By Red State Reporter - March 16, 2010
What do Nancy Pelosi and David Blaine have in common? They can make something appear out of nowhere. Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned that she might have the House pass the Senate health-care bill without having members vote on it! According to the Washington Post, “Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers ‘deem’ the health-care bill to be passed.”
I wonder if this is the sort of thing Nancy had in mind when she promised to “drain the swamp” in the first 100 hours after she took the gavel in 2006. It’s this kind of elitist, “trust us–it’s good for you” mentality that will have voters eager to “drain the swamp” when the November elections come around.
Unfortunately, by then it may be too late. The Washington Examiner reported (H/T Gateway Pundit) that Pelosi claims this so-called reform is just the beginning. “My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive. We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there’ll be more legislation to follow.”
The Examiner went on to comment that, “In a particularly Alice-in-Wonderland moment, Pelosi argued that the debate over health care reform can begin after the bill is passed.” Like the camel with his nose in the tent, no single power grab is ever enough with Liberals. Once they have the power to decide who gets medical care and who doesn’t, as the result of a vote that never happened, do you really think they’ll stop there? Don’t hold your breath. If you can pass legislation without voting for it, why couldn’t you elect representatives in Congress without the American people voting for them?
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