3-16-2010 10:20 AM EST
Hypocrisy is rampant in D.C. , and naturally Pelosi is at the forefront of the current wave of " Well it's ok as long as it advances our left wing agenda "
Nancy Pelosi , Henry Waxman , and Louise Slaughter ALL opposed this dirty trick when Republicans used it in 2005 .
Not only did these 3 oppose it , they joined in a lawsuit filed by an organization led by none other than Ralph Nader .
Nader's legal activist group, PUBLIC CITIZEN filed a lawsuit in the United States Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia .
Public Citizen lost their case .
Bottom line is Pelosi can do almost anything she wants and RAHM this farce of Health Care reform through the House .
The good news is that ,Scalia was a dissenting vote , and perhaps the loophole could be that since this bill has FUNDING in it , by law it must have originated in the HOUSE ( It's a Senate bill ) .
Why are our elected officials playing all these games ?
Simple answer is they do not have the votes either in the House or Senate to pass a good bill.
The " Obama summit" was ,like many predicted an orchestrated dog and pony show .
Call your elected representative and let them know what a joke this is and how hard you will work to make sure that ANYONE in any state or district will lose in their next election .
We may not can rely on our representatives doing what is right for the American People , but we can appeal to their immense source of GREED , and EGO !!!
Copy of the lawsuit
More info here
SHOCKED PELOSI would use dirty tricks and back room deals