By now most of us know the latest stunt being considered by the corrupt and foolish Democratic leadership, in a sneaky and underhanded attempt to ram the healthcare bill through to the President's desk. Details and commentary can be found here at the Washington Post.
After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.
Instead, 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.
I could spend a lot of time using cute quips to parse the article, but that would not be the way to effectively make a sound argument. The bottom line in all of this is quite plain to me, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.
One of the objectives of the progressive movement is to isolate issues by controlling the narrative. They do this by trying to use a multitude of over inflated words....so they can cloud up the simplest of concepts. They also can use them to overstate the severity of a problem, or they can just use them to communicate false information.
They can use our responses to their weak arguments, against us and our positions. They can counter the words of our narrative and by the time you figure out how to respond to that, you find you have allowed yourself to get off message.
So what's the message? Well, let's look at it closely.
It has taken over a year for a bill to come out and it's still not passed. That tells us, it's not a good bill.
But that isn't enough.
Pelosi, Reid, and Company sought to use reconciliation to jam it through. Until the parliamentarian said it wasn't right, they were more than happy to pursue that course of action without any regrets. They called it opening the gate, but the gate was shut. So now they are parachuting over the fence with this newest scheme.
It just goes to show the utter desperation of those who are losing this argument, and the lengths they are willing to go just to make a bad bill into a bad program. It makes them look childish and immature, like someone who cannot lose gracefully and concede defeat. It also makes them look bitter and vindictive, like someone who can't get their way.
More importantly, it shows other things.
If they are willing to make every effort to pass this bill using this method (or any other that will not require their members to go on record, and give it an up or down vote), it cannot be good for the overall health and well-being of the republic. It can only mean trouble.
They are telling us they are more in line with Soviet style government reform, than any provision made in the United States Constitution. If they do not do this the way the system has intended, they are showing us some major outward signs that their agenda is notin the best interests of the United States. They are demonstrating loudly and clearly that they want to reserve the right to overrule the will of the people at any time of their choosing --- thus exercising some measures of dictatorial totalitarianism.
If this is the case in this issue today and they are allowed to do it without protest, what will they do when it is time to cede power after losing it through an election? Will they come up with some obscure parliamentary procedure? Will they try to seize control by using obscure wording to claim a Constitutional crisis (and seize "temporary" power as a result of the fake perception of said crisis)?
It's something to think about, America. I would suggest thinking about it long and hard, before you cast your votes for progressives again. Because it is the White House who has command over the military. And if this were to become a stark reality, what commands would he give to it in the event of such a chain of events taking place?