It's Called the "Slaughter Strategy!" (You can't make this stuff up!!!)
That's right, the Slaughter Strategy named after Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, is the methodology which would allow passage of the Senate bill without the House having voted on it. Hmmm...passage of a bill without a vote?
Here's the bottom line: For health reform to become law, the 2,700-page Senate bill somehow has to get through the House.The only thing apt about this procedure is its name; the Slaughter Strategy, which indeed will cause the dems to get "slaughtered" at the polls in November. But far worse, federally funded abortions will become the norm if this bill is allowed to pass, thereby slaughtering untold numbers of unborn babies.
The trickery that Speaker Pelosi is concocting to get that done almost defies belief. It's aptly called the "Slaughter Strategy," after Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, who cooked it up.
Here's how it would work: The House would "deem" the main Senate bill to have passed without directly voting on it as long as the House approves a companion bill of amendments to the Senate bill.
Got it? The original bill and the bill of fixes would be tied together on final passage. Enough House members hate provisions in the Senate bill that Pelosi can't round up 216 votes to pass the Senate bill alone.
The Slaughter Strategy (more likely describing what would happen to House members in November if they try this) would allow House members to say they never voted for the Senate bill, just the amendments to fix it.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich had the best line: Last year, the House was passing bills without reading them. This year, they're passing bills without voting on them.
How is this possibly even remotely constitutional?!
The slaughter strategy indeed!
Listen to what Mark Levin says about Rep. Slaughter: Mark Levin Calls for Expulsion of Rep. Slaughter.