After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.
Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed.
The tactic -- known as a "self-executing rule" or a "deem and pass" -- has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure. - Emphasis mine
Commonly used or not, I wager that this is the first time that the majority of Americans even became aware of such a "procedure" within the House. Its definitely the first time I have. I don't know which parties used it in the past, but there is no Constitutional support for these "rules." This procedure shouldn't have been used then, it shouldn't be used now. In fact, these "rules" bypass the Constitution completely as no members of the House are directly voting on a bill - yet it is somehow made law. Of course, its a well known fact that the Democrats along with progressives and most liberals do not respect the Constitution, regardless. That is why they continue to insist that it is a "vague" document where current "interpretation" by radical judges supersedes the Founders' intent as described within the Federalist Papers.
Also take a look at Pelosi's statement, "she prefers [the unconstitutional House rule] because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure." Her comment proves that the Democrats know this bill is quite unpopular with the American public! No sane liberal can now claim that the "polls mean nothing," and that Americans really do support the proposed health care reform! Any who say so are out right liars.
In addition to this, Pelosi keeps pushing the date for the vote back. She just can't seem to get a solid count of who is in favor of this draconian measure. Yet she is bound and determined to make sure this passes!
Then, of course, Obama comes out and says that "he will not campaign for any Democratic congressmen who fails to support health care reform." However, I don't see how this could create any undue pressure on Democrats as the three Obama has campaigned for lost their electoral battles - they weren't even close! This shows how infatuated Obama is with his own "importance." He either refuses to, or is incapable of, acknowledging how ineffective he really is.
Pelosi is trying to protect her dishonest career as well as the careers of the rest of the corrupt politicians in office. She has used bribery, back room deals, private meetings, and everything else she can thing of to make the Democrat's Communist dream a reality. Pelosi has shown over and over again that nothing is out of bounds when it comes to the socialization of America. To slightly modify an old saying: the "Queen" has no clothes!