Just in case you missed it, because it sure hasn’t been discussed in the news yet.
This video was published on Oct 12, 2013.
The notes regarding the video say:
Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate’s clean CR for a vote was Majority Leader Eric Cantor or his designee — all but guaranteeing the government would shut down a few hours later and would stay shut down. Previously, any Member would have had the right to bring the CR up for a vote. Democracy has been suspended in the House of Representatives.
Repeating: The House Majority Leader is the ONLY person who can bring Senate bill to a vote. The House Majority Leader is Eric Cantor.
Read the transcript of the activity here: http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx?day=20130930
Who voted how: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll505.xml
Was there a doubt in your mind as to what’s driving the continued shut-down of our US government? Wonder no more.
Unless Eric Cantor or his designee feels like it, this resolution will not come to the floor.
If you thought there was obstruction before, here it is, in black and white. With votes.
But wait, there’s more.
There’s a growing movement to “Throw the bums out” again. Or Rascals. Whatever.
See, I remember this rallying cry because it’s an echo of decades past. Two decades, in fact.
Do you remember when Newt Gingrich rose to power? When was that? Oh, yes, in 1994. The Gingrich Revolution, it was called back then, and it came in midterm elections during Bill Clinton’s second term. Their agenda? Destroy Healthcare Reform.
In that year, the GOP rose to take the House, and they kept it firm until 2006, when the Democrats finally got a toe back in. It lasted just four years. By 2010, the Tea Party retook the House and set us up for the mother of all obstructionist battles.
This isn’t a fight months in the making. That’s horse manure. This is a fight 20 years in the making. That’s why Gingrich has resurfaced to warn the House that they’re playing with fire. He’s reliving history.
We have just four days left before we go over the Debt Ceiling cliff and pull the world economy with us, and the House has rigged the game so that only they can vote, and then only if Eric Cantor decides it’s okay.
Don’t give me this “both sides are equally guilty” crap. It’s a lie. This is a GOP-sponsored plot to destroy the US Government.
And the seven Democrats who voted in favor of the bill?
Elections are coming in 2014. Please take note.