Pelosi Reiterates that Obamacare is About 'Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness'


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday morning that Obamacare is a certain unalienable Right, which is no big surprise coming from the Left.

Pelosi was speaking at The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum when she argued that the president’s health care law is “all about” a great many things, one of them being a core tenet of American life.

“This all about the people, about the seniors, about the children … it’s about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Pelosi said to a gathering at the Newseum, a Washington, D.C. museum of journalism and news. At the top of her remarks, Pelosi gave praise to freedom of the press, and she harked back to it as she continued her explanation of Obamacare-as-product of the Declaration of Independence.

“As we talk about the First Amendment, let’s go back even further than that — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A healthier life, the liberty to pursue your happiness so that you’re not job-locked because you have a preexisting condition or your child does, but you are free — that liberty to pursue your passion, whether you want to be a writer, a photographer, be self-employed, start a business, change jobs. This is a transformative initiative.”

And oh, what a transformative explanation.

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  • JoeV

    What a relief that is.. I’ll sleep well tonight!!!

  • GQ4U

    “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” as mandated and enforced by the IRS and unilaterally controlled by HHS. The only “liberty-happiness” tool they aren’t using are their guns, but let us not forget the DHS has stockpiled enough ammo for a twenty-year war based on historical usage in Afghanistan. I think a bullet to the head will save health dollars and and definitely proves comrade Pelosi is right about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” but its the NEXT life where it all happens. God Bless America — the new strong hold of communism.

  • Rivahmitch

    “Free to pursue your passion”….at someone else’s expense. Sounds suspiciously like slavery for those who pay the bill to me. Enslave the producers to “free” the parasites from having to make adult trade offs. Pelosi should be hanged or drawn and quartered.

    • GQ4U

      Witches are burned at the stake.

  • Joan

    The whole damn lot of them should be let out to pasture to eat the grass instead of smoking it!!!!!

  • Joan

    Who may I ask let Pelosi out of her cage!! the woman is a
    menace!! keep her locked up before she harms herself

  • TonysTake

    WAIT~WAIT!! I’m not “HAPPY” with Obamacare and happiness is a RIGHT. It says so don’t it? It don’t say nuttin ’bout no healthcare. Obamacare infringes on my liberty too, so what the “H” is pelosi B talkin bout? The old bat is dingy if she thi8nks healthcare is some kinda RIGHT. She musta smoked to much happy grass back in the 60′s. Yep, you can tell by her stoner laugh. I betcha she B high n happy right now.

  • Jim

    You’re all wrong. The problem is that when she speaks about life, liberty, et al., it is about HER life, HER liberty, HER pursuit of happiness that she has a right to, to be paid by YOU. And typically, who is included in HER circle? She sanctions it with: “the seniors, the children” or a worker being “locked in a job.” Essentially, anyone who is not “rich.” Like jobs are public right. When I hear that, I say: “great, give me a job! If it’s a right, then YOU should provide ME a job.” Like corporations, employers, and jobs will just exist and always be there.

    Like Senator Tsongas said: “Democrats love jobs, they just don’t care for employers.”

    • Rosanne

      She hobnobs with illegal aliens also. She needs to go. she just opens her mouth and stupid comes out of it.

  • Sterling

    WHO CARES what verified NUT JOB Pelosi says.

    THAT crazed animal needs to be PUT DOWN that frickin’ PSYCHO FREAK…..

  • http://Yahoo Thomas

    When it comes to stupidity pelosi has the claim on that, but obama is the number one liar in the world.

  • rafael

    Burn in hell you P.O.S. Puke Pelosi ; in the 3rd circle of hell , upside down in the magma , trumpeting
    from your tail .


    Satan’s Kingdom is elated and looking for more Pelosis.


    Remember, she is the one who said we have to pass it to know what is in it. I take it she has still not read the PPACA bill/law. But then she is a Progressive/Leftist and has no idea what real freedom or even liberty is.

    • Debbie

      Pelosi needs medication and then be put in a rubber room…she is sooo OUT THERE. Someone should make her get an MRI of her brain. Bet they find something.

    • exclntman

      If it is so good then she should cancel her plan and sign up for obamacare. She said you have to pass it before you know what is in it. Well, my doctor told me the same thing when he wanted me to give him a fecal sample.

  • Johnny5

    When you look in a dictionary under the word “stupid” right next to it is a picture of Nazi Pelosi and Joe Biden. These people have to be the most ignorant and what’s worse is are the idiots in San Francisco that keep reelecting this obviously incompetent woman. Every time she opens here mouth something stupid comes out of it. She has perfected the art of lying!

  • Sharon

    Nancy Pelosi’s time is up – in fact, it was up long time ago!! She needs to be committed to a funny farm where all her lies will go flying through the air with ease and no one with any brains will be able to comprehend anything she is lying about. She is worthless and America can do better without her!! GOD help America!

    • exclntman

      give her a candy colored dress, and some crayons to play with.

  • Stuart Kesten

    How do the people keep re-electing this person? She is an absolute liar with everything that she says. It is people like her that are now sitting in Washington, D.C. who are changing our once great country into a third class country. They believe that government should be running our lives. Ugh! Come on people. Wake up!

    • Daveh

      You need only to consider where she comes from for the answer to you question.

    • Lynn McCrann

      The reason why Pelosi is continually being re-elected is simple: she caters to the San Francisco fruits and nuts who attach to their own kind.