National Review Online (NRO) has a piece on what the Republicans are saying about the so-called "Slaughter Solution" to allow Dems in the House to pass a bill without a direct up-or-down vote on it.
Given the widespread revulsion with legislative deal-making at this point—and the apparent success of Obama's appeal for a "straight, up-or-down vote" on reform—crafting the rule to spare House members a certain vote seems quite likely to muddle the message."
"Muddle the message?" What message? The message to the American people that they no longer have any say in their government by, for, and of the People? Yes. I guess so. Duh.
Read the full story here.