Only in Washington could this kind of unconstitutional political jihad actually be considered a good idea. What now, you say? Well, my children, Congress is now going to try and pass Obamacare without a vote on the bill.
Quoth Daniel Foster in today’s National Review Online:
Democracy by Slaughter:
The sense around here for the last week or so has been that “only the House vote matters” in deciding the fate of Obamacare. But what if the Democrats can pass the bill with no House vote at all?
Astoundingly, House Democrats appear to be preparing to do just that:
House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the healthcare overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday.
Slaughter is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version.
Slaughter has not taken the plan to Speaker Pelosi as Democrats await CBO scores on the corrections bill. “Once the CBO gives us the score we’ll spring right on it,” she said. . . .
House members are concerned the Senate could fail to approve the corrections bill, making them nervous about passing the Senate bill with its much-maligned sweetheart deals for certain states.
“We’re well beyond that,” Pelosi said Tuesday, though she did not clarify.
That the Democrats could take this extraordinary step to avoid passing the Senate bill tells you that they have zero trust in the Senate to pass reconciliation “fixes,” and zero trust in the president not to sign the Senate bill should it reach his desk and a reconciliation effort collapse. But most crucially, it gives the lie — in a big, big way — to the Democratic narrative that health-care reform should and will be finished via simple “majority rule,” and not bound up in the arcane rules of the United States Senate.
Get your pitchforks, Right Soup. This is war.
Michele Bachman is questioning the rather timely appointment of Scott Matheson to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Why?? Well, at the same time of the nomination, Barack Obama hosted Matheson’s brother,, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), at the
Palace White House to convince him to switch to a yes vote on ObamaCare. The always annoying Alan Grayson calls the talk “weapons of mass distraction” and a “tangent” from the real issue of health care. But as Michele Bachmann says, corruption is never a “tangent”:
$8 Out Of Every $10 Stimulus Dollar Went Overseas: GLP
Reconciliation. It’s Coming.: Michelle Malkin
The Seven Dept. Of Justice Lawyers Who Defended Terrorists: Fox
Stupak Says A Dozen Ready To Vote NO On Healthcare Because Of Abortion: Hot Air
If Obama has his way, and the Democrats ram through health care like they’re promising via reconciliation…here’s the next step.
Not only does Obama’s National Security deputy John Brennan think that a 20% Jihadi-relapse rate from former Gitmo guests isn’t “that bad”, he also has no clue of “who’s who” in the leadership of the Muslim Mafia.
Like Omar Shahi–ringleader of the infamous “flying imams.” Remember them? They were the six Muslim clerics whose suspicious behavior –shouting “Allahu Akbar!” before boarding a U. S. Airways flight in 2006, spreading out in the cabin before take-off, refusing to sit in their assigned seats, requesting seat-belt extenders, which they placed on the floor – led to the 6 getting booted by the flight crew.
Tomorrow Is Iran’s “Stunning Punch” For The West; Threat Causing Concern In DC: KMOX
Marvel Comics’ Captain America Says Tea Partiers “Dangerous, Racist”: Publius
Obama’s Big Plans For Justice Nominee Johnsen: Big Government
WSJ Predicts Global Market Crash: Market Watch
Michelle Obama Plays The National Security Card: Michelle Malkin
Oklahoma Firecracker Takes On Obama Eligibility: WND
Iran Shutting Down Google: WSJ
Lebanon To Stand With Hezbollah Against Israel: Jerusalem Post
Virginia Bans “Mark Of The Beast” Chip Implants: Raw Story
Andrew Breitbart pulled NO punches with the media at the National Tea Party convention in Nashville. Breitbart told them: “It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you that sucks.” Amen, my brother.
Nyet! Obama once again makes everything all about him…even the National Prayer Breakfast. He takes the opportunity to continue his State Of The Union lecturing of us, this time including a spank at the birthers: