Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pelosi, Democrats Twisting Arms for Obama Care "Suicide Mission"

And they don't seem to care how much people DON'T want it.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats are now in the process of trying to twist enough arms in the House and Senate to railroad the pro-abortion health care bill through Congress. The vote-gathering process is derided by some Republicans as a mission of political suicide because it is so unpopular.

Democrats are bent on using the controversial reconciliation process to get the bill approved.

That's where they use a procedural trick normally reserved for important bills funding the federal government that prohibits a filibuster in the Senate -- where Democrats would otherwise not have the 60 votes needed to get the bill approved.

In an effort to gain traction in the messaging war on television and with Americans who oppose the bill by more than 20 points, they're tacking a new tack of calling the process getting a "simple majority."  Reconciliation is only for budget bills.