No Wonder The Democrats Hate Eric Cantor

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 7, 2009

He’s got their number.

These are the sorts of tactics that are needed to keep the Democrats off stride in the House. More will be needed as the Democrats adapt, but it is comforting for Republicans to see that Cantor is thinking of ways to upset the Democrats via the rules of the House. Once you learn to use the rules correctly, it’s a lot easier to make your mark on policy. And the rules are an important weapon; as Congressman John Dingell once said, “if I let you write substance and you let me write procedure, I’ll screw you every time.”

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