Where have we seen “reconciliation” used to pass laws before?
The leftist outfit known as MoveOn.org has created a new ad for the 2014 election.
The video warns that if Republicans win the senate this fall, they might use an underhanded procedure known as ‘reconciliation’ to pass legislation. Legal Insurrection readers will no doubt recall that reconciliation was the very process Democrats used to pass Obamacare.
I think this video is really a tribute to two different groups. The first is the low information voters Democrats rely on who will eat this up with a spoon having no idea how hypocritical it is. The second is the progressive activist class, every single one of whom knows exactly how dishonest this is.
Hat tip to Allahpundit of Hot Air who adds:
They used reconciliation to pass what’s arguably the most momentous piece of domestic policy of the past 50 years, and now, the instant Republicans use it for anything, the tactic will be deemed de facto cheating — despite endless leftist screeching since 2009 that we should probably go ahead and jettison the archaic 60-vote threshold for cloture entirely.
It’s worth noting that comments for this video on YouTube are closed. I wonder why?
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