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Politics link: What is this "governance" thing of which you speak?
Hat-tip to circuit_four here: HuffPost: GOP Senators Refusing To Work Past 2PM, Invoking Obscure Rule.

...two things.

One: Key Republican Senators apparently (a) don't care about doing their job, and (b) believe the Democratic Senators do, and therefore (c) are willing to enforce a work stoppage to make the Democrats do what they want. This does not reflect well on the Republicans. The first metaphor that comes to mind is if a police department decided to blockade the fire station in order to get their 'support' for changes to the city budget.

Two: How stupid are the Senate rules, anyway? You can't make Senators actually filibuster, you can't make Senators actually work more than two hours a day ... this is not how governance happens.

Politics is an important, valuable activity - but this ain't.

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Date:2010/03/25 1435 (UTC)
It does seem a little bit ... well, two things spring to mind.

Firstly, it's childish; you lost the argument so you're taking your ball and going home.

Secondly, it justifies future Democrat behaviour when the pendulum swings the other way and something just as big gets passed by the Republicans.

Stupid, stupid behaviour.
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