Saturday, November 07, 2009

Yes, we're serious! ~ By Joseph Farah

From WorldNetDaily
Joseph FarahBy Joseph Farah Posted: November 06, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 It was a simple question. It was the kind of question legendary members of Congresses past would have asked themselves about pending legislation. In fact, it was the kind of question that shouldn't need to be asked of a U.S. speaker of the House. But, obviously, it is the kind of question that is not being asked frequently enough of such officials. It came more than a week ago from a member of the "alternative" media, and it was indeed directed to Nancy Pelosi. It went like this: "Madame Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?" As I said: simple, straightforward, respectful. Yet, listen to response. [Audio not available.] It is anything but. The hesitation in her answer suggests confusion, disorientation, stunned bemusement. "Are you serious?" she finally offers. "Are you serious?" "Yes, yes I am," responded the report from But, it was too late. Pelosi had determined he was not serious at all – and quickly moved on to the next question at the press conference. Pelosi's press secretary, Nadeam Elshami, then scolded the reporter for asking such an impertinent question. "You can put this on the record," she said. "That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question." The trouble is, I can think of no more serious question to ponder on the eve of Pelosi's effort to quick-pitch her nationalized health-care scheme in the House of Representatives tomorrow without scrutiny, without debate, without a first or second reading and without constitutional justification. She didn't answer the question because she can't. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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