Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Queen Has Spoken

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an elected public servant representing San Fransisco and America, has a message for us all regarding the special election in Massachusetts and the health care reform that a majority of the electorate opposes; The people have spoken, we have heard you, and we just don't give a damn.

Arrogantly declaring that the will of the people is meaningless, Pelosi said yesterday:

"Certainly the dynamic would change depending on what happens in Massachusetts. Just the question about how we would proceed. But it doesn't mean we won't have a health care bill. Let's remove all doubt, we will have healthcare one way or another."
What she means, of course, is that they will game the system in order to achieve their goals. If Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts today, the Democrats will try to delay his certification by the Secretary of State, Galvin. If that doesn't work, they will try to rush the vote before he is sworn in. As another contingency plan in the event that both of those fail, they will simply deploy the "nuclear option", budget reconciliation, requiring a simple majority of 51% to defy the people.

We have a collection of insolent ideologues now running our country, but it's even worse than the usual culprits in Congress. We also have a president who clearly does not lead as a president but rather like just another senator, one with a lot more power and a lot less experience. It's like tossing a kid the keys to dad's muscle car.

To be certain, a Scott Brown win today will be a good start, but it will amount to little more than a shot across the bow of the Liberal cruise ship. In ten months, I hope we can put one in the hull just at the water line.

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