Pundette says ready the pitchforks

And I’m inclined to agree.

Pelosi schedules “a vote” on Obamacare next week.  The catch?  She’s planning on doing it sans an actual vote.  Who needs the Constitution?

From Brian Darling at Redstate:

This may be unconstitutional.  I have to be careful not to say that “Pelosi will schedule a vote on ObamaCare,”  because the plan right now is to pass the Senate version of ObamaCare without a vote in the House.  The procedure is purposefully confusing because liberals in Congress hope the American people don’t figure out this procedural fraud until it is too late.  So much for the Constitution that says that a bill does not become a law until the House and Senate pass identical bills, and then the President signs that legislation.  

According to the AP:

Under White House pressure to act swiftly, House and Senate Democratic leaders reached for agreement Friday on President Barack Obama’s health care bill, sweetened suddenly by fresh billions for student aid and a sense that breakthroughs are at hand.   “It won’t be long,” before lawmakers vote, predicted Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Pelosi agreement is to allow the House to vote on a rule that will preclude a vote on ObamaCare.  First, the House will take up a rule that will “deem” the Senate passed version of ObamaCare to have passed after the House passes a reconciliation bill.  The reconciliation bill is a yet to be released budgetary bill to reconcile current law and it amends the Senate ObamaCare bill.  The left assumes that the American people are too dense to understand that they are going to pass an unpopular bill in the House, yet House members can run back to the district and claim they never voted for the bill.  Win-win for Members of Congress and lose-lose for the American people.

As a reminder, Darling adds a snippet from that passé document, you know, the Constitution:

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.

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2 Responses

  1. I am so angered and outraged I am ready for the pitchfork. I can’t believe they are going to shove this down our throats. I have never been so mad at the politicians in my lifetime.

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