Does anyone else remember how the Democrats ran around the country complaining Republicans were running roughshod over the House? Democrats said Republicans were holding votes open too long, twisting arms . . . generally doing a disservice to the democratic process and using it to bring about bad results for the American people.
So what did Nancy Boyda and her backers Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi do last night? They snatched a voting victory on a Republican motion from the jaws of defeat. While trailing 215-213, Democrats called a vote closed. When they announced the tally, it was 214-214, with the tie going in their favor. Then, a few minutes later, they said the vote was 212-216 in their favor.
These late night tactics (one might almost saying cheating) are quite telling about how the Democrats bamboozled the American people into thinking they would do things if they were in charge. Turns out, not only are they arm twisting, they were allowing votes to change after the vote was ruled closed. That's wrong.
Oh, and what was the vote on? It would have DENIED the ability of illegal immigrants to receive funds from the Agriculture Appropriations bill. Boyda voted against it (i.e. for the ability of illegals to receive federal benefits). So, Boyda not only once again voted lockstep with the liberal Democrat majority, she did so while also increasing the incentives for illegal immigrants to come to the United States.
Nancy has a lot of explaining to do this August.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.