The coming Democrat dictatorship.
Hat tip to Human Events.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.
Pelosi’s rule changes — which may be voted on today — will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”
In reaction, the House Republican leadership is sending a letter today to Pelosi to object to changes to House Rules this week that would bar Republicans from offering alternative bills, amendments to Democrat bills or even the guarantee of open debate accessible by motions to recommit for any piece of legislation during the entire 111th Congress.
……Pelosi’s proposed repeal of decades-long House accountability reforms exposes a tyrannical Democrat leadership poised to assemble legislation in secret, then goose-step it through Congress by the elimination of debate and amendment procedures as part of America’s governing legislative process.
The remnents of Republican ‘leadership’ in the House, submitted a ‘protest’ if you can call it that.
The letter, found here: http://www.humanevents.com/downloads-pdfs/Letter%20to%20Pelosi.pdf,
is one of the most spineless, feeble, prissy excuses for an outcry I’ve ever read.
They’re screwing around with niceties like this:
“This does not represent change; it is reverting back to the undemocratic one-party rule and backroom deals that the American people rejected more than a decade ago. And it has grave implications for the American people and their freedom, coming at a time when an unprecedented expansion of federal power and spending is being hastily planned by a single party behind closed doors. Republicans will vigorously oppose repealing these reforms if they are brought to a vote on the House floor.”
All of which is tantamount to “pretty please, don’t stifle our vote”.
What they should do is threaten a revolt similar to the House filibuster in August of 2008, when the Democrats fled to their homes rather than stick around and help solve the fuel price crisis: (http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/republicans-filibuster-on-behalf-of-americans-dems-go-on-vacation/).
Invite Republican constituents into the chambers to join in on the protest, and this time, raise some real hell.
The jackbooted demnazis are in power, and are marching through our legislature. What Pelosi and company are attempting to do is violate the rights of the Republican members of Congress and Senate, as well as the electorate they represent.
Welcome to 4 years of Socialist America.