Skip to comments.Obama: Procedures Aren't Important; Vote Is 'For' Or 'Against' Reform
Posted on 03/17/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT by Son House
President Barack Obama, in an interview due to be broadcast at 6 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier:
"I don't spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate. What I can tell you is that the vote that's taken in the House will be a vote for health care reform.
And if people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health care reform. And I don't think we should pretend otherwise.
"And if they don't -- if they vote against it -- then they're going to be voting against health care reform and they're going to be voting in favor of the status quo.
"So Washington gets very concerned with these procedures in Congress, whether Republicans are in charge or Democrats are in charge." (Excerpts provided by Fox.)
The procedures the president is speaking about involve "deeming" -- the process by which the House may "deem" the Senate version of health care overhaul legislation to have been passed, even as it votes on changes to that legislation.
The prospect of that process being used hasn't pleased Republicans.
What, the Constitution? That silly thing?
Spoken like a TRUE constitutional law "professor".
Good - at least that segment of the interview he is condescending to the American people on a constitutional principle.
...and former U.S. senator.
I deem Obama an idiot.
This “bill” is a Deeming Pile of Crap.
Next 0bamao will “Deem” that he is elect for life.
Didn’t Blogo go on trial for selling influence? A senator’s seat? There is no difference between that and selling your vote. Every single one of these rats who sell their vote for free medicaid for their state, or the new one, restitution of water to their area, should be indicted the very minute we have enough republicans in office to force the justice department to file charges against them. And what about loosening water restrictions in return for votes - isn’t that government office just as guilty of buying a vote? Time to take advantage of all the people out of work - lots of time to spend on the computer following these criminals.
Dictators are not concerned with the process. Just the end result.
Oh ... my ... God .... Is he really on record for saying that?
Well, here’s a sneak peek at his arrogance.
He can’t be concerned about how it’s accomplished...lol.
Doesn’t sound like a newsworthy interview if this is all Fox has to offer from it.
WHy should he worry about procedures that help protect the Constitution which he believes is a flawed document?
THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS!
Your asking for it Kenyan...stop this and go home or be run out of town!
Thats why I like bammy, fake but accurate. Pretty much like his resume’.
OMG! Cavuto is showing a clip of the interview!
Rules are annoying. Like presidents staying in office for 4 years. It’s just a process thing. Can we develop some flexibility here and take a mulligan on that in say 8 months.