Skip to comments.What Time is it? It's Time to Cheat
Posted on 01/11/2011 6:32:37 AM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Posted by Michael Hammond (Profile)
Monday, January 10th at 10:00AM EST
20 Comments by Michael E. Hammond, former General Counsel Senate Steering Committee 1978-89.
Senate Democrats in the 111th Congress got a lot of mileage from procedural cheating (fiscal and legislative) - and from extorting concessions from Republicans by threatening to cheat.
For instance, the accounting tricks used to pass ObamaCare would have, if employed by a private business, put the companys CEO in prison for the rest of his life:
Majority Leader Harry Reid used bribes, extortion, and corruption to buy the votes he needed to pass vast swathes of liberal legislation, including ObamaCare. Reid used a procedural tactic called an amendment tree to virtually eliminate Republicans ability to offer amendments of interest to them for an entire year. Reid scheduled as many as four or five bills simultaneously for no other reason than to buy off votes for his upcoming election - also blocking all amendments to these bills. Reid wallowed in fiscal fraud, claiming that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit - and, at the same time, sneaking $250 billion in costs onto other legislation. Reid used this procedural sleaze to cram more Big Government legislation down the throats of the American people than in any Congress in the last 40 years. So what do you think Senate Democrats are doing during the first twenty days of the new Congress?
Answer: Theyre using a cheat scheme to try to make it even easier for Reid to cram even more legislation down the throats of the American people.
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Hey watch it now, Kieth Olberman, Rachel Maddow, Paul Krugman and about 1,000 left wing moonbats are going to accuse you of a hate crime or hate thought or just crimes against humanity for asking that “loaded” question. :-)
Now, now, we cannot have “rhetoric”.
Even though Reid is the lowest, bottom dwelling, idiotic, slimeball ever to inhabit a septic tank.
Even the turds avoid him.
Except for the Turd in Chief.
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