Left leaning Senator Alan Grayson, known for his inflaming remark that the Republican health care plan is “if you get sick… DIE QUICKLY!” is attempting to change filibuster rules.
Grayson is circulating a petition asking voters to demand ReDe (Harry Reid) lower the threshold for ending filibusters from 60 votes to 55 votes. He cites 7 examples of Bush getting bills passed with fewer than 60 votes. Sadly, this moron does not understand Senate rules any more than most Americans. All the examples that he cites pertain to votes that are under special rules prohibiting filibusters. These include budgets and trade agreements, none of which can be filibusters.
Grayson, a representative from Florida, is trying to get the rules changed to silence opposition to the Obama health care plan, which includes several Blue Dog Democrats and almost every Republican. But he fouls up his argument as only he can.
One of his examples is a vote on Cheney’s energy policy. He claims that it passed on 57 votes, yet in reality it failed on a filibuster vote 57-40. If Grayson’s filibuster rules would have been in force back then, Cheney’s energy policy would have passed.
The sad truth about all of this is this pseudo-Communist wants to alter the rules to help him and his party temporarily. Filibuster rules are put in place to make sure that power is not abused by one party. The filibuster has been a rule that has kept numerous bad bills from becoming law and this maroon is trying to end it. America beware!
James Madison said in Federalist #10 “Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.” This is exactly what is happening today with the entire Democratic party, save for a few good men and women. They had better watch themselves, for election day is coming, and America will not long allow men or women to stay without properly representing our interests.