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  •  I respectfully disagree. (4+ / 0-)

    There's only one vote in the house that matters, the vote for the speaker of the house.

    I would rather have to pull teeth from certain democrats to get what we need through congress, than to leave the gavel in Republican hands.

    If we can get better democrats elected in these districts, that would be wonderful, but we can't go on some purity tear like the teaparty.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:38:40 PM PDT

    •  Who Determines Which Bills Come to the Floor (2+ / 0-)
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      Absolutely!  The Speaker determines which bills come to a vote in the House.  Those bills can be used to dscipline allies and opponents.  Exposing Teahadist members with votes which strip away their anonymity can help subsequent elections.  Enabline a Democratic Speaker will also teach the Teahadists the real meaning of total, crusihing irrelevance and let them stew in their rage and spite and bile.  Who among believes that a Democratic Speaker would arrange the equivalent of the infamous 42 votes to overthrow the ACA?  Or, how about arranging the lightest workload in the history of the US Congress, as the Republicans have done for the last five years?  Seizing control of the agenda in the House can change the tenor of government just on its own.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:03:49 PM PDT

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    •  You appear to be disagreeing with a point (0+ / 0-)

      that nobody made. Would you care to adddress what was written?

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 10:13:08 AM PDT

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