Aardy R. DeVarque (aardy) wrote,
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House Republicans "support" Mother's Day by voting against it

via the Washington Post, Countdown with Keith Olberman, and other places:

On Wednesday, the House voted 412-0 in favor of House Resolution 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day,". As soon as the voting was done, a Republican representative from Kansas protested and moved to reconsider the vote, which ended up going to a revote. This time, 178 Republicans voted against the ideals of Mother's Day.

The real reason for this is simply to abuse Robert's Rules of Order on pretty much every vote in order to bog down the House in procedural nonsense so that very little actually gets done, as a protest against what they feel is a lack of bipartisanship. (The Democrats pull the same shenanigans when they are in the minority and they think the majority isn't cooperating with them, especially when election season rolls around.)

However, when House Minority Leader John Boehner was asked why he and many of his colleagues switched their votes, his answer was, "Oh, we just wanted to make sure that everyone was on record in support of Mother's Day."


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