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Video: U.S. Congressmen Debate Voters’ Rights, Nickelback

  • Axl Rosenberg

If you’re still backing the Republicans despite their absolutely bonkers support of Donald Trump, hopefully this will finally bring you over to the light side.

What happened is this: Congressmen Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) and Rodney Davis (R-Iowa) were debating HR1, a bill CNN calls “A sweeping legislative proposal” that “seeks to enact wide-ranging ethics reform, expand voting rights and mandate the disclosure of presidential tax returns.” As you can probably guess, Democrats are in favor of the bill, because it would strengthen our democracy and help to provide equal rights for all Americans, while Republicans are against it, a strong democracy and equal rights for all Americans is the exact opposite of what they want (when minorities vote, Republicans lose).

So. At one point, Pocan argued against a specific provision, citing the most recent U.S. census as evidence that only four in our of 77,000 people were in support of the provision — what Pocan called “probably about the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band in this country.” This led Davis to defend Nickelback, calling them “one of the greatest bands of the ’90s.” (He later revealed himself to be a fan of Creed, Bush, and Poison, further cementing his reputation as the guy no one will ever ask to DJ their party.) Pocan went onto say that Davis’ stance was “One more reason why there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans.”

It was a funny exchange, sure, but it also did kind of inadvertently illustrate a key difference between the two parties: although Nickelback’s first two albums came out in the ’90s, nobody gave a shit about them until 2001’s Silver Side Up. Facts are not the Republicans’ strong suit.

[via The PRP]

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