It's not exactly a secret what jingoistic, unpatriotic cretins the Republican Congress is, be it the streamlining of the Bush Grindhouse lawbreaking, the crocodile tears of John Boehner, and not to mention the parade of sex scandals (where, there, they are fair and balanced, caught with men, woman and young boys).
But their obstructionism today reached new heights;
Republicans vote down Mother’s Day. No, really!
Have they no shame? Using mother’s all across America as a political tactic is pretty sad. Initially this resolution had passed unanimously, but maybe Rep. Tiahart just doesn’t like his mom. Dana Milbank says poor Boehner has been under a lot of stress lately. Yes he has, but to actually vote down Mother’s day?
You got it ... They voted against a resolution - one of those fluff things, with no practical consequences - to honor "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day,"
Steve Benen, over on The Carpetbagger Report ("House Republicans take a firm stand — against Mother’s Day") has the right idea on this stunt;
As for the GOP’s opposition to moms, I wouldn’t be surprised if this little stunt comes up during the fall campaigns. Dems might not necessarily base an entire ad on a resolution vote, but I could imagine a Dem candidate saying, “Rep. Smith spends most of his time in Washington saying, ‘No.” No to quality healthcare, no to bringing the troops home, Smith even voted against Mother’s Day. Isn’t time we said no to Rep. Smith?”
Can't wait to see how Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain mashes this one up.
And, of course, The Garlic has a suggestion for the Congressional Democrats.
Come Monday morning, they should have set up in the House, giant speakers, a sound system to rival the largest stadiums in the land, and through some type of procedure, to make the Republicans sit through it, blast Prince Nico Mbarga's classic tune, "Sweet Mother"
Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
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