When Stomping Your Feet And Holding Your Breath Does Not Work

Oh, look, the kid’s table is acting up again;

Rebellious Democrats shut down the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest.

I guess putting them in “time out” didn’t work

“No bill, no break,” shouted Democrats, who demanded that Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., keep the House in session through its planned weeklong recess next week to debate and vote on gun legislation.

What a spectacle, and on the House floor no less.

Rules, decorum, procedures, when you want something really bad, don’t let those get in your way.

I am reminded of the 100’s of bills the House passed that were DOA on Harry Reid’s desk, never placed before the Senate for a vote. Now this same party is getting some of their own, and they don’t like it one bit.

Ryan said Wednesday that House leaders were “waiting to see what the Senate does before proceeding” on gun legislation, including a possible compromise that Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is seeking.

But, but, we want to vote on it now, why won’t those meany Republicans let us vote on it now.

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Democrats, behaving in ways even their parents wouldn’t put up with.

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  1. repmom

    “Real leadership at work” according to Hillary Clinton.

    What a joke.

    CNN’s Jake Tapper may have it right with his comment of “Election year politics.”

    Looks like spoiled brats, for sure. Embarrassing. Stay firm Ryan.

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  2. Hal_10000

    It’d depressing to see John Lewis doing this.  Lewis was ON an FBI watch list for being a Civil Rights activist.  His friend MLK was denied guns for being black.  How can he not appreciate what’s going on here?

    I have a proposal though.  We bar the doors of the Congress and don’t let them out until they restore the 4th and 5th amendment rights of all Americans.

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  3. Aussiesmurf

    Hal, I don’t know if you are referencing the Strieff decision, but I consider it was a disgrace.  Sotomayor’s dissent was a thing of beauty.  Thomas’ majority decision showed no knowledge of how policing works in the real world.

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  4. CM

    Rules, decorum, procedures, when you want something really bad, don’t let those get in your way……….if only there was a Supreme Court justice to appoint….

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  5. Hal_10000

    Hal, I don’t know if you are referencing the Strieff decision, but I consider it was a disgrace.  Sotomayor’s dissent was a thing of beauty.  Thomas’ majority decision showed no knowledge of how policing works in the real world.

    I was.  I intend to write something about it.  It was one of those decisions that made me miss Scalia, who was often strong on the Fourth Amendment.

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  6. AlexInCT

    It’d depressing to see John Lewis doing this.  Lewis was ON an FBI watch list for being a Civil Rights activist.  His friend MLK was denied guns for being black.  How can he not appreciate what’s going on here?

    Because with these people it is principals over principles, and agenda uber alles?

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