“I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate” President Obama

“I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate.  What I can tell you is that the vote that’s taken in the House will be a vote for health care reform. And if people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health care reform. And I don’t think we should pretend otherwise.” Obama, interview with Bret Baier when asked about the use of a vote to “deem the bill passed.”  The “Slaughter” strategy is an apt name to the slaughter of the Constitution and the slaughter of freedom in the United States.

The most disgraceful, dispicable, and dishonest occupant of the White House – ever.  The President decides he can ignore the Constitution when convenient.  Someone who is sworn to protect and defend the Constitution abdicating responsibility that the Congress actually vote on a bill.  Under Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution such a tactic is un-Constitutional, whomever is doing it.  Passage of one bill can not be “deemed” to be passage of another – it is un-Constitutional on its face.  Both the House and the Senate must pass the exact same text according to Supreme Court rulings – and the language of the Constitution (Clinton v. City of New York, 524 U.S. 417 (1998)).  And it must do so taking count of the yes and no votes.  Anything else raises significant Constitutional issues.  It is disgraceful that the power-hungry Pelosi, Reid and Obama would consider such a move, but for the power-hungry, anything goes.

So much for the President’s statement that the American people are “entitled to an up or down vote.”  Good rhetoric, bad reality for Washington.

Between the so-called Conhusker kickback and Louisiana purchase that bought the votes of two Senators – both utter disgraces to the Senate, ethics, and morals – and tactics like this, the power-hungry socialists in Washington are willing to sell themselves, their descendants and the country into servitude.

Article 1 – The Legislative Branch
Section 7 – Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.