“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A "Simple Majority?"

Leave it that uber spinmeister, House Speaker Frisco Nan, to relabel the Senate's reconciliation process as just a "simple majority."

That's the Democrats' new code word for the rarefied Senate procedure allowing bills to pass with only 51 votes.

Yes, technically, it's a simple majority. But only on tax or spending bills devoid of policy. So to label it as simply, well, a "simple majority" is totally misleading.

And, while I'm on the topic, what the hell is the House Speaker doing explaining Senate tactics?

Perhaps the new terminology is party-wide speak, in order to confuse voters.

The video of Nan making this solemn pronouncement isn't on YouTube yet, but when it is, or if you saw it already yesterday, you will note her lecturing, scolding attitude.

Boy, that's going to go down well with voters outside of Frisco, eh?

As I noted in yesterday's post concerning New York's Democrats' corruption issues, I'm sure Nan will get re-elected in her safe district.

Question is, how many other voters will send Democrats home, in hopes of giving Nan a brand new, albeit smaller and powerless office in next year's new Congress?

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