When the Speaker of the House tells us that health care needs to be passed so that, we the people, "can find out what's in it," her arrogance will surely blaze her path right of the Speaker's seat. Thinking American's won't stand for this.
Nancy Pelosi, speaking at the 2010 Legislative Conference for National Association of Counties:
“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.The Speaker's own personal controversy is there is no "fog" surrounding health care. We get it. We got it months ago. Democrats, I hope you are listening. Are you listening? Do you not want to know what's in the bill before it is passed?
“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Here's some commentary from AllahPundit from Hot Air:
This is a nifty illustration of why Pelosi, and not The One, will play the role of boogeyman in GOP attack ads this fall. Accusing the public of being too ignorant to grasp the genius of an unpopular liberal program is what a rank-and-file lefty would do; using that alleged ignorance as a reason not to slow down on the legislation but to ram it through is the mark of an arrogant, power-hungry, sneering full-blown liberal cartoon.
What she’s arguing here, put simply, is that the left has a mandate because you’re too goshdamned stupid to understand what’s going on. Well done, Madam Speaker. You’re parody-proof.