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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kick that door

And kick it hard. Kick that bastard right the fuck off it's hinges.

House Republicans have complained all year that Democrats have locked them out of the legislative process.

On Tuesday, those complaints took a turn from figurative to literal.

A spokesman for House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Democrats changed the lock on the door from the GOP’s meeting room to the main committee chamber, and informed Republicans that Democrats would retain the only set of keys.

Republicans say the move was retaliation for a behind-the-scenes video they shot that showed committee Democrats leaving their meeting room through a back door 30 minutes after they canceled a hearing that the majority said conflicted with Members’ schedules.

Before that hearing was terminated early, Issa was scheduled to call for a vote on whether the committee should issue a subpoena for records and documents relating to the Countrywide Financial VIP mortgage program. Democratic Sens. Chris Dodd (Conn.) and Kent Conrad (N.D.) obtained mortgages from the program, prompting Issa and other Republicans to question whether Dodd and Conrad obtained below-market rates because of their positions. However, the Senate Ethics Committee cleared both lawmakers in the matter.

If this is the kind of legislative ethics that we can expect from Congress, then we just need to wipe the slate clean and start over. We need to fire every last fucking Democrat in Congress for being a bunch of corrupt, greedy, power-hungry statists, and we need to fire every last Republican for being a) just as greedy and corrupt as the Democrats, or B) a bunch of fucking spineless pussies who have let the Democrats walk all over them for the past decade and a half.

Just fire them all. Get rid of them all. Break out the tar and feathers, and ride each of those scum sucking parasites out of town on a rail.

h/t to Bruce.

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