Friday, June 19, 2009

A Pretty Spectacle

Isn't this a pretty spectacle:

"Republicans angry over what they regarded as mistreatment by the majority Democrats retaliated by demanding roll call votes 52 times on one bill, a $64 billion spending bill for law enforcement and science programs next year.

They asked for votes on some two dozen amendments, even noncontroversial ones that passed unanimously. Then they asked for revotes. Then they demanded votes on whether they could vote for a third time. Once they ran out of amendments they came up with a couple more revisions to the bill they could vote on."

Remember when Republicans liked to refer to themselves as "the adults?"

Let's not forget that these are the people with whom we are supposed to be "bipartisan." Fat Chance.

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