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JesusLopezViejo
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Democrats To Start Without GOP Input Reply with quote
As they prepare to take control of Congress this week and face up to campaign pledges to restore bipartisanship and openness, Democrats are actually planning to largely sideline Republicans from the first burst of lawmaking to assure speedy passage of their much publicized "first 100-hours" bills and thereby allow them to trumpet early victories.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Great. More partisanship for the country. That's just what the doctor ordered. *rolleyes*
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Giancarlo wrote:
Great. More partisanship for the country. That's just what the doctor ordered. *rolleyes*


LOL.

Maybe it will even things out...The Republicans DID have the majority for the last several years...So, it's not like it was ever non-partisan.
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Rochester
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Haha... this is funny. I do agree that more partisanship is not what we need. It seems a little childish of the Democrats. On the other hand it seems like a just payback for 6 years of unprecidented partisanship and polarization by the republican congress and the president.
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exton
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
"But instead of allowing Republicans to fully participate in deliberations, as promised after the Democratic victory in the Nov. 7 midterm elections, Democrats now say they will use House rules to prevent the opposition from offering alternative measures, assuring speedy passage of the bills and allowing their party to trumpet early victories."

What, exactly, are these "house rules"?
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PeaceLoveandRockNRoll
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I dunno if trumpeting early victories is the best thing the Democrats can do at this point...
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