July 18, 2003

And Now For the Final Insult

House Democrats Storm Out of Ways and Means Committee (washingtonpost.com) via Metafilter

And for more fun, it seems that the Ways and Means committee is just doing a *wonderful* job of being bi-partisan... as long as you define bi-partisan as "Good bye, other party".

The Republicans decided to bring up a vote on a bill addendum sent out less than 24 hours before. The Democrats tried for a stalling tactic, the Republicans decided that they didn't like the tactic and ignored Roberts Rules of Order -- blatantly -- and passed the bill.

There are no words I can use to describe these gentlemen without scalding the wires you're reading this over. Flat out, this is *wrong*. If you set the rules, you should play by them *even if you don't like them*. Ignoring certian parties because you don't like what they have to say is rude, arrogant, and subverts the democratic process.

Republicans on the House Ways And Means Committee -- be *ashamed*.

Posted by Ted Stevko at July 18, 2003 05:46 PM