BAIER: You have said at least four times in the past two weeks: "the United States Congress owes the American people a final up or down vote on health care." So do you support the use of this Slaughter rule? The deem and pass rule, so that Democrats avoid a straight up or down vote on the Senate bill?But the real stunner in all that fluff was his admission that he did not spend a lot of time worrying about the procedural rules of the senate.
OBAMA: Here's what I think is going to happen and what should happen. You now have a proposal from me that will be in legislation, that has the toughest insurance reforms in history, makes sure that people are able to get insurance even if they've got preexisting conditions, makes sure that we are reducing costs for families and small businesses, by allowing them to buy into a pool, the same kind of pool that members of Congress have.
We know that this is going to reduce the deficit by over a trillion dollars. So you've got a good package, in terms of substance. I don't spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or the Senate.
what about when you were in the Senate, Pantload? Maybe that's what's wrong with this guy. He spends too much time flapping his lips and not enough time understanding the process involved. I am all for separation of powers, but it would be nice to have a chief executive who understood the rules of the game and how the machinery operates.
I recommend you read the transcript here (I can't bear to watch this guy blather on, no matter who is doing the interviewing) and you will see how bereft of substance he eally is. I gotta believe that our beloved Pantload-in-Chief was in a dancing mood because it was St Patty's day and he wanted to get in a jig or two.
..but, this was freakin' Riverdance.