Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi: ObamaCare incompetence “not my responsibility”
Posted on 01/31/2014 8:09:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
This appearance by Nancy Pelosi on The Daily Show starts to run off the rails almost immediately. Jon Stewart starts off by asking Pelosi about why people talk about politics rather than policy, to which Pelosi answers by … complaining about Republicans. Stewart doesn’t take the bait, though, and starts pressing Pelosi for answers as to why big-government politicians can’t produce competent government — and gets stunned by her admission that she can’t explain why ObamaCare failed:
Stewart said that Democrats are then required to make a stronger case. He said that Democratic governance now appears chaotic and their execution of legislation appears to lack efficiency. When Pelosi again blamed Republicans for this condition, Stewart became even more agitated.
When he asked why it was so difficult to get a company to execute the Affordable Care Acts insurance exchange website competently, Pelosi replied, I dont know.
What do you mean you dont know? How do you not know? Stewart asked laughing.
To which Nancy Pelosi responded: “It’s not my responsibility.” Hmmm. Who ran the House when the ObamaCare bill passed, with only votes from her party? Who claimed at the time that we couldn’t know how awesome this bill would be until it passed, because you couldn’t expect politicians to actually read a 2800-page bill before they voted on it? Given that this passed entirely on votes from her own party, and with some procedural chicanery thrown in for good measure, does she feel no responsibility at all for the results of this legislation she herself championed?
That’s a pretty good answer to Stewart’s broader point. He cites the ongoing problems at the VA as evidence that there is “clearly something systemic” in government incompetence:
Do we have a foundational problem? Is there a corruption in the system that needs to be addressed? Stewart asked. Pelosi went on to detail the issues with bureaucracy and the failure of departments to communicate with each other. Okay, do something about it, Pelosi said.
I was actually going to say that to you, Stewart interjected.
The systemic problem is the fact that big-government regimes like ObamaCare won’t work because central planning of large economies never work, for reasons laid out by economist F. A. Hayek decades ago in The Road to Serfdom. History has only proven Hayek correct over and over again, while utopians keep insisting that the problem is just the people involved in its implementation. And Hayek predicts why incompetents and bullies end up at the top of those systems, too. Maybe Stewart should read it. It’s far too late for Pelosi.
An example of the “feelgoodism” of the leftist ideology.
Her job was done once she felt good about herself for providing “affordable healthcare for the poor”.
It’s not her responsibility. She didn’t read the bill.
Should have asked her if she knows what’s in the bill she passed yet.
Of course it is. Anything that doesn’t work is a part of the bill she passed without reading
“Pelosi says she is not responsible for Obamacare failure”...roflmto. She is the most INCOMETENT and DELUSIONAL Woman in politics, unbelievable.
Also, I thought that the word "ObamaCare" was verboten, a racist dog-whistle intended to alert the midnight riders of the TEA Party.
IMO, Eyeballs Pelosi is the poster hag for incompetence, wanna bet?
Idiot & what’s up with her giggling like a little girl.
What a total moron this woman is.
Not a big fan of Stewart but at least he asks the questions the lapdogs won’t.
Of course - that's why the Bill-Naming Committee puts such sweet-sounding names on them - so the members don't have to actually READ them.
The RATS are in more trouble than I thought.
One of the “Faces of Obamacare” .... in other words, ‘mug shots’. There really should be a ‘wanted poster’ of everybody who is responsible for the crime of inflicting this on the American people.
And she continued. "the poor are so wonderful, I thought we could just make more of them by passing this bill. Then we'd feel even better about ourselves".
....THEIR INTERNAL NUMBERS must really be bad....the more she’s mentioned the better
Obamacare is such a loser, RATs are clearly backed against the wall & running scared...
I’m glad the GOP is going to do nothing this election season but hammer them on Ocare..oh wait, they’re pushing amnesty instead.
Boner & gang are worse than this loon.
For the rest of my life I will remember the footage of Pelosi holding that ridiculously over-sized gavel and intentionally walking with that “F You” expression through that crowd of peaceful American protestors.
Pelosi is possibly the person who had the MOST to do with getting that Act passed. Without the House’s maneuvering it would never have become law.
The day that she goes to the grave I will have a celebration in my home that will rival Thanksgiving-Day and the 4th, combined.
You signed a fraudulent document saying he was constitutionally eligible.
You realized that made you legally vulnerable, called it back and issued a new document that said he was eligible, deliberately dropping any reference to the Constitution.
And now you claim no knowledge or culpability?
ping for viewing at home
I still say someone needs to shove that gavel in a place that would require a proctological specialist to remove.
...she chased her tail for 8 mins, and it showed...******* moron. Stuttering a-hole.
If I am ever elected President the first thing I do is hire Jack Welch as my Chief of Staff with orders to implement Six Sigma across the entire Fed payroll, with the goal of reducing head count 20% in three years. Then I tell him to take it to the next step and start eliminating programs to further reduce staff count.
Then I move the remaining Social Security Admin staff to Detroit, or even better, hire the unemployed THERE instead of moving clerical workers.
Then I move the Agriculture Department to St. Louis and do the same thing.
Until the Washington DC real estate market starts to implode I will not be happy.
To reduce Washington control decentralize the remaining DC agencies and spread out the jobs to places that are in need of those jobs more than the nomenclature in DC.
Make it that the Press will have pretty much NOTHING to cover in DC - let them move to Detroit, St. Louis and Cleveland; then they will start to reaquaint themselves with reality!
“We have to pass it to know what’s in it, but what’s in it is not my responsibility.” —Nasty Piglosi
Stewart doesn't get it. It is not just the people in charge, it is the system. Socialism wouldn't work if it were run by angels.
I am also a fan of spreading the Federal Government out of DC.
When, for example, the VA is not allowed, by law, to have a communication with the Pentagon it becomes irrelevant to have them in the same town.
The same with the FBI and the CIA.
Plus, in a time of war it is always more effective to spread your resources outside of a single 20 square mile area.
“People” in California reelect and reelect this idiot. What does this ay about those “people”?
Miss “you have to pass it before you read it “ Nan
ObamaCare incompetence not my responsibility
Right Nancy! That’s real responsible and ethical...
Just throw the s^%t on the wall and walk away!
“What difference does it make” and “It’s not my responsibility” go hand-in-hand.
It was her responsibility for signing off on an illegal president after the first election wasnt it?
That really did leave quite the impression. /growl
“An example of the feelgoodism of the leftist ideology.
Her job was done once she felt good about herself for providing affordable healthcare for the poor.
Exactly! “Nancy Pelosi: ObamaCare incompetence not my responsibility
This insane process is done every day at every political power level from city councils to rectums like Pelosi/Waxman/Reid/Obozo. They make their wet dreams into impossible legal actions. Then they walk away from the disasters they created to create more disasters.
Nanacy Pelosi shall NEVER know what is in the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010”, but she could find out quickly enough if she would simply consult “Beating Obamacare”, by Betsy McCaughey.
Of course, that shall never happen, because Congresscritter Pelosi would NEVER refer to a book that had been written by such an obviously partisan hack. The book was published by Regnery, and Dr. McCaughey was the former lieutenant governor of New York, a Republican. All just total negative vibes for a True Believer liberal Democrat.
Should have asked her if she knows whats in the bill she passed yet.
You are right. I wonder if she has yet to read the bill. I know Mary Landrieu hasn’t because she said she would vote for it again. I hope that was her swan song!
Not bad, not bad at all. I do like your idea of moving whole departments out of the D.C. area. I can imagine lot’s of heads exploding. From the drones to the Real Estate Agents.
Next let’s require each state to provide state of the art teleconference centers for their Senators and Representatives so they can stay at home in their districts and be available to their constituents instead of hiding in D.C. most of the year.
Watch the demeanor of Pelosi, watch the body language, her mouth, fidgeting hands, her diversionary responses which clearly indicated she wanted to end the topic.
This woman is fraud, a phony and a poser.
What is ANY Democrat responsible for? Ever?
“People in California reelect and reelect this idiot. What does this ay about those people?”
Wrong! The “people of her district” which is in San Francisco reelect her. Most of California outside SF and LA is a RED STATE! Just like the “people” of New York City control the politics for the rest of that state, which is also RED.
Big goverenment always promotes incompetence....that useful idiots like Jon Stewart haven’t figured it out yet is proof that their are blissully ignorent and therefore incompetent themselves.
I LOVE your ideas!!
The rats are scared. Even Dirty Harry is now worried he will lose his Senate Majority leader spot. He is distancing himself from Obama/Obamacare.
Obama, Dirty Harry and Nancy Pelosi are THE MOST RESPONSIBLE for this atrocity of a law. They were the ones that forced this thing through the congress. They used every dirty trick they could pull to make it pass.
THEY OWN IT, now choke on it.
pelosi = crazy beach