Capitol Hill Update: Nancy Pelosi's Big Lie

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told a Big Whopper yesterday.  While she is in the middle of secret negotiations with the Senate leader and the White House regarding the widely-different versions of ObamaCare passed in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate last year, she lied when she said that "there has never been a more open process for any legislation in anyone who served here's experience"  This statement has to be classified as one of the Biggest Lies in congressional history.  But then, she is just following the example of her president. 
 
Talk about the Democrat Party's Newspeak.  Evil is Good.  Closed is Open.  Here is what Barack Obama said during his presidential campaign about transparency on his first day in office during which he promised to usher in a "new era" of openness:  "[T]o make government responsible is to hold it accountable. And the way to make government accountable is to make it transparent so that the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they're being made, and whether their interests are being well served." 
 
And here is Obama's most laughable (and deceitful) promise: "To achieve health care reform, I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We'll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies -- they'll get a seat at the table, they just won't be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we'll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.
 
"And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process," said Obama.  Just yesterday, Obama turned down C-Span founder, Brian Lamb's request to televise the Senate/House negotiations on C-Span. 
 
Even the liberal "Newsweek" magazine just a few months after Obama's promise of transparency in an article entitled "Obama Closes Doors on Openness," wrote that "As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding 'secret energy meetings' with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's 'clean coal' policies." 
 
Barack Obama on his Change.gov website, promised to "end the practice of writing legislation behind closed doors" - to "restore the American people's trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be
conducted in public.
 
"By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won't be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute."  And Obama promised a new era of bipartisanship."   Obviously, Obama did not read his own memo and his Democrat leaders in the House of Representatives and in the Senate apparently did not even get his memo on transparency and bipartisanship. 
 

Nancy Pelosi continually complained about the lack of transparency of the Bush administration.  President George W. Bush's administration was an open book compared to the Obama administration.  Nancy Pelosi's House bill was written in private by her and a few of her political cronies in the House.  The Republicans were completely shut-out.  The American public was completely shut-out. And the so-called "mainstream" news media uttered nary a complaint.
 
Like Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid, complained about the lack of transparency in the Bush administration and in the Republican-controlled Congress.  However, Harry Reid's bill was written in private by him and a few of his leadership staffers without much help from even key Democrat Senators, if any.  The Republicans were completely shut-out.  The American public was completely shut-out, and again the left-wing media said nothing. 
 
This was the same Harry Reid, when the Republicans controlled the Senate, who said on February 4, 2006, that the Republicans and Democrats needed to work together; in a conference committee setting to work on their differences in legislation. 
 
Now, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama intend to continue ramming the most unpopular bill in American history  --  which will take over 1/6 of the American economy, which very few Americans want  --  through Congress before Obama makes his anticipated delayed State of the Union speech which is intended to be used as a victory speech for socialized medicine in America. 

 
Obama's administration has been the most secretive, and dare we say most corrupt, administration since Richard Nixon's administration, if not far worse.  His Democrat-controlled Congress is the most non-transparent (and corrupt) Congress in decades.  And the liberal "elite" media has barely uttered a peep.  It is way past time to throw all of these bums out of office. 

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