Today, a jobs bill with bipartisan support was scuttled by a republican porn amendment.
Really slimey way of preventing more economic help from reaching main street
Below is a video of Bart Gordon (D-TN) getting a bit peeved at the political games preventing work from getting done in the house.
More at think progress.
And before that, we learned that senator Jim Demint stopped a piece of legislation that would have prevented secret holds in the senate. And he obstructs that legislation while stating his opposition to the secret holds – while preventing legislation that would have stopped it.
Amazing to say it after the year of saying no, but the republican party is finding new and creative ways of obstructing legislative work.
Today Mike Pence (R) of Indiana was on Hardball with Todd in for Matthews.
You’ll notice in this clip below, that Pence launches into talking points immediately.
The question is almost ignored, if favor of spewing lies.
He pretends to talk for americans. Sorry Pence, most of us still dwell in reality.
He complains about spending – another talking point, considering 85% of the deficit was in place before Obama took office.
Its a shameful, arrogant display that shows little regard for the intelligence of conservative viewers, but this is american conservative politics.