Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Rule-Makers

For those who still cling to the belief, reinforced daily by teabaggRs and their paid propagandists, that the shutdown is Ds fault, or that Rs -- poor little maligned dears that they are -- are shocked, shocked that it happened, the above video, despite the arcane rules being discussed, makes it clear what happened.

Specifically, and right before Ds were to bring up a resolution requesting a vote on the Senate bill to prevent the government shutdown (which was passed, of course, by the Ds in the Senate), House Rs changed long-standing rules, giving that power only to the majority leader; thus guaranteeing that the shutdown would happen. How many things can you think of that are wrong with that?

God Bless America, land of the free and home of the brave. Whose form of governance is now in ruins thanks to those who carry copies of Constitution under their powdered wigs, and spend their time using veterans to pretend they're innocent as the baby Jesus in the bullrushes at Valley Forge.

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