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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pelosi and Hoyer Declare War... On Themselves

"Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American."

I've always felt this is true. I just never thought Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer believed it, too.

So when might we expect Pelosi and Hoyer to hand over their passports?

In yesterday's USA Today, Pelosi and Hoyer wrote: "Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American... Health care is complex. It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must be allowed to learn the facts."

Aren't these the same two congressional leaders who have demanded swift passage of their health care legislation? Aren't they the same folks who insist that congressmen needn't read bills before they vote? Aren't they the same two people who have sharply limited debate and prevented opponents from offering amendments?

So my question to Pelosi and Hoyer: Does this mean you'll allow extended debate and amendments to the health care bill when it comes up in September, or will you simply learn to live with the self-loathing?


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