MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Says Dems are "Making Up" Rules to Pass ObamaCare; "Never Been Done Before" - Video 3/16/10
Here is video of MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, a Democrat, admitting that House Democrats are "making it up" - speaking of rules to pass the Senate Health Care Bill without actually voting on it. O'Donnell said this has "never been done before."
O'Donnell's statement rebuts Democrat talking points that what they are doing by using a "self-exectuting rule," also known as the "Slaughter Solution," is nothing out of the ordinary. It has been used in other cases, but never on something so large and so momentous as completely reorganizing America's Health Care System.
Essentially, what Democrats are going to do is vote to amend a law which does not exist. Not until the Senate Health Care Bill is approved as is, and then signed by President Obama, does it become law. O'Donnell said in our entire history, we have only amended laws. The Democrats are trying to avoid responsibility for the vote by not actually voting on the Senate Health Care Bill.