1544. Well, my head asplode:
It was already shaping up to be a difficult year for congressional Republicans. Now, on the cusp of Mother's Day, comes this: A majority of the House GOP has voted against motherhood.
On Wednesday afternoon, the House had just voted, 412 to 0, to pass H. Res. 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day," when Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), rose in protest.
"Mr. Speaker, I move to reconsider the vote," he announced.
House Minority Leader John Boehner, asked yesterday to explain why he and 177 of his colleagues switched their votes, answered: "Oh, we just wanted to make sure that everyone was on record in support of Mother's Day."
By voting against it?
I'm sure there's a sane explanation for that. Oh, I can't find it. But I'm sure there is one. Somewhere.
I know I'm late to the party on this one. I thought it was a joke at first. Then it took me another day just to scoop my jaw back up off the floor.
The republican party of the USA: Keepin' it classy since 1854.
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