Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pelosi's Blitzkrieg to Government Health Care

March 16, 2010 - Rev. Isaac C. Hayes, GOP nominee for Congress in IL-2, wrote about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to use the "self-executing rule". The use of the self-executing rule by Pelosi and her henchmen amounts to naked power grab and an unabashed assault on the democratic process. As the Wall Street Journal notes, "Under the 'reconciliation' process that began yesterday afternoon, the House is supposed to approve the Senate's Christmas Eve bill and then use 'sidecar' amendments to fix the things it doesn't like. Those amendments would then go to the Senate under rules that would let Democrats pass them while avoiding the ordinary 60-vote threshold for passing major legislation. This alone is an abuse of traditional Senate process." Hayes' response follows: The following statement was released today by Speaker Pelosi has yet to secure the necessary votes in the House of Representative to pass the Senate's version of health care reform. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Pelosi could ask the House Rules Committee to change the rules that would allow the House to vote on the reconciliation measures without voting on the actual Senate version. Nancy Pelosi is not listening. America has said no for more than a year, yet she is stealthily considering the self-executing rule to march toward government controlled health care against their will. According to Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution, for a bill to become law it "shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate." It is unclear whether or not President Obama supports this procedure. Speaker Pelosi is not only breaking through the will of the American people, but she is now waging a lightning war (a "blitzkrieg") on the Constitution. President Obama called for Congress to vote on the Senate bill as the Constitution requires, but Mrs. Pelosi is moving swiftly to deliver a knockout blow to liberty before the Easter recess. Editor's Note: The irony in Pelosi and the Congressional Democrats using the "self-executing rule" is that they may be performing political suicide. Most American voters do not view dictatorial, anti-democratic tactics kindly, and as more and more of them begin to understand the underhanded way that Pelosi and her gang are trying to ram this down the people's throats, the more likely it becomes that the Democrats will lose massively in the November elections. RELATED: House Democrats weigh controversial rule in health care vote Pelosi Readies “Self-executing” Fascism to Force Obamacare on Americans “Slaughter Rule” Strategy Unprecedented Democrats aren't suicidal. They're self-executing Will the Democrats 'Self Execute' on Healthcare Reform? Pelosi Procedural Trick Could Be Used To Pass Healthcare House Will 'Deem' Health-Care Passed Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed