Video: Flashback to Obama’s view on rule through executive declaration

posted at 8:48 am on March 22, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Although in this clip from Breitbart and Naked Emperor News discusses signing statements and not executive orders, it’s hard not to equate the two. After all, in the context of the EO that Bart Stupak demanded, the EO goes farther than signing statements do. Barack Obama agreed yesterday essentially to violate a law that Congress was in the middle of passing — and the Democrats in Congress cheered for him to do exactly that as a means to hoodwink the last few Representatives they needed to pass the bill:

In fact, Obama has been using signing statements too, despite his ten years of teaching Constitutional law. So much for his adherence to the separation-of-powers theory. Maybe his students should ask for a refund.

More to the point, though, this EO will never have any effect. As a host of actual Constitutional authorities have already made clear, any court challenge will wind up with the government forced to obey the law Congress passed and the President signed for the same reasons Obama states in this clip. Congress makes law, not the President, and when an EO conflicts with the law, it’s the law that prevails. Otherwise, the President really does become a “monarch”, as Obama states in this clip, and Congress becomes an advisory board.

Obama knows this. The Republicans know this. Hell, even Bart Stupak knows this, but he just needed an excuse to change his vote, and everyone knows it.


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WE ARE SOOOooooooo PHUCKED.

seejanemom on March 22, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Today is March 22, 1 SE (Socialist Era)

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Stupak’s alienated the Left by holding out as long as he did and he’s alienated the Right by caving for something so clearly dishonest.

I imagine he’s a lonely guy…

Troika37 on March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Not to rain on our parade-it’s raining outside my window right now, but please look into this:

http://conservativenexus.blogspot.com/2010/03/pray-his-bill-does-not-go-through.html

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 8:51 AM

Maybe his students should ask for a refund.

Can you collect from a party that’s going through a (moral) bankruptcy?

apostic on March 22, 2010 at 8:51 AM

I imagine he’s a lonely guy…

Troika37 on March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Not to mention he put his family through sh!t for nothing…sorry excuse for a man.

ladyingray on March 22, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Maybe he’s not a Constitutional professor after all – I am gonna pull a Birther and say, show the diploma?

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Stupak and his group can’t run and hide from this one. It’s obvious they were the deciding votes. In fact, today’s Philadelphia Inquirer has the photo of them, and not Pelosi or Obama,on the front page as the “faces” of this bill’s passage.

rockmom on March 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Repeal and Impeach!

turfmann on March 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Does anyone seriously believe that Obama has any core beliefs, other than doing or saying whatever is expedient for the moment? We really should have listened to whatever those who knew him told us. Remember Rev. Wright told us that Obama was just being a politician…I think Stupak knows exactly what we’re talking about.

texabama on March 22, 2010 at 8:55 AM

It is the truth, my Rosa Mystica statue looks like it’s abut to cry. These statues DO cry.

http://www.visionsofjesuschrist.com/weeping72.htm

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 8:55 AM

And Benishek has over 12,400 fans now. I don’t know how many Stupak had to start with, but he’s under 2,000 now.

Don’t lose heart yet, guys. The fight has only just begun. And it’s going to be fun to watch.

lonesome_pine on March 22, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Problem is, all the signing statement did was confirm existing law. ie the Hyde Amendment.

I’ll agree with those who say Stupack made a big deal then settled for nothing. Not sure what Stupack’s goal was but the effect was to anger people to the right and to the left, not a great political plan if you ask me.

NextGen on March 22, 2010 at 8:57 AM

From the anecdotal evidence I’ve been seeing, we are at the closest point to outright civil war since the 1850′s.

Originally it was the usual fringe/nutbars, but now it’s beginning to move towards the center.

God help us if these morons in Congress continue with their other plans like Amnesty for illegal aliens, card check, cap&trade….

One person posted a note somewhere on what he saw in a trucking terminal after the vote for this abortion. He said the tension and grumbling was so thick you could cut it with a machete.

Now the lawsuits will begin and be denied by the judges. After that? *shudder*

evilned on March 22, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Maybe he’s not a Constitutional professor after all – I am gonna pull a Birther and say, show the diploma?

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Hehheh. Now that’s funny.

apostic on March 22, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Is the Cornhuisker Kickback bribe intact in the bill?

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 8:58 AM

The only thing a signing statement does is tell the executive branch beaurocracy (which the President is the head of, as per the constitution) how to interpret a law the president is signing. As long as that “interpretation” is within the scope of the law, there is no problem. If a signing statement tries to change the law, then it is null and void.

MarkTheGreat on March 22, 2010 at 8:58 AM

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 8:51 AM

It takes 3/4 of the States to approve a consitutional amendment. Given that about that many are considering actions to oppose ObamaCare, I doubt that it would pass.

Still, it is another point which shows the dicatorial nature of these Fascist-Democrats (formerly the Democratic Party).

rbj on March 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM

LET ME BE CLEAR…..

He is God-Bahma and he has spoken, let it be done.

End of story.

PappyD61 on March 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM

In 2012 23 dem senators up for re-election 9 repubs an optomistic time for sure.

tim c on March 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Gonna listen to Beck see if he weeps now.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

That promise from Obama to Stupidak had the shortest expiration date of all. It only lasted until that final vote last night.

conservnut on March 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Stupak and his group can’t run and hide from this one. It’s obvious they were the deciding votes. In fact, today’s Philadelphia Inquirer has the photo of them, and not Pelosi or Obama,on the front page as the “faces” of this bill’s passage.

rockmom on March 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Stupak acted stupidly as Obama would say. By holding out as long as he did only to cave at the last minute for a meaningless executive order, and then adding insult to injury by claiming on the House floor that the Dems were the pro-life party, he wrote his own political epitaph.

If the dude had just voted for the thing like everyone else, he’d incur a little more wrath from pro-lifers, but otherwise he’d be just one of 219 Dems with a bullseye on their back. Now he’s behind only Pelosi, Reid, and Obama as the most hated politician in America.

Doughboy on March 22, 2010 at 9:01 AM

Stupak’s alienated the Left by holding out as long as he did and he’s alienated the Right by caving for something so clearly dishonest.

I imagine he’s a lonely guy…

Troika37 on March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

I had no idea whether Stupak was principled or not. But that harrangue on the House floor after the votes were cast convinced me he isn’t. What an a**hole.

BuckeyeSam on March 22, 2010 at 9:01 AM

Is the Cornhuisker Kickback bribe intact in the bill?

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 8:58 AM

The House passed the Senate version intact. They had to.
The reconcilliation bill has language to repeal the CK, but that’s assuming the reconcilliation bill is passed with that portion intact. Or passed at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if the reconcilliation bill is quietly forgotten once they come back from the upcoming recess.

MarkTheGreat on March 22, 2010 at 9:02 AM

GOP needs to convince independents that they can vote for American prosperity or vote with these FascDems.

Their choice.

BuckeyeSam on March 22, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Is the Cornhuisker Kickback bribe intact in the bill?

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Yep. Until the Senate approves the reconciliation bill and Obama signs it, the Cornhusker Kickback is intact.

ladyingray on March 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Is the Cornhusker Kickback bribe intact in the bill?

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Yes it is. And it’ll likely remain there, sealing Ben Nelson’s fate in 2012.

Doughboy on March 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM

We are in a no rules cage match until next January. I hope our current crop of Republicans understand that.

Mojave Mark on March 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Stupak acted stupidly as Obama would say.
Doughboy on March 22, 2010 at 9:01 AM

Or crazy like a fox? It’s because of his “stunt” that pro-life Dems came on board. If it were just Stupak, I don’t think they would have reached the 216 mark.

So what’s the scoreboard now?

Obama 5 Palin and Republicans 1?

Norman Blizter on March 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Stupak’s alienated the Left by holding out as long as he did and he’s alienated the Right by caving for something so clearly dishonest.

I imagine he’s a lonely guy…

Troika37 on March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

He’ll be ordering in pizza for the rest of his days.

smellthecoffee on March 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

OT: I’m reading a summary of the bill and as shocking as it is, this one stuck out. Not anything we didn’t know was coming but still shocking.

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans’ finances and personal records.

sherry on March 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

OT: I’m reading a summary of the bill and as shocking as it is, this one stuck out. Not anything we didn’t know was coming but still shocking.

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans’ finances and personal records.

sherry on March 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Yep. That was in the House bill last summer. I figured it would still be in there.

Doughboy on March 22, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I can’t wait for the Republicans to start exposing some of the deals and bribes that were made over the weekend to get enough votes for this.

Hopefully, we will have enough of change in November to re-take both houses and have some investigations, hearings and impeachments of any remaining Dems. They are not fit to serve in Congress or the Senate any longer if they voted for or seriously considered voting for this.

Sporty1946 on March 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans’ finances and personal records.

sherry on March 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” – Pelosi.

apostic on March 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM

The guy running against Stupak for Congress picked up a lot of support last night.

Eren on March 22, 2010 at 9:12 AM

“My buckets’ got a-hooollee in!”

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:12 AM

The Communist Coup is now fully out in the open. The lines are drawn, are you with the Capitalists or with the Communists? This is the question going forward.

The next Republican savior HAS to be all about reform, cleaning the sewer that is Washington. Then cleaning out all the Communists.

November will be a bloodbath at the polls. This TeaParty supporter is just getting started…Long live the Republic!!!!!!!!

adamsmith on March 22, 2010 at 9:12 AM

We are in a no rules cage match until next January. I hope our current crop of Republicans understand that.

Mojave Mark on March 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Oh yeah. It’s war now. Unanimous consent? You can go whistle for it.

unanimous consent – A Senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one Senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other Senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all Senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.

smellthecoffee on March 22, 2010 at 9:12 AM

My head greatly hurts. My hangover is wicked this morning…

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:12 AM

A glorious new day. We will stand.

True_King on March 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans’ finances and personal records.

sherry on March 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

THAT has to be tweeted, spread all over the place. Thanks.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Yep. That was in the House bill last summer. I figured it would still be in there.

Doughboy on March 22, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I finally found a summary I can understand. I’m almost sorry I did.

sherry on March 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Gonna listen to Beck see if he weeps now.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

I don’t want weeping, I want a plan of action.

We can’t and shouldn’t wait for politicians. They are the ones who have destroyed this nation.

I want ALL major talkers to put aside their egos and petty differences and hold a major closed-door summit.

Yes, from Savage to Beck, Rush and beyond.

This should have happened last year. We need ONE unified agenda. There has to be MAJOR blowback from the right.

If there is a call for massive movement to one state, I’m there. Whatever, we need to act.

The elected officials have and will continue to fail us.

If we can’t get our shit together after last night, we never will.

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM

I heard an audio clip of Krauthhammer calling Obama the “Father of Socialized Medicine in America.” That’s right, and like 85% of all black fathers, he knocked up the country, and will leave it for everyone else to raise and pay for.

VoiceOfTruth on March 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Bye, bye, Miss American pie…….our country died last night.

This is the biggest victory for an American marxist since Lee Harvey blew JFK’s head off.

Comrade Barry believe he is above the law, looks at the constitution he is sworn to defend with disdain, and will rule any way he pleases with a complicit press there to quiet the peasants.

A very sad day indeed.

DeweyWins on March 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM

My wife and I attended our local Lincoln-Reagan dinner event last night, which allows our local Republicans running for office to speak to us before the primaries. We also have an auction at this event to raise money for the candidates that make it through the primaries.

When the vote in Congress was announced, the place became very silent. Shortly there after, the auction portion was held and the money raised exceeded our expectations by more than triple.

This was has just begun!

Keemo on March 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Laura Ingraham said Stupak’s Bishop tried to call him all day yesterday but couldn’t get through. What kind of Roman Catholic layman won’t take his bishops call?

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Is “Stupak” the new “Quisling?”

TugboatPhil on March 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

This is a morning I never thought I would see. The Federal Government has decided that they know what’s better for Americans than Americans do. It’s time for The Great Awakening.

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM

ITA, he’s ticked off just like us! His show will surely will be in the same mood. He says the D party is DEAD and we cal all agree on that.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:17 AM

was = war – need more coffee

Keemo on March 22, 2010 at 9:17 AM

MarkTheGreat on March 22, 2010 at 9:02 AM

The Senate Dems hope to ram reconciliation through this wek before they all adjourn for the Easter break. They want the grand signing ceremony, and then can all go home and tell the sheeple the wonderful gifts the government has for them.

Wethal on March 22, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Beck is on fire this morning.

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM

This country no longer has a government . . . it has a gaggle of left wing zealots, Marxist and fascists operating a large flea market where votes and souls are traded and sold to the highest bidder.

rplat on March 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM


Stupak’s alienated the Left by holding out as long as he did and he’s alienated the Right by caving for something so clearly dishonest.

I imagine he’s a lonely guy…

Troika37 on March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Bart was in on this months ago …. these guys are lawyers and rule # 1 at trial is you never ask a question unless you know the answer……… do you really think Pelosi was going to bring this to a vote without the fix being in….

Bart was drama to show how diverse and open minded the democrats are…..

don’t you know a dog and pony show when you see one.

roflmao

donabernathy on March 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Summary?

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Beck is on fire this morning.

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Where can I listen to him??? Do you know where I can listen online?

deidre on March 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Today is March 22, 1 SE (Socialist Era)

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

For the time being- until the filthy lying dictator decides to change the months to honor socialist pioneers instead of dead white roman gods and emperors. It could well be the 22nd of Che by this time next year. That is, assuming we keep the 7-day week construct instead of going on a 10-day cycle to get out of the sabbath mindset or changing things so we conform with the Islamic calendar.

highhopes on March 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Is “Stupak” the new “Quisling?”

TugboatPhil on March 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Got a shorter nick name in mind….

apostic on March 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Red meat speech from Glenn. Kick your as$ down the street, you have woken up a sleeping giant and we will do some old fashioned as$ kicking come November.

Sweeet!

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Where can I listen to him??? Do you know where I can listen online?

deidre on March 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM

http://streamingradioguide.com. You can pick any talk radio show there and listen. Save it on your Favorites list.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Thanks :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deidre on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Omaha: A Congressman who knows what his Bishop is going to say, and doesn’t want to hear it.

I think Stupak’s words last night suffice to show his character.

Scott H on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Red meat speech from Glenn. Kick your as$ down the street, you have woken up a sleeping giant and we will do some old fashioned as$ kicking come November.

Sweeet!

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM

I was afraid of that.

More of the same. We truly are doomed.

If our solution is “we’re going to elect more GOPers in Nov, just wait!”.

We’re phuqued.

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

sherry on March 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

If you don’t keep up your health protection payments, they can confiscate your tax refund.

ROCnPhilly on March 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Stupak spelled backwards = KAPUTS

And he is!

Eren on March 22, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Beck said they’ve awakened a sleeping giant. While the sycophantic Libs and Progressives will be begging like Oliver in the gruel line, “Please, sir. May I have some more?”, Conservative Americans are going to be kicking a@@ and taking names. You reap what you sow.

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:26 AM

When the Japanese officers were celebrating the attack on Peal Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto cautioned:

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

Wethal on March 22, 2010 at 9:26 AM

The logic of the post is incredibly muddled. You seem to be attacking Obama for being a hypocrite, but then kind of contradict yourself when you say his EO is essentially meaningless.

Obama and Dems attacked Bush for signing statements that actually altered or conflicted with the bill being passed.

Obama did not do this. From the WSJ:

A last-minute agreement between the White House and anti-abortion Democrats sealed support for the health-care bill, with an executive order that would clarify but not change the underlying legislation.

What he did do is provide support from the top for the passage in the bill saying abortions would not receive funding from the government. this was already in the bill. Again from WSJ:

At issue is whether the overhaul would allow tax dollars to help fund abortion coverage. Under the new measure, women who receive federal aid to help pay for health insurance could choose a plan that covers abortion, but would have to pay for that additional coverage with a separate check, to ensure the funds are not mingled.

Anti-abortion lawmakers wanted a total ban, but the two-check system will remain.

Stupak and Co. felt that this reinforcement of the language of the bill was enough to get them to vote for a bill they otherwise support.

But, no, Obama is not being hypocritical here.

Tom_Shipley on March 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

That’s not what Beck said. He said Progressive Republicans will be out on their a@@, too.

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Scott H on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Both Pelosi and Stupak should be excommunicated from the Catholic church.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

I hope when Stupak’s bishop finally gets through, he tells him, “Bart, don’t approach the communion rail until we have a talk.”

Wethal on March 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

The Senate Dems hope to ram reconciliation through this wek before they all adjourn for the Easter break. They want the grand signing ceremony, and then can all go home and tell the sheeple the wonderful gifts the government has for them.

Wethal on March 22, 2010 at 9:17 AM

If there’s even one difference, then it will either have to go back to the house for a re-vote, or go to a conference committee, then to both houses.

From what I’ve been hearing, the chances of the bill getting through the reconcilliation process without any changes are close enough to zero that the difference doesn’t matter.

Given the senate has what they want, the senate bill has passed, they aren’t going to bust back side to pass the changes to their bill, just to make the house members happy.

MarkTheGreat on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Glenn Beck is on FIRE and I am sure Laura is too…can’t wait for Rush.
The Democrats think their voters are going to be quiet on Easter break….wrong!!! They may have to move their offices to areas with no public parking like Ben Nelson did, so they don’t have any friendly visitors with picket signs. Good luck Democrats….welcome to Ben Nelson’s world!!!!

yoda on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

I heard an audio clip of Krauthhammer calling Obama the “Father of Socialized Medicine in America.” That’s right, and like 85% of all black fathers, he knocked up the country, and will leave it for everyone else to raise and pay for.

VoiceOfTruth on March 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM

But this argument is all about “policy” right. Where you in DC this weekend by chance?

NextGen on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

“This is what change looks like,” President Obama said

carbon_footprint on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Stupak and Co. felt that this reinforcement of the language of the bill was enough to get them to vote for a bill they otherwise support.

But, no, Obama is not being hypocritical here.

Tom_Shipley on March 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Stupak was a hypocrite. He insisted on total ban language in the original House bill, and then caved to the Senate language.

And Kathleen Sebelius has publicly said that all the Senate version is is an “accounting gimmick,” that federal funds will subsidize elective abortion.

Wethal on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Stupak spelled backwards = KAPUTS

And he is!
Eren on March 22, 2010 at 9:26 AM

If this had been in a work of fiction, I would not have believed….

apostic on March 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

He said Progressive Republicans will be out on their a@@, too.

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Some will and some won’t.

In the end, the GOP will not reverse any major entitlements, or cut spending in a meaningful way.

After 94, they didn’t have the balls to defund NPR/PBS.

It is false hope. History is our guide.

But if you think they will get in there and reduce gov’t by trillions, make your case. I’ll listen.

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

What made Stupak look like a fool was when the GOP brought up the Stupak amendment and Stupak stood up and said that his own amendment wouldn’t protect life. What an idiot!!

deidre on March 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

What’s funny is that in this civil war the side of death continues to have no idea how large the other side is.

ORconservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

“This is what change looks like,” President Obama said

carbon_footprint on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Huh? A measly 219 votes? And signing an executive order to get those last 5 votes? That’s change?

rockmom on March 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Proudly flying the Bonnie Blue this morning.

Jocundus on March 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

MarkTheGreat on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Can’t go to conference committee without unanimous consent and Jim DeMint already objected.

So the reconciliation bill ping pongs back and forth until they both pass an identical version.

Kimberley Strassel in the WSJ was pessimistic that the Senate parliamentarian would delete parts of the House reconciliation bill. Didn’t think he’d have the guts. However, Kent Conrad, Dem chair of Budget has already said he doesn’t think the House version can pass the Senate unchanged, so the parliamentarian has some cover.

Parliamentarian has been around for years, and survived both GOP and Dem control. He can be fired.

Wethal on March 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

yoda on March 22, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Where are you getting Beck? He doesn’t come on KFAB until 2:00.

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM

If this had been in a work of fiction, I would not have believed….

apostic on March 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

I think it was Mark Twain who said that: Truth is stranger than fiction. That’s because fiction has to make sense.

MarkTheGreat on March 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM

rockmom on March 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Yes, just when it to be impossible for the man to be more arrogant.

carbon_footprint on March 22, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Can’t go to conference committee without unanimous consent and Jim DeMint already objected.

Wethal on March 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

DeMint objected to the conference committee regarding the original bill. The reconcilliation bill is a new bill. He would have to issue a new objection.

MarkTheGreat on March 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Where are you getting Beck? He doesn’t come on KFAB until 2:00.

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Go to streamingradioguide.com, you will see at the top the talk or News Talk click there and find any green square.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM

KNZZ 1100 out of Grand Junction…..Beck, Rush and then your favorite….Hannity.

yoda on March 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM

He said Progressive Republicans will be out on their a@@, too.

kingsjester on March 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Some will and some won’t.

In the end, the GOP will not reverse any major entitlements, or cut spending in a meaningful way.

After 94, they didn’t have the balls to defund NPR/PBS.

It is false hope. History is our guide.

But if you think they will get in there and reduce gov’t by trillions, make your case. I’ll listen.

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Don’t discount that part of the overall comeback just yet, the GOP taking Congress I mean. That will only be the initial phase.

As for a plan of action, Beck has begun his tour that teaches how to organize against socialism. He is not a GOP marketer like Limbaugh and the triumvirate.

For the truly brave and the creative, the free market gives much opportunity to fight back. Think outside the box and make a difference.

True_King on March 22, 2010 at 9:41 AM

yoda on March 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Do you pick it up on the radio there, or is it streaming online?

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Thanks. Think I’ll stick to Laura Ingraham and give Beck a listen to at 2 PM.

OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Think outside the box and make a difference.

True_King on March 22, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Yes, that’s what needs to be done. But it has to come from the top, so we’re unified.

We need a major talkers’ summit.

All of them.

If they come up with an economic approach that is unified, think of the damage tens of millions of us could do.

We could bring the gov’t to its knees.

artist on March 22, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Snippet from MM’s site:

Louise Slaughter: “There is nothing now that we can’t tackle.” Shudder.

ProudPalinFan on March 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Do you pick it up on the radio there, or is it streaming online?
OmahaConservative on March 22, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Online. Grand Junction, CO

Beck is hot,hot, hot today and made a $10 Million offer to publish a book if someone would spill the beans on yesterday’s scam.

yoda on March 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Who do we blame for last night? Well George W. Bush, of course:

The question conservatives should be asking though, is how did we get in this position in the first place? How come, over the course of two elections, Democrats were able to take back the White House and amass substantial majorities in both chambers of Congress, allowing them to enact this sweeping legislation with no Republican votes – and huge defections in their own party? How could a generally right-of-center nation be taken over by liberals from Chicago and San Francisco?
The answer, of course, is that none of this would have been possible without George W. Bush — or more broadly speaking, Bush era Republicanism. While they were in power, Republicans squandered an opportunity to push free market health care solutions. When they did use their power to pass major legislation, it was for policies like the big government Medicare prescription drug plan, which was (until today) the largest expansion of entitlements since the Great Society. They took earmarks and doled out farm and energy subsidies. They earned a reputation for fiscal recklessness and corruption and incompetent governance. President Obama ultimately forced through the health care bill in spite of the political consequences to his party because he’s ultimately a true believing liberal. But it was only because of the failures of Bush-era Republicanism that an ideological liberal with little experience was able to capture the presidency on the abstract notion of change.
Today will be largely remembered as the biggest legislative victory for liberals since Medicare in 1965. But it should also be remembered as the day that Bush cemented his legacy as one of the most destructive presidents for advocates of limited government.

Mr. Joe on March 22, 2010 at 9:51 AM

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