Yep, All politicians have enemies. sad that so many can't simply agree to disagree. Some contention is built into our method of governance. 2 senators per state, congressional reps per population, 2/3rds majority to amend the Constitution etc.<quoted text>
Pops, Pelosi's enemies have been twisting that quote for a long time. Here's how it was initially reported at the time:
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that people won’t appreciate how great the Democrat’s health plan is until after it passes.
““But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it – away from the fog of the controversy.”"
Note that she says "we have to pass the bill so that YOU can find out what is in it" --- she is telling the audience that THEY will find out truth about the Bill once it was passed. The person who wrote this article understood that, as is clear from the first sentence.
Talk about people (& the press) twisting things, I don't believe that Palin ever said that she could see Russia from her home or from Alaska. That was Tina Feye on SNL.
Now back to Pelosi. I posted a link to the audio/video on #31422 of Pelosi stammering & waving her hands like she is signing. AND she is still wrong with us needing to vote for it to find out what is in it. HOW about taking more time to read, study, & comprehend BEFORE voting to make it the contentious law of the land?
Answer...they knew that as it was, Republicans would not give them enough votes & also that in a short time, Dems would not control both houses & that repubs wouldn't exactly be sitting in the back. It was a rush job, a snow job, a though well intentioned bill, it was/is an ill conceived, short sighted bill that lacked foresight considering the speed of creation & multitude of pages. It has become an ill conceived white elephant that creates another Federally 'controlled' dept to screw up.
I guess that I am back to admitting a 5star cynicisim .