Skip to comments.Alcee Hastings: 'There Ain't No Rules Here' on Health Care Reform
Posted on 03/21/2010 9:41:06 AM PDT by jessduntno
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) Florida, a member of the House Rules Committee, made one of those gaffes that is defined as speaking the truth when he really ought not to have. Hastings articulated the approach the Democrats are taking for health care reform.
"There ain't no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something. . . .All this talk about rules. . . .When the deal goes down . . . we make 'em up as we go along."
For example, the House Democrats has attempted to use a trick called variously 'the Slaughter Rule", or "Deem and Pass" or, as some wags have suggested, "Demon Pass." This would have actually said that the Senate version of health care reform would have been "deemed to have been passed" with the House only voting on the reconciliation package that would have "fixed it." Late Saturday, the House dropped the scheme and is instead planning an up-or-down vote on the actual Senate bill and a separate vote on the reconciliation package.
There have been two theories concerning this development. One is that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the 216 votes needed to pass health care reform and thus has no need for these kind of dodgy legislative gymnastics. The other is that Pelosi has concluded that "demon pass" is a little too dodgy, will hurt the House Democrats even more, and might not pass Constitutional muster.
As of this writing, the House Democrats do not seem to have secured the magic 216 votes needed to pass health care reform. That may change by the time this is read or not or perhaps even several times.
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I guess that audience would come under the heading of self-loathing liberalism being a mental disorder. (sigh)
"If Sarah Palin isn't enough of a reason to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention. Anyone toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with blacks and Jews. So, you just think this through."
Even Jewish Democrat Susan Estrich thought that Hastings' statement was idiotic.
[Yes, there’s little doubt that the inmates are running the asylum.]
They have no fear of saying or doing anything now.
Thanks for the ping!
When Susan Estrogen sneers at a dimocrat,
It’s GOT to be BAD!
At the rate the Rats are going, we will not have any freedom or country left unless we revolt.
"There ain't no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something. . . .All this talk about rules. . . .When the deal goes down . . . we make 'em up as we go along."As if we didn't know. :') Thanks justiceseeker93.