Obama: “We just want an up or down vote”. He lies. Despite a multi-state blitz resembling his 2008 campaign tour the President’s message has fallen flat, despite picked audiences of SEIU goons, medical pity cases, little kids, and a security guard service to ensure that no real American Patriots would be able to infiltrate Obama’s fifth column performance. Judging by polling results, the general perception of the public to the demands put forth by Obama have shown them to be decidedly underwhelmed, leaving our transformational Marxist looking like the blush is off of his rose.
Meanwhile, back at the farm, Madame Pelosi’s parade isn’t looking that much better either. We keep hearing her say ‘we have the votes, we have the votes’, reminiscent of Chicken Little and “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”, even as the Democrats descend farther and farther into more desperate schemes for passage of one of the most thoroughly hated pieces of legislation in US history.
The House Madame may be courting what’s called the Slaughter solution, an extra-constitutional scheme to actually try to cram the Senate version of Obama-care through the House, without actually having a recorded vote on the bill. The Slaughter solution is named after Louise Slaughter (D) NY, the House Rules Chairwoman. In this scheme the House ‘deems’ the Senate version of Obama care to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to pass the rule but would then be able to say that they only voted for the rule, not the bill itself.
What??!! This is so far out there, it’s difficult to fathom. This move would be sure to further inflame an already angry electorate and generate immediate constitutional challenges. Using every trick in the book… bribes, blandishments, threats, promises of federal jobs if constituents seek revenge against what they see as abandonment and malfeasance by their elected representatives. The leadership is trying desperately to rope in the required votes, which as we stated yesterday, they just don’t have at this point.
It’s obvious how desperate they are. This desperation is what makes them so very dangerous. They have staked everything on this very bad piece of legislation. Being ideologically driven, they have deluded themselves into thinking that it’s somehow something the American people want, despite all evidence to the contrary.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010