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Speaker John Boehner’s (r) joke passed in the House despite bipartisan opposition:

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 677

     S 627      RECORDED VOTE      29-Jul-2011      6:25 PM

     QUESTION:  On Passage

     BILL TITLE: Budget Control Act of 2011

That’s right. No Democratic votes for it and twenty-two republican votes against it.

How the Missouri delegation voted:

—- AYES    218 —

Akin

Emerson

Graves (MO)

Hartzler

Long

Luetkemeyer

— NOES    210 —

Carnahan

Clay

Cleaver

Oh, look, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (r) voted “no”.

The Twitterverse lights up like a holiday tree:

@BGinKC Blue Girl

So the House has passed a stone, er, @SpeakerBoehner’s idiotic corpse of a bill. Ho Hum and who cares? It’s dead and so is his career. 1 hour ago

@pourmecoffee pourmecoffee

Procedure now is the Senate will table Boehner’s bill and a secret committee of Freemasons will decide what to do next. 1 hour ago

Meanwhile, the Senate has to deal with the mess:

@clairecmc Claire McCaskill

We’ll obviously be working all weekend.I’m going to spend some time on my office switchboard answering calls myself. 1 hour ago

And, true to form, the republicans obstruct:

@clairecmc Claire McCaskill

Not a good sign. Someone on R side objected to us even beginning to do business. Requiring silly procedural vote. #compromise 16 minutes ago

The republicans can’t help themselves, it’s in their nature.