Democrats stage walk-out

June 28, 2012: The Republican-majority House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder for criminal contempt of Congress.

The Vote: 255 YEA vs. 65 NAY. Seventeen Democrats voted YEA.

149 Democrats stormed out in a huff, refusing to vote as a demonstration of their contempt for the contempt vote. It’s a shame the figures in this video are so small. I can’t tell if these immature whiners are waddling like the toddlers with loaded diapers that they apparently are channeling. Were they all singing “Neener neener neener” as well?

Democrats “Walk it Out” on House GOP Contempt Vote on Attorney General Eric Holder [:28]

On the plus side, The Holder vote kept House Democrats too busy to do much crowing at disappointed Republicans over the failure of SCOTUS to overturn ObamaCare that same morning.

Not that I care if they crow. IMHO, the Supreme Court did us all a favor by refusing to let 5 guys in robes make such a far-reaching decision the way they did with Roe v. Wade. That kind of thing belongs in the legislature where voters have more power.

Plus, now that SCOTUS has officially ruled that the “buy health insurance or else” mandate is a TAX, we have more fodder for November to throw at the Obama Democrats who swear they never raised any taxes on the middle class.

Even better, those who were ONLY concerned about overturning ObamaCare will now be highly motivated to jump into the fray and work alongside the rest of us to get the Obama Democrats OUT OF OFFICE.

H/t to Pete for source @ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/28/democrats-walk-out-in-protest-over-gop-s-contempt-vote-against-eric-holder.html

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4 responses to “Democrats stage walk-out

    • Wrong thread. Good one, Susan!

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        Not so much. It does speak to my happy dancing over Justice Roberts’ decision. I esp like how the author explains the history of the Commerce Clause decisions. I know little about the law, so every bit of “Law for Dummies” helps! LOL

        “There is now a formal United States Supreme Court opinion on the books, overdue by nearly a century, holding that the federal government may not wield the Commerce Clause to impose on American citizens the obligation to buy health insurance or anything else we do not want.”

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          “Chief Justice Roberts has punted the whole ninety yards, so to speak, with the expertise of a professional football kicker whose team has the ball on its own 8-yard-line, then punts ninety yards, pinning the other team on their own two-yard-line. Had Chief Justice Roberts sided completely with his four conservative colleagues, Obamacare now would be off the political table for the November elections. Obama would be campaigning and mobilizing his troops’ passions, arguing an urgent need to reconfigure the Court. Romney, by contrast, would be trying to mobilize passion for a lackluster campaign that is impelled legitimately by one crying urgency: jobs and the economy. However, Romney is not gifted at bringing people to their feet, not for applauding and possibly not for voting. He is competent, perhaps excellent, maybe even extraordinary — but his blandness does not generate passion.”

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