2018 Senate (& House)

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  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Kind of a perfect pairing

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  2. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Ilhan Omar is the gift that keeps on giving. If your want Trump to get reelected, keep letting her talk. Link.
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Best front page in the country
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  4. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    She is the embodiment of the worst caricature of the Democratic Party.
     
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  5. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Is there a legal procedure by which Congress can remove one of its own for gross incompetence and stupidity, or does something like that just have to wait for the next election?
     
  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Constitution, Article II, section 4 provides “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” So, are members of Congress "officers" of the United States?

    There is a split on the answer. The House did it once to a Senator in the 1790s (he was later expelled by the Senate). And so the House does have the power to expel its own member, like the Senate has done. But the best answer is probably that it is up to the people.

    But I wouldnt count on that happening here. I was living in DC through the entire Marion Barry saga. "The people" kept re-electing him. Likewise, it appears that the majority of people of Omar's district agree with her.

    So that brings up the question whether the rest of us can impeach her entire district from the US? You start the petition, I will sign it.
     
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  7. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Yes. Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution authorizes the House to expel a member with 2/3 vote. Very rare. Not gonna happen to Ilhan Omar. Keep in mind that they are ok with an impeached and removed federal judge serving in the House (Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-FL), so the bar is pretty low.
     
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  8. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    It should. If the democrats had any sense at all, they'd lead the charge.
     
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  9. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    The state of Minnesota is well known for electing idiots and aholes.
     
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  10. Monahorns

    Monahorns 1,000+ Posts

    When you have to deal with blizzards in April it tends to freeze your brain.
     
  11. BrntOrngStmpeDe

    BrntOrngStmpeDe 1,000+ Posts

    That cover should be front and center at every rally he does going forward. With a caption that reads...."This is who the Democratic party is electing these days"
     
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  12. UTChE96

    UTChE96 1,000+ Posts

    I hope Omar stays around for a very long time and speaks at every opportunity.
     
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  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I think this would make for a hilarious SNL skit, along the lines of Jeopardy with Sean Connery
    But they would never do it
    AOC is a sacred cow now for the Left
     
  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    LOL

     
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  16. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Snopes fact checked Babylon Bee.
    :lmao:
     
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  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Ted Cruz got himself in a little trouble on twitter for this one

     
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  18. Monahorns

    Monahorns 1,000+ Posts

    Ted steps in it this time. Not sure where he was going with that.
     
  19. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Yeah, it was a pretty dumb joke, and definitely not something you'd expect a sitting Senator to say.
     
  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  21. Chop

    Chop 500+ Posts

    You just called a liberal Democratic female congresswoman a cow ...
    :cowrose:
     
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  22. Chop

    Chop 500+ Posts

    He knows he'll get his *** kicked. His popularity is city-wide, not state-wide. He also has the most punchable face of any Democratic Texas politician.
     
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  23. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Maybe Joaquin wants to be available as a VP candidate just in case his brother wins the Democratic nomination.
     
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  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    I just saw some of the most hatefull despicable" questioning" of Barr by Dem senators I have ever seen. Hirono kept calling him a liar among other crap.
    What Pelosi said yesterday about Trump was pure #hit.
    Think if Boehner had said that about Obama?
    If a Repub Pol has ever in the last 50-60 years been that hateful I'd like to see it. Dems make no pretense of being civil or adult.
     
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  25. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    That summary describes a great number of the recently-elected Democratic congressmen.
     
  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    That's quite an attribute
     
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  27. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    To be fair, he has a twin brother whose face is, not surprisingly, equally punchable.
     
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  28. Chop

    Chop 500+ Posts

    Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber
     
  29. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Mazie Hirono might be the dumbest member of Congress and that's saying something.
     
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  30. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

    I just can't imagine the media fallout had any Republican Senator called ANY Obama AG a liar, etc., and demanded a resignation 2 months into his or her term.
     

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