01 August 2008

House Party: What Happens When Democrats Go On Vacation

... And the lights go out.

This is why we love politics.
(h/t: M. Lybbert)

via Politico's blog, The Crypt, an blow by blow report on the Republicans refusal to go home after Democrats (you know, the party of the people--the party that will actually get something done--the party that will lower your gas taxes) closed down for the summer recess.

You see, Democrats went on vacation without passing a single piece of legislation. It's the first time that's happened since 1950 something. If the last, Republican controlled Congress was a do-nothing Congress, what does that make these guys?

Pelosi's Politburo. We can't take credit for the name--give it up for Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.).

Nancy Pelosi and her faithful sidekick, Harry Reid, didn't even allow debate or discussion about drilling because they knew moderate Democrats would vote with Republicans and they would lose.

What do you do when you know you're going to lose? Don't talk about it. And don't have a vote. Sound familiar? Yup. Just like the former Soviet Union. Or China or any one of the other backward totalitarian states.

One of the stars of the Republican show is John Shadegg. He's been a conservative favorite of this blog for some time. He and fellow Arizona congressman Jeff Flake are the type of conservative Republicans everyone wishes were running the party. Per Politico:
Also, Republicans can thank Shadegg for turning on the microphones the first time. Apparently, the fiesty Arizona conservative started typing random codes into the chamber's public address system and accidentally typed the correct code, allowing Republicans brief access to the microphone before it was turned off again.

"I love this," Shadegg told reporters up in the press gallery afterward. "Congress can be so boring. ... This is a kick."

Seriously, folks. If you like politics at all, this is the best kind of political showmanship and comedy you'll ever get. This kind of thing never happens. Click the link and keep checking back for updates. You can't make this stuff up.

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