2020 Senate & House

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Joe Fan, May 5, 2019.

  1. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    How's that been working for us?
     
  2. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    Marjie went way beyond just Q though. She talked about putting bullets in people. That should not be tolerated.
     
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  3. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    It's a R+27 district. We wouldn't be handing anything to the Democrats.
     
  4. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Ok. Thanks for the research. How do they get rid of her without the usual, "Your subverting Democracy" arguments?
     
  5. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Yeah...
     
  6. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    Did she? I think that's disputed. Do you have a link?
     
  7. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    If true, that's reprehensible. You can't talk like that.
     
  8. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2021
  9. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    You say No. Again, you don't shitcan her because the Democrats are calling for it.

    The voters can decide who represents them in the House. They don't decide committee assignments. The House decides that.
     
  10. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    You strip her of the committee assignments. She's not getting expelled.
     
  11. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    No problem here with that. Even the Democracy argument is a bit hollow. How far does it go? Elect a Nazi? Is it strictly the will of the people? I think we know that a straight Democracy is very problematic. Tyranny of the majority. Electing an extremist. You have to hope the country as a whole is not the average of two extremes but a instead a bell curve of rational people.
     
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  12. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    She still gets to vote in the house. Taylor Greene simply loses the ability to be a jackass during committee hearings.
     
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  13. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    I'm with Deez. Where do we get those Jewish laser beams? I want some.
     
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  14. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  16. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Is that ^ really new math?
     
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  17. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    When Tenney’s sworn-in, the Democrats’ majority in the House will shrink to 221-212 over the Republicans.

    Two vacancies remain, and they’re both in Louisiana. One is the seat that was held by former Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, who joined President Biden’s administration last month. The other was the seat won last November by late GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow.

    The new margin means the Democrats will only be able to lose four votes and still be able to pass a bill without help from House Republicans.
     
  18. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    What would we say if Ilhan Omar had liked a post calling for the execution of Republicans?
     
  19. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    It's will of the people to elect whomever they want. If they want to elect a Nazi, they can do that. If they want to elect a chick who believes in Jewish space lasers, they can do that. If they want to elect an impeached federal judge (Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Florida), they can do that. The people do get to decide who represents them on a base level - meaning they get to be members and vote on legislation on the floor.

    However, the House has rules, leadership positions, and committees that give members significant power beyond their votes on the floor. The Constitution gives the power to structure those things to the House, not directly to the public. They decide who's on their leadership teams. They decide who sits on committees and who doesn't.

    Is it sometimes appropriate for the House to actually override the will of the people and expel members? Yes, but that's generally done for misconduct, not goofy beliefs. It's hard to do it - requires a 2/3 vote, and other than during the Civil War, the House has only expelled 3 members.
     
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  20. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Re: The Will of the People

    Two words:

    Marion Berry

    "An oft-repeated Barry quote came in the aftermath of his victory in the Democratic primary election, in which he counseled those voters who opposed his mayoral campaign to "get over it."
     
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  21. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    Nothing has ever been done about Omar's anti-semitic tweets. How do you know she hasn't liked tweets calling for killing anyone?
     
  22. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I know. Omar is a dumpster fire.
     
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  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Statement from a House member popular with some here

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  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    DrJoe
    Who could disagree with her?
    Who could think whst Biden did is good for America?
    Is there any poster on here who could defend that?
     
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  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    We get it. They hate Trump and want to erase everything he did.

    But is stabbing yourself in the eye really a good emotional outlet for that?
     
  26. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    This is just more evidence that China owns Joe and the Ds.
     
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  27. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    I'm a Trump supporter. Never digged into what Qanon was all about, and don't care. None of my friends know of it either. Other than far out there **** (AOC says hello), what is it all about? I don't know, don't care.

    Yet you state above the group is bordering on the size of Trump's base. You make little sense most of the time, to be honest.
     
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  28. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    This is coming from someone who earned their GED 8 months before being elected to office. I empathize with some of the concerns over higher education but voters please stop throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

     
  29. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    The people elected David Duke to a state office full knowing he was a Klan leader. The will of the people is the will of the people. Sometimes they're idiots.
     
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  30. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Yes they are. I was just reminded as I drove to take some supplies to my mom and my wife's son. They are out of water and heat. On the way, I'd say 95% of the pick-up truck drivers were aggressively driving as if it was mid-summer. We're talking about melting ice and snow. It was passable but these guys are so typical with their macho bravado.

    As for the subject at hand, I believe a Democracy is so over-rated and it's comical how Democrats love to attack people over "our" Democracy. The populist argument is alive and well. They love a majority except when they don't.

    White power is merely a voting majority if you want to simplify things. So a Democracy would a horror if they all voted for white interests. It's kind of funny.
     

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