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Nancy Pelosi: ObamaCare incompetence “not my responsibility”
Hotair ^ | 01/31/2014 | Ed Morrissey

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:

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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 Act’s insurance exchange website “competently,” Pelosi replied, “I don’t know.”

“What do you mean you don’t 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baitandswitch; incompetence; jonstewart; obamacare; obamafail; pelosi; pelosiincompetent; pelosilied; pelosiobamacare; youcankeepitgate
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1 posted on 01/31/2014 8:09:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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”.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 8:10:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; GeronL

It’s not her responsibility. She didn’t read the bill.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 8:12:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Should have asked her if she knows what’s in the bill she passed yet.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 8:13:31 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course it is. Anything that doesn’t work is a part of the bill she passed without reading


5 posted on 01/31/2014 8:13:45 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Pelosi says she is not responsible for Obamacare failure”...roflmto. She is the most INCOMETENT and DELUSIONAL Woman in politics, unbelievable.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 8:14:43 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: SeekAndFind
It's interesting to juxtapose the concept of "we have to pass it in order to find out what's inside it" and the concept of "the problems with it are not my responsibility."

Also, I thought that the word "ObamaCare" was verboten, a racist dog-whistle intended to alert the midnight riders of the TEA Party.

7 posted on 01/31/2014 8:14:44 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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8 posted on 01/31/2014 8:15:07 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

IMO, Eyeballs Pelosi is the poster hag for incompetence, wanna bet?


9 posted on 01/31/2014 8:15:27 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 8:15:45 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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11 posted on 01/31/2014 8:16:11 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: MrB
she felt good about herself for providing “affordable healthcare for the poor”.

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.

12 posted on 01/31/2014 8:17:31 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

WOW.
The RATS are in more trouble than I thought.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 8:18:06 AM PST by Zathras
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To: b4its2late

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.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 8:21:20 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
she felt good about herself for providing “affordable healthcare for the poor”.

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".

15 posted on 01/31/2014 8:21:28 AM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: SeekAndFind

....THEIR INTERNAL NUMBERS must really be bad....the more she’s mentioned the better


16 posted on 01/31/2014 8:22:17 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Qiviut

Exactly


17 posted on 01/31/2014 8:22:20 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: rainee

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.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 8:22:23 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 8:26:57 AM PST by Noamie
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To: SeekAndFind
Zatso?

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?

20 posted on 01/31/2014 8:27:00 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; aragorn; Art in Idaho; Aurorales; autumnraine; azishot; AZ .44 MAG; bergmeid; ...
Constitutional Eligibility

21 posted on 01/31/2014 8:27:34 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: SeekAndFind

ping for viewing at home


22 posted on 01/31/2014 8:28:41 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Noamie

I still say someone needs to shove that gavel in a place that would require a proctological specialist to remove.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 8:29:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

...she chased her tail for 8 mins, and it showed...******* moron. Stuttering a-hole.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 8:29:54 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


25 posted on 01/31/2014 8:32:55 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We have to pass it to know what’s in it, but what’s in it is not my responsibility.” —Nasty Piglosi


26 posted on 01/31/2014 8:37:43 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Do we have a foundational problem? Is there a corruption in the system that needs to be addressed?” Stewart asked.

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.

27 posted on 01/31/2014 8:44:05 AM PST by fhayek
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To: LRoggy

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.


28 posted on 01/31/2014 8:45:04 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Noamie

“People” in California reelect and reelect this idiot. What does this ay about those “people”?


29 posted on 01/31/2014 8:47:14 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Miss “you have to pass it before you read it “ Nan


30 posted on 01/31/2014 8:47:14 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

ObamaCare incompetence “not my responsibility”

Right Nancy! That’s real responsible and ethical...

Just throw the s^%t on the wall and walk away!


31 posted on 01/31/2014 8:48:25 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


32 posted on 01/31/2014 8:51:25 AM PST by what's up
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To: Kackikat

Clinton-Pelosi ticket?


33 posted on 01/31/2014 8:53:06 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (If you want to know who rules over you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

“What difference does it make” and “It’s not my responsibility” go hand-in-hand.


34 posted on 01/31/2014 8:55:39 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (If you want to know who rules over you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It was her responsibility for signing off on an illegal president after the first election wasnt it?


35 posted on 01/31/2014 8:58:11 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Noamie
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.

That really did leave quite the impression. /growl

36 posted on 01/31/2014 9:00:56 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: MrB

“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.


37 posted on 01/31/2014 9:03:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! ObamaCare will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: sickoflibs

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.


38 posted on 01/31/2014 9:07:41 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Pelosi says the Founding Fathers vision was a happy and healthy life so you could pursue your dream to be a comedian. I'm guessing the Fathers will be lined up waiting their turn to slap this woman when her time comes.
39 posted on 01/31/2014 9:10:34 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: sickoflibs

Should have asked her if she knows what’s 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!


40 posted on 01/31/2014 9:14:21 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind
If you have ever asked the question, "can a person be too stupid for politics?" I have the answer:

Nancy Pelosi

41 posted on 01/31/2014 9:15:09 AM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: LRoggy

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.


42 posted on 01/31/2014 9:29:22 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


43 posted on 01/31/2014 9:32:55 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is ANY Democrat responsible for? Ever?


44 posted on 01/31/2014 9:33:33 AM PST by polymuser
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To: hal ogen

““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.


45 posted on 01/31/2014 9:35:41 AM PST by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


46 posted on 01/31/2014 9:38:34 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: LRoggy

I LOVE your ideas!!


47 posted on 01/31/2014 9:39:11 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Zathras

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.


48 posted on 01/31/2014 9:43:03 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: ExTexasRedhead

pelosi = crazy beach


49 posted on 01/31/2014 9:48:19 AM PST by refermech
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To: SeekAndFind
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50 posted on 01/31/2014 9:51:52 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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