POSTED BY ORHAN
Here’s another quote from the article by Mike Lofgren referenced earlier by Moe. It’s significant because Lofgren was a longtime Republican operative and Congressional staffer with a lot of street cred:
A couple of years ago, a Republican committee staff director told me candidly (and proudly) what the method was to all this obstruction and disruption. Should Republicans succeed in obstructing the Senate from doing its job, it would further lower Congress’s generic favorability rating among the American people. By sabotaging the reputation of an institution of government, the party that is programmatically against government would come out the relative winner.
So there’s method in the madness.