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: