March 17, 2010

Republicans don't like the Terrapins

If you're lucky enough to have a ticket to the NCAA Tournament, consider rooting for the Maryland Terrapins. Why? For starters they beat Duke (which is always a plus) and second, they're one of the more exciting teams in the Tournament. However, Congress didn't think so, struggling to pass a fairly harmless resolution to congratulate the Terrapins - who's campus is near DC.

Are House Republicans rooting against the Terps in the Big Dance?

That's one possible interpretation of an odd saga that has unfolded on the House floor over the last 24 hours, culminating with a vote minutes ago on a resolution "Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men's Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an outstanding season." The measure passed, which seems normal enough, but with 132 members -- all but two of them Republicans -- voting against, which is not to normal for such routine symbolic bills.

You've got to be kidding me right? If they can't agree over a pat on the back, forget about healthcare. This country is screwed.

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