Friday, May 9, 2008

From The "What Were They Thinking Deptartment"

Our Congressional Republicans lost their moorings a long time ago. That said, the latest represents a comically sad degree of cluelessness.

As part of their scheme to slow down the business of the House in response to the latest Pelosi shennanigans, House Republicans have been calling procedural motions to reconsider after every vote. Yesterday, H. Res. 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day," was brought to the floor. One would think none but the brain dead would vote against that one. Yet following the initial vote on the resolution, Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), made a motion to reconsider. As Dana Millibank describes what happened next, here but a few days shy of Mother's Day, "178 Republicans cast their votes against mothers."

Could they be any more tone deaf. Yes, this is meaningless in the grand scheme, but let it never be said that there is an overabundance of common sense amongst House Republicans. As Dana Millibank describes it, "Republicans vote against moms, no word yet on puppies, kittens."

1 comment:

6Kings said...

The core issue is who is wasting congressional time on a stupid and meaningless item?! WHY?! Don't they have enough to do? Did that come from a DUMBOCRAT?