Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Joke's On Us

Since Nancy Pelosi's comments about health care reform that "In our caucus, over and over again, we hear single payer, single payer, single payer. Well, it's not going to be a single payer" one should wonder how it is that a popular option for a national health care system was simply eliminated by people elected supposedly to serve the populace.

But, consider Joe Biden's comments last year that "There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."

Consider also Barack Obama's laughter at the notion that bailing out the auto makers with public money is enormously unpopular--18% approve according to Steve Croft, who conducted the interview. These three most powerful of Democrats in Washington each indicate their contempt for even consideration and inclusion of the will of the public into policy, so who are they representing?


Matthew said...

How can they be full of contempt if they are smiling and joking with reporters?
I call foul, captain Ahab!

Mike Swanson said...

Well it seemed to me that in his 60 minutes interview Obama was laughing at how unpopular his policy was--but, oh, of course we have to do it despite what people think--thus the grimace-y laughter. Obama was the only one laughing and joking, Biden didn't know the press was recording his comments, laughing only when telling the audience that he should've watched what he was saying because the press was there. As far as I know, Pelosi didn't laugh as she eliminated single payer, but the photo is from her laughing at something Barney Frank said at a press conference after they agreed to the first $700 billion bailout last year--another policy that was beyond enormously unpopular.

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Matthew said...


Matthew said...

Pelosi strikes me as really insincere, although Biden can be very close.