Saturday, May 19, 2007

The shape of things to come.

You thought this was bad? You ain't seen nuthin' yet:

House GOP Uses Procedural Tactic To Frustrate Democratic Majority

House Republicans, fighting to remain relevant in a chamber ruled by Democrats, have increasingly seized on a parliamentary technique to alter or delay nearly a dozen pieces of legislation pushed by the majority this year...

Tensions over the maneuvers reached a boil this week. Republicans used procedural tactics to stall floor debate for four hours Wednesday, and they are threatening to tie up future legislative action.

Once the GOP learns a new trick, it's only a matter of time until they teach it to their Junior Fascist Youth Squad in Ottawa.

Just wait. It's coming. You read it here first.


Alison said...

I thought the Con's Chaos For Dummies dirty tricks playbook was a pretty big story. There's been considerable coverage in all the major dailies and they talked of little else in QP on friday. And yet, and I know this will come as a considerable shock to you, and yet a quick perusal of the BT's just now shows not one single mention of it.

¢rÄbG®äŠŠ said...

Alison: "...and yet a quick perusal of the BT's just now shows not one single mention of it."

And if you could find a reference to it in BT Land, it would be all about how if this had been a Liberal playbook, the papers wouldn't have touched it. Kate would have had to break the story until it could no longer be ignored!!

I'm glad it's getting some attention, but I did expect it to come up a little earlier than p. 6 in the Globe.