Saturday, August 11, 2007

House Democrats Throwing Out The Rules AGAIN (I knew this was going to happen)

In the following post, I rant about Democrats changing a final vote, thereby stealing it:

Democrats Cheat on House Vote

In that post, I warn the following:

"If the Dems can steal a vote the way they did, whats to stop them from declaring there is a quorum when there clearly isnt? The Dems would be able to get away with alot of things on the floor of the house"

Well, they havent done exactly THAT. But you get the picture. If they would be allowed to get away with that, whats to stop them from going ahead and ignoring the rules of the House again?

Sure enough, from Robert Novak, townhall.com:


Republicans returning to the House floor on Friday morning Aug. 3 after their walkout the night before were surprised to find as presiding officer the Democrat they call "King Corruption": Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, master of earmarks and backroom deals.

Rep. Ed Pastor, a 64-year-old eight-term Democrat from Phoenix, Ariz., who is affable and well-liked by Republicans, had been scheduled to preside. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi, fearing parliamentary tricks by Republicans, put her muscleman Murtha in the chair.

Murtha's performance as non-partisan presiding officer ran true to form. On a voice vote, Murtha ruled for Democrats when obviously more Republicans were on the House floor. He subsequently ordered a roll call vote, though members rising in support clearly fell short of the 44 required. After that ruling was challenged, Murtha declared: "The chair's decision is not subject to question."

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