This is truly frightening.
The Senate insurance company pork giveaway -- er, health care reform -- bill, talking about the elderly care advisory panels (a.k.a. "death panels") says:
"It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection."What? Future Congresses can never repeal that part of this bill? Is that even constitutional? If so, how is it not, in the words of one commenter, "a one-way street with no U-turn into socialism"?
The bare-knuckled intimidation and whoring about this bill has been ridiculous, even for Congress. I thought the Bushies were bad with the flagrantly unprincipled tactics they used to pass Part D, but Obama, Emmanuel, and the Gang have proven more than up to the task of one-upping Rove and Cheney in this area.