Stupid House Republican tricks are back. Democrats shouldn’t be stupid enough to fall for them

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House Republicans, having nothing more productive to do with their imaginations or time, are reverting to form with childish legislative pranks. They’re plotting to force a procedural vote this week condemning Sen. Bernie Sanders for praising literacy initiatives in Cuba under Fidel Castro.

Because the most critical thing right now for the House to be doing is condemning something that happened 50 years ago in Cuba. Republicans think it will pressure vulnerable Democrats into voting with them. They have precedent for thinking that, since Democratic leadership—particularly Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn—has encouraged these kinds of obnoxious tricks by not enforcing one simple rule: Don’t vote for Republican motions to recommit. For well over a decade, Democrats in the majority have been encouraging this bullshit from Republicans. It really is a simple thing: Democrats have to stop voting for the procedural motions to recommit.

Yes, you can be pissed that Bernie said that, particularly if you represent a district in Florida. You can make all the public statements to that effect that you want. You can also be smart enough to explain that this is a stupid gotcha gimmick from Republicans that you’re too savvy to fall for.

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Sid Waxman
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Sid Waxman

Bernie forgot to mention the advances in medical care in Cuba since the revolution. Cuba now trains doctors in poor countries around the world.

robert ezell
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robert ezell

Honestly it would be so refreshing it the dems would show some grit…I would be shocked if they did…

fishouttaH2o
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Bernie’s got a long history of speeches & a lot of video & there’s other, worse things, IMHO, (like past comments on rape), that’s going to be dredged up. Our candidates do not need to help by piling on. To be clear, I am not a fan of Dictators, Fidel Castro being one of them. But wanting his people to be literate & encouraging education is not what I’d put in the evil rat b*****d category.