Chaos in the House!

by Ryan on August 3, 2007

in Politics

Very surreal (which seems to be the word of the week).  Our government is a republic not a one-party puppet dictatorship that makes sure all votes are set as long as the outcome is automatically in their favor.  But our Democrat friends obviously need a civics lesson by their actions and assertions over the last eight months.

The House Democrats tried to push through an amendment to a bill that would give aid and benefits to illegal aliens.  The Republicans wanted a vote to “recommit” the bill to committee because it’s a harmful and ridiculous amendment.  The vote seemed to indicate 215-213 that the motion would go back to committee as the gavel was struck ending the vote. 

This is where the shadiness starts.

The Dems wanted to change the vote until “214-214″ became the outcome AFTER THE VOTE HAD OFFICIALLY ENDED, forcing another vote!  The Republicans wanted to adjourn for the evening and re-vote today, but a curious five-minute silence from the chair led to chaos in the House.  The Republicans protested in outrage and all but a few actually left the House floor realizing that a fair vote was not going to take place.  Accordingly the Democrats then struck the record of the first vote out of the official Congressional record, whose absense was evident as of 1am Friday on the official House website!  It finally made it there by this morning as HR 3161: 814-816.  This kind of Stalinist nonsense of re-votes and striking votes from the historical records to save face needs to be challenged by the Republicans and I’m glad they’re stepping up on this issue. 

On top of everything else, this bill attempts to raise taxes and using the money to aid illegal aliens, who by the way, are not citizens and are breaking federal, state and local laws everyday by their mere presense.  We should help them, of course, by showing them the door.  But, the Democrats need a future voting base, so with their political lives in danger down the road, forcing votes like this and even changing their outcomes seems necessary to achieve their desired ends.

Check out Roy Blunt’s response here.

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BillT August 3, 2007 at 11:02 am

Good catch will check this out.

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