There were a lot of Democrats elected last year from so-called “Republican” districts and they’d, obviously, like to stay elected at least as much as Nancy and Rahm would like them to stay in office. So, while Mom and Dad won’t let them vote against the important shit that their (generally more conservative) constituents might like them to vote against, they will let the frosh vote against stuff that doesn’t matter to totally prove that they’re not like Mom and Dad! So some of the freshmen Congress members from traditionally Republican districts have taken to voting against the minutes of the previous day and for Republican motions to recommit so that when papers like the Washington Post publish the percentage of the time that a Member votes with the majority, their percentage looks lower. They’re independent, y’all! [Washington Post]
May 25, 2013
“Disagreeing” with Pelosi
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