It's Schadenfreude time!
Turning the Wayback Machine to June of 2004 we might find a story such as this one, from the Washington Post:
Pelosi Seeks House Minority 'Bill of Rights'
Hastert Dismisses Democrats' Complaint, Saying GOP Record Is Better Than Foes'
House Democrats' anger at heavy-handed Republican tactics reached a new level yesterday, with the chamber's top Democrat asking the House speaker to embrace a "Bill of Rights" for the minority, regardless which party it is.
In keeping with the general atmosphere of the House these days, aides to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) said he will not respond to the two-page proposal from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis, as one of the Holy Roman Emperors (who were really neither holy, Roman, nor emperors in any meaningful sense of the word) used to say, "The times change, and we change along with them." Fast-forward to the present, where we find some interesting reading from Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and Tom Price (R-Ga.):
Roughly 140 million Americans will be represented in the House by a Republican during the 110th Congress. Our fundamental duty is to guarantee that they receive just and meaningful representation in Congress. This can only be accomplished with bipartisan administration of the House, respect for customary and regular order in considering legislation, and establishing that the right of the minority party will be respected.
With that in mind, please join us in co-sponsoring the Minority Bill of Rights, which we plan to introduce next week. The Bill of Rights is identical – in both letter and spirit – to a 2004 proposal made by then-Minority Leader Pelosi ....
To quote from Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards' play 1776, "Ha! I wish you the same luck [we] had with it!"