Friday, September 16, 2011

Republicans wage war on good government, and no one notices

Republicans are probably just as surprised as anyone that it turns out that there are no political consequences for unprecedented legislative obstructionism. They have just kept at it for so long that it's no longer a fresh story. It has, in fact, become just the way things are, that proposals that in past Congresses would've been utterly uncontroversial a few years ago now require 60 votes to be considered. Did you know that a vote to fund FEMA failed in the Senate yesterday?
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1 comment:

  1. It happens every time we approach an election year: political posturing. They oppose every bill presented to make the incumbent president look like he I'd incompetent because he can't get anything done. (i.e., John Boehner)