Posts Tagged ‘pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it’

When ‘Democrats’ And ‘Democracy’ Are Antonyms

March 11, 2010

Antonym (an·to·nym): A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word: The word wet is an antonym of the word dry.

Vote shmote.  Who needs a vote?  Do you ever see Big Brother begging for votes in the novel Nineteen-Eighty-Four?

Democracy by Slaughter [Daniel Foster]

The sense around here for the last week or so has been that “only the House vote matters” in deciding the fate of Obamacare. But what if the Democrats can pass the bill with no House vote at all?

Astoundingly, House Democrats appear to be preparing to do just that:

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. . . .

House members are concerned the Senate could fail to approve the corrections bill, making them nervous about passing the Senate bill with its much-maligned sweetheart deals for certain states.

“We’re well beyond that,” Pelosi said Tuesday, though she did not clarify.

That the Democrats could take this extraordinary step to avoid passing the Senate bill tells you that they have zero trust in the Senate to pass reconciliation “fixes,” and zero trust in the president not to sign the Senate bill should it reach his desk and a reconciliation effort collapse. But most crucially, it gives the lie — in a big, big way — to the Democratic narrative that health-care reform should and will be finished via simple “majority rule,” and not bound up in the arcane rules of the United States Senate.

So we’re no longer just talking about reconciliation as an end-run around the Constitution; now we’re talking about an entirely different game as an end-run around reconciliation.

As one of our founding fathers must have said: “Give me Stalinism or give me death.”

Stupid democracy with its stupid votes and its stupid constitutional processes.  The Democrats don’t need that garbage.  The people are pathologically stupid, and elitist Democrat big government statists know what is best; we’re little more than herd animals.  Why should they govern when they can simply rule instead?  They want ObamaCare, and they’re going to have it.  And as for the American people who couldn’t be more clear that they don’t want it?  “Let them eat ObamaCare.”

Only we’re way beyond analogies employing genuine historic figures such as Marie Antoinette.  We are now in the realm of crazy-land-fiction, where Nancy Pelosi is like the psychotic “off with-her-head” queen from Alice in Wonderland.

Her attitude is that:

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Funny: that’s almost exactly what Chairman Mao must have said about his Great Leap Forward Plan.

And just who the hell do you think you are to expect that it should be any different, you pathetic little peon?

Stupid American people.

A new poll released by the Associated Press finds this:

More than four in five Americans say it’s important that any health care plan have support from both parties. And 68 percent say the president and congressional Democrats should keep trying to cut a deal with Republicans rather than pass a bill with no GOP support.

And only 27 percent of voters want to see ObamaCare rammed down the nation’s collective throat.

HotAir does a great job filling in details of this poll.

What did I say about the American people?  Oh, yeah, that’s right: Stupid American people.

Do they not realize that Obama is not only our king, but our God?

From the editor of Newsweek:

I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”

And you would thwart “the One’s” will, you petty, insignificant little SERF?  How DARE you get in the way of “the One” who is standing above the country, who even stands above the entire world?  It’s not exercising your freedom in a democratic society to oppose ObamaCare and all the corrupt shenanigans being employed to impose it; it’s BLASPHEMY!!!

We are at a point in which one group or another is profoundly unAmerican: either it is the American people, or it is the Democrat Party.

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Nancy Pelosi On Health Care: ‘Give Me A Couple Trillion Dollars, And I’ll Show You What You Bought’

March 10, 2010

Peter Suderman at Reason provides the less-than-delicious analogy of Nancy Pelosi’s ObamaCare sales pitch:

Try it! You'll like it, I promise.

Like a Tupperware container full of smelly mystery meat, Nancy Pelosi says that the only way we can find out exactly what’s in the health care bill is to try it:

“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other.  But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket.  Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”

If anyone wants to make the point that Democrats are intelligent life forms, all you have to do is share the wisdom of Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid (remember his “Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good” remark last week?) to document that they fit much better in the bacteria category.

The worst thing is that this isn’t just a bag of hot air that Pelosi is trying to peddle; it’s something far, far worse.

The ObamaCare boondoggle is a case where America will one day soon open their door in surprise to see a flaming bag filled with dog crap.  And they can try to stomp out the flames at their peril.