The proposed House "deem and pass" vote strategy is already facing one of the most insidious enemies of contemporary political discourse: online mockery.Keep up with the Twitter feed here.
Perhaps because of the resemblance of the phrase to #demonsheep, a hashtag given to a recent bewildering California U.S. Senate race ad, the deem and pass legislative procedure has been given one of its own by opponents on Twitter, where wits and wags have decided that they can play this game at home and #deem things done just by declaring them so.
March 16, 2010
House Deemocrats come under withering online mockery of their unconstitutional proposal
Even the Washington Post can’t ignore the absurdity of simply deeming a bill to be passed without an up-or-down vote: