Wasting taxpayer money and lawmaker time on silly gesturing. That is about as much as this crap amounts to. There's no principle to it- it's like a crazy girlfriend that wants to argue with you for no ****ing reason other than to hear herself complain.
Reshad "GET IT ON" Jones
gettin it on!
And i agree with you, theres absolutely no principle involved with this. The GOP sees a chance to make Obama's life more difficult and they are doing it, how this effects others is irrelevant to them.
That said, as the article indicated, i cant blame them for seeing no downside to this(politically that is). Reid showed his hand when he backed down from the filibuster reform. They know the voters will be more ready to elect a Republican in '16. And they know Democrats wont hold government hostage when a Republican is President. If they have no fear of losing their jobs, feel they can eventually get what they want, and feel they can successfully blame the left if something goes wrong, why not do it?
Terrorist attack count against the Anything Goes Thread: 4
Didnt the Dems (Ted "Bad Date" Kennedy in fact) invent a term for denying a Presidential nomination?
Oh yeah, Borking.
Don't fool yourself, the Dems are just as obstructive as the GOP.....none of them work for us anymore. We should strip them of all pay and perks...Lord knows more money is spent winning a seat in DC than the seat actually pays
"Wasting lawmakers time" is a GOOD thing. When they're arguing about stupid crap they're not imposing more reactionary laws and oppressive regulations.
“I’m somewhat disappointed that more African Americans don’t think for themselves and just go with whatever they’re supposed to say and think."
- Dr. Benjamin Carson
Never before has a President had a Cabinet nominee blocked. Couple this with the 3-4 times as many filibusters since the GOP became the minority, and id happy to give the GOP the award for unprecedented obstruction. And the way they brag about it, theyd probably accept. If you want to hang onto what happened during Reagan's term to justify whats currently happening, by all means. But its attitudes like that that develop this kind of broken government. The current Republican party is not the same as the one from the 80's. Neither is the current Democratic party. Im treating them like different entitees. If we were going by just the names used, then Lincoln would be talked about more on here.
Anyway you cut it, this would normally set a bad precedent. But like i said before, the GOP is right to see no downside to this. Democrats wont retaliate when Obama's term is up(at least not in any real way). It has nothing to do with some nobility, but the fact that they lack testicular fortitude.