This is who Romney, Ryan, and the rest of the GOP are. This is what they do. And now, with the bright spotlight of national and even world media attention focused on Paul Ryan, doing what much if not most of his hometown press wouldn’t do, many of Ryan’s own constituents are getting a better look at him than they’ve ever had before — which may be why he’s in trouble in his own reelection campaign.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday October 13, 2012 6:45 am|
|By: David Dayen Friday October 12, 2012 12:59 pm|
This is a little thing, but I think revealing about the Republican bubble. So House Democrats have, throughout this work period, sought to disrupt the “pro forma” sessions of the chamber to force a return to work on what they describe as urgent priorities, from taxes to the farm bill to jobs measures. What happens is that some unlucky Republican Congressman has to gavel in and quickly gavel out the pro forma session of the House. While that takes place, a House Democrat stands in the well of the chamber and tries to get recognized by the chair. It’s an exercise in embarrassment meant to highlight the lack of activity in the House and the desire on the part of Democrats to get back to work.
This is a made-for-press-release event generally, so I haven’t been saying much about it. But who greeted Rep. Jim McGovern today when he tried to get recognized to reconvene the House? Scott DesJarlais.