CAUTION: Watching this clip may cause a rage blackout.

The night before the government would ultimately be shutdown, a time when everyone was still talking as if they were trying to avoid a shutdown, the GOP covertly changed a standing house rule that would allow any member of house to enter a motion to dispose of the amendment that was clogging things up. Under the rule change only Majority Leader Eric Cantor or his designee could make this motion now. This is clear proof that not only was the shutdown planned by the GOP but they went out of their way to make sure that no one could end it unless they wanted it to end.

The man taking them to task is Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.

Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate’s clean CR for a vote was Majority Leader Eric Cantor or his designee — all but guaranteeing the government would shut down a few hours later and would stay shut down. Previously, any Member would have had the right to bring the CR up for a vote. Democracy has been suspended in the House of Representatives.

Traitors.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

8 Comments

  1. I just saw this video at a different outlet. I don’t really care for politicians at all, but this is just crazy.

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    1. But you enjoyed it more watching it here right? Right? Hellooo!? 🙂

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      1. Of Course!!!!! 🙂

        I started to reblog this one, but I figured I’d give you a break tonight. I’m sure you’ll hit on something later on this week that will deserve a reblog. 🙂

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        1. Haha. Reblog all you want, I don’t mind. You don’t need to pace yourself here.

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  2. This is utter fucking BULLSHIT. These assholes are doing nothing for the people, claim day after day that they don’t want this, are worried by this, continue to get paid while vets, disabled vets, military families elderly, disabled and kids get NOTHING. These god damn repugnancons simply changed the rules to suit the bullshit fucking idea that they “need to get something” in order to move forward. This is utter bullshit. My representative, while being a Dem, the ONLY Dem from Indiana, continues to do nothing as well. I have yet to see him IN the fucking room let alone in his office in Indianapolis. If they cave on this shit I am going to do something stupid.

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    1. Don’t do anything stupid, it’s not worth it. Besides, who am I going to have that beer with when I get back to the Midwest?

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  3. […] tirelessly to put together this chart detailing all of the demands the republicans had when they forced the shutdown of the government side by side with the demands they wound up getting. Throw in the plummeting […]

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