Dan Pfeiffer, a top Obama adviser who served in the White House until 2015, tried to bash the GOP . . . and inadvertently ended up bashing his former boss!
General rule of politics: If you have to rush to pass your bill before people find out what is in it, you will regret passing that bill
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 15, 2017
The Blaze reports:
Dan Pfeiffer served in the Obama White House until 2015, first as the White House communications director and then as a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, so he knows a thing or two about how politics in Washington works.
But when the former White House staffer tried to offer legislative wisdom on Twitter Saturday, things didn’t quite go as planned.
“General rule of politics: If you have to rush to pass your bill before people find out what is in it, you will regret passing that bill,” Pfeiffer tweeted.
But as history goes, Democrats broke that rule in one of the most infamous and contentious legislative battles in American history: when they passed the Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as Obamacare — without a single Republican vote.
Not only was the passage of Obamacare partisan and rushed, but then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wanted it to be passed before it was read.
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,” Pelosi infamously said during a conference in 2010.
You can’t make this stuff up!