Friday, October 23, 2009

Pelosi - "Are You Serious?", Responding to a Question of The Constitutionality of 'Health Insurance Reform'

The Constitutionality of 'Health Insurance Reform' is not a serious one? That is what Pelosi (D) said. She almost seemed incensed that someone might as her that question. Not only was that Pelosi's off the cuff remark, it was her thought out reasoned response she delivered latter through her press secretary. Have we really gotten to the point where the Speaker of the House does not even try to pretend that the Constitution is the foundation of our laws and a check against government power?

"The exchange with Speaker Pelosi on Thursday occurred as follows: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”

Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?” “Yes, yes I am.”

Pelosi then shook her head before taking a question from another reporter. Her press spokesman, Nadeam Elshami, then told that asking the speaker of the House where the Constitution authorized Congress to mandated that individual Americans buy health insurance as not a "serious question."

“You can put this on the record,” said Elshami. “That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question.”

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