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Democrat representative: “Bush Threatened Martial Law if We Voted ‘No!’”
Here’s a nugget from Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA 27), in a floor speech made yesterday just after 7pm CDT:
Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill, on Monday, the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points in the first day, another couple thousand the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted “No.”
That’s what I call fear-mongering. Unjustified. Proven wrong. We’ve got a week, we’ve got two weeks, to write a good bill.
The only way to write – to pass – a bad bill: Keep the panic pressure on.
Well, the bill defeated Monday was thirty-four times longer than the original Paulson plan, and the one voted on today was 450% longer than that. I still don’t see any martial law; however, I do see a constantly-growing piece of legislation that, despite Mr. Sherman’s claims, would not likely have gotten “better” over the course of “a week” or “two weeks.”
Good to know the “fear-mongering” about Bush and martial law is still taking place among Democrats, though. Maybe one of these days, when he’s been out of office for a few years or more, America’s lefties will finally concede that George Bush isn’t hiding under their beds or in their closets, carefully crafting strategeries to steal or cancel elections and to impose martial law.