By Frank Salvato
While it still requires a willing suspension of reality to believe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (P-CA), wasnt the spearhead of the dishonesty campaign when she stood before the American people and professed that Congress had to pass Obamacare before we could all understand what was in the bill, her latest declaration about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber doesnt. What it does evoke is a legitimate question. Is Nancy Pelosi a habitual liar or is she suffering from dementia?
When asked about Johnathan Grubers admitting to the overt deception of the American people where the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was concerned, Pelosi responded:
I dont know who he is. He didnt help write our billandsowith all due respect to your question, you have a person who wasnt writing our bill commenting on what was going on when we were writing the bill.
Yet, in 2009 when Pelosi and her congressional lemmings were selling the snake oil of Obamacare to the American people, she said:
Our bill brings down ratesI dont know if you have seen Jonathan Grubers MITs analysis of what the comparison is to the status quo, versus what will happen in our bill.
Lets set aside for a moment that Ms. Pelosis declaration that rates would go down was about as wrong as it gets – pathetically and predictably wrong. Are we to believe that the two juxtaposed statements were simply a slip up; just a malfunction of her gray matter? Again, to sign on to that idea requires a willing suspension of reality.
No, it is more likely – and probable – that Ms. Pelosi is demonstrating the Progressive ethic of ends justifying the means. Under that ethic, the truth is relative to the outcome desired. To Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Gruber, President Obama and Valerie Jarrett, just to name the major players, lying to; deceiving, the American people to achieve the passage of Obamacare was a necessary evil. To the Progressives – who, incidentally, believe as Jonathan Gruber does that the overwhelming majority of American people are a dull, slow-witted intellectually challenged under-class in need of their brilliance, wisdom, and superior stewardship, lest we all revert back to the ethos of the Stone Age – it is irrelevant that deception was used to acquire their legislative goal, after all, we are simply too stupid to know what is good for us; what is good for society.
This understood, it is easy to see that Ms. Pelosis flip-flop on the Grubster wasnt about a defective memory, it was about sticking to the Progressive meme, not unlike John Lovitzs Saturday Night Live character The Liar. The only thing missing was the rhetorical punctuation, Yeah, thats it. Thats the ticket!
If Ms. Pelosi were afflicted with dementia rather than Progressivism, I would be sympathetic to her plight. No one can control the ravages of dementia; a tragic and debilitating disease. But she isnt – to the best of my knowledge – afflicted with dementia, she is afflicted with Progressivism, an ideological malady, and one that a person has to make a conscious decision to foist upon themselves; a malady choke full of arrogance, elitism, condescension and malevolence for your fellow man. I cannot suffer the fools who inflict this malady upon themselves.
As for Ms. Pelosi, the point is moot. Whether it had been dementia rather than Progressivism is irrelevant, both maladies should preclude someone from holding public office. Sadly, not only was Ms. Pelosi re-elected as a US Representative in her congressional district, she was re-elected to party leadership in her chamber.
Do you see how Progressivism rots the brain?