Do you remember House Rep. Louis Slaughter (D-NY)? Sure you do, she is the nincompoop who gave that silly sob story at the Health Care Dog and Pony Show about some woman wearing her dead sister’s teeth. Well, it turns out that Louise Slaughter isn’t just your run of the mill congressional nincompoop, she happens to be the Democratic chair of the House Rules Committee and as such she gets to come up with new rules for the House. Ms. Slaugher is devising a scheme where the Senate Bill would be passed in the House without actually voting on it. I kid you not!
From GOP Leaders Blog: 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. [MORE]
Is this the most fascist thing you have ever heard? If the Democrats ever use this method, I for one will work myself to the bone to get my state government to nullify any law passed in this manner. If the Federal government is going to start making up new rules on the fly to get what they want, despite our objections, then they have lost all legitimacy as far as I am concerned.
Confederate Yankee clearly spells out the dangers of government taking such actions:
They are attempting to declare victory without a vote, governing by fiat.
Please pay attention, my fellow Americans.
Governments that begin trying to rewrite rules that have worked for hundreds of years in order to seize a temporary advantage quickly become drunk on that power if they are allowed it, and the result is always unpleasant.
Slaughter's subversive House rules are just one avenue that leftists are pursuing in a frenetic quest to seize as much power for themselves as possible before many of their number are thrown out of office in November. The problem, of course, is that if they find that they can simply rewrite the rules to suit them, then even the sting of electoral defeat may no longer be a threat to their ambitions.
Watch them closely.
This is probably one of the clearest signs that the Democrats do not have the votes in the House nor or likely to get them. You would imagine if reconciliation leaves the public with a bad taste, Slaughter’s solution will make them retch. Yet, here is Louise Slaughter making a complete mockery of democracy by changing the rules midstream just to pass a bill none wants and they don’t have the votes for.
Come November, vote these people out, they are a threat to our freedom.
Via: GOP Leader Blog
Via: Confederate Yankee