Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

As a special Mother's Day gift to America, the Republicans have voted against mothers and Mother's Day.

I'm actually not joking.

On Wednesday afternoon, the House had just voted, 412 to 0, to pass H. Res. 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day," when Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), rose in protest.

"Mr. Speaker, I move to reconsider the vote," he announced.

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), who has two young daughters, moved to table Tiahrt's request, setting up a revote. This time, 178 Republicans cast their votes against mothers.

Here's the actual text of the bill.

And here's the vote.

Don't you just love politics?

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