Monday, January 5, 2009

Human Events Article addressing Pelosi's newest power-grab

This new breach of power by the Democrats in Congress is likely a sign of the direction they intend to take the country. Being in the majority, is apparantly insufficient to them. Now they intend to change the rules and extend some of their terms as well. It's not looking so good for our future with this kind of thing going on.
The full article is from Human Events. The link for the entire piece is at the bottom of the excerpt included hFont sizeere.

Pelosi Erases Gingrich's Long-Standing Fairness Rules
by Connie Hair
01/05/2009


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.Pelosi’s rule changes -- which may be voted on today -- will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”In reaction, the House Republican leadership is sending a letter today to Pelosi to object to changes to House Rules this week that would bar Republicans from offering alternative bills, amendments to Democrat bills or even the guarantee of open debate accessible by motions to recommit for any piece of legislation during the entire 111th Congress. These procedural abuses, as outlined in the below letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, would also include the repeal of six-year limit for committee chairmen and other House Rules reform measures enacted in 1995 as part of the Contract with America.
The full text of the article is at this link: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=30143

5 comments:

~Zurama~ said...

That woman scares the daylight out of me! :|

machinepolitick said...

She is one of many. It seriously raises questions about the mindset of the average American. I can't understand how these people continue to get re-elected.

John Petrie said...

Frances,

Not related to this post, but I read your comment at my blag and it was helpful. A lot of comments were. Thanks,

John

foutsc said...

Fair? Fair is whatever archbishop Pelosi says it is! How dare you question your betters?

We The People have let the Republicans and Democrats get by with so much that they are now beyond our control and we are comfortably numb (apologies to Pink Floyd).

Keep fighting the good fight!

machinepolitick said...

You are right. I fear most people would rather be comfortable than free. Ironically, I am planning to do some paintings based on Pink Floyd lyrics. Great minds think alike as they say.
Now that the holidays are over, I'm wielding the paintbrush with a new fervor. I hope to get back on the blog posts as well.
Thanks for your support, and good luck in your endeavors as well.