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February 11, 2010

Pelosi Aide: Health Care Summit a Trick

So.. what will they do when this latest scheme goes awry.....and blows up in the Dems face under fearless leader Pelosi.

Pelosi Aide: Health Care Summit a Trick

Strategy on Pro-Abortion Bill Decided

Life News

Nancy Pelosi’s top health care aide admitted to the National Health Policy Conference hosted by Academy Health and Health Affairs that the bipartisan health care summit later this month is a trick.

Barack Obama has proposed a bipartisan health care summit for later this month that Republican detractors bill as a publicity stunt designed to generate more support for the flailing pro-abortion health care bill. Now, an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi essentially admitted that’s the case.

In comments reported by Congress Daily, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top health care aide Wendell Primus admitted top Democrats have already decided on the strategy to pass the Senate’s pro-abortion, government-run health care bill.

Primus explained that the Senate will use the controversial reconciliation strategy that will have the House approve the Senate bill and both the House and Senate okaying changes to the bill that the Senate will sign off on by preventing Republicans from filibustering.

“The trick in all of this is that the president would have to sign the Senate bill first, then the reconciliation bill second, and the reconciliation bill would trump the Senate bill,” Primus said at the National Health Policy Conference hosted by Academy Health and Health Affairs.
“There’s a certain skill, there’s a trick, but I think we’ll get it done,” he said.
Conservative columnist Connie Hair noted Primus’ remarks and called the reconciliation strategy and the White House health care summit two big “rope-a-dope” plays that are “just another in a long charade of dog and pony shows.”
Hair says "the end game has already been decided behind closed doors by Democrats who have no intention of letting this opportunity for cradle to grave control over the American people slip away when it’s so close."
"The Senate reconciliation bill trick that would 'fix' the Senate-passed health care bill would then have to pass the House. If the fix trick is passed, the plan is to then pass the Senate health care bill through the House and send it all to the President’s desk for signature," she explains.
Hair says the trick may just work to get the pro-abortion health care bill to Obama's desk, but it would cause an uproar so large that Democrats would likely pay with their political careers at the polls this November.
"The American people have made it perfectly clear they reject the Democrats’ plan for a government takeover of health care. Health care is a policy that impacts every single American that should not pass through questionable trickery and process gimmicks, especially given the substantial majorities enjoyed by Democrats in both chambers," she writes.

She hopes Republicans won't participate in the health care summit.

"Indeed it is madness to participate in a sham White House summit that merely provides high-profile, 'bi-partisan' political cover for Democrat plans that are already in motion to pass government-run health care through reconciliation," Hair concludes.

Wild Thing's comment.......

The GOP needs to stay as far away from this scam as possible. Obama can NEVER be trusted, not ever!
I really believe the GOP knows it is BS, but will they stay away from the “conference?” Boehner and others have spoken about how they know it is crap.

Why why be friendly to communists??!!

This story will hopefully kill the Health-care Ambush of the GOP fools who were stupidly walking into a massive STING !

Dick Morris described this weeks ago. Supposedly 52 Dem Senators have signed a letter promising House Dems that if they pass the Senate bill as is, then the President signs it; then, under budget reconciliation rules, the Dem Senators have promised to do away with provisions the House doesn’t like, such as tax on Union “Cadillac” plans. I’m not sure how it gets past Stupak, since these wink and nod provisions would be tailored to appeal to the leftist House members.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 11, 2010 03:49 AM


DO NOT TRUST!!!! :(...Anything associated with this jerk is a losing proposition and taints the pool beyond help.

Posted by: jan at February 11, 2010 08:13 AM

Devious, underhanded, lying cheating sons of bitches. Obama rot in hell you bastard.

Posted by: Mark at February 11, 2010 05:43 PM

Jan, HUGE ditto to that.

Mark, AMEN!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 11, 2010 07:14 PM