Sen. Hatch to House Dems: If you Pass it, You Will Have to Vote on it Again
One of the most amusing things about watching the Dems who are going to vote YES is that they are simply misinformed about what the Senate is going to do, and what the House must then do.
Even when their own Democratic Senators tell them — the sheep that are Yes in the House don’t listen.
Senator Hatch was repeating what Dem Senate Budget Committee Chairman Senator Conrad has already tried to inform the U.S. House:
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are “nuts” to think tomorrow’s vote on health-care legislation will resolve the issue.
If the measure passes, Senate Republicans have enough votes on at least two points of order to alter the measure and send it back to the House for a second round of votes, Hatch said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.
“If those people think they’re only going to vote on this once, they’re nuts,” Hatch said
I am simply explaining this scenario because the implications of it should provide the Dems with yet another reason to vote No — not because I suddenly think the bill will pass.
Under the scenario of the bill passing the House, it goes to the Senate for six weeks of a death by a thousand cuts and amendments.
Then, the reconciliation bill is sent back to the House for another vote, where, if the House changes the Senate’s work — say, oh, I dunno, because the Senate attached a gun amendment — the health care nightmare starts again for the House.
The House must either must accept the gun amendment or any other Senate amendments which get 51 votes, or the House must again change the bill, and again send it back to the Senate. (This scenario assumes that the GOP will object to the appointment of the conferees again. This strategy employed by DeMint forced the Dems to come up with the unconstitutional Slaughter Rule, and therefore, created the opportunity for the coming Court challenges.)
But the Dems can stop their continuing health care nightmare by voting No tomorrow.
Failure in the House means it never goes to the Senate, and never goes back to the House.
The only way the House Dems can get out from under the vicious and political-life-draining health care issue is to vote No and kill the Senate bill on the House floor tomorrow.
If the Dems are fanatical enough to pull a Farouk and suicide bomb themselves to an instant political death, then how ironic would it be if the Supreme Court that the One insulted on live international television has a legal, and clear opportunity to strike down the One’s main domestic priority?
Senator Hatch also mentioned a key point from the text of the amendment that I posted the day before yesterday — as a key reason why the Dems health care bill’s passage would be struck down in Court:
The senator from Utah also said the approach Democrats are using to pass the legislation in the House may be unconstitutional because the House and Senate aren’t voting on “exactly the same language.”
Do you think the Supreme Court would be happy to take a close look at shredding ObamaCare?