Republican Walk-Out

Congressional partisan politics reached a new low at around 11:10 last night when Republicans walked out of the House en masse after a bizarre voting snafu that appeared as if the Democrats were trying to rig a vote on Agricultural spending. Shouts of “shame!” from Republicans sparked off a chaotic shouting match between both sides – that resulted in the room mics being turned down until a re-vote was ordered – at which point the Republicans walked out. Then the Democrats had the disaster striken from the official record.

Do you think they’ll be talking this one up on the pundit circuit on Sunday? Hmmm? Just maybe. I think the conversation should be “What’s next for our esteemed representatives?”

Might I suggest a Taiwan-style cage-match?

5 Comments so far

  1. Ray (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

    Just to clarify, C-SPAN actually takes a clean feed of house floor coverage from the House Recording Studio and in turn is what the viewers at home see on their TVs. The same thing for the Senate side and C-SPAN II, it’s actually a feed coming directly from the Senate Recording Studio.

    Just thought I’d give credit where credit is due :)

  2. daprino (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    Thnx Ray – I adjusted the entry.

  3. Ray (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 6:37 pm


  4. RAY (unregistered) on August 4th, 2007 @ 9:10 pm


  5. 07 Federalist (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 5:38 am

    They all need to go. Where’s the third party? Vote them all out. Let’s have a real voting revolution. Mickey Mouse could do a better job.

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