Wednesday, March 3, 2010

h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e-s, ctd.

senator judd gregg (r-nh) is a hypocrite:


  1. Political hypocrisy exists on both sides.

  2. anon.

    you link to a breitbart video entitled: Obama & Dems in ‘05: 51 Vote ‘Nuclear Option’ Is ‘Arrogant’ Power Grab Against the Founders’ Intent

    no one, except right wing media and some misleading republicans, are talking about "the nuclear option."


    "the nuclear option is an attempt by a majority of the United States Senate to end a filibuster by invoking a point of order to essentially declare the filibuster unconstitutional which can be decided by a simple majority, rather than seeking formal cloture with a supermajority of 60 senators. Although it is not provided for in the formal rules of the Senate, the procedure is the subject of a 1957 parliamentary opinion and has been used on several occasions since. Senator Trent Lott (Republican of Mississippi) first called the option "nuclear" in March 2003."

    the democrats are currently proposing that the house pass the senate health care reform bill verbatim, (it's already passed the senate with a supermajority of 60 votes) and then using reconciliation to, well, reconcile the house and senate versions of the bill.

    reconciliation is not the same as "the nuclear option" and the breitbart piece, and you, are being misleading suggesting it is.


    "When it comes to enacting laws and then later amending those laws, it doesn't matter in what order Congress passes bills. All that matters is the order in which the president signs those bills into law. As long as the president signs the health care bill 30 seconds before he signs the reconciliation bill, the latter can amend or repeal any provisions in the former. So the House and Senate could, in theory, vote on a conference report amending the Senate health care bill before the House actually has to take the tougher vote to accept the Senate bill. No matter whether the House votes on reconciliation or the Senate bill first, the Speaker can ensure that the health care bill is signed into law before reconciliation."


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