Camille Paglia: Pelosi Rocks, Even Though Her Health Bill Sucks Badly

Welcome to Liberal World: Pelosi’s victory for women

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap.

Wait, I thought Feminist’s hated when men acted in that manner, so, it is OK that Pelosi does?

Whether or not her bill survives in the Senate is immaterial: Pelosi’s hard-won, trench-warfare win sets a new standard for U.S. women politicians and is certainly well beyond anything the posturing but ineffectual Hillary Clinton has ever achieved.

So, even if her legislation fails to pass, she done good. Except for that failure part. Here comes the cherry on top

As for the actual content of the House healthcare bill, horrors! Where to begin? That there are serious deficiencies and injustices in the U.S. healthcare system has been obvious for decades. To bring the poor and vulnerable into the fold has been a high ideal and an urgent goal for most Democrats. But this rigid, intrusive and grotesquely expensive bill is a nightmare. Holy Hygeia, why can’t my fellow Democrats see that the creation of another huge, inefficient federal bureaucracy would slow and disrupt the delivery of basic healthcare and subject us all to a labyrinthine mass of incompetent, unaccountable petty dictators? Massively expanding the number of healthcare consumers without making due provision for the production of more healthcare providers means that we’re hurtling toward a staggering logjam of de facto rationing. Steel yourself for the deafening screams from the careerist professional class of limousine liberals when they get stranded for hours in the jammed, jostling anterooms of doctors’ offices. They’ll probably try to hire Caribbean nannies as ringers to do the waiting for them.

There are so many negatives in that paragraph that attempting to put anything in bold is worthless.But, don’t forget, Nancy rocks. As a failure. But, she rocks.

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One Response to “Camille Paglia: Pelosi Rocks, Even Though Her Health Bill Sucks Badly”

  1. John Ryan says:

    “I thought” you thought that Feminists all thought the same about everything ???? Well if you did than you were wrong.

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