Does the ‘Reconciliation’ Gambit Make You Angry? Fox.
Looks like the head Democrat residing in the White House believes his health care legislation agenda is more important than the will of the people.
So even though 52 per cent DISAPPROVE of Health Care Reform per Rasmussen, the egos are set to force their plan on America. With the help of some legislative rules to connive only a simple 51 to 49 majority in the Senate for passage.
Mind you, Barack Obama said himself, he did not want to pass health care reform by the reconciliation loophole. That was beneath him as far back as 2004. But now, when it is looking like he has a only a short time to emblazon his name on something for the history books, the last ditch disreputable effort is thrown into play.
Video from Naked Emperor News via Hot Air from which he uttered the following.
Senator Obama CBS Interview 11/02/04.
My understanding of the Senate is that you need 60 votes to get something significant to happen. Which means that the Democrats and Republicans have to ask the question, do we have the will to move an American agenda forward not a Democratic or Republican agenda forward?
Change to Win Convention 09/25/07.
We’re going to have to have a majority to get a bill to my desk, that is not just a fifty plus one majority.
Obama interview Concord Monitor 10/09/07.
You’ve got to break out of what I call the sort of 50 plus one pattern of presidential politics. Maybe you eke out a victory of 50 plus one. Then you can’t govern. You know you get Air Force One. I mean there are a lot of nice perks. But you can’t deliver on healthcare. We are not going to pass universal healthcare with a fifty plus only strategy.
Center for american Progress Conference 07/12/06.
If we want to transform the country though, that requires a sizeable majority.
Phony rhetoric. Those candidates always seem to sing a different tune once annointed and well within the comfort zone away from the commoners.
Guess what. This is how America feels according to one poll when people were asked if reconciliation made them angry.
- 94 % Yes – This is outrageous! They’re using rules to bypass the clear voice of the people – payback in November, guys.
- 2 % No – Not sure, but if they have to resort to rules loopholes to pass a law, doesn’t that indicate that a lot of people oppose it?
- 2 % No – Look, we need health care reform and we need it now. Let’s get started, even if it means using a rules loophole.
- <1 % – Other
Looks like legislators of this day will be taken to task in a mere 9 months. Of their doing.
Click for biggy at I Grow Fatigued With The Proletariat at I Own the World. Do you see the cig?
“When the wants and desires of the royals outweigh the will of the people.”
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