Saturday, March 13, 2010
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Nancy Pelosi doesn't have enough votes in the House to pass the Senate's corruption-filled, abortion-funding, budget-busting healthcare bill. But she just might have enough votes to pass an entirely different bill that...hold on to your hats...simply declares that the House passed the Senate bill even though they never voted on it.
The so-called "Slaughter Rule" is named for House Rules Committee member Louise Slaughter, which surprises most people who had assumed it stood for slaughtering the Constitution.
But wait - it gets weirder. Since Martian law isn't normally acceptable practice, even in Washington DC, the Senate Parlimentarian is expected to say the Slaughter Rule can't be used. At which point, Vice-President Joe Biden can override the parlimentarian and declare that Democrats can basically do whatever they want...the only teeny-tiny downside being that our traditional system of government will be turned upside-down, and our nation will adopt a socialist healthcare system NOT because of the "straight up or down" vote that Obama claimed to want, but because of a Democrat-sponsored coup.