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    Dems Criticize ObamaCare in Quest to Control the House

    05/05/2013
    Democracy and Power 110: Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the House

    In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning, and cruelty. —Leo Tolstoy

    The first vote in a legislative session is the most important. The Senate and the House of Representatives vote for their leaders. The leadership positions are invariably decided by which party has the majority.

    Why are the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate so important? They appoint the committees. Making sure they have the majority in all the committees, they appoint their loyal party members. Then, the majority party controls legislation.

     

    Dems Criticize ObamaCare in Quest to Control the House

    On Tuesday in South Carolina, there will be a special House-election between former Governor Mark Sanford, Republican, and Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Democrat.  In a recent debate, Colbert-Busch was very critical of ObamaCare claiming it was expensive, hurt seniors, caused unemployment and needed to be fixed.  She said: 

    "Obamacare is extremely problematic, it is expensive, it is a $500 billion cost than we originally anticipated, it's cutting into Medicare benefits and it's having companies lay off their employees because they are worried about the cost of it. That is extremely problematic, it needs an enormous fix,"

    Please note, Colbert-Busch did not pledge to repeal ObamaCare.  She is invoking a scheme that Democratic spin-masters created for the 2010 election.  [Read: A Total of 279 House and Senate Democrats Voted for ObamaCare]  In essence, the mantra was and still remains, “Yes, ObamaCare has some flaws that need to be improved.”    Colbert-Busch's statement was carefully vetted, rehearsed and approved by the queen, Nancy Pelosi.  This ploy is all about power, and Pelosi returning as Speaker of the House.  The Democrats need to pick up 17 members to control the House.  So, Colbert-Busch pandered to the very conservative and numerous senior citizens in her Congressional District.  Highlighting the terrible consequences of ObamaCare was deemed necessary to win one more Democratic vote in Congress.

    Duplicity by Pelosi

    Almost simultaneous to Colbert-Busch's statement, Pelosi bragged about ObamaCare and asserted losing Congressional power was a worthwhile sacrifice.  As outlined in this short video

    I do not subscribe to the notion that we did not win the election (2010) because of the health care bill. If we did, for tens of millions of Americans to have health care was well worth any of our political careers in my view.”

    It is All About Power

    If elected, Colbert-Busch will vote for a Democrat to become Speaker, just as Sanford will most-likely vote for a Republican.  If Nancy Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House, she will control all legislation in the House and make sure ObamaCare remains the law of the United States.   

    It is all about power, as Tolstoy understood: 

    In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning, and cruelty.