View Full Version : Why you can't trust a Republican

08-29-2012, 09:00 AM

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Last Friday Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) created some real drama in a committee hearing when <span style='font-size: 14pt'>he accused Republicans of violating their own rules to pass one of their favored pieces of legislation.</span> The entire committee debated Weiner’s “point of order” on the matter, and emotions clearly started to run high. The debate turned what is normally a very boring “markup” hearing into a kind of reality show atmosphere on C-SPAN. A full video of the political tussle can be seen to the left.

The bill in question is H.R. 358, the<span style='font-size: 14pt'> “Protect Life Act.” </span>The act is designed to keep any federal funds from being used toward an abortion. Democrats argue the act goes too far in trying to regulate a woman’s right to choose and the private insurance market. Unlike the Affordable Care Act passed last year, which mandates some medical procedures be covered by health plans, H.R. 358 would mandate that one procedure not be covered.

As a pro-choice Democrat Weiner would certainly object to the bill on its merits, but on this occasion<span style="color: #3333FF"> Weiner instead objected to the Republicans apparent violation of their own rules.<span style='font-size: 14pt'> Republicans never cite a part of the Constitution from which they draw authority to pass H.R. 358.</span> Instead, as Weiner points out, the Republican simply make a blanket statement arguing that the bill repeals an unconstitutional piece of legislation.</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>During the 2010 election the Republican literally pledged to change the way Washington works by citing the constitutional authority for every piece of legislation within the bill itself. <span style='font-size: 26pt'>To their credit, the Republicans then passed a set of rules which requires the House to cite the constitutional authority for every bill they pass within the bill.</span> However, H.R. 358 is now the second bill which has arguably not met the Republicans’ own pledge.</span> </div></div>

...and this was on the FIRST day they had control!!!!

This is the real 'shoving it down our throats'. On the very first day they break their pledge to the American people who voted for them.

No debate. OUR rules. That's the GOP.

long, but worth watching. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr5kMguEqi8&feature=youtu.be)

How I miss Anthony. He wiped the floor with them. He knows the rules better than their lawyer.!!!!


Gayle in MD
08-29-2012, 10:26 AM
Yes, he was great! I hope he runs again! There are several Democratics, one from your state, as well, that I would like to see run to regain their former seats.