Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gum It Up, Repeal and Replace

Caving for an executive order is either really naive or disingenuous.  We're not as stupid as we look.

Bart was given clear logic from  numerous people about the insufficiencies  in turning over votes to secure this disaster, including Executive Orders can't trump Federal law so he didn't go into this ignorant.

“The law of the land trumps any Executive Order, which can be reversed or altered at the stroke of a pen by this or any subsequent President without any congressional approval or notice," Boehner said.

"Moreover, while an Executive Order can direct members of the executive branch, it cannot direct the private sector," he added.

Opposition to the idea comes in part because technically it won't work to authentically ban abortion funding and can easily be reversed.

“Because of Roe v. Wade, courts have interpreted the decision as a statutory mandate that the government must provide federal funding for elective abortion in through federal programs. In other words, no Executive Order or regulation can override a statutory mandate unless Congress passes a law that prohibits federal funding from being used in this manner," Boehner explained.

Every time I begin to trust a democrat they do something deliberately dishonest. What is with them?

When you can't even get the USCCB on your side, you know your publicity stunt was a bust.

One proposal to address the serious problem in the Senate health care bill on abortion funding, specifically the direct appropriating of new funds that bypass the Hyde amendment, is to have the President issue an executive order against using these funds for abortion.  Unfortunately, this proposal does not begin to address the problem, which arises from decades of federal appellate rulings that apply the principles of Roe v. Wade to federal health legislation.  According to these rulings, such health legislation creates a statutory requirement for abortion funding, unless Congress clearly forbids such funding.  That is why the Hyde amendment was needed in 1976, to stop Medicaid from funding 300,000 abortions a year.  The statutory mandate construed by the courts would override any executive order or regulation.  This is the unanimous view of our legal advisors and of the experts we have consulted on abortion jurisprudence.  Only a change in the law enacted by Congress, not an executive order, can begin to address this very serious problem in the legislation."

The guy means well--he just didn't have the backbone to do the right thing in the face of the tyranny taking over the country. Pelosi did not need Stupak yesterday so today's deal signals Stupak and his holdouts would possibly have been enough votes to Nay the Bill.

Perhaps this was all cooked up by Pelosi et al to try to save Bart Stupak and other's seat when the people vote in November.

I'm really disappointed in the dishonesty.

The short-term game plan seems to be gum it up, repeal and replace.

We'll see what happens.

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