House GOP Ends Floor Voting Rights For Delegates

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    Jan 06, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    And people have the gall to say on this site that the GOP is not racist or they are democratic? Yeah righticon_exclaim.gif
    Not that the democrats are much better.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/house-gop-delegate-voting-rights_n_804906.html
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    Jan 06, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    That's a disgrace. Where's the Tea Party when actual taxation without representation is occurring?
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    Jan 06, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    Somebody please explain to me why Puerto Rico is not included as a state, besides the fact that Spanish is spoken primarily there.
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    Jan 06, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidSomebody please explain to me why Puerto Rico is not included as a state, besides the fact that Spanish is spoken primarily there.

    Because they have choosen to remain a commowealth with their special status. THEY have had several referendums on this. It's up to them.
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    Jan 06, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    kisuke12 saidAnd people have the gall to say on this site that the GOP is not racist or they are democratic? Yeah righticon_exclaim.gif
    Not that the democrats are much better.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/house-gop-delegate-voting-rights_n_804906.html
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    Not sure I get the big outcry on this one. Their vote was in essence only procedural and could never decide a vote on the floor. On one hand I see where people can partisan means from this but even if they were Repubs they still would not help the GOP win any votes on the floor. They still have full voting rights on the committee level.
  • musclmed

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    Jan 06, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    exactly its symbolic outrage, in 93 there floor votes were extended for pure symbolism.

    for the next question, they dont get a senator, because Senators number in 2 from each state.

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    Jan 06, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidSomebody please explain to me why Puerto Rico is not included as a state, besides the fact that Spanish is spoken primarily there.

    Because they have choosen to remain a commowealth with their special status. THEY have had several referendums on this. It's up to them.
    NOT SO FAST>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It ultimately is NOT up to them.. Please learn the mechanics..

    And the new congress just made thing worse..

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    Jan 07, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    Wow, even the usually clear wikipedia is very convoluted in explaining what federal laws apply in Puerto Rico and what don't. And it seems they're getting all the taxes but none (or fewer) of the privileges, including voting rights, less SSI and Medicaid subsidies.

    What's their problem?