VIDEO: "I object! I object! I object!"


By GottaLaff

Since I'm out here in California, I miss a lot of the early morning newsy craziness that many of you witness on a daily basis.

This morning, Paddy called me screaming, "Turn on CSPAN! Turn on CSPAN!" Being a person who is right in tune with Paddy's subtleties and nuanced delivery, I went right over and flipped on the Tee Vee Machine, only to this jaw-dropping spectacle:

Mr. Chairman, I object to the objections. I move to remind my colleagues to STFU. I yield the rest of my time.

In an effort to delay and derail the proceedings, the Republicans continually talked over the Democratic women for half an hour. They sought to prevent the debate by calling for unnecessary “parliamentary inquiries” and requests for “expanding the debate” by an hour.

This was one of the most frustrating, embarrassing examples of Rushpublic obstruction that I can remember.

Here is one more teeth-gnashing mash-up from Media Matters:

  • Baba

    My 11 year old said, "That is so

  • RAM

    I've chaired a meeting or two in my day, and I have a couple questions: Why didn't Dingell simply gavel those fools to silence, and if they refused, why didn't he have the sergeant at arms escort them off the House floor? Parliamentary procedure is there for a reason. These spineless Democrats are not only weak, they're enabling the destruction of democracy.

  • FacePalm

    Hey, if the GOP has no reason to object, why should I?

    Geez, can you imagine if Palin had tried to take Ted Stevens' spot in Congress when he was sentenced? Oooooog. I don't want to think about the "I object!"s coming from her...

  • GottaLaff

    The post? Or the antics depicted in the post?

  • FacePalm

    I object to this blog post. I object. I object.