… Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers “deem” the health-care bill to be passed.
The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure.
“It’s more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know,” the speaker said in a roundtable discussion with bloggers Monday. “But I like it,” she said, “because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.” Washington Post
So, according to Pelosi, number 1, we are all too stupid to understand or too preoccupied to care what underhanded crap they are doing and number 2, we won’t know who’s voting and how. Her plan will provide political coverage for pols who would love to vote for her bill but are afraid of the backlash when they get home.
Does Pelosi seriously believe that most people are this stupid? Does she truly believe that most of us won’t know or won’t find out how our representatives have voted? Or that we won’t care how they voted or what “system” they used to pass this bill?
Can these people possibly be more arrogant and condescending toward Americans? At this time in my life, I think there are more informed and educated Americans (who actually will be casting votes in November) than at any other time in our history since the Revolution (thanks to Beck, Rush, Levin, Hannity, et al.)
And just think about that: Who has inspired Americans to learn and read their own history and the greatest document known to mankind, – beside the Bible of course – the Constitution? It wasn’t a politician or a president. It took talk radio to mobilize us. It’s Laura Ingraham and Glenn Beck who have rallied us awake.
Remember that young mother’s impassioned statement to Arlen Specter? “You have awakened a sleeping giant!” We are awake and they will be our dinner come November.
To prevent these numbers being missed or lost in the comments, this from Dena:
Toll free #s to the capitol. Tell the operator which office you want to speak.
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