Alcee Hastings on openness and transparency

posted at 2:00 pm on March 21, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Yes, Alcee Hastings’ quote in this clip refers to the composition of rules for the specific bill, and he uttered this before the Democrats climbed down from their Slaughter Strategy, or DemonPass. However, it reeks of the arrogance that Democrats have shown throughout this convoluted effort to pass a bill opposed by a large majority of Americans in order to put one-sixth of the American economy under government rule — and to force every American to account to the IRS for our health insurance. And if Democrats in Congress feel comfortable with making up rules as they go along to get ObamaCare in place, won’t they feel just as comfortable using the same whimsical approach to the rules after they take over American health care? (via the Lonely Conservative)

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I would like to hear this quote in full context. It sounds to me like he could be saying something to the effect that after the deal goes down people will be accusing congress of making up the rules as they went along. Not necessarily admitting that’s what was happening.

Don’t get me wrong, I think this guy is slime. I would just rather not have to rely solely on an eight second sound bite – that’s the liberal’s game.

pain train on March 22, 2010 at 11:09 AM