Forget the process. Deem, shmeem, just get it done. I assume the President also means, ignore the people themselves who both nationwide and surprisingly, in Connecticut too, reject this government takeover of healthcare and are paying attention to the process.
Six in ten Americans (60%) agree that a current Democrat proposal to send the Senate health care bill to the president without voting up or down on it is “unfair.”
I assume he also means forget the constitutional questions (which will be challenged) that would arise out of deeming the Senate bill passed in the House just by voting on the changes, or is it the rule they are voting on, or is the the reconciliation bill. Ummm … never mind. The President says forget all that and those rascally Republicans. Pass the friggin bill.
From the exclusive interview with Brett Baier on Fox News tonight at 6PM. And you can watch highlights there later. But I’ve included Brett’s chat with Shep because it’s instructive. As Brett says, it got a little more combative than I’m used to. Wow.
UPDATE: AP has a longer list of legal challenges to the “process” than I posted … plus this:
For what little it’s worth, a Freeper claims to have contacted John Barrow’s office this afternoon to complain about the Slaughter plan and been told that it was dead as of just 15 minutes before. Something to keep an eye on if you’re watching the wires.