6 great parliamentary fights to put the defunding ‘battle’ in perspective

6 great parliamentary fights to put the defunding ‘battle’ in perspective

“This is nothing short of madness… the GOP is prepared to let one hostage go…while putting a gun to a new hostage.”

“Terrorism… a despicable and dishonorable threat to the integrity of the United States of America.”

Teabaggers” have turned the “greatest deliberative body in the world” into “the greatest delaying body in the world.”

“[A] suicidal, self-defeating course… [a] brand of crazy, heartless, morally wanton, uncompromising conservatism.”

These are just a few of the breathless phrases our knock-kneed, pigeon-livered elites are using to describe the mild congressional tussle over a point of parliamentary procedure so arcane even the late Robert Byrd would have had a hard time explaining it in fewer than the three paragraphs and four Shakespeare quotations.

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