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Pelosi defends her hero Obama with jab to Mitt Romney

Beam her up, Scotty because House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t seem to be living on the same planet as many Americans these days.

In an exclusive interview on MSNBC’s “Disrupt with Karen Finney” Sunday, Pelosi sang President Obama’s praises calling him a “president of great vision, of great knowledge, of great judgment, a strategic thinker, a person whose eloquence attracts people to his point of view.”

The House minority leader completely disagreed with former Gov. Mitt Romney’s assertion earlier on a Sunday show that Obama’s “fundamental dishonesty” was rotting away his second term.

“I don’t even know why Romney was on that show myself. I want to know about the future,” she told Finney.

And in her world, that future involves Obamacare where she spent some time singing its praises.

Pelosi noted Obama was the first president to ever pass a healthcare law. “We succeeded with that, “she said. “It stood the test of every assault in the courts that you can think of, upheld by the Supreme Court.”

And, except for the “glitch in technology, all of the implementation has gone very well,” she said with a straight face.

On the beating Obama has taken over his repeated “if you like your plan, you can keep it” misrepresentation, Pelosi wouldn’t hear it.

“For 95 percent of the American people who have health insurance that is the case,” Pelosi said. “For the small number in the private market, they will do better, they will do better because of the patient’s bill of rights that’s built into our legislation.”

Proving that she might not quite have her finger on the pulse of the country, Pelosi said Obamacare would not be a factor in the 2014-midterm elections: “I don’t even think of it as a political issue,” she said. “But for the American people this will be a giant plus.

Bigger than a giant plus in her mind apparently, for she emphatically claimed Obamacare was a “Godsend, emphasis on God,” for the “100 million people” with preexisting health conditions.

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