Friday, November 16, 2012

Pelosi Displays Abysmal Ignorance of Constitution

Yesterday Congressman Nancy Pelosi made it clear she is NOT an Informed Catholic Voter. When she held her weekly press conference, this was part of the Q & A exchange with a reporter:
Q: Two deals or one?   
Leader Pelosi. I am sorry?

Q: Two agreements, two bargains or one bargain?
Photo from Drudge Report
Leader Pelosi. I am sorry?

Q: Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling, are there two separate…

Leader Pelosi. Oh, I see what you mean, I am sorry. Well, I would hope not. I would hope that by now – well, I am with the 11th Amendment, so, is it the 11th Amendment that – 14th? Whatever it is, I am with the Constitution of the United States.
You can see a video of her ridiculous "mutterances" on Breitbart at this link. (The video has an autoplay feature built in, so I did not want to embed it here. It's such a nuisance when a commercial starts playing without you prompting it!)

By the way, the only part of either of those two Constitutional Amendments that makes the remotest sense in the context of the Q & A at that point is Amendment XIV, section 4, which states:

Section 4

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave. But all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
How that in any way answers the reporter's question is beyond anything I can conceive. And I even went back and read her whole rambling response to the previous question about the deficit, debt, debt ceiling and fiscal cliff. Naturally, the reporter did not have a chance to follow up, as Pelosi went on to spend several minutes gushing over the San Francisco Giants (her Congressional district) winning the World Series last month. What a waste of taxpayer money!

Needless to say, Pelosi's Constitutional ineptitude rivals that of ex-Constitutional professor Barack Obama.

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