Friday, April 15, 2011

Nancy Pelosi Will Both Drink Your Milkshake and Kick Your Ass

From TPM, this is all kinds of hilarious. The gist?

Panic ensued. In the House, legislation passes by a simple majority of members voting. The Dems took themselves out of the equation, leaving Republicans to decide whether the House should adopt the more-conservative RSC budget instead of the one authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. As Dems flipped to present, Republicans realized that a majority of their members had indeed gone on the record in support of the RSC plan -- and if the vote closed, it would pass. That would be a slap in the face to Ryan, and a politically toxic outcome for the Republican party. So they started flipping their votes from "yes" to "no."

The only thing that would have been better was if the Dems had surreptitiously tied all the Republicans shoelaces together so that when the fact that they had been badly played finally dawned on them, they could have leapt from their seats in a rush to change their votes and instead fallen down and begun writhing manically like glossolalia-possessed loons on the dusty floor of a Pentacostal revival tent.

The clown car, it is truly bottomless.

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