Never has a "contempt" vote been more felicitously named. It's easy, even seductive, to get upset with congressional Democrats, who are too often too disunited or too compromising or too undefined. But not since the 1850s have Democrats (excepting 17 of them) been as dishonorable and flatly contemptible as this present mob of House Republicans, whom Lincoln or T.R. or Eisenhower would have disowned years ago.
Many of us greet each day thinking, Well, at least that hateful bunch of psychotic radicals can't transmogrify any more hatefully, or psychotically, or radically. And yet virtually every day, they manage to surprise us. This will of course be their downfall, but good grief how they make each day seem agonizingly long.
I concede a certain element of humor in all this: i.e., they've no idea of how utterly stupid and hateful etc. they appear to be, and regularly prove. But my, my, what a nationally costly way to get a good chuckle.