Republicans Threaten to Boycott Climate Bill Markup

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Friday, October 23, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Finding leverage when you’re in the minority always requires some creativity, but Republicans might have trouble convincing people they’re acting in good faith with this latest effort. The Washington Post reports on a strategy being promoted by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which amounts to, well, staying at home:

Although the ratio of committee Democrats to Republicans is 12 to 7, under committee rules two Republicans must attend a markup in order to have a quorum.

“We’re not being unreasonable,” Inhofe said. “The only leverage we have is the quorum leverage, and if we get stonewalled, we’ll use it.”

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Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

Shorter Inhofe: Screw you guys. I'm going home.


weslen1
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 3:47 am

By all means ENCOURAGE THEM! Just think how much more work can be done in Congress without them! Instead of 20 hours of debates and points of order on unrelated junk amendments the Democrats could actually do some work!
Lock the doors and don't let them back IN! Tell them to get government out of their lives! Tell them to resign and stop taking government salaries and perks AND especially their PUBLIC Socialist Medicare!
AND next time one of them says “Government Does Not Work” point out THEY are the REASON it does not work. They all act like a bunch of Freshmen high school BULLIES! GOOD RIDDANCE!


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monkey99
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 1:24 am

This comes as no surprise. The party of NO just doing their thing….too bad it isn't in line with the American people. The party of whiners has just met up with the same problem Hollywood has- no new ideas. Except Hollywood still knows how to woo. The party of whiners just can't see past their own self-interests, kind of like the healthcare insurance industry. Maybe THAT'S why they are so vigorously defending the indefensible.

Hey!, Party of whiners, get with the program! You vote against the people, the people vote against YOU!


zplonk
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 11:56 am

I'd LOVE to see some video on that, with Imhoff as Cartman from South park.

Essentially, they are NOT WORKING, they ARE LAZY BUMS, expecting Democrats to do the work for them.
Irresponsible.


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