What goes around, so on, so forth

In response to the ruthless, bullying, strong-arm tactics that came to symbolize GOP rule on Capitol Hill, John McCain once said:

We will not be in the majority forever. History has shown us that.

Maybe McCain was heartfelt in his Cassandra-esque warning, and maybe he wasn't. Either way, not enough of his fellow Republicans paid heed, and the consquences are positively Aesopian. The new Democratic-controlled Congress hasn't even opened for business, and already the GOP is whining for something it never, ever gave the Dems: fair play.

Republicans aren't yet an official minority in the House, but they're already beginning a campaign to portray themselves as victims of a heartless Democratic majority.

In a "Dear Colleague" letter circulated to fellow Republicans, three House GOPers are trying to push a "Minority Bill of Rights" -- based on a two-year-old proposal by then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Say it with me now: Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

(This post dovetails quite nicely with this earlier entry by Shakes. Cross-posted.)

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