THE FOLLOWING IS A GREAT OPINION PIECE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER. I think the author, David Freddoso makes a GREAT POINT!
As a subtle rejoinder to those whining about health care and the filibuster as if it somehow overturns what we learned in civics class, Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., sends a short e-mail on the so-called “Slaughter Solution,” by which House Democrats avoid a vote on health care and simply “deem” it passed in a House rule:
We’re pretty sure there’s no verse about “deeming” in Schoolhouse Rock. It begs the question: why vote on anything at all? Instead of going to the polls next November, Americans can just deem who will represent them in Congress.
UPDATE: The American Prospect’s Tapped blog offers up Democratic Party talking points defending this parliamentary trick.