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Tales from the Chicken Little Congress: Martial law bogeyman

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 6, 2008 09:56 AM

Calif. Rep. Brad Sherman was one of the sane Democrats who kept his head and opposed the bailout in the face of panic and threats. He reveals how some members were scared into voting for Crap Sandwich 2.0 after hearing that martial law would be imposed. His statement: “The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. That atmosphere is not justified. Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday, that the sky would fall, the market would drop 2 or 3 thousand points the first day another couple the second day. And a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no. That’s what I call fear-mongering. Unjustified. Proven wrong.”


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