Republicans will tell you that the 2010 election was a referendum on the Democrats and they way they pushed through bills in the House and Senate like a Freight train. The GOP complained that the Democrats pushed bills with little debate, no allowance for Amendments, and late night votes.
This same party, who said they would restore the process to the people are now going to push through the Patriot Act Extensions bill in much the same way as they had complained about the Pelosi run House.
I know, the Patriot Act sounds so Patriotic. Let me help you out a bit, whatever a bill is titled, you can count on it being quite the opposite. Anyone remember the “Jobs” Bill?
This from The Hill
House Republicans are poised to pass an extension of the Patriot Act on Monday evening after a procedural snafu sent the measure down to defeat last week.
Republicans will meet at noon and begin debate at 2 p.m. on an extension of Patriot Act surveillance. A vote on the extension is expected Monday evening.
The measure was defeated last week when Republican leadership attempted to force it through on a fast-track procedure that required a two-thirds majority. Monday evening’s vote will require only a simply majority and is almost certain to pass.
What is in the Patriot Act extension bill?