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Nancy Pelosi: GOP cuts will interfere with government’s “biblical power to cure”
Hotair ^ | 03/11/2011 | Ed Morrissey

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 research’s “biblical power to cure.”

Pelosi, speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill celebrating the first anniversary of the health care bill’s passage, said, “There’s 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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; budgetcuts; delusional; gop; government; nancypelosi; obamamessiah; pelosi
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1 posted on 03/11/2011 11:13:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Pelosi is an idiot.


2 posted on 03/11/2011 11:15:19 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The woman has jumped the shark. Jesus doesn’t need Pelosi’s Marxist ObamaCare to heal people.


3 posted on 03/11/2011 11:15:34 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: SeekAndFind

As if we didn’t know who her god is.


4 posted on 03/11/2011 11:15:44 AM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I personally believe this woman is not of sound mind.


5 posted on 03/11/2011 11:16:55 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nancy Pelosi: GOP cuts will interfere with government’s “biblical power to cure”

OMG! Another Pelosism for me to work into the Pee Louse poem!!!!

6 posted on 03/11/2011 11:17:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (NPR is the ACORN of the media world.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yet another WTF moment from this idiot. Unbelievable.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 11:17:32 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you look up “stupid” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of the idiotic blowhard fool Pelosi.


8 posted on 03/11/2011 11:18:05 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: SeekAndFind

FUNP!


9 posted on 03/11/2011 11:18:05 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

I really believe she is insane.


10 posted on 03/11/2011 11:19:10 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: SeekAndFind

I sure bet her definition of “biblical” is not what mine is?!!!


11 posted on 03/11/2011 11:19:34 AM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: Jim Robinson

Bat shit crazy.


12 posted on 03/11/2011 11:20:12 AM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pelosi, just shut up!!That botox has frozen your brain...


13 posted on 03/11/2011 11:20:37 AM PST by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind
Looks like that BOTOX needle went too deep the last time.

All the way into her brain.

14 posted on 03/11/2011 11:21:18 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My God, these people are certified lunatics


15 posted on 03/11/2011 11:21:40 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: SeekAndFind

As if there were any remaining doubt that, to such as Pelosi, government IS God.


16 posted on 03/11/2011 11:22:03 AM PST by pogo101
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To: PGR88

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.


17 posted on 03/11/2011 11:22:50 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Lazamataz

That poem is outstanding!


18 posted on 03/11/2011 11:23:11 AM PST by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.)
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To: SeekAndFind
and the One said "let there be waivers" and waivers became abundant...


19 posted on 03/11/2011 11:23:41 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: freekitty

St Nancy of the church of big government


20 posted on 03/11/2011 11:24:02 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind
C'mon. Tell the truth. How many of you would like to take that finger and bend it back...?


21 posted on 03/11/2011 11:24:20 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: SeekAndFind; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...

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.


22 posted on 03/11/2011 11:24:36 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: SeekAndFind
"biblical power to heal"

and Cowboy Poetry.

23 posted on 03/11/2011 11:24:54 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently Botox causes brain damage


24 posted on 03/11/2011 11:26:47 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


25 posted on 03/11/2011 11:27:44 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: windsorknot

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.


26 posted on 03/11/2011 11:30:14 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Jim Robinson
Pelosi is an idiot.

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?

27 posted on 03/11/2011 11:34:58 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


28 posted on 03/11/2011 11:35:12 AM PST by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pelosi is crazy as a shit house rat.... Wait.

She is a shit house rat.


29 posted on 03/11/2011 11:36:54 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SeekAndFind

When is this Brain addled Woman going to be Drug tested and Have a Mental evaluation?


30 posted on 03/11/2011 11:36:57 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Her Bishop really needs to have a loooong talk with that girl.


31 posted on 03/11/2011 11:42:31 AM PST by DManA
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To: Lazamataz

I didn’t think anything yesterday would top “A quote by. . . someone, quoted today by Shelia Jackson Lee.”


32 posted on 03/11/2011 11:43:44 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: SeekAndFind
really have the biblical power to cure in a very, very special way

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 !!! ***

33 posted on 03/11/2011 11:43:44 AM PST by agere_contra (Whenever a Liberal admits to something: he is covering up something far worse)
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To: Jim Robinson
Nancy Pelosi: “biblical power to cure”

Don't stand anywhere near her in a thunder storm.

34 posted on 03/11/2011 11:44:26 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
"Nancy Pelosi: GOP cuts will interfere with government’s “biblical power to cure” "


35 posted on 03/11/2011 11:44:53 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: agere_contra

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.”


36 posted on 03/11/2011 11:47:38 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: SeekAndFind
PELOSISPEAK
37 posted on 03/11/2011 11:50:01 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nancy greatly misses her power and finds life in the minority to be a real drag.


38 posted on 03/11/2011 11:50:00 AM PST by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: musicman

(I know it is not your fault)

But the ears are too small.


39 posted on 03/11/2011 11:53:58 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

certifiable !!! —> troubling


40 posted on 03/11/2011 11:55:01 AM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


41 posted on 03/11/2011 11:55:28 AM PST by Freddd
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To: ichabod1
I'm reminded of someone, a proverb, now quoted by Sheila Jackson Lee

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.

42 posted on 03/11/2011 11:57:25 AM PST by agere_contra (Whenever a Liberal admits to something: he is covering up something far worse)
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To: muddler
Bat shit crazy.

I was thinking shit house rat. But ok.
43 posted on 03/11/2011 12:00:44 PM PST by crosshairs (Appeasement is surrender in slow motion.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

44 posted on 03/11/2011 12:03:49 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jim Robinson
Pelosi is an idiot.

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.

45 posted on 03/11/2011 12:07:52 PM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nancy has alway been loopy but she has really gone over the edge since Americans took her power away. What a ditz.


46 posted on 03/11/2011 12:15:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: freekitty

bttt


47 posted on 03/11/2011 12:21:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Cheetahcat
When is this Brain addled Woman going to be Drug tested and Have a Mental evaluation?

Seriously.

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.

48 posted on 03/11/2011 12:28:06 PM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am surprised that her lips didn’t disolve & fall off her face when she uttered the word “biblical”.


49 posted on 03/11/2011 12:32:40 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SeekAndFind
Did Jim Wallis teach Pelosi to say that?

He's been teaching Democrats how to insert religious languange into their speeches ever since they identified "values voters" in 2004.

-PJ

50 posted on 03/11/2011 12:36:33 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (In a democracy, you negotiate from the floor of the legislature, not from hideouts and bullhorns.)
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