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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The situation is so bad that Rep. Gene Taylor (D) Mississippi, himself a no vote, has advised his fellow Democrats who are planning to vote to vote and then run like hell, out of the House chamber, and out of town, the better to avoid the Speaker's strong arm tactics."
“...run like hell...”
Then, you’ll only be tired when they get you.
Geez! Um, what did he get impeached for?
Absolutely pathetic. No wonder certain voters are in such dire lifestyles on a permanent basis. They just keep electing same idiots year in and year out
A crook admits that he and his cohorts don’t play by rules. Nothing new here.
To all Americans
"A Republic, if you can keep it."
We are witnessing the overthrow of our government by domestic terrorists disguised as representatives of the American people. We must vote these enemies of freedom out of office in November and again in 2012. To do less is to accept slavery and the destruction of our country. That is, if we have any freedom or a country left in 2012.
My district is adjacent to Alcee “Buckwheat” Hastings’. You can imagine the kind of human detritus that continues to re-elect this hump. And on the other side of us is Nanzi’s pet gerbil, Debbie Wasserman-Test.
Amen to that, well said.
When have rules ever applied to Alcee Hastings?
NO, stand firm, form a line against her, make her walk through them and onto the plank. What the hell are they afraid of, my gosh, she ain't NOTHING.
Alice in Dumberland is hopeless. Off with her head!
“We are witnessing the overthrow of our government by domestic terrorists disguised as representatives of the American people.”
This needs to be screamed outloud AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!
The media relishes allowing them airtime to do it as well. IN YOUR FACE, whacha gonna do bout it.
Well...gee...then, if “there ain’t no rules”.....then I guess my taxes just are NOT due, are they?
So now, the vote will be at 6 p.m. Guess the Dems still have some more bribing or “persuading” to do.
“You can imagine the kind of human detritus that continues to re-elect this hump.”
Not being from FL, I would guess fellow melatonin enriched individuals?
Love the “human detritus” description!
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