Faux Outrage And Real Hypocrisy

Ken AshfordCongress, RepublicansLeave a Comment

The Carpetbagger (via Kevin Drum) points to the hypocrisy of the Republican "outrage" over Senator Reid’s "stunt" yesterday.  He explains why:

It’s more than a little amusing to hear congressional Republicans worrying about such niceties. Which party likes to hold open five-minute votes indefinitely until the get the results they want? Which party prevents the minority from offering amendments (.pdf) to legislation? Which party forbids the minority from participating in conference committees? Which party shuts down committee hearings when they start to become politically inconvenient? Which party decided that the Senate leader of one party could campaign against the Senate leader of the other party for the first time in American political history?

Republicans want to lecture Dems about decorum and polite floor tactics? Are they kidding?