Via Rep John Carter at Human Events, and submitted for your disapproval:
Monday night Democrats voted to shut down the U.S. House Representatives rather than allow a handful of Republican Congressmen to speak on the floor. What could have been so offensive or frightening about our discourse that Speaker Pelosi felt she had to protect her party by gagging free speech in the House?
In fact, we had planned to speak on the lack of transparency of the House since Democrats took control. We had planned to criticize Speaker Pelosi for repeatedly denying Members, the media, and the public to right to read legislation before it was voted on. We were set to discuss House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s statement last week that if his Members were required to read the Democrats’ healthcare reform package before it was voted on, it would fail.
So the Speaker obviously feels that if the public is truly aware of her party’s agenda, they will reject it. She is now making sure the public is kept in the dark by trampling the centuries-old democratic traditions of the House.
How much more of this is the country going to take? These Dems are in the process of bankrupting the country, and the Republicans have no power to stop it. Is this really what the American people want? Is this really what they voted for in 2006, and 2008?
How are these Dems going to hold onto power as it becomes increasingly obvious that the’re destroying the economy and moving the country into full fledged Socialism?
Dick Morris explains Obama’s four part plan to fix future elections:
This is why I’m less optimistic than Ace is on the prospect of Repubs coming back in 2010 and 2012. Ace says:
I really do think the idea has caught hold with a lot of people that Obama is too clever to beat, the public is too stupid to catch on, the media too biased to get the truth out, our own party is too cowardly to fight back, and our own future too set to change.
It’s wrong. Everything can change. Everything can change in a week.
Everyone remember when the Permanent Republican Majority came crashing down?
How about the Permanent Democratic Majority 12 years before that?
That was before the fix was completely in. The Democrats have been working at warped speed to make changes that expand their power and crush opposing views. I think we are in dire straits.
A year ago we laughed at Obama, and now he’s Captain Invincible? What, building on his triumphant record of gaffe after gaffe and failure after failure?
I don’t think so. I think he’s a smooth but gutless punk who’s never had to handle adversity in his life and he’s already cracking under the pressure of it.
And by “cracking” he means the administration’s veiled threat to punish Arizona after Senator Jon Kyl dissed the Porkulus bill. But that of course, isn’t a symptom of Obama cracking under pressure, but an ongoing feature of his Chicago thug-style politics, which we have seen time and time and time and time again. And the reason they do it is because it works:
“They’re saying that you’re either with health reform, or you’re against it. And if you’re against it you can’t expect to be taken care of in the final legislation. They’re not going to save your seat at the table while you’re trying to burn down the room. And the AMA, it seems, got the message.”
Oh what’s this I hear?
Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs