The FOX Nation asks:
Linking to the NYTimes article, Democrats Seem Set to Go It Alone on a Health Bill
, the FOX Nation asks:
Are Dems Preparing to Ram Thru Health Care Against Will of People?
You see, the will of the people is properly the will of Fox News Channel viewers
. The will of the minority
who voted for McCain. The minority
in the House. And the minority
in the Senate.
FOX Nation even quotes this lead paragraph from the Times: (emp add)
Given hardening Republican opposition to Congressional health care proposals, Democrats now say they see little chance of the minority’s cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan from within their own ranks.
So they acknowledge (I guess) that the minority isn't on board, yet headline it as if the minority is the "will of [the] people".
If only it were just Fox.
Back in the Day Hastert imposed the 'majority of the majority rule'. If a piece of House legislation could not get the pre-pledged support of a majority of his caucus no matter how much support it had from the Democratic minority or how much over 50% that would put it he refused to even bring it to the floor.
But after all he was in the majority and had some responsibility not to embarrass a President of his own Party. It was infuriating but at least had some logic to it. Now they want to bring Hastert rules over to the Senate (which already has this thing called the filibuster) and demand that on important legislation the new rule is the majority of the MINORITY even when the Presidency is the hands of the other party. Now 80 is the new 51.
This guys don't even pay lip service to democracy anymore, I guess because it allows brown people to vote or something. The Republican must have looked up 'American' in a real old dictionary, found it defined as 'free, white, male and twenty-one' and decided "good enough for us, we are the American people".
It has gone beyond any possibility of just being driven by bad faith, these guys are exhibiting a deep, disturbing pathology that I thought limited to the halls of the Project for the New American Century and the Office of the VP, it is Karl Rove's Permanent Majority by fiat.