Tim Pawlenty must have kept all the negatives from that House Republican Caucus hot tub party. It is really the only explanation for this.
Thirty-eight Republican House members voted for the GAMC bill when it came up for a vote in the House on February 18th. None – zero, zip, zilch, nada – voted to override the governor’s veto. It is remarkable, of course, that nearly a third of the House could come to its senses, virtually overnight.
This vote was the most craven act by Republican legislators in memory. An act of miserable, moral cowardice. And yet, it was a revelatory act. An act that draws back the curtain to reveal the yird swine – those eaters of the dead – that the Republican Party has become.