Pelosi is a hypocrite

In 2006 Pelosi was a champion of disruptors. In a San Francisco townhall meeting Pelosi rather smugly announced, “I am a fan of disruptors, people who make change.” But last week she condemns protesters as Un-American.  Saying that “Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.”  What changed?  The focus of the protesters.

When I wrote Those Un-American Idiots, I referred to the anti-war protesters and asked, “Why weren’t they [Pelosi and Hoyer] complaining about the “vocal minority” then?”  I was confident that they were firmly supporting them but I had no documentation.  Well now I do.

Watch how friendly and jovial she is with the protesters even when they begin to disrupt her meeting.  How could she get upset?  These people hated Bush, her sworn enemy.  Flash forward to today.  Now when she speaks about protesters her face is strained, she points with a finger trembling in anger.  Nancy Pelosi called the townhall health care protesters “astroturf,” however, since then there have been numerous reports of SEIU and Organizing for America involvement in these townhall meetings.  Why is it astroturfing to encourage people to voice their own opinions to their own elected officials, yet it’s not when actually bussing in people who support the President’s plan?

The video below is a nice contrast the audio is Pelosi, Gibb, and other Democrats reacting to opposition while visually showing how extreme these people acted while protesting Bush.  WARNING: HARSH LANGUAGE AND VIOLENT IMAGES.

Define hypocrites?  Rewatch video.

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  1. Pelosi is certainly two-faced on the topic of political dissent and clearly lacks principles here and in many other areas.

    So much debate is going on pointing out how bad the collectivist approach of the Obama/Democrats will be for our health care, but where is the advocacy of a workable solution?

    Here is a brief outline of where we need to go with US health care:

    The Modern Health Care Solution

    We need to reset our health care system back to a free-market, patient-driven system. Every other successful part of our society runs this way- why not our health care for goodness sake?! We need:

    1. Market-based pricing of health care. We need medical Care/Service/Procedures priced up front like everything else in our society- not the price/cost black-boxes of today’s employer and government-subsidized health care.

    2. Minute-clinics and similar no-appointment, transparently-priced clinics are going in the right direction of delivering this concept:
    http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/23_zdechlikm_coninfo/

    3. Just like with the fair, portability of pre-tax 401k’s, we need fair, portable pre-tax health savings accounts for everyone to save their own money over time, make their own decisions on health care, and pay it with their own money.

    4. Make health care ‘insurance’ back into actual insurance. Couple health savings accounts with high-deductible catastrophic health insurance policies that people buy like they do for life insurance or car insurance.

    5. Reform the medical malpractice system and the laws driving it. In some cases, up to 25% of the cost of individual health care is extra tests and procedures run by doctors to ‘bullet proof’ themselves from malpractice lawsuits.

    The above approach gives everyone the access, proper control, and choice over their health- not the opposite helplessness dictated by some far away, faceless bureaucrat.

  2. Excellent comments! Interesting blog as well.

  3. Pelosi exists in some other alternative reality – like on an episode of “Fringe.”

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