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.
Whoa....listening to an excerpt from Bret Baier’s interview with BHO- he got very testy with Bret.
He doesn’t care how it’s done.
I deem him unfit for the office he holds.
Didn’t he take a vow to follow the constitution?
Affirmative Action babies don’t have to abide by the same rules that we do.
He is not going to turn any Fox viewers toward Obamacare.
How did this marxist freak EVER get elected?
Oh, that's right, the leftist press fell in love with his stupid stylin' and refused to vet that horrid arrogant creep.
He is truly unfit.
He doesn’t care how it’s done. Screw the Constitution he swore to uphold? !!!!
IMPEACH! IMPEACH them all.
Rebellion is coming.
I am giving this foreigner NONE of my earnings....NONE.
If you have read the bill it is completely a maniacal grab at intimate control of each citizens life.
If this gets passed (so called), the only way he can maintain power is to suspend the elections. Lookout for the obamaites to create a so-to-speak great crisis.
I’m with you! I’ve had it.
Does he want to eliminate Miranda as well?
Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
You’re right! The look on his face was priceless! From the short clip it looked like Bret was doing his best to not allow Obama to drone on and on. Apparently our President isn’t used to a journalist acting like a journalist.
Bret said earlier in an interview that he (Bret) was a lot more confrontational in this interview than he normaly is. He was wanting answers - Obambi kept interupting.
Anyway, as far as this "deemed passed" thing goes, I think that's a total non-issue. The Senate bill would be as much "deemed passed" if the House took it up and then started to amend it, as it will be if the House "deems" it passed, then orders it changed via a concurrent resolution.
The real unconstitutional meat isn't in the process used for passage, it's in the substance of the bill. Problem is, the nose has been under the tent for decades, see SCHIP, Medicare, Medicaid.
I see new Fox bashing coming from the White House in 3, 2, 1...
If we can only make till then!
Well there you have it, The ends justify the means, could not be any clearer. This man is dangerous.
In other words, the Slaughterhouse scam wasn’t going to work so let’s just sweep our attempt at it under the rug and pretend it never happened.
Our legislators don’t vote for ideas, they vote for bills - specific language which may or may not become law. But if it does become law, it is the SPECIFIC LANGUAGE, not the original intent or idea, that we must live under.
Obama chose Bret Baier, so he must have thought he could roll him. Judging by the clip I saw, Bret lookede like he held his own.
Per Marsha Blackburn (Rep from Tennessee) on with Neil- the CBO numbers should be out around the top of the hour.
This means it will be time to turn to CNN? eeeeggggads...
I would have LOVED it if FNC would have just stiffed him and told him wasn’t welcome at Fox unless he apologizes on air. LOL, all they’d see are his heels and his African-American backside.
“Constitution? We don’ need no stinkin’ constitution!”
You watch cnn and please tell me the fantasy numbers from the overworked CBO.
basically, laws mean nothing as he can do anything he wishes if he wants it.
Will do...cause Beck just doesn’t cover live news unless he’s forced.
Obama must have been a piss poor attorney. Procedures are VERY important.
Since he never tried to get any legislation passed in either the Illinois Legislature or the United States Senate, I can see that learning the procedural rules was not a priority.