Democrats have been all worked up about the stunning GOP hypocrisy of blocking a conference on the budget after spending years pretending that the failure of the Democratic Senate to pass a budget resolution was extraordinarily important. Regular readers will know that I think Democrats are wrong now, after having been correct before, and that I don't really care much about the hypocrisy.
However, there is one thing that I'm curious about. After being so invested in the (supposed) importance of budget resolutions, it's sort of surprising to me that a little thing like the Senate having actually passed one would change the rhetoric.
So what I'm wondering is whether anyone has noticed Republicans still bashing the Senate for not passing budgets, even though they now have done so. I'd be sort of interested in the next best thing -- still blaming the budget impasse on the Senate failing to pass a budget resolution during the previous Congress. But the gold standard here would be someone using the outdated rhetoric without any changes at all. Especially Members of Congress.
On the other hand, perhaps they really have dropped it, which would actually be a pretty nice case of partisan rhetoric adjusting for reality. Along with, yes, a great example of partisan procedural hypocrisy. But as I've said, that's to be expected, and is practiced, probably equally, by both sides.
So a Catch of the Day for anyone who can spot great examples of this one. Mostly because I'm genuinely curious about it.