IDIOTS OF THE DAY -- Amended Edition
"_What we learned today is that the Democrats were not looking to advance an issue but to sabotage the appropriations process," [Ryan] said. "The mere fact that they passed their amendments, then voted against the bill containing their amendments, proves this point_."
I know, Ryan is new to this whole Speaker thing, and his math skills aren't up to par. But when more than half your own caucus votes down the measure, don't blame the other side.
It's always interesting to see how the media reports it. If the comment is reported uncritically, the reporter is a fool. Politico gets wise to it, though, and reports the contradiction. Still, the editors are stuck in their conservative roots and choose the headline that doesn't quite match the content. The correct header would've been "Amendments sink uncontroversial bill".
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/lgbt-fight-sinks-house-spending-bill-223606#ixzz49oLN6sQW