As the Republicans continue to weasel as hard as they can to stop healthcare reform from passing, they are once again showing their lack of morality and their belief in lying:
GOP has railroaded tons of legislation through using this same procedure. Read this fact check from Media Matters.
As if to underscore just how deep and awful the hypocrisy is The American Enterprise Institute’s own Norman J. Ormstein is referenced also:
I can’t recall a level of feigned indignation nearly as great as what we are seeing now from congressional Republicans and their acolytes at the Wall Street Journal, and on blogs, talk radio, and cable news. It reached a ridiculous level of misinformation and disinformation over the use of reconciliation, and now threatens to top that level over the projected use of a self-executing rule by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In the last Congress that Republicans controlled, from 2005 to 2006, Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier used the self-executing rule more than 35 times, and was no stranger to the concept of “deem and pass.” That strategy, then decried by the House Democrats who are now using it, and now being called unconstitutional by WSJ editorialists, was defended by House Republicans in court (and upheld) [italics added—Ed.]. Dreier used it for a $40 billion deficit reduction package so that his fellow GOPers could avoid an embarrassing vote on immigration. I don’t like self-executing rules by either party-I prefer the “regular order”-so I am not going to say this is a great idea by the Democrats. But even so-is there no shame anymore? [American Enterprise Institute, 3/16/10]
Conservatives in 2010: the sorest losers in the history of losers.