Four years ago the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. During a press conference on Thursday which a measly 15 journalists attended, Nancy Pelosi vocefirously stood at the rostrum correcting a reporter who asked, “In the current environment in a swing district, is Obamacare a winner or a loser politically?”
Pelosi replied, “I believe that it’s a winner,” and then went into a dissertation on why it should be called by its proper name.
“It’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory—it’s called the Affordable Care Act, and the Affordable Care Act, when people know what it is and see what it means to them, and that’s the case that we have to make,” she rambled.
“And I tell him the same thing I told you,” Pelosi said laughing. “Affordable. Affordable. There’s a reason—affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. The reason they changed the name of it is because they wanted to get away, the opponents, from the word affordable. And that’s why I’m patient with some of these comments, whatever it is; it’s infinitely more affordable than the path that we’re on without it.”
You keep using that word Nancy. I don’t think it means what you think it means.
The reporter was quick to point out that The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer himself had embraced the term in 2012.
The only reason I can surmise that she sounded like a broken record is that she either shit her pantsuit or it was time for her meds.
UPDATE: Thanks a bazillion to Don Surber for linking to this post.