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  •  And by pro-forma (1+ / 0-)
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    It's typically pro-forma that they just adopt every rule from the previous two year Congress and appoint the same Majority Leader (or a new one if need be), and then they start the business of the new congress.
    You mean.. every day one since 1791 when Richard Henry Lee of Virginia did it.

    And if you think that my pointing out the vapid shameless hypocrisy of us shouting righteous indignation from the rooftops 8 years ago about an issue and then turning around and wanting the same thing for the same reasons now is embarrassing well then we can agree that we are simply an embarrassment to each other and leave it there.

    We mock the GOP for their sniveling corrupt hypocritical stands on almost every issue... ..and then we do this because "we're right".

    My "agenda" is to point out that a bullshit end-run around standing rules is a childish short-sighted cant-do-anything-better evasion of a real problem that will undermine the other efforts we want to work on, justify every other parliamentarian trick the GOP tries to pull, and derail the effective narrative that WE are the party trying to actually govern a nation and they are the party of petty bickering and political gamesmanship.

    It was bullshit then when it was trying to be done to us.  It is bullshit now when we are the ones doing it.  And will be even more bullshit when we enact something that will then be gleefully used AGAINST US the next time we are in the minority.

    ..unless you are one of the people around here that have convinced themselves that the GOP is dead and we will be in a permanent majority; in which case: grow up.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 11:57:35 AM PST

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