GOP leadership “didn’t want to stay in session long enough to set up a simple majority vote”. I’m sorry if doing their damn job is too inconvenient for them.
Republican leadership worked with their Democratic counterparts to orchestrate the ploy. As members returned to the floor when the House came into session, they discovered that the bill had already passed. Nearly all of them were surprised.
No one had the chance to vote no, no one had a chance to vote yes.
Boehner likes to talk about the House of Representatives being “The People’s House”. Well today he and his leadership team broke in and trashed the place. Remember this the next time he or Cantor complain out how Obama is lawless.
But yay GOP, right?
Sure. Remember: If you hobbits would just vote Republican, the GOP will fix everything.
Well, at least the fix will be in. Good and hard.