Of Course Nancy Pelosi Wore Her Lucky Shoes Today, Probably Had as Much to Do With the Decision as the Constitution. Constitution? Are You Serious?

That Nancy Pelosi today wore her lucky purple pumps (just like when ObamaCare passed!*) became a bit of a thing, mentioned in the Twitterverse, the blogosphere and the cable news world. This magical thinking could mean more to the former speaker than the Constitution. Who knows? Democrats insisted the individual mandate was not a tax, liberal apologists pointed to the truck-sized constitutional loophole known as the commerce clause and the then Speaker Pelosi famously asked “are you serious?” to a question about the constitutionality of ObamaCare. And the purple pumps seem a much sounder basis for what Pelosi identifies as the right to healthcare (via tax!) than anything in the Constitution, real or imagined. 

*It passed “like a kidney stone,” but it passed.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Good title.

  • Alan Vanneman||

    I think you guys need to call your mommies and get your diapers changed. Because you sound like babies to me.

  • Pip from the forge||

    That comment is not going to be popular.
    Don't you want to be one of the popular kids, Alan?

  • Anonymous Coward||

  • Libertarian||

    I've always considered that, "are you serious?" line from Pelosi as particularly loathsome. Turns out she was right! Well played, former Speaker, well played.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Considering that the SC accepted the challenge to be heard at all, then no she wasn't right.

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  • Matrix||

    Yeah, they should photoshop force lightning from her fingertips.

  • Pip from the forge||

    Needs more ruby slippers.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I think they photoshopped it out of the picture.

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