If you're interested in seeing how grown-up adult people behave while governing one of the most the powerful countries on the planet, click over to C-Span2's live feed now to watch the Senate clerk spend half a day reading Bernie Sanders' proposed 767-page Medicare amendment out loud.
Why is this happening? Because that's the kind of thing that grown-up adult politician people make other grown-up adult politician people do…
Republicans have deployed a particularly irritating delaying tactic to keep healthcare legislation from moving forward, insisting that the clerk read the entire text of an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., before debate on the amendment can begin…
Reading the entire text could take 10 to 12 hours. Usually, the Senate avoids such delays by getting unanimous consent to consider bills read after the clerk gets a few words in. But Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., objected twice to a request from Sanders to skip the reading, leaving Sanders shaking his head in disgust.
Well played, distinguished gentlemen of the Grand Old Party.
Well played, indeed.
Tags: Bernie Sanders, Health Care, Medicare, Senate, Tom Coburn