Quote of the Day, Party Discipline Edition

“My preference, I suppose, would be for parliamentary leaders to actually physically whip members of congress into line (willingness to withstand lashing being a decent proxy for preference-intensity) but barring that the House’s tradition of iron-fisted rule-based discipline is a great model.”
Matthew Ygelsias

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  1. Brett says:

    It would certainly make C-SPAN coverage of House votes amusing.