In an interview with The Hill on Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who hopes to regain the House Speakership in the 2014 election, said that her first job as Speaker would be to push universal childcare as part of Obamacare. Pelosi said that Democrats would “of course” pick up seats in the House in 2014, stating that she would then pursue “comprehensive affordable, quality childcare” as part of an Obamacare extension. “That would have the biggest impact on women, families, and…job creation,” she said. “This is the missing link in so many things that we’ve talked about. It is not exhaustive of all the things we want to do or have done with regard to women, but I do think it would unleash the power of women.”
Government efforts at childcare, including the vaunted Head Start program, have been abysmal failures. But the Democratic effort at social engineering, which has been part of the radical feminist program for decades, continues unabated.
Pelosi also hinted that she might step down from a position of power soon. She said, “I see my role as not having to be there to do it all, to see it through, but to prepare the way so that whoever’s there can pick up the ball.”
Pelosi said that she also saved the country during the shutdown. “A month before, members were saying, ‘This is horrible.’ I said, ‘You can say whatever you want about it, but don’t say you’re not going to vote for it.’ And that really saved the day.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.