Under Bush, the GOP’s chief political tactic has been to identify norms that can be trampled without consequence and then to promptly trample them. So, for example, Republicans routinely pass legislation in the House and Senate only to significantly change it in a conference committee. Or they unveil complicated legislation just hours before it must be voted on, giving Democrats almost no opportunity to read it. Or, to take an example with which [Sen. George] Voinovich is intimately familiar, they announce a reasonable-sounding official price tag for legislation that bears no relationship to its actual cost. -- Noam Scheiber, The New Republic, 5/30/05It's called not acting in good faith (how ironic, from the faith-based party). And yet they worry about the Dems double-crossing them, not living up to their end of the bargain in this filibuster compromise. How laughable. Look for Republicans to be the first to not act in good faith, and look for this to happen sooner rather than later.
When will the Dems learn that those who lay down with dogs wake up with fleas.