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Newt Gingrich April 8, 2010

Newt Gingrich speaking to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference about President Obamas sweeping health care legislation. According to Rassmussen Reports, Zogby International and Gallup most people in America opposed the health care bill.  The fact that the bill passed through a reconciliation process and a series of back door deals indicates that congressmen in the Senate and House also opposed the bill.  Conservative Scott Brown was elected in liberal Massachusetts to the US Senate running as a candidate who opposed the health care bill.  His seat on the Senate made him the 41 vote against health care that would stop the bill.  However Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid used a maneuver known as reconciliation that allowed them to pass the health care bill without the normal majority of votes in the Senate.  Should the reconciliation process be used for such nation changing bills?

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