When I first read that House Democrats were cooking up a rule to allow their chamber to pass the Senate version of Obamacare without a vote, I wondered what planet they were living on. Are they aware that then-long shot Massachusetts Senate candidate began his rise in the polls at the same time Harry Reid (D-Mt. Crumpet) was paying off wavering then-moderate Senators with our tax dollars.
People in the home state of Teddy Kennedy, you know that champion of socialized medicine, were upset at the tactics the Democrats were using to pass health care.
In the Senate, they used payoffs. In the House, they’re using procedural gimmicks to pass unpopular legislation which will effectively nationalize one-sixth of the American economy, giving greater control over our health care decisions to yet-to-be-created government bureaucracies. And all this from a party which won its recent majorities running under the banner of transparency and open government, promising to drain the swamp that Capitol Hill had become under Republicans.
Procedural gimmicks and bribes–the Democrats’ means to increasing government control over our society.
If health care passes this way, ten months hence Speaker Boehner will enjoy the biggest Republican majority in the House since the 67th Congress.