(Natural News) A decade ago, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said something so politically stupid she should have been run out of politics altogether.
But she wasn’t because then, like now, the garbage ‘mainstream media’ was in the tank for her Democrat Party, and so enamored with the god-king president, Barack Obama.
In a March speech to the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties, Pelosi was promoting the Affordable Care Act — the law that would become known as “Obamacare.”
“It’s going to be very, very exciting,” she gushed, adding, “But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.”
Translation: ‘Trust us Democrats with the details. You’ll see how it all plays out after the fact, when there isn’t anything you can do about it.’
Again, Pelosi should have been run out of D.C. and back to her multi-million dollar mansion in San Fran, but she wasn’t because, as usual, the media let her get away with making such an outrageous statement.
Now, here we are a decade later — Pelosi is Speaker again, another Democratic presidential contender is poised to take the White House (if you believe the national polls), and the candidate is essentially repeating Pelosi’s ‘you gotta pass it first before you see what’s in it’ charade.
The only difference is that the media is minimally attempted to hold the candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, accountable.
Over the past few months, left-wing lunatics in the Democrat Party as well as many of their pals in the media have been calling on Biden to “pack” the Supreme Court if he wins, and by ‘packing’ they mean expand the number of justices and make them all judicial activists who care nothing about the Constitution and will serve as a super-legislature to rubber-stamp Marxist-socialist policies.
Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, has said she is open to the prospect.
“We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court,” Harris said last March, according to Politico. “We have to take this challenge head-on, and everything is on the table to do that.
She also reportedly shared those sentiments with The New York Times, noting specifically that she was “absolutely open to” packing the court.
Biden, conversely over his lengthy, but unremarkable, Senate career prior to becoming vice president, has regularly argued against court-packing. He did so in 1983 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, calling it “a bonehead idea.”
“President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the court. It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law. He was legalistically, absolutely correct,” Biden, then 40, told the committee. “But it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. And it put in question, if for an entire decade, the independence of the most-significant body … in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America.”
During the Democratic presidential debates earlier this year, Biden also discounted the idea, saying that Republicans would do it, too, when they retook power, thereby making the Supreme Court lose all credibility. (Related: Democrats threaten to burn down the republic to stack the Supreme Court.)
But suddenly, now, he won’t say that. He won’t tell voters whether or not he will pack the court. And like Pelosi before him, he says we’ll just have to wait and see after we elect him.
“You’ll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” he told reporters as he and Harris left the airport in Phoenix, following a campaign event to which almost no one showed up.
That is remarkable, but at least this time around, some in the media are asking on behalf of voters who want to know before they cast a ballot for Biden if he plans to change the make-up of the country’s highest court, which would eventually remake the country itself, and not in a good way.