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Pelosi predicts court will uphold health-care reform
The Woodland Daily Democrat ^ | May 29, 2012 | Josh Richman

Posted on 05/30/2012 1:54:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

SAN FRANCISCO -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she expects the U.S. Supreme Court next month will uphold President Obama's signature legislation: the Affordable Care Act.

"We believe that this bill constitutionally is iron-clad," she told a crowd of about 550 at a Commonwealth Club event in the Fairmont Hotel. "I expect a 6-3 'aye' verdict from the Supreme Court."

Pelosi, whose discussion with the club was meant to commemorate her 25th anniversary in Congress, said the bill is among her proudest legislative accomplishments. More than 80 million Americans -- young people allowed to remain on their parents' policies, children with pre-existing conditions, people availing themselves of preventative care and many more -- already have benefited from its provisions, she said.

She said she finds it ironic that some Republican lawmakers just a few years ago were engaging in "court-stripping," writing sections into bills in an attempt to make them impervious to courts. But once the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, she said, "all of a sudden we have these newfound advocates for judicial review."

Pelosi called President Obama's newfound support of same-sex marriage "all great ... so beautifully spoken, so heartfelt, so personal."

"He made a values judgment," she said, noting that it would've been a more overtly political move to remain silent.

Asked about the deep partisan divides that have stymied significant progress on many issues, Pelosi replied, "It doesn't have to be this way, and it hasn't always been." Under President George H.W. Bush and even under President George W. Bush, she said, Democrats and Republicans still were able to find some common ground on certain key issues.

Pelosi said today's Republicans aren't obstructionists purely because of political gamesmanship. They simply don't believe in a public role in job creation, social services and so forth, she added.

"Bless their hearts, they do what they believe, and they don't believe in government," she said.

She said the current "battle of the budget" will be depend very much on whether American voters express themselves clearly.

Pelosi cited Abraham Lincoln's observation that "public sentiment is everything," saying that Democrats will do all they can to educate the public about the importance of protecting investments in higher education, among other things.

Asked about Democrats' chances of retaking the House this November, she replied, "If it were today, I think it would be about 50-50." But she sounded a more optimistic, defiant note during a press gaggle after the speech.

"The president will talk about his record; we will echo what he says and it will be a winning message," she told reporters, adding that strong support from women voters will "lead the way to a great Democratic victory."

Added Pelosi: "Let me say about President Obama, he was a job creator from day one."

The Recovery Act economic stimulus included clean-energy sector investments like that which went to now-bankrupt Solyndra, a Fremont solar manufacturer. Asked about Republican criticisms of such investments, Pelosi replied that "with these kinds of initiatives, some succeed and some do not," but overall the stimulus successfully brought the unemployment rate far down from the heights to which Republican policies had sent it.

Pelosi last week urged House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts only for those making less than $1 million a year. The president's budget calls for extending the cuts only for those making less than $250,000 a year; Pelosi's plan would benefit many millionaires by meaning lower taxes on their first million per year.

She said she would prefer a $250,000 cut-off too, but that won't get through Congress.

"The American people will understand it more clearly" at the $1 million threshold, she said. "Let's get something done, let's move this thing along."


TOPICS: California; Issues; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: democrats; obama; obamacare; pelosi
It's like reading science fiction or a fantasy novel.
1 posted on 05/30/2012 1:54:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is she talking out her butt, or.did Obamugabe tip her off via Sotomayor/Kagan?


2 posted on 05/30/2012 1:57:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The most surreal part is this “newspaper” publishing this tripe with a straight face.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 1:58:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I`m wondering that myself.. whether she came up with that 6-3 prediction on her own or she and the regime have been given a heads-up.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 2:03:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

The curious thing is that she helped to craft the entire law, and probably deserves at least a quarter of the blame if it is thrown out.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 2:12:00 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, I thought she meant they will support sending her to the looney bin.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 2:18:14 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Added Pelosi: "Let me say about President Obama, he was a job creator from day one."

The current Dems take lying and propaganda to levels that Goebbels and Hitler only dreamed of! Nancy also predicted that the Dems would keep The House in 2010, so this statement actually fills me with confidence.

7 posted on 05/30/2012 2:28:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...said the bill is among her proudest legislative accomplishments.

Yet she exempted herself from it?

8 posted on 05/30/2012 2:29:59 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Dems are spamming the public with bull crap so that if the SCOTUS does what the Constitution demands they will look like extremists.

I remember the days when you had to preface some Dems with the term “Leftist” but it's redundant now after the Pelosi purges of Dems what had some sense.

9 posted on 05/30/2012 2:44:33 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("If an Evil be politically correct--none dare call it Evil.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I expect a 6-3 'aye' verdict from the Supreme Court."

The fix is in?

10 posted on 05/30/2012 2:59:14 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The president will talk about his record; we will echo what he says and it will be a winning message,"

Who is "we"? Does this *itch have a mouse in her pocket? Dems are running away from Obama since '10 at a very high rate of speed.

11 posted on 05/30/2012 3:02:38 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife
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12 posted on 05/30/2012 3:35:15 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The scary thing is she could be right. I think anything is possible at this point.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 3:36:14 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Is she talking out her butt, or.did Obamugabe tip her off via Sotomayor/Kagan?

Bingo!!!

Mike

14 posted on 05/30/2012 3:39:53 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Her track record is miserable.

She predicted great gains for Democrats in 2010.

15 posted on 05/30/2012 3:41:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Lazamataz

Pelosi and the genius Wasserman-Schultz. Both of them are liars.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 4:01:38 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Just remember CFR that was a lead pipe cinch to be unconstitutional ( That is why genius Rove had wimpy Bush sign it )

How did that turn out


17 posted on 05/30/2012 4:20:37 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: freekitty

Anyone who cannot see that this bill is Unconstitutional needs to be thrown in the Looney Bin.

That includes the 4 Judges who will back it.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 4:23:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

LMAO———BINGO___it’s great as long as she doesn’t have to be on it.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 4:24:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: uncbob
Just remember CFR that was a lead pipe cinch to be unconstitutional

Help me out here, I'm still on coffee cup #1. What is "CFR"?

20 posted on 05/30/2012 4:31:19 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Venturer

Agree


21 posted on 05/30/2012 5:03:55 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: submarinerswife

Campaign Finance Reform.

Our present from Juan McLame.


22 posted on 05/30/2012 6:10:34 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s so full of crap, the buzzards wouldn’t eat her corpse.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 6:31:18 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: submarinerswife

Campaign Finance Reform —McCain Feingold


24 posted on 05/30/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really hope they revoke California’s statehood when they go bankrupt.


25 posted on 05/30/2012 6:51:54 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pelosi’s queer brain is fried from botox...

and San Fran is too stupid to replace her but then she takes the $$$$ money back there...

she need the carpet completely pulled out from under her...they ALL do...

26 posted on 05/30/2012 9:08:57 AM PDT by haircutter
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