Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What Was That About C-SPAN Again?

How many times did Barack Obama promise to publicize the negotiations over DemCare on C-SPAN? Count 'em yourself:

Reality begs to differ:

Democrat leaders have been promising the most ethical, transparent, open, and engaged administration for years. Instead, they have delivered a bleak and creepy legislative environment that could double as a Twilight movie set. House Democrat leaders forbade debate on all but one amendment not authored by themselves. Skulking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rammed the government health care takeover package through under cover of darkness before Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Senate Finance Committee killed a GOP amendment that would have required Demcare to be available online for 72 hours before the committee voted. Reid and his Volterra–style henchmen cut last minute Cash-for-Cloture deals behind closed doors.

And now House and Senate Democrat leaders are reportedly preparing to cut dissenters out of the reconciliation process by bypassing the formal conference committee.

In Hill parlance, this legislative short-cut is called “ping-ponging.” A better game analogy: Dodgeball. With mounting opposition from both conservative Republicans and progressive Democrats, President Obama’s water-carriers must use every trick in the book to speed the final merging and passage of the bill before the end of the month.

The hypocrisy reeks stronger than rotting garlic.
This devil needs to be slain, as do the lies being used to perpetrate it. Things like this broken C-SPAN promise are so obvious and un-complex that they can alienate all but the most devoted Kool-Aid drinkers.

Spread the word.

There's my two cents.

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