatever happend to 'measure twice, cut once'? This is like, 'screw measuring, we're cutting anyway so deal with the putting the pieces back together later'.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...'screw measuring, we're cutting anyway so deal with the putting the pieces back together later'.

    What one might hear in an operating room after passing Obamacare?

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    "Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes."

    Yeah, we need to spend two trillion dollars because no one knows that if you have bad genes and eat a terrible diet you will wind up with diabetes. That woman is truly insane. Absolutely cravenly insane.

  • ||

    Nancy, I have to beat you down, so that I know what pimpin' feels like.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow can but||

    Which ear?

  • ||

    a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket.

    Free, unlimited healthcare; who doesn't like that?

    WHEEEEEEE!!

  • ||

    And since the government will be paying your health bills, preventative care won't be just free, it will be compulsory.

  • ||

    I dibs National Piss-Test Czar!

  • smartass sob||

    Well naturally they have to keep costs down. (snicker)

  • The Art-P.O.G.||

    +3

  • ||

    Some people just don't make that connection. It would be a matter of time before eating too many snickers bars would be against health laws.

    Of course the fines for such behavior will be important to help fund health care.

  • AJs||

    Shhhh! You astroturfer!

  • Wind Rider||

    Sorry Nan, when I have a plastic container of something in the fridge, and can't remember or tell waht it is, it gets tossed in the trash - same as this bill should be.

  • ||

    I don't know how Pelosi can walk to the car in the morning, or get food into her mouth without assistance. She's so dumb it makes me feel stupider, like some sort of stupidity singularity sucking all the intelligence out of the room.

  • ||

    She is not just stupid. She is crazy. And not just normal crazy. She is go to Vienna and have a team of experts writing reports on you for textbooks crazy.

  • ||

    Stupid? Crazy?

    I'm the gal with the gavel.

  • The Art-P.O.G.||

    True story.

  • Ghiena||

    I agree,.

  • Let me interpret||

    Tulpa, so what you're saying is your wet dream involves Nancy the judge and you get to play the rebel without a cause.

  • The Art-P.O.G.||

    -500 for missing the Army of Darkness reference.

  • Let me interpret||

    John, so what you're saying is your wet dream involves Nancy the psychiatrist (with sexy Austrian accent) and a team of experts judging your performance

  • Slut Bunwalla||

    I think your wet dream involves some shit. And an iron.

  • Let me interpret||

    Epi, so what you're saying is your wet dream involves Nancy as the teacher and you wearing the dunce cap.

  • Xeones||

    What i want to know is, why is the article accompanied by a picture of Nancy's last gyno exam? I don't need to see that.

  • smartass sob||

    I thought it was her kid's afterbirth.

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    The score is: one awesome joke about Nancy Pelosi's minge.

  • ||

    I'm pretty sure it's moldy bacon, which, unlike Nancy Pelosi's diseased whoreslot, I would just scrape the mold off of and eat it anyway.

  • @||

    You'd hit that. Fess up.

  • Let me interpret||

    I'm pretty sure my dick is like moldy bacon, which, unlike Nancy Pelosi's rejuvenated vagina, I would just scrape the mold off of and eat it anyway

  • ||

    Nancy Pelosi = Pure Evil

  • Let me interpret||

    Enough About Palin= Pure *genius*

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    Let me interpret = retard

  • ||

    But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it

    Can't we at least take it out from under the Christmas tree and shake it, first? Maybe it's broken.

  • Let me interpret||

    P Brooks, no you can't you little fucker. You could shoot your eye out.

  • TXLimey||

    So if we eat what Nancy tells us to we shall never get sick, shall never get old, shall never die. Apparently what's contained in the bill is funding for a massive temple to Yog-Sothoth, and they had to strip out the Stupak amendment so that we will have a steady supply of the unborn to feed the beast.

  • The Art-P.O.G.||

    And one awesome Lovecraft reference.

  • ||

    Everyone knows the babies are for Moloch. Get your unspeakable ancient horrors right, people.

  • smartass sob||

    Your linky isn't working.

  • The Art-P.O.G.||

    SugarFree's worst nightmare...the broken link.

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    NOOOOO!!!

  • ||

    Who gets their butt plumped?

    Six New Jersey women have been hospitalized after receiving buttocks-enhancement injections that contained material used to caulk bathtubs, The Star-Ledger reports.

    The newspaper says the women underwent surgery and got antibiotics after receiving a diluted version of nonmedical-grade silicone, apparently administered by unlicensed providers.

    Steven Marcus, with the state Poison Information and Education System, told the newspaper that the silicone was "the same stuff you use to put caulk around the bathtub."

    The Star-Ledger says health officials have alerted hospitals and doctors to be on the lookout for other potential victims.

    http://www.usatoday.com/commun.....lick-refer

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    """But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future,""

    I agree 100% with Pelosi on this. The future being somewhere around 10,000AD

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    You make such terrible decisions about your own appearance, you have no credibility when it comes to decision making. I'm not willing to accept any decision from someone who leaves the house looking like a cast member from a Tim Burton movie.

  • T||

    *golf clap*

    Well played, sir, well played.

  • ||

    Student Loan Legislation May be Added to Health Reconciliation Bill:

    http://senatus.wordpress.com/2.....tion-bill/

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    Obama was on the news this morning demonizing health insurance companies for raising premiums. Let me try to get this straight:

    1. We have more treatments and medications today which help many many people who would have been written off for dead a few decades ago (AIDS, cancer, advanced heart disease, etc.)

    2. The population is getting older and stuff like Alzheimer's is a lot more common, for whatever reasons.

    3. The population as a whole is less healhty, with obesity and diabetes more prevalent that previously.

    And Obama is surprised that medical care is costing more? What kind of dream world do people like him live in? They think they can just suspend the law of supply and demand so that we can provide more and better medical care to more people for less money. Do they really believe that shit? Why don't they just repeal the law of gravity while they are at it?

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    They would if there was any money in it.

  • Michael Ejercito||

    Health insurance would be much cheaper if it only covered procedures that were offered before 1960.

  • ||

    I can make it a lot cheaper than that.

    Were can I put these crates of leeches?

  • KyleG||

    Mystery box! Mystery box!

  • Sammy||

    Indeed - just like Pandora's

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    "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

    Un-effin'-believable.

  • Nancy Pelosi||

    That meat will taste just fine when the cooks in the Senate get finished with it. I'm not going to tell you how. You'll just have to wait and see. But be sure to position yourself near a phone, in case you need an ambulance. I'll make sure that it's free.

  • Harry teh Reid||

    I would breathe a fart of yours directly from the source.

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    Hmm, this reminds me so much of the George Carlin Refrigerator Man bit, I can just hear his saying it:

    Obamacare gives you two separate good feelings. When you first hear people talking about bending cirves, you feel really intelligent- "I'm saving food!" And then, after a year, when you find out what it is really about and you throw Obamacare away you feel...really intelligent- "I'm saving my life!"

  • Brian||

    Hey Nancy, what ever happened to JOBS JOBS JOBS? And speaking of passing it to find out what's in it, reminds me of the stimulus boondoggle. We certainly found out the hard way what was in that POS.

  • ||

    You get 3 operations a year for free, you even get you choose what body part they'll take off. They will even use anesthetic if you want it and let you listen to music. Government is getting to be like a funny farm anymore, the insanity just keeps coming.

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    Say isn't passing laws that effect citizens lives without reading them a crime? treason comes to mind -lol
    i know its wide spread that they don't read them in general, too busy taking bribes - lol?

    a good way to fix health care would be to jail some ceo's that routinely deny their paying customers (fraud)?

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    The whole framework of the debate is in error. Health is not a commodity that can be dispensed by government, though they are good at harming or killing people. Meanwhile the false choice of having health dispensed from big businesses or the government that is in bad with them every night is no choice at all. The reform that is needed is to rein in the reckless overuse of drugs in healthy people to treat lab values, the use of dangerous and unproven vaccines for everything under the sun, the screening tests such as whole body CT scans "virtual physicals" which expose the recipient to an amount of radiation similar to that of Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors 1 1/2 miles from the blast. The last thing we need is more of such "healthcare" least of all from a government that could care less about the health and lives of its citizens. But it must be a powertrip for bureaucrats to try and meddle in the most private details of the citizens.
    http://healthjournalclub.blogspot.com/

  • ||

    This is the most intelligent reply that I have read thus far. Insightful and very much to the point. I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank You!

  • rctl||

    Paul, you're right when you typed "the government that is in bad with them" but you may need to go to bed.;-)

  • givejonadollar||

    Pelosi and the Democrats are totally out of control.

    I wish to goodness "Reason" would side with the only libertarian/Republican with the ideas to change things........Ron Paul.

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    The way the backlash will start is just like Mr. Stack showed: the IRS people are going to become persona non grata among normal Americans. Some of them will be physically injured or killed. Sympathy will be nil, and it will get worse from there. The Democrats, and their Republican enablers, are looking at starting a guerrilla war the magnitude of which they haven't got a clue about.

    Taxes going up along with costs and unemployment in a country lousy with affirmative action and more guns than people--right, tell me that's not a prescription for all Hell to break loose. However, if they try to take the guns away, God help the lot of them as they'll have 100 million people shooting at them or sympathizing deeply with the shooters. They'll see Yamamoto's nightmare come true.

    Wait until the next stock market leg down; that will be a sight to see!

  • ||

    I googled that statement to find the video of her actually saying it... i couldn't believe that a politician could say something so stupid. I'm still young and nieve tho

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    That was my reaction to something Barbara Boxer said many years ago. Since then, I assume the more stupid anything a politician is alleged to have said, the more likely it is that they actually said it.

  • Scoot||

    good thing it passed, WTF?

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  • sathi2000||

    Congress used to be by the people and for the people. It now all about by me and for me and the people be damned. Vote OUT the incumbents and get new blood on the hi..!!
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