Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
Gregory: Hi Nancy - is the health
care fight over?
Pelosi: we got rid of discrimination
on pre-existing conditions -
that’s pretty fucking awesome
Gregory: the GOP says they will
repeal the law
Pelosi: they all work for the health
Gregory: well corporations are
people who need representation too
Pelosi: this law offers better care
at lower prices
Gregory: Mitt Romney says he
the law on Day One
Pelosi: that will hurt people
businesses and America
Gregory: I doubt that will stop him
Pelosi: Nancy smash!
Gregory: isn’t Obama a big failure?
Pelosi: no he isn’t Fluffy
Gregory: but the law isn’t popular
Pelosi: health insurers spent
$200 million on lies about death panels
Gregory: apparently it worked
Pelosi: people held signs saying get
your government hands off my Medicare
Gregory: that was awesome
Pelosi: people are going to get checks
in the mail because of this law
Gregory: the mandate is a tax
Pelosi: it’s a penalty on people who
can afford health insurance but
refuse to buy it
Pelosi: these free riders have
no personal responsibility
Gregory: Obama did not sell it as a tax
Pelosi: it’s not a tax - it’s a penalty
under the tax code
Gregory: that sounds a lot like a tax
Pelosi: ok have it your way - all the
benefits are a massive tax cut
Gregory: Nancy you just blew my fucking mind
Gregory: you lost the House
in 2010 over this law
Pelosi: no we lost over high unemployment
Gregory: you didn’t sell the bill very well
Pelosi: that’s true but unemployment
would have been 15% without the stimulus
Gregory: unemployment is still high -
so why won’t you lose the House
all over again
Pelosi: cause we don’t have it now
Gregory: fair point
Gregory: what’s your slogan for 2012
Pelosi: Broadband and Bridges, Bitches!
Pelosi: the Breadbox and Ballot Box!
Gregory: where are the jobs?
Pelosi: they went away under George W. Bush
Gregory: when are they coming back?
Pelosi: ask all the job creators
with their big tax cuts
Gregory: do you really believe the GOP
held Holder in contempt because
he’s in favor of voting rights
Pelosi: damn right I do Fluffy
Pelosi: we never got a straight answer
on political influence on U.S. Attorneys
Gregory: that was fun
Pelosi: we waited 200 days while
Bush and Harriet Miers stonewalled
Gregory: whatever happened to her
Pelosi: she and her cats voted 7-2
to strike down health care
Gregory: who were the holdouts
Pelosi: Muffykins and Mr. Whiskers
Gregory: some people have accused
John Roberts of putting the integrity
of the court ahead of the
Republicans’ political agenda
Audience: oh noes
Gregory: Bobby you will try to repeal this law
Jindal: Obama forced this law through
and now he cuts $500 million from Medicare
Gregory: will you reject free money for Medicaid
Jindal: yes - it violates fundamental
freedom and liberty
Jindal: we can’t afford more lazy
welfare cheats getting in the cart
instead of pulling!
Gregory: calm down you’re going to
erupt like an unmonitored volcano
Jindal: we’re going to become like Europe!
Gregory: laissez les bon temps roulez
Dean: we have health care in Vermont
while Louisiana leads the nation in early death
Jindal: but we’re first heedless debauchery
Dean: it’s free money - to turn it
down is just plain crazy!!
Jindal: those federal dollars aren’t free
- they come from your grandchildren
Gregory: good - little kids are annoying
Jindal: Obamacare caused the recession in 2007!
Gregory: Romney says he will repeal
the whole law on Day One
Dean: and drive old people into poverty
- like hell he will
Gregory: give him credit - he might
Dean: this is insane - Massachusetts
already did this and it’s working!
Jindal: Romney cares about
pre-existing conditions too
Gregory: he does?
Jindal: When Romney is elected President--
Dean: [ snort ]
Gregory: Romney once called a mandate ‘essential’
Jindal: yes but Mardi Gras is not held in Boston
Gregory: are you comparing a mindless
drunken orgy to emergency life saving health care
Jindal: where I’m from one follows the other
Gregory: I hear your state in infested with vampires
Jindal: the government now force people to
buy insurance or pay a penalty!!
Gregory: you mean like the state
government did under Mitt Romney
Jindal: never heard of him
Dean: 22% of kids in Texas don’t have insurance!
Jindal: just leave health care up to the states
- they can handle it!
Dean: did you even hear what I said?
Gregory: Bobby why are newspapers dying?
Jindal: because the media has embraced
cheap sensationalism with people yelling
at other over facts and analysis
Gregory: that reminds me -
we’ll right back with our roundtable
[ break ]
Gregory: Obama had a big win this
week didn’t he
Todd: it was a huge relief for him
Lowry: Obama is supposed to be
this big Constitutional scholar and
look what happened
Gregory: he won
Low: oh right dammit
Gregory: so now what happens
Lowry: Republicans must stymie this law!
Gregory: you guys never stop do you
Guthrie: Obama raised taxes!
Gregory: good one Savannah
Robinson: get over it - no one’s
repealing this law
Gregory: but the law is messy
Todd: the American people don’t want
to keep fighting this over and over
Gregory: but I do
Todd: what is the GOP replacement plan?
Lowry: Romney should give a speech
saying a mandate is the worst idea ever
Todd: it was his idea!
Lowry: Tax credits!
Gregory: what about pre-existing conditions
Lowry: I call it the Sea World plan -
high-risk pools of uninsurable losers
Gregory: Romney will say the health care
law caused people to get sick
Guthrie: the law hasn’t been implemented yet!
Lowry: so how do we know it’s a good thing?
Gregory: John Roberts de-politicized
the Supreme Court - he’s so dreamy!
Guthrie: he is consumed by integrity of the court
Gregory: I love him so much
Guthrie: this opinion proves he hates 5-4 decisions
Greg: his vote made it 5-4 Savannah
Guthrie: he curbed federal power on
the Commerce Clause and spending
Lowry: he engaged in verbal gymnastics
Gregory: my god he’s awesome
Lowry: he re-wrote the law and that’s
not his job - he’s supposed to rubber
stamp every Republican initiative
Robinson: so everyone is saying Roberts
lied to preserve the integrity of the court - lolwut
Gregory: amazingly pointing out
Bain Capital laid people off is
hurting Mitt Romney
Todd: also his beliefs, stances, record,
proposals and personality
Lowry: yes but Obama is being
very mean pointing out that no
one likes Mitt Romney
Gregory: the House voted to hold
Eric Holder in contempt
Guthrie: some in the GOP question how
many jobs this vote will create
Robinson: ha like they give a crap
Gregory: and that’s another episode
of Meet The Press