Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nancy Pelosi: No need for Grayson to apologize for "Die quickly" remark

The left loves to talk about the incivility of conservatives in the debate about health care reform. Democrats reprimanded Rep. Joe Wilson for calling President Obama a liar during his health care reform speech to Congress. When one of their own crosses the line, it is no big deal.

The Hill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says there’s no reason for Rep. Alan Grayson to apologize for his “Die quickly” remark, since Republicans have made statements just as outrageous as his.

“If anybody’s going apologize, everybody should apologize,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference. “We are holding Democrats to a higher standard than their own members.”


Diogenes said...

“Typically, Republicans would like to use this as distraction because they have no plan,” Pelosi said.

Boy, she nailed that one right on the head.

Try out these OTHER Republican comments if you need further proof:

The GOP outrage is empty. After all, neither Price nor McHenry called on their fellow Republican colleagues to apologize after making absurdly false comments about Democratic plans in the past few months on the House floor:

– “Last week Democrats released a health care bill which essentially said to America’s seniors: Drop dead.” [Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), 7/21/09]

– “They’re going to save money by rationing care, getting you in a long line. Places like Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. People die when they’re in line.” [Rep. Steve King (R-IA), 7/15/09]

– “The Republican plan will] make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government.” [Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), 7/28/09]

– “That’s exactly what’s going on in Canada and Great Britain today…and a lot of people are going to die.” [Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), 7/10/09]

– “One in five people have to die because they went to socialized medicine! … I would hate to think that among five women, one of ‘em is gonna die because we go to socialized care.” [Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), 7/15/09]

Bluegrass Pundit said...

Diogenes said...

"Try out these OTHER Republican comments if you need further proof:"

If Grayson has said the Republican plan would cause more people to die, that wouldn't have been over the top. He accused Republicans of "wanting" sick people to die.