Skip to comments.Former Clinton aide to Pelosi: Apologize
Posted on 02/01/2014 7:18:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
“We’ve got to take ownership that we messed up,” former White House adviser Lanny Davis told Megyn Kelly last night, “and Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up.” Bill Clinton’s former aide and counsel in the impeachment fight joked at the beginning of this clip that he’d hoped for a fun segment with Kelly, but that Pelosi’s refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of the bill she shoved down the throats of Americans “is painful.” Was it ever:
“Nancy Pelosi should say that we messed up…We have to take ownership,” Davis said, indicating that admitting fault is the first step to fixing the Affordable Care Act.
He added that the private sector should have had more of a role in developing HealthCare.Gov, which debuted Oct. 1 with significant glitches.
“We screwed up,” Davis said, advising Pelosi that she should admit that Democrats relied too heavily on the government to set up ObamaCare.
Actually, the problem wasn’t that there was too little involvement from the private sector; it’s that it didn’t belong in the federal government in the first place. But even apart from that, the site was built by the private sector, with the full cooperation of private insurers who hoped to score big off of a historic government mandate that forced Americans to participate in a command economy. The problem was that the people who command that economy are singularly unqualified for the job, as most if not all of them have done little but public-sector work for the majority of their lives. The incompetent management of this system began in the bid process and escalated throughout the project-management phase, and was obvious by the increasingly arbitrary ways in which regulations and statutes were applied and enforced.
That’s what is painful to Davis, who cheers government-controlled universal health care as the appetizer to his advice to Pelosi. Davis says it could have been accomplished through distributed authority in the private sector, but that’s never been the point of Democratic health-care policy. It’s always been about control and power, and dictating outcomes to insurers, providers, and consumers. We tried it, and now we see why the public sector should be limited to appropriate regulatory functions and law enforcement, and private economies left to voluntary association and the private sector.
It’s hard for narcissists to admit they aren’t perfect.
What about the rest of the democrats who imposed it on us?
I don’t want an apology, I want them all imprisoned.
Nazi Pelosi will have to first watch the video to find out what’s in it. Then Barry Hillary, and Eric can throw the video maker in prison.
Apologize for what? SanFranNan likes things getting shoved down throats, me thinks.
Lanny, you above all people should understand that you are dealing with hard core Marxists here. They don’t apologize or take responsibility for ANYTHING.
Davis just gave Republicans a golden egg. Hopefully the GOPe won’t muck up this gift.
I don’t need any apology from Nancy on this, real or fake. All I ask from the Obama acolytes is an admission that they are disorganized and screwed up royally. I then want a Plan Of Correction, meaning immediate repeal of this terrible illegal law. Remove the curse, stop the Democrats War on America!
The day Pelosi apologizes for anything will be the day that the earth stops spinning. Or the day that the pope converts to Islam. Or, the day Jesus Christ comes back and says it’s all a big joke. Or the day the oceans dry up.
Yeah, Nancy Pelosi will never apologize for her lies, her arrogance and her hatred of the American People
You think they would repeal the law? What are you smoking?
Advice on coming clean from Lanny Davis, one of the most despicable and slimiest of the many slimy Clinton apologists, protectors and cover up specialists.
For some reason Sean Hannity seems to like the guy...
Some of the Dems up for re-election are finally having
‘second-second thoughts’ about this Most Wonderful Bill. Many unions members not on a high fixed salary are starting to feel the sharp bites of this law, gouging into their wallets, gorging on all manner of new and unwanted rules that bring higher premiums and unknown doctors.
Stay tuned. If there is going to be a Dem Mutiny, where THEY will start openly hating on this bill, we should be seeing this by August or September. You may be in for a pleasant (schadenfreude-type) surprise.
And a regular guest on the Michael Medved show, along with John McCain.
Agreed. Anything less than total annihilation of your enemy is unacceptable.
You could be right. But Obama has the goods on every member of Congress. He will have his minions use blackmail on a staggering scale to try to keep the bill in place.
I keep encouraging and reminding everybody that they must sign up for Obamacare. It is all abstract until they begin seeing the dollar signs.
Furthermore, an apology from someone who isn’t sorry doesn’t mean anything.
These people are criminals plain and simple.
Every one of the bums who voted for this obananation should be in prison...and, then, deported. Criminals!
“Apologize for what? SanFranNan likes things getting shoved down throats, me thinks.”
Actually, in this case, I think that Stewart shoved “something” “somewhere else.”
I would have loved to watch Nazi “walk” out of the audio! Then the next day “Pakistani Lanny” Davis, “broke the something off “ while it was still “engaged.”
Fait accompli is the name of the game. They pushed humpty dumpty off the wall.
I would like to see them on another planet.
reiterating the point that liberalism is a mental illness
IMNSHO the buffoons running the GOP at this time would manage to fu*k up a one car funeral.
Actually, and actuarily, Pelosi is right. Since the sickest 5% consume 50% of the healthcare dollars ( Don’t hold me to the exact numbers) and “ most medical expenses occur in the last 6 months of life,” by 2017 or so, Obamacare will begin to work. The cohort that had gotten the full benefit of top notch care will have passed, and everybody left will have learned that death panels are going to limit what they get anyway, problem solved. There will be concierge treatment for the nomenclatura.
RE: There will be concierge treatment for the nomenclatura.
The Soviets used to spell the word with a ‘K’, now I see, it’s become Americanized...
America is becoming Amerika, and nomenklatura is becoming nomenclatura :)
RE: Lanny Davis said, “We screwed up.” What position does he hold in the government now?
Davis is currently a Fox News Contributor and has a column called “Purple Nation” that appears regularly in The Hill, The Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, The Daily Caller, and Newsmax.
“I say from experience a person with NPD will never accept blame or responsibility .even to the detriment of a personal relationship / let alone a relationship with the unwashed masses”
Yes, and politics attracts narcissists. It’s a ‘job’ that rewards people who delude themselves and convince others that they are incredibly talented, without doing anything but talking.
I can’t even write would I would like to see.
Please define "appropriate regulatory functions." I'll take my answer on the air.
Yeah, the space shuttle Challenger had "significant gitches," too.
Hitlery tried to do the same thing --- and thankfully was stopped.
That was but ONE of the reasons for the success of the 1994 Republican Revolution which took the House and Senate away from the Clintons.