Nancy Pelosi's Confidence Game

The Wall Street Journal properly calls shenanigans. This should certainly prompt more Republican protests, which are certainly called for in this case. Note that the Republicans were forbidden from providing any legislative alternatives under the Pelosi “Closed Rule” system. Recall as well that this was precisely the kind of thing Democrats complained Republicans did to them when the latter were in the majority and precisely the kind of thing that they promised to stop as well.

They haven’t. And as I have written before, it is the Democrats’ right not to stop it. But of course, that doesn’t change the fact that they broke their promise to stop it. And it doesn’t change the fact that their complaints, while in the minority, are now rendered utterly hypocritical.

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