Pelosi Erases Gingrich's Long-Standing Fairness Rules

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.

    Pelosi’s rule changes -- which may be voted on today -- will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”

    In reaction, the House Republican leadership is sending a letter today to Pelosi to object to changes to House Rules this week that would bar Republicans from offering alternative bills, amendments to Democrat bills or even the guarantee of open debate accessible by motions to recommit for any piece of legislation during the entire 111th Congress. These procedural abuses, as outlined in the below letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, would also include the repeal of six-year limit for committee chairmen and other House Rules reform measures enacted in 1995 as part of the Contract with America.

    Pelosi Reverses House Fairness Rules - HUMAN EVENTS




    I spit on Democrats! :lol:
     
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    Remember how the press was all up in arms about the republicans when the Senate said they may eliminate the Filibuster because of the stonewalling the Democrats were doing? Wanna bet the press doesn't even report this much at all? ANd wanna bet the Liberals on this board defend this action?
     
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    If this passes I suggest the Republicans in the House boycott the Congress. Have a picket of the House, FORCE this into the news.
     
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    BUT.. It's in the spirit of bi-partisanship... :rolleyes:

    Pelosi is a waste of carbon and oxygen
     
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    I'll keep this simple, Pelosi is a **** and a hypocrite, thank you.....
     
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    Awaiting for partisan hack response from Sealy.....

    "The gop sucks, I want to lick Pelosi's ass"
     
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    :lol:
     
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    if this passes there is actually no reason for the opposition to be there is there? Nope!
     
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    To post Gingrich's name along with fairness and then criticize Pelosi is about as right wing partisan bullshit as you can get.:eusa_liar:

    Newt is rightly named for his level of bi-partisan evolution.:lol:

    I will wait and see what if anything Pelosi writes before I jump on this bandwagon.

    Newt's New Con
     
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    grin and bear it buddy, the whole Democratic party is a posse of pussy!
     

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