And especially so when you’re fighting for illegal aliens from Mexico like Democrats were Thursday night. Witness the actual stealing of votes in the House of Representatives.
You know, all the Florida recounts that included even the kind of recounts both Gore and the Florida Supreme Court wanted, showed that Bush won. Seven years later, you can see that facts never seem to matter when politics is involved. And Thursday night was a prime example.
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.
This is what stealing a vote looks like. When they saw they had lost the motion, the Speaker gaveled the vote closed on a procedural measure and declared the vote to be tied, which leaves the bill as is. A video on this and a press release from my Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) follow.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, House Democrats used strong armed tactics and deceitful maneuvers in order to defeat a Republican motion to the
Agriculture Appropriations bill which would bar illegal immigrants from
receiving any federal funds for employment or rental assistance.
“The Democrats simply refuse to stop illegal immigration – so much so that
they’re willing to cheat in order to win a vote,” Miller said. “I have never
witnessed such a blatant disregard for House rules and parliamentary
After the vote was gaveled, the votes stood at 215-213 and the Republicans
claimed a win on their motion. Democrats, however, argued the measure was
deadlocked at 214-214 and failed. Under Republican protests, they quickly
proceeded to the final passage of the bill. But Republicans quickly
discovered that there was no longer any record of the controversial vote and
immediately charged Democrats with erasing the bad result. This sparked a
chorus of angry protests from the Republicans, yelling “shame” on Democrats,
while they returned fire with angry volleys of their own.
The ability of Congress to fulfill its Constitutional duties to the people
depends on the presence of clear rules and an expectation of a fair vote
count,” Miller added. “I don’t think the Democratic leadership delivered
either of those last night. I think this marks an unprecedented low for the
Its more like, if at first you don’t succeed, cheat. You can be sure, despite the enormity of this blatant fraud, that the evening news will not tell you much about it.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQJYiGFkDX4[/youtube]Politico: house erupts in chaos