“Every pundit who said the GOP was ready to prove it can be a governing party: go sit in the corner for a while.”
It’s just one of those things. Does the day end in -y? Then this is what a Republican majority looks like:
It’s quite a congressional majority, isn’t it? Nearly a month into the new Congress, Republicans have prioritized an oil-pipeline bill they know can’t pass, an immigration package they know can’t pass, changes to Wall Street safeguards they know can’t pass, anti-abortion legislation they know can’t pass, and anti-healthcare measures they know can’t pass.
It’s part of a larger squeaky-wheel mentality: Make enough noise, then point to the noise you’ve made as evidence that there is noise.
Which seems almost silly, except as we saw once again in November, it works.
Benen, Steve. “They’re not just ‘getting it out of the way'”. msnbc. 3 February 2015.