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Pelosi: The meltdown

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By Doug Powers  •  July 30, 2009 03:19 PM

It’s happening — opposition to Hope and Change™ is starting to take its toll. Nancy Pelosi is starting to act like somebody spiked her Botox with traces of arsenic, and the descent into paranoid madness is somewhat reminiscent of Captain Queeg on the witness stand in The Caine Mutiny:

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ramped up her criticism of insurance companies, accusing them of unethical behavior and working to kill a plan to create a new government-run health plan.

“It’s almost immoral what they are doing,” Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. “Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure,” she said, adding, “They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening.”

The Speaker will prove without a shadow of a doubt — and with geometric logic — that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox did exist, but the private insurance companies took it!

Pelosi also said that private insurers oppose government health care because “they don’t want the competition.” The government doesn’t want competition either, Nance — that’s why people like Bernie Madoff are rotting in prison.

Nancy scoffs at her poll numbers (she’s tied in the popularity ratings with O.J. Simpson and genital herpes), but that certainly can’t be a comfort for her collegues up for re-election in districts that aren’t as safe as hers, and neither are polls like this:

The New York Times/CBS poll shows:

Sixty-nine percent of respondents believe Obama’s plan will hurt the quality of their own healthcare.

Seventy-three percent believe it would limit their access to tests and treatment.

Sixty-two percent believe Democrats’ proposals would require them to change doctors.

Seventy-six believe healthcare reform will lead to them paying higher taxes.

A whopping 77 percent expect their healthcare costs to rise.

Darn those private insurance companies!

Incidentally, if you vote out an old liberal pollutant next November, you’ll qualify for a rebate under the private-sector’s answer to the Cash for Clunkers program.

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