On March 9, 2010, Democratic Party speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Pelosi’s infamous words referred to the 2,300-page Affordable Care Act, now more commonly known as “Obamacare.”
Democratic leadership, anticipating voter backlash, rushed to cram their controversial health care bill through Congress before the 2010 midterm election. Democrats were in such a hurry to send the bill to President Barack Obama, they didn’t have time to read it.
Obama signed his “legacy bill” on March 23, 2010. Eight months later, Democrats paid a steep price at the polls. The Tea Party shockwave that resulted is the biggest turnover election since the Great Depression. Republicans gained 63 seats in […]
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