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Neil Cavuto Knows Nancy Pelosi And “She Ain’t No Martin Luther King”

How big of a deal is health care reform? Democrats have been liberally comparing passing of health care legislation with the civil rights movement of the 60’s. Some see that as an apt comparison, others see it as both a pretty big reach and/or an example of hubris. This was the topic today when Neil Cavuto was interviewing Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX)

After hearing Jackson Lee wax poetic on the virtues of the bill, Cavuto recoiled “you’re not comparing civil rights marchers who risked their lives and got shot at, including one prominent one that got assassinated, with those that are advocating coverage for everyone in this country are you?” Jackson Lee replied “you are taking it to an extreme. They have a special place in history, but this is a significant legislative initiative that does equal to civil rights to those who have been denied and therefore have lost their lives.”

At that point, Cavuto predictably interrupted his guest and exasperated “You are a patriot. And I take nothing away from your good intentions. But you know what ma’am? I know Nancy Pelosi. She’s not exactly a friend of mine. But she ain’t no Martin Luther King.”

Jackson Lee retorted “I knew you’d make that kind of comparison, and its atrocious.”

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