Things on the home turf are getting tough for San Fran Nan. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was heckled and jeered at a town hall meeting over the weekend in her home town of San Francisco. But Pelosi was not shouted down by rabid right-wing conservatives as the left-leaning media would have us believe (are there any such people in San Francisco?). No, she was hollered at by members of the same group who shout down everyone — young, entitlement-minded, socialist snowflakes. The very people Pelosi has helped create and coddle.
Oh the irony.
At issue here is the Pelosis and Sanders’ of the world have done such a good job of selling these young people on the notion that everything — including their healthcare insurance — should be ‘free’ and administered by massive government programs. And, when those programs don’t deliver said free goodies these young’uns begin to revolt.
The Blaze reported this meltdown of a joint town hall meeting featuring both Pelosi and Represntative Jackie Speier, another San Francisco area liberal Democrat:
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was heckled by protesters over the weekend during a town hall with constituents in San Francisco — and her frustration was apparent.
Pelosi appeared at Balboa High School in San Francisco, along with Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), to discuss the fate of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, Russia’s interference in the U.S. elections, and climate change.
One of the most tense moments came as Pelosi was asked about health care. Pelosi was Speaker of the House when Obamacare passed in 2010. At the time, she was a proponent of moving toward a single-payer health care system, but after it became clear that such a bill couldn’t pass the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, Democrats settled for an “individual mandate” based plan instead. The result was the Affordable Care Act…
Despite previous previous efforts at the federal level to move to a single-payer system, however, protesters in Pelosi’s liberal San Francisco district came out in full force Saturday to continue to advocate for socialized medicine. Pelosi tried to defend her progressive stance on the issue, but protesters weren’t satisfied
“I have been — as I said to my colleagues — I was on the streets holding signs for single-payer 30 years ago before I ever went to Congress,” Pelosi said.
Hecklers then began shouting inaudible comments. Pelosi responded with a confused face, saying, “I’m sorry?”
Pelosi continued: “The Affordable Care Act, in certain respects, we have gone to the left of Medicare for all.”
Again, protesters erupted with inaudible remarks. At that point, Pelosi was clearly perturbed: “Yes, yes, yes. Do you want to listen or do just want to speak?…We tried to mitigate by not getting single payer or public option by putting as many benefits in the bill as possible and one of them — listen up — is catastrophic coverage.”
For a third time, protesters interrupted Pelosi with comments that were not clearly heard. “I have always supported that,” Pelosi assured the questioners.”
Get that? So here is socialist Pelosi’s socialist base (rudely) expressing their displeasure with her inability to deliver them enough socialism and Pelosi saying ‘Hey, I tried. We got you as close as we could.’ Which wasn’t nearly enough for them.
Pelosi then closed the exchange with an eye-opening bit of truth that was most likely lost on the young snowflakes. Born in 1940 the near 80-year-old Congresswoman — who has held elected office for over 30 years — quipped, “I have been supporting it since before you were born.”
Yep, that’s right. Like Hillary, Bernie and the rest she’s been “fighting for and supporting the things you want for decades” and you still don’t have them. Yet you’ll keep on electing the same people over and over again, trapped inside a real-life version of the definition of insanity.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]