You know, I’d prefer that the debate be on the merits of the bill; however, at this point the only people who seem to think the Republicans are demonstrating even an iota of good faith are your contemporary press corpse, who dutifully repeat every Rethug charge without ever bothering to do the sort ofbasic research on whether a particular procedural matter is routine or not. The sort of research someone can do while participating in an online chat.
Well, fine: if they want to act like that, and if they want to defend the old ways, then Thorazine for the lot of them…
Of course, once you start fighting fire with fire, the press immediately rises to declare, with much umbrage, that “the debate” has become negative on “both sides,” thus insulating THEM from that harshest of charge, that of being “librul,” which might not only serve as a career detour, but, even worse, might mean fewer invites to swank D.C. parties in happening neighborhoods like Adams-Morgan.
Wouldn’t want that to happen.