Wednesday, October 28, 2009

GOP intellectual bankruptcy

I heard a great example of the intellectual bankruptcy of the modern Republican Party this morning. In an NPR report on stalled efforts to extend unemployment insurance, Democratic majority leader Harry Reid blamed Republican attempts to load the bill down with amendments with partisan amendments on completely unrelated issues.

One GOP senator dismissed Reid's criticisms by pointing out that because the Democrats have 60 seats, they can do whatever they want, including shoving things through against Republican objections.

Then another Republican, Texas Sen. Jon Cornyn, whined that the meanie Democrats were now being partisan by trying to clamp down on those unrelated GOP amendments.

So if Democrats actually try to get things done, they're being "partisan." But if they try to work with obstinate Republicans, it's their own fault for not steamrolling them.

1 comment:

semi234 said...

This deserves a:

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/facepalm.jpg