Monday, November 18, 2013

Nancy on “Meet the Press” - A Tale Told By An Idiot

Well, I see the lady-parts were out in force yesterday, defending their sex (and lots of it) as well as the very foundations of Obamacare (free birth control and pregnancy coverage): 

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First Nancy “hoop-de -doo” Pelosi was on Meet the Press, with former water boy and cheerleader David Gregory who bemoaned the “fumble” on Obamacare that created what may be the lowest moment of (Obama’s) presidency.” Assuming you disregard Benghazi, Fast & Furious, NSA, IRS, etc..

“There is a bottom line to this which I think people understand and the president has acknowledged, if the government has decided there has to be minimum requirements in any health care plan … it doesn’t meet what the government says you have to have, you cannot keep it. That’s not what you said here.”

That however did not comport with Nancy’s received truth:



"The law does not demand that all of these cancellations go out," Pelosi said. "The laws says if you had your plan before the enactment of the law, you can keep it. And that's what the president said. So there's a distinction between those who had it before."

A parsing that only earned her a rulings_tom-mostlyfalse PolitiFact badge for the effort, rather than  the usual full “Pants on Fire” designation.

Having first staked out her position on Obamacare back in 2010:

“We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it beyond the fog of the controversy.”

Nancy is not deterred now that we’ve finally waded through “the controversy.” She soldiered on; still claiming that people will love their more expensive coverage after they buy it and finally find out what’s in it (preventive care, birth control and pregnancy coverage - even for boys!) And she’s certain that all the negative press is just a whole bunch ’a  “hoop de doo and ado” about nothing.

Goodness, was that Freudian? Surely she knows that the plot of Much Ado About Nothing is based on multiple and deliberate deceptions, right? And that one of the play’s major themes is “deception as a means to an end” right?

pelosiWait, what!?

Yeah, well, her degree is in political science which contains a lot of course materials on deception butt Shakespeare? Not so much. So let’s cut her some slack and just go with it being a poor choice of idioms.

Then we switch over to catch Kirsten Gillibrand on ABC’s “This Week telling us this:

“No, we all knew (there would be cancellations of “sub-par” insurance plans). The whole point of the plan is to cover things people need, like preventive care, birth control, pregnancy.”

Goodness. It’s almost as if we are living in parallel universes or something. Somebody simply must tell somebody at HHS that 60 year old women - and men of any age - simply are not going to be excited about paying for Julia’s birth control and pregnancies.

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No matter how badly they want Julia to have that coverage.

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Seriously? Even your cat knows better than that.


I leave you today with this short soliloquy to contemplate from the master of the English language; no, not Big Guy, William Shakespeare:

"Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow,

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a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more:

The man behind the curtain

it is a tale told by an idiot,


full of sound and fury,

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signifying nothing."

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Macbeth (Act V, Scene V).

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