1st, Erick Erickson at RedState.com is reporting on Twitter that Rush Limbaugh has given out the Capitol switchboard number for only the 2nd time in his broadcasting history: 202-224-3121. Make your calls. The situation is urgent.
2nd, jumping ahead a little, Michelle Malkin is reporting the GOP “will announce this morning a plan to force a vote this week on a resolution that would require the Senate health care bill to be brought to an actual up-or-down vote…. If passed by the House, the resolution would prohibit Speaker Pelosi from implementing the ‘Slaughter Solution,’ the scheme by which House Democratic leaders are seeking to ‘deem’ the Senate bill as passed without an actual vote in the House.”
Backing up, for a detailed explanation of pro-abort Democrat Louise Slaughter’s proposed end run around an outright vote in the House on the Senate’s healthcare bill, read this Wall Street Journal piece today….
The question of constitutionality of the so-called Slaughter Solution stems from the plain language of Article I, Section VII of the Constitution, which states that all bills must pass Congress via a vote in both chambers that is recorded in their journals….
Radio host, Landmark Legal Foundation President, and former Justice Dept. Chief of Staff Mark Levin said that the Slaughter Solution was a “blatant violation” of the Constitution on his radio program on March 11.
“I can’t think of a more blatant violation of the United States Constitution than this,” said Levin. “If this is done, this will create the greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate. It would be law by fiat, which would mean government by fiat.”