Yesterday Martin Longman discussed the low comedy of the House GOP leadership’s ploy of adopting an unpaid-for “doc fix” measure via a sudden voice vote in a sparsely populated House floor. He also reported some of the sputtering rage from conservatives taken unawares.
Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun was more blunt: “I consider it a step backwards for democracy,” he said in a statement to TheDC. “This Putin-esque behavior is an example of why I voted against Boehner as Speaker of the House.”
Broun was so mad he forgot to blame Boehner’s actions on Barack Obama’s weakness.