Thursday, March 11, 2010
The “Slaugherhouse” Rules
The latest on the “Health Care” bill has revealed that for the talk of the Democrats plans to ram this bill through to the President’s desk by using the “reconciliation” (or as the Democrats have renamed it the “simple majority”) process it was learned that the “Chairman of the House Rules Committee” has a more sinister plan in mind.
Louise Slaughter (aptly named) is busy crafting new rules that will allow the bill to circumvent the reconciliation process altogether. The Democrats are calling this latest power grab “the Slaughter Solution”.
It goes like this – “"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."
Each bill that comes before the House for a vote on final passage must be given a rule that determines things like whether the minority would be able to offer amendments to it from the floor.
In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House "deems" the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but House members would be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.”
On the same day that this revelation came to public light the President was busy traveling the country in campaign mode to “educate the masses on why the healthcare bill is more important than jobs creation”. It is interesting that as the President was on approach to his latest speaking venue his motorcade had to wind its way through throngs of who took time out of their day to educate the President, yet again, that we don’t want his stinking bill. To be fair, there were also pro-healthcare supporters in the crowd. Yet in Obama socialist fashion he told the crowd in Missouri that “the time for talk is over” – he has decided.
Why not, his ally in the House has been busy finding the way to circumvent the “talking/debating” process and it is time for a little “force feeding”.
If you think that I am being overtly dramatic and taking a little literary license here with the facts by drawing this conclusion, well maybe I am but consider the “author” of the rule change (Slaughter).
There are a number of pot holes in this road to passage and one of the biggest in the House was those members who opposed the Senate version because it contained the “government funded abortion provision”. If you remember when the House was going through its gyration in getting this narrowly passed bill completed Pelosi and company had to allow the Stupak-Pitts amendment into the bill which stripped the abortion language from the bill.
The Stupak–Pitts Amendment, an amendment to the Affordable Health Care for America Act, was introduced by Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan. It prohibits use of Federal funds "to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion" except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother, and was included in the bill as passed by the House of Representatives on November 7, 2009. – wikipedia
As a result, Slaughter went before her collegues on the floor to lament the necessity of the government funding for abortion to prevent “back alley” procedures, a favorite visual argument of the pro-choice groups (see video below).
Never mind that there is already established legislation on the books, since 1976 that bars federal tax dollars that fund abortion.
This feminazi isn’t just an abortion fanatic she is also an anti first amendment zealot. I use this term not because she is the author of this new House rule that circumvents the democratic process of debate over healthcare by imposing a rule that kills that notion. I say this because “In early 2005, she authored the Fairness and Accountability in Broadcasting Act, or FAB Act, which would reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, which has been criticized as an attempt to silence religious and conservative broadcasters”
Representative Slaughter has single-handedly devised methods in which to squelch opposition to her radical views. In the fairness doctrine legislation she crafted a way to silence religious opposition (which is one of the largest anti-abortion lobby groups) as well as conservative talk radio which Democrats have not been able to compete with, thus the failure of Air America. If it wasn’t for the federal dole that provides funding for “Public Broadcasting”, PBS would have gone the same route.
So, the President say’s the “talk is over” and Slaughter is ensuring that it is! Can you say sinking poll numbers, angry Americans and a House cleaning in 2010! The Democrats are seriously misguided if they think that this rule change will provide incumbents with political cover by being able to say to angry constituents that "hey, I didn't vote for the Healthcare bill I voted for a rule change"! The Democrats are still of the belief that we (the American public) are too stupid to connect these dots.
Well, the Democrats do not seem to care because their behavior screams “damn the torpedo’s, full steam ahead!”