Democracy Overruled

Did the Democrats ignore the results a honest vote?  Arizona Congressman John Shadegg updates us on the the latest shennanigans by Congressional Democrats and their determination to give taxpayer dollars to illegal aliens:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 3, 2007 – 12:36 a.m. EDT
CONTACT: SEAN NOBLE
(202) 225-3361

DEMOCRACY OVERRULED
Democrats Abuse Power – Alter Vote Count

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democrats tonight overruled a clear vote showing that the Republican Motion-to-Recommit on the Agriculture Appropriations bill had passed.  Democrats ruled, instead, that the motion failed.

With the vote total boards at each end of the House Chamber clearly showing the Republican motion prevailing by a vote of 215 to 213 and the word “FINAL” displayed beside that count, the Democrat Chairman gaveled the vote closed, announcing the Republican motion had failed on a 214 to 214 tie.

“I have been here almost 13 years and I thought I had seen it all, but tonight’s display of corrupt, raw, partisan political power was stunning,” said Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03). “I honestly didn’t think this could happen in America.  This is a sad day for the U.S. House and a tragic day for our nation.”

Following a protracted period of chaotic protest and procedural wrangling, Democrats altered the displayed vote total two more times.  However, when Democrats refused to acknowledge their abuse of power and accept the passage of the motion, Republicans walked out en masse in protest.

“If my vote doesn’t count, what point is there in voting?” Shadegg said.  “I owe it to my constituents and to this nation to demand integrity and fairness in the operations of this institution.”

According to the center-left Politico.com:

Details remain fuzzy, but numerous Republicans argued afterward that they had secured a 215-213 win on their motion to bar undocumented immigrants from receiving any federal funds apportioned in the agricultural spending bill for employment or rental assistance. Democrats, however, argued the measure was deadlocked at 214-214 and failed, members and aides on both sides of the aisle said afterward.

Politio.com also informs us that the Democrats have made sure that we’ll never know what really happened:

…Republicans quickly discovered that there was no longer any record of the controversial vote and immediately charged Democrats with erasing the bad result.

This may be a new low in American politics.  A former world leader used to say “It’s not the voters who count.  Its the people who count the votes who count.”  Lets hope this doesn’t become the Democrats new motto.


Comments

  1. Iris Lynch says

    The “D” following each politico no longer indicates Democrat, but Dictatorial. They have LONG cheated in polls throughout the nation and have the behavior down pat.

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