Friday, August 03, 2007

Glorious, Fake Democracy

Usually they give the demi-god of democracy lip-service; not so today:

Republicans walked out on a House vote late Thursday night to protest what they believed to be Democratic maneuvers to reverse an unfavorable outcome for them.

The flap represents a complete breakdown in parliamentary procedure and a distinct low for the sometimes bitterly divided chamber because members of one party have rarely, if ever, walked off the floor without casting a vote...

Details remain fuzzy, but numerous Republicans argued afterward that they had secured a 215-213 win on their motion to bar undocumented immigrants from receiving any federal funds apportioned in the agricultural spending bill for employment or rental assistance.

Whereupon the holier-than-thou, not-as-corrupt-as-Bush democrats reopened voting so as to get the result they desired.

Keep this in mind when Hillary comes to power. Yes Bush is corrupt and immoral, and undeserving of the office of the President. Yes the Republicans in Congress are corrupt and cowardly, also undeserving of the esteem which their office entails them. But the Democrats aren't one lick better; nor will they govern as such. The Machiavellian antics will be just as astounding, if not more so, when the democrats have a monopoly on federal power. The prospect is downright titillating.

This would be truly appalling if our system wasn't such a sham in the first place. I'm sure this is exactly what the founders had in mind.

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