The latest bright idea from the great minds of the Democratic Party, which seems to have forgotten the “representative” part of “representative government:”
House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the healthcare overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday.
Slaughter is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version.
Slaughter has not taken the plan to Speaker Pelosi as Democrats await CBO scores on the corrections bill. “Once the CBO gives us the score we’ll spring right on it,” she said.
So, Representative Slaughter thinks they can pass the Senate bill without actually voting on the Senate bill? What’s next, rule by decree? If they go through with this, “slaughter” will be an apt name for what will happen to Louise and her party in the next election.
Be sure to read the rest; it seems Slaughter’s move to slaughter the Constitution is born of a fear that, should the House pass the Senate bill and then trust them to “fix it” to meet House desires in a reconciliation process, the Senate would instead present their bill as passed to President Obama for signature, leaving the House looking like chumps and suckers.
Such is what passes for wise, considered governance in the majority party these days.
(via Sister Toldajh on Twitter)