Skip to comments.Is the Slaughter Rule dead?
Posted on 03/17/2010 12:59:27 PM PDT by giotto
I managed to get through to Congressman John Barrow's Washington office to urge him to vote against both the Reconciliation Bill and the Slaughter Rule. The person I talked to said that the Slaughter Rule was dead. I asked when that happened, and he said "As of 15 minutes ago." That was about half an hour ago when I spoke with him. I searched Free Republic for news of this and found nothing. Also nothing on Google News.
So was he mistaken? Has anyone else heard anything on this?
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If Slaughter is dead, they must have the votes. Just Damn
I suspect the Dems ae regrouping to plan their next move.
Try calling back and see if you get the same answer, or better yet, if they'll give you a source. :)
I agree. They must have the votes.
Still..... KEEP HAMMERING!!!! That is only speculation!
They slaughtered the Slaughter Rule?
Should we call Sgt. Slaughter?
My own thoughts on this.
That might be a fair assumption.
WHERE THEY STAND RIGHT NOW
It is always a good plan to ask for the name of the person giving you the information. If it were dead, as of 15 minutes ago, do you think the bottom-tier flunky answering the phone in some obscure congressman’s office would know about it that fast? I’m not saying it isn’t dead, I’m saying it is always a good plan to verify.
How in the world can any of them actually be undecided at this point?
I don’t think he was giving me the bum’s rush. He seemed to be willing to engage in conversation. He said that Pelosi was exerting tremendous pressure on the House members.
Waiting for their payola?
No way. A lot of those votes depend on the Slaughter rule. Kucinich, for example.
Waiting Santa’s phone call.
That’s what I thought too. Maybe the idea of having the Slaughterhouse Rule challenged in court, and having Obamacare overturned by the Supreme Court because of it, is scaring some wavering Dems into the Yes column.
Or this could just be the rumor of the hour.
No, NRO is saying the opposite - that we can still kill this monstrosity.
The Slaughter ploy has back-fired badly, there is increasing anger at the House RAT leadership, and they are still down 17 votes.
My Congressman’s office just told me he is undecided. But he’s voted with Pelosi 100%, so I’m not buying it.
Just what I was thinking.
I've gotta believe you are correct - DAMN!
It could easily be the House and/or Senate parlimentarian advising the RATS not to try the Slaughter crap.
If your own mother says it’s so, check it out.
Not sure if this is reliable- but worth a ping.
I called my rep’s office (John Mica) and they’ve not heard anything about this as of 10 minutes ago...
believe nothing they tell you
Maybe they have realized what would hasppen if they used it? Over turned as unconstitutional, and the worst beating in history this november?
In search of those who'll turn a trick for some Obama Monopoly $$$.
"You're a Hooooooookkkaa?!!!"
Call the district offices, as well. They need to know that they will exact a political price if they pass this bill. I told my RAT congressman’s office this morning that if this bill becomes law, they can plan to clean out their desks on November 3.
What if SE Mom says it's so? Do we still check?
Napolitano on Fox just said the Slaughter Rule will be used to pass bill and that the courts will NOT intervene, claiming that only Congress can end/change ObamaCare.
I got through this morning to two critters (fence sitters).
I have just sent emails to five others. I am watching Cavuto and DrO just told me the vote has been post-poned.
I dunno. Is she authoritative, or just authoritarian?
Hah! I’d STILL check it out and wait.
Screaming Eagle Mom ;)
My hair is turning grayer as we type..
Still posted on Fox News that the SL Committee will meet Friday.
Oh yes. Of course. These are the ever-important youngsters you see on the metro or in restaurants, wearing their access badges and suits hours after work and talking at MAX VOLUME about how important and all knowing they are.
Of course they know. </sarcasm>
Getting legislation to law was probably not the objective of doing this in the first place. Instead, the real objective was to generate a signed Senate bill that could be presented to the Senate Parliamentarian as a basis for introducing a House passed Bill under the Reconciliation Rule.
If the do the rule adoption procedure and are then able to either get the Senate to adopt the House bill unchanged, or alternatively, get the Senate to adopte the Reconciliation bill with amendments and following that, get the House to agree to the Senate amendments, it is not a problem. Obama will then sign the bill, approved by recorded floor vote, into law.
They have a problem if they do the Senate bill Rule adoption and are then not able to get the Senate to pass the House bill--or thereafter get the Senate to pass the House bill as amended and then are not able to get the House to adopt the amended bill.
The threat of legal action between adoption of the Slaughter rule and House action on the Reconciliation may be a factor--it is difficult to expect that you would get a court result fast enough to be in a window that would do any good. But if the bill managers are concerned about the prospect of intervening litigation, that might move them to reconsider.
More likely is that the Senate Parliamentarian looked at the proposed action and rejected the idea that it would create signed legislation which could be reconciled to.
Who is DrO?
My darling husband.
Probably something they told you to get you to hang up. TRUST NONE OF THEM!
Oh, OK. I get it now. Duh!
LOL. That’s all right!!!!
The price isn't right yet.