Thursday, March 18, 2010

Democrats vote to hide behind the Slaughter House Rule 222-203

If you became optimistic from my last post despite my warning, this should bring you back down to earth.  The Republicans were able to successfully force a vote on Slaughter Solution. The Republican’s resolution would have required separate votes on the Senate Bill and Reconciliation changes. Democrats defeated the resolution 222-203. 
From The Hill: Democrats shot down a Republican effort to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate healthcare bill on Thursday afternoon.
In a 222-203 vote, Democrats beat back a GOP resolution offered by Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) that would have forced lawmakers to vote on the Senate healthcare bill separately from the series of fixes they hope to make to that legislation. 
All Republican lawmakers who voted opposed the measure, which had the effect of ending the GOP's effort to force a vote. They were joined by 28 Democrats, who broke with party members on the vote. 
222 Democrats supported the measure, though, meaning enough to proceed. Three members of both parties did not vote.  

This means that Democrats want the cover that the Slaughter Solution will provide. The big question is will the same 222 Democrats use that cover on Sunday? It is hard to say, because Stephen Lynch who today said he will vote NO on ObamaCare voted with the 222 Democrats? If you don’t support ObamaCare, why leave the backdoor open for those who do?


Countryboy said...

Well ABC...I guess that means the "slaughter solution" will be used to bypass the Constitution and we'll get no Yea or Nay votes on the actual bill and why is that? Because they don't have the votes for a up or down vote as the "president" said we'd have. (I'm biting my tongue here) This violates their oath of office and the Constitution: Article 1 Section 7-8 calls for a yea or nay vote on all bills.

Joie said...

We need to keep praying, and trust in God for our welfare and our country's welfare. On top of that keep up the good fight, and keep hounding capitol hill.

Angie Lee said...

HCR *WILL* be passed, even if the means of doing so are unconstitutional. The COTUS means NOTHING to the federal government, and We The People mean even less. We, the unwashed masses, the useless eaters, are a pestilence that must be eradicated. HCR is merely the next logical step down the road toward population control.

Everything happens for a reason, even the atrocities being committed by the current Congress and White House.

This is our final chance to clean out the sewer that is our nation's capital. Get ready for the crap to spatter far and wide, because they've turned the fan on HI.

This is the beginning of the New American Revolution, and we are witnessing history in the making. Are we willing to sacrifice our time, money, reputations, and possibly even our lives as the Founders did, in order to protect and defend that which they passed on to us along with the duty to preserve it for our children?

Again, this is only the beginning. We ain't seen nuttin' yet.

Janelle said...

Obamcare in, vote them out, next big idea, vote them out.........pretty much all of them. Why is this so hard for anyone to understand? Take a breath and repeat "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts, absolutely. The people we elect don't know us, we aren't their friends and they don't care about us, any more than we care about them.
They do care about getting elected and reelected - snatch that toy away every time.We don't need to shoot them, just refuse to reelect them.

Anonymous said...

Just read a post at newsreal blog that shows just how shameless and corrupt 99% of our servants have become. Former Detroit councilwoman Conyers(wife of John Conyers,170,000 a year salary BTW)shows up for court in a Lincoln with personal driver and a $1,000 handbag but the court has ruled her "indigent" and so taxpayers will be paying for her lawyer. I swear I get so mad at these people I'm going to have a stroke!

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