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  •  It is not an "unwritten rule" (2+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z, sethyeah

    I do not have the citation, but House Rules specifically and using these exact words, state that something such as "calling the president a liar" (among a few other listed examples) violates House Rules and calls for discipline.  Speaker Pelosi is a very smart person.  She must have her reasons for not insisting on censure or another form of reprimanding this asshole.  I am in favor of fining the jerk.

    •  In fact, interestingly, as I learned from (1+ / 0-)
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      sethyeah

      another diary today, the House Committee on Rules - Republicans states that

      "it is not permissible to use language that is personally offensive to the President, such as referring to him as a 'hypocrite' or a 'liar.'"

      That's the Republicans saying that!

      "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

      by Donna in Rome on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 04:10:33 AM PDT

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