Barone’s first rule strikes again

In 2006, Harry Reid gave a speech attacking the use of manager’s amendments. (This is an omnibus amendment that basically rewrites a bill.) In 2009, Harry Reid used a manager’s amendment, exhibiting every single problem he attacked in 2006, to pass a health care bill.

Hypocrisy? Of course. But mostly I’m reminded of Michael Barone’s first rule: All process arguments are insincere.

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