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  • Harry Reid and the Chamber of Secrets


    “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government…Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” Or so President Obama says on the White House website. But does he mean it? Of course not.

    President Obama is leading the most secretive and least transparent administration in legislative history. And today, we have more proof. The video above was taken as Senate and White House leadership met behind closed doors to cobble together a bill that will make yesterday’s Finance Committee vote irrelevant. There around the cozy table are White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, OMB Director Peter Orzag, Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Max Baucus (D-MT), Chris Dodd (D-CT) and a few other liberal Senators. They will negotiate the final bill that the Senate will vote on.  And they’re doing it all behind closed doors, so you can’t see it.  Is this an “unprecedented level of openness?”

    Would you like to know what they are saying? Of course, and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama agreed with you when he said in August 2008: “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.” Too bad, President Obama is getting so good at breaking Candidate Obama’s promises.

    Watch as Fox’s Trace Gallagher narrates the action saying: “…they’ll shuffle everyone outside, close the door…” and photographers, journalists and cameras are pushed from the room.  They are persona non grata in these chambers of the Senate.  Barack Obama promised America these negotiations would be on C-SPAN, and he promised we would see who is making what arguments on behalf of whom.  But President Obama, Harry Reid and Rahm Emanuel know that the more you learn about their plans for your health care, the less you’ll like it. 

    On Friday the 13th this past February, President Obama and Democrats in Congress rammed through a trillion dollar stimulus bill without any Members of Congress reading it. It was supposed to create jobs. It didn’t. It was supposed to be online for days before a final vote. It wasn’t.

    On June 26th of this year, the House of Representatives passed a massive Energy Tax called Cap and Trade, by adding 300 pages of amendments to the already unread bill only hours before the vote, which was delayed an hour by House Minority Leader John Boehner attempting to read the bill aloud before he was forced to stop. It was supposed to help the environment. It won’t. They said it wouldn’t raise your taxes or kill the economy. It will.

    And now, we have another chamber of secrets. A few liberals will get together to craft a hyper partisan bill, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Remember, what was voted on yesterday in the Finance Committee wasn’t a bill, it was the framework of a bill. What they are writing behind closed doors this week will be the ultimate legislation that still leaves millions uninsured while lowering the quality of care and raising the costs for those already covered.  This legislation will get quickly shuffled to the floor and voted on through their secret plan which has been exposed by Heritage’s own Brian Darling. 

    It’s time for President Obama to keep a promise. Open up the doors. Debate the bill in public. Let seniors, families, students and state governors know the consequences of this legislation. Let them see the sausage get made. Harry Potter couldn’t pull off a magic trick this good. Only Harry Reid can make transparency…disappear.

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    34 Responses to Harry Reid and the Chamber of Secrets

    1. samuel says:



    2. KC from Tempe,Az. says:

      Obama is what he is.You can tell a lot about a person's character by the way he conducts his life, with his family, friends, spiritual leaders, associates, his moral compass, etc. etc. He can't change..He is what he is! He makes promises he won't keep. He lies because he can. He is America's Commander in Chief that can't be trusted. He is what he is! Hope and Change for America. At what cost? A dog will always return to it's Vomit. Wake up America! Enough is enough..

    3. Linda Carlsbad, CA says:

      We pay these peoples salaries with our money. They don't work for us, they don't care about the American people. They think they are above us, wait until 2010, we will show them!

    4. shane erickson, ches says:

      We need to stop this growing government. It is so much more serious than even alot of conservatives might think. These people in the White House are absolutely bent on destroying our country and feedom. This has,by the way, been going on since day one of the founding of the US. I would covet any information one might have regarding the Bilderburg Group and its direct association with the current atrocities in the obama administration. I'm curious about this group and think they should be investigated and exposed..thank you and God bless.

      Shane E.

    5. Ronnie, Tennessee says:

      What this administration is doing to America and her citizens is treasonous. Where are all the Constitional attorneys?

    6. Elizabeth Hughes En says:

      And what can one person or one family or even one family and all that families conservative friends do about what's happening in Congress and in the White House. We all know we're being lied to, stolen from, and having spurious health bills rammed down our throats that aren't going to do for anyone what they are supposed to do. They will only serve to lower doctors profits, and increase cost of care, no matter if you do or don't have health insurance. Yes, we're tired of being lied to and lead around by the nose. We all who pay taxes know that they will be increased in order to provide the cost of health care for those who can't or won't put up the money to purchase it for themselves. But why should we? We always have. There has been far more theft, waste and wrongful payments to people getting Medicaid, along with better medical care than those of us paying our own way. We evidently have totally incompetent workers who are supposed to be overseeing these actions.

    7. Joel Brandes, Cheste says:

      With Democrats engaging in the transformation of America, Republicans must truly be the party of NO.

      NO to nanny care, No to high taxes,No to special interests, NO to dependence on foreign energy and NO to ignoring the Constitution.

      I would proudly wear that badge.

    8. pat irish says:

      I am ready to give up — seems a hopeless fight.

      look at the vilification of rush, sarah palin and whom ever.

    9. Paula, Florida says:

      The dems show no inclination to listen to We the People so we need to make them hear us loud and clear in 2010. I think the Constitutional attorneys will surface once a final bill is signed. The challenges will be fast and furious. It's ultimately headed for Supreme Court and we need to pray the conservative judges on the court stay healthy.

    10. Ham Lake MN says:

      In Red China the Party knows what is best, it passes laws and enforces them against the will of the people. How are we differant?

      Our mission is clear, people need to be put on trial as traitors.

      Our mission is clear: We need a second American Revolution.

    11. MaryAnn, USA says:

      "We pay these peoples salaries with our money." Yes we do. Stop doing it. Stop paying federal taxes. They can't put everyone in jail.

    12. Medina, Fl. says:

      Am fed up with all the shenanigans going in this administration, who is burring all of us in a real deep hole without no mercy; rewarding all their campaign donors, lobbyist and bridges to no where,is disgusting and obnoxious. Where are the Experts in Constitutional laws and responding with action? I have not heard one expressing their disapproving of this administration, neither the ex-big loud mouth Media, who the only thing they know is to bark at the wrong tree,

      when it benefits them to get great ratings. Time to let them know what we think of this traitors, who just care about themselves and money. Time to get rid of ALL RHINOS, DEMOCRATS OR INDIPENDANTS, who are selling our country to our enemies and lets get these parties out and unite to get our country back before it's too late electing candidates who really care for this country and its citizens, not special interest bureaucrats! Are you ready? Lets start with a complete clean new Congress group. No re-cycle's who think they own the place & can control people voices!

    13. Leon, Durango, CO says:

      Obama is guilty of extortion, election fraud, conspiracy to destroy the American economy, lying to Congress, racketeering, influence, payoffs to his personal friends and fellow conspirators, etc. ad infinitum. Gosh! He lied? That's what Commies do.

    14. philip says:

      We the people need to take a stand as our four fathers did, and stand up for fredom,liberities, and the constitution of the united ststes. Obama cannot be trusted with the powers of the presdentcy, he is unable to tell the truth he lies and decives the american people about all bills and polcies and agenda's, walks out on allies, and buddies up with anti american leaders, weakens our miltary defence system's and our support of the brave men women of our miltary' he don't want to protect our borders want's illeagle amisty, and controls of our healthcare and all aspects of our freedoms,and the lives of our children and their future. THE Demicrat party is no longer a party of the poeple it party of the dicatorship of Presdent Obama's planed liberal dictatorship polices and agends controled by Polise,Reid,ect. ect. THIS IS TAKEOVER AMERICA LETS TOGETHER

    15. Ross writes from Bra says:

      Harry Reid, Gadianton Robber? Or just a selfish, power grabbing fool? We know what we hear and see.

      One is known by the company he keeps, think about it. Then think about it again, our liberty and nation depends on your decision; Gadianton Robber, Harry, you decide?

    16. Jerry from Chicago says:

      Once again, President Pinnochio's nose is growing.

      This cabal of presidential minions, locked up behind closed doors, is the "transparent Obama administration" deciding what is best for all of the rest of us, not them of course, but the rest of us.

    17. BigJoe in TN says:

      If the voters of Nevada send this obama slobbering, moron Reid back for another six years, then every patriotic American should never set foot in Nevada again.

    18. Louis L Cesar F Levy says:

      So that those who have eyes to see, SEE what I am saying and therefore know how to FIGHT back, read from the book of war, the quran: Chapter 9.(I add that Jizyah means tax)!!! Wake Up people! Freedom isn't FREE, lets maintain it.


      Dr. Mohsin : Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah[] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

      Pickthal : Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.

      Yusuf Ali : Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger nor, acknowledge the Religion of Truth from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission and feel themselves subdued

    19. Ham Lake MN says:

      This most likly will not make it past "moderation", but we need to all clean our guns and start heading in the direction of D.C. I don't give a flying #$$@^^%%!!!!! what the media says about me anymore. It was common everyday Farmers and Shop Keepers who stood at Lexington and Concord and I'm not willing to sit around waiting for Obama's civilian security force to be built.


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    21. sandy arizona says:

      I don't think we can wait until the next election to give us back our Country. Obama care has already begun. I pay high premiums to have all health care needs covered. After years with this plan Medicare refused to pay for my lab work saying it was not needed for my condition. I have ostoporosis and am on medication with side effects and must be monitored. What happened? It seems only the people will pay not congress or this president who tells lies with aplomb.

    22. Bill Tulsa, Oklah says:

      This is simply one more lie on a stack of hundreds told to the American people by these liberal Democrats. The "unprecendented" mentioned is actually true, this level of corroption has never happened before and that's saying alot! These people are not representatives of the American people, they are out for total control over our lives and they don't care what's best for our country and they don't care if everyone knowing it! These people must be stopped before they are "allowed" to destroy our country!

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    24. Olivia Ciambruschini says:

      Don't wait until 2010! Send a donation, even $1.00 to the opponents of everyone supporting this monstrosity, but be sure a copy of the email and the reason for the donation is forwarded to those targeted as well as the DNC. A good place to start is with Olympia Snowe. While you're at it, send a copy to Pelosi, Reid, and Obama. Remember what worked the best when they tried amnesty – tie up those phone lines with calls, emails, and stuff the mail slot. We must make sure they can HEAR US NOW!

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