Friday, June 26, 2009

House Debate on the Climate Bill: Hysterical

I've only been listening to the live coverage of the climate bill on CSPAN's website for the past 20 minutes or so, and I have laughed out loud at the absurd comments flying back at forth at least six times.

Excuses the Republicans have used for delaying the vote: Having each rep present come forward and ask for another hard copy of the bill, claiming the rules weren't made available to them, spitting, saying "don't vote for this bill" in every third sentence.

My favorite so far...

R-Georgia: "Madame Speaker, it has been estimated with great accuracy that between 2.3 million and 2.7 million jobs will be lost each year with this bill. I would ask for unanimous consent that the House rise to recognize those who will lose their jobs because of this bill."

Madame Speaker: "Gentleman from California reserves the right to object. Gentleman has objected."

R-Georgia: "I thank the speaker." (He leaves the podium and goes over to sit down.)


D-California: "This amendment strikes the whole bill, and substitutes this idea of giving prizes. Can you imagine? Giving prizes. Why haven't you given out prizes for the past eight years? And maybe our energy problems would have been solved if we had given out more prizes."

Watch it LIVE here.

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