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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nancy Violates House Ethics Rules

Late last night, Nancy Pelosi instructed that the House floor vote be left open well over the allotted 15 minutes to allow her lieutenants to twist arms and get Democrats to change their votes - a clear violation of House rules.

Wait a minute. After Democrats took over last year, they pledged, and even wrote into the House rules that this arm twisting by the majority would never again happen. Sure, the awful Republicans did it on prescription drugs (a bill Jim Ryun voted against despite arm twisting from Republican leadership and President Bush). But not us. We Democrats are for fairness *cough* *cough* *cough* in elections. We're for counting every vote, as many times as necessary, until we win. I mean, we want Members of Congress to be able to vote their conscience.

Nancy Boyda decried the tactics of the Republican majority when she was running for Congress, but last night she fell right in line (as usual) with Speaker San Fran Nan Pelosi. No outrage. No press release decrying these undemocratic tactics, these unethical violation of House rules.

No, Nancy Boyda is loyal to Nancy Pelosi and will stay in quiet assent to the House rules violation.

And the irony of it all, this ethical violation took place on a vote to . . . drumroll please . . . . . . create a new outside ethics panel.


Anonymous said...

Well it all sounds good when you campaign ...... Democrats were also going to reach across the aisle and work to include the Republican opinion in legislation

They have done everything possible to push through legislation without allowing for debate or amendments to Democratic developed legislation.

They were also going to extend the work week beyond the 2-3 days a week that they work now .....
Their own members revolted when they tried to implement that one.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing, the public seems to just be going along with it, and if people aren't careful, it will be 4 or 8 years of a Democrat in the White House . . . and nothing good can come from it.

Anonymous said...

That headline is QUITE misleading. I'm sure you did it accidentally and will be changing it shortly.

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