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Friday, February 12, 2010

Queen Nancy Shows Her Constitutional Ignorance

(pun intended) This is the same Queen Nancy who laughed when someone asked her where thewhere the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance, a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill.Pelosi dismissed the question by saying: “Are you serious? Are you serious?*
Now she is trying to pass herself off as an expert on it. I refer specificly to this line in the story: "A constitutional majority is 51 votes,” Pelosi said. Guess what Speaker Pelosi, you are wrong. For some things it is a simply majority, for others, like a treaty, the Senate has to have a 2/3 majority (currently 67 votes) to pass it. & the Constitution allows both the House & Senate to set their own rules. & a 3/5 majority vote to end a fillibuster is allowed by the Constitution if the Senate says so.
Funny, but when the Republicans were in charge, I never heard her complain once about the Dems fillibustering in the Senate. All I can say to Queen Nancy's Constitutional pronouncement is "ARE YOU SERIOUS????" Have you ever read the Constitution???? Sounds to me like you never have!

Washington, DC ( -- Comments from an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying President Barack Obama's health care summit is a "trick" to get more support for the plan already in place to railroad the pro-abortion health care bill through the Senate via reconciliation, lit up the Internet yesterday.
Now, Roll Call magazine has published a new interview with Pelosi who doesn't confirm the plan but builds on it by attacking Republicans and making the case for pushing the health care bill through on a majority vote that denies Republicans their filibuster right.
"A constitutional majority is 51 votes,” Pelosi said in an interview Tuesday with Roll Call not published until late Wednesday afternoon. “If in fact the Republicans are going to say nothing can be done except by 60 percent, then maybe we all should be elected with 60 percent. It isn't legitimate in terms of passing legislation.”
Pelosi admitted her House colleagues are growing impatient with the Senate and its reluctance to use reconciliation.
“There is some unease when you talk about, well, what’s happening," she said. “Is there never anything that can be done without 60 votes?”
Roll Call indicates Pelosi stopped short of saying the filibuster should be dispensed with altogether but she was more forceful for the reconciliation process than before.
“We have set the stage for that," she said, pointing out when Republicans used the process to pass budget-related measures. “It’s up to us to make sure the public knows that this is not extraordinary. And the public knows that a constitutional majority is 51. It would be a reflection on us if we could not convince people that this is not an unusual place to go.”
"It’s important for us to remind the American people of the inconsistency that the Republicans have in saying this is unusual. No, five times President Bush used it. ... This is what the Republicans did to pass their bills," she said.
"The American people have to make a judgment about the conduct of the Republicans in insisting on that on every vote, and the Democrats in the Senate have to deal with the challenge that they have," Pelosi grumbled.
Pelosi talked about being open to Republican ideas during the health care summit but her comments defending the use of reconciliation leave the door open for criticism from them that the summit is a publicity stunt and the game plan is to force the health care bill and its changes back through the Senate.
Under the apparent plan, the House would pass the Senate bill, which contains massive abortion funding and other pro-abortion problems, and a second bill to make changes to the legislation other than abortion funding. The Senate would pass the bill with the changes under reconciliation and deny Republicans a right to filibuster the bill.


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