House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi performed some magnificent spin last night regarding the importance of the Health Care legislation.
When asked by Charlie Rose on his PBS evening show about how Democrats would react if the bill was overturned by the Supreme Court she remained confident that it was constitutional.
"We wrote the bill, obviously, in compliance with the constitution of the United States," she said. "We thought we were ironclad, but you never know in court."
Pelosi clarified to Rose that the health care bill was "the most important," piece of legislation but was only a small part of the legacy achieved by Obama and the house majority.
"I think that it is the crown jewel. It is the greatest achievement," she added. "But with stiff competition."
Pelosi said that the controversial health care bill was not the reason that Democrats lost their House majority, but rather unemployment.
"I would say overwhelmingly the main reason for the defeat of Democrats in the 2010 election was 9.5% unemployment." she said, noting that to sustain a majority with those numbers "defies political gravity."
Pelosi added it was difficult to campaign on health care when unemployment was "a shield" between them and voters on the campaign trail. "Let me talk to you about health care," she recalled while campaigning, while voters responded saying, "'Wait a minute, I don't have a job. I want a job, I want a job, I want a job."
Voters also didn't want to hear Democrat's message that without their policies, unemployment would "be at 15 percent," added Pelosi. "Nobody wants to hear that if you don't have a job."