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Obama: Procedures Aren't Important; Vote Is 'For' Or 'Against' Reform
NPR ^ | March 17, 2010 | By Mark Memmott

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhofascism; bhohealthcare; bhosocialism; bhotyranny; deemocrats; democrats; important; killthebill; obama; obamacare; procedures; reform; socialisthealthcare; tyranny
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From a lawyer? Bad etiquette...
1 posted on 03/17/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

What, the Constitution? That silly thing?


2 posted on 03/17/2010 1:15:37 PM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Son House
I don't spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate...

Spoken like a TRUE constitutional law "professor".

3 posted on 03/17/2010 1:17:40 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: truthkeeper

Good - at least that segment of the interview he is condescending to the American people on a constitutional principle.


4 posted on 03/17/2010 1:18:04 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: WayneS

...and former U.S. senator.


5 posted on 03/17/2010 1:18:06 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Son House

I deem Obama an idiot.


6 posted on 03/17/2010 1:19:08 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Son House

This “bill” is a Deeming Pile of Crap.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 1:19:33 PM PDT by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Son House

Next 0bamao will “Deem” that he is elect for life.


8 posted on 03/17/2010 1:19:43 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( I Will Not Comply! - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Son House

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.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 1:20:02 PM PDT by oldmomster
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To: Son House

Dictators are not concerned with the process. Just the end result.


10 posted on 03/17/2010 1:20:33 PM PDT by mmanager (I'm not racist, I don't like the white half of him either.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Oh ... my ... God .... Is he really on record for saying that?


11 posted on 03/17/2010 1:20:39 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: truthkeeper
Some of us out here took an oath to defend those 'procedures' with our very lives against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.

Just sayin'....

12 posted on 03/17/2010 1:21:07 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: SE Mom; STARWISE; hoosiermama; rintense; maggief; SoCalPol; Son House

Well, here’s a sneak peek at his arrogance.

He can’t be concerned about how it’s accomplished...lol.


13 posted on 03/17/2010 1:21:16 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Son House

Doesn’t sound like a newsworthy interview if this is all Fox has to offer from it.


14 posted on 03/17/2010 1:21:33 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Son House

WHy should he worry about procedures that help protect the Constitution which he believes is a flawed document?


15 posted on 03/17/2010 1:21:40 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SE Mom; STARWISE; hoosiermama; rintense; maggief; SoCalPol

THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS!


16 posted on 03/17/2010 1:22:06 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Son House

Your asking for it Kenyan...stop this and go home or be run out of town!


17 posted on 03/17/2010 1:23:02 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Son House

Thats why I like bammy, fake but accurate. Pretty much like his resume’.


18 posted on 03/17/2010 1:23:14 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: roses of sharon

OMG! Cavuto is showing a clip of the interview!

Total arrogance.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 1:24:15 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Son House

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.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 1:24:49 PM PDT by throwback (o)
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To: onyx

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.


21 posted on 03/17/2010 1:25:15 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: Son House

Didn’t he take a vow to follow the constitution?


22 posted on 03/17/2010 1:25:19 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Affirmative Action babies don’t have to abide by the same rules that we do.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 1:25:29 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Son House
"Desperate President"

He is not going to turn any Fox viewers toward Obamacare.

24 posted on 03/17/2010 1:26:24 PM PDT by AU72
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To: throwback
Obama apparently thinks the rules that form a democratic republic are inconsequential.

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.

25 posted on 03/17/2010 1:26:46 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals in congress before they destroy our nation.)
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To: SE Mom

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.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 1:27:58 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
IMPEACH!

I am giving this foreigner NONE of my earnings....NONE.

27 posted on 03/17/2010 1:28:58 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Son House

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.

Something smells!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 03/17/2010 1:29:06 PM PDT by PORD (People...Of Right Do!)
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To: roses of sharon

I’m with you! I’ve had it.


29 posted on 03/17/2010 1:30:31 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Son House

Does he want to eliminate Miranda as well?


30 posted on 03/17/2010 1:30:50 PM PDT by paudio (Are you better off today than in 2006, when the Democrats took over the Congress?)
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To: angelcindy

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.”

HE LIED.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 1:31:23 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: SE Mom

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.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 1:31:33 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: SE Mom

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.


33 posted on 03/17/2010 1:33:44 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: angelcindy
-- Didn't he take a vow to follow the constitution? --

Heh.

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.

34 posted on 03/17/2010 1:33:49 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto; Red_Devil 232

I see new Fox bashing coming from the White House in 3, 2, 1...


35 posted on 03/17/2010 1:36:35 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: mmanager
Maybe they can use a the deeming rules to pass an enabling act for Obama.
36 posted on 03/17/2010 1:40:26 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Son House
November can't come soon enough!!

If we can only make till then!

37 posted on 03/17/2010 1:40:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Son House

Well there you have it, The ends justify the means, could not be any clearer. This man is dangerous.


38 posted on 03/17/2010 1:41:08 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Son House

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.


39 posted on 03/17/2010 1:41:47 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: truthkeeper

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.


40 posted on 03/17/2010 1:41:49 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


41 posted on 03/17/2010 1:41:54 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

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...


42 posted on 03/17/2010 1:43:32 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: mwl8787

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.


43 posted on 03/17/2010 1:43:49 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Son House
Procedures? We don't need no stinkin' procedures!


44 posted on 03/17/2010 1:43:52 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Son House

“Constitution? We don’ need no stinkin’ constitution!”


45 posted on 03/17/2010 1:44:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: SE Mom

You watch cnn and please tell me the fantasy numbers from the overworked CBO.


46 posted on 03/17/2010 1:47:39 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Son House

basically, laws mean nothing as he can do anything he wishes if he wants it.


47 posted on 03/17/2010 1:48:39 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: onyx

Will do...cause Beck just doesn’t cover live news unless he’s forced.


48 posted on 03/17/2010 1:49:21 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: Son House

Obama must have been a piss poor attorney. Procedures are VERY important.


49 posted on 03/17/2010 1:49:25 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: WayneS

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.


50 posted on 03/17/2010 1:51:03 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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