The Republicans in the House of Representatives are so out-numbered by their Democratic counterparts that they’ve resorted to just being dicks to slow things down. It doesn’t serve any purpose whatsoever except to just be a dick move. They do things like leave their voting cards in their office or use other cards that force them to write in their vote and then stand in long lines to vote.
From Think Progress:
In September, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) had noticed Republicans House lawmakers intentionally forgetting or losing their voting cards in order to delay votes. Starting late in the summer, Grayson said he saw 60-70 GOP congressmen engaging in this tactic:
GRAYSON: They’d all walk to the front of the House and, laughingly and jokingly, put their arms around each other’s shoulder like it was some kind of clownish fun. And they did this over and over to make sure every vote took half an hour. That’s how low things have gotten. I could give you countless examples just like that. They’re simply obstructionists and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Here’s Steny Hoyer being interviewed on the topic.
I knew some bullies back in the third grade. They always did things just to be dicks. It never really benefited them, it just pissed off everyone else and they got a kick out of that.
This is where the GOP is now in Congress. They’ve become completely irrelevant to any of the debates going on so they’ve just resorted to being assholes, punching each other on the shoulders and laughing about it.
I’m just sayin’…