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Democratic politics: When things aren't going your way, just ignore the dissenters!

"A key House committee chairman on Friday threatened to roll over moderate Democrats who are holding up the health care reform bill and bring the package straight to the floor."

"The radical move would mean Waxman would finish writing the bill in private and merge it with the two bills that have already passed out of the committee in the chamber before bringing it to the floor."

Can he do this? Why be so demanding? Why refuse to even work with your OWN party? Is this business as usual for Democrats? Is this effective leadership?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (7)
  • Oh, but I thought the Democrat party was all about the people? Isn't that what they talk about? The little guys? Yeah, right. It must be hard for die hard supporters to just admit that the Dem politics are just politics as usual and that there is no hope of change with this new administration. Pathetic.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:21 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • I would THINK that it's totally illegal ... but then I was shocked at what they did with the stimulus bills:
    After the Senate stimulus passed, and the House stimulus passed, then the two bills went "into conference committee". Supposedly, this committee works the two differing bills into one piece of legislation for the President to sign. Fine ... ok. ... ... BUT - Nancy Pelosi and the committee PUT new stiff INTO the stimulus package WHICH HAD NEVER BEEN VOTED UPON !!

    Then it was signed into law.

    This looks like dictatorship, not approval by the legislature !

    So, who knows WHAT politicians like this will try to get away with ?! After all, time is on their side - the only way to stop it is to file a lawsuit, and wait YEARS.

    Meanwhile, the illegal power grab is ruining hundreds of thousands of lives.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 5:03 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • If we allow them they turn us socialist and lead us right into communism.Look at what is going on seem's rather Hitleresque...sure they are not knocking a group of people off but this is just how Hitler took over.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:04 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • The Dem party is all about making more "little guys," not helping the little guy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Agreed, anon :30.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:31 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Of course anon..they keep voters coming to the polls to check that D by way of saying big govy will GIVE YOU....and too many cannot see how big govy keep's alot of the opressed in that position.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:12 PM on Jul. 24, 2009