Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi: GOP cuts will interfere with government’s “biblical power to cure”
Posted on 03/11/2011 11:13:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Where’s the separation of church and state when you need it? According to Nancy Pelosi, there may be no such concept, since government offices have “biblical power to cure” illnesses. Pelosi made this remark while responding to the budget cuts proposed by Republicans in Congress that include the NIH, as CNS News reports today:
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the House Republicans proposed cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget would hurt biomedical researchs “biblical power to cure.”
Pelosi, speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill celebrating the first anniversary of the health care bills passage, said, “Theres a cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health. This is not a healthy thing for our country because that research has answers. You know that every family in America is one telephone call, one diagnosis, one accident away from needing the kind of biomedical research that can cure–really have the biblical power to cure in a very, very special way and so to cut back on that research is wrong.”
Technically, of course, the NIH doesn’t actually cure anyone directly, as they don’t treat patients. The NIH acts as a clearinghouse for medical research, and a funding agency for some of that research as well as researchers themselves. That’s not to say that their work isn’t important or needless, but they’re not laying on hands at the NIH, either.
The question of funding isn’t a yes/no issue, either. The GOP isn’t closing down the NIH, but cutting back on its funding in FY2011 by $1 billion. That would actually return the NIH to the same level of funding they received last year, $31 billion, as the NIH asked for an increase of $997 million. In other words, the “cut” is almost entirely — 99.7% — a decision not to increase funding. Furthermore, NIH got along fine in FY2009 with $30 billion, and managed to do its “biblical” work with $28 billion in FY2006, FY2007, and FY2008.
Unless the NIH got its “biblical power” from its latest budget request, the only thing biblical in this equation is Pelosi’s chutzpah. Maybe Pelosi should reread the Bible, and inform us of the passages where healings occurred through the laying of greenbacks on bureaucrats.
Pelosi is an idiot.
The woman has jumped the shark. Jesus doesn’t need Pelosi’s Marxist ObamaCare to heal people.
As if we didn’t know who her god is.
I personally believe this woman is not of sound mind.
OMG! Another Pelosism for me to work into the Pee Louse poem!!!!
Yet another WTF moment from this idiot. Unbelievable.
If you look up “stupid” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of the idiotic blowhard fool Pelosi.
I really believe she is insane.
I sure bet her definition of “biblical” is not what mine is?!!!
Bat shit crazy.
Pelosi, just shut up!!That botox has frozen your brain...
All the way into her brain.
My God, these people are certified lunatics
As if there were any remaining doubt that, to such as Pelosi, government IS God.
being very honest here.
I seriously think this woman is not all there in the head, Yes liberalism is a mental disease or people unable to grow up in the mind but this woman is insane.
The comments she makes and then walking through the tea party laughing like a school kid or sitting/standing there with the gavel is unreal.
That poem is outstanding!
St Nancy of the church of big government
Actually in the clip she says the governments “Biomedical research has the Biblical power to Heal”. You can tell the socialists who believe Man Is God when they are as dumb as Pelosi.
Here in Maryland they see this as brilllant talk.
and Cowboy Poetry.
Apparently Botox causes brain damage
Who would have guessed that one of the consequences of building a wealthy, free, and safe nation would be that madmen and madwomen would be elevated to the leadership of a major political party. Literally, clinically insane individuals.
The Democrat party selects as its leaders individuals who in some cases suffer from clinical pathologies (or perhaps even true demonic posession) but who are able to put on an act, a simulation, of sanity, in front of television cameras. People who can really pull off this two-faced act are rare, and they can be richly rewarded with, with power, money, and adulation, in the Democrat party.
It almost sounds like the old idea of the “King’s Touch”. In medieval times some people believed that illnesses could be cured by the monarch’s touch. Not a belief of liberals up to now.
What absolutely amazes, however, is that a woman so loony could capture the leadership of a political party with tens of millions of adherents. Of course, she epitomizes the sort of insanity that the NEA cadres seek to promote in our Public Schools; but how can any child reach puberty, much less voting age, without suspecting that idiocy is, in fact, idiocy?
Once again confirming that “regressives” like Pelousy consider government their god, to whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess — OR ELSE!!
Now her gibberish about “the word” makes some sense. Her “word” is the Federal Register.
Pelosi is crazy as a shit house rat.... Wait.
She is a shit house rat.
When is this Brain addled Woman going to be Drug tested and Have a Mental evaluation?
Her Bishop really needs to have a loooong talk with that girl.
I didn’t think anything yesterday would top “A quote by. . . someone, quoted today by Shelia Jackson Lee.”
Ok Pelosi. You win. You win effortlessly.
Other FReepers may believe that somebody, somewhere will say something even more batsh*t insane this year, but personally I believe that we've found the winner of *** Maximum Dumbass 2011 !!! ***
Don't stand anywhere near her in a thunder storm.
The winner and still champion as last year she won it going away with “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”
Nancy greatly misses her power and finds life in the minority to be a real drag.
(I know it is not your fault)
But the ears are too small.
certifiable !!! —> troubling
I have not doubt she does believe she’s god and she believes government is god.
Of course that’s the exact opposite of what our Founder’s knew.
And of God himself.
That was pretty potent material, granted. And if anyone were to wrest away Nancy's crown of madness, it would be SJL.
But Nancy doesn't need to talk about herself in the third person. Her brand of teh crazy is somehow fresher and wittier than SJLs confused low-insight stream of consciousness.
And - as you say "We have to pass it to find out what's in it".
Oh Nancy. If there was a unit of gibbering insanity it would be named after you.
Normal idiots are benign, so long as someone watches and cares for them.
Retiring this weird person permanently, ASAP, should be a Conservative top priority.
Unfortunately few Constitutions include provisions for dealing with insanity in power, where the insane are literarlly unable to be aware of, and admit they're insane.
Right now, there are at least two dozen elected and high appointed officials who fall into that category.
Nancy has alway been loopy but she has really gone over the edge since Americans took her power away. What a ditz.
As an emergency measure, the Republicans should immediately create the appointment of an official House Psychiatrist, and one for the Senate, and the requirement that all members, starting with the leadership have mandatory evaluations.
It might even make it possible to persuade Congress that passing a law cannot create a Money Fairy.
I am surprised that her lips didn’t disolve & fall off her face when she uttered the word “biblical”.
He's been teaching Democrats how to insert religious languange into their speeches ever since they identified "values voters" in 2004.