House dems to 'Slaughter' opponents to pass reform

Rick Moran
This is an exercise in the application of pure, unrestrained power. Words fail at a time like this when the very nature of democracy - voting for or against something - is tossed ruthlessly aside and tyranny is substituted:

The twisted scheme by which Democratic leaders plan to bend the rules to ram President Obama's massive health care legislation through Congress now has a name: the Slaughter Solution.The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter's scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply "deeming" the Senate bill passed in the House - without an actual vote by members of the House.

Not even one of those "allinfavorsayIallopposednotheeyeshaveitnextorderofbusiness."

This is Politburo kind of stuff - and that's insulting the commies. At least they had a rigged vote. We don't even get that on Obamacare.

Yes, this is tyranny of the majority. Is it constitutional? Who's to say it isn't? History shows that even if the GOP took this in extremis to the Supreme Court, it is likely that SCOTUS will wash its hands of the matter. Our robed mandarins do not like to "interfere" in the business of the legislatures. Since, at bottom, this is a rule change and thus would be considered an internal House matter, I would say that the odds are very low that the Supremes would even take the matter under review.

There is no precedent that I know of for "deeming" a bill to have been passed simply by waving a magic gavel - certainly none relating to a measure with such enormous consequences for American liberty and the economic well being of its citizens. The question is, are they serious, or is this just another trial balloon that Pelosi is sending up?

Time to get out your thesaurus and find a lot of synonyms for "anti-American," "dictatorial," and other choice epithets to rain down on the Democrats. I doubt whether we can shame them into changing their minds if this is indeed the route they will take to cramming Obamacare down our throats. But calling them what they are, loud and clear, will at least put us on the right side of history.

Will the last Congressman who cares about freedom please turn out the lights before leaving the House?

 

 


This is an exercise in the application of pure, unrestrained power. Words fail at a time like this when the very nature of democracy - voting for or against something - is tossed ruthlessly aside and tyranny is substituted:

The twisted scheme by which Democratic leaders plan to bend the rules to ram President Obama's massive health care legislation through Congress now has a name: the Slaughter Solution.

The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter's scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply "deeming" the Senate bill passed in the House - without an actual vote by members of the House.

Not even one of those "allinfavorsayIallopposednotheeyeshaveitnextorderofbusiness."

This is Politburo kind of stuff - and that's insulting the commies. At least they had a rigged vote. We don't even get that on Obamacare.

Yes, this is tyranny of the majority. Is it constitutional? Who's to say it isn't? History shows that even if the GOP took this in extremis to the Supreme Court, it is likely that SCOTUS will wash its hands of the matter. Our robed mandarins do not like to "interfere" in the business of the legislatures. Since, at bottom, this is a rule change and thus would be considered an internal House matter, I would say that the odds are very low that the Supremes would even take the matter under review.

There is no precedent that I know of for "deeming" a bill to have been passed simply by waving a magic gavel - certainly none relating to a measure with such enormous consequences for American liberty and the economic well being of its citizens. The question is, are they serious, or is this just another trial balloon that Pelosi is sending up?

Time to get out your thesaurus and find a lot of synonyms for "anti-American," "dictatorial," and other choice epithets to rain down on the Democrats. I doubt whether we can shame them into changing their minds if this is indeed the route they will take to cramming Obamacare down our throats. But calling them what they are, loud and clear, will at least put us on the right side of history.

Will the last Congressman who cares about freedom please turn out the lights before leaving the House?